Chelpipe Group is the First Russian Supplier of Casing LDP with Weld-on Connectors for the Offshore Area
Chelpipe Group, with the technical assistance of Rosshelf, mastered the production of casing large-diameter pipes with weld-on locking connectors for the development of wells in the context of offshore recovery. Such devices have not been produced in Russia until now, and foreign manufacturers used to satisfy 100% of all needs for them.
Electric-welded pipes with a diameter of 508-914 mm and a wall thickness of 15.9-38.1 mm made of steel (Х52-Х60 strength class) produced by the Height 239 shop of Chelpipe, constitute the basis of our domestic technology. The products of Rosshelf, CJSC (an official representative of Oil States in Russia) are used as a locking connection. The device was assembled with the use of girth welding at the Pipeline Bends factory (part of Chelpipe Group).
The products are used in the development of offshore fields for the purpose of strengthening the walls of wellheads: pipes, being connected with each other by means of a lock, form a casing string which contains oil and gas recovery equipment inside. Russian and foreign operating companies are potential customers of these products.
“In the context of complicated oil and gas recovery, the companies of the fuel and energy complex prefer those supplies who offer the most efficient solutions, says Kirill Nikitin, Technical Director of Chelpipe Group. “The development of and Rosshelf is distinguished by simplicity and assembly speed. Owing to the use of locking connectors, the construction of wells is significantly accelerated – it takes less than 30 seconds to connect pipes, and no additional tools are required, as is the case with casing pipes with threaded connections.
The high quality and reliability of domestic products were confirmed during bench tests. The production of casing large-diameter pipes with locking connectors was successfully audited by Oil States Industries. LDP are currently attested by oil and gas companies.
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Chelpipe Group is one of the leading industrial groups of the metallurgical complex of Russia. Following the results of 2016, the company’s share in the aggregate shipments of Russian pipe manufacturers was 16.5%. Chelpipe Group comprises black metallurgy enterprises and companies: Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant, a warehouse complex that realizes tubular goods in regions, META, a company engaged in the preparation and processing of scrap metal; main equipment production enterprises SOT, ETERNO, MSA (the Czech Republic); Rimera Group of Companies represents the oil and service business.