Premium Drill Pipe

Premium drill pipe is an industrial tube used to drill into the ground. There are three major companies that use this type of pipe. The most frequent application of this tubular type is in the oil and gas industry. Another industry that uses this drill tube is the underground construction industry or more precisely the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) industry. And finally, commercial water well drilling companies also use this cylindrical product.

The oil and gas industry is where premium pipe is used the most. Each 31ft proportion of premium drill pipe is screwed together one by one, and collectively they are known as the string. Collars and heavy-weight cylinders are also elements of the string. At the bottom level of the string is the drill bit, which does the precise boring into the ground. Initially all oilfield drill pipe is drilled into the earth vertically by the drilling rig. Then, depending on the proposed position and orientation of the oil well, the direction of the drilling is at times changed to horizontal. In comparison to other industries that use this tubular product, oilfield pipe is produced to withstand the toughest working conditions. This is mainly due to the extreme depths it is used and the extreme conditions of the earth at those depths. For example some string lengths are in excess of 30,000ft.

Another industry that uses this premium product is the underground construction industry, or more specifically, the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) industry. This industry utilizes this product to bore tunnels under waterways, major roadways, and typically any location where trenching is not acceptable. The resulting bore is used for a variety of utility pipelines such as: fiber optic, water, electricity, and oil and gas. HDD drilling rigs are very different from oilfield rigs in that they are almost completely laying flat or horizontal. Most of the larger (Maxi) HDD rigs use precisely the same constructs that the oilfield uses.

The water well industry uses premium drill pipe also. Water wells are very shallow when compared to oil wells, so the tubular product and rigs are lighter duty.

Drilling pipe comes in many lengths and can be used for a variety of purposes. When using this product, it is important to purchase used pipe from reputable resellers. Otherwise, the quality of the pipe may be called into question. Only premium drill pipe has been thoroughly inspected to meet A.P.I. standards should be purchased.