A seminar was held by Fine Tubes and Superior Tube in Houston on 1 October to discuss the importance of high-performance tubes in projects which involve hostile conditions.
The meeting was an opportunity to share our expertise alongside Superior Tube’s specialists.
High demand for oil and gas means energy companies must explore tougher environments for production, which requires new levels of instrumentation quality. Both onshore and offshore platform operations are offered by Fine Tubes. It produces tubing which can reduce downtime and maintenance costs, with high resistance to corrosive conditions.
Speakers discussed the two companies’ 70 years of knowledge of supercritical applications in the oil and gas sector to present ‘The added value of high specification tubing in a ‘Fit and Forget’ environment of mission critical applications’.
Our flexible offering includes high-pressure coiled and straight length tubing in a wide range of corrosion-resistant austenitic, super-austenitic, duplex and super-duplex stainless steels, as well as titanium grades and nickel alloys. Fine Tubes enhanced its portfolio with Super Duplex UNS 32750 to complement existing 22Cr Duplex products. It used materials which provide particularly high resistance to seawater corrosion and which have a lower production cost. Fine Tubes also invested in specialist equipment to produce seam welded, cold redrawn and annealed tube.
These enhanced performance tubes are suitable for low, medium, high and super high pressure applications, with ratings up to 60,000psi operating pressure. Fine Tubes and Superior Tube products are used all over the world in hostile downhole conditions, including deepwater and sour oil well projects.
The seminar showcased the huge benefits that such high-performance tubing can have when producing in adverse environments. We then followed up with a Q&A session, answering questions about the use of processing exotic and high corrosion-resistant alloys.
Attendees of the seminar were also treated to ‘Birdies, Bogeys and Beer’ at Houston’s famous Blackhorse Golf Club – Fine Tubes’ and Superior Tube’s first golf tournament. The day included a healthy dose of competition (and Texas BBQ), ending with a presentation of awards for the players.
It was a great couple of days, and we hope everyone who came got some useful insight and had a lot of fun. Make sure you look out for the next one!