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Drill Pipe For Sale – Grade 22CR 140

Drill Pipe – Corrosion Resistant Alloy Tubing for Sale – High Grade & High-Strength for Demanding Operations

QTY: Approx 32,000 lineal Feet
Condition: New and Bolstered
Size: 3.5″
Weight: 10.2 Pounds Per Lineal Foot.
Grade: (majority) 22CR140 (22CR 140 (some 22CR-130)
Thread: (majority) TENARIS BLUE series – some VAM Top threaded available
SEAMLESS TUBING
Color: STENCIL
CRA (corrosion resistant alloy)
MTRs 
Available

Tenaris Blue Series: Designed for the most challenging E&P operations. Proven extensively in the most complex operating conditions. Design generates stable seal behavior for all combined-load conditions. Coarse pitch thread and steep taper for deep stabbing.

Corrosion Resistant Alloys are needed as well drilling conditions have become more severe. For example: Higher pressures and temperatures, with more sour fields (high hydrogen sulphide content) containing high carbon dioxide levels.

Please send RFQ to info@oceanfabricators.com

Chinese Manufacturing

#MadeInTheUSA #ChineseManufacturing 

#China is trying to position itself as a free trade champion??? AND pointing the finger at the US for fostering #Protectionism ???

Those of us in manufacturing know that there is nothing about Chinese manufacturing that comes close to free or fair trade. The translation of “copyright” in Chinese is “right to Copy” 

China Poluution
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/asia/china-free-trade-protectionism-trump/ 

NTI Offshore Services

NTI Offshore Services is an Offshore Marine Construction &
Management Company

NTI supports the Oil & Gas and marine market designed to provide our clients with turnkey services for their projects from concept to installation. NTI Offshore Services specializes in providing our clients with total Project Management, engineering design, fabrication services, NDT Technicians, Access Technology, welding and I&E construction craftsmen, and labor sourcing. Our experienced team will work closely with our customer to provide quality products and services conducive to your level of urgency or predetermined project schedule. NTI Offshore Services is committed to our customer to produce a quality product safely and does so through pride of workmanship, safety culture, and emphasis in our quality control and inspection.

offshore welding topside

NTI OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
•NTI Offshore Services Project Management personnel is comprised of specialists who have extensive experience in managing, tracking, and completing difficult offshore projects on time and on budget. Below is a list of a few of the Project Management ervices NTI Offshore provides our clients:
•Total Project Management
•Cost, Time, and Resource Management
•Management of Change
•Real time reporting budgeted vs. actual
•4D Scheduling and 3D BIM Modeling
•Logistical coordination of all parties personnel and equipment to sequence
mobilization for efficiency and overall cost reduction
•Site Supervision and Inspection
•FAT Witnessing and Commissioning
•Gantt Chart and Construction Sequencing
High Pressure Pipe Design and Commissioning
•Structural Design and Commissioning

Refinery Fabrication – Exxon Announces $20 Billion Expansion in Refineries

Looks like we’re gonna need a lot more welders! Texas Shale plays are driving the need for investment in more refineries along the Gulf Coast of the United States. They will probably need to rely on modular fabrication instead of the old stick built refining plants.

refinery fabrication

“These businesses are leveraging the shale revolution to manufacture cleaner fuels and more energy-efficient plastics.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ceraweek-exxon-idUSKBN16D2G6?il=0

SubSea – Wye Skids – Controls Mudmat – Quayside Barge Loadout

Subsea Fabrication and Barge Load Out of Wye Skids & Controls Mudmat at T-REX

At T-REX we have 1200 feet of barge loadout with 6,000 short ton capacity off the Houston Ship Channel. Whether it’s a large subsea controls Mudmat of a Wye skid or an entire offshore platform, we can handle it.

 

 

Laser Cutting Capacities – Copper Brass Aluminum Stainless

Laser Cutting Capacities in Stainless Steel – Copper – Brass – Aluminum – Tube Laser and Flat Bed

*Please note that our CNC Laser & Press Brake combo works great for 3D CAD models. We have CAD designers on staff to take your 3D CAD designs and convert to our machine language.

Laser Cutting BLM Fiber Laser

6’ x 12’ table size
1/2” max on Aluminum ​for a “Clean Edge​”​ – could go to ¾” ​with ​slightly rougher edge​.​
1/2” max on Copper for “Clean Edge”– could go to ¾” ​with ​slightly rougher edge​.​
1/2” max on Brass for “Clean Edge”– could go to ¾” ​with ​slightly rougher edge​.​

Oil Price & Houston Metal Fabrication

Low Oil Prices Hurt Houston Metal Fabrication

“Let’s use all we can and Export the rest”  A comment recently heard from a prominent Texas politician – we could not agree more.

oil price houston welding

At OceanFab we believe lifting the export ban will provide more jobs for our Houston area welders.

It’s clear that OPEC is trying to squash US Oil, which will hurt metal fabrication in Houston. The International Energy Agency says OPEC has renewed determination on this front… “the early December (OPEC) move appears to signal a renewed determination to maximize low-cost OPEC supply and drive out high-cost non-OPEC production – regardless of price.,”
https://www.iea.org/oilmarketreport/omrpublic/

Our New Fiber Laser is Wicked Fast

Houston Fiber Laser

Fiber Laser technology is new and we just installed the first US BLM Fiber laser. Not only is the fiber laser up to 10 times faster than traditional lasers, it cuts with much better edge quality. Not that our old lasers have poor edge quality, it’s just that the fiber performs better in problematic metals like Aluminum and stainless steel, where reflectivity and heat buildup cause issues. Our new fiber laser can cut through 1″ carbon, 3/4′ ” aluminum and stainless and 1/2″ aluminum and stainless steel with superior edge quality. It will even laser cut copper and brass material up to 1/2″ thick.

Fabricators Need Baker Hughes ISO Training

Fabricators Need Baker Hughes ISO Training

ISO

Metal Fabricators interested in the latest ISO requirements might want to attend this lunch and learn next week (Nov 10th 11:30 to 1:00).

It’s through the Greater Houston Manufactures Association where we are doing quarterly lunch and learns on various manufacturing topics. There is networking before the presentation.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED – Baker Hughes will be presenting information pertaining to training competency as required by ISO 9001-2015 at their 9100 Emmott Road location.

How To – Fabrication of DNV Certified Skids 2.7-1

Increased demand for fabricated DNV skids is being driven by quality and safety concerns for equipment being installed on any DNV classed vessel, including any offshore platform, marine vessel, FPSO, drill ship, or other marine installation. These concerns are at an all-time high as a result of the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

dnv classed vessel skid fabrication 2.7-1

Operating these complex systems and facilities requires complex fabrication. Our principal’s DNV certification procedures assure owners, authorities, and other stakeholders that the DNV classed facility has certified equipment aboard and complies with DNV classification rules and requirements – independent of location.

Classing Societies and the IMO

IMO is the International Maritime Organization and it is the United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution by ships. The IMO is the standard-setting authority for the safety, security, and environmental aspects of international shipping. It creates a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is universally adopted.

The IMO has adopted standards for other “recognized organizations” like the DNV which are called classification societies.

At Ocean Fab, safety, quality, the environment, and compliance with DNV standards are our number one concern. In order to gain DNV emblems for any skidded equipment, a number of approval and certification procedures must be followed. Our principals have many years’ experience with complex fabrications, including subsea and offshore / topside fabrication.

DNV has traditionally been more popular in European waters, but since it has become the number one classing society in the world, more and more super major oil companies and operators are requiring that any equipment going on a DNV Classed Offshore Installation going anywhere in the world become certified by DNV. Whether it’s a temporary or a permanent installation – fixed or floating offshore installations, ships, drill rigs, production rigs, or offshore vessels, including floating platforms. This equipment can include rental equipment, skidded equipment, shipping containers, seacans, frames, structural steel, twistlocks, sea fastening clips, deck fastening, waste skips, tanks – the list goes on and on.