Always Innovating, Arnco Sends Refurbished Tubing Downhole

24 Mar.,2023


The company has a group of cooperation teams engaged in the Welding Drill Pipe industry for many years, with dedication, innovation spirit and service awareness, and has established a sound quality control and management system to ensure product quality.

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since pioneering casing-friendly hardbanding alloys nearly 25 years ago, Arnco has been in the business of protecting pipe. With their patent-pending Heat-less Welding Solutions, they’ve increased the life of work string tubing by rebuilding the upsets to new pipe specifications while maintaining metallurgical and mechanical integrity of new pipe. A recent field trial showcased the effectiveness and viability of the technology by drilling out 275 frac plugs across 4 wells with tubing refurbished using Arnco’s Heat-less Welding Solution.

The field trial took place in some of the harshest conditions in West Texas, challenging the durability of the rebuilt connections. Throughout the trial, the repaired joints of tubing were placed at different locations throughout the wellbore, ranging from the very top to the very bottom and spaced out in between. While drilling out plugs in these 4 wells, the pipe became stuck multiple times and was pulled beyond the rated capacity of the tube - up to 240,000 lbs. - without issue.

According to Paco Mclaughlin, Arnco President, “We really wanted to test this pipe so we asked that it be put in the toughest spots in the wellbore. When drilling was completed, thread gauging and black light inspections revealed no flaws or cracks. There was nothing to concern the operator. Arnco’s refurbished tubing performed as well as new tubing.”

Arnco Technology’s Heat-less Welding Solutions are transforming the petroleum industry by solving long-standing problems in an economical way that is effective and safe.

“The Arnco team understands that to be market leaders, we need to solve problems that provide value to the customer. Our ability to rebuild pipe back to new dimensional condition at as low as half the cost of purchasing new pipe significantly lowers overall cost of ownership and provides another option vs. purchasing new pipe at higher prices,” says Mclaughlin. “We’re excited to offer a cost-saving alternative to an industry that hasn’t had another option until now.”

See the complete results of this field trial to learn more about the effectiveness of Arnco’s Heatless Welding Solutions and their real-world application in the field.

Arnco is the global leader in wear-resistant, casing-friendly hardbanding alloys that provide top tier protection for the worldwide petroleum industry’s drill pipe, casing, and tubing. Arnco’s hardbanding products are the longest standing and most widely used hardbanding products on the market, requested and used in every active drilling region around the world.

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