With drilling expanding in virtually every corner of the US, including the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Permian, Marcellus, Anadarko, Niobrara, and Granite Wash plays, failure analysis is increasingly important to keep up with the rapid expansion of oil and gas drilling operations.
Drill pipe and casing failures are one of the most common types we receive for failure analysis. G2MT has performed numerous failure analysis on drill pipe and joint sections from drill strings around the US and abroad. Improper processing and/or storage resulted in early corrosion and failures in several of these cases. The improper processing was demonstrated by metallography and microscopy of the drill pipe steels and can result in cracking, corrosion, and early failures if not found before use. In other cases, improper use of pipe in overly aggressive conditions or spinning the pipe without lubrication were the root causes of failure.
Metallurgical Failure Analysis Services Include:
- Corrosion Assessment
- Microscopic assessment
- Mechanical properties analysis
- Fitness-for-Service assessment
- NDE and Inspection services
- Root cause determination
- Expert witness testimony
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