FuchsRohr AluDrill: Drilling innovation made in Germany

  • Lightweight, durable and field proven, FuchsRohrAluDrill pipe delivers extended drilling reach in challenging drilling environments
  • Field drilling operations show that the aluminum alloy pipe developed by OTTO FUCHS Drilling Solutions provides up to a 30% ROP improvement, compared to conventional steel pipes
  • See the next-generation AluDrill pipe at the OTTO FUCHS Drilling Solutions booth during ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Booth Number 8711 [German Pavilion], November 13-16, 2017).

Meinerzhagen, Germany, November 6, 2017 – The innovative FuchsRohr AluDrill aluminum alloy pipe is a lighter, more efficient and   highly  durable alternative to conventional steel pipes commonly used in the oil and gas industry.  As drilling operations in Colorado´s Niobrara formation have shown, the aluminum alloy pipe ’s outstanding material properties are able to  significantly   improve  drilling efficiency with up to a 30% ROP increase in sliding mode possible.

Peter Kaufmann, president of OTTO FUCHS Drilling Solutions (OFDS), the company which develops and produces the aluminum pipes, points out the advantages for drilling operations in demanding downhole and subsea surroundings: “ Our pipes are up to 50 percent lighter than similarly-sized steel pipes and completely stable. This helps our clients to save time and money. Among its many benefits, AluDrill pipe can extend the drilling depths of existing installations, which eliminates the need for cost-intensive rig upgrades.”

At the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, OFDS will be showcasing its AluDrill pipe in the German pavilion from November 13-16.

OFDS is part of the OTTO FUCHS Group based in Meinerzhagen, Germany. This group leverages its extensive experience in metal processing to develop innovative solutions across many key industries. Otto Fuchs established the business in 1910 as a brass foundry. Over the course of more than 100 years, the company grew into an integrated product and service solutions provider with a wide range of clients across the aerospace, automotive and construction industries. Today the OTTO FUCHS group of companies employs more than 9,000 people worldwide and generates an annual turnover of more than USD 2.5 billion.

Comprised of aluminum as well as alloying elements copper and silicon, the specially designed alloy employed in FuchsRohr AluDrill pipe had already demonstrated its lightweight and robust qualities in the demanding aerospace industry before engineers discovered its potential for oil and gas drilling operations.

Media Contact: Mr. Joachim Schwichtenberg, j.schwichtenberg@fette-beute.com , Phone +49 2722 6399 140.

OTTO FUCHS Drilling Solutions GmbH (OFDS) is an integrated product and service solutions provider specializing in bringing high strength-to-weight ratio metallic solutions to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company offers a broad range of aluminum and titanium alloy products to the market with the goal of helping customers achieve greater reach and higher speed at less cost. For more information visit: http://www.otto-fuchs-ds.com .

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“Our pipes are up to 50 percent lighter than similarly-sized steel pipes and completely stable. This helps our clients to save time and money. Among its many benefits, AluDrill pipe can extend the drilling depths of existing installations, which eliminates the need for cost-intensive rig upgrades.”
Peter Kaufmann, President of OTTO FUCHS Drilling Solutions (OFDS)