FuchsRohr AluDrill pipe can extend the drilling depths of current installations and prevent cost-intensive upgrades. The pipe has a significant weight advantage, higher elasticity and a smaller bending radius than steel tubing. AluDrill pipes also manage the challenging friction forces in dog legs. At the same time, it offers excellent drilling characteristics and great safety in operation.
“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.”
“Low margins have put significant pressure on the oil and gas sector. As drilling efficiency increasingly becomes an issue, next generation aluminum alloy pipe can play a key role. The potential for substantial cost reductions should not be underestimated.”
Especially in offshore operations, the weight advantage reduces freight costs and facilitates transport and handling. At the end of the day, this, in addition to the increase in drilling effectiveness and a reduction in drilling time, can contribute to reduced costs and higher profit margins in the oil and gas industry.
As the downhole environment increasingly moves from vertical to directional and horizontal drilling, weight becomes a major concern. Our aluminum alloy pipes are up to 50 percent lighter than similarly-sized steel pipes and completely stable. Their strength-to-weight ratio sets them apart from pipes made from conventional materials.