Global Tubing delivers coiled tubing string for offshore Middle East project

Offshore staff

DAYTON, Texas – Global Tubing LLC has delivered its second record-breaking coiled tubing string to the Port of Houston where it awaits transport to the Middle East.

The new 2.375-in. (60.325-mm) diameter string weighs more than 136,000 lb (61,700 kg) at a continuous length of more than 30,000 ft (9,144 m).

The company says this reel is one of the largest (by weight) coiled tubing strings ever produced, surpassing its previous record by more than 3,000 lb (1,360 kg).

A major coiled tubing service company will use this coiled tubing string in an artificial islands development in the Upper Zakum region of the Arabian Gulf.          

The string features Global Tubing’s Continuous Taper design, which provides rapid wall thickness transitions. The company says the strategic placement of the wall thickness transitions provides additional tubing strength where it is needed most. These transitions help manage overall tubing weight and satisfy the requirements to operate in high-pressure environments, while providing extended horizontal reach and enhanced service life. 

 10/21/2015

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