Orsky Machine Building Plant, part of TMK Oilfield Services, has been qualified by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), one of the Middle East oil majors, as an approved supplier of ТМК UP FJ and ТМК UP SF premium threaded connections.
As part of the qualification audit, KOC representatives visited casing pipe production facilities and got an overview of threading operations on seamless OCTG products across the entire processing chain – from the receiving inspection through to the packaging of finished goods. Members of the audit team were provided with detailed information about the specifics of using TMK UP premium threaded connections.
ТМК UP FJ and ТМК UP SF threaded connections are integral joint connections for casing and tubing applications. They provide joint gas sealability under combined loads and featuring exceptional high tension and compression efficiency in their class. They are designed for applications in challenging hydrocarbon fields.
TMK has a long history of cooperation with KOC. The Kuwaiti company has earlier received shipments of OCTG products from TAGMET and Volzhsky Pipe Plant. The qualification puts Orsky Machine Building Plant on the list of approved suppliers of premium threaded connections and enables the company to participate in KOC tenders for the supply of these products to oil and gas projects in Kuwait.
“The successful qualification of Orsky Machine Building Plant will boost the company’s profile as a supplier of hi-tech products meeting the current requirements of consumers,” said Vladimir Kocheshkov, Managing Director at Orsky Machine Building Plant. “Shipments of premium products to one of the Middle East oil majors will help secure new orders and expand the sales markets for TMK products in this region.”
TMK (LSE: TMKS) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe for oil and gas industry, operating more than 30 production sites in the United States, Russia, Canada, Romania, Oman and Kazakhstan and two R&D centers in Russia and the USA. In 2015, TMK’s pipe shipments totaled 3.9 million metric tons. The largest share of TMK’s sales belongs to high margin oil country tubular goods (OCTG), shipped to customers in over 80 countries. TMK delivers its products along with an extensive package of services in heat treating, protective coating, premium connections threading, warehousing and pipe repairing. TMK’s securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the OTCQX International Premier trading platform in the U.S. and on the Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS.