Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide

In this full length Oil & Gas Drilling User’s guide, you’ll gain valuable insight to help you choose the right wire ropes for your application, how to install wire ropes on a drill line, how to inspect your ropes, how to extend your rope’s service life through our cut-off program, and finally, how to identify and prevent common problems in the field.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (ALL PAGES) (16 pages)

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Choosing the right wire rope for your application

No single rope can do it all. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn how the design properties of wire rope affects its performance. After all, with the many specialized procedures required for efficient well drilling, it is important to select ropes that are best suited for each individual application.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (2 pages)

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Cut-Off Program Usage Information

Union provides our customers an exclusive cut-off program that helps you maximize the service life of your drill lines. This Product Bulletin provides usage information for your cut-off program.

Date of Publication: August 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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Cutting drill lines

Service life of drilling lines can be increased dramatically by following a planned cut-off program based on work performed. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn the guidelines for correctly exercising a cut-off program. Additionally, the official WireCo WorldGroup 10-Step Guide to a Drill Line Cut-Off Program chart is included.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (2 pages)

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Drill Line Service Product Bulletin

In this product bulletin, you will find useful information regarding the proper installation, operation, setting casing and inspection of Drill Lines. It is important to maintain recommendations from API.

Date of Publication: February 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

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Guidelines for installing and operating drill lines

Proper installation and operation of your Union Drill Lines is essential to the success of your application. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn how the step-by-step guidelines to this proper installation and operation. Additionally, information regarding brass inserts on dead line anchors is included.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (1 page)

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Identifying and correcting common wire rope problems

With proper precaution, you can identify, avoid and correct common problems with your wire rope in the field. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn how to reduce crushing and scrubbing damage, factors affecting rope wear, field solutions, counterbalance grooving, improper grooving, improper tensioning and whipping.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (1 page)

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Inspecting equipment and protecting yourself

In addition to careful rope inspection, you should perform these equipment inspections on a regular basis. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn how checking your sheaves, drums, kick back plates, and rollers affect your rope performance as well.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (1 page)

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Mast Raising Line Product Bulletin

In this Product Bulletin, learn the definition of Mast Raising Lines (also called Bull Lines or Bridle Lines). A chart specifying the classification of rope to use for given sizes is included.

Date of Publication: February 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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The right ropes for oil and gas drilling operations

The various lines for rotary and offshore drilling rigs require a complex balance of wire rope characteristics. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn the Union wire rope recommendations for land rig, offshore rig and offshore crane appllications.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (2 pages)

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Tuf-Kote Balanced Drill Line Product Bulletin

In this product bulletin, learn details on the design and manufacturing of TUF-KOTE® Tuffy Balanced Drill Line, including lengths for sizes, and installation instructions.

Date of Publication: February 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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Wire rope inspection program

Make the most of your wire rope through regular inspections. Despite their durability and strength, wire ropes will eventually wear out and must be removed after a period of use. That’s why regular inspection is crucial. In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will learn how often to inspect your ropes, when to replace running ropes due to broken wires, when to replace standing ropes due to broken wires and how to find broken wires. Additionally, information regarding valley breaks are included.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (2 pages)

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Wire rope weights and Minimum Breaking Force

In this reference document (an excerpt from the Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide), you will find a Minimum Breaking Forces and Weights chart for 6x19, 6x36, and Flex-X Wire Rope Products.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Oil & Gas Drilling User’s Guide (1 page)

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