For the world’s most demanding oil and gas drilling activities, we offer steel products and services to improve our customers’ performance in the oil field. Customers turn to us for standard steel grades as well as to design complete solutions to economically meet the required specifications. We engineer material solutions for offshore and land-based drilling and completion applications. Our steel is used in drill collars, mud motors, heavyweight drill pipe (HWDP), drill bits, wellheads, swivel joints, couplings, casing and more.
We have ideal solutions in special bar quality (SBQ) bar sizes from 1” to 16” and seamless mechanical tube sizes from less than 3” to over 13”. We engineer hundreds of carbon and alloy steel grades to meet the severe service requirements in oil and gas. As drilling rigs are pushed harder and completion components must withstand differing and unique environments, we engineer the steel to meet requirements for strength, toughness and corrosion resistance. Whether it's higher strength drill collar or API 6A wellhead components on land or under water, we offer the steel and heat treat solutions to meet customer specifications in the broadest size range in North America.
High-Strength, High-Toughness (HSHT): Our engineered HSHT steels improve both the strength AND the toughness of steels compared to standard grades such as 4140 and 4330. These factors, combined with our market leading clean steel practices, ensure the best performance where longer life is advantageous and the cost of failure is high.
High-Pressure, High-Temperature: Oil and gas environments can experience temperatures exceeding 350○ F and pressures of more than 10,000 psi. TimkenSteel’s service model includes working with you to design the optimal steel for severe service.
Corrosion Resistance: TimkenSteel’s engineered alloy steels are designed for the higher CO2 and H2S environments prevalent in oil and gas applications. We engineer the ideal steel combined with the right heat treat to most economically meet your requirements.
Added Value and Service
In the last decade we have invested heavily in heat treat assets (quench and temper) to serve the oil and gas market quickly and effectively. Our newest addition – the Advanced Quench and Temper Facility (AQTF) - provides an additional 40,000 tons per year of capacity. Specially designed outer diameter (OD) and inner diameter (ID) water quench ensures we are able to meet stringent mechanical properties.
Our TimkenSteel Material Services (TMS) plant, located in Houston, provides deep hole-boring (hole-making) and hole-finishing and related machining services. TMS understands the criticality of short lead times and stocks drill collar grade (4145) bar for convenience and quick turn.
TimkenSteel combines engineered steel with heat treat and machining to provide the optimal solution for your needs.