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Downhole Inspection Services in Houston

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6 Feb

Downhole Inspection Services in Houston

Upstream Division / Downhole Inspection Services

The extreme conditions that oil and gas drilling equipment must endure make regular inspections vital to maintaining safe operations and avoiding tool failure, both of which can result in lost drill time as well as enormous costs to repair or replace the damaged equipment.

Our Upstream Division focuses NDT efforts on Bottom Hole Assembly and Structural Inspections. Amerapex’s Downhole Inspection Services are of the highest quality, often going above and beyond customer requirements and include expert physical inspections as well as accounting and record-keeping services.

Complete Compliance With AWS D1.1 Procedures

All of our downhole inspection procedures meet the current American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 Structural Welding Code standards and we provide the necessary documentation and records needed to obtain or maintain certification.

Structural Inspections

Our main areas of structural inspection include but are not limited to:

  • Oil Rigs Inline Inspection
  • Rig Recertification Inspection
  • Tool Racks Inspection
  • Drill Pipe Inspection

Tool Inspections

The safe and continuous operation of downhole drilling tools and motors is essential to keeping any oil or gas well up and running. Repeated stress from over torque, high tension, corrosion, ID wash, over pull, or overload can lead to mechanical failures that lead to lost drilling time, ruined equipment, or even closure of the well. To avoid these dangerous and costly conditions we use a variety of NDT techniques to inspect:

  • Downhole Drilling Motors – horizontal and vertical
  • Bottom Hole Assemblies (BHA)
  • Mud Motors and MT Tools
  • Drill Stems

Use Of MWD, Non-Magnetic Tools

In addition to our steel inspection services, we also provide inspection of non-ferrous materials. Our inspectors use highly sensitive MWD tools on non-ferrous materials to detect areas of wear and weakness such as hairline cracks, porosity, leaks, and fatigue cracking. Using their thorough understanding of PT techniques, our highly experienced inspectors can identify areas of concern before they become a problem and, oftentimes, perform repairs on the spot.

Amerapex Is Your Source For Full-Service NDT Inspections

At Amerapex we take care of all aspects of our clients’ inspections from the actual inspection by highly trained and expert inspectors to minor repairs and record keeping. Our downhole inspection services include, but are not limited to:

  • Customizable Inspection Programs
  • Expert 3rd Party Inspections
  • Demagnetization
  • Thread Cleanup and Minor Thread Repair
  • Refacing API Connections
  • Advanced NDT Methods
  • Top Notch Record Keeping