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How To Store Heavy-Duty Pipes For Drilling Oil In The North Atlanic


December 10, 2018  |  Cantilever Racks


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​Drilling for oil in the harsh conditions of the North Atlantic is not for the faint of heart.

 

Extreme ocean waves, sea ice and icebergs make formidable opponents, even for the most seasoned operators. Equipment can fail without warning and parts must be sent back to base for immediate repair or replacement.

 

Halliburton, one of the world's largest oil field service companies, is all too familiar with the challenges of working in the Great White North. Having participated in drilling projects off the coast of Newfoundland since the 70s and most recently, in the Hebron endeavor, the oil service giant works to maintain well equipment and ensures operations continue uninterrupted.

 

 

 
Photo: Cantilever racking facilitates downhole piping storage at Halliburton's
primary maintenance facility in Mount Pearl, NL.

 

 

The execution of such a large-scale repair service requires massive amounts of inventory to be kept in stock. Halliburton's primary maintenance facility, located in Mount Pearl, was overrun with downhole piping. The critical pipes, which are used for drilling and sink deep below the ocean floor, average 20' to 30' feet in length and weigh up to 3000 lb. Lacking sufficient storage for these massive pieces, maintenance workers resorted to leaving pipes on the floor or out in the yard. The facility had reached capacity, putting a serious strain on routine repairs.

 

 

 
Photo: Cantilever racking facilitates downhole piping storage at Halliburton's
primary maintenance facility in Mount Pearl, NL.

 

 

In drilling, time is money and no one responded faster than Total Industrial, leading warehouse solutions provider from nearby Paradise, NL. With over 14 years of experience in the field, Total Industrial knew exactly how to get the overwhelmed facility back on its feet. Three runs of 20'H cantilever racking were brought in to accommodate the out-of-control pipe stock. This allowed Halliburton to store their entire inventory within the footprint of their existing building. In excess of 200 pieces safely secured and easily accessible without the need for expansion.

 

 

Halliburton is a strong believer in sustainability and strives to minimize their impact on the environment. With the quality, professional service provided by Total Industrial, Halliburton was able to boost their productivity without excess resource consumption and with zero downtime.  

 

For more information on how cantilever racking can maximize storage potential, check out our website: http://www.cogan.com/Products/Racking/

 

 

Watch our video to learn more about cantilever racking for oil rig maintenance storage: