Basic Rules for Care & Handling of Drill Pipe & Tubing

  • Do NOT exceed recommended make-up torque value.
  • ALWAYS move the pipe horizontally with protectors on the connections.
  • Stabbing guides are MANDATORY for XT, HT, and PH-6.
  • Be LIBERAL with the thread compound in the box and base of the box; use a copper-based (for drill pipe) or a compatible thread compound.
  • Do not rack Drill Pipe back in derrick with thread protectors on pins.
  • PH6 Tubing should be racked in derrick with thread protectors to prevent connection damages.
  • Always return drill pipe with PLASTIC composite thread protectors and thread compound.