Definition - What does Tubing Joint mean?
A Tubing Joint is a long pipe installed in a wellbore to facilitate the extraction of oil and gas. This pipe acts as a conduit, through which the produced fluids or gas get transmitted from the bottom to the surface. A Tubing Joint is relatively a single length pipe and can vary in length anywhere from 25 to 30 ft. This ideal length allows easy production as the Tubing Joint is fitted with threads on both sides and can run down through a well of any depth. Like most of the tubing equipment, a Tubing Joint is also designed or selected to suit a certain well type, based on the underground conditions and the fluids.
Petropedia explains Tubing Joint
A Tubing Joint is a cylindrical hollow pipe that acts as a production conduit in the well completion operations. Its length can go up to 9 meters or 30 ft. The Tubing Joint is installed for the well completion as it is through this pipe that oil and natural gas is produced. There are many regulations set up by the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the tubing equipment manufacturing. It is essential for the Tubing Joint to be of single length and up to 30 ft., whereas its selection for a particular well depends on the underground conditions of the wellbore, which can get influenced by the reservoir fluid or oil and gas found beneath.