Oilfield Pipe

Definition - What does Oilfield Pipe mean?

An Oilfield Pipe is a long hollow steel pipe used as a conduit for the transport of fluids, such as oil, brine and underground water. Common examples of Oilfield Pipes include line pipe, drill pipe, tubing, casing, conductor pipe, downstream pipeline, conductor pipe, blank pipe, heavy pipe, and light pipe to name a few. The petroleum industry employs a strong network of pipes, also usually referred to as pipelines, which are used for the transportation of the petroleum products, chemicals, sewage and other fluids. The pipe is primarily made from steel alloy.

Petropedia explains Oilfield Pipe

Transportation of various kinds of petroleum products and end products is done through Oilfield Pipes. Also known as pipelines, Oilfield Pipes are networked for pipeline transport through which liquids and gases are supplied from the main units. Since the elements meant to be transported can be corrosive, toxic or flammable, special metal such as steel or carbon steel is used to construct the pipes. Substances such as crude oil, refined petroleum, bio fuel, diesel, water, slurry, wastewater, etc., are transported through Oilfield Pipes. The oil pipes are buried underground and the products are pumped through the pumping station.

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