Tubing Slips

Definition - What does Tubing Slips mean?

Tubing Slips, also known as drill pipe slips, are mechanical devices that are used to grip drill strings. These slips are assembled with steel wedges and inner steel teeth that are used to latch onto the side of the pipes. The slips are used to hold on to the drill string, while the downward force of the slips is used to put a force on the inner side of the drill pipe.

Petropedia explains Tubing Slips

Tubing slips are used during the drilling process of a well. These devices use a mechanism to grip drill strings. A drill string is composed of a drill pipe along with bottom hole tools that make the drill turn at the bottom of a wellbore. Tubing slips usually consists of steel wedges that are twisted around each other to cover the drill pipe, whose inside is covered with steel teeth that are used to latch onto the pipe. These devices have very complex designs and are mainly used for routine tasks in the oil and gas industry.

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