At times oil is something that we take for granted. From the tires on our cars to our toothbrushes, just about everything we use on a daily basis comes from oil. But where does the oil come from, and how is it turned into these everyday products?
Well, it all starts at the oilfield. To obtain this valuable resource, specially trained workers have to extract it from the ground and to do that, they need special supplies…oilfield supplies.
What are Oilfield Supplies?
Oil field supplies are any tools or pieces of equipment that assist in the extraction, transportation, and storage of oil. The term “supplies” applies to a wide range of products. However, there are many subcategories of supplies, like drilling rigs, oilfield pipes, and PPE.
Drilling rigs are like the beating hearts that keep the oil industry going. These rigs dig down deep below the earth’s surface to extract oil and natural gas as well as collect samples of rock, soil, groundwater, and mineral deposits.
If drilling rigs are the heart of the oil industry, oilfield pipes are the veins that carry precious oil and natural gas all around the world. These pipes are typically made of carbon steel, or low allow steel, allowing them to be placed underground without rusting or corroding from exposure to moisture.
According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, a subdivision of the US Department of Transportation, there are over 2.6 million miles of gas and oil pipeline in the United States alone! So clearly, there is a growing demand for these pipes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Oilfield workers are exposed to numerous hazards on the job, including extreme temperatures, sharp objects, toxic chemicals, and electric shocks. Fortunately, companies like 3M build and supply all the needed PPE to keep workers protected.
Ready Pipe Supplies The Essentials
For over 33 years, Reddy Pipe has been providing the highest quality oilfield pipe for oil and gas drilling projects all over the united states. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled customer service. If you have a question or an emergency supply order, our sales and customer service teams are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to help you out.