R/D Tech and Patterson Tubular Services have formed a partnership to market, service and design inspection systems and services for the domestic and international Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) markets. The objective of this partnership is to provide users and manufacturers an integrated solution to meet API requirements for the non-destructive inspection of OCTG products. "By joining forces, we believe this is an excellent opportunity to enter the market and provide a choice to our customers," said Jim Caillouet, President, Patterson Tubular Services. "Combined, the two companies will provide inspection equipment and services to satisfy market demands. The products targeted include Casing, Tubing, Line Pipe, Drill Pipe, Coiled Tubing and associated peripherals."
"This partnership will combine the technology, expertise and manufacturing capability of R/D Tech with the worldwide service and operation network of Patterson Tubular Services and its parent company," according to Alain Allard, President, R/D Tech Inc. "We see this as a giant step towards offering our customers a single source provider, now and in the future."
Included in the agreement are:
The manufacturing and design of Ultrasonic, Electromagnetic and Eddy Current systems which incorporate the R/D Tech advanced expertise and leadership in array and
Installation and maintenance of fully automated inspection systems
Provide inspection systems, facilities and personnel for inspection services per the most stringent requirements, and demonstrate capability on a continuing basis
Sale and/or lease of inspection systems
Provide on-site personnel and expertise to operate inspection systems
Provide customer training in the operation and use of associated technologies.