T-3 Gets Patent Office Okay for Pipe Ram

T-3 Energy Services, Inc. said that its patent application for the Model 6000 Shearing Sealing Ram has been allowed for issuance as a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Gus D. Halas, T-3 Energy's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are very pleased with the design and manufacture of our T-3 Model 6000 and its energized sealing capabilities, much the same as pipe rams. The T-3 Model 6000 can be used as a blind ram during normal drilling operations and conforms to NACE MR-01-75 requirements for integral blade shearing sealing rams. Our product is a single-piece body which has a fold-over shoulder which bends the lower section of sheared pipe, allowing clearance for the ram to close and seal and can shear pipe numerous times without affecting operation and sealing. Our goal is to supply products to our customers that enhance operational efficiency while improving safety. The T-3 Model 6000 is another example of our commitment to T-3's overall strategy for the induction of value-enhanced engineered products."

T-3 Energy Services, Inc. provides a broad range of oilfield products and services primarily to customers in the drilling and completion of new oil and gas wells, the workover of existing wells and the production and transportation of oil and gas. Its customer base, which operates in active oil and gas basins throughout the world, consists of leading drilling contractors, exploration and production companies and pipeline companies.