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DUO Continues to Provide Low Cost of Ownership

DUO Continues to Provide Low Cost of Ownership

Recently an inspection was performed on a string of custom built 4 3/4″ drill pipe with 480 DUO connections.  The results of the inspection are highlighted in this summary report. Follow the links below for the 4 3/4″ drill pipe spec sheet and the DUO...

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Record well drilled using 480 DUO drill string

Record well drilled using 480 DUO drill string

Complete Group is proud to have contributed to the record 8,510m TD well drilled by the Shell Canada and PD #574 teams in northern Alberta’s Duvernay formation, through the use Complete Group’s 480 DUO connection and 4-3/4” custom drill string. The Canadian record...

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450 DUO Drill Strings Shine in West Texas

450 DUO Drill Strings Shine in West Texas

The 450 DUO, designed as a high torque, field friendly 4-1/2” drill pipe connection, has been successfully deployed and inspected in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the world’s largest and most productive shale basin. The strings of Range 3 pipe were manufactured...

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400 DUO Continues to Impress with Latest Inspection Results

400 DUO Continues to Impress with Latest Inspection Results

The first commercialized drill string of 4 ½” 400 DUO drill pipe and HWDP has continued to excel in the field, with the latest inspection results confirming it’s designed field friendly capabilities. 400 DUO connections were used in the drilling of 4 additional...

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CTP23 Performs Commercially!

CTP23 Performs Commercially!

Developed in the earliest days of Complete Group in direct response to parameters requested by the customer, the CTP23 connection features a 2.875” x 1.500” slim tool joint with a max makeup torque of 4600 ft-lbs, all while retaining great handling characteristics and...

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Technical Bulletin – Thread Compound Friction Factors

Technical Bulletin – Thread Compound Friction Factors

A thread compound traditionally has two primary functions when applied to a rotary shouldered connection (RSC) in a drill string. The first role is the prevention of metal to metal damage (ie. anti-galling) of thread flanks and seal surfaces from the extremely high...

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Technical Bulletin – Tubular Corrosion

Technical Bulletin – Tubular Corrosion

Complete Group has observed a potential trend within the industry regarding increased frequency of downhole corrosion in brine-based fluid systems. Regarding drilling tubulars in particular, our observations indicate increased pitting being experienced by contractors,...

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Commercialized DUO String Performs in Northern AB

Commercialized DUO String Performs in Northern AB

Complete Group is proud to announce that the first commercialized drill string of 4 ½” 400 DUO drill pipe and HWDP has successfully performed over 10,000 meters of drilling over 2 wells in Northern Alberta through summer & fall 2018, with more wells in the queue....

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Safety Program Certificate of Recognition (COR)

Safety Program Certificate of Recognition (COR)

Complete Group is proud to announce the successful completion of the external Certification Audit for COR, which demonstrates our commitment to developing a comprehensive health and safety program that meets the Governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan’s...

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DUO Field Testing

DUO Field Testing

Complete Group’s DUO connection, the industry-first multi taper rotary shouldered connection, was put through its first round of field testing earlier this month. A string of 4 ½” S135 pipe and heavy weight drill pipe equipped with 400 DUO connections was deployed on...

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