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  • Writer's pictureVincent Richardson

Wellhead Tubing Inspection - Protect and Preserve Your Assets.

Tubing inspection is a critical part of the maintenance and safety process in the oil and gas industry. Wellsite tubing is exposed to extreme pressure, temperature, and corrosive substances, which can lead to damage and failures over time. Regular inspections help to identify potential issues before they become major problems, ensuring the safety and efficiency of oil and gas operations.

Wellhead tubing inspection is typically completed while another maintenance is being performed and the service rig is already on location. The inspection equipment is placed on the rig floor and the tubing is drawn through it while being removed from the well. MFE tubing inspection can detect small holes, corrosion, pitting, rod wear, defects, and longitudinal splits. Spot Ultrasonic testing is also used to verify anomalies detected by the MFE inspection equipment.

In addition to these NDT techniques, a visual inspection is also used to identify damage to the tubing. This may involve inspecting the tubing for cracks, dents, or other signs of wear and tear.

How often tubing inspection is required depends on several factors. These include the age of the tubing, the operating conditions of the well, and any regulatory requirements. Well-site tubing should be inspected yearly, or more often if there are signs of damage or wear.

Regular tubing inspection and maintenance is essential for oil and gas operations. Failure to properly inspect and maintain tubing can lead to failures, such as leaks or blowouts. These types of failures can result in serious injuries or fatalities, as well as significant environmental damage and financial losses.

In addition to ensuring the safety of oil and gas operations, tubing inspection helps to extend the life of the tubing and improve the efficiency of the well. By identifying and addressing any potential issues early on, operators can reduce the risk of unplanned downtime and minimize the costs associated with repairs and maintenance.

To book your next MFE Wellhead tubing inspection, phone our dispatch at 780 214 3427 or email

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