Interpipe has begun producing a new product, ERW casing pipes, in accordance with API 5CT standard.

Interpipe NMPP successfully passed the certification audit and has been given the license to use the API monogram for its ERW OCTG product with diameter from 8 5/8in to 20in (H40, J55 steel grades, pipe estimated weight from 24lb/ft to 94lb/ft).

ERW casing pipes produced at Interpipe NMPP meet standard requirements and are applicable for the exploration and operation of oil and gas wells.

Chief Commercial Officer, Fadi Hraibi, said: "The development of new products is key to success in the harsh conditions of today’s market. Mastering ERW casing pipes, as well as the start of steel billet sales, enables us to extend Interpipe’s product portfolio to meet real market needs. For example, ERW casing pipes according to API 5CT are mostly requested in the North American market, as such Interpipe is looking forward to supplying ERW OCTG pipes to our existing and potential customers in the USA and Canada".

Interpipe NMPP is also currently beginning to master ERW casing pipes with an outside diameter of 6in to 5/8in. Once accomplished Interpipe will certify the product according to API 5CT standard.