Superior Performance Tubular Services

Premium Thread InspectionA Superior Performance professional will monitor the cleaning of threads and the removal of thread protectors while in the pipe yard. A knowledgeable field operator will inspect seals and threads on all new and used premium threaded connections as well as looking for any visible pipe body damage.


In the yard, a field operator will:
  • Inspect the metal-to-metal seals on both the pin and box
  • Inspect the threads and connection IDs for damage, pitting and corrosion
  • Repair damages found on connections, if possible
  • Mark non-repairable joints with a red band
  • Prep the connection with dry moly coat or dope, as required
  • Supervise the re-installation of thread protectors on the pipe


A field operator will monitor the makeup of accessories in the yard and ensure all connections are properly prepared for running in the field or to be stored. A field operator also will ensure the proper makeup torque is applied to each connection and that makeup graphs are acceptable. Our representatives also make sure all completed assemblies have thread protectors re-installed prior to being loaded into the basket for shipment to the rig. If requested, our professionals will also supervise bolstering, loading and unloading of tubulars.


At the rig site, our field professionals will meet with your site supervisor and review what pipe and accessories will be run into the well.

When at a rig site, a Superior Performance expert will verify:
  • All pipe and accessories to ensure proper size, weight, grade and thread type and to ensure that threads are properly prepared for makeup
  • Running order of pipe and accessories
  • Handling plugs to ensure proper size and weight, if to be used
  • Stabbing guides are correctly sized and that any crossovers to be used are the correct size and weight
  • Elevators and slips are the correct type for the pipe being run and are sufficient capacity to safely perform as needed
  • With the tong company that the power tongs have sufficient capabilities to exceed maximum torque
  • Torque gauge for calibration
  • With company supervisor, the tong company and/or the torque turn company to ensure the recommended torque values are clear
  • The running procedures with company supervisor, tong company personnel and rig crew prior to beginning operations

When pipe running operations begin, Superior Performance monitors the activities of the tong company and rig crew to confirm that proper running procedures are being used; proper torque is being applied to the connection; and the makeup graph falls within the acceptable range.


A Superior Performance field operator will complete a service report and supplemental forms to provide details on the activities performed and recommendations for changes to improve future operations.


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