TMK Makes First Shipment of Russian-Manufactured Casing with ULTRATM Premium Connections

TMK, one of the world's leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has made its first shipment of Russian-manufactured casing with ULTRA-FJ Premium Connections (a product patented by the company’s American division). The pipe was produced at the Orsk Machine Building Plant and delivered to Lukoil.

The grade L80 pipe was manufactured in accordance with the standards of API Spec 5CT, PSL-1, R3. The Company’s longer-term plans involve the production of ULTRA Premium Connections at other Russian facilities.

“The synergetic effect of collaboration between TMK’s Russian and American divisions is reflected in the expanding range of high-tech products that the Company supplies to both global and local markets,” said Alexander Shiryaev, TMK CEO. “Among other things, the production of the ULTRA Premium Connections in Russia will allow us to improve our own Premium class offering to the largest Russian oil and gas companies, in which they are becoming increasingly interested.”