Oilfield Seals

Oilfield Seals examples

As the search for and the extraction of oil and gas become ever more challenging, so does the requirement that equipment must operate more efficiently in these more challenging conditions. Lower friction; higher pressures; wider temperature ranges; faster speeds; and a wider range of fluids that are more corrosive, less stable and, in many cases, offer much less lubricating effect.

Here at American High Performance Seals, we are working with oilfield equipment manufacturers and operators who are meeting these challenges head on and helping them to meet their performance goals. Our seals are on equipment running both onshore and offshore, from the North Sea to the West African desert.

For many years we have been developing and testing seals in house to meet the new challenges that we anticipate the industry will encounter.

We seal equipment in a wide range of operating segments:
  • Exploration
  • Casing and tubing
  • Coiled tubing
  • Drilling
  • Fracturing
  • Workover
  • Cementation
  • Logging
  • Artificial lift
Examples of equipment sealed:
  • Pumps
  • Coiled tubing
  • Rotary control devices
  • Valves and safety heads
  • Draw works
  • Swivels
  • ROVs and tooling
  • Intervention equipment
  • Cement heads
  • Steerable tools
  • Water jetting and cutting
  • Tubing and casing running tools
Examples of media successfully sealed:
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Displacement fluids
  • Water/glycol
  • Drinking water
  • Drilling mud
  • Heavily salt water
  • Nitrogen
  • Caustic washes
  • Cement
  • Wellbore fluids
  • Wastewater
  • Solvents

With a wide range of standard materials, specially developed compounds, and Norsok-compliant materials, our engineers have a solid platform from which to design the optimum seal for your specific needs. All designs are reviewed by an engineer with over 25 years of experience in the oilfield industry, and each design can be discussed directly with the seal engineer.