MEIS 2018: Middle East Tube, Pipe Demand To Remain Strong For Next Five Years

- Feb 11, 2019-

Local producers will definitely benefit from this because leading regional energy companies are pushing for the requirement of local content in their supply chains to reduce dependence on imports.

Namely, in December 2015, Saudi Aramco launched In-Kingdom Total Value-Added (IKTVA), which aims to achieve 70% local content within the company’s supply chain by 2021.

In 2018, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) followed Aramco and launched the In-Country Value (ICV) program.

“Both companies use approved independent auditors to go to their suppliers to generate a “local content” score, which is based on a number of criteria, such as percentage of local Emirate/Saudi employees, manufacturing operations in the specific country, use of local products in finished-product deliveries and training of local employees,” Ley said.

The consumption of OCTG in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region reached around 1.3 million tonnes in 2018 up from 1.15 million tonnes last year on major national oil companies’ strong performance in their long-term contracts.

Compared to previous years, when most pipe supply tenders were for a two to three year drilling program, in 2018 some oil companies moved out to five-year tenders, Ley said. 

Saudi Arabia dominated the market with its consumption of OCTG products reaching 450,000 tonnes per year in 2018. This is followed by the UAE, which consumed 250,000 tonnes in 2018 and domestic demand continues to rise, according to Ley.

Around 90% of OCTG consumption in the GCC region is seamless pipes and despite the increasing construction of seamless mills in the GCC, especially in Saudi, the region still imports more than it produces domestically.

“A significant tonnage of seamless pipe is still coming from global giants such as Vallourec, Tenaris, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal,” Ley said, adding that in 2018 the GCC imported around 900,000 tonnes of seamless pipes while local production was around 400,000 tonnes.

Saudi Arabia has two seamless pipe mills (Arcelor Mittal and JESCO) with a combined theoretical capacity of 1 million tonnes, and with the possibility of a third seamless tubing mill – from the Gulf Tubing Company - in planning it may be hard for local producers to expand regional market share. This is because the GCC recently rejected a dumping case against China for seamless OCTG and linepipe, Ley told delegates.

While national oil companies in the GCC, such as Saudi Aramco, Qatar’s RasGas, the UAE’s Adnoc and British Petroleum in Oman, are increasing drilling in sour gas fields, Fastmarkets MB research expects growing demand for high alloy grades of OCTG over the next five years, which may create opportunities for local, small-capacity production or finishing facilities to increase higher alloy-grade output.

In general, OCTG consumption in the GCC region is forecast to reach 1.33 million tonnes in 2019 and 1.36 million tonnes in 2020, according to Fastmarkets MB research.

Consumption of large-diameter welded linepipe in the Middle East reached 2.2 million tonnes in 2018, according to Fastmarkets MB research’s estimates.

Longitudinal submerged arc-welded linepipe produced from quarto plate (LSAW) accounted for above 60% of the total volume, followed by spiral submerged arc-welded linepipe (HSAW) standing just below 30%. Electric resistant-welded linepipe (ERW) accounted for the remaining volume. HSAW and ERW pipes are produced from hot-rolled coil (HRC).

While the HSAW and ERW markets in the Middle East are largely balanced, the LSAW market still remains reliant on imports despite the development of local capacities, Ley said.

For example, the GCC’s theoretical capacity of LSAW tripled between 2010 and 2018 reaching 1.5 million tonnes, but domestic production figures only managed to double from 400,000 tonnes in 2010 to 800,000 tonnes in 2018.

One of the reasons for the lag was the increased need for American Petroleum Institute (API) plate imports.

“The lack of local plate supply can impact local LSAW pipe mills competitiveness against integrated Asian LSAW mills,” Ley said.

“In Feb 2018, Saudi Aramco, Nippon and Sumitomo Corporation signed an MoU [Memorandum of Understanding] to conduct a feasibility study for an integrated steel mill to produce steel plates in the Ras Al-Khair area. This project is in support of IKTVA,” added.

Demand for large-diameter linepipe in the Middle East is forecast to remain at around 1.5-2.5 million tonnes per year through to 2023, with the GCC needing around 700,000 tonnes of LSAW linepipe, according to Fastmarkets MB research.

Due to it being the same in the seamless pipe segment, local steel manufacturers are likely to increase pushing to develop sour grades of HRC and plate for increasingly challenging pipeline environments, Ley concluded.


Product Description
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Product Name
Spiral welded steel pipe piles EN10025 S355 S275
Material
Q235B, Q345, St37-2, St52, SS400, STK500, ASTM A53, S235JR, S335
Standard
API 5L, API 5CT, GB/T3091, GB/T9711 EN10296
Surface Treatment
Lightly oiled, Hot dip galvanized, Electro galvanized, Black, Bare, Varnish coating/Anti rust oil, Protective Coatings (Coal Tar Epoxy, Fusion Bond Epoxy, 3-layers PE)
Application
oil and gas pipe, water pipe, low fluid transportation pipe, steel pilings
Size
8 inch to 36 inch
Coating Standard
ANSI/AWWA C104/A21.4 American National Standard for Cement-Mortar Lining for Ductile-Iron Pipe and Fittings for Water ISO 21809 Petroleum and natural gas industries -- External coatings for buried or submerged pipelines used in pipeline transportation systems DIN 30670 Polyethylene coatings of steel pipes and fittings
End
square ends (straight cut, saw cut, and torch cut). or beveled for welding, beveled
Test
Chemical Component Analysis, Mechanical Properties (Ultimate tensile strength, Yield strength, Elongation), Technical Properties (Flattening Test, Bending Test, Blow Test, Impact Test), Exterior Size Inspection, Hydrostatic Test, X-ray Test.

Spiral submerged arc welding


Spiral submerged arc welding as raw material is often warm extrusion molding, automatic double -sided wire submerged arc welding process.
The process is normally limited to the flat or horizontal-fillet welding positions (although horizontal groove position welds have been done with a special arrangement to support the flux).


Spiral submerged arc welding process performance:
(1) raw materials that strip, wire, flux. Must go through rigorous testing before being put into the physical and chemical.

(2) strip head and tail docking, using single or double wire submerged arc welding, in rolled steel by automatic submerged arc welding.

(3) Before molding, the strip after flattening, cutting, trimming, planing, surface cleaning and transportation to the curved edge treatment.

(4) the use of electrical contacts on both sides of the conveyor control the pressure cylinder pressure to ensure the smooth delivery of the strip.

(5) the use of internal or external control roll forming.

(6) the weld gap control device to ensure that the weld gap to meet the welding requirements, diameter, volume and the wrong side of the weld gap have been strictly controlled.

(7) the welding and soldering are used outside the United States Lincoln welding machine for single or double wire submerged arc welding, to obtain stable welding specifications.

(8) After welding the weld line continuous ultrasonic injury checked to ensure 100% coverage of non-destructive testing of spiral weld. If defective, automatic alarm and spraying tags, production workers so adjusting the process parameters, and remove defects.


(9) the use of air plasma cutting machine to cut a single tube.

(10) cut into a single pipe, the first three of each batch of steel to carry out strict inspection system, inspection of weld
mechanical properties, chemical composition, fusion status, steel surface quality and after NDT inspection to ensure that the process pipe after passing to formally put into production.

(11) there is a continuous sonic flaw marks the site of the weld, manual ultrasonic and X-ray review, if there are defects after repair again after destructive testing until confirmation defect has been eliminated.

(12) strip on the spiral weld seam and intersects with D-type connector where the pipe all through the X -ray television or film examination.

(13) each pipe hydrostatic test pressure radial seal. Test pressure steel pipe pressure and time by computer testing device
strictly controlled. Test parameters are automatically printed record.

(14) pipe end machining, so that the end vertical, blunt edge bevel and accurate control.

SPECIFICATION
O.D
mm
Wall Thickness
mm
Length
m
219
6-8
1-12
273
6-10
1-12
325
6-14
1-12
377
6-14
1-12
426
6-16
1-12
478
6-16
1-12
508
6-18
1-12
529
6-18
1-12
610
6-19
1-12
630
6-19
1-12
720
6-22
1-12
820
7-22
1-12
920
8-23
1-12
1016
8-23
1-12
1020
8-23
1-12
1220
8-23
1-12
1420
10-23
1-12
1620
10-23
1-12
1820
10-25.4
1-12
2020
10-25.4
1-12
2200
10-25.4
1-12
2420
10-25.4
1-12
2620
10-25.4
1-12
2820
10-25.4
1-12
3000
10-25.4
1-12
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What we can do with SSAW welding steel pipe? 

Spiral seam double surface submerged arc steel pipes are used widely in many field,such as fluid,petroleum and natrual gas transportation.Also there are some STANDARDS of PRODUCTS.

• API Spec 5L Line pipeand steel pipe standard;

• BG/T 9711.1-1997 Delivery of petroleum and natrual gasindustrial transportation steel pipe Technical conditions Part 1 Grade-A Steel Pipe;

• GB/T 9711.2-1999 Delivery of petroleum and natrual gasindustrial transportation steel pipe Technical conditions Part 1 Grade-B Steel Pipe;

• SY/T5037-2000 Spiral submerged are welding steel pipe forlow-pressure fluid deliverypipe.

1. Water Pipeline

2. Sea Water pipeline

3. slurry pipeline

4. Piling

5. Oil Pipeline

6. Oil Pipeline

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Cangzhou Steel Pipe Group (CSPG) Co., Ltd. is a large-sized, key metallurgic enterprise of Hebei Province in North China, whose history dates back to 1994. CSPG currently em/paces six member companies with products varying from SSAW, LSAW, ERW, seamless steel pipes to 3PE pipes, galvanized pipes, casing pipes, etc. A Joint-stock corporation, CSPG occupies an area of 600,000 square meters with a total asset of $530 million.



Specialized in the production of straight welded pipe spiral pipe galvanized pipe 3PE/3PP/FBE/TPEP internal and external epoxy powder internal and external epoxy resin cement mortar two cloth three oil buried pipeline IPN8710 non-toxic drinking water internal and external plastic coated lining plastic and other anti-corrosion pipe fittings for oil and gas pipeline water conservancy projects



Executive standard :DIN30670 DIN30678 CSA Z245 AFNOR nf49-710/711 NACE rp0394/0490 AWWAC 210/C213GB/T9711 API 5L ISO 3183Material: Q235B/Q355BGR A GR B x42-x80 l245-l555

 

Business scope: 21.3mm-3620mmLSAW submerged arc welded pipe 325-2020mmERW straight welded pipe 6mm-711mmSMLS seamless tube 10-1120mmSSAW spiral steel tube 219-3620mmDemand for quality suppliers and partners