The ever-volatile oil and gas industry faces particularly challenging requirements for machined components to meet evolving supply targets. Equipment is getting larger and heavier. Tolerances are getting tighter. And surface finishes are becoming finer.
For over 49 years, Tri Tool has worked closely with leading oil, gas, offshore and pipeline contractors to produce the most rugged and dependable pipe facing machines, internal weld alignment clamps and state-of-the-art multi-process, programmable orbital welding systems available. The result is that top petroleum producers, offshore fabrication, and pipeline contractors are selecting our field-proven equipment for the world’s largest projects.
We are an Original Equipment Manufacturer with a global network of field machining and welding technicians. Project planners and managers trust Tri Tool Services to ensure they have the appropriate on-site staffing levels with the specialized experience and equipment needed to keep projects on time and budget.
With ever-increasing worldwide demand for petroleum and continually rising energy costs, there has been a serious need to exploit oil and gas reserves located in rich deep-water deposits. In July 2015, Shell Oil began construction of the Appomattox project, the largest floating platform to ever be constructed in the Gulf of Mexico capable of producing 175,000 barrels of oil per day. Not only was the new Appomattox project going deeper to produce oil, the increased depth meant that the pipelines used throughout the project needed to be larger and heavier walled to withstand the forces of the deeper water.
To support the high-volume pipeline fabrication operations of the Appomattox project, Tri Tool developed the revolutionary 7-Axis Deep Counterbore System with laser alignment.