E&M Supply Group sells drill pipe and can quickly meet the drilling needs of companies in the oil & gas industry, underground construction, and water well drilling.
Our drill pipe accounts for more than half of all product sales and have the largest selection in the Gulf, therefore, we have the knowledge and expertise to help choose the right drilling tools and equipment for your needs. Take a look at our up-to-date inventory to see what sizes and weights we can offer, and request a quote from E&M Supply Group today.
Drill pipe is an industrial tubular used to drill into the ground. The three major industries which use drill pipe are the oil and gas industry (most common), underground construction, or more specifically Horizontal Directional Drilling, and water well drilling. We proudly serve all three of these major industries.
The oil and gas industry is where drill pipe is used the most. In 1987, E&M Supply Group began as a drill pipe supplier for oil and gas drilling contractors. Each 31ft length of drill pipe is screwed together one by one, and collectively they are known as the drill string. Drill collars and heavy-weight drill pipe are also parts of the drill string. At the bottom of the drill string is the drill bit, which does the actual boring into the earth. Initially, all oilfield drill pipe is drilled into the ground vertically by the drilling rig. Then, depending on the proposed location and orientation of the oil well, the direction of the drilling is sometimes changed to horizontal. In comparison to other industries that use drill pipe, oilfield drill pipe is made to withstand the toughest working conditions. This is mainly due to the extreme depths it is used and the extreme conditions of the earth at those depths. For example, some drill string lengths are in excess of 30,000ft.
The second industry is the underground construction, or more specifically, the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). E&M Supply Group began supplying to the HDD industry in the mid-1990’s. This industry utilizes drill pipe to bore tunnels underneath waterways, major roadways, and generally, any place where trenching is not acceptable. The resulting bore is used for various utility pipelines such as fiber optic, water, electricity, and oil and gas. HDD drilling rigs are very different from oilfield drilling rigs in that they are almost completely laying flat or horizontal. Most of the larger (Maxi) HDD rigs use exactly the same drill pipe that the oilfield uses.
The third industry is water well drilling. Water wells are very shallow compared to oil wells, so the drill pipe and drilling rigs are a lighter duty. E&M Supply Group has served the water well drilling industry since the late 1980’s.
Call speak with the experienced sales team at E&M for your drill pipe needs today!