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DEPARTMENT

:
SPEC NUMBER:
DATE:

FIELD SERVICES
FS-OP-01, REV. 02
July 1, 2003

RUNNING AND PULLING GRANT PRIDECO PREMIUM TUBING AND CASING
CONNECTIONS
1.0

SCOPE
1.1

2.0

This document offers suggestions to aid in the successful running and pulling of
Grant Prideco connections. It is designed to provide insight to avoid the most
common causes of pipe and connection damage resulting from improper planning,
incorrect rig operations, and inappropriate material handling procedures. Failure
to adhere to these guidelines may adversely affect proper connection makeup and/or performance.

PREPARATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
2.1

Accessory equipment
2.1.1

2.2

Elevators
2.2.1

2.3

All accessory equipment and backup equipment, such as crossovers, safety
subs, float equipment and packer assemblies, should be inspected first.
Since accessories are obtained from several sources, care should be taken
to insure that all were threaded with the correct connection. Only
accessories threaded by Grant Prideco or one of their licensed manufacture
or repair shop facilities should be used. Do not jeopardize your major
investment in tubulars or possibly the entire well by using an unauthorized
Grant Prideco connection.

Slip-type or spider type elevators are recommended. The slips should be
set below the box threads and not over the threads or on the upset. Contact
the Grant Prideco engineering department before using collar-pull
elevators. Bottleneck elevators should not be used.

Handling Plugs and Safety Clamps
2.3.1

Handling plugs are available for each size weight and type of Grant
Prideco connection. Handling plugs are not designed to support more than
a single stand of pipe. Handling plug threads must be cared for and
maintained. Threads should be cleaned, inspected, and handled so as to
prevent damage. To insure proper thread engagement, both the handling
plug and pipe box threads should be free of any dirt, paint, and storage
compound or thread compound. Plugs should be fully made up by hand
then tightened by bumping up with a bar. Handling plugs also provide
protection of the box threads from damage by tools or test equipment,
which may be run inside the pipe.

If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials, the document is uncontrolled.
Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.

Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. All Rights Reserved

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6 It is imperative that the make-up torque be accurately measured and controlled. the document is uncontrolled. Gauges and Torque Recorders 2.2 Proper handling practices and sound judgment must be used at all times to maintain the rated lift capacity of the plug. 02 July 1. Damaged lifting plugs should not be used. 2. Power Tongs. power tight to shoulder to achieve full rated lift capacity.5. 2.1 Lifting Plugs are designed to support the entire weight of the string. it is recommended that a safety clamp (wedding band. etc. All Rights Reserved Page 2 of 19 . water. Additionally. If the snub line cannot be set at a 90-degree angle to the arm of the tongs.2 Prior to inspection. the threads should be protected by correct fitting. Do not use diesel for cleaning. 2.2 2.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 2.1 When pipe is stored on the rack or is being moved. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. The lifting plugs must be fully made-up. a wet magnetic particle inspection should be performed on the plugs to inspect for fatigue cracks. or the manufacture rating of the safety clamp is achieved and /or customer’s recommendation as required. If a snub line is used it should be set at a 90 degree angle to the arm of the tong. solvent residue. the make-up reading should be adjusted accordingly.5. REV. cover the appropriate range and be properly calibrated. due to cyclic tensile loading of the lift plug. The safety clamp should be used until sufficient weight. Lifting Plugs 2.4. 2003 On flush joint connections.6.6.3. During lifting operations if the plug is subjected to heavy impact loading. metallic brushes or other methods that will scratch or abrade thread and seal surfaces. threads should be thoroughly cleaned and dried.2 2. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. dog collar) be used in addition to the handling plug. clean.4 2. Threads should be free of all dirt.5 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. and properly installed thread protectors. Thread Protectors and Cleaning 2. thread or storage compound.1 The tongs should be in good condition with jaws that correctly fit the pipe. Torque measuring equipment should be in good working order.4. The safety clamp shall be removed completely and not allowed to ride the pipe while the pipe is being lowered into the well bore. Air and/or Quickie protectors may also be used providing that they do not damage the threads or seals. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. use of the plug should be stopped until an inspection is performed.

Inspect all thread and seal surfaces for damage and corrosion.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 2. REV. resulting in a snapping sound once the seal ring is in the correct location. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. Placing the insertion tool in the box and hitting the insertion tool with a rubber mallet seats the PR ring.1 2. 2.9. other than very minor oxidation. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.1 PR rings are installed in RTS-6PR and RTS-8PR upset Integral Joint Tubing connections. The PR ring is placed in the ID of the box connection. Damage on seal surfaces. isolating the connection from the internal fluids of the well bore. The PR rings are installed to enhance the protection provided by plastic coated pipe. After repairs. threads must be re-cleaned and dried. is cause for rejection. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. Exposed seal surfaces. Installing PR rings 2.9 Where applicable. such as pin nose areas. the document is uncontrolled. 2003 Thread Inspection 2. are particularly susceptible to handling damage. Seal rings should not be installed sooner than necessary before make-up of the connection. This evaluation shall be conducted by using your finger and going around the entire circumference of the groove. Care should be taken to insure that the ring fits properly and is firmly seated into the groove.8. It is imperative that the seal ring is evaluated for proper fit after the hump has been displaced in the groove. dents. the void at the internal mating area may cause turbulence resulting in erosion. and/or mashed ends. Both the seal ring and the seal ring groove shall be clean and dry prior to installation. The seal ring must be seated the entire circumference after it has been determined that the ring is fitted properly into the groove.7. An insertion tool is required to seat the PR ring. without any detrimental effects to the performance of the connection.1 An authorized Grant Prideco Representative must perform thread inspection. seal rings shall be installed after thread inspection. Minor anomalies on thread and torque shoulder surfaces can be field repaired. Movement of the seal ring axially will assure proper installation.7 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. Any abnormal areas of the seal ring must be corrected at this time. Special care should be taken in inspection of these areas for dings. 02 July 1. however.8 Installing Seal Rings 2. The connection may be run without the PR ring. All Rights Reserved Page 3 of 19 .

The rings are installed to prevent fluid from penetrating into the threaded area of the connection.10 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. FLB-4S. and free of contaminates. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. (A brush is recommended) This will reduce the possibility of the thread-lock progressing into the ID. The seal ring must be removed on connections incorporating a seal ring. FL-21. 02 July 1. A retaining groove is cut in the face of the coupling. STL. NJOM.1 The pin and box connections must be cleaned. The EE ring is installed prior to stabbing the pin in the coupling. in preparation for connection make-up. ST-P. (New) NJO. the document is uncontrolled.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 2. FL-4S. covering approximately ½ of the If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. A uniform coat should be applied. All Rights Reserved Page 4 of 19 . dried. SB. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. Secondary connections .10.ST-C. The EE is installed with the black O-ring facing the threaded area of the box connection. The EE ring consists of O-ring inside of the outer shell. dry. MODIFIED COUPLING. RSU-6. Apply thread-lock to the pin threads only (not the seal area of the pin). REV. RSU-8. BTB. RTS. E n v iro n m e n ta l E x c lu s io n R in g C o u p lin g Face D o p e G ro o v e P in 3. DSS-HTC. IJ-4S. The groove is required to be clean. Thread locking compound must be well worked into the thread form.1 (NJO.1 EE rings are installed in HFR-1EE (High Fatigue Resistance Revision 1 Environmental Exclusion) threaded and coupled connections. FL22) 3. and free of dirt or debris that would prohibit the ring from seating properly. The EE ring must be properly seated the entire circumference of the groove. HDL.0 Thread Locking Procedures 3. (Old) NJO. a full 360 degrees.1. isolating the connection from external fluids. BTB. ANJO. BIG HDL. The ring must be installed no sooner than necessary prior to the make-up of the connection. IJ-3SS. 2003 Installing of an EE ring 2. DS. which holds the ring in place.

REV. A torque in excess of the maximum make-up torque may be required to shoulder the connections. 4.1.1 Apply thread compound to the following areas: seal ring groove area. Moly-disulfide is not required otherwise. ST-M. 4. Apply thread compound to the internal seal of the box. and TC-II family.2. STFI.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. it is recommended that the pipe be lifted with straps rather than hooks.2.STC-4S.1 Extreme care should be used when handling pipe. apply a Moly-disulfide spray.3.2 Thread Compound 4.1 API 5A2 modified. 2003 first pin threads or approximately ½ of the first pin threads on both steps. Pipe should not be moved unless the threads are protected with thread protectors and/or handling or lifting plugs. The pin connection shall be clean and dry prior to make-up.2. 3. Thread compound in these areas must be applied per section 3.1 with the exception of omitting the area before the seal ring groove. The connection shall be made up as soon as possible after the thread-lock and thread compound has been applied. high-pressure thread compound is recommended. HFR family.0 RUNNING PROCEDURES 4. AB-TC.2 TC-4S.2 After any field repair. All Rights Reserved Page 5 of 19 . CQS.3. the document is uncontrolled. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. covering the area 360 degrees. prior to applying the thread compound.) Leaching of the thread compound and locking compound is acceptable at the mating areas. high temperature. thread below the seal ring groove area. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. To insure protection of the threads. Single joint elevators are recommended but not necessarily required. If a soft line is used it should always be double wrapped when picking up a joint of pipe. (A brush is recommended.1 Pipe Handling 4. TC-22 3. 02 July 1. Secondary connections . 4. and the metal seal area of the box connection. Apply thread-locking compound to the remaining area above the seal ring groove. Thread locking compound must be well worked into the thread form.

BTB.3 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. DSS-HTC. Thread compound should be well worked into the thread roots with a brush.3 RTS. (Best-o-Life 2000. IJ-4S. BIG HDL. even coat of thread compound shall be applied to the entire threaded area (both steps) and seal surface of the pin. (Old) NJO.3 4. particular care should be taken to thoroughly cover the area between the seal ring and the back of the box. A thin even coat of thread compound shall be applied to the metal seal only on the box. and Best-o-life PTC) Please contact your nearest Grant Prideco representative for additional information.3. TC-22. CQS. Thread compound shall be well worked into the thread roots with a brush. FLB-4S. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. Modified Couplings. even coat of thread compound shall also be applied to the metal seal only on the pin. and TC-II family. AB-TC. Jet Lube Seal Guard. the document is uncontrolled. (New) NJO. REV. TC-4S.2 Big NJO 4. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. 02 July 1. STC-4S. RSU-6. Thread compound should fill approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the thread height. 4. A thin.2 Option 2 for rig preparation Onshore: A thin. HFR2. ST-M.1.3.1 Preferred Option 1: A thin even coat of thread compound shall be applied to the entire threaded area (both steps) and seal surface of the box connection. HFR1. ANJO. NJOM 4. Thread compound should be worked well into the thread roots with a brush. IJ-3SS.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 4.3. 2003 Some lead-free and metals-free compounds have been evaluated for use on some Grant Prideco connections. On products with seal rings. All Rights Reserved Page 6 of 19 . Kendex may be applied to the pin connection for storage and transportation. ST-FI.1 A thin.3.3.1 NJO.1. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. STL. even coat of thread compound shall be applied to the entire threaded area (both steps) and seal surface of the box connection. and Secondary Connections (ST-C. FL-4S. DS.1 Thread compound should be applied to the entire thread and seal surfaces of both the pin and the box connection. ST-P. FL-21) 4.3. Care should be taken to insure complete and uniform coverage. RSU-8.3.3. SB. Care shall be taken to insure complete and uniform coverage.2.2. Compound Application 4. 4. Kendex must be wiped off as much as practical prior to stab and make-up. HDL. 4.

3.1 Thread compound shall be applied to the threaded area and metal seal of the pin connection as per section 4. In case of a mis-stab. Snub line shall be slack. rotate the pipe by hand to insure proper thread engagement. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. A stabbing guide shall be used on the pipe box thread to prevent damage to thread and seal surfaces. Make one or two full turns by hand or slowly. The pipe must be properly positioned and under complete control before stabbing is conducted. 4.3. Thread compound shall be applied to the threaded area and metal seal of the box connection only as per section 4.4. lower the pipe slowly to avoid thread damage. or backup shall be released before applying power for initial make-up. Thread compound shall not be applied to the machined cylinder surface (EE Seal Area) of the external area on the pin. If the pipe is racked back in doubles or triples it is recommended that a weight compensator be used during the running process. at about 4 to 6 RPM’s.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. If the weight of the pipe prohibits turning by hand.4. Men on the rig floor and the stabbing board accomplish control of the pipe.3.4 HFR1-EE 4. The stabber must not rock the pipe during initial stab or make-up. 4. 02 July 1. the pin connection should be lowered very slowly into the box.3.3.3. When a PLS system is utilized to stab the pin in the box. 2003 4. All Rights Reserved Page 7 of 19 . the document is uncontrolled.1. The pipe must be in true vertical alignment over the box. The PLS system shall not restrict the connection from properly rotating during make-up. Movement or sway of the pipe should be limited to the minimum extent possible. Only after the pipe is stabilized and properly positioned.4 Stabbing and Thread Engagement 4. or cross threading. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. using the power tongs.4. Thread compound shall not be applied to the dope relief groove area. assure that the pin and box are properly aligned prior to make-up.2 Remove stabbing guide after stabbing. rotating the connection counter-clockwise 1/4 to 1/2 turn will correct the misalignment and give proper thread engagement. This process will allow the stab flank of the pin threads to align with the flank threads of the box and reduce the possibility of mis-stabbing. Once the face of the pin is even with the face of the box.1. REV.1 Stabbing and initial thread engagement is the most critical aspect of running Grant Prideco premium connections. Cross threading and misalignment may be corrected now. turn very slowly with tongs (connection should be free running without torque required) to assure proper thread engagement.

in which the final torque is below the minimum or above the maximum recommended torque at their discretion. Make-up Torque 4. Do not latch the elevators on the pipe until the connection is made-up completely. Make up at a steady and controlled speed. Pipe wrenches. All Rights Reserved Page 8 of 19 .1 There are no established torque values for BTB connections.D. Torque If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. A backup tong may be required.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 4. 2003 Power tongs are required. Each pin connection has a “make-up groove mark” machined around the circumference of the pin connection.1 4. Optimum make-up is achieved when the face of the coupling is positioned midway of the “make-up groove mark”. The BTB design concept requires that the connection be made up to position. The side of the groove facing the pin thread is the minimum position and the side of the groove facing the pipe O.5 Power Make-up 4. In isolated cases.6. the document is uncontrolled.6. The “make-up groove mark” may not be visible 360 degrees since it is dependant on the OD and concentricity of the pipe. REV.6 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. rig tongs or spinning chain make-up are not recommended.2. Do not set the backup tongs over the box threads. Torque values are recommended and can be affected by field conditions. until sufficient string weight is developed to prevent the joint from turning in the slips.5. For torque monitoring equipment or target torque. 02 July 1. Make up to the recommended torque value. however a connection shall be considered acceptable if the torque is between the minimum and maximum torque value. Set the power tongs and the backup tongs as close together as possible to prevent bending during make-up. if the tongs are not integral. The torque values on the Technical Specification Sheet provide a minimum and maximum recommended torque value. usually at 10-15 RPM’s for tubing and 8 to 12 RPM’s for casing. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. is the maximum position.1 Grant Prideco Technical Specification Sheets provide the torque values for all Grant Prideco Premium connections that require a specific make-up torque. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.2 BTB Connections 4. the Grant Prideco Field Service Representative has the authority to accept connections. The backup tongs should be of a sufficient width to prevent crushing the pipe body.6. the average of the two values may be considered the optimum torque. The value should not exceed 10% below or above the recommended torque value. 4.

3 Modified Couplings 4. while the maximum torque should not exceed 125% of the optimum value. 4. REV.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. 2003 values may be established by running ten joints and averaging the torques.) Depending on the torque required. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.3. All Rights Reserved Page 9 of 19 . (Never use a hammer or other hard object to beat on a connection. The minimum torque should not be less than 75% of the optimum value.3 The average of the torque values determined above should be considered the optimum torque value for that product. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials.6. 4. Set the power tongs and the backup tongs or slips as close together as possible to prevent bending during breakout. Slowly apply the torque required to break the connection. is approximately 75% of the recommended torque for a non-modified coupling. The front line of this paint band should be at the last scratch (the L4 distance is available from API Standard 5B) and is convenient when the actual location of the “last scratch” is in doubt due to chaser run-out marks.2 Using extreme care.1 Unlatch the elevators before breakout. Maintain vertical alignment and control of pipe.6. If any of these connections require a torque in excess of the API maximum torque value to reach the recommended make-up positions.3. 4. Locate the connection to be broken out at a comfortable working height above the slips.6. Pipe movement shall be stopped before additional turning of the connection is continued. break the connection out and check threads for damage. 02 July 1.6. 4. This is accomplished by a man on the stabbing board. movement of the pipe is sometimes initiated by the initial break. mark a 1/8” wide white paint band on the pin end.7 Breakout 4. make-up each of the pre-marked connections and record the torque necessary to bring the paint band flush with coupling face. also assuring that the face of the coupling is within the limits of the “make-up groove mark”.1 On the first 15 to 20 joints of tubing to be run. Reference: Typical make-up torque for a modified coupling. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. the document is uncontrolled. to achieve the correct position.3.7. The resultant damage could lead to a failure. The remaining connections may be run to that torque value.

All Rights Reserved Page 10 of 19 . Major anomalies in the characteristic of the make-up curve or a shoulder torque that is outside of the normal range indicates that an improper make-up is suspect. (New) NJO. Torque monitoring services usually monitor torque. dry thread protector or handling plug as appropriate.3 4. Remove the power tongs before lifting the pin out of the box. For RTS. NJO. The use of such a system provides many benefits. To evaluate the make-up characteristics of a connection. time and turns. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. This information can be used to conduct evaluations at the rig site or for future reference.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 4. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.8.7. SB.8 Stop rotation immediately when the pin jumps inside the box. The pin must be carefully lifted out of the box to avoid damage. (Old) NJO. however it is recommended for internally shouldered connections. A stabbing guide shall be used prior to lifting the pin out of the box.7. There are no turn criteria for acceptance of any Grant Prideco connection.1 The use of a computerized torque monitoring system is not a requirement for make-up of Grant Prideco connections. This is critical on heavy weight pipe or when pulling doubles or triples. STC. Do not lift the exposed pin threads through the tongs. A single joint elevator is recommended to reduce misalignment during the lifting process. REV. the document is uncontrolled. Torque Monitoring Equipment 4. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. 02 July 1. repaired if necessary and remade. 2003 Maintain a steady. thread damage should be eliminated. These include a permanent record of each connection's make-up characteristics. protect the threads by installing a clean. In lieu of a compensator. Connections displaying these characteristics should be broken out. With the compensator load adjusted to thread loading. STP. If the pipe is being pulled or racked back in doubles or triples it is recommended that a weight compensator be used during the pulling and running process. shoulder torque and final torque. studies and evaluations. NJOM. insure that the spring hook is adjusted to keep the pin from jumping out of the box. and Big NJO continue rotation ¼ to ½ a turn prior to lifting the pin out of the box. A weight compensator may be used to reduce thread galling during breakout. RSU.2 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. controlled speed until the pin jumps inside the box. Before moving the pipe further. inspected. a torque versus turn plot is preferred over that of a torque versus time. ANJO. 4.

1 The Grant Prideco Technical Specification Sheets provide the required minimum and maximum make-up torque values required for the connection. All Rights Reserved Page 11 of 19 . 02 July 1.2.2. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. The remaining connections may be run to these established values. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. 4.4 Graph size and scale shall be set to produce clear representation of a make-up signature and verification of torque values – no more than two make-up curves shall be displayed on a sheet of paper.8.2.8.5”) and 5% of the minimum torque value for casing sizes.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 4. REV. 4.8.2. the document is uncontrolled.8.2 The reference or the starting torque must be set as low as practical for tubing sizes (2 3/8” . 4.5 Shoulder torque values may be set at 10% to 80% of the minimum torque value specified on the Grant Prideco Specification Sheet for tapered interference connection.8. The minimum value of the shoulder torque may be set at the average shoulder torque value minus two standard deviations and the corresponding maximum value may be set at the average shoulder torque plus two standard deviations.3 The minimum make-up torque as specified on the Grant Prideco Technical Specification Sheet shall be used for the dump value torque. 4.8.8.7 Determining the average distribution and standard deviation of the shoulder torque on the initial first fifty connections may also set shoulder torque values.8. 4.2.2. 2003 Setting up of torque monitoring equipment 4.6 Shoulder torques values may be set as low as practical for two step non interference connections 4. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.2.2 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01.

All Rights Reserved Page 12 of 19 . Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.1 If the minimum specified make-up torque is not obtained the connection shall be broken out completely. M A X IM U M M A K E U P T O R QU E M IN I M U M M A K E U P T O R QU E M A X IM U M S H OU L D E R T OR Q U E T O R Q U E SH OU L D E R T O R Q U E M IN IM U M SH O U L D ER T O R QU E R E F. It is the Grant Prideco service representative’s responsibility for the acceptances of any make-up curves. T O R QU E T U R N /T IM E If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials.2 The connection’s make-up signatures shall be evaluated based on the following conditions: 5.2. Any connection’s signature that is abnormal or inconsistent must be evaluated until a confident level is established.0 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01.1 The intent is to provide guidelines that will assist in the evaluation of make-up signatures. REV. 2003 DISPOSITION OF MAKE-UP SIGNATURES 5. the final decision is his responsibility. 5. 02 July 1. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. the document is uncontrolled.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5. In case of a discrepancy.

M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SHO ULDER TO RQ UE M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E REF. 2003 If the maximum specified make-up torque is exceeded the connection shall be broken out.3 If the torque shoulder does not engage (no shoulder) the connection shall be broken out. TO RQ UE T U R N /T IM E 5.2. M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E NO SHOULDER M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E REF. the document is uncontrolled. REV. TORQUE T U R N /T IM E If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. 02 July 1. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.2.2 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. All Rights Reserved Page 13 of 19 .

Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.2. the document is uncontrolled. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E H IG H S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E LO W S H O U LD E R TO R Q U E M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E R E F. M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SHO ULD ER TO RQ UE M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E R EF. tong stoppage. TO R Q U E T U R N /T IM E 5.4 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. TO RQ UE T U R N /T IM E If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials.e.2. 2003 If the shoulder torque is outside of the specified torque window (below or above) the connection shall be broken out.5 If the rotation was interrupted during make-up (i. All Rights Reserved Page 14 of 19 . indication of slippage. 02 July 1. REV. or bumping) the connection shall be broken out.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5.

REV. All Rights Reserved Page 15 of 19 .DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. the seal ring shall be removed from the box connection. the connection shall be broken and the pin and box connection shall be rejected and marked appropriately. Any connection with seal damage shall be rejected and marked appropriately. the connection shall be considered acceptable.1 If the connection make-up signature is rejected.2 The pin and box shall be thoroughly cleaned and visually inspected and if applicable. and the seal ring is not shredded as a result of make-up.3 If second make-up signature is acceptable or similar to the first makeup and the shoulder torque and final torque are within acceptable limits. 2003 If the make-up signature indicates yielding or deformation of the torque shoulder. the pin shall be broken out and disassembled 5.3. the connection shall be reassembled. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.6 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. TORQUE T U R N /T IM E 5.2.3. If no detrimental damage (galling on the thread) is observed. If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials.3 Criteria for back-out evaluation and sequential make-up acceptance of an questionable make-up signature: 5. the document is uncontrolled.3. 5. 02 July 1. M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SHO ULDER TO RQ UE M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E REF.

DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5.3 Erratic torque curve prior to shouldering. M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E R E F . 5. 5. build-up and drop-off in torque. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. 02 July 1.4 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01.4. All Rights Reserved Page 16 of 19 .4. however make up conditions may alter the shape of the curve.2 Excessive build-up and drop off in torque prior to shouldering. the document is uncontrolled.3: 5.4.4. T O R Q U E T U R N /T IM E 5.2 Excessive torque build-up and drop-off prior to shouldering. 2003 If the seal ring is shredded or dislodged from the groove.1 Erratic make-up curve. Make-up signatures of this nature must always be broken out and evaluated based on section 5. TORQUE T U R N /T IM E If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. and reassemble the connection.5 S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E Typical make up signature. T O R Q U E M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E 5. REV. if applicable. replace the seal ring. M A X IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SHOULDER TO RQ UE M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E REF.3.4 5. Make-up signature must be acceptable.

however make-up conditions may alter the shape of the curve. the document is uncontrolled.4.5 Typical make-up signature (Connection with thread interference). Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. M A X IM U M M A K E U P T O R Q U E M I N IM U M M A K E U P T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SHOULDER TO RQ UE M I N IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E R EF.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. REV. 2003 5. All Rights Reserved Page 17 of 19 . Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.3 Erratic torque curve prior to shouldering. TO R Q U E T U R N /T IM E 5. 02 July 1. TORQUE T U R N /T IM E If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. M A X IM U M F I N A L T O R Q U E M IN IM U M F IN A L T O R Q U E M A X IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E T O R Q U E SH O U LD ER TO RQ UE M IN IM U M S H O U L D E R T O R Q U E REF.

Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source.10 Use of accessories with non-authorized Grant Prideco type threads. 6. make-up or break-out. REV. 6. 6. M a x im u m F in a l T o r q u e M in im u m F in a l T o r q u e M a x im u m s h o u ld e r t o r q u e Torque S h o u ld e r to r q u e T u r n /T im e 6. 6.4 Continued rotation of pipe after threads have disengaged during pulling. 2003 Typical make-up signature (Connection with non-interference thread).12 Over torque. This is especially true for improper thread compound application between the seal ring and the back of the box. however make-up conditions may alter the shape of the curve. 6.0 COMMON CAUSES OF THREAD DAMAGE 6. All Rights Reserved Page 18 of 19 . If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. 6.9 Lack of proper care while running or pulling pipe. the document is uncontrolled.11 Improperly installed seal rings. 02 July 1.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 5. 6. 6.5 Setting backup tongs over box threads.2 Misalignment from vertical during stabbing.6 Dirty threads and/or dirty thread compound.3 Rocking pipe to correct cross threading. 6.8 Improper handling of pipe during storage and shipping. 6.1 Insufficient or improperly applied thread compound.6 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. 6.7 Arc burning on threads during magnetic particle inspection.

REV. 2003 CONTACTS Grant Prideco Field Service Headquarters 5301 Polk Street. Current revision level can be determined through the Grant Prideco Intranet or another controlled source. All Rights Reserved Page 19 of 19 . the document is uncontrolled.DEPARTMENT: SPEC NUMBER: DATE: 7. Louisiana USA 70506 Phone: 1-337-232-3098 (24 hour) Fax: 1-337-261-1066 If the printed format of this document does not display approval signature or initials. 02 July 1.0 FIELD SERVICES FS-OP-01. Building 7 Houston Texas USA 77023 Phone: 1-713-924-2832 (24 hour) Fax: 1-713-924-2847 Grant Prideco Field Service Office 229 Luke Street Lafayette. Copyright 2001 Grant Prideco.