Oil and Gas Industry

3D Printing in the oil and gas
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3D-printed switched parts on removed field area.

In the oil and gas industry, remote drilling and extraction sites present a unique set of challenges. Not only are these facilities dependent on complex machines, but it is also difficult to operate and repair. Offshore oil rigs are notoriously difficult to deliver with parts.

Proof of the Concept: Has 3D printing been tested in the real world of oil drilling?
One of the most important questions to answer 3D printing on oil rigs, is whether it’s a practical reality or just a theoretical opportunity. Fortunately, some previous experts show that 3D printing can be used effectively at removed drilling sites. The largest oil producers in the world have already begun exploring the numerous usages of 3D-printing could deliver as specialized parts to production sites.

One of the best words that describes “3D printed parts” in a functional oil rig, was until performed on a fully 3D-printed turbine used to drive a drill bit. Far from being a prototype, the turbine was put into operation on an operating land-based rig which worked at a depth of about 3000 feet. This test showed that parts that were produced with additive manufacturing could meet the strong physical requirements of the oil and gas industry.

Potential savings from 3D printing

Offshore oil giants high costs are to have to send away a supply boat to deliver parts to a rig. However, another part of the cost of downtime is the huge amount of potential profit that is lost every hour as an offshore oil rig is not operational. Deepwater rigs can experience downtime of up to 15 percent, with each non-operating period costing hundreds of thousands dollars in earnings.

3D printing provides a more cost-effective solution for both price of parts and downtime. After a 3D printing is purchased, the price for each single part is determined only by the amount of material used to create the part. Between lower production costs and less rigging, the use of 3D printers on offshore platforms can save oil companies millions of dollars in the coming years.

An Easy Solution

The plastic 3D print was chosen for two main reasons; cost and time scale. Traditional model manufacturing would have taken a year to produce the model and cost many times more than the 3D printed part. Furthermore, the details are obtained with excellent accuracy using FDM and SLA machines and avoiding the expensive Nylon sintering process.


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