05 May 2014
Corporate News
Tata Steel unveils improved steel grade for the Oil & Gas market

Tata Steel’s Speciality Steels business has unveiled an enhanced version of its existing 4145H modified alloy steel grade which combines high strength with toughness making it ideal for use in demanding downhole tool and completion equipment environments.

This improved bar product grade is manufactured at Speciality Steels’ production facilities in South Yorkshire, UK, which have been at the forefront of producing steel for the demanding oil and gas market for more than 60 years.

Mike Jeglic, Tata Steel Sales Manager for Oil and Gas in Houston , said: 'This enhanced grade which combines high strength (130 ksi yield) with high toughness (42J@-20C) at sizes up to 12' diameter has been developed in direct response to customer feedback. The improved performance envelope of this enhanced offering compared to more traditional variants of 4145H modified grades gives our customer base the opportunity to rationalise their stock profiles as well as the opportunity to deploy this alloy in more challenging operating conditions.'

Richard Lowe, General Manager Speciality Steels Americas, said: “The introduction of the grade is part of a series of ongoing initiatives that our dedicated oil and gas team has delivered in the past few months in response to customer feedback. These developments have included the introduction of imperial (inch) size rollings on the Stocksbridge (UK) mill, the launch of oil and gas grades in sizes less than 3” and improved central soundness guarantees across our product range.'

As part of Tata Steel, Europe's second largest steel producer, Speciality Steels will be showcasing its improved product and service capabilities to the oil and gas industry at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, US, between 5-8 May.

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For further information, contact Damien Brook on T. +44 (0) 1724 405786 or damien.brook@tatasteel.com.

About Tata Steel’s European operations

Tata Steel is Europe's second largest steel producer, with steelmaking in the UK and Netherlands, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies products and services to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging, rail, lifting & excavating, energy & power and aerospace. The combined Tata Steel group is one of the world’s largest steel producers, with a steel capacity of 29 million tonnes and 80,000 employees across four continents.

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