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Certs for oil gas pipe?

Postby acozygun » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:13 am

Howdy all,

I should start off by saying I am set up for rig welding have a 68 redface, sa250 and a vantage so..... I have been around just never worked in oil and gas. I do hand rails and equipment repair mostly.

So I have been doing a lot of work for a start up oil company. The owner asked if I would work for them full time once they get a few wells going. So I have never welded pressure pipe before or well casing. I figure I should get a few certs before I get asked to do a bunch of pipe... I know that is coming. I have practiced 6010 root/tig root, 6010 fill and cap to see if I can do it... turned out ok. Wondering what advice people have for getting my feet wet in this in this world before I get thrown in neck deep.

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Re: Certs for oil gas pipe?

Postby Mike » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 am

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Re: Certs for oil gas pipe?

Postby karmachanical » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:50 pm

Trying setting up something like this. IMHO if you can't pass this, you shouldn't be welding pressure. ... llabus.pdf
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Re: Certs for oil gas pipe?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:22 pm

karmachanical posted a great test procedure.

Oil and gas weld inspections will be held to API (American Petroleum Institute) standards, and they have specific certifications you can obtain. I'm sorry I don't know more about the standards myself, as I've only qualified to a few procedures rather than certifying. I've done no oil work, and only a little NG work.

I think there is some API knowledge here. has a forum where you can learn more. and may be able to give you some information, too.

Good luck!

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