OREANDA-NEWS. April 15, 2016. TMK, one of the world’s largest producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, and PJSOC Bashneft, a major Russian oil company, have signed a Technology Partnership Programme for 2016–2020.

The programme provides for over 20 joint activities related to development, introduction and piloting of TMK products at Bashneft’s oilfields. The range of products to be supplied by TMK includes low-temperature and corrosion-resistant pipe, pipe with premium connections, high collapse pipe, vacuum insulated tubing, including super chrome (13Cr) steel tubing, and pipe used for hydraulic fracturing.

A separate section of the programme envisages cooperation between TMK and Bashneft in well completion, as well as sharing of experience and R&D information, and collaboration in conceptual engineering, pipe string sinking and technical support.