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The Importance of Quality Dies and Inserts

One of the most important considerations on any drilling rig is safety, followed closely by ensuring operating costs are tightly managed.

When a rig is

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Advantages of an Automated Slip-Lifting Device

One of the essential tools in any drilling operation is the slip. This device is used to suspend the drill pipe as it enters the rotary. While many

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6 Differences Between G and Y Series Elevators

In the drilling industry, elevators are hinged devices used to lift and lower drill pipe, casing, drill collars, and tubing. Their use is essential, and

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The 3 Types of Tong Die Drivers

Lets dive into the unique advantages of Keystone Energy Tools' Hammerless Tong Die Driver over traditional straight and angled varieties, and explore how

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9 Types of Drill Pipe Float Valves

Drill pipe float valves, or non-return valves, are downhole safety valves that create barriers to prevent unwanted flow of fluids up the drill string.

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Why Use Rotating Mouseholes

The mousehole is the area on the drilling floor where the next joint of drill pipe is stored. This is located between the rotary table and vee-door.

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API Spec 8C: Drilling and Production Hoisting Equipment

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Publications Programs and Services is a comprehensive resource for all API standards and practices, technical

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Boosting Oilfield Operations: Keystone's Elevators, Slips, Dies, and Inserts

In the complex and rapidly evolving realm of oilfield operations, the equipment used can make a significant difference in the efficiency, safety, and

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Everything You Need To Know About Keystone's Drill Collar Slips

Keystone Energy offers a wide variety of different types of Slips for different oil and gas needs. 

Yet, in this blog, we will drill down into everything

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What are Rig Tongs Used For?

Here are a few questions about rig tongs, so you can better understand how they’re used and how they could benefit your oil patch operation.

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