TMK IPSCO Achieves ERCB Directive 010 Compliance

December 9, 2009

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ — TMK IPSCO is pleased to announce that it is now able to offer ERCB Directive 010, Appendix B compliant casing in Grades H40, J55 and L80 produced as “new” production supplied from either its welded and seamless mills in the USA or from TMK’s seamless mills in Russia.

The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta, Canada. The ERCB’s mission is to ensure that the discovery, development, and delivery of Alberta’s energy resources take place in a manner that is fair, responsible, and in the public interest. The ERCB regulates the safe, responsible, and efficient development of oil, natural gas, oil sands, and coal, as well as the pipelines to move these resources to market.

ERCB Directive 010, which became effective on September 22, 2008, mandates upgraded material specifications for casing materials manufactured in accordance with API Specification 5CT, when used in sour service. For wells with partial pressure H2S greater than or equal to 0.34 kPa, the additional requirements are found in Appendix B of Directive 010.

TMK IPSCO has carried out an extensive testing program to ensure that all its mills are compliant with this Directive in order to be able to offer ERCB Directive 010, Appendix B compliant casing.

TMK IPSCO operates in North America as a division of TMK, the largest pipe producer in Russia and one of the three global market leaders. TMK IPSCO is a leading producer of energy tubulars. It operates one steel mill and nine pipe mills and product finishing facilities in seven states across the United States. TMK IPSCO’s pipe mills produce a wide range of seamless and welded energy tubular products including oil & gas well casing and tubing, line pipe, drill pipe, standard pipe and hollow structural sections. TMK IPSCO also manufactures premium connections for oil and natural gas drilling and production under the ULTRA brand name.

TMK (LSE: TMKS) is one of the world’s top three producers of steel pipes for the oil and gas sector.


In 2008, TMK shipped over 3.2 million tonnes of pipes and supplied companies in more than 65 countries.

TMK production facilities are located in Russia, the United States, Romania and Kazakhstan

  • Volzhsky Pipe Plant
  • Seversky Tube Works
  • Taganrog Metallurgical Works
  • Sinarsky Pipe Plant
  • TMK-Europe
  • TMK-Kaztrubprom
  • TMK Oilfield Services
  • TMK-Premium Service

For further information about TMK IPSCO, including ULTRA Premium Connections, please visit our web site at www.tmk-ipsco.com.



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