CIP Composites for Oil & Gas Exploration

Oil & Gas Exploration - Bearings & BushingsEquipment manufacturers, suppliers, and drill service providers have become highly competitive to secure remaining contracts in order to stay operational during this recent downturn in the industry. Looking for new strategies to succeed in this current market, companies are investigating alternative products and designs to maximize flexibility and efficiencies. Whether in the exploring, drilling, or production of oil, equipment manufacturers are looking for products that provide high levels of performance that will set themselves apart from the competition.

Bearing materials in the oil & gas industry are presented with the most demanding conditions requiring high load capacity in poor environments and sporadic service schedules. Columbia Industrial Products offer CIP Composites to the oil & gas industry as light weight, self-lubricating composite materials that have a long service life. Although commonly used for bearings, wear pads and thrust washers, CIP’s ability to provide large custom size solutions give the oil & gas industry the ability to use our materials in a wide range of applications. CIP Composites are ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, and can be easily installed by press fitting or freeze fitting with the ability to machine in place.

Offshore Oil Production

Oil and Gas - Offshore Oil ProductionCIP Composites offer the oil and gas industry self-lubricated plane, flange, and spherical bearings, wear pads, wear rings and thrust washers for a wide range of applications including launch and recovery systems, riser tensioners, pipe handling tools, pipe stacking tools, FPSO mooring systems, calm buoy, chain jack, sheaves, jack lift, windlass, and cranes.

Unaffected by salt water and noncorrosive, CIP Composites are reducing maintenance time and part replacements. A light weight, self-lubricating composite material ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, CIP Composites can be easily installed by press fitting or freeze fitting with the ability to machine in place.

Columbia Industrial Products offer several material grades that are suited for different conditions. Our sales department will work with you to choose the best CIP material for your application.

Offshore Vessel Support

Oil & Gas - Offshore Vessel SupportCIP Composites offer the oil and gas industry self-lubricated plane, flange, and spherical bearings, wear pads, wear rings and thrust washers for a wide range of applications including launch and recovery systems, riser tensioners, pipe handling tools, pipe stacking tools, FPSO mooring systems, calm buoy, chain jack, sheaves, jack lift, windlass, and cranes.

Unaffected by salt water and noncorrosive, CIP Composites are reducing maintenance time and part replacements. A light weight, self-lubricating composite material ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, CIP Composites can be easily installed by press fitting or freeze fitting with the ability to machine in place.

Columbia Industrial Products offer several material grades that are suited for different conditions.

Drilling & Completion Equipment

Oil & Gas - Drilling & Completion EquipmentUnlike offshore, the onshore industry requires materials that have capabilities to operate in dry and sometimes dusty conditions. CIP Composites are ideal for replacing greased bronze bearings, eliminating the need to purge the greasing system due to the dusty conditions. Columbia Industrial Products offer several material grades that are suited for different conditions. Our sales department will work with you to choose the best CIP material for your application.

CIP Composites has success in several drilling and completion equipment applications including iron rough necks, rig walkers, pumpjack cylinders, coil tubing gooseneck rollers, downhole products, and pipe and cable laying.

CIP Composites Product Benefits

  • Low wear rate
  • Self-lubricating
  • Stable in fresh or salt water environments
  • Negligible water swell
  • Capable of high loads
  • Stable in elevated temperatures
  • Chemically resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lightweight
  • Low coefficient of friction