The Tubular Products Division contributes to the stable and efficient operations of its customers in energy development, civil engineering and construction, machinery manufacturing, and other major industries by supplying all varieties of steel pipe and incidental services. The primary focus of the Tubular Products Division is on the fields of oil and natural gas development. By mobilizing storage and processing service bases around the world, MISI does everything in its power to offer a sustained supply chain and effective asset management. The ultimate goal is to support energy development and production, and to make a solid contribution to the stable supply of energy, both at home in Japan and to countries around the world.
Pipelines link oil- and gas-producing areas to the areas where the resources are used. The pipes are frequently laid on the ocean floor more than two thousand meters below the surface, in earthquake zones and mountainous districts, on frozen soil, and other severe environments. The distances covered often mean that these pipelines form a mammoth infrastructure stretching thousands of kilometers across national and regional borders. MISI handles the procurement, financing, on-site logistics, and other aspects of supplying high-performance steel pipe, supporting the creation of optimum energy transport routes.
Crude oil and natural gas resources often lie thousands of meters beneath the earth’s surface. It is often difficult to identify the structure, composition and properties of oil and gas deposits, and the size and performance needed for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) varies widely. MISI works through its management service network—comprised of various bases around the world—to provide OCTG solutions. We first recommend the optimum materials based on data from trial bores, then procure the various types of OCTG to suit the boring plans, and then act in place of oil companies in handling the storage, processing, inspections, and repairs of the product, all while supplying the products on a just-in-time basis.
The United States is the world’s largest market for OCTG, accounting for about 40 percent of global demand. Business related to petroleum companies in the American market is essentially handled through distributors. To reinforce our presence in this massive market, we brought Sooner under our umbrella and strengthened our sales systems for high-grade materials from Japanese mills and general-purpose materials from American mills. The United States is the home of many major oil concerns that have expanded globally, and we will expand globally as well, extending beyond the American market.