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.
MISI and JFE Steel have jointly obtained an order from PTT Public Company, the largest government-run oil company in Thailand. The project is a 426km long pipeline project which extends from the gas-receiving base on the Gulf of Thailand to the outskirts of the city of Bangkok. High corrosion-resistance was required for this project, but MISI’s extensive supply record to projects worldwide and JFE Steel’s cutting-edge production technology and integrated quality control were highly evaluated and lead to this remarkable order.