Selective Plating for Oil & Gas Drilling Equipment

Oil & Gas

SIFCO ASC has served the Oil and Gas market for over 50 years with selective plating products and job shop services. Our team has experience with repairing equipment and enhancing OEM components.

The SIFCO Process® is the leading portable method of electroplating localized areas without the use of an immersion tank. It is primarily used for enhancing surfaces on OEM components, permanent repairs and salvaging worn or mis-machined parts in the Oil and Gas industry.

Common Oil and Gas Applications:

  • Silver plating onto dynamic sealing and bearing surfaces.
  • Selective plating of copper onto premium threaded connections, alloy premium drill pipe, risers, tubulars, and couplings to prevent galling during make-and-break operations.
  • Application of AeroNikl (sulfamate nickel) for corrosion protection in high-chloride, down-hole applications.
  • Repair of worn and mechanically damaged surfaces with a combination of copper and AeroNikl.
  • Selectively plating o-ring grooves, keyways, and recesses for corrosion protection, anti-galling, dimensional restoration, or re-sizing.
  • Onsite repair of offshore platform components.

SIFCO ASC Surface Treatments:

  • Provide corrosion protection
  • Improve wear resistance
  • Improve solderability or brazing characteristics
  • Decrease electrical contact resistance
  • Prevent galling
  • Serve as bearing surfaces
  • Increase surface hardness

Common Components Plated

  • Roller Cone Drill Bits
  • Tubing Hanger Bodies
  • Risers
  • Inner Mandrels
  • Small Port Repairs
  • Hub Port Repairs
  • Casing Hangers
  • Hardrock Drill Bits
  • O-rings, Keyways, and Recesses
  • Connectors
  • Cylinders
  • Premium Pipe Threads
  • Tension Joints
  • Ported Slick Joints
  • Tapered Stress Joints
  • Tubular Connections
  • Fixed Cutter Drill Bits
  • Hydraulic Shaft Repair

Copper Select® Program

SIFCO ASC is the world leader in selective plating technology and sets the standard for quality and reliability for plating copper onto premium threaded connections. SIFCO ASC is approved by industry leaders to train operators, worldwide, to selectively apply copper onto premium threaded connections!

Oil & Gas Customers

  • Baker Hughes
  • Enventure
  • FMCTechnip
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Halliburton
  • One Subsea
  • Schlumberger
  • Tenaris
  • VAM

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SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts is your vital resource for enhancing, repairing or refurbishing critical components through selective electroplating. The SIFCO Process® is the leading method of selective electroplating localized areas on components without the use of an immersion tank. We provide contract services, chemical solutions and equipment for surface enhancement to improve component performance, minimize downtime and reduce manufacturing costs. To learn more, choose from any of these related resources.