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Powders for Energy Exploration

GTP began producing tungsten powders over 70 years ago. Over this time, we have pioneered advanced processes to manufacture the highest quality powders in the industry.

We are constantly working with our customers in the energy industry to develop powders for use in new and improved products like body, shoulder, and face powder for the use in down-hole drilling applications. GTP’s tungsten powders for energy exploration offer the purity and particle size uniformity demanded by the petrochemical industry.

As with all our tungsten products, including powders used for energy exploration, we start with internally produced APT. In addition to our raw material flexibility, our vertical integration provides an industry leading security of supply.

GTP offers a wide range of tungsten powders for use in the energy sector:

EnerMet® Family of Powders for the Oil & Gas Industry

GTP offers a range of tungsten and tungsten carbide powders to meet abrasion and erosion resistance requirements of oil field operations. GTP has state-of-the-art blending capabilities to make customized engineered blends from a few kilos to thousands of kilos. With our decades of experience working with customers to meet specific requirements and access to an extensive analytical laboratory including numerous wear tests, our customers can be confident in that their next project will be a successful one. Contact us to help meet your demanding application, GTP engineers and scientists are ready to support your current demands as well as future developments.

GTP developed powders for fixed cutter bits, shoulder tungsten powder, face and body carbide blends, carbide grade powders for gaging blocks and drill string components, tungsten powder for core bits, and many more specific oil field applications.

Tungsten Powder

GTP manufactures tungsten powders for use in drilling applications, like shoulder, body, and face powders. These powders are designed to stand up to extremely harsh conditions. Our powders are engineered to varying degrees of agglomeration to meet infiltration and machining requirements. Additionally, GTP offers tungsten powders as well as tungsten copper composites specifically designed for shaped charge manufacturing.

Ultra-Coarse Tungsten Carbide (UC-WC)

GTP utilizes a proprietary process to manufactures ultra-coarse tungsten carbide (UC-WC) powders for wear resistant applications. The UC-WC powders are monocrystalline and exhibit good wetting and infiltration properties like high-temperature strength, superior wear resistance and good toughness. The powders are ideally suited for manufacturing of polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drill bits to withstand the severe operating conditions resulting in extended life of the bit and lower drilling costs.

Ready-to-Press Grade Powders

Ready-to-press grade powders produced by GTP are free flowing formulations that can be used as starting materials in the production of mud nozzles, cutting inserts and substrates for PDC cutters. We have manufactured hundreds of specialized grade powders over the past 40 years meeting the specific needs of customers in numerous industries, including the energy sector.

Ammonium Metatungstate

AMT is used in the production of tungsten catalysts for a variety of reactions used by the petrochemical industry.

For detailed information please contact:

Ian Harper
Business Segment Manager
Office Phone: +1 214 295 6242
Mobile Phone: +1 214 592 2491

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