Home Products High Performance Alloys ToughMet Alloys Oil and Gas Sucker Rod Couplings TOUGHMET® SUCKER ROD COUPLINGS CHANGE THE GAME: FEWER WORKOVERS & INCREASED PRODUCTION Since 2016, 28 operators have installed sucker rod couplings made of ToughMet® 3 TS95 alloy in more than 900 oil wells located in the Bakken and Permian Basin to mitigate failures caused by coupling-on-tubing wear. In addition to fewer costly workovers, engineers monitoring these wells reported unanticipated performance and well efficiency improvements. To quantify the additional benefits, several operators ran field trials specifically to assess the improvements in well performance after the installation of ToughMet couplings. Read our white paper to see the results of well improvement with the couplings. Coupling white paper The game-changing, proven technology of ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings provides the most cost-effective solution for eliminating production interruptions caused by sucker rod coupling and production tubing failures in deviated shale wells. Almost half of the failures in these wells are related to either tubing or sucker rod coupling failures, caused primarily by wear damage resulting from couplings contacting the inner tube wall. The costs of working over wells run into the hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The new couplings last twice as long as couplings made of conventional materials, saving tens of thousands of dollars per well, per year. Read more in World Oil on how these couplings are increasing efficiencies and oil production in unconventional plays. NEW TOUGHMET 3 TS95 ALLOY VALVE ROD GUIDE BUSHING COUPLING The ToughMet 3 Valve Rod Guide Bushing Coupling is Materion’s newest solution for eliminating production interruptions in artificial lift systems. It is installed directly above the pump connecting the rod string to the pump drive rod. By reducing HIT failures in an area prone to extreme rod buckling and tubing wear, this oversized coupling provides the opportunity to avoid costly workovers and lower production costs. Download the ToughMet Valve Rod Guide Bushing Coupling brochure SEE HOW TOUGHMET COUPLINGS ARE INCREASING OIL WELL PRODUCTION IN THE PERMIAN BASIN TOUGHMET® 3 TS 95 ALLOY ENGINEERED FOR COUPLINGS ToughMet 3 alloy was engineered specifically for use in the oilfield and has more than 20 years’ successful use in directional drilling tools and other oilfield equipment components. For the sucker rod couplings, we developed a new ToughMet TS 95 temper that offers: Increased fatigue strength Increased fracture toughness ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings resist mechanical wear, thread damage, corrosion and erosion. They are non-galling to steel, so they do not damage production tubing, and they retain their strength even at elevated temperatures. Download the ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings Brochure. TOUGHMET® 3 TS 95 ALLOY PROPERTIES: 95 ksi tensile yield strength 65 ksi fatigue limit 30 ft-lb Charpy Impact Energy Resistant to chloride SCC, pitting and crevice corrosion Resistant to erosion, HE, SSC and general corrosion (including in mildly sour wells) To learn more about ToughMet TS 95 alloy properties, download our datasheet.