Centek Inc, has been awarded API certification for its US centralizer manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City. Centralizer production started in the plant in July 2012 with 20 employees and this has now grown to a 90 strong workforce producing 35,000 – 40,000 centralizers a month.
The plant is fully self-sufficient in all aspects of centralizer manufacture with its own heat treatment and laser cutting equipment. A second laser cutter has recently been installed enabling a second production line to come into play and the 80,000 square feet factory can accommodate third and fourth manufacturing lines as demand develops.
Manufacturing concentrates on the widely used Centek S2 bow-spring centralizer, which made from a single piece of steel, maximises standoff, flexibility and robustness. The S2 centralizer is currently being used successfully in US shale plays such as the Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Utica, Woodford, Permian, Barnett among others. Centek was first awarded API specification 10D certification for its UK factory in 2005.