What are Oil Country Tubular Goods? 2 minutes spent reading

What are Oil Country Tubular Goods?

Michael Leithinger

The term Oil Country Tubular Goods describes tubes that are used in oil and gas production: As a rule these include drill pipe, casing and tubing.

Oil Country Tubular Goods are used both onshore and offshore. In the industry, they are also referred to by the acronym OCTG (for “Oil Country Tubular Goods”). Each wellbore proceeds in multiple phases, during which

  • drill pipe,
  • casing (lines the wellbore), and
  • tubing (delivery or production tubes that transport the oil and gas to the surface)

are used alternately. With voestalpine Tubulars GmbH & Co KG, voestalpine has an experienced and reputable OCTG manufacturer in the Group. The company, which is based in Kindberg, Austria, is a world leader in high-strength, seamless Oil Country Tubular Goods.

Individual customer requirements

Robert Scott

Robert Scott

The American Petroleum Institute (API) stipulates precisely standardized specifications that define the properties of Oil Country Tubular Goods and classify them into ten grades. These properties are achieved through the chemical composition of the steel and subsequent heat treatment. “We go a step further and respond specifically and individually to the requirements of our customers,” said Robert Scott, Managing Director of voestalpine Tubular Corporation in Houston, Texas.



  • OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods)
  • Drill pipe
  • Casing (lines the wellbore)
  • Tubing (delivery or production tubes that transport the oil and gas to the surface)
  • Onshore
  • Offshore

The latest video from the voestalpine image and brand campaign focuses on Oil Country Tubular Goods, produced in Austria and installed in America. An ongoing blog series offers further insight and background information about the product, the areas of application and the market as well as about Robert Scott, the star of the campaign.


By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

More information:

Michael Leithinger