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Patterson Tubular Services

Customer Focused

Technology Driven

Phased Array UT Inspections

State-of-the-art full-length ultrasonic inspection with documented repeatability of ±2 dB

Electromagnetic Inspection (EMI)

Economical, efficient, non-destructive testing method

Special End Areas (SEA)

The regions of a tubular not inspected by full-body systems such as a phased array or EMI

Pipe Maintenance

Maintain tubulars in like-new condition with our custom-designed maintenance programs

A World-Class Inspection Company

Patterson Tubular Services (PTS) is a world-class inspection company that employs industry-leading NDT techniques to detect discontinuities in tubular goods.
We specialize in state-of-the-art Electromagnetic Inspection (EMI) and Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) to provide the best possible inspection of OCTG material for our customers. Since 1945, PTS has been fully committed to our customers’ success by delivering reliable, value-added solutions that maximize quality and safety.

Our History


Patterson Tubular Services began selling oilfield chemicals and hauling oilfield equipment, which eventually led to a lucrative
“side” business storing and maintaining tubing and casing.


PTS acquired a pipe storage yard in Morgan City, Louisiana. At one point in the early 1960s, the Morgan City yard
was purported to have the largest stock of oilfield pipe in the world with more than 200,000 tons stored on approximately 300 acres.


Rollins, Inc., purchased PTS. In 1980, Patterson developed another storage and maintenance facility in Channelview, Texas,
adding electromagnetic inspection services to Morgan City in 1974 and Channelview in 1981.


PTS was spun-off from Rollins, Inc., as part of RPC Energy Services. In 1996, RPC Energy Services was renamed RPC, Inc.


Our Channelview facility became home to the industry’s first phased-array ultrasonic inspection unit.


PTS Morgan City unveiled the first ever large OD brush machine, and PTS Channelview added new EMI and SEA lines.

Recent Developments

Our Mission Statement

"Our mission is to be our industry’s best service company. We will accomplish this goal by providing the highest quality service
at a fair, competitive rate while maintaining a leadership role in areas of employee and environmental safety."


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