I don't have a clue why, but just a short time ago, I was lying in my hot bath contemplating time spent on drilling rigs. I've come to realize that I've forgotten more than most young guys know. But I digress.
Question: Why is it that 5" drill pipe comes in random lengths. Every crane operator had that denim covered tally book in their back pocket, and losing it could bring on severe consequences.
Out of everything we used, jars, collars, stabilizers, saver subs, fishing tools, ........... the thing there was the most of was drilling pipe, and that would seem to be the easiest to fabricate in standard lengths. Same with casing.
Can anyone tell me?