Not all sucker rod guides are created equal. RFG and Martin Polymer Technology have redefined industry perception of guides. Since launching our Oklahoma City guiding facility in 2013, RFG Petro Systems has a 100% success rate in capturing customers after presenting the science, technology, and facts to the marketplace. We don’t sell plastics, we teach plastics, and let the customer make the decision. All our lab research, engineering efforts, and product development is realized through down-hole performance for rod and tubing protection.
Our company’s business exploded with the expansion of rod lift in the Eagle Ford. No other guide manufacturer was providing a material that performed, even though better resin materials were readily available from the same manufacturers. As RFG pioneered and set the bar on high temperature rod guide performance, new challenges have arisen. RFG’s rod guides are eclipsing the corrosion fatigue life of a sucker rod. The high temperatures and hydro-static fluid pressures in well-bore systems induce fluid between the guide and rod body on all guides. Add corrosive fluids to the mix, and you get corrosion under the guide. The corrosive, high pressure and high temperature environment of the Eagle Ford has presented its own set of challenges, and RFG continues to invest in solutions through its engineering efforts, testing and lab equipment to study these conditions.
Martin Polymer Technology creates thermal, mechanical, and dimensionally stable plastic components for oilfield use. This provides the best mechanical properties at down-hole conditions, of any plastic compound available on the market today, at a respectable price.
RFG Martin Polymer Guides are available in the following sizes:
- RFG 2″ Long Guides, ~6″ Long – 1.850″ OD – acceptable for lined or coating tubing applications
- RFG 2.5″ Standard Guides, ~6″ Long – 2.320″ OD – acceptable for lined or coated tubing applications
- RFG 2.5″ Long Guides, ~8″ Long – 2.300″ OD – acceptable for lined or coated tubing applications