About OEM

Since 1980, Oilfield Equipment Marketing, Inc. (OEM) has supplied the oil field pipe inspection industry with a succession of quality products.

In 1987 OEM brought solid state Hall sensor technology to the marketplace.

In 1990 OEM is the first company to offer magnetic wall loss detection capabilities in our MODEL-5000 portable "Dual Function" EMI systems.  Major industry specifications now reflect the capabilities of magnetic wall loss detection which was pioneered by OEM more than 20 years ago!

In 1996 the first fully computerized Advanced Real Time Inspection Systems (ARTIS) are brought to market, providing the most technologically advanced EMI oil field pipe inspection systems available.  Our ARTIS technologies are industry leading, providing more defect detection capability than any other EMI system in the marketplace.

OEM also manufactures Full Length Ultrasonic Inspection Systems (FLUT), Capacitive Discharge Systems, UT End Area Systems, Drill Collar Magnetizing Units, Pipe Lifting Air Jacks and many other products for the oil field pipe inspection industry. Accessory and prove-up products are also available including OD Gauges through 6-5/8" OD, palm sized UT thickness gauges, rigid boroscopes, black lights, refacing tools and many other accessories and services.  OEM does not compete with its customers in the pipe inspection service industry.


2013 OEM Introduces ARTIS-5 technology, leading the industry with the absolute best defect detection capabilities.

During the course of the year, OEM Engineer is invited to present Trip Tool inspection technology seminars to major oil companies.

2012 OEM expands operations in San Antonio, Texas. The expanded plant includes more than 44,000 square feet of facilities on two acres.

2011 OEM's latest UT End Area Rotary Inspection System brought to the market to address the limitations and issues related to inspecting with a UT wheel system.

2010 OEM completes 30 years of business!

2009 OEM's latest ARTIS-4™ Trip Tool Inspection System™ brought to the market with the latest well-head inspection technologies. The only Six-Function™ Well-Head unit in the industry.

2008 ARTIS-3 In-Plant Systems implement OEM's proprietary MICROSCAN™ Technology, leading the industry in detection capabilities.

2007 OEM's latest MODEL-4500™ portable EMI units are brought to market, full of new technologies only available from OEM ! These systems offer lower startup & maintenance costs. The MODEL-4500 unit includes advanced features that place it at the top of it's class. This fast Triple-Function-EMI™ system operates from a High-Speed USB 2.0 connection.

2006 OEM's latest ARTIS-3™ Trip Tool Inspection System™ brought to the market with the latest well-head inspection technologies. The only Quad-Function™ Well-Head unit in the industry.

2005 OEM's latest ARTIS-3™ portable EMI units are full of the latest inspection technologies. These systems are purchased by companies most concerned with quality pipe inspection. The ultra fast Quad-Function-EMI™ MODEL-5400™ unit is unequalled in the industry.

2004 OEM Celebrates 25 Years of Business!

November 2004 OEM's Newest Brand of Portable ARTIS Units are now available with the latest technologies and features. Introducing the ARTIS-3™ portable EMI units.

December 2004 OEM delivers industry's first 15kAmp Computerized Capacitive Discharge Unit. The MODEL CD-15C™ is a powerful 15,000 AMP capacitive discharge unit powered by OEM's ShotMaster™ software.

2003 First three (3) function portable EMI "buggy" system introduced to market as the ARTIS-2 MODEL-5400™. Three unique EMI functions provide the most advanced EMI testing in the world!

2002 The industry's first Computerized Capacitive Discharge Unit is introduced to the market. The MODEL CD-10C™ is a 10,000 AMP capacitive discharge unit powered by OEM's ShotMaster™ software. The system's computer, typically a laptop, controls the solid state charging, measures the shot magnitude and duration and can generate a job report when the day is done.

2001 100% Non-contact ARTIS-2™ Trip Tool Inspection System™ brought to the market. A unique well-head inspection system which eliminates the need for spare inspection shoes.

July 2001 ARTIS-MS™ EMI Inspection Systems become available. Utilizing OEM's proprietary MICROSCAN™ Technology, the ARTIS-MS provides an unprecedented level of electromagnetic inspection.

August 2001 OEM receives THIRD United States Patent.

2000 On Board Diagnostics (O.B.D.) introduced. EMI pipe inspection systems now include a real-time, solid-state, self diagnostic system which eliminates the need for periodic factory recalibration.

August 2000 OEM celebrates 20 years of business!

1999 Published ASNT topical paper "Electromagnetic Wall Loss Device Replaces Gamma Radiation Tool to Locate Localized Loss of Metallic Area (Wall Loss) in OCTG" in June.
August 1999 OEM receives SECOND United States Patent.

1998 ARTIS-2™ Trip Tool Inspection System (TTIS)™ is brought to market in January. This is the first commercially available "in-line" wellhead inspection unit since the 1970's. A full contact inspection device utilizing solid state magnetic sensors for wellhead inspection of production tubing. The ARTIS-2 TTIS is the most sensitive EMI wellhead inspection device in the marketplace.

August 1998 OEM expands operations in San Antonio, Texas. The expanded plant includes more than 26,000 square feet of facilities on two acres.

1997 OEM receives United States Patent in April.

1996 ARTIS-2™ Introduced to the market at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 6 - 9, Houston, Texas. First "all function" computer operated pipe inspection system for drill pipe and used tubing. Using a laptop or mini-tower computer, the "Console Box" became a thing of the past!

1995 Topical paper presented at ASNT Conference based on successes in the location of unusual flaws found by pipe inspection companies using solid state magnetic sensors, titled "Defect Location Case Studies Derived from the Electromagnetic Inspection of Oil Country Tubular Goods Using Hall Detectors".

September 1995 ARTIS-1™ Advanced Real Time Inspection System introduced at Offshore Europe '95 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1994 Work progresses to computerize inspection systems which actually inspect tubulars in real time. Dual function system continues to dominate inspection of drill pipe and used tubing in the Gulf Coast area. Inspection of cement lined production tubing noted by service company in West Texas.

1993 Published ASNT topical paper "Coiled Tubing: Early Warning System to Detect Flaws in Flat Sheet Prior to Rolling and Welding".

1991 Published ASNT topical paper "Electromagnetic Inspection: Wall Loss and Flaw Location in Oil Country Tubular Goods".

1990 Introduced the first Dual Function™ solid state sensor pipe inspection system for both transverse flaw detection and localized wall loss detection at the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference). OEM successfully eliminated the use of gamma radiation as a test method on oil field pipe. The 100% electromagnetic MODEL-5000™ portable inspection system is the world's first "buggy" inspection unit to offer two distinct magnetic detection functions.

1989 Published ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing) topical paper "Recent Innovations in Flux Leakage Drill Pipe Inspection Technology: Quality Control Enhanced" at the invitation of Exxon Production Research.

1987 Introduced the first solid state sensor portable pipe inspection system for the detection of three dimensional transverse flaws. The OEM Single Function™ MODEL-4000™ unit can out perform search coil based inspection units.

1980-1986 Business opened in 1980 to inspection service companies. Several years of equipment production include more technologically advanced pipe inspection equipment than was available in the marketplace. Provided small companies with a competitive edge.