Sulfide Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of G105 and S135 High-Strength Drill Pipe Steels in H2S Environment

  • Sheji LuoEmail author
  • Ming LiuEmail author
  • Yi Shen
  • Xiuzhou Lin


Slow strain rate testing was employed to investigate the sulfide stress corrosion cracking (SSCC) behavior of low-carbon high-strength drill pipe steels (G105 and S135) in the simulated drilling environment containing H2S. Results reveal that both G105 and S135 steels have a high SSCC susceptibility in the simulated drilling environment containing H2S. In the range of experimental slow strain rate, the SSCC sensitivity of drill pipe steel increases with the decrease in slow strain rate, and the ductility and fracture properties of drill pipe steels also decrease obviously. With the increase in the steel strength, the SSCC sensitivity of the drill pipe steel increases, and the S135 drill pipe steel has higher SSCC sensitivity than G105. There is no obvious plastic deformation on the fracture surface of G105 and S135 steels in H2S solution. The cracks of fracture sprout on the surface of the specimen, the instantaneous fracture zone is in the middle, and the fracture can be divided into the cracking and the final fracture zone. The SSCC mechanisms of two drill pipe steels are hydrogen embrittlement. The hydrogen enters the steel and reduces the binding force of the iron atom, resulting in cleavage fracture.


cleavage fracture drill pipe steel hydrogen sulfide stress corrosion cracking 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51801149), the Opening Project of Material Corrosion and Protection Key Laboratory of Sichuan province (No. 2018CL16), the China postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2017M620448) and the Youth Science and Technology Innovation Fund of Xi’an Shiyou University (No. 2015QN014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringXi’an Shiyou UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical StructuresXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.MOE Key Laboratory for Multifunctional Materials and StructuresXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Material Corrosion and Protection Key Laboratory of Sichuan provinceSichuan University of Science and EngineeringZigongPeople’s Republic of China

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