Oil & Gas 

Timken helps oil and gas drilling customers overcome the unique challenges of the industry, including harsh environments, increased bearing loads at high operating speeds and costly equipment downtime. Land and offshore drilling companies depend on Timken for technology that helps keep their rigs running at top performance. 

Custom-Engineered Timken® Bearing Helps Drive Oil Drills Deeper

Lufkin Industries Inc. turned to Timken for custom-engineered thrust bearings composed of a special grade of Timken® steel for its deep sea drilling rigs. The bearings are designed to withstand application of 1,000 tons of pressure without compromising performance.


Timken capabilities help customers improve equipment performance, lengthen maintenance intervals and reduce bearing replacement costs.

Success Stories

Timken works closely with oil and gas customers to overcome application challenges. Learn more about specific customers who turned to us for friction management and power transmission solutions.

Products & Services

Timken offers a complete line of solutions for the oil and gas industry, including alloy steel, bearings, maintenance tools, condition monitoring, engineered surfaces and more.


Timken’s proprietary steelmaking technology and engineering enhance total system performance in applications such as drill bits top drives, mud pumps, swivels, crown and traveling blocks and more.