Tenaris (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) and Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) have signed a long-term agreement for the three-year supply of tubing with corrosion-resistant alloys (CRA) material for offshore Brazil.
According to the companies, the deal reinforces a long-standing relationship between them. Pipes will be used in the major’s various exploration and production wells in the pre-salt region.
The agreement entails the provision of pipes produced with CRA materials and finished with TenarisHydril Blue premium connections and Dopeless technology. The products will be manufactured in Sweden in partnership with Alleima (Sandviken, Sweden) and threaded at Tenaris’s threading facility in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
With Dopeless technology, connections are ready when supplied, and there is no need for the application of running or storage compounds. In turn, this simplifies handling and running operations, according to the provider.
Previously known as Sandvik Materials Technology, Alleima is a developer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium, and other high-performance materials. The strategic partnership between Tenaris and Alleima, then Sandvik, started in 2003 to add value to the oil and gas industry through joint research, product development, and the manufacturing of specialized tubular solutions for demanding applications.
“This contract confirms our ability to supply a full range of tubular solutions for our customers operating in the most complex environments,” says Renato Catallini, Tenaris’ president in Brazil. “Through strategic alliances such as the one with Alleima, along with our Rig Direct service model and the unmatched capacity of our global supply chain, Tenaris has become the most comprehensive supplier of solutions for complex offshore operations, not only in Brazil, but worldwide.”
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and to secure a long-term supply arrangement with Petrobras, through our partnership with Tenaris,” adds Nigel Haworth, president of the energy business unit at Alleima. “Our OCTG tubes fit perfectly for this project, with its high mechanical strength and excellent corrosion resistance.”
Tenaris will serve Petrobras with its Rig Direct services, which offer fully integrated supply chain solutions from production at the mill to delivery at the port. These solutions are ready to be run at the offshore rig, thereby contributing to simpler and more sustainable operations. The contract and the service package will be entirely managed by a Tenaris team in Brazil.
As part of the Rig Direct package, Petrobras will have access to PipeTracer technology, a digital solution that allows users to access technical product specifications and running guidelines. It also allows them to create automated digital tallies without the need for manual measurements, thus improving accuracy and simplifying operations.
To ensure well integrity, Tenaris says its experienced field services specialists will support Petrobras at the rig.
Source: Tenaris, www.tenaris.com.