Gazprom chooses Tenaris for debut project in Libya


November 10, 2009

Gazprom recently chose TenarisHydril Blue™ and Wedge Series 521™ , 523™ , and 513™ connections for their first project in Libya, the country that holds the largest oil reserves in North Africa.

The Libyan government granted the Russian energy giant two contracts to drill exploratory onshore and offshore wells. For this project, Gazprom required products able to withstand extreme operating conditions, including combined loads or pressures and unexpected formations or well conditions. TenarisHydril BlueTM and Wedge Series 500™ technologies were designed to handle challenging environments including high torque scenarios.

Tenaris had recently opened an office in Tripoli and has experience in the region. Also, Tenaris had previously served Gazprom in key projects in Russia including the Astrakhan and Orenburg fields.

“Our technical team worked hand-in-hand with the customer to create a tailor-made well design for the project,” says Emad Hanna, Technical Sales Manager, North Africa.

To better serve Gazprom and other newcomers in Libya, Tenaris is currently setting up a 20,000 square-meter yard. This investment will complement the company's current setup in North Africa, consisting of offices in Cairo, Tripoli and Algiers and a yard in Alexandria.

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