Tenaris debuts Rig Direct® in Gulf of Mexico for Total

Tenaris recently supplied the full strings of conductor casing along with other OCTG products for Total’s Gulf of Mexico South Platte project through Tenaris’s Rig Direct® model.

A first for the French customer, the Rig Direct® model allowed Tenaris to manage on behalf of the customer the manufacturing, storage, rig preparation, and offshore installation. In addition to supplying casing, ranging in size from 36” to 7 5/8” Tenaris coordinated accessory production and provided technical support necessary to drill a 33,000 ft. exploration well. 

“Tenaris has proven to be a valuable partner in South Platte’s success. We are very satisfied with the technical and operational support received during the campaign.” said Alejandro De Almeida, Senior Drilling Engineer at Total.

Other firsts for South Platte were the use of TenarisHydril BlueDock® weld-on connector, and TenarisHydril Wedge 624™ with Dopeless® technology. The TenarisHydril BlueDock® is a weld-on connector for offshore high severity applications that offers gas sealability and fatigue performance. The premium connector has a fast and easy make up, with high back-off resistance and outstanding structural capacity performance. In addition, Tenaris supplied the TenarisHydril Wedge 624™, a semi-flush premium connection designed with Dopeless® technology and enhanced for optimum wear resistance.

“We are very proud that our products were selected by Total for their return to the Gulf of Mexico after more than 12 years. This was one of the most complex wells Total has ever drilled and it proved to be a great fit for our premium connections technologies and unique service model,” Guillermo Moreno, Tenaris’s Chief Commercial Officer for the United States, said. 

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