In its efforts to lead the digital transformation of the tubular supply chain, Tenaris has been able to prove in the North Sea and Thailand how PipeTracer® technology contributes to reducing costs through this innovative digital solution.
PipeTracer® technology is a unique tracking and traceability mobile application that allows operators to identify Tenaris products on-site in real time, improving accuracy, streamlining operations and increasing safety through less pipe handling.
In 2017, Maersk Oil (now part of Total) was the first to adopt PipeTracer® technology for its Culzean project in the North Sea, a HPHT gas condensate field located 260 km off the coast of Aberdeen.
The casing design was a critical success factor for drilling these complex wells. PipeTracer® technology allowed Maersk to identify the wall thickness and length of each pipe, embedded into a digital running tally.
“Working in partnership with Maersk Oil and subsequently, Total, the Culzean project meant a new step in Tenaris’ long standing commitment to the North Sea. This was the perfect stage for the PipeTracer® pilot project, proving the impact of digital integration in offshore operations,” said Tenaris Eastern President, Gabriel Podskubka.
More recently, in 2019, PipeTracer® app was used in a large project in Thailand. Time reductions of up to 80% were observed in length measurement and deck tally preparation, which translated to saving over 500 man-hours per 100 wells.
To date, PipeTracer® technology has been used and validated by 15 operators around the world.
This solution was recently highlighted in Energy Voice magazine. Click here to view the article.
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