Tenaris successfully ran its weld-on connector in the Gulf of Mexico for a multinational oil and gas major. The project, executed in December 2020, was part of Tenaris’s long-term agreement with the customer, involving eight wells, resulting in zero rejects and improving the running time compared to conductor casing provided by a previous supplier, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
The TenarisHydril BlueDock® is a weld-on connector for offshore, high severity applications that offers gas sealability and fatigue performance. The connector is quick and easy to operate with high back-off resistance and outstanding structural capacity, optimized for demanding offshore wells. The BlueDock® connector was run in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time for Total two months ago.
This was the first time the customer ran Tenaris’s 22” x 1” conductor casing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tenaris supplied the pipe through its Rig Direct® service model, which supports drilling projects from string design to onsite assistance. As part of the Rig Direct® service agreement, Tenaris produced, stored and prepped the casing for offshore running at a third-party yard, supported with onsite field services, and managed rig returns.
“We remained in close contact with our customer throughout the entire process, which is what made it so successful,” said Guillermo Moreno, Chief Commercial Officer for the United States. “This project required delivery of some of our premium products on a demanding schedule, and our team found solutions to the customer’s requirements.”