Petrobras awards Tenaris with casing supply contract for Buzios presalt

(OM) Petrobras has awarded Tenaris a four-year contract for the supply of a comprehensive package of products and services for its Buzios deepwater project.

Located in the presalt Santos Basin, Buzios production is expected to reach 2 MMbbl/d by 2030, up from a current 0.7 MMbbl/d. This equals approximately 70% of today’s total production in Brazil. 

The total volume of the contract exceeds 100 thousand tons of seamless and welded casing, in carbon, sour service and high collapse steel grades.

For this project, Petrobras has selected TenarisHydril BlueDock weld-on connectors as well as TenarisHydril Blue Heavy Wall, Blue Max and Wedge 623 premium connections, all with the environmentally friendly Dopeless technology.

Major energy companies, including Petrobras, have validated the fatigue performance of conductor casing with TenarisHydril BlueDock connectors. The surface casing was designed and tested according to Petrobras’s requirements and comply with international protocols such as ISO 13679 and API 5C5.

BlueDock connectors come with the new automatic anti-rotational keys (AARK), designed to allow multiple automatic and hands-free activation, not requiring the use of special tools. Additionally, all products provided comply with requirements for the use of slings and side door elevators. These combined features enhance safety at the rig site as well as operational efficiency.

Tenaris will supply Petrobras using its Rig Direct service model, with pipes delivered at the port ready to be run at the offshore rig. As part of these services, Petrobras will use PipeTracer technology, a digital tool that allows users to access products’ technical specifications, including running guidelines, and create digital tallies, eliminating the need for manual measurement, improving accuracy and simplifying operations. To support well integrity, field services specialists will accompany Petrobras operations at the rig.

The production of pipes will take place at Confab, Tenaris’s mill in Brazil, and Tamsa and Dalmine mills, in Mexico and Italy, respectively.

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