Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has entered into a long-term agreement with Tenaris to supply oil country tubular goods (OCTG) following its award from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in August 2019.
ADNOC has awarded Tenaris a long-term contract for the provision of tubulars and Rig Direct services over the next five years, with the possibility of a two-year extension. The award forms part of an initiative by ADNOC to secure smart procurement solutions that add value to its upstream oil and gas drilling business and promote in-country investment and service provision. It includes the supply of a full array of steel grades and connections, including Dopeless technology, to support ADNOC’s onshore and offshore E&P expansion projects.
The award includes a relevant portion of corrosion-resistant alloy (CRA) materials, which will be supplied by Sandvik as part of the Sandvik-Tenaris Alliance Agreement. Sandvik produce all OCTG materials from melt to finished products at the manufacturing facility in Sandviken, Sweden.
In many parts of Abu Dhabi, the well environments are extremely corrosive, making requirements for CRA materials necessary. For this award, Sandvik will be supplying primarily Sanicro 28 (UNS N08028) in dimensions from 3½-7 inches outer diameter. Sanicro 28 is a high-alloy multi-purpose austenitic stainless steel for service in highly corrosive conditions. Due to outstanding characteristics such as excellent resistance to sulfide stress cracking and chloride induced stress corrosion cracking as well as high resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, Sanicro 28 OCTG fits well for the demanding environments of Abu Dhabi wells.
“Being involved in this award, which is one of the world’s largest in this category, further showcases our expertise and ability to produce high-quality products that meet various challenges around the world,” Per Olsson-Artberger, Global Product Manager OCTG, Sandvik, said. “We are very excited to be working once again with Tenaris to support ADNOC’s activities in the UAE and look forward to delivering materials that contribute to high productivity and cost-efficiency in this ever-evolving industry.”
The company is seeing significant growth in the region following considerable investment in recent years, including the opening of its regional oil and gas headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to service the local market.
Sandvik has seen an increase in the demand for high corrosion resistant alloys from customers globally, as operators look to improve lifetime cycles and safety in both existing and new systems.