ABERDEEN, UK – Global Gravity, a Danish company, that focuses on transport, lift and store drill pipes, casing and tubulars more efficiently, cost-effectively and safer than conventional wired bundling, is contemplating opening a facility in Aberdeen to help meet increasing demand.
The Esbjerg-based company is showcasing TubeLock at Offshore Europe this week as it looks to its future development.
“We are very pleased with the success of TubeLock and welcome the ratification which we’ve had from operators and contractors since it went into operation,” said Kim Christensen, sales and marketing director. “One of the world’s biggest operators said that they wished this system had been in existence years ago.”
Developed specifically for the oilfield casing and tubular goods sector of the industry, TubeLock encases batches of tubulars in a fixed frame. Once they are securely locked in place, “packs” of tubulars are transported from source to the quayside where they can be safely and efficiently lifted for onward transportation to offshore installations where they are offloaded, stacked and stored.
“Improving the working conditions for the on and offshore workforce is a priority and our goal is to achieve zero accidents,” said Christensen. “In response to the current economic operating conditions, we are also committed to helping the industry achieve cost reductions on handling which leads to increased efficiency on installations. To achieve optimum results, we supervise on and offshore packing to ensure the drilling crew has optimal working conditions and to provide enhanced safety conditions.”