4 questions to Didier Hornet

Didier Hornet,Senior Vice President

Development and Innovation Division

Vallourec Group

“Oh!” This is what our customers say when they discover Vallourec.smart services. Recently, at the Rio Oil & Gas 2018 conference, Vallourec launches its new commercial brand bringing together the Group’s digital and services offering that will be gradually available in all regions where the Group is present.

The expectations of the various players in our markets have changed. More than ever, our customers need intelligent global solutions, combining physical and digital services, able to meet and encompass all their needs, from project design to operational management.

Vallourec’s ambition is to provide innovative digital services, to supplement the tubular solutions that have built its worldwide reputation. The Group therefore created Vallourec.smart bringing together all of its services around two key areas: optimizing our customers’ construction costs and improving the performance of their facilities throughout their service life, thanks to our smart tubes. The range of services will enable our customers to achieve true progress in terms of the traceability, integrity and asset management.

A smart offer that focuses on the 5 major segments of our customers’ development cycle

The objective of our new brand Vallourec.smart is to develop the visibility of our services through a common brand, in compliance with the concept of “intelligence”. It will allow us to reorganize our portfolio of existing services and develop new offers in five main segments to cover the entire development cycle of a customer’s project:

> Design,

> Sourcing,

> Tubular management,

> Installation,

> Asset Management.

This launch reflects the Group’s innovation mindset and is part of the continuation of our transformation plan, which aims to reinvent our company to better serve our customers, while remaining true to our fundamentals.