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Tubular Management Services

Reduce your operational expenditures and get full digital visibility on your stock and yard management thanks to our robust processes and digital traceability system.

Leveraging our expertise and 30+ years of experience, Vallourec’s Tubular Management Services help customers optimize pipe yard storage, transport to and from the rig, and inspection. Whether managing inventory at a customer yard, or at our own facilities around the world, our field and digital solutions streamline the most complex installations. Our aim is to ensure full reliability and traceability from yard to rig.

From quality inspections to timely transport and delivery, operators can count on us
Reduced Working Capital
Ensuring quality from the yard to the rig means customers get what they need, with no leftovers
High Safety Standards
Yards are supervised to the highest international safety and quality standards
Our Solution


Vallourec’s Tubular Management Services optimize operators’ pipe yard storage, transport to and from the rig, and stock inspection.


  • Stock turnover more than twice a year: Assured full inventory accuracy and data reliability thanks to cyclic inventory and pipe tallying
  • Guaranteed “First in, First out” stock rotation through optimized stock maintenance, logistics & handling
  • Periodic maintenance, traceability checks and preservation of connections during long-term storage
  • Reliable single-pipe traceability system

Rig Prep

  • Digital tally
  • Full inspection to customer’s exact specifications
  • Pipes are ready to run: TMS can replace storage dope with running dope before pipes leave the yard.

Rig Return

  • Rig return pipes are inspected
  • Pipes are then sorted for future use or repaired if needed


  • Access to VAM® workshop expertise
  • Licensee Technical Representative (LTR) network


Cutting-edge Online Interface

  • Inventory & stock management for 100% accuracy
  • Traceability & data collection for full monitoring
  • Yard operations support for optimal reliability
  • Online stock visibility & analytics for total transparency
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Customer Stories
Reduce number of operations
“A leading operator consulted with us to help identify cost savings. We deployed VAM® best-in-class processes to limit operational waste and optimized operation sequencing with a unique focal point. This helped reduce the number of operations in the buffer zone and on the critical path. The result: 40% less TMS cost per well, 40% fewer man hours at the rig and a 20% gain in running efficiency, for significant TMS savings.”
Integrated Digital Solution
“For a leading operator facing serious rig return operation issues, we put in place an integrated, digital solution. Our customer was able to reduce stock by 16%, use 57% fewer suppliers and reduce inventory loss by 90%. Our customer also saw a $30 million positive cash effect and $6 million per year in cost savings.”
Customized Stock Management Plan
“When a customer contacted us with significant stock management challenges, we put in place a customized stock management plan. Our “stabilize, then improve” strategy meant we studied the condition of existing stock and performed random checks and reorganized the yard design. As a result, the customer was able to reduce stock by 25%, reduce their footprint by 15% and scrap or resell items worth approximately $400,000.”
Processes & Procedures Improvement
“For a customer struggling with stockyard supervision and management challenges, we helped them come up with a strategy. By putting in place a Vallourec stockyard manager in their yard for three years, we helped them improve processes and procedures. As a result, they were able to reduce stock levels by 35%, reduce their footprint by 25% and reduce handling damage by 40%.”

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