Vallourec : to face the challenges of evolution impacting its markets

Vallourec is a world-leading provider of tubular solutions for the energy sectors, including oil and gas and low-carbon energy, as well as the industry markets.

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To tackle the transformation challenges facing its markets the company wanted to develop a portfolio of digital services while increasing operational efficiency on a global scale. Leveraging its data was the cornerstone of these initiatives, however Vallourec identified three main challenges:

Complex Global Collaboration:

Scattered Teams and Structure

A distributed data lab with teams scattered across the globe (France, Germany, USA, Brazil, etc.) which greatly hindered collaboration.

High financial risk:

Significant investment required

Large investments would be required if Vallourec decided to build a data processing platform on its own, from scratch. A complex set of processes would also be needed to support projects with a strong governance structure.

Need for quick results:

lots of projects, lots of expectations

Vallourec needed to move quickly and see results almost immediately. They also wanted to avoid the usual pitfalls associated with POCs: several projects were being launched at the same time but they were rarely reaching production.


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Vallourec integrated Saagie’s DataOps Platform to power data transformation across the group, enabling:

Collaborative working environment :

Saagie to centralize everything

This enables data engineers, data scientists and data analysts to use leading open-source and commercial data processing technologies without having to learn new languages.

Turnkey solution :

Cost reduction and fast start-up

It allows Vallourec to build data projects almost immediately while significantly decreasing operations costs linked to server maintenance and a complex technological stack.

Multiplying Projects :

Results Accelerator

Several projects to be developed at the same time, from experimentation to operationalization at scale. A first app assisting customers in the selection and assembly of tubes on construction sites was developed in three days during a hackathon and then quickly distributed worldwide.

Additional projects centered around the real-time monitoring and optimization of assembly lines are also in production on the Saagie platform.

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