Tenaris recently implemented RunReady services in Ecuador for the Shushufindi Consortium, as part of its innovative service model Rig Direct. RunReady includes preparation of the pipes for running at Tenaris mills or service centers, reducing time and minimizing risks at customer yards or rig sites. The scope of the RunReady service encompasses removal of protectors, cleaning of storage dope, visual inspection of pipe body and connections, application of anticorrosive wax or running dope, measurement of pipe length and pre assembly of accessories, all activities that enable the product to be ready to run. Shushufindi Consortium chose the service to reduce quality failures and to have equipment tested and ready to be run into the well. The benefits have been greater control of the operation, enhanced safety and greater efficiency. PipeTracer technology, a unique tracking and traceability application that allows operators to create running tallies, is an integral part of the RunReady package, since it provides physical pipe measurements and displays complete product information, resulting in greater operational efficiency. RunReady began in Ecuador after a successful process of observing, understanding, and meeting the specific needs of the customer, increasing Tenaris’s positioning in Machachi as an advanced industrial and service center.