Leading premium tubular solutions provider Tenaris has provided leading Norwegian pure-play oil and gas producer Var Energi with the first deployment of pipes for its Balder Future project in the North Sea with excellent operational results. Var Energi, with the support of Tenaris, developed a telescopic well design with up to 76 degree inclination that required tight clearance tolerances. The Norwegian oil and gas operator chose TenarisHydril Wedge 613 connections with Dopeless technology in 16 inches and TenarisHydril Wedge 623 connections with Dopeless technology in 13 3/8 inches for its well design due to its running performance combined with best-in-class industry testing. The two integral connections have high clearance along with robustness, easy and fast running resulting from the use of Dopeless® technology and its wedge-type threads.The 16 inches string was set at 1,120 meters measured depth, while the 13 3/8 inches string at 3,495 meters measured depth. To allow for faster running and rig-time savings, the 13 3/8 inches pipes were run in double stands, thus increasing the speed of installation.The first deployment of the strings for the Balder field was completed in early March, which included a total of 60 single joints of 16 inches Wedge 613 Dopeless, 56 (doubles) stands plus 116 single joints (228 joints total) of 13 3/8 inches Wedge 623 Dopeless. The joints were successfully run from the Seadrill West Phoenix semi-submersible rig, with zero rejects and zero remakes recorded during the run in-hole or stand-building activities.