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Tenaris signs MoU to develop knowledge for oil and gas industry

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Tenaris, a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Texas A&M University’s Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) on the 7th of January 2014 to establish a framework for increasing collaboration between the researchers and engineers associated with the two entities.

TEES and Tenaris have many areas of common interest in oil and gas, energy and mechanical industries and in some of the areas a considerable advantage may be gained from innovation partnerships.

Gaining from academic and commercial partnerships

“We look forward to combining Tenaris's practical knowledge and expertise with the resources and fresh perspective of the faculty and students of Texas A&M University,” said Germán Curá, Tenaris President, North America, who signed the agreement on behalf of the company. “Tenaris has always believed that, no matter how much we invest in technology, what's important is how much we invest in the human element and in the communities where we operate,” Curá said. “This agreement is a logical step forward in our commitment to education and innovation, and we look forward to continued partnership with Texas A&M.”

“The signing of this agreement ushers in a new era of university and industry collaboration,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. “There will be tremendous opportunities for collaboration and significant opportunities for our students and faculty to have working with a partner such as Tenaris.”

Research, development and employment opportunities

The general area of this collaboration will include research, development, innovation, education and employment opportunities and will involve two primary groups - a Senior Steering Committee and sub-committees established by the Senior Steering Committee.

In addition to research projects, Tenaris will sponsor student educational activities and will accept Texas A&M University students into a Tenaris global internship program.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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