Sandvik Materials Technology is using Offshore Europe 2003 (Aberdeen, UK, 2–5 September 2003) to promote its full range of stainless steel tubular products for topside, subsea and downhole use. Also on show, for the first time, is a new material grade in Sandvik’s wireline programme. For topside use, Sandvik has a range of material grades for process and seawater piping systems, heat exchangers and instrumentation and hydraulic applications. Pioneers in the development of duplex stainless steels, Sandvik super duplex grade SAF 2507 tubing is now accepted as the industry standard for subsea applications such as umbilicals and riser tubing. Sandvik Materials Technology in the UK specialises in ex stock, standard stainless steel grade piping and fittings packages from its Midlands and Aberdeen warehouses. Sandvik is a major supplier of downhole production casing and tubing, (OCTG), and will announce at the exhibition that it has secured significant contracts for the Bouri Field in Libya and Pianurapadana Field in Italy. Both are to be supplied in grade Sandvik Sanicro 28, a high-alloy stainless steel designed to resist severe downhole conditions. New for Offshore Europe exhibition is Sandvik wire grade Sanicro 36Mo – a high-strength material for slicklines being used in sour wells. Sandvik Sanicro 36Mo is highly corrosion resistant and comes into its own as oil companies dig deeper and face sour wells more frequently. The new grade has been developed in response to oil and service companies needing to lower greater loads into wells without increasing the diameter of the lines used.