Vallourec has been awarded a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deep offshore Kaombo project in Angola, operated by TOTAL E&P Angola. As part of this contract, Vallourec will supply 27,000 tons of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) for wells drilled within 1,400m to 2,000m water depth and reaching up to 5000m drilling depth. The Kaombo oil field, located 150km off the Angolan coast, is one of the largest oil developments operated by TOTAL in this area, with complex drilling conditions.
Vallourec will supply its most advanced premium tubular solutions, including VAM® 21connections combined with integral premium connections (VAM® SLIJII and VAM® BOLT). Casing and tubing products will be manufactured and finished in France, Indonesia and Brazil. Manufacturing of the first batches will be completed in December 2014. Drilling operations are expected to start in the third quarter 2015 and last until 2021.