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Lukoil partners TMK to develop pipeline casings solutions

21st July 2014

Lukoil and the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK, Russ.) have signed a 2014-2016 Scientific and Technical Cooperation Programme agreement in Moscow

Lukoil partners TMK to develop pipeline casings solutions
The programme provides for three major areas in research and development; casing pipes, tubing pipes and gas-and-oil pipes

Under the agreement, Lukoil will provide organisational support and consulting to identify major scientific and technical problems in the area of field-infrastructure development, while TMK will conduct surveys and implement pilot projects to solve the problems. 

The programme provides for three major areas in research and development; casing pipes, tubing pipes and gas-and-oil pipes.

“We are interested in the development of the domestic tubular market and more reliable tubular products,” said Azat Shamsuarov, senior vice president for oil and gas production at Lukoil, “This will cut the company’s financial costs associated with the development of its own oil-complex infrastructure. We hope that Lukoil’s practical experience and TMK’s innovative potential will help achieve the goals set.”

“The agreement we signed will provide an additional impetus to our cooperation,” said Aleksandr Shiryaev, general director of TMK. “TMK, with its technological capabilities and research potential, may meet the most stringent requirements of the oil industry. We believe that as a result of our cooperative activities Lukoil’s enterprises will receive safe, high-technology products, with account taken of specific producing conditions at individual fields

On the part of Lukoil, participants in the programme will include such subsidiaries as Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft and Lukoil-West Siberia, whereas TMK will be represented by its production facilities and also ТМК-Premium Service, TMK-Neftegazservice, the RosNITI Research Institute and the TMK R&D Center in Houston.

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