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Vallourec nets tubes and connections contract for Total offshore Angola

14th November 2014

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

Vallourec nets tubes and connections contract for Total offshore Angola
The Kaombo project is composed of 59 wells to be drilled in a variety of complex geologies, requiring different types of well design with their contingency

As part of this contract, Vallourec will supply 27,000 tons of OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) for wells drilled within 1,400 to 2,000-metre water depth and reaching up to 5000-metres drilling depth.

The Kaombo oil field, located 150-kilometres off the Angolan coast, is one of the largest oil developments operated by Total in this area, with complex drilling conditions.

The Kaombo project is composed of 59 wells to be drilled in a variety of complex geologies, requiring different types of well design with their contingency.

A third of the wells target subsalt reservoirs, which require drilling through salt layers to reach target depth. Vallourec will supply its most advanced premium tubular solutions, including VAM 21 connections combined with integral premium connections (VAM SLIJII and VAM BOLT).

"Our premium tubular solutions, including our VAM premium connections lines, are recognised as standards for the most demanding and complex applications,” said Didier Hornet, director of the OCTG and drilling business line at Vallourec.

“Following large projects in Western Africa such as CLOV in Angola, this new contract demonstrates Vallourec's capacity to support the development of the most challenging offshore projects."

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 will start in the third quarter 2015 and are expected to last until 2021.

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