Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Offshore staff

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola.

The company will supply 27,000 tons of OCTG (oil country tubular goods) including VAM 21 connections 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 will start in 3Q 2015 and is expected to last until 2021.

Kaombo is in block 32 in a water depth of 1,650 m (5,413 ft). Operator Total plans 59 subsea wells, connected through around 300 km (186 mi) of subsea lines, to the two 125,000-b/d FPSOs.


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