Sandvik Materials Technology, a division within the Sandvik Group, developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has been awarded two important contracts for control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.
The first contract is with a new customer, an oil producer based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to supply a complete package of materials. The package includes control line tubing and clamps manufactured by Downhole Products – a Varel International company, owned by Sandvik. Improvements in the technology for the enhanced exploration of oil and gas fields have increasingly required the use of long continuous lengths of stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing for hydraulic control, chemical injection, umbilical and flowline control applications. Control lines are coiled tubing wound on reels, which are combined with accessories that together help in controlling the flow of oil in offshore oil wells. The order of high-alloyed material for application in sour wells will be delivered in the third quarter of this year.
The second contract with a top service company in Abu Dhabi is a major package for chemical injection applications for use on the Umm Lulu and Al Nasr oil fields in the UAE. The Umm Lulu and Al Nasr fields are located 30 km and 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi. They respectively produce approximately 100,000 and 22,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Delivery for this contract is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2015. Sandvik supplies coiled tubing for control lines and chemical injection lines, either as bare coils or in flatpacks, as per customer requirements. As control lines are often exposed to corrosive well fluids, Sandvik produces them in a wide range of corrosion-resistant alloys.
“Sandvik has established itself as a dependable producer and supplier of choice for high quality materials as our products continue to be used in some of the most aggressive conditions in the oil and gas sector” saidLeandro Finzetto, Global Product Manager, Control Lines, Tube Oil & Gas, Sandvik. “We look forward to working with our new customers and enabling them to go further with our superior materials.”
“As a fully integrated manufacturer of seamless control lines, Sandvik has end-to-end capabilities which include in-house flushing, filling, and pressure testing to supply the complete package from control line to clamps” added Phil Cherrie, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager Oil & Gas, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Sandvik. “With strong stocking capacity and a global manufacturing footprint for project orders with all major service companies, Sandvik is well placed to deliver on both projects.”
Sandvik Materials Technology is a leading supplier of seamless Control Lines for subsea oil and gas production. These control lines or coiled tubing, supplied in multiple configurations, are combined with accessories that together help in controlling the flow of oil in offshore oil wells. The tubes connect the well head to the Subsurface Safety Valve. They usually contain hydraulic fluids to control the movement of the valve. Sandvik’s offer is a package that includes control line tubing produced at the mill in Arnprior, Canada and the accessories procured from various suppliers in Europe and Asia Pacific region. The package is assembled and supplied from Sandvik’s Control line Service Center in Houston.
Sandvik Materials Technology is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding environments, as well as products and systems for industrial heating.