Vallourec signs OCTG supply contract with Shell JV in Egypt

WDiVallourec, the global provider of tubular solutions, has signed a contract with Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO) for the supply of tubular solutions (OCTG) for 60 to 70 gas wells of an onshore project in the Western Desert of Egypt

Under the agreement, Vallourec will use one of the new production routes created in recent months under its transformation plan.

Vallourec said that a majority of seamless carbon steel tubes will be produced by Tianda, the new plant purchased by the Vallourec in China in 2016, while the premium VAM TOP threading will be made at Vallourec's Chinese threading plant in Changzhou.

In addition, the premium tubes made from corrosion-resistant material such as 13 per cent Cr and Super 13 per cent Cr proprietary grades will be produced at Vallourec's European plants in France and Germany.

Didier Hornet, senior vice-president of development and innovation department at Vallourec, said, “Our local presence, through Vallourec's Egyptian office, has in recent years been key to understanding our customers' expectations.”

“As part of our transformation plan, we are fully able to offer our customers competitive solutions across the range of OCTG products,” Hornet added.

Vallourec provides premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil and gas wells in harsh environments, new generation power plants, challenging architectural projects and high-performance mechanical equipment. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company employs around 19,000 employees across the globe.

Formed in early 1980s, BAPETCO is a joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. The company is responsible for the development and production of Shell’s fields in the Western Dessert.

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