Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, has been awarded a $100 million contract for the supply of premium pipes with VAMģ 21 connections for the offshore ML-South Project, operated by Totalís affiliate Total E&P Borneo in Brunei. After a successful exploration campaign started in 2007, Total has a drilling program starting with 6 development wells from 2015. ML-South is located in Block B offshore Brunei and is an extension of the producing Maharaja Lela Jamalulalam field with water depth of approximately 65 meters, and is expected to hold important gas and condensate reserves.
Most challenging operating conditions
The development wells will be producing at depth greater than 5,000m, in a highly corrosive environment and
sustaining High Pressure/ High Temperature (HP/HT). These conditions position the project at a new field
development frontier. It highlights Totalís expertise in operating in very complex environments and
consolidates Vallourecís leadership position in supplying premium OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods)
solutions to the oil & gas industry.
Didier Hornet, Managing Director of Vallourecís Oil & Gas Activities, said: ďWe are honored to have been
selected by Total for this complex offshore project. This contract recognizes Vallourecís ability to provide the
most advanced premium tubular solutions and services in the most challenging environments. We will work
alongside Total to develop the local contribution to this project.Ē
Vallourec will equip the wells with premium pipes the majority of which in high alloyed, corrosion-resistant
grades, threaded with its latest premium connection VAMģ 21. Casing and tubing will be manufactured in
Vallourecís European & Indonesian plants. The pipes are expected to be delivered to Total E&P Borneo for
drilling operations scheduled to start in the second half of 2015.