The Leader in Premium Connections

50 years ago, Vallourec invented VAM®, a key breakthrough innovation for tubing and casing. Since then, Vallourec has succeeded in setting new standards of excellence for its industry recognized premium connections in innovation, cost effectiveness and performance evolution.


Headquartered in Houston, Texas,VAM USA is the leader in premium connections including difficult applications such as very deep wells in extreme environments. Its product line for unconventional oil and gas plays, and for offshore applications include threaded and coupled, flush and semi flush VAM® and Atlas Bradford® premium connections.
VAM USA operates a total of 12 threading lines in close proximity to all USA unconventional operations and the Gulf of Mexico. Three premium threading facilities are located in Houston, and the newest one in Youngstown, Ohio. Its extensive network of licensees provides operators quick access to certified repairs.

Connection Technology Center

The North America state-of-the-art Connection Technology Center located in Houston, is the largest among manufacturers in the USA, and focuses its research on metal-to-metal thread sealing, the core of VAM® joint technology. The Center harnesses the experience that the VAM® and Atlas Bradford® teams have pooled to develop products for the American market. With a capacity for 20 or more projects at a time, the Center develops, tests, and qualifies VAM® premium connections used in all oil and gas field worldwide. This innovation facility is part of a network of development centers located on all continents. VAM USA Connection Technology Center is integrated with its US high precision facilities producing the quality threaded pipe that oil companies rely on for performance and reliability in their increasingly complex operations.

Field Service

VAM® Field Service teams provide customers throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico with skilled technical and field service solutions 24-7 to ensure the smooth running of every VAM® connection.
VAM® is a registered trademark of Vallourec Oil and Gas France


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