7 March 2014 – Vallourec has been awarded a $100 million contract for the
supply of premium pipes with VAM® 21 connections for the offshore ML-South
Project, operated by Total’s 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 with water depth of approximately 65 meters, and is expected to
hold important gas and condensate reserves.
Most challenging operating conditions
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, and
consolidate Vallourec’s leadership position in supplying premium solutions to
the oil & gas industry operating in very complex environments.