Increase of the oil & gas testing center capacity in Aulnoye

03/02/2015 - Innovation and R&D, France, Oil & gas, OCTG
A new test bench arrived at Aulnoye-Aymeries.


​Vallourec develops products for its oil and gas industry customers with a constant focus on innovation, making them perfectly suited to the growing complexity of drilling operations and rising reliability requirements.

In order to meet increased demand from its oil and gas industry customers for full-scale testing to qualify its product ranges in terms of the latest standards and the most extreme well conditions, Vallourec has decided to expand its VAM® connection testing center in Aulnoye-Aymeries in northern France.

Friday, January 30, 2015 saw the arrival of the first of the new test machines – a test bench.

In the long term, the testing center will be home to all the equipment used to produce and test connection prototypes under extreme conditions. This will involve the simulation of pressure, mechanical stress and temperature constraints encountered in the wells.

This investment will help Vallourec to reach new markets, satisfy ever-more demanding customers, and consolidate its sites in Europe as a hub of technological excellence.

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