Deepwater as defined by the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; formerly known as MMS) classifying deepwater in three categories as follows:
Below 1,000ft à
1,000ft to 5000ft à
5,000ft to 10,000ft
Focusing on Top Tensioned Riser Systems, Vallourec has participated over the past two decades in several deepwater projects to include some of the deepest drilling and production riser projects. The highlights are shown below:
Workover Riser application – Roncador
As water depths increase, Vallourec has also developed special TTR connectors for use in Ultra-Deepwater production environments. These Top Tension Heavy Wall (VAM® TTR HW) riser connections have been designed and tested with wall thicknesses up to 1.10" in 110ksi sour service grades. Our connection expertise and ability to roll thick wall sour service grades allows us to continually expand the product offering in HW as requested by major operators.
Highlighting this ability, we developed three connections able to address future challenges,as shown below: