The Drilling Products Division designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of tubular solutions and accessories for the drilling of oil and gas wells.
The Drilling Products division produces and markets a complete line of drillstem products, including drill pipes, heavy-weight drill pipe, drill collars, non magnetic drill collars, MWD housings, safety valves and accessories and drill accessories threaded with API or premium VAM® connections.
The division’s activities are supported by a network of 164 VAM® licensees (figure at end-2009) and by site well assistance teams (VAM Field Services) to ensure the worldwide availability of services specifically tailored to local needs.
Production facilities and resources
Utilizing Vallourec premium seamless tubes, drill pipes and accessories are produced in the plants of Aulnoye, Cosne, Villechaud and Tarbes in France; Houston in the U.S.; Heerhugowaard in the Netherlands; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
To offer the best innovative solutions and contribute to improved drilling efficiency in the most challenging drilling environments, the Drilling Products division operates a R&D centre in France (Aulnoye) and partners with operating companies and drilling contractors worldwide. The division also benefits from the R&D efforts undertaken by the Vallourec Groupfor materials development and especially by the OCTG division in the development of the VAM® premium connexions.
The Drilling Products division includes the following companies and facilities
- Vam Drilling France
Plant in Cosne-sur-Loire (Nièvre)
Plant in Aulnoye-Aymeries (Nord)
Plant in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées)
Sales offices in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, Dubai, China, Brazil and Russia.
- VAM Drilling USA
Plant and sales office in Houston (Texas).
- VAM Drilling Middle East
Plant and sales office in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Plant in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)