Vallourec awarded OCTG contract for the development of the Shenandoah Field Vallourec has been awarded the contract for Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) products for the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico by BOE Exploration & Production LLC.

12/13/2021 - OCTG

Stringent requirements

The recently sanctioned Shenandoah project is one of the next generation high-pressure/high temperature developments requiring 20,000 psi pressure ratings for deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  Shenandoah is 160 mi (257 km) offshore Louisiana in Walker Ridge blocks 51, 52, and 53. 

“Vallourec’s industry leading technology in OCTG materials, connections and manufacturing will be key to the safe development and production of new, low carbon, deep water reserves in the US Gulf of Mexico,” said Mark Chustz, Vice President of Well Operations, Beacon.

The special equipment, tubular solutions and connections comply with BSEE’s regulations and guidelines.

Project expected in 2022

The drilling phase is expected to begin in Q3 2022, with first oil expected in Q4 2024. Vallourec will supply intermediate and production casing. The scope of supply includes the latest connection technology with VAM® SLIJ-3 and VAM® BOLT-II, custom sizes, and proprietary grades.

Bertrand Frischman

We are extremely pleased to be awarded this contract by BOE. It highlights their confidence in Vallourec seamless pipe and VAM® connection technology. We look forward to delivering quality solutions that allow our customers to operate safely, maximize value and optimize total cost of ownership.

Bertrand Frischmann SVP Vallourec North America


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