Vallourec to provide seamless pipes for Brazil’s large oil and gas project

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:09:03 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

French tube maker Vallourec said this week it will provide 12,000 mt of seamless steel rigid line pipe for a Brazil’s large oil and gas project, known as pre-salt. Vallourec said it will supply the pipes by year-end.

A consortium made up of state-run oil producer Petrobras (40 percent), Shell (20 percent), Total (20 percent), CNOOC Limited (10 percent), CNPC (10 percent) and Pré-Sal Petróleo hired supplier TechnipFMC, which in turn awarded Vallourec the steel pipe order.

Vallourec’s steel pipes will be used to build a riser and a flowline system connecting 13 wells for the pre-salt field Mero 1 area. Alexandre Lyra, senior vice-president South America for Vallourec, said the project was “strategic” for both Brazil and Vallourec.

Vallourec has been a key steel pipe supplier for local state-run oil company Petrobras. Brazil is also a key market and an export hub for Vallourec.

Vallourec owns several sites in Brazil, with steel casting pipe, rolling and finishing facilities, and two service companies for the oil and gas market, as well as one iron ore mine.

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