Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, has signed with Baoji Oilfield Machinery Co Ltd (BOMCO) a contract for the delivery of 12 drill strings in sour service grade (VM105 DP SSE) equipped with VAM Express® connections. Those drill strings, which will be manufactured in Vallourec's plants in France and in the Middle East, will be delivered to Abu Dhabi starting mid- 2016 to the beginning of 2017.
The contract will give to Vallourec, and in particular to its Drilling Products division, an additional foothold in the Middle East.
Based in Baoji City in China, BOMCO is China's largest state-owned oilfield equipment manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of land rigs and mud pumps in the world.
Between 2009 and 2011, Vallourec's Drilling Products division has successfully produced 11 complete drill strings for BOMCO. In February 2014, Vallourec successfully secured an additional 16 drill strings with BOMCO.