Vallourec will provide an extensive range of premium offshore solutions to the CLOV deepwater oil and gas project operated by Total E&P in Angola. CLOV is expected to start production by Q2 2014.
Vallourec will equip the 34 subsea wells with approximately 15,000 tons of OCTG products featuring VAM premium connections. Two of CLOV’s drilling rigs use Vallourec drill strings and connections.
Constructed in South Korea, the CLOV FPSO unit reached Paenal Yard in Porto Amboim, Angola, on 8 November and came alongside the quay on 9 November. The subsea wells are now going to be tied back to the floating production unit. Vallourec delivered a total of 28,500 tons – or 200km – of coated seamless line pipes and bends to Subsea 7 along with additional 2,400 tons of seamless pipes for the construction of the riser towers. The production unit will have a processing capacity of 160,000 barrels of oil per day and a storage capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels.
The solution package provided by Vallourec includes a wide range of services, such as the application of about 150km of anticorrosion coating on the pipes and the supply of approximately 700 hot induction bends. They will be assembled directly in Angola.