Vallourec Introduces VAM® SPRINT-SF, A New Semi-Premium High Torque Connection for Shale Applications

Vallourec Introduces VAM® SPRINT-SF, A New Semi-Premium High Torque Connection for Shale Applications

June 15, 2020

Houston, Texas (USA), June 15, 2020 – Vallourec unveils its newest connection, VAM® SPRINT-SF, the first in a series of semi-premium high torque products innovatively designed for extreme shale applications. 

In the fast-moving onshore drilling industry, operators are constantly looking for ways to mitigate risks and extend laterals while reducing costs. VAM® SPRINT-SF was designed with these priorities in mind and was tested using “Fit for Shale” VAM® protocol that simulates real-world conditions during the life of the well. 

This slim OD integral connection provides ultra-high torque capacity combined with outstanding tension, fatigue and pressure ratings. It demonstrates fast and easy running, with thread design allowing for deep stabbing and low number of turns to make-up. These performances contribute to making it the most cost- efficient product for large scale shale operations. 

Bertrand Frischmann recently appointed Senior Vice President, North America commented “The launch of VAM® SRINT-SF in the US meets the evolving needs of our Onshore customers. For Vallourec, VAM® SPRINT-SF, the first in a new series, is a strategic brick in the development of our Onshore solutions. It was designed with direct input from our customers and using the full expertise of VAM®. It offers Vallourec significant market reach while meeting our customers’ requirements in terms of design, quality and cost efficiency”. 

VAM® SPRINT-SF was developed in the VAM USA R&D center in Houston (US), with the support of the engineering and commercial teams. The product line will cover the full range of sizes used for production casing in shale plays and associated carbon steel material, including SS and API enhanced grades 

To learn more, visit Vallourec Solutions 

About Vallourec

Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil & gas wells in harsh environments, new generation power plants, challenging architectural projects, and high-performance mechanical equipment. Vallourec’s pioneering spirit and cutting- edge R&D open new technological frontiers. With close to 19,000 dedicated and passionate employees in more than 20 countries, Vallourec works hand-in-hand with its customers to offer more than just tubes: Vallourec delivers innovative, safe, competitive and smart tubular solutions, to make every project possible. 

Listed on Euronext in Paris (ISIN code: FR0000120354, Ticker VK) and eligible for the Deferred Settlement System (SRD), Vallourec is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and Next 150. 

In the United States, Vallourec has established a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program (ISIN code: US92023R2094, Ticker: VLOWY). Parity between ADR and a Vallourec ordinary share has been set at 5:1. Follow us on Twitter @Vallourec 

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Investor relations Press relations Jérôme Friboulet Jeannie Hill Tel: +33 (0)1 49 09 39 77 Tel: 713 479 3258

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