Vallourec provides tubulars for Total’s CLOV deepwater project
PARIS – Vallourec has announced that it will provide a range of offshore solutions to the CLOV deepwater oil and gas project, operated by Total E&P in Angola. The project is expected to start production in the second quarter of 2014.
CLOV is a cluster of four oil and gas fields—named Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta—located in the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17, with water depths ranging from 1,100 to 1,400 m.
Vallourec will equip the 34 subsea wells with approximately 15,000 tons of OCTG products featuring VAM premium connections. CLOV is the fourth development pole in Angola's deep offshore Block 17 where Vallourec is involved, along with Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor. Furthermore, two of CLOV's drilling rigs are using Vallourec drill strings and connections.
Constructed in South Korea, the CLOV FPSO unit reached Paenal Yard in Porto Amboim, Angola, on Friday, November 8 and came alongside the quay the following day. The subsea wells are now going to be tied back to the floating production unit.
To secure the transportation of the hydrocarbons to the FPSO, Vallourec has delivered a total of 28,500 tons, or 200 km, of coated seamless line pipes and bends to Subsea 7. An additional 2,400 tons of seamless pipes were delivered by Vallourec 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 150 km of anticorrosion coating on the pipes and the supply of approximately 700 hot induction bends. To ensure flow assurance requirements, production flow-lines include a pipe-in-pipe solution. They will be assembled directly in Angola.