HIGH STRENGTH MATERIAL High Grade Material for Lighter and Stronger solutions
Complex drilling environments, including ultra-deep and extended reach wells, deep offshore or high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, are a real challenge for drilling contractors and operators. For the most challenging drilling projects, Vallourec Drilling Products has developed high-strength grades including VM-140 DP, VM-150 DP and VM-165 DP.
High-strength grades are ideal for the lighter drill pipes required to minimize torque and drag in ultra-extended reach wells. Reducing wall thickness also improves hydraulic programs, making it easier to reach drilling targets efficiently. When stronger tubulars are needed for ultra-deep or landing string applications, high-grade materials offer additional tensile capacity as compared to API grades.
Vallourec Drilling Products high-grade materials are characterized by:
Superior proprietary chemistry;
Precise manufacturing processes from steel making to heat treatment;