In continuation of Bell Oil and Gas (BOG)’s aim of providing first-in-class procurement and supply chain services, BOG delivered two Circor 40-inch ball valves to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Port Harcourt, in February 2018. This delivery is a milestone for BOG because it is the largest valve we have delivered to date.

Circor Energy is a market-leading, global provider of integrated flow control solutions, specializing in highly engineered valves and pipeline products and services. They are the manufacturers of Circor valves. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Texas, United States of America (USA). Circor Energy continuously develops highly engineered valve and pipeline products that improve the ability to control the flow of oil and gas and other natural resources – from subsea to land, and in severe environments.

A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways. Hence, the importance of having high-quality valves, such as those supplied by BOG, cannot be overemphasized. SPDC uses valves to regulate and control the flow of gases and other liquids in its daily operations.

The client was very satisfied with the quality of the valves delivered by BOG. Prior to the delivery, some of SPDC’s technical staff had witnessed a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Type Acceptance Test (TAT) conducted in Italy. SPDC commended BOG for being responsive and providing prompt communication throughout the duration of the supply and delivery of the valves.

One of the 40-inch Circor valves delivered to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Port Harcourt.


One of the valves being tested during a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) in Italy.

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