Kayode Thomas, CEO of BOG, met with top executives of Vallourec in Dusseldorf, Germany, to discuss opportunities for further collaboration in tubular solutions in the oil and gas industry.
Vallourec is a renowned provider of tubular solutions for the oil and gas industry and the power industry. It also has remarkable presence in such industries as automobile and construction. The company currently has presence in over 20 countries worldwide, offering customers innovative global solutions to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.
The company evolved in 1931 in the aftermath of the depression of the 1930s which forced many French tube manufacturers to close ranks. Though, its headquarters is in Paris, France, the company has six Research and Development centres worldwide and more than 500 engineers and technicians. Some of the products the company offers include; seamless tubes and premium connections for drilling operations, line pipes and well equipment, hydraulic cylinders and machine tools. The company boasts of an international acclaimed pipe mill, most reputable on line pipes.
Vallourec prides itself on a strategy that emphasizes premium positioning and long-term planning. It specialises in highly complex applications and has invested heavily in continuous research to support this strategy. By and large, Vallourec’s products help to improve the operational efficiency of companies where Vallourec’s products are deployed.
During the meeting, extensive discussions were held on the current and future plans, current projects and how BOG and Vallourec will jointly tackle upcoming opportunities both in the short term and the long term.
Also discussed was the possibility of a long term relationship between BOG and Vallourec that could culminate in deep offshore line pipes supply projects like the Egina. It would be recalled that BOG and Vallourec jointly delivered 15,359 metric tonnes of subsea line pipes for Total’s multi-billion dollar Egina Deep offshore project.
Karsten Walz (left) and Maxime Oberle (right), both of Vallourec with CEO of Bell Oil & Gas, Kayode Thomas (middle) during a recent meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany.