Sandvik Materials Technology, a division within the Sandvik Group, developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has been awarded two important contracts for control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.
The first contract is with a new customer, an oil producer based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to supply a complete package of materials. The package includes control line tubing and clamps manufactured by Downhole Products – a Varel International company, owned by Sandvik. Improvements in the technology for the enhanced exploration of oil and gas fields have increasingly required the use of long continuous lengths of stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing for hydraulic control, chemical injection, umbilical and flowline control applications. Control lines are coiled tubing wound on reels, which are combined with accessories that together help in controlling the flow of oil in offshore oil wells. The order of high-alloyed material for application in sour wells will be delivered in the third quarter of this year.
The second contract with a top service company in Abu Dhabi is a major package for chemical injection applications for use on the Umm Lulu and Al Nasr oil fields in the UAE. The Umm Lulu and Al Nasr fields are located 30 km and 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi. They respectively produce approximately 100,000 and 22,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Delivery for this contract is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2015. Sandvik supplies coiled tubing for control lines and chemical injection lines, either as bare coils or in flatpacks, as per customer requirements. As control lines are often exposed to corrosive well fluids, Sandvik produces them in a wide range of corrosion-resistant alloys.