First semi-flush connection in the industry able to reach 100% pipe body efficiency with such OD range (7 5/8” to 18”) & as per most stringent testing protocol (API RP 5C5 2017 : CAL IV)
High Clearance & Smooth OD Transitions
Up to 50% improvement vs T&C. Smooth OD profile helps for running/pulling & cementing job.
Extreme Structural Performances
Stronger than the pipe by design, in particular: collapse, compaction resistance, & can act as a collapse propagation stopper.
Discover VAM® EPIC
“In February 2021, VAM® EPIC, a new Enhanced Premium Integral Connection for upset pipes in deepwater wells, was installed for the first time. Vallourec supplied over 5,000 ft (1,500 m) of upset pipe with 7 5/8’’ VAM® EPIC for a trial run in the Gulf of Mexico.”