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VAM® 21 / VAM® 21 HT

High performance, enhanced resistance, tested, proven and trusted
Benefits
Benefits
Highest proven performances
Performance envelope matching the pipe body, and validated against most severe protocols.
Fast and reliable running
Easy stabbing and alignment even with rough handling, clear and repeatable make-up charts, fewer rejects and faster running.
Extensive offer
Large range of sizes and grades, for all types of applications.
Performance
Performance, application & Product Range

Performances

  • Internal pressure rating: 100% pipe body
  • Collapse rating: 100% API 5C3 (or HC)
  • Tension and Compression capacity: 100% pipe body with sealability
  • Bending capacity up to 42°/100 ft under combined loads
  • Gas sealability validated as per API RP 5C5:2017 / ISO 13679:2019 CAL-IV, including at Maximum Torque with Sealability (MTS)
  • Also tested as per TWCCEP protocol for Thermal Wells up to 350°C (662°F)
  • Innovative VAM® Stabilizer lip design for improved stabbing performance and seal protection against rough handling
  • Fast and reliable running thanks to patented, optimized thread profile
  • Fully interchangeable HT version available up to 9-5/8″

Applications

VAM® 21 is a versatile solution for any application, from conventional to ultra-HPHT wells:

  • Tubing, casing and liners
  • Conventional and unconventional
  • Onshore and offshore
  • Deepwater / HP/HT /
  • Drilling with Casing
  • Geothermal

Product Range

  • Available in sizes from 3-1/2″ to 16″
  • Carbon Steels including SS and HC grades, 13Cr, S13Cr and Corrosion Resistant Alloys
  • Yield Strengths from 80 to 140 ksi
  • Available with CLEANWELL®, the VAM® dope-free solution
Discover VAM® 21
Resources
Documents & Resources
VAM® 21 Running Guidelines Poster
To help you optimize our connections' running, we have developed a dedicated poster summarizing running recommandations from our VAM® Field Service teams. To download it, please fill in the form below.

 

Vallourec successfully qualifies VAM® 21 connections for geothermal applications up to 350°C

April 2023
In a new test protocol, Vallourec has successfully qualified its VAM® 21 connections up to 350°C that offers exciting opportunities for geothermal operators. Fueled by R&D expertise, Vallourec’s teams adapted existing frameworks for geothermal applications based on industry standards and Oil & Gas expertise. 

 

News – VAM® 21: Withstanding the Heat of Indonesian Geothermal Wells

Jan. 2022
VAM® 21 has once again gone beyond standard applications to meet the requirements needed to extract hot fluid from geothermal wells. The premium connection was recently installed in two of Geo Dipa Energi’s geothermal wells in the Dieng Plateau in Indonesia withstanding temperatures of up to 330°C.

News – VAM® 21: Contributing to Efficient Well Operations for Petrofac in the North Sea

Jan. 2022
British oilfield services provider Petrofac recently ran ~20,000 ft of premium connection VAM® 21 in Tailwind’s Evelyn well off the coast of Aberdeen, UK, in the North Sea. With zero rejects recorded during the running, VAM® 21 contributed to a smooth well operation and rig time savings. 

 

News – VAM® 21, guaranteeing the highest performance thanks to extensive testing

Nov. 2021
Since it came on the market, VAM® 21 has fast established itself as an industry favorite for a wide range of applications. Becoming the oil industry’s connection of choice the world over didn’t happen without reason. Besides providing strong performance results, the entire VAM® 21 product line has also been extensively validated according to the most stringent test protocols including API RP 5C5:2017 CAL-IV and beyond, thus meeting customers’ strict requirements across all applications.

 

News – 1 million and counting: why VAM® 21 is the connection of choice for oil companies worldwide

July 2021
Since it came on the market, VAM® 21 connection has fast established itself as an industry favorite for a wide range of applications. Leveraging the technical prowess of VAM TOP ® product, which set the industry standard for over 30 years, VAM ® 21 is now the connection of choice for oil majors the world over. This month, it is celebrating a landmark: over 1 million VAM ® 21 joints have now been run downhole worldwide.

Running Guidelines Posters

To help you optimize our connections’ running, we have developed dedicated posters summarizing running recommandations from our VAM® Field Service teams. To download them, please fill in the forms below.

Stories
Customer Story
Geo Dipa Energi
VAM® 21 has once again gone beyond standard applications to meet the requirements needed to extract hot fluid from geothermal wells. The premium connection was recently installed in two of Geo Dipa Energi’s geothermal wells in the Dieng Plateau in Indonesia withstanding temperatures of up to 330°C. “We are very satisfied with the results obtained with VAM® 21 in our Dieng well, VAM® 21 was ran quickly and efficiently with zero rejects.” - Yudi Hartono, Geo Dipa Energi Drilling Manager
Petrofac

 

“Vallourec’s tech support throughout the entire project was excellent. Tech teams were available if we had any questions or problems and would anticipate product needs which allowed us to move forward in an efficient manner, minimizing issues and delays.” Quentin Jaclin - Completion Engineer for Petrofac North Sea

TotalEnergies

 

 

 

“Since it came on the market, VAM® 21 has fast established itself as an industry favorite for a wide range of applications. Becoming the oil industry’s connection of choice the world over didn’t happen without reason. TotalEnergies in the North Sea who operates HPHT wells (West Franklin and Elgin Franklin wells) with bottom hole temperatures of up to 215°C (419°F), turned to VAM® 21 for their projects.”

1 million VAM®21 joints worldwide

Leveraging the technical prowess of VAM TOP® product, which set the industry standard for over 30 years, VAM® 21 is now the connection of choice for oil majors the world over. Over 1 million VAM® 21 joints have now been run downhole worldwide.

Petrobel

CLEANWELL® technology was successfully used by Petrobel in the Zohr gas field, for running corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipes. David Crane, VAM® Field Services Engineer, confirmed: “Running CRA pipe with CLEANWELL® was fantastic compared to standard running compounds. Over 5,000 meters of 7" 28CR with VAM® 21 CLEANWELL connections were run into the wells with not a single reject. Back-outs showed no surface damage and we were able to make-up and brake-out with total confidence.”

Aker BP
"Using VAM® 21 with CLEANWELL® we had faster running and no rejects. We don’t want to use anything else!" AKER BP, North Sea