VAM® Field Service
Our teams of highly trained technicians based around the world are available to help you verify and deploy your connections. Using VFS experts reduces costs, improves operational efficiency and inventory control throughout the lifecycle of your pipes and connections.
A large services portfolio
Our 180 highly-skilled technicians based in 17 service centers worldwide ensure that VAM® quality is maintained from the mill to the well, with a range of services that cover the full lifecycle of your pipes.
- Rig site services
• Running supervision
• Deck inspection
- Loading/off-loading supervision
- Thread inspections – rig-ready and rig return
- Sub-assembly makeup & repair
• Supervision of assembly make up
• Calibration checks
• Make up process qualification
• Workshop audits
• Pressure test fixtures rentals
• Pipe repairs coordination
- Pipeyard management
•Digital stockyard management
• Collaborative planning
• QHSE best practices
• Yard design and audits
- Rig preparation
- VAM® Licensees
•Quality control and Licensor Technical Representative for VAM®
VAM® Field Service Quality Management System
VAM® Field Service is working on the implementation of API Q2 in all our service centers globally.
The VAM® Field Service Academy, unique in the industry, trains and assesses engineers.
VAM® Field Service on the rig site
Our expert technicians work on your rig to ensure that the right products are used at running to protect the integrity of your well. With extensive training and experience, they can verify the condition of the products, validate all the make-up parameters and conditions, create conclusive make-up graphs and decide when a connection should be backed out, accepted or laid down. Thanks to their expertise, you can greatly reduce back out and reject rates, helping ensure your well is safe and the connection performance is optimal.
Embedded VAM® technician support
Embedded in your team, a VAM® technician is on-site to ensure things run smoothly. From supervising, reporting and trouble-shooting operations in real time to proving answers to day-to-day questions, having a VAM® technician can help avoid costly mistakes, improve the efficiency of your operations and lower your costs.
Bucking unit qualification and calibration
VFS technicians visit your completion workshop to verify the make-up process meets VAM® requirements for tolerances and processes. They train, assess and test personnel and calibrate the make-up machine to VAM® standards (TSLI 440) with a customized frequency using calibration bars. They also verify the accuracy of the machine’s torque measurement. As an independent third-party, they can confirm the correct calibration of your machines so you can be certain your workshop meets VAM® standards.
VFS Licensor Technical Representative (LTR)
Licensor Technical Representatives (LTR) receive critical parts that are manufactured at VAM® licensee machine shop locations. They offer reliable, local repair and manufacturing of VAM® Connections, even in the most remote locations. Specially trained and highly qualified VAM® Specialists inspect the products to ensure they are fully compliant with VAM® standards. Get the assurance that your locally-manufactured product is VAM®-certified.
Low-torque soft seal pressure test fixture rentals
All VAM® Field Service centers offer rental pressure test fixtures that meet all safety standards. They hold the required test pressure and are truly low-torque. Durable and robust, they can withstand numerous make and breaks. Their design prevents the change of the deformation of the VAM® connection after the test, and they will not damage the connection at make-up or break-out. No transfer of seal galling from the test fixture to the product. Test the integrity of your connections and ensure your operation is efficient.
Make-up graph review
Our team of experts across all time zones offers remote assistance with your make-up graph profiles. They have the knowledge and experience to identify possible root causes of bad profiles and propose corrective actions.
A specific project? Need VAM® Field Service assistance? Let’s talk about it!
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.
“VFS technicians add value at every step of rig operations. With a VFS technician, you get faster running parameters, better decision-making based on best practices, repairs done on board, list checks and equipment marking done before RIH, accurate tally measurement and double-check done before the start of operations. Combined, these services > saved up to three days of rig time and > up to $600k in direct savings.”