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As part of the import substitution programme, TMK starts to supply pipe for offshore development in the Arctic

04.07.2016

TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has made the first shipment of tubular products for the construction of production wells on the Arctic shelf.

The pipes were manufactured for Gazprom neft shelf (subsidiary of Gazprom neft) to be used at the Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Pechora Sea. The shipment comprised various types and sizes of casing pipe – for building casing columns, with ТМК UP PF premium threaded connections and GreenWell lubricant-free coating, including H2S-resistant grade L80 SS and grade P110 SS pipes. The products were manufactured in cooperation with Volzhsky Pipe Plant and Orsky Machine Building Plant and with the involvement of the Russian Research Institute for the Tube and Pipe Industries (RosNITI), as required by the customer’s technical specifications.

“In our operations, we strive to keep pace with the requirements of our key customers, oil and gas companies, as they seek solutions to their most challenging needs. TMK has accumulated vast experience in producing products for applications in aggressive offshore environments. Tapping offshore fields in the Russian Arctic is a new challenge for all industry players, and we are willing to contribute by offering our partners high-tech tubular products to their requirements, which not only match but surpass our foreign competitors,” said Alexander Shiryaev, TMK’s CEO.



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