Thursday, February 2, 2017

France: Drilling at Alsace Geothermal Project to Begin in June

Vallourec will equip a geothermal site in France with its premium tubes and connections (News Release)

French company Vallourec has won a new contract for unconventional geothermal energy (deep wells, high temperatures) to deliver premium oil country tubular goods (OCTG)  products for exploring underground reserves in France.

Vallourec will assist Fonroche GĂ©othermie, the leading French company in high temperature geothermal energy, in the exploration phase for underground reserves in Alsace (East of France), on the site of the former Reichstett refinery (municipality of Vendenheim) and the Eckbolsheim site.

The project will consist of two to four wells drilled in doublets (one injection well and one production well) for between 1700 and 3400 tons of semi-premium and premium tubes and connections, including the VAM® 21TM, the highest performing connection on the premium market to date. The drilling of the first well is expected to begin in June 2017. If results are positive, production will start soon thereafter at the wells.

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