France headquartered leading seamless pipe leader Vallourec has will supply 25,000 tonnes of line pipe for US-based oil and gas exploration company LLOG Exploration Offshore for Salamanca deep-water project located on the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The scope of supply by Vallourec includes 170,000 feet of X70 heavy-wall pipe required for the in-field flowline and riser systems, as well as 365,000 feet of X65 pipes required for the oil export and gas export flowline and riser systems. The pipes will be produced at Vallourec’s state-of-the-art Jeceaba PQF mill, with riser pipes subject to fatigue loading undergoing pipe-end laser measurement and machining at Vallourec’s end-truing facility in Barreiro. Both facilities are located in Minas Gerais in Brazil.The Salamanca development is based on a Floating Production Unit created from the refurbishment of a previously decommissioned production facility, with a projected capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil and 40 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Repurposing a decommissioned production unit greatly reduces both time and cost, with a 70% reduction in emissions compared to the construction of a new unit.