Vallourec in Middle East

Vallourec has been a key player in Middle East for more than 40 years.

About us

About us

Vallourec has been a key player in Middle East for more than 40 years. Our business activities in the region are mostly centered around the oil and gas sector that we address with 4 product lines:

  • OCTG pipes and accessories with VAM® connections
  • Line pipes for various onshore and offshore applications
  • Process pipes for petrochemicals and other processing applications
  • VAM® Field Service for onshore/offshore operations, engineering and supply chain services with a wide licensee network for repair and service

Since 2009, Vallourec has been expanding its presence through multiple acquisitions in UAE and Saudi Arabia. In 2011, thanks to the acquisition and industrialization of Vallourec Saudi Arabia (previously Zamil Pipes), Vallourec became the first OCTG market leader to have a premium finishing unit in the region, allowing to supply the world’s biggest oil company, Saudi Aramco, owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The same year, Vallourec opened Vallourec Middle East, a new sales platform located in Jebel Ali that was recently extended to bring corporate and commercial teams together, turning Dubai office into the regional headquarters for Middle East and Asia


The biggest premium OCTG market


  • 49% of world oil reserves
  • 43% of world gas reserves


Main customers


Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Kuwait Oil company (KOC), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, Tatweer Petroleum etc.


Main agents


Al Qahtani (Saudi Arabia), ADOS (UAE), Al Fahad (Kuwait), Dan Trading (Bahrain, Oman)



Vallourec opens its first sales office in Middle East


Acquisition of VAM® Drilling Middle East FZE based in Jebel Ali


Acquisition of VAM® Drilling Protools Oil Equipment Manufacturing in Abu Dhabi

  • Opening of Vallourec Middle East FZE, a sales platform in Jebel Ali
    Acquisition of SSPF in Dammam and first investment in a new premium threading line
  • Qualification of SSPF finishing unit, including a heat treatment unit, a premium threading unit, and a sleeve manufacturing unit
  • Opening of a new drill pipe coating unit in Abu Dhabi

Inauguration of Vallourec Saudi Arabia in Dammam


Divestment of Vallourec Drilling Products business


Inauguration of a new sales office in Jebel Ali, headquarter to the Middle East and Asia region, bringing together sales and corporate functions


Key figures

Key figures

Premium finishing unit for OCTG tubes and accessories
Network of VAM licensees