AFGlobal is uniquely positioned as a single-point solution for sourcing and support of conventional drilling equipment, offering a wide variety of technical solutions and engineering services. Our engineering group can design and engineer fully floated drilling risers to meet the most stringent codes and deepwater requirements for shorter rig down times and greater overall savings. AFGlobal expertise provides advanced support for critical drilling riser management that enhances the safety and efficiency of operations on floating rigs. Our telescopic joints are central to fluid containment and meeting environmental objectives. Riser spider equipment and services protect risers and extend service life, while our running tools reduce deepwater operational time and enhance safety.
With the increasing age and number of drilling risers, the need for a centralized, versatile approach to drilling riser system management has never been greater. We offer a comprehensive solution with adaptable technology and expert engineering for integrating risers on floating rigs. Our riser management system reduces the total cost of ownership to keep risers operating longer, protecting your investment and your bottom line.
When it comes to preventing damaged to the environment, containment of drilling fluids is key. That is why maintaining the integrity of the telescopic joint is key. Over time, as the vessel experiences heave, the seals between the inner and outer barrels wear, leading to leaks and loss of containment. Our extensive experience in seal design, coupled with our in-house service and manufacturing capability makes AFGlobal the premier partner for supplying your telescopic slip joint.
AFGlobal has extensive riser spider equipment experience. Whether you need new equipment, or are modifying or recertifying existing equipment, our engineering team offers a complete range of services and capabilities to ensure your riser spider is up to the task.
Prevention of riser damage due to sea conditions is key to preventing catastrophic failures and extending the life of each joint. Our gimbal design provides more protection on the riser string. The position of our elastomeric bearings offers lower shear stiffness, with one of the lowest moments of rotation in the industry. Supported by the gimbal, this action results in a low-bending moment on the riser string, which means less fatigue damage to the riser.
Hydraulic Running Tools
In deepwater drilling operations, saving time on the critical path is one of the surest ways to contain costs and to stay competitive. Our hydraulic riser running tool delivers significant time savings when assembling or disassembling the riser string, enabling the rig crew to safely and quickly deploy and retrieve equipment.
Maintaining subsea umbilical lines in good condition requires managing stresses and keeping the lines in order. For an entire riser string or for a single joint, AFGlobal offers specialized Mux clamp design and fabrication capabilities for riser and subsea systems. Drilling contractors, riser OEMs, and first-tier suppliers for drilling and production systems depend on our clamps for years of dependable service that improves riser uptime and drives down costs.
Superior materials, the latest design and fabrication software, and people who know your business ensure the outstanding results you expect from an industry leader.
Whether you are assembling a subsea blowout preventer, a riser string, a tree, or a wellhead, selection of high-quality hardware components is critical to ensuring uptime. To provide solutions across the drilling and production applications, our lineup of manufacturing capabilities includes a suite of API 20E and 20F bolting products to fit your needs. We have seventeen categories of products at Bolting Specification Level 3 (BSL-3), including hot formed bolts, screws, and nuts for applications in the harshest HP/HT environments.