Build the right subsea connections for your unique application with our field-proven Retlock® clamp technology. Developed with inherent design flexibility, our diverless connections allow for a single system to be used across the entire field, installed with the same tooling and work-class ROVs for a more cost-effective solution. Able to connect mono- and multi-bore, they are engineered for both conventional and high-pressure/high-temperature developments in both shallow water or deepwater.
Beyond subsea, we also provide onshore and topside connection solutions for all applications. Our proprietary Taper-Lok® and CofferLok™ high-integrity connectors are engineered to provide an optimal sealing solution. And we work to reduce your time in resourcing the right solution by connecting with our experienced engineering and project management teams for any field requirement.
Retlock® Clamp Connector
Our Retlock® clamp connector is the central building block for each of our diverless horizontal connections. A two-bolt clamp able to connect mono- and multi-bore, it is suitable not just for vertical and horizontal applications – but also any angle off the vertical that is required. A compact, lightweight design with continual leak-monitoring system, it has been proven effective in more than 1,600 offshore applications.
Stinger Deployed Diverless Connector (SDDC)
The latest diverless technology—the SDDC—can improve safety and achieve a 20% cost reduction for subsea pipeline installation with AFGlobal’s diverless technologies. Our work on a project offshore Malaysia uses the Stinger Deployed Diverless Connector (SDDC) that transforms subsea installations of step-out wells and tie-in systems – making them easier and less risky. Connected by engineered Retlock® clamp technology, SDDC removes the need for critical path diver operations. It delivers significant savings compared to conventional diver-installed pipelines in both deepwater and shallow water applications. Specify our SDDC disruptive technology for a cost-effective solution with enhanced safety.
Diverless Maintained Clusters (DMaC)
DMaC is a compact and light-weight drag-to-place system suitable for horizontal connection of flexible pipe and jumpers, as well as umbilicals. Designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions, the DMaC enables wet-parking of jumpers for later installation. The system provides flexible, interruptible installation with jumper, tree and manifold separately deployed in any sequence.
Flowline Type Connector (FTC)
The FTC is designed to provide a reliable, cost effective, adaptable means of installing and connecting both rigid and flexible flowline jumpers, where both the tree and manifold are already on location. The FTC can be connected at any angle. This run-to-place system is available for fast track delivery.
Virtus™ Multi-Purpose Connector (MPC)
The Multi-Purpose Connector (MPC) is a diverless, fly-to-place connection system specially designed for flying leads and jumper umbilicals. Fully adaptable to all hydraulic, electrical, or chemical couplers from any vendor, the MPC has built a 20-year track record as a reliable, low-cost connection solution—with more than 1,000 systems deployed in fields worldwide.
Virtus™ Vertical Type Connector (VTC)
The Virtus™ Vertical Type Connector (VTC) makes effective vertical connections for either rigid or flexible jumpers, across a range of sizes. The VTC provides clients with a compact solution that allows for reduced size and weight of the host structure while still providing large capture and misalignment capabilities during the installation lift and final connection. The VTC is designed for deep water application, but it offers the same benefits for deployment at any depth.
Helping clients get connected quickly, we can provide universal subsea tooling for either purchase or rental, providing flexibility for capital expenditures. Whether you need a simple modular system for one-off connector supplies, or a full-tooling system for large-connector orders, we can help. We also provide offshore technicians to accompany the installation contractor, providing the size of team required to support operations. Offshore site supervision during installation ensures all equipment is operating properly and is quickly attended to, minimizing installation time.