Capital Drilling Equipment
As the offshore oil industry ventures into deeper water and greater well depths, the complexity and costs of drilling have increased exponentially. These costs are not measured by equipment price alone; operational costs, maintenance and repair, and life cycle of the equipment are all part of the equation.
Riser systems, with extended periods of use under a variety of conditions, must be rugged and reliable, easy to use and maintain, cost-effective and operationally efficient. Designing a marine drilling system that offers the appropriate balance of technology and economy is a challenge, which Dril-Quip has answered with its drilling and production riser systems.
HFRe™ Marine Drilling Riser System
Dril-Quip has approached rig operational safety with a new marine drilling riser system. Traditional riser deployment is inherently hazardous because it requires manual effort at the rotary table for joint make-up. The Dril-Quip HFRe marine drilling riser connector design virtually eliminates the need for rig personnel at the rotary table. This improves rig safety during riser deployment and reduces HSE risk.