AFGlobal and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), the developer of the Clip-Riser technology, have joined forces to provide inspection, maintenance and repair of IFPEN drilling risers. The Clip-Riser is a quick and boltless connector technology that provides an easy, safe and effective method for connecting riser joints with minimal maintenance, according to AFGlobal.
AFGlobal will partner with IFPEN to provide inspection, maintenance and repair of drilling risers in Brazil, according to IFPEN’s specifications. AFGlobal says that it has also signed a licensing agreement with IFPEN for the worldwide provision of spare parts conforming to the technology’s original specifications. These agreements will benefit Clip-Riser customers by offering a safe and cost-effective alternative for the inspection, maintenance and repair of their risers, according to AFGlobal.
“AFGlobal is pleased to support the Clip-Riser technology, which in turn enables us to expand our drilling riser service capability in Brazil,” commented Roland Kennedy, Vice President of Lifecycle Services for AFGlobal. “By adding the global manufacture and supply of Clip-Riser spare parts, we are better positioned to service the needs of our customers.”
“We are delighted to be involved with a company that possesses an excellent track-record and knowhow in the oil and gas market. This partnership will offer new opportunities to meet the demands for drilling riser services in a consistent manner,” said Daniel Averbuch, Program Manager for IFPEN.