BUOYANCY

ARE YOU SEEKING SURETY IN DRILL RISER BUOYANCY DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND DELIVERY?

Established in 1980, Balmoral has an enviable reputation across the world for product design, development and delivery.

With 500+ people based at our purpose-built 250,000ft2 facility in Aberdeen, we build successful relationships with clients working with them from concept development and advice through to product design, manufacture, testing, delivery and support.

All managed in-house to give total safety, quality and scheduling control.

 
Distributed buoyancy
DRILL RISER BUOYANCY SOLUTIONS
Overview

Drill riser buoyancy provides uplift while reducing the submerged weight of the riser joints. This helps to minimise top tension and prevent stress in the riser as well as reducing loadings during deployment and retrieval of the blow-out preventer (BOP) stack.

Drilling risers extend from the BOP to the drilling vessel with their primary function being the provision of fluid communications between the well and the vessel while supporting choke, kill and auxiliary lines. Balmoral consistently manufactures high quality modules while its in-house hyperbaric test centre offers test facilities to 7000msw equivalent.

 

 

Balmoral drilling riser buoyancy modules are fitted around the riser with moulded apertures accommodating auxiliary lines and riser clamps.

The vertical lift of the syntactic modules is transferred to the riser by a thrust collar fitted to the riser pipe below the upper coupling. A matching collar is normally installed at the lower end of the assembly to facilitate the transfer of the module weight during handling.

 
Balmoral provides critical equipment for drilling risers. We must do a lot of testing – it’s technically critical we get it right or there are serious consequences. They act fast if anything goes wrong and issues are always corrected in timely fashion.
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