Netherlands: Fin protection system gaining acceptance by drilling contractors ///

After introduction of the Lankhorst / Mouldings riser fin system for protection of drilling risers and auxiliary lines at OTC 2001, several drilling contractors have shown considerable interest. Global Santa Fe and Stena Drilling Ltd. decided to equip their bare slick joints with fins. These fins will enable them to decrease the riser running and retrieving time. They will also enlarge the processing window of weather conditions under which riser manipulations can take place, without doing harm to the riser or rig.

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