Riser Handling

Riser can be awkward and delicate to handle. Safe and efficient Riser Handling practices require correctly designed equipment for the types of riser joint being run.

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Bespoke Design Service for restrictive footprint for Riser Handling


Riser Tailing Transporting Horizontal Riser to Well Centre


Drill Floor Manipulator Arm


The riser is landed on the skate, supported at each end at the riser flanges. The skate is driven to well-centre and the riser latches to the lift tool. if the lift tool is inclined or at a different elevation then a riser lift may be fitted to the skate. Once attached the riser is lifted clear by the travelling block.

Approaching well-centre the lower end of the riser may be tailed out of the bucket using a dedicated tailing arm or drill floor manipulator arm (DMFA) with a riser tailing head.


  • Combined Catwalk Features for Pipe & Riser
  • Riser Lift/Tilt Functions
  • Freewheeling Pivoting Riser Bucket
  • Integrated or Remote Tail-in Arms
  • Riser Heads for Manipulator Arms
Weight capacity Up to 50Te
Joint capacity 10' pup up to 90' riser & telescopic joints
Documentation Manufacturers Databook (MDB) & User Manual (UM)

API, Norsok etc. as applicable.

Interested in Riser Handling?

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1. What weight capacity do you require?

2. What Joint types and lengths are required?

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