Why you can trust Claxton to deliver

Claxton was started in 1985 by Bob Claxton to provide offshore engineering services for upstream clients in the North Sea and all around the world.

Today we have offices in Norway, Singapore and the UAE as well as the UK – but we’ve retained Bob’s original ethic: Bob had a steadfast belief that service and delivery is everything to our customers. We always remember that the pace and quality of our delivery can make a massive difference to your project. So, because great service and delivery are important to you, they are essential to us.

With over 30 years’ of experience in the North Sea and a growing catalogue of success in Norway and the Middle- and Far East, Claxton has a proven ability to provide engineering and services that match, and often exceed, those of much larger competitors. We have one global team, with a singular mission – to make your project happen.

Why we’re different.

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Claxton has grown significantly over the years in order to respond to our clients operating needs. However, throughout our growth, we’ve always asked ourselves three questions:

  • Are we giving the best, most responsive, service we can?
  • Is there a more cost effective and safe way of doing this?
  • Can we offer a better solution to the issues faced by clients?

In continually answering these questions, Claxton has built an enviable reputation and a robust suite of products and services that we’re truly proud of. Across our entire product range, from a pre-drilling template, to a complete riser system, to decommissioning and extending the life of assets, you’ll find innovation drawn from our team’s passion to solve operating challenges.

In fact, rapid response is a hallmark of the value Claxton offers to customers – our ability to combine our large rental inventory with a fast-track design-analyse-build engineering service means we’re often uniquely placed to respond quickly.

The Claxton Story.

Read on to discover a few of the projects and milestones that have been instrumental in Claxton becoming the force it is today…

1985 – Claxton Engineering Services was founded as a wellhead installation and servicing business by Bob Claxton.
1990 – Our first rental drilling riser is used to drill in the North Sea.

Claxton has over two decades of riser experience...
Claxton has been building, supplying and running risers since 1985, can your supplier say the same?

1995 – We performed the first-ever rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field.
1996 – SWAT™, our suspended well abandonment tool introduced and has since been used to abandon over 100 wells in conjunction with our sister company, InterMoor.
1996 – Claxton turned over £1m for the first time.
1998 – Awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
1999 – Claxton was the first company to be acquired by what would later become the Acteon group of companies.

Acteon - our story
Claxton is proud to have been the first link in a chain that would later become an industry defining group. Working together with other Acteon companies allows us to deliver unique services to our clients. 

2001 – Won the Petroleum Institute Platinum Innovation Award for SWAT™.
2000 – Designed the world’s first positive grip tension ring – a design that would later be refined into a slimline model that fits through a rig’s rotary table.

Claxton pioneered the positive grip tension ring
Claxton pioneered the first-ever positive grip riser tension rings – a time-saving approach to tension rings that has since become an industry standard. 

2006 – Claxton awarded the NQA ‘triple crown’ in quality, health and safety and the environment.
2006 – Claxton expands warehouse and yard space to over 4200 square meters in order to cope with one of the largest drilling riser stocks in Europe and an ever-growing rental inventory.
2006 – Our tilting tension system is used by BG Group to drill in 78 m in the Jackdaw field, negating riser stress with new environmentally reactive technology.
2007 – Claxton wins first North American riser contract worth £1m with Encana for their Deep Panuke project.

Encana Deep Panuke Riser
Part of Claxton’s Deep Panuke Riser System for Encana at the start of its journey to offshore Nova Scotia.

2008 – Office and warehouse opens in Dubai – allowing Claxton to greatly enhance service in the Middle East.
2008 – Acteon combines Claxton Engineering Services and UWG to create a leader in Jack-up depth engineering: Claxton.
2009 – Claxton supplies Venture Production with world-first 12,200psi HPHT riser technology, winning the EEEGR award for innovation in the process.
2010 – Claxton celebrates record growth and our 25 year anniversary, hiring Fyvie Castle in Aberdeen and inviting our clients to join the team’s celebration.

Claxton's 25th Anniversary
Our 25th anniversary party saw clients and colleagues from around the world gather at Fyvie Castle near Aberdeen, Scotland.

2012 – Norwegian base opens and Claxton wins contract to supply a technically advanced riser system to Statoil – in conjunction with other Acteon companies. The project heralds the arrival of a number of new technologies and represents some of the deepest water ever tackled by Jack Up drilling.

The Claxton Statoil West Elara Riser
Claxton’s West Elara Riser for Statoil – delivering new technologies in conjunction with Acteon companies, 2H Offhsore, Pulse and SRP.

2013 – Our Singapore operation opens, marking the start of a deep and far-reaching commitment by Claxton to provide the highest level of service to our clients in the region.
2015 – Claxton celebrates our 30 year anniversary.
2017 – Maiden voyage for Claxton’s ‘WellRaizer’ modular conductor recovery system on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Today – Our team’s mission to make it happen continues…

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