Pioneering drilling riser tensioning to make your projects happen.

Claxton is the de facto market leader in the supply of high quality, rugged riser and conductor tension rings. We invented the Positive Grip Tension Ring – a design that has been much-copied around the industry. However the original design can only be supplied by us.

Our riser experience pioneered, and then refined, the Positive Grip Tension Ring…

Positive Grip Tension Rings

Claxton has unparalleled experience in tension rings and systems. We pioneered the original Positive Grip tension ring – which, using interchangeable machined slips, is installed on slick pipe of all sizes, weights and grades – saving rig time, eliminating ‘space out’ issues and removing the need for welding.

Slimline Tension Rings

Time Saving: The Claxton Slimline tension ring can be taken from a container directly onto the drill floor, attached to the riser and the riser and tension ring can be run through the rotary table together, saving rig time. Designed in-house by Claxton, the slimline tension ring maintains the rugged performance we expect of more traditional designs despite being significantly smaller.

Claxton-EON-tension-system-720Pictured: A Claxton tension ring being installed on one of our push-type tension systems.

Riser Tension Systems

Claxton supplies vertical and lateral tension systems to support you riser, conductor or BOP – our designs are fully-proven in the harsh environments found in the North Sea and we have a strong track record of providing  bespoke systems to project-specific applications and replacements for rig upgrades.

Claxton-Tension-System-720Pictured: A bespoke, 500-te tension system Claxton supplied to solve an operating challenge faced by a client in Norway. 

Many rigs already call Claxton when they need a tension ring or tension system. Here’s why…

Unique Experience
Our designs are in successful use by numerous operators and have been much-copied by the competition. However, the technical expertise that created our tension rings can only be found within Claxton.

Flexible Supply
We have a well-earned reputation for flexibility, so if you have a project-specific application, remember our tension rings can be dressed with slips for non-standard pipe sizes and we have a long tracked record of supplying bespoke tension systems.

Proven Quality
Our tension rings have been proven on rigs working all around the world… meaning you can trust them to perform on your project.

Rapid Mobilisation
Claxton has a large fleet of tensioning equipment, much of which is ready for ‘from stock’ call-off.

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