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why you can trust claxton

The story of upstream offshore innovation

Claxton is uniquely positioned to innovatively solve clients’ offshore operating challenges and add value to projects to achieve overall increased efficiency.

With a proven track record of successful global projects across the life of field, Claxton has built up extensive knowledge and experience of responding to clients’ requirements, eliminating the need for third-party vendors or suppliers.

We understand that operators are under increasing pressure to streamline processes and achieve cost savings, which is why we encapsulate a plethora of service and product offerings all under one roof. Providing clients with a single point of contact via our project engineering team ensures that pace and quality of delivery are achieved, greatly impacting the overall project.

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With over 30 years’ experience in the North Sea and a growing catalogue of success in Norway, the Middle and the Far East too, Claxton has built an enviable reputation and a robust suite of integrated services and products delivered by one global team.


For clients in the global drilling and decommissioning markets, Claxton applies innovation, responsive service and proven capability to enable our clients to approach projects with the total confidence that they will be delivered successfully within budget and on time.


Realise both project time and cost savings

Once offshore, we make significant project savings by using a single crew of multiskilled personnel from Claxton’s pool of experienced offshore technicians rather than dedicated crews for each phase. This reduces the number of places needed onboard and provides significant personnel and mobilisation cost savings.

Across our entire life-cycle service range, from complete riser systems to decommissioning and extending the life of assets, innovation is drawn from our team’s passion to solve operating challenges.

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…

Claxton Engineering Services was founded as a wellhead installation and servicing business by Bob Claxton.
Our first rental drilling riser is used to drill in the North Sea.
We performed the first-ever rigless platform well abandonment campaign on the Esmond, Forbes and Gordon field.
SWAT™, our suspended well abandonment tool introduced and has since been used to abandon over 100 wells in conjunction with our sister company, InterMoor.
Claxton turned over £1m for the first time.
Awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Claxton was the first company to be acquired by what would later become the Acteon group of companies.
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.
Won the Petroleum Institute Platinum Innovation Award for SWAT™.
Claxton awarded the NQA ‘triple crown’ in quality, health and safety and the environment.
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.
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.
Claxton wins first North American riser contract worth £1m with Encana for their Deep Panuke project.
Office and warehouse opens in Dubai – allowing Claxton to greatly enhance service in the Middle East.
Acteon combines Claxton Engineering Services and UWG to create a leader in Jack-up depth engineering: Claxton.
Claxton supplies Venture Production with world-first 12,200psi HPHT riser technology, winning the EEEGR award for innovation in the process.
Claxton celebrates record growth and our 25 year anniversary, hiring Fyvie Castle in Aberdeen and inviting our clients to join the team’s celebration.
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.
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.
Claxton celebrates our 30 year anniversary.
Maiden voyage for Claxton’s ‘WellRaizer’ modular conductor recovery system on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Our team’s mission to make it happen continues…

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Our Expert View

“Our promise to you is that Claxton will make it happen for your project. From the rental of a simple adaptor, to a full riser system or well abandonment project, you’ll get the same level of service and dedication from our team… And in the event you have a problem on a project, just pick up the phone – there will be no ‘hard sell’ and the Claxton team will do everything we can to ensure your project is both successful and safe.”

Laura Claxton - Managing Director, Claxton


Contact us and we will put you in touch with the person best placed in our team to answer based on your unique enquiry. Our engineers are specialists in their own fields and ready to take on any challenge!