Company Bio

AFGlobal is an oil and gas OEM technology specialist offering products, services and fully integrated manufacturing capabilities for the drilling and production segments of the upstream market. We support the offshore drilling industry with flexible, uncomplicated systems and components that improve efficiency, mitigate risk and ensure safety in the harshest environments. Our broad range of highly engineered technologies are enhanced by extensive aftermarket lifecycle services.

Decades of manufacturing experience combined with our deep understanding of pressure management and drilling technology has positioned us at the center of the MPD evolution. We understand that effective managed pressure drilling is much more than innovative iron.

Our scope of expertise and award-winning technology integrates engineering and design, manufacturing, and service and training for both deepwater and onshore applications. Working closely with all the stakeholders, we have designed, built, and installed the industry-leading equipment enabling a global fleet of MPD-ready rigs.

Our comprehensive MPD product offering includes:

  • Active Control Device
  • NControl™ MPD Platform
  • Integrated Riser Joint
  • Land Series RCD
  • Jackup Series RCD
  • Lifecycle Services
  • FEED

Contact info:
19450 State Highway 249, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77070  |  713.393.4200

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Active Control Device (ACD)

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Our ACD system is the industry’s first active, non-rotating sealing device for MPD operations. The ACD seals the wellbore annulus and diverts returns using a novel, actively energized sealing element controlled by our industry-standard annular packer system. The design allows the system to determine the sealing element condition, while an external sealing element control contain high-pressure wellbore fluids even after the sealing element reaches a worn state. The ACD eliminates complex bearing assemblies and high-wear rotary seal components found in conventional passive rotating control devices (RCD) that are the source of many MPD problems. Monitoring and controlling the seal reduces maintenance, extends service life, and enhances safety. Our Active Control Device (ACD), developed specifically for deepwater service, is a fundamental advance in annular pressure containment that eliminates passive rotating control device (RCD) design deficiencies. The ACD’s pioneering MPD capabilities can dramatically reduce costs, eliminate common operational problems, and improve reliability and safety.

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