Dril-Quip’s new DXe™ Wellhead Connector is designed for use as a BOP stack connector, subsea tree connector or riser tie-back connector and is suitable for use in HP/HT service and severe bending and high fatigue applications.

Dril-Quip DXe Connector

The Industry's Next Generation Connector provides superior performance and reliability.

Unique Features:

  • Unique proprietary highly engineered locking profile provides high fatigue, high load capacity
  • Available with flange, studded or integral connection
  • No bolts in load path - load path is through the upper body, latch segments and wellhead
  • Superior performance validated with full scale testing
  • Exceeds API 16A PR2 and API 17TR7 requirements
  • Self-aligning primary and secondary ring gasket designs
  • Increased hub contact area provides high bending capacity
  • Gaskets qualified to API 6A PR2 20,000 psi (with gas), 35° to 400° F
  • Extensive verification analysis and structural load testing performed
  • Design is compatible with existing blowout preventer hydraulic control systems
  • Can be configured for H-4 locking profile
  • Available on all Dril-Quip subsea trees
  • Available for Riser Tie-Back applications
  • Maximizes the drilling vessel watch circle

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