Riser Management System

Monitoring your riser system is crucial for optimising efficiency and reducing risk during daily drilling operations. The KONGSBERG riser systems and subsea riser oil-and-gas solutions are proven in the field to provide multiple benefits for your ongoing drilling operations.

KONGSBERG's specialised products and technologies include real-time monitoring systems and decision support for optimum vessel positioning during drilling, and subsea pigging and installation aids for pipelines and pipes.

Our solutions include both riser management systems and riser management services, and can be delivered stand-alone or as an integrated part of a total offshore project.

You benefit from

  • Improved decision making - Instrumented assistance and monitoring provide critical, real-time information
  • Operation efficiency - Reduced weather-related non-productive time and risk management to prevent errors in operations

Continuous monitoring of activity and response

Rig operators need to measure responses for all stages of the drilling operation, including planning riser drilling in a range of environmental conditions and safe disconnection from the well.

KONGSBERG Riser Management System - (RMS) – gives you the advantage of dynamic monitoring of drilling- and workover-risers based on sensor measurements and advanced computations.

Key features

  • Real-time data reflecting state of riser and connected equipment
  • Links 2-ways with onboard KONGSBERG DP system
  • Wellhead Integrity Monitoring and Fatigue
  • Ocean Current monitoring
  • Upper and lower flex-joint monitoring
  • Top tension stroke/pull and telescopic joint stroke monitoring
  • Connector loads monitoring
  • Logging of data and events
  • Alarm and warning functions


  • Effective and real-time operation through instrumented monitoring
  • Increases the operational window and reduces NPT
  • Reduced guess work, operational errors, and downtime
  • Safer and more efficient drilling for increased operational envelopes
  • Less equipment wear and tear
  • Reduced riser stress and wellhead loads
  • Improved situation awareness by viewing of riser shape, BOP, LMRP and wellhead
  • Possible to add additional sensors and functionality for specific requirements

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Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

  • Conversions, retrofit and refit

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.