Slick Joint

Riser joint of standard length without attached buoyancy.

Source: API Specification 16Q, Design, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, Second Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Slick Joint

Special riser joint designed to prevent damage to the riser and control umbilical where they pass through the rotary table. NOTE Usually included in C/WO risers and is sometimes named “cased wear joint”.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards

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