A one-step process that simplifies operations by eliminating the need to manage set down load while simultaneously rotating to the right.


    More consistency between drillers.

    More repeatable actions, performed more quickly.

    Minimizes driller training.


    A one-step procedure.

    Reduces cycle times.

    Simplifies setting mechanism process.

    Lowers in-slip time during casing running.


    Increases running speeds.

    Less equipment with fewer personnel.

    Reduces operating costs.

    Improves connection integrity.


CRTe-1.0 Spec

CRTi3-7.0 Spec

ActiveSET™ Casing Running Tool

Volant’s ActiveSET™ CRTi® and CRTe® casing running tools are fully mechanical and designed for casing running or drilling with top drive equipped rigs to make-up, breakout, reciprocate, rotate, fill, circulate and cement casing and liner strings, reducing non-productive time and associated costs. A simple rig-up and rig-down further increases operational efficiency. The ActiveSET enhances the standard CRTi and CRTe by simplifying tool activation to a one-step process by eliminating the need to manage set-down load while simultaneously rotating to the right. The tool engages by stabbing into the casing joint, allowing casing make-up to immediately begin without any additional actions. Additionally, the vCAM™ provides the ActiveSET with a positional based latching function and enables disengagement of the tool by both the familiar operation of set down and rotate to the left and additionally by the operation of setting down directly into the latch from the breakout position.

  • One-step tool activation for increased running speeds.
  • Engages by stabbing into casing joint, allowing casing makeup to immediately begin.
  • Compact, mechanical design removes multiple people and equipment from the rig floor.
  • Incorporates multiple functions into a single service and single piece of equipment, reducing non-productive time.
  • Mechanical activation by top drive control using patented TAWG® torque activated wedge grip, allowing this tool to be operated by the driller.
  • Ability to rotate and reciprocate casing and liner strings reduces downhole friction.
  • Self-energized in torsion as well as hoisting to prevent slippage in either application.
Tool Model Grip Activation Method Rated Load Capacity Casing Sizes
Max Hoist Max. Torque
ton tonne ft.lb. N.m in. mm
CRTi2-5.5HC225 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 225 204 25,000 33,800 5.5 to 13.38 139.7 to 339.7
CRTi3-7.0HF260 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 260 235 44,000 59,600 6.63 to 20.0 168.4 to 508.0
CRTi3-7.0HC350 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 350 317 50,000 67,700 6.63 to 20.0 168.4 to 508.0
CRTi4-7.0HF340 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 340 308 50,000 67,700 6.63 to 20.0 168.4 to 508.0
CRTi4-7.0HC475 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 475 430 50,000 67,700 6.63 to 20.0 168.4 to 508.0
CRTi2-8.63HC7501 Internal Standard or ActiveSET 750 680 85,0001 115,200 8.63 to 30.0 219.1 to 762.0
CRTe-1.0GM5.5 External Standard or ActiveSET 500 453 40,000 54,200 3.5 to 5.5 88.9 to 139.7
CRTe-1.0GM7.75 External Standard or ActiveSET 500 453 40,000 54,200 3.5 to 7.75 88.9 to 196.9

1Higher torque up to 100,000 ft.lb. is possible. Contact Volant for details