FCT™ Floating Cushion Tool

The FCT tool is designed for casing drilling or running operations with top drive equipped rigs to supply a portion of passively damped axial travel at the beginning of its stroke and cushion through its remaining travel in the set down direction during connection make-up and CRTi® or CRTe® casing running tool engagement.

  • Limiting load applied to ~3x joint weight circumvents need for an aluminum stump guide, contributing to faster run times.
  • Architecture can provide full hoisting loads in combination with full torque values at all stroke positions.
  • Provides stroke for thread compensation to avoid putting too much weight on connection threads.