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Since 2015, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) has chosen Frank’s International (Frank’s) to be their preferred tubular running service provider. Due to the ongoing success of this collaboration, Sakhalin Energy recently announced an extension to the long-standing platform service contract with Frank’s in the region. Under the extension, Frank’s will continue to service […]

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Frank’s International N.V. (“Frank’s” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FI) marked the official opening of its state-of-the-art Lafayette Administrative Center located at 700 E. Verot School Road, Lafayette, Louisiana.  Senior leadership of Frank’s International, invited guests, and employees were in attendance to mark the occasion, including Frank’s International Chairman, President and […]

In a press release dated September 6, 2017, Occupational Health & Safety magazine named the Frank’s International – Blackhawk Specialty Tools SKYHOOK™ Wireless Cementing Line Make Up Device the winner of the ninth annual OH&S New Product of the Year contest in the Safety Barriers category. The winning entries were determined by an independent panel […]

A technical article, “Extending the Life of Wells,” appears in the August 2017 edition of Oilfield Technology magazine. Authored by Frank’s International and Blackhawk Specialty Tools technical experts, it highlights various technologies that help reduce cumulative casing wear and safeguard well integrity during drilling operations. These technologies include high slip crush capacity slips, the Frank’s non-marking […]

The Frank’s International 27 ½-inch Collar Load Support (CLS™) system is featured in the Shale Technology Showcase section of the July 2017 edition of Hart Energy’s E&P magazine. The article describes how this next-generation CLS technology provides a fully nonmarking handling system for corrosion-resistant alloy tubulars that mitigates sour gas-induced damage and helps preserve well integrity. The […]

During the approach of Tropical Storm Cindy in June 2017, Blackhawk Specialty Tools, a division of Frank’s International, prepared and shipped nearly two dozen Brute™ Storm System assemblies to the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to support storm suspension and evacuation operations. Multiple units were run into wells ahead of the advancing storm. The […]

Frank’s International was declared the winner of the 2017 Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement (BMEA) Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Petroleum Division for the Combination Drillpipe/Casing Spider & Elevator (Mega Spider/Elevator) at an awards reception held on Monday, May 1, 2017. Frank’s was selected from four finalist entries for the Woelfel BMEA […]

Frank’s International was honored as the 2017 recipient of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Safety in Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award during the NOIA annual meeting held in Washington D.C. Frank’s received the award for its Jet String™ Elevator , an innovative lifting device that improves the overall safety and efficiency of offshore drilling […]

Alejandro (Alex) Cestero, who has served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Frank’s International since 2015, is the subject of a profile article in the March/April 2017 edition of Hispanic Executive magazine. In the article, he discusses his professional background in energy law, specifically with publicly traded, global […]

Frank’s International will exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference in Ravenna, Italy, March 29-31, 2017. Representatives will be available in Hall 5 at Stand F-21 to discuss our broad service offerings, including casing and tubular running, drilling tools, cementing tools, hammer services and bucking. Frank’s daily in-booth schedule includes live presentations on drilling technologies and tubular running services. For […]

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