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 handling system consisting of the Fluid Grip® and Collar Load Support (CLS™) system, the 18-inch High Torque Tong, and the Drill String Torque Reducer (DSTR™) sub. The article also examines technologies from our Blackhawk Specialty Tools division,  including the Brute™ Packer and Brute™ Heavy Duty Unloader Circulating Valve, that can help identify casing integrity issues and facilitate remedial repairs.  Click here to view/download a copy of the article.