Industry Firsts

Frank’s culture of innovation has yielded more than a dozen record-breaking string weights or reductions in run time. Over the decades, we have pioneered singular technologies for casing, completions and tubulars, including:

The Frank’s patented FA-1® casing running tool was successfully deployed on the industry’s first


30 inch

casing while drilling job

First to run a string weight reduction system using the Frank’s patented 1,250-ton Buoyancy Module Spider

250,000 LB

reduction in
total weight

First to introduce high-capacity casing handling equipment for




The Frank’s RTS Remote Control Fluid Grip® System, the first

100% non-marking
powertong system

Designed to operate without personnel around well center.

Looking ahead to future needs

As oil and gas reaches new frontiers, Frank’s experts and reliable equipment are there to meet our customers’ evolving needs – even in extreme depths, HPHT environments and other challenging conditions.

To ensure that Frank’s technologies and services continue to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, we have developed a long-term technology strategy that includes a clear definition of the Well and the Rig of the Future. Some key focus points include: