New top-drive casing alignment toolHere’s the T-CAT top-drive casing alignment tool, a new system that offers a simple, safe approach to running tubulars. Click here to enlarge imageThis state-of-the-art tool makes it possible to run tubulars without carrying out hazardous stabbing board operations, the company says. By using the tool, tubulars can be made up directly on the rig floor. Operated remotely by one technician, the operator uses the tool to pick up the tubular from the catwalk. The technician then positions it and makes it up in the rotary. The entire process is achieved without a stabber and is operated from the rig floor.The tool is designed to handle casings of any si...

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