D2 Oil Tools  

13615 Salisbury Drive
Sugar Land,  TX  77498

United States
  • Booth: 2081

Our Mission Statement:  “To Help Reduce Future Incidents of Dropped Objects while Saving you Rig Time and Potential Downhole Problems”

D2 Oil Tools is an independent tool company with the 2 owners having over 65 years’ experience in engineering and rig operations.  The Floating Drift was developed out of a need on the rigs due to Safety and Operational problems associated with Conventional Drifting out of the derrick.

We have worked hard to bring a safer, more cost efficient way to drift tubulars while running in the hole.  No More sending the drift up in the elevators on a lanyard for the derrick hand to drop the drift with the possibility of hitting someone on the rig floor or dropping a drift attached to a wire.

Don’t wait until your pipe is on bottom to find out you have an ID restriction due to an overtorque or debris.  The Floating Drift identifies the problem at the surface.

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  • D2 Oil Tools will be presenting the Floating Drift at the 2023 OTC in Houston Texas.  Please come by Booth 2081 to view the actual Floating Drift that is run in the tubulars on the rig.  We will have a clear piece of pipe with fluid to show how the Floating Drift works on the rig.  D2 Oil tools looks forward to visiting with you at the show. 

    The Floating Drift is Revolutionizing the way Tubulars are Drifted on the Rig, while Saving Money and Rig Time and Preventing Potential for Dropped Objects on the rig floor.  A resounding HSE Win.



    https://vimeo.com/490801575/dc5aa49a07 (Animation)


  • The Floating Drift
    The Floating Drift is the latest innovation in tubular drifting technology for the oil and gas industry. We have brought to the market a tool that saves time, money and prevents dropped objects at the same time....

  • The Floating Drift Will Drift The Pipe After The Connection Is Torqued Up On Surface AND Does Not Add Any Additional Time to Running Tubulars. If The Connection Is Over Torqued, The Problem Is Caught At The Surface And Pulled Out Of The String.  This Eliminates Having To Pull Completion Strings Out Of The Hole Once on Bottom.

    Convntional Ways To Drift Pipe

    Dropping a Hollow Steel Drift with a wireline tail on it.  

    • The method only drifts pipe that is being pulled out of hole and does not ensure that the pipe is free from debris from the pin board or crimped/crushed during makeup.

    Drifting pipe out of the Derrick.

    • This method ensures the pipe is clear after setting on the pin board but does not ensure that the pipe is not damaged during makeup or setting slips. It is the most dangerous forms of drifting out of all the methods and very time consuming.

    Drifting pipe out of the V-Door.

    • This method cannot guarantee that the pipe is not damaged during make up it only ensures the pipe was clear and damage free prior to making the pipe up.

     Floating Drift Solves And Prevents Above Problems

    The Floating Drift is installed in the first stand or joint

    The drift is at the bottom of the drift assembly below the connection being made up. After the connection is made up, the fluid column allows the drift to float through the pipe and all connection ensuring the pipe did not get crimped or the connection over torqued.

    If the Drift Light is not seen this indicates an ID restriction immediately letting you know that the tubular needs to be pulled to find the problem. 

    There is the option to add a debris basket and magnets to assist with removing dope and smaller debris out of the pipe.

    In short, the Floating Drift eliminates the possibility of problems with debris or ID restriction before your pipe is on bottom.

     Savings Compared To Conventional Drifting

    Comparing the time to drop a drift from the derrick, actual time savings have shown between 2.5-4 minutes more per stand to drift out of the derrick, while running the Floating Drift has the same trip speed as not running a drift at all.

    We have also eliminated the need to run wireline gauge ring runs after running production tubing.


    All tubulars run in the hole are drifted after being made up.  In the event that the connection is over-torqued, The Problem will be caught at surface instead of finding out after the string is on bottom.  This eliminates a costly trip out of the hole to the remove the bad joint.

    The Floating Drift also catches any debris in the tubular that will prevent Electricline Tools, Slickline Tools, Balls or Darts from reaching bottom.  Once again, the problem is discovered before the string is on bottom.  This again eliminates a costly trip out of the hole.

    The Floating Drift has also proved to catch any ovality problems on tubulars that would prevent packers and other tools from setting or being run in the pipe.

    When running the Floating Drift in production Tubing, the normal slickline gauge ring that is standard protocol is eliminated since all tubing is drifted as it is run.  This saves time and money.

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    Please View Animation Video to Visualize How The Floating Drift Works.


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