5-1/2” Plug Dropper

Blackhawk’s 5-1/2” Rotating Plug Launcher is ideal for rotating while cementing production casing from 4 in. to 5-1/2 in. Specifically designed for the shale play market, this tool combines the technology developed and refined for deepwater applications into a smaller, lighter package for use on land rigs.

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  • High-pressure swivel facilitates rotation while cementing; widely accepted as best practice among experienced shale play operators and cementing experts.
  • Inspection ports that enable on-site visual confirmation of loaded wiper plugs.
  • “Flow-around” cage design centralizes and minimizes differential pressure across wiper plugs.
  • Cement isolation valve above tool isolates top drive during cementing operations.
  • Industry-exclusive LED tattle-tale, effective in all weather conditions, provides confirmation of plug/ball/dart release from tool.


  • Plug Launcher arrives on-site pre-loaded with wiper plugs and pressure tested, saving valuable rig time.
  • Optimized time management and wellbore fluid conditioning with quick and easy tool rig-up and rig-down.
  • Increased well control which equates to safer working conditions.
  • Reduced likelihood of costly and hazardous remediation for fluid migration during primary cementing operations. - Improved cement bond log (CBL) for well completion and production.

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