Anti-Rotation Device and Circulating Head


Tartan’s patented Anti-Rotation Device (ARD) controls and releases reactive torque generated from the use of down hole drilling motors. The ARD mechanically removes the reactive torque from the tool string at the rig floor.

To increase worker safety, Tartan has designed the ARD so that it does not have any external moving parts exposed to the service rig personnel. The ARD also acts as the circulating head with flow passages and screens, which allows fluid to be circulated to operate the motor.


  • Controls reactive torque when completions drilling with service and workover rigs

Features and Benefits

  • Mechanically removes reactive torque at surface
  • No external moving parts
  • Extremely safe for rig personnel
  • Very reliable in all working conditions
  • Includes a circulating head for fluid delivery
  • Equipped with flow passages and screen
  • Provides costs savings
  • No power swivel is required
  • Short rig up/down time – 20 min vs. 60+ min
  • No minimum rental charges
  • No casing damage by rotating tubing
  • Improved efficiency
  • No collars required
  • Minimizes pinch points
  • No connection over-torque issues

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Case Studies


Tartan MultiFrac systems successfully stimulated 18 months post-install.


Tartan successfully completes cemented EnerFrac™ ball-drop systems in the Montney.


Tartan cemented MultiFrac limited entry ball-drop systems increase production by 12.5%.

What Our Customers are Saying

“EOG has dealt with Tartan Completions since 2010, during which time they provided us completions equipment and services in our Rockies Region in the USA. Tartan has helped EOG lower costs through increased efficiency and equipment reliability and have always provided knowledgeable operational support for our daily completions operations. We can confidently recommend Tartan Completions as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in completions equipment and services.”
EOG Resources
“Tartan Completions has been providing Crescent Point Energy with downhole milling services since 2009 when they started milling out frac ports in Saskatchewan. They have completed hundreds of jobs for us and still are our trusted service provider to do milling and fishing work in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. For any company looking for downhole milling services, we highly recommend Tartan Completion’s continued repeatable and reliable services and support.”
Crescent Point Energy Group

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