Improve the probability of casings and liners reaching TD when rotation cannot be applied

Rubicon’s NaviSHOE series tools aid in rotating the end of casings and liners to reach planned TD. The NaviSHOE tool converts simple casing reciprocation into an indexing rotation at the tool allowing it to orientate the nose over or past obstructions anywhere in the well. The NaviSHOE offers the flexibility to run on cemented or un-cemented casing strings, completions, liners and sand control screens. This tool is run as a replacement for your standard float or guide shoe.

Making it better

The NaviSHOE is simple to install. Improves the probability of casings, liners, and other open hole deployed systems reaching planned TD.

Offers fast drill out. Has no components to drill out other than the eccentric aluminum nose, therefore reducing drilling inside casing time and protecting BHA.


Can be used on cemented or un-cemented casings strings, completions, liners and sand control screens

Available in most standard casing/liner versus open-hole combinations

Drill out ID matches casing being run

Flow by areas have been maximized for circulation and cementation

Strength to suit casing specifications

Supplied with customer specified casing connections

Continuous ratchet with higher strength than connection


NaviSHOE - Free Rotating
NaviSHOE - Free Rotating


Casing Size 3.500 in (88.90 mm) 14.000 in (355.60 mm)
Outer Diameter (nominal) 4.626 in (117.50 mm) 15.034 in (381.86 mm)
Outer Diameter (maximum) 4.636 in (117.7 mm) 15.037 in (381.94 mm
Inner Diameter (nominal – valves excluded) 2.441 in (62.00 mm) 12.689 in (322.30 mm)
Inner Diameter (drift) N/A As Per Connection
Upper Connection Size 3.500 in (88.90 mm) 14.000 in (355.60 mm)
Upper Connection Weight (min) 7.7 ppf (195.58) 82.5 ppf
Upper Connection Weight (max) 10.2 ppf (259.08) 93.0 ppf
Upper Connection Thread As Per Customer Requirements
Overall Length 39.700 in (1,008.38 mm) 92.700 in (2,354. 58 mm)
Compressed Length 36.100 in (916.94 mm) 85.500 in (2,171.70 mm)
Total Weight (approx.) 77.0 lbs (34.93 kg) 1023.0 lbs (464.03 kg)
Drillout Size (maximum)* N/A 12.500 in (317.50 mm)
Float Valves Single Single or Double
Direction Ports 3 3
Drillable Nose No Yes
Nose Profile Eccentric Eccentric


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