Tong Operating and Positioning System


Safety and Ease in One Machine

Ranger Energy is Driving New Thinking with our Tong Operating and Positioning System. Our TOPS system allows closed mouth power tubing tongs to be operated from a remote location on a mobile service rig to make up and break out tubing connections.

Increased Safety

TOPS™ is a “fit for market” device that is intended to be controlled by the Rig Operator so that floor hands can keep their hands away from dangerous operations. This decreases the risk of hand injury while maintaining the operational speed of a mobile service rig.


TOPS enables making up and breaking out tubular connections on a mobile service rig by operating closed mouth power tubing tongs from a remote control panel in well maintenance, workover, completions, or P&A operations. TOPS mounts to the BOP flange with a quick connect, centralizes closed mouth power tong over the well, rotates off of well center, and raises up or down to position the tongs. The system can be operated remotely by a second-floor worker or the rig operator. 

See It In Action!

Here is a short video explaining the TOPS system and showing it in action out in the field.

The Ranger TOPS™ (Tong Operating & Positioning System) is a mechanical device that enables making up tubular connections on a mobile service rig for well maintenance, workover or completion applications. TOPS™ increases safety & operational speed, reduces hand injuries on the rig floor, can reduce crew by one person, and may reduce cost.


  • Mounts to BOP flange with a quick connect
  • Centralizes closed mouth power tong over the well
  • Integrated tong hanger system
  • Raises up or down to position tongs
  • Rotates off of well center
  • Operates via remote control panel
  • Allows for pipe rotation with power swivel
  • U.S. Patent Pending
  • Reduces hand injuries on the rig floor
  • Speeds up the pipe make up/break out process
  • Can reduce crew by one person
  • Increases safety & operational speed
  • May reduce cost


Houston, TX – Headquarters

10350 Richmond Ave, Suite 550 Houston, TX 77042


Andrews, TX – Fishing Services

2130 South US Hwy 385, Bldg. 1 Andrews, TX 79714


Big Spring, TX – Well Services (Rigs | Fishing Services)

1203 Hwy 176 Big Spring, TX 79720


Bowie, TX – Well Services (Rigs | Plug & Abandonment)

1604 TX-59 Bowie, TX 76230


Denver City, TX – Well Services (Rigs | Fishing Services)

2753 Chisholm Trail Denver City, TX 79714


Fort Worth, TX – Sales Office

777 Main, Suite 600 Fort Worth, TX 76012


Kermit, TX – Well Services

312 East Hwy 302 Kermit, TX 79745

Kilgore, TX – Well Services (Rigs | P&A)

6308 Hwy 42 North Kilgore, TX 75662


Midland, TX – Plug & Abandonment

4601 S County Rd 1270 Midland, TX 79706

Midland, TX – Well Services

5805 East Hwy 80 Midland, TX 79706


Midland, TX – Wireline & Pumping Services

7100 West Interstate-20 Midland, TX 79706


Odessa, TX – Fishing Services

2900 East I-20 Odessa, TX 79766


Pleasanton, TX – Well Services (Rigs | Plug & Abandonment)

4541 CR 430 Pleasanton, TX 78064


Wharton, TX – Well Services (Rigs | Plug & Abandonment)

2029 FM 1301 Wharton, TX 77488


Artesia, NM – Fishing Services

301 Commerce Rd
Artesia, NM 88211


Artesia, NM – Well Services

11383 Loving Hwy
Artesia, NM 88211


Hobbs, NM – Well Services

5208 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240

El Reno, OK – Well Services (Rigs | Rig Assist Snubbing)

4301 OK-66 El Reno, TX 73036


Brighton, CO – Wireline & Pumping Services

1660 CR-27 Unit A Brighton, CO 80603


Ft. Morgan, CO – Well Services (CTU | Plug & Abandonment)

12809 Energy Road Ft. Morgan, CO 80701


Milliken, CO – Well Services (Rigs | Plug & Abandonment)

3333 Center Dr Milliken, CO 80543


Casper, WY – Wireline & Pumping Services

1844 Welsh Ave Casper, WY 82604


Gillette, WY – Plug & Abandonment

24 Union Chapple Road Gillette WY 82718


Belfield, ND – Well Services

904 Chambers Ave Belfield, ND 58622


Williston, ND – Well Services (Rigs | Plug & Abandonment)

14082 W Front St Williston, ND 58801


Williston, ND – Wireline & Pumping Services

511 22nd Ave. NE, Williston, ND 58801



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