TAM’s patented inflatable Casing Circulator provides a proven method to reduce casing running problems even in the most difficult well conditions. The tool connects directly to the top drive and is inserted into each joint of casing as the casing is made up to the prior casing string. The packer can be used as a simple “fill-up tool,” saving rig time and assuring that each joint is filled as it is lowered into the well. If conditions indicate that casing is becoming stuck, the packer can be inflated and mud circulation can be initiated in less than a minute. The Casing Circulator has been used to run thousands of strings of casing.