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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Feb. 19, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Document Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL N.V.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001575828    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   223,390,309  
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 473.4
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer No