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Wells June invention type 06/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090159260 - Method for calculating the ratio of relative permeabilities of formation fluids and wettability of a formation downhole, and a formation testing tool to implement the same: A method and a tool that implements a method which includes measuring the viscosity and flow rates of formation fluids and obtaining the ratio of relative permeabilities of the formation fluids and wettability of the formation using the same.... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20090159261 - Bird bath wellhead cover: A device comprised of a basin forming a reservoir and a lip extending downward from the bottom surface of the basin and adapted to temporarily secure the device to a wellhead such that the device at least partly conceals the wellhead. In one embodiment, the device is a bird bath.... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20090159262 - Electric submersible pump (esp) with recirculation capability: A submersible pumping system for use downhole, wherein the system includes a first pump, a second pump, a recirculation coupling between the first and second pumps, and a recirculation line for directing cooling flow across the pump motor. The pumps and coupling are independent modular items connected together. Optionally, a... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090159263 - Device for remotely actuating the safety lock of individual oil pumping apparatus: A device for remotely actuating the safety lock of individual oil pumping apparatuses, (also known as AIB) employed in oil wells for extraction of this fluid. The actuating device or locking device permitting to an AIB operator to remotely actuate a safety lock for locking the entire movement of the... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20090159264 - Hydraulic sleeve valve with position indication, alignment, and bypass: A hydraulic sleeve valve that includes a valve position indication system that provides an indication that the valve has reached a predetermined position, such as, for example, the fully opened or fully closed condition. The hydraulic sleeve valve may include a bypass relief system and may also provide a valve... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20090159265 - Packer-anchoring device: A packer-anchoring device between an annular packer and a body, wherein the annular packer is provided, at least at one of its end portions, with an expandable end ring.... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20090159266 - Actuating mechanism: An actuating mechanism for use in a tool such as a plug used in oil and gas wells. The mechanism being operable under pressure in the well bore to set the plug in a first natural closed state for a pressure under a predetermined pressure range; a second closed state... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090159267 - Methods and materials for subterranean fluid forming barriers in materials surrounding wells: Disclosed is a method and material for forming a fluid barrier in the material surrounding a wellbore. The method involves temporarily opening a fracture extending from the wellbore and then depositing particulates in the fracture which will swell when exposed to the fluid. The particles are deposited in the fracture... Agent: Booth Albanesi Schroeder LLC
20090159268 - Coupler retained liner hanger mechanism and methods of setting a hanger inside a wellbore: A liner hanger has a housing with a pocket disposed on an inner wall surface and a slip slidingly engaged within the pocket. The liner hanger housing is secured in the string of casing. A setting mechanism connected to the slips is also located in the pocket. An actuator is... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090159269 - Self-anchoring device with force amplification: A downhole tool is provided that includes a grip assembly for contacting a well formation. The grip assembly includes a gripper body; and a centralizer that is attached to and radially expandable with respect to the gripper body and that has a geometry which is lockable by a locking device.... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090159270 - Shunt tube connector lock: A locking mechanism for securing a jumper tube to a shunt tube in a well screen assembly for use in gravel packing is disclosed. The jumper tube features a telescoping connector that extends to engage the shunt tube and a locking mechanism that extends the connector the proper distance and... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090159271 - Top drive systems for wellbore & drilling operations: A top drive system for wellbore operations, the top drive system in certain aspects including a main body, a motor (in certain aspects a salient pole motor), a motor apparatus, a motor shaft extending from the motor, a gear system driven by the motor shaft and interconnected with a drive... Agent: Guy L. Mcclung, Iii
20090159273 - Logging tool deployment systems and methods with pressure compensation: Systems and processes are provided for facilitating transfer of downhole devices through a reversibly sealable wellhead fixture capping a well under pressure, without jeopardizing operators, equipment, or the well itself. An open ended pressurizable vessel is provided that is sized and shaped to accommodate a substantial portion of a particular... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090159272 - Monitoring, controlling and enhancing processes while stimulating a fluid-filled borehole: Tubewaves are used for detection and monitoring of feature state to enhance stimulation operations and remediate failure conditions. For example, proper sealing of perforations may be confirmed based on lack of a reflection of a tubewave by the perforations. Alternatively, at least one of amplitude, frequency, attenuation, dispersion and travel... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090159274 - Full bore valve for downhole use: Downhole tools and methods for producing hydrocarbons from a wellbore. A downhole tool can include a body having a bore formed therethrough and at least one end adapted to threadably engage one or more tubulars. A sliding sleeve, adapted to move between a first position and a second position within... Agent: Edmonds, P.C.
20090159275 - System and method for optimizing production in a well: A technique is provided for optimizing well production. Intervals are selected along a deviated wellbore, and a well test and treatment string is deployed in the wellbore. Each interval is then isolated to enable performance of desired testing. The test data obtained is evaluated to determine an appropriate remedial action... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159276 - Methods and apparatus for communicating across casing: A system for passing an electromagnetic signal through a casing comprises a tool body that can be positioned inside the casing; means for magnetically saturating the casing in the vicinity of the tool; a transmitter for transmitting an electromagnetic signal from the tool antenna to the outside of the casing... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090159277 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by in situ combustion of oil sand formations: The present invention is a method and apparatus for the enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by in situ combustion of the hydrocarbon deposit, from injection of an oxygen rich gas and drawing off a flue gas to control the rate and propagation of the combustion front to... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090159278 - Single packer system for use in heavy oil environments: A technique involves collecting formation fluids through a single packer having at least one drain located within the single packer. The single packer comprises an outer seal layer, and the at least one drain is positioned in the outer seal layer. A viscosity system also is incorporated and enables the... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090159279 - Methods and systems for completing multi-zone openhole formations: Methods and systems for completing multi-zone formations. One or more embodiments of the method can include placing a gravel pack assembly within a borehole. The gravel pack assembly can include a first sand control extension. A first sand control screen can be disposed adjacent the first sand control extension. The... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159280 - Solid borozirconate and borotitanate cross-linkers: A process is provided to prepare solid borozirconate and solid borotitanate cross-linkers, which comprises contacting zirconium or titanium complex with alkanolamine at particular mole ratios of boron, zirconium or titanium and alkanolamine. Use of the cross-linkers in compositions for oil field applications such as hydraulic fracturing and plugging of permeable... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090159281 - Running bore-lining tubulars: A method of running a tubular string into a wellbore comprises running a bore-lining tubular string into a wellbore substantially without rotation, while rotating a cutting structure at a distal leading end of the tubular string. Other methods provide for rotation of the string and the provision of a non-rotating... Agent: Richard A. Fagin
20090159282 - Methods for introducing pulsing to cementing operations: A method for bonding a well bore to a casing may include several steps. Casing may be introduced into the well bore and pulses of fluid may be directed from within the casing into the well bore. An annulus between an inner surface of the well bore and an outer... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20090159285 - Downhole initiator: A perforating gun that is usable with a well includes at least one perforating charge and a initiator. The initiator includes an explosive ballistic train to the perforating charge(s). The initiator is adapted to physically misalign components of the ballistic train to prevent inadvertent firing of the perforating charge(s) and... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159283 - Signal conducting detonating cord: A downhole perforating device includes: a perforating gun having incorporated therein at least two shape charges; an elongated detonating cord incorporated with the perforating gun and extending along a length of the perforating gun, the detonating cord including: a flexible jacket surrounding an explosive; and a communication medium extending within... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159284 - System and method for mitigating shock effects during perforating: A technique enables the mitigation of detrimental forces created during perforation procedures. Charges are mounted in a perforating gun at an angle that eliminates at least some of the detrimental forces. The charges are tilted relative to an axis of the perforating gun, and this mitigates the detrimental forces and... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159286 - Method of treating subterranean reservoirs: A method of fracturing a rock formation is provided including placing through a wellbore penetrating the rock formation propellants in a cavity located at a radial distance from the wellbore and igniting the propellants to cause a pressure sufficient to fracture the formation.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20090159288 - Chemically enhanced thermal recovery of heavy oil: Described herein are methods for removing heavy oils from underground reservoirs. The methods involve the use of chemical compositions in combination with steam techniques for the efficient removal of heavy oils.... Agent: Schlumberger Canada Limited
20090159287 - In-situ formation of solids for well completions and zonal isolation: A sol of metallic alkoxide is pumped into a desired location in a wellbore and allowed to gel, creating solids in-situ. The sol is either unstabilized, requiring rapid placement before gelling, or the sol is stabilized, permitting off-site mixing. Sols can be stabilized with either surfactant or with interfacial polymers.... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090159289 - Ball seat having segmented arcuate ball support member: Apparatuses for restricting fluid flow through a well conduit comprise a housing having a longitudinal bore and a seat disposed within the bore. The seat has a first position when the apparatus is in the run-in position and a second position when the apparatus is in the set position. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090159290 - Controller for a hydraulically operated downhole tool: A hydraulic control system can be used on a downhole choke and has the feature of moving a travel stop for a sliding sleeve using discrete j-slot mechanisms for selectively moving the stop in either one of two opposed directions. The valve can be incrementally opened further with pressure cycling... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090159291 - Telescopic joint mini control panel: A method and apparatus for determining and reacting to an upper packer failure in a riser slip joint. An upper packer failure is determined by comparing pressures at two points in the upper packer pressure circuit using a differential pressure valve. In the event of a failure of the upper... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090159293 - Isolating tubing: An apparatus 30 for isolating at least a portion of a tubular for use in a wellbore comprising a first, inner tubular in the form of carrier tube 32 and a second, outer tubular in the form of protective shroud 34, coupled to the carrier tube 32. One or more... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090159292 - Logging tool deployment systems and methods without pressure compensation: Systems and processes are provided for safely facilitating transfer of down-hole devices through an adaptive seal assembly capping a well under pressure. At least one dynamic seal is provided having a size and shape to accommodate varying cross section of an elongated down-hole device, such as a logging tool. The... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090159294 - Systems and methods for autonomous tripping of oil well pipes: A robotic system coupled to a racking platform of an oil well service or drilling rig comprising a base coupled to the racking platform at a fixed location, a mast pivotally coupled to the base by a mast pivot joint allowing rotation of the mast about a mast axis, a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090159296 - Coupler retained liner hanger mechanism and methods of setting a hanger inside a wellbore: A liner hanger has a housing with a pocket disposed on an inner wall surface and a slip slidingly engaged within the pocket. The liner hanger housing is secured in the string of casing. A setting mechanism connected to the slips is also located in the pocket. An actuator is... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090159295 - Wellsite systems utilizing deployable structure: An apparatus for deploying an instrument usable with a well comprises at least one reversibly expandable structure, at least one actuator operable to change a perimeter dimension of the at least one reversibly expandable structure, at least one instrument disposed interior of the at least one reversibly expandable structure, and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090159297 - Ball dropping assembly and technique for use in a well: A technique that is usable with a well includes running string that includes a tool and a flowable object that is held in a retained position within the string downhole in the well. After the string is run downhole in the well, the flowable object is released to permit the... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159298 - Methods and systems for completing a well with fluid tight lower completion: Disclosed herein is a methods and systems for completing a well with fluid—gas and liquid—tight lower completion and an apparatus for doing the same which includes a packer located downhole of a formation isolation well control barrier device and a formation isolation device located downhole of a sand control device.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090159299 - Dual-stage valve straddle packer for selective stimulation of wells: A straddle packer which, when in place during a fracing or well stimulation service, isolates the fracing zone from zones in the wellbore above and below the fracing zone, and which when run into the wellbore provides an open passageway from below the packer to the tubing string, relieving built... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090151924 - Downhole tool with shape memory alloy actuator: A downhole tool actuator includes a shape memory material; a pulley system engaged with the shape memory material and fixed in position; and a downhole tool component operatively connected to the shape memory material and moveable in response to a phase change of the shape memory material from a martensitic... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090151925 - Well screen inflow control device with check valve flow controls: A well screen inflow control device with check valve flow controls. A well screen assembly includes a filter portion and a flow control device which varies a resistance to flow of fluid in response to a change in velocity of the fluid. Another well screen assembly includes a filter portion... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20090151926 - Inductive power coupler: In one aspect of the present invention, a downhole tool string component has a tubular body with at least one end adapted for threaded connection to an adjacent tool string component. The end has at least one shoulder that abuts an adjacent shoulder of an adjacent end of the adjacent... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20090151927 - Combined nitrogen generation system and well servicing fluid system in one power unit apparatus: A combined system for treating an oil and/or gas well, comprising: a single transportation means having mounted thereon: a single prime mover for providing prime power for the operation of pumps and motors mounted on said transportation means; a nitrogen generator that can gather gaseous nitrogen from the earth's atmosphere;... Agent: Law Office Of Art Dula
20090151928 - Electrical submersible pump and gas compressor: A wellbore fluid production system that is disposable in a wellbore comprising a separator, a pump, a compressor, and a motor. The separator segregates the gas and liquid and delivers the gas to the compressor inlet and the liquid to the pump inlet. The pump pressurizes the liquid for delivery... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090151929 - Method and device for cementing a well or a pipe: This method consists in introducing within the well or pipe (C) a mandrel (1) equipped with an inflatable membrane (2) which can expand radially under the effect of an internal pressure, in positioning said mandrel opposite the portion to be treated, in introducing a pressurized fluid (L1) within the membrane... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090151930 - Mechanical expansion system: Methods and apparatus enable expanding a tubular in a wellbore. The method and apparatus include running a bottom hole assembly (BHA) into a wellbore. The BHA is anchored to the wellbore and a portion of the BHA is released from the anchor. An expansion member is then pulled by a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090151931 - Well string centralizer and method of forming: Centralizers including at least a portion formed of a first material and at least one end band secured to the first material and formed of a second material. The end band being installed to resist detachment from the portion formed of the first material.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090151932 - Intelligent electrical power distribution system: In one aspect of the present invention, a downhole tool assembly comprises electrical connectors disposed proximate an upper end and a lower end of the tool, switches to selectively allow or disallow electrical continuity between the electrical connectors, and a microprocessor in electrical communication with the electrical connectors and the... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20090151933 - Lost profit reduction process and system: A method and apparatus for detecting a hydrocarbon production trend using a well volume comparison. The method generally includes acquiring well volume data corresponding to a plurality of hydrocarbon-producing wells, comparing the acquired well volume data with target well volume data, assigning a loss production code to at least one... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20090151934 - Top drive system: In one embodiment, a top drive system includes a quill; a motor operable to rotate the quill; a gripper operable to engage a joint of casing; a connector bi-directionally rotationally coupled to the quill and the gripper and longitudinally coupled to the gripper; and a compensator longitudinally coupled to the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090151935 - System and method for detecting movement in well equipment: An apparatus for use in a well for indicating movement of a reservoir. The apparatus may include first and second equipment assemblies connected by a telescoping connection mechanism. A sensor assembly may be provided and configured to detect relative movement of at least a portion of the telescoping connection mechanism.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090151936 - System and method for monitoring scale removal from a wellbore: A technique enables the cleaning of scale from a well and the monitoring of scale removal. A scale removal tool and a radiation detector are deployed simultaneously into a wellbore having scale with a radioactive signature. The scale removal tool is used to remove deposits from a well component, e.g.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090151937 - Well thermal insulation for formation sampling of viscous fluids: Evaluating a subterranean formation fluid by lowering a testing tool to a depth in a wellbore formed in a subterranean formation, limiting wellbore fluid convection near the depth with the testing tool, heating formation fluid in the subterranean formation near the depth, obtaining a sample of the heated formation fluid... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090151938 - Stimulation through fracturing while drilling: A method for preparing a formation surrounding a wellbore to bear hydrocarbons through a borehole is disclosed. In one step, a bottomhole assembly is inserted into the borehole. The formation is drilled with the bottomhole assembly. The formation may be characterized with logging tools, probes, sensors, seismic system and/or the... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090151939 - Surface tagging system with wired tubulars: Downhole systems and methods including tags configured to provide distinguishable identifiers are set for selective release to a subsurface location. Sources/sensors in the wellbore are activated to detect the tags at a subsurface location, and signal data associated with the detected tags is conveyed to the surface.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090151940 - System and method to provide verification during a fishing operation in a wellbore: A technique provides a system and method to verify attachment of a fishing tool with a downhole well tool. The fishing tool comprises a latching mechanism that latches onto the well tool to be retrieved. The fishing tool also comprises a detection device to verify connection of the latching mechanism.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090151941 - Method for enhancing oil recovery with an inproved oil recovery surfactant: A method for enhancing oil recovery includes the step of providing a subsurface reservoir containing hydrocarbons therewithin. A wellbore is provided in fluid communication with the subsurface reservoir. A surfactant-polymer solution is formed for injection into the reservoir. The surfactant-polymer solution is formed by mixing a composition with at least... Agent: Chevron Services Company Law, Intellectual Property Group
20090151942 - Sand control system and method for controlling sand production: A method for controlling sand production in a well drilled in a subterranean formation comprising installing an expandable sand screen assembly in the well. The expandable sand screen assembly comprises an expandable sand screen in an unexpanded configuration. A slurry is pumped down the well and circulated through the annular... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090151943 - Aqueous-based emulsified consolidating agents suitable for use in drill-in applications: Methods of drilling a wellbore through a production zone within a subterranean formation using a drill-in fluid that comprises an aqueous fluid and a water-based consolidating emulsion and using the drill-in fluid to drill at least a portion of a well bore into the production zone while allowing the water-based... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090151945 - Process to prepare borozirconate solution and use as a cross-linker in hydraulic fracturing fluids: A process to prepare a stable solution of a borozirconate complex is disclosed and use of the solution in oil field applications such as hydraulic fracturing and plugging of permeable zones. The process comprises contacting zirconium complex with alkanolamine, then water and optionally and preferably a hydroxyalkylene diamine, then with... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090151946 - Process to prepare borozirconate solution and use as a cross-linker in hydraulic fracturing fluids: A process to prepare a stable solution of a borozirconate complex is disclosed and use of the solution in oil field applications such as hydraulic fracturing and plugging of permeable zones. The process comprises contacting zirconium complex with a first alkanolamine, then water and optionally hydroxyalkylene diamine, then with a... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090151947 - Process to prepare zirconium-based cross-linker compositions and their use in oil field applications: A process to prepare a solution of zirconium-alkanolamine-hydroxycarboxylic acid complex is disclosed and use of the solution in oil field applications such as hydraulic fracturing and plugging of permeable zones. The process comprises contacting an alcohol solution of a zirconium complex with an alkanolamine, then with an α-hydroxycarboxylic acid to... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090151944 - Use of polyimides in treating subterranean formations: A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is carried out by forming a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous carrier fluid and a solid-form polyimide homopolymer or copolymer capable of hydrolyzing to form polycarboxylates and/or polycarboxylic acids. The treatment fluid is introduced into the formation through the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090151949 - Debris-free perforating apparatus and technique: An apparatus that is usable with a well includes a perforating system that is adapted to be fired downhole in the well. The perforating system includes a component, which includes an alloy that has a negative corrosion potential and is unable to passivate, or self-protect, while deployed in the well.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090151948 - Device and method for reducing detonation gas pressure: A perforating gun, having a gun carrier extending in a longitudinal direction; a loading tube located within the gun carrier, the loading tube extending in the longitudinal direction; a shape charge being supported by the loading tube, the shape charge having a casing, an explosive, and a liner, the casing... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090151950 - Active integrated well completion method and system: A well system may be provided comprising a first primary inductive coupler configured to be communicably coupled to a surface device and a first secondary inductive coupler. The first secondary inductive coupler may be further configured to be communicably coupled to one or more completion components provided in a first... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090151951 - Adjustable diameter fishing tool: A technique utilizes a fishing tool that enables fishing operations for retrieval of well tools that may have a variety of sizes and configurations. The fishing tool is adjustable to enable selection of a desired size for engagement with a specific wellbore tool. The fishing tool is moved downhole to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090151952 - Energized fluids and pressure manipulation for subsurface applications: Method and system for use in a subsurface formation traversed by a wellbore. An energized fluid, which when subjected to a low pressure environment liberates or releases gas from solution, is disposed in the formation. Reduced pressure in a region of the wellbore below pressure in the surrounding formation liberates... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090151955 - Big assembly with movable rig floor units: The invention relates to a rig assembly for use in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. In an embodiment of the invention, a rig assembly (12) for a drill ship (10) is disclosed. The rig assembly (12) comprises a rig floor receiving area (14); a plurality of movable... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090151953 - Submersible pump with surfactant injection: A submersible pumping system for use downhole that includes a housing, a pump and gas separator within the housing, a motor for driving the pump and separator, and a foaming agent injection system. The foaming agent injection system injects a foaming agent upstream of the pump and optionally upstream of... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090151954 - Subsea hydraulic and pneumatic power: Systems and methods for providing energy to sub-sea support equipment. Energy can be provided by diverting at least a portion of a fluid from a well producing system to sub-sea support equipment units that can be disposed in the vicinity of the sea-floor, sea-bed, or mud-line. The well producing system... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler
20090151956 - Grease injection system for riserless light well intervention: A subsea lubricator system is disclosed which includes a lubricator tube adapted to be positioned subsea above a subsea well, a pressure control head adapted to be positioned above the lubricator tube, at least one pressure sensor adapted for sensing at least one of a pressure in the subsea well... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090151957 - Zonal isolation of telescoping perforation apparatus with memory based material: A method and apparatus for isolating formation zones preferably with a memory based material formed into an expansion element, with an outer diameter larger than a borehole, adjacent to a radially telescoping perforation element, converting the memory based expansion element to a stable, smaller, run-in diameter, running it into the... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090151958 - Temporary well zone isolation: Disclosed herein is a temporary well isolation device, which is sealingly disposable in downhole tubing, and which has a housing with an axial passage. The temporary well isolation device also has frangible barrier element within the housing, where the frangible barrier element is sealingly engaged in the passage blocking fluid... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090151959 - Quick lock wireline valve/blow-out preventor and methods for making and using same: A blow out preventor (BOP) apparatus is disclosed that includes a BOP body including a quick connection system including one female connector or a plurality of female connectors, disposed in each actuator receiving aperture, each female connector having a female engaging profile and one male connector or a plurality of... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20090151960 - Method and apparatus for sealing and cementing a wellbore: A well casing cementing apparatus includes a housing and an inner assembly of movable parts. The housing includes a cementing port and a packer on its outer surface below the cementing port. The inner assembly includes three movable parts comprising a closing sleeve for closing the cementing port after a... Agent: John W. Wustenberg06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090145593 - Snubber spool with detachable base plates: A snubber spool with detachable base plates includes a base flange with a plurality of spaced-apart load pins received in through bores in the base plates. Tie plates with bores for receiving top ends of the load pins are mounted over the base plates in an offset orientation with respect... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20090145594 - Gripping tool with driven screw grip activation: A gripping tool having at least one body, including an associated load adaptor adapted to be connected to and interact with one of a drive head or reaction frame. A gripping assembly, carried by the body, has a grip surface adapted to move from a retracted position to an engaged... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090145595 - Gas assisted downhole pump: An artificial lift system is disclosed for removing wellbore fluids from directional or horizontal wellbores. The artificial lift system incorporates a dual tubing arrangement in which each string contains (respectively) a downhole pumping system or a gas lift system. In one string, a gas lift system, preferably intermittent, is utilized... Agent: David M. Ostfeld Adams And Reese, LLP
20090145596 - Guide tool for guiding downhole tools through wellbore restrictions: A guide tool for mounting onto a downhole tool for use in a wellbore penetrating subsurface formations is provided. The guide tool has a bull nose. The bull nose has a first section with an end for sealing against and engaging a lower end of the downhole tool and a... Agent: Richard A. Fagin
20090145597 - Tapered sleeve and fracturing head system for protecting a conveyance string: A tapered sleeve and fracturing head system for introducing fracturing fluid to a wellbore, while protecting a conveyance string from the erosive effects of the fracturing fluid is disclosed. A tapered sleeve has a top portion and a tapered downhole portion. The sleeve is fit to a main bore of... Agent: Sean W. Goodwin
20090145598 - Optimization of untreated oil shale geometry to control subsidence: A method for developing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation is provided. The subsurface formation may include oil shale. The method may include conductively heating portions of an organic-rich rock formation located in a development area, thereby pyrolyzing at least a portion of formation hydrocarbons located in a heated zone in... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090145600 - Method for determining reservoir permeability form borehole stoneley-wave attenuation using biot's poroelastic theory: Method for determining reservoir permeability from Stoneley wave attenuation extracted from conventional sonic logs by inversion of the full Biot wave equations for a porous medium. Frequency-dependent Stoneley-wave attenuation is extracted by analyzing array sonic measurements. Then, based on Biot's full theory applied to a borehole model and the standard... Agent: J Paul Plummer Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20090145601 - Technique and apparatus to deploy a cement plug in a well: A technique that is usable with a well includes deploying a sensing device on a drill string and communicating with the sensing device during a plug cementing operation over a wired infrastructure of the drill string. The technique includes controlling the plug cementing operation in response to the communication.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090145599 - Method system and program storage device for simulating a multilayer reservoir and partially active elements in a hydraulic fracturing simulator: A method, practiced by a Hydraulic Fracturing Simulator software, is adapted for simulating a hydraulic fracture in an Earth formation, the formation including a multilayered reservoir, a mesh adapted to overlay the fracture in the formation thereby defining a plurality of elements, the mesh and the fracture defining one or... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090145602 - Cement compositions comprising crystalline organic materials and methods of using same: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising placing a composition comprising cement, water, and a heat sink material into a wellbore, and allowing the composition to set, wherein at least a portion of the heat sink material undergoes a phase transition by absorbing at least a portion of the heat... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20090145603 - Remote-controlled gravel pack crossover tool utilizing wired drillpipe communication and telemetry: A downhole system employing a crossover tool includes an actuator in operable communication with the crossover tool; a controller in operable communication with the actuator; a wired pipe in operable communication with the controller; and a control device in operable communication with the wired pipe and method.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090145605 - Staged actuation shear sub for use downhole: A shear assembly used downhole to actuate a work string function includes a dampening subassembly to dampen the momentum of moving parts following shearing to avoid excessive acceleration and resulting jarring forces within the work string. A dual shear assembly is provided, in which the dampening subassembly prevents inertial force... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC
20090145604 - System and method for retrieving a well tool from a wellbore: A technique utilizes a fishing tool and method for retrieving a fish from a downhole location without removal of a downhole completion. The fishing tool comprises a housing and a piston slidably mounted in the housing. Grip legs are engaged with the piston such that movement of the piston in... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090145606 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by steam injection of oil sand formations: The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by injection of a steam and hydrocarbon vaporized solvent in contact with the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and bitumen in situ. Multiple propped hydraulic fractures are constructed from the well... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090145607 - High temperature fracturing fluids and method of use: A treatment fluid for treating a subterranean formation is formed from an aqueous solution of a polysaccharide, a polyacrylamide, a crosslinking agent, which may be a Group 4 transition metal crosslinking agent, and less than 0.1% by weight of any clay component. In certain embodiments, the polyacrylamide may have an... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090145608 - Apparatus and method for deliquifying a well: The invention is directed to an apparatus, system and method for deliquifying a well. A body having gas supply passages is lowered into a well bore on the end of a string of supply tubing. A string of return tubing is lowered through the supply tubing and is inserted into... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones
20090145609 - Valve responsive to fluid properties: A valve for downhole use has the ability to throttle between fully open and closed and is fully variable in positions in between. The valve is preferably responsive to flowing fluid viscosity and uses a three dimensional flow through restrictor in combination with a relatively movable cover. At a given... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090145610 - Methods of using enhanced wellbore electrical cables: An embodiment of a method of deploying a cable into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprises providing a cable, wherein the cable comprises at least one insulated conductor, at least one armor wire layer surrounding the insulated conductor, a polymeric material disposed in interstitial spaces formed between armor wires... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090145611 - Tensioner anti-rotation device: A tensioner anti-rotation device and method that transfers rotational force from an offshore platform deck to a riser in response to waves and currents. The device includes a bracket mounted on the deck, and a rib that transfers force from the deck through the bracket, to the rib, and into... Agent: Patent Department
20090145612 - High velocity string for well pump and method for producing well fluid: A method of producing a well fluid includes securing a motor to a string of outer tubing and lowering the outer tubing and motor into the well. A rotary pump is secured to a string of inner tubing and lowered into the outer tubing. The pump stabs into cooperative engagement... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090145613 - Optical fiber for pumping and method: A fiber optic cable includes at least one optic fiber; and a buoyancy modifying coating on the at least one optic fiber, the coating comprising at least one microballoon and a matrix material.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090145614 - Apparatus for controlling slip deployment in a downhole device: An apparatus for use in a well. The apparatus comprises a mandrel containing a radial shoulder, a sub member concentrically disposed about the mandrel, and an upper slip, concentrically disposed about the mandrel, for engaging the well. The apparatus further comprises an upper cone abutting an underside of the upper... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090139707 - Swellable packer with back-up systems: A packer assembly which incorporates a swellable elastomeric packer element and one or more swellable thermoplastic components. The swellable thermoplastic components are support rings that are located at each axial end of the elastomeric element and provide positive mechanical backups for the elastomeric element to limit extrusion of the packer... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090139708 - Wrap-on reactive element barrier packer and method of creating same: Systems and methods for installing an elastomeric element onto a packer mandrel or other existing oil field tubular equipment. In particular aspects, the packer device has a swellable elastomeric packer element.... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090139709 - Self-boosting wedge tubing-to-casing seal: A seal and/or anchoring arrangement includes a first perimetrically closed wedge, a second perimetrically closed wedge, an actuator in operable communication with one of the first and second wedges, and a frustoconical surface at an inside dimension of the inside more located surface of the first and second wedges and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090139710 - Swellable compositions and methods and devices for controlling them: Swellable compositions and methods of using and controlling them are disclosed. In certain examples, the swellable composition may comprise an active phase responsive to swell upon exposure to a swelling fluid. In some examples, the active phase of the swellable composition is effective to deswell in response to an applied... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090139711 - Tool string threads: A downhole tool string component comprises a tubular body with a first and second end. The tubular body of the tool string comprises an inner surface and an outer surface. A loading member near the other end of the tubular component is disposed about the outer surface and is adapted... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20090139712 - Conductive cement formulation and application for use in wells: The invention provides a cement slurry composition for cementing a well comprising a hydraulic cement, water, carbon fiber and graphite. Compositions of the current invention combine the benefits obtained from adding carbon fiber and graphite to the cement composite. The synergy achieved from combining fibers and particulates into the same... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090139713 - Method and apparatus for detecting while drilling underbalanced the presence and depth of water produced from the formation: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for determining a downhole parameter in an underbalanced drilling environment which include: selectively activating a first fluid flowing from the formation through a wellbore while under balanced drilled; detecting the activated first fluid, and determining a depth at which said fluid enters the... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090139714 - Interventionless pinpoint completion and treatment: A method of treating a subterranean formation is provided utilizing a system for setting downhole control pressure to select and operate hydraulically activated sleeve valves which are disposed on a casing which is cemented into a well bore, and flowing a first treatment fluid which is capable of dissolving cement... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20090139716 - Method of recovering bitumen from a tunnel or shaft with heating elements and recovery wells: The present invention is directed to the operation of heating elements from wells emanating from an underground excavation to heat and mobilize hydrocarbons, such as bitumen, heavy oil and oil shale.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090139715 - Process to upgrade whole crude oil by hot pressurized water and recovery fluid: A process for upgrading whole crude oil utilizing a recovery fluid, depressurizing an extracted whole crude oil/recovery fluid mixture in a step-wise fashion, and subsequently contacting at least a portion of the whole crude oil with supercritical water fluid to produce high value crude oil having low sulfur, low nitrogen,... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090139717 - Multi-position valves for fracturing and sand control and associated completion methods: A completion tubular is placed in position adjacent the zone or zones to be fractured and produced. It features preferably sliding sleeve valves one series of which can be put in the wide open position after run in for gravel packing and fracturing zones one at a time or in... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090139718 - Bypass crossover sub selector for multi-zone fracturing processes: Fracturing tools for fracturing multiple zones of a wellbore are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the fracturing tools comprise two or more crossover subs coupled together and having a crossover sub window alignment assembly operatively associated with either an isolation sleeve disposed within the bores of the crossover sub-assemblies or with... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090139719 - Cement-based particulates and methods of use: Methods of making particulates for use in a subterranean application comprising: providing particulates of a settable composition comprising a cementitious material, a filler material, and an activator of the cementitious material; and pre-curing the particulates until the particulates reach a crush strength of about 50 psi or greater; and curing... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090139720 - Downhole valve assembly: Downhole tools and methods for isolating a wellbore. A downhole tool can include a body having a bore or flowpath formed therethrough, and one or more sealing members disposed therein. The one or more sealing members can include an annular base and a curved surface having an upper face and... Agent: Edmonds, P.C.
20090139721 - Bottom hole assembly for casing window milling: A bottom hole assembly for use in cutting a window in a wellbore casing wall. An exemplary bottom hole assembly is described which includes a shaft that carries a window mill. A pair of bearing mills is carried by the shaft above the window mill. Placement of the bearing mills... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090139722 - Capillary actuator device: A pressure storage device includes a porous material; and a non-wetting fluid having a glass transition temperature above a normal exposure temperature for the device and method.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090139723 - Filtercake removal: A treatment fluid and a method are disclosed for cleaning borehole filtercake using the treatment fluid, wherein the filtercake contains reservoir drilling fluid (RDF) solids. The method includes pumping the treatment fluid downhole in contact with the filtercake to be removed to establish a differential pressure between the treatment fluid... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090139724 - Latch position indicator system and method: Latch position indicator systems remotely determine whether a latch assembly is latched or unlatched. The latch assembly may be a single latch assembly or a dual latch assembly. An oilfield device may be positioned with the latch assembly. Non-contact (position), contact (on/off and/or position) and hydraulic (flowmeter), both direct and... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection
20090139725 - Use of low impact expansion to reduce flow friction: Systems and methods for increasing fluid flow characteristics within a hydrocarbon production tubing string within a wellbore. An expansion member is passed through the interior flowbore of one or more production tubing string members. The expansion member smoothes the interior surface of the flowbore and may radially expand the interior... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090139726 - High differential shifting tool: Systems and methods for opening and/or closing sliding sleeve valves while preventing significant stress upon and damage to the fluid seals that are disposed between the outer housing and the sleeve member elements of the valve. A shifting tool carries a latching device and a fluid closure portion with sacrificial... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090139728 - Screened valve system for selective well stimulation and control: A well system includes a valve interconnected in a casing string and selectively configurable between first and second configurations via a line external to the casing string, the valve in the first configuration being operable to selectively permit and prevent fluid flow between the casing string exterior and interior, and... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20090139727 - Shape memory alloy actuation: An actuator for use in actuating a valve to control the flow of fluids through the valve, the valve having a valve member movable between positions opening and closing the valve. The actuator comprises one or more shape memory alloy elements each being transformable from a martensitic to an austenitic... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090139729 - Downhole tool with capillary biasing system: A downhole tool and capillary biasing system includes a housing; an intrusion fluid contained within a portion of the housing; a capillary biasing member in fluid contact with the intrusion fluid; and a pressure application configuration capable of pressurizing the intrusion fluid within the housing and method.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090139730 - Mechanical seal and lock for tubing conveyed pump system: A through tubing conveyed electrical submersible pumping system for use in a wellbore. The system includes a tubing string with an attached deployed drive system having a pump motor and a pump engaging receptacle, a pumping assembly insertable into the tubing deployed system, and sealing elements on both the tubing... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090139731 - Drilling device and drilling method: The invention relates to a drilling device and a related drilling method, in which provision is made for a mast, a drilling carriage that is guided along the mast in a displaceable manner and a drive unit for moving the drilling carriage on the mast. In accordance with the invention... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090139732 - Downhole swaging system and method: Disclosed herein is a downhole swaging system. The system includes, a tubular having an area of strength with a different resistance to swaging as compared to areas of the tubular outside of the area of strength, and a swaging tool. The swaging tool has a first swage, and a second... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090139733 - Mounting of a conductor on a tubular cover: A method for securing a signal propagating line to a downhole component includes configuring the downhole component in a final form prior to securing the line thereto; positioning the line at an outside dimension of the component; and fusing the line to the component with a heat based fusion method... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLPPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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