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Wells December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below 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. 12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090321063 - Reversible casing cutter: Casing cutter for severing multiple tubulars in a well bore has a pair of cutter blades pivotally mounted on a support body. The blades are pivotally mounted for gradual movement outside of the support body when downward force is applied to proximate ends of the cutter blades. The support body... Agent: Keaty Law Firm, LLC
20090321064 - Tubular handling device: A tubular member handling apparatus including a tubular member running tool, an elevator, first actuators each extending between the running tool and the elevator, and second actuators each extending between the running tool and a corresponding first actuator. The running tool includes a slotted member having a plurality of elongated... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090321065 - Resettable antiextrusion backup system and method: A resettable antiextrusion system including a backup ring, a ramp in operable communication with the backup ring, and a gauge ring attached to the ramp. A method for sealing a tubular.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090321066 - Packer insert for sealing on multiple items used in a wellbore: A packer insert for sealing multiple items used in a wellbore includes an elastomeric member having one or more channels configured to seal on the multiple items when compressed by a packing unit, wherein the elastomeric member is made of a material selected from rubber, an elastomer, and a composite... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090321067 - Releasing slips for oil well tool: Releasing slips for use with a downhole tool, a tool for deploying downhole in a well utilizing the releasing slips and a well in which a downhole tool is deployed utilizing the releasing slips of the invention is described herein. The tool has a plurality of slips for selective engagement... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20090321068 - Plug member and mounting and dismounting device therefor: A mounting and dismounting device 21 for mounting and dismounting a plug member 11 with respect to an oil country tubular good P. The plug member 11 comprises an outer tube 12 having seal portions 16a and 16b and a circumferential groove 12a, a shuttle 13, a cap 14, and... Agent: Clark & Brody
20090321069 - System and method for connecting multiple stage completions: A technique is provided to facilitate connection of multiple stage completions. A first completion stage is deployed at a wellbore location. Subsequently, the next completion stage is moved downhole into engagement with the first completion stage. The completion stages each have communication lines that are coupled together downhole via movement... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090321070 - Driver to transmit signals over a transmission line in a well: An apparatus includes a transmission line for deployment in a well, and a driver to transmit signals over the transmission line. The driver includes a field-effect transistor, and an operational amplifier to control the field-effect transistor, where the operational amplifier and field-effect transistor cooperate to form a voltage-to-current converter.... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090321071 - Controlling and assessing pressure conditions during treatment of tar sands formations: A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the tar sands formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. Heat is allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a portion of the formation. A... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090321072 - Methods and apparatus of downhole fluids analysis: A fluid sampling and analysis module for a downhole fluid characterization apparatus configured for operation downhole, within a borehole. The fluid sampling and analysis module comprises a primary flowline for fluids withdrawn from a formation to flow through the fluid sampling and analysis module, a bypass flowline in fluid communication... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20090321073 - Method for in-situ combustion of in-place oils: A novel method is provided for in situ combustion and recovery of oil from underground reservoirs including injecting oxygen into the reservoir at a region near the reservoir floor, establishing a combustion front wherein hot combustion gases rise at the combustion front, withdrawing hot combustion gases from a region near... Agent: Robert L. Rispoli Precision Combustion, Inc.
20090321074 - Mechanically modified filter cake: A down hole tool including a compression surface, a compression surface axis, and at least one support member configured to attach the compression surface to a well drilling tool assembly, wherein the extendable support member is extendable by an extension force provided to the support member. The down hole tool... Agent: Osha Liang/mi
20090321075 - Parallel heater system for subsurface formations: A heating system for a subsurface formation is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of substantially horizontally oriented or inclined heater sections located in a hydrocarbon containing layer in the formation. At least a portion of two of the heater sections are substantially parallel to each other. The ends of... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090321076 - Completion method with telescoping perforation & fracturing tool: An apparatus and method for perforating a liner, fracturing a formation, and injection or producing fluid, all in one trip with a single tool. The tool has a plurality of outwardly telescoping elements (12, 14) for perforation and fracturing. The tool also has a mechanical control device for selectively controlling... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090321077 - Pigging of flowlines by in-situ generated foam pigs: Methods and apparatus utilized to form foam pigs in-situ are provided. The in-situ generated foam pigs may be used for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to, commissioning or operational pigging. Further, the in-situ generated foam pigs may be used in a variety of type flowlines, including, but... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090321078 - Method for reduction of control lines to operate a multi-zone completion: A method for reducing the number of control lines needed to control a plurality of downhole devices including supplying a first control line in operable communication with a plurality of devices, the plurality of devices including at least one group of devices; supplying a second control line in operable communication... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090321079 - Power line communication system: A hydrocarbon production installation comprising a surface station and an underwater hydrocarbon extraction facility, the surface station and extraction facility being electrically linked via an umbilical cable, the installation further comprising means for transmitting first and second components of a communications signal and power from the surface station to the... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090321081 - Controlled pressure equalization of atmospheric chambers: Methods and devices for equalizing an atmospheric chamber within a well tool in a controlled manner following the operation of setting the well tool. A packer setting tool is described having a setting mechanism with an atmospheric chamber and an equalization assembly to permit the pressure differential between the atmospheric... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090321082 - Method for protecting hydrocarbon conduits: The invention provides a method of protecting a hydrocarbon conduit during a period of reduced hydrocarbon flow, said method comprising introducing nitrogen into said conduit during a said period at a pressure p of 1 to 350 bar g and at a rate of (1.5 to 35). A kg/sec (where... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20090321084 - Liquid pump rod: The present invention comprises a downhole unit that includes at least one plunger and that uses a power fluid to recover production fluid from a well.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20090321083 - Method and apparatus for removing liquid from a gas well: A method of removing liquid from a gas well having a production tubing with a restriction therein run into the upper portion thereof and wherein a plunger lift system in arranged within the production tubing, the plunger lift system comprising an upper limiting means, a lower limiting means, a plunger... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090321085 - Pump off junk mill: A device for removing junk from a well by attaching to a tubing string a mill body with a removable milling core and lowering the assembly into a well. A movable collet and check valve are located in the milling core. The milling core can be separated from the mill... Agent: Michael Ries
20090321086 - Power screw actuator for pipe gripper: A pipe gripping assembly having a quill, an actuator and a drive assembly mounts to a top drive of a drilling rig. The quill is connected to a mandrel in the drive assembly. The drive assembly has a tapered mandrel and a set of slips that move along the taper... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090321087 - Expandable plug: An absorbent charge for plugging a well includes a plurality of bentonite particles intermixed with a water-soluble binding agent. The mixture of bentonite particles and binding agent are compressed to define the charge. Alternatively, an absorbent charge may include a plurality of bentonite particles encapsulated by a water-soluble shell. Methods... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090321088 - Shear activated safety valve system: A safety valve system includes a safety valve having an actuator and a line connected to the actuator. The safety valve is operable by opening the line in the well, with the line being free of any connection to a surface control system. Another safety valve system includes multiple safety... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090314485 - Safety device for an oil well and associated safety installation: The invention relates to a safety device for an oil well and to the associated safety installation. The inventive device comprises a valve housing (40) which defines a fluid flow passage (52). The aforementioned housing (40) comprises a valve (48) which is used to seal the passage and which can... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090314486 - Device for centering a well casing: A device (100, 200) is for centering a drill casing (7) within a wellbore (3). The device (100, 200) includes a generally tubular body (9) having an outer surface (11) facing the wellbore (3). A plurality of protrusions (4) is disposed on the outer surface (11) along a line (6).... Agent: Gary Malhoit
20090314487 - Processing hydrocarbons: Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of energetic particles, such as accelerated charged particles, such as electrons or ions.... Agent: Xyleco, Inc.
20090314488 - Electrically and/or magnetically active coated fibres for wellbore operations: A composition for wellbore consolidation, comprising fibres having a core formed from a material that is electrically and/or magnetically susceptible, and a polymeric coating, characterised in that when the composition is placed in a wellbore in a zone to be consolidated and an electric current or magnetic field is applied,... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090314489 - Acoustic imaging while cutting: A method and apparatus for radially cutting tubulars in a downhole environment by emitting acoustic energy into the jet, the acoustic energy having a wavelength selected such that the jet acts as a waveguide, detecting reflected acoustic energy in the jet, and determining the depth of cut from a travel... Agent: Richard A. Fagin
20090314490 - Valuing future well test under uncertainty: The present invention relates to a method and system for quantifying the value-of-information (VoI) of a proposed and future well test where multiple uncertainties associated with the reservoir properties and/or measurement and/or interpretation may be present.... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090314491 - Motion detector: A method and an apparatus for activating an event if an object has undergone a pattern of motion with alternating motion and standstill which corresponds to a predetermined sequence of motions, in which all forms of motion are included.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090314492 - Protection sleeve: A protection sleeve (12) for locking over a seal (72) in a wellbore is described. The sleeve (12) is adapted for releasable engagement to a running tool (14) and has a locking mechanism (28) comprising first and second tubula members and a collet (56) is provided. One tubular member includes... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090314493 - Method for controlled gelation of silicates: A process for forming a gel, which process comprises mixing an alkaline silicate solution with a polymer in solid form, the polymer being capable of being converted by hydrolysis into one or more organic acids; and allowing the polymer to release sufficient acid to cause formation of a silicate gel.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090314494 - Wellhead housing bootstrap device: A running tool for coaxially setting together subsea wellhead housings, such as a high pressure wellhead housing within a low pressure wellhead housing. The tool includes a conically shaped body that is insertable within the inner most housing, a frame with a base, an axial bore and latches. The base... Agent: Patent Department Ge Oil & Gas
20090314495 - Systems and methods for drilling and producing subsea fields: A system comprising a mobile offshore drilling unit, a first group of wells drilled by the mobile offshore drilling unit, a second group of wells drilled by the mobile offshore drilling unit comprises processing equipment adapted to process production from the first group of wells and the second group... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090314496 - Multipurpose tubular running tool: A tubular running tool includes a mandrel assembly having an upper mandrel, a lower mandrel and a mid-mandrel, wherein the upper mandrel, the lower mandrel and the mid-mandrel rotate in unison; the lower mandrel having a tubular gripping portion; a slip disposed with the tubular gripping portion; the mid-mandrel forming... Agent: Winstead PC (fcc-fki) Henry L. Ehrlich
20090314497 - Thermally expansive fluid actuator devices for downhole tools and methods of actuating downhole tools using same: An actuator device for setting a downhole tool is disclosed. The actuator device comprises a thermally expansive fluid within a chamber. Application of heat to the thermally expansive fluid causes the thermally expansive fluid to expand. In so doing, pressure within the chamber increases causing the downhole tool to be... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090314498 - Securement of lines to downhole well tools: Apparatus and methods for securement of lines to downhole well tools. A method of securing one or more lines to a well tool includes the steps of: installing the one or more lines in a groove formed longitudinally along an outer surface of the well tool, the groove having a... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20090314499 - Downhole shut off assembly for artificially lifted wells: A multi-string well has an electric submersible pump (ESP) that can be removed without killing the well. A slotted liner is sealingly secured externally to casing and internally to a guide string that remains in the wellbore when the ESP is removed. A ported sub is part of the guide... Agent: Gary R. Maze Duane Morris LLP12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090308587 - Precast thermal insulation for flowlines and risers: Precast thermal insulation for flowlines and risers includes an outer protective shell that has an exterior surface and an interior surface that together define a volume within the outer protective shell. High elongation syntactic foam insulation is located within the volume, and comprises microsphere and a semi-rigid epoxy plastic resin... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20090308588 - Method and apparatus for exposing a servicing apparatus to multiple formation zones: A well bore servicing apparatus comprising an first sleeve slidably disposed in a tubing section, an second sleeve slidably disposed in the first sleeve, an indexing slot disposed on one of the outer sleeve and inner sleeve, and a control lug disposed on the other of the outer sleeve and... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20090308589 - Combined ftc support system: A combined system for treating an oil or gas well is provided which includes a truck, having a truck bed attached thereto and a fracturing support unit and an iron skid mounted on the truck bed. The fracturing support unit includes well head control equipment, and the iron skid includes... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090308590 - Fishing overshot tool: A fishing tool gripper head including at least one moveable jaw of a set of jaws, a motivator including one or more of an SMA, SMP, or EAP material in operable communication with the at least one moveable jaw and a method for engaging a fish in a wellbore.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090308591 - Mover stabilizing and stator cooling arrangement of a 3-phase linear motor of a submersible oil pump: A mover stabilizing and stator cooling arrangement includes an upper sleeve surrounding the mover of the linear motor, a lower sleeve, a thermoconducting sleeve surrounding the stator and axially connected between the upper sleeve and the lower sleeve, a thermal grease filled in the space defined between the upper sleeve... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090308592 - Packer: A packer for a well is described. The packer comprises a seal element and seal setting apparatus. The seal setting apparatus is moveable with respect to the seal element in a setting direction to apply a setting force to the seal element to move the seal element from a run-in... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20090308593 - Double-acting jar compounder: A double-acting jar compounder is disclosed having a first end and a second end, and comprising an outer housing, an upper mandrel, and a lower mandrel. The upper mandrel defines the first end. The upper mandrel is at least partially disposed telescopically within the outer housing to define an uphole... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20090308594 - Method for expanding a tubular element: A method is provided of expanding a tubular element from a first inner diameter to a second inner diameter larger than the first inner diameter. The method comprises the steps of: a) installing a sleeve of flexible material in the tubular element; b) installing an expander in the tubular element,... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090308595 - Well cleaning apparatus: A well cleaning apparatus comprises water jets rotating on a vertical feed conduit which is rotatably mounted at the top of the well and fed by a stream of fluid pumped from the well by a submersible pump. The apparatus has a housing attached above the inlet pipe to hold... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20090308596 - Wire wrap screen manufacturing method: Non conductive supports flank the mounting location of ribs for a wire wrap screen so as to limit penetration into the wire being fed over the ribs and resistance welded notwithstanding variations of applied force from the weld roller. Optionally the wire can be pre-rolled to approximately its end diameter... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090308597 - Pressure and friction reducing flow adapter: A flow adapter includes an adapter body which defines a central axial flow bore and one or more lateral flow openings for fluid communication between the central flow bore and a production tubing flowbore surrounding the adapter. The central axial flow bore of the flow adapter provides a flow restriction... Agent: Shawn Hunter
20090308598 - Process to increase the area of microbial stimulation in methane gas recovery in a multi seam coal bed/methane dewatering and depressurizing production system through the use of horizontal or multilateral wells: A process to increase the area of microbial stimulation in a process of methane gas recovery in a multi seamed coal bed/methane dewatering and depressurizing production system by first utilizing an underbalanced multilateral drilling technique. At this point in the process one could introduce the microorganisms into the horizontal well... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC
20090308599 - Method of enhancing treatment fluid placement in shale, clay, and/or coal bed formations: Provided are methods that include a method comprising: placing a treatment fluid into a well bore that penetrates a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of: a shale, a clay, a coal bed, and a combination thereof; and applying a pressure... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090308602 - Combined three-in-one fracturing system: A three-in-one fracturing system is provided, which combines on a single trailer that can be pulled by a single tractor, a blending system for blending a fracturing fluid, a fluid pumping system for pumping the fracturing fluid into the well, and a data cabin for monitoring the operation of the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090308601 - Evaluating multiphase fluid flow in a wellbore using temperature and pressure measurements: A system, method and program product for analyzing multiphase flow in a wellbore. A system is provided that includes: an input system for receiving pressure and temperature readings from a pair of sensors located in the wellbore; a computation system that utilizes a flow analysis model to generate a set... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20090308600 - Methods and apparatus to determine the compressibility of a fluid: Example methods and apparatus to determine the compressibility of a fluid are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes capturing a fluid in a chamber, pressurizing the captured fluid to first and second pressures, measuring first and second values representative of first and second densities of the fluid while pressurized at... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090308603 - Work string controller: Well bore servicing equipment is provided. The well bore servicing equipment comprises a first manipulator to grip a well bore work string, to raise the work string, and to lower the work string. The well bore servicing equipment further comprises a controller to receive a work string trajectory input and... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20090308604 - Single packer system for collecting fluid in a wellbore: A technique involves collecting formation fluids through a single packer having a plurality of sample collectors disposed along an expandable packer element. An anti-expansion device also is deployed along the expandable packer element to limit expansion in localized regions. Limiting the expansion can provide additional space or an increased production... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090308605 - Methodolgy and apparatus for programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars: A methodology and apparatus for cutting shape(s) or profile(s) through well tubular(s), or for completely circumferentially severing a well through multiple tubulars, including all tubing, pipe, casing, liners, cement, other material encountered in tubular annuli. This rigless apparatus utilizes a computer-controlled, downhole robotic three-axis rotary mill to effectively generate a... Agent: Wesley Mark Mcafee
20090308606 - Diluent-enhanced in-situ combustion hydrocarbon recovery process: A modified process for recovering oil from an underground reservoir using the toe-to-heel in situ combustion process. A diluent, namely a hydrocarbon condensate, is injected within a horizontal wellbore portion, preferably proximate the toe, of a vertical-horizontal well pair, or alternatively into an adjacent injection well, or both, to increase... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090308607 - System and method for maintaining operability of a downhole actuator: A technique is provided for facilitating actuation of downhole components by filtering actuation fluid and by preventing inoperability due to plugging. A well component is deployed downhole into a wellbore and operated via an actuator moved by a flow of fluid. A filter system is mounted in the flow of... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090308608 - Field managment for substantially constant composition gas generation: A method for producing hydrocarbon fluids from an organic-rich rock formation to a surface facility is provided. The method may include heating the organic-rich rock formation in situ in order to cause pyrolysis of formation hydrocarbons, and producing production fluids from the organic-rich rock formation via two or more wells.... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090308609 - Water injection systems and methods: There is disclosed a system comprising a well drilled into an underground formation; a production facility at a topside of the well; a water production facility connected to the production facility; wherein the water production facility produces water by removing some ions and adding an agent which increases the viscosity... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090308610 - Proppants and anti-flowback additives made from sillimanite minerals, methods of manufacture, and methods of use: Spherical and rod-shaped proppants and anti-flowback agents made from sillimanite minerals possess high strength and high conductivity. The sillimanite minerals may be selected from the group consisting of kyanite, sillimanite, and andalusite and may be used alone or in combination with other materials, such as bauxite, kaolin, meta-kaolin, pure or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090308612 - Method for wellbore servicing to enhance the mechanical strength of cement using electrochemically activated water: A wellbore servicing method comprising converting a water into an electrochemically activated water, preparing a wellbore servicing composition comprising the electrochemically activated water, and placing the wellbore servicing composition in a wellbore. Also disclosed is a cement composition comprising a cement and an electrochemically activated water.... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20090308611 - Wellbore servicing compositions comprising a density segregation inhibiting composite and methods of making and using same: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a density segregation inhibitor composite into the wellbore, wherein the density segregation inhibitor composite comprises a high density additive and a low density additive; and wherein the high density additive comprises barium sulfate, iron oxide, manganese oxide,... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20090308613 - Method and apparatus to treat a well with high energy density fluid: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for the subterranean injection of reactive substances like propellants into wellbores and subterranean reservoirs. These methods and apparatuses controls the temperature of a reactive substance for safe handling at surface and controls the decomposition rate of the substances in the subterranean environment. In... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090308614 - Coated extrudable ball seats: Ball seats comprising at least one sealing material facilitate restricting fluid flow through the ball seat when a plug, such as a ball, is landed on the seat. The plug is forced into the sealing material causing the sealing material to be deformed and to at least partially deform to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090308615 - Modular low-clearance centralizer and method of making modular low-clearance centralizer: A low-clearance bow spring centralizer (10) can be made by providing a plurality of bow spring modules (54), each having an elongate rib (52) with a first integrally-formed collar segment (54) at a first end and a second integrally-formed collar segment (56) at a second end wherein the first collar... Agent: Streets & Steele-frank's International.
20090308616 - Method and apparatus for a monodiameter wellbore, monodiameter casing, monobore, and/or monowell: An assembly and methods for constructing a MONOWELL include a monodiameter casing disposed in a monodiameter wellbore having diametric efficiency with a monobore production delivery system disposed within the monodiameter casing. An assembly for constructing a monodiameter wellbore includes a bottomhole assembly having a overgauge hole drilling member, a directional... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090308617 - Wellbore instrument module having magnetic clamp for use in cased wellbores: A magnetically clamped wellbore instrument module includes a substantially non-magnetic housing configured to traverse an interior of the wellbore. At least one electromagnet is disposed at a longitudinally spaced apart position along the housing. The at least one electromagnet has a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart contact points that define... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090308618 - System and method for supporting power cable in downhole tubing: ESP power cable is inserted into a length of tubing disposed in a wellbore. The device comprises a support attachable to the cable that is in frictional sliding contact with the tubing inner surface. The frictional sliding contact between the support and the tubing reduces axial stress in the cable.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090308619 - Method and apparatus for modifying flow: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for packing off or choking a radial flow port through a tubular. In some embodiments, the apparatuses and methods comprise a support element and a polymeric element surrounding the support element. The polymeric element closes or chokes the radial flow port when contacted with... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090308620 - Method for removing a sealing plug from a well: A method for removing a sealing plug from a casing or a wellbore according to which a sealing plug is adapted to expand into engagement with the casing or the wellbore. A wireless signal is sent to the plug to cause the plug to lose its structural integrity and fall... Agent: John W. Wustenberg12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090301704 - Recovery of hydrocarbons using horizontal wells: A method of drilling a wellbore useful for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a subsurface reservoir, penetrated by one or more wellbores previously injected with steam, comprises drilling a wellbore having a substantially horizontal productive portion lying within the subsurface reservoir.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090301705 - Universal pump holddown system: A pump seating nipple is provided for engagement with a downhole pump in order to seal and anchor the downhole pump relative to the pump seating nipple. The pump seating nipple includes a nipple sealing component for coupling with the downhole pump to provide a seal device, a nipple axial... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090301706 - Non-metallic whipstock: A whipstock that is totally to substantially non-metallic is made preferably from a composite material. The body can include one or more stiffeners that are also preferably non-metallic. The mounting lug for the window mill can also be non-metallic. A metallic base can be used to connect to an anchor.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090301707 - Double-acting jar: A double-acting jar comprises an inner mandrel and an outer housing. The inner mandrel is disposed telescopically within the outer housing to define a fluid chamber in between. There is an uphole restriction and a downhole restriction spaced from one another within the fluid chamber. A uphole valve is disposed... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20090301708 - Parallel fracturing system for wellbores: Downhole fracturing tools comprise upper and lower isolation devices and a housing disposed in between. The housing comprises a housing bore that is divided into two chambers isolated from each other within the housing bore. The upper bore is in fluid communication with a fluid injection line through which a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090301709 - Flexible sinker bar with electrically conductive wires: An assembly including a flexible sinker bar (24) including an electrically conductive wire (30) for use in the well drilling industry, particularly oil wells, and more particularly for use in assisting introduction into the wellbore, through the drill pipe or tubing, various types of logging tools and other completion assemblies... Agent: Law Offices Of William H. Holt
20090301710 - Fixed swirl inducing blast liner: Wear is reduced in abrasive slurry service at an outlet into an annular space defined by the wellbore and around the tool. In a gravel packing application with a crossover, the slurry exits a central passage and goes into an internal annulus in the tool. Turning vanes that make at... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20090301711 - Mechanically engaged and releasable connection system: An apparatus for mechanically engaging and releasably coupling two tubular members may include a first housing member, a second housing member and a piston member, wherein, in a first position, the first and second housing members are fixed relative to each other by the piston, and wherein, in a second... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090301712 - Inert substrate-bonded fluoroelastomer components and related methods: Also included are methods of bonding a fluoroelastomer composition to an inert substrate that may be, for example, a metal substrate or a ketone-based polymer substrate. The methods include contacting a curable fluoroelastomer composition to an inert substrate and curing the fluoroelastomer composition to form a bond between the composition... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. Four Penn Center
20090301713 - Backpressure valve for wireless communication: A backpressure valve. The backpressure valve may be configured to maintain a substantially controlled pressure in coiled tubing uphole thereof while simultaneously being compatible with a pressure pulse tool downhole thereof. The backpressure valve includes pressure generating capacity below its internal valve assembly so as to avoid the tendency of... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090301714 - Composition and method for using waxy oil-external emulsions to modify reservoir permeability profiles: A waxy oil-external emulsion is provided for injection into a selected zone of a subsurface formation. The selected zone is typically a high permeability zone. The emulsion generally comprises oil, added wax, and water. The emulsion may also include an emulsifying agent and a solvent. The emulsion is formulated to... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090301715 - Single packer system for use in a wellbore: A technique involves collecting formation fluids through a single packer having at least one drain located within the single packer. The single packer is designed with an outer layer that expands to create a seal with a surrounding wellbore wall. The drain is located in the outer layer between its... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20090301716 - Pump system for zonal isolation testing: A pump system for testing an isolated zone in a borehole includes a testing pump and a testing device. The testing pump may be configured to at least assist in creating a formation fluid flow from the isolated zone in the borehole. The testing pump may be powered by a... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090301717 - Method and a device for destructing organic material in injection water and use of injection water for generation of destructive hydroxyl radicals: A method and a device (2) for destruction of organic material in injection water for an injection well (4), in which a means (10) for introduction of water in the injection well (4), and at least one electrochemical cell (16) with associated operating means are used for in situ electrolytic... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090301718 - System, method and apparatus for enhanced friction reduction in gravel pack operations: A system includes a wellbore intersecting a subterranean formation and a treatment flowpath disposed in the wellbore including a fluid path from a surface location to the subterranean formation and returning to the surface location. The treatment flowpath has a delivery flowpath upstream of the subterranean formation and a pertinent... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090301719 - Methods of treating subterranean formations utilizing servicing fluids comprising liquefied petroleum gas and apparatus thereof: Methods relating to servicing fluids that comprise gelled liquefied petroleum gas or servicing fluids that comprise a conventional gelled hydrocarbon fluid with liquefied petroleum gas are provided. In one embodiment, the methods of the present invention comprise providing a LPG servicing fluid comprising LPG and a gelling agent; pressurizing the... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090301720 - Remote plugging device for wells: Remote cement plugging device (10) and method of use. The device has at least one means (60) for perforating at least one hole through a wall of a first well casing, and means to inject cement into an annulus between the inner well casing and a second well casing. The... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090301721 - Downhole cyclic pressure pulse generator and method for increasing the permeability of pay reservoir: This invention relates to the oil and gas industry and to exploration and production of water resources, in particularly, for stimulation of fluid flow to the well, e.g., for higher oil production, productivity index, and recovery factor. The disclosed device and method can be used for higher permeability of the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090301722 - System, method, and apparatus for injection well clean-up operations: A method for removing drilling damage from a formation in a wellbore that has not been produced includes injecting a chemical-acting cleanup fluid and contacting it with a filtercake on a face of a formation of interest for a period of time sufficient to loosen some of the solids embedded... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20090301723 - Interface for deploying wireline tools with non-electric string: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a method and/or apparatus for deploying wireline tools with a non-electric string. In one embodiment, a method of determining a free point of a tubular string stuck in a wellbore includes deploying a tool string in the stuck tubular with a non-electric... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090301724 - Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid: A method for producing alkylated hydrocarbons is disclosed. Formation fluid is produced from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. The liquid stream is fractionated to produce at least... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20090301725 - Proppant addition method and system: A method of injecting a fracturing fluid may include pressurizing a first fluid with clean high-pressure pumps, joining proppant with the pressurized first fluid to form a fracturing fluid, and moving the fracturing fluid to a wellhead and downhole into a formation for fracturing. A pump may pressurize the proppant... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20090301726 - Apparatus and method for controlling water in-flow into wellbores: An apparatus for controlling a flow of a formation fluid is provided that in one embodiment may include a tubular with one or more fluid flow passages and a flow control device formed from a particulate and a hydrophilic material, the flow control device being adjacent to the tubular and... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.
20090301727 - Apparatus and method for recovering fluids from a well and/or injecting fluids into a well: Methods and apparatus for diverting fluids either into or from a well are described. Some embodiments include a diverter conduit that is located in a bore of a tree. The invention relates especially but not exclusively to a diverter assembly connected to a wing branch of a tree. Some embodiments... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20090301728 - Apparatus and method for recovering fluids from a well and/or injecting fluids into a well: Methods and apparatus for diverting fluids either into or from a well are described. Some embodiments include a diverter conduit that is located in a bore of a tree. The invention relates especially but not exclusively to a diverter assembly connected to a wing branch of a tree. Some embodiments... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20090301729 - Device for controlling slugging: A device for inhibiting severe slug flow in a multiphase fluid stream flowing through a pipeline and into a riser, wherein, the device is positioned immediately upstream of the riser and comprises at least one unit comprising (i) an upwardly inclined section of pipe having a lower end and an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090301730 - Apparatus and methods for inflow control: A first tubular member disposed within a second tubular member, and an annulus formed therebetween. The second tubular member can have a first and second packer disposed about an outer diameter thereof. The first packer can have a slip. The packers can be in fluid communication with the inner diameter... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090301731 - Methods to increase recovery of treatment fluid following stimulation of a subterranean formation comprising cationic surfactant coated particles: The invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, the method comprising the steps of: (a) mixing a particulate and an active material to obtain an at least partially coated particulate, wherein: (i) water forms a contact angle of less than 90 degrees with a... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090301732 - Downhole valve actuation methods and apparatus: In some embodiments a method of shifting a downhole-located device between positions with an actuator includes inserting the actuator into the well, engaging the actuator with the shiftable device and actuating the actuator to shift the shiftable device between positions.... Agent: Jones & Smith , LLP
20090301733 - Expandable tubular: An expandable tubular member.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c
20090301734 - Downhole application for a backpressure valve: A backpressure valve. The backpressure valve may be configured to maintain a substantially controlled pressure in bottom hole assembly while simultaneously being compatible with a pressure pulse tool downhole thereof. The backpressure valve includes pressure generating capacity below its internal valve assembly so as to avoid the tendency of the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate12/03/2009 > 20 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090294118 - Method and apparatus for use in a wellbore: An improved hanger assembly and method for its use is described herein, along with various examples of alternative constructions for the hangar assembly. Also described are examples of new tool strings having improved capabilities that are facilitated as a result of use of the described hanger assemblies. The described hanger... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090294119 - Large bore packer: A retrievable large bore packer for providing an annular seal and an anchor system in a well bore. Ports are provided behind the slips to prevent debris build-up and allow the slips to release. These ports, in a thin walled tubing, allow the collapse of the tubing behind the slips... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090294120 - Actively energized dynamic seal system: A technique for subsea intervention operations utilizes a retrievable dynamic seal system. The technique provides an improved dynamic seal system that is retrievable from a subsea installation. A retrievable dynamic seal is deployed with a tool string on a conveyance and positioned in or at the subsea installation. The retrievable... Agent: Schlumberger
20090294121 - Pulse fracturing device and method: A method of inducing fracture in at least a portion of a geologic structure includes inducing acoustic waves into a fluid medium present in a borehole extending at least partially into the structure. Embodiments may include preheating or pressurizing the fluid medium prior to inducing the acoustic wave therein. A... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090294122 - Flow simulation in a well or pipe: A method of simulating fluid transport in a system for stimulating a well in a material formation of a resource reservoir, the system comprising a conduit element arranged in said well, the conduit element comprising a conduit wall including one or more openings for discharging a fluid into the material... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090294123 - Multi-point injection system for oilfield operations: A system monitors and controls the injection of additives into formation fluids recovered through a well may include a plurality of nozzles that receive the injection fluid from an umbilical disposed in a well. Each nozzle may have an associated flow control element that is configured to affect a flow... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC
20090294124 - System and method for shifting a tool in a well: A technique is employed to shift a well tool located in a wellbore. A shifting tool is moved downhole into proximity with a well tool that is to be shifted. The shifting tool comprises one or more engagement members that enable engagement with any of a variety of well tools... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090294125 - Apparatus and method for recovering fluids from a well and/or injecting fluids into a well: Methods and apparatus for diverting fluids either into or from a well are described. Some embodiments include a diverter conduit that is located in a bore of a tree. The invention relates especially but not exclusively to a diverter assembly connected to a wing branch of a tree. Some embodiments... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20090294126 - Methods of limiting or preventing fluid flow through a portion of a subterranean formation: A method of limiting or preventing fluid flow through a portion of a subterranean formation is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a water-swellable, water-insoluble elastomer in the form of discrete particles, wherein the particles of the water-swellable, water-insoluble elastomer have a... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090294127 - Optimized machining process for cutting tubulars downhole: The tubular cutting tool for severing downhole tubulars, the tool having a drive system, a pivoting system, a cutting head, a cutting member, and a lubricant delivery system. Cutting may be accomplished by rotatingly actuating the cutting head with an associated motor and extending the cutting member away from the... Agent: Keith R. Derrington Bracewell & Guiliani LLP
20090294128 - Wellbore method and apparatus for completion, production and injection: A method, system and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons are described. One apparatus includes a swellable packer element around a primary and a secondary flow path, wherein the packer is configured to block flow in a portion of a wellbore annulus. One method includes disposing sand control devices... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090294130 - Interchangeable subsea wellhead devices and methods: A method for interchangeably connecting undersea a marine package with first and second pressure control devices. The method includes lowering undersea the marine package toward the first pressure control device such that a first half of a feed-thru component mounted to the marine package contacts a second half of the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090294129 - Subsea stack alignment method: A method to interchangeably connect a plurality of Lower Marine Riser Packages with a lower BOP stack includes engaging a Lower Marine Riser Package connector of the Lower Marine Riser Package, with a Lower Stack mandrel connector of a Lower Stack, thereby aligning the Lower Marine Riser Package and the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090294131 - Christmas tree and wellhead design: The device described herein combines a subsea wellhead and a tree mandrel into a single piece. The wellhead includes a tree valve block having an upper and lower section. The lower valve block section is integral with the wellhead and includes access between the production line and the tubing annulus... Agent: Patent Department Ge Oil & Gas
20090294132 - Apparatus and method for recovering fluids from a well and/or injecting fluids into a well: Methods and apparatus for diverting fluids either into or from a well are described. Some embodiments include a diverter conduit that is located in a bore of a tree. The invention relates especially but not exclusively to a diverter assembly connected to a wing branch of a tree. Some embodiments... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20090294133 - Injection apparatus and method: The invention relates to an injection apparatus for injecting a chemical additive into a fluid mixture flowing in a well-bore. The invention also relates to a corresponding injection method. A particular application of the invention relates to the oilfield industry, for example in cementing operation... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090294134 - Capillary hanger arrangement for deploying control line in existing wellhead: To deploy a capillary string through a wellhead to a downhole safety valve, a control port and a retention port are drilled in an adapter between a casing hanger and a gate valve or elsewhere. The capillary string is connected to a first port of a capillary hanger and installed... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090294135 - Retrievable surface controlled subsurface safety valve: A safety valve apparatus has a housing with a bore and a projection disposed in the bore. A locking dog disposed on the housing is movable to engage an inner conduit wall surrounding the housing, and a flapper rotatably disposed on the housing is movable between opened and closed positions.... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090294136 - Surface controlled subsurface safety valve having integral pack-off: A safety valve apparatus has a housing with a bore and a projection in the bore. A flapper rotatably disposed on the housing is movable relative to the bore between opened and closed positions, and a packing element disposed on the housing is compressible to engage an inner conduit wall... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090294137 - Wellbore packer: A wellbore packer having a setting mechanism adapted to apply an axial force along a force path; a seal member connected with the setting mechanism along the force path, the seal member set in response to the application of the axial force; a slip connected with the setting mechanism downstream... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir CompletionsPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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