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Wells February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100044025 - Fluid perforating/cutting nozzle: The fluid perforating/cutting nozzle is configured to provide long life to the nozzle. The nozzle is composed of a cylindrical shaft defining a bore for the passage of cutting fluid and having inlet and outlet ends, a shank portion and a relatively large diameter shroud disposed on the outlet end.... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100044026 - Oil well pump: A pump system for use in with a downhole pipe string has a pump comprising at least one cylinder with at least one piston inside the cylinder, the movement of the piston causing fluid to be drawn into the pump through a pump inlet before being pushed out through a... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100044027 - Arrangement and method for sending and/or sealing cement at a liner hanger: An apparatus for verifying cement arrival at a target location including a liner and a sensory structure radially outwardly disposed of the liner at a target arrival location of cement from a cementing operation; the sensory structure capable of sensing arrival of cement. A method for verifying completion of a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100044028 - High temperature packer and method: A high temperature packer (10) force a tubular string in a well, and includes a packer mandrel (12) and an elastomeric packer body (14) positioned circumferentially about the mandrel. An upper packer head (16) and a lower packer head (18) are each positioned about the mandrel and secured to an... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich
20100044029 - Active control and/or monitoring of expandable tubular devices: An expandable swage including a swage body, at least one swage segment in operable communication with the swage body, and a position indicator in operable communication with the at least one swage segment; the position indicator capable of providing information related to an outside dimension of the at least one... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100044030 - Geometrically optimized expansion cone: A geometrically optimized expansion cone for radially expanding a tubular member. In some embodiments, the expansion cone includes an annular body having an outer surface. The outer surface includes a linear surface having a constant diameter, a curvilinear surface extending from the linear surface, a recessed surface having a diameter... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c
20100044031 - Method for identification of novel anaerobic denitrifying bacteria utilizing petroleum components as sole carbon source: A method for the phylogenetic identification of indigenous anaerobic denitrifying bacterial species in an oil well is described. The method avoids the process of enrichment of microbial samples.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100044032 - Method for completion, maintenance and stimulation of oil and gas wells: A method for inducing motion in solid particulates in a solid/liquid mixture located in proximity to the periphery of a wellbore or in the formation zone adjacent to a wellbore in an oil or gas formation. The method includes introducing a gas impulse device into the wellbore. It then requires... Agent: Robert G. Lev
20100044033 - Oilfield application framework: A method for performing an oilfield operation of an oilfield having a subterranean formation. The method includes collecting oilfield data and deploying a first plug-in including a first oilfield technology functionality into an oilfield hosting application. The method further includes performing an oilfield analysis on the collected oilfield data in... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20100044034 - Subsurface 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
20100044035 - Apparatus and method for detection of position of a component in an earth formation: An apparatus for detecting a position of a component in an earth formation is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a transmitter configured to emit a first magnetic field into the earth formation and induce an electric current in the component, the transmitter having a first magnetic dipole extending in a first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100044036 - Tracer injector tool for well investigation: A tool system for monitoring a flow of liquid within a borehole. The tool system comprises a plurality of tools disposed on a longitudinal axis of the tool system. The plurality of tools comprises at least a first injector tool for ejecting in the borehole a tracer and a detector... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100044037 - Method and apparatus for obtaining fluid samples: An apparatus is provided that can be attached to a well to obtain samples of produced liquids. A vessel has an upper port, a lower port and a side port. Produced fluids enter the vessel through the side port. Natural gas associated with the produced fluids exits the vessel through... Agent: Ted M. Anthony Babineaux, Poche, Anthony & Slavich, L.l.c
20100044038 - Apparatus and method for processing fluids from a well: Provided is a system, including a first module (35b) configured to process fluid from a well, wherein the first module (35b) includes a processing device coupleable to a manifold (5), a first access tunnel (4b) extending through the processing device, wherein the access tunnel (4b) is configured to provide access... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20100044039 - Geothermal well diversion agent formed from in situ decomposition of carbonyls at high temperature: A method of selectively blocking fractures in a subterranean formation by injecting a diversion agent into the well is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the method comprises injecting a diversion agent into a subterranean formation to form an alkaline-earth carbonate precipitate from decomposition of a carbonyl compound, wherein the diversion... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100044040 - Method of installing sand control screens in wellbores containing synthetic or oil-based drilling fluids: A method of installing a sand control screen assembly in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation is carried out in a wellbore having a cased section and an uncased section. The wellbore contains synthetic or oil-based drilling fluids containing drilled solids. A first water-based displacement fluid that contains a shale... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100044041 - High rate stimulation method for deep, large bore completions: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising inserting a first tubing member having a flowbore into the wellbore, wherein a manipulatable fracturing tool, or a component thereof, is coupled to the first tubing member and wherein the manipulatable fracturing tool comprises one or more ports configured to alter a flow... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100044042 - Method of forming subterranean barriers with molten wax: A method of permeating and infusing a formation around the borehole with wax by heating a formation surrounding a borehole and pumping molten wax into the formation, wherein the molten wax flows into and fills voids the formation without disrupting the formation is described. Also, a method of permeating and... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn
20100044043 - Methods of cementing in subterranean formations using cement kiln dust in compositions having reduced portland cement content: The present invention includes methods of cementing in subterranean formations using cement kiln dust in compositions having reduced Portland cement content. An embodiment of a method comprises placing a sealant composition that comprises cement kiln dust and is essentially free of Portland cement in a subterranean formation; and allowing the... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100044044 - Controlling transient underbalance in a wellbore: A method of perforating a well includes selecting a desired transient underbalanced condition, configuring a perforating gun string to achieve the transient underbalanced condition, deploying the perforating gun is a wellbore, and firing the perforating to achieve the transient underbalanced condition.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100044045 - Downhole cutting tool, using a single piece tubular with a radially displaceable portion: Disclosed herein relates to a single piece tubular member. The tubular member having a non-radially displaceable portion and a radially displaceable portion, the radially displaceable portion being movable to a position of similar radial displacement as that of the non-radially displaceable portion and a position of relatively large radial displacement... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100044046 - Downhole mechanisms: Apparatus and procedures whereby, downhole, a fluid is heatable as a consequence of heat exchange from a matrix downhole being heated responsive to downhole varied magnetic fields on the matrix. This can involve a fluid or mechanical input to rotate a magnetic array relative to the matrix, or vice versa.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100044049 - Green coal bed methane fracturing fluid compositions, methods of preparation and methods of use: The invention describes improved environmentally friendly, non-toxic, CBM friendly, green fracturing compositions, methods of preparing fracturing compositions and methods of use. Importantly, the subject invention overcomes problems in the use of water-based mists as an effective fracturing composition particularly having regard to the ability of a mist to transport an... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Attn: Brian Siritzky, Ph.d.
20100044047 - Method for impulse stimulation of oil and gas well production: A method for fracturing an oil or gas formation. The method includes introducing a gas impulse device into a wellbore followed by pumping a pressurized liquid into a wellbore at a pressure equal to or lower than the estimated fracture pressure of the formation. Finally, the method includes firing the... Agent: Robert G. Lev
20100044048 - Non-toxic, green fracturing fluid compositions, methods of preparation and methods of use: The invention describes improved environmentally friendly, non-toxic, green fracturing compositions, methods of preparing fracturing compositions and methods of use. Importantly, the subject invention overcomes problems in the use of water-based mists as an effective fracturing composition particularly having regard to the ability of a mist to transport an effective volume... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Attn: Brian Siritzky, Ph.d.
20100044050 - Fluorinated surfactants and methods of using the same: A composition comprising a nonionic fluorinated polymeric surfactant having a weight average molecular weight of least 100,000 grams per mole, the nonionic fluorinated polymeric surfactant comprising: divalent units independently represented by formula (I): in a range from 30% to 65% by weight, based on the total weight of the nonionic... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100044051 - Zone isolation assembly array for isolating a plurality of fluid zones in a subsurface well: A zone isolation assembly array (794) for a well (712) includes a first zone isolation assembly (722A) and a second zone isolation assembly (722B). The first zone isolation assembly (722A) selectively inhibits fluid communication between a first zone (726) and a second zone (728) of the well (712). The second... Agent: James P. Broder Roeder & Broder LLP
20100044052 - System and method for connecting and aligning a compliant guide: A technique enables subsea intervention operations in which a compliant guide is deployed for connection with a subsea installation. A tool is provided to engage a lower end of the compliant guide in a manner that enables selective movement of the lower end between desired positions. For example, the tool... Agent: Schlumberger
20100044053 - Method and an apparatus for cold start of a subsea production system: A method and an apparatus for establishing a hydrate free regime in a subsea production flowline before discharging into the subsea production flowline a production flow of hydrate prone hydrocarbon product pursuant to a shutdown or at an initial start of production. The hydrate free regime is achieved by injecting... Agent: Venable LLP
20100044054 - Drill string control valves and methods: Drill string flow control valves and more particularly, drill string flow control valves for prevention of u-tubing of fluid flow in drill strings are provided. Drill string flow control valves may comprise a valve housing, a valve sleeve axially movable within a valve housing from a closed position to an... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100044056 - Method of activating a downhole tool assembly: A method of activating a downhole tool assembly. The downhole tool assembly has a sleeve with a continuous j-slot, a lug rotator ring configured to move axially relative to the sleeve and having a lug configured to move within the continuous j-slot, and a rupture disk configured to prevent the... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100044057 - Treatment fluids comprising pumicite and methods of using such fluids in subterranean formations: Methods and compositions for the treatment of subterranean formations, and more specifically, treatment fluids containing pumicite and methods of using these treatment fluids in subterranean formations, are provided. An example of a method is a method of displacing a fluid in a well bore. Another example of a method is... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100044055 - Well tool latching system: A system for securing well tools, such as gas lift valves, into a latching profile within a wellbore. A gas lift valve is provided having a latching arrangement wherein an apertured back-up ring is used to provide stability for the locking lugs throughout the process of latching and unlatching the... Agent: Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100038068 - Centralizer-based survey and navigation device and method: A Centralizer based Survey and Navigation (CSN) device designed to provide borehole or passageway position information. The CSN device can include one or more displacement sensors, centralizers, an odometry sensor, a borehole initialization system, and navigation algorithm implementing processor(s). Also, methods of using the CSN device for in-hole survey and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100038069 - Well bore fluid redistribution and fluid disposal: Redistribution of fluids present in well bore environments is disclosed. In some embodiments, the invention may be the redistribution of water produced in a coal bed methane well. The redistribution of water from one aquifer (27) to another aquifer in accordance with the present invention is also disclosed. Furthermore, the... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles
20100038071 - Multi-stage spring for use with artificial lift plungers: A multi-stage spring system, for use with an artificial lift plunger within an oil or natural gas well includes a first stage adapted for absorbing the initial impact of the artificial lift plunger, and for decreasing the momentum of the plunger, the first stage having a spring with a first... Agent: Law Offices Of Tim Headley
20100038070 - Top suction fluid end: A positive displacement wellbore servicing pump having a power end and a fluid end is disclosed. The fluid end has a main chamber and a suction bore in fluid connection with the main chamber and the suction bore has a suction central axis vector. A discharge bore is in fluid... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100038072 - Sealing and anchoring device for use in a well: The present invention relates to a sealing and/or anchoring element for use in pipelines (1). The invention is characterized in that the sealing and/or anchoring element includes at least one helical element (5a, 5b, 14a, 14b) disposed around a string section (10), with the helical element (5a, 5b, 14a, 14b)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100038073 - Hydraulic well packer: A hydraulic packing device for wellbores, known in the art as “packer”, which is a retrievable device and is used in downhole operations, that is also part of the tools used in wellbore operations, such as oil, water or gas wells, or wells of similar fluids is provided. More specifically,... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20100038074 - Anti-extrusion device for swell rubber packer: A system for use in a wellbore is disclosed. The system may include a tube, a swell packer surrounding a portion of the tube, a first pair of plates coupled to an outer surface of the tube and positioned at a first end of the swell packer, each of the... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038075 - Seal or fluid barrier using strands: The present invention provides for a seal or barrier comprising strands that are woven or wrapped in an overlapping manner such as, for example, helical or circumferential patterns.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038076 - Expandable tubulars for use in geologic structures: An expandable tubular includes a plurality of leaves formed from sheet material that have curved surfaces. The leaves extend around a portion or fully around the diameter of the tubular structure. Some of the adjacent leaves of the tubular are coupled together. The tubular is compressed to a smaller diameter... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100038077 - Method for centralized proppant storage and metering: Methods for manufacturing well treatment fluid including delivering to a blending unit a desired rate of proppant by weighing a proppant storage and metering unit storing the proppant; and adjusting the size of a calibrated aperture on the proppant storage and metering unit. Methods also include delivering chemicals from a... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100038078 - Down-hole liquid level control for hydrocarbon wells: This invention provides for an apparatus that controls a liquid level down-hole of a hydrocarbon producing well by physically monitoring the liquid level down-hole having a down-hole liquid level measurer and a signal device connected to the liquid level measurer that causes a pump to adjust its current liquid output... Agent: Beck & Thomas, P.C. Suite 100
20100038079 - Determining a status in a wellbore based on acoustic events detected by an optical fiber mechanism: A system for use in a well includes downhole equipment for positioning in the well, and an optical fiber for deployment in the well, the optical fiber to extend to a location of interest in the well in proximity of the downhole equipment. An analysis unit analyzes detected light signals... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038080 - Method 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 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 shape(s) or... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20100038081 - Method for removing silica from evaporator concentrate: A method for removing silica from evaporator concentrate to facilitate disposal of the concentrate. An alkaline earth compound is mixed with the concentrate in a crystallizer. Silica in the concentrate reacts with the alkaline earth compound and precipitates from the concentrate as alkaline silicate complexes. The concentrate having the alkaline... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20100038082 - Portable renewable energy system for enhanced oil recovery (preseor) using biomass having net negative co2 emissions and for generating electricity having zero co2 emissions: The Portable Renewable Energy System for Enhanced Oil Recovery (“PRESEOR”) is a truck mobile system that reforms biomass into CO2 and hydrogen, following which the gases are separated, with the CO2 sequestered underground for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and the hydrogen used to generate several megawatts of carbon-free electricity. In... Agent: American Pioneer Ventures Attn: Daniar Hussain
20100038083 - Proppants coated by piezoelectric or magnetostrictive materials, or by mixtures or combinations thereof, to enable their tracking in a downhole environment: A method for “tagging” proppants so that they can be tracked and monitored in a downhole environment, based on the use of composite proppant compositions comprising a particulate substrate coated by a material whose electromagnetic properties change at a detectable level under a mechanical stress such as the closure stress... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100038084 - Cement compositions comprising aluminum chloride and associated methods: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising introducing a cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises cement; a strength-enhancing additive consisting essentially of aluminum chloride and a metal halide; and water; and... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100038085 - Methods of underground formation consolidation: Unconsolidated formation sand in the near wellbore region may be uniformly consolidated using a system including a sodium silicate solution and a hardener, such as at least one dialkyl ester of a dicarboxylic acid. Subsequently, a low concentration acid, such as hydrofluoric (HF) acid, is pumped through and into the... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC
20100038086 - Conformance control through stimulus-responsive materials: A method, apparatus and production well system that utilize stimulus-responsive materials for “conformance control” and profile control along the fluid flow path in a well as part of a gravel pack or a coating on a well tool. The stimulus-responsive materials are also known as intelligent or smart polymers and... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20100038087 - Erosion mitigating apparatus and method: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for injecting a fluid, the apparatus includes at least a plurality of nozzles arranged such that at least two of the nozzle streams impinge upon one another. Also disclosed herein is a method for injecting a fluid into a wellbore, the method includes at least:... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038088 - Multi-function multi-hole drilling rig: A multi-function multi-hole rig is disclosed which, in certain aspects, includes multiple machines for accomplishing rig functions, e.g. drilling machine(s), tripping machine(s), casing machine(s), and/or cementing machine(s), for producing multiple usable wellbores one after the other. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will... Agent: National Oilwell Varco
20100038089 - Wellhead assembly having seal assembly with axial restraint: A wellhead system comprising a seal with a restraining member adapted to cooperate with a housing to restrict axial movement of the seal. The seal is adapted to form a seal between the housing, such as a wellhead, and a tubular member, such as a casing hanger. The seal has... Agent: Patent Department Ge Oil & Gas
20100038090 - Umbilical termination assemblies: An underwater termination assembly for use with a subsea system such as a well tree, comprises a construction having first and second limbs substantially at a right-angle to each other, which construction may be lowered having an umbilical connected to one of the limbs so that said one of the... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100038091 - System and method for deployment of a subsea well intervention system: A method, system and apparatus for deploying a subsea well intervention system from a surface vessel to a subsea tree, including connecting a spoolable compliant guide (SCG) to a subsea intervention package on deck of a vessel; testing the connection on the deck of the vessel; lowering overboard the intervention... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100038093 - Flow control valve platform: A system that is usable with a well includes a tubing string that extends into an isolated zone of the well and a plurality of chokes modules that are disposed in the isolated zone to control communication between a passageway of the tubing string and the zone. Each choke module... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038092 - System and method for controlling a downhole actuator: A technique is provided for utilizing a hydraulic fluid metering control module in cooperation with a downhole component. The downhole component is shifted via hydraulic fluid delivered through first and/or second control lines to an actuator of the downhole component. The hydraulic fluid metering control module works in cooperation with... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100038095 - Dual-saddle ear support apparatus: An apparatus for use in wellbore operations and a method for using it is provided. The apparatus includes a main body, two support ears spaced-apart and projecting from the main body, each having an inner ear part and an outer ear part. The inner ear part is able to support... Agent: Guy L. Mcclung, Iii
20100038094 - Manipulatable spider components adapted for cooperation with a vertically reciprocating control line guide: A method and apparatus are provided for installing control lines and pipe into a well. The pipe-holding spider that is normally mounted on the rig floor is adapted for easy disassembly and reassembly when the pipe slips within the spider are not engaged with the outer surface of the pipe... Agent: Streets & Steele-frank's International.
20100038096 - Downhole tool with slip releasing mechanism: A downhole tool includes a lock for maintaining a slip in a reduced diameter position when running the tool in the well, and selectively releases the slip to move radially outward to a set position to suspend an anchored portion of the tool within a downhole tubular. The tool includes... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich
20100038097 - Coiled tubing system and method: Disclosed herein is a downhole coiled tubing system. The system includes, a bottom hole assembly, a coiled tubing string attached to the bottom hole assembly, and a conductor comprising an electrical signal carrier disposed within a control line, the conductor is disposed within the coiled tubing string and maintained substantially... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100032151 - Convertible downhole devices: A convertible downhole device comprises at least one sacrificial material to provide two or more configurations so that two or more different operations or functions are performable by the downhole device, one in which the sacrificial material is fully intact and another in which the sacrificial material is at least... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20100032152 - Well jet device: A jet pump mounted on a pipe string and a packer, and a through channel with a sealing unit having a logging cable channel is in the pump body. A check valve is in a channel, for supplying a medium pumped out from a well, at the input thereof in... Agent: Patenttm.us
20100032153 - Bypass gas lift system and method for producing a well: A completion system delivers lifting gas supplied from the surface via a casing annulus through the packer for injecting to the wellbore at bottom hole. So, lifting gas maximizes hydrocarbon producing from a subterranean well while maintaining integrity and serviceability as a typical gas lift well. More specifically, a single... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100032154 - Scale removal assembly: An assembly for cleanout of scale buildup from a wall of a hydrocarbon well. The assembly is configured to be deployed and operated under pressure without the requirement of coiled tubing to deliver cleanout fluid. The assembly may include a plug for sealing against the wall of the well immediately... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20100032155 - Formation saver sub and method: A formation saver sub or pump out sub incorporating an anti-surge feature. The sub includes a body, a mandrel, a piston, a sleeve, a spring, a releasable seat, and a plug. In an alternative embodiment, the sub includes a body, a mandrel, a piston, an annulus fluid pressure chamber, a... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere, Denegre, L.L.P.
20100032156 - Method for testing an engineered geothermal system using one stimulated well: Systems and methods for testing a subterranean formation are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method includes stimulating a substantially non-permeable medium within a subterranean formation to create a fractured reservoir. At least one stimulation parameter is measured during stimulation. A well drilled in the subterranean formation is shut-in.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100032157 - Well stimulation: Disclosed are processes for improving recovery of product from a subterranean carbonaceous deposit wherein there has been a reduction in product recovery from a production well, the processes comprising treating the deposit with a liquid that contains at least one of an oxoacid ester of phosphorous or an oxoacid acid... Agent: Raymond E. Stauffer , Esq. C/o Carella Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein
20100032159 - Proppant-containing treatment fluids and methods of use: Substantially non-porous particulates formed from a starting mixture comprising at least one igneous or metamorphic material and which are suitable for use in subterranean operations such as gravel packing, frac-packing, and hydraulic fracturing and methods of using such particulates. Methods of using such particulates include fracturing, frac-packing, and gravel packing.... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100032158 - Wellbore method and apparatus for completion, production and injection: A method, system and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons are described. The method includes disposing a plurality of sand control devices having a primary flow path and a secondary flowpath within a wellbore adjacent to a subsurface reservoir. A packer having primary and secondary flow paths is then... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20100032160 - Fluid loss compositions and methods of use for subterranean operations: Additives that may be useful in preventing fluid loss in certain subterranean formations and associated methods of use are provided. In one embodiment, the methods of the present invention comprise: providing a low molecular weight crosslinkable polymer and a crosslinking agent capable of crosslinking the low molecular weight crosslinkable polymer;... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100032161 - Heat dissipater for electronic components in downhole tools and methods for using the same: A device for dissipating heat away from a heat sensitive component includes a heat dissipation member thermally coupled to a heat sensitive component. The heat dissipation member may be formed of a composite material. In aspects, the device may be include an enclosure coupled to a conveyance device; a heat... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC
20100032162 - Fill up and circulation tool and mudsaver valve: A fill-up and circulation tool includes a mandrel; a packer assembly is disposed around the mandrel; and a valve assembly connected to the mandrel, wherein the valve assembly is configured to selectively control fluid flow into the tool and out of the tool.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100032163 - Purge system: A purge system for use with a well intervention system and apparatus is disclosed. The purge system permits well fluids contained in a subsea intervention system to be purged prior to retrieval of the intervention system to the surface. The system comprises a vessel (44) for storing and deploying wireline... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100032164 - Sub sea processing system: Sub-sea processing system for the production of oil and/or gas from one or more production wells (1), especially wells producing heavy oil on deep water and with high viscosity. The system includes, beyond the production well/s (1), one or more injection wells (2) for the injection of produced water, a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100032165 - Modeling and designing of well drilling system that accounts for vibrations: A method and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method, which relates to modeling of drilling equipment, includes constructing one or more design configurations for at least a portion of a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and calculating results from each of the one or more design... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20100032166 - Shoulder ring with axial retention means, and tools for installing same: A shoulder ring, for installation in a threaded pipe coupling between the installed pin ends of two pipes being connected by the coupling, has opposing end faces and a central opening, and may lobate or circular in shape. The shoulder ring provides enhanced axial retention within the coupling by incorporating... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office
20100032168 - Method and apparatus for expanded liner extension using downhole then uphole expansion: An expansion and cementing assembly is run into the well as the expandable liner is made up. A work string is tagged into the expansion assembly and run to depth. Pressure drives the swage to initially expand and move uphole with the attached work string until the liner is expanded... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20100032169 - Method and apparatus for expanded liner extension using uphole expansion: An expansion assembly is run into the well as the expandable liner is made up. A work string is tagged into the expansion assembly and run to depth. Pressure drives the swage to initially expand and move uphole with the attached work string until the liner is expanded to set... Agent: Gary R. Maze Duane Morris LLP
20100032167 - Method for making wellbore that maintains a minimum drift: A well having a minimum drift between or among strings is provided using strings that have a recessed segment and a hanging segment. The length of the recessed segment in the lower end of the upper string is substantially longer than the hanging segment of the lower string that is... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20100032170 - Method and apparatus for running tubulars: A method is disclosed for running a completion string, such as casing, into a predrilled wellbore while allowing rotation of a downhole component with respect to the completion string. The downhole component may be a drill shoe or reamer shoe for example. There is also disclosed a drillable or millable... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100032171 - supercritical pentane as an extractant for oil shale: The present invention is directed to methods of extracting a hydrocarbon-based product from subsurface (oil) shale formations, wherein such methods rely on the use of an extraction fluid comprising pentane for facilitating the production of a mobile hydrocarbon-based product when the pentane contacts hydrocarbons in subsurface shale. The contacting process,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100025032 - Methods and systems to activate downhole tools with light: The present invention comprises a system and methods to actuate downhole tools by transmitting an optical signal through an optical fiber to the downhole tool. The optical signal can comprise a specific optical signal frequency, signal, wavelength or intensity. The downhole tool can comprise packers, perforating guns, flow control valves,... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100025033 - Connection apparatus and method: A connection apparatus (C3) and method for connecting a male screw threaded connection (118) provided on one tubular member (114) to a female screw threaded connection (120) provided on another tubular member (116) has an over-torque indicator (115) comprising an observable point (114E, 130) provided on at least one of... Agent: Winstead PC
20100025034 - Apparatus and method for processing fluids from a well: Provided is a system, including a first module (35b) configured to process fluid from a well, wherein the first module (35b) has an extension conduit (5b), having a connection that is coupleable to a central mandrel of a manifold (5), a processing device arranged in a region surrounding the extension... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100025035 - Swelling delay cover for a packer: A swelling packer is covered with a material that is preferably in a tubular form and slipped over the swelling element to be shrink fit with applied heat. The material is formulated to break down at temperatures slightly below the expected downhole temperatures so that ideally the packer has about... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20100025036 - Method and apparatus for selective treatment of a perforated casing: A method of and apparatus for treating a zone in a well is disclosed. A tube that is permeable to a material is inserted into a wellbore, creating an annulus inside the wellbore. Two zones—the annular region and the formation surrounding the wellbore—may be treated. The method comprises the following... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100025037 - System and method for controlling sand production in wells: A technique is provided for controlling sand in a well. The technique may utilize a vent screen assembly having a main screen, a vent screen, and a tubular member extending from the main screen to the vent screen. An expandable element is positioned around the tubular member between the main... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20100025038 - Methods of using stable hydrocarbon foams: A method of treating a subterranean geological formation comprising hydrocarbons comprising injecting a foam into the formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to open at least one fracture therein and a method of completing a well in a subterranean geological formation penetrated by a well bore comprising introducing a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100025039 - Cement compositions and methods utilizing nano-clay: The present invention includes well treatment fluids and methods utilizing nano-particles. An embodiment of a method of the present invention may comprise introducing a treatment fluid comprising nano-clay into a subterranean formation. The treatment fluid may be selected from the group consisting of a cement composition, a drilling fluid, a... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100025040 - Foamed cement compositions, additives, and associated methods: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a cement composition comprising: cement; a surfactant composition comprising: an ethoxylated alcohol ether sulfate in an amount in the range of about 60 to about 64 parts by weight, a first alkyl or alkene amidopropyl betaine in an... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100025041 - Portable well treating fluid mixing system and method: A portable well treating fluid mixing system includes: a supply tank having an inlet receiving pneumatically conveyed dry treating material; a cyclone separator having an inlet coupled to the supply tank and receiving dust laden air from the supply tank, and having a first outlet venting clean air and having... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100025042 - Drilling method and downhole cleaning tool: A method for drilling a well with a drilling apparatus comprising a drill string and a bit, comprising attaching a cleaning tool comprising a coaxial pipe and at least one vortex spinner to a portion of the drill string above the bit, inserting the drill string into a wellbore, extending... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100025043 - System and vessel for hydrocarbon production and method for intervention on subsea equipment: A system for operation and service of at least one hydrocarbon-producing well and of equipment, which is disposed under water, for further transport of the well stream, where the system comprises at least one pipeline, at least one booster unit, a vessel comprising an anchoring system about which the vessel... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100025044 - Subsea well intervention systems and methods: Systems and methods for well intervention include a lower riser package (LRP), and an emergency disconnect package (EDP). The LRP includes a tree connector, a connector and seal stab adapter (CSSA), and a LRP body; the tree connector has a profile for mating to the CSSA. The CSSA has at... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100025045 - Electric wireline insert safety valve: Methods and devices for utilizing an electrically-actuated wireline insert safety valve (WLSV) and for delivering power to an electrically actuated WLSV via inductive charging and without the use of wired contact.... Agent: Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings
20100025046 - torque wrench system having a multiple torque stations: An improved multi-bolt and nut torque wrench for installing and removing bolts or nuts from flanged joints or the like which includes a plurality of torque stations having a plurality of high torque wrenches for engaging the heads of the bolts or nuts during a high torque phase of removal... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC
20100025047 - Method and apparatus for retrieving an assembly from a wellbore: A method and apparatus for retrieving an assembly having a whipstock and an anchor from a wellbore. A method of retrieving an assembly having a whipstock coupled to an anchor from a wellbore may comprise the steps of releasing the whipstock from the anchor in the wellbore, re-engaging the whipstock... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100025048 - U-shaped fiber optical cable assembly for use in a heated well and methods for in-stalling and using the assembly: A U-shaped fiber optical cable assembly (11, 21) is arranged in a heated well (1) such that a nose section (13, 23) comprising the bent U-shaped cable section (11C, 21C) is located near the toe (1 A) of the well where the ambient well temperature is lower than the temperature... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100025049 - Swelling delay cover for a packer: A swelling packer is covered with a material that is preferably in a tubular form and slipped over the swelling element to be shrink fit with applied heat. The material is formulated to break down at temperatures slightly below the expected downhole temperatures so that ideally the packer has about... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - HoustonPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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