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Wells March listing by industry category 03/10Below 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. 03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100071891 - Apparatus for pumping fluids from a well: An apparatus for pumping fluids from a well having a production tubing extending from a wellhead of the well downhole to a downhole location. A pump having a pump barrel connected to a bottom of the production tubing, and a plunger reciprocable within the pump barrel for lifting fluid from... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20100071892 - Coiled tubing quick connect: A bottom hole assembly supported by coiled tubing has components attached to each other with quick connections that do not require threading to provide the integral connection capable of supporting the BHA's required, torque, tensile and pressure loads. This quick connect feature provides torque transmission capability and does not need... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC
20100071893 - Polymers and nanoparticles formulations with shear-thickening and shear-gelling properties for oilfield applications: The invention provides a composition having shear-gelling and shear-thickening properties based on a amphiphilic polymer combined with hydrophilic particles and polyethyleneoxide.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100071894 - Electromagnetic based system and method for enhancing subsurface recovery of fluid within a permeable formation: The invention provides for systems and methods of enhancing crude oil flow by radiating electromagnetic energy in the form of focused far field electromagnetic energy into a permeable formation containing the crude oil so as to cause the oil to decrease in viscosity without a substantial change in temperature of... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100071896 - Downhole apparatus and method: A downhole apparatus adapted to be run on a workstring in a well bore. The apparatus has a body including ports and a valve which is rotatable to open and close the ports to selectively allow fluid flow through the body between regions of a well bore above and below... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100071897 - Method for optimizing well production in reservoirs having flow barriers: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for optimizing hydrocarbon recovery from subsurface formations, including subsurface formations having bottom water or edgewater. A system and method can be configured to receive data indicative of by-pass oil areas in the subsurface formation from reservoir simulation, identify flow barriers in the subsurface formation... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc. Law - Intellectual Property Group
20100071895 - System and method of controlling surge during wellbore completion: A downhole oilfield completion method is provided. The method comprises determining a surge profile for a wellbore and assembling a downhole completion tool having an interior surge volume and comprising a surge attenuation system operable to reduce a surge of the downhole completion tool based at least in part on... Agent: Michael W. Piper Conley Rose
20100071898 - Single packer system for fluid management 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 structural layer that expands across an expansion zone to facilitate creation of a seal with a surrounding wellbore wall. An inflatable bladder... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20100071899 - Wellsite surface equipment systems: A system for powering wellsite surface equipment comprises at least one prime mover in communication with a fuel source for powering the prime mover and having at least one heat source, at least one pump arranged to be driven by the prime mover, the at least one pump in fluid... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100071900 - Drainage of heavy oil reservoir via horizontal wellbore: Systems and methods for drainage of a heavy oil reservoir via a horizontal wellbore. A method of improving production of fluid from a subterranean formation includes the step of propagating a generally vertical inclusion into the formation from a generally horizontal wellbore intersecting the formation. The inclusion is propagated into... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100071902 - Method of making proppants used in gas or oil extraction: A method of making frac sand having a selected grade from a naturally occurring, mined sand having a SiO2 content of at least about 80 percent and having a particle size range where the maximum particle size is less than about 8.0 mm, comprising: crushing the mined sand into an... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100071901 - Sintered proppant made with a raw material containing alkaline earth equivalent: A method of making a proppant is provided, wherein the method includes the steps of: (a) forming a particulate comprising: (i) a binder; and (ii) a filler; and (b) sintering the particulate to form a sintered proppant, wherein the sintered proppant comprises: (i) at least 20 wt % of alkaline... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100071904 - Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations: A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels extending from one or more shafts. A production system is located in at least one of the tunnels. The production system is configured to produce fluids from the formation that collect in... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100071903 - Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations: A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels extending from at least one shaft. One or more heater sources are located in one or more heater wellbores coupled to at least one of the substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels.... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100071905 - Pressure relieving transition joint: A method of completing a wellbore having a branch wellbore extending outwardly from a window in a parent wellbore is provided. The method comprises positioning a tubular string in the window, wherein the positioning comprises deflecting the tubular string from the parent wellbore into the branch wellbore. The method also... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20100071906 - System and method for simultaneous sea drilling operations: A system and method for carrying out simultaneous operations of assembling, dismantling, and maintaining equipment installed by an oil rig, using the tools, systems, and the areas available on the rig itself. The system includes two parallel and separated sustaining beams and two mobile bases supported on the beams to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100071907 - Accumulator for subsea equipment: Pressure-balanced accumulator apparatus for use in subsea operations is disclosed which comprises a housing and an accumulator within the housing at the first end of the housing. The accumulator has first and second chambers that are hermetically sealed from one another, with a pressurized gas in the first chamber and... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100071908 - Downhole backup system and method: A downhole backup system including, a tubular positionable within a downhole structure such that an annular space exists between the tubular and the downhole structure, and a plurality of wedges that are radially movably positioned within the annular space, each of two opposing ends of the plurality of wedges are... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100071909 - Devices, systems and methods relating to down hole operations: A device for improving down hole operations includes a tube that delivers high pressure jets of fluid against the interior surface of a well casing and optionally into perforations of the well casing. The tube also includes a helical array of brushes that scrape and scratch accumulated residue from the... Agent: Wayne Jones Law Offices Of Wayne Jones
20100071910 - Method and system for using wellbore instruments with a wired pipe string: A wellbore instrument system includes a pipe string extending from earth's surface to a selected depth in a wellbore. The pipe string includes at least one of an electrical conductor and an optical fiber signal channel. A power generator sub is coupled at one end to a lower end of... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100071911 - System and method for forming a seal in a wellbore: A technique involves a packer formed as an expandable packer with an internal expandable bladder. The internal expandable bladder is surrounded with a plurality of packer slats oriented in a manner to enable expansion and contraction of the packer. Additional features are incorporated into the bladder and/or slats to facilitate... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20100071912 - System and method for plugging a downhole wellbore: A method for plugging a downhole wellbore including, running an anchor and swellable seal disposed at a mandrel within the downhole wellbore, setting the anchor within the downhole wellbore, releasing the anchor and the swellable seal, and swelling the swellable seal into contact with another downhole structure... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100071913 - Well bore control valve: The well bore control valve comprises a housing (12) defining a throughbore (14), the throughbore adapted to receive a first tubular. The valve further comprises first (18) and second gates (20) located within the housing, the gates being movable in different directions transverse to the throughbore between the throughbore open... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100065264 - Rotor underreamer, section mill, casing cutter, casing scraper and drill string centralizer: A down hole well bore apparatus to underream and remove rock or cement or other material, cut or mill casing, clean or scrape casing, or centralize a drill string, which has a rotor which actuates blades, a compact overall length and can be operated with normal or reverse circulation. Simultaneous... Agent: Alan L. Nackerud
20100065265 - Method and apparatus for in-situ radiofrequency assisted gravity drainage of oil (ragd): The present invention relates generally to a radiofrequency reactor for use in thermally recovering oil and related materials. The radiofrequency reactor includes a radiofrequency antenna configured to be positioned within a well, where the well is provided within an area in which crude oil exists in the ground. The radiofrequency... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100065266 - Method for controlled source electromagnetic reconnaissance surveying: Method for conducting an efficient and interpretable controlled-source electromagnetic reconnaissance survey for buried hydrocarbons. While a part of the survey area is being set up for measurement and data are being acquired, data from a nearby part of the survey area, surveyed just previously, are being rapidly processed and analyzed.... Agent: J. Paul Plummer (corp-urc-sw 341) Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100065267 - Apparatus for separating a mixture of liquids of differing specific gravities in a wellbore: An apparatus for separating a mixture of liquids of differing specific gravities in a wellbore is disclosed along with a method of installation and operation thereof. This device separates water from hydrocarbons prior to hydrocarbon extraction in order to decrease disposal costs of waste water. The device is designed to... Agent: Frascogna Courtney, PLLC
20100065268 - In situ heavy oil and bitumen recovery process: The present invention is directed to an in situ reservoir recovery process that uses a horizontal well located near the top of a reservoir and an inclined production well to extract bitumen or heavy oil from a reservoir. In a first stage, the top well is used for cold production... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100065269 - Method of stabilizing a well bore of a well penetrating a subterranean formation: A method of controlling the loss of a drilling fluid from a well bore into a subterranean formation in which one illustrative embodiment includes: drilling the well bore with an aqueous based drilling fluid that includes an aqueous phase and a shale hydration inhibitor that is a polyether amine compound,... Agent: Legal Dept.,IPGroup M-i L.L.C.
20100065270 - Filtering device, especially for use as a well screen filter: The present invention relates to filtering device which is especially designed for use as a well screen filter. The filtering device comprises a tubular supporting element (12) and two or more tubular segments (14) of a porous filter medium arranged in axial alignment to one another and concentrically and essentially... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100065271 - Low temperature coated particles for use as proppants or in gravel packs, methods for making and using the same: Disclosed herein are free flowing coated particles and low temperature methods of making same. Each particle has a curable coating disposed upon a substrate. The substrate is a particulate substrate including an inorganic material, a particulate substrate including an organic material, a composite substantially homogeneous formed particle including a first... Agent: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
20100065272 - Low permeability cement systems for steam injection application: A cement slurry composition comprising a plugging agent polymer with a low Tg point.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100065273 - Methods and materials for zonal isolation: The invention relates to the use of one or more water-soluble reactive liquid component capable of subsequent polymerization or cross-linking to form a solid to improve the zonal isolation and alleviate the impacts of cracks and fissures in the cement sheath around a completed subterranean well. It includes the steps... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20100065274 - System and method for performing multiple downhole operations: A device for perforating and fracturing a formation in a single trip includes shaped charges and a volume of a gas generator. When activated by detonation of the shaped charges, the gas generator forms a high-pressure gas, which includes steam, that expands to stress and fracture the formation. Suitable gas... Agent: Mossman, Kumar & Tyler
20100065275 - Compositions and methods for hindering asphaltene deposition: Methods and compositions for hindering asphaltene deposition. One method comprising: identifying an interval of the subterranean formation to be treated with a relative permeability modifier to hinder subsequent asphaltene deposition; introducing the relative permeability modifier into the subterranean formation; and allowing the relative permeability modifier to contact the interval, thereby... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100065276 - Method and apparatus for wellbore fluid treatment: A tubing string assembly is disclosed for fluid treatment of a wellbore. The tubing string can be used for staged wellbore fluid treatment where a selected segment of the wellbore is treated, while other segments are sealed off. The tubing string can also be used where a ported tubing string... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell
20100065277 - Stabplate connections: An underwater stabplate connection is provided by lowering a counterbalanced first part of the connection in a horizontal disposition by a lift line, the first part being attached to an umbilical. The first part of the connection mates with a second part of the connection, the second part being attached... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100065278 - Scaled plots of electromagnetic data: Method for improving frequency-domain (1505), controlled-source electromagnetic data readability and interpretability in hydrocarbon prospecting by mapping a scaled amplitude or the relative amplitude (or phase) of the electromagnetic field in a scaled offset−scaled frequency plane (1510). The preferred mapping space uses the offset times the square-root of the frequency as... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20100065279 - Blower assembly: The gas trailer assembly has an intake conduit for receiving gas from the well. The gas is communicated from the intake conduit to a blower and into an exhaust pipe. Gas exiting the blower passes through the exhaust pipe and into a pipeline. At least a portion of the intake... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
20100065280 - Gas restrictor for horizontally oriented pump: An inlet apparatus for a submersible well pump.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100065281 - Shoe for wellbore lining tubing: The present invention relates to a shoe for wellbore lining tubing and to a method of locating wellbore lining tubing in a wellbore. In particular, but not exclusively, the present invention relates to a shoe for wellbore lining tubing having an improved fluid flow diverter assembly for controlling circulation of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100065282 - Method of drilling out a reaming tool: A reaming tool includes a tubular body having a nose portion with a concave center. A plurality of blades defining junk slots therebetween extend axially behind the nose and taper outwardly from the exterior of the tubular body. Rotationally leading edges of the blades carry a plurality of cutting elements... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C. / Baker Hughes, Inc. Baker Hughes, Inc.
20100065283 - Release device: The present invention relates to a downhole system comprising a driving unit (7) for driving an operational tool (2). The driving unit is provided in a first part of the system and the operational tool is provided in a second part of the system. The system further comprises a release... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100065284 - Cable duct device in a swelling packer: A cable duct device in a swellable packer (1) of the kind in which the packer (1) is adapted to be able of sealing an annulus (3), and in which the swellable packer (1) is provided with at least one opening (6) therethrough adapted to constitute a duct for a... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100059217 - Method and apparatus for mitigating environmental impact due to fluid leaks: Embodiments of the inventive technology may provide a leaked fluid detection and response system in one aspect, and in another aspect, an environmental enclosure for at least a component of such leaked fluid detection system. Various embodiments of the leaked fluid detection and response system may provide wireless communication of... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.
20100059218 - Downhole apparatus and method of forming the same: The present invention relates to a method of forming downhole apparatus. The method comprises disposing a plastics material (26) on a reinforcing apparatus (24) to form a body (12) having a bore extending through the body. The reinforcing apparatus (24) provides reinforcement of the plastics material (26) and the thus... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100059220 - Apparatus for use when gathering parameters from a well flow and also a method of using same: An apparatus (3) for use when gathering parameters from a well flow in a petroleum well (1) in order to be able to evaluate the flow and productivity or injectivity of the well is described, the apparatus (3) including: —a semi-rigid rod (5) arranged in a manner allowing it to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100059219 - Inspection tool, system, and method for downhole object detection, surveillance, and retrieval: A downhole inspection tool for observing conditions in the harsh environment of a well bore. An embodiment of the tool comprises a high frequency camera, which operates in the millimeter wave frequency range with the capability of seeing through opaque environments. In use, the tool system provides pictures of conditions... Agent: Michael A. O'neil. P.C.
20100059221 - Subsea fluid sampling and analysis: Subsea apparatus and a method for sampling and analysing fluid from a subsea fluid flowline proximate a subsea well is provided, wherein the apparatus comprises at least one housing located in close proximity to said subsea fluid flowline; at least one fluid sampling device located in the housing in fluid... Agent: Schlumberger
20100059222 - Power lift generator: The present invention relates to device for increasing the production flow in a production tubing, comprising at least one inlet for adding a fluid medium and means to provide the added fluid at an angle α between 90 and zero degrees with a longitudinal axis of the tubing. This effect... Agent: Christian D. Abel
20100059223 - Shrouded tubular: Disclosed herein is a shrouded tubular device that includes but is not limited to a tubular member, such as a screen joint; a shroud surrounding at least a portion of the tubular, the shroud is at least a two-piece shroud; and a shim in the annulus between the tubular member... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100059224 - Methods for producing sintered particles from a slurry of an alumina-containing raw material: Methods for producing substantially round, spherical and sintered particles from a slurry of a calcined, uncalcined or partially calcined raw material having an alumina content of more than 55% by weight, and a mullite growth promoter in an amount of from about 2 to about 10% dry weight of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100059225 - Flow reversing apparatus and methods of use: Apparatus and methods for selectively and safely reversing flow in coiled tubing used for wellbore cleanouts are disclosed. One apparatus includes a section of coiled tubing having a main flow channel, at least two flow-preventing valves in the section of coiled tubing, each adapted to close the main flow channel... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100059226 - Method of delivering frac fluid and additives: A method for the controlled delivery of a fracturing fluid to a well bore comprises formulating an aqueous base fluid such that it meets or exhibits desired physical and chemical characteristics for an optimal fracturing fluid. The formulation of the aqueous base fluid max involve commingling one or more sources... Agent: D'ambrosio & Menon, LLP
20100059227 - Stimulated oil production using reactive fluids: This invention relates to methods for stimulating oil production from well by pumping reactive stimulation fluids from the well into the formation. The methods are particularly relevant to cold heavy oil production. This invention provides methods of stimulating production from a formation surrounding a well, comprising pumping a fluid from... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100059228 - Casing wiping dart with filtering layer: A dart may include a foam body, a filtering material at least partially covering the foam body, and a mandrel. The foam body may surround the mandrel.... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100059229 - Loose tube flying lead assembly: In combination, the loose tube flying lead includes: a) a pair of improved cobra head assemblies, each being able to receive a variety of different stab-plates with minimal modification; b) a pair of bend limiters, one extending from each cobra head assembly and c) an elongate bundle of non-constrained interior... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100059230 - Coil tubing guide: A guide system includes a flexible pipe and a plurality of bend restrictor members disposed along the flexible pipe. The bend restrictor members define a first channel and are operable to limit a degree of bending present in the first channel. An apparatus for interfacing with a subsea well includes... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20100059231 - Methods and apparatus for supporting tubulars: Embodiments of the invention relate to a gripping apparatus for supporting a tubular. The gripping apparatus may include a housing, a slip assembly disposed in the housing, and a leveling ring operable to move the slip assembly in the housing. The gripping apparatus may further include a guide member and... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100059232 - System and method for retaining an element: Also disclosed herein is a method for dehydrating a slurry in an area between an upper sand management portion and a lower sand management portion. The method includes installing a leak-off tube between the upper sand management portion and the lower sand management portion and securely releasably connecting the leak-off... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100059233 - Remote actuation of downhole well tools: A method of selectively actuating well tools includes the steps of: selecting a well tool for actuation by current flow in one direction through a set of conductors; and selecting another well tool for actuation by opposite current flow through the set of conductors. A system includes multiple control devices... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100051256 - Downhole tool string component that is protected from drilling stresses: In one aspect of the present invention, a downhole tool string component has a first and second threaded end on a mandrel, the first threaded end attached to a first sleeve and the second threaded end attached to a second sleeve. An intermediate sleeve assembly is disposed circumferentially around the... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20100051257 - Methods and apparatus for connecting tubulars using a top drive: A connection apparatus for coupling a top drive to a tubular gripping member comprises a body having a first joint coupled to the top drive and a second joint coupled to the tubular gripping member, wherein the body is adapted to allow fluid communication between the top drive and the... Agent: William B. Patterson Thomason, Moser & Patterson, L.L.P.
20100051258 - Fracturing head with replaceable inserts for improved wear resistance and method of refurbishing same: Fracturing heads with one or more replaceable wear-resistant inserts have annular sealing elements for inhibiting fracturing fluids from circulating between the inserts and a main body of the fracturing head. Worn inserts and degraded sealing elements are easily replaced to refurbish the fracturing head without replacing or rebuilding the main... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100051259 - Expandable packer construction: A technique involves a packer formed as an expandable packer with an internal expandable bladder. The expandable bladder is formed with a section that is radially enlarged relative to an axial end of the expandable bladder when the bladder is in a relaxed state. The bladder configuration enables use of... Agent: Schlumberger Ipc Attn: David Cate
20100051260 - Fluid isolating pressure equalization in subterranean well tools: A fluid isolating pressure equalization in a subterranean well. A well system includes a well tool including a chamber therein containing an electrical assembly in a dielectric fluid, and a pressure equalization apparatus including a flowpath having opposite ends. One end is connected to the chamber, and the other end... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100051261 - Telescopic fracturing isolation sleeve: The disclosure provides a fracturing isolation sleeve for a wellhead assembly including a fracturing adapter and tubing head. In at least one embodiment, the sleeve can telescopic to different lengths to fit different assemblies without necessitating switching the sleeve or portions thereof. The sleeve can be coupled to the wellhead... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100051262 - Sand control screen assembly and method for use of same: A sand control screen assembly (40) is operably positionable within a wellbore (48). The sand control screen assembly (40) includes a base pipe (42) having at least one opening (60) and an internal flow path (44). A swellable material layer (46) is disposed exteriorly of the base pipe (42). A... Agent: Lawrence R. Youst Lawrence Youst PLLC
20100051265 - Firing trigger apparatus and method for downhole tools: Methods and devices are provided for controlling detonation of explosives in a well bore for perforation or a well bore casing, which avoid or reduce unintentional or undesirable detonations while ensuring or increasing desirable detonations. An explosive trigger system or tool may comprise a central processing unit (CPU), memory, and... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100051264 - Method and system for monitoring downhole completion operations: A method of sensing matter introduced to a well in a completion operation. The method includes, sensing the introduced matter with at least one transducer, and communicating the sensing of the introduced matter to surface via a wired pipe.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100051263 - System, method and apparatus for breaking fracturing fluids: A method for breaking a fracturing fluid includes identifying application parameter(s) including a subterranean formation temperature, and determining an acid precursor concentration in response to the application parameter(s). The method further includes providing a treatment fluid including a carrier fluid, a metallic peroxide breaker, and an amount of an acid... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100051266 - Use of micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) in well treatments: A method comprising placing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor in a subterranean formation, placing a wellbore composition in the subterranean formation, and using the MEMS sensor to detect a location of the wellbore composition. A method comprising placing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor in a subterranean formation, placing a wellbore... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100051267 - Gas flow system: A gas flow system for removing a liquid from a well bore and allowing for gas production is provided. The gas flow system comprises a casing in the well bore for allowing flow of the liquid and gas; a tubing string in the casing for allowing flow of the liquid... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100051268 - Oil extraction system and oil extraction supervisory system: An oil extraction system is provided. The oil extraction system includes a sucker rod pump (10) provided for a production well (2) so as to pump up crude oil; a signal detecting section (12) for detecting a pump-off signal sent from the sucker rod pump (10); and an injection pump... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100051269 - Bypass of damaged lines in subterranean wells: Bypassing damaged lines in a well. A subterranean well system includes a circuit extending in the well to a well tool. A set of multiple redundant lines is provided at a location along the circuit. Each of the set of lines is capable of providing conductivity between portions of the... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100051270 - Sand control screen assembly and method for use of same: A sand control screen assembly (40) is operably positionable within a wellbore (50). The sand control screen assembly (40) includes a base pipe (42) having a plurality of openings (46) in a sidewall portion thereof and an internal flow path (44). A plurality of radially extendable filter members (52) are... Agent: Lawrence R. Youst Lawrence Youst PLLC
20100051271 - Sand control screen assembly and method for use of same: A sand control screen assembly (40) is operably positionable within a wellbore (64). The sand control screen assembly (40) includes a base pipe (42) having at least one opening (46) in a sidewall portion thereof. A filter medium (48) is disposed exteriorly of at least a first circumferential portion of... Agent: Lawrence R. Youst Lawrence Youst PLLC
20100051272 - Liquified petroleum gas fracturing methods: Methods of tailoring a hydrocarbon fracturing fluid for a subterranean formation are disclosed. Fluid in the subterranean formation has a fluid temperature. A first critical temperature of a hydrocarbon fluid is adjusted to a critical temperature above the fluid temperature by adding a liquefied petroleum gas component to the hydrocarbon... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100051274 - Methods, apparatus and products for drilling wells: A well fluid additive having a heavier first bead and a lighter second bead, with the first bead having a specific gravity that exceeds the specific gravity of the second bead by at least 1 percent.... Agent: Gilbreth & Associates, P.C.
20100051273 - System, method, and apparatus for breaking fracture fluids: A method includes identifying application parameter(s) including a subterranean formation temperature, determining a breaker particle size in response to the application parameter(s), providing a treatment fluid including a carrier fluid and a granular breaker sized according to the breaker particle size, and treating the subterranean formation with the treatment fluid.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100051275 - Methods of activating compositions in subterranean zones: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for managing cement in a subterranean zone. In some implementations, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation includes positioning a cement slurry including a plurality of activation devices in a wellbore. The activation devices configured to release an activator... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100051276 - Stage cementing tool: A stage cementing tool for use in cementing a casing in the well is disclosed. The stage cementing tool includes a housing with a mechanically set packer to seal against the well. A hydraulically actuated opening sleeve will move in the housing to uncover flow ports in the housing, and... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100051277 - Reverse-circulation cementing of surface casing: An apparatus for reverse circulation cementing of surface casing in subterranean formations and associated methods are provided. One example of a method may involve a method of reverse circulation cementing a surface casing in a well bore with a conductor casing positioned therein comprising: providing a tool comprising at least... Agent: John W. Wustenberg
20100051278 - Perforating gun assembly: A perforating gun assembly including: an upper end; a perforating gun connected to the upper end; a hydraulically actuated tool connected to the perforating gun on an end opposite the upper end; and a fluid conduit extending through the upper end and to the hydraulically actuated tool, the fluid conduit... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell
20100051279 - Method of prevention of hydrates: The method of prevention of hydrate formation inside a subsea pipe of a first temperature during an increase in flow within the pipe comprising containing a volume of water outside the pipe, heating the volume of water to a second temperature higher than the first temperature such that the pipe... Agent: Benton F. Baugh
20100051280 - Intelligent completion design for a reservoir: The invention relates to a method of performing intelligent completion design for a reservoir within a field having at least one wellsite with a steam injection well penetrating a subterranean formation of the field for extracting fluid from the reservoir therein. The method involves obtaining measurement data of the subterranean... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20100051281 - Pneumatic line deicing system: A wellbore servicing method comprising supplying a deicing fluid to a pressurized pneumatic line on a drilling rig, whereby the deicing fluid retards the formation of ice within the pressurized pneumatic line is also disclosed. A wellbore servicing apparatus comprising a pump, a sight glass container coupled to the pump,... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20100051282 - Hydraulic pump system for deliquifying low rate gas wells: Water is removed from a natural gas well using a piston pump is driven by a power fluid that is pumped into the wellbore. The power fluid is intermixed within wellbore water and pumped out of the wellbore along with the removed water.... Agent: Shawn Hunter Law Office Of Shawn Hunter
20100051283 - Subterranean methods of processing hydrocarbon fluid-containing deposits and hydrocarbon recovery arrangements for recovering hydrocarbon-containing fluid from hydrocarbon-containing deposits: A subterranean method of processing a hydrocarbon fluid-containing deposit includes, from a subterranean room, providing a borehole into a deposit containing formation fluid comprising fluid hydrocarbon. The borehole has a first end at a wall of the subterranean room, and a second end remote from the subterranean room and received... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20100051284 - Valve trigger for downhole tools: An actuator device for setting a downhole tool comprises a piston disposed in an upper reservoir of the device, the piston comprising two actuation areas upon which pressure acts to move the piston. The upper reservoir is in fluid communication with a lower reservoir through a valve that initially restricts... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20100051285 - Passable no-go device for downhole valve: A downhole valve has a flow tube hydraulically actuated to open and close a flapper. The flow tube moved to a first position closes the flapper to restrict flow through the valve. The flow tube moved to a second position opens the flapper. A passable no-go device disposed in the... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20100051286 - Optical sensing system for wellhead equipment: A system includes a Christmas tree assembly mounted to a hydrocarbon well, an optical feedthrough module, and a plurality of optical sensors. The optical feedthrough module is operable to communicate through a pressure boundary of the Christmas tree assembly. The plurality of optical sensors is disposed within the Christmas tree... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20100051287 - Depressurization system of annuli between casings in producing wells: A depressurization system for the annular spaces (3) between casings in the drilling activity for wells producing oil or other fluids, so as to guarantee effective hydraulic communication between the pressurized annular space (3) and the base of the exposed rock zone (4) to be broken during depressurization, which has... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100051288 - Low rate gas injection system: A dewatering device is provided that can be inserted concentrically within the production tubing string of a natural gas-producing wellbore. The dewatering device includes a pressure-isolating chamber that is provided with a fluid inlet valve and a fluid outlet valve and associated gas lift valves. Compressed gas and soap are... Agent: Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings
20100051290 - Pressure actuated piston type casing fill-up valve and methods of use thereof: The present disclosure describes a method and apparatus for filling casing and/or a casing string and provides for the flow back of such fluids in a wellbore during casing running operations. The tool comprises a piston valve which is automatically pressure actuated. Thus, the valve will open and close without... Agent: Taras P. Bemko
20100051289 - System for selective incremental closing of a hydraulic downhole choking valve: Systems for operating one or more sliding sleeve valves in an incremental, step-type fashion between open and closed positions, permitting the valve or valves to be choked to progressively smaller flow areas. The systems of the present invention also permit the valve or valves to be fully closed without having... Agent: Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings
20100051291 - Fracture valve and equalizer system and method: Disclosed herein is an equalizer and fracture valve system. The system includes, a tubular, at least one fracture valve disposed at the tubular is openable and closeable to flow therethrough, and at least one equalizer disposed at the tubular is openable to flow therethrough.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100051292 - Drill bit with weight and torque sensors: A drill bit made according to one embodiment includes at least one of a weight sensor and a torque sensor configured to provide signals representative of the weight and torque on the drill bit when the drill bit is used for cutting into a formation. A circuit may be configured... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.
20100051293 - Downhole tool with load diverting system and method: A downhole tool for providing a seal downhole within a wellbore for reducing loading experienced by a sealing member of the downhole tool is disclosed. The downhole tool may include a pair of directional locking members, at least one of which is operable to transfer a loading experienced by the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100051295 - Swellable packer construction for continuous or segmented tubing: A swellable packer construction for continuous or segmented tubing. A method of constructing a swellable packer on a continuous tubular string includes the steps of: attaching a swellable seal material to the tubular string to thereby form the packer; and then wrapping the tubular string with the packer on a... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100051294 - Swellable packer with fluid supply: A downhole apparatus, such as a wellbore packer, is provided with a swellable member and a fluid supply assembly. The fluid supply assembly is to receive fluid and expose the swellable member to the fluid to cause expansion of the swellable member, and comprises a support structure for supporting the... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLPPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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