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Wells July category listing 07/10Below 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. 07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100186944 - Accessible downhole power assembly: In one aspect of the present invention, a downhole power assembly has a downhole drill string component having a center mandrel with a through-bore adapted to accommodate a flow of drilling fluid. The component has an independent tubular battery cage disposed around the center mandrel. At least one battery is... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20100186945 - Magnet fixing device in a cleaning tool: A magnet fixing device in a cleaning tool (1) for use in a borehole where the cleaning tool (1) is externally provided with at least one projection (8) and at least two recesses (6) and where at least one magnet (12) is disposed in the projection (8), as the magnetic... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100186946 - Bearing assembly retaining apparatus and well drilling equipment comprising same: A well drilling head housing comprises a sidewall structure, a ram and selective displacement means. The sidewall structure defines a central bore configured for having a bearing assembly removably seated therein. The ram is slideably mounted on the side wall structure and is disposed within a passage extending through the... Agent: David Odell Simmons
20100186947 - Retractable downhole backup assembly for circumferential seal support: A packer features spaced apart sealing elements with an extrusion barrier between them. When the packer is set the extrusion barrier is protected from debris in the well. The barrier provides full circumferential extrusion protection using one or more rings made of wedge shaped segments that have a keyway at... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC
20100186948 - Methods and apparatus to sample heavy oil from a subteranean formation: A method of sampling fluid from a subterranean formation includes positioning a first tool having a heater in a borehole so that the heater is adjacent a portion of the subterranean formation; heating with the heater the portion of the subterranean formation; removing the first tool from the borehole; orienting... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps
20100186949 - Assembly for controlled delivery of downhole treatment fluid: An assembly for delivery of treatment fluid at a target location downhole. The assembly is configured to avoid any substantial loss of treatment fluid in advance of reaching the target location in spite of low well pressure or a potentially excessive depth of the location. The assembly also allows for... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100186950 - Geologic features from curvelet based seismic attributes: Method for identifying geologic features, such as hydrocarbon indicators, from geophysical data, such as seismic data, by taking a curvelet transform of the data. After the curvelet representation of the data is computed (350), selected geophysical data attributes and their interdependencies are extracted (355), from which geological features may be... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100186951 - Mud cake probe extension: In a formation pressure tester tool, an elongated filter piston possibly having a tapered or sharp edge configured to penetrate mud cake while the probe is being set. At the end of the setting sequence, the filter piston is retracted, thus opening a flowpath from the formation, through the mudcake,... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100186952 - Method for injecting a fluid: A method and a device for injecting a fluid into a layer of rock or earth, such as a crude oil-containing layer of rock or earth, for example, for the tertiary crude oil production by means of a suitable line, wherein the line is introduced into the layer of rock... Agent: The Boc Group, Inc.
20100186953 - Measuring a characteristic of a well proximate a region to be gravel packed: A gravel pack service tool is lowered into a well. At least one sensor proximate a well region to be gravel packed measures at least one characteristic of the well, where the measuring is performed during a gravel pack operation by the gravel pack service tool. The gravel pack service... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100186954 - Methods for controlling water and particulate production in subterranean wells: Improved methods for stabilizing unconsolidated subterranean formation particulates and reducing permeability of a subterranean formation to water. Some methods describe methods of stabilizing unconsolidated subterranean formation particulates and reducing the permeability of water comprising providing a portion of a subterranean formation that comprises unconsolidated formation particulates; introducing a fluid comprising... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100186955 - Method of well cementing: The invention provides a method for cementing in a lining tube in a bore hole, said method comprising placing said lining tube at a distal end of said bore hole, introducing a liquid hydraulic cement containing a setting retarder into said distal end of said bore hole, and applying a... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100186956 - Methods for servicing well bores with hardenable resin compositions: Methods for servicing well bores with hardenable resin compositions are provided. In one embodiment, a method of servicing a well bore includes providing a hydrophobic well bore servicing composition comprising a liquid hardenable resin, a hardening agent, and a weighting material selected to impart a desired first density to the... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20100186957 - Fluid pressure transmission pill: A pill for wellbore operations, that includes a base fluid; and at least two polymers that interact to form a gelatinous structure characterized as isolating and controllably transmitting hydrostatic pressure between a first wellbore fluid above the pill in a wellbore and a second wellbore fluid below the pill in... Agent: Osha Liang/mi
20100186958 - Treating liquids in oil extraction: A method of treating liquid, particularly an oil/water mixture, in an oil well pipe, wherein a radio frequency propagating electrical field is established in the liquid in the pipe cause the formation of seed crystals or scale-forming material in the liquid, on which seed crystals asphaltenes and/or paraffin waxes in... Agent: Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C.
20100186959 - Methods for treating a well by simultaneously introducing into a mixer streams of water, a viscosity-increasing agent, and a particulate and introducing the mixture into the well: A method is provided for treating at least a portion of a well. The method includes the steps of: (a) simultaneously introducing into a mixer at least: (i) a first stream comprising water; (ii) a second stream comprising a dry, hydratable, viscosity-increasing agent for water, wherein the second stream is... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100186960 - Wellbore annular pressure control system and method using accumulator to maintain back pressure in annulus: A system for controlling wellbore annulus pressure during the drilling of a subterranean formation includes a drill string extending into a wellbore. A primary pump is configured for selectively pumping a drilling fluid through the drill string and into an annular space created between the drill string and the wellbore.... Agent: Richard A. Fagin
20100186961 - Alpha amino acid phosphonic acid compounds, method of preparation of use thereof: Novel aminoacid alkylphosphonic acid compounds are disclosed. These compounds can be used in multiple applications, in particular in a scale inhibitor functionality in aqueous systems, including in marine oil recovery.... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20100186962 - Downhole scraping and/or brushing tool and related methods: An improved and enhanced spring loaded downhole tool for cleaning well casing bores comprising a mandrel, at least a first insert having a passageway therethrough, and at least a second insert, wherein both the first insert and the second insert are selected from at least one of a spring loaded... Agent: Winstead PC
20100186964 - Connection device: A connection device comprises a lock component of non-circular cross-sectional shape, the lock component being both angularly and axially moveable relative to a housing, stop means operable to limit angular movement of the lock component relative to the housing, the lock component having a threaded drive region, and a drive... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100186963 - Connection tool with indexing system: A connection tool for connecting a pipeline to a subsea connection structure which includes a connection porch (22) into which the pipeline is connected, the tool comprising: -a tool chassis (26); -a carrier (28) mounted on the chassis (26) and adapted to releasably carry the pipeline; -at least one locating... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100186965 - Method for installing an off-shore structure: An off-shore structure is installed in a body of water. The body of water extends above a floor, such as a seabed, and has a water surface. A buoyant pontoon and a top structure are provided separately from each other. The top structure has a deck, a plurality of legs... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100186966 - Hydrocarbons: An oil well includes a wellbore (2), below ground level (4), which extends to an oil reservoir (6). The wellbore includes a casing (8) within which is arranged a progressing cavity pump (PCP) 10 which includes an inlet (12) at its lower end and is connected at its upper end... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100186967 - Assembly for controlled delivery of downhole treatment fluid: An assembly for delivery of treatment fluid at a target location downhole. The assembly is configured to avoid any substantial loss of treatment fluid in advance of reaching the target location in spite of low well pressure or a potentially excessive depth of the location. The assembly also allows for... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100186968 - Method and apparatus for continuously injecting fluid in a wellbore while maintaining safety valve operation: A kit for converting an existing wireline retrievable surface controlled subsurface safety valve (170, 270, 370) into a bypass passageway apparatus (100) allowing the injection of production-enhancing fluid into a wellbore while maintaining the operation of the closure member (374). Bypass passageway (280) can extend between upper (260) and lower... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100186969 - Downhole apparatus: Downhole apparatus comprises a base pipe and a plurality of non-concentric pressure deformable chambers mounted externally on the pipe. The chambers may be inflated to increase the diameter of the apparatus and engage and support a surrounding bore wall.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100186970 - Support assembly: A support assembly for a deformable sealing element of a downhole tool, such as a packer or a bridge plug. The assembly comprises a first and a second support device. The first and the second support devices each comprise at least one support member which support member includes a plurality... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100181063 - Multi-lock adapters for independent screwed wellheads and methods of using same: A multi-lock adapter used to inject high-pressure well stimulation fluids through an independent screwed wellhead includes an adapter pin having a central passageway with an internal diameter at least as large as a passageway through the wellhead. A lockdown flange secures the adapter pin to a casing mandrel of the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100181064 - Multi-purpose well servicing apparatus: Apparatus for cleaning the inner wall of wellbore tubulars, and for capturing downhole debris in the wellbore An elongated, tubular central mandrel has threaded connections on either end for makeup into a tubular string The mandrel has recesses on its outer circumference into which split rings are mounted Various service... Agent: Law Office Of Jesse D. Lambert, L.L.C.
20100181065 - Fluid loss additive and breaking agent: A system includes a hydraulic fracturing fluid including a polymeric constituent and an additive having particles including poly-vinyl acetate in an amount sufficient to control fluid loss. The system includes a formation of interest having a downhole temperature, and the particles including poly-vinyl acetate have a size and/or shape such... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100181066 - Thermal processes for subsurface formations: A process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of a subsurface formation. Heat may transfer from one or more heaters to a part of a formation. In some embodiments, heat from the one or more heat sources may pyrolyze at least some... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100181067 - Wireless power and telemetry transmission between connections of well completions: An intelligent well system may include a first main bore transmission assembly disposed in a main bore and a first lateral bore transmission assembly disposed in a lateral bore. The first main bore transmission assembly may include a first main bore transmission unit, and the first lateral bore transmission assembly... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100181068 - Method and system for treating hydrocarbon formations: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having brine and at least one temperature, wherein the brine has at least one first composition by obtaining first compatibility information for a first model brine and a first treatment composition at a model temperature, wherein the first... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20100181069 - Apparatus and method for downhole steam generation and enhanced oil recovery: A burner with a casing seal is used to create a combustion cavity at a temperature sufficient to reservoir sand. The burner creates and sustains hot combustion gases at a steady state for flowing into and permeating through a target zone. The casing seal isolates the combustion cavity from the... Agent: Sean W. Goodwin
20100181070 - Methods of designing treatment fluids based on solid-fluid interactions: Methods that comprise selecting proppant for use in a fracturing fluid based on one or more factors, wherein the one or more factors comprise an interaction between the proppant and the fracturing fluid. Methods that comprise designing a treatment fluid that comprises a gelled base fluid and a particulate based... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100181071 - Process and system for creating enhanced cavitation: A system and method for cavitating a producible formation is disclosed. The method include conglomerating the formation, producing the formation above its critical draw down pressure resulting in cavitation of the formation and producing the cavitated formation below a higher maximum sand free rate (MSFR).... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c
20100181072 - Downhole well access line cutting tool: A cutting tool for cutting a wireline, slickline, coiled tubing, or other well access line stuck downhole in a well. The tool includes a host of features including a propulsion mechanism to aid in delivering the tool to a predetermined cut location of the line. In this manner, the risk... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100181073 - Method for controlling loss of drilling fluid: Methods for drilling and treating for lost returns continuously while drilling are provided. High fluid loss drilling fluid is used, along with particulate material that forms an immobile mass in hydraulic fractures to prevent their growth. The particulate material may be selected based on the predicted size of a hydraulic... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100181074 - System for and method of restraining a subsurface exploration and production system: A system for and method of limiting and controlling the unintended subsurface release of an exploration or production riser system is provided including one or more means for anchoring the riser or casing stack at one or more pre-determined points upon the length of the riser, and/or on the housing... Agent: Adams And Reese LLP
20100181075 - Modular, distributed, rov retrievable subsea control system, associated deepwater subsea blowout preventer stack configuration, and methods of use: A distributed function control module adapted for use in a modular blowout preventer (BOP) stack for use subsea comprises a housing, adapted to be manipulated by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with a stab portion adapted to be received into a BOP stack control module receiver. Control electronics, adapted to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston
20100181076 - Motor winding wire for a hydrocarbon application: A motor winding wire. The motor winding wire may be configured for use in, and direct exposure to, a hydrocarbon environment. The motor winding wire may be electrically insulated by one polymer layer, whereas another, outer, polymer layer is employed to provide moisture resistance as well as other contaminant and... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100181077 - Weakpoint coupling of selectively adjustable load bearing capacity: A coupling to serve as a logging head or other downhole weakpoint assembly. The coupling is configured with a variety of internal tensile members. The individual members and load bearing capacities of each may be selectively engaged in a variety of combinations so as to provide a host of different... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation - Hcs
20100181078 - Mobile coiled tubing straightening tool: A handheld tool for straightening coiled tubing in a continuous manner. The tool is configured to straighten coiled tubing that has undergone plastifying deformation, for example, during winding about a coiled tubing reel. The tool is of enhanced mobility and may be employed to provide a straightened portion of coiled... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100181079 - Method and apparatus for cementing a liner in a borehole using a tubular member having an obstruction: A method and apparatus are disclosed for cementing a liner in place in an open borehole using a tubular member having at least one obstruction in the tubular member to pass the cement into the liner and through the liner into an annular space surrounding the liner to position the... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100181080 - Expandable downhole tools and methods of using and manufacturing same: An expandable downhole tool is disclosed that employs naturally occurring organic matter as the expandable material. The expandable material is located within an enclosure formed in part by an impermeable element, which may form a hydraulic seal, and a permeable membrane that permits fluids present in the wellbore to pass... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100175867 - Well tools incorporating valves operable by low electrical power input: Well tools including valves operable by low electrical input. One well tool includes a valve which controls fluid communication between pressure regions in a well, the valve including a rotatable member which is biased to rotate, and a brake or clutch which prevents rotation of the member. Another valve includes... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100175868 - Modular electro-hydraulic controller for well tool: An actuator control system includes a housing assembly having at least one line therein for controlling operation of an actuator, and a modular controller attached externally to the housing assembly and interconnected to the line. A method of constructing an actuator control system includes the steps of: assembling a modular... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100175869 - Downhole separator: The desander (10) for positioning downhole includes a generally tubular desander body (16) and a generally sleeve-shaped vortex body (39, 94). The desander with a seal or packer may be positioned in a well below the casing perforations. The desander with an ESP may be used with gas separator (60),... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich
20100175870 - Downhole disconnect mechanism: A release device includes a first sub, a second sub, and a connector separably connecting the first and the second sub, wherein the connector includes a shear member disposed with the first sub and a collar connected between the second sub and the shear member.... Agent: Patent Counsel Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100175871 - Multi-position hydraulic actuator: A method of actuating a well tool utilizing first and second pressure sources includes the steps of: placing an source, thereby displacing a piston from a first position to a second position; and then placing another chamber in communication with the second pressure source, thereby displacing the piston to a... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20100175872 - In situ combustion as adjacent formation heat source: Methods and apparatus relate to in situ combustion. Configurations of injection and production wells facilitate the in situ combustion. A first production well disposed in a first oil bearing reservoir is spaced from a second production well disposed in a second oil bearing reservoir separated from the first oil bearing... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20100175873 - Single pump focused sampling: An apparatus comprising first and second fluid intakes, a pump, and a sample chamber, may be positioned in a borehole penetrating a subterranean formation. A method of use thereof may comprise drawing fluid from the subterranean formation and into the first and second fluid intakes using the pump, discharging into... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps
20100175874 - Fiber laden energized fluids and methods of use thereof: The present invention relates to aqueous oilfield treatment fluids containing a gas component and fibers, wherein the fluids may further include a viscosifying agent and/or proppant. The fluids have good proppant suspension and transport properties as well as excellent gas phase stability. Use of fluids comprising an aqueous medium, a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100175875 - Squeeze process for reactivation of well treatment fluids containing a water-insoluble adsorbent: A process for fracturing a subterraneous formation in the production of an oil well is described. The process steps include injecting an initial charge of a mixture, the mixture being formed from at least a water-insoluble adsorbent and at least one well treatment agent, into a well bore formed in... Agent: Mcglinchey Stafford, PLLC Attn:IPGroup
20100175876 - Method and system integrating thermal oil recovery and bitumen mining for thermal efficiency: Thermal oil recovery operations, such as SAGD, result in waste heat that is typically released to the environment. Bitumen mining operations require heat input for heating fluids used in the mining process. A method and system of recovering heat from a thermal recovery operation for use in bitumen mining operation... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100175877 - Method of designing and executing a well treatment: An apparatus and a method for exposing a subterranean formation to a composition, comprising forming a composition comprising a polymer and a crosslinker, and pumping the composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the forming the composition comprises selecting the composition components in response to a pressure and temperature of the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100175878 - Methods of setting particulate plugs in horizontal well bores using low-rate slurries: Methods for setting particulate plugs in at least partially horizontal sections of well bores are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises the step of selecting a deposition location for a particulate plug within the at least partially horizontal section of the well bore. The method further comprises the step... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20100175879 - Perforating torch apparatus and method: A method of perforating a downhole pipe by cutting at a location within the pipe in a radial direction toward the pipe, producing a determined reaction force, and using the determined reaction force to enhance the cutting of the pipe. The method may include continuing cutting in the radial direction... Agent: The Matthews Firm
20100175880 - Method of using crosslinkable brine containing compositions: A method of enhancing the productivity of a subterranean formation penetrated by a gas, oil or geothermal well consists of introducing into the formation and/or well a pumpable polymerizable fluid comprising a crosslinkable, mono functional alkene, multi-functional alkene (such as a difunctional alkene), a heat inducible free radical initiator and... Agent: Jones & Smith , LLP
20100175881 - Using a biphasic solution as a recyclable coiled tubing cleanout fluid: Methods and apparatus for forming a fluid for use within in a subterranean formation including combining a partitioning agent and viscosifying polymer into a fluid, introducing the fluid into the subterranean formation, and recovering at least a portion of the fluid at a uppermost surface of the subterranean formation. Methods... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100175882 - Subsea internal riser rotating control device system and method: An RCD is used to provide a system and method for sealing a marine riser having a rotatable tubular. A bypass internal channel or external line may be used to allow fluid to bypass the RCD seal. An RCD seal assembly seal could be a mechanically extrudable seal or a... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection
20100175883 - Undersea well product transport: An apparatus and corresponding method of use extracts, cools, and transports effluents from subterranean, sub-sea oil formations to distant shore based processing facilities. The effluents, mostly crude oil, are conveyed rapidly to a cold flow generator near the oil wellhead on the sea bottom using the cold seawater to chill... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100175884 - Offshore gas recovery: During an Extended Well Test or Early Floating Production at an offshore hydrocarbon production site, where oil and gas hydrocarbons are produced by a production vessel, applicant stores the natural gas as pressured gas in a storage tank and occasionally transfers the pressured gas to a shuttle vessel which carries... Agent: Leon D. Rosen Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen
20100175885 - System and apparatus for drilling riser conduit clamp: A clamp for securing about annular casing via a centrally oriented aperture having a radius includes at least one aperture for grasping a longitudinally extending accessory disposed about the radius of the centrally oriented aperture and at least one fastening member for securing the longitudinally extending accessory about the clamp.... Agent: James D. Petruzzi
20100175886 - Retrodicting source-rock quality and paleoenvironmental conditions: A method for retrodicting source-rock quality and/or paleoenvironmental conditions are disclosed. A first set of system variables associated with source-rock quality is selected (705). A second set of system variables directly or indirectly causally related to the first set of variables is also selected (710). Data for variables selected to... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100175888 - Downhole device actuator and method: An actuator to actuate a device received on a tubular string adjacent the device. The actuator comprises an energy storage member, such as a spring, restrained in a compressed mode between a stop collar and an outer sleeve threadedly received on a threaded portion of a non-magnetic tubular segment. An... Agent: Streets & Steele-frank's International.
20100175887 - Subsurface safety valve flapper: A flapper for use as a component of a safety valve designed for deployment in a well bore having well bore fluids. The flapper includes a flapper body forming a flapper valve bore therethrough. The flapper body further forms a groove proximate to the flapper bore. The flapper also includes... Agent: Mcglinchey Stafford, PLLC Attn:IPGroup
20100175889 - Detonator for material-dispensing wellbore tools: An apparatus for use in dispensing fluid into a wellbore includes a piston element releasably coupled to a housing and a detonator in the housing that applies a force sufficient to release the piston element from the housing when activated. The apparatus also has an intermediate section that mates with... Agent: Mossman, Kumar & Tyler PC
20100175891 - Dart launcher for well cementing operations: Modular apparatus for remotely activating a wiper plug launching tool or other down-hole equipment by launching a dart or other projectile along tubing to the subsea equipment. A dart is loaded into a basket prior to launch and subsequently loaded into a modular tool piece. The pre-loaded tool pieces are... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100175890 - Split-coil, redundant annular coupler for wired downhole telemetry: An annular coupler for transmitting data across a tool joint may include a first coupler segment spanning a first portion of the circumference of the annular coupler. The annular coupler may further include a second coupler segment, electrically insulated from the first coupler segment, which spans a second portion of... Agent: National Oilwell Varco Attention Victor Segura
20100175892 - Guide tube for continuous rod: A guide tube for continuous rod has a sections pivotably connected together by at least one translatable pivot. The tube connects to a rig at a fixed pivot and is initially folded on the rig for transport. To unfold and raise the tube for operation, a rig operator pivots a... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20100175893 - 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: Osha Liang LLP - Frank's International
20100175895 - Permeability modification: Downhole apparatus for location in a bore which intersects a fluid-producing formation comprises a bore wall-supporting member configurable to provide and maintain a bore wall supporting force for a fluid-producing formation of at least 2 MPa, whereby fluid may flow from the formation into the bore. The bore wall supporting... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20100175894 - Single trip well completion system: A completion system that is usable with a well may include a packer, a screen, an isolation valve and an annulus communication valve. The screen communicates well fluid between an annulus of the well and an interior passageway of the completion system. The isolation valve is radially disposed inside the... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100175896 - Catalytic oil recovery: Methods and compositions for catalytic heavy oil recovery are disclosed herein. The disclosed methods utilize novel colloidal catalysts, which may catalyze hydrogenation reactions in heavy oil deposits. These colloidal catalysts are dispersible in liquid dispersants, which are also injected into the reservoir. Embodiments of the disclosed method enable the distribution... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100170671 - Systems and methods for providing electrical transmission in downhole tools: A downhole drilling tool includes a housing defining an axial passageway and a shaft mounted for rotation within the axial passageway such that the housing and shaft form an annular gap. An electrical connector provides a signal to the shaft. The electrical connector includes a first lead assembly coupled to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100170672 - Method of and system for hydrocarbon recovery: A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir. The method includes drilling a substantially-vertical primary production well, drilling a plurality of offset production wells generally around the substantially-vertical primary production well in a radial orientation, and drilling a plurality of offset injection wells generally around the substantially-vertical primary production... Agent: Winstead PC
20100170673 - System and method for downhole blowout prevention: A system for monitoring and controlling fluid flow through a borehole in an earth formation is disclosed. The system includes: a downhole tool configured to be movable within the borehole; and a plurality of interchangeable modules disposed within the downhole tool, the plurality of interchangeable modules including at least a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100170674 - Injection well storage of carbon dioxide: A process and apparatus of separating CO2 gas from industrial off-gas source is provided in which the CO2 containing off-gas is introduced deep within an injection well. The CO2 gases are dissolved in the liquid within the injection well while non-CO2 gases, typically being insoluble in water or brine, are... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC
20100170675 - Downhole cable gripping/shearing device: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to methods and apparatuses for gripping and shearing a downhole cable. In one embodiment, a line cutter mandrel includes: a tubular mandrel; a pocket disposed along an outer surface of the mandrel and longitudinally coupled to the mandrel; a channel disposed through the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100170676 - Methods for cleaning out horizontal wellbores using coiled tubing: Methods for cleaning out horizontal wellbores using coiled tubing are provided for use during downhole operations. A coiled tubing having a bottom hole assembly is deployed into a horizontal wellbore. Fluid is circulated down the annulus of the wellbore and up the bottom hole assembly while the bottom hole assembly... Agent: Howrey LLP
20100170677 - Multiple production string apparatus: A production tubing assembly for accessing multiple boreholes includes an outer shroud having an axial throughbore, a deflector disposed in the axial throughbore and releasably coupled to the outer shroud, and at least two tubular members releasably coupled to the deflector by extendable latch assemblies, wherein the deflector with the... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100170678 - Mounting a module on an underwater structure: A method of mounting a subsea control module (1) on a mounting plate (10) of an underwater tree of a subsea hydrocarbon well comprises lowering the module to the plate and attaching the module to the plate with an adapter (6) between it and the plate and with portions of... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100170679 - System and method for terminating tubing: A technique is provided for terminating tubing. In the technique, a tubing termination assembly is used to terminate control line tubing from a downhole safety valve at a wellhead component. The tubing termination assembly utilizes a seal ring to form a seal around control line tubing extending from a port... Agent: Patent Department Ge Oil & Gas
20100170680 - Modular well tool system: A well tool is adapted to couple to at least one of a wireline service tool and a tubing string and has an adapter component engaging portion adapted to couple to an adapter component. At least a first and a second interchangeable adapter components are operable to couple to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100170681 - Tree plug: A plug (10) for sealing a conduit is described. The plug comprises a housing (42), a setting member (14), at least one anchor (16) and at least one seal element (18). Rotation of the setting member with respect to the housing in a setting direction sets the at least one... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20100170682 - Inflatable packer assembly: Conventional formation evaluation with dual inflatable packers includes the steps of pressurizing the packers so as to isolate an annular portion of the borehole wall, collecting one or more samples of formation fluid via the isolated portion of the borehole wall, and depressurizing the packers so as to permit movement... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100170683 - Gas activity analysis in the ground: A method of introducing a propellant gas into the ground is described, wherein a trace gas that can be analysed above the ground or the earth's surface is added to said propellant gas. According to the invention hydrogen is used as the trace gas, whereby the proportion of the trace... Agent: The Boc Group, Inc.07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100163222 - Device for a test plug: A plug (20) is described for carrying out tests of a well (30), a pipe or the like, comprising an explosive charge (55) with an activation mechanism (50, 51, 53) and which is detonated to remove the plug when the test is completed, and the plug is characterised in that... Agent: Francis C. Hand Carella Byrne Bain
20100163223 - Method for determining reservoir properties in a flowing well: A technique facilitates monitoring a reservoir property in a flowing well (22). The technique utilizes deployment of a sensor system (42,66) along the wellbore outside of a wellbore commingled flow region. The sensor system is utilized while the well is flowing during production, and the measured formation property can be... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100163224 - Downhole tool delivery system: An apparatus for use in deployment of downhole tools is disclosed. Preferably, the apparatus includes at least an in-ground well casing, a housing providing a hermetically sealed electronics compartment, a tool attachment portion, and a first flow through core. The housing is preferably configured for sliding communication with the well... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, PC
20100163225 - System, method, and apparatus for post-fracture treatment: A method includes hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation with a first treatment fluid and allowing the hydraulic fracture to close. The method includes preparing a second treatment fluid having a damage removal agent including carbon dioxide. The second treatment fluid further includes a proppant pack damage removal agent including an... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163226 - Supercritical fluid recovery and refining of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon-bearing formations applying fuel cell gas in situ: A plume of combined gases are infused into hydrocarbon-bearing formations, “inert” as the major gas and “reactive” as the minor gas, where the minor gas reacts with hydrocarbons to fully saturate hydrocarbons with supercritical fluid, which migrate hydrocarbons out of formations, even at great distances from the regulated fuel cell... Agent: David A. Zornes
20100163228 - Internal breaker for oilfield treatments: A composition and method for improving the fluid efficiency of many oilfield treatments is given. The composition is a solid additive, in a viscosified fluid, in a size range small enough that it enters formation pores; it optionally bridges there to form an internal filter cake, and then decomposes to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163227 - Stimulation and recovery of heavy hydrocarbon fluids: The present invention is directed to the use of electromagnetic radiation, acoustic energy, and surfactant injection to recover hydrocarbon-containing materials from a hydrocarbon-bearing formation.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100163229 - Methods and apparatuses for sagd hydrocarbon production: A process for recovering hydrocarbons from an in situ formation. The process includes the steps of injecting steam though an injection well into an underground extraction chamber having a hydrocarbon extraction interface, warming the hydrocarbons at the extraction interface to cause the hydrocarbons to flow downwardly by gravity drainage and... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100163230 - Method of enhancing oil recovery: The invention provides a method of enhancing oil recovery from a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir, said method comprising injecting into said reservoir through a matrix injection section of a well a microorganism capable of digesting oil, and recovering oil from an oil receiving section of a production well, where said injection... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100163231 - Method and system for producing hydrocarbons from a hydrate reservoir using available waste heat: A method and system of producing hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon containing subterranean hydrate reservoir is disclosed. Waste heat is captured and transferred to a hydrocarbon bearing hydrate formation to dissociate hydrates into natural gas and water. The waste heat can be heat generated from surface facilities such as a Gas... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100163232 - Gas separator: A combination liquid and gas separator and jetting tool includes a housing containing a rotatable drum, a stator in the inlet end of the housing for swirling a liquid/gas mixture, a rotor attached to the drum for rotation by the mixture; whereby the gas and liquid are separated. The liquid... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20100163233 - System, method and treatment fluid for controlling fines migration: A method includes providing a treatment fluid that is a viscous fluid. The viscous fluid may be greater than 0.01 Pa-s, greater than 0.1 Pa-s, and/or a cross-linked polymer based fluid. The method further includes determining a fines migration composition soluble in an aqueous phase of the treatment fluid that... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163235 - Efficient single trip gravel pack service tool: A service tool and methods for performing subterranean hydrocarbon services in a wellbore. The service tool can include a body that having an aperture formed therethrough. A valve system can be connected to the body. The valve system can selectively form a flow path between a first portion of the... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100163234 - Surface-modifying agents for wettability modification: A method and composition for treating a subterranean formation with a fluid, including forming a fluid including a particulate and an organosilane with the chemical formula RnSiX4-n, wherein n is equal to 1, 2, or 3, R is an organic functional group, and X is a halogen, alkoxy, or acetoxy... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163236 - Controlling the pressure within an annular volume of a wellbore: A process is described for replacing at least a portion of the liquid within the annular volume of a casing system within a wellbore with a second liquid. The second liquid is preselected to provide a measure of control of the pressure within the annular volume as the fluid within... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100163237 - Degradable cement compositions containing degrading materials and methods of cementing in wellbores: A temporary matrix is provided in treating a subterranean formation by providing a composition comprising a matrix forming material and a matrix degrading material. The matrix degrading material is capable of degrading the matrix after a period of time when subjected to existing or induced conditions of the subterranean formation.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163238 - Method and apparatus for perforating with reduced debris in wellbore: A perforating system having a perforating gun with a tubular gun housing defining an inner volume and extending in an axial direction. A shaped charge is held in a loading tube. The loading tube is located in the gun housing. The loading tube extends along the axial direction. The shaped... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100163239 - Apparatus and methods for inspecting and cleaning subsea flex joints: A remotely operated device for inspecting and/or cleaning a subsea flexible pipe joint comprises a support assembly. In addition, the device comprises a tool positioning assembly coupled to the support assembly. The tool positioning assembly includes a rotating member disposed about a central axis. The tool positioning assembly is rotatable... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100163240 - Downhole multiple bore tubing apparatus: A tubing assembly for entering multiple boreholes includes an outer shroud having an axial throughbore, and an inner tubular member disposed in the axial throughbore, wherein the tubular member is releasably coupled to the shroud, and wherein the outer diameter of the shroud is adjustable. A tubing assembly for entering... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100163241 - Modular saddle flapper valve: A flapper valve assembly is provided, of the type preventing downward fluid flow when the flapper is closed, which is sized, shaped and configured to provide a smaller maximum outer diameter to minimum internal diameter ratio, thus allowing a larger minimum ID for a given maximum outside diameter, when compared... Agent: George S. Gray
20100163242 - \"removing air wave noise from electromagnetic survey data\": Method for removing air wave noise from shallow water controlled source electromagnetic survey data, using only the measured data and conductivity values for sea water (140) and air. The method is a calculation performed numerically on CSEM data and resulting in an estimate of those data that would have been... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100163243 - Intervention system dynamic seal and compliant guide: A technique for subsea intervention operations utilizes a retrievable dynamic seal assembly. The retrievable dynamic seal assembly is deployed toward a seabed and locked into place within a tubular member at a subsea installation. During deployment, the dynamic seal assembly is releasably locked to an intervention tool string coupled to... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100163244 - Rigless abandonment system: A rigless abandonment system including a surface vessel having an attached lifting device and a moonpool. The system further includes a cutting module configured to connect to a subsea wellhead, the cutting module having a wellhead connector having an actuatable lock and release mechanism, a motor assembly, and a cutter.... Agent: Osha, Liang LLP / Smith
20100163245 - Artificial lift system for stripper and marginal wells: A fluid extraction system and method for the removal of fluid from subterranean wells. The system comprising: an upper extraction unit; an extraction container; a valve assembly engaged to the extraction container; a drainage tray engaged to the upper extraction unit; a curvilinear gear engaged to the upper extraction unit... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20100163246 - Method and system for producing hydrocarbons from a hydrate reservoir using a sweep gas: A method and system for producing hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon containing hydrate reservoir is disclosed. The method includes providing at least one producer well in fluid communication with a producing facility and with a hydrocarbon containing hydrate reservoir. The hydrate reservoir is in fluid communication with a head space disposed... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100163247 - Horizontal offline stand building system: A horizontal offline stand building system includes a substantially horizontal, elongate catwalk having a frame and a stand lifting arm. The catwalk has a top surface adapted to receive at least two tubluars aligned coaxially along a linear path in a make-up channel on said top surface. The tubulars are... Agent: Antony C. Edwards
20100163248 - Pipe handling apparatus: An arbor arranged for attachment to overhead support, such as a top drive or main rig hoist, is arranged to resiliently support a main body. The main body is arranged to support a wedge-lock type pipe gripper assembly on a second arbor that is resiliently supported by the main body.... Agent: John D. Jeter
20100163249 - Running-tool for downhole equipment with a hydraulic control system: Systems and methods for running downhole equipment with hydraulic control systems. A downhole running tool can have a body having an annulus formed therethrough. A latch member can be disposed on a first portion of the body. A reset member can be disposed on a second portion of the body.... Agent: Patent Counsel Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100163250 - Well equipment for heated fluid recovery: A device has a first elongate tubular body and a second elongate tubular body coupled to the first tubular body, both adapted to reside in the wellbore. The device is changeable between the first tubular body axially fixed against movement in a first direction relative to the second tubular body... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100163251 - Roller link toggle gripper and downhole tractor: An expandable gripper assembly may be configured for anchoring a tool in a passage. The expandable gripper assembly includes first, second, and third pivotally connected links that are coupled to a tool. The third link is adapted to engage an inner wall in the passage. An actuation mechanism causes the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100163254 - Device for sealing off a well and a pipe and a fitting method: The invention relates in particular to a device for sealing off a well or a pipe, that comprises a tubular sleeve that can be radially expanded by an inflating fluid, in order to press hermetically against the wall of the well or pipe, which sleeve is connected to end members,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100163253 - Dual isolation mechanism of cementation port: An apparatus for providing fluid communication includes a housing having a port; an inner sleeve adapted to seal the port; and a seal sleeve adapted to seal the port, wherein the seal sleeve is disposed between the inner sleeve and the housing and is movable with the inner sleeve to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100163252 - Method and composition for zonal isolation of a well: The invention provides a system comprising: a tubular containing a first surface comprising a coating made of a first swellable material coating said first surface, wherein said coating has a second surface and said first swellable material is able to swell in contact with a first fluid on said second... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation David Cate
20100163255 - Process for preventing or remediating trithiazine deposition in high h2s wells: A method for treating a wellbore in a hydrogen sulfide-containing formation that includes injecting a first slug in the wellbore, the first slug comprising: at least one of primary amine and ammonia; and a base fluid; injecting a second slug in the wellbore, the second slug comprising: a triazine scavenger;... Agent: Osha Liang/miPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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