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Wells April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below 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. 04/26/2012 > 21 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120097383 - System and method for inductive signal and power transfer from rov to in riser tools: A subsea wellhead assembly having a completion landing string inside a drilling riser is described herein and comprises a power source for generating an alternating electrical current; a connector for connecting the power source to a receptacle in the subsea well assembly; a first inductor electrically connected to the power... Agent: Vetco Gray, Inc.
20120097384 - Drillable slip with buttons and cast iron wickers: A slip for use in the anchoring of a downhole tool in the well casing is provided. The anchors include a plurality of buttons and at least one wicker. The slip is positioned about a mandrel and radially expands upon the application of force. The buttons and wicker first engage... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., A Delaware Corporation
20120097385 - Formation fluid sample container apparatus: Formation fluid sample container apparatus are described. An example apparatus includes a downhole tool having a body including an opening and a cavity extending into the body from the opening. The sample container includes an elongated container for holding a formation fluid sample and a sheath coupled to an outer... Agent:
20120097386 - Downhole flow device with erosion resistant and pressure assisted metal seal: A downhole flow device has a sliding and ported sleeves. A seal has a first component on the sliding sleeve and a second component on the ported sleeve. These components engage one another to seal flow through the ports in the ported sleeve. The components move apart to allow fluid... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20120097387 - Apparatus for activating or cleaning filter tube wells: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for activating or cleaning filter tube wells with a filter tube (16) and comprises a first and a second volume body (12, 14), which with the outside diameters thereof are substantially adapted to the inside diameter of the filter tube (16) and on... Agent:
20120097388 - System and method for detecting pressure in a subterranean environment: A sensor is configured to sense pressure in an isolated or subterranean environment. The sensor is configured to act as a capacitor with a capacitance that varies as a function of pressure. The sensor has a robust design with minimal moving parts, and in which any parts that do move... Agent:
20120097389 - Non-ionic alkali polymer solutions for enhanced oil recovery in a subterranean formation: A method for enhancing oil recovery is disclosed. The method includes providing a subsurface reservoir containing hydrocarbons therewithin and a wellbore in fluid communication with the subsurface reservoir. A solution for injection into the reservoir is formed by mixing a composition with at least one non-ionic chemical, at least one... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20120097391 - Expandable casing patch: A system comprising a housing having an upper end in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid and a lower end releasably coupled to an expandable tubular. A piston is disposed within and sealingly engaged with the housing. An expansion cone is coupled to the piston and is operable... Agent: Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C.
20120097390 - System for remediating a wellbore annulus: A casing annulus remediation hose assembly having a hose with an inlet in selective fluid communication with a fluid supply and an exit connected to a nozzle. On the nozzle is an insertion tip for facilitating insertion and retrieval of the hose assembly in and out of an annulus in... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20120097393 - Methods for treating carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations with fluorinated amphoteric compounds: Method of treating a carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amphoteric compound. Carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed.... Agent:
20120097392 - Treatment fluids containing biodegradable chelating agents and methods for use thereof: Treatment fluids containing biodegradable chelating agents and methods for use thereof are described. The methods can comprise providing a treatment fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid and a chelating agent composition, and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation. The treatment fluids can... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120097395 - Heatable material for well operations: Heatable wellbore material, e.g., cements, polymers, composites, and epoxies, and systems and methods using heatable material, which, in certain aspects, are methods for cementing casing in a wellbore with such cement, the heatable material, in some aspects, being one or a combination of electrically resisteively heatable material, microwave heatable material,... Agent:
20120097394 - Modular dart launching valve: The present invention relates in general to equipment for servicing subterranean wells and in particular to a cementing head that is intended to drop a combination of darts, balls, bombs and canisters in order to activate downhole equipment, launch cementing plugs, deliver chemical products, or the like. A cementing head... Agent:
20120097396 - Bottom hole assembly: A bottom hole assembly is provided. The bottom hole assembly comprises an upper component, a lower component and a telescoping assembly disposed between the upper component and the lower component.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120097397 - Fracturing system and method: A system and method for fracturing a stage of a multiple stage hydrocarbon production well. One embodiment of the system comprises at least one ported sleeve assembly and a flapper assembly positioned downwell of the ported sleeve assembly. Each ported sleeve assembly comprises a ported housing having a plurality of... Agent:
20120097398 - Multi-zone fracturing completion: A wellbore completion is disclosed. The wellbore completion comprises a casing assembly comprising a plurality of casing lengths. At least one collar is positioned so as to couple the casing lengths. The at least one collar comprises a tubular body having an inner flow path and at least one fracture... Agent:
20120097399 - Expandable anchoring mechanism: A bridging hanger with an expandable anchoring mechanism lands on a casing hanger in a subsea wellhead and actuates to anchor to the casing hanger. The anchoring mechanism includes a tubular main body, and a tubular sealing sleeve. The tubular sealing sleeve is coaxial with and mounted on an exterior... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20120097400 - Valve: Valve for throttling the flow rate of a fluid, distinguished in that it comprises a bolt (12), a pipe section (8) having inner dimension adapted to enclose the bolt sealingly, a groove (13) in at least one of the outer surface of the bolt and the inner surface of the... Agent:
20120097401 - Selective hydrate production with co2 and controlled depressurization: The present invention relates to an improved method for recovering hydrocarbons trapped in hydrate formations.... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120097402 - Tubular handling device and methods: A tubular member handling apparatus including a tubular member running tool, an elevator, first actuators each extending between the running tool and the elevator, and second actuators each extending between the running tool and a corresponding first actuator. The running tool includes a slotted member having a plurality of elongated... Agent: Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.
20120097403 - Invert drilling fluids having enhanced rheology and methods of drilling boreholes: An invert emulsion drilling fluid, and a method of drilling with such fluid, having improved rheology at low mud weights and high temperatures. The improved rheology is effected with addition of hydrophobic amines, most preferably dimer diamines.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.04/19/2012 > 32 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120090827 - Non-contact capacitive datalink for a downhole assembly: Aspects of this invention include a downhole assembly having a non-contact, capacitive coupling including first and second transceivers deployed in corresponding first and second downhole tool members. The capacitive coupling is disposed to transfer electrical signals between the first and second transceivers. In one exemplary embodiment, the capacitive coupling is... Agent:
20120090828 - 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: Frank's Casing Crew And Rental Tools, Inc.
20120090829 - Free mandrel, system, protected casing: The Invention is to be applied for selective injection of fluids in different formations, keeping the casing isolated from fluid pressure. “Fluid” is used in its widest sense: gases or liquids. It is hydraulically driven by the injection fluid. A single operator must only handle surface standard valves. It consists... Agent:
20120090830 - Apparatus including metal foam and methods for using same downhole: In one aspect, a device is provided that in one configuration includes a member including a metallic foam and a sealing material coupled to the metallic foam. The sealing material may be in, on or coated on the metallic foam member.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120090831 - Apparatus and methods for allowing fluid flow inside at least one screen and outside a pipe disposed in an well bore: In some embodiments, apparatus for allowing fluid flow inside at least one screen and outside a span of pipe disposed in a well bore includes at least one flow path for fluid entering at least one screen. The flow path extends from the screen(s) along the outside of the pipe... Agent:
20120090832 - Downhole actuator: An actuator for connecting to and displacing of a component in a well tubular is disclosed. The actuator includes a tool shaft provided with a radial direction spring-loaded gripping device which are complementary fitting in the component.... Agent:
20120090834 - Method for seismic interpretation using seismic texture attributes: Method for generating a new family of seismic attributes sensitive to seismic texture that can be used for classification and grouping of seismic data into seismically similar regions. A 2D or 3D data analysis window size is selected (23), and for each of multiple positions (25) of the analysis window... Agent:
20120090833 - Water injection systems and methods: There is disclosed a method for enhancing recovery of crude oil from a porous subterranean carbonate formation of which the pore spaces contain crude oil and connate water, the method comprising determining an ionic strength of the connate water; and injecting an aqueous displacement fluid having a lower ionic strength... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20120090835 - Downhole material-delivery system for subterranean wells: Methods for releasing tracers into a well for diagnostic studies during subterranean-well operations comprise filling one or more hollow bodies with substances The system that comprise a cementing-plug-launching system, a drill string, casing, coiled tubing, wireline or combinations thereof. After the system is lowered into the well, the tracer substance... Agent:
20120090836 - Arrangement and method for sending and/or sealing cement at a liner hanger: An apparatus for verifying cement arrival at a target location includes a liner. A sensory structure radially outwardly disposed of the liner at a target arrival location of cement from a cementing operation. The sensory structure configured to sense arrival of cement. A seal configuration automatically responsive to the sensed... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120090837 - Acoustic transducers with dynamic frequency range: In one aspect, an apparatus for use downhole is provided, which apparatus, in one embodiment, includes an acoustic transducer having a first member in pressure communication with a confined fluid, wherein a displacement of the first member causes a volume change in the confined fluid that amplifies displacement of a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120090838 - Method of injecting carbon dioxide: A method of storing CO2 in a porous and permeable hydrocarbon reservoir having at least one injection well and at least one production well penetrating said reservoir, which method comprises the steps of: (a) recovering a produced fluid stream comprising produced hydrocarbons, produced water, and produced CO2 from the production... Agent: Bp Exploration Operating Company Limited
20120090839 - Screen assembly: A screen assembly that contains a tubular carrier and a gravel pack layer (containing gravel) is run in position in a stage of the well; and the screen assembly is expanded in the stage, an expansion that includes expanding the tubular carrier and the gravel pack layer.... Agent:
20120090840 - Method of treating a formation using deformable proppants: A substance and method for treating a subterranean formation using hydraulic fracturing is provided. The method includes treating a formation with a non-metallic deformable proppant that may be substantially deformable, “elastically flexible”, or “plastically compressible.” The method may include the steps of injecting a carrier fluid into the formation at... Agent:
20120090842 - Methods and compositions for suspending fluids in a wellbore: Methods for servicing subterranean wells are disclosed. Particularly, the use of a fiber-laden fluid to separate and prevent the commingling of two stationary process fluids after placement in the borehole of a subterranean well, or in a tubular body installed in a subterranean well. Embodiments relate to the prevention of... Agent:
20120090841 - Wellbore cementing compositions and methods of making and using same: A method of cementing a wellbore comprising preparing a wellbore cementing composition comprising a cementitious materials and a modified biopolymer additive wherein the modified biopolymer additive is the reaction product of a process comprising contacting a biopolymer and an organic carbonate to form a reaction mixture and subjecting the reaction... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120090843 - Hydraulic jar: The invention relates to oil and gas industry and can be used in well drilling as a part of a Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) to releasing stuck tools or equipment by applying axial and torque impacts. The claimed jar allows to increase the effectiveness of BHA operation in well drilling,... Agent:
20120090844 - Simultaneous conversion and recovery of bitumen using rf: The present invention provides a method of producing upgraded hydrocarbons in-situ from a production well. The method begins by operating a subsurface recovery of hydrocarbons with a production well. An RF absorbent material is heated by at least one RF emitter and used as a heated RF absorbent material, which... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120090845 - Stabilizing emulsified acids for carbonate acidizing: Emulsified acids have been used to increase production rates of oil and gas in carbonate reservoirs through acid fracturing and matrix acidizing operations. An emulsifier is used to emulsify the aqueous acid with an oil, usually diesel. Very small particles, such as colloidal clay particles and/or nanoparticles increase the stability... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120090846 - Modification of solid polysaccharide with transesterification agent: Polysaccharides, for example xanthan, diutan, scleroglucan, gums, celluloses, and starches, and derivatives of the foregoing, are reacted with organic carbonates forming products that: (1) have increased viscosifying efficiency, i.e., higher viscosities at reduced concentrations compared to the unmodified polysaccharide; or (2) are insolubilized at temperature ranges for which the unmodified... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120090847 - Tools and methods for use in completion of a wellbore: A ported tubular is provided for use in casing a wellbore, to permit selective access to the adjacent formation during completion operations. A system and method for completing a wellbore using the ported tubular are also provided. Ports within the wellbore casing may be opened, isolated, or otherwise accessed to... Agent: Ncs Oilfield Services Canada Inc.
20120090848 - Modification of solid polysaccharide with transesterification agent: Polysaccharides are reacted with transesterification agents forming modified products that: (1) have increased viscosifying efficiency, i.e., higher viscosities at reduced concentrations compared to the unmodified polysaccharide; or (2) are insolubilized at temperature ranges for which the unmodified polysaccharide would hydrate fully; or (3) both properties. In some cases, the insolubilized... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120090849 - Hydraulic disconnect: A hydraulic disconnect is disclosed comprising: a downhole housing; an uphole housing; an inner mandrel at least partially disposed telescopically within the downhole housing, the inner mandrel having a latch extendable in a radially outward direction to latch against an inner shoulder of the downhole housing to restrict the downhole... Agent: E. Brace Tool Inc.
20120090850 - Apparatuses and methods for closing and reopening a pipe: A method for installing a pipe closing apparatus in an oil well rig system positioned at least partially in a body of water, comprising the steps of shutting off a flow of oil through a well head, removing a section of riser pipe from the oil well rig system and... Agent:
20120090851 - Bailer stimulation production unit: An apparatus and process for gas, oil, and other fluid production using bailer technology with stimulation to enhance production. An enclosed apparatus and process for removing gas, oil, and/or other fluids from a well while reducing environmental impact. A novel divalve for simultaneously closing a conainer and dumping liquids into... Agent: Lift Tech LLC
20120090852 - Apparatus and method for compensating for pressure changes within an isolated annular space of a wellbore: Pressure relief devices comprise a chamber having a piston disposed therein. One side of the piston defines a hydrostatic chamber in fluid communication with an outside environment, such as an isolated wellbore annulus, through a port. The other side of the piston defines a sealed or isolated chamber. The pressure... Agent:
20120090853 - Drill pipe connector: An assembly of a drill pipe and a connector (10) for connecting a hose (50) to a side-bore (52) of a the drill pipe (54), the drill pipe (54) having a wall (54a) enclosing a main bore (54b), and the side-bore (52) extending through the wall (54a) from the main... Agent: Managed Pressure Operations Pte. Ltd.
20120090855 - down hole well tool with expansion tool: A down hole well tool (3) for installing a casing/liner (1) in a well bore (2), wherein the down hole well tool comprises a tool unit comprising at least one first fluid conduit (6) and a return fluid conduit (5) in use forming an annulus between the tool unit and... Agent: Reelwell As
20120090854 - Pressure bearing wall and support structure therefor: A method of supporting a pressure bearing wall against a pressure differential applied across the wall can include positioning a support structure proximate the pressure bearing wall, the support structure having a support surface formed thereon, and the support surface contacting the pressure bearing wall and supporting the wall against... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120090856 - Method and apparatus for a high side orienting sub for multi-lateral installations: An apparatus for indicating the orientation of a structure which includes an orienting sub releasably connected at an outer case. The orienting sub is at a preselected orientation relative to the structure. A change in fluid pressure of a predetermined magnitude of flow rate through the orienting sub will indicate... Agent:
20120090858 - Method and apparatus for isolating and treating discrete zones within a wellbore: Methods and apparatus for conducting fracturing operations using a wellbore fracturing assembly are described. The assembly may be mechanically set and released from a wellbore using a coiled tubing string. The assembly may include a pair of spaced apart packers for straddling the area of interest, an injection port disposed... Agent:
20120090857 - Swellable member, swell controlling arrangement and method of controlling swelling of a swellable member: A swell controlling arrangement includes a swellable member configured to swell upon exposure to a swell inducing fluid, and an acidic material that is configured to form an acidic environment. The swell controlling arrangement is configured to preferentially expose the swellable member to the acidic environment when the swellable member... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated04/12/2012 > 27 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120085529 - Enhanced permeability subterranean fluid recovery system and methods: A system for recovering a fluid from a subterranean formation, including a production wellbore having a substantially horizontal production length extending through the formation, and a trench extending through the formation. A method of constructing a trench section in a subterranean formation, including providing within the formation an access wellbore... Agent: Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
20120085530 - Treatment for recycling fracture water - gas and oil recovery in shale deposits: A method and apparatus for hydrocarbon recovery and/or treatment of frac water includes introducing a volume of water into a formation, recovering the introduced water, with the recovered introduced water further comprising suspended hydrocarbon product. The recovered liquid is treated to remove substantial amounts of the suspended hydrocarbon product, provide... Agent:
20120085531 - Cable monitoring in coiled tubing: The present disclosure relates to a coiled tubing unit. The coiled tubing unit may include coiled tubing with a cable disposed within the coiled tubing. Further, the coiled tubing unit may include a spool about which at least a portion of the coiled tubing is wound, an injector header configured... Agent:
20120085532 - Multipart frac head with replaceable components: A multipart frac head with removable components permits the frac head to be refurbished in the field. A bottom leg and inlet ports of the multipart frac head can be replaced. The bottom leg is provisioned with a flange.... Agent: Stinger Wellhead Protection, Inc.
20120085533 - Cyclic steam stimulation using rf: A method of producing hydrocarbons from a well. The method begins by injecting steam into a well. The bitumen in the formation is then heated with the injected steam, followed by ceasing the injection of steam into the well and then by soaking the bitumen with the injected steam and... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120085534 - Viscoelastic composition with improved stability: The present invention relates to a method for the enhanced recovery of oil from an underground formation, in which a viscoelastic aqueous fluid comprising at least one viscosifying zwitterionic surfactant is injected into the said formation and the said fluid is conducted through this formation in order to displace the... Agent: Rhodia Operations
20120085535 - Methods of heating a subsurface formation using electrically conductive particles: Systems and methods for heaters used in treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some embodiments also generally relate to heaters that have novel components therein. Such heaters may be obtained by using the systems and methods described. Some embodiments also generally relate to systems, methods, and/or processes for treating... Agent:
20120085537 - Heavy oil recovery using sf6 and rf heating: A method of producing heavy oil by first injecting water and sulfur hexafluoride molecules into a region. The method then introduces electromagnetic waves such as microwaves and/or radio frequencies into the region at a frequency sufficient to excite the water and the sulfur hexafluoride molecules and increase the temperature of... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120085536 - Method and composition to divert fluids at high temperatures: Methods of treating a subterranean formation as a portion of steam-assisted gravity drainage operation including providing a fluid containing a diverting agent, injecting the fluid into a first wellbore, allowing the diverting agent to divert fluid placement, performing steam-assisted gravity drainage, and producing formation fluids from a second wellbore.... Agent:
20120085538 - Method and apparatus for deploying and using self-locating title of the invention downhole devices: A technique that is usable with a well includes deploying a plurality of location markers in a passageway of the well and deploying an untethered object in the passageway such that the object travels downhole via the passageway. The technique includes using the untethered object to sense proximity of at... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20120085539 - Well tool and method for in situ introduction of a treatment fluid into an annulus in a well: A well tool (2; 302a, 302b) and method for in situ introduction of a treatment means (151) into a region of an annulus (12), comprising: an anchoring body (38; 338); a perforation device (234) for making a hole (236) through a pipe structure (4); a storage chamber (142a, 142b) for... Agent: Agr
20120085540 - Method and an apparatus for downhole injecting one or more treatment fluids: Method and apparatus for downhole injecting one or more treatment fluids, and especially for providing one or more seals in an annular space between a well tubular and the surrounding formation or between pipes of a wellbore system, said method comprising the steps of loading the or each treatment fluid... Agent:
20120085541 - Method and apparatus for hydraulically fracturing wells: A mobile plant for supplying hydraulic fracturing service to a well is provided. The plant is particularly useful for wells that require multi-stage fracturing treatments, where the surface equipment may not be moved for longer times than when supplying conventional treatments. Skid-mounted equipment is used, so that the transport vehicle... Agent: Qip Holdings, LLC
20120085542 - Barrier valve hydraulic operator with compound valve opening force feature: A housing can be mounted adjacent an isolation valve and after a fixed number of on and off pressure cycles allow a spring to push an actuator to operate the valve to an open position. The actuator, in another embodiment, can be reset with a tool run into the module... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120085543 - Backup wellhead blowout prevention system and method: A backup blowout assembly for a subsea wellhead that is positioned between an existing blowout preventer system and the wellhead. The backup blowout assembly includes an independently operated shear/blind ram assembly that attaches to a standard wellhead connector that connects to the wellhead. The ram assembly includes an upper neck... Agent:
20120085544 - Marine subsea free-standing riser systems and methods: A free-standing riser system connects a subsea source to a surface structure. The system includes a concentric free-standing riser comprising inner and outer risers defining an annulus there between. A lower end of the riser is fluidly coupled to the subsea source through a lower riser assembly (LRA) and one... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20120085545 - Apparatus and method for controlled pressure drilling: A rotating flow head (RFH) has a housing having an internal bore with diameter substantially equal to that of a riser and at least one flow port proximate one longitudinal end thereof. First and second arrays of radially extensible and retractable locking elements are disposed circumferentially around the RFH housing.... Agent:
20120085546 - Drilling fluids comprising hydroxylated polymers: Drilling fluids comprising polymers containing hydroxylated structural units are useful as accretion inhibiting agents, and/or as fluid rheology controlling agents, and/or as filtrate reducing agents, and/or as lubricating agents.... Agent: Rhodia Chimie
20120085547 - Processes and systems for treating oil and gas wells: Systems and processes are provided for removing fluid from a subterranean well and enhancing the production of oil and/or gas are herein disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes an injection conduit, an injection valve, a relief valve, a container, a container valve, a return conduit valve, and a return... Agent:
20120085548 - Downhole tools and methods for selectively accessing a tubular annulus of a wellbore: A downhole tool is provided that selectively opens and closes an axial/lateral bore of a tubular string positioned in a wellbore used to produce hydrocarbons or other fluids. When integrated into a tubular string, the downhole tool allows individual producing zones within a wellbore to be isolated between stimulation stages... Agent: Colorado School Of Mines
20120085551 - 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: Frank's Casing Crew And Rental Tools, Inc.
20120085550 - Method and apparatus for stabbing tubular goods: A stabbing apparatus having a substantially planar plate member with a central bore and at least one remote actuated cylinder assembly connected to a single joint elevator or similar clamp. The at least one cylinder assembly can be used to axially align the joint of pipe, and raise or lower... Agent:
20120085549 - Pump down swage expansion method: The tubular string to be expanded is run in on a running string. The swage assembly has a seal from the running string to the existing tubular and the top of the tubular string to be expanded also has a similar seal against the exiting tubular. Annulus pressure around the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120085552 - Wellhead rotating breech lock: A rotating breech lock rotates tubing to distribute wear caused by a rotating or reciprocating rod of an artificial lift system. The rotating breech lock has a spool that disposes on a wellhead. A bowl element disposes in the spool's bore, and a hanger fits into the spool and lands... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20120085553 - Electrically driven coiled tubing injector assembly: An assembly and techniques for employing multiple motors to drive an oilfield injector. The injector is configured to drive a well access line such as coiled tubing and the motors may be electric in nature. Additionally, the motors are configured to operate at substantially sufficient cooling speeds for electric motors.... Agent:
20120085554 - Seal with enhanced nose ring: A seal assembly between a wellhead housing having a bore and a casing hanger, has an inner seal leg for sealing against hanger and an outer seal leg for sealing against housing. An extension extends downward from outer seal leg and is connected to a nose ring having a downward... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20120085555 - Hydrocarbon recovery process: Hydrocarbons are recovered from subterranean formations by waterflooding. The method comprises passing an aqueous displacement fluid via an injection well through a porous and permeable sandstone formation to release oil and recovering said released oil from a production well spaced from said injection well, wherein (a) the sandstone formation comprises... Agent: Bp Exploration Operating Company Limited04/05/2012 > 23 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120080180 - System, method and apparatus for conducting earth borehole operations: A system for conducting earth borehole operations comprising a CT carrier, a reel of CT rotatably mounted on the CT carrier, a mast carrier, separate from the CT carrier, a mast mounted on the mast carrier and movable between a lowered position for transport and a position transverse to the... Agent:
20120080181 - Method and apparatus for connecting tubulars using a top drive: An apparatus for facilitating the connection of tubulars, said apparatus comprising a winch, at least one wire line, and a device for gripping the tubular, the arrangement being such that, in use, the winch can be used to winch said at least one wire and said device to position a... Agent:
20120080182 - Fill up and circulating tool with well control feature: A high-pressure casing fill-up and circulating assembly and method of use is disclosed. The fill and circulating assembly, when inserted into the uppermost portion of the casing, will allow the casing to be filled while each section of casing is added. In one configuration there can be a cup type... Agent:
20120080183 - Remotely controlled apparatus for downhole applications, components for such apparatus, remote status indication devices for such apparatus, and related methods: An expandable apparatus may comprise a tubular body, a valve piston and a push sleeve. The tubular body may comprise a fluid passageway extending therethrough, and the valve piston may be disposed within the tubular body, the valve piston configured to move axially downward within the tubular body responsive to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120080184 - Apparatus and method for evaluating a wellbore, in particular a casing thereof: The apparatus for evaluating a wellbore while drilling includes a logging toolheld on a drill string and is adapted to obtain data from the wellbore while moving the drill string including the logging tool uphole and out of the wellbore. The logging tool includes a memory for storing obtained data... Agent: Statoil Asa
20120080186 - Apparatus and system for processing solids in subsea drilling or excavation: An apparatus, system and method is disclosed for processing geological solids or wellbore cuttings generated by excavation or drilling under a body of water. An apparatus for processing solids in association with a riser may employ a solids processing apparatus having a central cavity that is substantially free of mechanical... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20120080185 - Drilling waste management system: A mobile drilling waste management system including a trailer having at least one centrifuge and a solids catch tank receiving solids separated from drilling fluid by one or more of the centrifuges. And a method of reclaiming drilling fluid including pumping drilling fluid contaminated with solids onto a trailer, separating... Agent:
20120080187 - Process for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits: A process for producing mineral oil from mineral oil deposits, in which the mineral oil yield is increased by blocking highly permeable regions of the mineral oil formation by separate injection of at least one acidic formulation which comprises water-soluble Al(III) salts, and one urea- or urea derivative-comprising formulation into... Agent: Wintershall Holding Gmbh
20120080188 - Multi-position valves for fracturing and sand control and associated completion methods: A completion tubular is placed in position adjacent the zone or zones to be fractured and produced. It features preferably sliding sleeve valves one series of which can be put in the wide open position after run in for gravel packing and fracturing zones one at a time or in... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120080189 - Degradable compositions, apparatus comprising same, and methods of use: Compositions, apparatus incorporating a composition, and methods of use are described, one composition embodiment consisting essentially of one or more reactive metals in major proportion, and one or more alloying elements in minor proportion, with the provisos that the composition is high-strength, controllably reactive, and degradable under defined conditions. Compositions... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20120080190 - Zonal contact with cementing and fracture treatment in one trip: Systems and methods for fracturing multiple zones in a wellbore are provided. Cement can be pumped through a work string into a first annulus formed between a liner and a wall of the wellbore. One or more first contact valves in the liner can be opened with the work string.... Agent:
20120080191 - Apparatus and methods for separating sand from well fracturing return water: Apparatus and methods for removing sand or other particulate from well fracturing return water are disclosed. In a sand separator box, a barrier element divides the tank into an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Particulate-laden return water flows through a gas separator and then into the upper compartment of... Agent:
20120080192 - Hydraulic fracture composition and method: A method for improving the performance of fracturing processes in oil production fields may rely on polymer coated particles carried in the fracturing fluid. The particles may include heavy substrates, such as sand, ceramic sand, or the like coated with polymers selected to absorb water, increasing the area and volume... Agent:
20120080193 - Running tool for deep water: A running tool for use in handling control modules on a subsea production tree. The running tool is deployable on wire line and includes a column like body and a connector adapted for connection to the production tree. The running tool also includes a hoist system that is selectively positioned... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc
20120080194 - Method and apparatus for capturing oil leaking from an underwater well: A system for capturing oil leaking from an underground well includes an elongate hollow tube which is deployed vertically in the water with its open lower end located above the oil well. A system for securing the tube in the desired location where it captures the maximum amount of leaking... Agent:
20120080197 - Constructing resistivity models from stochastic inversion: Embodiments described herein use stochastic inversion (460) in lower dimensions to form an initial model (458) that is to be used in higher-dimensional gradient-based inversion (466). For example, an initial model may be formed from 1.5-D stochastic inversions, which is then processed (464) to form a 3-D model. Stochastic inversions... Agent:
20120080195 - Drilling composition, process for its preparation, and applications thereof: The present invention relates to a drilling composition comprising: I) an organic phase comprising components: i. from about 20 wt. % to about 99.999 wt. %, based on the total weight of components i. and ii., of at least one linear or branched, cyclic or non-cyclic, saturated hydrocarbon; ii. from... Agent: Cognis Oleochemicals Gmbh
20120080196 - Plunger lift and safety valve system: A plunger lift production system uses a production string including a bottom hole assembly, a production tubing having an inside diameter and including a safety valve having an inside diameter, and a plunger with an outside diameter which closely matches the inside diameter of the safety valve, and an expandable... Agent: Stellarton Technologies Inc.
20120080199 - Double string slurry pump: The invention relates to a double string slurry pump for pumping liquids to the surface of a hydrocarbon well and especially a hydrocarbon well that is producing both natural gas and liquid fluids. The double string slurry pump includes a hollow tube that raises and lowers the plunger and carries... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120080198 - Multi-sleeve plunger for plunger lift system: A plunger lift system has a plunger with main and ancillary sleeves that dispose in tubing. The sleeves can move in the tubing between a bumper and a lubricator. Both sleeves have a passage for fluid to pass therethrough, and the sleeves can fall independently of one another from the... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20120080200 - Connector seal: A seal assembly (10) comprises a sleeve (20) comprising a swellable material, wherein the sleeve (20) is split into at least two sections which are configured to be assembled together on a base member (12). A retaining assembly (28) is provided and configured to hold the sleeve sections on the... Agent:
20120080201 - Double swivel apparatus and method: A double swivel for use with a top drive power unit supported for connection with a well string in a well bore to selectively impart longitudinal and/or rotational movement to the well string, a feeder for supplying a pumpable substance such as cement and the like from an external supply... Agent: Mako Rentals, Inc.
20120080202 - Downhole apparatus with packer cup and slip: A downhole apparatus and for use in a well bore and associated method are disclosed. The downhole apparatus includes a center mandrel. A slip means is disposed on the mandrel. The slip means can include teeth or the like for grippingly engaging the well bore when in a set position.... Agent:Previous industry: Heat exchange
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