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Wells March listing by industry category 03/13Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/28/2013 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130075077 - Modular apparatus for assembling tubular goods: A modular pipe gripping assembly has a universal actuator assembly having a control fluid swivel. An external pipe gripping assembly can be attached to the actuator assembly for gripping the external surface of a section of pipe. Alternatively, the external pipe gripping assembly can be quickly and easily removed and... Agent: Premiere, Inc.
20130075078 - Downhole sampling tool: The present invention relates to a downhole sampling tool for taking out fluid samples of a fluid present in a casing having an internal cross-sectional casing area. The downhole sampling tool comprises a first tool part and a second tool part, a sampling inlet arranged in the first part, and... Agent: Welltec A/s
20130075080 - Adjustable fracturing system: An adjustable fracturing system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a fracturing manifold coupled to a fracturing tree to allow the fracturing tree to receive fracturing fluid from the fracturing manifold. The system also includes an adjustment joint configured to be varied in length to facilitate coupling of... Agent: Cameron International Corporation
20130075079 - Frac head with sacrificial wash ring: A frac head with a sacrificial wash ring located above a mixing chamber protects a frac head body from erosion caused by abrasive frac fluids pumped through the frac head.... Agent: Stinger Wellhead Protection, Inc.
20130075081 - Forming inclusions in selected azimuthal orientations from a casing section: A method of forming multiple inclusions into a subterranean formation can include initiating the inclusions into the formation, the inclusions extending outwardly in respective multiple azimuthal orientations from a casing section, and flowing fluid into each of the inclusions individually, thereby extending the inclusions into the formation one at a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130075082 - Transition end for a plastic pipe and method of installation: An apparatus and method are shown for installing a metal transition end on an open end of a length of plastic pipe having an outer diameter and an inner diameter by placing a stiffener sleeve within the inner diameter of the plastic pipe at a point which is circumscribed by... Agent:
20130075083 - Threaded end of a tubular component for drilling or working hydrocarbon wells, and resulting connection: A threaded end (1; 2) of a tubular component for drilling or working hydrocarbon wells, said end comprising a threaded zone (3; 4) produced on its external or internal peripheral surface depending on whether the threaded end is male or female in type, at least a portion of the end... Agent: Vallourec Mannesmann Oil & Gas France
20130075084 - System and method for drilling multilateral wells using magnetic ranging while drilling: Systems and methods for drilling a multilateral well using magnetic ranging while drilling are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a method of drilling a multilateral well includes drilling and casing a mother wellbore, installing a multilateral junction, drilling and casing a first lateral well from the multilateral junction, and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130075085 - Use of glutamate for microbial enhanced oil recovery: Methods and compositions are provided to enhance oil recovery wherein the indigenous microbial population of an oil reservoir is fed a composition containing glutamate and an electron acceptor. The effect of the glutamate carbon source is to promote bioplugging of a permeable environment by the indigenous microorganisms. Bioplugging in an... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130075086 - Using microseismic activity to facilitate hydrocarbon production in tight sand and shale reservoirs: Naturally occurring microseismic events are monitored and utilized to synergistically augment a hydraulic fracturing process. Such events generally originate from the tidal dilational stress that makes it easier for fractures to open and slip. If the hydraulic fracturing process can be scheduled to occur coincident with elevated levels of naturally... Agent:
20130075089 - Method and system for providing temporary formation sealant: A method and system for providing a temporary sealant within a wellbore of a subterranean formation is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the temporary sealant comprises a particulate material and a liquid. The particulate material and the liquid are mixed to a predetermined dilution ratio. The temporary sealant is pumped... Agent: Altarock Energy, Inc.
20130075087 - Module for use with completion equipment: In general, module is lowered to a position in a well to communicate with completion equipment in the well for performing a check of a downhole condition. According to a result of the check, the module is used to actuate a component of the completion equipment. In further examples, a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130075088 - 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
20130075090 - Wellbore fluid treatment and method: A cartridge-type wellbore screen includes: a cylindrical wall including a first end, a second end opposite the first end, an inner surface defining an inner diameter of the wellbore screen, the inner diameter being open from the first end to the second end, and an outer surface; an opening to... Agent: Absolute Completion Technologies Ltd.
20130075091 - Wellbore surveillance system: The present invention relates to wellbore surveillance system for obtaining fluid reservoir information data, such as the position and amount of gas, oil and/or water, while draining hydrocarbons from an oil or gas field via a casing in a wellbore in a formation, the casing having a vertical part near... Agent: Welltec A/s
20130075092 - Process for dispersing nanocatalysts into petroleum-bearing formations: Embodiments include methods for recovering petroleum products from a formation containing heavy crude oil. In one embodiment, a method includes positioning a steam generator within the petroleum-bearing formation, flowing a fuel source and an oxidizing agent into the steam generator, generating and releasing steam from the steam generator to heat... Agent: World Energy Systems, Inc.
20130075093 - System and method for fluid processing with variable delivery for downhole fluid analysis: Described herein are variable-volume reservoir (e.g., syringe pump) based processes and systems usable to characterize samples of reservoir fluids, without having to first transport the fluids to the surface. Variable-volume reservoirs are used, for example, for one or more of storing reactants, controlling mixing ratios and storing used chemicals. The... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130075094 - Cement shoe and method of cementing well with open hole below the shoe: A casing shoe secured to a lower end of a casing string is positioned a selected distance from a bottom of the well, defining an open hole portion in the well below the casing shoe. Cement is pumped through the casing shoe and back up an annulus surrounding the casing... Agent: Rite Increaser, LLC
20130075095 - Method and apparatus for treatment of a perforated casing: A method of and apparatus for treating a zone in a well is disclosed. A tube that is permeable to a material is inserted into a wellbore, creating an annulus inside the wellbore. Two zones—the annular region and the formation surrounding the wellbore—may be treated. The method comprises the following... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130075096 - Composition for well cementing comprising a compounded elastomer swelling additive: The disclosure relates to a composition for well cementing in a subterranean formation comprising a pumpable slurry of cement, water and at least one additive that swells in contact with underground fluid (hydrocarbon, water or brines and mixtures thereof) in case of failure of the cement matrix and to a... Agent:
20130075097 - Borehole tool heat transfer altering system and method, and method of heating borehole fluid: A borehole tool heat transfer altering system includes, a borehole tool, and a thermoelectric material in operable communication with the borehole tool configured to alter heat transfer between the borehole tool and an environment surrounding the borehole tool.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130075098 - Methods for treatment and use of produced water: Produced water is treated by raising the pH to a level that significantly increases silica solubility and breaks emulsions. So treated water is then de-oiled, filtered, and subjected to ion exchange chromatography to reduce water hardness prior to feeding into a steam generator to form an intermediate quality steam. If... Agent: Fluor Technologies Corporation
20130075099 - Pulse fracturing devices and methods: A pulse fracturing device includes a normally open first valve and a normally closed second valve in a housing. The first valve is configured to close at a predetermined level of hydrodynamic force exerted on the first valve and to open when the force drops below the predetermined level. The... Agent:
20130075100 - Aggregating reagents and methods for making and using same: Composition and methods using the compositions are disclosed, where the compositions include heterocyclic aromatic amines, substituted heterocyclic aromatic amines, poly vinyl heterocyclic aromatic amines, co-polymers of vinyl heterocyclic aromatic amine and non amine polymerizable monomers (ethylenically unsaturated mononers and diene monomers), or mixtures or combinations thereof in the absence of... Agent: Clearwater International, LLC
20130075101 - Dump valve arrangement for fracturing tool set: A dump valve arrangement for a fracking tool coupled to a length of coil tubing includes an axially displaceable inner mandrel which cooperates with a valve arrangement to allow for releasing fracturing fluid through the central bore of a fracturing tool to an outlet port positioned at the bottom of... Agent:
20130075102 - Mobile offshore drilling unit: A semisubmersible mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) includes a submersible lower hull comprising a ring pontoon having a trapezoidal shape; an upper hull having the trapezoidal shape; three stability columns supporting the upper hull from the lower hull; and a drilling rig. The MODU may be operated in a tender... Agent:
20130075103 - Method and system for performing an electrically operated function with a running tool in a subsea wellhead: A subsea running tool receives electric potential from a control unit located at a platform through a tubular string having an electrically conductive wire formed in tubular wall of the tubular string. The running tool provides at least one electrically operated function for setting a subsea wellhead component. The running... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130075104 - Guide funnel: A guide funnel for guiding a subsea infrastructure for connection with a subsea wellhead or mandrel profile is provided. The guide funnel comprises a plurality of sections, wherein the sections are collapsible such that the guide funnel can be in an extended state or a collapsed state.... Agent: Vetco Gray, Inc.
20130075105 - Hydraulically driven, down-hole jet pump: A down-hole jet pumping apparatus and method for removing accumulated water in a small diameter well bore are described. Chosen fluids are pumped under high pressure from a surface pump through a 3-way valve into a tube disposed in a well bore. The jet pumping apparatus includes a down-hole accumulator... Agent:
20130075108 - Barrier valve system and method of closing same by withdrawing upper completion: A completion system, including a barrier valve transitionable between an open position and a closed position. An upper completion is operatively coupled with the barrier valve for mechanically transitioning the barrier valve to the closed position when the upper completion is withdrawn. A method of operating a completion system is... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130075109 - Barrier valve system and method of controlling same with tubing pressure: A completion system including a barrier valve operatively arranged in a tubing string to selectively impede fluid flow through a lower completion. At least one control line is included for supplying a control line pressure for controlling operation of the barrier valve. The at least one control line is operatively... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130075110 - Debris barrier for hydraulic disconnect tools: A hydraulic connection mechanism for use in a wellbore comprises an upper connection tool, a lower connection tool configured to engage the upper connection tool and form a fluid communication pathway through the hydraulic connection mechanism, and a debris barrier disposed in the fluid communication pathway. The debris barrier comprises... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130075106 - Electrical generator for a cementing manifold: Apparatuses and methods comprising a cementing head comprising a stationary body comprising a toothed ring; a rotating body disposed below the stationary body, the rotating body comprising an armature disposed inside the toothed ring; a battery disposed on the rotating body; and a wire connected to the armature and the... Agent:
20130075107 - Method and apparatus for autonomous downhole fluid selection with pathway dependent resistance system: An apparatus is described for controlling flow of fluid in a subterranean formation based on a selected characteristic of fluid flow, such as viscosity, velocity or density, as that characteristic varies over time. A pathway-dependent resistance assembly, such as a vortex chamber having two inlets and an outlet, provides varying... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130075111 - Valve for velocity strings: The present invention generally relates to a valve assembly for use with a velocity string. The valve assembly is used during the snub-in operation and the snub-out operation of the velocity string. In one aspect, a valve for a velocity string is provided. The valve includes a body having a... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130075112 - Wellbore flow control devices comprising coupled flow regulating assemblies and methods for use thereof: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices and methods of using the same. One wellbore flow control device includes a sliding sleeve assembly defining a first entrance and a first exit and being movably arranged within a housing coupled to a wellbore pipe, the sliding sleeve assembly being fluidly communicable with... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130075113 - 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:
20130075114 - Torque reaction device for pipe running tool: The present disclosure relates to the field of drilling equipment for the discovery and production of hydrocarbons from the earth. In particular, this disclosure relates to a torque reaction device for coupling a pipe running tool to a top drive assembly on a drilling rig. In one embodiment, a system... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.03/21/2013 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130068447 - Wellhead isolation tool and wellhead assembly incorporating the same: A wellhead assembly is provided including a casing and a tubular member mounted over the casing. A flange extends from the tubular member. A generally elongated annular member is provided in the tubular member. The generally elongated annular member has a first end portion above the tubular member and second... Agent: Seaboard International Inc.
20130068448 - Device for carrying a replacement safety valve in a well tube: Device for carrying a replacement safety valve in a well tube, with a straddle structure for placement inside a damaged “Down Hole Safety Valve” nipple seal area. It is comprising a pair of sealing assemblies (15, 16) to be activated upon setting of the device to seal said nipple seal... Agent: Interwell Technology As
20130068449 - Laser cladding fe-cr alloy on downhole tools: A hardfacing composition composed of an Fe—Cr alloy. The alloy is comprised of 80 wt % iron, about 2 wt % to about 20 wt % Cr, less than 1 wt % Si and less than 1 wt % C. The alloy's microstructure is at least 80 vol % martensite;... Agent: National Oilwell Varco,lp.
20130068450 - Wicker profile for enhancing lockdown capacity of a wellhead annulus seal assembly: A wellhead assembly comprises an outer tubular wellhead member with a bore having an axis and a concentric inner seal surface, an inner tubular wellhead member for receiving an annular seal landed within the outer tubular wellhead member defining a seal pocket between them, the inner tubular member having a... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130068451 - 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.
20130068452 - Setting the value of an operational parameter of a well: A method of setting the value of an operational parameter of a well is provided. The method includes providing a measure related to the actual value of the parameter; setting a maximum limit for the measure; setting a minimum limit for the measure; setting a demanded value for the parameter;... Agent:
20130068453 - Dual purpose observation and production well: A method for producing hydrocarbons in a subterranean well useful for observing properties of one or more subterranean zones, includes the steps of: (a) installing a lower straddle packer in a vertical well bore below a junction with a lateral well section; (b) installing an upper straddle packer in a... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130068455 - Shroud having separate upper and lower portions for submersible pump assembly and gas separator: A downhole well pumping assembly has a shroud with an upper section and a lower section sealed from one another. A submersible pump and a gas separator are housed within the upper section of the shroud. The gas separator has a liquid outlet in fluid communication with an intake of... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130068454 - System, apparatus and method for producing a well: A system is provided that is capable of providing heat across a produced interval during oil and gas production to minimize or reduce undesirable formation of gas hydrates in the wellbore. In one embodiment, the configuration provides a means to recycle heat generated by an electrical submersible pump. Heat from... Agent: Chevron, U.s.a. Inc.
20130068456 - Systems and methods for separating oil and/or gas mixtures: A system for producing oil and/or gas from an underground formation comprising a well above the formation; a mechanism to inject an enhanced oil recovery formulation into the formation, the enhanced oil recovery formulation comprising water and a solvent; a mechanism to produce the water, solvent, oil, and gas from... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20130068457 - Method of manufacture of guerbet alcohols for making surfactants used in petroleum industry operations: A method is disclosed for manufacturing surfactants for utilization in petroleum industry operations. The method comprises providing a bio-lipid. The bio-lipid can include one or more medium-chain or long-chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid, Myristic acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Oleic acid, Ricinoleic acid, Vaccenic acid, Linoleic... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20130068458 - Heat recovery method for wellpad sagd steam generation: The invention provides a method of recovering heat from hot produced fluids at SAGD facilities that utilize wellpad steam generation such as Direct Steam Generators (DSG).... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20130068459 - Gravel pack carrier fluids: A method of gravel packing a hole in a subterranean formation having a filter cake coated on the surface thereof is disclosed. The method may include: injecting into the hole a gravel pack composition comprising gravel and a carrier fluid comprising a base fluid and at least one alkyl glycoside.... Agent: M-i L.L.C.
20130068460 - Proppant: A proppant comprises a particle and a polycarbodiimide coating disposed on the particle. The polycarbodiimide coating comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate reacted in the presence of a phospholene oxide catalyst. A method of forming the proppant comprises the steps of providing the particle, providing the isocyanate, providing the... Agent: Basf Se
20130068461 - Sealing body for well perforation operations: A sealing body is provided for use in well operations such as oil/gas well perforation operations. The sealing body comprises a shell defining a closed cavity; the shell is comprised of a metal alloy. The sealing body has neutral or positive buoyancy. In one embodiment, the sealing body further comprises... Agent: 1069416 Ab Ltd.
20130068462 - Increased resource recovery by inorganic and organic reactions and subsequent physical actions that modify properties of the subterranean formation which reduces produced water waste and increases resource utilization via stimulation of biogenic methane g: Methods of resource recovery include reagents placed in a subterranean formation. The reagents generate heat, hydrogen gas and alkalinity which changes fluid flow characteristics. The forces of the reactions create fractures and cracks far from the well bore. These cracks and fractures are sealed if water is being transmitted through... Agent:
20130068463 - Fluid sample cleanup: An apparatus having a body including a plurality of packers and a plurality of ports between the packers. The packers and ports are spaced along a longitudinal axis of the body. The apparatus also includes a control module to obtain a density of a formation fluid and, based on the... Agent:
20130068464 - Methods, systems and apparatus for circulating fluid within the annulus of a flexible pipe riser: Disclosed are methods, systems and apparatus for circulating fluid within the annulus of a flexible pipe used in a riser in an offshore hydrocarbon production facility. Fluid, such corrosion inhibitors, can be introduced into the annulus by pumping fluid from a storage tank located on a platform or vessel into... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20130068465 - Methods and systems for circulating fluid within the annulus of a flexible pipe riser: Disclosed is a process and system for circulating fluid within the annulus of a flexible pipe used in a riser in an offshore hydrocarbon production facility. Fluid, such as corrosion inhibitors, can be circulated in a closed loop which includes the annulus of the riser terminating at a platform or... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20130068466 - Latching mechanism with adjustable preload: A well pipe hanger is run and landed within a subsea wellhead assembly using a latching mechanism with an adjustable preload. The well pipe hanger has a latch ring having upward and downward facing shoulders secured to the outer diameter of the tubing hanger so that the latch ring may... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130068468 - Groundwater sampling device: A groundwater sampling and pumping device and system for withdrawing groundwater from a well of small size, not exceeding 1.5 inches I.D. The device includes a hollow outer housing having water inlet ports formed through a bottom thereof and a hollow inner housing sized to be positioned integrally within the... Agent:
20130068469 - Pressurized polymer beads as proppants: A pressurized polymer bead such as may be useful as a proppant in hydraulic fracturing is described, including a shell that is substantially impermeable, wherein the shell includes a polyimide polymer. The pressurized polymer bead includes a core region that is at a pressure that is greater than 5 MPa.... Agent:
20130068467 - Self-controlled inflow control device: An inflow control device controls the rate of fluid flow from a subsurface fluid reservoir into a production tubing string. The inflow control device includes a particulate screen to remove particulate matter from the reservoir fluid, and at least two flow restrictors. The flow restrictors are positioned on circumferentially opposite... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130068470 - Oil recovery: Embodiments of the present disclosure include performing one or more oil recovery cycles that recovers oil from an oil containing reservoir. The one or more oil recovery cycles can include providing a flow of supercritical carbon dioxide to the oil containing reservoir, injecting a flow of a surfactant to the... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC
20130068474 - Downhole system and apparatus incorporating valve assembly with resilient deformable engaging element: An apparatus, system and method relating to a valve assembly for use in a subterranean well for oil, gas, or other hydrocarbons. The valve assembly comprises an engaging element with a resilient portion having a first shape when a first pressure differential is applied across the engaging element in a... Agent:
20130068472 - Hydraulic three position stroker tool: A stroker tool operates a subterranean tool between three operating positions. The stroker tool includes an outer housing defining a piston chamber within. A piston assembly having first and second piston members is moveable within the piston chamber between a first position, a second position, and a third position. A... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130068475 - Multistage production system incorporating valve assembly with collapsible or expandable c-ring: A valve assembly, and related system and method, with an annular sleeve having an inner surface with a diameter, a first cylindrical outer surface, and a plurality of openings extending between the inner surface and the first cylindrical outer surface. The annular sleeve includes a second cylindrical outer surface having... Agent:
20130068473 - Pressure controlled well construction and operation systems and methods usable for hydrocarbon operations, storage and solution mining: Apparatus and methods for fluidly communicating between conduit strings and wells through crossovers forming a subterranean manifold string, usable for pressure contained underground hydrocarbon operations, storage and solution mining. Concentric conduits enable fluid communication with one or more subterranean regions through an innermost passageway usable for communicating fluids and devices... Agent:
20130068471 - Transition tool and method: A throttling valve formed by introducing an elongate tubular body into a tubular member through which fluid is flowing. The tubular body is provided with first and second ends, the first end being adapted for engaging a flow control device and the second end having a beveled end that enables... Agent:
20130068476 - Well barrier: A well barrier for sealing a downhole conduit is described. The well barrier includes a housing defining a throughbore having a longitudinal axis, a valve actuator and a flapper valve. The flapper valve includes a flapper attached to the valve actuator. The flapper valve and the valve actuator are axially... Agent:
20130068477 - Apparatus and method for facilitating the connection of tubulars using a top drive: An apparatus and method for facilitating the connection of tubulars using a top drive, more particularly but not exclusively, intended for facilitating the connection of a section or stand of casing to a string of casing.... Agent:
20130068478 - Permeable lost circulation drilling liner: A layer of permeable material is positioned on an area of lost circulation lithology in a wellbore. An example of the permeable material includes a planar member with perforations that is rolled into and retained in an annular configuration. The permeable material is lowered into the wellbore adjacent the area... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130068481 - A bottom hole assembly for deploying an expandable liner in a wellbore: A bottom hole assembly carrying an expandable tubular is disposed in a portion of a wellbore having a lost circulation zone, and the tubular is radially expanded to isolate the wellbore from the formation across the lost circulation zone. The expandable tubular is made up of a rolled up sheet... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130068480 - Apparatus and method for transitioning a tool around the radius of a whipstock with internal guide channel: A method for transitioning a rigid or semi-rigid tool around a whipstock having a curved internal guide channel. The apparatus and method entail the tool meeting specific proportion criteria relative to the narrowest part of the curved guide channel through which it must pass and relative to the length and... Agent:
20130068479 - Well tractor with active traction control: A downhole tool that includes a tractor for assisting movement of the tool through deviated portions of a wellbore. The tractor includes a working fluid that damps vibrations in the tractor by adjusting the viscosity in the fluid. In an example, the working fluid is a magnetorheological fluid that has... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130068483 - Composite limit collar: A tubular component includes a limit collar disposed about the tubular component, and the limit collar comprises a body portion comprising a plurality of upsets disposed on an inner surface of the body portion, wherein the plurality of upsets define a first ring, a second ring, and at least one... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130068482 - Drop in completion method: A string is equipped with a braking device to regulate its speed into the wellbore through an existing tubular. When the targeted amount of overlap with an existing tubular is accomplished the two tubulars are then joined together. The braking system can take many forms such as externally mounted mechanisms... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130068484 - Method and apparatus for wellbore fluid treatment: A tubing string assembly for fluid treatment of a wellbore includes substantially pressure holding closures spaced along the tubing string, which each close at least one port through the tubing string wall. The closures are openable by a sleeve drivable through the tubing string inner bore.... Agent: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.03/14/2013 > 31 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130062048 - Pulling clamp for continuous rod or coiled tubing strings: A pulling clamp is provided for releasable connection to a blunt, uphole string end of a continuous string. A main clamp body has clamp bore therethrough and having a string-receiving opening at the pulling end for receiving the string end, an actuating bore at the pulled end and a tapered... Agent: Oil Lift Technology Inc.
20130062049 - Shaped memory polyphenylene sulfide (pps) for downhole packer applications: A downhole element to isolate or complete a wellbore includes a shape memory material including polyphenylene sulfide. The polyphenylene sulfide is the cure product of being cured at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130062050 - Mating unit enabling the deployment of a modular electrically driven device in a well: An electric pump assembly is provided in a well, the pump comprising an electric motor module having a first outer housing and a first mating means, an electric pump module having a pump inlet and a pump outlet, and a second outer housing and a second mating means. In one... Agent:
20130062051 - Probless packer and filter systems: An apparatus described herein includes a formation sampling tool having a body; a packer extendibly mounted to the body and having a first inlet, the first inlet having a first rigid insert fixed to walls of the packer to define the first inlet, the first rigid insert extending partially through... Agent:
20130062052 - Pressure lock for jars: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a jar including the following: a mandrel; an outer housing slidably disposed about the mandrel; a ball stop housing disposed below the outer housing; a lower sub disposed below the ball stop housing; and a ball stop assembly disposed in the ball stop housing. The... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20130062053 - Alkaline microbial enhanced oil recovery: The present invention is related to the field of microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR). In particular, the invention concerns new, efficient, economical and environmentally safe microbial methods to enhance oil recovery, as well as microorganisms useful in such methods.... Agent:
20130062055 - Assembly and method for multi-zone fracture stimulation of a reservoir using autonomous tubular units: Autonomous units and methods for downhole, multi-zone perforation and fracture stimulation for hydrocarbon production. The autonomous unit may be a perforating gun assembly, a bridge plug assembly, or fracturing plug assembly. The autonomous units are dimensioned and arranged to be deployed within a wellbore without an electric wireline. The autonomous... Agent:
20130062054 - Method for determining fracture spacing and well fracturing using the method: A method for determining the fracture spacing for a first set of fractures of a wellbore. A first fracture dimension is chosen from the smaller of the length or height of a first fracture and an expected second fracture dimension is chosen from the smaller of the expected length or... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130062056 - Multiple annulus universal monitoring and pressure relief assembly for subsea well completion systems and method of using same: A well completion system for monitoring multiple annuluses in a well, including an “A” annulus (between the production tubing and production casing) and a “B” annulus (between the production casing and intermediate casing). The system includes a tubing hanger suspension assembly that seals and separates an upper area of the... Agent: Argus Subsea, Inc.
20130062057 - Lithology and borehole condition independent methods for locating tagged proppant in induced subterranean formation fractures: Subterranean formation locations/heights of tagged proppant doped with a high thermal neutron capture cross-section material are determined using data obtained from before and after frac logging passes through a well of a logging tool having near and far neutron dectors. Proppant location inaccuracies arising from changes in lithology between a... Agent: Carbo Ceramics Inc.
20130062058 - In situ combustion following sagd: There is provided herein a method for recovering petroleum from a formation, wherein said formation is intersected by at least one wellpair consisting of a horizontal production well and a horizontal injection well, and wherein said formation comprises at least one steam chamber developed by a steam-assisted process, said method... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20130062059 - Focused sampling of formation fluids: An apparatus for obtaining a fluid at a position within a wellbore that penetrates a subterranean formation includes a body adapted to be disposed in the wellbore on a conveyance equipped with one or more expandable packers providing a sample region disposed between an upper cleanup zone and a lower... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130062060 - 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:
20130062061 - Methods and systems for zonal isolation in wells: According to the invention, a method for isolating a zone inside a well is provided. The method may include providing a catch screen at a first location in the well and providing a fluid flow to the catch screen. The fluid flow may include a first fluid and a shape... Agent: Composite Technology Development, Inc.
20130062062 - System and method for a slotted liner shoe extension: A system and method for extending a slotted liner shoe is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a low density material is injected into a liner having a plurality of openings. The liner is suspended below a cemented casing in a wellbore of a well in a subterranean formation. The low... Agent: Altarock Energy, Inc.
20130062063 - Completing a multi-stage well: A technique includes running a seat assembly on a conveyance line into a tubing string, which has previously been installed in a well. The seat assembly includes a seat, which is adapted to receive an untethered object. The technique includes attaching the seat assembly to the string at a location... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130062065 - Indirect downhole steam generator with carbon dioxide capture: Methods and systems for enhancing recovery of hydrocarbons below a permafrost layer are provided which use a downhole combustion device to inject a heated fluid into a subterranean formation to enhance hydrocarbon recovery through viscosity reduction. The system is configured to avoid adversely thermally affecting the permafrost, which is highly... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20130062064 - Method and device for the \"in-situ\" transport of bitumen or extra-heavy oil: A technique is provided for extracting a substance containing hydrocarbon from a reservoir, wherein the reservoir is applied with thermal energy in order to reduce the viscosity of the substance. As per the technique, at least two conductor loops for the inductive energization are provided as electric/electromagnetic heating elements. Each... Agent:
20130062066 - Multi-zone screened fracturing system: A multi-zone formation treatment assembly has sections disposed on a tubular structure in a borehole. An isolation element disposed on the tubular structure that isolates a borehole annulus around the section from the other sections, and a flow valve disposed on the tubular structure is selectively operable between opened and... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130062067 - Method of deploying nanoenhanced downhole article: A method of deploying a downhole article comprising a shape memory material, the shape memory material comprising a nanoparticle having greater thermal conductivity than an identical shape memory material but without the nanoparticle; the method comprising heating the article while in a compacted state to change the article to a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130062068 - Use of sensors coated with elastomer for subterranean operations: A method comprising placing a composition comprising a wellbore servicing fluid and a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor in a subterranean formation, whereby the MEMS sensor is coated with an elastomer. The elastomer-coated MEMS sensor is used to detect one or more parameters, including a compression or swelling of the elastomer,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130062069 - Accumulator having operating fluid volume independent of external hydrostatic pressure: A method and device for maintaining pressure in an accumulator for subsea wellbore operations is disclosed.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130062070 - System and method of liquefying a heavy oil formation for enhanced hydrocarbon production: A system and method of liquefying a heavy oil formation to enhance oil production in a well, by inducing shear stress reversal within the formation by a plurality of expanding/contracting bladders in contact with the formation. The induced liquefaction enables formation materials and fluids to flow into the well and... Agent:
20130062071 - Minimal travel flow control device: A technique facilitates controlling flow in a wellbore with a simplified valve. The design of the valve also enables reduction in the overall length of the valve to improve spatial considerations. The valve comprises a valve component, e.g. a flapper, movable between a closed position and an open position. A... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130062072 - System and method for stimulating a multi-zone well: A system for stimulating a multi-zone well includes a tubular body apportioned into at least a first zone and a second zone. The system has a first set of plugs placed in pre-drilled holes along the tubular body within the first zone. The plugs in the first set of plugs... Agent:
20130062073 - Packer assembly with a standoff: An apparatus including a downhole tool for conveyance in a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation. The downhole tool includes a mandrel, and a first packer and a second packer expandable from the mandrel into contact with a wall of the wellbore. The downhole tool includes a standoff coupled to... Agent:
20130062074 - External grip tubular running tool: A method for running a tubular string in wellbore operations according to one or more aspects of the present disclosure includes providing a tubular running tool comprising gripping assembly rotationally connected to a carrier, the gripping assembly comprising a body and slips; connecting the carrier to a quill of a... Agent:
20130062075 - Hydraulically actuated standoff: Hydraulically actuated standoffs for downhole tools are described. An example apparatus includes a downhole tool having a body defining an outer surface and a plurality of standoffs distributed about the outer surface. The example apparatus also includes a hydraulic circuit operatively coupled to the standoffs. The hydraulic circuit includes a... Agent:
20130062076 - Intervention device for use in a fluid exploitation well in the subsoil, and associated intervention assembly: This device includes a cable (32) having a smooth outer surface (40). The cable (32) comprises a central conductor (42) and an annular outer sheath (44). The outer sheath (44) includes a polymer matrix (56) and mechanical reinforcing fibers (58, 60) embedded in the polymer matrix (56). The central conductor... Agent:
20130062077 - Methods and equipment to improve reliability of pinpoint stimulation operations: Apparatuses and methods for improving the reliability of pinpoint stimulation operations is disclosed. A pinpoint stimulation improvement apparatus is disclosed which includes a hold down device, at least one flow reducer coupled to the hold down device, and a jetting tool coupled to the flow reducer. The flow reducer is... Agent:
20130062078 - Process for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits: A process for producing mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits. One or more flooding media is injected into an injection well and mineral oil is withdrawn from a production well. Highly permeable zones are blocked in the region between the injection well and the production well by injecting aqueous... Agent: Wintershall Holding Gmbh03/07/2013 > 34 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130056195 - System and method for downhole electrical transmission: A technique facilitates transmission of electric signals across well components which move relative to each other in a wellbore environment. The well components are movably, e.g. rotatably, coupled to each other via one or more conductive bearings. Each conductive bearing has a conductive rolling element which enables relative movement, e.g.... Agent:
20130056196 - Trapped pressure compensator: A hanger seal system includes a first seal and a second seal disposed between a hanger and a hanger housing, creating a fixed-volume annular region filled with a first fluid; and a trapped pressure compensator (TPC) disposed in the annular region and filled with a second fluid. The TPC is... Agent: Cameron International Corporation
20130056197 - Optical casing collar locator systems and methods: Disclosed are fiber optic enabled casing collar locator systems including a wireline sonde or a coil tubing sonde apparatus configured to be conveyed through a casing string by a fiber optic cable. The sonde includes at least one permanent magnet producing a magnetic field that changes in response to passing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130056199 - Lewis acid as gelation retarder for crosslinkable polymer compositions: A treatment fluid for a well including: (a) a water-soluble polymer, wherein the water-soluble polymer comprises a polymer of at least one non-acidic ethylenically unsaturated polar monomer; (b) an organic crosslinker comprising amine groups, wherein the organic crosslinker is capable of crosslinking the water-soluble polymer; (c) a Lewis acid; and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130056200 - Hydraulic deployment of a well isolation mechanism: A hydraulic setting tool. The tool is configured to allow hydraulic setting of a bridge plug, packer or other radially expansive mechanical well isolation mechanism. Wireline or slickline deployment may be utilized. In either case, parameters of the setting application may be recorded. In the case of wireline deployment such... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130056198 - Enhanced geothermal systems and reservoir optimization: Systems and methods for maximizing energy recovery from a subterranean formation are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a selected subterranean open-hole interval is isolated and at least one fracture is stimulated in the isolated subterranean open-hole interval.... Agent: Altarock Energy, Inc.
20130056201 - Method for evaluating hydrocarbon-containing subterrean formations penetrated by a directional wellbore: A method of evaluating a hydrocarbon-containing subterranean formation to identify potentially productive zones within the formation. The method may be particularly useful for evaluating formations penetrated by at least one directionally drilled wellbore. The method can include releasing, capturing, and measuring at least one property related to the hydrocarbon materials... Agent:
20130056202 - Optical casing collar locator systems and methods: Fiber optic enabled casing collar locator systems and methods include a wireline sonde or a coil tubing sonde apparatus configured to be conveyed through a casing string by a fiber optic cable. The sonde includes at least one permanent magnet producing a magnetic field that changes in response to passing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130056203 - Reducing sulfide in oil reservoir production fluids: Methods are provided for treating production fluid in an oil reservoir to reduce the amount of sulfide in the production fluid. The production fluid is treated with nitrate and/or nitrite ions in an aqueous solution that is added to an injection well that is in contact with the production well.... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130056204 - Dual function proppants: Proppants for use in fractured or gravel packed/frac packed oil and gas wells are provided with a contaminant removal component to remove one or more of the contaminants found in subterranean water/hydrocarbon from a production well. The water/hydrocarbon cleaning proppant solids may be used as discrete particles in a proppant... Agent: Preferred Technology, LLC
20130056205 - Systems, materials, and methods for recovering material from bedrock using supercritical argon compositions: A material to be used for hydraulic fracturing, comprising argon maintained as a supercritical fluid, and a proppant. The material may also include any one of a variety of gels, foaming agents, and/or gases. The material may be used in a system to recover resources from bedrock, the system comprising... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130056206 - Valve for hydraulic fracturing through cement outside casing: A valve for use in fracing through cement casing in a well allows for flow of cement down the well during the cementing process and in the open position allows for fracing fluid to be directed through the cement casing for fracturing the formation adjacent the valve. The valve is... Agent: Team Oil Tools, Lp
20130056207 - Downhole sealing system using cement activated material and method of downhole sealing: A downhole sealing system includes a reactive material provided on a tubular and including an oxidizable substance; and a sealing material, wherein the oxidizable substance oxidizes when in contact with the sealing material. Also included is a method of providing a seal in a downhole system.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056208 - Method of using a degradable shaped charge and perforating gun system: A method for perforating a formation interval in a well is disclosed. The method includes disposing a perforation gun comprising a shaped charge in the well proximate the formation interval, wherein the shaped charge comprises a charge case having a charge cavity, a liner disposed within the charge cavity and... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056209 - Swelling acceleration using inductively heated and embedded particles in a subterranean tool: The swelling rate of a swelling packer element or a conforming foam screen material is accelerated with heat. In another technique ferromagnetic particles or electrically conductive resins or polymers are interspersed in the swelling material and heat is generated at the particles by an inductive heater. A dielectric mandrel or... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056210 - Treating tar sands formations with dolomite: A method for treating a karsted formation containing heavy hydrocarbons and dolomite includes providing heat to at least part of one or more karsted layers in the formation from one or more heaters located in the karsted layers. A temperature in at least one of the karsted layers is allowed... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20130056211 - Polyamine-dihydroxybenzoic acid conjugate hydrogels as iron chelators: Compositions and methods for making a composition comprising a polymer and one or more chelators covalently coupled to polymer, wherein the one or more chelators has a benzene ring with more than one hydroxyl group at any position that is free, or a derivative of the chelator, or a salt... Agent:
20130056212 - Perforating stimulating bullet: A method and device for fracturing a subterranean formation by projecting a bullet assembly into the formation and then reacting energetic material within the bullet assembly. The bullet assembly can be part of a charge device that is in a perforating gun. A delay fuse can be included so the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056213 - Heterogeneous proppant placement: A method is given for inducing heterogeneous proppant placement in a hydraulic fracture in a subterranean formation by causing proppant aggregation through a gel phase transition or chemical transformation in the proppant carrier fluid. Proppant aggregation may be induced by causing or allowing syneresis of the polymer gel that viscosifies... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130056215 - Disintegrative particles to release agglomeration agent for water shut-off downhole: Disintegrative particles having a disintegrative coating surrounding a disintegrative core may be pumped within an aqueous treatment fluid downhole to a subterranean formation. With time and/or change in wellbore or environmental condition, these particles will either disintegrate partially or completely, in non-limiting examples, by contact with downhole wellbore fluid, formation... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056214 - Reducing sulfide in production fluids during oil recovery: Methods are provided for treating production fluid in a production well in an oil reservoir to reduce the amount of sulfide in the production fluid. The production fluid is treated with nitrate and/or nitrite ions in an aqueous solution that is added to the well casing.... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130056216 - Dynamic self-cleaning downhole debris reducer: A debris reducer for reducing debris within a fluid flow line having a lower screen that is secured within the flow line, the lower screen having a lower screen cage with a lower cutting portion. A debris reducer element is retained within the flow line and is moveably disposed with... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056217 - Flow path control based on fluid characteristics to thereby variably resist flow in a subterranean well: A system for variably resisting flow of a fluid composition can include a flow passage and a set of one or more branch passages which intersect the flow passage, whereby a proportion of the composition diverted from the passage to the set of branch passages varies based on at least... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130056218 - Riserless single trip hanger and packoff running tool: A running tool for landing a tubular hanger in a subsea wellhead housing or the like, installing an annulus seal assembly into a sealing annulus between the tubular hanger and the wellhead housing, and then pressure testing the seal assembly. The running tool includes an inner mandrel which comprises an... Agent: Fmc Technologies, Inc.
20130056219 - Subsea test tree control system: A subsea test tree control system provides operational control and power to subsea test tree equipment located within a subsea riser without an in riser umbilical to supply additional power to the subsea test tree control system. The subsea test tree control system includes a subsea horizontal subsea tree landed... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130056221 - Flow control device and flow control method: A method and apparatus is disclosed for controlling the flow of fluid in oil and/or gas production, involving a control device or an autonomous valve (2) operating by the Bernoulli principle and comprising a moveable disk or body (9) provided within a housing (4) for opening and closing said valve... Agent: Statoil Asa
20130056220 - Valve for hydraulic fracturing through cement outside casing: A valve includes: a housing; a mandrel disposed in the housing; a rupture disk disposed in a passageway of the mandrel; a sliding sleeve disposed between the housing and the mandrel; and a ball seat disposed in the mandrel. A method for actuating a valve includes: flowing a fluid through... Agent: Team Oil Tools Lp
20130056223 - Downhole torque limiter and method: The downhole torque limiter and method eliminate damage to downhole components by eliminating excessive torque transmission. The device comprises a housing, compression assemblies, and anti-rotation plates. Inner and outer assemblies of the device are permitted to slip with respect to each other after reaching a settable torque limit which is... Agent:
20130056222 - Multiple control line assembly for downhole equipment: Concentric control lines have an outer line disposed about one or more inner lines. Encapsulated together, the lines only require one penetration through the wellhead to extend downhole. At the wellhead, the lines communicate with an operating system, which can provide hydraulics, electric power, signals, or the like for downhole... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130056224 - Method of running a pipe string having an outer diameter transition: One embodiment provides an adjustable guide 10a to steer the end 90 of a pipe string 88 into position to be engaged and supported by a pipe gripping apparatus such as, for example, an externally gripping elevator assembly 10. The adjustable guide 10a may comprise a plurality of angularly distributed... Agent:
20130056225 - Methods and apparatus for increasing the reach of coiled tubing: The subject disclosure generally relates to the field of elongated structures such as coiled tubing and coiled tubing applications in hydrocarbon wells. More particularly, the subject disclosure relates to increasing the reach of coiled tubing by delaying the onset of buckling.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130056226 - Diverter spool and methods of using the same: A well containment assembly comprising a first pressure-containing device, and a diverter spool, the diverter spool comprising a body having a longitudinal central axis and at least partially defining a primary flowbore, an upper connection assembly coupled to the body, a lower connection assembly coupled to the body, and a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130056228 - Annular seal for expanded pipe with one way flow feature: The seal has a base ring that expands with the underlying supporting tubular. Extending from the base ring is a pleated structure with segments folded over each other so that the run in shape is small and up against the supporting tubular for run in. The pleated segments can have... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130056227 - Swell-based inflation packer: An isolation packer. The packer is both an inflation packer and swell-based. That is, an outer shell or bladder may be utilized in conjunction with internal swell material. In advance of inflation, a void or cavity may be disposed between the inner surface of the shell and an outer surface... Agent: Schlumberger Technology CorporationPrevious industry: Heat exchange
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