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07/10/2014 > 27 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20140190682 - Downhole tool apparatus with slip plate and wedge: A downhole tool that is used to seal a well bore. The downhole tool has at least one of a nose cap coupled to a slip means for converting shear forces into compression forces, a pultrusion rod, and a butterfly ring. The pultrusion rod extends the full length of the... Agent:

20140190683 - Annular barrier with compensation device: The present invention relates to an annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole downhole for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone of the borehole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part... Agent: Welltec A/s

20140190684 - Extrusion preventing supporting device: The invention relates to an extrusion preventing supporting device (30) comprising interconnected chain elements (40; 50, 55). Outwardly curved ends (42; 57, 58) of the chain elements (40; 50, 55) are adapted to be received by inwardly curved ends (43; 52, 53) of adjacent chain elements (40; 50, 55). Each... Agent: Interwell Technology As

20140190685 - Downhole tools having non-toxic degradable elements and methods of using the same: Downhole tools for use in oil and gas production which degrade into non-toxic materials, a method of making them and methods of using them. A frac ball and a bridge plug comprised of polyglycolic acid which can be used in fracking a well and then left in the well bore... Agent: Frazier Technologies, L.L.C.

20140190686 - Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant: Electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles and methods for producing such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles from an alumina-containing raw material. Methods for using such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles in hydraulic fracturing operations.... Agent:

20140190687 - Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations: A method of treating a subsurface formation includes circulating at least one molten salt through at least one conduit of a conduit-in-conduit heater located in the formation to heat hydrocarbons in the formation to at least a mobilization temperature of the hydrocarbons. At least some of the hydrocarbons are produced... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140190688 - Multi-window lateral well locator/reentry apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for locating multiple windows in a wellbore. The windows are associated with lateral wells. The apparatus may include: a running tool connected to a work string, wherein the running tool contains an inner bore being located at a distal end of the running tool; a swing... Agent: Knight Information Systems, LLC

20140190689 - Use of foam with in situ combustion process: The present invention relates to a novel method of maintaining a steady and/or proper water-gas ratio for the wet in situ combustion process for oil recovery. In particular, the method comprises mixing water with a foaming agent, or some other colloid capable of generating foam, in addition to gas. The... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140190690 - Oil formulation for preventing water penetration in underground formations: The present invention relates to the use of an oil formulation in the field of the oil industry, in particular for the prevention of water penetration. The formulation according to the invention is in particular intended to be injected into underground formations, such as injection wells or production wells.... Agent: Rhodia Operations

20140190691 - Method of selecting a production well location in a hydrocarbon subsurface formation: An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heat from one or more heaters to a hydrocarbon containing layer in the formation such that at least some hydrocarbons in the layer are mobilized; and producing at... Agent:

20140190692 - Production-treating chemicals added to polymer slurries used in treatment of oil and gas wells: Production-treating chemicals, such as paraffin inhibitors, corrosion inhibitors and scale inhibitors are provided along with water-soluble polymers in a base oil phase to be used in a well treatment. The mixture may be provided as a separate product or mixed at a well site when performing a well treatment, such... Agent:

20140190693 - Hydraulic fracturing: An improvement over known hydraulic fracturing fluids. Boundary layer kinetic mixing material is added to components of fracturing fluid wherein kinetic mixing material is a plurality of particles wherein at least 25% of particles are several types, i.e., having surface characteristics of thin walls, three dimensional wedge-like sharp blades, points,... Agent: Ecopuro, LLC

20140190694 - Method of treating ultra-low permeable subterranean formations using proppant particulates coated with degradable material: Methods of treating an ultra-low permeability subterranean formation having a fracture complexity comprising interconnected fractures including providing a fracturing fluid comprising a base fluid and coated proppant, wherein the coated proppant comprise proppant coated with a degradable material; introducing the fracturing fluid into the ultra-low permeability subterranean formation at a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190695 - Methods using stimulation-capable drill-in and completion fluids: Methods comprising providing a drill-in fluid including an aqueous carrier fluid, a surfactant; and a self-degradable filter cake-forming agent which includes a plurality of degradable particulates which are operable to form an acid upon degradation, and a plurality of acid-degradable particulates. Drilling a wellbore through a reservoir section of a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190696 - Lost circulation treatment fluids comprising pumice and associated methods: Disclosed are lost circulation treatment fluids and methods of sealing lost circulation zones. Embodiments include a method of sealing a lost circulation zone. The method comprises circulating a lost circulation treatment fluid in a wellbore, wherein the lost circulation treatment fluid comprises: pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water;... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190697 - Single component resin systems and methods relating thereto: A method of use of single component resins to strengthen structural features in subterranean formations includes providing particulates, a carrier fluid, a curable resin and a latent curing agent. The curable resin is not cured by the latent curing agent at room temperature, standard pressure or neutral pH. The particulates... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190698 - Steam generator and method for generating steam: A method for producing steam includes combusting a fuel and an oxidant to generate heat in a combustion stream, and injecting impure water into the combustion stream such that the heat produces a steam stream including particulate matter precipitated from the impure water. A steam generator includes a combustion chamber... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc.

20140190699 - Recovery of oil: A treatment formulation for use in enhanced oil recovery is described which includes a dispersing polymer which may be a partly hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol and a displacing polymer which may be a partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide.... Agent: Oilflow Solutions Holdings Limited

20140190700 - Compositions and methods for controlling particulate migration in a subterranean formation: Stabilizers that include hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymers may be utilized as compositions or in methods for controlling particulate migration in a subterranean formation. For example, a method may include providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid and a hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymer (HMAP), the HMAP comprising a plurality... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190701 - Apparatus and method for subsea well drilling and control: A subsea assembly suitable for subsea drilling and intervention operations includes a dual blowout preventer system having an upper blowout preventer located between a drill floor and a high pressure riser string, and a lower blowout preventer located below the riser string and above a wellhead. The dual blowout preventer... Agent: Stena Drilling Ltd.

20140190702 - Subsea connection apparatus for a surface blowout preventer stack: A subsea connection apparatus to allow connecting a surface blowout preventer stack and riser to a subsea wellhead is disclosed. The subsea connection apparatus uses a single cavity blowout preventer with a set of shearing blind rams. Hydraulically actuated wellhead connectors are secured to the top and bottom of the... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140190703 - Landing string: A landing string for use in deploying equipment between a surface vessel and a subsea well comprises a separation assembly configured to permit relative movement of upper and lower regions of the landing string upon exposure to a predetermined load.... Agent: Expro North Sea Limited

20140190704 - Bi-directional pressure equalization valve: A valve for enabling communication between a first pressure and a second pressure including a piston member arranged in a housing. The piston member is movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration for selectively enabling communication between the first and second pressures. A control assembly is included for... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140190705 - Methods of removing a wellbore isolation device using galvanic corrossion of a metal alloy in solid solution: At least a portion of a wellbore isolation device consists essentially of: a metal alloy, wherein the metal alloy: (A) comprises magnesium at a concentration of at least 50% by volume of the metal alloy; and (B) at least partially dissolves in the presence of an electrolyte. A method of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140190706 - Encapsulating an electric submersible pump cable in coiled tubing: An electric submersible pump (ESP) cable encapsulated in coiled tubing is provided. In an example process, ESP cable is drawn through coiled tubing. Liquid filler that cures into a supportive solid matrix is pumped into the coiled tubing. The solid matrix may be a rubberized filler or a closed-cell foam.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140190707 - Reinforced shear components and methods of using same: A shear component for releasably securing a first component to a second component, the shear component comprising a body having a first end, a second end, an outer wall surface, an inner wall surface defining a cavity, a shear plane, and a core disposed within the cavity and in sliding... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140190708 - Annular barrier with axial force mechanism: The present invention relates to an annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole downhole for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone of the borehole. The annular barrier comprises a tubular part extending... Agent: Welltec A/s

  
07/03/2014 > 30 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20140182834 - System for developing high pressure shale or tight rock formations using a profusion of open hole sinusoidal laterals: A wellbore system to produce natural gas and/or oil from high pressure shale or tight rock formations using a profusion of open hole sinusoidal laterals to achieve comparable contact surface areas with multi-stage hydraulically fractured wellbores. The laterals are drilled in an orientation designed to intersect the dominant natural fracture... Agent: Era Exploration LLC

20140182835 - Oil sand production without co2 emission: A plant for generation of steam for oil sand recovery from carbonaceous fuel with capture of CO2 from the exhaust gas, comprising heat coils (105, 105′, 105″) arranged in a combustion chamber (101) to cool the combustion gases in the combustion chamber to produce steam and superheated steam in the... Agent: Sargas As

20140182836 - Apparatus for collecting a representative fluid sample: An apparatus for collecting a fluid sample from a reservoir contains a sample gathering chamber, a motor driven hydraulic pump, a motor mechanically coupled to the hydraulic pump, an electronic controller for influencing the actions of the motor, and a power source for running the motor. A piston which is... Agent:

20140182837 - Performance of permanently installed tubing conveyed seismic arrays using passive acoustic absorbers: Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems are provided. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be reduced, leading to improved performance of permanently installed seismic systems that are installed onto production tubing when the well... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140182838 - Multi-level sliding sleeve: A multi-level sliding sleeve including an outer cylinder, an inner sliding sleeve, a combined ball socket, a guider, an expander, an upper gland, a lower gland, and a ball. The outer cylinder includes internal threads in an upper end and external threads in a lower end, and the outer cylinder... Agent: Cnpc Bohai Drilling Engineering Company Limited

20140182839 - Low-clearance centralizer and method of making centralizer: A stop collar and a centralizer assembly including the stop collar are provided. The collar includes a first portion, and a second portion coupled with the first portion such that the first and second portions are slidable one relative to the other along a longitudinal axis of the collar. The... Agent:

20140182840 - Method of monitoring the flow of natural or injected water during oil field recovery processes using an organic tracer: A method of monitoring fluid flow in an oil reservoir includes the step of delivering a nutrient package to an oil reservoir. The nutrient package stimulates the growth of resident microbes/organisms which changes the morphology and function of the microbes. A sample is taken from produced fluids from wells in... Agent: Titan Oil Recovery, Inc.

20140182841 - Method for wellbore stimulation optimization: Methods of performing a stimulation operation at a wellsite are disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a subterranean formation having a wellbore therethrough and zones thereabout. The method involves establishing at least one objective for stimulating production of reservoir fluid from the subterranean formation and into the wellbore. The stimulating... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140182842 - Method of injection fluid monitoring: A method of monitoring an injection substance injected into an injection well penetrating the earth and a method of monitoring an underground reservoir storing a substance introduced through an injection well are described. The methods include disposing a monitoring system in a borehole, both a transmitting and a first receiving... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140182843 - Thermal processes for subsurface formations: A process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of a subsurface formation. Heat may transfer from one or more heaters to a part of a formation. In some embodiments, heat from the one or more heat sources may pyrolyze at least some... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140182844 - System and method for performing wellbore stimulation operations: A method of performing a stimulation operation for a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is provided. The method involves collecting pressure measurements of an isolated interval of the wellbore during injection of an injection fluid therein, generating a fracture closure from the pressure measurements, generating transmissibility based on the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140182845 - Timeline from slumber to collection of rfid tags in a well environment: Sensor assemblies are deployed in a borehole for a well, such as an oil well or other hydrocarbon recovery well. The sensor assemblies are coupled to a casing string (e.g., the exterior of the casing), and may detect RFID tags or other properties of material (e.g., fluids) in an annulus... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140182846 - Devices and methods for landfill gas well monitoring and control: A landfill well control system includes a mobile hand-held device provided with a software monitoring application including a table having data related to determination of a desired methane gas output flow rate. A landfill gas (LFG) wellhead gas control valve includes: an electronically controlled, powered flow control device actuator; a... Agent: Q.e.d. Environmental Systems, Inc

20140182847 - Wellhead sealing system and method: A system for sealing a wellhead. The system includes a setting frame, a driver cylinder selectively applying an axial motion, an adaptor attached to the wellhead, and a power mandrel operatively attached to the driver cylinder. The system may also include a setting sleeve attached to the power mandrel, with... Agent: Knight Information Systems, LLC

20140182848 - Algorithm for zonal fault detection in a well environment: A hydrocarbon well (e.g., oil well) may be monitored during to determine whether a fault exists during an operation such as injecting sealant (e.g., cement) into the borehole. RFID tags may be mixed in a wellbore fluid (e.g., drilling mud, cement, etc.), placed into a borehole, and then tracked within... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140182849 - Wellbore servicing assemblies and methods of using the same: A wellbore servicing system comprising a casing string disposed within a wellbore, a work string at least partially disposed within the casing string and having a wellbore servicing tool incorporated therein, wherein the wellbore servicing tool is selectively transitionable between a jetting configuration and a mixing configuration, wherein the wellbore... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140182850 - Process for producing oil: Heavy oil or bitumen is recovered by injecting an oil recovery formulation comprising ammonia and steam having a vapor quality of from greater than 0 to less than 0.7, or injecting components thereof, into an underground oil-bearing formation comprising oil or bitumen having a total acid number of at least... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140182851 - Novel anionic polyalkoxy group comprising surfactants on basis of guerbet-alcohols, method of manufacture and use in enhanced oil recovery (eor) applications: Compositions and methods of synthesis of anionic surfactants by alkoxylation of a Guerbet alcohol (GA) having 12 to 36 carbon atoms using butylene oxide, and optionally propylene oxide and/or ethylene oxide followed by the incorporation of a terminal anionic group are described herein. The GA of the present invention is... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140182852 - Method and apparatus for dropping a pump down plug or ball: An improved method and apparatus for dropping a ball, plug or dart during oil and gas well operations (e.g., cementing operations) employs a specially configured valving member with curved and flat portions that alternatively direct fluid flow through a bore or opening in the valving member via an inner channel... Agent: Gulfstream Services, Inc.

20140182853 - Downhole slot cutter: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a downhole slot cutter. The downhole slot cutter a housing of the downhole slot cutter configured to be inserted into a tubular positioned within a wellbore, and a plurality of dies supported by the housing, wherein the plurality of dies is configured... Agent: Tesco Corporation

20140182854 - Fluid loss control pill with internal breaker and method: A method of treating a subterranean formation. The method may include providing a fluid loss control pill that comprises an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and an internal breaker that is selected from the group consisting of inorganic delayed acids or inorganic salts. The method can include introducing the... Agent: Superior Energy Services, L.L.C.

20140182855 - Injection device: An injection device for use in injecting a fluid into a target location comprises a housing and a valve assembly located within the housing. The housing defines an inlet for communicating with an injection line, an outlet for communicating with a target location, and an injection fluid flow path extending... Agent: Tco As

20140182856 - Downhole fluid flow control system and method having dynamic response to local well conditions: A downhole fluid flow control system having dynamic response to local well conditions. The system includes a tubing string operably positionable in a wellbore. Annular barriers are positioned between the tubing string and the wellbore to isolate first and second zones. A fluid flow control device is positioned within each... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140182857 - System and method for injecting a treatment fluid into a wellbore and a treatment fluid injection valve: The present invention provides a valve and method for injecting a treatment fluid into a production zone of a hydrocarbon production well. The valve comprises a tubular housing comprising a housing axial fluid passage, a fluid inlet being in fluid communication with the housing axial fluid passage, and a lateral... Agent:

20140182858 - Plug tooling package with integrated sequence valves: A device and method of handling a plug in a tubing hanger includes a pressure actuated sequence valve that has multiple outlets. Hydraulic fluid from a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) provides hydraulic fluid that selectively flows through the valve for operating a tool that handles the plug. The valve outlets... Agent: Vetco Gray U.k., Limited

20140182859 - Process, device, and system to cap and seal oil and gas in a riser pipe: A containment valve assembly using the upcoming pressures to control the flow of oil/gas through a riser pipe with a stop flow plug positioned within the valve housing that has an outer surface shaped to fit within and against the riser pipe, and an inner socket cavity having a conical... Agent:

20140182860 - Tubing hanger assembly with single trip internal lock down mechanism: A tubing hanger assembly for suspending a tubing string into a wellbore comprises a hanger body having a radially outer surface including external threads having a first thread handedness. In addition, the assembly comprises a load ring coaxially disposed about the hanger body. The load ring has a radially inner... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140182861 - Casing or liner barrier with remote interventionless actuation feature: A tubular string is run into a wellbore with a remotely actuated valve near a lower end adjacent a cementing shoe. The valve is triggered to operate without intervention such as by mud pulses generated at the surface and recognized by a sensor linked to a processor adjacent the valve... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140182862 - Downhole tool having setting valve for packing element: A downhole tool has a mandrel with packing elements. Collars between the packing elements define ports communicating with gaps between the packing elements and the mandrels. Opposing piston housings on the mandrel can move in opposing directions to compress the packing elements against the collars. Each piston housing defines a... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140182863 - Straight-bore back pressure valve: A system in some embodiments includes a back pressure valve. The back pressure valve includes a body, a plunger disposed internal to the body, and a friction member disposed about the exterior of the body. The friction member is configured to expand radially to contact an internal surface of a... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

  
06/26/2014 > 51 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140174714 - Completion system having a sand control assembly, an inductive coupler, and a sensor proximate to the sand control assembly: A completion system for use in a well includes a first completion section and a second section. The first completion section has a sand control assembly to prevent passage of particulates, a first inductive coupler portion, and a sensor positioned proximate to the sand control assembly that is electrically coupled... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174715 - Electromagnetic coupler: A tubular component for oil exploration includes an electromagnetic half-coupler that can be coupled to a half-coupler of another tubular component to allow data transmission, wherein an end portion of the tubular component includes a housing accommodating the half-coupler, the half-coupler including a coupling element and an annular armature for... Agent: Vam Drilling France

20140174716 - Petroleum well intervention winch system: A petroleum well intervention winch system includes a high pressure confining housing for a drum for a rope to a tool string. The pressure confining housing has a connector with an aperture for the rope to a top of a tool string gate chamber on vertical bore BOP valves on... Agent: Capwell As

20140174717 - System for pumping hydraulic fracturing fluid using electric pumps: A system for hydraulically fracturing an underground formation in an oil or gas well to extract oil or gas from the formation, the oil or gas well having a wellbore that permits passage of fluid from the wellbore into the formation. The system includes a plurality of pumps powered by... Agent: Us Well Services LLC

20140174718 - Push / pull system and support structure for snubbing unit or the like on a rig floor: In one embodiment, a support structure for use on a rig floor and for supporting a unit used to manipulate tubular components through a wellhead comprises a support plate adapted to securely mount the support structure to said unit, a passage in the support plate of sufficient diameter to allow... Agent: Team Snubbing Services Inc.

20140174719 - 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:

20140174720 - Dump bailer: A dump bailer for downhole placement of flowable materials in a wellbore. The dump bailer has an elongated housing with a cavity for placement of the flowable materials. The housing has an open bottom. In one embodiment, an expendable cap or plug, of a magnetic material, is held within the... Agent:

20140174721 - Probe packer including rigid intermediate containment ring: A downhole tool for a wellbore within a geological formation may include a housing to be lowered into the wellbore, a probe carried by the housing having a first opening therein, and a packer carried by the probe. The packer may include a rigid base having a second opening therein... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174722 - Extended reach well system: A system and methodology facilitates extending the reach of coiled tubing during a well operation. The technique employs tubing which is deployed along wellbore. A plurality of extended reach devices is positioned along the tubing. Each extended reach device has at least one internal guide member oriented for extension into... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174723 - Defoaming agent compositions and methods of making and using same: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising placing a foamed wellbore servicing fluid into a wellbore; flowing the foamed wellbore servicing fluid back to the wellbore surface; and contacting the foamed wellbore servicing fluid with an immobilized defoaming agent structure comprising an inert substrate and a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174724 - Hollow hydrogel capsules and methods of using the same: The present invention relates to hollow hydrogel capsules. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation with a hollow hydrogel capsule including a hydrogel shell including a hydrolyzed and crosslinked polymerized composition. The hollow hydrogel capsule also includes a hollow interior including at least... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174725 - Downhole cable sensor: A method and apparatus for evaluating the subterranean formation of a wellbore is presented. The method includes conveying a downhole tool in a wellbore via a cable, and determining the torque in the cable in real-time. The method further involves conveying the downhole tool on a wireline, and automatically triggering... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174728 - Method and apparatus for a well employing the use of an activation ball: A system includes a tubular string and a hollow ball. The tubular string is adapted to be deployed downhole in a well and includes a seat. An activation ball adapted to be deployed in the well to lodge in the seat. The ball includes an outer shell that forms a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174726 - System and method for providing oscillation downhole: A technique employs the use of oscillations downhole to facilitate a desired functionality of a downhole tool. According to this technique, a tool is initially conveyed downhole and operated to perform a function that relates to a downhole application. The operational efficiency of the tool is improved by creating oscillating... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174727 - Wireline apparatus: A wireline apparatus comprises a sheave for accommodating a wireline and a sheave mounting configured for coupling to a wireline stuffing box. The apparatus includes a sensor for measuring at least one of wireline tension and deployed wireline length at the sheave.... Agent:

20140174729 - Method for determining parameters of a bottomhole and a near-bottomhole zone of a wellbore: Whiles moving a pipe string in a wellbore during tripping operations, pressure and temperature are measured. Based on the measured pressure and temperature, such parameters of a bottomhole and a near-bottomhole zone of the wellbore are calculated as skin factor, permeability, reservoir thickness, bottomhole pressure, and outflow or inflow from/to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174730 - Method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir: A method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir including forming a dispersion, injecting a hydraulic fracturing fluid containing the dispersion down a well penetrating a hydrocarbon reservoir, thereafter collecting a sample of hydrocarbon fluid flowing from the reservoir, and analysing the sample to determine whether the tracer... Agent: Johnson Matthey PLC

20140174731 - Method and system for controlling tongs make-up speed and evaluating and controlling torque at the tongs: Make-up speed for a tongs drive system is monitored and controlled to maintain the speed within a limited target range either throughout the make-up process or during the final portion of the make-up process, thereby improving make-up consistency and allowing for improved evaluation or torque during the make-up process. An... Agent:

20140174732 - Methods and apparatus for evaluating downhole conditions through rfid sensing: An apparatus and method may operate to mount one or more communication assemblies relative to the exterior of a casing being placed in a borehole. Two communication assemblies can be placed in longitudinally spaced relation to one another along the casing, wherein each communication assembly is configured to obtain data... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174733 - Power generation via drillstring pipe reciprocation: A wireline configurable toolstring is conveyed within a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation via a tubular string to which the wireline configurable tool string is coupled in a manner permitting relative motion of the wireline configurable toolstring and the tubular string. The wireline configurable toolstring converts rotary motion imparted... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174734 - Cyclonic separators and methods for separating particulate matter and solids from well fluids: A downhole separator for separating solids from downhole well fluids comprises a cyclonic separation assembly. The assembly comprises a housing with at least one inlet port and an intake member disposed within the housing. The intake member includes a feed tube, a guide member disposed about the feed tube, and... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20140174735 - Method, system, and composition for producing oil: A method, system, and composition for producing oil from a formation utilizing an oil recovery formulation comprising a surfactant, an ammonia liquid, a polymer, and water are provided.... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140174736 - Wellbore servicing materials and methods of making and using same: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising placing a composition comprising a carrier fluid and a degradable polymer into the subterranean formation wherein the degradable polymer comprises polyimide, allowing the degradable polymer to form a diverter plug at a first location in the wellbore or subterranean... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174737 - Wellbore servicing materials and methods of making and using same: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising placing a first wellbore servicing fluid comprising a diverter material into a wellbore, allowing the diverter material to form a diverter plug at a first location in the wellbore or subterranean formation, diverting the flow of a second wellbore... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174738 - Millable bridge plug system: A millable bridge plug system includes a mandrel, a sealing member, ring members, cone assemblies, and slip devices. The sealing member, ring members, cone assemblies and slip devices are positioned on and around the mandrel. Ring members push against an upper end and lower end of the sealing member. The... Agent: Cnpc Usa Corp.

20140174740 - Method of intersecting a first well bore by a second well bore: In some general aspects, methods for intersecting a first, cased well bore include drilling a second well bore that has a distal end proximal to the first, cased well bore to be intersected, disposing a mill guiding device in the second well bore near a casing of the first, cased... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174739 - Using colloidal silica as isolator, diverter and blocking agent for subsurface geological applications: A system for blocking fast flow paths in geological formations includes preparing a solution of colloidal silica having a nonviscous phase and a solid gel phase. The solution of colloidal silica is injected into the geological formations while the solution of colloidal silica is in the nonviscous phase. The solution... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20140174741 - Settable compositions and methods of use: Disclosed herein are settable compositions and methods of using settable compositions in a wellbore. In one embodiment a method of introducing a settable composition into a wellbore is described. The method comprises providing a settable composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water. Introducing the settable composition into... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174742 - Well treatment with complexed metal crosslinkers: Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating subterranean formations, in particular, oilfield stimulation compositions and methods using polymer viscosified fluid crosslinked with metal complexes with amino and/or phosphonic acids to provide an increased crosslinking temperature and a low pH sensitivity. The metal complexes can be used with borate crosslinkers to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174743 - Well treatment with complexed metal crosslinkers: Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating subterranean formations, in particular, oilfield stimulation compositions and methods using polymer viscosified fluid crosslinked with metal complexes with amino and/or phosphonic acids to provide an increased crosslinking temperature and a low pH sensitivity. The metal complexes can be used with borate crosslinkers to... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174744 - Systems and methods for pressure-cycled stimulation during gravity drainage operations: Systems and methods for pressure-cycled stimulation during gravity drainage operations. These systems and methods include increasing a pressure within a stimulation well that extends within a subterranean formation and subsequently decreasing the pressure within the stimulation well to increase production of viscous hydrocarbons from a production well. The systems and... Agent:

20140174745 - Treated geothermal brine compositions with reduced concentrations of silica, iron, and zinc: This invention relates to treated geothermal brine compositions containing reduced concentrations of iron, silica, and zinc compared to the untreated brines. Exemplary compositions contain concentration of zinc ranges from 0 to 300 mg/kg, concentration of silica ranges from 0 to 30 mg/kg, concentration of iron ranges from 0 to 300... Agent: Simbol Inc

20140174746 - Sleeve valve: An sleeve valve for a well assembly includes at least one set of passages extending through a tubular body between the central passage and an exterior of the tubular body and a sleeve slidably located within the central passage of the valve body adapted to selectably sealably cover or uncover... Agent: Steelhaus Technologies, Inc.

20140174747 - System and apparatus for creating a liquid carbon dioxide fracturing fluid: A method, system, and apparatus required for creating a mixture of dry proppant and liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) for fracturing oil and gas formations is presented. The operation includes making a mixture of dry proppant and liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) for use in a fracturing operation by supplying dry proppant... Agent:

20140174748 - Oligomeric and polymeric electronically-modified boronic acids and methods of using the same: X1 and X2 are independently selected from O, CH2, CH2O, OCH2, bond, and null, Y1 and Y2 are independently N or C, Ar is a 5- or 6-membered ring aryl or heteroaryl group with a link L to monomer unit M1, m is 1 or 2, n is 0, 1,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174749 - Method and apparatus for downhole installation of coiled tubing strings: A tool for releasably coupling a coiled tubing string to a primary tubing string includes: a tool body for coupling to a downstream end of the primary tubing string, the tool body comprising a locking mechanism for selectively coupling a coiled tubing end joint to the tool body, the locking... Agent:

20140174750 - Liquid valve for flow control devices: Certain aspects of the present invention are directed to a liquid valve assembly that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The liquid valve assembly can include a housing and a liquid valve. The housing can define an inner chamber and an opening adapted to allow fluid... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174751 - System and method for high speed hydraulic actuation: There is provided a device and method for high speed hydraulic actuation. The method includes adjusting a position of an actuator using a hydraulic pressure regulator. Adjusting the position of the actuator includes increasing pressure on the hydraulic pressure regulator to open the actuator using a first solenoid, or decreasing... Agent:

20140174752 - System and method for monitoring tubular components of a subsea structure: A system for monitoring a subsea structure is presented. The system includes a sensor disposed on or about one or more tubular components of the subsea structure, where the one or more tubular components of the subsea structure include a riser, a flow-line, and a subsea umbilical. Moreover, the system... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174753 - System and method for controlling the pressure in a hydrocarbon well: A system (10) for managed pressure drilling, or for workover of a hydrocarbon well with a wellhead, the system comprising a floating structure that is located in a body of water (41). A method is also described for connecting up the system for managed pressure drilling or well workover. The... Agent: Moss Maritime As

20140174754 - Annular blowout preventer and lower marine riser package connector unit: An annular blowout preventer assembly has an annular element housing and a central cavity with an elastomeric annular element in the central cavity. An annular element piston is located within the central cavity in engagement with the annular element. A connector housing has an upper end that abuts a lower... Agent: Hydril Usa Manufacturing LLC

20140174755 - Valve: A valve comprises a valve mechanism located within a housing arrangement, wherein the housing arrangement comprises an outer housing configured to be mechanically secured with a fluid conduit system, and an inner housing located within the outer housing and configured to contain pressure.... Agent:

20140174756 - Artificial lift method for low pressure sagd wells: A pumping system includes a hydraulic motor assembly configured to drive a production pump. The hydraulic motor assembly includes a master pump located on the surface and an electric motor configured to controllably power the master pump. When moved by the electric motor, the master pump discharges a working fluid... Agent: Ge Oil & Gas Esp, Inc.

20140174757 - Electronic rupture discs for interventionaless barrier plug: Methods and apparatus are presented for removing a degradable barrier plug positioned in a downhole axial passageway. The degradable plug is initially isolated from fluid by at least one solid, non-degradable cover. A first electronic rupture disc assembly is actuated to open a passageway to the degradable plug. A second... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174758 - Packer including support member with rigid segments: A downhole tool for a wellbore within a geological formation may include a housing to be lowered into the wellbore, a probe carried by the housing, and a packer carried by the probe. The packer may include a rigid base, an elastomeric member carried by the rigid base and having... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174761 - Downhole shifting tool: A shifting tool for use in shifting axial position of a shiftable element in a well. The tool comprises a linkage mechanism configured to translate an independent axial force into a dedicated radial force applied to expansive elements thereof. Thus, the elements may radially expand into engagement with the shiftable... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174759 - Downhole tool centralizing pistons: The present disclosure is directed to setting pistons designed to centralize downhole tools within a wellbore. In one embodiment, a downhole tool includes a probe extendable to engage a wall of a wellbore and a setting piston extendable towards the wall of the wellbore. A roller is coupled to the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174762 - Method and apparatus for pipe-conveyed well logging: A well logging instrument deployment device according to this aspect of the invention includes a housing configured to be coupled to a pipe string. A latch disposed in the housing and is configured to retain a well logging instrument in a first longitudinal position inside the pipe string. An actuator... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174760 - System and method for conveying: A technique facilitates conveyance of equipment along a wellbore or other tubular structure. A tractor is provided with a plurality of wheels oriented to engage a surrounding wall. Rotation of the wheels drives the tractor and causes longitudinal movement of the tractor with respect to the surrounding wall via a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140174763 - Liner hanger system: An improved liner hanger system is disclosed. The improved liner hanger system comprises a liner hanger positioned within a casing. The liner hanger comprises a spiked portion having one or more spikes, wherein the spikes comprise a flat portion. At least one of the one or more spikes is expandable... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140174764 - Annulus seal utilizing energized discrete soft interfacial sealing elements: A seal assembly for sealing an annulus between inner and outer wellhead members includes an energizer ring formed of a high strength elastic material having inner and outer legs. An annular inner recess with grooves on its base is formed on an inward facing surface of the inner leg. An... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

  
06/19/2014 > 56 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20140166263 - Brine based indirect steam boiler: Systems and methods generate steam in hydrocarbon recovery operations and may further enable emulsion separation and product upgrading. The methods rely on indirect boiling of water by contact with a thermal transfer liquid heated to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the water. Examples of the liquid include oils, recovered hydrocarbons,... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140166264 - Blowout preventer system having position and pressure sensing device and related methods: Blowout preventer systems are provided. According to an exemplary embodiment, the system includes a blowout preventer, a plurality of position sensing mechanisms, a plurality of pressure sensing mechanisms, and a controller configured to receive position data indicating a position of a piston and pressure data indicating the pressure of hydraulic... Agent: Hydril Usa Manufacturing LLC

20140166265 - Ball drop wellhead control apparatus: A ball drop wellhead control apparatus provides a control ball between one of a frac ball drop and a frac ball injector used to drop frac balls into a frac fluid stream being pumped into a subterranean well to ensure that only frac balls intended to be dropped reach the... Agent: Oil States Energy Services, LLC

20140166268 - Discharge pressure monitoring system: A pressure monitoring method comprising providing wellbore servicing equipment comprising a pump, a discharge flow path configured to discharge fluid from the pump, a discharge pressure monitoring system comprising a transducer in pressure communication with the discharge flow path, and an electronic circuit in electrical communication with the transducer and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166269 - Downhole sampling of compressible fluids: A downhole compressible fluid sampling tool includes a primary fluid flow line deployed between a fluid inlet probe and a fluid outlet line. A fluid analysis module and a fluid pumping module are deployed in the primary fluid flow line. The fluid pumping module includes a pump in parallel with... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166271 - Hydraulic system and method of monitoring: A technique involves monitoring a hydraulic system having a hydraulic pump coupled to a hydraulic motor which can be used to drive well related equipment. The system and methodology utilize sensors positioned to monitor parameters related to operation of the hydraulic pump and the hydraulic motor. A processor system is... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166272 - Measurement and control system for a downhole tool: A system and method of measuring and controlling the operation of a downhole steam generator. The system may include surface and/or downhole control systems for sending and/or receiving control and measurement signals. The control systems may also communicate with and control surface and/or downhole equipment for supplying process fluids, gasses,... Agent: World Energy Systems Incorporated

20140166273 - Rotating control device docking station: A system and method is provided for converting a drilling rig between conventional hydrostatic pressure drilling and managed pressure drilling or underbalanced drilling using a docking station housing mounted on a marine riser or bell nipple. This docking station housing may be positioned above the surface of the water. When... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140166266 - Sensing indicator having rfid tag, downhole tool, and method thereof: A sensing indicator for a downhole tool, the sensing indicator includes a sensing mechanism including a sensing device and an RFID tag. Wherein the RFID tag is only readable when a set limit is exceeded. The set limit related to a sensed condition of a downhole component of the downhole... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140166267 - Suction pressure monitoring system: A wellbore servicing system comprising a pump, a fluid supply flow path configured to supply fluid to the pump, and a suction pressure monitoring system comprising a transducer in pressure communication with the fluid supply flow path, and an electronic circuit in electrical communication with the transducer and a monitoring... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166270 - System and method for positioning equipment for well logging: A system and method for positioning equipment on a track system where the equipment may descend a wireline or a cable into a borehole for well logging. The equipment may be a drum unit for storing, deploying and retracting the cable, a winch, a dancer unit and an auxiliary power... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166274 - System and method for production reservoir and well management using continuous chemical measurement: A system performs methods for well and reservoir management for optimized production of fluids in a reservoir. The system includes a knowledge engine configured to receive a plurality of field inputs, process and analyze the field inputs, and provide a plurality of outputs for presentation to an operator. The system... Agent: Neotek Energy, Inc.

20140166275 - System and method for determining mechanical properties of a formation: A method and/or a system determines mechanical properties of a fluid-bearing formation. One or more packers may be used to measure and/or collect data regarding mechanical properties of a formation. The formation characteristics may be, for example, the stability of the formation, design parameters for frac-pack/gravel-pack operations, and sand production.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166276 - Method and system for treating a subterranean formation: A method and apparatus to treat a subterranean formation comprising a wellbore including introducing a tool to a wellbore in a region of low permeability or damage, treating the region of low permeability or damage with a fluid, simultaneously measuring a fluid pressure drop and volume of fluid flow in... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166277 - Electronically set and retrievable isolation devices for wellbores and methods thereof: Sealing devices such as packers comprise an expandable sealing element that is inflated and/or deflated by an electrically-activated pump disposed in a wellbore so that the sealing element can be set and retrieved from the wellbore. The pump is disposed downhole in close proximity to the expandable sealing element and... Agent:

20140166279 - Extended reach steam assisted gravity drainage with oxygen (\"ersagdox\"): a

20140166278 - Use of steam-assisted gravity drainage with oxygen (\"sagdox\") in the recovery of bitumen in lean zones (\"lz-sagdox\"):

20140166280 - Hydrocarbon recovery employing an injection well and a production well having multiple tubing strings with active feedback control: System and method for producing fluids from a hydrocarbon reservoir where an injector well segment and parallel underlying producer well segment are both completed with slotted liners. The injector and producer segments are logically partitioned into corresponding sections to define a plurality of injector-producer section pairs. Injection tubing strings supply... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166281 - Liquid indirect steam boiler: Systems and methods generate steam in hydrocarbon recovery operations and may further enable emulsion separation and product upgrading. The methods rely on indirect boiling of water by contact with a thermal transfer liquid heated to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the water. Examples of the liquid include oils, recovered hydrocarbons,... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140166282 - Functionalized hydrogen sulfide scavengers: Functionalized alpha-hydroxy alkyl ethers have been found to perform as non (or anti-) scaling hydrogen sulfide scavengers. A method of scavenging hydrogen sulfide includes contacting a fluid containing hydrogen sulfide with a treatment fluid including a functionalized alpha-hydroxy alkyl ether. Accordingly, the alpha-hydroxy alkyl ether reacts with the hydrogen sulfide... Agent: Champion Technologies, Inc.

20140166284 - Completion system for accomodating larger screen assemblies: A completion system, including a tubular string initially having an substantially constant first dimension and configured to include at least one unexpanded portion having the first dimension and at least one expanded portion having a second dimension larger than the first dimension. The tubular string has at least one opening... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140166283 - Millable bridge plug system: A millable bridge plug system includes a mandrel, a sealing member, ring members, cone assemblies, and slip devices. The sealing member, ring members, cone assemblies and slip devices are positioned on and around the mandrel. Ring members abut against an upper end and a lower end of the sealing member.... Agent: Cnpc Usa Corp.

20140166285 - Novel weighted elastomer systems for use in cement, spacer and drilling fluids: A drilling fluid, spacer fluid and cementing compositions for use in subterranean wells are disclosed along with methods for making using same, where the compositions include a particulate weighted elastomeric composition system including at least one higher density weighting agent and at least one elastomer, where the higher density weighting... Agent: Clearwater International, LLC

20140166286 - Methods of enhancing the conductivity of propped fractures with in-situ acidizing: Methods of treating subterranean formations comprising providing a wellbore in a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein; providing a first treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and an acid generating inert agent; providing a second treatment fluid comprising a base fluid, and an acid generating activator; introducing the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166290 - Method for individually servicing a plurality of zones of a subterranean formation: A method of servicing a subterranean formation comprising providing a first sleeve system comprising a first one or more ports and being transitionable from a first mode to a second mode and from the second mode to a third mode, and a second sleeve system comprising a second one or... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166287 - Polymer formulations in solvents with a high flashpoint, processes for production thereof and use thereof as pour point depressants for crude oils, mineral oils or mineral oil products: Polymer formulations comprising at least two different solvents having a flashpoint ≧60° C., and polymeric compositions obtainable by free-radical polymerization of at least one alkyl (meth)acrylate in the presence of at least one ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer. Multistage process for producing such formulations and the use of such formulations as pour... Agent: Basf Se

20140166289 - Scavenging hydrogen sulfide: Alpha-hydroxy alkyl esters have been found to perform as hydrogen sulfide scavengers. A method of scavenging hydrogen sulfide includes contacting a fluid containing hydrogen sulfide with a treatment fluid including an alpha-hydroxy alkyl ester. Accordingly, the alpha-hydroxy alkyl ester reacts with the hydrogen sulfide to reduce the amount of hydrogen... Agent: Champion Technologies, Inc.

20140166288 - Squeeze treatment for in situ scavenging of hydrogen sulfide: A method of performing a squeeze treatment comprises pumping a treatment fluid under pressure through a wellbore into a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid includes a hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound that adsorbs onto the subterranean formation in a region around the wellbore. Production fluids are then allowed to flow... Agent: Champion Technologies, Inc.

20140166291 - Surfactant system as a self-diverted acid for well stimulation: A composition for acid stimulation of a subterranean formation, which is an acidizing fluid including a sulfobetaine surfactant, a polymeric associative thickener, and a short chain alcohol. The acidizing fluid comprises sufficient acid so as to be non-viscous when pumped into a wellbore and becomes viscous as acid is consumed... Agent: Sanjel Canada Ltd.

20140166293 - Method for extending a network of existing fractures: The present invention relates to a method for extending a network of existing fractures in a subterranean formation. This method comprises pumping a first fluid into a pressurized volume to pressurize a compressible fluid in said pressurized volume to a predetermined pressure and releasing a second fluid out of the... Agent: Total Sa

20140166292 - Sliding sleeve having deformable ball seat: A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140166294 - Cystine proteases for bacterial control: The current application generally relates to the use of cysteine proteases in water pretreatment that reduce or eliminate premature enzymatic breakage of polysaccharide injection fluids. Plant enzymes can be used as a control method to interrupt bacterium capabilities to interact and destroy polysaccharidases and other enzymes that may prematurely break... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166295 - Isolation valve with debris control and flow tube protection: The present invention generally relates to an isolation valve with debris control. In one aspect, an isolation valve for use as part of a casing string is provided. The isolation valve includes a housing having a bore and a valve cavity. The isolation valve further includes a valve member movable... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140166296 - Self-standing riser system having multiple buoyancy chambers: A multi-tiered self-standing riser system includes one or more intermediate buoyancy chambers configured to provide an upward lifting force on strings of associated riser assemblies. The intermediate chambers have either an open-bottomed or closed container design. The chambers can further include an auxiliary buoyant material designed to either mix with... Agent:

20140166297 - Tensioner latch with sliding segmented base: A tensioner assembly for applying tension to a tubular member, such as a riser, can include an upper latch connected to the tubular member, a platform with a bore, and a lower latch ring. After applying tension to the tubular member, the lower latch ring can be closed around the... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

20140166299 - Arrangement in a hose connection between a wellhead and a surface installation: Arrangement in a hose connector of a riser provided between a wellhead and a floating surface installation. One or more hoses form a flexible fluid communicating connection between an upper portion of the riser and the floating surface installation. The first end portion of at least one fluid conduit is... Agent:

20140166298 - Closed-loop hydraulic running tool: A method and apparatus for setting an inner wellhead member in a subsea wellhead housing includes connecting an inner wellhead member to a running tool and running the running tool and wellhead member through a tubular member to a wellhead housing. A plurality of pistons urge fluid through a closed-loop... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

20140166300 - Drive head for a wellhead: A drive head for a wellhead, the drive head comprising: a rod drive; a pressure chamber; and a rod receiving part connected to the rod drive and enclosed within the pressure chamber. A method comprising: pressurizing a chamber mounted to a wellhead, in which the chamber encloses an upper end... Agent: Brightling Equipment Ltd.

20140166301 - Steam generation: A steam generation device and a method for generating steam using the device are disclosed. The device includes a fluid circulation pipe containing electrically and thermally conductive material, and at least one inductive cable made from an electrically conductive material wound around the pipe. The device and method allow for... Agent: Total S.a.

20140166302 - Intelligent completion system for extended reach drilling wells: Systems and methods for completing a wellbore. The system may include a first outer tubular member having an inflow control device configured to allow fluid to pass radially through the first outer tubular member. A second outer tubular member may be coupled to the first outer tubular member via an... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166303 - Sliding sleeve having contracting, ringed ball seat: A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140166304 - Sliding sleeve having ramped, contracting, segmented ball seat: A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140166305 - Milling cutter having undulating chip breaker: A cutting element includes a front face and leading face extending between a first and second sides. A leading cutting edge is located at an intersection of the front face and the leading face, and an undulating back-up cutting edge is formed in the front face and extends from the... Agent: Smith International, Inc.

20140166306 - Apparatus and methods for retrieving a well packer: A method of releasing a well packer can include applying a predetermined tension in a tubular string connected to the packer, and then reducing the tension, thereby retracting inward at least one slip of the packer. A well packer can include a generally tubular mandrel, at least one slip configured... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166307 - Self clamping shaker screens: A screen frame assembly, including a frame having a first end, a second end, a top surface, a first side disposed between the first end and the second end, and a second side disposed opposite the first side and disposed between the first end and the second end, in which... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20140166308 - Anti-rotation wedge: A key assembly is press fit into an annular space between a box and pin member to resist relative rotation of the box and pin members. The key assembly includes wedge like members that contact one another along complementary tapered surfaces, and when in contact generate radial forces into the... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

20140166309 - Pressure compensation device for thread connections: A threaded tubular section includes a first tubular member made of a first material, the first tubular member including a threaded pin section. The section also includes a second tubular member made of a second material, the second tubular member including a threaded box section to mate with the threaded... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140166310 - Expandable liner for oversized base casing: An expandable tubular member comprises a first portion having a first inner diameter and a first wall thickness. A second portion of the expandable tubular member has an increased inner diameter and an increased wall thickness. A transition portion of the expandable tubular member is defined by a wall thickness... Agent: Eventure Global Technology, LLC

20140166311 - Multi-position weight down locating tool: A weight down tool comprises a central mandrel configured to be coupled to a wellbore tubular, a plurality of outwardly extending hunter lugs disposed about the central mandrel, and a plurality of radially expandable weight down lugs disposed about the central mandrel. The hunter lugs are configured to retract in... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166312 - Multi-position weight down locating tool: A weight down tool comprises a central mandrel configured to be coupled to a wellbore tubular, an outwardly extending indicator disposed about the central mandrel, and a plurality of radially expandable weight down lugs configured to engage a lower restriction and prevent downwards movement of the central mandrel with respect... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166314 - High pressure lock assembly: A lock assembly including a plurality of dogs, each dog having a load bearing surface and a first interconnection feature. An extender body is operatively arranged for radially transitioning the plurality of dogs between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. The load bearing surface of each dog is operatively... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140166315 - Lock assembly with cageless dogs: A lock assembly including a plurality of dogs, each dog being circumferentially adjacent to at least one other dog in the plurality and each dog including a load bearing surface. An extender body is operatively arranged to transition the plurality of dogs between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140166313 - Quarter turn tension torque anchor: A torque anchor for anchoring well equipment in a well conduit to arrest movement in both longitudinal directions and rotation in a first direction, but not rotation in an opposed second direction. A mandrel connected to the equipment has L-shaped grooves for slideably receiving respective pins from a drag body... Agent: Tazco Holdings Inc.

20140166318 - Apparatus and methods for retrieving a well packer: A method of releasing a well packer can include applying a predetermined tension in a tubular string connected to the packer, and then reducing the tension, thereby retracting inward at least one slip of the packer. A well packer can include a generally tubular mandrel, at least one slip configured... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166316 - Fabrication and use of well-based obstruction forming object: An apparatus that is usable within a well includes a string and an object. The object is adapted to be communicated into the well through a passageway of the string to form an obstruction downhole in the well. The object includes an inner core; a layer to surround the inner... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166317 - Millable bridge plug system: A millable bridge plug system includes a mandrel having an upper portion and a lower portion, a shearing member attached at said upper portion of the mandrel, a sealing member, ring members, cone assemblies, slip devices, and a cap member at a lower portion of the mandrel. The shear member... Agent: Cnpc Usa Corp.

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