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02/05/2015 > 46 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20150034294 - Submersible electrical machine and method: A submersible electrical machine includes a first magnetic package spaced axially from a second magnetic package, a first stator displaced axially from the first magnetic package by a first air gap, a second stator displaced axially from the second magnetic package by a second air gap. The electrical machine can... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150034295 - Wellhead protector: A wellhead protector for inhibiting damage to a wellhead of an oil or gas well. The protector includes a skid having a first runner with a first end and a second end, a second runner with a first end and a second end, with the second runner spaced a distance... Agent:

20150034296 - Low profile, high capacity ball injector: An injector spool supports a plurality of ball injector assemblies having respective ball cartridges adapted to load one frac ball at a time into a ball chamber of a ball launcher of the respective ball injector assemblies to provide a low profile, high capacity ball injector.... Agent:

20150034297 - Push / pull system and support structure for snubbing unit or the like on a rig floor: In one aspect the invention provides a support structure for use on a rig floor and for supporting a unit used to manipulate tubular components through a wellhead, the support structure comprises a first section, a second section and a central passage of sufficient diameter to allow passage of the... Agent:

20150034298 - Intensifier ram blowout preventer: An apparatus for containing pressure associated with a well includes a ram fluid chamber, a ram piston, and an intensifier piston within a housing. The ram piston has ends associated with a ram and with the ram fluid chamber. The intensifier piston has ends associated with the ram fluid chamber... Agent:

20150034299 - Well packer with shock dissipation for setting mechanism: A packer assembly can include a setting mechanism with a shock dissipation device that deforms and thereby dissipates shock produced by the setting mechanism. A method of constructing a packer assembly can include assembling a setting mechanism by releasably securing a piston of the setting mechanism, the piston displacing in... Agent:

20150034300 - Well packer with nonrotating mandrel lock device: A method of constructing a packer assembly can include installing a body lock ring on a mandrel, and then outwardly surrounding the body lock ring with a structure displaceable relative to the mandrel by a setting mechanism. A packer assembly can include a setting mechanism which displaces a structure relative... Agent:

20150034301 - Economical construction of well screens: A well screen for use in a subterranean well can include a loose filter media, a sandstone, a square weave mesh material, a foam, and/or a nonmetal mesh material. A method of installing a well screen in a subterranean well can include dispersing a material in a filter media of... Agent:

20150034302 - Casing filling tool: Present embodiments are directed to a tubular filling tool. In certain embodiments, the tubular filling tool includes a conductor pipe configured to receive a filling fluid flow from a top drive and a diffuser block communicatively coupled to the conductor pipe and configured to receive the filling fluid flow from... Agent: Tesco Corporation

20150034304 - Hydrocarbon resource heating system including balun having a ferrite body and related methods: A system for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein includes a coaxial transmission line, a balun, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna coupled together in series and configured to be positioned in the wellbore so that the RF antenna heats the hydrocarbon resources in the... Agent: Harris Corporation

20150034303 - Hydrocarbon resource heating system including sleeved balun and related methods: A system for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein includes a coaxial transmission line, a balun, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna coupled together in series and configured to be positioned in the wellbore so that the RF antenna heats the hydrocarbon resources in the... Agent: Harris Corporation

20150034305 - Acoustic coupling of electrical power and data between downhole devices: An apparatus for communicating electrical power and data between downhole devices. The apparatus includes a wellbore tubular having a wall. An electrical device is positioned in a wellbore region to an exterior of the wellbore tubular. A first acoustic coupling element is positioned to the exterior of the wellbore tubular... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150034306 - Method and system for determining relative depth of an acoustic event within a wellbore: The present disclosure is directed at a method and system for determining relative depth of an acoustic event within a wellbore. The method includes obtaining two acoustic signals at two different and known depths in the wellbore, in which each of the acoustic signals includes the acoustic event; dividing each... Agent: Hifi Engineering Inc.

20150034307 - Dynamic in-situ measurement of reservoir wettability: Methods and systems for in-situ characterization of a reservoir rock are provided. One method includes: (a) sealing an interval corresponding to a selected depth or depths within the subterranean formation; (b) injecting a displacement fluid into the interval, wherein the displacement fluid displaces a reservoir fluid stored in the reservoir... Agent:

20150034310 - Compounds, compositions and methods for enhancing oil recovery: Described herein are compounds, compositions, and methods for enhancing oil recovery.... Agent:

20150034309 - Oil and gas fracture liquid tracing using dna: Tracing fracking liquid in oil and gas wells using unique DNA sequences. For each of the DNA sequences, bonding to magnetic core particles, and encapsulating them with silica. Pumping the volumes of fracking liquid, each marked with one of the unique DNA sequences, into the well. Pumping fluids out of... Agent:

20150034308 - Oil and gas fracture liquid tracing with oligonucleotides: Methods of tracing fracking liquid in oil or gas bearing formations using plural unique oligonucleotide markers. Method includes pumping the plural volumes of fracking liquid, each marked with a unique oligonucleotide, into the formation, thereby defining plural fracture zones in the formation, and, pumping fluids out of the formation while... Agent: Trace Logic, Inc.

20150034311 - Apparatus and method of concentric cement bonding operations before and after cementation: Method and apparatus for deploying at least one repeatable signal to empirically measure cement bonding before and after operating a tool string assembly comprising a selectively arrangeable tool assembly of a downhole drive tool usable for operating a downhole placement tool with shaft and axial displacement member extendable and retractable... Agent:

20150034312 - Magnetic latching device for downhole wellbore intercept operations: A downhole magnetic latching tool includes at least one permanent magnet deployed on a non-magnetic tool body. A magnetically permeable housing is deployed about the permanent magnet. The magnetic latching tool provides an attractive magnetic force between a drill string and a cased target wellbore.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150034313 - In situ combustion with a mobile fluid zone: A process for hydrocarbon recovery from an oil sands reservoir having a mobile fluid zone above a bitumen zone. The process includes generating, in the bitumen zone a mobilized and through a mobility enhancing process. The process also includes recovering at least some of the original oil-in-place and injecting an... Agent:

20150034314 - Coated particles and methods for their manufacture and use: Disclosed are coated particles, such as proppants, processes for their preparation and methods for using such particles, such as in a hydraulic fracturing process. The coated particles include a coating that includes a crystalline or semicrystalline polyester/polyurethane having a decrystallization temperature of at least 35° C.... Agent:

20150034315 - Viscosified acid fluid and method for use thereof: A method includes providing an oilfield treatment fluid including an aqueous HCl solution having greater than 15% HCl by weight, and a fixing agent (FA) in a molar ratio of FA:HCl of between 0.5 and 2.5 inclusive. The FA is urea and/or a urea derivative. The oilfield treatment fluid further... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150034316 - Annular barrier having expansion tubes: The present invention relates to an annular barrier (1) for mounting as part of a well tubular structure (3), the annular barrier being adapted to be expanded in an annulus (2) between the well tubular structure and an inside wall (41) of a borehole (4). The annular barrier comprises a... Agent: Welltec A/s

20150034317 - Method of well operation: Method and use of abandoning a well (2) or removing a well element (10) which is arranged in a well (2) by melting surrounding materials or by melting the well element (10), the method comprising the steps of; providing an amount of a heat generating mixture (6), the amount (6)... Agent:

20150034318 - Aqueous solution and method for use thereof: t

20150034319 - H2s scavengers with synergistic corrosion inhibition:

20150034320 - System and method for extracting petroleum and generating electricity using natural gas or local petroleum: One embodiment is a method for extracting oil from a near-depleted oil well. A portable natural gas, methane, or petroleum reformer is brought to a site of the oil well. A quantity of natural gas, methane, or a portion of the locally produced petroleum and a quantity of water is... Agent:

20150034321 - Downhole spear having mechanical release mechanism for use in wellbores and methods of using same: A downhole retrieval tool for engaging and retrieving an object from a wellbore includes a mandrel and a grapple having a contracted position and an expanded position. In the expanded position, the grapple engages the object for retrieval. The grapple is operably associated with an expansion member disposed on the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150034323 - Sand control system and methodology: A technique facilitates a more desirable inflow distribution of fluid along a tubing string deployed in a wellbore. The technique comprises providing a tubing string with a plurality of flow control devices and conveying the tubing string downhole into the wellbore. An injection fluid is pumped down along an interior... Agent:

20150034322 - Steam generation with carbon dioxide recycle: Systems and methods relate to recovering hydrocarbons by injecting into a reservoir steam along with carbon dioxide recovered from flue gases produced while generating the steam and from separation of produced fluids. Due to benefits from the carbon dioxide injection, carbon dioxide capture rates from the flue gases selected below... Agent:

20150034324 - Valve assembly: A system that is usable with a well includes a string and valve assemblies that are disposed on the string. The valve assembly includes at least one control port and at least one radial fluid communication port. The valve assembly is adapted to serially receive an untethered object deployed in... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150034325 - Inclined wellbore optimization for artificial lift applications: A system for removing liquids from an inclined wellbore includes a plug member positioned within a heel section of the inclined wellbore, the plug member including an orifice therethrough; a first tubular member having a first end for providing fluid flow from the first portion of the wellbore to the... Agent:

20150034326 - System and method for managing heave pressure from a floating rig: A system compensates for heave induced pressure fluctuations on a floating rig when a drill string or tubular is lifted off bottom and suspended on the rig, such as when tubular connections are made during MPD, tripping, or when a kick is circulated out during conventional drilling. In one embodiment,... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20150034327 - Drilling system having slot for underwater storage of bop assembly: A drilling system includes a derrick installed on a platform of a stationary floating structure. An activity forms a borehole in a sea-bed, and carries out installation of a casing pipe assembly and a BOP assembly in the formed borehole. A BOP trolley forms the BOP assembly together with the... Agent: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd

20150034328 - Groundwater remediation apparatus and method: A well pipe provides for air sparging and soil vapor extraction for groundwater remediation at a single point of entry. An elongated well pipe is provided with a plurality of openings at an upper section and a lower section of the pipe and a packer member for separating the two... Agent:

20150034333 - Annular flow control devices and methods of use: Disclosed are annular flow control devices and their methods of use. One flow control device includes an annular inner shroud coupled to a work string that defines one or more flow ports therein, and an annular outer shroud also coupled to the work string and radially offset from the inner... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150034331 - Clutch apparatus and method for resisting torque: A clutch employed in a tool string includes an annular housing and an annular sleeve arranged and moveable within the housing. The sleeve is configured to move into engagement with the housing to inhibit relative rotation and axial translation between the housing and the sleeve.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150034329 - Downhole tool and method: A downhole tool (10) and method for controlling fluid flow into and/or from a formation zone (FZ), the downhole tool (10) comprising a sliding sleeve device (12) disposed between, and forming a fluid coupling between a first screen (14) and a second screen (16), the sliding sleeve device (12) configured... Agent: Petrowell Limited

20150034332 - Method and apparatus for restricting fluid flow in a downhole tool: A ball seat valve employed in a downhole tool string includes a split-ring baffle that is configured to radially expand and to radially contract to catch a dropped ball.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150034330 - Tool with pressure-activated sliding sleeve: A downhole tool and system for actuation of the tool. The tool includes a sliding sleeve assembly that is urged toward an opening position due to an interior pressure in the tool. A shear pin assembly hold the tool in the closed position. As pressure is increased to above a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150034334 - Inflow control device: The present invention relates to an inflow control device for controlling the flow of fluid into a well tubular structure arranged in a borehole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, an aperture provided in a wall of the tubular part, and a hollow... Agent:

20150034335 - Method and apparatus for supporting a tubular: A spider and method for supporting a tubular within a well bore. Radial dogs, controlled by cylinders that extend and retract simultaneously, are operable to support the tubular by the lower lip of a box connector. When a tubular connector is set down upon the dogs so as to depress... Agent:

20150034336 - Centralizer: A centralizer having bow springs in a retracted position to facilitate passage through a restriction. After passing through the restriction, the bow springs may be expanded to support a casing. In one embodiment, the bow springs may be expanded using a movable sleeve.... Agent:

20150034337 - Liner hanger and method for installing a wellbore liner: A liner hanger assembly to run-in a liner on a liner hanger, cement the liner in place and set the liner hanger in one trip. Then, a wellbore treatment process can proceed while the running string remains downhole or via a second trip. The liner hanger assembly includes a liner... Agent: Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc.

20150034338 - Wellhead pressure plug: A wellhead plug and a method for using a wellhead plug are presented. The ahead plug includes a plug body having at least a locking module, multiple sealing members, and a threaded connection tool. The wellhead plug according to the present disclosure offers multiple advantages over existing technologies. For example,... Agent:

20150034339 - Self-setting downhole tool: A setting apparatus for use on a downhole tool in a wellbore is described. The setting apparatus comprises an expandable member configured for axial expansion under fluid pressure wherein said expansion moves said downhole tool from an unset position to a set position. Generally, the fluid will be a gas... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

  
01/29/2015 > 55 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20150027684 - Centralizers for centralizing well casings: A centralizer for centralizing a pipe downhole in a well is provided. The centralizer includes a plurality of arcuate cuffs having first and second ends. The cuffs are affixed adjacent to the pipe's exterior wall, and positioned circumferentially adjacent around the pipe. The cuffs are flexible so as to be... Agent: Portable Composite Structures, Inc.

20150027685 - Shoulder ring for transmission line and transmission devices: A tubular section and a system including the tubular section are described. The tubular section includes a first tubular member including a threaded pin section and a second tubular member, the second tubular member including a threaded box section configured to mate with the threaded pin section. The tubular section... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027686 - Crude oil lifting system and method utilizing vane pump for conveying fluid: A crude oil lifting system and a method utilizing a vane pump for conveying a fluid. The crude oil lifting system comprises: an oil pipe and an oil pump connected to the oil pipe. The oil pump is the vane pump. The vane pump is provided with a cylindrical stator.... Agent:

20150027687 - Wireless actuation and data acquisition with wireless communications system: A downhole wireless actuation based pipe lifting system with wireless communications and data acquisition capabilities for lifting casing from a well formation. The system may be deployed along a casing string with centralizers in the closed position to prevent any resistance that would be created by the centralizers. Upon reaching... Agent: Tubel, LLC.

20150027688 - Interlocking low profile rotating control device: A system and method is provided for a low profile rotating control device (LP-RCD) and its housing mounted on or integral with an annular blowout preventer seal, casing, or other housing. The LP-RCD and LP-RCD housing can fit within a limited space available on drilling rigs. An embodiment allows a... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20150027689 - Expandable bullnose assembly for use with a wellbore deflector: Disclosed are embodiments of expandable bullnose assemblies for use in a well system. One well system includes a deflector arranged within a main bore of a wellbore and defining a first channel that exhibits a predetermined diameter and communicates with a lower portion of the main bore, and a second... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027691 - Gas lift assembly and methods: An apparatus has an elongate body defining an interior chamber and a gas passage in communication with the interior chamber. The elongate body further includes a base defining a liquid opening and a cap defining an outlet opening. The liquid opening is adapted to receive a liquid disposed in a... Agent: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe D/b/a Red Willow Production Company

20150027690 - Systems and methods for producing gas wells with multiple production tubing strings: A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well including a wellbore extending from a surface into a subterranean formation, the system including a wellhead disposed at the surface. In addition, the system includes a production tree coupled to the wellhead. Further, the system includes a casing coupled to the... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20150027693 - Systems and methods for production of gas wells: A method for producing gas from a well including a wellbore extending from a surface into a subterranean formation, wherein the well also produces liquid, the method including: (a) producing gas from a production zone in the subterranean formation through an annulus extending within the wellbore at a first velocity... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20150027692 - Multi-interval wellbore treatment method: A method of servicing a subterranean formation comprising providing a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation and having a casing string disposed therein, the casing string comprising a plurality of points of entry, wherein each of the plurality of points of entry provides a route a fluid communication from the casing... Agent:

20150027694 - Heater pattern for in situ thermal processing of a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation: Embodiments of the present invention relate to heater patterns and related methods of producing hydrocarbon fluids from a subsurface hydrocarbon-containing formation (for example, an oil shale formation) where a heater cell may be divided into nested inner and outer zones. Production wells may be located within one or both zones.... Agent: GenieIPB.v.

20150027695 - Casing perforating and erosion system for cavern erosion in a heavy oil formation and method of use: A system and method for forming a cavern in a formation beyond a cased wellbore utilizes a locator to position a perforating gun in the wellbore for forming axially aligned, spaced-apart perforations through the casing. The locator has a stationary portion, run in and anchored in the wellbore below a... Agent:

20150027696 - Method of collecting sample using multi-packer and apparatus thereof: Disclosed are a method of collecting samples and an apparatus thereof. The method of collecting a sample using a multi-packer includes (A) dropping a sample collecting container into a borehole to collect a sample; (B) confirming whether the dropped sample collecting container arrives at a predetermined depth; (C) allowing a... Agent:

20150027697 - System and method for producing methane from a methane hydrate formation: A completion system includes a first borehole structure having a first section formed proximate to a volume of methane hydrate located at a subsurface location. A second borehole structure has a second section formed proximate to the volume of methane hydrate, the first section positioned deeper than the second section... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027698 - Method of lifting oil from a well: In a well, the method of lifting oil to the surface that utilizes the hydrostatic pressure, the stored energy in a column of fluid in a tubing string to power a down hole pump that is controlled by a directional switching control valve that selectively directs said hydrostatic pressure to... Agent:

20150027701 - Methods of using oleaginous fluids for completion operations: In a method of gravel packing a wellbore in a subterranean formation, the wellbore having a cased section and an uncased section, the method may include pumping into the wellbore a gravel pack composition having gravel and a carrier fluid, where the carrier fluid includes an oleaginous fluid and an... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20150027699 - Pickering emulsion treatment fluid: A well treatment fluid comprising a Pickering particle emulsion comprising particles of a first liquid phase dispersed in a continuous second liquid phase, and comprising a plurality of colloidal particles adsorbed to a liquid-liquid interface between the first liquid phase and the second liquid phase. Methods, equipment and/or systems for... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150027700 - Sand control system and methodology: A technique facilitates a well operation employing at least one dehydration tube. The at least one dehydration tube is located along an exterior of a plurality of screen assemblies deployed in a wellbore and is fluidly coupled to a base pipe of at least one of the screen assemblies. The... Agent:

20150027702 - Methods of treatment of a subterranean formation with polymeric structures formed in situ: Methods of treating a subterranean formation are disclosed that include placing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid containing a one or more polymers capable of consolidating to form a polymeric structure at a downhole location. Also disclosed are treatment fluids including a polymeric structure for treating... Agent:

20150027703 - Solid state dispersion: A composition comprising, and methods of producing a solid state dispersion comprising particles dispersed in a water soluble polymer. Treatment fluids comprising, and methods of using the solid state dispersion are also disclosed.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150027705 - Method for zone isolation in a subterranean well: A method is for zone isolation in a subterranean well. The well is provided with a pipe body at least in a portion. The method includes providing a plug over a longitudinal section of the well, the plug covering substantially the entire cross section of the well at least in... Agent: Hydra Systems As

20150027704 - Packer end ring with device for gripping base pipe: A packer can include an end ring positioned proximate a seal element on a base pipe, and a gripping device which is compressed radially inward by a surface formed in the end ring, the surface encircling the base pipe. A method of constructing a packer can include positioning an end... Agent:

20150027706 - Electronically-actuated cementing port collar: A cementing port collar has an opening sleeve biased from a closed position to an opened position relative to the collar's exit port, and a first restraint temporarily holds the opening sleeve closed. The collar also has a closing sleeve biased from an opened position to a closed position, and... Agent: Wealtherford/lamb, Inc.

20150027707 - Engineered methods and materials for wellbore strengthening in subterranean operations: A method of wellbore strengthening may include providing a wellbore strengthening fluid comprising a drilling fluid, a particulate, and a fiber; introducing the wellbore strengthening fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and forming a plug comprising the particulate and the fiber in a void near the wellbore, the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027708 - Apparatus and methods for performing downhole operations using a selectably operable motor: In one aspect an apparatus for performing a downhole operation is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment may include a downhole tool that contains a hydraulically-operated motor and a flow control device that in one position allows a fluid to pass through the motor while preventing the fluid to flow... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027709 - Non-ballistic tubular perforating system and method: A non-ballistic tubular perforating system includes a tubular having a wall with perforations therethrough and at least one radially extendable member positioned radially of the perforations configured to displace cement radially of the tubular and configured to radially extend prior to pumping of the cement.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027710 - Poly(alkyenylamide)-polysaccharide hydrogels for treatment of subterranean formations: The present invention provides compositions including poly(alkenylamide)-polysaccharide hydrogels for treating a subterranean formation and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation, including obtaining or providing a composition including a poly(alkenylamide)-polysaccharide hydrogel. The method also includes placing the composition... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027711 - Convective flow barrier for heating of bulk hydrocarbonaceous materials: A system for disrupting convective heat flow within a body of hydrocarbonaceous material includes a body of hydrocarbonaceous material which is sufficiently porous that convective currents can form in void spaces of the material. A bulk fluid occupies these void spaces and the bulk fluid is heated by a heat... Agent:

20150027712 - Apparatus and methods for delivering a high volume of fluid into an underground well bore from a mobile pumping unit: Apparatus for pumping fluid into an underground well bore at a well site and being transportable between multiple well sites includes a chassis configured to be transportable between well sites, first and second fluid pumps disposed upon the chassis and configured to pump pressurized fluid into the well bore at... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027713 - Non-rotating wellbore casing scraper: A torque resistant casing scraper for attachment to a drillstring is comprised of a one piece tool body having rotationally unrestrained two-piece blade carriers with hardened diamond-shaped cutting blades and rotationally unrestrained two-piece axial centralizers. Adjoining blade carriers and centralizers rotate independently of the drillstring and the blade carriers interlocked... Agent:

20150027714 - Swelling debris barrier and methods: The present invention provides systems and methods for protecting the lower main wellbore of whipstocks and completion deflectors from debris accumulation. A well system subassembly includes a deflector tool arranged within a casing string and defining a deflector surface and an inner bore extending longitudinally from the deflector surface and... Agent:

20150027715 - Flow control device and method: The flow control device includes a flow path, a compensation chamber and a regulator assembly defining a first surface exposed to the flow path and an opposing second surface which is exposed to the compensation chamber. A drive arrangement is provided for moving the regulator assembly to vary the flow... Agent:

20150027716 - Inflow control device: An inflow control device for a well screen comprising: a body having an internal bore, said body mountable in line with a base pipe of said well screen; a plurality of body apertures in a wall of said body, said apertures spaced longitudinally and circumferentially from each other, about said... Agent:

20150027717 - Process for subsea deployment of drilling equipment: An apparatus, system and process for deployment of subsea drilling equipment through a moon pool of a drilling vessel is disclosed. The drilling equipment may include a subsea mudlift pump (MLP) that is configured to be deployed below the surface of the ocean and is adapted for conducting dual gradient... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20150027718 - Apparatus and method for processing fluids from a well: Provided is a system, including a first module (35b) configured to process fluid from a well, wherein the first module (35b) has an extension conduit (5b), having a connection that is coupleable to a central mandrel of a manifold (5), a processing device arranged in a region surrounding the extension... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20150027719 - Method and system for containing uncontrolled flow of reservoir fluids into the environment: Systems and methods for quick access and control of a blown-out well or well that is flowing uncontrollably into the environment. Preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a re-entry of the casing of the blown-out well below the mud line and the inoperable blowout preventer. The present invention also... Agent:

20150027720 - Metal-to-composite interfaces: The invention relates to improved metal/composite interfaces, particularly for risers used in offshore oil and gas production to connect a subsea oil well to a surface drilling/production facility. The invention provides a composite hoop structure configured to a bearing surface of a metal groove of metal liner over which axial... Agent:

20150027721 - Method and apparatus for recovery of heat from throat of acting land volcano: Geothermal energy is recovered from magma via a vent of volcano by a longitudinally displaceable, closed system of one tube for injecting working condensed water and the other production tube for return of heated water, and a number of heating tube members connected to front portions of the tubes. The... Agent:

20150027722 - Oil well gas lift by hydrogen production through produced water electrolysis completion: A method of using an electrochemical gas lift apparatus to induce artificial gas lift in a production fluid includes introducing the electrochemical gas lift apparatus into a well bore having a production zone, operating the electrochemical gas lift apparatus such that a combination of hydrocarbon fluid and formation water is... Agent:

20150027725 - Downhole activation assembly with sleeve valve and method of using same: A downhole activation assembly for a wellsite is provided. The wellsite has a downhole tool deployable into a wellbore. The activation assembly includes a ball, a housing, an indexing assembly, and a sleeve valve. The housing is operatively connectable to the downhole tool, and has a housing passage for flow... Agent:

20150027726 - Downhole apparatus: A downhole apparatus including a tubular body, first and second ports in a wall of the body, and a fluid pressure-responsive valve arrangement having a locked first configuration associated with a first pressure in which the first port is open and the second port is closed, an unlocked second configuration... Agent: Darcy Technologies Limited

20150027724 - Electronically-actuated, multi-set straddle borehole treatment apparatus: A straddle apparatus deploys in a borehole with tubing to treat different zones of a formation. The apparatus has first and second packer elements and a flow element disposed on the apparatus. The first and second packer elements have fill ports in fluid communication with the tubing and have packer... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20150027723 - Selective electrical activation of downhole tools: A method of activating a tool can include displacing a device in the tool, the device transmitting energy to a receiver of the tool, thereby activating the tool, and the transmitting including a control circuitry increasing electrical current flow between an electrical power source and a transmitter in response to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027727 - Tubular string displacement assistance: A displacement assistance device can include at least two flow paths in fluid communication with a flow passage, and a blocking member that blocks flow through each flow path in response to the flow through that flow path. A method of assisting displacement of a tubular string can include installing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027728 - Live well staged installation of wet connected esp and related method: An ESP assembly is broken into subassemblies to fit through a lubricator for live well deployment. A lifting device has a shaft transmission feature and associated housing rotational lock for use at the top of the first subassembly and to be left in position for engagement of the next assembly.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150027729 - Wireline roller standoff: Apparatus comprising a gripper operable to grip a cable extending between the Earth's surface and a downhole tool, wherein the downhole tool is suspended in a wellbore that extends from the Earth's surface to one or more subterranean formations. A body is assembled to the gripper. A plurality of rolling... Agent: Impact Selector, Inc.

20150027731 - Back pressure valve: A system in some embodiments includes a back pressure valve configured to mount in a mineral extraction system. The back pressure valve comprises a cylindrical body comprising a venting port coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body and a plunger disposed in the venting port, wherein the plunger... Agent:

20150027730 - Well tree hub and interface for retrievable processing modules: The present disclosure relates to providing a hub coupled into a production tree, manifold, or other equipment, and a base module that is attachable to and retrievable from the hub. The base module may be reconfigurable. The base module may be configured to receive other modules that are reconfigurable, wherein... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20150027734 - Flexible connections: An example double shoulder threaded tool joint connection includes a pin with external threads formed between a pin external shoulder and a pin nose. The tool joint also includes a box with internal threads formed between a box face and a box internal shoulder. The box internal shoulder may have... Agent:

20150027733 - Gate elevator: A shoulder elevator having a gated pipe opening, is disclosed. The elevator has a ringed body having unclosed sector creating an opening for receiving a pipe within the body ring. Pivotally mounted gates positioned on opposite sides of the unclosed, sector of the ringed body, move in unison to an... Agent:

20150027732 - Top drive stand compensator with fill up tool: A compensation and fill up assembly comprises a slip assembly for engaging a tubular and a compensation assembly for supporting a weight of the tubular when engaged by the slip assembly. The compensation and fill up assembly further comprises a fluid swivel and a fill up tool coupled to the... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20150027736 - Downhole wireline tension measurement: A downhole string and method of operating where tension in the downhole string is monitored real time so that the tension in the downhole string does not exceed its yield strength. Included with the string is a tension sub for monitoring the tension that includes a sensor in the housing... Agent: Ge Oil & Gas Logging Services, Inc.

20150027735 - Electrical power storage for downhole tools: A method of activating a downhole tool can include configuring the tool having an electrical power source, an electrical load, control circuitry which controls the electrical load, and a switch which selectively permits current flow between the power source and the circuitry, and generating electricity, thereby causing the switch to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150027737 - Insert units for non-metallic slips oriented normal to cone face: A slip assembly for a downhole tool, such as a bridge plug, has a slip body and at least one insert unit with a base and one or more inserts. The slip body has an incline at one end that interfaces with an inclined surface of a cone. As this... Agent:

20150027738 - Method and system for one-trip hanger installation: There is provided a system and method for installing a wellhead component in a single trip. Generally, a wellhead component may be run into a wellhead using a running tool. The running tool may then be retrieved from the wellhead and replaced with a locking tool, which is also run... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

  
01/22/2015 > 44 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20150021008 - Electromagnetic assisted ceramic materials for heavy oil recovery and in-situ steam generation: The disclosure provides a downhole tool, and method of using the downhole tool, for enhancing recovery of heavy oil from a formation. The downhole tool includes an outer core having at least one ceramic portion. At least one electromagnetic antenna is disposed within the outer core. The at least one... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20150021009 - Modulated opto-acoustic converter: An opto-acoustic subsystem is provided. The subsystem includes an optical transmitter and an actuator device. The optical transmitter can be positioned at a surface of a wellbore. The actuator device can be positioned in the wellbore and can respond to a modulated electrical signal generated from a modulated optical signal... Agent:

20150021010 - Counterweighted pump jack with reversible motors: A counterweighted well pumping unit comprises two or more reversible motors, each of which is directly and operatively connected to a rotatable drive component mounted on a support structure positioned over a wellhead. For each motor, an elongate, flexible drive element is trained over the associated rotatable drive component, with... Agent:

20150021011 - Ball launcher for a tubing string: A ball launcher has a body and a ball conveyor. The body has a sidewall defining axial bore, an attachment for attaching to a tubing string, and at least one radial port that provides access though the sidewall to the axial bore. The ball conveyor is carried by the body... Agent: Redco Equipment Sales Ltd.

20150021012 - Method and apparatus for subterranean tool actuation using stored torsional spring energy: A coiled spring is extended axially and its outside diameter is reduced for the run in position of a tool preferably a liner hanger. Upon release of the stored potential energy the diameter of the spring grows so that contact of the surrounding tubular is made by the spring to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150021013 - Electromagnetic assisted ceramic materials for heavy oil recovery and in-situ steam generation: The disclosure provides a downhole tool, and method of using the downhole tool, for enhancing recovery of heavy oil from a formation. A method for enhancing recovery of heavy oil from a formation includes placing a downhole tool in a first wellbore. The downhole tool has an outer core having... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20150021016 - Device and method for measuring torque and rotation: A device is taught for measuring and wirelessly transmitting one or more parameters during wellbore operations. The device comprises a torque sub releasably connected to a top drive at a first end and having a second end such that the torque sub rotates with the rotating top drive, one or... Agent: Mccoy Corporation

20150021014 - Forward deployed sensing array for an electric submersible pump: An electric submersible pumping system has an electric motor, a pump assembly driven by the electric motor and a sensor module. The sensor module preferably includes a detachable sensor array that can be selectively released from the sensor module. In preferred embodiments, the detachable sensor array includes a self-propelled sensor... Agent: Ge Oil & Gas Esp, Inc.

20150021018 - High pressure large bore well conduit system: Well conduit system and methods using a first outer conduit wall and at least one second inner conduit wall positioned through a wellhead to define an annulus with radial loading surfaces extending across the annulus and radially between at least two of the conduit walls to form passageways through subterranean... Agent:

20150021015 - Inflow control valve and device producing distinct acoustic signal: Systems and methods for generating and monitoring an acoustic response to particular fluid flow conditions in a wellbore include incorporating a sound-producing element into each inflow control device installed in a wellbore. Each of the sound-producing elements generates an acoustic signature that is readily identifiable from each other sound-producing element... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20150021017 - Inspection methods for reprocessing non-metallic oilfield tools: The disclosure relates to the treatment of non-metallic sucker rods, made of metal, particularly to the method of reclamation of used rods already used in the mechanical deep-pumping extraction of oil. The method of remanufacturing of standard length rods includes subjecting used non-metallic sucker rods to a destructive pull test.... Agent: Trc Services, Inc.

20150021019 - Downhole fluid flow control system and method having autonomous closure: A fluid flow control system includes a flow control assembly having a fluid flow path for a flowing fluid. First and second flow control components are disposed in parallel in the fluid flow path, the first having a positive flowrate response to decreasing fluid viscosity and the second having a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150021020 - Zonal compositional production rates in commingled gas wells: A production logging tool (PLT) is conveyed within production tubing containing production fluid flow established by zonal fluid flow from formation zones. The PLT measures a flow rate of the production fluid flow at each of a plurality of depths associated with a corresponding one of the zones. A flow... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150021021 - Multiple-interval wellbore stimulation system and method: Disclosed are systems and methods for carrying out multiple-interval stimulation of a wellbore. One disclosed method includes introducing one or more wellbore projectiles into a work string including a completion assembly having a first downhole tool arranged within a first interval, a second downhole tool arranged within a second interval,... Agent:

20150021022 - Energized slurries and methods: Energized slurries (including foams) comprising an Apollonian particle mixture and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of viscosifiers, gelling agents and rheological agents. Also, methods, fluids, equipment and/or systems for treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, relating to treatment fluids based on the energized slurries.... Agent:

20150021023 - Encapsulated microenergetic material: Providing high energy materials that can be placed in previously created fractures and activating them in place to extend or change an existing fracture system. Also detecting the location of fractures or permeable pathways and a means to assess the extent and efficiency of proppant emplacement.... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20150021024 - Atmosphere to pressure ball drop apparatus: An improved ball drop apparatus including an atmosphere-to-pressure frac ball injection chamber. A ball is first inserted into the atmosphere-to-pressure ball injection chamber from a ball feeding apparatus. The ball is then pushed into a pressure equalization section through a first seal pack. In a preferred embodiment, the pressure equalization... Agent: Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C.

20150021025 - Method for combined cleaning and plugging in a well and flushing tool for flushing in a well: A method is for the combined perforation, cleaning, and the subsequent plugging of a longitudinal section of a well. The well is provided with two pipe bodies placed substantially concentrically. The method includes lowering a perforation tool into the innermost pipe body to the longitudinal section, forming perforations in both... Agent: Hydra Systems As

20150021026 - Zone select stage tool system: A stage tool operable with a plug is used for cementing a tubing string in a wellbore annulus. The tool can have a housing with a closure sleeve movably disposed in the internal bore of the housing. When pressure is applied downhole to the tool, a breachable obstruction on an... Agent:

20150021027 - Wellbore fluid: The present invention provides a wellbore fluid, such as a drilling, completion or workover fluid, said wellbore fluid comprising a glucomannan additive. Further provided is a method of forming a gel plug from the wellbore fluid, a method of modifying the properties of a wellbore fluid, a method of drilling... Agent: M-i Drilling Fluids Uk Limited

20150021028 - Sealing fluid for setting a packer: A method and a sealing fluid for setting a packer in an annulus between a well bore and a well tubular is provided, which by adjusting i.a. the density, viscosity and setting time of the sealing fluid is able to provide among other things a full radial seal with an... Agent:

20150021029 - Method and apparatus for casing entry: According to one aspect of the disclosure, an intercept well for penetrating an existing tubular is drilled. A casing entry tool is provided in the intercept well and operated to form at least one aperture in the wall of the existing casing. The casing entry tool may be oriented toward... Agent:

20150021030 - Temperature compensated element: A time actuated element includes a mandrel, a housing coupled to the mandrel, the housing defining a fluid expansion chamber. A piston is positioned within the fluid expansion chamber. A thermally expanding fluid is positioned within the fluid expansion chamber. An end ring coupled to the piston slides along the... Agent:

20150021031 - Electric and fired steam generation systems: Methods and systems relate to steam assisted oil recovery utilizing a fired boiler and an electric boiler, which may be disposed closer to an injection well than the fired boiler. A gas turbine produces electricity supplied to the electric boiler and flue gas exhaust that may input into the fired... Agent:

20150021032 - Method for fracking wells using a packer to form primary and secondary fracs and seal intervals for hydrualic fracturing: A method for fracking and completing a well (10) having a well bore (12) through a formation (14) includes the steps of: packer jack fracking the formation using a packer (22) to form a packer fractured formation (28), moving the packer (22) to seal the packer fractured formation (28), and... Agent: Baski, Inc.

20150021033 - Thixotropic agents and methods of use: A thixotropic agent comprised of a gel which is comprised of a polymeric organic material cross-linked with certain boehmite aluminas having a crystallite size of less than about 100 Å as measured on the 120 plane.... Agent:

20150021034 - Switchable magnetic particle filter: Systems, devices and methods for strands of conductor oriented in a first direction; and strands of soft magnetic material oriented in a second direction that is different from the first direction evaluating a downhole fluid from a borehole intersecting an earth formation. The method may include filtering magnetic particles in... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporation

20150021035 - Tubing head spool actuation through landing string: A landing string for landing a tubing hanger in a tubing spool has flow lines for actuating annulus access valves. A tubing string depends from the tubing hanger, and projects into a wellbore lined with casing when the tubing hanger is landed. Piping outside of the tubing spool connects to... Agent: Vetco Gray U.k., Limited

20150021037 - Pre-positioned capping device and diverter: Systems and methods contain fluids discharged from a subsea well or at the surface by capping the well blowout with a pre-positioned capping device and diverting flow of hydrocarbons to a secondary location for disposal/handling in situations where casing integrity is compromised preventing ability to close in the flow of... Agent:

20150021036 - Pre-positioned capping device for source control with independent management system: Systems and methods contain fluids discharged from a subsea well or at the surface by capping the well blowout with a pre-positioned capping device. The capping device includes at least one blind shear ram and is separate from a blowout preventer. Different personnel offsite of a rig drilling the well... Agent:

20150021038 - Pre-positioned capping device on high pressure wells: Systems and methods contain fluids discharged from a subsea well or at the surface by capping the well blowout with a pre-positioned capping device. The capping device includes at least one blind shear ram and is separate from a blowout preventer. The blowout preventer may operate to control well events... Agent:

20150021039 - Umbilical: An umbilical comprising an outer sheath, a core enclosed by the outer sheath and comprising a plurality of helically wound umbilical components, and a tape wound between the outer sheath and the core, wherein the tape comprises a plurality of rigid elements adapted to press into or against the outer... Agent:

20150021040 - Self-draining production assembly: A production assembly includes a tree body, in which the tree body includes a main production bore formed about an axis and a wing bore extending through the tree body from the main production bore. The tree body may further include a wing valve in fluid communication with the wing... Agent:

20150021041 - Setting assembly and method thereof: A setting assembly including a settable member. A housing including a chamber and a setting material disposed in the chamber and having a first phase of matter and a second phase of matter. The setting material occupying a greater volume in the second phase than in the first phase. The... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150021042 - Drillable plug: A drillable plug includes a mandrel having an upper end and a lower axial section, the lower axial section having a geometry transition point separating an upper circular mandrel profile from a lower non-circular mandrel profile, a seal element disposed around the upper circular mandrel profile, and a lower cone... Agent:

20150021043 - Safety device for retrieving component within wellhead: A system is provided that include a safety device configured to mount in a mineral extraction system and block axial movement of a plug in the mineral extraction system while the plug is released from a retainer. In one embodiment, the safety device may be a sleeve configured to receive... Agent:

20150021044 - Grooved swellable packer: A swellable packer which includes a generally tubular mandrel having a central axis and an exterior cylindrical surface. The swellable packer further includes a swellable elastomeric body fixed to the exterior cylindrical surface of the mandrel, wherein the swellable elastomeric body includes a plurality of grooves and wherein the generally... Agent:

20150021045 - Rotating flow control device for wellbore fluid control device: The invention relates to a rotating flow control device and methods of using the same for controlling wellbore fluids at the head of a riser diverter for use in offshore drilling operations or the head of a blowout preventer stacks annular for conventional land-based drilling operations. The rotating flow control... Agent: Elite EnergyIPHoldings Ltd.

20150021047 - Centralizer assembly and method for attaching to a tubular: A centralizer, method, and centralizer assembly. For example, the centralizer assembly includes a first stop collar fixed in place on a tubular, and a first end collar that is sized to slide axially over the first stop collar. The centralizer assembly also includes a first retainer coupled with the first... Agent:

20150021046 - Threaded connections and methods: Threaded couplings and methods for use in drilling with casing can include first and second male members having exterior threads engaged with interior threads of a female member. Exterior shoulders of the male members can abut interior shoulders of the female member to facilitate placement of the male members such... Agent: Houston International Specialty, Inc.

20150021048 - Slip, tangential slip system having slip, and method thereof: A slip for a tangentially loaded retrievable slip system. The slip includes a frame including an interior having first and second sides; and, a key having a first portion within the interior of the frame. The first portion having first and second sides. The first portion of the key movable... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150021049 - Swellable casing anchor: A method for anchoring a casing string within a wellbore is disclosed. The method includes providing a casing string, where the casing string being generally tubular, and coupling a swellable elastomeric material on at least a portion of the exterior of the casing string. In addition, the method includes positioning... Agent:

20150021051 - Bonded slickline and methods of use: Disclosed is an improved tension member or slickline used in wellbore intervention operations. One exemplary tension member includes a first portion comprising a metallic material and having a distal end, a second portion comprising a non-metallic material and having a proximal end, and a joint coupling the proximal end of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

20150021050 - Tubing clamp assembly: A clamp assembly provides an attachment point for securely gripping pipe or other tubular goods including, without limitation, a section of coiled tubing. The clamp assembly beneficially includes a pad-eye member for attaching the clamp assembly (and any attached tubing) to a hook of a crane or other lifting mechanism.... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 36 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20150013962 - Heating cable for extraction pipes of viscous hydrocarbons or paraffinic in conventional wells and type tight wells, vertical or directional, with flooded annular in casual or permanent form, suitable for use between low and high fluid pressures ranges: The present invention relates to a heating cable for extraction pipes of viscous hydrocarbon or paraffinic in conventional wells and tight type wells, with flooded ring in eventual or permanent cases, suitable for use between low and high fluid pressure ranges. The cable, flat type with parallel electric conductors, is... Agent:

20150013963 - Insulating component: An insulating component for inclusion in a down hole drill string comprising: a first part or connected group of parts, the first part or group of parts including a first connection site (4); a second part or connected group of parts, the second part or group of parts including a... Agent:

20150013964 - Treatment plug, method of anchoring and sealing the same to a structure and method of treating a formation: A treatment plug includes, an anchor runnable and settable within a structure having, at least one slip movably engaged with the anchor to move radially into engagement with the structure in response to longitudinal movement of the at least one slip relative to surfaces of the treatment plug, at least... Agent:

20150013965 - Wellbore composite plug assembly: A down hole tool assembly can be installed at a desired location within a subterranean wellbore that is capable of isolating one portion of the wellbore from another, while sealing fluid pressure within the wellbore from at least one direction. The plug assembly can include components constructed of non-metallic material... Agent:

20150013966 - Flow control devices including a sand screen having integral standoffs and methods of using the same: In one aspect, a flow control device is disclosed that in one embodiment may include a sand screen that includes adjacent wraps of a longitudinal member, wherein the longitudinal member has a width, a first axial side and a second axial side, the longitudinal member further including spaced apart standoffs... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150013967 - Hydrocarbon resource heating system including rf antennas driven at different phases and related methods: A system for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having spaced-apart wellbores therein aligned in a plane may include radio frequency (RF) antennas to be positioned within respective ones of the spaced apart wellbores aligned in the plane. The system may also include a plurality of discrete RF sources... Agent:

20150013970 - Sand control screen assembly with internal control lines: Disclosed are sand control screens and completion assemblies that receive, retain, and protect control lines during installation and operation thereof. One disclosed completion assembly includes a base pipe, at least one screen jacket positioned around the base pipe and operable to prevent an influx of particulate matter of a predetermined... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150013968 - System and method for operating a pump in a downhole tool: A method includes pumping fluid from outside of a downhole tool through a flowline of the downhole tool with a pump and taking first measurements, using at least one sensor, within the flowline during a first stage of pumping the fluid. The method further includes estimating a saturation pressure of... Agent:

20150013971 - Test packer and method for use: A downhole tool having a throughbore is disclosed for use in a tubular located in a wellbore. The downhole tool has a sealing element configured to seal an annulus between the downhole tool and an inner wall of the tubular; at least one flow path formed in the downhole tool,... Agent:

20150013969 - Systems and methods for improving reservoir fluid recovery from fractured subterranean formations: Systems and methods for improving reservoir fluid recovery from fractured subterranean formations. The methods may include injecting a pressurizing fluid into an injection fracture that extends within a subterranean formation and producing a produced fluid from a production fracture that extends within the subterranean formation. The production fracture is spaced... Agent:

20150013972 - Surface confirmation for opening downhole ports using pockets for chemical tracer isolation: The invention provides an apparatus and method of using the apparatus for surface confirmation of opening of downhole ports in a downhole environment. The apparatus includes a tubular region that has an inner diameter. The tubular region includes at least two production ports and at least one non-production port. The... Agent:

20150013973 - Pump control for auxiliary fluid movement: A method for routing a fluid within a flowline of a downhole tool is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes moving a piston within a chamber of a downhole tool to push a fluid out of the chamber and into a flowline. The method also includes using a pump... Agent:

20150013974 - Fracture evaluation through cased boreholes: A method of estimating fractures in an earth formation includes: disposing an acoustic tool in a cased borehole in an earth formation, the acoustic tool including a multipole acoustic transmitter and an acoustic receiver; transmitting an acoustic signal into the borehole; measuring deep shear wave (DSW) signals generated from shear... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150013976 - Intelligent well system and method: An intelligent well system and method has a sand face completion and a monitoring system to monitor application of a well operation. Various equipment and services may be used. In another aspect, the invention provides a monitoring system for determining placement of a well treatment. Yet another aspect of the... Agent:

20150013975 - Method and system for monitoring and managing fiber cable slack in a coiled tubing: A method and system for monitoring a cable within a coiled tubing is disclosed. A first set of excitation signals is applied to the coiled tubing at a first point in time. The first set of excitation signals comprises one or more signals applied at one or more depths. The... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150013977 - Method of using carbon dioxide in recovery of formation deposits: The present invention relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a reliable, high purity source of CO2 that is used in the recovery of formation deposits, such as fossil fuels. At least a portion of the fossil fuels recovered may be directly combusted or extracted using the same process... Agent: 8 Rivers Capital, LLC

20150013978 - Inflow control valve for controlling the flow of fluids into a generally horizontal production well and method of using the same: An inflow control valve for controlling the flow of fluids into a generally horizontal production well located in an underground reservoir, where the production well has a well casing, a production tubing located within the casing and an annulus between the production tubing and the casing. The inflow control valve... Agent:

20150013979 - Hydrocarbon recovery system using rf energy to heat steam within an injector and associated methods: A hydrocarbon resource recovery system is provided for a subterranean formation having an injector wellbore and a producer wellbore therein. The hydrocarbon resource recovery system includes a tubular producer positioned in the producer wellbore and a tubular injector positioned in the injector wellbore. A steam source is coupled to a... Agent:

20150013980 - Flow control devices including a sand screen and an inflow control device for use in wellbores: A flow control device is disclosed. The device includes a tubular member having a plurality adjacent wraps, wherein each wrap has an outer surface and an inner surface. Some of the wraps include one or more flow control paths, wherein each such flow control path includes a tortuous path to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150013981 - Creation of swegs appendages and heat pipe structures: A process is shown to efficiently drill multiple, short-length, medium-radius lateral holes from a vertical well shaft. The disclosed process may be performed without the need to repeatedly pull down-hole equipment for every lateral hole drilled so as to make the lateral hole drilling process efficient. A heat pipe assembly... Agent: Gtherm Inc.

20150013982 - Fracturing valve: A downhole tool capable of performing both perforating and fracturing operations has a valve portion comprising a tubular mandrel having a through bore continuous with a tubing string, and a frac window through the side of the tubular mandrel. An outer sleeve is radially disposed around the tubular mandrel. The... Agent:

20150013984 - Fluid viscosity control: A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore includes introducing a treatment fluid comprised at least a crosslinkable component, and a metal crosslinker to the subterranean formation, forming a crosslinked treatment fluid, and de-crosslinking bonds of the crosslinked treatment fluid by manipulating a pH of the treatment... Agent:

20150013983 - Solid-supported crosslinker for treatment of a subterranean formation: The present invention relates to solid-supported crosslinkers for treatment of a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method can include obtaining or providing a composition that includes a solid-supported crosslinker. The solid-supported crosslinker includes a supporting solid, and a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150013985 - Apparatus for recovering hydrocarbon resources including ferrofluid source and related methods: A device for recovering hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation may include a radio frequency (RF) source, a ferrofluid source, and an RF applicator coupled to the RF source and configured to supply RF power to the hydrocarbon resources. The RF applicator may include concentric tubular conductors defining ferrofluid passageways... Agent:

20150013986 - Water heating apparatus for continuous heated water flow and method for use in hydraulic fracturing: A method of hydraulic fracturing of an oil producing formation includes the provision of a heating apparatus which is transportable and that has a vessel for containing water. The method contemplates heating the water up to a temperature of about 200° F. (93.3° C.). A water stream of cool or... Agent:

20150013987 - Method for reducing sulfide in oilfield waste water and making treated water: A process for treating oilfield waste water includes contacting the oilfield waste water with hydrogen peroxide, the oilfield waste water comprising sulfide; oxidizing the sulfide to sulfur; and precipitating the sulfur to form treated water from the oilfield waste water. A process for recycling oilfield waste water includes combining the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150013988 - Mitigating annular pressure buildup using temperature-activated polymeric particulates: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method that comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising a carrier fluid and temperature-activated polymeric particulates, wherein a compressible gas is trapped in the polymeric particulates; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore annulus.... Agent:

20150013989 - Interval control valve with varied radial spacings: A flow control device for use with a subterranean well, can include inner and outer flow trim sleeves. A radial spacing between the inner and outer flow trim sleeves increases in a direction of flow through the radial spacing. A method of regulating flow between an interior and an exterior... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150013990 - Double valve block and actuator assembly including same: A valve comprises a housing including a first chamber, a second chamber, and a neutral chamber. In addition, the valve comprises a stem disposed within the housing. Further, the valve comprises a first valve member at least partially disposed in the first chamber and connected to the stem and a... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20150013991 - Downhole tool having a shock-absorbing sleeve: An apparatus having a shock-absorbing sleeve is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a housing, an axially moveable sleeve received in the housing and a sealed annular space having a fixed volume axially between the housing and the sleeve. A barrier axially moveable with the sleeve divides the annular space into a... Agent:

20150013992 - Top entry wireline apparatus and methods: A top entry wireline apparatus with a roller chain configuration for inserting a manipulating an electrical conduit into a wellbore and a method of using the same.... Agent: Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.

20150013994 - Bell nipple assembly apparatus and methods: An apparatus including a bell nipple assembly defining a first internal passage that includes two sections forming first and second internal passages that may be aligned by a flexible connector disposed between first and second flanges in one of the sections to at least partially adjust for an offset amount... Agent:

20150013993 - Downhole construction of vacuum insulated tubing: A method for adjusting a pressure within a wellbore. The method can include inserting a first tubing into the wellbore. The method can also include mechanically coupling a bottom coupling feature of a multiple connection bushing to the first tubing. The method can further include mechanically coupling a second tubing... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20150013995 - Methods and systems for operating a downhole tool: Apparatuses and methods for operating a downhole tool are disclosed. A downhole tool configuration device includes an upper stem movable between an up position and a down position. The upper stem comprises an extended portion. An outer sleeve is selectively coupleable to the upper stem at the up position and... Agent:

20150013997 - Downhole tool and method: A method of manufacture and installation of a resizable, plastically deformable or crimpable elastomeric bearing collar or stabilizer sleeve which can be installed over upset sections of rotary drilling and wellbore completion tubulars such as but not limited to subs, drill collars, drill pipe, wellbore casing, production liners and other... Agent:

20150013996 - Downhole tool and method of use: A downhole tool useable for isolating sections of a wellbore that includes a composite mandrel; and a metal slip disposed about the composite mandrel, the metal slip having a one-piece circular slip body; and a face comprising a set of mating holes; a sleeve comprising a set of pins configured... Agent:

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