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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 35 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
20130312949 - Cutting unit of a hydromechanical slot perforator: A cutting unit for a slot-type perforator is mounted in a casing having a specific edge, driven by a piston or plunger. The cutting unit includes cutting tools associated with a first holder immovable relative to the piston, and a second holder, including a recess, cooperating with the casing's edge,... Agent:
20130312950 - Igniting an underground coal seam in an underground coal gasification process, ucg: An ignition apparatus (150) configured to ignite an underground coal seam (151). The ignition apparatus (150) comprising an ignition system, a positioning system, a sensor (170) and a controller (165). The ignition system comprises ignition means and an ignition tool (155) for igniting the underground coal seam (151) from within... Agent: Linc Energy Ltd.
20130312951 - Drill-site proppant vacuum system: A proppant collection system for a hydraulic fracturing well site, the well site having one or more proppant handling apparatuses and a closed proppant storage device. The system includes a dust capture system having a hatch in the one or more proppant storage devices, a dust collection cap on the... Agent:
20130312952 - Down hole tool: A flow back plug, a bridge plug, a ball drop plug and plug with a disintegratable check therein are made from a common subassembly including, in some embodiments, a mandrel, a slips/seal section, a setting assembly and a mule shoe. In other embodiments, the common components are a mandrel, a... Agent:
20130312953 - Inflatable borehole plug: An inflatable borehole plug assembly comprising two or more inflatable bags operatively associated with one another, wherein inflation of the inflatable bags results in the formation of the plug.... Agent: Subpro Pty Ltd
20130312954 - System for lining a wellbore: The invention provides a system for lining a wellbore. The system comprises an expandable tubular element arranged in the wellbore, the tubular element having a first end part and a second end part whereby the second end part extends into a tubular wall located in the wellbore. An expander is... Agent:
20130312955 - Processing hydrocarbons: Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of energetic particles, such as accelerated charged particles, such as electrons or ions.... Agent: Xyleco, Inc.
20130312956 - Spectral analysis techniques for fluid monitoring: Spectroscopic analyses of complex mixtures within a fluid phase can oftentimes be complicated by spectral overlap, making it difficult to analyze for each constituent therein. Methods for analyzing a treatment fluid can comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising a fluid phase and one or more constituents therein; exposing the treatment... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130312957 - Systems and methods for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbonaceous fluids: A method for enhanced recovery of hydrocarbonaceous fluids, the method including the steps of creating a plurality of wellbores in a subterranean formation, whereby one or more of the plurality of wellbores may include a directionally drilled portion with solution disposed therein, and an electrode operatively connected with a power... Agent:
20130312958 - Reservoir treatment: A method of treatment of a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir, the reservoir comprising at least one porous and permeable rock formation, the reservoir being penetrated by a plurality of injection wells and one or more production wells, the injection wells sharing a common injection header for delivering an aqueous injection fluid... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20130312959 - Methods and systems for enhanced delivery of thermal energy for horizontal wellbores: Systems and methods for delivery of thermal energy to horizontal wellbores are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises heating a heat transfer fluid; circulating the heat transfer fluid into a vertical bore to a heat exchanger; advancing feedwater into the vertical bore to the heat exchanger, wherein the heat... Agent: Future Energy LLC
20130312960 - Shunt isolation valve: Gravel packing apparatus and method. The apparatus can include a conduit configured to extend between first and second wellbore intervals and through an isolation valve assembly separating the first and second intervals. A sliding sleeve can be configured to slide between an open position and a closed position. When the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130312961 - Biomimetic adhesive compositions comprising a phenolic polymer and methods for use thereof: Biomimetic adhesive compositions can be used in various aspects of subterranean treatment operations. Methods for treating a subterranean formation can comprise: providing an adhesive composition that comprises a first polymer comprising a plurality of monomers that comprise a phenolic moiety, a biopolymer that is crosslinkable with the first polymer, a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130312962 - Enhancing the conductivity of propped fractures: Methods for enhancing the conductivity of propped fractures in subterranean formations may involve using a tackifier to minimize particulate settling during particulate placement operations in subterranean formations. For example, methods may involve introducing a first treatment fluid into a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130312964 - Kobe sub, wellbore tubing string apparatus and method: To address concerns of kobe plug cap portions being inadvertently removed, for example, by abutment with strings or tools passing thereby, a shielding structure may be employed to protect the cap against inadvertent removal. The port opening tool useful with the kobe plug is selected to overcome the shielding structure... Agent: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
20130312965 - Kobe sub, wellbore tubing string apparatus and method: To address concerns of kobe plug cap portions being inadvertently removed, for example, by abutment with strings or tools passing thereby, a shielding structure may be employed to protect the cap against inadvertent removal. The port opening tool useful with the kobe plug is selected to overcome the shielding structure... Agent: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
20130312963 - Method for combined cleaning and plugging in a well, a washing tool for directional washing in a well, and uses thereof: Methods and washing tools are described for combined cleaning of an annulus in a well across a longitudinal section (L1) of the well, and subsequent plugging of the longitudinal section (L1). The method comprises: (A) conducting a perforation tool into a casing to said longitudinal section (L1); (B) forming holes... Agent: Hydra Systems As
20130312966 - In situ decomposition of carbonyls at high temperature for fixing incomplete and failed well seals: Methods and systems relating to in situ decomposition of carbonyls at high temperature for fixing incomplete and failed well seals, are described. According to one embodiment, a method, comprises injecting a sealing agent into a subterranean well having sealing channels or voids in well casings. An alkaline-earth carbonate precipitate is... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation
20130312967 - Method for limiting the water or gas coning in an extraction well of a hydrocarbon fluid: The present invention relates to a method for limiting the water or gas coning in an extraction well of a hydrocarbon fluid from an underground reservoir, said reservoir being close to an aquifer or cap gas, said method comprising the following operative phases: i) injecting a treatment fluid into the... Agent: Eni S.p.a.
20130312968 - Subterranean treatment fluid composition and method of treatment: A thickened composition comprising a polymer, a divalent ions source, water and cement is disclosed. Such composition enables fluid loss reduction and higher gel strength. This may be useful for treating a well for example as a fluid spacer or a scavenger; this may also be used a hydraulic fracturing... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130312969 - Use of hexose oxidases to create hydrogen peroxide in aqueous well treatment fluids: A hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean formation may be treated with an aqueous well treatment fluid which contains a hexose oxidase, such as glucose oxidase, mannose oxidase or galactose oxidase. The aqueous well treatment fluid further may contain a viscosifying polymer and an aldohexose. The aldohexose reacts in-situ with the hexose oxidase and... Agent:
20130312970 - Thickening of fluids: An aqueous fluid contains an aqueous solution or dispersion of a polymer to thicken the fluid together with a cross linking agent to enhance the viscosity of the fluid by crosslinking the polymer, wherein the crosslinking agent comprises supporting structures bearing functional groups to react with the polymer molecules and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130312971 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery method comprising optimizing the injection of an aqueous conditioning solution: The present invention relates to a method for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery in an underground reservoir rock comprising injecting an aqueous conditioning solution containing an alkaline agent, wherein the in-situ effects of the injection are determined by means of a flow simulation on a reservoir model discretized in cells, by taking... Agent: Ifp Energies Nouvelles
20130312974 - Controlling hydrogen sulfide production in oilfield operations: Fluids (e.g., fracturing fluids or stimulation fluids) with inhibition material for inhibiting bacteria from producing hydrogen sulfide and, in one aspect, wherein such fluid is a fracturing fluid, and methods of the use of such fluids. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will... Agent:
20130312973 - Methods for drilling and stimulating subterranean formations for recovering hydrocarbon and natural gas resources: A method of drilling and stimulating subterranean formations is provided that allows a well operator to determine in real time if a fracture treatment has been successful, and whether the fracture treatment composition is sufficient for subsequent fracking. The method involves placing fracture treatments into a wellbore while the drilling... Agent: Seven Generations Energy Ltd.
20130312972 - System to heat water for hydraulic fracturing: Generally, a system for hydraulic fracturing of a geologic formation. Specifically, a transportable heating apparatus and method for the production of heated water for use in hydraulic fracturing of a geologic formation.... Agent: H2o Inferno, LLC.
20130312975 - Process for water wetting oil-wet surfaces: Process for water-wetting oil-wet surfaces by applying an aqueous formulation comprising at least one wettability modifier which is a water-soluble ester of an alkoxylated saccharide to the oil-wet surface. The oil-wet surfaces may be any hydrophobic surfaces such as the rocks of subterranean oil-bearing formations.... Agent:
20130312976 - Methods for using liquefied natural gas for well stimulation: A method for fraccing oil or gas wells to recover natural gas. Liquefied natural gas is vaporized to form a foam or dense fluid. The foam or dense fluid is compressed to high pressures. The high pressure natural gas foam or dense fluid is fed into the oil or gas... Agent:
20130312977 - Apparatuses, systems, and methods for forming in-situ gel pills to lift liquids from horizontal wells: Methods include the injection of a gelled, gelling or gellable composition into a horizontal section of a well at a location, where produced well gases or a combination of well gases and injected gases are sufficient to move the pill through the horizontal section into heal section, sweeping the horizontal... Agent:
20130312979 - Heave compensating system: A heave compensating system for a marine vessel includes a hydraulic machine configured to be coupled to a load suspended from the vessel and to vary the distance between the load and the vessel in response to heaving motion of the vessel. The system further includes a second hydraulic machine... Agent: National Oilwell Varco Norway As
20130312978 - Self-adjusting riser centralizer: A riser tensioner assembly for supporting risers on an offshore drilling platform includes a frame assembly and a plurality of riser centralizers circumferentially spaced about the frame assembly. The riser centralizers each include a clevis supporting roller for bearing on a riser to limit lateral movement of the riser with... Agent: The Technologies Alliance, Inc. (dba Oilpatch Technologies)
20130312980 - Injecting a hydrate slurry into a reservoir: A method and systems are provided for injecting a hydrate slurry into a reservoir. The method includes combining gas and water within a subsea simultaneous water and gas (SWAG) injection system. The method also includes forming a hydrate slurry from the gas and the water, and injecting the hydrate slurry... Agent:
20130312981 - Washover tieback method: A tieback receptacle is configured with an exterior cone and externals seals with a clearance space to accept a tieback shoe that will wash over the receptacle and expand when landed and advanced over the cone. The lower end of the shoe is tapered so that the thickness opposing the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130312983 - Double swivel apparatus and method: A double swivel for use with a top drive power unit supported for connection with a well string in a well bore to selectively impart longitudinal and/or rotational movement to the well string, a feeder for supplying a pumpable substance such as cement and the like from an external supply... Agent: Mako Rentals, Inc.
20130312982 - Thermal release mechanism for downhole tools: A release mechanism for use in setting a downhole tool comprises two connectors releasably connected to one other. One of the connectors includes a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is different from a material included in the second connector. The difference in the coefficients of thermal expansion... Agent:11/21/2013 > 30 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20130306303 - Integrated driving head for progressive cavity pumps used in oil extraction: An “INTEGRATED DRIVING HEAD FOR PROGRESSIVE CAVITY PUMPS USED IN OIL EXTRACTION” composed of a gear box provided with a single pair of gears (6) for transmission between the motor (1) and the polished rod (7), so that the lubricating oil tank (14) of the brake (2) and of the... Agent: Fresadora Sant'ana Ltda.
20130306304 - Fracturing fluid deflecting and screening insert: Fracturing headers and connected conduits are fit with one or more fluid screening and wear minimizing inserts. Tubular screen inserts are provided to screen a flow of fracturing fluid through manifolds prior to, or at, the fracturing header. Each tubular screen insert has a tubular wall having an insert bore,... Agent: Isolation Equipment Services Inc.
20130306305 - Vibration tool: A downhole vibration tool for connection with a pipe string, including a housing, an unbalanced turbine assembly contained within the housing, an inlet for introducing a fluid into the unbalanced turbine assembly, and an outlet for discharging the fluid from the unbalanced turbine assembly. The unbalanced turbine assembly includes a... Agent:
20130306306 - Polymer composition, swellable composition comprising the polymer composition, and articles including the swellable composition: A polymer composition includes a base polymer comprising a hydrocarbon rubber, an acrylic copolymer, and a refined oil in which the acrylic polymer is dispersed. The polymer composition is swellable when treated with an aqueous medium, non-aqueous medium, or both. A sealing element for a flow channel includes an expandable... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130306307 - Methods and apparatus to sample heavy oil in a subterranean formation: A method for sampling fluid in a subterranean formation includes, reducing a viscosity a fluid, pressurizing a portion of the subterranean formation, and collecting a fluid sample. Specifically, a viscosity of a fluid in a portion of the subterranean formation is reduced and a portion of the subterranean formation is... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130306308 - Equipment and methods for determining waiting-on-cement time in a subterranean well: Improved equipment and methods for determining the waiting-on-cement time after a cementing operation involve an optic-fiber coil that immersed in the cement slurry downhole. The intensity of a reflected light signal from the coil is monitored versus time. Attenuation of the reflected-light intensity corresponds to the development of gel strength,... Agent:
20130306309 - Single packer system for fluid management in a wellbore: A technique involves collecting formation fluids through a single packer having at least one drain located within the single packer. The single packer is designed with an outer structural layer that expands across an expansion zone to facilitate creation of a seal with a surrounding wellbore wall. An inflatable bladder... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130306310 - Pipeline reaction for removing heavy metals from produced fluids: A method for simultaneously transporting and removing trace amount levels of heavy metals from produced fluids such as crude oil, with the injection of a fixing agent into the pipeline for use in transporting the produced fluid. A sufficient amount of the fixing agent is injected into the pipeline containing... Agent:
20130306311 - Process, method, and system for removing mercury from fluids: Trace amount levels of non-volatile mercury in crude oil are reduced by contacting the crude oil with a water stream containing at least a monatomic water-soluble sulfur species such as sulfides and hydrosulfides. The non-volatile mercury is extracted into the water phase forming a mercury rich wastewater, yielding a treated... Agent:
20130306312 - Process, method, and system for removing mercury from fluids: Trace levels of mercury in a natural gas are reduced by scrubbing the natural gas in an absorber with an aqueous solution comprising a water-soluble sulfur compound. The water-soluble sulfur compound reacts with a least a portion of the mercury in the natural gas to produce a treated natural gas... Agent:
20130306313 - Washpipe isolation valve and associated systems and methods: A method can include closing a valve interconnected between sections of a washpipe of a service tool string by displacing the service tool string relative to a completion string, thereby preventing flow through the washpipe. A well system can include a service tool string reciprocably received in a completion string,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130306314 - Methods for protecting a hydrocarbon-producing zone of a subterranean formation using a relative permeability modifier: A relative permeability modifier may be used to protect a hydrocarbon-producing zone of a subterranean formation without detrimentally affecting its ability to produce hydrocarbons. Methods for protecting a hydrocarbon-producing zone of a subterranean formation can comprise: introducing a first treatment fluid comprising a relative permeability modifier to a hydrocarbon-producing zone... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130306315 - Double hydraulic fracturing methods: A method for hydraulically fracturing subterranean formations in a manner resulting in improved propping of fractures, particularly in ductile rock formations such as gas-containing shales having a high clay content. The method allows for improved hydrocarbon production. The method involves injecting a first fluid having a first proppant concentration into... Agent:
20130306316 - Separable completion architecture: A technique facilitates performance of a work over on a completion used in a wellbore. The completion comprises an upper completion coupled with a lower completion by a mandrel and a latch. When a work over is to be performed, the upper completion is separated by moving a cutter device... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130306317 - Degradable polymer and legume particulates for well treatment: A method of treating a treatment zone in a well is provided, the method including the steps of: (A) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a degradable polymer particulate; (ii) a legume particulate; and (iii) a continuous liquid phase; and (B) introducing the treatment fluid into the treatment zone of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130306318 - Erosion reduction in subterranean wells: A system for use with a subterranean well can include a tubular string with a fluid discharge apparatus, the fluid discharge apparatus including a curved flow path which directs a fluid to flow less toward a structure external to the tubular string. A fluid discharge apparatus can include a generally... Agent:
20130306319 - Hydraulic pulse valve with improved pulse control: Hydraulic pulses are produced each time that a pulse valve interrupts the flow of a pressurized fluid through a conduit. The pulse valve includes an elongate housing having an inlet configured to couple to the conduit to receive the pressurized fluid, and an outlet configured to couple to one or... Agent: Tempress Technologies, Inc.
20130306320 - Composition and method for treating carbonate reservoirs: The composition and method for treating carbonate reservoirs provides a treatment fluid for the acid treatment of stratified subterranean formations. The treatment fluid is injected into a non-problematic or high permeability zone of a carbonate reservoir. The treatment fluid is formed from a zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant, which forms about 7.5... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
20130306321 - Liquefied industrial gas based solution in hydraulic fracturing: The present invention is a cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid, comprising a liquefied industrial gas and a first additive. The liquefied industrial gas may be liquefied carbon dioxide, liquefied nitrogen, or a blend of the two. The liquefied industrial gas mixture should be substantially free of water. In this context, substantially... Agent:
20130306322 - System and process for extracting oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing: A fracturing system is described. The system includes an electric motor-driven pumping sub-system, configured to pump a pressurized fracturing fluid into at least one wellbore, under high pressure conditions sufficient to increase the downhole pressure of the wellbore, to exceed that of the fracture gradient of the solid matter surrounding... Agent: General Electric Company
20130306323 - Composition for removing scale deposits: An aqueous composition for removing scale deposits, especially on subsea equipment and a method of using the same is described. The aqueous composition comprises (a) a potassium phosphate compound; and (b) acetic acid. The composition is capable of dissolving away into seawater and poses little or no risk to the... Agent:
20130306324 - Systems and methods for operating a plurality of wells through a single bore: Systems and methods usable to operate on a plurality of wells through a single main bore are disclosed herein. One or more chamber junctions are provided in fluid communication with one or more conduits within the single main bore. Each chamber junction includes a first orifice communicating with the surface... Agent:
20130306325 - Tree cap wedge seal system and method to operate the same: A tree cap has a wedge type annular metal seal for capping and sealing a subsea tree and associated methods to energize the same. The tree cap includes a cam element having a lower end with a conical profile adapted to be disposed within a respective bore of the subsea... Agent: Vetco Gray U.k., Limited
20130306326 - Low profile rod pumping unit with pneumatic counterbalance for the active control of the rod string: Adaptable systems for a surface pumping unit that includes a low inertia pumping unit mechanism having a pneumatic counterbalance assembly are described, as well as methods for the use of such systems for subterranean fluid recovery. The system is capable of being integrated with well management automation systems, thereby allowing... Agent: Lufkin Industries, Inc.
20130306327 - Retrievable bridge plug: A bridge plug can be deployed downhole and retrieved using a retrieval tool disposed on jointed or coiled tubing or on another bridge plug. Internally, the bridge plug has a sleeve that is movable on a stem of the plug's tailpiece. When in a first position, the sleeve prevents fluid... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130306328 - Actuator switch for a downhole tool, tool and method: An actuator switch for actuation of a downhole tool, the actuator switch comprising: a rheomagnetic fluid having a state convertible between a liquid and a solid by the application of a magnetic field thereto, a change in the state of the rheomagnetic fluid acting to actuate the downhole tool; and... Agent: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
20130306329 - Method and wellbore system: The invention provides a wellbore system comprising an expandable tubular element arranged in a wellbore formed in an earth formation whereby an annular space is present between the tubular element and a wall surrounding the tubular element. The tubular element is provided with sealing means for sealing the annular space,... Agent:
20130306332 - Apparatus and method for plugging blowouts: A system for plugging an oil well after a blowout comprises a hollow drill string. A connecting device is loosely situated around the string. The connecting device has an upper surface, a side surface and a lower surface having a recess. An inflatable bladder comprises an impermeable material. A skirt... Agent:
20130306331 - Packing element backup system: Downhole tool packing element systems comprise a sealing element having a support system. The support system can include one or more of a first spacer ring, a second spacer ring, a third spacer ring, a mesh ring, and one or more petal rings. One or more of these components can... Agent:
20130306330 - Slip-deployed anti-extrusion backup ring: Arrangements and packer devices having anti-extrusion backup rings that are expanded radially outwardly by a setting mechanism that lies proximate the elastomeric packer element that is being protected against extrusion. The setting mechanism can be a slip assembly that has a radially expandable slip element.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated11/14/2013 > 43 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.
20130299159 - Inert gas supply equipment for oil and gas well operations: An apparatus for the supply of inert gas at a well site, the apparatus comprising one or more pressure vessels containing liquefied inert gas, a heat exchanger, one or more units of fracturing equipment connected to a manifold, a submersible pump in each of the one or more pressure vessels,... Agent: Gasfrac Energy Services Inc.
20130299160 - Wellbore anchoring system: A hydraulic wellbore anchoring system for use with whipstocks or other tools in either cased or open hole wellbores. The anchoring system includes an upper slip system and a lower slip system. The anchor system may be set using hydraulic pressure and withdrawn by a predetermined upward force. While the... Agent:
20130299161 - Double packer apparatus: A double packer apparatus according to embodiments of the present invention may include a first guide unit provided in a borehole within a ground, a second guide unit provided within the ground to cover an external surface of the first guide unit, a packer unit to support the second guide... Agent: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
20130299162 - Check valve: The present invention provides a check valve comprising a valve housing (1,2), a substantially circular flapper (3), a valve seat (16) for the flapper (3), an expandable chamber (11) in fluid contact with a connecting port (8) for hydraulics fluid, and a piston (4) having a first and a second... Agent: Ts Innovation As
20130299163 - System and method for triggering a downhole tool: Disclosed are systems and method for servicing a wellbore and otherwise triggering a downhole tool. One method includes arranging an assembly within a lubricator coupled to a tree, the assembly including at least one downhole tool and a signal receiver subassembly, communicating a signal to the signal receiver subassembly while... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130299164 - Systems and methods for advanced well access to subterranean formations: Systems and methods for improving functional access to subterranean formations that include a well, which includes a casing string having at least one casing conduit that extends and provides a hydraulic connection between a surface region and the subterranean formation. Performing a plurality of downhole operations utilizing a casing string... Agent: Exxon Mobile Upstream Research Company
20130299165 - Methods and systems for long-term monitoring of a well system during abandonment: For long-term abandonment and monitoring of well systems, a series of barriers are formed within a formation and within a casing of a well to prevent materials from leaking from the well. Formation barriers are formed within the formation at the location of perforations in the casing and along the... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.
20130299166 - Solids waste, solidification material mixing and conveyance unit: A system for processing solids may include a solids mover configured to receive the solids from the separator and convey the solids to at least one disposal container and a solidification material applicator configured to apply a solidification material to the solids in the solids mover. A related method includes... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130299167 - Hybrid lpg frac: A fracturing method comprises: pumping a first stream of liquefied petroleum gas and gelling agent with a first frac pressure pump; pumping a second stream of lubricated proppant with a second frac pressure pump; combining the first stream and the second stream within a wellhead into a combined stream, pumping... Agent: Gasfrac Energy Services Inc.
20130299168 - Zero-leakoff gel: A silicate gel composition that is useful for sealing the face of a fracture of a formation. A method of sealing a face of a fracture of a formation with the silicate gel composition and diverting an acid treatment fluid.... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130299169 - One trip casing or liner directional drilling with expansion and cementing: A tubular string is advanced with a bottom hole assembly as the hole is drilled and reamed in a desired direction with the aid of directional drilling equipment adjacent the bit. When the advanced tubular forms the desired lap to the existing tubular, the assembly can be configured to cement... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130299170 - Calcium aluminate cement composition containing a set retarder of an organic acid and a polymeric mixture: A cement composition for use in an oil or gas well, the cement composition comprises: a calcium aluminate cement; water; an organic acid; and a polymeric mixture comprising: (A) water; (B) citric acid; (C) a first polymer, wherein the first polymer: (i) comprises a cellulose backbone and carboxymethyl functional groups;... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130299171 - Oil and gas well cement systems using elemental sulfur: A cement composition for cementing an oil or gas well includes Portland cement, water and a sulfur component. The cement composition may be used to cement a well bore by creating a cement slurry including the sulfur component, pumping the slurry into the well bore to a selected location and... Agent: Sanjel Limited Partnership
20130299172 - Shear seal blowout preventer: A shear/seal ram provides a knife edge at the shearing edge and the knife edge is inclined to minimize the cutting force required and to leave a clean cut edge. The knife edge is presented in an opening of the ram, thus the opening is positioned at the axis of... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.
20130299173 - Downhole assembly with debris relief, and method for using same: A tool assembly and method for completing a well are provided. The tool includes debris relief features that enable use in solids-laden environments, for example in the presence of sand. Forward and reverse circulation pathways to the isolated interval are present to allow clearing of debris from the wellbore annulus... Agent:
20130299174 - Method and system for fracking and completing wells: A method for fracking and completing a well having a well bore through a formation includes packer jack fracking the formation using a packer to form a packer fractured formation moving the packer to seal the packer fractured formation, and hydraulically fracturing the packer fractured formation by injecting a fracking... Agent: Baski, Inc.
20130299175 - Downhole vacuum sub: A vacuum sub (8) for use in a well bore (12), the vacuum sub (8) having a cylindrical casing (28) with an upstream end (14) and a downstream end (16). The upstream and downstream ends (14, 16) are designed to attach to components of a downhole assembly (6) in a... Agent: Atd LLC Dba Air Tech Drilling
20130299176 - Hybrid-tieback seal assembly: A hybrid-tieback seal assembly and methods for tying a well back to the surface or subsea well head are disclosed. A method to tie a well back to the surface or subsea well head comprises running a hybrid-tieback seal assembly into a wellbore, the hybrid-tieback seal assembly comprising one or... Agent:
20130299177 - Method for capping a well in the event of subsea blowout preventer failure: A method for capping a subsea wellbore having a failed blowout preventer proximate the bottom of a body of water includes lowering a replacement blowout preventer system into the water from a vessel on the water surface. The replacement blowout preventer system includes an hydraulic pressure source disposed proximate well... Agent: Noble Drilling Services Inc.
20130299178 - Systems and methods for riser coupling: Systems and methods for riser coupling are disclosed. A riser coupling system comprises a riser joint connector comprising a first tubular assembly coupled to a second tubular assembly. The riser coupling system further comprises a spider assembly which receives the riser joint connector and has a connector actuation tool. The... Agent:
20130299179 - Riser configuration: A riser configuration having a rigid riser portion and a flexible riser portion. The riser configuration also includes a subsea buoy across which the riser portions are connected. Buoyancy means are mounted on the flexible riser portion.... Agent:
20130299180 - Systems and methods for managing pressures in casing: Systems and methods for managing pressures present in an annular space defined between casing strings contained within a subterranean well. These systems and methods may include providing a pressure distribution casing that includes a plurality of pressure distribution passages and distributing fluids present within the annular space along a length... Agent:
20130299181 - Rigless low volume pump system: A deliquification pump for deliquifying a well comprises a fluid end pump adapted to pump a fluid from a wellbore. In addition, the deliquification pump comprises a hydraulic pump adapted to drive the fluid end pump. The hydraulic pump includes a first internal pump chamber and a first pump assembly... Agent: Bp Corporation North America, Inc.
20130299182 - Rigless low volume pump system: A deliquification pump for deliquifying a well comprises a fluid end pump adapted to pump a fluid from a wellbore. In addition, the deliquification pump comprises a hydraulic pump adapted to drive the fluid end pump. The hydraulic pump includes a first internal pump chamber and a first pump assembly... Agent: Bp Corporation North America, Inc.
20130299183 - Failsafe hydrostatic vent: An automatic vent valve and method for use is provided equalizing the pressure in at least two lines. A housing has a first piston that compresses a bias device when the second pressure source supplies sufficient pressure. Upon a sufficient reduction in pressure the first piston releases a second internally... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130299184 - Multi-cycle ball activated circulation tool with flow blocking capability: A valve and method of use wherein the valve includes a housing having an axial flowbore defined along its length. A lateral fluid flow port is disposed through the housing. A piston sleeve is disposed within the flowbore and is selectively moveable to block flow through the lateral flow port.... Agent:
20130299185 - Disintegrable metal cone, process of making, and use of the same: A frustoconical member includes a metal composite that has a cellular nanomatrix comprising a metallic nanomatrix material; a metal matrix disposed in the cellular nanomatrix; and a first frustoconical portion. A process of making the frustoconical member includes combining a metal matrix powder, a disintegration agent, and metal nanomatrix material... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130299186 - Hydra-connector: A hydraulic connector for a wellhead hub is provided that includes a piston and a bottom portion configured to move in an axial direction via hydraulic pressure applied to one or more hydraulic ports in the connector. The movement of the piston and the bottom portion moves a ring and... Agent:
20130299187 - Lateral liner tie back system and method: A lateral liner tie back system and method includes a base sub having a tapered upper end surface. The base sub may be positioned in a main bore at a window to a lateral bore. The tapered upper end surface of the base sub may direct a junction sub from... Agent:
20130299190 - Drilling rig carriage movable along racks and including pinions driven by electric motors: According to one aspect, a drilling rig carriage is adapted to move along a drilling mast, and includes a body structure, electric motors coupled to the body structure, and pinions operably coupled to the electric motors, respectively. The pinions are adapted to engage racks, respectively. According to another aspect, a... Agent:
20130299189 - Drilling rig employing pivoting drilling tower: An apparatus including a base, and a drilling tower pivotally coupled to the base to pivot the drilling tower between first and second pivot positions. The drilling tower includes a first portion, and a second portion pivotally coupled to the first portion to pivot the second portion between third and... Agent: Nabors Drilling International Limited
20130299191 - Long thin structures for generating an entangled flow restricting structure: A wire includes a plurality of units. Each unit has a relatively stiff region joined to an intermediate region. The intermediate region has a varying stiffness along its length. The intermediate region is joined to a relatively pliable region.... Agent:
20130299188 - Well access tools: A telebending tool for conveying a logging tool into a wellbore includes a tool body configured to couple to a logging tool, wherein the body has a central axis. The telebending tool also includes a cam housing coupled to the tool body and having a cam pathway and a nose... Agent:
20130299192 - Disintegrable tubular anchoring system and method of using the same: A disintegrable tubular anchoring system comprises a frustoconical member; a sleeve with at least one first surface being radially alterable in response to longitudinal movement of the frustoconical member relative to the sleeve, the first surface being engagable with a wall of a structure; a seal with at least one... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130299196 - Extended reach placement of wellbore completions: A self-actuated cyclical flow interruption valve on a deployment tool is positioned at a proximal end of a well completion assembly. Fluid is pumped though the self-actuated cyclical flow interruption valve and vented immediately distal of the valve, to return to surface of the well. A water hammer pulse is... Agent:
20130299195 - Method and apparatus for bringing under control an uncontrolled flow through a flow device: A machine includes a spindle for storing wire, a wire passage structure having an interface coupline, a controllable drive system, a control system, and a pressure-resistant housing. The drive system is configured to feed the wire through the wire passage structure and through the interface coupling, under the control of... Agent:
20130299193 - Positive retention lock ring for tubing hanger: An apparatus and method can be used to positively retain a lockdown ring to axially secure a wellbore member in a wellhead housing. In embodiments, the wellbore member, such as a tubing hanger, can be secured by a lockdown ring having a cylindrical surface below a tapered surface. An energizing... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130299194 - Shaped charge tubing cutter: A shaped charge pipe cutter is constructed with the cutter explosive material packed intimately around an axially elongated void space that is continued through a heavy wall boss portion of the upper thrust disc. The boss wall is continued to within a critical initiation distance of a half-cuter junction plane.... Agent:
20130299197 - Adjustable cone expansion systems and methods: An expansion system including a mandrel slidably coupled to plurality of primary cone segments that are interleaved with a plurality of secondary cone segments. The expansion system has a the first position wherein the primary cone segments and secondary cone segments are in a retracted position, a second position wherein... Agent: Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C.
20130299198 - Downhole fluid flow control system and method having autonomous closure: A downhole fluid flow control system for autonomously controlling the inflow of production fluids. The fluid flow control system includes a flow control assembly having a fluid flow path through which a fluid flows. A support structure is positioned in the fluid flow path. A plug is releasably coupled to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130299199 - Seat assembly with counter for isolating fracture zones in a well: A specially designed rotary indexing system and associated operational methods are incorporated in a downhole control device, representatively a sliding sleeve valve, having an outer tubular member in which an annular plug seat is coaxially disposed. The plug seat is resiliently expandable between a first diameter and a larger second... Agent:
20130299201 - Apparatus and method for plugging blowouts: A system for plugging an oil well comprises a hollow drill string. A connecting device having an upper surface, a side surface, and a lower surface having a recess is loosely situated around the drill string. A first skirt has a plurality of first rods that are each pivotally connected... Agent:
20130299200 - Wellbore tools and methods: A straddle packer tool for setting against a constraining wall includes: a drag assembly with a locking mechanism for locking a position of the drag assembly relative to the constraining wall; a mandrel installed in and axially moveable through an inner bore of the drag assembly; and a packing element... Agent: Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc.11/07/2013 > 32 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.
20130292108 - Oilfield downhole wellbore section mill: A section mill features extendable cutting blades and centering blades that are pressure actuated for sequential extension of the centering blades before the cutting blades. Applied pressure results in flow through a flow restriction that creates a force on return springs associated with the centering and the cutting blades. The... Agent:
20130292110 - Downhole apparatus, device, assembly and method: In an embodiment, a wellbore-lining tubing (130m) is disclosed which comprises: a tubing wall (32m), an internal fluid flow passage (30m), and at least one window (154m) pre-formed in the wall of the tubing; a device (34m) for selectively generating a fluid pressure pulse, the device located at least partly... Agent:
20130292111 - Method of constructing a well log of a quantitative property from sample measurements and log data: A method of constructing a well log of a quantitative property representative of a porous formation, from sample measurements and log data, is disclosed. A quantitative property (mineralogical proportions) of samples selected from among a set of samples is measured and each sample is grouped into homogeneous classes regarding the... Agent: Ifp Energies Nouvelles
20130292109 - Use of pnc tools to determine the depth and relative location of proppant in fractures and the near borehole region: Methods are provided for identifying the location and height of induced subterranean formation fractures and the presence of any associated frac-pack or gravel pack material in the vicinity of the borehole using pulsed neutron capture (PNC) logging tools. The proppant/sand used in the fracturing and packing processes is tagged with... Agent: Carbo Ceramics Inc.
20130292112 - Composition and method for locating productive rock fractures for fluid flow: A particle mixture useful for estimating the locations of rock fractures in rock includes a mixture of particles of proppant with particles of an energetic material having a size, shape, and density that are about the same as for the particles of proppant. Particles of proppant and of an energetic... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
20130292113 - System, apparatus and process for collecting balls from wellbore fluids containing sand: A ball catcher for recovering balls from wellbore fluids containing sand during flow back operations. The ball catcher has a receiving chamber for receiving the wellbore fluids containing sand, a first flow outlet for discharging a portion of the wellbore fluids and sand contained therein, and a diverter for redirecting... Agent:
20130292114 - Methods for containment and improved recovery in heated hydrocarbon containing formations by optimal placement of fractures and production wells: A method for containing and capturing liquids and gases generated during in situ pyrolysis that migrate through pyrolysis generated or natural fractures includes placing a row of horizontal hydraulic fractures above and below the heated zone and completing production wells within the horizontal hydraulic fractures. The method serves at least... Agent:
20130292115 - Steam generator blowdown management: Systems and methods relate to treating wastewater, such as blowdown from steam generators used in oil sands production. The systems rely on precipitation by acidification of the wastewater along with passing the wastewater at a pressure of at least 138 kilopascals through a multiphase centrifuge to remove at least partially... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20130292116 - Methods for controlling formation fines migration: Generally, a consolidating treatment fluid includes at least an aqueous base fluid and an ultra-dilute water-based curable resin. The consolidating treatment fluid may be used in a plurality of subterranean operations to consolidate the unconsolidated particles within the subterranean formation.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130292117 - Compliant sand screen: Embodiments disclose a sand screen apparatus for use in a well that intersects a hydrocarbon formation. The sand screen apparatus comprises a composite, the composite having a compressed state and an expanded state. In embodiments, the composite comprises a base polymer and one or a plurality of reactive fillers where... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130292118 - Particulates having hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces and methods relating thereto: Generally, hydrophobic/oleophobic proppant particles may have hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces. Hydrophobic/oleophobic proppant particles may be utilized for treating at least a portion of a subterranean formation with a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and the hydrophobic/oleophobic proppant particle. Treatments may involve the formation of proppant packs, gravel packs, and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130292119 - Downhole plug: A downhole plug for plugging and method of controlling fluids within a borehole in an oil and/or gas well. The downhole plug has a body having a throughbore for the passage of fluids. The plug also has a mechanical anchoring device that can radially expand an anchoring member on an... Agent:
20130292120 - Biodegradable activators to gel silica sol for blocking permeability: A method of treating a treatment zone in a well to reduce the permeability of the treatment zone including the steps of: introducing into the treatment zone a water-based treatment fluid comprising: an aqueous silica sol; and a water-soluble chemical activator for gelling the silica sol, wherein the chemical activator... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130292121 - Surfactant formulations for foam flooding: A foam generating surfactant formulation includes a betaine, an alpha-olefin sulfonate and a nanofluid. The betaine is preferably a cocamidopropyl betaine or laurel betaine. The alpha-olefin sulfonate is preferably an anionic surfactant having between 8 and 18 carbon atoms per molecule. The nanofluid is preferably an oil-in-water nanofluid that includes... Agent:
20130292123 - Degradable balls for use in subterranean applications: Degradable balls for downhole use may include an incompliant degradable polymer and a compliant filler material, the incompliant degradable polymer having an elastic modulus of about 2 GPa or greater, and the compliant filler material having an elastic modulus of less than about 2 GPa. Such degradable balls may be... Agent:
20130292124 - Hydraulic fracturing: Method and apparatus for forecasting curving of an hydraulic fracture to be initiated in the vicinity of one or more previously placed fractures along a bore hole. Physical parameters that will affect the growth of the hydraulic fracture are received by a dimensionless parameter deriver which derives a series of... Agent: Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation
20130292122 - Polymer dissolution equipment suitable for large fracturing operations: Compact and transportable equipment that can be used for fracturing operations on gas or oil fields, includes, successively, a silo for storing polymer in powder form, a feed hopper of a polymer metering device, a device for metering out the powder polymer, a device for dispersing and grinding the polymer,... Agent:
20130292125 - Downhole tool with expandable seat: A downhole tool comprising a housing having at least one flow port disposed providing a communication path between the interior and exterior of the sleeve. A sleeve assembly has an expandable seat and an inner sleeve, and is moveable within the housing between a first position and a second position,... Agent:
20130292126 - Methods of using enhanced wellbore electrical cables: An embodiment of a method of deploying a cable into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprises providing a cable, wherein the cable comprises at least one insulated conductor, at least one armor wire layer surrounding the insulated conductor, a polymeric material disposed in interstitial spaces formed between armor wires... Agent:
20130292127 - Plug installation system and method: A system for maneuvering a plug in and out of a tubing hanger mounts to a subsea wellhead assembly. The system includes a tractor and an end effector that are sheltered in a housing. A control cable spools from a reel mounted on the housing and attaches to the tractor.... Agent: Vetco Gray U.k. Limited
20130292128 - Subsea production system having arctic production tower: A subsea production system for conducting hydrocarbon recovery operations in a marine environment, including a trussed tower having a first end including a base residing proximate the seabed and a second end having a landing deck configured to receive and releasably attach to a floating drilling unit. The system also... Agent:
20130292129 - Solid oxide fuel cell system: A riser assembly (400) and method for transporting fluids from a sub-sea location (404) are disclosed. The riser (406) assembly includes a riser comprising at least one segment of flexible pipe; at least one buoyancy element (408) for providing a positive buoyancy to a portion of the riser; and a... Agent: Wellstream International Limited
20130292130 - Reserve battery to provide power for subsea applications: A subsea system includes an electrically powered control system for controlling the subsea system and a replaceable reserve battery electrically coupled to the control system to provide backup and/or supplemental power to the control system when the reserve battery is activated. The reserve battery is provided in a housing having... Agent: Eaglepicher Technologies, LLC
20130292131 - Damping apparatus for moonpool: Provided is a damping apparatus for a moonpool, which has a simple driving mechanism. The damping apparatus includes one or more damping plates which cover a moonpool of a hull entirely or partially. The damping plates are pivotally hinged to a sidewall of the moonpool, and one or more conveying... Agent: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
20130292132 - Method of forming a machinable surface: A riser assembly and method of forming where the riser assembly is made up of tubular members joined together. A metal spray process applies a layer of cladding onto ends of the tubular members and the ends are threaded to form respective box and pin configurations. Grooves are provided onto... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.
20130292133 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly (2) which is configured to be coupled to a tubing string comprises a housing (8) defining a housing flow path (9) for communicating with the tubing string, and a barrier member (14) located in the housing (8) and configurable between a normally-closed position in which the barrier... Agent: Expro North Sea Limited
20130292134 - Assembly and method to secure tubing string to blowout preventer: A flange assembly and method for securing the downhole tubing string and packer to a blowout preventer is disclosed. The application is particularly useful for high pressure fluid applications downhole such as hydraulic fracking.... Agent: Daniel R Mullins, Inc.
20130292135 - Method and apparatus for launching objects in dual gradient systems: An apparatus for launching objects, such as during casing cementing operations, in wells having dual gradient fluid systems or certain downhole internal diameter restrictions. A launching assembly is located below a dual gradient valve or other restriction. In one embodiment, control lines extend from the earth's surface to the launching... Agent:
20130292136 - Tubular running device and method: A method and apparatus for running tubular(s) into a well bore for use with a top drive or power swivel comprising a make-up assembly with inner and outer members, one of which has an array of ramped or inclined surface(s) while the other is an inner or outer cage with... Agent: 2m-tek, Inc.
20130292137 - Adjustable pressure hydrostatic setting module: An adjustable pressure hydrostatic setting module includes a collapsible pressure chamber and a setting chamber. The pressure chamber is precharged at a fluid pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure and greater than the fluid pressure within the setting chamber. In a described embodiment, the setting module also includes a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130292139 - Cable bypass and method for controlled entry of a tubing string and a cable adjacent thereto: A system and method is provided for the controlled entry of a tubing string, and cable adjacent thereto, into a wellbore. A stationary housing is fit to a wellhead and has a bore in communication with the wellbore. The cable can be laterally displaced from the bore into a cable... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130292138 - Seal stem: In one embodiment, the sealing apparatus includes a mandrel having at least two portions, a first portion having a seal ring disposed on an exterior surface and a second portion without a seal ring disposed on an exterior surface. In one embodiment, the seal ring is disposed around the first... Agent:Previous industry: Heat exchange
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