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04/10/2014 > 33 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140096947 - Cutting and pulling tool with double acting hydraulic piston: A cutting and pulling tool has a piston responsive to flow therethrough with an orifice to create backpressure to drive the piston uphole to rotate the blades outwardly such as in an expanded section of tubular below a transition from a smaller tubular dimension. The extended cutters are pulled to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140096948 - Aperture ball drop: A controlled aperture ball drop includes a ball cartridge that is mounted to a frac head or a high pressure fluid conduit. The ball cartridge houses a ball rail having a bottom end that forms an aperture with an inner periphery of the ball cartridge through which frac balls of... Agent: Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C.

20140096949 - Drill hole plug system: The present device relates to a drill hole plug system, and more specifically, to a plug used to seal off rods or casings left in the ground after exploration diamond drilling. The present drill hole plug system is primarily comprised of a basket, connected to a basket adapter, which is... Agent: 7092601 Canada, Inc.

20140096950 - Hydraulic fracturing process for deviated wellbores: e

20140096952 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from a single well by electrical resistive heating of a single inclusion in an oil sand formation: The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by electrical resistive heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and bitumen in situ, by electrically energizing vertical inclusion planes containing electrically conductive proppant. The inclusion is propagated into a... Agent: Geosierra LLC

20140096951 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from a single well by electrical resistive heating of multiple inclusions in an oil sand formation: The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by electrical resistive heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and bitumen in situ, by electrically energizing vertical inclusion planes containing electrically conductive proppant. The inclusion is propagated into a... Agent: Geosierra LLC

20140096953 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from multiple wells by electrical resistive heating of oil sand formations: The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by electrical resistive heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and bitumen in situ, by electrically energizing vertical inclusion planes containing electrically conductive proppant. The inclusion is propagated into a... Agent: Geosierra LLC

20140096954 - Method of developing subsurface barriers: A method and apparatus for construction of a subsurface barrier for the recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by steam and/or solvent injection. Multiple propped vertical inclusions at various azimuths and depths are constructed from multiple wells so that the inclusions intersect and coalesce. The inclusions are made impermeable... Agent: Geosierra LLC

20140096955 - Determining fluid composition downhole from optical spectra: Obtaining in-situ optical spectral data associated with a formation fluid flowing through a downhole formation fluid sampling apparatus, and predicting a parameter of the formation fluid flowing through the downhole formation fluid sampling apparatus based on projection of the obtained spectral data onto a matrix that corresponds to a predominant... Agent:

20140096957 - Fluid control in reservoir fluid samplilng tools: A pumping system includes a probe to suction a fluid from a fluid reservoir, a pump in fluid communication with the probe, and a sensor for detecting phase changes in said pumping system. The sensor is in fluid communication with the probe or pump and is operable to generate a... Agent: Haliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140096956 - System and method of monitoring displacement of a member during a downhole completion operation: A method of monitoring axial or radial displacement of a member during a downhole completion operation includes, sensing axial or radial displacement of the member during the downhole completion operation with the at least one transducer, and communicating the sensing of the axial or the radial displacement to surface via... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140096958 - Method, apparatus and composition to increase recovery of hydrocarbons by reaction of selective oxidizers and fuels in the subterranean environment: A method, apparatus and composition are described for safe energy delivery down hole resulting in increased recovery of subterranean hydrocarbons. The method utilizes the reaction of non-alkane fuels and selective oxidizers which are non-selective toward alkane chemical compounds. The energy released in the subterranean reaction is utilized to heat the... Agent:

20140096959 - Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from multiple wells by steam injection of oil sand formations: The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by steam injection into highly permeable vertical inclusion planes in the oil sand formation, and heating the heavy oil and bitumen, which flow by gravity to the wells. The inclusion is propagated into... Agent: Geosierra LLC

20140096962 - Steam assisted gravity drainage with added oxygen (\"sagdox\") in deep reservoirs: e

20140096961 - Thermal mobilization of heavy hydrocarbon deposits: A method is provided for applying a thermal process to a lower zone underlying an overlying hydrocarbon zone with thermal energy from the thermal process mobilizing oil in the overlying zone. The lower zone itself could be a hydrocarbon zone undergoing thermal EOR. Further, one can economically apply a thermal... Agent: R.i.i. North America Inc.

20140096960 - Use of steam assisted gravity drainage with oxygen (\"sagdox\") in the recovery of bitumen in thin pay zones: m

20140096963 - Flow restrictor for use in a service tool: A system, apparatus, and method for gravel packing a wellbore are provided. The system includes a service tool extending through a packer that isolates a proximal annulus of the wellbore from a distal annulus thereof. The service tool defines an inner bore and a conduit, with the conduit being in... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140096964 - Nanoparticle modified fluids and methods of manufacture thereof: Disclosed herein is a nanoparticle modified fluid that comprises nanoparticles; and a liquid carrier; where the nanoparticles have their surfaces modified so as to increase the viscosity of the nanoparticle modified fluid above that of a comparative nanoparticle modified fluid that contains the same nanoparticles whose surfaces are not modified,... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140096965 - Methods of fracturing a well using venturi section: Methods of fracturing a well can include the steps of: (A) obtaining a fracturing job design having at least one treatment interval; (B) running a tubular string into the treatment interval; (C) before or after the step of running, forming one or more tubular string openings in the tubular string,... Agent: Petro-hunt, LLC.

20140096966 - Method and apparatus for completion of heavy oil unconsolidated sand reservoirs: A method of completing a subterranean well having a well casing extending though an earth formation is provided, including the steps of: suspending an apparatus at a selected depth within the well casing; creating an unbalanced condition within the well casing; forming a lateral bore in the formation by jetting... Agent:

20140096967 - Salt-tolerant anionic surfactant compositions for enhanced oil recovery (eor) applications: wherein R1 and R2 are identical or different and may independently be alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkylene, aryl, propylene oxide, ethylene oxide or hydrogen groups in a straight or branched chain with 16 or more carbon atoms, X1 and X2 are identical or different and are selected from the group consisting... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140096968 - Complex fracturing using a straddle packer in a horizontal wellbore: A method of inducing fracture complexity within a fracturing interval of a subterranean formation is provided. The method comprises defining a stress anisotropy-altering dimension, providing a straddle-packer assembly to alter a stress anisotropy of a fracturing interval, based on defining the stress anisotropy-altering dimension, isolating a first fracturing interval of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140096969 - Compositions and methods for preventing emulsion formation: A method is described for treating a formation adjacent a subterranean well with a treatment fluid composition imparted with emulsion formation prevention properties. A microemulsion additive is mixed into a treatment fluid component to form a volume of a treatment fluid composition having emulsion formation prevention properties. The microemulsion additive... Agent:

20140096970 - Multi-zone fracturing and sand control completion system and method thereof: A multi-zone fracturing and sand control completion system employable in a borehole. The system includes a casing. A fracturing assembly including a fracturing telescoping unit extendable from the casing to the borehole and a frac sleeve movable within the casing to access or block the fracturing telescoping unit; and, an... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140096971 - New method and arrangement for feeding chemicals into a hydrofracturing process and oil and gas applications: A method of rapidly and essentially simultaneously creating and feeding a dispersion into a hydrocarbon process stream. This method allows for the effective use of chemical additives in a hydrocarbon process line that are highly unstable or that are very difficult to disperse. This is especially helpful in hydrofracturing operations... Agent:

20140096972 - Downhole magnet, downhole magnetic jetting tool and method of attachment of magnet pieces to the tool body: A tool for suspending in a well retrieves various metal debris from the well, and includes an elongated tool body with a plurality of magnets included in a plurality longitudinal ridges which are circumferentially spaced. In the method a plurality of magnets can be positioned within openings, recesses, or pockets... Agent:

20140096973 - Downhole flow control using perforator and membrane: A flow control assembly can be disposed in a wellbore and can include a membrane that can be perforated in response to a pressure, such as a setting pressure, from an inner area of a tubing. Subsequent to the membrane being perforated, fluid can be allowed to flow from an... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140096974 - Mobile, modular, electrically powered system for use in fracturing underground formations using liquid petroleum gas: The present invention provides a method and system for providing on-site electrical power to a fracturing operation, and an electrically powered fracturing system. Natural gas can be used to drive a turbine generator in the production of electrical power. A scalable, electrically powered fracturing fleet is provided to pump fluids... Agent: Evolution Well Services

20140096975 - Well system with an independently retrievable tree: A well apparatus system that includes a wellhead, a tree, a tubing hanger, a tubing spool that is located between the wellhead and the tree, and a production isolator surrounded by the tree and the tubing spool. The tree component of this system can include a vertical or horizontal tree.... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140096976 - Remote and manual actuated well tool: A well tool having an actuator sleeve in a housing. The actuator sleeve has an internal shifting tool engaging profile. The tool has an actuator in the housing that is responsive to a remote signal to change from an unactuated state to an actuated state and shift the actuator sleeve... Agent:

20140096977 - Semi-rigid lockdown device: A wellhead seal assembly that forms a metal-to-metal seal between inner and outer wellhead members. A seal member has inner and outer seal legs separated by a slot. A locking ring is positioned in the outer seal leg and has wickered sections, where each of the wickered sections protrude through... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

20140096978 - Safety valve system for cable deployed electric submersible pump: A safety valve system for downhole use in a wellbore comprises a safety valve comprising a sealable flow path; an annulus safety valve configured to provide fluid communication between a central flow path and an annular flow path; a landing nipple, wherein the landing nipple comprises ports configured to provide... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140096979 - Packer assembly with enhanced sealing layer shape: A packer assembly with an enhanced sealing layer is provided. The packer assembly may have an outer bladder with drains. The packer assembly may further have an inflatable inner packer disposed inside the outer bladder such that inflation of the inner packer causes the outer bladder to expand. End pieces... Agent:

  
04/03/2014 > 28 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140090830 - Lubricator with interchangeable ports: A lubricator is provided which has a unitized body with at least one port in communication with the body's bore and its outer surface, to which port(s) connectors with different outer fittings for further connection to other equipment may be attached and sealed, and later detached and replaced with other... Agent: 1069416 Alberta Ltd.

20140090831 - Non-metallic slips having inserts oriented normal to cone face: A slip assembly for a downhole tool, such as a composite plug, has a slip body and at least one insert. The slip body has an incline at one end that interfaces with an inclined surface of a cone. As this occurs, the slip body is pushed away from the... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140090832 - Mandrel arrangement and method of operating same: A mandrel arrangement is for use in a wellbore tubing. A method is for using the same. A mandrel body houses at least one piston, the at least one piston being movable in relation to the mandrel body between a first position and a second position by a fluid force... Agent: Wtw Solutions As

20140090833 - Methods for treating wellbore and wellbore operation fluids: Method comprising providing a portion of a subterranean formation having a first formation bacterial count as a result of the presence of a plurality of bacteria in the formation; providing a wellbore treatment fluid having a first wellbore treatment fluid bacterial count as a result of the presence of a... Agent:

20140090834 - Em and combustion stimulation of heavy oil: A method of producing heavy oil from a heavy oil formation by combining electromagnetic heating to achieve fluid communication between wells, following by in situ combustion to mobilize and upgrade the heavy oil.... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140090836 - Safety valve system for cable deployed electric submersible pump: A safety valve for downhole use in a well comprises a valve body having a longitudinal bore for fluid flow; a bore closure assembly positioned to seal about a longitudinal cable within the bore; and a control assembly positioned and configured to actuate in response to a change in a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140090835 - Systems and methods for the determination of gas permeability: According to various embodiments, a method may include supplying a gas to an upstream side of a core holder containing a core sample, accumulating permeated gas that has flowed through the core sample in a cavity coupled to a downstream side of the core holder, measuring an elapsed time during... Agent: Core Laboratories Lp

20140090837 - Detection of position of a plunger in a well: A system for identifying location of a plunger that moves along a length of a well, includes an acoustic source carried in the well configured to transmit an acoustic signal when the plunger reaches a sense location in the well. An acoustic receiver is positioned at a top of the... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20140090838 - Alkylaromatic sulfonates for enhanced oil recovery process: An alkylaromatic sulfonate is disclosed wherein the alkyl group contains a distribution of alkyl chain lengths which comprise greater than 15 weight percent and up to about 35 weight percent of C30 to C58. Also disclosed is a process for preparing an alkylaromatic sulfonate and its use in recovering crude... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140090839 - Enhanced oil recovery by in-situ steam generation: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and composition for stimulating a hydrocarbon-bearing, heavy oil containing formation, a deep oil reservoir, or a tight oil reservoir, whereby exothermic reactants are utilized to generate in-situ steam and nitrogen gas downhole in the formation or the reservoir as an enhanced oil recovery process.... Agent:

20140090840 - Gravel pack carrier fluids: A method of gravel packing a hole in a subterranean formation having a filter cake coated on the surface thereof is disclosed. The method may include: injecting into the hole a gravel pack composition comprising gravel and a carrier fluid comprising a base fluid and at least one alkyl glycoside.... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20140090841 - Methods and compositions for enhanced oil recovery: A method of recovering crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation, comprises the steps: i) injecting into said formation an enhanced oil recovery composition comprising a) a surfactant having the general formula: R1-X—R2, wherein R1 is an open chain sugar alcohol, wherein X is one selected from NH, NCH3 and... Agent: Organopetroleum Psp Ab

20140090842 - Cement compositions comprising deagglomerated inorganic nanotubes and associated methods: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of cementing comprising: providing an aqueous dispersion comprising deagglomerated inorganic nanotubes and water; preparing a cement composition using the aqueous dispersion; introducing the cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140090843 - Use of synthetic smectite in set-delayed cement compositions: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. The method comprises providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a cement set retarder, a synthetic smectite, and water; introducing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140090844 - Swellable elastomer and its use in acidizing or matrix stimulation: The current application discloses compositions and methods for treating a subterranean formation. CO2 swellable elastomers can be used in a treatment fluid to at least partially block a high permeability region, therefore improving the performance of an operation such as matrix stimulation, acidizing, and acid fracturing.... Agent:

20140090845 - Defoaming compositions: Cement compositions and processes for reducing air entrainment in a cement composition generally include mixing a hydraulic cement with a defoamer compositions including one or more organic acid ester polymers selected from an organic acid ester of polyethylene oxide polymer, an organic acid ester of polypropylene oxide polymer, and a... Agent: Kemira Oyj

20140090846 - High power laser decommissioning of multistring and damaged wells: High power laser systems, high power laser tools, and methods of using these tools and systems for opening up damaged wells and for cutting, sectioning and removing structures objects, and materials, and in particular, for doing so in difficult to access locations and environments, such as offshore, underwater, or in... Agent: Ford Energy, Inc.

20140090847 - Dehydrated gel compositions and methods of using the same: Methods and compositions using gel compositions in treatment fluids employed in subterranean operations. A method includes providing a degradable gel precursor as a solid or dispersion in which substantially all the water has been removed, the degradable gel precursor being formed by a combination of a monomer and a degradable... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140090848 - Compositions and methods for treating a well penetrating a subterranean formation: A method for treating a well penetrating subterranean formations comprising injecting into the well a composition comprising a high temperature stabilizer composition which comprises at least one mineral-reactive compound; wherein at least a part of the well is at a temperature of at least 120° C. is provided. Also provided... Agent:

20140090849 - Methods and compositions for in situ microemulsions: A plurality of first VES micelles may be converted into second VES micelles for subsequent formation of an in situ microemulsion downhole. The in situ microemulsion may include at least a portion of second VES micelles, e.g. spherical micelles, and a first oil-based internal breaker to initially aid in breaking... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140090850 - Shale oil and gas fracturing fluids containing additives of low environmental impact: The present invention relates to improved chemical additives for use in hydraulic fracturing fluids for the recovery of oil or natural gas entrained in deep-layer shale formations. Many chemical agents currently in use in such water/sand (or other proppants) mixtures could pose human and animal health risks if these chemicals... Agent: Battelion Energy LLC

20140090851 - Casing valves system for selective well stimulation and control: Casing valves for selective well stimulation and control. A well system includes at least one valve interconnected in a casing string operable via at least one line external to the casing string to selectively control fluid flow between an exterior and interior of the casing string, and the casing string,... Agent: Welldynamics, Inc.

20140090852 - Temporary cap for a blownout subsea wellhead: A device for collecting and confining oil escaping from a sea bottom wellhead blowout. The device is easily and quickly moved into position to contain the oil from a subsea well blowout. The device provides an improved method for recovering the oil flowing from a subsea well blowout and preventing... Agent:

20140090854 - Rotating and reciprocating swivel apparatus and method: What is provided is a method and apparatus wherein a swivel can be detachably connected to an annular blowout preventer thereby separating the drilling fluid or mud into upper and lower sections and allowing the fluid to be displaced in two stages, such as while the drill string is being... Agent: Mako Rentals, Inc.

20140090853 - Subsea well containment systems and methods: A subsea containment system for capturing fluids leaking from a subsea well includes a clamping assembly and a storage system. The clamp assembly includes an annular clamp body configured to be disposed about the upper end of the well and a fluid outlet extending from the clamp body. The fluid... Agent:

20140090855 - Rotating and reciprocating swivel apparatus and method: What is provided is a method and apparatus wherein a swivel can be detachably connected to an annular blowout preventer thereby separating the drilling fluid or mud into upper and lower sections and allowing the fluid to be displaced in two stages, such as while the drill string is being... Agent: Mako Rentals, Inc.

20140090856 - Compensating bails: A pipe handler for assembling and deploying a string of threaded tubulars into a wellbore includes a pair of compensating bails and an elevator pivotally connected to the compensating bails. Each compensating bail includes: a first bail segment; a second bail segment; and a compensator connecting the respective first and... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140090857 - Flow control devices on expandable tubing run through production tubing and into open hole: Disclosed is a downhole completion assembly for sealing and supporting an open hole section of a wellbore and providing flow control through the downhole completion assembly. One downhole completion system includes a first sealing structure arranged within an open hole section of a wellbore and being movable between a contracted... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

  
03/27/2014 > 48 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20140083674 - Cutting unit of a slot perforator (variants): A cutting unit for a slot-type perforator is mounted in a casing, driven by a pusher, containing cutting tools with an extension mechanism for extending thereof, including a holder fixed to the pusher and another holder fixed to the casing. The holders are capable of rotating, causing an extension and... Agent:

20140083675 - Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods: Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One single trip multi-zone completion system includes an outer completion string having at least one sand screen arranged thereabout and being deployable in an open hole section of a wellbore that penetrates... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083676 - Magnetic-latch stabbing guide: A magnetic-latch stabbing guide apparatus is presented enabling a first drill pipe to connect with a second drill pipe. The magnetic-latch stabbing guide easily attached to the first drill pipe and facilitates connection between the first drill pipe and the second drill pipe. During the connection process, the magnetic-latch stabbing... Agent:

20140083677 - Setting and retrieval device: A setting and retrieval device includes a first connection device connected to a first connection interface of a plugging device and a second connection device connected to a second connection interface of the plugging device. The device includes a charging device having first and second fluid chambers, a displaceable charging... Agent: Interwell Technology As

20140083678 - Ball seat for a well fracturing apparatus and method of making and using same: Device and an apparatus incorporating the device for use in wellbore fracturing applications. The device is a ball seat that allows for use of a smaller difference in ball size versus the size of an opening in the ball seat. The ball seat is constructed of metallic material and polymeric... Agent: D&l Manufacturing, Inc.

20140083679 - Method for microbial control of injection liquid flow in a hydrocarbon reservoir: Disclosed herein are methods of establishing a microbial plug in a hydrocarbon-containing geological formation which has been flooded with water. Also disclosed herein are methods of maintaining such plugs-and methods of controlling alteration of the position and/or extent of an established plug. Disclosed herein are plugs such as microbial plugs.... Agent: Goe-ip As

20140083683 - Completion assembly and methods for use thereof: A completion assembly for operation in a subterranean well having multiple production zones. The completion assembly includes a lower completion assembly operably positionable in the well. The lower completion assembly includes first and second zonal isolation subassemblies. An upper completion assembly is operably positionable at least partially within the lower... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083686 - In-line sand screen gauge carrier: A wellbore sensing system comprises a wellbore tubular string comprising at least one gauge carrier and at least one adjacent component, and at least one gauge disposed in the gauge carrier. The at least one gauge carrier is configured to provide an annular fluid communication between a housing and a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

20140083682 - Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods: Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One method includes arranging an outer completion string within an open hole section of a wellbore, the outer completion string having at least one sand screen disposed thereabout, extending a production tubing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083680 - System and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation: This disclosure relates to a system and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation. The fracture method can comprise fracturing a well using a fracturing valve, while a downhole pressure is less than a predetermined threshold. The method can also comprise actuating by automated process the fracturing... Agent:

20140083688 - Systems and methods of harvesting information from a well-site: A method and system for collecting information of a rig operation, including subterranean operations at a rig-site. The system may include an integrated control system, wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more rig operations, and comprises a centralized data acquisition server coupled to one or more sensor units... Agent:

20140083684 - Tubing conveyed multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion: A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a tubing string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the tubing string... Agent:

20140083685 - Tubing conveyed multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion: A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a tubing string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the tubing string... Agent:

20140083687 - Production in fractured systems: A method can include providing data for a field that includes fractures and a well; analyzing at least a portion of the data for times less than an interaction time; and outputting one or more values for a parameter that characterizes storage of a fluid in the field and one... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140083681 - Seismic monitoring system and method: In one embodiment, the invention utilizes computer models to calculate predicted spectral estimates that may be encountered during a hydraulic fracturing operation. Seismic events generated by hydraulic fracturing are mapped and displayed upon a graphic user interface. Spectral attributes of selected seismic wave field data from the fracture operation are... Agent:

20140083689 - Method of completing a multi-zone fracture stimulation treatment of a wellbore: A wellbore servicing tool comprising a housing comprising ports, a triggering system, a first sliding sleeve transitional from a first position to a second position, and a second sliding sleeve transitional from a first position to a second position, wherein, when in the first position, the first sliding sleeve retains... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083690 - Multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion: A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a completion string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the completion string... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083691 - Multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion: A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a completion string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the completion string... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083692 - Method for controlling fluid interface level in gravity drainage oil recovery processes with crossflow: In a method for controlling interface level between a liquid inventory and an overlying steam chamber in a subterranean petroleum-bearing formation, an inflow relationship is developed to predict the vertical position in a gravity field of the interface between the two fluids (liquid and steam) with a density contrast relative... Agent: Noetic Technologies Inc.

20140083693 - Enzyme enhanced oil recovery: The invention relates to a method of establishing an enhanced oil recovery in an underground reservoir by means of a recovery system, the recovery system comprising at least one injection and production well, the injection well comprising an injection pump system, the injection pump system establishing an injection stream comprising... Agent:

20140083694 - Methods and systems for providing steam: A system is provided for improved steam generation. The system includes at least two steam systems, wherein a wet steam output from a first steam system is passed through a first separator. The first separator configured to separate dry steam from condensate, and a piping connection is configured to blend... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140083696 - Methods for enhancing well productivity and minimizing water production using swellable polymers: Methods of treating a subterranean formation including providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and proppant particulates coated with a swellable organic polymer to form swellable organic polymer coated proppant particulates, wherein the swellable organic polymer coated proppant particulates are water-swellable, having a swelled configuration when contacted with water... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083695 - Methods of enhancing fracturing stimulation in subterranean formations using in situ foam generation and pressure pulsing: Methods of enhancing fracturing stimulation in subterranean formations using in situ foam generation and pressure pulsing including providing a jetting fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid; providing a fracturing fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, a proppant agent, a gas generating chemical, and a gas activator; introducing... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083697 - Wellbore cementing tool: A wellbore cementing tool configured for placement in a drill string, and method of using same. The tool is lowered on a hollow, small-diameter stem into the drill string and contacts the bit, such that the downward pressure on the tool causes a shear pin to shear, resulting in upward... Agent:

20140083698 - Cement compositions for cementing in confined locales and methods for use thereof: When conducting cementing operations within confined locales, such as the annular space within a wellbore, it can sometimes be difficult to successfully deliver an uncured cement composition to a desired location. Cementing methods can comprise: providing a cement composition comprising a cement and a property control package, the property control... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083699 - Placing a fluid comprising kiln dust in a wellbore through a bottom hole assembly: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for introduction of fluids comprising kiln dust into a wellbore through a bottom hole assembly. An embodiment discloses a method comprising: drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation using a bottom hole assembly; and pumping a treatment fluid into the wellbore through the bottom... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083701 - Cement set activators for set-delayed cement compositions and associated methods: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. The method may comprise providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; activating the set-delayed cement... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083700 - Compositions and methods for plug cementing: Compositions comprise water, an acrylate monomer or a methacrylate monomer or a combination thereof, a free-radical polymerization initiator and a water-soluble bromide salt. Such compositions have utility in the context of remedial cementing, plug cementing in particular. The compositions may be pumped into a subterranean well, where they polymerize and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140083702 - In situ polymerization for completions sealing or repair: The isolation of selected regions downhole may be achieved using methods that include emplacing a polymerizable material within a wellbore, wherein the polymerizable material contains a polymerizable component and a latent curing agent; initiating polymerization of the polymerizable material; and forming a seal within the wellbore. Permanent or semi-permanent downhole... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140083703 - Triggerable lost circulation material and method of use: Methods for preventing or alleviating the loss of drilling fluids and other well treatment fluids into a subterranean formation during drilling or construction of boreholes therein include a drilling fluid including a lost circulation material. The lost circulation material includes a suspension of swelled particles of a pH sensitive polymeric... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083704 - Method for reducing coning in oil wells by means of micro (nano) structured fluids with controlled release of barrier substances: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the coning in an oil well of an underground reservoir delimited by an aquifer which comprises an injection phase of a micro(nano)-structured fluid with controlled release of barrier substances in said aquifer with the formation of an impermeable barrier located at... Agent: Eni S.p.a.

20140083706 - Methods and systems for providing steam: A steam system is provided that includes a steam generator including boiler tubes that are modified to form a number of intermediate take-offs for removing water and steam from the boiler tubes. A number of intermediate separators are provided to separate the water and steam at each of the intermediate... Agent:

20140083705 - Microemulsion to improve the flow of heavy hydrocarbons, its preparation and use: A microemulsion is formulated with a surfactant, a co-surfactant and brine, for recovery of heavy and extra-heavy crude oils by reducing the viscosity of such crude oils and improving their rheological properties for production and pipeline transportation.... Agent:

20140083707 - Highly-concentrated flowable salts of alkyl polyalkoxy sulphates: The present invention is directed to highly-concentrated compositions of salts of alkyl polyalkoxy sulphates, whereby in total at least ⅔ of all alkoxy unit of the alkyl polyalkoxy sulphates are propoxy units.... Agent:

20140083708 - Systems and methods for reclosing a sliding side door: Disclosed are systems and methods for mechanically reclosing a hydraulically actuated sliding side door of a sleeve assembly. One sleeve assembly includes a housing defining one or more flow ports, a sliding sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position and an open position and back to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083709 - Acid soluble abrasive material and method of use: This disclosure is related to a method of treating a formation, a wellbore, or equipment in a wellbore. The method includes introducing a soluble abrasive material into a wellbore for various oil and gas operations. The method also includes introducing an acidic solution into the wellbore to dissolve at least... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140083711 - Hands free gooseneck with rotating cartridge assemblies: A gooseneck assembly having a body disposed circumferentially about a portion of a riser string. A stab member is inwardly radially extendable relative to the body and engages a receptacle disposed on the riser string. A cartridge assembly engages the stab member and has a flexible hose coupling that is... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.

20140083710 - Packer assembly for an offshore riser and method of using same: A packer assembly for sealing about a subsea riser is provided. The subsea riser is operatively connectable between a surface platform and subsea equipment. The packer assembly includes a packer housing and at least one packer. The packer housing is positionable about a telescoping assembly. The telescoping assembly operatively connects... Agent:

20140083712 - Safety valve by-pass system for cable-deployed electric submersible pump: In an embodiment, a work string for downhole use in a well comprises a safety valve comprising a sealable flow path; a first electrical connection disposed above the safety valve; a second electrical connection disposed below the safety valve; and a jumper electrically coupling the first electrical connection and the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083715 - Remotely operated production valve and method: A method of actuating multiple valves in a well can include applying a pressure cycle to the valves without causing actuation of any of the valves, and then simultaneously reducing pressure applied to the valves, thereby actuating the valves. Another method can include releasing a locking device of each valve... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083713 - Secondary system and method for activating a down hole device: Disclosed is a secondary system and method for initiating a down hole operation in a wellbore when a primary activation system fails. The primary activation system is configured to provide fluid communication between a first chamber and a second chamber in response to a primary activation operation. The secondary activation... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083714 - Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods: Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One single trip multi-zone completion system includes an outer completion string having at least one sand screen arranged thereabout and an interval control valve coupled to the at least one sand screen,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083717 - High-molecular-weight polyglycolides for hydrocarbon recovery: A tool having a high-molecular weight Polyglycolides such as polyglycolic acid (PGA) may be used in downhole hydrocarbon recovery applications. Advantageously, PGA tools do not need to be drilled out but will naturally break down into environmentally-compatible natural compounds.... Agent: Frazier Technologies, L.L.C.

20140083716 - Isolation tool: A down hole pressure isolation tool is placed in a pipe string and includes a pair of pressure discs having one side that is highly resistant to applied pressure and one side that ruptures when much lower pressures are applied to it. The weak sides of the pressure discs face... Agent:

20140083718 - Explosive well tool firing head: A firing head embodiment of the invention confines a connected capacitance cartridge, explosive detonator, and wireline connection switch within an independent, cylindrical housing tube that is environmentally capped at both ends by threaded closures for secure transport to a well site.... Agent:

20140083719 - System and method for reducing particulate matter in connectors for a wellsite drilling operation: A connector system for reducing particulate matter may include a first unit for supplying signals and a second unit for receiving and/or relaying the signals. The signals may be for power generation and/or communications. A coupling may be positioned between the first unit and second unit. The coupling may include... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140083720 - Expandable screen by spring force: A sand control screen assembly selectively positionable within a wellbore. The sand control screen assembly comprises a pipe having an internal flow path, an external fluid collection subassembly in fluid communication with the internal flow path, a filter medium disposed in a fluid path between the exterior of the sand... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140083721 - Setting tool for expandable liner hanger and associated methods: A setting tool for an expandable liner hanger. A method includes the steps of: releasably securing the setting tool to the hanger, the setting tool including an expansion cone for displacing through the hanger; and conveying the setting tool and hanger into the well on a generally tubular work string... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

  
03/20/2014 > 55 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20140076530 - Facility with wells having multiple horizontal galleries for lowering water tables: A facility with wells for lowering water tables has a set of enlarged horizontal gallery borings, which descend to a first impermeable layer, and extend therein at a length many times greater than the distance below ground level. Each boring has collecting piping having multiple borings, and at least one... Agent:

20140076531 - Downhole tool: The present invention relates to a downhole tool comprising a tool housing, an electronics assembly comprising an electronic module located within the housing, wherein the electronics assembly further comprises a plurality of transistor elements being electrically connected with the electronic module and being arranged on a thermal member which is... Agent: Welltec A/s

20140076532 - Extendable conductor stand having multi-stage blowout protection: An extendable conductor stand allowing for rapid alignment and installation. The conductor stand having capacity to accept a BOP to protect against all blowouts, including behind the casing blowouts.... Agent:

20140076533 - Modular coiled tubing unit: A coiled tubing unit includes a coiled tubing reel skid comprising a load supporting skid frame having a plurality of guide post sleeves and a reel skid landing platform comprising a plurality of guide posts that mate with the plurality of guide post sleeves, wherein mating of the guide posts... Agent: Premier Coil Solutions

20140076534 - Seal configuration for top drive swivel apparatus and method: 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 source to the... Agent: Mako Rentals,inc.

20140076536 - Multi-piston hydrostatic setting tool with locking feature and a single lock for multiple pistons: A hydraulically actuated setting tool has a plurality of pistons that move in tandem when unlocked. The pistons are initially in pressure balance to take a load off a single locking mechanism that retains all the pistons. The pistons move due to admission of hydrostatic and/or applied pressure from the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140076535 - Multi-piston hydrostatic setting tool with locking feature and pressure balanced pistons: A hydraulically actuated setting tool has a plurality of pistons that move in tandem when unlocked. The pistons are initially in pressure balance to take a load off a single locking mechanism that retains all the pistons. The pistons move due to admission of hydrostatic and/or applied pressure from the... Agent: Baker Hugles Incorporated

20140076537 - Multi-piston hydrostatic setting tool with locking feature outside actuation chambers for multiple pistons: A hydraulically actuated setting tool has a plurality of pistons that move in tandem when unlocked. The pistons are initially in pressure balance to take a load off a single locking mechanism that retains all the pistons. The pistons move due to admission of hydrostatic and/or applied pressure from the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140076538 - Inner string cementing tool: A cementing adaptor includes a cylindrical carrier carrying a casing seal, a middle interval and a lower end separated by an annular rib, and a cylindrical swivel element disposed around and coaxially rotatable relative to the middle interval. A cylindrical connector has an upper end rotatably disposed around the carrier's... Agent: Noetic Technologies Inc.

20140076539 - Plugging device: The present invention relates to a plugging device (1) comprising a housing (10), a packer device (2), a first supporting assembly (3) supporting a first side (2a) of the packer device (2) in the expanded state and a second supporting assembly (4) supporting a second side (2b) of the packer... Agent: Interwell Technology As

20140076540 - Expandable screen by spring force: A sand control screen assembly selectively positionable within a wellbore. The sand control screen assembly comprises a pipe having an internal flow path, an external fluid collection subassembly in fluid communication with the internal flow path, a filter medium disposed in a fluid path between the exterior of the sand... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

20140076541 - Gas guzzler: A device and methods for directing hazardous gases away from a the portion of the pipe that is emitting the gases wherein the device includes a split column having a first opening and a second opening at opposing ends of the split column, the split column further including a split... Agent: Waste Management, Inc.

20140076548 - Automated systems and methods for make-up and break-out of tubulars: An automated tubular handling system adapted to make-up or break-out tubulars that includes a rotary drive adapted to operatively grip a tubular to be connected to or disconnected from a tubular string, a controller adapted to receive and process data indicative of a rotation, torque, and minimum time value associated... Agent: Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.

20140076545 - Downhole heater assembly and power line communications system: A hydrocarbon heating system comprises a surface control panel and a subsurface heating system, connected by an external power cable which also serves as the data communication link between the two parts. The subsurface heating system includes a heating element and two separate, thermally isolated temperature sensors. One thermal sensor,... Agent: Dh Thermal LLC

20140076544 - Method of treating subterranean formation: A method of treating a subterranean formation, including obtaining information of a subterranean formation, generating a three-dimensional model of at least a portion of the subterranean formation, and performing an experiment on the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional model may be constructed by x-ray scanning of a core of the subterranean... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076547 - Multiphase flowmeter for subsea applications: Multiphase flow measurement in extreme environments such as subsea or in-well is a difficult task for many reasons including reliability, survivability, and longevity issues; accessibility to the equipment; and complexity of the varying flow field as a function of position and time. Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques and... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140076546 - Single trip multi-zone drill stem test system: A drill stem test string may include a tubular body having an axial bore formed at least partially therethrough. An axial flow valve may be coupled to the first tubular body and allow fluid to flow axially through the first tubular body when in an open state and prevent fluid... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076542 - Autonomous untethered well object: A technique includes deploying an untethered object though a passageway of a string in a well; and sensing a property of an environment of the string, an electromagnetic coupling or a pressure as the object is being communicated through the passageway. The technique includes selectively autonomously operating the untethered object... Agent:

20140076543 - System and method for performing microseismic fracture operations: A system and method of performing a microseismic fracture operation for a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a complex fracture network therein are provided. The method involves describing a relationship between microseismic events to determine the complex fracture network of the subterranean formation, generating a fault volume by extracting... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076550 - Systems and methods for detecting microannulus formation and remediation: Optical analysis systems may be useful in detecting microannulus formation in a wellbore casing and remediating a microannulus. In some instances, a system may include a cement sheath disposed about and in contact with at least a portion of an exterior surface of a casing; and at least one optical... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076549 - Systems and methods for in situ monitoring of cement slurry locations and setting processes thereof: Optical analysis systems may be useful in monitoring fluids relating to cementing operations in or near real-time, e.g., for location and/or the status of a cement setting process. For example, method may involve containing a cement slurry within a flow path, the cement slurry having a chemical reaction occurring therein;... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076551 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for in situ monitoring of cement fluid compositions and setting processes thereof: Optical analysis systems, methods, and apparatuses for analyzing fluids may be useful for in situ monitoring fluids that relate to cementing operations. For example, a method may include containing a cement fluid composition in a flow path comprising a wellbore; and optically interacting the cement fluid composition with an integrated... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076552 - Treatment fluids comprising magnetic surfactants and methods relating thereto: Treatment fluids that include magnetic surfactants may be useful in various subterranean operations, e.g., particulate placement operations and drilling operations. For example, some methods may include introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid including at least a base fluid and a magnetic surfactant,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076553 - Upstream-downstream integrated process for the upgrading of a heavy crude oil with capture of co2 and relative plant for the embodiment thereof: The present invention relates to an upstream-downstream integrated process for the upgrading of a heavy crude oil with the capture of CO2, comprising the following operative steps: a) production of a heavy crude oil from a reservoir; b) distillation of said heavy crude oil, at atmospheric pressure or under vacuum,... Agent: Eni S.p.a.

20140076554 - Method for improved gravity drainage in a hydrocarbon formation: The invention relates to a method for improved gravity drainage in a hydrocarbon formation, the method comprising: drilling a production well along a substantially horizontal production layer of a reservoir; drilling a perforation well above the production well, either in the production layer or in a layer separated from the... Agent: Statoil Canada Limited

20140076555 - Method and system of optimized steam-assisted gravity drainage with oxygen (\"sagdoxo\") for oil recovery: e

20140076556 - Effective solvent extraction system incorporating electromagnetic heating: A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir comprises pre-heating by exposure to electromagnetic radiation from a electromagnetic radiation source, injecting through at least one injection well a solvent into the reservoir to dilute the hydrocarbons contained in the pre-conditioned portion, and producing through at least one production well... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140076557 - Transverse well perforating: In stimulating a subterranean zone surrounding a well bore, a perforation trajectory is identified that is transverse to a predicted direction of primary fracture propagation in the subterranean zone. A perforating gun in the well bore is aimed to perforate in the perforation trajectory, and then operated to perforate the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076558 - Methods and compositions for treating proppant to prevent flow-back: Methods of consolidating proppant particulates in a subterranean formation comprising providing a proppant slurry comprising a carrier fluid, proppant particulates, and a curable resin composition. The curable resin composition comprises a solid curable resin particulate, a curing agent, and a silane coupling agent. The proppant slurry is introduced into a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076559 - Methods of treating a subterranean formation with stress-activated resins: Methods of treating a subterranean formation including introducing a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture therein; providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid, proppant particulates, a crosslinking agent, and a stress-activated resin comprising a stress-activated moiety, wherein... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076560 - Wellbore cementing tool having one way flow: A stage tool for reverse annular cementing a wellbore, comprising: a main body including a tubular wall with an outer surface and a longitudinal bore extending from a top end to a bottom end; a fluid port through the tubular wall providing fluidic access between the longitudinal bore and the... Agent: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.

20140076561 - Magnesium chloride in alcoholic solvent for sorel cement: A non-hydraulic cement composition including: (i) a non-aqueous liquid phase comprising one or more organic compounds characterized by: (a) having at least one hydroxyl group on a carbon atom, (b) being a liquid when pure under Standard Laboratory Conditions, and (c) being at least soluble in water; (ii) one or... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076562 - Method of reducing water or gas permeability in a subterranean formation: Water and gas flow into a subterranean reservoir may be reduced by pumping into the reservoir a primary amine crosslinking agent and an anionic or hydrolyzable nonionic polymer capable of crosslinking with the crosslinking agent. The reaction product forms a gel plug impermeable to water and gas.... Agent:

20140076563 - Methods for plug cementing: Compositions comprise polyacrylamide, a non-metallic crosslinker and a pH-adjustment material. Such compositions have utility in the context of remedial cementing, plug cementing in particular. The compositions may be pumped into a subterranean well, where they polymerize and form a support on which a cement plug may sit. The support may... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076564 - Perforation gun string energy propagation management system and methods: A perforation tool assembly. The perforation tool assembly comprises a tool string connector, a perforation gun coupled to the tool string connector, and a structure configured to absorb mechanical energy released by firing one or more perforation guns. The coupling is configured to provide a limited range of motion of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076565 - Thermally-activated, high temperature particulate suspending agents and methods relating thereto: A particulate suspending agent may be useful for mitigating particulate settling in wellbore applications with high-temperature and/or at near-neutral and higher pH values. Methods of treating a wellbore may include providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous liquid, a plurality of particulates, and a particulate suspending agent, wherein the particulate... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076566 - Use of underground access to improve steam distribution in sagd operations: A system for recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation with steam-assisted gravity drainage comprises a subterranean access tunnel extending through the formation. In addition, the system comprises a steam injection well extending through the formation above a portion of the tunnel. Further, the system comprises a production well extending through... Agent: Bp Corporation North America, Inc.

20140076567 - Corrosion inhibitors for oil and gas applications: A corrosion inhibitor composition and method of inhibiting corrosion on a surface in an oil or gas application is disclosed and claimed. The corrosion inhibitor includes at least one fatty acid; at least one alkanolamine; at least one alkylamine; and at least one organic sulfonic acid. The method of inhibiting... Agent:

20140076569 - Proppant mixing and metering system: An oilfield material reservoir is disclosed. The oilfield material reservoir has a body, the body having an upper end, a lower end, a sidewall extending between the upper and lower ends, the sidewall defining a recess within the body, an opening defined by the upper end, and a first orifice... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076568 - Use of aqueous alkali aluminosilicate for profile modification, water control and stabilization: Embodiments of the invention relate to methods for making and compositions including aqueous alkali aluminosilicates used for conformance. The aqueous alkali aluminosilicates provide similar reaction characteristics of alkali silicates, an in addition provide enhanced conformance properties due to their ability to crystallize.... Agent:

20140076570 - Methods of treating long-interval and high-contrast permeability subterranean formations with diverting fluids: Methods of treating a portion of a subterranean formation, including providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a treating agent, a foaming agent, a gas source, and a self-degradable diverting agent; placing the treatment fluid into the portion of the subterranean formation; and degrading the self-degradable diverting agent... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076571 - Downhole tools having non-toxic degradable elements: Downhole tools for use in oil and gas production which degrade into non-toxic materials, a method of making them and methods of using them. A frac ball and a bridge plug comprised of polyglycolic acid which can be used in fracking a well and then left in the well bore... Agent:

20140076572 - Thickened viscoelastic fluids and uses thereof: The present invention generally relates to a viscoelastic fluids, thickened acid compositions and the like and to methods of using said gelled compositions. The thickened compositions of the present invention can usefully be employed in methods of stimulating and/or modifying the permeability of underground formations, in drilling fluids, completion fluids,... Agent: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.v.

20140076573 - Casing debris cleaner: A downhole tool cleans debris from a subsea well with nozzle assemblies that selectively deploy from the tool. The nozzle assemblies are in fluid communication with an annulus of a drill pipe on which the downhole tool is mounted, so that fluid pumped into the drill pipe discharges from nozzles... Agent: Vetco Gray Inc.

20140076574 - Method and system for installing subsea well trees: The disclosure provides a method and system of installing subsea well trees, comprising: creating a glory hole having a depth below a seabed at a well location of a hydrocarbon reservoir; moving a floating offshore platform coupled with a foundation, the platform having a topsides and a caisson with downwardly... Agent: Technip France

20140076575 - System and method for producing through a multi bore tubing hanger to a subsea manifold without bop modifications: A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subsea wellbore includes a primary conductor extending into the seabed. In addition, the system includes a wellhead disposed at an upper end of the primary conductor. Further, the system includes a multi bore tubing hanger seated in the wellhead. Still further, the system... Agent: Bp Corporation North America, Inc.

20140076576 - Method and system for protecting a conduit in an annular space around a well casing: To protect a hydraulic, electric and/or other conduit in an annular space around a well casing against damage from perforating and other well operations the conduit is arranged in a groove in a U- or V-shaped protective gutter, which is secured to the outer surface of the well casing and... Agent:

20140076578 - Downhole tool: A downhole tool comprising an inner sleeve with a plurality of sleeve ports and a housing positioned radially outwardly of the inner sleeve and having a plurality of housing ports, with the housing and inner sleeve partially defining a space radially therebetween. The space is occupied by a shifting sleeve.... Agent: Peak Completion Technologies, Inc.

20140076577 - System and method for reducing pressure fluctuations in an oilfield pumping system: Presented herein is a system, method, and assembly for reducing pressure fluctuations in an oilfield pumping system. The pressure fluctuation dampening assembly includes a junction, a dampening chamber, and a supply of a compressible medium. The compressible medium is supplied so as to form an interface between the fluid and... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140076579 - Gas lift valve with mixed bellows and floating constant volume fluid chamber: A valve apparatus capable of withstanding high pressures and techniques for using this apparatus in various suitable applications are provided. The valve apparatus typically includes both an upper bellows comprising a standard, convoluted bellows and a lower bellows comprising an edge-welded bellows. The valve apparatus may also include a floating,... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140076580 - Alternative path gravel pack system and method: A well screen system comprises a wellbore tubular and a coiled shunt tube disposed along the wellbore tubular. The coiled shunt tube is configured to be unwound from a reel. A method of gravel packing comprises passing a slurry through a coiled shunt tube, passing the slurry from the coiled... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140076581 - Apparatus and a method for securing and sealing a tubular portion to another tubular: A tubular portion apparatus (10; 100; 300; 400) to be secured and sealed to another tubular (36) is described as is a method of securing and sealing a tubular portion (10; 100; 300; 400) to an existing downhole tubular (36) such as a casing string (36). The tubular portion (10;... Agent: Meta Downhole Limited

20140076582 - Tool string: The present invention relates to a tool string for being suspended in a well, the tool string extending in a longitudinal direction and comprising a first string part and a second string part, each having a centre axis and comprising; an electrical connection in a first end and a fluid... Agent: Welltec A/s

20140076583 - Method and apparatus for anchoring casing and other tubular goods: An anchor assembly for anchoring casing or other pipe against axial upward movement while permitting rotation of the casing or other pipe. An inner mandrel member has a central bore and a flange member extending around the outer circumference of the mandrel. A friction reducing ring member is located on... Agent: Blackhawk Specialty Tools, LLC

20140076584 - Expendable mechanical release packer plug for heavy mud: An apparatus and method for plugging a well during subterranean operations is disclosed. Specifically, a mechanical release packer plug assembly is disclosed. In an illustrative embodiment, the mechanical release packer plug assembly includes a debris chamber and is releasably engaged with a packer of a suitable packer assembly. The present... Agent:

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