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08/07/2014 > 53 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140216712 - Downhole tool with erosion resistant layer: This disclosure is related to downhole tool having an erosion resistant material metallurgically bonded to portions of the downhole tool. The downhole tool can have the erosion resistant material can be disposed on predetermined portions of inner and outer surfaces of the downhole tool. The disclosure is also related to... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140216713 - Downhole tool with erosion resistant layer: This disclosure is related to downhole tool having an erosion resistant material metalurgically bonded to portions of the downhole tool. The downhole tool can have the erosion resistant material can be disposed on predetermined portions of inner and outer surfaces of the downhole tool. The disclosure is also related to... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140216714 - Transmission line segment coupler defining fluid passage ways and related methods: A transmission line segment coupler is for coupling together first and second coaxial transmission line segments each including an inner tubular conductor and an outer tubular conductor surrounding the inner tubular conductor and a dielectric therebetween. The coupler apparatus includes an outer tubular bearing body to be positioned within adjacent... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140216715 - Plug sensor with ceramic element: The present invention relates to an apparatus comprising a flange assembly configured with a through bore and an end termination, where a sensor and associated electronics are arranged in the through bore, and wherein the sensor, via transmission devices passed through a ceramic element, is connected to the associated electronics.... Agent: Petroleum Technology Company As

20140216716 - Well cap assembly: A cap assembly for sealing the open end of a well casing or other pipe includes a top plate for mounting on the open end of the pipe, a bottom plate spaced apart from the top plate, an upper expansible gasket sandwiched between the top plate and an upper clamping... Agent:

20140216718 - Frac adapter for wellhead: There is provided a frac adapter configured to couple a frac tree to a wellhead component. The frac adapter may couple the frac tree to a casing head without a tubing head, thereby enabling the well to be fractured before the tubing head is installed. As a result, the tubing... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140216717 - Systems and methods for selectively producing steam from solar collectors and heaters for processes including enhanced oil recovery: Systems and methods for selectively producing steam from solar collectors and heaters, for processes including enhanced oil recovery, are disclosed herein. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a water source, a solar collector that includes a collector inlet, a collector outlet, and a plurality of solar concentrators... Agent: Glasspoint Solar, Inc.

20140216719 - Junk basket with self clean assembly and methods of using same: A downhole tool for removing debris from fluid flowing through the downhole tool comprises a screen member and wiper member, the wiper member having at least one window disposed through the inner and outer wall surfaces of the wiper member. Either the screen member or the wiper member is rotatable... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140216720 - Abrasion resistant gas separator: A gas separator is configured to separate gas from a two-phase fluid. The gas separator includes a rotatable shaft and one or more separation stages. At least one of the one or more separation stages includes a rotor connected to the rotatable shaft and a channeled compression tube, wherein the... Agent: Ge Oil & Gas Esp, Inc.

20140216721 - Rotating flow head apparatus: An apparatus comprises a mandrel having a longitudinal axis and further comprises a plurality of pivoting elements spaced apart along a circumference of a cross-section of the mandrel. Each of the pivoting elements is pivotable around a transversal axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20140216723 - Hard surfacing metallic slip components for downhole tools: A slip component for a downhole tool has a bearing surface hard surface treated. The slip component, which can be a slip or other component of a slip mechanism used on a packer, bridge plug, or other downhole tool, is composed of a metallic base material such as magnesium, aluminum,... Agent:

20140216722 - Hard surfacing non-metallic slip components for downhole tools: A slip component for a downhole tool has a bearing surface that is hard surface treated. The slip component, which can be a slip or other component of a slip mechanism used on a packer, bridge plug, or other downhole tool, is composed of a non-metallic base material, such as... Agent:

20140216726 - Apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation including a fluid balun and related methods: An apparatus is provided for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein. The apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore, a transmission line configured to be positioned in the wellbore and coupled to the RF antenna, and... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140216725 - Apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation providing an adjustable liquid coolant and related methods: An apparatus is provided for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein. The apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) source, an RE antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore, and an RF transmission line configured to be positioned within the wellbore and couple... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140216724 - Hydrocarbon resource recovery apparatus including a transmission line with fluid tuning chamber and related methods: An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein is provided. The apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore, a transmission line configured to be positioned in the wellbore and coupled to the RF antenna, and... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140216727 - Hydraulic drillstring sound generator: Acoustic radiators for coal bed methane or shale gas production are configured to be strategically placed on drillstrings within gas production exhaust boreholes and hydraulically powered so they will radiate intense harmonic sonic waves to shake the solid media immediate to the wall areas. The gas volume output that can... Agent:

20140216728 - System and method to initiate permeability in bore holes without perforating tools: A shockwave generator pre-treats one or more production zones within a well to facilitate recovery of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons from the well. The well may be heated to a particular temperature, where after a cooling agent is introduced through the shockwave generator which effects a cooling action in the... Agent: Triple D Technologies Inc.

20140216731 - Method and assembly for conveying well logging tools: A method for conveying logging tools (LT) and obtaining well log data from a wellbore is disclosed. The method includes running a drill string (DS) including a landing sub (LS) disposed near the lower end into a wellbore. A logging tool string (LTS) is inserted into the upper end of... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216730 - Method and apparatus for generating seismic pulses to map subterranean fractures: The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Micro-seismic events are generated, after cessation of fracturing and establishment of fracture networks, by particles introduced into the fractures which are capable of explosive or chemical reaction. In one... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216729 - Method for determining fracture network volume using passive seismic signals: A method for determining a volume of a fracture network includes detecting seismic signals deployed over an area of the subsurface during pumping of fracturing fluid into at least one wellbore drilled through the area. A hypocenter of each fracture induced by the pumping is determined using the seismic signals.... Agent: Microseismic, Inc.

20140216732 - Hydrocarbon recovery control system and method: The present disclosure describes a system, method and computer readable medium capable of dynamically managing a hydrocarbon recovery operation. The hydrocarbon recovery operation may utilize an injection well and a production well. Proportional integral derivative controller(s) may be utilized to control injection processes (for the injection well) and/or production processes... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216733 - Method and an arrangement for controlling fluid flow into a production pipe: A method of controlling fluid flow into a heavy oil production pipe includes reducing inflow into the production pipe locally from hot spots using inflow control devices including a movable body provided within a housing, the movable body being arranged to adjust the flow of fluid through the inflow control... Agent: Statoil Petroleum As

20140216734 - Casing collar location using elecromagnetic wave phase shift measurement: A method for locating casing collars in a cased wellbore includes moving a well logging instrument coupled within a drill string through the cased wellbore. The instrument includes at least one electromagnetic transmitter and at least two spaced apart electromagnetic receivers. The at least one electromagnetic transmitter is energized with... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216735 - Sandline spooling measurement and control system: Example embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to measurement and control systems and methods of improved spooling accuracy. Specifically, the systems and method disclosed herein provide techniques for accurately monitoring the depth of a sandline in a wellbore through sensing spool rotation, and controlling certain aspects of the spooling... Agent: Key Energy Services, LLC

20140216736 - System and method for delivering treatment fluid: A system includes a regional blending facility having a number of bulk receiving facilities, where each bulk facility receives and stores a particle type having a distinct size modality, a bulk moving device that transfers particles between the bulk receiving facilities and of a blending/continuously receiving vessel and/or a mixer,... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216738 - Bottom-up solvent-aided process and system for hydrocarbon recovery: Solvent may be injected into a hydrocarbon reservoir at an increasingly elevated vertical level to allow vapor of the solvent to contact and mobilize viscous hydrocarbons in the reservoir, for producing mobilized hydrocarbons. Solvent may be injected into a mobile zone below a viscous hydrocarbon zone, to allow solvent vapor... Agent: Cenovus Energy Inc.

20140216737 - Downhole injector insert apparatus: An injector insert apparatus is provided. The injector insert apparatus includes a body that has an inner oil passage that is configured and arranged to allow oil to pass there through. The body further has an annular chamber formed around the inner oil passage. The annular chamber has a chamber... Agent:

20140216739 - Heat scavenging method for thermal recovery process: Thermal recovery of oils is improved by capturing waste heat from a depleted steam chamber using steam plus foam and an optional gas to carry low quality steam deep into the chamber where the waste heat converts water to steam in situ. Thus, overall steam generation needs and thus costs... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140216741 - Composition and method for producing an ultra-lightweight ceramic proppant: An ultra-lightweight, high strength ceramic proppant made from mixture of naturally occurring clays, preferably porcelain clay, kaolin and/or flint-clay, earthenware clay or other naturally occurring clays having an alumina content between about 5.5% and about 35%. The proppant has an apparent specific gravity from about 2.10 to about 2.55 g/cc,... Agent: Prop Supply And Services, LLC

20140216740 - Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process: A borehole is drilled from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole. Openings are created in the pipe in fluid communication with fractures in the shale matrix. The interior surface of at least one section of pipe is coated with a contaminant-capturing substance.... Agent:

20140216742 - Floating apparatus and method for fabricating the apparatus: A floating apparatus for use in a casing string is provided. The apparatus includes an outer sleeve having a valve centrally positioned therein. A cement body is affixed to the check valve and the housing by use of a bonding material.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216744 - Method of intersecting a first well bore by a second well bore: In some general aspects, methods for intersecting a first, cased well bore include drilling a second well bore that has a distal end proximal to the first, cased well bore to be intersected, disposing a mill guiding device in the second well bore near a casing of the first, cased... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216743 - Shape-change particle plug system: A method of inhibiting an undesirable fluid flow path, including pumping a flow of fluid downhole, the flow of fluid containing a plurality of shape-change particles; depositing the shape-change particles in an undesirable fluid flow path in a downhole structure; transitioning the shape-change particles from a first shape to a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140216745 - Method of drilling and running casing in large diameter wellbore: A well is drilled and casing installed utilizing a casing drilling technique. A bottom hole assembly having a drill bit and a fluid diverter is secured to a string of drill pipe and installed within a casing string. Drilling fluid is pumped down the drill pipe string to cause the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216746 - Plugging and abandoning a well using a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment a method of plugging a wellbore is described. The method comprises providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a cement set retarder, and water; activating the set-delayed cement composition to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216747 - Method of using a downhole tool with erosion resistant layer: This disclosure is related to downhole tool having an erosion resistant material metalurgically bonded to portions of the downhole tool. The downhole tool can have the erosion resistant material can be disposed on predetermined portions of inner and outer surfaces of the downhole tool. The disclosure is also related to... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140216748 - Bifunctional anti-deposit and anti-corrosion additives: The invention concerns bifunctional compositions usable in the field of extraction of hydrocarbons, oil and/or gas, said compositions being homogeneous, clear and stable and comprising at least one anti-mineral-deposit additive, at least one corrosion inhibitor, and at least one agent for compatibilizing between the anti-mineral-deposit additive and the corrosion inhibitor.... Agent: Ceca S.a.

20140216749 - Electrocoagulation reduction of magnesium from seawater for high-ph or high-temperature treatment: A method of treating a well including the steps of: (A) treating a first aqueous fluid comprising seawater with electrocoagulation to obtain a second aqueous fluid, wherein the second aqueous fluid has a reduced concentration of magnesium ions relative to the original concentration of magnesium ions in the first aqueous... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216750 - Apparatus and methods for conducting well-related fluids: Apparatus and methods for conducting well-related fluids are disclosed. The apparatus and methods may be used to mitigate erosion of fluid handling equipment by fluids associated with hydrocarbon wells. An exemplary apparatus comprises: an upstream conduit including an upstream fluid passage for receiving and conducting well-related fluid; a choke member... Agent:

20140216751 - Integrated managed pressure drilling riser joint: An apparatus comprises a telescoping marine riser action and one of a rotating control device and an annular blow out preventer. The telescoping marine riser section comprises an inner barrel and an outer barrel. The one of a rotating control device and an annular blow out preventer is disposed inside... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20140216752 - Apparatus and methods for providing tubing into a subsea well: In some embodiments, apparatus useful for providing tubing into an underwater well includes at least one surface injector and at least one underwater injector. The surface injector is adapted and arranged to control the movement of the tubing into and out of the underground well below the sea floor during... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140216753 - Bernoulli assisted hydrocarbon lift system and method to prohibit water-coning: The disclosed hydrocarbon lift system and method prohibits water-coning in production of oil from a subterranean reservoir to the earth's surface. The system comprises a well bore with a first and a second section. The first section has perforations which draw a first fluid into and up the well bore... Agent:

20140216755 - Annular barrier with pressure amplification: The present invention relates to an annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone of the borehole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part of... Agent: Welltec A/s

20140216754 - Fracpoint optimization using icd technology: An apparatus for controlling a flow of a fluid between a wellbore tubular and a formation may include a frac tool having at least one port in selective fluid communication with the formation, and an inflow control device having a flow control path configured to provide a predetermined pressure drop... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140216756 - Casing float tool: A rupture disc assembly and a float tool incorporating the rupture disc assembly is disclosed. The rupture disc assembly may include a rupture disc assembly comprising a rupture disc, an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion, and a securing mechanism for holding the rupture disc between the upper... Agent:

20140216757 - Methods for installing and retrieving a well monitoring apparatus: r

20140216758 - Deploying an expandable downhole seat assembly: A method includes running an assembly on a tool in a contracted state into a well. The assembly includes segments that are adapted to be radially contracted and arranged in a first number of layers along a longitudinal axis of the assembly in the contracted state of the assembly. The... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216759 - Deploying an expandable downhole seat assembly: A technique that is usable with a well includes deploying a seat assembly into a tubing string; releasing the seat assembly at a downhole location inside the tubing string; pumping the seat assembly to a restriction in the tubing string at a second downhole location; and using an untethered object... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140216760 - Systems and methods for rotationally orienting a whipstock assembly: Disclosed are downhole subassembly systems and method of use thereof. One downhole subassembly system is an orientable whipstock subassembly that includes a whipstock apparatus including a deflector surface operable to direct a cutting tool into a casing sidewall to create a casing exit, and an orienting sub comprising an upper... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216761 - Downhole activation assembly and method of using same: A downhole activation assembly for activating a downhole component of a downhole tool positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The activation assembly includes a housing operatively connectable to the downhole tool, a spring-loaded sleeve, and a ball catcher. The sleeve slidably positionable in the housing, and having a... Agent: National Oilwell Dht, L.p.

20140216762 - System and method for activating a down hole tool: One disclosed sleeve assembly disposed within a base pipe includes a first sleeve portion having a first shear resistance for resisting movement of the sleeve assembly with respect to the base pipe, and a second sleeve portion moveable with respect the first sleeve portion and having a second shear resistance... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216763 - Debris anti-compaction system for ball valves: A wellbore ball valve includes a ball-type valve closure having an interior, central bore. A lower ball carrying assembly defines a first annular, sealing seat surface in contact with and adapted to seal with the exterior of the valve closure. The first seat surface defines a first through hole. An... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140216764 - Hydraulic set packer with piston to annulus communication: A hydraulically set packer has a mandrel with an internal bore and a port communicating the internal bore outside the mandrel. A packing element disposed on the mandrel can be compressed by a piston to engage the borehole. The piston is disposed on the mandrel on a first side of... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

  
07/31/2014 > 53 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 33 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20140202681 - Bladder stress reducer cap: A submersible pump assembly has modules, including a rotary pump, an electrical motor, and a seal section located between the motor and the pump. The seal section has a tubular housing with a lower adapter secured to the housing and joining the seal section with the motor. An upper adapter... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140202682 - Apparatus for stripping optical fibers and optical fiber assemblies: An apparatus for performing a downhole operation includes: a carrier configured to be deployed in a borehole in an earth formation; and an optical fiber assembly disposed at the carrier, the optical fiber assembly including an optical fiber and a polymer material bonded to a length of the optical fiber.... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140202683 - Ultrasonic wellbore dewatering device, system and method: An ultrasonic device and system is provided for specific application to unloading non-gaseous production (typically mineralized water which may or may not be associated with produced solids and/or hydrocarbon liquids) from gas producing wells. In one embodiment, the system comprises an ultrasonic particle generator bank, including a transformer as needed... Agent: Cenovus Energy Inc.

20140202684 - In-situ acid stimulation of carbonate formations with acid-producing microorganisms: Methods of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore of a well, wherein the subterranean formation includes carbonate. The methods can include the following steps of: (1) optionally, fracturing the subterranean formation; (2) optionally, acidizing the subterranean formation with a Bronsted-Lowry acid; (3) treating the subterranean formation with an... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202685 - In-situ acid stimulation of carbonate formations with acid-producing microorganisms: Methods of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore of a well, wherein the subterranean formation includes carbonate. The methods can include the following steps of: (1) optionally, fracturing the subterranean formation; (2) optionally, acidizing the subterranean formation with a Bronsted-Lowry acid; (3) treating the subterranean formation with an... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc

20140202686 - 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

20140202689 - Systems and methods for remote actuation of a downhole tool: Disclosed are systems and methods for remote actuation of a downhole tool. One system includes a work string providing a flow path therein, a downhole tool coupled to the work string, at least one actuation device operatively coupled to the downhole tool and configured to act on the downhole tool... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202687 - Determining fracture length via resonance: A system and method to determine a length of a fracture induced from a borehole are described. The method includes isolating a portion of the borehole, the portion of the borehole including an end of the fracture at the borehole wall, increasing fluid pressure in the portion of the borehole,... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140202688 - Method for determining fracture plane orientation using passive seismic signals: A method for determining fracture plane orientation from seismic signals detected above a subsurface formation of interest includes detecting seismic signals using an array of seismic sensors deployed above the subsurface formation during pumping of a hydraulic fracture treatment of the subsurface formation. A time of origin and a spatial... Agent: Microseismic, Inc.

20140202690 - Method and apparatus for characterizing fluid channeling through a cement formation interface of a subterranian wellbore: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for testing a cemented bonding with the formation under wellbore pressure conditions. The apparatus comprises a pressure chamber containing a core of formation material. The cement material to be tested is allowed to set or bond to one side of the core while formation... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202691 - A system and method for correcting downhole speed: A method of correcting a downhole speed of a tool string moving in a wellbore includes inserting a tool string into a proximal upper end of the wellbore, spooling out cable at the surface allowing the tool string to move into the wellbore, obtaining a downhole tool speed with an... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202692 - Method for the in situ recovery of heavy oil from a subterranean deposit: A method for extracting bitumen from a subterranean oil sand deposit including: drilling a portion of the deposit; fragmenting the drilled deposit; drilling of the fragmented deposit to allow for flooding, wherein one or more wells are drilled to provide access to the deposit and retrieval of extracted bitumen, to... Agent:

20140202693 - Nanogels for delayed gelation: The instant application relates to nanogels or compositions that hold multivalent metal ions until some level of nanogel degradation has occurred, then slowly release the multivalent metal ions for gelation with carboxylate containing polymers. Compositions comprising such nanogels, together with polymers that can be crosslinked with multivalent metal ions, allow... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140202694 - Produced sand gravel pack process: A borehole completion method treats a formation surrounding a borehole with a chemical treatment that alters how formation particulates interact. A standalone screen deploys downhole in the borehole (either before or after the treatment) on a downhole string. When fluid is produced, formation particulates treated with the chemical treatment agglomerate... Agent:

20140202695 - Treatment fluids comprising stabilized heteropolysaccharides and related methods: Treatment fluids employing stabilized heteropolysaccharide-based gels in brines are used as part of gravel packing and combined gravel packing-fracturing operations; a method includes providing a treatment fluid which includes an aqueous brine base, a heteropolysaccharide including one selected from the group consisting of diutan, scleroglucan, and succinoglycan, and a protein... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202696 - Interpenetrating polymer network deformable proppant: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for treating a subterranean formation including injecting into the subterranean formation a fluid composition that includes a fluid and a deformable proppant having an interpenetrating polymer network formed from a first polymer component and a second polymer component.... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140202697 - Well completion methods: Methods for improving the bonding of a cement sheath to a tubular body in a subterranean well involve anchoring elements mounted on the outside surface of the tubular body—in the annular space between the tubular body and the borehole wall. The cement contains an expansive agent that causes the cement... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140202698 - Set-delayed cement compositions comprising pumice and associated methods: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and a strength enhancer, wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202699 - System and method for removing debris from a downhole wellbore: A method for removing fines and debris from a downhole wellbore in a formation, including introducing a tubing string having a downhole debris removal tool disposed substantially near the lower end of the tubing string into the downhole wellbore; positioning the downhole debris removal tool substantially proximal to the fines... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140202700 - Biodegradable oil external emulsion for removal of asphaltene and/or paraffin from producing oil wells: A biodegradable and environmentally friendly oil external emulsion for the removal of asphaltenes, paraffin's, and/or scales which accumulate in the well bores and walls of the pipes used to bring the oil up from the underground deposits, and methods of using and formulating the composition are disclosed. The emulsion comprises... Agent: Cudd Pressure Control, Inc.

20140202702 - In-line, high pressure well fluid injection blending: A mixing device has an elongate shell, an inlet, an outlet and at least one shear orifice between the inlet and the outlet. A hydration passage is located between the shear orifice and the outlet. The hydration passage has a flow area greater than a total shear flow area of... Agent: Chemright, LLC

20140202701 - Iron control agents and related methods: The disclosure herein relates to iron control during subterranean operations, and more specifically, to reducing iron precipitation during subterranean operations to avoid formation damage; a method includes providing an acidizing treatment fluid that includes a polyepoxysuccinic acid and an acidizing agent, and placing the acidizing treatment fluid in a subterranean... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202703 - Method of reducing corrosion on metal surfaces: A method for reducing corrosion on the exterior or interior surface, for example coiled tubing and casing, is disclosed. The method includes mixing a selected surfactant and particles of a polymer in oil, then adding the oil to water and contacting the surfaces of the tubing with the mixture.... Agent: Coil Chem, LLC

20140202704 - Improvements relating to subsea compression: Subsea apparatus (10) for processing a well stream (2) and a method of processing a well stream subsea is described. In an embodiment, liquid (5) and gas (3) contained in the well stream (2) is separated. The separated gas (3) is cooled and the cooled gas (32) is combined with... Agent: Statoil Petroleum As

20140202705 - Flow induced electrostatic power generator for tubular segments: The present invention is directed to methods for harnessing flow-induced electrostatic energy in a tubular length and using this energy to power electrical devices (e.g., flowmeters, electrically-actuated valves, etc.). The present invention is also directed to corresponding systems through which such methods are implemented.... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140202706 - Pressure testing valve and method of using the same: A wellbore servicing system comprising a valve comprising a housing comprising ports, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first to a second position to a third position, when the sleeve is in the first position and the second position, the sleeves blocks fluid communication... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202707 - Pressure testing valve and method of using the same: A wellbore servicing system comprising a valve comprising a housing comprising ports, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first to a second position to a third position, when the sleeve is in the first position and the second position, the sleeves blocks fluid communication... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202708 - Downhole component having dissolvable components: An apparatus that is usable with a well includes a first component and a second component. The first component is adapted to dissolve at a first rate, and the second component is adapted to contact the first component to perform a downhole operation and dissolve at a second rate that... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140202709 - Method of completing a well using a friction reducing completion fluid: A method for reducing the friction forces between tubulars, for example coiled tubing in casing, is disclosed. The method includes mixing a selected suspending agent and surfactant and polymer particles in oil, then adding the mixture to water and pumping the mixture down the tubing. The mixture is particularly useful... Agent: Coil Chem, LLC

20140202711 - Cross-communication between electronic circuits and electrical devices in well tools: A well tool can include multiple electrical devices and multiple electronic circuits which control operation of the respective electrical devices, each electronic circuit including a respective isolation circuit, wherein each of the isolation circuits isolates a corresponding one of the electronic circuits from a respective one of the electrical devices... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202710 - Method and apparatus for pressure-actuated tool connection and disconnection: A method is presented for connecting and disconnecting sections of a work string for use in a subterranean wellbore. A preferred method of disconnecting includes the steps of positioning a stinger and a downhole tool assembly of a work string adjacent upper and lower sealing rams, such as in a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202712 - Methods of adjusting the rate of galvanic corrosion of a wellbore isolation device: A wellbore isolation device comprises a first material and pieces of a second material, wherein the first material: is a metal or a metal alloy; forms a matrix of the portion of the wellbore isolation device; and partially or wholly dissolves when an electrically conductive path exists between the first... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140202713 - Well intervention pressure control valve: A system comprising a control valve comprising a flapper either activated or inactivated, when activated the flapper may be closed or open and, when inactivated the flapper is open, a first sleeve transitional from a first to a second position, and a second sleeve transitional from a first to a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

  
07/17/2014 > 34 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20140196881 - Apparatus for connecting a rotating drive rod string to a downhole assembly: A system for connecting and disconnecting a rod string from a downhole assembly in which a captured spline assembly is encased in a receiver attached to the downhole assembly and an on-off tool separating the rod string from the downhole assembly.... Agent:

20140196882 - Rod attached apparatus for connecting a rotating drive rod string to a downhole assembly: A system for disengaging a power supply at the surface of a well from a downhole assembly having a pump for pumping fluid in the well to the surface thereof. A captured spline assembly interposed in the rod string, selectively connected to the downhole assembly to provide torsional drive.... Agent:

20140196883 - Modular ball drop: A modular ball drop made up of two or more identical ball drop modules that are vertically stacked in a desired number. Each ball drop module can drop one or more frac balls into a fluid stream being pumped into a well.... Agent: Oil States Energy Services, LLC

20140196884 - Method and system for rapid deployment of a capping stack: A capping stack having a first capping stack component and a second capping stack component, and a method for transporting the same are disclosed. The capping stack components are mounted onto standard skids and loaded onto an aircraft. Upon arrival at a location, the skids are mated, and the capping... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140196886 - Apparatus for connecting and disconnecting a downhole assembly: In a well extending from the surface of the earth to a deposit of production fluid there beneath, a system for delivering the contents of the deposit to the earth's surface. The system comprising a rod string capable of being driven by a source of motive power at the earth's... Agent:

20140196885 - Method and system for monitoring the incursion of particulate material into a well casing within hydrocarbon bearing formations including gas hydrates: A method and system for monitoring any incursion of particulate matter from a gas hydrate formation into a well casing used for the production of the gas hydrate and determining the degree of incursion of particulate material within the distal end of the well casing.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140196887 - Annular barrier with safety metal sleeve: The present invention relates to an annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole downhole for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone of the borehole. The annular barrier comprises a tubular part for... Agent: Welltec A/s

20140196888 - Flow control system: A downhole flow control apparatus comprising: at least one tubular body (1) locatable at a zone of a well, the tubular body (1) having a longitudinal through bore and one or more transverse ports (5a, 5b) and a port covering device (3) which, in use, is movable from a lower... Agent:

20140196889 - Downhole anchoring systems and methods of using same: Anchoring systems for disposition in wellbores and tubular devices comprise a tubular member defined by two or more radially expandable slip members. The upper ends of the slip members are shaped such that when the slip members are in their respective run-in positions and in their respective set positions, a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140196890 - Liner hanger/packer apparatus with pressure balance feature on anchor slips to facilitate removal: A liner hanger/packer apparatus operates by sequential expansion of a slip ring and then a sealing element. The hanger slips are set by pressure on a seated ball actuating anchor slips to grip followed by a stroker assembly and a swage making a first movement. The ball seat is defeated... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140196892 - Interruptible pressure testing valve: A wellbore servicing system comprising a pressure testing valve incorporated within a casing string and comprising a housing comprising one or more ports and an axial flowbore, a sliding sleeve, wherein the sliding sleeve is positioned within the housing and transitional from a first position to a second position through... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140196891 - Self-contained gas impulse creation: A self-contained gas impulse apparatus includes a gas impulse unit for generating a plurality of gas blasts when supplied with pressurized gas. A gas supply unit is connected by a gas conduit to the gas impulse unit. The gas supply unit is configured to be remotely activated to supply pressurized... Agent: Flow Industries, Ltd.

20140196893 - Equipment and methods for deploying line in a wellbore: Many wellbore service operations involve placing a line in the wellbore. The line may be used to transmit power to downhole tools, convey signals from downhole-measurement instruments, or both. A problem associated with such operations involves drag forces experienced by the line as process fluids flow through the well, particularly... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140196894 - Fluorescent tags for detection of swellable polymers: The invention is directed to stable crosslinked swellable fluorescently tagged polymeric microparticles, methods for making same, and their various uses. A particularly important use is as an injection fluid in petroleum production, where the expandable polymeric particles are injected into target zone and when the heat and/or suitable pH of... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140196895 - In situ combustion process with reduced c02 emissions: The present invention provides a method of recovering a hydrocarbon mixture from a subterranean formation comprising: (i) injecting an oxygen-rich gas into said formation; (ii) combusting said oxygen-rich gas in said formation thereby heating and reducing the viscosity of said hydrocarbon mixture and generating CO2-rich gas; (iii) recovering said heated... Agent: Statoil Asa

20140196896 - Enhanced crude oil recovery using metal silicides: Enhanced oil recovery techniques include introduction of alkali metal silicides into subterranean reservoirs to generate hydrogen gas, heat, and alkali metal silicate solutions in situ upon contact with water. The alkali metal silicides, such as sodium silicide, are used to recover hydrocarbons, including heavier crudes where viscosity and low reservoir... Agent: Signa Chemistry, Inc.

20140196897 - Oxidative internal breaker system with breaking activators for viscoelastic surfactant fluids: Compositions and methods are given for delayed breaking of viscoelastic surfactant gels inside formation pores, particularly for use in hydraulic fracturing. Breaking inside formation pores is accomplished without mechanical intervention or use of a second fluid. Bromate oxidizing agents are used along with selected breaking activators for the bromate breaking... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140196898 - Proppant: A proppant includes a particle and a hybrid coating disposed about the particle. The particle is present in an amount of from about 90 to about 99.5 percent by weight based on the total weight of the proppant and the hybrid coating is present in an amount of from about... Agent:

20140196899 - Degradable ball sealer: High strength, degradable ball sealer for temporarily sealing off lower zones in a wellbore from the flow of a fluid injected into the well. The degradable ball sealer may also seal openings formed through slidable packers or sleeves received within a tubing string in the well, from the flow of... Agent:

20140196900 - Method and apparatus for sealing tubulars: A method of controlling fluid flow between two tubulars includes disposing a sealing member in an annular area between two tubulars, wherein the two tubulars partially overlap; moving the sealing member to a lower position where it is not in contact with one of the tubulars, thereby allowing fluid flow... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140196901 - Cement composition containing an additive of a pozzolan and a strength retrogression inhibitor: A cement composition comprises: cement; water; and an additive, wherein the additive is a pozzolan and a strength-retrogression inhibitor, and wherein a mixture consisting essentially of: the additive; water; and a source of calcium develops a compressive strength of at least 500 psi at a time of 24 hours, a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140196903 - Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process: The method begins drilling a borehole from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole. Openings are created in the pipe in fluid communication with fractures in the shale matrix. The interior surface of at least one section of pipe is coated with a... Agent:

20140196902 - Method, system, and composition for producing oil: A method, system, and composition for producing oil from a formation utilizing an oil recovery formulation comprising a surfactant, an ammonia liquid, an alkali metal carbonate or bicarbonate, a polymer, and water are provided.... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20140196904 - Methods of controlled release ph adjustment for oilwell stimulation: A method for treating subterranean formations by the use of delayed release pH control agents in subterranean formations during fracturing operations includes providing a fracturing fluid comprising a base fluid, a viscosifying agent, a pH sensitive crosslinking agent, and a delayed release pH-adjusting material. The delayed release pH-adjusting material includes... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140196905 - Downhole vibratory apparatus: The present disclosure is for a vibratory downhole rotary apparatus. The apparatus includes a cylindrical hollow body, a stator disposed within the cylindrical hollow body and a rotor disposed within the stator. The apparatus also includes a flow resistance system to vary the resistance of fluid flow through the apparatus... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.

20140196907 - Hydraulic oil well pumping apparatus: A hydraulic oil well pumping arrangement employs a compensating type hydraulic pump, a directional valving arrangement and a proportioning valving arrangement. When the directional valve is energized, oil is directed to the rod end of the hydraulic cylinder. In one embodiment, a time delay halts the movement of the sucker... Agent: Lufkin Industries, Inc.

20140196906 - Latching system for well swabbing tools: A latch system configured to permit one-way automatic passing of a swabbing tool. The latch system having a housing in communication with a well bore and a latch assembly housing a latch member with a latch. The latch is configured to selectively translate through an aperture in the housing. The... Agent:

20140196908 - Internal lockdown snubbing plug: A system, including a plug, including one or more fluid pathways extending between upstream and downstream sides of the plug, and an internal lock positionable in an unlocked position and a locked position, wherein the internal lock is resiliently biased to the locked position upon release from the unlocked position,... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20140196909 - Tubular handling device and methods: A tubular handling apparatus including a tubular member running tool adapted to provide load-bearing, and preferably torquing, capacity upon the gripping of a tubular is provided. The running tool includes a slotted member having a plurality of elongated slots, a recessed member associated with the slotted member and having a... Agent: Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.

20140196910 - Apparatus and methods of running casing: In one embodiment, the first casing string is releasably coupled to a second casing string using a latch assembly. The second casing string is released from the conductor after the first casing string is properly positioned in the wellbore. The latch assembly is configured to release the coupling by manipulating... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140196911 - Electromagnetically activated jarring: An impact apparatus conveyable in a tool string within a wellbore comprises a mandrel, a first impact feature, and a latch pin retainer encircling an end of the mandrel. A release sleeve encircles a portion of the latch pin retainer and includes a radial recess. Latch pins retained by the... Agent: Impact Selector, Inc.

20140196912 - Surge immune liner setting tool: A setting tool for hanging a tubular string includes: a tubular mandrel having an actuation port formed through a wall thereof; a debris barrier for engaging an upper end of the tubular string; and a piston having an upper face in fluid communication with the actuation port. The setting tool... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140196913 - Bridge plug tool: A bridge plug tool for use in a well, comprising: a tool body; a mandrel (3) extending through the tool body; a setting sleeve (2) positioned on the tool body; a packer module (4,5,6) located below the setting sleeve, the packer module having an expanded position in which its outer... Agent: Extreme Invent As

20140196914 - Apparatus and method of zonal isolation: Methods and apparatus include an expandable packer having a tubing expanded to create a seal in an annulus surrounding the tubing. The tubing includes a non-uniform outer surface configured to cause formation of undulations in a diameter of the tubing upon expansion of the tubing. A plurality of expandable packers... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

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