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04/24/14 - 20140110102 - Passive downhole chemical release packages
An apparatus for releasing chemical agents in a well bore, comprising: a packaging material; a chemical agent, wherein the chemical agent is contained within the packaging material; and an adhesive, wherein the adhesive is attached to the packaging material and associated methods....

04/17/14 - 20140102691 - Method of drilling and operating an oil or gas well, a method of preventing or minimizing contamination to the soil about an oil or gas well, using a kit to install, an impervious and reusable liner and apparatus therefor
A method of preventing or minimizing contamination to the soil about an oil or gas well, using a kit to install, an impervious and reusable liner and apparatus therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A...

03/20/14 - 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...

03/06/14 - 20140060818 - Method of analysis of polymerizable monomeric species in a complex mixture
Method of selective quantitation of a polymerizable monomeric species in a well spacer fluid, said method comprising the steps of adding at least one solvent having a refractive index of less than about 1.33 to a sample of the complex mixture to produce a solvent phase, and measuring the refractive...

02/20/14 - 20140048253 - High output, radial engine-powered, road-transportable apparatus used in on-site oil and gas operations
A transportable process platform is provided for maximizing process operations therefrom without exceeding transport weight requirement. Each platform supports a power unit comprising a driven component coupled to a lightweight radial engine. The radial engine is configurable with one or more supplemental cylinder rows to increase the power output to...

12/26/13 - 20130341007 - Wireless downhole tool positioning control
For a free falling well tool sub having one or more pipe bore centering cages, a collapsible material cone secured inside of the centering cage half length with the cone base opening in the downhole direction restricts the rate of pipe bore fluid flow past the cone and thereby restricts...

11/14/13 - 20130299162 - Check valve
The present invention provides a check valve comprising a valve housing (1,2), a substantially circular flapper (3), a valve seat (16) for the flapper (3), an expandable chamber (11) in fluid contact with a connecting port (8) for hydraulics fluid, and a piston (4) having a first and a second...

10/31/13 - 20130284428 - Fluid driven pump for removing debris from a wellbore and methods of using same
A downhole tool for moving fluid through the tool comprises a rotatable sleeve disposed within a bore of the tool. The sleeve includes an opened upper end and a closed lower end to define a cavity. A fluid movement profile is disposed along the lower end. A directional port is...

10/10/13 - 20130264051 - Well tools selectively responsive to magnetic patterns
A system for use with a subterranean well can include a magnetic sensor, a magnetic device which propagates a magnetic field to the magnetic sensor, and a barrier positioned between the magnetic sensor and the magnetic device. The barrier can comprise a relatively low magnetic permeability material. A method of...

09/26/13 - 20130248169 - Environmentally powered transmitter for location identification of wellbores
A method, apparatus and system for performing an operation in a borehole is disclosed. A device is disposed in a downhole environment of the borehole to perform the downhole operation. An energy harvesting unit coupled to the device harvests energy from an energy source in a downhole environment of the...

07/25/13 - 20130186617 - Corrosion management systems for vertically oriented structures
Corrosion management systems protecting against or managing corrosion of various components in generally vertically oriented structures, that can be located one or more of aboveground and underground. The corrosion management system includes a dispenser system that dispenses at least one corrosion inhibitor to the structure desired to be protected at...

06/13/13 - 20130146279 - System and method for borehole communication
A method and an apparatus for communicating between a tool and a surface of a subterranean formation including a signal generator configured to send a signal through the formation, a relay in communication with the generator, and a receiver in communication with the relay. A method and an apparatus for...

05/16/13 - 20130118730 - Downhole tools including anomalous strengthening materials and related methods
Downhole tools for use in wellbores in subterranean formations comprise a body comprising at least one anomalous strengthening material. Methods of forming downhole tools for use in wellbores in subterranean formations comprise forming a body comprising at least one anomalous strengthening material. Methods of using downhole tools in wellbores in...

05/09/13 - 20130112401 - Downhole electrical energy conversion and generation
Procedures and devices are described for electric energy generation from electrochemical use of substances for powering downhole devices. According to some other embodiments procedures and devices are described for electric energy generation from nuclear decay for powering downhole devices. According to some embodiments, the types of devices being powered are...

02/28/13 - 20130048274 - Variable frequency fluid oscillators for use with a subterranean well
A well tool can include an oscillator which varies a flow rate of fluid through the oscillator, and another oscillator which varies a frequency of discharge of the fluid received from the first oscillator. A method can include flowing a fluid through an oscillator, thereby repeatedly varying a flow rate...

02/21/13 - 20130043022 - Downhole pulse-generating apparatus
A downhole apparatus including a pressure pulse generator and a pulse reflector is provided. The pulse reflector reflects at least a portion of an incident pressure pulse from the generator as a reflected pressure pulse. The apparatus is configured to provide the reflected pressure pulse with a phase shift with...

02/14/13 - 20130037260 - Systems and methods for downhole communications using power cycling
Systems and methods for using power cycle events to cause a downhole tool to change its operational state and/or transmit a data stream to the downhole tool. In one embodiment, a tool such as a gauge for an ESP is positioned downhole in a well and is configured to receive...

02/14/13 - 20130037261 - System and method for reduction of an effect of a tube wave
A tube wave reduction system for a borehole includes a tubular member; one or more openings in the tubular member, the one or more openings having a through-passage and a deformation region surrounding the through-passage; and an absorber in fluid communication with the one or more openings. Also included is...

12/13/12 - 20120312528 - Junction box to secure and electronically connect downhole tools
A junction box is disclosed. The junction box is made of a body member defining a first port and a second port, the first port adapted to receive a first portion of a first downhole tool, and the second port adapted to receive a second portion of a second downhole...

03/01/12 - 20120048537 - System and method for conducting operations to subterranean formations
The current application discloses methods and systems for conducting operations to subterranean formations. The system comprises a platform, a grillage mounted on the platform, at least one module for treating the subterranean formation, and a plurality of locks that mechanically engage the grillage with the module. Each lock comprises a...

01/26/12 - 20120018146 - Wear-resistant separating device for removing sand and rock particles
The subject matter of the invention likewise covers the use of a separating device according to the invention for removing sand and rock particles in a process for extracting liquids or gases from wells drilled in rock or deep wells....

01/19/12 - 20120012307 - 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...

09/15/11 - 20110220348 - Coated oil and gas well production devices
Provided are coated oil and gas well production devices and methods of making and using such coated devices. In one form, the coated device includes one or more cylindrical bodies, hardbanding on at least a portion of the exposed outer surface, exposed inner surface, or a combination of both exposed...

08/25/11 - 20110203791 - Coated sleeved oil and gas well production devices
Provided are coated sleeved oil and gas well production devices and methods of making and using such coated sleeved devices. In one form, the coated sleeved oil and gas well production device includes one or more cylindrical bodies, one or more sleeves proximal to the outer diameter or inner diameter...

05/05/11 - 20110100622 - Top drive systems for wellbore & drilling operations
A top drive system for wellbore operations and method for facilitating rotation thereof. The system includes a main body and a motor, preferably a salient pole motor. A motor shaft extends from the motor and a gear system is driven by the shaft and interconnected with a drive shaft. The...

02/24/11 - 20110042069 - Coated sleeved oil and gas well production devices
Provided are coated sleeved oil and gas well production devices and methods of making and using such coated sleeved devices. In one form, the coated sleeved oil and gas well production device includes an oil and gas well production device including one or more bodies and one or more sleeves...

01/20/11 - 20110011580 - Wireless transfer of power and data between a mother wellbore and a lateral wellbore
A technique enables wireless communication of signals in a well. The technique is employed for communication of power signals and/or data signals between a mother wellbore and at least one lateral wellbore. A first wireless device is positioned in a mother wellbore proximate a lateral wellbore, and a second wireless...

10/21/10 - 20100263860 - System and method to provide well service unit with integrated gas delivery
A technique enables improved efficiency with respect to various coiled tubing and well servicing operations. The technique utilizes a combined mobile unit having several types of equipment combined into at least one transportable unit. The combined mobile unit may comprise a coiled tubing reel having coiled tubing, a well servicing...

08/19/10 - 20100206553 - Coated oil and gas well production devices
Provided are coated oil and gas well production devices and methods of making and using such coated devices. In one form, the coated oil and gas well production device includes an oil and gas well production device including one or more bodies, and a coating on at least a portion...

08/19/10 - 20100206554 - Power transmission system for use with downhole equipment
A power transmission system for use with downhole equipment in a borehole includes a power source that is positioned at the surface providing a DC power supply, a downhole DC/DC converter and a two-conductor cable connecting the power source and the downhole DC/DC converter. The power transmission system receives the...

07/15/10 - 20100175871 - Multi-position hydraulic actuator
A method of actuating a well tool utilizing first and second pressure sources includes the steps of: placing an source, thereby displacing a piston from a first position to a second position; and then placing another chamber in communication with the second pressure source, thereby displacing the piston to a...

06/03/10 - 20100132939 - System and method for providing a downhole mechanical energy absorber
A system and a method are disclosed for providing a downhole mechanical energy absorber that protects downhole tools from impact loads and shock loads that occur during run-in contacts, tool drops, perforating blasts, and other impact events. A continuous localized inelastic deformation of a tube is a primary energy absorber...

05/27/10 - 20100126716 - Actuator for downhole tools
An apparatus, method, and system for actuating a wellbore tool includes a body having a chamber in which a movable member is disposed. The movable member may connect to a selected wellbore tool. Within the chamber is a controllable fluid that substantially prevents relative movement between the body and the...

05/20/10 - 20100122811 - Systems and methods for mitigating annular pressure buildup in an oil or gas well
The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for mitigating temperature-related pressure buildup in the trapped annulus of an oil or gas well, wherein such systems and methods employ production and/or tieback casing having one or more pressure mitigating chambers., and wherein such chambers make use of pistons,...

04/29/10 - 20100101781 - Coupling for downhole tools
Transferring rotary power between a first rotating member and a second rotating member may performed by using a first element associated with the first rotating member; and a second element associated with the second rotating member. The first element and the second element may be configured to rotate the first...

02/04/10 - 20100025032 - Methods and systems to activate downhole tools with light
The present invention comprises a system and methods to actuate downhole tools by transmitting an optical signal through an optical fiber to the downhole tool. The optical signal can comprise a specific optical signal frequency, signal, wavelength or intensity. The downhole tool can comprise packers, perforating guns, flow control valves,...

12/31/09 - 20090321070 - Driver to transmit signals over a transmission line in a well
An apparatus includes a transmission line for deployment in a well, and a driver to transmit signals over the transmission line. The driver includes a field-effect transistor, and an operational amplifier to control the field-effect transistor, where the operational amplifier and field-effect transistor cooperate to form a voltage-to-current converter....

11/26/09 - 20090288819 - System and method for improving operational characteristics
A technique improves the operational characteristics of a well device while the device is used in a wellbore environment. The well device benefits from a unique material, in the form of a negative stiffness material or a negative Poisson's ratio material, positioned to improve the operational characteristics of the well...

10/01/09 - 20090242195 - Top hold down rod pump with hydraulically activated drain and method of use
The present invention relates to a top hold-down pump having a barrel drain operatively connected to the pump beneath a seating nipple. The design of the pump provides specific advantages over past systems by improving the efficiency of re-setting the barrel drain and the required work over costs after the...

09/03/09 - 20090218093 - Use of a steel composition for the production of an armouring layer of a flexible pipe and the flexible pipe
balance being iron (Fe)....

07/23/09 - 20090183870 - Apparatus and method
A switch mechanism is provided for inclusion in a downhole production string located in a wellbore. The switch mechanism includes an electrical power input and at least two electrical power outputs. In addition, the switch mechanism includes an actuator mechanism which is capable of being actuated from a position remote...

07/02/09 - 20090166028 - Demulsification of water-in-oil emulsion
A method of demulsifying a water-in-oil emulsion is provided. The method includes treating a volume of fluids comprising oil and water by adding a salt of a polynuclear, aromatic sulfonic acid to the fluids so as to cause the oil and water to be at least partially demulsified. The method...

06/25/09 - 20090159271 - Top drive systems for wellbore & drilling operations
A top drive system for wellbore operations, the top drive system in certain aspects including a main body, a motor (in certain aspects a salient pole motor), a motor apparatus, a motor shaft extending from the motor, a gear system driven by the motor shaft and interconnected with a drive...

06/18/09 - 20090151932 - Intelligent electrical power distribution system
In one aspect of the present invention, a downhole tool assembly comprises electrical connectors disposed proximate an upper end and a lower end of the tool, switches to selectively allow or disallow electrical continuity between the electrical connectors, and a microprocessor in electrical communication with the electrical connectors and the...

03/26/09 - 20090078409 - Method and means for providing time delay in downhole well operations
The present invention relates to a means and method for providing hydraulic load compensated time delay in down-hole well operations. The means according to the invention is characterized in that it includes a piston stem (1) enclosed by a piston housing (2), wherein the means is adapted in such a...

03/26/09 - 20090078410 - Aggregate delivery unit
A delivery unit for providing aggregate to a worksite, such as a wellsite location. The unit may include a mobile chassis for accommodating a plurality of modular containers which in turn house the aggregate. As such, a weight measurement device may be located between each container and the chassis so...

03/05/09 - 20090056934 - Interventionless multi-position frac tool
Fracturing tools for use in oil and gas wells are disclosed. The fracturing tools have a run-in position and two operational positions. A sleeve disposed in the bore of the fracturing tool comprises a sleeve port alignable with a first port in the housing of the frac tool, i.e., the...