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Modeling and production of tight hydrocarbon reservoirs
03/05/15 - 20150060054 - Methods for modeling a tight hydrocarbon reservoir intersected by a borehole. Methods include using an estimated hydrocarbons-in-place value for the tight hydrocarbon reservoir and a gas parameter associated with drilling the borehole to create a drilling model. The model may determine an operation of a well control device associated with...

Systems and methods for artificial lift via a downhole positive displacement pump
03/05/15 - 20150060055 - Systems and methods for artificial lift via a downhole positive displacement pump are disclosed herein. The methods include methods of removing a wellbore liquid from a wellbore that extends within a subterranean formation and/or methods of locating the downhole positive displacement pump within the wellbore. The systems include hydrocarbon wells...

Systems and methods for restricting fluid flow in a wellbore with an autonomous sealing device and motion-arresting structures
03/05/15 - 20150060056 - Systems and methods for restricting fluid flow in a casing conduit, including a wellbore that extends within a subterranean formation, a casing string that extends within the wellbore and defines a portion of the casing conduit, a plurality of motion-arresting structures that project from an inner surface of the casing...

Determining minimum miscibility pressure of an oil compositon with a fluid
03/05/15 - 20150060057 - Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods and apparatuses for determining a minimum miscibility pressure of a fluid with and oil composition. In various embodiments, the method can include placing a fluid into a pressure chamber at a first pressure. The pressure chamber can include at least one capillary tube having...

Method for determining an inflow profile of multilayer reservoir fluids in a wellbore
02/26/15 - 20150053398 - Methods for determining an inflow profile of multilayer reservoir fluids in a wellbore are described herein. A bottom-hole zone is cooled before well perforation. Then, the wellbore is perforated, and a flow temperature is measured in the wellbore above each perforation zone. A production rate of each productive layer is...

Non-stop driller manifold and methods
02/19/15 - 20150047834 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for continuously circulating drilling fluid through a tubular string are described. The methods include connecting a sub having a central bore and a side bore to the tubular string, connecting a top drive to the tubular string, connecting a manifold to the sub and top drive,...

Downhole fluid analysis method and apparatus for determining hydrogen indexes
02/19/15 - 20150047835 - The present disclosure relates to determining hydrogen indexes of downhole fluids using fluid composition data. In certain embodiments, the type of the fluid, such as gas, water, or oil, may be determined downhole and used to select a method for determining the hydrogen index of the fluid. The selected method...

Sensing magnetized portions of a wellhead system to monitor fatigue loading
02/12/15 - 20150041119 - A wellhead assembly having a tubular magnetized in at least one selected location, and a sensor proximate the magnetized location that monitors a magnetic field from the magnetized location. The magnetic field changes in response to changes in mechanical stress of the magnetized location, so that signals from the sensor...

Acoustic coupling of electrical power and data between downhole devices
02/05/15 - 20150034305 - An apparatus for communicating electrical power and data between downhole devices. The apparatus includes a wellbore tubular having a wall. An electrical device is positioned in a wellbore region to an exterior of the wellbore tubular. A first acoustic coupling element is positioned to the exterior of the wellbore tubular...

Method and system for determining relative depth of an acoustic event within a wellbore
02/05/15 - 20150034306 - The present disclosure is directed at a method and system for determining relative depth of an acoustic event within a wellbore. The method includes obtaining two acoustic signals at two different and known depths in the wellbore, in which each of the acoustic signals includes the acoustic event; dividing each...

Systems and methods for producing gas wells with multiple production tubing strings
01/29/15 - 20150027690 - A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well including a wellbore extending from a surface into a subterranean formation, the system including a wellhead disposed at the surface. In addition, the system includes a production tree coupled to the wellhead. Further, the system includes a casing coupled to the...

Gas lift assembly and methods
01/29/15 - 20150027691 - An apparatus has an elongate body defining an interior chamber and a gas passage in communication with the interior chamber. The elongate body further includes a base defining a liquid opening and a cap defining an outlet opening. The liquid opening is adapted to receive a liquid disposed in a...

Forward deployed sensing array for an electric submersible pump
01/22/15 - 20150021014 - An electric submersible pumping system has an electric motor, a pump assembly driven by the electric motor and a sensor module. The sensor module preferably includes a detachable sensor array that can be selectively released from the sensor module. In preferred embodiments, the detachable sensor array includes a self-propelled sensor...

Inflow control valve and device producing distinct acoustic signal
01/22/15 - 20150021015 - Systems and methods for generating and monitoring an acoustic response to particular fluid flow conditions in a wellbore include incorporating a sound-producing element into each inflow control device installed in a wellbore. Each of the sound-producing elements generates an acoustic signature that is readily identifiable from each other sound-producing element...

Device and method for measuring torque and rotation
01/22/15 - 20150021016 - A device is taught for measuring and wirelessly transmitting one or more parameters during wellbore operations. The device comprises a torque sub releasably connected to a top drive at a first end and having a second end such that the torque sub rotates with the rotating top drive, one or...

Inspection methods for reprocessing non-metallic oilfield tools
01/22/15 - 20150021017 - The disclosure relates to the treatment of non-metallic sucker rods, made of metal, particularly to the method of reclamation of used rods already used in the mechanical deep-pumping extraction of oil. The method of remanufacturing of standard length rods includes subjecting used non-metallic sucker rods to a destructive pull test....

High pressure large bore well conduit system
01/22/15 - 20150021018 - Well conduit system and methods using a first outer conduit wall and at least one second inner conduit wall positioned through a wellhead to define an annulus with radial loading surfaces extending across the annulus and radially between at least two of the conduit walls to form passageways through subterranean...

System and method for operating a pump in a downhole tool
01/15/15 - 20150013968 - A method includes pumping fluid from outside of a downhole tool through a flowline of the downhole tool with a pump and taking first measurements, using at least one sensor, within the flowline during a first stage of pumping the fluid. The method further includes estimating a saturation pressure of...

Sand control screen assembly with internal control lines
01/15/15 - 20150013970 - Disclosed are sand control screens and completion assemblies that receive, retain, and protect control lines during installation and operation thereof. One disclosed completion assembly includes a base pipe, at least one screen jacket positioned around the base pipe and operable to prevent an influx of particulate matter of a predetermined...

Telemetry system and method of communicating through a tubular
01/08/15 - 20150007982 - A telemetry system including a tubular. A pump in operable communication with the tubular configured to pump a fluid through the tubular; a flow altering arrangement in operable communication with at least one of the pump and the tubular. A flow interacting detail disposed in the tubular; and a load...

Downhole imaging systems and methods
01/08/15 - 20150007983 - Downhole Camera systems and methods. Certain systems include a high-speed video camera configured with a 360 degree optical field-of-view, a jet-flushing system capable of temporarily displacing debris substantially simultaneously along all azimuths within the optical field-of-view, and optionally a downhole real-time image processing system for reducing the amount of captured...

Formation thermal measurement apparatus, methods, and systems
01/08/15 - 20150007984 - In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to activate a thermal source in a borehole to heat a portion of a geological formation proximate to the borehole, to move the thermal source or thermal receivers within the borehole (to...

Downhole cooling with electrocaloric effect
01/01/15 - 20150000899 - Methods, systems, devices, and products for taking a downhole measurement are presented. The method may include cooling a sensor in a borehole intersecting an earth formation using an electrocaloric material associated with the sensor, wherein the sensor is responsive to a downhole parameter. The method may further include applying an...

Closed loop deployment of a work string including a composite plug in a wellbore
01/01/15 - 20150000900 - An apparatus for use in a wellbore is disclosed. The apparatus includes a downhole tool coupled to a wireline for conveying the downhole tool into the wellbore and for providing a data communication between the downhole tool and a surface device. The downhole tool further includes a settable device, a...

Ball launcher
01/01/15 - 20150000901 - A ball launcher system is provided. In one embodiment, such a system includes a ball launcher having a rotatable sleeve installed within an internal bore of a hollow body. The hollow body has ball chutes extending from an external surface to the internal bore. The rotatable sleeve has one or...

Asphaltene content of heavy oil
01/01/15 - 20150000902 - A downhole tool is conveyed within a borehole extending into a subterranean formation. Fluid is drawn from the subterranean formation into the downhole tool, wherein the fluid comprises heavy oil. Fluorescence intensity of the drawn fluid is measured via a sensor of the downhole tool, and asphaltene content of the...

Automated diversion valve control for pump down operations
12/25/14 - 20140374089 - A system for pump down operations includes a diversion valve unit that is adjustable between a pumping position and a diversion position and a controller coupled to the diversion valve unit. The system further includes a fluid reservoir, a downhole fluid path between the fluid reservoir and a tool downhole,...

Apparatus and method for opening and closing an automatic valve installed in the discharge line of an oil well
12/25/14 - 20140374090 - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for opening and closing an automatic valve installed in the discharge line of an oil well, characterized by the installation and setup of the apparatus which controls an automatic valve, which is installed in the discharge line of the casing pipes...

Biological augmentation of low salinity water flooding to improve oil release using nutrient supplementation of injected low salinity water
12/18/14 - 20140367090 - A method of enhancing oil recovery includes the step of determining a specific nutrient package used to initiate a microbiological response under actual reservoir conditions in combination with low salinity water injection. Once determined, the specific nutrient package is applied to at least one targeted well to stimulate resident microorganisms...

Wellbore fluids incorporating magnetic carbon nanoribbons and magnetic functionalized carbon nanoribbons and methods of using the same
12/18/14 - 20140367091 - A wellbore fluid may include an oleaginous continuous phase, one or more magnetic carbon nanoribbons, and at least one weighting agent. A method of performing wellbore operations may include circulating a wellbore fluid comprising a magnetic carbon nanoribbon composition and a base fluid through a wellbore. A method for electrical...

Methods and apparatus for evaluating downhole conditions through fluid sensing
12/18/14 - 20140367092 - An apparatus and method may operate to mount one or more communication assemblies relative to the exterior of a casing being placed in a borehole. Two communication assemblies can be placed in longitudinally spaced relation to one another along the casing, wherein each communication assembly is configured to obtain excitation...

Apparatuses and methods for testing wellbore fluids
12/04/14 - 20140352948 - An apparatus may be used to test the ability of a first fluid to remove a second fluid from a surface. The apparatus comprises a reservoir that contains the first fluid and a testing cell that contains the second fluid. The testing cell also contains a rotor within. The first...

Method of controlling a downhole operation
12/04/14 - 20140352950 - The present invention relates to a method for controlling a drilling or cutting operation performed by a wireline tool downhole, comprising the steps of commencing a drilling or cutting operation in a downhole object, such as a casing or valve; detecting vibration produced during the drilling or cutting operation in...

Fine control of casing pressure
12/04/14 - 20140352951 - Back pressure control devices used to control fluid pressure in a wellbore require various utilities for operation, such as an air supply. Apparatus disclosed herein provide for the continued operation of one or more back pressure control devices when supply of utilities for operation of the back pressure control devices...

Methods of using enhanced wellbore electrical cables
12/04/14 - 20140352952 - A method of deploying a cable into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation that includes providing a cable. The cable includes an insulated conductor; an armor wire layer surrounding the insulated conductor; and a polymeric material disposed in interstitial spaces formed between armor wires forming the armor wire layer, and...

Determining optimal parameters for a downhole operation
11/06/14 - 20140326449 - This disclosure relates to determining optimal parameters for a downhole operation. In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method for managing a downhole operation is described in this disclosure. The method includes receiving a continuous stream of real-time data associated with an ongoing downhole operation at a data ware house. In...

Firing head actuator for a well perforating system and method for use of same
10/30/14 - 20140318766 - A firing head actuator for a well perforating system. The firing head actuator includes a housing assembly with a first impact piston initially secured thereto and slidably disposed therein. An electronic time delay assembly, a trigger assembly and an initiator are also disposed within the housing assembly. A second impact...

Method and apparatus for transmitting or receiving information between a downhole equipment and surface
10/30/14 - 20140318767 - Techniques involve determining the conductivity profile of a formation from a well between a surface location and a borehole location. The method involves placing a first sensor at the surface location, a second sensor located at the borehole location, obtaining a first signal by detecting Schumann resonances from the electric...

Flooding operations employing chlorine dioxide
10/23/14 - 20140311734 - A method includes introducing a treatment fluid including a first polymer gel into a subterranean formation to generate a production fluid having an aqueous portion and a hydrocarbon portion, treating the aqueous portion of the production fluid with chlorine dioxide to separate additional hydrocarbons from the aqueous portion, and adjusting...

Sensing in artificial lift systems
10/16/14 - 20140305636 - Methods and apparatus are provided for measuring one or more parameters associated with an artificial lift system for hydrocarbon production and operating the system based on the measured parameters. One embodiment of the invention provides a lubricator for a plunger lift system, which generally includes a housing, a spring disposed...

Downhole temperature calculation
10/16/14 - 20140305637 - A method for calculating a value representative of a downhole temperature in a hydrocarbon well, wherein the well includes production tubing inside an outer tubing, an annulus is provided between the production tubing and the outer tubing, and the annulus receives a hydraulic control line supplying hydraulic fluid for the...

Well tool pressure testing
10/09/14 - 20140299316 - A method of pressure testing a well tool can include applying positive or negative pressure to an internal chamber of the well tool, or determining a reference pressure, and monitoring the pressure in the internal chamber using a pressure sensor in the internal chamber. Another method can include applying pressure...

Circumferential displacement tool system
10/02/14 - 20140290938 - Just above an oil wellbore, an example circumferential displacement tool grips a threaded coupling in performing a circumferential displacement method of properly tightening the coupling to an upper sucker rod and/or to a lower one. In some examples, upper and lower joints of the coupling are tightened sequentially and independently...

Exercising a well tool
10/02/14 - 20140290939 - An exercise tool assembly for operating a downhole tool auxiliary to a primary actuator system of the downhole tool includes a cylinder mandrel configured to be received in the central bore of the downhole tool. A piston mandrel is in and sealed with the cylinder mandrel. The exercise tool assembly...

Downhole pressure compensator and method of same
09/25/14 - 20140284050 - The techniques herein relate to a pressure compensation system for a sensor in a wellbore having a wellbore fluid therein. The system includes a downhole tool (104) and at least one pressure compensator (112) positionable therein. The pressure compensator includes a first compensating fluid section having a first compensating fluid...

Methods for treatment of a subterranean formation
09/18/14 - 20140262231 - The present disclosure relates the methods of treating a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, an acidic treatment fluid can be injected through tubing while a non-acidic fluid is pumped through an annulus. In various embodiments, acidic treatment fluid can be pumped through coiled tubing while at least one of acidic...

Monitoring produced water
09/18/14 - 20140262233 - This disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices useful for monitoring and controlling water that has been used in, for example, oil and natural gas production, recovery, or hydraulic fracturing processes. An on-line unit for measuring, controlling, and optimizing the quality of produced water after being used in a hydrocarbon...

Dual magnetic sensor actuation assembly
09/18/14 - 20140262234 - A well tool comprising a housing comprising ports and defining a flow passage, an actuator, a dual magnetic sensor actuation assembly (DMSAA) in signal communication with the actuator and comprising a first magnetic sensor up-hole relative to a second magnetic sensor, and an electronic circuit comprising a counter, and wherein,...

Method of optimization of flow control valves and inflow control devices in a single well or a group of wells
09/18/14 - 20140262235 - A method and an apparatus for managing a subterranean formation including collecting information about a flow control valve in a wellbore traversing the formation, adjusting the valve in response to the information wherein the adjusting includes a Newton method, a pattern search method, or a proxy-optimization method. In some embodiments,...

Wellbore servicing tools, systems and methods utilizing near-field communication
09/18/14 - 20140262236 - A wellbore servicing system comprising one or more wellbore tool nodes disposed within a wellbore, wherein each of the one or more wellbore tool nodes is configurable from a first configuration to a second configuration, and a controller node, wherein the controller node communicates with the wellbore tool node via...

Wellbore servicing tools, systems and methods utilizing near-field communication
09/18/14 - 20140262237 - A wellbore servicing system comprising two or more sensing, tool nodes, wherein each of the sensing, tool nodes are configured to selectively allow, disallow, or alter a route of fluid communication between an axial flowbore thereof and an exterior thereof via one or more ports, and wherein each of the...

Enhanced oil production using control of well casing gas pressure
09/18/14 - 20140262238 - There is provided a system for producing oil from a well bore extending through a fossil fuel reservoir. The system includes a plurality of perforations defined in the casing proximate the fossil fuel reservoir. A gas flow tube is in communication with the annulus volume of the casing proximate the...

Preparing a wellbore for improved recovery
09/18/14 - 20140262239 - The present disclosure provides a system for and method of preparing a wellbore for improved recovery from a formation and a method of producing hydrocarbons from a formation. The system includes an approximately horizontal wellbore in a formation, a liner enclosing a portion of the approximately horizontal wellbore; and a...

Producing hydrocarbons from a formation
09/18/14 - 20140262240 - A system for and methods of producing hydrocarbons from a formation. A method may include drilling a wellbore in a formation, forming a first fracture in the formation that emanates from the wellbore, forming a second fracture in the formation that emanates from the wellbore and is approximately parallel to...

Systems and methods for the production of a subterranean reservoir containing viscous hydrocarbons
09/18/14 - 20140262241 - A method for recovering viscous hydrocarbons from a reservoir in a subterranean formation includes (a) injecting steam into the reservoir. In addition, the method includes (b) injecting a surfactant into the reservoir with the steam during (a). Further, the method includes (c) decreasing the viscosity of the hydrocarbons in the...

Systems and methods for the production of a subterranean reservoir containing viscous hydrocarbons
09/18/14 - 20140262242 - A method for recovering viscous hydrocarbons from a reservoir in a subterranean formation includes (a) injecting steam into the reservoir. In addition, the method includes (b) injecting a thermally activated chemical species into the reservoir with the steam during (a). The thermally activated chemical species decomposes at a temperature between...

Systems and methods for accelerating production of viscous hydrocarbons in a subterranean reservoir with thermally activated chemical agents
09/18/14 - 20140262243 - A method for mobilizing viscous hydrocarbons in a reservoir includes (a) injecting an aqueous solution into the reservoir with the reservoir at the reservoir ambient temperature. The aqueous solution includes water and a water-soluble chemical agent that is substantially non-decomposable and substantially non-reactive in the reservoir at the reservoir ambient...

Encapsulated microsensors for reservoir interrogation
09/11/14 - 20140251600 - In one general embodiment, a system includes at least one microsensor configured to detect one or more conditions of a fluidic medium of a reservoir; and a receptacle, wherein the receptacle encapsulates the at least one microsensor. In another general embodiment, a method include injecting the encapsulated at least one...

Modeling acid distribution for acid stimulation of a formation
09/11/14 - 20140251601 - A method of evaluating a stimulation operation includes: receiving parameter information for the stimulation operation, the stimulation operation including injecting an acid stimulation fluid into an earth formation along a selected length of a borehole from a tubular disposed in the borehole; and generating, by a processor, a thermal model...

System and method for obtaining load measurements in a wellbore
09/11/14 - 20140251602 - A technique for determining conditions downhole in a well, particularly load conditions acting on a well tool, e.g. a bottom hole assembly. The loads acting on a bottom hole assembly or other well tool during a well related operation are measured. Load data is collected and may be transmitted uphole...

Multi-stage seal for well fracturing
09/04/14 - 20140246192 - A fracturing system including a ring gasket disposed between a fracturing tree and a wellhead component is provided. In one embodiment, the ring gasket includes multiple sealing stages that seal against grooves in the fracturing tree and the wellhead component. The ring gasket may also include one or more recesses...

Apparatus and method for determining closure pressure from flowback measurements of a fractured formation
08/28/14 - 20140238663 - An apparatus for determining a closure pressure of a fractured formation surrounding a wellbore is disclosed. The apparatus, in one embodiment, includes an isolation device for isolating a section of the wellbore, a fluid supply unit for supplying a fluid from the wellbore under pressure into the isolated section of...

Noise isolation tool
08/28/14 - 20140238664 - Generally, the present disclosure is directed to noise isolation tools that may be used to minimize or even eliminate the detrimental effects that rogue noise events may have on the noise data acquired by a noise logging tool during a noise logging operation. In one illustrative embodiment, a noise isolation...

System, method and apparatus for manufacturing stable cement slurry for downhole injection
08/28/14 - 20140238665 - A method for manufacturing stable lightweight cement slurry in a continuous manner for downhole injection comprising the steps of manufacturing a foamed gas having desired density ranging from about 2.15 to about 2.35 lb/cubic ft. and utilizing foam stabilizing nonionic surfactant. And, an apparatus for carrying out the method....

Method and apparatus for magnetic pulse signature actuation
08/28/14 - 20140238666 - A wellbore servicing tool comprising a housing comprising one or more ports and generally defining a flow passage, an actuator disposed within the housing, a magnetic signature system (MSS) comprising a magnetic sensor in signal communication with an electronic circuit disposed within the housing and coupled to the actuator, and...

Downhole fluid analysis methods
08/28/14 - 20140238667 - Fluid analysis measurements may be performed during withdrawal of a downhole tool to the surface. Fluid may be collected within a fluid analysis system of the downhole tool and the collected fluid may be exposed to the wellbore pressure during withdrawal of the downhole tool. Measurements for the collected fluid,...

Testing while fracturing while drilling
08/28/14 - 20140238668 - A drilling procedure is operated such that a formation around the wellbore being drilled is fractured and then reservoir fluids from a hydrocarbon reservoir contained in the formation are flowed into the wellbore where the flow of the reservoir fluids is tested. Production predictions for the wellbore are processed from...

Systems and methods of positive indication of actuation of a downhole tool
08/21/14 - 20140231071 - Disclosed are systems and methods of positive indication of the proper actuation of a downhole tool. One system includes a work string providing a flow path therein, a downhole tool coupled to the work string and having a body fluidly coupled to the flow path, an indicator chamber defined in...

Method of incorporating remote communication with oilfield tubular handling apparatus
08/21/14 - 20140231073 - Apparatus and corresponding method for remotely communicating with a device in a wellbore, comprising: an oilfield tubular handling apparatus (200); partial toroidal coil sections (304) integrated with the oilfield tubular handling apparatus, wherein the partial toroidal coil sections form a toroidal coil upon a tubular member (102) with the handling...

Methods and apparatus for determining downhole parameters
08/21/14 - 20140231074 - Apparatus and methods for determining downhole fluid parameters are disclosed herein. An example method includes deploying a downhole apparatus into a wellbore. The downhole apparatus includes a sensor including a heater and a temperature sensor. The example method also includes sending a signal to a downhole apparatus by changing a...

Blowout preventer monitoring system and method of using same
08/21/14 - 20140231075 - A blowout preventer unit, system and method for monitoring a blowout preventer at a wellsite is provided. The blowout preventer is activatable form a seal to prevent leakage of the fluid produced from subsurface formations. The blowout preventer unit includes wellsite databases, at least one control unit and blowout preventer...

Method and apparatus to position and protect control lines being coupled to a pipe string on a rig
08/21/14 - 20140231076 - Apparatuses and methods to cut a control line and/or to run a control line on a rig may include a movable cutting apparatus to cut a control line, a load transfer member to engage a control line, a load measuring device to measure a load imparted to a load transfer...