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With Indicating, Testing, Measuring Or Locating patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

08/28/14 - 20140238663 - Apparatus and method for determining closure pressure from flowback measurements of a fractured formation
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...

08/28/14 - 20140238664 - Noise isolation tool
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...

08/28/14 - 20140238665 - System, method and apparatus for manufacturing stable cement slurry for downhole injection
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....

08/28/14 - 20140238666 - Method and apparatus for magnetic pulse signature actuation
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...

08/28/14 - 20140238667 - Downhole fluid analysis methods
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,...

08/28/14 - 20140238668 - Testing while fracturing while drilling
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...

08/21/14 - 20140231071 - Systems and methods of positive indication of actuation of a downhole tool
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...

08/21/14 - 20140231073 - Method of incorporating remote communication with oilfield tubular handling apparatus
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...

08/21/14 - 20140231074 - Methods and apparatus for determining downhole parameters
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...

08/21/14 - 20140231075 - Blowout preventer monitoring system and method of using same
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...

08/21/14 - 20140231076 - Method and apparatus to position and protect control lines being coupled to a pipe string on a rig
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...

08/14/14 - 20140224481 - Method and device for supplying at least one electrical consumer of a drill pipe with an operating voltage
In a method and device for supplying at least one electrical consumer (10) of a drill pipe with an operating voltage, at least one electrical component (10, 11, 15) on pipe rods (6) of the drill pipe is tested for defects with a test voltage that is smaller than the...

08/07/14 - 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...

07/31/14 - 20140209299 - Snubbing stack
A snubbing apparatus for a wellhead has a snubbing stack with a upper sealing element and a lower sealing element that seal between the elongate string and the snubbing stack. A string driver carried by the snubbing stack manipulates the elongate string through the upper and lower sealing elements. There...

07/31/14 - 20140209300 - Hazard avoidance analysis
A method, apparatus and program product utilize infeasible regions projected onto sets of substantially parallel feasibility planes extending through a subsurface region to perform anti-collision and other types of hazard avoidance analysis. Hazards, e.g., existing well trajectories, that intersect the feasibility planes, as well as any uncertainties associated therewith, may...

07/31/14 - 20140209301 - Electromechanical actuator apparatus and method for down-hole tools
An apparatus and method for the actuation of down-hole tools are provided. The down-hole tool that may be actuated and controlled using the apparatus and method may include a reamer, an adjustable gauge stabilizer, vertical steerable tools, rotary steerable tools, by-pass valves, packers, whipstocks, down hole valves, latch or release...

07/24/14 - 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...

07/17/14 - 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...

07/17/14 - 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...

07/10/14 - 20140190685 - Downhole tools having non-toxic degradable elements and methods of using the same
Downhole tools for use in oil and gas production which degrade into non-toxic materials, a method of making them and methods of using them. A frac ball and a bridge plug comprised of polyglycolic acid which can be used in fracking a well and then left in the well bore...

07/10/14 - 20140190686 - Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant
Electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles and methods for producing such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles from an alumina-containing raw material. Methods for using such electrically conductive sintered, substantially round and spherical particles in hydraulic fracturing operations....

07/03/14 - 20140182841 - Method for wellbore stimulation optimization
Methods of performing a stimulation operation at a wellsite are disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a subterranean formation having a wellbore therethrough and zones thereabout. The method involves establishing at least one objective for stimulating production of reservoir fluid from the subterranean formation and into the wellbore. The stimulating...

07/03/14 - 20140182842 - Method of injection fluid monitoring
A method of monitoring an injection substance injected into an injection well penetrating the earth and a method of monitoring an underground reservoir storing a substance introduced through an injection well are described. The methods include disposing a monitoring system in a borehole, both a transmitting and a first receiving...

07/03/14 - 20140182843 - Thermal processes for subsurface formations
A process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of a subsurface formation. Heat may transfer from one or more heaters to a part of a formation. In some embodiments, heat from the one or more heat sources may pyrolyze at least some...

06/26/14 - 20140174725 - Downhole cable sensor
A method and apparatus for evaluating the subterranean formation of a wellbore is presented. The method includes conveying a downhole tool in a wellbore via a cable, and determining the torque in the cable in real-time. The method further involves conveying the downhole tool on a wireline, and automatically triggering...

06/26/14 - 20140174726 - System and method for providing oscillation downhole
A technique employs the use of oscillations downhole to facilitate a desired functionality of a downhole tool. According to this technique, a tool is initially conveyed downhole and operated to perform a function that relates to a downhole application. The operational efficiency of the tool is improved by creating oscillating...

06/26/14 - 20140174727 - Wireline apparatus
A wireline apparatus comprises a sheave for accommodating a wireline and a sheave mounting configured for coupling to a wireline stuffing box. The apparatus includes a sensor for measuring at least one of wireline tension and deployed wireline length at the sheave....

06/26/14 - 20140174728 - Method and apparatus for a well employing the use of an activation ball
A system includes a tubular string and a hollow ball. The tubular string is adapted to be deployed downhole in a well and includes a seat. An activation ball adapted to be deployed in the well to lodge in the seat. The ball includes an outer shell that forms a...

06/19/14 - 20140166266 - Sensing indicator having rfid tag, downhole tool, and method thereof
A sensing indicator for a downhole tool, the sensing indicator includes a sensing mechanism including a sensing device and an RFID tag. Wherein the RFID tag is only readable when a set limit is exceeded. The set limit related to a sensed condition of a downhole component of the downhole...

06/19/14 - 20140166267 - Suction pressure monitoring system
A wellbore servicing system comprising a pump, a fluid supply flow path configured to supply fluid to the pump, and a suction pressure monitoring system comprising a transducer in pressure communication with the fluid supply flow path, and an electronic circuit in electrical communication with the transducer and a monitoring...

06/19/14 - 20140166268 - Discharge pressure monitoring system
A pressure monitoring method comprising providing wellbore servicing equipment comprising a pump, a discharge flow path configured to discharge fluid from the pump, a discharge pressure monitoring system comprising a transducer in pressure communication with the discharge flow path, and an electronic circuit in electrical communication with the transducer and...

06/19/14 - 20140166269 - Downhole sampling of compressible fluids
A downhole compressible fluid sampling tool includes a primary fluid flow line deployed between a fluid inlet probe and a fluid outlet line. A fluid analysis module and a fluid pumping module are deployed in the primary fluid flow line. The fluid pumping module includes a pump in parallel with...

06/19/14 - 20140166270 - System and method for positioning equipment for well logging
A system and method for positioning equipment on a track system where the equipment may descend a wireline or a cable into a borehole for well logging. The equipment may be a drum unit for storing, deploying and retracting the cable, a winch, a dancer unit and an auxiliary power...

06/19/14 - 20140166271 - Hydraulic system and method of monitoring
A technique involves monitoring a hydraulic system having a hydraulic pump coupled to a hydraulic motor which can be used to drive well related equipment. The system and methodology utilize sensors positioned to monitor parameters related to operation of the hydraulic pump and the hydraulic motor. A processor system is...

06/19/14 - 20140166272 - Measurement and control system for a downhole tool
A system and method of measuring and controlling the operation of a downhole steam generator. The system may include surface and/or downhole control systems for sending and/or receiving control and measurement signals. The control systems may also communicate with and control surface and/or downhole equipment for supplying process fluids, gasses,...

06/19/14 - 20140166273 - Rotating control device docking station
A system and method is provided for converting a drilling rig between conventional hydrostatic pressure drilling and managed pressure drilling or underbalanced drilling using a docking station housing mounted on a marine riser or bell nipple. This docking station housing may be positioned above the surface of the water. When...

06/12/14 - 20140158346 - Method and system of analyzing wells of a mature field
Analyzing wells of mature field. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: gathering data about a group of wells; determining a condition of each well; creating an initial prioritization; creating a secondary prioritization based on at least one criteria provided by the client and the initial prioritization;...

06/12/14 - 20140158347 - Methods and apparatus for sensing in wellbores
Methods and apparatus for sensing wellbore conditions in artificial lift wells using low profile sensors that are installed on down hole production equipment that makes them easier to install and retrieve. In one embodiment, low profile sensors are installed on a rod string making their insertion and removal much easier...

06/12/14 - 20140158348 - Multi-position weight down locating tool
A weight down system comprises a wellbore comprising a plurality of restrictions, and a weight down tool. The weight down tool comprises a central mandrel configured to be coupled to a wellbore tubular, an outwardly extending indicator disposed about the central mandrel, and a plurality of radially expandable weight down...

06/05/14 - 20140151030 - Method of inserting a fiber optic cable into coiled tubing
Methods and apparatuses used with coiled tubing are disclosed. A method of inserting a fiber optic cable into coiled tubing is provided. The method comprises providing a coiled tubing having a first opening at a first end of the coiled tubing and a second opening at a second end of...

06/05/14 - 20140151031 - Reducing rotational vibration in rotational measurements
An apparatus for mitigation of torsional noise effects on borehole measurements. The apparatus may include a conveyance device; a sleeve having a sensor section, the sleeve rotatably disposed on the conveyance device; a sensor having at least one component disposed on the sensor section; and a driver coupled to the...

06/05/14 - 20140151032 - Methods and apparatus for determining downhole fluid parameters
Apparatus and methods for determining downhole fluid parameters are disclosed herein. An example method includes disposing a sensor in a fluid in a wellbore. The sensor includes a heater and a temperature sensor, and the fluid is flowing at a velocity of about zero centimeters per second to about ten...

06/05/14 - 20140151033 - System and method for performing wellbore fracture operations
Methods for performing oilfield operations are provided. The methods involve performing a fracture operation. The fracture operation involves generating fractures and a fracture network about the wellbore. The fracture network includes a plurality of fractures and a plurality of matrix blocks positioned thereabout. The fractures are intersecting and hydraulically connected....

06/05/14 - 20140151034 - Watercut sensor using reactive media
An apparatus for estimating a parameter of interest includes a conduit and a reactive media in the conduit. The reactive media interacts with a selected fluid component to control a flow parameter of the conduit. The apparatus also includes at least one sensor responsive to the flow parameter. The apparatus...

05/22/14 - 20140138083 - Self-cleaning fluid jet for downhole cutting operations
Devices and methods for cutting a workpiece. A cutter is provided with a fluid jet generator that creates and projects a jet of fluid proximate the cut being made in a workpiece....

05/15/14 - 20140131033 - Lwd in-situ sidewall rotary coring and analysis tool
An apparatus for estimating a property of an earth formation includes a carrier configured to be conveyed through a borehole penetrating the formation and a single probe configured to be extended from the carrier and to seal with a wall of the borehole. The apparatus further includes a fluid analysis...

05/08/14 - 20140124195 - Apparatus and method to remotely control fluid flow in tubular strings and wellbore annulus
The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for remotely and selectively control fluid flow through tubular string disposed within a wellbore and further control fluid flow between the tubular string inner flow passage and the annular flow passage. The present invention further discloses a method of selectively and remotely...

05/01/14 - 20140116684 - Coiled tubing packer system
A wellbore monitoring system comprising a length of tubing defining an axial flowbore, two or more data conduits extending within the axial flowbore of the coiled tubing, two or more sensors, each of the two or more sensors configured to measure a wellbore parameter and to communicate data indicative of...

05/01/14 - 20140116685 - Method of controlling growth and heat loss of an in situ gravity drainage chamber formed with a condensing solvent process
This invention is a solvent based gravity drainage process whereby the vertical growth rate of the chamber is restricted by placing, monitoring and managing a buoyant gas blanket at the top of the vapour chamber. This invention reduces the heat loss to the overburden as well as providing a means...

05/01/14 - 20140116686 - Apparatus for gripping a tubular on a drilling rig
Methods and apparatus are provided for running tubulars into and out of a wellbore. A tubular handling system having a tubular gripping apparatus having a gripping mechanism and a sensor adapted to track movement of the gripping mechanism, wherein the sensor sends a signal to a controller when the gripping...

05/01/14 - 20140116687 - Graphical evaluator for tubular makeup
A method of connecting a first threaded tubular to a second threaded tubular includes: engaging threads of the tubulars; and rotating the first tubular relative to the second tubular, thereby making up the threaded connection. The method further includes, during makeup of the threaded connection: measuring torque applied to the...