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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.

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...

04/24/14 - 20140110105 - Systems and methods of monitoring a multiphase fluid
Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring a multiphase fluid and determining a characteristic of the multiphase fluid. One system includes a flow path containing a fluid, at least one integrated computational element configured to optically interact with the fluid and thereby generate optically interacted light, at least one detector...

04/24/14 - 20140110106 - System and method for downhole communication
A method of servicing a wellbore extending from a surface and penetrating a subterranean formation is provided. The method comprises placing an assembly in the wellbore, wherein the assembly comprises at least a first downhole tool, a signal receiver subassembly, and a conveyance between the first downhole tool and the...

04/24/14 - 20140110107 - Enhanced geothermal systems and reservoir optimization
Systems and methods for maximizing energy recovery from a subterranean formation are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a selected subterranean open-hole interval is isolated and at least one fracture is stimulated in the isolated subterranean open-hole interval....

04/17/14 - 20140102694 - Geophysical surveying
A computer-implemented method for processing a seismic trace of a subterranean region comprising: (a) deriving a seismic wavelet for a time-window of seismic trace; (b) generating a model for the subterranean region corresponding to that time-window comprising a plurality of seismic reflectors by comparing the seismic wavelet with the time-window...

04/17/14 - 20140102695 - Methods and apparatus for determining fluid parameters
Example methods and apparatus for determining fluid parameters are disclosed herein. An example method includes disposing a sensor in a first fluid flow passageway. The sensor has a heater and a temperature sensor. The example method further includes flowing a first fluid into the first fluid flow passageway via a...

04/10/14 - 20140096955 - Determining fluid composition downhole from optical spectra
Obtaining in-situ optical spectral data associated with a formation fluid flowing through a downhole formation fluid sampling apparatus, and predicting a parameter of the formation fluid flowing through the downhole formation fluid sampling apparatus based on projection of the obtained spectral data onto a matrix that corresponds to a predominant...

04/10/14 - 20140096956 - System and method of monitoring displacement of a member during a downhole completion operation
A method of monitoring axial or radial displacement of a member during a downhole completion operation includes, sensing axial or radial displacement of the member during the downhole completion operation with the at least one transducer, and communicating the sensing of the axial or the radial displacement to surface via...

04/10/14 - 20140096957 - Fluid control in reservoir fluid samplilng tools
A pumping system includes a probe to suction a fluid from a fluid reservoir, a pump in fluid communication with the probe, and a sensor for detecting phase changes in said pumping system. The sensor is in fluid communication with the probe or pump and is operable to generate a...

04/03/14 - 20140090835 - Systems and methods for the determination of gas permeability
According to various embodiments, a method may include supplying a gas to an upstream side of a core holder containing a core sample, accumulating permeated gas that has flowed through the core sample in a cavity coupled to a downstream side of the core holder, measuring an elapsed time during...

04/03/14 - 20140090836 - Safety valve system for cable deployed electric submersible pump
A safety valve for downhole use in a well comprises a valve body having a longitudinal bore for fluid flow; a bore closure assembly positioned to seal about a longitudinal cable within the bore; and a control assembly positioned and configured to actuate in response to a change in a...

03/27/14 - 20140083680 - System and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation
This disclosure relates to a system and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation. The fracture method can comprise fracturing a well using a fracturing valve, while a downhole pressure is less than a predetermined threshold. The method can also comprise actuating by automated process the fracturing...

03/27/14 - 20140083682 - Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods
Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One method includes arranging an outer completion string within an open hole section of a wellbore, the outer completion string having at least one sand screen disposed thereabout, extending a production tubing...

03/27/14 - 20140083683 - Completion assembly and methods for use thereof
A completion assembly for operation in a subterranean well having multiple production zones. The completion assembly includes a lower completion assembly operably positionable in the well. The lower completion assembly includes first and second zonal isolation subassemblies. An upper completion assembly is operably positionable at least partially within the lower...

03/27/14 - 20140083684 - Tubing conveyed multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion
A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a tubing string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the tubing string...

03/27/14 - 20140083685 - Tubing conveyed multiple zone integrated intelligent well completion
A system for use with a well having multiple zones can include multiple well screens which filter fluid flowing between a tubing string and respective ones of the zones, at least one optical waveguide which senses at least one property of the fluid as it flows between the tubing string...

03/27/14 - 20140083686 - In-line sand screen gauge carrier
A wellbore sensing system comprises a wellbore tubular string comprising at least one gauge carrier and at least one adjacent component, and at least one gauge disposed in the gauge carrier. The at least one gauge carrier is configured to provide an annular fluid communication between a housing and a...

03/27/14 - 20140083688 - Systems and methods of harvesting information from a well-site
A method and system for collecting information of a rig operation, including subterranean operations at a rig-site. The system may include an integrated control system, wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more rig operations, and comprises a centralized data acquisition server coupled to one or more sensor units...