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Systems and methods for real-time evaluation of coiled tubing matrix acidizing
05/28/15 - 20150144331 - A matrix acidizing monitoring system wherein a sensor array is operably associated with a matrix acidizing bottom hole assembly and contains first and second sets of sensors that detect a matrix acidizing operational parameter at different times at one or more particular locations along the wellbore. This allows the effectiveness...

Modeling the suspendability of fibers in a treatment fluid using equations
05/28/15 - 20150144332 - A method of predictive modeling of a treatment fluid comprises: determining the value of properties of a base fluid and insoluble particulates; providing a proposed suspending agent; performing a first calculation of the suspendability of the proposed suspending agent as determined by a yield gravity function equation; evaluating if the...

Monitoring fluid flow in a downhole assembly
05/28/15 - 20150144333 - A method of monitoring fluid flow in a borehole includes measuring acoustics at a plurality of locations along a downhole assembly in a borehole and calculating a fluid flow rate at the plurality of locations along the downhole assembly based on measuring the acoustics at the plurality of locations....

Differential pressure indicator for downhole isolation valve
05/28/15 - 20150144334 - A differential pressure indicator (DPI) for use with a downhole isolation valve includes a tubular mandrel for assembly as part of a casing string and for receiving a tubular string. The mandrel has a stop shoulder and a piston shoulder. The DPI further includes a tubular housing for assembly as...

Power retrieving tool
05/28/15 - 20150144335 - Apparatuses and methods for retrieving a tool or bottom hole assembly. The apparatus may include a latching device that couples to a tool or bottom hole assembly to be retrieved and at least one seal extending radially from the apparatus to engage an inner diameter of a tubular, such as...

Automated system for monitoring and controlling water transfer during hydraulic fracturing
05/28/15 - 20150144336 - An exemplary automated system and method are provided for monitoring and controlling the transfer of water to frac water tanks during hydraulic fracturing. In one embodiment, the automated system includes a first manifold, a plurality of controllable valves, a plurality of level indicators, a pump, controller(s), storage device, and display....

Fluid excluder for logging in water based muds
05/21/15 - 20150136387 - A system and method for reducing borehole effects in a borehole within a subterranean formation is disclosed. The apparatus includes a fluid excluder, which includes a sleeve body and a sleeve opening defined by the sleeve body. The sleeve may be sized to fit around an induction tool. The sleeve...

Downhole disconnect device and method of operation
05/14/15 - 20150129204 - A downhole disconnect device for disconnecting an intervention tool string from a wireline, includes: a tubular body having a first part directly or indirectly coupleable to the wireline and a second part connectable directly or indirectly to an intervention tool string; an actuator for disconnecting the second part of the...

Downhole tools, system and methods of using
05/14/15 - 20150129205 - The present disclosure relates to downhole tools, including downhole valves, which actuate via a pressure differential created across a shifting element having one or more pressure surfaces isolated from fluid, and fluid pressure, flowing through the interior flowpath. Embodiment downhole tools of the present disclosure may actuate in response to,...

System for monitoring linearity of down-hole pumping systems during deployment and related methods
05/14/15 - 20150129206 - Systems, program product, and methods for monitoring linearity of a down-hole pumping system assembly during deployment within a bore of a casing of a well positioned to extract hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir and selecting an optimal operational position for the down-hole pumping system assembly within the bore of the...

Methods utilizing polyamide-poly(phenylene ether) compositions
05/14/15 - 20150129207 - A polyamide-poly(phenylene ether) composition includes, based on the total weight of the composition, 35 to 80 weight percent of polyamide, and 20 to 65 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether). The polyamide-poly(phenylene ether) composition is utilized in a variety of methods, including methods applicable to the oil and gas industry....

Downhole electrochemical sensor and method of using same
05/07/15 - 20150122487 - An electrochemical sensor of a downhole tool positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation is provided. The downhole tool has a flowline to receive downhole fluid. The electrochemical sensor includes a bulkhead carried by the downhole tool, a membrane exposed to the downhole fluid in the flowline, and an...

Apparatus and method of using an inline electrical conductivity monitor
05/07/15 - 20150122488 - A method is disclosed in which an electrical conductivity of a treatment fluid is measured with one or more sensor at various instants of time. The method is further performed by generating one or more signals indicative of the electrical conductivity of the treatment fluid and transmitting the one or...

Systems and methods for downhole communication
05/07/15 - 20150122489 - A method of conducting multiple stage treatments. The method includes running a string into a borehole. The string having at least a first sleeve assembly and a second sleeve assembly. The first sleeve assembly in a position closing a port in the string; communicating from a radial exterior of the...

System and method for mud circulation
05/07/15 - 20150122490 - Present embodiments are directed to a control system including a controller configured to regulate a drilling fluid flow through a pipe element during installation of the pipe element into a wellbore or removal of the pipe element from the wellbore, wherein the controller is configured to regulate the drilling fluid...

Method and apparatus for down-hole alignment of optic fibers
04/30/15 - 20150114624 - Methods for communicatively coupling components at down-hole locations within a wellbore include introducing first and second cables through which signals are transmissible into the wellbore. Terminal ends of the cables are coarsely aligned by coupling connector housings associated with the cables within the wellbore. The terminal ends are then finely...

Method of acquiring viscosity of a downhole fluid
04/30/15 - 20150114625 - Methods of acquiring viscosity of a downhole fluid in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation is provided. The downhole fluid is measurable by a vibrating wire viscometer positionable in the wellbore. The method involves acquiring a signal of the downhole fluid from the viscometer, generating an initial estimate of the...

Object launching system for well
04/30/15 - 20150114626 - An object launching apparatus for a well has a housing, a flow mandrel, and a cage. The flow mandrel is disposed in the housing's internal chamber, and a flow passage in the mandrel communicates flow from the housing's inlet to the mandrel's flow port, which in turn communicates with the...

Methods and systems for downhole fluid analysis
04/30/15 - 20150114627 - Example systems described herein to perform downhole fluid analysis include a depressurizer to be positioned downhole in a geological formation to depressurize a formation fluid in the geological formation. In such example systems, the depressurization of the formation fluid is to cause bubbles to nucleate in the formation fluid. Such...

Downhole pressure/thermal perturbation scanning using high resolution distributed temperature sensing
04/30/15 - 20150114628 - A system, method and computer readable medium for determining a feature in a wellbore is disclosed. A distributed temperature sensing system is disposed along the wellbore. A thermal perturbation is induced along the wellbore. A profile is determined of temperature change in response to the applied thermal perturbation using the...

Electrical power distribution method for a wireline tool string downhole
04/30/15 - 20150114629 - The present invention relates to an electrical power distribution method for distributing power between two or more operating units of a wireline tool string downhole performing at least one operation. The electrical power distribution method comprises the steps of recording information (10) indicative of at least one operating condition (15)...

Systems and methods for optimal spacing of horizontal wells
04/30/15 - 20150114630 - Systems and methods for optimal spacing of horizontal wells that maximizes coverage of a predetermined area within an irregular boundary by the horizontal wells....

Method for recovering methane gas from natural gas hydrate by injecting co2 and air mixed gas
04/23/15 - 20150107826 - Further, the method makes it possible to reduce costs than using conventional methods because the air is collected directly from the NGH reservoirs and compressed and is injected as a mixture with carbon dioxide and, there is no need to transport the infusion another gas. The invention may be widely...

Method for determining a filtration velocity of reservoir fluids
04/23/15 - 20150107827 - Temperature is measured in a shut-in wellbore and rates of temperature change in depth intervals within productive layers and in depth intervals adjacent to the productive layers are determined. Areas are selected in the depth intervals within the productive layers wherein the rate of temperature change is significantly higher than...

Centralizer preconditioning and testing apparatus and method
04/16/15 - 20150101798 - Apparatus, methods, and systems for preconditioning and/or testing a centralizer, and a preconditioned centralizer, are provided. The apparatus includes a restrictor positionable around a tubular and having an inner diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the tubular. The apparatus also includes a driver configured to translate the...

Coiled tubing injector with load sensing tubing guide
04/16/15 - 20150101799 - The invention pertains to methods and apparatus for monitoring loads on an arched tubing guide of a coiled tubing injector caused by tension on coiled tubing. The load is sensed by a load sensor, for example, a load cell placed in a strut that supports the arched tubing guide, or...

Variable stiffness downhole tool housing
04/16/15 - 20150101800 - Various systems and methods for implementing and using a variable stiffness downhole tool housing include cylindrical segments positioned along a common axis, with a pair of segments each coupled to a bulkhead and positioned at either axial end of the tool housing. The housing also includes a flexible cylindrical sleeve,...

System and method for sealing a wellbore
04/16/15 - 20150101801 - A method of pressure testing a wellbore during a cementing operation includes positioning a tubular within a wellbore, the tubular including a collar assembly at a distal end of the tubular; urging cement through the collar assembly using a plug, the plug including a releasable sealing member; releasing the sealing...

Downhole monitoring using magnetostrictive probe
04/09/15 - 20150096745 - A system, method and apparatus for controlling a downhole operation is disclosed. A tool is operated to perform the downhole operation at a selected downhole location using a first value of an operation parameter of the tool. A magnetostrictive probe is used to determine a temperature profile along a section...

Chemical based well kickoff system for naturally flowing wells
04/02/15 - 20150090442 - A reaction apparatus for providing reactants from a surface to a wellbore to create a generated gas when the reactants undergo a reaction in situ to affect the density of a fluid in the wellbore, the reaction apparatus comprises a reaction housing, the reaction housing comprises a first reactant cell...

Methods for estimating resource density using raman spectroscopy of inclusions in shale resource plays
04/02/15 - 20150090443 - A method of determining the in situ pressure of a light hydrocarbon in a shale source rock formation comprising: providing an inclusion comprising the light hydrocarbon trapped within the inclusion; using Raman spectroscopy to determine the density and composition of the light hydrocarbon trapped within the inclusion; and calculating a...

Evaluation of downhole electric components by monitoring umbilical health and operation
03/26/15 - 20150083399 - A method for monitoring the health of a downhole electrical system including a umbilical cable that connects a downhole electric tool to a power source or controller includes delivering electric signals, such as voltage pulses, to the downhole electric tool, which may be an electric submersible pump. The signals are...

System and method for changing proppant concentration
03/26/15 - 20150083400 - Disclosed are systems and methods utilizing multiple parallel pumps to deliver a mixture of the proppant and clean fluid via a manifold trailer. One method of providing a step-change in proppant concentration includes selecting a first flow rate for a first pump connected between a first input node and first...

Drilling operation control using multiple concurrent hydraulics models
03/26/15 - 20150083401 - A control system for drilling a subterranean well can include multiple concurrently running hydraulics models, each of the hydraulics models outputting a pressure setpoint, in real time during a drilling operation. A method of controlling a drilling operation can comprise concurrently running multiple hydraulics models during the drilling operation, and...

Water fraction monitoring technique
03/26/15 - 20150083402 - A method and system for estimating water cut or water fraction. The method may include independently establishing a production index for a region in a well. An initial flow rate in the region may be computed from the production index. Further, a measured flow rate may also be monitored within...

Device for sampling fluid under pressure for geological site development monitoring
03/26/15 - 20150083403 - The invention relates to a fluid sampling device comprising a sample chamber (01) including a lower piston (05), an upper piston (02) and an intermediate piston (28). Intermediate piston (28) is moved so as to guarantee a substantially constant volume for chamber (01) when closing the chamber....

Force monitoring tractor
03/26/15 - 20150083406 - A downhole tractor assembly that is configured for open-hole applications. The assembly includes a force monitoring mechanism to help monitor and control forces imparted through a drive mechanism of the tractor in real time. As such, damage to open-hole formations due to excessive tractoring forces may be minimized along with...

Wellbore assembly for injecting a fluid into a subsurface formation, and method of injecting fluids into a subsurface formation
03/19/15 - 20150075781 - Wellbore assembly for injecting fluid into a subsurface formation having multiple intervals comprising a plurality of packers having bypass channels at desired locations between the respective intervals. The assembly allows fluid to be injected down a tubing string, back up an annular region, and through the series of packers to...

Methods and electrically-actuated apparatus for wellbore operations
03/19/15 - 20150075783 - Embodiments of a bottomhole assembly BHA for completion of a wellbore are deployed on electrically-enabled coiled tubing (CT) and permit components of the BHA to be independently electrically actuated from surface for completion of multiple zones in a single trip using a single BHA having at least two electrically-actuated variable...

System and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation
03/19/15 - 20150075785 - A system and method for detecting screen-out using a fracturing valve for mitigation is disclosed herein. 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 valve...

Oilfield optical data transmission assembly joint
03/19/15 - 20150075786 - A joint for disposing between a rotatable drum and stationary surface equipment. The joint serves as a channel through which optical data from a well access line may be routed through the rotating drum and to the stationary equipment for processing. The optical data may be routed in a manner...

Method of formation evaluation with cleanup confirmation
03/12/15 - 20150068734 - Methods of evaluating a downhole fluid with a downhole tool. The downhole tool is positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, and has a probe positionable adjacent a wall of the wellbore and pumps, the probe having a sampling inlet and a contamination inlet to draw fluid from the...

Systems and methods for optimized well creation in a shale formation
03/12/15 - 20150068735 - Systems and methods for optimized well creation in a shale formation are described herein. The method may include determining a first planned stimulation location within the formation. The first planned stimulation location may be based, at least in part, on a pre-determined model of a formation. A borehole in the...

Formation environment sampling apparatus, systems, and methods
03/12/15 - 20150068736 - In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to advance a sampling and guard probe (100) with a surrounding sealing pad (108) against a borehole wall, to adjust the size of the area associated with a fluid flow inlet of...

Logging tool and method of use
03/12/15 - 20150068737 - A logging tool or logging tool sub (10) for downhole use comprises an elongate cylindrical body (11) having supported thereby one or more movable landing extensions(12) that are movable between an extended position in which part of each said movable landing extension protrudes beyond the exterior of the cylindrical body...

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...