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Determining Position Of Object In Well

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Automated wellbore equipment feeding system
11/27/14 - 20140345858 - An apparatus for manipulating objects include a plurality of actuators distributed on a rig. The actuators cooperate to orient and move the well equipment. Each actuator may include at least one non-rigid tension member configured to engage the well equipment, and at least one sensor generating a signal representative of...

Method for inducing and further propagating formation fractures
09/18/14 - 20140262251 - Fractures are induced from lobe shaped inflatable members disposed at different axial locations along a string with frac ports in the circumferential gaps between the lobes. The lobes are inflated by landing a ball on a seat on a sleeve that is initially shifted enough to expose a fill port...

Cement plug location
09/11/14 - 20140251603 - The disclosure describes a system and a method for locating a cement plug within a wellbore. The system includes a signal transmitter mounted to the cement plug, a receiver at the opening to the wellbore, one clock positioned on the cement plug and in communication with the transmitter, a second...

Velocity sensor for a plunger lift system
08/21/14 - 20140231079 - A velocity sensor, a controller, a plunger lift system and method for controlling a plunger lift system is provided. The velocity sensor can use a first magnetic field sensor and a second magnetic field sensor spaced a sensor distance to determine a velocity of a plunger as it passes the...

Casing collar location using elecromagnetic wave phase shift measurement
08/07/14 - 20140216734 - A method for locating casing collars in a cased wellbore includes moving a well logging instrument coupled within a drill string through the cased wellbore. The instrument includes at least one electromagnetic transmitter and at least two spaced apart electromagnetic receivers. The at least one electromagnetic transmitter is energized with...

Sandline spooling measurement and control system
08/07/14 - 20140216735 - Example embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to measurement and control systems and methods of improved spooling accuracy. Specifically, the systems and method disclosed herein provide techniques for accurately monitoring the depth of a sandline in a wellbore through sensing spool rotation, and controlling certain aspects of the spooling...

A system and method for correcting downhole speed
07/24/14 - 20140202691 - A method of correcting a downhole speed of a tool string moving in a wellbore includes inserting a tool string into a proximal upper end of the wellbore, spooling out cable at the surface allowing the tool string to move into the wellbore, obtaining a downhole tool speed with an...

Multi-window lateral well locator/reentry apparatus and method
07/10/14 - 20140190688 - An apparatus and method for locating multiple windows in a wellbore. The windows are associated with lateral wells. The apparatus may include: a running tool connected to a work string, wherein the running tool contains an inner bore being located at a distal end of the running tool; a swing...

Wellbore servicing assemblies and methods of using the same
07/03/14 - 20140182849 - A wellbore servicing system comprising a casing string disposed within a wellbore, a work string at least partially disposed within the casing string and having a wellbore servicing tool incorporated therein, wherein the wellbore servicing tool is selectively transitionable between a jetting configuration and a mixing configuration, wherein the wellbore...

Method and system for controlling tongs make-up speed and evaluating and controlling torque at the tongs
06/26/14 - 20140174731 - Make-up speed for a tongs drive system is monitored and controlled to maintain the speed within a limited target range either throughout the make-up process or during the final portion of the make-up process, thereby improving make-up consistency and allowing for improved evaluation or torque during the make-up process. An...

Methods and apparatus for evaluating downhole conditions through rfid sensing
06/26/14 - 20140174732 - 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 data...

Caliper steerable tool for lateral sensing and accessing
05/22/14 - 20140138084 - Embodiments of a method and apparatus for locating lateral wellbores extending from a main wellbore includes a caliper sensing tool having spring actuated calipers extending radially therefrom. Each of the calipers is connected to a sensor, such as a linear variable displacement sensor, that is used to calculate the radial...

Safety system for autonomous downhole tool
05/15/14 - 20140131035 - A tool assembly for performing a wellbore operation including an actuatable tool, a location device, and on-board controller are together dimensioned and arranged to be deployed in the wellbore as an autonomous unit. The actuatable tool, such as a perforating gun having associated charges, perforates a wellbore along a selected...

Systems and methods for maneuvering downhole tools in a subsea well
05/08/14 - 20140124197 - A method for maneuvering a downhole tool in a well system includes: displacing a tool through a riser; detecting electromagnetic radiation from a source in real time using a detector coupled to the tool; and altering the velocity of the tool in response to detecting the electromagnetic radiation....

Remote activated deflector
05/08/14 - 20140124198 - A wellbore y-block junction comprises a first bore channel, a second bore channel, a deflector selectable to a neutral position, to a first bore channel selected position, and to a second bore channel selected position, a radio receiver, and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to command the deflector...

Plunger fall time identification method and usage
04/17/14 - 20140102698 - A method for determining when a plunger reaches the bottom of an oil or gas well equipped with a plunger lift system. More particularly, the method identifies a surface pressure associated with the plunger reaching the bottom....

Detection of position of a plunger in a well
04/03/14 - 20140090837 - A system for identifying location of a plunger that moves along a length of a well, includes an acoustic source carried in the well configured to transmit an acoustic signal when the plunger reaches a sense location in the well. An acoustic receiver is positioned at a top of the...

Systems and methods for locating wellbore servicing tools within a wellbore
02/13/14 - 20140041866 - Disclosed are methods and systems for accurately locating wellbore servicing tools within a wellbore. A positioning system includes an elongate housing defining a piston bore with first and second axial ends, a sleeve arranged within the piston bore and having an upset extending radially outward therefrom, one or more lugs...

System and method for umbilical-less positional feedback of a subsea wellhead member disposed in a subsea wellhead assembly
01/16/14 - 20140014334 - A positional feedback system includes a seal assembly coupled to a running tool, the seal assembly having a seal ring and an energizing ring positioned between a hanger and a subsea wellhead. The energizing ring moves relative to the seal ring from an unset position to a set position to...

Correlating depth on a tubular in a wellbore
12/19/13 - 20130333883 - Techniques for correlating depth on a tubular in a wellbore include a casing collar locator tool that includes a tubular mandrel defining a bore therethrough; a top sub-assembly and a bottom sub-assembly carried on the tubular mandrel; a profile carried on the tubular mandrel axially between the top sub-assembly and...

System and method of coiled tubing depth determination
10/31/13 - 20130284434 - A system for determining a depth in a wellbore of a reference point associated with a coiled tubing. The system comprises a sensor coupled to a coiled tubing spool, wherein the sensor coupled to the coiled tubing spool is configured to determine an angular position of the spool, a processor...

Activation-indicating wellbore stimulation assemblies and methods of using the same
10/03/13 - 20130255938 - A wellbore servicing apparatus comprising a housing comprising one or more ports, a first sliding sleeve that is movable from a first position to a second position, a second sliding sleeve that is movable from a first position to a second position, a chamber within the housing, and an indicator...

Method for automatic control and positioning of autonomous downhole tools
10/03/13 - 20130255939 - Methods and apparatus for actuating a downhole tool in wellbore includes acquiring a CCL data set or log from the wellbore that correlates recorded magnetic signals with measured depth, and selects a location within the wellbore for actuation of a wellbore device. The CCL log is then downloaded into an...

Autonomous downhole conveyance system
09/26/13 - 20130248174 - A tool assembly is provided that includes an actuatable tool such as a valve or a setting tool. And includes a location device that senses the location of the tool assembly within a tubular body based on a physical signature. The tool assembly also includes an on-board controller configured to...

Apparatus and methods for wellbore completion
08/22/13 - 20130213646 - A bottomhole assembly deployable into a wellbore on coiled tubing and which has at least a casing collar locator, a fluid-delivery apparatus for delivery treatment fluid and a sealing element, typically a packer positioned therebetween, permits delivery of treatment fluid to a plurality of ports formed in casing through either...

Surface wellbore operating equipment utilizing mems sensors
08/22/13 - 20130213647 - A method comprising mixing a wellbore servicing composition comprising Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensors in surface wellbore operating equipment at the surface of a wellsite. An interrogator retrieves data regarding a parameter sensed by the MEMS sensor....

Actuation system and method for a downhole tool
08/15/13 - 20130206401 - An actuation system and method for a downhole tool. The downhole tool includes a body having an axial bore extending at least partially therethrough and a chamber disposed radially-outward from the bore. A valve is disposed within the bore and adapted to move between a first position which prevents fluid...

Actuation dart for wellbore operations, wellbore treatment apparatus and method
08/15/13 - 20130206402 - An actuation dart for actuating a target tool in a tubing string, the actuation dart includes: a body conveyable through the tubing string to reach the target tool; a control module configured to respond to contact with at least one downhole tool in the tubing string to locate the target...

Apparatus and method for preventing damage to a downhole pump impeller
08/08/13 - 20130199776 - A method for preventing damage to a downhole pump impeller of a downhole pump includes setting a rotatable part of a downhole pump to a selected depth, monitoring the depth of the rotatable part, determining that the depth of the rotatable part has significantly changed, and taking a corrective action...

Method and apparatus of distributed systems for extending reach in oilfield applications
07/25/13 - 20130186619 - Apparatus and a method for delivering a rod in a cylinder including propagating a rod in a cylinder along the interior of the cylinder, and introducing a motion in an orientation orthogonal to a length of the rod, wherein the motion comprises multiple motion sources along the length of the...

Indicator and method of verifying a tool has reached a portion of a tubular
07/25/13 - 20130186620 - An indicator includes a body configured to be run within a tubular from a first portion to a second portion of the tubular, a sensor disposed at the body configured to detect when a tool run through the tubular has reached the body, and a signal generator configured to send...

Manipulatable spider components adapted for cooperation with a vertically reciprocating control line guide
04/25/13 - 20130098606 - A method and apparatus are provided for installing control lines and pipe into a well. The pipe-holding spider that is normally mounted on the rig floor is adapted for easy disassembly and reassembly when the pipe slips within the spider are not engaged with the outer surface of the pipe...

Optical casing collar locator systems and methods
03/07/13 - 20130056202 - Fiber optic enabled casing collar locator systems and methods include a wireline sonde or a coil tubing sonde apparatus configured to be conveyed through a casing string by a fiber optic cable. The sonde includes at least one permanent magnet producing a magnetic field that changes in response to passing...

Apparatus and method for controlling a completion operation
02/28/13 - 20130048275 - A method, computer-readable medium and apparatus for delivering a material to a downhole location in a formation is disclosed. A device is operated at a surface location to produce an action at the downhole location related to delivery of the material to the formation. A downhole parameter is measured at...

Control line space out tool
01/17/13 - 20130014942 - A control line space out tool for use in identifying the length of control line required to extend between proximal and distal locations in a wellbore is described, the control line space out tool comprises a body having a locator for locating the tool at a proximal location within a...

Inflow control in a production casing
12/06/12 - 20120305243 - The present invention relates to a downhole inflow control system for controlling an inflow of fluid into a casing from outside the casing, such as from a reservoir or an intermediate casing. The downhole inflow control system comprises a casing having an axial extension and a wall having a wall...

Verification of swelling in a well
11/22/12 - 20120292023 - A method of verifying swelling of a swellable material in a well can include connecting a transmitter to a sensor which senses a parameter indicative of degree of swelling of the swellable material, and conveying a receiver into an interior of a tubular string. The transmitter transmits to the receiver...

Wellhead ball launch and detection system and method
09/20/12 - 20120234534 - A wellhead ball launch detection system includes a detectable ball, and a detector, attachable to a wellhead, having an aperture, configured to detect passage of the detectable ball therethrough....

Apparatus and methods for tracking the location of fracturing fluid in a subterranean formation
08/02/12 - 20120193092 - In some embodiments, a method of determining the location of fracturing fluid in a subterranean formation includes providing purpose-designed additives (PDA) in the fracturing fluid. As the fracturing fluid moves through a fracture in the formation, the PDA solidifies and forms a barrier in the path of the fracturing fluid....

Gravel pack inner string hydraulic locating device
05/03/12 - 20120103603 - A downhole assembly, such as a toe-to-heel gravel pack assembly, has a body with a body passage, outlet ports for slurry, and screens for fluid returns. An inner string deploys in the body to perform the toe-to-heel gravel packing. A telescoping adjustment device allows the inner string to space out...

Pipeline instrumentation and control system
12/22/11 - 20110308796 - A pipeline instrumentation and control system comprising a first electrically insulated radiating cable for controlled radiation and reception of electromagnetic signaling carried to a second electrically insulated radiating cable wherein first and second electrically insulated radiating cables are axially disposed along a production well pipe and wherein first axially radiating...

Downhole markers
12/08/11 - 20110297371 - The present disclosure relates to one or more methods and apparatus to dispose one or more markers within a subterranean formation. The method includes positioning a drill probe assembly in a borehole extending into the subterranean formation, drilling a hole through a sidewall of the borehole with a flexible shaft...

System and method for determining position within a wellbore
08/11/11 - 20110192599 - A method of locating a wellbore feature, comprising delivering a mechanical position determination tool into the wellbore, selectively causing an undulating curvature of the mechanical position determination tool in response to a change in a fluid pressure, moving the mechanical position determination tool along a longitudinal length of the wellbore,...

Downhole tool
04/28/11 - 20110094734 - A means of investigating the quality and/or nature of perforations in a downhole environment is disclosed. A ‘pecking’ finger and depth measuring probe that can be axially and radially displaced enables the perforation to be located and its depth determined, through sequentially pecking around the wall lining in patterns such...

Method and apprartus for determining locations of multiple casings within a wellbore conductor
03/24/11 - 20110067859 - Certain embodiments described herein provide methods, systems and computer-readable media for determining at least one location of at least one wellbore casing within a wellbore conductor. Sensor measurements generated by at least one sensor within the conductor are provided, the measurements indicative of at least one location of the at...

Indicator and method
11/11/10 - 20100282461 - An indicator comprising a band having a first radial dimension; one or more protectors having a greater radial dimension and disposed sufficiently proximate the band to substantially avoid wear of the band during running of the indicator and method....

Location-and-rotation feedback tool for subsea wellheads and method of operating same
09/30/10 - 20100243244 - A location-and-rotation feedback tool that provides accurate feedback of the location and orientation of a well component during running operations in wells. The feedback tool device is adapted to be secured on a tool stem above a running tool and comprises a body, a circumferentially extending groove, and a hole...

Bottom hole assembly for wellbore operations
08/12/10 - 20100200226 - An embodiment of a method of performing a wellbore operation in an oilfield comprises providing a bottom hole assembly on a conveyance, deploying the bottom hole assembly into the wellbore with the conveyance, determining the depth location of the bottomhole assembly in the wellbore utilizing a mechanical device, moving the...

Method of placing ball sealers for fluid diversion
05/20/10 - 20100122813 - A method for placing ball sealers within a well formed within a subterranean formation for sealing holes in a casing of the well is carried out by performing at least one of two operations. The first operation involves providing a tag with at least one ball sealer or a carrier...

Locator tool and methods of use
05/13/10 - 20100116492 - Methods and devices are provided for accurately determining depths of certain structures in downhole strings. Locator tools comprise a shaft and a plurality of locator springs longitudinally mounted on the shaft. The locator springs are biased to expand and are configured to compress to allow the tool to traverse past...

Tubing expansion
04/01/10 - 20100078166 - A method of expanding a tubular downhole comprises mounting a sensing device in a downhole tubular to be expanded, expanding at least a portion of the tubular and then engaging the sensing device with a retrieving device. The sensing device is then translated through the expanded tubular....

Apparatus and method for detection of position of a component in an earth formation
02/25/10 - 20100044035 - An apparatus for detecting a position of a component in an earth formation is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a transmitter configured to emit a first magnetic field into the earth formation and induce an electric current in the component, the transmitter having a first magnetic dipole extending in a first...

Method and apparatus for programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars
02/18/10 - 20100038080 - A methodology and apparatus for cutting shape(s) or profile(s) through well tubular(s), or for completely circumferentially severing through multiple tubulars, including all tubing, pipe, casing, liners, cement, other material encountered in tubular annuli. This rigless apparatus utilizes a computer-controlled, downhole robotic three-axis rotary mill to effectively generate a shape(s) or...

Motion detector
12/24/09 - 20090314491 - A method and an apparatus for activating an event if an object has undergone a pattern of motion with alternating motion and standstill which corresponds to a predetermined sequence of motions, in which all forms of motion are included....

Methodolgy and apparatus for programmable robotic rotary mill cutting of multiple nested tubulars
12/17/09 - 20090308605 - A methodology and apparatus for cutting shape(s) or profile(s) through well tubular(s), or for completely circumferentially severing a well through multiple tubulars, including all tubing, pipe, casing, liners, cement, other material encountered in tubular annuli. This rigless apparatus utilizes a computer-controlled, downhole robotic three-axis rotary mill to effectively generate a...

Magneto-optical sensor
10/08/09 - 20090250213 - A magneto-optic sensor for oilfield application, the sensor (1, 1′, 101, 101′) receives an incident beam IB, IBA, IBB, IBC, IBD and comprises a polarizing element (3, 103) for providing a determined state of polarization beam and a Faraday rotator (4, 104) for providing a response beam having a modified...

Single trip tubing punch and setting tool
08/06/09 - 20090194277 - A tubing punch and setting tool (TPST), operating on a single run for improved well bore intervention. The tool includes a setting tool for connecting to and setting a reference tool in a tubing string, a punch tool for punching holes in the tubing string wall, and actuation means to...

Drifting tubing
07/09/09 - 20090173495 - A method of checking for restrictions in a string of tubing formed of a plurality of tubing sections. The method involves providing a profile in the tubing string, providing a drift member adapted to engage with the profile, passing the drift member through the tubing string, and determining whether the...

Surface tagging system with wired tubulars
06/18/09 - 20090151939 - Downhole systems and methods including tags configured to provide distinguishable identifiers are set for selective release to a subsurface location. Sources/sensors in the wellbore are activated to detect the tags at a subsurface location, and signal data associated with the detected tags is conveyed to the surface....

System and method to provide verification during a fishing operation in a wellbore
06/18/09 - 20090151940 - A technique provides a system and method to verify attachment of a fishing tool with a downhole well tool. The fishing tool comprises a latching mechanism that latches onto the well tool to be retrieved. The fishing tool also comprises a detection device to verify connection of the latching mechanism....

Remote-controlled gravel pack crossover tool utilizing wired drillpipe communication and telemetry
06/11/09 - 20090145603 - A downhole system employing a crossover tool includes an actuator in operable communication with the crossover tool; a controller in operable communication with the actuator; a wired pipe in operable communication with the controller; and a control device in operable communication with the wired pipe and method....

System and method for measuring depth and velocity of instrumentation within a wellbore using a bendable tool
04/02/09 - 20090084546 - An apparatus and method for measuring depth, velocity, or both depth and velocity of instrumentation within a wellbore is provided. The apparatus includes a downhole portion movable within the wellbore in a direction generally parallel to the wellbore. The apparatus further includes a first acceleration sensor mounted at a first...

Wireless casing collar locator
03/26/09 - 20090078413 - A wireless casing collar locator includes a pipe coupling detector configured to be conveyed through a wellbore. A detection device is associated with the pipe coupling detector. The detection device generates an output indicative of detection of a pipe coupling in response to the output of the pipe coupling detector....

Method and apparatus for space out of permanently deployed well sensors
03/12/09 - 20090065200 - A system and a method for adjusting the length of a cable between downhole sensors. The length adjustment system comprises a housing and at least one deforming member configured to translate relative to the housing. An actuator may be coupled to the deforming member and configured to translate the deforming...