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Operating Valve, Closure, Or Changeable Restrictor In A Well

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Chemical injection mandrel pressure shut off device
05/28/15 - 20150144352 - Disclosed herein is a shut off system for a hydrocarbon recovery mandrel comprising an inline valve assembly comprising a nipple comprising a chemical flow line; the chemical flow line being operative to transfer fluids from outside the wellbore to a mandrel channel; where the mandrel channel is disposed in the...

Downhole apparatus
05/21/15 - 20150136416 - Downhole apparatus comprises first and second tools for location in a tubing string. The first tool has a first seat of a first diameter and the second tool has a second seat of a second diameter larger than the first diameter. First and second activating devices are provided for use...

System and method for actuating isolation valves in a subterranean well
05/07/15 - 20150122506 - A method of actuating one or more isolation valves in a well can include conveying a tubular string into the well, the tubular string including a shifting tool, inserting the shifting tool into an isolation valve, thereby opening the isolation valve, and withdrawing the shifting tool from the isolation valve,...

Rod annular blowout preventer hydraulic supply system
05/07/15 - 20150122507 - A system and method for deploying a rod annular blowout preventer using existing hydraulic pressure is provided. The system connects between an existing hydraulic blowout preventer system and a blowout preventer device installed on the wellhead to provide regulated hydraulic pressure to a rod annular blowout preventer. The system comprises...

Annular gas lift valve
04/30/15 - 20150114663 - A system for producing hydrocarbons may include a production control device positioned along a production flow line. The production control device may include an enclosure having an interior space and an isolation device disposed in the interior space. The isolation device may divide the interior space into an upper interior...

Multi-stage fracturing with smart frack sleeves while leaving a full flow bore
04/30/15 - 20150114664 - Fracking ports are initially obstructed with respective biased sleeves that have an associated release device responsive to a unique signal. The signal can be electronic or magnetic and delivered in a ball or dart that is dropped or pumped past a sensor associated with each release device. Each sensor is...

Downhole zone flow control system
04/23/15 - 20150107848 - Methods and systems operate multiple downhole tools in wells based on hydraulic pressures supplied in control lines. The methods and systems pair each of the tools with a manifold enabling selective actuation of each of the tools from a remote location. Some embodiments include between three and twelve manifold and...

Seat apparatus and method
04/16/15 - 20150101823 - An apparatus and method for restricting fluid flow with a seat assembly. The seat is configured to go from a first position, in which it is adapted to engage a plug element, to a second position, in which the plug element passes through the seat. A second portion of the...

Actuation mechanism for water hammer valve
04/16/15 - 20150101824 - The present invention discloses an actuation mechanism for a water hammer valve. The water hammer valve is initially prevented from operating, and an actuation mechanism for the water hammer valve is actuated by dropping one or more balls or other objects onto the valve. Once actuated, the pilot and piston...

Flexible zone inflow control device
04/09/15 - 20150096762 - A device for controlling fluid flow from a subsurface fluid reservoir into a production tubing siring includes, a tubular member defining a central bore. At least one nozzle extends through a side wall of the tubular member. A popper is moveable between an open position where fluids can flow into...

Fluid vent assembly and method of venting fluid
04/02/15 - 20150090462 - A housing for a downhole tool, having a fluid vent assembly comprising a port passing through the wall of the housing to transmit fluid through the port when the port is open, a sealing device to seal the port, and a cutting device to disrupt the sealing device and permit...

Annular relief valve
03/26/15 - 20150083434 - A pressure relief valve assembly may be coupled to one or more casings and/or tubular members to control fluid communication therebetween. In one embodiment, the valve assembly includes a tubular body having a port for fluid communication between an exterior of the tubular body and an interior of the tubular...

Wellhead downhole line communication arrangement
03/26/15 - 20150083435 - A communication arrangement is disclosed for communication between a downhole line and a wellhead body having a through-hole and a valve member for closing the through-hole. The communication arrangement provides a fluid passage that extends from a wellhead body port to the downhole line thus allowing communication between the wellhead...

Toe circulation sub
03/19/15 - 20150075806 - A toe circulation sub for a wellbore liner, the toe circulation sub comprising: a body including a connection for connecting the body to a wellbore liner to define an inner facing portion open to an inner diameter of the liner and an outer facing portion open to an outer surface...

Apparatus and methods for selectively treating production zones
03/19/15 - 20150075807 - In one aspect, an apparatus for selectively treating a plurality of zones around wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes an outer string for placement in the wellbore, the outer string including a packer above a flow port corresponding to each zone, wherein each packer is configured to...

System and method for fracturing a well
03/19/15 - 20150075808 - A system and method for fracturing a well is disclosed herein. The system can comprise a base pipe comprising an insert port capable of housing a stop ball partially within the chamber of it, and a sliding sleeve. The sliding sleeve can comprise a first sleeve with an in inner...

Apparatus and methods for inhibiting a screen-out condition in a subterranean well fracturing operation
03/12/15 - 20150068762 - A subterranean well fracturing system comprises a downhole well string having installed therein initially closed upstream and downstream sliding sleeve valve assemblies each openable to provide fracing fluid discharge outlets through well string side ports to an associated subterranean fracing zone. To inhibit an undesirable screen-out condition during formation fracturing,...

Downhole actuator
03/12/15 - 20150068763 - A downhole actuator typically for a downhole tool such as a valve, and typically for incorporation in a string of tubulars in an oil or gas well has a central axis with radially movable counterweights on opposite sides of the axis, which move radially outward to change the activation state...

Autonomous flow control system and methodology
03/05/15 - 20150060084 - A technique facilitates regulation of flow through a flow control device to improve a well operation, such as a production operation. The technique utilizes a flow control device which has a valve positioned in a housing for movement between flow positions. The different flow positions allow different levels of flow...

Wellbore annular safety valve and method
02/26/15 - 20150053415 - A well system includes an annular barrier separating the tubing-casing annulus into an upper annulus and a lower annulus and a barrier valve coupled with the annular barrier, the barrier valve permitting one-way fluid communication from the upper annulus to the lower annulus. The annular barrier may include a female...

Wellbore annular safety valve and method
02/26/15 - 20150053416 - A well system includes an annular barrier separating the tubing-casing annulus into an upper annulus and a lower annulus and a barrier valve coupled with the annular barrier, the barrier valve permitting one-way fluid communication from the upper annulus to the lower annulus. The annular barrier may include dual cup...

Autonomous inflow control device having a surface coating
02/26/15 - 20150053417 - An autonomous inflow control system for use downhole comprises a flow ratio control system comprising one or more fluid inlets, and a pathway dependent resistance system comprising a vortex chamber. The one or more fluid inlets provide fluid communication between the flow ratio control system and the pathway dependent resistance...

Integrated wellhead assembly
02/26/15 - 20150053418 - An integrated wellhead assembly is provided to enable free flow production and artificial lift production from a well without requiring removal and/or reconfiguration of the wellhead assembly. The wellhead assembly includes an upper portion and a lower portion forming an integrated assembly. The upper portion includes a flow tee and...

Passive in-flow control devices and methods for using same
02/26/15 - 20150053419 - An apparatus for controlling a flow of a fluid between a wellbore tubular and a wellbore annulus may include an inflow control device configured to generate a predetermined pressure drop in the flowing fluid; a plurality of particulate control devices conveying the fluid to the inflow control device; and at...

Flow control device for controlling flow based on fluid phase
02/26/15 - 20150053420 - A flow control device can include water in a chamber, the chamber having a variable volume, a flow restricting member which displaces in response to a change in the chamber volume, and a biasing device which influences a pressure in the chamber. A method of controlling flow of steam in...

Magnetic valve assembly
02/12/15 - 20150041146 - An actuation device comprises a housing comprising one or more ports, a magnetic valve component, and a central flowbore. The central flowbore is configured to receive a disposable member configured to emit a magnetic field, and the magnetic valve component is configured to radially shift from a first position to...

Oil well safety valve apparatus and method
02/12/15 - 20150041147 - An oil well control device automatically shuts in a well responsive to the removal of a work string (or other removable structure—ball retarding structure) from the device. The device is placed in the well as a section of the well casing. The device provides a pair of bores, one that...

Downhole tool and method
02/05/15 - 20150034329 - A downhole tool (10) and method for controlling fluid flow into and/or from a formation zone (FZ), the downhole tool (10) comprising a sliding sleeve device (12) disposed between, and forming a fluid coupling between a first screen (14) and a second screen (16), the sliding sleeve device (12) configured...

Tool with pressure-activated sliding sleeve
02/05/15 - 20150034330 - A downhole tool and system for actuation of the tool. The tool includes a sliding sleeve assembly that is urged toward an opening position due to an interior pressure in the tool. A shear pin assembly hold the tool in the closed position. As pressure is increased to above a...

Clutch apparatus and method for resisting torque
02/05/15 - 20150034331 - A clutch employed in a tool string includes an annular housing and an annular sleeve arranged and moveable within the housing. The sleeve is configured to move into engagement with the housing to inhibit relative rotation and axial translation between the housing and the sleeve....

Method and apparatus for restricting fluid flow in a downhole tool
02/05/15 - 20150034332 - A ball seat valve employed in a downhole tool string includes a split-ring baffle that is configured to radially expand and to radially contract to catch a dropped ball....

Annular flow control devices and methods of use
02/05/15 - 20150034333 - Disclosed are annular flow control devices and their methods of use. One flow control device includes an annular inner shroud coupled to a work string that defines one or more flow ports therein, and an annular outer shroud also coupled to the work string and radially offset from the inner...

Selective electrical activation of downhole tools
01/29/15 - 20150027723 - A method of activating a tool can include displacing a device in the tool, the device transmitting energy to a receiver of the tool, thereby activating the tool, and the transmitting including a control circuitry increasing electrical current flow between an electrical power source and a transmitter in response to...

Electronically-actuated, multi-set straddle borehole treatment apparatus
01/29/15 - 20150027724 - A straddle apparatus deploys in a borehole with tubing to treat different zones of a formation. The apparatus has first and second packer elements and a flow element disposed on the apparatus. The first and second packer elements have fill ports in fluid communication with the tubing and have packer...

Downhole activation assembly with sleeve valve and method of using same
01/29/15 - 20150027725 - A downhole activation assembly for a wellsite is provided. The wellsite has a downhole tool deployable into a wellbore. The activation assembly includes a ball, a housing, an indexing assembly, and a sleeve valve. The housing is operatively connectable to the downhole tool, and has a housing passage for flow...

Downhole apparatus
01/29/15 - 20150027726 - A downhole apparatus including a tubular body, first and second ports in a wall of the body, and a fluid pressure-responsive valve arrangement having a locked first configuration associated with a first pressure in which the first port is open and the second port is closed, an unlocked second configuration...

Setting assembly and method thereof
01/22/15 - 20150021041 - A setting assembly including a settable member. A housing including a chamber and a setting material disposed in the chamber and having a first phase of matter and a second phase of matter. The setting material occupying a greater volume in the second phase than in the first phase. The...

Downhole tool having a shock-absorbing sleeve
01/15/15 - 20150013991 - An apparatus having a shock-absorbing sleeve is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a housing, an axially moveable sleeve received in the housing and a sealed annular space having a fixed volume axially between the housing and the sleeve. A barrier axially moveable with the sleeve divides the annular space into a...

Fusible alloy plug in flow control device
01/01/15 - 20150000927 - A “passive” apparatus and method for isolating flow within a thermal wellbore wherein inflow apertures are plugged with a temporary fusible alloy plug that can be selectively removed by increasing the wellbore temperature....

Hydraulic anchor for downhole packer
12/25/14 - 20140374119 - A hydraulic anchor is coupled to a packer subassembly of a tool string. The hydraulic anchor, when actuated by fluid pressure, engages the surrounding wellbore, holding the tool string in place within the wellbore. A packer may then be actuated, held in position within the wellbore by the hydraulic anchor....

Multi power launch system for pressure differential device
12/18/14 - 20140367115 - An injection mandrel may include a valve controlling the flow of the injection fluid. A valve actuator operatively connected to the valve sequentially generates a first predetermined pressure and a larger second predetermined pressure in the valve. The valve actuator generates the second predetermined pressure in the valve in response...

Reactive choke for automatic wellbore fluid management and methods of using same
12/04/14 - 20140352974 - Fluid actuated chokes include an expandable material that expands due to an undesired fluid coming in contact with the choke. The choke includes one or more passageways through which desired fluids from a well flow unimpeded. The choke is disposed in a downhole tool as part of a downhole completion....

Retrievable stimulation frac plug with ball and seat
11/27/14 - 20140345874 - A retrievable stimulation frac plug for a well casing, having an elongate mandrel having a fluid bore, a valve seat, adapted to receive a sealing member for selectively sealing the fluid bore, a sealing mechanism for releasably sealing between the mandrel and the casing, a slip mechanism for releasably engaging...

Syntactic foam frac ball and methods of using same
11/27/14 - 20140345875 - A method of servicing a wellbore comprising providing a flowable component comprising syntactic foam, and communicating the flowable component into a wellbore....

Inflow control solutions for wellbores
11/27/14 - 20140345876 - A selectively openable inflow control sub includes a sliding sleeve valve slidable within an inner bore of the sub between a closed-port position, closing the inflow port, and an open-port position, opening the inflow port to fluid flow therethrough, the sliding sleeve valve is axially moveable from the closed-port position...

Selectively degradable passage restriction
11/27/14 - 20140345877 - An actuation system and method, the system including a tubular having a passage, and an assembly disposed with the tubular. The assembly includes a degradable restriction, the restriction only partially blocking the passage prior to being degraded. The assembly is configured to receive and prevent further movement of a restrictor...

Electric control multi-position icd
11/20/14 - 20140338922 - A production sleeve assembly for use in a wellbore comprises a wellbore tubular, a plurality of fluid pathways configured to provide fluid communication within the downhole component, a plurality of electronic actuators configured to selectively provide fluid communication through one or more of the plurality of fluid pathways, and at...

Fracturing using re-openable sliding sleeves
11/13/14 - 20140332228 - Zone isolation is a leading concern for operators that wish to fluidly treat a well. By utilizing a ported sliding sleeve assembly that is highly resistant to leaking after being opened and closed through multiple cycles a wellbore may be accessed at any ported sliding sleeve assembly location without plugging...

Interventionless adjustable flow control device using inflatables
11/13/14 - 20140332229 - A flow control device comprises a fluid pathway configured to provide fluid communication between an exterior of a wellbore tubular and an interior of the wellbore tubular, a flow restriction disposed in the fluid pathway, a one-way valve disposed in the fluid pathway to substantially block fluid flow from the...

Double swivel apparatus and method
11/13/14 - 20140332230 - A double swivel for use with a top drive power unit supported for connection with a well string in a well bore to selectively impart longitudinal and/or rotational movement to the well string, a feeder for supplying a pumpable substance such as cement and the like from an external supply...

Downhole actuation ball, methods and apparatus
11/13/14 - 20140332231 - An actuation ball for a downhole tool, the actuation ball includes a ball body having an outer surface defining a seating surface with a substantially circular shape in section encircling an axis of the actuation ball; and a flexible protrusion attached to the ball body and extending substantially coaxially relative...

Annular barrier with an expansion detection device
11/13/14 - 20140332232 - The present invention relates to an annular barrier (1) to be expanded in an annulus (2) between a well tubular structure and an inside wall (4) of a borehole (5) downhole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, said tubular part (6) having a...

Hybrid dump bailer and method of use
11/06/14 - 20140326465 - A hybrid dump bailer is disclosed herein comprising a bailer tubes for containing a material, such as cement slurry, to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer comprises a pressure pulse piston that is accelerated by a spring causing a pressure pulse to expel the material to be dumped. The hybrid...

Apparatus and method for controlling a downhole device
10/30/14 - 20140318806 - Apparatus for controlling a downhole device in a well has a body with a control slot and pin movable in the slot. The slot has a first inactive loop in which the pin can cycle between different idling configurations, and a second active loop in which the pin can move...

Downhole completion tool
10/09/14 - 20140299329 - A downhole tool and method of operation thereof is provided. The downhole tool may be configured to permit fluid communication between a combined flowbore of the casing string and the downhole tool and the subterranean formation or wellbore, or both, after a pressure test has been completed, a second threshold...

Wireless activatable valve assembly
10/09/14 - 20140299330 - A wireless actuation system comprises a transmitter, an actuation system comprising a receiving antenna, and one or more sliding members transitional from a first position to a second position. The transmitter is configured to transmit an electromagnetic signal, and the sliding member prevents a route of fluid communication via one...

Valve system
10/02/14 - 20140290962 - A valve system for use in a wellbore includes a side pocket mandrel and one or more well tools, where the side pocket mandrel includes an elongated body section provided with a connector at its ends, the elongated body section being provided with a substantially fully open main bore for...

Method and apparatus for controlling fluid flow in an autonomous valve using a sticky switch
09/25/14 - - Apparatus and methods are described for autonomously controlling fluid flow in a tubular in a wellbore. A fluid is flowed through an inlet passageway into a biasing mechanism. A fluid flow distribution is established across the biasing mechanism. The fluid flow distribution is altered in response to a change in...

Wellbore servicing tools, systems and methods utilizing near-field communication
09/18/14 - 20140262320 - A wellbore servicing tool comprising a body, a near field communication (NFC) system disposed within the body and comprising a processor configured to communicate via NFC, one or more antennas each in signal communication with the processor, at least one input/output (I/O) device in signal communication with the processor, and...

Wireless activatable valve assembly
09/18/14 - 20140262321 - A wireless actuation system comprises a transmitter, an actuation system comprising a receiving antenna, and one or more sliding members transitional from a first position to a second position. The transmitter is configured to transmit an electromagnetic signal, and the sliding member prevents a route of fluid communication via one...

Apparatus and methods for well control
09/18/14 - 20140262322 - A completion joint 100 has two sand control jackets 120A-B connected on each end of an intermediately-mounted inflow control device 130. Both jackets 120A-B communicate with a housing chamber 155 through dedicated open end-rings 140A-B. The basepipe's flow openings 118 are isolated from this housing chamber 155 by a sleeve...

Method and apparatus for actuation of downhole sleeves and other devices
09/18/14 - 20140262323 - A downhole equalization assembly permits selective and remote opening of at least one downhole port or pathway to allow communication of pressure and/or fluid flow from inside a pressure containing system (such as, for example, a tubular pipe or other pressure containment system) to the outside of the containment system,...

Downhole tools, system and method of using
09/11/14 - 20140251636 - 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,...

Fracturing system and method
09/04/14 - 20140246207 - A system and method comprising at least one ported sleeve assembly and a flapper assembly positioned downwell of the ported sleeve assembly. The system provides for the use of multiple ported sleeve assemblies for each stage of a hydrocarbon producing well that can be opened with a single element, and...

Autonomous fluid control device having a reciprocating valve for downhole fluid selection
08/21/14 - 20140231094 - An apparatus and method autonomously controls fluid flow in a subterranean well, as the fluid changes in a characteristic, such as viscosity, over time. An autonomous reciprocating member has a fluid flow passageway there through and a primary outlet and at least one secondary outlet. A flow restrictor, such as...

Autonomous fluid control device having a movable valve plate for downhole fluid selection
08/21/14 - 20140231095 - An apparatus and method are described for autonomously controlling flow of fluid in a subterranean well, where fluid flow is controlled based on a fluid characteristic, such as viscosity or density, which changes over time. Fluid flows into a vortex assembly where a centrifugal force is imparted to the fluid....

Hydraulic communication device
08/14/14 - 20140224503 - The present invention generally relates to a hydraulic communication device that is used in a wellbore for fluid communication during a wellbore operation. In one aspect, a hydraulic communication device is provided. The hydraulic communication device includes a body having a central passageway and a bore formed in a wall...

Downhole tool and method
08/14/14 - 20140224504 - A downhole tool (10) and method for controlling fluid flow into and/or from a formation zone (FZ), the downhole tool (10) comprising a sliding sleeve device (12) disposed between, and forming a fluid coupling between a first screen (14) and a second screen (16), the sliding sleeve device (12) configured...

Fracpoint optimization using icd technology
08/07/14 - 20140216754 - An apparatus for controlling a flow of a fluid between a wellbore tubular and a formation may include a frac tool having at least one port in selective fluid communication with the formation, and an inflow control device having a flow control path configured to provide a predetermined pressure drop...

Annular barrier with pressure amplification
08/07/14 - 20140216755 - The present invention relates to an annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole for providing zone isolation between a first zone and a second zone of the borehole, comprising a tubular part for mounting as part of...

System and method for reduction of an effect of a tube wave
07/31/14 - 20140209319 - A tube wave reduction system for a borehole includes a tubular member; one or more openings in the tubular member, the one or more openings having a through-passage and a deformation region surrounding the through-passage; and an absorber in fluid communication with the one or more openings. Also included is...

Portable ram block changer
07/31/14 - 20140209320 - An apparatus for engaging and moving a ram block. In some embodiments, the apparatus, or ram block changer, includes a support bracket coupled to a blowout preventer and an articulated arm releasably coupled to the ram block. The ram block changer may further include a pivot coupling assembly having a...