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Operating Valve, Closure, Or Changeable Restrictor In A Well

Operating Valve, Closure, Or Changeable Restrictor In A Well patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/31/14 - 20140209319 - System and method for reduction of an effect of a tube wave
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...

07/31/14 - 20140209320 - Portable ram block changer
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...

07/17/14 - 20140196908 - Internal lockdown snubbing plug
A system, including a plug, including one or more fluid pathways extending between upstream and downstream sides of the plug, and an internal lock positionable in an unlocked position and a locked position, wherein the internal lock is resiliently biased to the locked position upon release from the unlocked position,...

07/03/14 - 20140182861 - Casing or liner barrier with remote interventionless actuation feature
A tubular string is run into a wellbore with a remotely actuated valve near a lower end adjacent a cementing shoe. The valve is triggered to operate without intervention such as by mud pulses generated at the surface and recognized by a sensor linked to a processor adjacent the valve...

06/19/14 - 20140166302 - Intelligent completion system for extended reach drilling wells
Systems and methods for completing a wellbore. The system may include a first outer tubular member having an inflow control device configured to allow fluid to pass radially through the first outer tubular member. A second outer tubular member may be coupled to the first outer tubular member via an...

06/12/14 - 20140158368 - Flow bypass device and method
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for re-directing fluid flow from the interior of tubing placed in a well to the exterior of the tubing by use of selectively actuatable valves operable by engagement of a plug on a plug seat. The devices, systems, and methods disclosed may provide a...

06/12/14 - 20140158369 - Devices and methods for conveying a tool along a wellbore
An apparatus for flowing a tool string along a wellbore tubular includes a flow restrictor having a diametrically expanded position and a diametrically retracted position. The flow restrictor sealingly engages the wellbore tubular when in the diametrically expanded position. The apparatus also includes a joint connected to the flow restrictor....

06/12/14 - 20140158370 - System and method for servicing a wellbore
A wellbore servicing system, comprising a sleeve system comprising a ported case, a sliding sleeve within the case and movable between a first sleeve position in which the sleeve restricts fluid communication via the case and a second sleeve position in which the sleeve does not, a radially divided segmented...

06/05/14 - 20140151062 - Wellhead flowback control system and method
A wellbore servicing system disposed at a wellbore, the wellbore servicing system comprising at least one wellbore servicing equipment component, wherein a flow path extends from the wellbore servicing system component into the wellbore, and a flow-back control system, wherein the flow-back control system is disposed along the flow path,...

06/05/14 - 20140151063 - Chemical deepwater stimulation systems and methods
Systems and methods for performing operations on a well include first and second flow control devices positioned between upper and lower sections of a conduit. An upper connector assembly engaged with the upper section includes connectors adapted for connection to a chemical stimulation device, a blowout preventer, or other well...

06/05/14 - 20140151064 - Hybrid-tieback seal assembly using method and system for interventionless hydraulic setting of equipment when performing subterranean operations
Hybrid-tieback seal assemblies, interventionless setting assemblies, and associated methods of setting downhole components of the hybrid-tieback seal assemblies using such interventionless setting assemblies are disclosed. A hybrid-tieback seal assembly comprises one or more anchoring bodies, one or more packer seal assemblies, and one or more interventionless hydraulic setting systems. A...

05/29/14 - 20140144649 - Electrically- powered surface - controlled subsurface safety valves
A subsurface safety valve system for a wellbore within a subterranean formation is described. The system can include a power source that generates power, and a delivery system disposed within the wellbore and electrically coupled to the power source. The system can also include at least one safety valve disposed...

05/22/14 - 20140138097 - Cementing plug apparatus and method
In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a valve assembly, the valve assembly including a tubular member and a valve connected thereto, wherein the valve permits fluid flow through the tubular member in a first direction and prevents fluid flow through the tubular member in a second direction that is...

05/22/14 - 20140138098 - Seat apparatus and method
A downhole fracturing system including a seat assembly having a plurality of like-sized openings therein. Each of the like-sized openings has a cross sectional area complementary to a corresponding plurality of objects such that each of the objects is matable therewith to substantially inhibit fluid flow through each like-sized opening....

05/22/14 - 20140138099 - Gas lift barrier valve
A gas lift valve can include a degradable component; a valve; and a longitudinally extending tubular body that defines a flow path therein that includes the valve disposed between the degradable component and an opening of the tubular body....

05/08/14 - 20140124212 - Flapper valve and method of valving a tubular
A flapper valve includes a housing, a seat movably disposed at the housing at least between a first position and a second position, a flapper movably disposed at the seat at least between a seated position and an unseated position and at least one biasing member. The at least one...

05/08/14 - 20140124213 - Sleeve fracturing assembly, device using the same and method for using the same
The present disclosure relates to a sleeve fracturing assembly including a composite sleeve and an opening tool. The composite sleeve and the opening tool can automatically engage with each other via teeth-shaped members arranged thereon so as to open the composite sleeve. The present disclosure further relates to a sleeve...

05/01/14 - 20140116720 - High temperature back pressure valve
A back pressure valve for sealing a wellbore. The back pressure valve has a cylindrical body with threads designed to engage threads in the opening of a tubing hanger within the wellbore. The back pressure valve also has a metal sealing surface. When the threads of the back pressure valve...

05/01/14 - 20140116721 - Downhole tools, system and method of using
A downhole tool comprising a nested sleeve moveable from a closed position to an open position following actuation of a fluid control device. The fluid control device may selectively permit fluid flow, and thus pressure communication, into the annular space to cause a differential pressure across the shifting sleeve, and...

04/24/14 - 20140110128 - Variable flow resistance for use with a subterranean well
A variable flow resistance system for use with a subterranean well can include a structure which displaces in response to a flow of a fluid composition, whereby a resistance to the flow of the fluid composition changes in response to a change in a ratio of desired to undesired fluid...

04/10/14 - 20140096976 - Remote and manual actuated well tool
A well tool having an actuator sleeve in a housing. The actuator sleeve has an internal shifting tool engaging profile. The tool has an actuator in the housing that is responsive to a remote signal to change from an unactuated state to an actuated state and shift the actuator sleeve...

03/27/14 - 20140083713 - Secondary system and method for activating a down hole device
Disclosed is a secondary system and method for initiating a down hole operation in a wellbore when a primary activation system fails. The primary activation system is configured to provide fluid communication between a first chamber and a second chamber in response to a primary activation operation. The secondary activation...

03/27/14 - 20140083714 - 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 single trip multi-zone completion system includes an outer completion string having at least one sand screen arranged thereabout and an interval control valve coupled to the at least one sand screen,...

03/27/14 - 20140083715 - Remotely operated production valve and method
A method of actuating multiple valves in a well can include applying a pressure cycle to the valves without causing actuation of any of the valves, and then simultaneously reducing pressure applied to the valves, thereby actuating the valves. Another method can include releasing a locking device of each valve...

03/20/14 - 20140076577 - System and method for reducing pressure fluctuations in an oilfield pumping system
Presented herein is a system, method, and assembly for reducing pressure fluctuations in an oilfield pumping system. The pressure fluctuation dampening assembly includes a junction, a dampening chamber, and a supply of a compressible medium. The compressible medium is supplied so as to form an interface between the fluid and...

03/20/14 - 20140076578 - Downhole tool
A downhole tool comprising an inner sleeve with a plurality of sleeve ports and a housing positioned radially outwardly of the inner sleeve and having a plurality of housing ports, with the housing and inner sleeve partially defining a space radially therebetween. The space is occupied by a shifting sleeve....

03/13/14 - 20140069659 - Gas lift valves
A method can include selecting a ratio of a first effective cross-sectional area of a first component of a gas lift valve to a second effective cross-sectional area of a second component of the gas lift valve; charging a chamber of the gas lift valve; and positioning the gas lift...

03/06/14 - 20140060852 - Pressure testing valve and method of using the same
A wellbore system comprising a casing, and a pressure testing valve incorporated within the casing and comprising a sleeve positioned within a housing and transitional from a first to a second position, and from the second to a third position, wherein, when the sleeve is in the first and second...

02/20/14 - - Method and apparatus for controlling fluid flow in an autonomous valve using a sticky switch
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048281 - Pressure activated down hole systems and methods
Systems and methods for activating a down hole tool in a wellbore. A piston is moveable from a first position to a second position for activating the down hole tool. The piston includes a first side exposed to a first chamber, and a second side exposed to a second chamber....

02/20/14 - 20140048282 - Method and apparatus for autonomous downhole fluid selection with pathway dependent resistance system
Apparatus and methods for controlling the flow of fluid, such as formation fluid, through an oilfield tubular positioned in a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation. Fluid flow is autonomously controlled in response to change in a fluid flow characteristic, such as density or viscosity. In one embodiment, a fluid...

02/06/14 - 20140034330 - Systems and methods for flow reduction or isolation in a wellbore
Fluid flow reduction or cessation in a wellbore or pipe may be provided. A body member may be longitudinally translated through a wellbore or pipe. The body member may have an external wall facing an internal wall of the wellbore or pipe. The body member may have an internal flow...

01/30/14 - 20140027126 - Autonomous valve
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for of controlling the flow of a fluid. The fluid comprises a liquid phase and a dissolved gas phase. The fluid passes through a valve, the valve comprising a fluid inlet and a movable body located in a flow path through the...

01/16/14 - 20140014359 - Retrievable subsurface safety valve
A multi functional assembly adaptable within a tubing string conduit to serve as a safety valve against the possibility of a blow out. Both surface and subsurface controllable, it offers both a partially retrievable or totally retrievable system that allows unbiased and unlimited work over and wire line access to...

01/16/14 - 20140014360 - Multi-cycle circulating tool
A method and apparatus for circulating fluid in a wellbore includes a bottom sub having a bottom sub port and a mandrel, wherein the mandrel substantially forms an inner bore of the circulating tool and includes a mandrel port. The circulating tool may also include an activation piston that is...

01/16/14 - 20140014361 - Automatic annular blow-out preventer
The present invention relates to a blow-out prevented utilized to ensure that high pressure material stay contained and do not enter an oil platform riser, thereby preventing explosions, damage, oil spills, injury, loss of life and other issues that may be common to oil platform accidents. Specifically, the present invention...

01/09/14 - 20140008079 - Valve arrangement for a production pipe
A tubular member has at least one drainage section including an inlet inlet and at least one self-adjustable flow control device to control the flow of fluid into the drainage section from a well. The flow control devices are located in an annular space surrounding a pipe between the inlet...

01/09/14 - 20140008080 - Low equivalent circulation density setting tool
A downhole oilfield tool assembly comprises a mandrel, a ball valve oriented to block downwards flow through the mandrel in a closed position, a first piston located above the ball valve and at least partly around an outside of the mandrel. The first piston is configured to develop motive force...

01/02/14 - 20140000906 - Liner flotation system
A liner flotation system comprises a liner, a first valve, and a second valve configured to form a gas filled chamber within the liner. The first valve is operable to allow fluid flow into the chamber, and the second valve operable to allow fluid flow out of the chamber. A...

01/02/14 - 20140000907 - Apparatus and method for backseating a gate valve
A valve assembly for use in regulating a fracturing fluid that includes an actuating stem for actuating a gate, a balancing stem, and a backseat on the stem that defines a backseat seal when urged against a profile in the valve assembly. The backseat seal is energized by applying a...

01/02/14 - 20140000908 - Actuating device and method
An actuating method includes applying an input pressure to a first side of a tool operator and to a second side of the tool operator and moving the tool operator from a first position to a second position in response to depleting the input pressure applied to the second side....

01/02/14 - 20140000909 - System and method for servicing a wellbore
A wellbore servicing tool comprising a housing at least partially defining an axial flowbore, the housing comprising one or more ports, a sliding sleeve being slidably positioned within the housing and transitionable from a first position in which the sliding prevents fluid communication via a route of fluid communication via...

12/26/13 - 20130341034 - Flapper retention devices and methods
A flow control device comprising a flapper retention device electrically activated to a hold position to retain the flapper in an open position in response to the operator being in a first position and the retention device electrically deactivated to a released position permitting movement of the flapper in response...

12/26/13 - 20130341035 - Method and apparatus for remotely changing flow profile in conduit and drilling bit
The variable geometry nozzle is not limited to drill bit, it can be placed within the inner flow passage or between the inner flow passage and annular flow passage for controlling flow profile within a wellbore, a tubular string or a flow conduit....

12/19/13 - 20130333897 - Diverter cover assembly and methods of use
A diverter cover assembly includes a first arrangement of sliding plates positioned above a central bore of a diverter and movable in substantially opposite directions to open and close over the central bore....

12/19/13 - 20130333898 - Elastically responsive unibody shear valve
A shear valve utilizing an elastically responsive unibody seal member in operation. The unibody seal member is of unitary constriction and in terms of adjacent ends thereof and an energizing member disposed therebetween. Thus, governing of fluid flow through the metal valve may be achieved without undue concern over high...

12/12/13 - 20130327536 - Rotational shear valve
A rotating gate valve can be used to shear cables or tubing as it closes to obstruct flow. In embodiments, a valve body can have a flow passage and a lateral bore that is transverse to the flow passage. The gate can have a generally cylindrical shape and can rotate...

12/12/13 - 20130327537 - Flow control system with variable staged adjustable triggering device
Techniques and equipment to facilitate controlling flow of a fluid along a flow passage. A flow control assembly is placed along a flow passage, and a bypass is routed past the flow control assembly. Flow along the bypass is controlled by a flow bypass mechanism which may be operated via...

12/12/13 - 20130327538 - Underbalance actuators and methods
An actuation method according to one or more embodiments includes axially translating an operator in a first direction in response to applying a tubing pressure to a first side in excess of an annulus pressure acting on a second side, axially translating the operator in a second direction to an...

12/12/13 - 20130327539 - Downhole valve
A tool that is usable with a well includes a valve element, a mechanical operator, a pressure chamber and a regulator. The valve element has a first state and a second state. The mechanical operator responds to a predetermined signature in an annulus pressure relative to a baseline level of...

11/21/13 - 20130306327 - Retrievable bridge plug
A bridge plug can be deployed downhole and retrieved using a retrieval tool disposed on jointed or coiled tubing or on another bridge plug. Internally, the bridge plug has a sleeve that is movable on a stem of the plug's tailpiece. When in a first position, the sleeve prevents fluid...