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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.

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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...

Internal lockdown snubbing plug
07/17/14 - 20140196908 - 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,...

Casing or liner barrier with remote interventionless actuation feature
07/03/14 - 20140182861 - 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...

Intelligent completion system for extended reach drilling wells
06/19/14 - 20140166302 - 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...

Flow bypass device and method
06/12/14 - 20140158368 - 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...

Devices and methods for conveying a tool along a wellbore
06/12/14 - 20140158369 - 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....

System and method for servicing a wellbore
06/12/14 - 20140158370 - 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...

Wellhead flowback control system and method
06/05/14 - 20140151062 - 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,...

Chemical deepwater stimulation systems and methods
06/05/14 - 20140151063 - 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...

Hybrid-tieback seal assembly using method and system for interventionless hydraulic setting of equipment when performing subterranean operations
06/05/14 - 20140151064 - 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...

Electrically- powered surface - controlled subsurface safety valves
05/29/14 - 20140144649 - 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...

Cementing plug apparatus and method
05/22/14 - 20140138097 - 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...

Seat apparatus and method
05/22/14 - 20140138098 - 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....

Gas lift barrier valve
05/22/14 - 20140138099 - 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....

Flapper valve and method of valving a tubular
05/08/14 - 20140124212 - 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...

Sleeve fracturing assembly, device using the same and method for using the same
05/08/14 - 20140124213 - 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...

High temperature back pressure valve
05/01/14 - 20140116720 - 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...

Downhole tools, system and method of using
05/01/14 - 20140116721 - 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...

Variable flow resistance for use with a subterranean well
04/24/14 - 20140110128 - 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...

Remote and manual actuated well tool
04/10/14 - 20140096976 - 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...

Secondary system and method for activating a down hole device
03/27/14 - 20140083713 - 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...

Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods
03/27/14 - 20140083714 - 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,...

Remotely operated production valve and method
03/27/14 - 20140083715 - 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...

System and method for reducing pressure fluctuations in an oilfield pumping system
03/20/14 - 20140076577 - 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...

Downhole tool
03/20/14 - 20140076578 - 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....

Gas lift valves
03/13/14 - 20140069659 - 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...

Pressure testing valve and method of using the same
03/06/14 - 20140060852 - 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...

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

Pressure activated down hole systems and methods
02/20/14 - 20140048281 - 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....

Method and apparatus for autonomous downhole fluid selection with pathway dependent resistance system
02/20/14 - 20140048282 - 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...

Systems and methods for flow reduction or isolation in a wellbore
02/06/14 - 20140034330 - 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...

Autonomous valve
01/30/14 - 20140027126 - 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...

Retrievable subsurface safety valve
01/16/14 - 20140014359 - 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...

Multi-cycle circulating tool
01/16/14 - 20140014360 - 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...

Automatic annular blow-out preventer
01/16/14 - 20140014361 - 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...

Valve arrangement for a production pipe
01/09/14 - 20140008079 - 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...

Low equivalent circulation density setting tool
01/09/14 - 20140008080 - 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...

Liner flotation system
01/02/14 - 20140000906 - 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...

Apparatus and method for backseating a gate valve
01/02/14 - 20140000907 - 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...

Actuating device and method
01/02/14 - 20140000908 - 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....

System and method for servicing a wellbore
01/02/14 - 20140000909 - 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...