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Operated By Fluid Pressure Controlled Above Ground

Operated By Fluid Pressure Controlled Above Ground patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/24/14 - 20140202706 - Pressure testing valve and method of using the same
A wellbore servicing system comprising a valve comprising a housing comprising ports, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first to a second position to a third position, when the sleeve is in the first position and the second position, the sleeves blocks fluid communication...

07/24/14 - 20140202707 - Pressure testing valve and method of using the same
A wellbore servicing system comprising a valve comprising a housing comprising ports, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first to a second position to a third position, when the sleeve is in the first position and the second position, the sleeves blocks fluid communication...

07/10/14 - 20140190704 - Bi-directional pressure equalization valve
A valve for enabling communication between a first pressure and a second pressure including a piston member arranged in a housing. The piston member is movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration for selectively enabling communication between the first and second pressures. A control assembly is included for...

07/03/14 - 20140182862 - Downhole tool having setting valve for packing element
A downhole tool has a mandrel with packing elements. Collars between the packing elements define ports communicating with gaps between the packing elements and the mandrels. Opposing piston housings on the mandrel can move in opposing directions to compress the packing elements against the collars. Each piston housing defines a...

06/19/14 - 20140166303 - Sliding sleeve having contracting, ringed ball seat
A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments...

06/19/14 - 20140166304 - Sliding sleeve having ramped, contracting, segmented ball seat
A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments...

06/05/14 - 20140151065 - Fast pressure protection system and method
A wellbore servicing system, the system comprising at least one wellbore servicing equipment component, wherein a flow path extends from the wellbore servicing system component into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, and a pressure control system in fluid communication with the flow path, wherein the pressure control system comprises...

06/05/14 - 20140151066 - Downhole hydraulic control line
A downhole hydraulic control tool comprising a substantially tubular body adapted for connection in a tubing string, the body including a throughbore arranged coaxially with a bore of the tubing string and one or more pockets arranged on a wall of the body, the pockets including a hydraulic power source...

03/20/14 - 20140076579 - Gas lift valve with mixed bellows and floating constant volume fluid chamber
A valve apparatus capable of withstanding high pressures and techniques for using this apparatus in various suitable applications are provided. The valve apparatus typically includes both an upper bellows comprising a standard, convoluted bellows and a lower bellows comprising an edge-welded bellows. The valve apparatus may also include a floating,...

03/06/14 - 20140060853 - Multi-purpose fluid conducting swivel assembly
A fluid conducting swivel assembly permits selective transmission of control fluid under pressure through the swivel assembly, while reducing rotational friction and protecting the integrity of fluid pressure sealing elements of such swivel assembly during rotation. The fluid conducting swivel has sufficient strength to accommodate high axial loading and torque...

02/20/14 - 20140048283 - Pressure pulse well tool
Implementations described herein are directed to a pressure pulse well tool, which may include an upper valve assembly configured to move between a start position and a stop position in a housing. The pressure pulse well tool may also include an activation valve subassembly disposed within the upper valve assembly....

01/16/14 - 20140014362 - Opening a conduit cemented in a well
A method of opening a conduit cemented in a subterranean well can include flowing a fluid through a passage in the well after the conduit is cemented in the well, and the conduit opening in response to the flow of the fluid through the passage. A well system can include...

01/16/14 - 20140014363 - Hydraulic assembly
The present invention relates to a downhole tool, comprising a hydraulic assembly, an arm assembly, the arm assembly comprising a wheel, a hydraulic motor for rotating the wheel, thereby driving the downhole tool in a forward direction, and a hydraulic pump unit for simultaneous generation of a first and a...

08/01/13 - 20130192849 - Method and apparatus for releasing gas pressure from a drill string
An apparatus for releasing gas pressure from a drill string includes a tubular housing having a circumferential sidewall, an axis, a first end, a second end and a central passage extending between the first end and the second end. A pressure member is positioned in the central passage along the...

03/28/13 - 20130075111 - Valve for velocity strings
The present invention generally relates to a valve assembly for use with a velocity string. The valve assembly is used during the snub-in operation and the snub-out operation of the velocity string. In one aspect, a valve for a velocity string is provided. The valve includes a body having a...

03/28/13 - 20130075112 - Wellbore flow control devices comprising coupled flow regulating assemblies and methods for use thereof
Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices and methods of using the same. One wellbore flow control device includes a sliding sleeve assembly defining a first entrance and a first exit and being movably arranged within a housing coupled to a wellbore pipe, the sliding sleeve assembly being fluidly communicable with...

01/10/13 - 20130008668 - Hydraulic sleeve with early release prevention
A downhole window tool includes an internal sleeve slidably received within an outer housing. The sleeve and outer housing may have windows that selectively align or the sleeve may move out of alignment with the window to allow fluid passage through a window. Sleeve movement within the housing is controlled...

11/08/12 - 20120279724 - Downhole tractor
A method of translating a member through a bore comprises moving fluid through a tubular member such as a drill string (2A), and generating impulses on the member by varying the passage of fluid through the member using a valve (60) which opens at a first rate and closes at...

11/01/12 - 20120273228 - Integrated choke manifold system for use in a well application
A system and method enabling flow control with respect to a well related fluid. The system utilizes a choke manifold with a choke that can serve the function of both a fixed choke and an adjustable choke. The choke comprises components that are selectively adjusted to effectively provide differing calibrated...

10/11/12 - 20120255741 - Annular circulation valve and methods of using same
Valves comprise a chamber having a piston disposed therein. One side of the piston defines a hydrostatic chamber in fluid communication with an outside environment, such as wellbore annulus, through a port. Operatively associated with the piston on the other side is a sleeve in sliding engagement with an inner...

09/20/12 - 20120234558 - Remotely operated isolation valve
A method of operating an isolation valve can include continuously transmitting a signal to a detector section, and a control system operating an actuator in response to the detector section detecting cessation of the signal transmission. A well system can include an isolation valve which selectively permits and prevents fluid...

08/09/12 - 20120199367 - Partially retrievable safety valve
A method, system and apparatus is provided for a partially retrievable safety valve to control a well. The method includes securing a normally closed valve in the well. The valve may be a self-equalizing flapper valve. Following this, an actuator system operable to open the valve is run into the...

07/19/12 - 20120181044 - Flow control diverter valve
A method of drilling a well and installing a liner includes assembling concentric inner and outer strings of tubulars. A drill bit is located at the lower end of the inner string and a liner with a liner hanger makes up part of the outer string. The inner and outer...

05/17/12 - 20120118582 - Magnetically coupled actuation apparatus and method
An actuator includes: a carrier including an axially elongated fluid conduit therein, the fluid conduit configured to received a ball therein; and an axially elongated ball receiving element, wherein one of the ball and the ball receiving element is configured to produce a magnetic field, and another of the ball...

01/26/12 - 20120018170 - Systems and techniques to actuate isolation valves
A tool that is usable in a well and may include an operator, a switch, a resilient device and an indexer. The switch may be configured to selectively communicate a first force to the operator, thereby actuating the tool. The resilient device may exert a second force. The indexer may...

10/27/11 - 20110259600 - Electromechanical actuator apparatus and method for down-hole tools
An apparatus and method for the actuation of down-hole tools are provided. The down-hole tool that may be actuated and controlled using the apparatus and method may include a reamer, an adjustable gauge stabilizer, vertical steerable tools, rotary steerable tools, by-pass valves, packers, whipstocks, down hole valves, latch or release...

08/04/11 - 20110186304 - T-frac zone test tool and system
The present invention is to a tool for testing various zones in a well without having to remove the drill string containing the tool(s) from the well. Each of the individual fracture test tool has an internal passage that can be blocked by a ball bearing to close off the...

07/28/11 - 20110180270 - Position retention mechanism for maintaining a counter mechanism in an activated position
To operate a device for use in a well, a counter mechanism is provided that is actuatable by pressure cycles to an active position that allows actuation of the device to a target state. A position retention mechanism is coupled to the counter mechanism to maintain the counter mechanism in...

06/30/11 - 20110155393 - Generating power in a well
An apparatus that is usable with a well includes an operator and a generator. The operator is disposed in the well and configured to respond to a differential pressure between hydraulically isolated zones of the well to produce mechanical motion. The generator is disposed in the well to convert the...

05/05/11 - 20110100644 - Pipeline tool
A bi-directional pipeline tool has a body or location in a pipe. A seal element is mounted on the body, the seal element having oppositely directed seal portions with a first seal portion directed towards a first side of the body and a second seal portion directed towards a second...

04/21/11 - 20110088913 - Constant environment subsea control system
The method of providing a pressurized control fluid for the operation of subsea equipment of providing an accumulator with control fluid pressurized by compressed gas, supplying the control fluid to a control valve for the purpose of operating a function, receiving a return flow of the control fluid from the...

04/14/11 - 20110083859 - 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...

02/17/11 - 20110036592 - Tubular valving system and method
A tubular valving system comprising a tubular having a plurality of ports; a plurality of sleeves disposed at the tubular covering the plurality of ports; a plug runnable within the tubular and seatingly engagable with the plurality of sleeves such that attainment of a first pressure applied against the plug...

09/30/10 - 20100243269 - Well tools utilizing swellable materials activated on demand
A well tool includes a generally tubular mandrel with a flow passage extending longitudinally through the mandrel, and a flow controller which initially prevents a fluid from contacting a swellable material, but which permits the fluid to contact the material in response to manipulation of pressure in the flow passage....

06/24/10 - 20100155080 - Bidirectional ram bop and method
A ram blowout preventer for sealing a well, the ram blowout preventer including a body having a cavity with a recess; a ram block configured to move inside the cavity; a top seat disposed in the recess and configured to seal the well when in contact with the ram block;...

06/24/10 - 20100155081 - Fluid actuated circulating sub
A downhole device used to divert fluid flow out of a work string into an annulus. The downhole device is activated by the movement of a plurality of pistons within the downhole device. Fluid flow through a restriction of the downhole device creates an increase in fluid pressure causing the...

03/04/10 - 20100051291 - Fracture valve and equalizer system and method
Disclosed herein is an equalizer and fracture valve system. The system includes, a tubular, at least one fracture valve disposed at the tubular is openable and closeable to flow therethrough, and at least one equalizer disposed at the tubular is openable to flow therethrough....

01/21/10 - 20100012328 - Gate valve and method of controlling pressure during casing-while-drilling operations
A safety valve has a body with a passage extending through it that intersected by a chamber and inclined guide surfaces located in the chamber. A single slab gate with an aperture has ramp surfaces on one side. When moving from the open position to the closed position, the ramp...

12/10/09 - 20090301732 - Downhole valve actuation methods and apparatus
In some embodiments a method of shifting a downhole-located device between positions with an actuator includes inserting the actuator into the well, engaging the actuator with the shiftable device and actuating the actuator to shift the shiftable device between positions....

12/03/09 - 20090294133 - Injection apparatus and method
The invention relates to an injection apparatus for injecting a chemical additive into a fluid mixture flowing in a well-bore. The invention also relates to a corresponding injection method. A particular application of the invention relates to the oilfield industry, for example in cementing operation...

11/26/09 - 20090288838 - Flow control in a well bore
A system for installation in a well bore includes a flow control device and a control unit coupled to the flow control device. The flow control device is changeable from a first state to a second state. The first state corresponds to a first mode of fluid communication between an...

10/08/09 - 20090250225 - Control of downhole devices in a wellbore
A system for performing a task in a borehole, the system including: a downhole tool configured for disposition into the borehole, the downhole tool also configured to perform the task; a processing unit disposed remote to the downhole tool, the processing unit configured for initiating a command signal; and a...

10/01/09 - 20090242211 - Methods and apparatus for a downhole tool
An apparatus and method for operating a packer and a fracture valve is shown. The packer may include a tubular mandrel having a longitudinal bore with an annular packing element and a first piston disposed around the mandrel, wherein the first piston is operable to set the packing element, and...

07/02/09 - 20090166044 - Selectively activated float equipment
A valve for a well pipe, the valve having the following parts: a valve collar connectable to the well pipe; an index piston coaxially positioned within the valve collar for longitudinal translation within the valve collar between closed, flow-open, and locked-open configurations; a detent in the index piston, wherein the...

06/04/09 - 20090139729 - Downhole tool with capillary biasing system
A downhole tool and capillary biasing system includes a housing; an intrusion fluid contained within a portion of the housing; a capillary biasing member in fluid contact with the intrusion fluid; and a pressure application configuration capable of pressurizing the intrusion fluid within the housing and method....

02/19/09 - 20090044955 - Reusable ball seat having ball support member
Apparatuses for restricting fluid flow through a well conduit comprise a housing having a longitudinal bore and a reusable seat disposed within the bore. The seat comprises a slidable element, a fixed element, a plug element support member, a seat inner diameter, and a return member to urge the slidable...