Patents Examined by James G Sayre
  • Patent number: 11352868
    Abstract: One or more wellbore servicing operations may require the pulsed delivery of a wellbore servicing fluid. To optimize efficiency and effectives of a given wellbore servicing operation a concentrated proppant stimulation fluid may be pumped downhole at a predetermined time interval from dedicated pumping units or positive displacement pumps. The flow rate of proppant in the concentrated proppant stimulation fluid pumped from these dedicated pumps may simulate a square-wave. The desired or determined square-wave or output may be predetermined and any one or more dedicated pumps may be associated with a given time interval and pumping cycle or phasing such that the overall flow of proppant from all of the dedicated pumps simulates a square-wave. Clean fluid from one or more clean fluid pumps may be combined with the concentrated proppant stimulation fluid to maintain a target flow rate of fluid downhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe A. Beisel, Stanley V. Stephenson, Glenn Howard Weightman
  • Patent number: 11346164
    Abstract: A method sequence for handling tubulars into or out of a wellbore, the method comprising: moving a tubular string into or out of a wellbore via a top drive; moving tubular stands to and from a setback position and a stand handoff position via a transfer bridge racker and a setback guide arm; moving tubular stands to and from the stand handoff position and a well center position via a tubular delivery arm and a lower stabilizing arm; building stands and breaking down stands offline via a mousehole and operating a roughneck on joints between the tubular stands and the tubular string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Alvaer, Christian Doennestad Nilssen, Joe Rodney Berry
  • Patent number: 11346197
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, systems and methods for achieving target downhole pressures having target downhole wave shapes for enhancement of subterranean formation stimulation and production. In particular, a treatment fluid is introduced into a subterranean formation and a downhole pressure wave in the subterranean formation having a downhole wave shape is determined, and a surface pressure wave having a surface wave shape is determined. The downhole wave shape and the surface wave shape are compared, followed by adjustment of the surface pressure to achieve a target downhole pressure wave in the subterranean formation having a target downhole wave shape. The target downhole pressure and target downhole wave shape may be selected to maximize production of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Vernon Stephenson, Philip D. Nguyen, Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja, Norman Raymond Warpinski, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 11339615
    Abstract: A hoisting system for a drilling rig, which has a crown block for attaching to a derrick, the crown block comprising a plurality of sheaves; a travelling block suspended from the crown block via a hoisting cable, the travelling block comprising a plurality of sheaves and being connectable with a payload, the travelling block being arranged to move along a workpath; the hoisting system further comprising: a floating block comprising a plurality of sheaves reeved on the hoisting cable; wherein the floating block is configured to move between: a first arrangement in which the floating block is fixed relative to the crown block; and a second arrangement in which the floating block is fixed relative to the travelling block; wherein the hoisting system is arranged such that, when the floating block is in one of the first or second arrangement, the sheaves of the floating block overlap a sheave of the crown block or travelling block in a direction of the workpath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MAERSK DRILLING A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Holck
  • Patent number: 11339619
    Abstract: A seal and bearing includes a seal and bearing housing, a rotatable mandrel disposed within an inner aperture of the seal and bearing housing, an upper seal carrier attached to a top side of the seal and bearing housing having a dynamic sealing element that contacts the rotatable mandrel, a plurality of tapered-thrust bearings to facilitate rotation of the rotatable mandrel including top tapered-thrust bearings indirectly mounted at a positive offset angle from a perpendicular line to a longitudinal axis of the rotating control device and bottom tapered-thrust bearings indirectly mounted at a negative offset angle from the perpendicular line to the longitudinal axis of the rotating control device, a preload spacer disposed between the top and bottom tapered-thrust bearings, and a lower seal carrier attached to a bottom side of the seal and bearing housing having a plurality of removable seal carrier trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AMERIFORGE GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Justin Fraczek, Shawn Paul McClosky, George James Michaud, Alexander John MacGregor, Fukun Lai
  • Patent number: 11339637
    Abstract: A modular pumping pad skid may include a base with one or more high pressure fluid conduits and one or more low pressure conduits. Additionally, two or more pumps may be removably fixed to the base, and fluidly connected to the high pressure fluid conduits and the low pressure conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Cook
  • Patent number: 11339633
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a manifold comprising a trailer and a piping system. The piping system is disposed on top of the trailer, wherein the piping system comprises a first set of conduits and a second set of conduits. Each of the first set of conduits and the second set of conduits comprises a first line comprising an inlet disposed at a first side of the trailer and a second line comprising an inlet disposed at the first side of the trailer, wherein the first line is disposed above the second line. There is a plurality of outlets and a plurality of valves disposed along the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Robert Bull, Timothy Holiman Hunter, Glenn Howard Weightman, Bruce Carl Lucas
  • Patent number: 11333011
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a manifold comprising a trailer and a piping system. The piping system is disposed on top of the trailer, wherein the piping system comprises a low-pressure system and a high-pressure system. The low-pressure system comprises a first set of conduits and a second set of conduits. The high-pressure system comprises a first conduit line disposed at a first side of the trailer, a second conduit line disposed at a second side of the trailer, wherein the second conduit line is fluidly isolated from the first conduit line, and a plurality of arms disposed along each of the first conduit line and the second conduit line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Robert Bull, Timothy Holiman Hunter, George Melton
  • Patent number: 11326415
    Abstract: A rotating control device is disclosed for the use of oil, gas or geothermal wells. While providing for sealing with or without rotation of the drill pipe, the device consists of a housing with guide rails attached beneath the two part dual actuated clamp that can be locked in place by remote controlled retention pins. The design has a novel adapter design enabling a common RCD bearing assembly to be installed in a variety of different housing sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ADS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Orbell
  • Patent number: 11319791
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and controllers for detecting and mitigating well screen outs may include a controller configured to operate a fracturing pump to supply fluid at a discharge rate to a wellhead at a fracturing well site. The controller may also operate a blender positioned to deliver a blend of proppant and fluid to the fracturing pump. The controller may compare a fluid pressure increase rate to a preselected increase rate indicative of a potential well screen out. The controller may incrementally decrease the discharge rate of the fracturing pump and a flow rate of a blender when the fluid pressure increase rate of the wellhead exceeds the preselected increase rate and the fluid pressure is within a preselected percentage of a maximum wellhead pressure until the fluid pressure of the fluid supplied to the wellhead is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster
  • Patent number: 11319757
    Abstract: Fracturing fluid delivery systems having flexible fracturing fluid delivery conduits secured with quick connectors are provided. In one example, a fracturing system includes a wellhead assembly and a fracturing fluid conduit coupled to the wellhead assembly to route fracturing fluid to the wellhead assembly. The fracturing fluid conduit includes a flexible body defining a bore for conveying the fracturing fluid to the wellhead assembly. The fracturing fluid conduit is coupled to the wellhead assembly via an actuated connector including one or more locking members that move from an unlocked position to a locked position to secure the fracturing fluid conduit to the wellhead assembly. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Robinson, James Ekdahl, Andrew Sanders, Dennis P. Nguyen, Kirk P. Guidry
  • Patent number: 11319770
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a downhole tool including a retained object. The downhole tool includes a longitudinal axis, a cone including a seat having an opening, and a shoe member. The downhole tool further includes a slip assembly disposed between the cone and the shoe member. The downhole tool further includes a mandrel disposed in the opening of the seat. The downhole tool further includes an attachment member attaching the mandrel to the shoe member, wherein the attachment member is eccentric to the longitudinal axis. The downhole tool further includes a setting sleeve abutting the cone. The downhole tool further includes the object, wherein the object configured to engage with the seat, and wherein the object is disposed between the mandrel and the setting sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Reyes Villegas, Nauman H. Mhaskar
  • Patent number: 11319767
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a subsea well installation including an Xmas tree coupled to a wellhead. A guide frame is located at a lower region of the Xmas tree. A flush and cap tool (FACT) adaptor is mounted on an upper region of the Xmas tree. A tension arrangement extends between the guide frame and the FACT adaptor, to apply a compressive force through the Xmas tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Expro North Sea Limited
    Inventor: David Hird Mackie
  • Patent number: 11306768
    Abstract: A two-piece coupling walking beam is foldable and separable for sucker rod pumping system shipment, storage, installation, or servicing. It provides a two-piece coupling walking beam using connection plates—a pin plate, a fastening plate, and/or strengthening plate(s) for sucker rod pumping systems. A foldable walking beam with a two-piece coupling beam has a connection joint by which the portion with a horsehead located in the front end of the beam for sucker rod pumping systems wherein the walking beam can be folded either transversely (horizontally or sideways) or longitudinally (vertically) to the other portion of the beam without a horsehead to provide working space for system maintenance, installation/reinstallation, or servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Shang, Craig Daye, Jiacheng Shang
  • Patent number: 11293251
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for introducing a fluid into a subsea production flow system, a system and a method of use. The apparatus comprises a first flow path through the apparatus for fluidly coupling a subsea well to a subsea production flow system and an inlet for receiving a fluid. A second flow path fluidly connects the inlet and the subsea production flow system. A valve is operable to control the flow of the fluid through the inlet to the subsea production flow system. In one embodiment, the invention provides an apparatus for preventing or reducing flow of a first treatment chemical into a subsea production flow system, a system, and a method of use. In an alternative embodiment, the invention provides an apparatus for injecting a gas into a subsea production flow system, a system, and a method of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Enpro Subsea Limited
    Inventors: Ian Donald, John Reid, Craig McDonald
  • Patent number: 11280150
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a subsea control system for transmitting subsea related data to and from a topside control system with the use of Subsea Electronic Modules (SEMs) connected in a network in a multidrop configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Aker Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Stig Moen, Derek Massie, Einar Winther-Larssen
  • Patent number: 11274502
    Abstract: This disclosure includes riser-component assemblies and methods of assembling the same that are suitable for managed pressure drilling (MPD) and that can be split apart when using pin connectors to connect auxiliary lines to other auxiliary lines and to components of the riser-component assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMERIFORGE GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Justin Fraczek, Waybourn Anderson, Alex Gidman
  • Patent number: 11274550
    Abstract: A well test module is disclosed including a production manifold, a well test manifold, and a plurality of diverter valves, each having an input port coupled to a well inlet, a first output port coupled to the production manifold by a production loop, and a second output port coupled to the well test manifold. The well test module also includes a first flow meter having an input port coupled to a first end of the well test manifold and an output port coupled to the production manifold by a first well test flow line and a second flow meter having an input port coupled to a second end of the well test manifold and an output port coupled to the production manifold by a second well test flow line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Duncan, Wade Wells
  • Patent number: 11261689
    Abstract: A subsea chemical injection system and method for injecting chemicals into a hydrocarbon production assembly adjacent the seabed wherein a seawater volume flowmeter is utilized to measure seawater pumped through the system and a chemical subsea mass flowmeter is used to measure a chemical injected into the seawater, where the chemical subsea mass flowmeter measures the chemical at a pressure less than the seawater pumped through the system. Based on the chemical subsea mass flowmeter measurement, the flowrate of a chemical injected into the seawater can be adjusted to a predetermined setpoint corresponding to the flowrate of seawater pumped through the system. The chemical subsea mass flowmeter includes a Coriolis tube and chemical injection process pump housed within a pressure vessel. The subsea chemical injection system may be carried on a skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Cameron Clunie, Iain James Shepherd, Quintin John Richterberg
  • Patent number: 11261722
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a condition of a component of a well system located proximate to a seabed includes a first sensor assembly to couple to a telescopic joint coupled to an upper end of a riser, wherein the first sensor assembly is configured to measure at least one of a vibration, an inclination, and a strain in the riser, and a data processing system in signal communication with the first sensor assembly, wherein the data processing system is configured to estimate the condition of a subsea stack system based on measurements provided by the first sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: David Earl Cain, Jomon Joseph Kannala, Michael Long Ge, Daniel James Pickett