Patents Examined by Jennifer H Gay
  • Patent number: 11913327
    Abstract: A downhole connection includes a rotating member and an independently rotating member. A solenoid is connected to the independently rotating member and a moving member is connected to the rotating member. The moving member is movable by the solenoid and connected to an actuation valve of a downhole tool on the rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Edward Richards
  • Patent number: 11905790
    Abstract: A downhole valve assembly includes a safety valve and an actuator that opens and/or closes the valve. The actuator can be an electro-hydraulic actuator (EHA), an electro mechanical actuator (EMA), or an electro hydraulic pump (EHP). The downhole safety valve can also include an electric magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Chouzenoux, Cash Elston, Olivier Loeuillet, Francesco Vaghi, Oguzhan Guven
  • Patent number: 11905779
    Abstract: A tubular running tool equipped with a mandrel having an elongated body with a longitudinal axis and configured for suspension above a wellbore. A plurality of slips are disposed on the mandrel. Each slip is configured to receive and retain a swappable insert. Each swappable insert is configured with a gripping portion on a surface thereof. A sensor is configured to detect when a tubular is in a determined position to permit actuation of the mandrel to urge the slips radially outward such that the slips remain parallel to the longitudinal axis of the mandrel and the inserts are correspondingly urged radially outward. A method and system using the tool for running a tubular and providing a makeup torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Tubular Technology Tools LLC
    Inventor: Jairo Gutierrez Infante
  • Patent number: 11905761
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an electric drill comprising: a housing; a motor for driving the electric drill to work; an output assembly for outputting the power of the motor; a first brake assembly including a driving disc and a driven disc respectively arranged on the transmission shaft and the output shaft, the driving disc being meshed with the driven disc to transmit power in a non-braking state, and the driving disc and the driven disc being displaced in the axial direction to be separated from each other in a braking state to stop transmitting power; and a second brake assembly including a mass block and a micro switch connected with the motor, and in a braking state, the mass block displacing and triggering the micro switch to stop the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuexun Cao, Naixin Gao, Lingao Zhang, Tao Wang, Fei Huang
  • Patent number: 11873693
    Abstract: A cylindrical main body is configured to be inserted into a well tree. A laser emitter is attached to the main body. The laser emitter is arranged to emit a laser beam configured to cut through a metal valve within a well tree. The laser emitter is arranged to emit the laser beam towards the metal valve. A magnet is on a distal end of the body. The magnet is arranged to magnetically capture a sliced portion of the metal valve cut by the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran Javed, Sanjiv Kumar
  • Patent number: 11867003
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for extending reach in a wellbore in oil well operations. In one implementation, a first coiled tubing string has a first coil interior surface, and a second coiled tubing string is disposed within the first coiled tubing string and has a second coil exterior surface. An annulus is defined by the first coil interior surface and the second coil exterior surface. The annulus is sealed proximal to a top end of the first coiled tubing string via a first seal and sealed proximal to a bottom end of the first coiled tubing string via a second seal. A fluid is sealed within the annulus at a pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Dustin K. Ward, Jing H. Chow
  • Patent number: 11852384
    Abstract: Closed loop wellbore configurations with unrestricted geometry for accommodating irregular or challenging thermal gradients within a thermally productive formation are disclosed. A working fluid is utilized in the loop for extraction of thermal energy there from. The loop and the unrestricted geometry are achieved using magnetic ranging of independent drilling operations which intersect from an inlet well and outlet well to form an interconnecting segment. In conjunction with the directional drilling, conditioning operations are incorporated to condition the rock face, cool the entire system, activate the wellbore for treatment to optimize thermal transfer inter alia. The significant degree of freedom in wellbore configuration is further optimized by the absence of mechanical impediments such as casing or liners in the heat transfer areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Toews, Paul Cairns, Derek Riddell, Andrew Curtis-Smith, Jonathan Hale
  • Patent number: 11851999
    Abstract: A system for completing a well, including a generator, and a plurality of electric load components, each electric load component powered by the generator. The system further includes a load shedding control panel that monitors the generator and, if the generator loses functionality, is capable of deactivating one or more of the plurality of electric load components to reduce the electric load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: U.S. Well Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon N. Hinderliter, Jared Oehring
  • Patent number: 11821276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting objects within a subterranean well include a laser system having a laser drilling head located at a terminal downhole end of a laser tool body directing a head laser beam in a direction downhole. A laser scanner assembly located within the laser tool body has a scanner head directing a scanner laser beam and can move both axially along a length of the laser tool body and rotate around a central axis of the laser tool body. A laser cutter assembly located within the laser tool body has a cutter head directing a cutter laser beam and can rotate around the central axis of the laser tool body. A cable bundle formed of a plurality of fiber optic cables extends from an uphole end of the laser tool body to each of the laser drilling head, the laser scanner assembly, and the laser cutter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Sameeh Issa Batarseh
  • Patent number: 11814956
    Abstract: A technique facilitates fluid analysis in situ at a downhole location. According to an embodiment, a sample of fluid, e.g. oil, is obtained from a reservoir at the downhole location in a borehole. A downhole sampling system is used to determine contamination of the sample of fluid and to determine other selected characteristics of the sample. The data obtained is then processed to determine a true phase transition property of a native fluid in the sample of fluid. The sample analysis may be performed at selected stations along the borehole during, for example, a well cleanup operation. The immediate analysis of fluid samples downhole facilitates rapid development of an understanding of fluid characteristics in the reservoir, thus enabling an improved oil recovery strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sophie Mansour, Shu Pan, Younes Jalali
  • Patent number: 11814925
    Abstract: A plug for sealing a wellbore includes a mandrel including a body having a longitudinal first end, a longitudinal second end opposite the first end, and an outer surface, wherein a plurality of ratchet teeth are positioned on the outer surface and formed of a fiber reinforced composite material, an annular seal positioned on the outer surface of the mandrel, wherein the seal includes a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end opposite the first end; and a body lock ring assembly positioned on the outer surface of the mandrel and located between the first end of the mandrel and the seal, wherein the body lock ring assembly includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced arcuate lock ring segments surrounding the mandrel, wherein an inner surface of each lock ring segment includes a plurality of ratchet teeth configured to matingly engage the ratchet teeth of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: G&H Diversified Manufacturing LP
    Inventors: Timmothy Alain Lee, Joshua Magill
  • Patent number: 11808093
    Abstract: An orientable perforating gun assembly may include a gun housing with a charge carrier and shaped charge positioned within an interior space of the gun housing, in fixed orientation relative to the gun housing. An orientation alignment ring may be connected to a first end of the gun housing. The orientation alignment ring and the gun housing may be rotatable relative to each other when the orientation alignment ring is in an unfixed connection state. The gun housing may be in a fixed orientation relative to the orientation alignment ring in a fixed connection state. A locking ring may be connected to the gun housing first end. A method may include orienting the perforating gun housing relative to the orientation alignment ring and other perforating gun assemblies in a string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Eitschberger, Gernot Uwe Burmeister
  • Patent number: 11808150
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a separating a fluid having multiple phases during formation testing. For example, certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to receiving contaminated formation fluid on a first flow line and separating a contamination (e.g., mud filtrate) from the formation fluid by diverting the relatively heavier and/or denser fluid (e.g., the mud filtrate) downward through a second flow line and diverting the relatively lighter and/or less dense fluid upward through a third flow line. In some embodiments, the third flow line is generally oriented upwards at a height that may facilitate the separation of the heavier fluid from the relatively lighter fluid based on gravity and/or pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Pfeiffer, Ashers Partouche, Kai Hsu, Simon Edmundson
  • Patent number: 11808125
    Abstract: A hydraulic fracturing system includes a plurality of pumps positioned at a wellsite and configured to pressurize a fracturing fluid, a distribution system fluidly coupled to receive and consolidate fracturing fluid from the plurality of pumps for injection into a wellhead. The hydraulic fracturing system further includes a control system, which includes a plurality of sensing devices configured to measure one or more parameters of the plurality of pumps and the distribution system, one or more processing device configured to receive and analyze the one or more parameters measured by the plurality of sensing devices and generate control instructions based at least in part on the one or more parameters, and one or more control device configured 110 to receive the control instructions and control one or more aspects of the plurality of pumps or the distribution system based on the control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: U.S. Well Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Oehring, Alexander James Christinzio, Brandon N. Hinderliter
  • Patent number: 11808141
    Abstract: Smart wellhead assemblies with sensors for detecting positions of components within the bores of the wellhead assemblies are provided. In some instances, the sensors can be used to detect one or more of landing, locking, or concentricity of hangers, packoffs, or other internal wellhead components within bores. In one example, a method of installing a hanger within a wellhead includes lowering the hanger within the wellhead and using one or more sensors to detect when the hanger is at a target location. The method can also include activating a locking mechanism of the hanger and using the one or more sensors to detect when the locking mechanism has secured the hanger within the wellhead. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haw Keat Lim, Yong Wee Lee, Sanjay Menon, Srivathsan Sudershan Vuruputoor
  • Patent number: 11795791
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate to perforating gun assemblies configured for use in unconventional wells, for example in rock formations with low permeability. In some embodiments, the perforating gun assembly may include a perforating gun housing and at least one shaped charge positioned in the perforating gun housing. The shaped charge and the perforating gun housing may be jointly configured to improve total target penetration in unconventional wells by 20-100%. Related method embodiments may be used to improve the performance of unconventional wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Eitschberger, Liam McNelis, Thilo Scharf
  • Patent number: 11795820
    Abstract: A downhole PVT tool for performing in-situ formation fluid phase behavior characterizations in a wellbore using pressure, volume, and temperature (PVT) measurements of the formation fluid while continuing to pump the formation fluids. The disclosed downhole PVT tool includes an intake mandrel and utilizes two individual pumps to split the formation fluid to perform PVT measurements during the fluid pump out. The downhole PVT tool, two-pump configuration permits a first pump to be used to pump formation fluid along a first flowpath and a second pump to be used to pump formation fluid along a second flowpath, with one or more sensors deployed along one of the flowpaths to perform fluid and/or gas phase behavior measurements to determine one or more properties of the formation fluid in-situ. The first pump may be utilized in the phase behavior analysis while the second pump simultaneously continues flow-through pumping of the formation fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Darren George Gascooke, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, Marcus Ray Hudson
  • Patent number: 11788400
    Abstract: Pad force is one of the major parameters in some drilling systems, such as a RSS, that affect steering decisions during drilling. The disclosure recognizes that the pad force can change during drilling due to, for example, unintentional leaking through a pad seal that has been damaged due to the wear and tear of drilling. With a decrease in the pad force, the steering capability of the drilling tool can be compromised. As such, the disclosure provides a method and system that determines pad force information in real time for controlling drilling. The pad force information can be determined based on sensor data, component data, and drilling data. An estimated pad force is one example of the pad force information that can be calculated and used to direct a drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeevan Dahal, John R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 11788367
    Abstract: A setting tool for setting frac plugs and the like can include a mandrel having a chamber for housing expandable gas and a gas port in fluid communication with the chamber; a firing head secured to the mandrel for igniting a power charge to generate pressurized gas within the chamber; a barrel piston housing the mandrel and connected to a sleeve for setting the frac plug; and an expansion region defined between the mandrel and the barrel piston and receiving the pressurized gas which exerts force to cause a stroke of the barrel piston over the mandrel as the expansion region expands axially. The setting tool can include various features, such as certain gas bleed systems, an enhanced shear screw assembly, a bleed port and plug assembly, a scribe line, a particular gas port configuration, a liquid escape conduit, no-shoulder barrel configuration, and/or a low-force design for frac plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Repeat Precision, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Mickey, Gary Howard Martin, William Grant Martin
  • Patent number: 11781424
    Abstract: A downhole tool system includes a downhole tool that includes a tool body configured to move within a wellbore, a depth detection sub-assembly and configured to generate a signal based on a known depth location of the tool body in the wellbore, an acoustic transmitter sub-assembly including an acoustic pinger configured to generate acoustic pulses, and a measurement and control sub-assembly configured to receive the signal from the depth detection sub-assembly and, based on the signal, activate the acoustic transmitter sub-assembly to initiate the acoustic pulses from the acoustic pinger. The system further includes a control system that includes a fiber optic interrogator communicably coupled to a fiber strand installed in the wellbore and configured to determine a travel time of the tool body along the fiber strand or a particular distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) channel of a plurality of DAS channels based on a detection of at least one disturbance in the fiber strand caused by the acoustic pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Harold W K Merry