Patents by Inventor Billy Bergeron

Billy Bergeron has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060062638
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing the load applied to a rig. The rig is positioned over a well, with the well having a tubular string disposed therein. A landing string is connected to the tubular string such as casing, production and/or testing assemblies. The apparatus comprises a floatation module attached to the landing string and a clamp for clamping the floatation module onto the landing string. In one embodiment, the floatation module comprises a tubular sleeve having a buoyant material applied thereto. The tubular sleeve includes slots. The clamp may contain a set of dies adapted to engage the slots of the tubular sleeve. A method of landing a work string into a sub-sea well head from a floating drilling rig is also disclosed, wherein a marine riser connects the rig to the sub-sea well head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Billy Bergeron, William von Eberstein