Patents by Inventor David Gilbert Reid

David Gilbert Reid 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: 20120217006
    Abstract: Generally, the present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for using the pressure control equipment positioned at a wellbore location to support loads generated during rig operations. One illustrative system disclosed herein includes at least one first pressure control device positioned proximate a first wellbore location, the at least one first pressure control device being adapted to retain wellbore pressure at the first wellbore location. The system also includes a first machine positioned proximate the at least one first pressure control device, the first machine being adapted to perform a first rig operation on the first wellbore location. Furthermore, the disclosed system includes a first structural support that is adapted to transfer loads generated by the first machine during the first rig operation to the at least one first pressure control device, wherein the at least one first pressure control device is adapted to support the loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, Dean Bennett, David Gilbert Reid
  • Patent number: 8181698
    Abstract: A multi-function multi-hole rig including multiple machines for accomplishing various rig functions, e.g., drilling machine(s), tripping machine(s), casing machine(s), cementing machine(s), workover machine(s), etc., for drilling, completing and/or working over multiple wellbores without moving the rig. Rig functions may be performed one after the other and/or simultaneously, while allowing other functions related to completion and production to continue simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, Dean A. Bennett, David Gilbert Reid
  • Patent number: 8181697
    Abstract: A multi-function multi-hole rig is disclosed which, in certain aspects, includes multiple machines for accomplishing rig functions, e.g. drilling machine(s), tripping machine(s), casing machine(s), and/or cementing machine(s), for producing multiple usable wellbores one after the other. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, David Gilbert Reid, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Publication number: 20100147524
    Abstract: A multi-function multi-hole rig including multiple machines for accomplishing various rig functions, e.g., drilling machine(s), tripping machine(s), casing machine(s), cementing machine(s), workover machine(s), etc., for drilling, completing and/or working over multiple wellbores without moving the rig. Rig functions may be performed one after the other and/or simultaneously, while allowing other functions related to completion and production to continue simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, Dean A. Bennett, David Gilbert Reid
  • Publication number: 20100038088
    Abstract: A multi-function multi-hole rig is disclosed which, in certain aspects, includes multiple machines for accomplishing rig functions, e.g. drilling machine(s), tripping machine(s), casing machine(s), and/or cementing machine(s), for producing multiple usable wellbores one after the other. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, David Gilbert Reid, Guy L. McClung, III