Patents by Inventor Erik Kerst Cornelissen

Erik Kerst Cornelissen 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: 20190264547
    Abstract: A method for sealing cavities in or adjacent to a cured cement sheath (4) surrounding a well casing (3) of an underground wellbore comprises: —providing an expansion device (1) with edged expansion segments (2) that is configured to be moved with the expansion segments (2) in an unexpanded configuration up and down through the well casing (3); —moving the unexpanded expansion device (1) to a selected depth in the well casing (3); and —expanding the edged expansion segments (2) at the selected depth, thereby plastically expanding a selected casing section and pressing the expanded casing section into the surrounding cement sheath thereby sealing the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN
  • Publication number: 20190062616
    Abstract: Slugs of a cement slurry and of a resin composition are injected into an underground wellbore. The resin composition contains at least a curable resin, a filler, a swelling agent, a curing initiator, and a crosslinking retarding agent. The curing initiator activates the curing in response to temperature. The crosslinking retarding agent delays curing of the resin, to permit pumping the composition into the wellbore. After injection, the cement slurry and resin composition are allowed to cure, to create a stacked cement and cured resin column that provides a zonal isolation seal within the wellbore. The resin composition may suitably be an elastomer-forming composition. The cured resin may be swellable by allowing contact with a wellbore fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN, Jan Hermen Hendrik MEURS, Josje Malu OVERBEEK, Frank RUCKERT, Gerbrand Jozef Maria VAN EIJDEN
  • Publication number: 20190003281
    Abstract: A velocity string for increasing fluid velocity in a production tubing (1) of a wet natural gas production well is configured downhole by:—inserting components (5) for configuring an annular liner (4) into the production tubing (1); and—clustering the components together in an annular space (9) adjacent to an inner surface of the production tubing (1) to configure the annular liner (4) in a cost effective manner without requiring killing the well with a high density liquid, expensive hoisting and/or other workover equipment and materials required to install conventional corrosion resistant steel velocity strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN, Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Pjotr KERSSENS
  • Patent number: 9796877
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of applying a coating in a liquid state to wellbore tubing, such as threaded connector parts or casing sections, before running the tubing downhole. The coating only cures while running downhole. The coating is an elastic curable coating composition, comprising a curable elastic thermosetting resin, a curing agent and a water-absorbing expansion agent. During make-up of a connector, the liquid coating composition acts as lubricant. When cured, the coating will swell when contacted with a wellbore fluid to ensure leak-tightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Gerbrand Jozef Maria Van Eijden, Frank Ruckert, Wouter Besijn
  • Publication number: 20160040038
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of applying a coating in a liquid state to wellbore tubing, such as threaded connector parts or casing sections, before running the tubing downhole. The coating only cures while running downhole. The coating is an elastic curable coating composition, comprising a curable elastic thermosetting resin, a curing agent and a water-absorbing expansion agent. During make-up of a connector, the liquid coating composition acts as lubricant. When cured, the coating will swell when contacted with a wellbore fluid to ensure leak-tightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN, Gerbrand Jozef Maria VAN EIJDEN, Frank RUCKERT, Wouter BESIJN
  • Publication number: 20150101803
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for sealing an annulus enclosing a tubular element in a wellbore. The method comprises the steps of: i) introducing a first drilling fluid in the wellbore; ii) drilling an open hole section of the wellbore using a drilling tool suspended at the end of a tool string; iii) pumping a second drilling fluid comprising particles into the wellbore; iv) filtering the particles out of the second drilling fluid near a downhole end of the tubular element; v) extending the tubular element into the open hole section of the wellbore while directing at least part of the filtered particles to an annulus between the tubular element and a wellbore wall. Steps i) to v) may be repeated as often as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Stefan Aernout Hartman, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Dhivya Sashidhar
  • Publication number: 20130284436
    Abstract: A method of providing an annular seal around a tubular in a wellbore penetrating a subsurface formation, the method comprising providing a tubular in the wellbore, wherein an annular space (18) is formed around the tubular; providing an annular gravel pack in the annular space; wherein the method further comprises arranging a band (9a, 9b, 9c, 9d) of gel-forming material around the tubular before providing the annular gravel pack, wherein the gel-forming material is swellable in a selected fluid, and wherein the annular seal is formed by contacting the band of gel-forming material with the selected fluid; and a wellbore system comprising a gravel-packed tubular in a wellbore, wherein the tubular is provided with a band of gel-forming material in a layer around the tubular, the band being surrounded by gravel (15), and wherein the gel-forming material is swellable in a selected fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij
    Inventors: Wouter Besijn, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Gerbrand Jozef Maria Van Eijden, Severino Francesco Simeone
  • Patent number: 7819200
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of creating an annular seal around a tubular element for use in a wellbore. The method comprises providing at least one seal layer of a flexible sealing material susceptible to swelling upon contact with a selected fluid, the seal layer having a first edge and a second edge, and helically winding each seal layer around the tubular element so that the first and second edges extend opposite each other along the tubular element and so that the first and second edges seal relative to each other upon swelling of the flexible sealing material. The tubular element is lowered into the wellbore, and the selected fluid is allowed to contact each seal layer so as to induce swelling of the flexible sealing material whereby the first and second edges seal relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Nouline Dijkstra, Paul Ouwerkerk
  • Publication number: 20100206589
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of creating an annular seal around a tubular element for use in a wellbore. The method comprises providing at least one seal layer of a flexible sealing material susceptible to swelling upon contact with a selected fluid, the seal layer having a first edge and a second edge, and helically winding each seal layer around the tubular element so that the first and second edges extend opposite each other along the tubular element and so that the first and second edges seal relative to each other upon swelling of the flexible sealing material. The tubular element is lowered into the wellbore, and the selected fluid is allowed to contact each seal layer so as to induce swelling of the flexible sealing material whereby the first and second edges seal relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN, Nouline DIJKSTRA, Paul OUWERKERK
  • Publication number: 20100126722
    Abstract: A wellbore system comprises a borehole formed in an earth formation, the borehole having a borehole section containing a volume of gravel pack particles and at least one body of a swellable material. Each body of swellable material is adapted to expand from an unexpanded state to an expanded state upon contact of the swellable material with a selected fluid, wherein a flow passage is present in said borehole section allowing fluid to bypass the volume of gravel pack particles when the body of swellable material is in the unexpanded state. The body of swellable material is arranged to substantially close the flow passage upon expansion of the body of swellable material to the expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Nouline Dijkstra, Christof Franz Gottnold Werner Zerbst
  • Patent number: 7708081
    Abstract: A wellbore system is provided including a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the wellbore extending into a salt layer of the earth formation. The wellbore system comprises a tubular conduit arranged in the wellbore whereby at least a portion of the tubular conduit is surrounded by the salt layer whereby an annular space is formed between said portion of the tubular conduit and the wellbore wall. The wellbore system further comprises an annular body of a- resilient material arranged in said annular space and extending substantially the length of said portion of the tubular conduit surrounded by the salt layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 7699115
    Abstract: A method is provided of applying an annular seal to a tubular element (7) for use in a wellbore (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Matheus Norbertus Baaijens, Martin Gerard Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 7640965
    Abstract: A method is provided of in-situ casting well equipment wherein a metal is used which expands upon solidification. A body of such metal is placed in a cavity in a well. Before or after placing the metal in the cavity in the well, the body is brought at a temperature above the melting point of the metal. The metal of the body in the cavity is solidified by cooling it down to below the melting point of the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Klisthenis Dimitriadis, Mike Peters, Robert Nicholas Worrall
  • Publication number: 20090266533
    Abstract: A sealing system is provided for use in a wellbore (1) formed in an earth formation whereby a stream of fluid produced from the earth formation (6) flows through the wellbore to surface (3). The sealing system comprises a sealing device (18) arranged to seal a selected portion of the wellbore from the stream of produced fluid, a compound arranged to be absorbed by fluid from the earth formation entering the stream of produced fluid via the selected wellbore portion, and detection means (16) operable to detect said compound in the stream of produced fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Matheus Norbertus Baajiens, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Kelechi Isaac Ojukwu
  • Patent number: 7578347
    Abstract: A method of sealing a space in a wellbore formed in an earth formation comprises inserting a plurality of swellable particles into the space by pumping them in a carrier fluid, the particles being susceptible to swelling upon contact with a selected fluid, and inducing the selected fluid to contact the swelleable particles whereby the swelleable particles swell so as to form a body of swollen particles in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, John Alexander Gordon Dewar
  • Patent number: 7527099
    Abstract: A system is provided for sealing a space in a wellbore formed in an earth formation. The system has a swelleable body arranged in the wellbore in a manner so as to seal the space upon swelling of the swelleable body, the swelleable body being susceptible of being in contact with formation water flowing into the wellbore, the swelleable body including a matrix material provided with a compound soluble in the formation water. The matrix material substantially prevents or restricts migration of the compound out of the swelleable body and allows migration of the formation water into the swelleable body by osmosis so as to induce swelling of the swelleable body upon migration of the formation water into the swelleable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Juul Cuijpers, Francesco Picchioni, Sanjay Rastogi
  • Patent number: 7527095
    Abstract: A method of creating a zonal isolation above a target zone in an underground wellbore comprises: inserting a slurry injection tubing into the wellbore; arranging within an annular space surrounding said tubing an particle accumulation means, such as an expandable screen or an area where the slurry velocity is reduced; and pumping a slurry comprising a carrier fluid and granular material down via the slurry injection tubing and the target zone and then up into the annular space, such that at least some granular material accumulates and forms an elongate zonal isolation in the annular space between the target zone and the particle accumulation means, which zonal isolation is removable and exerts a limited radial force to the surrounding formation, thereby reducing the risk of formation damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Andreas Bloess, Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Michael Caspar Gunningham, Cornelis Jan Kenter, Robert Nicholas Worrall
  • Patent number: 7510020
    Abstract: A wellbore system is provided including a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the wellbore extending into a salt layer of the earth formation. The wellbore system comprises a tubular conduit arranged in the wellbore whereby at least a portion of the tubular conduit is surrounded by the salt layer whereby an annular space is formed between said portion of the tubular conduit and the wellbore wall. The wellbore system further comprises an annular body of a- resilient material arranged in said annular space and extending substantially the length of said portion of the tubular conduit surrounded by the salt layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20080283240
    Abstract: A wellbore screen (1) is provided for controlling inflow of solid particles into a wellbore (2). The wellbore screen comprises a conduit (3) for transporting fluid, an outer layer (4) comprising a filter for reducing inflow of solid particles into the conduit (3), the outer layer extending around the conduit and being radially expandable against the wellbore wall, and swelling means arranged between the conduit and the outer layer. The swelling means (6) is susceptible of swelling upon contact with a selected fluid so as to radially expand the outer layer against the wellbore wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Matheus Norbertus Baaijens, Erik Kerst Cornelissen
  • Publication number: 20080156492
    Abstract: A wellbore system is provided including a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the wellbore extending into a salt layer of the earth formation. The wellbore system comprises a tubular conduit arranged in the wellbore whereby at least a portion of the tubular conduit is surrounded by the salt layer whereby an annular space is formed between said portion of the tubular conduit and the wellbore wall. The wellbore system further comprises an annular body of a resilient material arranged in said annular space and extending substantially the length of said portion of the tubular conduit surrounded by the salt layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Martin Gerard Rene Bosma, Erik Kerst Cornelissen