Patents by Inventor Gary Oddie

Gary Oddie 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: 20100043887
    Abstract: A backflow and flow rate control system, comprising: a flow restrictor; a flow regulator chamber located down-stream of the flow restrictor; a control chamber configured to receive a portion of the fluid from a location upstream of the flow restrictor; a moveable element with no sliding parts positioned between the control chamber and the flow regulator chamber, wherein the moveable element is configured to move in response to a difference in pressure between the flow regulator chamber and the control chamber; a flow rate regulator configured to control the flow rate of the fluid in response to the movement of the moveable element; and a non-return regulator coupled with the moveable element and configured to control back-flow of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Oddie
  • Patent number: 7654318
    Abstract: Fluid diversion measurement systems and methods are described. One system includes a section of tubular having a main flow passage and a fluid diversion port, the section of tubular adapted to be either moving or stationary during a fluid diversion operation, at least two sensors in the section of tubular, at least one sensor located upstream of the fluid diversion port and at least one sensor located downstream of the fluid diversion port, each sensor adapted to measure a parameter of a fluid diverted into a wellbore through the fluid diversion port; and means for using the measured parameters in realtime to monitor, control, or both monitor and control diversion of the fluid. This abstract allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure. It will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Bart Thomeer, Colin Whittaker, Carolina Dautriche, Murtaza Ziauddin, Gary Oddie, Fadhel Rezgui, Andrew Parry, Chris Lenn, Steve Davies, Warren Zemlak, Moussa Kane, Frank F. Espinosa, Gokturk Tunc
  • Patent number: 7644611
    Abstract: A downhole fluid analysis tool capable of fluid analysis during production logging that includes a phase separator and a plurality of sensors to perform analysis on the fluids collected at a subsurface location in a borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Kamiya, Gary Oddie, Stephane Vannuffelen, Tsutomu Yamate, Oliver C. Mullins, Bhavani Raghuraman, Albert Ballard Andrews, Andrew Carnegie, Chengli Dong, Marian Faur, Christopher Harrison, Kentaro Indo, Li Jiang, Michael O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20090038854
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for drilling a wellbore. The wellbore is formed with a drilling tool that cuts through a formation. A pumping system removes cuttings from the drilling tool and also transports the cuttings along at least a portion of the wellbore formed behind the drilling tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley Johnson, Iain Cooper, Gary Oddie, Eric Lavrut, Spyro Kotsonis, Pierre-Jerome Acquaviva
  • Publication number: 20090038410
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for determining at least one property of a fluid flow through a conduit is disclosed. The system may include a bearing, at least one blade member, and a monitoring device. The bearing may be coupled with an interior of the conduit, and may include an inner race, where the inner race may rotate. The blade members may be coupled with the inner race, and may extend from the inner race toward the interior of the conduit. The blade members may rotate when a fluid flows through the interior of the conduit, and the inner race of the bearing may rotate when the blade members rotate. The monitoring device may be configured to determine a rate of rotation of the blade members. At least one property of the fluid flow may be determined based at least in part on the rate of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Oddie
  • Publication number: 20080156744
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flow separator, typically for use in separating liquid from gas in a flowing mixture of liquid and gas, e.g. water, oil and gas in a hydrocarbon well production fluid pipeline, the separator having a swirl generator disposed at the inlet to a cylindrical separation chamber and the separation chamber having an elongate liquid extraction slot formed along its wall, such that in operation the swirling flow centrifugally pushes the liquid towards the wall of the separation chamber to exit the separation chamber through the extraction slot into a collection chamber which may allow the return of the extracted liquid back into the main flow using a U-shaped tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Ian Atkinson, Gary Oddie, David Scott
  • Publication number: 20080066538
    Abstract: A downhole fluid analysis tool capable of fluid analysis during production logging that includes a phase separator and a plurality of sensors to perform analysis on the fluids collected at a subsurface location in a borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: AKIRA KAMIYA, GARY ODDIE, STEPHANE VANNUFFELEN, TSUTOMU YAMATE, OLIVER MULLINS, BHAVANI RAGHURAMAN, ALBERT ANDREWS, ANDREW CARNEGIE, CHENGLI DONG, MARIAN FAUR, CHRISTOPHER HARRISON, KENTARO INDO, LI JIANG, MICHAEL O'KEEFE
  • Publication number: 20070289739
    Abstract: Fluid diversion measurement systems and methods are described. One system includes a section of tubular having a main flow passage and a fluid diversion port, the section of tubular adapted to be either moving or stationary during a fluid diversion operation, at least two sensors in the section of tubular, at least one sensor located upstream of the fluid diversion port and at least one sensor located downstream of the fluid diversion port, each sensor adapted to measure a parameter of a fluid diverted into a wellbore through the fluid diversion port; and means for using the measured parameters in realtime to monitor, control, or both monitor and control diversion of the fluid. This abstract allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure. It will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Bart Thomeer, Colin Whittaker, Carolina Dautriche, Murtaza Ziauddin, Gary Oddie, Fadhel Rezgui, Andrew Parry, Chris Lenn, Steve Davies, Warren Zemlak, Moussa Kane, Frank F. Espinosa, Gokturk Tunc
  • Publication number: 20070193373
    Abstract: A method of sampling a multi-phase fluid stream is provided which comprises the steps of: sampling, with a sampling probe, a portion of the fluid stream; measuring the flow rate of said sampled portion; and measuring, independently of the sampling step, the total flow rate of the fluid stream, wherein the flow rate of the sampled portion is controlled according to the ratio of the flow rate of the sampled portion to the flow rate of the fluid stream, in order to obtain substantially isokinetic sampling of the fluid stream. The method may provide isokinetic sampling to an accuracy of 5% or less and preferably only samples a small portion of the fluid stream. The method has particular application for high rate condensate gas wells. A corresponding sampling system is provided which has particular application in the sampling of streams from well-heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-gang Xie, Ian Atkinson, Paul Hammond, Gary Oddie, Paul Bolchover