Patents by Inventor Henry L. Restarick

Henry L. Restarick 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).

  • Patent number: 7434613
    Abstract: A surface controlled subsurface lateral branch safety valve provides flow control for each branch wellbore in a multilateral well. In a described embodiment, a completion system for a well having an intersection between parent and branch wellbores includes an apparatus having multiple passages formed therethrough. One passage provides fluid communication between opposite ends of the apparatus in the parent wellbore, and another passage provides guidance for drilling the branch wellbore. The apparatus further includes a flow control device, such as a surface controlled subsurface safety valve, which selectively controls fluid communication with the branch wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Patent number: 7337846
    Abstract: A surface controlled subsurface lateral branch safety valve provides flow control for each branch wellbore in a multilateral well. In a described embodiment, a completion system for a well having an intersection between parent and branch wellbores includes an apparatus having multiple passages formed therethrough. One passage provides fluid communication between opposite ends of the apparatus in the parent wellbore, and another passage provides guidance for drilling the branch wellbore. The apparatus further includes a flow control device, such as a surface controlled subsurface safety valve, which selectively controls fluid communication with the branch wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Patent number: 7159661
    Abstract: A multilateral completion system utilizing an alternate passage. In a described embodiment, a wellbore junction includes a first passage extending from a first opposite end to a second opposite end of the wellbore junction. A window is formed through a sidewall of the wellbore junction and provides fluid communication between the first passage and an exterior of the wellbore junction. A second passage is in communication with the first passage on a first side of the window, and in communication with the first passage on a second side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Patent number: 6951252
    Abstract: A surface controlled subsurface lateral branch safety valve provides flow control for each branch wellbore in a multilateral well. In a described embodiment, a completion system for a well having an intersection between parent and branch wellbores includes an apparatus having multiple passages formed therethrough. One passage provides fluid communication between opposite ends of the apparatus in the parent wellbore, and another passage provides guidance for drilling the branch wellbore. The apparatus further includes a flow control device, such as a surface controlled subsurface safety valve, which selectively controls fluid communication with the branch wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Patent number: 6863126
    Abstract: Alternate path multilateral production/injection. In a described embodiment, a system for drilling and completing a well having intersecting first and second wellbores comprises a casing string positioned in the first wellbore; and at least one apparatus interconnected in the casing string. The apparatus includes a mandrel having intersecting first and second passages formed therein. The first passage extends longitudinally through the mandrel and is in fluid communication with an interior of the casing string. The second passage extends laterally relative to the first passage and is configured for drilling the second wellbore therethrough. The mandrel further includes at least one third passage or alternate path extending longitudinally in the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody R. McGlothen, Henry L. Restarick
  • Patent number: 6840321
    Abstract: A multilateral injection/production/storage completion system. In a described embodiment, a method of completing a well having a first wellbore intersecting each of second, third and fourth wellbores includes the steps of: injecting a first fluid into a first zone intersected by the second wellbore; receiving a second fluid into the third wellbore in response to the first fluid injecting step; flowing the second fluid from the third wellbore to the fourth wellbore; storing the second fluid in a second zone intersected by the fourth wellbore; and then producing the second fluid from the second zone to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Publication number: 20040194950
    Abstract: A well tool assembly interconnection method is provided. In a described embodiment, a continuous tubing string has connectors positioned corresponding to desired locations for tool assemblies in a well. The tubing string is wrapped on a reel and transported to a well. As the tubing string is deployed from the reel into the well, the tool assemblies are interconnected between the connectors. A tool assembly having sensors embedded in a sidewall thereof is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, John C. Gano, Patrick E. Laursen, Michael L. Connell, Nicida Maerefat
  • Patent number: 6766853
    Abstract: A well tool assembly interconnection method is provided. In a described embodiment, a continuous tubing string has connectors positioned corresponding to desired locations for tool assemblies in a well. The tubing string is wrapped on a reel and transported to a well. As the tubing string is deployed from the reel into the well, the tool assemblies are interconnected between the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, John C. Gano, Patrick E. Laursen, Michael L. Connell, Nicida Maerefat
  • Publication number: 20040055750
    Abstract: A multilateral injection/production/storage completion system. In a described embodiment, a method of completing a well having a first wellbore intersecting each of second, third and fourth wellbores includes the steps of: injecting a first fluid into a first zone intersected by the second wellbore; receiving a second fluid into the third wellbore in response to the first fluid injecting step; flowing the second fluid from the third wellbore to the fourth wellbore; storing the second fluid in a second zone intersected by the fourth wellbore; and then producing the second fluid from the second zone to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Publication number: 20040055751
    Abstract: Alternate path multilateral production/injection. In a described embodiment, a system for drilling and completing a well having intersecting first and second wellbores comprises a casing string positioned in the first wellbore; and at least one apparatus interconnected in the casing string. The apparatus includes a mandrel having intersecting first and second passages formed therein. The first passage extends longitudinally through the mandrel and is in fluid communication with an interior of the casing string. The second passage extends laterally relative to the first passage and is configured for drilling the second wellbore therethrough. The mandrel further includes at least one third passage or alternate path extending longitudinally in the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Jody R. McGlothen, Henry L. Restarick
  • Publication number: 20040055752
    Abstract: A surface controlled subsurface lateral branch safety valve provides flow control for each branch wellbore in a multilateral well. In a described embodiment, a completion system for a well having an intersection between parent and branch wellbores includes an apparatus having multiple passages formed therethrough. One passage provides fluid communication between opposite ends of the apparatus in the parent wellbore, and another passage provides guidance for drilling the branch wellbore. The apparatus further includes a flow control device, such as a surface controlled subsurface safety valve, which selectively controls fluid communication with the branch wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Jody R. McGlothen
  • Patent number: 6698519
    Abstract: Methods of forming permeable sand screens in long, open hole well bores within fluid producing zones are provided. The methods basically comprise the steps of placing a perforated pipe in the open hole well bore, providing a hardenable composition which after being placed in a desired location cures into a hard mass, placing the hardenable composition in the well bore adjacent to the fluid producing zone within the interior of the perforated pipe therein, between the perforated pipe and the walls of the open hole well bore and within voids or fractures in the producing zone, causing the hardenable composition to cure into a hard permeable mass and drilling the hard permeable mass out of the interior of the perforated pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Henry L. Restarick, Ronald G. Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 6684951
    Abstract: There is a need to better understand well conditions during gravel pack completions and during production through a gravel pack. The sensors that are used to determine the conditions at the actual interface between the gravel pack and the production interval are located directly on the gravel pack assembly. This allows for the most accurate and timely understanding of the interface conditions. Sensors along the length of the gravel pack can provide real time bottom hole pressure and temperature readings. Other sensors could provide information on flow rate of fluids produced as well as density measurements. Thus, during completion, the sensors can provide information on the effectiveness of gravel placement. During production, the sensors could provide instantaneous information on dangerous well conditions in time to minimize damage to the well equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Clark E. Robison, Roger L. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20030181085
    Abstract: A well tool assembly interconnection method is provided. In a described embodiment, a continuous tubing string has connectors positioned corresponding to desired locations for tool assemblies in a well. The tubing string is wrapped on a reel and transported to a well. As the tubing string is deployed from the reel into the well, the tool assemblies are interconnected between the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, John C. Gano, Patrick E. Laursen, Michael L. Connell, Nicida Maerefat
  • Publication number: 20030155124
    Abstract: Methods of forming permeable sand screens in long, open hole well bores within fluid producing zones are provided by the present invention. The methods basically comprise the steps of placing a perforated pipe in the open hole well bore, providing a hardenable composition which after being placed in a desired location cures into a hard mass, placing said hardenable composition in said well bore adjacent to said fluid producing zone within the interior of the perforated pipe therein, between the perforated pipe and the walls of the open hole well bore and within voids or fractures in the producing zone, causing the hardenable composition to cure into a hard permeable mass and drilling the hard permeable mass out of the interior of the perforated pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Henry L. Restarick, Ronald G. Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 6568472
    Abstract: The invention provides apparatus and methods for washing a wellbore ahead of an expansion swedge and radially expanding a sand-control screen jacket in a subterranean well. The methods and apparatus can be used in either the bottom-up or top-down direction and can accomplish borehole washing and screen expansion in a single trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Gano, Henry L. Restarick
  • Patent number: 6561278
    Abstract: A well tool assembly interconnection method is provided. In a described embodiment, a continuous tubing string has connectors positioned corresponding to desired locations for tool assemblies in a well. The tubing string is wrapped on a reel and transported to a well. As the tubing string is deployed from the reel into the well, the tool assemblies are interconnected between the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, John C. Gano, Patrick E. Laursen, Michael L. Connell, Nicida Maerefat
  • Publication number: 20030085038
    Abstract: There is a need to better understand well conditions during gravel pack completions and during production through a gravel pack. The sensors that are used to determine the conditions at the actual interface between the gravel pack and the production interval are located directly on the gravel pack assembly. This allows for the most accurate and timely understanding of the interface conditions. Sensors along the length of the gravel pack can provide real time bottom hole pressure and temperature readings. Other sensors could provide information on flow rate of fluids produced as well as density measurements. Thus, during completion, the sensors can provide information on the effectiveness of gravel placement. During production, the sensors could provide instantaneous information on dangerous well conditions in time to minimize damage to the well equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Clark E. Robison, Roger L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 6554064
    Abstract: Sensors are attached directly to portions of the sand screen of a gravel packing assembly, with connectors to the sensors run through elements of the screen that are hollow for that purpose. The hollow element can be the trapezoidal wire that is circumferentially wrapped to form the outer screen or one of the outer spacers used to provide a stand-off of the wire from the underlying tubing. Sensors can detect such conditions as pressure, temperature, flow rate, density, etc., and can provide real-time information on the effectiveness of gravel placement during packing and on well conditions during production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Restarick, Clark E. Robison, Roger L. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20030000875
    Abstract: A well screen is provided which includes a line extending therethrough. In a described embodiment, the line may be a hydraulic line, an electric line, a fiber optic line, or another type of line, and the line may be embedded in a sidewall material of the well screen. The well screen may be wrapped about a reel as a part of a coiled tubing string, and the well screen may be expandable when deployed in a wellbore. In another embodiment, the line may be positioned between a filter media and an outer shroud of the well screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Echols, Henry L. Restarick, Michael Feechan