Patents by Inventor Iain Cooper

Iain Cooper 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: 10072477
    Abstract: A tool for deploying a wellbore plug in a well using flowable eutectic material is disclosed. A tool having a mandrel, an obstruction, and a flowable quantity of eutectic material in a solid state is positioned in the wellbore. The obstruction is actuated and the flowable material is heated to melt. The obstruction supports the flowed material as it cools to form a plug in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Mariano Sanchez, Douglas PipChuk, Mohamed Sadek, Dinesh Patel, Rashmi Bhavsar
  • Publication number: 20160319651
    Abstract: A downhole tool assembly for completing or cleaning a wellbore may include a perforation gun sub, and a laser assembly sub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Harvey Willimas, Jeremy P. Harvey, Andrew J. Martin, Iain Cooper, James Ernest Brown
  • Publication number: 20160319633
    Abstract: A tool for deploying a wellbore plug in a well using flowable eutectic material is disclosed. A tool having a mandrel, an obstruction, and a flowable quantity of eutectic material in a solid state is positioned in the wellbore. The obstruction is actuated and the flowable material is heated to melt. The obstruction supports the flowed material as it cools to form a plug in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Mariano Sanchez, Douglas PipChuk, Mohamed Sadek, Dinesh Patel, Rashmi Bhavsar
  • Patent number: 9416594
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for drilling a wellbore including a rotary drill bit with a bit body having a plurality of mechanical cutters to cut away formation material as the wellbore is formed; and a directed energy mechanism to direct energy into the formation such that energy from the directed energy mechanism causes fracturing of surrounding material to facilitate drilling in the direction of the directed energy. The energy from the directed energy mechanism is used to enhance the cutting of the mechanical cutters by fracturing surrounding material to facilitate drilling in the direction of the directed energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Jeffryes, Iain Cooper, Simon H. Bittleston, Geoffrey C. Downton
  • Publication number: 20150198731
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrying out seismic surveys and/or conducting permanent reservoir monitoring with autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles, including surface and submersible vehicles, are described. Additional methods carried out by autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles and associated with seismic surveys are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Everhard Muijzert, Kenneth Welker, Iain Cooper, Simon Bittleston, Leendert Combee, Robert Ross, Edward Kotochigov
  • Patent number: 9013952
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrying out seismic surveys and/or conducting permanent reservoir monitoring with autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles, including surface and submersible vehicles, are described. Additional methods carried out by autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles and associated with seismic surveys further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Everhard Muyzert, Kenneth Welker, Iain Cooper, Simon Bittleston, Leendert Combee, Robert Ross, Edward Kotochigov
  • Publication number: 20140362661
    Abstract: A technique includes a technique includes providing a plurality of acquisition components for performing a survey of a geologic region of interest, where the plurality of acquisition components comprising receivers and at least one source. The technique includes using at least one marine unmanned vehicle to position at least one of the receivers in the survey; and deploying at least at one of the acquisition components in a well or on land.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: EVERHARD JOHAN MUIJZERT, OLAV LIEN, KENNETH E. WELKER, SUDHIR PAI, HENRY MENKITI, NICOLAE MOLDOVEANU, IAIN COOPER
  • Patent number: 8720608
    Abstract: A directional drilling system, a drilling hammer and a fluid flow telemetry modulator use a plurality of magnets arranged to convert rotational motion into reciprocating linear motion. Various types of motor can provide rotational motion to a part of the magnets and various linkages and other devices can cause steering or operation of a modulator valve. A torsional drilling hammer uses a plurality of magnets arranged to convert reciprocating linear motion into reciprocating rotational motion. A motor and linkage drives the linearly moving part of the magnets, and the rotating part provides torsional impact be striking the linearly moving part of the magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Downton, Iain Cooper, Mike Williams, Robert Utter
  • Publication number: 20140027178
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for drilling a wellbore including a rotary drill bit with a bit body having a plurality of mechanical cutters to cut away formation material as the wellbore is formed; and a directed energy mechanism to direct energy into the formation such that energy from the directed energy mechanism causes fracturing of surrounding material to facilitate drilling in the direction of the directed energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin P. JEFFRYES, Iain COOPER, Simon H. BITTLESTON, Geoffrey C. DOWNTON
  • Publication number: 20130225675
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to prevent the proliferation of undesired life forms in a subterranean formation, comprising forming a fluid comprising an inhibitor; and introducing the inhibitor to a surface in the formation. Apparatus and methods to prevent the proliferation of undesired life forms along a surface of tubular or equipment for use in the oil field services industry, comprising forming a coating comprising an inhibitor; and introducing the coating to a surface of the tubular or equipment. Apparatus and methods to prevent the proliferation of undesired life forms along a surface of tubular or equipment for use in the oil field services industry, comprising forming a material comprising an inhibitor; and embedding the material into a surface of the tubular or equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Kubala, Iain Cooper, Shawn McCleskey Rimassa, Robert Seth Hartshorne
  • Patent number: 8436743
    Abstract: A system for measuring a parameter within a well comprises a first and second apparatus. The first apparatus comprises a first reel of first wound optic fiber line (or fiber) able to be unwound from the first reel and at least a first sensor able to measure the parameter of the well, wherein information on the parameter can be transmitted through the first optic fiber. The second apparatus comprises a second reel of second wound optic fiber line able to be unwound from the second reel, an extremity of the second optic fiber being fixed to a reference point. A light transmitter or receiver device is linked to the reference point and able to generate or detect a light pulse through the second optic fiber line. Means to exchange the light pulse between first and second optic fiber line are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: François Auzerais, Iain Cooper, Dominique Guillot, Dominic McCann, Pierre Vigneaux
  • Publication number: 20120318532
    Abstract: An elastomeric-based device configured for use in high temperature downhole environments exceeding about 400° F. The device includes a carbon nanotube mesh configured to dissipate heat relative elastomeric portions thereof so as to provide temperature resistance. Thus, a majority of modulus strength of the elastomeric portions may be maintained along with device functionality even upon exposure to such temperatures. Further, the mesh may also be configured to mimic the modulus character of elastomeric portions to allow a cohesive compliance to the device as a whole. Thus, isolation packers and other expansive downhole devices may particularly benefit from such combined material configurations as detailed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nitin Y. Vaidya, Iain Cooper, Kuo-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8297367
    Abstract: A mechanism for selectively activating a plurality of downhole pathways including a) a valve having: i) a sleeve coupled for movement between an open and normally closed position; and ii) a valve magnet set mounted to the sleeve; and b) a dart for pumping in hole including a dart magnet set matched to the valve magnet set such that the dart couples to the valve when in close proximity and, in turn, the sleeve moves from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kuo-Chiang Chen, Hitoshi Tashiro, Iain Cooper, Jahir Pabon, Murat Ocalan
  • Patent number: 8245775
    Abstract: A subpart of a drill string is described having an outer circumferential surface which is contoured and adapted to engage the wall of the borehole with a small angle of attack while exerting during rotary drilling operations an compacting pressure on mud cake and/or cuttings present in the annulus between the drill string and the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Claude Vercaemer, William Lesso, Benjamin Peter Jeffryes, Michael Charles Sheppard
  • Publication number: 20120069702
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrying out seismic surveys and/or conducting permanent reservoir monitoring with autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles, including surface and submersible vehicles, are described. Additional methods carried out by autonomous or remote-controlled water vehicles and associated with seismic surveys further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Everhard Muyzert, Kenneth Welker, Iain Cooper, Simon Bittleston, Leendert Combee, Robert Ross, Edward Kotochigov
  • Publication number: 20110284240
    Abstract: A mechanism for selectively activating a plurality of downhole pathways including a) a valve having: i) a sleeve coupled for movement between an open and normally closed position; and ii) a valve magnet set mounted to the sleeve; and b) a dart for pumping in hole including a dart magnet set matched to the valve magnet set such that the dart couples to the valve when in close proximity and, in turn, the sleeve moves from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: KUO-CHIANG CHEN, Hitoshi Tashiro, Iain Cooper, Jahir Pabon, Murat Ocalan
  • Publication number: 20110257887
    Abstract: Monitoring of a wellbore which penetrates a reservoir is carried out by providing tracer material at one or more subterranean locations within or proximate the wellbore, so that tracer may enter the flow and be present in flow from the wellbore; repeatedly taking samples from the flow from the wellbore, and analyzing the samples for the presence of tracer, in the vicinity of the wellsite. Taking samples from the flow will generally be done at the surface and may be done by automatic equipment controlled by a programmed computer. The computer may be programmed to take action, such as operating a valve within the well, in response to detection of tracer. Sampling repeatedly and analyzing on site can provide information in something close to real time and thus integrates the use of tracers into an overall process of monitoring and control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Iain Cooper, Matthew Miller, Benoit Vidick, Gary Tustin
  • Publication number: 20110244305
    Abstract: An electrochemical device, such as a battery or power source, provides improved performance under stringent or extreme conditions. Such an electrochemical device for use in high temperature conditions may include at least a cathode, a lithium-based anode, a separator, and an ionic liquid electrolyte. This device also may include a current collector and housing that are electrochemically inert with respect to other components of the device. This electrochemical device may operate at temperatures ranging from 0 to 180, 200, 220, 240, and 260° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Wenlin Zhang, Richard Frerker, Iain Cooper, Catherine Busser, Arunkumar Tiruvannamalai, Jason Hsu-Feng Cheng, Joseph Ralph Wong, Simon Jones
  • Publication number: 20110224109
    Abstract: The invention discloses a foam composition comprising a self-assembled, force-transmitting peptide network prepared by: a) dissolving or dispersing a peptide surfactant in a liquid to form a solution; and b) mixing the solution with a gas (e.g., nitrogen, carbon dioxide) to form a foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Syed A. Ali, Iain Cooper
  • Publication number: 20110120725
    Abstract: A directional drilling system, a drilling hammer and a fluid flow telemetry modulator use a plurality of magnets arranged to convert rotational motion into reciprocating linear motion. Various types of motor can provide rotational motion to a part of the magnets and various linkages and other devices can cause steering or operation of a modulator valve. A torsional drilling hammer uses a plurality of magnets arranged to convert reciprocating linear motion into reciprocating rotational motion. A motor and linkage drives the linearly moving part of the magnets, and the rotating part provides torsional impact be striking the linearly moving part of the magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Downton, Iain Cooper, Mike Williams, Robert Utter