Patents by Inventor Jan Veit

Jan Veit 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: 10132136
    Abstract: A fluid flow control system includes a flow control assembly having a fluid flow path for a flowing fluid. First and second flow control components are disposed in parallel in the fluid flow path, the first having a positive flowrate response to decreasing fluid viscosity and the second having a negative flowrate response to decreasing fluid viscosity. A valve is disposed in the fluid flow path in downstream series with the first and second flow control components. The valve has first and second inlet paths for fluid from the first and second flow control components, respectively, such that decreasing the fluid viscosity of the flowing fluid increases a ratio of the flowrate through the first control component to the flowrate through the second flow control component and such that when the ratio reaches a predetermined level, the valve autonomously shifts from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 10100616
    Abstract: A jumper tube is connected to a shunt tube of a well screen assembly by positioning the jumper tube end to end, adjacent with the shunt tube. A spring clip is then flexed over a profile of a coupling and allowed to snap into gripping engagement of the coupling, thereby retaining the jumper tube relative to the first screen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 10024116
    Abstract: An example shunt tube assembly includes at least one shunt tube that defines an inner flow path for a fluid and provides an upper portion and a lower portion. At least one shunt fitting is positioned inline between the upper and lower portions of the at least one shunt tube. The shunt fitting provides an outlet that fluidly communicates with the inner flow path to provide an exit for at least a portion of the fluid to be discharged from the at least one shunt tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Veit, Stephen Michael Greci, Matthew Ryan Gommel
  • Publication number: 20180179863
    Abstract: A shunt tube entry device comprises one or more inlet ports, a shroud disposed at least partially about a wellbore tubular, and a shunt tube in fluid communication with the chamber. The shroud defines a chamber between the shroud and the wellbore tubular, and the chamber is in fluid communication with the one or more entry ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Stephen Michael Greci, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit, Luke William Holderman, Maxime Coffin, Andrew Penno
  • Patent number: 9988882
    Abstract: A gravel packing apparatus has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly a slurry delivery subassembly positioned exteriorly of the sand control screen assembly. Each slurry delivery subassembly includes a transport tube extending longitudinally along the sand control screen assembly. A jumper tube extends between and is sealably coupled to the transport tube of the first joint and the transport tube of the second joint. A first locking assembly is operably coupled between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the first joint and a second locking assembly is operably coupled between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Gregory Scott Cunningham, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 9938801
    Abstract: A shunt tube entry device comprises one or more inlet ports, a shroud disposed at least partially about a wellbore tubular, and a shunt tube in fluid communication with the chamber. The shroud defines a chamber between the shroud and the wellbore tubular, and the chamber is in fluid communication with the one or more entry ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Stephen Michael Greci, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit, Luke William Holderman, Maxime Coffin, Andrew Penno
  • Publication number: 20180002989
    Abstract: An assembly adapted to be disposed within an oil or gas wellbore and including first and second completion joints, each including a base pipe, a shunt tube disposed along the base pipe, and a tubular outer shroud disposed about respective portions of the shunt tube and the base pipe; a jumper tube coupling the shunt tube of the first completion joint to the shunt tube of the second completion joint; and a tubular sliding shroud disposed about at least one of the first and second completion joints and adapted to slide longitudinally to a run-in position, in which the tubular sliding shroud is disposed about the jumper tube and respective portions of the first and second completion joints, thereby covering the jumper tube. A method and apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Veit, Matthew Ryan Gommel
  • Patent number: 9752417
    Abstract: A gravel packing apparatus includes a base pipe having at least one opening in a sidewall portion thereof. A fluid filtration subassembly is positioned exteriorly of the base pipe and is in fluid communication with the at least one opening of the base pipe. The fluid filtration subassembly extends partially circumferentially around the base pipe and has at least two circumferential terminuses defining a circumferential gap therebetween. A slurry delivery subassembly is positioned exteriorly of the base pipe and at least partially within the circumferential gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 9745824
    Abstract: Disclosed are check valve assemblies operable to inject treatment fluids during stimulation operations. One check valve assembly includes a valve body defining an inlet, one or more discharge ports, and a cylindrical passageway that fluidly communicates the inlet with the one or more discharge ports, the valve body further providing a cylindrical section in which the one or more discharge ports are defined, a valve cap disposed about an exterior of the cylindrical section and defining an opening that fluidly communicates with the cylindrical passageway, and a spherical piston disposed within the passageway and movable between a closed configuration, where the spherical piston prevents fluid communication between the inlet and the one or more discharge ports, and an open configuration, where fluid communication is allowed between the inlet and the one or more discharge ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Veit, Jean-Marc Lopez
  • Publication number: 20160305224
    Abstract: A gravel packing apparatus has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly a slurry delivery subassembly positioned exteriorly of the sand control screen assembly. Each slurry delivery subassembly includes a transport tube extending longitudinally along the sand control screen assembly. A jumper tube extends between and is sealably coupled to the transport tube of the first joint and the transport tube of the second joint. A first locking assembly is operably coupled between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the first joint and a second locking assembly is operably coupled between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the second joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Gregory Scott Cunningham, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Publication number: 20160251908
    Abstract: An example shunt tube assembly includes at least one shunt tube that defines an inner flow path for a fluid and provides an upper portion and a lower portion. At least one shunt fitting is positioned inline between the upper and lower portions of the at least one shunt tube. The shunt fitting provides an outlet that fluidly communicates with the inner flow path to provide an exit for at least a portion of the fluid to be discharged from the at least one shunt tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Veit, Stephen Michael Greci, Matthew Ryan Gommel
  • Patent number: 9394765
    Abstract: A gravel packing apparatus has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly having a filter medium positioned exteriorly of a base pipe and a slurry delivery subassembly positioned exteriorly of the sand control screen assembly. Each slurry delivery subassembly includes a transport tube extending longitudinally along at least a portion of the sand control screen assembly. A jumper tube extends between and is sealably coupled to the transport tube of the first joint and the transport tube of the second joint. A first locking assembly is positioned between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the first joint and a second locking assembly is positioned between the jumper tube and the transport tube of the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Gregory Scott Cunningham, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 9260953
    Abstract: A shunt tube assembly comprises a plurality of shunt tubes, a jumper tube, and a coupling member configured to provide fluid communication between the jumper tube and the plurality of shunt tubes. The coupling member can comprise a first end and a second end. The coupling member may be configured to provide a sealing engagement between the coupling member and the jumper tube at the first end, and the coupling member may be configured to provide a sealing engagement between the coupling member and the plurality of jumper tubes at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Cunningham, Brandon Thomas Least, Stephen Michael Greci, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Publication number: 20150345257
    Abstract: A jumper tube is connected to a shunt tube of a well screen assembly by positioning the jumper tube end to end, adjacent with the shunt tube. A spring clip is then flexed over a profile of a coupling and allowed to snap into gripping engagement of the coupling, thereby retaining the jumper tube relative to the first screen assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Publication number: 20150211341
    Abstract: A well screen can include a shunt flow path, and an erosion resistant layer between the shunt flow path and a body, the erosion resistant layer comprising a coating applied to the body. A method of constructing a well screen can include constructing a shunt flow path having an erosion resistant layer therein, and positioning the shunt flow path with the well screen, whereby the shunt flow path can convey the erosive slurry between opposite ends of the well screen. A system for use with a well can include a well screen including a shunt flow path through which an erosive slurry flows between sections of an annulus external to the well screen, and an internal erosion resistant layer in the shunt flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Brandon T. Least, Jean-Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 9074458
    Abstract: A method of gravel packing comprises passing a slurry through a first shunt tube, passing the slurry through a coupling, and disposing the slurry about a well screen assembly below the coupling. The first shunt tube comprises a first cross-sectional shape along its length, and the coupling comprises a coupling between the first shunt tube and a jumper tube. The jumper tube comprises a substantially round cross-section at the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Cunningham, Brandon Thomas Least, Stephen Michael Greci, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit
  • Publication number: 20150129194
    Abstract: A gravel packing apparatus includes a base pipe having at least one opening in a sidewall portion thereof. A fluid filtration subassembly is positioned exteriorly of the base pipe and is in fluid communication with the at least one opening of the base pipe. The fluid filtration subassembly extends partially circumferentially around the base pipe and has at least two circumferential terminuses defining a circumferential gap therebetween. A slurry delivery subassembly is positioned exteriorly of the base pipe and at least partially within the circumferential gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 9016385
    Abstract: A method of securing connections in well screens can include engaging a resilient ring with recesses formed in respective well screen connectors, the ring including projections extending from respective opposite ends of the ring, and disengaging the resilient ring from one of the recesses by relative displacement between the projections. A well screen connection can include well screen connectors, and a resilient ring received in annular recesses formed in the respective well screen connectors, projections extend from opposite ends of the ring and are received in an opening formed through a wall of one of the connectors, and the projections received in the opening prevent rotation of the ring relative to that connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Publication number: 20150021019
    Abstract: A fluid flow control system includes a flow control assembly having a fluid flow path for a flowing fluid. First and second flow control components are disposed in parallel in the fluid flow path, the first having a positive flowrate response to decreasing fluid viscosity and the second having a negative flowrate response to decreasing fluid viscosity. A valve is disposed in the fluid flow path in downstream series with the first and second flow control components. The valve has first and second inlet paths for fluid from the first and second flow control components, respectively, such that decreasing the fluid viscosity of the flowing fluid increases a ratio of the flowrate through the first control component to the flowrate through the second flow control component and such that when the ratio reaches a predetermined level, the valve autonomously shifts from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Jan Veit
  • Patent number: 8893789
    Abstract: A shunt tube assembly comprises a shunt tube and a jumper tube comprising a first end. The shunt tube comprises a non-round cross section, and the first end of the jumper tube is coupled to the shunt tube at a coupling. The first end of the jumper tube comprises a substantially round cross section at the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburtion Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Cunningham, Brandon Thomas Least, Stephen Michael Greci, Jean Marc Lopez, Jan Veit