Patents by Inventor Jean Marc Lopez

Jean Marc Lopez 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: 20190249507
    Abstract: A downhole assembly is disclosed. The downhole assembly includes a tube disposed in a wellbore, and a shroud coupled to and disposed around the circumference of the tube to form an annulus between an inner surface of the shroud and an outer surface of the tube. The downhole assembly further includes a flow control device disposed in the annulus, and a degradable plug disposed in the annulus and positioned to prevent fluid flow between the annulus and the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, John Charles Gano, Jean Marc Lopez
  • Patent number: 10364652
    Abstract: A system for coupling a shunt tube of a first screen assembly to a shunt tube of a second screen assembly includes an elongate jumper tube and a misalignment joint. The misalignment joint has a first end coupled to the jumper tube. The first end is moveable relative to a second end of the misalignment joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Halluburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, John C. Gano
  • Publication number: 20190226304
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include an assembly comprising a base pipe having at least one flow port defined therein; a well screen arranged about the base pipe and in fluid communication with the at least one flow port, the well screen having an end disposed at or near the at least one flow port; a shroud arranged about the end of the well screen and extending axially along a length of the well screen; and an annular gap defined between the well screen and the shroud and configured to receive a flow of a fluid, wherein the shroud increases a flow resistance of the fluid by channeling the fluid across the annular gap to distribute a flow energy of the fluid over the length of the well screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Jean-Marc Lopez, Michael Fripp, John Charles Gano
  • Publication number: 20190178063
    Abstract: A well screen assembly residing in a well bore has a base pipe and a filtration screen carried on the base pipe. The screen is radially extended with force from fluid while maintaining the base pipe radially unextended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Matthew Franklin, James J. Kang, Aaron James Bonner, Luke William Holderman, Jean-Marc Lopez, Liang Zhao, Michael Fripp
  • Patent number: 10294762
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include an assembly comprising a base pipe having at least one flow port defined therein; a well screen arranged about the base pipe and in fluid communication with the at least one flow port, the well screen having an end disposed at or near the at least one flow port; a shroud arranged about the end of the well screen and extending axially along a length of the well screen; and an annular gap defined between the well screen and the shroud and configured to receive a flow of a fluid, wherein the shroud increases a flow resistance of the fluid by channeling the fluid across the annular gap to distribute a flow energy of the fluid over the length of the well screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Jean-Marc Lopez, Michael Fripp, John Charles Gano
  • Publication number: 20190145230
    Abstract: A wellbore subassembly is provided that includes a device having a production flow path toward a production tubing. The production flow path can include a superhydrophobic coating for restricting the production of an unwanted fluid towards the production tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Luke William Holderman, Jean-Marc Lopez, Liang Zhao, Michael L. Fripp
  • Patent number: 10280696
    Abstract: A jumper tube for use with a shunt tube assembly comprises a first tubular member configured to engage a first shunt tube, a second tubular member axially disposed within the first tubular member, and a locking member configured to prevent the second tubular member from axially displacing into the first tubular member. The second tubular member is configured to slidingly engage within the first tubular member, and the second tubular member is configured to engage a second shunt tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, John C. Gano, Jean Marc Lopez
  • Patent number: 10208574
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling flow of a wellbore fluid include positioning a plurality of inflow control assemblies on a pipe joint in a wellbore, the pipe joint including a proximal end engageable with a first downhole tool and a distal end engageable with a second downhole tool; receiving a flow of a wellbore fluid from a subterranean zone to an inlet of at least one inflow control device (ICD), the at least one ICD mounted in each of the plurality of inflow control assemblies, the flow at a velocity that is less than the transport velocity of fines in the wellbore fluid; and transmitting the flow of the wellbore fluid to the pipe joint from the ICDs to an interior of the pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas Least, Jean Marc Lopez, William Mark Richards
  • Patent number: 10145221
    Abstract: A well screen assembly includes an elongate base pipe, a shroud layer about the base pipe, and a mesh layer between the shroud layer and the base pipe. A portion of the mesh layer overlaps another portion of the mesh layer to form an area of overlap. A spine is positioned proximate substantially an entire length of the area of overlap, and transmits a force from the shroud layer to the mesh layer that compresses and seals the area of overlap against passage of particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron James Bonner, Jean-Marc Lopez
  • Patent number: 10113104
    Abstract: A wellbore subassembly includes a device having a production flow path toward a production tubing. The production flow path can include a superhydrophobic coating for restricting the production of an unwanted fluid towards the production tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke William Holderman, Jean-Marc Lopez, Liang Zhao, Michael L. Fripp
  • Patent number: 10101715
    Abstract: An in-well type production device includes a tubing having a center bore. A valve is carried by the tubing and configured to control flow between the center bore and an exterior of the tubing. An electronic controller is carried by the tubing and is in communication with the valve. The controller has a timer and is configured to operate the valve after a specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, Michael Linley Fripp, Stephen Michael Greci
  • Patent number: 10101714
    Abstract: A well screen assembly includes a valve configured to control flow between the interior and exterior of the well screen assembly, and in certain instances control flow through a flow control device (e.g., inflow control device and/or other). The valve can be operated in response to a signal detected by an in-well sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, Michael Linley Fripp, Stephen Michael Greci, Liang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10060230
    Abstract: Described herein are gravel pack assemblies capable of performing complete gravel pack jobs when flow restricting devices, such as inflow control devices (“ICD”), are utilized. A gravel pack assembly includes a well screen attached to a flow restricting device and a relief valve. The relief valve is positioned in parallel with the flow restricting device so that the relief valve may provide an alternative path for fluid during dehydration of the gravel pack slurry, thus allowing extra fluid flow through the completion string during the gravel pack operation only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean Marc Lopez, Stephen M. Greci, Gregory S. Cunningham
  • 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: 9970269
    Abstract: An expandable well screen can include a filter section which is displaced outward when the well screen is positioned downhole, the filter section including an outer surface that is recessed relative to a raised boundary of the filter section adjacent the recessed outer surface. Another filter section can include an outer surface having one more structures thereon which space the outer surface away from a well surface when the filter section is displaced outward. Another filter section can include one or more structures on an interior thereof which space apart inner and outer sides of a wall of the filter section, a telescoping tubular connector which provides fluid communication between the filter section and a base pipe of the well screen, and a filter media being positioned in the tubular connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, Luke W. Holderman, Stephen M. Greci, Gregory S. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9970263
    Abstract: Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One autonomous inflow control device (AICD) assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, at least one AICD arranged on the base pipe and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one of the one or more flow ports, and a plug configured to be arranged in at least one of the at least one fluid inlet and the outlet of the at least one AICD by a well operator on-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lopez, Scott Cunningham, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 9963953
    Abstract: A production sleeve assembly for use downhole includes a fluid pathway configured to provide fluid communication between an exterior of a wellbore tubular and an interior of the wellbore tubular through a chamber, a flow restriction disposed in the fluid pathway, and a valve disposed in series with the flow restriction in the fluid pathway. The valve comprises a rupture disk, and a plug releasably engaged in the chamber in series with the rupture disk. The valve is configured to allow production from the exterior of the wellbore tubular to the interior of the wellbore tubular through the chamber once the rupture disk is actuated, and the valve is configured to release the plug from the chamber when the rupture disk is actuated and the pressure within the exterior of the wellbore tubular is greater than the pressure within the interior of the wellbore tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Marc Lopez
  • Publication number: 20180119526
    Abstract: A sand control filter assembly and method for its manufacture. Multiple filter layers of a woven wire mesh arc wrapped directly onto the outer circumference of a perforated base pipe. A perforated shroud is slid over the outermost filter layer, and the assembly is run through a die to swage the shroud tightly over the multiple filter layers, thereby holding the filter layers in place and sealing their ends. In an embodiment, the woven filter mesh may be a volumetric mesh having irregular ridges and valleys to further enhance drainage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jean Marc Lopez, Stephen M. Greci
  • 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