Patents by Inventor Luk Servaes

Luk Servaes 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: 20200300047
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing torque in a drill string includes a clamp assembly having a first clamp segment and a second clamp segment, the first and second clamp segments each including two circumferential ends, the two circumferential ends of the first clamp segment being configured to be connected to the two circumferential ends of the second clamp segment so as to secure the clamp assembly around an oilfield tubular and prevent the clamp assembly from rotating relative to the oilfield tubular. An outer diameter surface of each of the first and second clamp segments is generally continuous in an axial direction. The apparatus also includes an outer sleeve positioned around the clamp assembly, wherein the clamp assembly is configured to rotate with the oilfield tubular and with respect to the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Jarret Daigle, Keith Lutgring, Matthew Weber, Luk Servaes, Todd Simar, Dustin Pitre
  • Patent number: 9670735
    Abstract: A drilling assembly for simultaneous hole enlargement operations comprises a drill bit, an adjustable diameter reamer, and a hole opener. The reamer is coupled with, and positioned uphole from the drill bit. The reamer is adjustable between a first diameter and a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter. The hole opener is coupled with, and positioned uphole from the reamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, Stefano Mancini
  • Patent number: 9518450
    Abstract: Teachings of the disclosure are directed to a reamer and/or bit interaction model system and method. The method may include receiving performance data regarding a cutting structure, and calculating a characteristic curve, using the performance data. The characteristic curve may be weight-based and/or torque-based. The method may also include storing the characteristic curve. In particular embodiments, the characteristic curve may include either weight on cutting structure or torque on the cutting structure, as a function of the rate of penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, John Ransford Hardin, Jr., Stefano Mancini, Eric Lauret, Shilin Chen
  • Publication number: 20160251905
    Abstract: A seal assembly for a reamer tool positionable in a wellbore includes an annular seal disposed in a longitudinal bore of a tool housing of the reamer tool; an annular wiper disposed upstream of the annular seal in the longitudinal bore; and a tubular sleeve coupled to and movable with a drive mechanism disposed in the longitudinal bore of the tool housing. The tubular sleeve is disposed in a radial gap between the drive mechanism and a surface of the longitudinal bore of the tool housing. The sleeve includes a radial opening through a sidewall of the sleeve, and the tubular sleeve is slidably engageable with the annular seal and with the annular wiper as the drive mechanism is moved through the longitudinal bore of the tool housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, Olivier Mageren, John Gerard Evans, David Wayne Cawthon
  • Publication number: 20150198014
    Abstract: Teachings of the disclosure are directed to a reamer and/or bit interaction model system and method. The method may include receiving performance data regarding a cutting structure, and calculating a characteristic curve, using the performance data. The characteristic curve may be weight-based and/or torque-based. The method may also include storing the characteristic curve. In particular embodiments, the characteristic curve may include either weight on cutting structure or torque on the cutting structure, as a function of the rate of penetration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, John Ransford Hardin, Jr., Stefano Mancini, Eric Lauret, Shilin Chen
  • Publication number: 20110166837
    Abstract: Teachings of the disclosure are directed to a reamer and/or bit interaction model system and method. The method may include receiving performance data regarding a cutting structure, and calculating a characteristic curve, using the performance data. The characteristic curve may be weight-based and/or torque-based. The method may also include storing the characteristic curve. In particular embodiments, the characteristic curve may include either weight on cutting structure or torque on the cutting structure, as a function of the rate of penetration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, John Ransford Hardin, JR., Stefano Mancini, Eric Lauret, Shilin Chen
  • Publication number: 20110024194
    Abstract: A drilling assembly for simultaneous hole enlargement operations comprises a drill bit, an adjustable diameter reamer, and a hole opener. The reamer is coupled with, and positioned uphole from the drill bit. The reamer is adjustable between a first diameter and a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter. The hole opener is coupled with, and positioned uphole from the reamer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Luk Servaes, Stefano Mancini