Patents by Inventor Nicolas Arteaga

Nicolas Arteaga 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: 20220290503
    Abstract: A system includes a top drive system; a drilling riser running tool configured to be deployed by the top drive system; a fluid line configured to run from the top drive system to the drilling riser running tool; and a liquid filing system. The drilling riser running tool includes a tool head module configured to engage and hold a first riser joint at a top end such that with the top drive system above the drilling riser running tool, the first riser joint can be lowered towards a second riser joint being held near a drill floor. The first riser joint includes a central tube and a first auxiliary line. The liquid filling system is configured to provide liquid filling of the first auxiliary line via the fluid line after connection of the first and second riser joints and while the first and second riser joints are being run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Nicolas Arteaga, Carlos Mesquita, Rolf Gullaksen
  • Patent number: 11401753
    Abstract: A drilling riser cable management system includes a plurality of clamping mechanisms pre-installed on riser joints and a robotic arm. The robotic arm has a cable handling mechanism that is configured to securely install the cable on each clamping mechanism without relying on human manipulation of the cable during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Rakhunde, Steven Shimonek, Nicolas Arteaga, Matthew Givens, Harold Tenorio, Jon Tyler, John Zahl
  • Patent number: 11371309
    Abstract: An assembly for a blowout preventer includes a ram having a threaded opening. The assembly also includes a threaded shaft to engage the threaded opening and a motor to drive rotation of the threaded shaft. Rotation of the threaded shaft causes the ram to move axially along the threaded shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 11359439
    Abstract: A drilling riser running system includes a water filling system and a pressure testing system that can fill and pressure test auxiliary lines of the riser system, while simultaneously running a riser joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Arteaga, Carlos Mesquita, Rolf Gullaksen
  • Publication number: 20220065066
    Abstract: A pressure control system includes a housing having a bore and a first pair of opposed rams positioned within the housing. The first pair of opposed rams is configured to move between a retracted position and an extended position relative to the bore. The pressure control system further includes a rotating control device (RCD) seal assembly, which includes a frame that is configured to couple to the first pair of opposed rams while the first pair of opposed rams are in the extended position relative to the bore, an annular seal element coupled to the frame, and a bearing assembly positioned between the annular seal element and the frame. The annular seal element is configured to seal about a tubular within the bore, and the bearing assembly is configured to enable the annular seal element to rotate relative to the frame and the first pair of opposed rams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 11136853
    Abstract: An inflatable packer system for an annular blowout preventer (BOP) includes an inflatable bladder configured to be positioned within a housing of the annular BOP and to inflate upon receipt of a fluid within the inflatable bladder. The inflatable bladder may be an annular structure that is configured to circumferentially surround a bore of the annular BOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ray Zonoz, Steven Shimonek, Nicolas Arteaga, Bruce Boulanger, Taylor Mozisek, Jeffrey Lambert, Ian McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11078758
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors configured to provide one or more control signals to cause supply of electric power from a power supply to one or more electric actuators. The one or more electric actuators are configured to adjust one or more components of a cable pressure control equipment (PCE) stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas Arteaga, Emmanuel Guilhamon, Erwan Olliero, Silvestre Meza, Vikas Rakhunde
  • Publication number: 20210230948
    Abstract: A drilling riser cable management system includes a plurality of clamping mechanisms pre-installed on riser joints and a robotic arm. The robotic arm has a cable handling mechanism that is configured to securely install the cable on each clamping mechanism without relying on human manipulation of the cable during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Vikas Rakhunde, Steven Shimonek, Nicolas Arteaga, Matthew Givens, Harold Tenorio, Jon Tyler, John Zahl
  • Publication number: 20210180427
    Abstract: An inflatable packer system for an annular blowout preventer (BOP) includes an inflatable bladder configured to be positioned within a housing of the annular BOP and to inflate upon receipt of a fluid within the inflatable bladder. The inflatable bladder may be an annular structure that is configured to circumferentially surround a bore of the annular BOP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Ray Zonoz, Steven Shimonek, Nicolas Arteaga, Bruce Boulanger, Taylor Mozisek, Jeffrey Lambert, Ian McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20210108467
    Abstract: A drilling riser running system includes a water filling system and a pressure testing system that can fill and pressure test auxiliary lines of the riser system, while simultaneously running a riser joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Arteaga, Carlos Mesquita, Rolf Gullaksen
  • Publication number: 20200318454
    Abstract: A BOP includes a housing defining a bore, a first cavity intersecting the bore and comprising a first central axis, and a second cavity intersecting the bore and comprising a second central axis. The first central axis and the second central axis are non-parallel and the first cavity and the second cavity partially overlap along a vertical axis of the BOP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Publication number: 20200309265
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies with rolling annular seals are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a stuffing box having a rolling seal positioned in a body for sealing against a tubing or wireline cable received in a bore of the body. The rolling seal can rotate within the body to roll along the tubing or wireline cable in response to movement of the tubing or wireline cable through the body and friction between the rolling seal and the tubing or wireline cable. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Publication number: 20200217166
    Abstract: An assembly for a blowout preventer includes a ram having a threaded opening. The assembly also includes a threaded shaft to engage the threaded opening and a motor to drive rotation of the threaded shaft. Rotation of the threaded shaft causes the ram to move axially along the threaded shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 10683934
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies with rolling annular seals are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a stuffing box having a rolling seal positioned in a body for sealing against a tubing or wireline cable received in a bore of the body. The rolling seal can rotate within the body to roll along the tubing or wireline cable in response to movement of the tubing or wireline cable through the body and friction between the rolling seal and the tubing or wireline cable. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 10619442
    Abstract: Blowout preventers with pressure-balanced operating shafts are provided. In one embodiment, a blowout preventer includes a hollow body having a bore and a ram cavity. The blowout preventer also includes a pair of opposing rams disposed in the ram cavity and a shaft that extends through both rams of the pair of opposing rams. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Publication number: 20200048991
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors configured to provide one or more control signals to cause supply of electric power from a power supply to one or more electric actuators. The one or more electric actuators are configured to adjust one or more components of a cable pressure control equipment (PCE) stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Nicolas Arteaga, Emmanuel Guilhamon, Erwan Olliero, Silvestre Meza, Vikas Rakhunde
  • Publication number: 20200018397
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies with rolling annular seals are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a stuffing box having a rolling seal positioned in a body for sealing against a tubing or wireline cable received in a bore of the body. The rolling seal can rotate within the body to roll along the tubing or wireline cable in response to movement of the tubing or wireline cable through the body and friction between the rolling seal and the tubing or wireline cable. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 10494891
    Abstract: Wireline valves with internal tool trap flappers are provided. In one embodiment, a wireline valve includes a main body with a bore sized to allow a downhole tool to pass through the main body of the wireline valve and a flapper positioned within the main body. The flapper is positioned with respect to the bore of the wireline valve such that the flapper can be moved between an open position that permits passage of the downhole tool through the bore of the main body of the wireline valve and a closed position that prevents passage of the downhole tool through the bore of the main body of the wireline valve in at least one direction. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taylor Mozisek, Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 10309182
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an annular blowout preventer (“BOP”) apparatus for sealing a wellbore. In particular, the annular BOP includes a body comprising a vertical bore extending therethrough, an upper packing element located in the body, a lower packing element located in the body and spaced axially from the upper packing element, and a piston configured to move the upper and lower packing elements radially with respect to the vertical bore. The annular BOP provides for bi-directional sealing across the annular BOP. In other embodiments, the annular BOP may include only a single packing element configured to provide for bi-directional sealing across the annular BOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar B. Jones, Nicolas Arteaga
  • Publication number: 20190162039
    Abstract: Blowout preventers with pressure-balanced operating shafts are provided. In one embodiment, a blowout preventer includes a hollow body having a bore and a ram cavity. The blowout preventer also includes a pair of opposing rams disposed in the ram cavity and a shaft that extends through both rams of the pair of opposing rams. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Nicolas Arteaga