Patents by Inventor Paulo Tubel

Paulo Tubel 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: 20190145243
    Abstract: Real time monitoring of a predetermined set of downhole parameters related to downhole status of a well comprises deploying a casing module as part of a casing string to a first predetermined location downhole, the casing module comprising a set of components, deploying a tubing module as part of a tubing string, typically within the casing string, where the tubing module comprises a set of tubing module components, and deploying a power generator to a distance within the well, typically as part of the tubing string and typically as part of the tubing module, and operatively connecting the power generator to the tubing module to effect power transmission from the power generator, generated downhole, to the tubing module and from the tubing wireless power transfer transmitter to the casing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Clark Bergeron, Ricardo Cesar Bezerra de Melo, Forest Cesar Dickson, Ramy Cesar Eid
  • Patent number: 10053975
    Abstract: A downhole wireless actuation based pipe lifting system with wireless communications and data acquisition capabilities for lifting casing from a well formation. The system may be deployed along a casing string with centralizers in the closed position to prevent any resistance that would be created by the centralizers. Upon reaching the proper location in the well, one or more pipe lifting systems may be actuated to lift the pipe from the well formation thereby providing a path for cement to flow around the casing. The system may collect, and store data before, during, and after the cementing process is performed, and may transmit the data wirelessly or by cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TUBEL ENERGY, LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 9869176
    Abstract: Data may be collected from a wellbore by retrievably deploying a data receiver tool to a location proximate a gauge located in the wellbore, where the gauge comprises a sensor used to collect data from the well and where the location is at a distance sufficient to allow wireless data communication between a first wireless data transceiver and a gauge wireless data transceiver; securing the data receiver tool at that location; transmitting data from the gauge memory to the data receiver tool; and storing the transmitted data in the data receiver tool writeable memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TUBEL ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Forest Dickson, Clark Bergeron, Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 9863221
    Abstract: Components of a downhole integrated well management system, and its method of use, can be deployed through tubing, a liner, or casing in existing wells without the need to deploy new pipe or remove and re-install pipe in the well. The system can seal the flow of hydrocarbon fluid and re-direct it into the claimed internal flow control module which, in embodiments, comprises a mandrel comprising one or more ports providing fluid communication between the interior of the mandrel and the outside of the mandrel and corresponding controllable port covers and/or seals that are adapted to open, partially open, or fully close a corresponding port; a flow controller; one or more sensor modules adapted to monitor a predetermined set of activities in a well; one or more communications module; and one or more power electronic modules. A surface module may be present and adapted to generate and transmit commands to the flow control modules and receive information from them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TUBEL ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Rogelio Cantu, Jorge Laurent, Sagar Shinde, Richard Lee Tilotta, James Kendall Warren, Sergio Cornejo, John Batiste Laine, Amanda Lauren Tubel
  • Publication number: 20170335679
    Abstract: A downhole communications system comprises a power generator disposed proximate a predetermined portion of a side pocket mandrel in such a way as to not impede fluid flow within a wellbore into which the side pocket mandrel is disposed and a wireless communications transmitter operatively in communication with the power generator. Placed at least partially within a side pocket mandrel, the system allows fluid flowing proximate the side pocket mandrel to engage the power generator to create electric energy which may be used to power the wireless communications transmitter and allow data interchange between the wireless communications transmitter and a predetermined well device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Clark Bergeron, Forest Dickson
  • Publication number: 20170292370
    Abstract: Data may be collected from a wellbore by retrievably deploying a data receiver tool to a location proximate a gauge located in the wellbore, where the gauge comprises a sensor used to collect data from the well and where the location is at a distance sufficient to allow wireless data communication between a first wireless data transceiver and a gauge wireless data transceiver; securing the data receiver tool at that location; transmitting data from the gauge memory to the data receiver tool; and storing the transmitted data in the data receiver tool writeable memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventors: Forest Dickson, Clark Bergeron, Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20160356150
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between 2 modules inside a well. A system deployed in a well permanently or semi-permanently collects data from downhole parameters such as pressure, temperature, vibration, flow and fluid identification and stores the information in the system memory. The receiver module is deployed in the well via slick line, electric line or coil tubing with the purpose of retrieving the data from the system memory by interfacing with the downhole module via wireless short hop communications. The receiver module can also send commands into the downhole module to change its data collection parameters. Upon completion of the data transfer, the collector is returned to the surface where the data is again wirelessly transferred to a processing system such as a Personal Computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: TUBEL, LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 9371714
    Abstract: A wellbore insert comprises a housing that further comprises an inner annulus and one or more ports dimensioned and configured to provide a fluid pathway between the inner annulus of the housing and the outer surface of the housing. A selectively movable port seal, operable via a port seal mover, is dimensioned and configured to selectively occlude or open these ports. A movable plug, controlled by a plug mover, operates within the housing to selectively permit or occlude fluid flow within the housing. A power supply and a detector are typically present within the housing. An individually addressable electronic control module is operable to effect a change in the position of the selectively movable port seal and/or the movable plug. The wellbore insert can be used for downhole operations such as frac operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Rogelio Cantu, Jorge Laurent, James Kendall Warren, Sagar Shinde, Amanda Tubel
  • Publication number: 20160168957
    Abstract: The system invention is based on the use of electromagnetics that convert flow and mechanical motion into electrical power. The system is housed in a side pocket mandrel. Flow is diverted from the main bore through the side pocket, which houses a pressure vessel. At least one magnet is housed in the pressure vessel, and at least one coil is wound around the pressure vessel. As the diverted flow from the well passes through the side pocket, the pressure vessel may rotate or vibrate, creating a disturbance to the magnetic field, thereby creating current. An electronics harvesting module is connected to the ends of the coil which can harvest, regulate, and store power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: TUBEL, LLC.
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20150027687
    Abstract: A downhole wireless actuation based pipe lifting system with wireless communications and data acquisition capabilities for lifting casing from a well formation. The system may be deployed along a casing string with centralizers in the closed position to prevent any resistance that would be created by the centralizers. Upon reaching the proper location in the well, one or more pipe lifting systems may be actuated to lift the pipe from the well formation thereby providing a path for cement to flow around the casing. The system may collect, and store data before, during, and after the cementing process is performed, and may transmit the data wirelessly or by cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Tubel, LLC.
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20140352955
    Abstract: Components of a downhole integrated well management system, and its method of use, can be deployed through tubing, a liner, or casing in existing wells without the need to deploy new pipe or remove and re-install pipe in the well. The system can seal the flow of hydrocarbon fluid and re-direct it into the claimed internal flow control module which, in embodiments, comprises a mandrel comprising one or more ports providing fluid communication between the interior of the mandrel and the outside of the mandrel and corresponding controllable port covers and/or seals that are adapted to open, partially open, or fully close a corresponding port; a flow controller; one or more sensor modules adapted to monitor a predetermined set of activities in a well; one or more communications module; and one or more power electronic modules. A surface module may be present and adapted to generate and transmit commands to the flow control modules and receive information from them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: TUBEL, LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Rogelio Cantu, Jorge Laurent, Sagar Shinde, Richard Lee Tilotta, James Kendall Warren, Sergio Cornejo, John Batiste Laine, Amanda Lauren Tubel
  • Patent number: 8789587
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring and controlling an injection operation is disclosed. A plurality of distributed fiber optic sensors is located in a production well. Fluid is injected into an injection well spaced apart from the production well. A parameter of a formation between the production well and the injection well is determined from measurements from the formation obtained using the fiber optic sensors. At least one of an injection of fluid into the injection well and a flow into the production well is controlled in response to the determined parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Brian Bidigare, Michael Johnson, John Harrell, Benn Voll
  • Publication number: 20130020065
    Abstract: A wellbore insert comprises a housing that further comprises an inner annulus and one or more ports dimensioned and configured to provide a fluid pathway between the inner annulus of the housing and the outer surface of the housing. A selectively movable port seal, operable via a port seal mover, is dimensioned and configured to selectively occlude or open these ports. A movable plug, controlled by a plug mover, operates within the housing to selectively permit or occlude fluid flow within the housing. A power supply and a detector are typically present within the housing. An individually addressable electronic control module is operable to effect a change in the position of the selectively movable port seal and/or the movable plug. The wellbore insert can be used for downhole operations such as frac operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Rogelio Cantu, Jorge Laurent, James Kendall Warren, Sagar Shinde, Amanda Tubel
  • Publication number: 20130024030
    Abstract: A method of using a wellbore insert for downhole operations such as frac operations, e.g. where the frac work starts where the surface fluid is pumped through one or more addressable wellbore inserts via their ports into the formation pursuant to a first set of control signals which may be transmitted from a surface location. Once the operation, e.g. a frac operation, is completed, a second set of signals may be generated to effect a different wellbore function. The wellbore insert typically comprises a housing having an inner annulus and one or more ports dimensioned and configured to provide a fluid pathway between the inner annulus of the housing and the outer surface of the housing. A selectively movable port seal, operable via a port seal mover, is dimensioned and configured to selectively occlude or open these ports. A movable plug, controlled by a plug mover, operates within the housing to selectively permit or occlude fluid flow within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Rogelio Cantu, Jorge Laurent, James Kendall Warren, Sagar Shinde, Amanda Tubel
  • Patent number: 8203461
    Abstract: A long distance power transfer coupler for wellbore applications system uses two or more wireless modules, each wireless module comprises a self-resonant coil, to transmit energy within a wellbore. The second, and potentially subsequent, wireless modules receive radiant electromagnetic energy from a nearby neighbor which the self-resonant coil converts to usable electromagnetic energy which may be used for power, data communications, or a combination thereof. A first module may be deployed at a predetermined position in the wellbore; a cable attached to a second length of tubing; and one or more second modules attached to the tubing and coupled inductively to a resistive load. The tubing and second module or modules are deployed downhole and electromagnetic energy transmitted wirelessly between the first module and the second module. Modules may be deployed in a completion string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 8056620
    Abstract: A system which may be used to replace workover rigs and metallic pipes for the production of hydrocarbon from wellbores uses a non-metallic, substantially continuous, flexible tube comprising a flexible, non-metallic, e.g. resin-based, substantially continuous production tube that can be wellbore deployed and retrieved without the need of onsite rigs. The system's components can be placed inside existing pipes for work in old wells where removal of the existing tube is not economical. The tubes may also be spoolable, thereby increasing installation rates and flexibility. Connectors for the tube may be dimensioned and configured to allow for providing and/or sealing downhole tools to the production tube. In certain embodiments, an onsite power generator will provide a clean alternative to existing diesel burning generators and will typically use a furnace, boiler, steam engine and electrical power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tubel, LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20100314106
    Abstract: A downhole system comprises (a) a wellbore deployable container comprising an operational control circuit and a power source operationally in communication with the operational control circuit, each disposed within the container; a wellbore deployable, controllable downhole electronic frac fluid flow control module further comprising a wellbore deployable container receiving seat; and a data handling circuit; (b) a wellbore deployable, data transmission capable gauge deployable near the control module; and (c) a surface system operatively in communication with the operational control circuit and/or the control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20100230090
    Abstract: A system which may be used to replace workover rigs and metallic pipes for the production of hydrocarbon from wellbores uses a non-metallic, substantially continuous, flexible tube comprising a flexible, non-metallic, e.g. resin-based, substantially continuous production tube that can be wellbore deployed and retrieved without the need of onsite rigs. The system's components can be placed inside existing pipes for work in old wells where removal of the existing tube is not economical. The tubes may also be spoolable, thereby increasing installation rates and flexibility. Connectors for the tube may be dimensioned and configured to allow for providing and/or sealing downhole tools to the production tube. In certain embodiments, an onsite power generator will provide a clean alternative to existing diesel burning generators and will typically use a furnace, boiler, steam engine and electrical power generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20100231411
    Abstract: A long distance power transfer coupler for wellbore applications system uses two or more wireless modules, each wireless module comprises a self-resonant coil, to transmit energy within a wellbore. The second, and potentially subsequent, wireless modules receive radiant electromagnetic energy from a nearby neighbor which the self-resonant coil converts to usable electromagnetic energy which may be used for power, data communications, or a combination thereof. A first module may be deployed at a predetermined position in the wellbore; a cable attached to a second length of tubing; and one or more second modules attached to the tubing and coupled inductively to a resistive load. The tubing and second module or modules are deployed downhole and electromagnetic energy transmitted wirelessly between the first module and the second module. Modules may be deployed in a completion string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20090188665
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems utilizing fiber optics for monitoring downhole parameters and the operation and conditions of downhole tools and controlling injection operations based on measurements in an injection well and/or a production well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Brian Bidigare, Michael Johnson, John Harrell, Benn Voll