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: 20210040824
    Abstract: A high-speed downhole motor-driven artificial-lift gas compressor assembly comprising an aerodynamic, gas-bearing supported, multi-stage centrifugal compressor is deployed downhole to work with other components such as electric submersible pumps and separators disposed in a multizone reservoir. Water may be injected into an injection water zone and hydrocarbons allowed to escape from a hydrocarbon producing zone to the surface. Compressed gas may be introduced into an annulus between a casing and tubing and directed into an injection gas zone. In addition, gas being produced in the hydrocarbon producing zone may flow back through the annulus between the casing and tubing or through one or more water separators and/or gas separators into the high-speed downhole motor-driven artificial-lift gas compressor assembly and, once compressed, exit the high-speed downhole motor-driven artificial-lift gas compressor assembly and routed back to the injection gas zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Tubel LLC
    Inventors: Jason Wilkes, Timothy C. Allison, Jerry Brady, Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10914138
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tubel LLC
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Clark Bergeron, Forest Dickson
  • Patent number: 10837246
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between two 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: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tubel LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20200263536
    Abstract: A system for deploying sensors throughout a vertical section and a horizontal section of an unconventional well comprises a mandrel comprising a set of extendable arms; a conductivity sensor mounted on a first predetermined subset of the set of movable arms; a strain sensor mounted on a second predetermined subset of the set of movable arms; a first downhole tool configured to be placed in the horizontal section of the unconventional well; a second downhole tool placed in a vertical section of the well, the first downhole tool and the second downhole tool adapted to operate simultaneously; a navigation package; a real time communications short hop data communicator; a data communicator; a downhole power source; and a surface system configured to collect and process data obtained in the well. The system can be used to provide data to evaluate conditions in the well and its reservoirs as well as frac height and frac width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Tubel LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10731429
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tubel LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20200232319
    Abstract: A system that can be deployed through production tubing in existing wells aid in eliminating the necessity to remove tubing from the well to install a gauge on the outside the production tubing or as part of the tubing string. The system comprises a hybrid tool which comprises a gauge system capable of being deployed through tubing to a pre-determined depth in the well. The gauge system comprises one or more wireless gauges to provide real time data from downhole to a surface location where the data are transferred to the surface using acoustic pressure travelling through production pipe and/or pressure pulses travelling through the produced fluid to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10718199
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Tubel LLC, REPSOL, SA
    Inventors: Paulo Tubel, Clark Bergeron, Ricardo Cesar Bezerra de Melo, Forest Dickson, Ramy Nabil Eid
  • Publication number: 20190352989
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between two 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: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Publication number: 20190284888
    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 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10408004
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • 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