Patents by Inventor Petrus Cornelis Kriesels

Petrus Cornelis Kriesels 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: 20190257180
    Abstract: A liner having an outer surface coated with a fluid absorbing coating is cladded to a tubing string by inserting the folded liner into the tubing string and then unfolding the liner against the tubing string. The liner may be a long single thin foil corrosion resistant liner coated with a sticky glue and a hygroscopic and/or other fluid absorbing coating to absorb fluid pockets trapped between the tubing and liner and inhibit corrosion and leakage of, the elongate tubing string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Boo Young YANG, Heather Laurie GOWER
  • Patent number: 10316628
    Abstract: A liner having an outer surface coated with a fluid absorbing coating is cladded to a tubing string by inserting the folded liner into the tubing string and then unfolding the liner against the tubing string. The liner may be a long single thin foil corrosion resistant liner coated with a sticky glue and a hygroscopic and/or other fluid absorbing coating to absorb fluid pockets trapped between the tubing and liner and inhibit corrosion and leakage of, the elongate tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Boo Young Yang, Heather L. Gower
  • Publication number: 20190003281
    Abstract: A velocity string for increasing fluid velocity in a production tubing (1) of a wet natural gas production well is configured downhole by:—inserting components (5) for configuring an annular liner (4) into the production tubing (1); and—clustering the components together in an annular space (9) adjacent to an inner surface of the production tubing (1) to configure the annular liner (4) in a cost effective manner without requiring killing the well with a high density liquid, expensive hoisting and/or other workover equipment and materials required to install conventional corrosion resistant steel velocity strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Kerst CORNELISSEN, Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Pjotr KERSSENS
  • Patent number: 9695676
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for lining a borehole. The system comprises: an expandable tubular element extending into the borehole, wherein an end portion of a wall of the expandable tubular element is bent radially outward and in axially reverse direction to define an expanded tubular section extending around an unexpanded tubular section; a pipe extending through the expanded tubular section; a connecting device for connecting the pipe to the unexpanded tubular section, the connecting device allowing the pipe to rotate relative to the unexpanded tubular section around a longitudinal axis of the pipe; a rotating device for rotating the pipe relative to the unexpanded tubular section around said longitudinal axis; and an actuator for moving the pipe in axial direction into the expanded tubular section to extend the expanded tubular section and thereby to form a liner of the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Fausto Ciotta
  • Patent number: 9677179
    Abstract: A method is provided of creating a pipe connector including a first connector member and a second connector member, said connector members being adapted to be connected and disconnected multiple times, the method comprising: a) providing at least one of the connector members with a contact surface; b) depositing particles of a galling resistant metal on each said contact surface; c) at least partially melting the particles of the galling resistant metal by subjecting the particles to a quantity of heat; and d) allowing the molten galling resistant metal to solidify thereby forming a galling resistant metal coating which is metallurgically bonded to the contact surface. The heat may be provided in the form of radiant energy, using a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Egbert Jan Van Riet, Mark Michael Shuster, Djurre Hans Zijsling
  • Publication number: 20170145554
    Abstract: A metal substrate (71) is coated with an enamel or other coating material (72) by irradiating the coating material (72) and substrate (71) with electromagnetic radiation to melt an underlying surface of the metal substrate (71) before melting the coating material (72) to create, after cooling, a fusion bond between the solidified substrate and coating material, whereby the fusion bonded interface (73) has an intermeshing irregular tongue and groove like microstructure profile shown in FIG. 7. The electromagnetic radiation may be unfocussed, circulinear or focussed at a point located within the metal substrate (71) to first melt the substrate (71).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Michael SHUSTER, Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS
  • Publication number: 20160362968
    Abstract: A liner having an outer surface coated with a fluid absorbing coating is cladded to a tubing string by inserting the folded liner into the tubing string and then unfolding the liner against the tubing string. The liner may be a long single thin foil corrosion resistant liner coated with a sticky glue and a hygroscopic and/or other fluid absorbing coating to absorb fluid pockets trapped between the tubing and liner and inhibit corrosion and leakage of, the elongate tubing string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Boo Young Yang, Heather L. Gower
  • Patent number: 9488005
    Abstract: A method for transporting a hydrocarbon fluid, such as crude oil and/or natural gas, comprises: drilling a chain of double ended U-shaped boreholes into the earth crust, such that at least one pair of the boreholes has an adjacent pair of upper ends at or near the earth surface; lining each of the boreholes with an at least partly expanded impermeable liner comprising an expandable tubular, which is circumferentially expanded after insertion into the borehole; interconnecting each pair of adjacent upper ends of the chain of lined U-shaped boreholes by a connection conduit; and transporting the hydrocarbon fluid through a transportation pipeline with one or more W-shaped sections provided by the chain of lined U-shaped boreholes and the connection conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels
  • Patent number: 9482070
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for sealing an annulus enclosing a tubular element in a wellbore. The method comprises the steps of introducing a first drilling fluid in the wellbore; drilling an open hole section of the wellbore using a drilling tool suspended at the end of a drill string; replacing the drilling fluid with a sealing fluid; extending the tubular element into the open hole section of the wellbore; and flushing part of the sealing fluid out of the wellbore, leaving an annulus between the tubular element and a wellbore wall filled with a layer of sealing fluid. The aforementioned steps may be repeated as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Stefan Aernout Hartman, Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Dhivya Sashidhar
  • Patent number: 9464481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for radially expanding a tubular element. The method comprises the steps of bending the tubular element radially outward and in axially reverse direction so as to form an expanded tubular section extending around an unexpanded tubular section, wherein bending occurs in a bending zone; increasing the length of the expanded tubular section by pushing the unexpanded tubular section in axial direction relative to the expanded tubular section; operating a drill string, which extends through the unexpanded tubular section and is provided with a drill bit at a downhole end thereof, to drill a borehole; and operating directional drilling means, which are coupled to the drill string, to deviate the borehole and direct the borehole along a predetermined path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Paolo Lisandrin
  • Patent number: 9422795
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for radially expanding a tubular element below a previous tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Francesco Dalla Longa
  • Publication number: 20160186332
    Abstract: A method is provided of creating a pipe connector including a first connector member and a second connector member, said connector members being adapted to be connected and disconnected multiple times, the method comprising: a) providing at least one of the connector members with a contact surface; b) depositing particles of a galling resistant metal on each said contact surface; c) at least partially melting the particles of the galling resistant metal by subjecting the particles to a quantity of heat; and d) allowing the molten galling resistant metal to solidify thereby forming a galling resistant metal coating which is metallurgically bonded to the contact surface. The heat may be provided in the form of radiant energy, using a laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Egbert Jan VAN RIET, Mark Michael SHUSTER, Djurre Hans ZIJSLING
  • Patent number: 9303458
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for radially expanding a tubular element (8). The method comprises the steps of bending the tubular element (8) radially outward and in axially reverse direction so as to form an expanded tubular section (10) extending around an unexpanded tubular section (8) wherein bending occurs in a bending zone (14); and increasing the length of the expanded tubular section (10) by inducing the bending zone (14) to move in axial direction relative to the unexpanded tubular section (8). The method includes the further step of heating the bending zone. Several embodiments to enable heating are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Leon Van Den Steen, Petrus Cornelis Kriesels
  • Publication number: 20160053590
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for surface enhancement of a pipe. The method includes the steps of: introducing the pipe in a wellbore; introducing cement slurry in the pipe from surface; introducing an expander cone in the pipe on top of the cement slurry, the expander cone having a largest outer diameter which is larger than the initial inner diameter of the pipe; pumping the expander cone towards the downhole end of the pipe, thereby moving the cement slurry to the downhole end and out of the downhole end and into an annulus enclosing the pipe, while and at the same time expanding the inner diameter of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Wouter BESIJN, Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Adriana Coromoto PAIVA, Mark Michael SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20160040494
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method and system for surface enhancement of a pipe. The method includes the steps of: introducing the pipe in a wellbore; and applying a ribbed pattern to the inner surface of the pipe. An expander cone, having a largest outer diameter which is larger than the initial inner diameter of the pipe and having an outer surface provided with a correspondingly ribbed pattern, is moved through the pipe to apply the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Wouter BESIJN, Petrus Cornelis KRIESELS, Adriana Coromoto PAIVA, Mark Michael SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20150300134
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for lining a borehole. The system comprises: an expandable tubular element extending into the borehole, wherein an end portion of a wall of the expandable tubular element is bent radially outward and in axially reverse direction to define an expanded tubular section extending around an unexpanded tubular section; a pipe extending through the expanded tubular section; a connecting device for connecting the pipe to the unexpanded tubular section, the connecting device allowing the pipe to rotate relative to the unexpanded tubular section around a longitudinal axis of the pipe; a rotating device for rotating the pipe relative to the unexpanded tubular section around said longitudinal axis; and an actuator for moving the pipe in axial direction into the expanded tubular section to extend the expanded tubular section and thereby to form a liner of the borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Fausto Ciotta
  • Publication number: 20150267474
    Abstract: A method for transporting a hydrocarbon fluid, such as crude oil and/or natural gas, comprises: drilling a chain of double ended U-shaped boreholes (1A, 1B) into the earth crust (12), such that at least one pair of the boreholes has an adjacent pair of upper ends at or near the earth surface; lining each of the boreholes with an at least partly expanded impermeable liner (14) comprising an expandable tubular, which is circumferentially expanded after insertion into the borehole; interconnecting each pair of adjacent upper ends of the chain of lined U-shaped boreholes by a connection conduit; and transporting the hydrocarbon fluid through a transportation pipeline with one or more W-shaped sections provided by the chain of lined U-shaped boreholes and the connection conduit. The method allows transportation of hydrocarbon fluids through elongate predominantly underground pipelines safely and with a minimum of environmental impact in arctic and other environmentally sensitive areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels
  • Publication number: 20150159467
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a system for sealing an annulus enclosing a tubular element in a wellbore. The method comprises the steps of introducing a first drilling fluid in the wellbore; drilling an open hole section of the wellbore using a drilling tool suspended at the end of a drill string; replacing the drilling fluid with a sealing fluid; extending the tubular element into the open hole section of the wellbore; and flushing part of the sealing fluid out of the wellbore, leaving an annulus between the tubular element and a wellbore wall filled with a layer of sealing fluid. The aforementioned steps may be repeated as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: SHELLA OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Stefan Aernout Hartman, Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Dhivya Sashidhar
  • Publication number: 20150101803
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for sealing an annulus enclosing a tubular element in a wellbore. The method comprises the steps of: i) introducing a first drilling fluid in the wellbore; ii) drilling an open hole section of the wellbore using a drilling tool suspended at the end of a tool string; iii) pumping a second drilling fluid comprising particles into the wellbore; iv) filtering the particles out of the second drilling fluid near a downhole end of the tubular element; v) extending the tubular element into the open hole section of the wellbore while directing at least part of the filtered particles to an annulus between the tubular element and a wellbore wall. Steps i) to v) may be repeated as often as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Stefan Aernout Hartman, Erik Kerst Cornelissen, Dhivya Sashidhar
  • Publication number: 20140131053
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for radially expanding a tubular element below a previous tubular element. The method includes: connecting a downhole section to an uphole section of the tubular element, the downhole section having a smaller diameter than the uphole section; bending a downhole end of the downhole section radially outward and in axially reverse direction to form a start expanded tubular section extending around an unexpanded part of the downhole section; arranging said start expanded tubular section at least partially within a downhole end of the previous tubular element; anchoring said start expanded tubular section to the previous tubular element; and increasing the length of an expanded tubular section of the tubular element by pushing an unexpanded tubular section downhole relative to said start expanded tubular section to expand the unexpanded tubular section by bending the wall of the unexpanded tubular section radially outward and in axially reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Kriesels, Francesco Dalla Longa