Patents by Inventor Robert Lance Cook

Robert Lance Cook 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: 20180362841
    Abstract: A system for fracturing a subterranean formation that includes a supply of a slurry including at least 5% by weight of particles; a pump coupled to the supply of the slurry; a conduit coupled to the pump and extending into the subterranean formation; and a controller operably coupled to the pump for controlling the operation of the pump. The particles have an average equivalent particle diameter of less than 50 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Metis Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Lance Cook
  • Publication number: 20130087090
    Abstract: A system for performing a desired subsea well-servicing operation, comprises a vessel, a service apparatus for performing the desired subsea well-servicing operation, the service apparatus being supported on the vessel; and a support apparatus mounted on the vessel, the support apparatus having first and second modes, wherein in the first mode the support means does not provide access to a well by the service apparatus and wherein in the second mode the support means does provide access to a well by the service apparatus. The vessel may be a vessel of opportunity and the service apparatus may be selected from the group consisting of subsea tree installation apparatus, perforating apparatus, acidizing apparatus, fracturing apparatus, workover apparatus, reservoir stimulation apparatus, wireline apparatus, coiled tubing apparatus, and snubbing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David William Stewart
  • Patent number: 8205680
    Abstract: An expandable tubular liner includes a first tube, a second tube, a mechanical coupling for coupling the first and second tubes, and an insert coupled to the mechanical coupling. The insert is capable of forming a metallurgical bond with at least one of the tubes when energy is injected into the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Robert Donald Mack, Lev Ring, Alan Duell, Andrei Filippov, Richard Carl Haut, Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 8047281
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve overlaps the threaded connection between a pair of adjacent tubular members that are to receive an expansion device for radial expansion and plastic deformation of the threaded tubular connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott Costa, Joel Gray Hockaday, Kevin K. Waddell, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock, Robert Lance Cook, Larry Kendziora, David Paul Brisco
  • Publication number: 20110253394
    Abstract: A method for expanding a tubular in a borehole, the tubular having upper and lower ends, the system comprises a) applying a compressive load to the upper end of the tubular and b) expanding the tubular by moving an expansion device relative to the tubular while maintaining the compressive load. Step a) may include resting a weight on the upper end of the tubular or applying hydraulic pressure to the upper end of the tubular. The lower end of the tubular may engage the formation before step b) or as a result of step b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Wilson Anderson, Donald Bruce Campo, Robert Lance Cook, Darrell Scott Costa
  • Patent number: 7967064
    Abstract: An apparatus for radially expanding and plastically deforming a tubular member includes a support member with a fluid passage. A mandrel is movably coupled to the support member and includes an expansion cone operable to radially expand and plastically deform the tubular member when moved relative to the tubular member. A pressure chamber is positioned between the support member and the mandrel, and the pressure chamber is fluidicly coupled to the fluid passage. A releasable support is coupled to the support member and operable to selectively couple the support member to the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Lev Ring, Richard Carl Haut, Robert Donald Mack, Alan B. Duell
  • Patent number: 7918284
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve is coupled to and overlaps the threaded connection between a pair of adjacent tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott Costa, Joel Hockaday, Kevin K. Waddell, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock, Robert Lance Cook, Larry Kendziora, David Paul Brisco, Tance Jackson
  • Publication number: 20100282477
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve overlaps the threaded connection between a pair of adjacent tubular members that are to receive an expansion device for radial expansion and plastic deformation of the threaded tubular connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: ENVENTURE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Scott Costa, Joel Gray Hockaday, Kevin K. Waddell, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock, Robert Lance Cook, Larry Kendziora, David Paul Brisco
  • Patent number: 7779909
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for radially expanding a tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Marshall Noel, Robert Lance Cook, Lev Ring, David Paul Brisco
  • Patent number: 7740076
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve is coupled to and overlaps the threaded connection between a pair of adjacent tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott Costa, Joel Hockaday, Kevin K. Waddell, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock, Robert Lance Cook, Larry Kendziora, David Paul Brisco, Tance Jackson
  • Publication number: 20100101072
    Abstract: An apparatus for radially expanding and plastically deforming a tubular member includes a support member with a fluid passage. A mandrel is movably coupled to the support member and includes an expansion cone operable to radially expand and plastically deform the tubular member when moved relative to the tubular member. A pressure chamber is positioned between the support member and the mandrel, and the pressure chamber is fluidicly coupled to the fluid passage. A releasable support is coupled to the support member and operable to selectively couple the support member to the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Lev Ring, Richard Carl Haut, Robert Donald Mack, Alan B. Duell
  • Patent number: 7665532
    Abstract: A mono-diameter wellbore casing is formed by radially expanding a first tubular liner off of a mandrel into contact with a second tubular liner. The first and second tubular liners are positioned within the wellbore in an overlapping relationship. The overlapping portions of the tubular liners include thin wall portions with compressible annular members that are expanded into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Lev Ring, Richard Carl Haut, Robert Donald Mack, Alan B. Duell
  • Patent number: 7603758
    Abstract: A tubular member is expanded by pressurizing an interior region within the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Lev Ring, Richard Carl Haut, Robert Donald Mack, Alan B. Duell
  • Publication number: 20090205839
    Abstract: An expandable tubular liner includes a first tube, a second tube, a mechanical coupling for coupling the first and second tubes, and an insert coupled to the mechanical coupling. The insert is capable of forming a metallurgical bond with at least one of the tubes when energy is injected into the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R. Bruce Stewart, Robert Donald Mack, Lev Ring, Alan Duell, Andrei Filippov, Richard Carl Haut, Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 7556092
    Abstract: A flow control system for an apparatus for radially expanding tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock
  • Patent number: 7546881
    Abstract: An apparatus for radially expanding and plastically deforming a tubular member. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a support member and an adjustable expansion device coupled thereto. The adjustable expansion device includes a tubular support member with a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart inclined surfaces, a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart expansion segments movably coupled to the tubular support member, and an actuator for displacing the expansion segments relative to the tubular support member to thereby displace each of the expansion segments onto corresponding inclined surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Sam Sun Lloyd, Lev Ring, David Paul Brisco, Kevin K. Waddell, Robert Lance Cook, Brock Wayne Watson, Harold Otis Treece, Edwin Arnold Zwald, Jr., Akin Olufowoshe
  • Patent number: 7516790
    Abstract: A mono-diameter wellbore casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lance Cook, Lev Ring, William J. Dean, Kevin Karl Waddell
  • Publication number: 20090013516
    Abstract: A method of repairing a damaged portion of an underground pipeline positioned within a subterranean formation below the surface of the earth and having a flowbore. In some embodiments, the method includes inserting one or more pipe sections into the flowbore, the one or more pipe sections coupled and forming a throughpassage, positioning the one or more pipe sections within a damaged portion of the pipeline, disposing an expansion device within the throughpassage, and displacing the expansion device along the throughpassage, wherein the one or more pipe sections are radially expanded into engagement with at least the damaged portion of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Karl Waddell, Mark Shuster, Anthony Cole, Robert Lance Cook, R. Bruce Stewart, Richard Carl Haut, David Paul Brisco, Lev Ring, Robert Donald Mack, Serge Roggeband
  • Patent number: 7475723
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for performing an expedited shoe test using an expandable casing portion as an annular fluid barrier. Such an expandable annular fluid barrier may be used in conjunction with cement if so desired but cement is not required. Further provided are methods and apparatus for successfully recovering from a failed expansion so that a shoe test can be completed without replacement of the expandable casing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Lev Ring, Robert Lance Cook
  • Publication number: 20090001721
    Abstract: A tubular sleeve is coupled to and overlaps the threaded connection between a pair of adjacent tubular members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: ENVENTURE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Costa, Joel Hockaday, Kevin K. Waddell, Lev Ring, Michael Bullock, Robert Lance Cook, Larry Kendziora, David Paul Brisco, Tance Jackson