With Detachable Setting Means Patents (Class 166/123)
  • Patent number: 12018543
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are downhole landing assemblies including a downhole landing assembly for an oil or gas well, downhole landing assembly may include: an upper seat cylinder capable of being coupled to an upper portion of a tubular string; a lower seat cylinder capable of being coupled to a lower portion of the tubular string, wherein the lower seat cylinder may be coupled to the upper seat cylinder; a landing seat coupled to the lower seat cylinder, the landing seat may have two inner surfaces; and a landing mandrel having two outer surfaces, wherein one outer surface of the two outer surfaces may be capable of being abutted against one inner surface of the two inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Paul James Wilson, Robert Bradley Cook, Daniel Teen, Glenn Mitchel Walls
  • Patent number: 11952855
    Abstract: A system formed to provide sealed passage through the wellhead for cables, lines, tubes or the like for down-hole applications. A unitary or split/wrap around hanger, packer or other apparatus having a main seal is formed to receive and provide sealed passage through of power and control cables, lines, conduits, or other threaded components having various configurations and applications. A bowl cap, tubing adapter or other surface component with adapters is formed to allow sealed pass-through utilizing a compression seal. A tubing encapsulated wire for pass-through for power cables or the like as well as a compression fitting with right angle connector is configured to provide a seal at the tubing adapter or the like, as well as a two-piece interlocking F.A.N. cover plate utilizing insertable inner plates to provide various cable penetration and other passage layouts, pressure ratings, and other specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: John W Angers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11933131
    Abstract: A packer assembly (2) for deforming casing (4) is described. Packer assembly (2) comprises a first body portion (8) removably connectable to a second body portion (10). An elastomeric packer element (12) is disposed on the first body portion (8) and is configured to be deformed into an outwardly deployed condition in response to actuation of at least one piston (14) disposed on the second body portion (10). A locking means (16) is disposed on the first body portion (8) and is configured to retain the elastomeric packer element (12) in the outwardly deployed condition after it has deformed casing (4). The first body portion (8) can be disconnected from the second body portion (10) after the elastomeric packer element is deployed to deform casing (4) to enable retrieval of the second body portion (10) from the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Paul Bernard Lee
  • Patent number: 11920417
    Abstract: An assembly of a setting tool in combination with a delivery tool for an adaptive support allows delivery of the adaptive support in a condition where it stores potential energy. Relative movement between a mandrel and a surrounding sleeve allows release of the adaptive support at a desired subterranean location. The relative movement to release the adaptive support comes from a setting tool that has a setting sleeve and a supporting connection to the mandrel of the delivery tool. The setting sleeve, when triggered to move by preferably an explosive charge, engages a piston rod assembly supported by the delivery tool mandrel for tandem movement to a mandrel travel stop. The tandem movement is regulated, preferably in the delivery tool, with regulation of fluid flow through a restriction to eliminate component failure due to high impact loads when the travel stop is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Stephen L. Crow, Geoffrey Andrew Patton
  • Patent number: 11767730
    Abstract: A seal including a first metal component; a second metal component couplable with the first metal component; and a shape memory alloy having a first state and a second state, the first state and the second state being different in at least one dimension, wherein in response to an external stimulus, the shape memory alloy transitions in one or more dimension from the first state to the second state thereby forming at least one metal-to-metal seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert William Gissler, Clint Adam Brown, Gregory Scott Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11761279
    Abstract: An actuator for setting a downhole tool comprises a first propellant configured to be ignited by an igniter, and a second propellant configured to be ignited by combustion of the first propellant, the first propellant abutting the second propellant such that the first propellant covers an axial end of the second propellant. The first propellant is configured to combust more quickly than the second propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: INNOVEX DOWNHOLE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nick Tonti, Jeffery Kitzman
  • Patent number: 11753889
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems and methods of releasing a wireline from a tool string in a well are presented. For example, a wireline release tool may include a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion may have a closed end, an open end, and a chamber therebetween, and the second housing portion may be shearably attached to close the open end of the first housing portion. A gas generator may be disposed in the chamber and may be capable of generating gas pressure in the chamber sufficient to overcome a pressure differential between the chamber and the external wellbore environment and to force the second housing portion from an initial position to a release position. One of the housing portions may be configured for attachment to a wireline, while the other of the housing portions may be configured for attachment to a tool string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Christian Eitschberger, Thilo Scharf, Gernot Uwe Burmeister
  • Patent number: 11753886
    Abstract: Seal elements for establishing fluid seals in a wellbore may be constructed of expandable metal materials. For example, an elongated gland of expandable metal may replace some or all the components in a packing stack of a locking mandrel. The gland may be recessed within the locking mandrel, or narrower than a seal bore of a landing nipple, such that the gland is protected from damage as the locking mandrel passes through landing nipples to reach a target landing nipple. The expandable metal may be induced to chemically react with a brine or other water-based fluid to form metal hydroxides and may thus create a seal with the target landing nipple. Once an intended purpose of the locking mandrel has been achieved, a pressure reversal may be employed to break the seal and/or a mild acid may be introduced to accelerate dissolving of the expandable metal seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, Jr., Stephen Michael Greci, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 11708737
    Abstract: A wellhead is provided. The wellhead comprises a high pressure wellhead housing; a casing hanger assembly located within the high pressure wellhead housing; and a casing supported on the casing hanger assembly. The casing hanger assembly is arranged so that the casing is able to move relative to the high pressure wellhead housing. This may be to accommodate well growth experienced by the wellhead during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Lorents Reinås, Tore Geir Wernø, Harald Sigurd Nesse
  • Patent number: 11555375
    Abstract: A system and method for a composite cement retainer. A composite cement retainer has various components. When these various components comprise composite where feasible, or a drillable metal, the retainer can be easily placed and quickly drilled if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Brad Scoggins
  • Patent number: 11555364
    Abstract: A slip assembly includes a first support cone configured to move a first extension ramp between retracted and extended positions. The first extension ramp is biased towards the retracted position by a first biasing member. The slip assembly further includes a second support cone configured to move a second extension ramp between retracted and extended positions. The second extension ramp is biased towards the retracted position by a second biasing member. The slip assembly further includes a slip member disposed between the first extension ramp and the second extension ramp. The slip member is configured to slide between retracted and extended positions along an outer surface of the first extension ramp and along an outer surface of the second extension ramp. A shank of the slip member is held in a cage by a retainer that moves radially when the slip member moves between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Wilbert Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11542763
    Abstract: A setting tool assembly configured to couple with a part of a workstring, the assembly having an inner housing coupled with one or more other components. A trigger device is coupled with a movable piston. During run-in, the piston is in a first position. Upon activation, the trigger device undergoes an altering event whereby the piston moves to a second position as a result of a pressure acting thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: The WellBoss Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Antoniu Slup, Evan Lloyd Davies
  • Patent number: 11525319
    Abstract: A gas operated setting tool comprising a piston rod and an outer tool assembly having a hollow interior within which the piston rod is disposed coaxially. The outer tool assembly comprises a top cap connected to the cylinder's upper end and a bottom connector connected to the cylinder's lower end. The piston rod comprises an upper section to which a firing head attaches and a lower section to which a setting adapter attaches. The piston section's exterior surface fits within and is sealed against the cylinder's interior surface. The piston rod has a hollow power charge chamber and port holes that open into the bottom connector's upper surface. A shear ring engages a counterpart surface feature to prevents axial movement of the outer tool assembly relative to the piston rod until the power charge has fired and sheared the shear ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Kingdom Downhole Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Trea Baker, Justice Baker
  • Patent number: 11473390
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are downhole landing assemblies including a downhole landing assembly for an oil or gas well, downhole landing assembly may include: an upper seat cylinder capable of being coupled to an upper portion of a tubular string; a lower seat cylinder capable of being coupled to a lower portion of the tubular string, wherein the lower seat cylinder may be coupled to the upper seat cylinder; a landing seat coupled to the lower seat cylinder, the landing seat may have two inner surfaces; and a landing mandrel having two outer surfaces, wherein one outer surface of the two outer surfaces may be capable of being abutted against one inner surface of the two inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Paul James Wilson, Robert Bradley Cook, Daniel Teen, Glenn Mitchel Walls
  • Patent number: 11434708
    Abstract: A lost circulation system and a method for reducing losses of drilling fluid in a lost circulation zone of a wellbore are described. The lost circulation system includes a sheet of lost circulation material and particles of a lost circulation material. The sheet of lost circulation material has a maximum thickness of 1 millimeter, a length of one foot to one thousand feet, and a width of one inch to twenty inches. The method for reducing losses of drilling fluid in a lost circulation zone of a wellbore includes identifying the lost circulation zone, deploying a sheet of a first lost circulation material in the wellbore at the lost circulation zone, and circulating a slurry containing particles of the lost circulation material through the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Bodong Li, Jothibasu Ramasamy, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Guodong Zhan
  • Patent number: 11401778
    Abstract: Interventionless testing casing within a wellbore to determine a location where the casing is leaking. Testing systems include a casing disconnect tool to receive an object, such as a ball, allowing for pressurizing to test a backside between new casing associated with the disconnect tool and older casing associated with a cased hole or open hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Vertice Oil Tools Inc.
    Inventor: Mohamed Saraya
  • Patent number: 11401761
    Abstract: An apparatus for setting a plug in a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation includes a tool mandrel defining a chamber having a port and a power charge disposed in the chamber for emitting a pressurized gas upon ignition. The apparatus also includes an outer sleeve at least partially surrounding the tool mandrel and defining an annulus between the outer sleeve and the tool mandrel where the annulus is in communication with the port. The apparatus further includes a piston disposed in the annulus and having an outer surface facing uphole within the annulus, the piston being in mechanical communication with a setting sleeve of the plug, wherein displacement of the setting sleeve causes setting of a slip and a seal of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Flores Perez, YingQing Xu
  • Patent number: 11377950
    Abstract: Method and system for deploying a frac package in a wellbore includes providing a location module for the frac package that can determine a position of the frac package in the wellbore. The location module operates to receive beacon signals from beacons located on the wellbore string and to calculate a velocity of the frac package based on the beacon signals. The location module further operates to calculate a location of the frac package based a time since a latest beacon signal and the velocity of the frac package. In some implementations, the beacons includes at least one beacon that transmits or emits a signal and at least one beacon that does not transmit or emit a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, Andrew Penno
  • Patent number: 11371312
    Abstract: A downhole tool is configured on a wireline adapter kit in the run-in position is disclosed. The downhole tool comprises a large open bore when the downhole tool is set and the wireline adapter kit is removed, thereby allowing production to commence without removal of the downhole tool. The large bore diameter may be greater than 2 inches for a 4.5 inch casing, or greater than 2.5 inches for a 5.5 inch casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Nine Downhole Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Roy Greenlee, Donald Jonathan Greenlee
  • Patent number: 11313200
    Abstract: A downhole plug for plugging a tubular member. The downhole plug may include a packer and a slip assembly including a plurality of slip segments circumferentially spaced about a central axis of the slip assembly, each slip segment having a body comprising a first end, a second end longitudinally opposite the first end, an outward face with at least one engagement member for coupling to the tubular member, and sides each facing an adjacent slip segment of the plurality of slip segments. The plurality of slip segments may include a first set of slip segments and a second set of slip segments wherein each of the first set of slip segments is positioned directly between a pair of the second set of slip segments. Each of the second set of slip segments may include a pair of arcuately extending anti-extrusion members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: G&H Diversified Manufacturing LP
    Inventor: Steven M. Zakharia
  • Patent number: 11293247
    Abstract: A downhole barrier having a component thereof comprising a spalling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Rostyslav Dolog, Yash Parekh
  • Patent number: 11280144
    Abstract: An apparatus for setting a plug in a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation includes a tool mandrel defining a chamber having a port and a power charge disposed in the chamber for emitting a pressurized gas upon ignition. The apparatus also includes an outer sleeve at least partially surrounding the tool mandrel and defining an annulus between the outer sleeve and the tool mandrel where the annulus is in communication with the port. The apparatus further includes a piston disposed in the annulus and having an outer surface facing uphole within the annulus, the piston being in mechanical communication with a setting sleeve of the plug, wherein displacement of the setting sleeve causes setting of a slip and a seal of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Flores Perez, YingQing Xu
  • Patent number: 11261678
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for deploying a lost circulation fabric (LCF) to seal a lost circulation zone during a drilling operation. The LCF may be contained within a lost circulation fabric deployment system (LCFDS) that is coupled to a tubular of a drilling string. The LCFDS may include a controller and sensors to detect the presence of a lost circulation zone and deploy the LCF upon detection of the lost circulation zone. In some implementations, a plurality of LCFDSs may be disposed on the tubular and work in cooperation to deploy a plurality of LCFs to form a seal along the lost circulation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Bodong Li, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Patent number: 11215021
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an anchoring and sealing tool. In one aspect, downhole tool for use in a wellbore is provided. The tool includes a tubular having a tapered outer surface. The tool further includes an expandable annular member disposed on the tubular. The expandable member has an anchor portion. The tool further includes a seal member disposed in a groove of the expandable annular member. The seal member has one or more anti-extrusion bands, wherein the seal member and the anchor portion are configured to be expandable radially outward into contact with the wellbore as the expandable annular member moves along the tapered outer surface of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: George Givens, Rocky A. Turley
  • Patent number: 11168534
    Abstract: A well bridge plug assembly includes a sub body to be positioned in a well, the sub body including an internal fluid pathway extending from a downhole end of the sub body to an uphole end of the sub body. The sub body flows well fluid through the internal fluid pathway in an uphole direction from the downhole end toward the uphole end. A plug nose positioned at the downhole end of the sub body includes an aperture fluidly connected to the internal fluid pathway of the sub body. A flapper element in the internal fluid pathway moves between an open position and a closed position to selectively seal the internal fluid pathway from fluid flow, and a sealing element circumscribing a portion of the sub body selectively seals against a wall of a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Interwell Norway AS
    Inventors: Ibrahim Mohamed El-Zefzafy, Abdullah Ali Al-Ghamdi, Mohammed Al-Suliman, Kay Ivan Steinsheim Rovik
  • Patent number: 11111745
    Abstract: A well tool can include a downhole anchor with at least one outwardly extendable slip including longitudinally spaced apart grip structures, and a longitudinally extending beam which connects the grip structures to each other. The beam has a radial thickness which is greater than a lateral width of the beam. A slip retainer retains the slip, and a spring inwardly biases the slip relative to the slip retainer. The spring surrounds the slip and the slip retainer. An area moment of inertia of the beam with respect to a lateral axis through a centroid of the beam is greater than an area moment of inertia of the beam with respect to a radial axis through the centroid of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Justin R. Scruggs
  • Patent number: 11047201
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are downhole landing assemblies including a downhole landing assembly for an oil or gas well, downhole landing assembly may include: an upper seat cylinder capable of being coupled to an upper portion of a tubular string; a lower seat cylinder capable of being coupled to a lower portion of the tubular string, wherein the lower seat cylinder may be coupled to the upper seat cylinder; a landing seat coupled to the lower seat cylinder, the landing seat may have two inner surfaces; and a landing mandrel having two outer surfaces, wherein one outer surface of the two outer surfaces may be capable of being abutted against one inner surface of the two inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Paul James Wilson, Robert Bradley Cook, Daniel Teen, Glenn Mitchel Walls
  • Patent number: 11002104
    Abstract: Plug assemblies for plugging a wellbore tubular and methods relating thereto are disclosed. In an embodiment, the plug assembly includes a central axis and a seal sub including a plurality of axially extending fingers and a tapered outer surface. In addition, the plug assembly includes a sealing element coupled to the axially extending fingers of the seal sub. Further, the plug assembly includes a slip sub including a tapered inner surface, and a plurality of axially extending fingers. The fingers of the slip sub each include one or more teeth. The seal sub is configured to be at least partially inserted within the slip sub so that the tapered outer surface engages with the tapered inner surface, and axial advance of the tapered inner surface within the tapered outer surface is to radially expand the fingers of the slip sub to engage with an inner surface of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: National Oilwell Vareo, L.P.
    Inventors: John Chrysostom Wolf, Aju Abraham, Brian Paul Brubaker
  • Patent number: 10961796
    Abstract: A setting tool assembly having an adapter housing configured to couple with a part of a workstring, and an inner housing coupled with the adapter housing. A trigger device is coupled with a movable piston. During run-in, the piston is in a first position. Upon activation, the trigger device undergoes an altering event whereby the piston moves to a second position as a result of a pressure acting thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The WellBoss Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Antoniu Slup, Evan Lloyd Davies
  • Patent number: 10947808
    Abstract: A system formed to provide sealed passage through the wellhead for cables, lines, tubes or the like for down-hole applications. A unitary or split/wrap around hanger having a main seal is formed to receive and provide sealed passage therethrough of power and control cables, lines, conduits, or other threaded components having various configurations and applications. Hinged side doors to engage and support various configuration (via interchangeable inserts) and/or various size cable, line, conduit, etc in the hanger. The present invention teaches permanent as well as temporary applications, can be used in other applications besides hangers (for example, down-hole packers) and is designed to provide a low to medium pressure seal. Also taught is a bowl cap, tubing adapter or other surface component with adapters to allow sealed pass-through utilizing a compression seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: John W Angers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10907438
    Abstract: A backup ring assembly has a plurality of radially offset ring members including an outermost ring member formed from plurality of axially extending segments. Each of the plurality of axially extending segments includes an outer surface. A first interlock member support is coupled to the outer surface of one of the plurality of axially extending segments of the outer most ring member. A second interlock member support is coupled to the outer surface of an another one of the plurality of axially extending segments of the outermost ring member. An interlock member includes a first end supported at the first interlock member support and a second end supported at the second interlock member support. The interlock member restrains radially outward expansion of the ring and circumferential expansion of a gap extending between the one of the axially extending segments and the another one of the axially extending segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Guijun Deng, Alexander Kendall
  • Patent number: 10907437
    Abstract: A backup including a radially inwardly disposed circumferentially continuous ring; a radially outwardly disposed circumferentially discontinuous ring, the circumferentially discontinuous ring comprising a plurality of segments arranged to overlap adjacent ones thereof about a circumference of the circumferentially discontinuous ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Guijun Deng, John K. Wakefield, Christopher Cook, Frank J. Maenza
  • Patent number: 10865617
    Abstract: A one-way energy retaining device including a body, at least a portion of which comprises a degradable material; a protrusion extending radially from the body that allows movement of the device along a separate structure in a first direction and prevents movement along the separate structure in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Guijun Deng, Lei Zhao, Zhihui Zhang, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 10808494
    Abstract: An anchor and seal system including a slip, a cone in radially expanding communication with the slip, an element in loadable communication with the cone, and a pusher configured to radially displace the element to reside on an element retention surface of the pusher. A method for treating a borehole including running an anchor and seal system above to depth, activating a setting arrangement to anchor and seal the anchor and seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: YingQing Xu, Jason M. Harper, Barbara A. Pratt
  • Patent number: 10746001
    Abstract: A system includes a pair of wellbore tubulars coupled together via a casing collar. A hold down collar is arranged circumferentially about the casing collar. An actuating piston of the system includes an actuating body, the actuating piston being axially movable along the wellbore axis between an activated position and a deactivated position. Slip elements are arranged downstream of the actuating piston, the slip elements receiving the actuating body in a space formed between the slip elements, wherein the actuating body drives the respective slip elements in opposite radial directions when in the activated position to secure the wellbore tubulars within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS PRESSURE CONTROL LP
    Inventors: Joseph Shu Yian Liew, Hoong Man Ng
  • Patent number: 10689940
    Abstract: An element including an undercut in the element extending from an innermost surface of the element radially outwardly into the element, and a pathway intersecting the undercut and extending from the undercut to an outermost surface of the element, the pathway fluidly connecting the outermost surface of the element to the undercut prior to setting of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Yash Parekh, YingQing Xu, Ronnie Russell, Barbara Pratt
  • Patent number: 10648290
    Abstract: A sleeve shifting tool for shifting a slidable sleeve positioned inside of another downhole tool is described herein. The tool has a housing and a collet apparatus for engaging a slidable sleeve disposed within a downhole tool positioned in a wellbore. The collet apparatus includes at least one collet arm and at least one collet key disposed thereon for engaging the slidable sleeve. The tool also includes a collet activation apparatus for initiating the collet apparatus and force the at least one collet key of the collet apparatus to engage the slidable sleeve. A method of shifting a sleeve positioned in a downhole tool with the sleeve shifting tool described herein is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Fears, Brock Watson
  • Patent number: 10648262
    Abstract: A tool has an elongated body having an outer surface, a first recess formed at a first axial position along the outer surface, and a second recess formed at a second axial position along the outer surface. The tool also includes a gripping element that has a plurality of collets at a gripping portion of the gripping element and a retention end. A retention mechanism axially retains the retention end of the gripping element within an axial length along the body to allow the plurality of collets to overlap with the first axial position and the second axial position of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Lap Tran
  • Patent number: 10633942
    Abstract: A downhole tool comprising a bidirectional slip having a slip frame and at least two slip banks. The slip frame including a plurality of slats spaced radially about a center ring. The slip banks have a first gripping bank and a second gripping bank. The first gripping bank is slideably received in a first slot in the slip frame, and the second gripping bank is slideably received in a second slot in the slip frame such that the slip bank has a set position in which the first gripping bank and second gripping bank extend radially outward from the slip frame so as to be able to engage the casing, and the slip bank has an unset position in which the slip bank is positioned radially inward from the set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David Allen Dockweiler
  • Patent number: 10584554
    Abstract: A plug for Plug and Abandonment (P&A) operations. The plug is a two-part plug of bismuth-based alloy and resin, and embedded heater sleeve providing reinforcement, allowing for sealing of an oil well using two different mechanisms with a shorter plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventor: Randall S. Shafer
  • Patent number: 10533392
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes a wedge member that defines an outer surface and a barrel seal having a cylindrical body that provides an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface. The inner radial surface is engageable with the outer surface of the wedge member. The barrel seal further includes a plurality of longitudinally extending grooves defined through the body in an alternating configuration at opposing ends of the body. A raised lip protrudes radially from the outer radial surface and circuitously extends about a circumference of the body. A plurality of slip buttons is positioned in a corresponding plurality of holes defined in the outer radial surface of the body. At least one of the wedge member and the barrel seal is made of a degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary William Walton, Michael Linley Fripp, John Charles Gano, Zachary Ryan Murphree, David Allen Dockweiler
  • Patent number: 10435970
    Abstract: An anchor and seal system including a slip, a cone in radially expanding communication with the slip, an element in loadable communication with the cone, and a pusher configured to radially displace the element to reside on an element retention surface of the pusher. A method for treating a borehole including running an anchor and seal system above to depth, activating a setting arrangement to anchor and seal the anchor and seal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Yingqing Xu, Jason M. Harper, Barbara A. Pratt
  • Patent number: 10428595
    Abstract: A quick connect device for well tools that allows for the connection of two components, such as a setting tool and a plug, without the need for screwing the two components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wayne Bradley, Richard Merl Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10400534
    Abstract: A system for activating a downhole tool may include a mandrel, a first piston disposed about the mandrel and defining a piston chamber therebetween, a flow restrictor positioned in the piston chamber and separating the piston chamber into an upper chamber located uphole of the flow restrictor and a lower chamber located downhole of the flow restrictor, and a second piston disposed in the upper chamber. The flow restrictor may define at least one orifice extending axially therethrough and, a damping fluid may reside in the piston chamber downhole from the second piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kok Jun Sim, Iris Sok Yee Kam
  • Patent number: 10316612
    Abstract: A plug for Plug and Abandonment (P&A) operations and methods of installation and use. The plug is a two-part plug of bismuth-based alloy and resin, allowing for sealing of an oil well using two different mechanisms with a shorter plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventor: Randall S. Shafer
  • Patent number: 10316615
    Abstract: Devices and methods related to setting and testing a packer in a single trip are disclosed. Embodiments disclosed herein provide a tubing engagement element for applying longitudinal force to expand the packer element, such as by compressing an elastomeric element longitudinally to cause radial expansion. Further, upon application of longitudinal force, a second packer element, inside of the first, also sets, isolating the interior of the packer form the exterior. The isolation on the interior of the packer, or tubing attached thereto, permits formation of a pressure differential across the installed packer, facilitating a pressure test to ensure that the packers is adequately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Peak Completion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Fitzhugh, William Sloane Muscroft
  • Patent number: 10233709
    Abstract: A system of tubulars includes a non-expandable mandrel having a body including an uphole end, a downhole end, and an outer surface. The non-expandable mandrel includes one or more slip members that are outwardly extendable relative to the outer surface. A seal assembly is arranged at the downhole end of the non-expandable mandrel. The seal assembly is settable after outward expansion of the one or more slip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Charles M. Meador, Matthew J. Krueger, Mark E. Ramey
  • Patent number: 10233718
    Abstract: A degradable seat arrangement consisting of a pusher; a cone having a tapered face disposed radially outwardly of the pusher; and a seal having a seal deformation face configured to contact the tapered face. A method for creating a seat in a borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: James Doane
  • Patent number: 10190379
    Abstract: An improved seal disposed at an interface of a main body of an inner drilling riser tie-back connector (ITBC) and a subsea wellhead is provided. The seal comprises a main body portion formed of a pair of opposed inwardly projecting fingers having a saw-cut profile at their ends and an outwardly projecting lever arm disposed adjacent to and at an outward angle to one of the opposed inwardly projecting fingers. Under loading the outwardly projecting lever arm imparts a bending moment to the seal, which enhances the seal created between the ITBC and the subsea wellhead and reduces the torque required to disengage the internal tie-back connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dril-Quip, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Manning
  • Patent number: 10053951
    Abstract: Apparatus, in the form of a eutectic alloy plug (1) and a deployment heater (10) are provided. The plug (1) and the deployment heated (10) are provided with means (5, 13) for releasably retaining the deployment heater (10) within a cavity (4) in the plug (1). The nature of the retaining means is such that once the plug (1) is secured in a well the heater (10) can be recovered without the plug (1). An extraction heater (20), which is also receivable within the cavity (4) of the plug (1), is provided to re-melt the eutectic alloy and thus enable the extraction of the plug from a well. Various method of plugging abandoned wells are made possible by the control that the provided apparatus gives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BiSN Tec Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Carragher, Leo Richards