Packer Expanded By Upper Valve Patents (Class 166/130)
  • Patent number: 10018010
    Abstract: The frack plug has a sealing element that reforms when set to hold differential pressure. The element is granular with adhesive to hold the granular particles together but allow the shape to reform under setting force. The adhesive can be broken down with a chemical agent or in other ways to allow the seal to reform to the sealing position at the desired depth. As a result the structural components can disintegrate and the seal assembly can fragment into small pieces that can be circulated out of the well or allowed to drop to the hole bottom. The seal can have particles of controlled electrolytic materials (CEM), natural or synthetic sand, swelling or non-swelling rubber. The assembly can contain pellets that selectively release to initiate the breakdown of the structural components of the frack plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: James G. King, James C. Doane, Jason M. Harper, Robert J. Taylor, Erwin D. Hernaez
  • Patent number: 9982183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for consolidating an underground formation with a consolidating mineral. The consolidating material is a carbonate and is produced from an alkaline treatment fluid containing, in at least some embodiments, environmentally friendly and inexpensive components. In one embodiment, the process can be applied to consolidation of an underground formation during or following drilling. The present invention also provides a treatment fluid suitable for use in such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cleansorb Limited
    Inventor: Duncan Holdsworth
  • Patent number: 9903191
    Abstract: Oil and gas recovery includes selecting a previously used oil or gas containing layer in which cumulative perforation was utilized, closing micro cracks over a thickness of the oil or gas containing layer, carrying out slotting of the oil or gas containing layer to form slots, producing micro cracks over the thickness of the oil or gas containing layer, carrying out hydraulic fracturing of the oil or gas containing layer, and withdrawing oil or gas from the oil or gas containing layer with maintaining of a pressure in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Leon Marmorshteyn, Yuri Frankel, Eugenia Kesler
  • Patent number: 9291028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plugging device (1), comprising a packer device (4) for pressure tight sealing of a pipe. The packer device (4) comprises a cone device (10) comprising a first cone (12) and a second cone (14), each having their base faced towards each other and each comprising a tapering surface (12a, 14a). A first packer supporting device (20) is provided on a first side of the cone device (10), a second packer supporting device (22) is provided on a second side of the cone device (10) and a packer body (50) provided is between the first packer supporting device (20) and the second packer supporting device (22). The first and second packer supporting devices (20, 22) comprise supporting arms (24) having a first end (24a) movably connected to the plugging device (1) and a second end (24b) connected to either a front supporting element (30) or a rear supporting element (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Interwell Technology AS
    Inventors: Espen Hiorth, Steinar Georgsen, Christian Malvik
  • Patent number: 8490688
    Abstract: A seal includes a mandrel; an element disposed radially adjacent the mandrel; a chamber defined between the mandrel and the element; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the chamber, the regulator configured to resist fluid flow to a selected threshold pressure related to element expansion and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Sean L. Gaudette
  • Patent number: 7992642
    Abstract: An integral polished bore assembly for use in a wellbore. The assembly includes a barrel having a polished bore; at least one no-go member positioned within the barrel; an elongated locator member having a sealing head and an end, the end extending out of the barrel; and a radial port formed through the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmed Amr Gewily, Anwar Assal, Dinesh R. Patel
  • Publication number: 20110056700
    Abstract: A system for recompletion of an old well in order to achieve an increased oil recovery from a reservoir, said system comprising a pipe inserted into the old well, at least two constrictors or swell packers being arranged along the length of the recompleted well and defining a well section between two successive constrictors or swell packers, said system further comprising at least one autonomous valve arranged in said well section defined between said two successive swell packers or constrictors. Disclosed is also a method for recompletion of an old well in order to achieve an increased oil recovery from a reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: STATOIL ASA
    Inventors: Vidar Mathiesen, Haavard Aakre
  • Publication number: 20080271898
    Abstract: A wellbore pressure isolation apparatus is deployed in a wellbore and has a sealing element that can be activated to seal against an interior surface of a surrounding tubular. Once set, a ball valve in the apparatus restricts upward fluid communication through the apparatus, and another ball valve in the apparatus can restrict downward fluid communication through the apparatus. These ball valve can have disintegratable balls intended to disintegrate in wellbore conditions after different periods of time. To facilitate deployment of the apparatus in a horizontal section of the well bore, the apparatus has a plurality of rollers positioned on a distal end. In addition, the apparatus has a ring disposed about the body between the distal body portion and an adjacent body portion. The ring has an outside diameter at least greater than that of the adjacent body portion to facilitate pumping of the apparatus in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.
    Inventors: Rocky A. Turley, John McKeanchnie
  • Patent number: 6152224
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in setting packers and other fluid actuated devices includes a tubular body (222), a valve (228) for controlling the flow of well fluid through a port (234) in the body (222) and a valve actuator (224) mounted on the body (222) and movable relative thereto, to open the valve (228) by application of well fluid pressure. The well fluid may flow through the open valve (228) to set a packer or actuate a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Clive John French
  • Patent number: 4332267
    Abstract: An improved mounting and sealing assembly is provided for a rotating ball valve required to open under increased differential pressures and close against high flow rates. The valve assembly includes a trunnion-mounted ball and two pressure biased sealing assemblies. The primary seal constitutes an elastomeric seal element which is axially shiftable into engagement with the ball, and the secondary seal comprises a metallic element which is also axially shiftable relative to the ball. To open the valve, the seals are moved in sequence axially away from the ball and the hydraulic seal is fully broken before the ball is rotated. In closing, the ball is rotated to its closed position and the seals then moved axially in sequence into contact with the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Baker International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Evans