With Central Conduit And Fluid Port To Space Outside Patents (Class 166/185)
  • Patent number: 11149516
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for forming a seal within a subterranean well includes a sealing tool having a mandrel. Two or more seal members circumscribe the mandrel. The seal members are moveable between a retracted position and an extended position. A seal actuator can move the seal members between the retracted position and the extended position. A pressure communication port is located between adjacent of the two or more seal members, the pressure communication port extending from the central passage of the mandrel to an exterior of the sealing tool. A pressure communication valve is associated with the pressure communication port, the pressure communication valve operable to move between an open position where the pressure communication valve provides a path for flow of a fluid between the central passage and the exterior of the sealing tool between adjacent of the two or more seal members, and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Krzysztof Karol Machocki
  • Patent number: 11085242
    Abstract: A bottom hole assembly (BHA) and method for drilling a bore with a pneumatic percussion hammer includes an expandable packer surrounding the stem rod connected to the hammer. The packer has an inner surface confronting the outer surface of the stem rod in an axially slideable, sealed relationship. The packer is expanded and fixed in the bore to separate a region of high hydraulic pressure above the packer from a region of lower hydraulic pressure below the packer. The method includes operating the pneumatic hammer and bit, while (i) the stem rod advances with a sliding seal against an inside surface of the expanded packer; (ii) pneumatic pressurization and exhaust for the hammer are guided within the stem rod; and (iii) the exhaust from the hammer is discharged into the lower clearance region surrounding the bit at the bottom of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Numa Tool Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Vincent, Robert J. Meneghini, David T. Flynn
  • Patent number: 10961815
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for wet shoe applications in cementing tubing in a wellbore. A wet shoe tool has a seat and an insert in a flow bore of the tool. A first wiper plug is deployed down the tubing at least behind the cement and seats on the insert, which can then be moved in the flow bore to a bypass position allowing for fluid flow through the tool to produce a wet shoe track. A second plug is deployed down the tubing behind the second plug and seats on the seat in the flow bore of the tool. The seated second plug isolates applied pressure from passing downhole end of the tool so the integrity of the tubing can be tested. The second plug is self-removable (e.g., dissolvable) in the tool to reestablish fluid communication through the flow bore of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Cesar G. Garcia, James A. Rochen, Tharinda Wickramasinghe, Douglas B. Farley, Jamie Inglesfield, Jobby T. Jacob, Daniel A. De Clute-Melancon
  • Patent number: 10704362
    Abstract: A method for opening a port through the wall of a ported sub including: providing a sub with a port through its tubular side wall; providing a hydraulically actuable valve to cover the port, the valve being actuable to move away from a position covering the port to thereby open the port; increasing pressure within the sub to create a pressure differential across the valve to move the valve toward the low pressure side, while the port remains closed by the valve; thereafter, reducing pressure within the sub to reduce the pressure differential; and driving the valve to move it away from a position covering the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Jon Themig, Kevin O. Trahan, Christopher Denis Desranleau, Frank Delucia
  • Patent number: 10648306
    Abstract: The system delivers liquid CO2 125 into the casing screened interval of an eductor pipe 110 within a water well. The eductor pipe 110 assembly extends from the top of the well (or land surface) to the top of a disk interval isolation assembly 123. The disk assembly isolates a predetermined length of screened interval, so liquid CO2 125 can be injected and contained within the interval and immediately outside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ARIZONA CO2 SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wallace, John T. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10494910
    Abstract: A zonal isolation device in the form of an active external casing packer is provided which includes a tubular section such as a casing or liner and at least one sleeve member positioned on the exterior of the casing or liner and sealed thereto. The method detailed herein provides zonal isolation by use of a pair of spaced apart sleeve members during a frac operation where frac fluid is supplied to a zone (in between the pair of sleeve members) requiring to be frac'd, where the frac pressure acts not only on the outside of the zonal isolation device but also on the interior of the sleeve member to enhance the seal provided thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHPACKERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Wood, Fraser Louden, Stuart Berry, Andrew John Gorrara, Duncan James Trinder
  • Patent number: 10294749
    Abstract: A device and method control the radial expansion of a compressible sealing element on a downhole tool. The tool is deployed adjacent a surrounding surface downhole. The tool has a sealing element with inner and outer members separated by spacers. Inside ends of the outer members overlap extension or lips on the spacers, and fold back rings toward the outer ends of the outer members at least partially limit expansion. To radially expand the sealing element on the downhole tool to seal against the surrounding surface, longitudinally compressions is applied against the sealing element. The fold back rings are expanded initially in this process by using the extensions of the spacers overlapped by the outer members of the sealing element. This allows the fold back rings to square/pack off fully against the surrounding surface during setting and can prevent extrusion of the sealing element over the ends of the fold back rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Rochen
  • Patent number: 10081998
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing access to a lower end wellbore through an impasse using an circumferential adaptable apparatus and downhole devices to pilot a tool string through an existing obstructive frictional or restricted passageway with dissimilar well bore walls, wherein piloting a tool string may comprise displacing debris within and/or deforming its proximally circular and/or deformed bores or traversing an obstructive passageway therebetween, and whereby various downhole devices may be incorporated, deployed and oriented relative to a proximal axis or proximally contiguous wall, using the expandable and collapsible members of the present invention engaged about a plurality of shafts, usable to pilot the tool string through a conventional impasse or restriction of said walls of said dissimilar contiguous passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce A. Tunget
  • Patent number: 9957788
    Abstract: Fluid injection tools for use in a wellbore can be configured on-site prior to run-in and can be opened or closed on demand when positioned in the well. A fluid injection tool can be used to provide steam to a wellbore annulus during a steam assisted gravity drainage procedure. Nozzles in the tool through which the steam escapes can be individually plugged to enable fine-tuning of steam output to match a desired steam output for that particular tool's location within the wellbore. A sliding side door can be actuated, such as by a shifting tool inserted within the inner diameter of the fluid injection tool, to enable or disable steam output from the fluid injection tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Wesley McChesney, Austin Lee Wright, Stephen Michael Greci, Uriel Arias
  • Patent number: 9920585
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising providing a flowable component comprising syntactic foam, communicating the flowable component into a wellbore, and allowing the flowable component to be removed from the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary R. Murphree, Michael L. Fripp, Zachary W. Walton
  • Patent number: 9816346
    Abstract: This invention relates to an expansion-control device (2), a piping tool (46), a method and uses for a packer body (52) on a mandrel (50) with a supporting ring (54; 58) arranged adjacent to an end (56; 60) of the packer body (52). The expansion-control device (2) includes a packer-control element (4; 4a; 4b) for positioning adjacent to the supporting ring (54; 58) and for radial movement relative to the mandrel (50); and a power-transmission body (6) connected to the packer-control element (4; 4a; 4b) for the transmission of activating power thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: E Holstad Holding AS
    Inventor: Frode Flugheim Heggestad
  • Patent number: 9670730
    Abstract: A method is for establishing a new well path from an existing well, wherein the existing well, at least in a portion where the new well path is to be established, is delineated radially by a casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Hydra Systems AS
    Inventors: Arne Gunnar Larsen, Patrick Andersen, Roy Inge Jensen, Arnt Olav Dahl, Morten Myhre
  • Patent number: 9560120
    Abstract: A deploy service is provided to determine a set of software artifacts that needs to be transmitted to a target machine upon receiving an application deployment request from a user of a client device. For instance, the deploy service may compare versions of software artifacts on the target machine with the software artifacts of the application that the user desires to deploy to determine the set of software artifacts that needs to be transmitted. Instead of having to transmit the entire application, some embodiments transmit only a small portion that is reflective of what has been changed between the old version of the application and the new version of the application. This enables the transfer of large files across the Internet to be more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Allen, Elena Dykhno
  • Patent number: 9546313
    Abstract: Magnesium oxysulfate cement compositions and methods for controlling and preventing fluid and gas flow through a wellbore are described. The compositions and methods may be implemented to provide a barrier to fluid and gas flow between casings or in other operations such as squeeze operations. Magnesium oxysulfate cement compositions may include an admixture of magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate trihydrate and water. When admixed with water, the compositions rapidly transition from a flowable state to a solid state with formation of little or no gel strength before the transition and further have a near-linear relationship between the time required for the transition to occur and the composition temperature at which the transition occurs enabling the user to determine the time within which the transition will occur. Additives, such as accelerators and inhibitors can be added to modify the time in which the compositions make the transition from flowable state to solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Henry Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9470062
    Abstract: A downhole tool for use in a wellbore and that is attached to a perforating string that creates perforations in a portion of the wellbore. Where the downhole tool can selectively flow fluid from the perforating string to surface, or circulate flow from surface to an annular space between the tool and a wellbore wall. The tool includes pressure actuated valves that provide the flow diverting functionality. The valves are in cooperation with one another to prevent fluid from the portion of the wellbore having the perforations from flowing into the annular space. A pressure actuated selector assembly, which is made up of a piston and specially configured mandrels that are coaxially stacked, selectively moves separate mandrels in an axial direction for opening and closing the valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Eugene Stolboushkin
  • Patent number: 9284722
    Abstract: A method for reducing the extent of treatment required for groundwater comprises the steps of (A) determining one of groundwater (1) flow, and (2) chemistry within at least one of a plurality of fluid zones within a subsurface well having a primary pump positioned at least partially therein; (B) modifying fluid dynamics within the subsurface well based on at least one of the groundwater flow and chemistry; (C) selectively extracting groundwater from at least one of the plurality of fluid zones with the primary pump; and (D) removing one or more contaminants from the groundwater with a fluid treatment system. Additionally, the step of determining can include the use of miniaturized technologies, such as miniaturized flow profiling technologies, miniaturized water sampling technologies and miniaturized sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BESST, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah R. Heller
  • Patent number: 9080415
    Abstract: An annular barrier system for expanding an annular barrier in an annulus between a well tubular structure and an inside wall of a borehole downhole includes an annular barrier having a tubular part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure. The annular barrier further has an expandable sleeve surrounding the tubular part, at least one end of the expandable sleeve being fastened in a fastener of a connection part in the tubular part. The annular barrier system also comprises a tool for expanding the expandable sleeve by letting a pressurized fluid through a passage in the tubular part into a space between the expandable sleeve and the tubular part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: WELLTEC A/S
    Inventors: Jørgen Hallundbæk, Paul Hazel
  • Publication number: 20150096756
    Abstract: Methods and systems of treating hydrocarbon containing formations are described herein. A system for treating a subterranean hydrocarbon containing formation includes a wellbore, and one or more packers positioned in the wellbore. At least one of the packers allows fluid to be injected in a subterranean hydrocarbon containing formation while allowing fluid to be produced from the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Mukul Mani Sharma, Ripudaman Manchanda, Evan Daniel Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20150060064
    Abstract: Well treatment with an untethered and/or autonomous device. In situ channelization treatment fluids used in multistage well treatment with an untethered and/or autonomous device is also disclosed. Also disclosed are methods and/or systems for treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, relating to in situ channelization treatment fluids, which may optionally be energized, and untethered and/or autonomous devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ted Lafferty, Matthew J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150047842
    Abstract: An apparatus for wellbore treatment includes a tubular with one or more solid, erodible blocks on its outer surface. The blocks carry a chemical for wellbore treatment that is released in the wellbore by erosion of the blocks against the wellbore wall. A method for wellbore treatment employs the tubular to release the chemical in the well by erosion of the blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: TERRY HOSKINS
  • Publication number: 20150027706
    Abstract: A cementing port collar has an opening sleeve biased from a closed position to an opened position relative to the collar's exit port, and a first restraint temporarily holds the opening sleeve closed. The collar also has a closing sleeve biased from an opened position to a closed position, and a second restraint temporarily holds the closing sleeve opened. During cementing, the first restraint is electronically activated with a first trigger to release the opening sleeve opened so cement slurry can pass out of the collar's exit port to the borehole annulus. When cementing is completed, the second restraint is electronically activated with a second trigger to release the closing sleeve closed to close off the collar to the borehole so the cement can set. The restraints can include bands of synthetic fiber, which are burned by fuses activated by a controller of the collar responding to passage of RFID tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Wealtherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua V. Symms
  • Patent number: 8783341
    Abstract: A downhole plug includes a body and an element system disposed about the body. The plug further includes a first and second back-up ring member having two or more tapered wedges. The tapered wedges are at least partially separated by two or more converging grooves. First and second cones are disposed adjacent the first and second back-up ring members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: W. Lynn Frazier
  • Publication number: 20140151039
    Abstract: An arrangement having a body with at least one drain provided in the body is disclosed. The drain is configured to receive fluid when the body is expanded from a first unexpanded condition to a second expanded condition. At least one flowline is connectable to the drain. A screen is positioned over the drain and is configurable to expand from the first unexpanded condition to the second expanded condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Corre, Stephane Metayer, Alexander F. Zazovsky, Stephen Yeldell, Jean-Louis Pessin
  • Publication number: 20140151052
    Abstract: A kobe sub includes a kobe installed in a port of the sub, the kobe includes a cap portion accessible in the inner bore, a base mounted in the port and connected to the cap portion, a channel extending through the base and closed by the cap portion; and an inflow controller positioned to control fluid flowing through the channel toward the inner bore when the cap portion is opened; and a port opening tool for opening the cap portion. The kobe may be employed with a frac port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Jon Themig, Robert Joe Coon
  • Patent number: 8720543
    Abstract: A sealing system between a relatively rotating element and a stationary element has at least three sealing elements arranged between the rotating element and the stationary element and arranged in series between a process fluid and an environment, and a barrier fluid arrangement to provide a barrier fluid to spaces formed between the sealing elements. The barrier fluid arrangement has at least two compensator devices where under use the pressure in the process fluid is acting on one side of a piston in the compensator device and the pressure in the barrier fluid is acting on the opposite side of the piston. There is a difference between cross sectional areas of the two sides of the piston and the difference varies between the at least two compensator devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Reelwell AS
    Inventors: Morten Olav Meling, Harald Syse
  • Publication number: 20140116718
    Abstract: A system and/or a method collects formation fluids using a single packer with expansion rings and/or an irregular sealing layer. The packer may have an expansion ring extending around an outer circumference. The expansion ring may seal a portion of a wellbore to sample fluid from a formation. An irregular sealing layer may facilitate leaking between drains of the packer. The irregular sealing layer may have grooves through which fluid may flow. The irregular sealing layer may be composed of fibers and/or plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Corre, Jean-Louis Pessin, Julian J. Pop, Stephane Metayer, Kathiravane Tingat Cody
  • Patent number: 8561689
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus has a radially expanding portion comprising a swellable elastomeric material selected to increase in volume on exposure to at least one predetermined fluid. A support assembly is operable to be deployed from a first retracted position to a second expanded condition. The support assembly comprises an inner surface arranged to face the radially expanding portion, and at least a portion of the inner surface is concave. The support assembly may be configured to direct a force from the swellable material to boost or energise a seal created between the radially expanding portion and a surrounding surface in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Swelltec Limited
    Inventors: Kim Nutley, Brian Nutley
  • Patent number: 8522886
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus adapted to be run on a workstring in a well bore. The apparatus has a body including ports and a valve which is rotatable to open and close the ports to selectively allow fluid flow through the body between regions of a well bore above and below the apparatus. The valve is rotated via a gearbox and motor in the apparatus. A sealing arrangement between the valve and body is also described. A method of running the apparatus in a well bore and monitoring pressure above the apparatus in order to control opening and closing of the valve under predetermined conditions is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Red Spider Technology Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Christie, Stuart Gordon, Irvine C. Brown, Michael A. Reid
  • Patent number: 8511394
    Abstract: A method for isolating a perforated interval of a well, the well including a casing liner having a wall with a plurality of perforations therethrough forming the perforated interval, the method comprising: providing a tool including a tubular body including an inner diameter and an outer surface, a first open end and a second open end, the first and second open ends providing access to the inner diameter; and a sealing element to isolate a mid region of the outer surface from the first open end and the second open end; positioning the tool in the well with the tubular first open end adjacent and above an uppermost perforation of the perforated interval and the second open end adjacent and below a lowermost perforation of the perforated interval; and installing the tool in the well with the sealing element sealing between the tubular body and the casing wall above the uppermost perforation of the perforated interval and below the lowermost perforation of the perforated interval to isolate fluid flow between th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Jon Themig
  • Patent number: 8459376
    Abstract: A system for drilling a well bore with an under-balanced hydrostatic pressure. The system includes a tubular member containing a first port, a compression member disposed about the outer portion of the tubular member and having an internal sliding mandrel extending therefrom with a second port, an external sliding sleeve having a third port and being in contact with the internal sliding mandrel and operatively associated with the internal sliding mandrel, and a compressible seal disposed about the external sliding mandrel that is responsive to a longitudinal weight transferred to the compression member. In a closed position the first, second and third port are misaligned and in an open position the first, second and third ports are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Danny T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130037273
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wellbore control include a downhole facing ball stop and sealing area that can stop and seal with an actuator ball migrating toward surface with wellbore returns or production. The downhole facing ball stop operates with the returning actuator ball to create a seal against any returns or production migrating toward surface such that well control is provided until the ball is removed from the sealing area or a bypass is opened around the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Jon Themig, Michael Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20120325466
    Abstract: A wellbore fluid treatment assembly includes: a tubing string, a fluid port extending through the tubing string wall, the fluid port positioned in a shift gap created by movement of a sliding sleeve valve when opening the fluid port; and a tool for locating the fluid port in the tubing string, the tool including: a body, a locking protrusion encircling a circumference of the body, at least a portion of the locking protrusion having a length measured along the tool's long axis selected to fit into the shift gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: DANIEL JON THEMIG
  • Publication number: 20120000674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jetting tool and method useful for inserting coiled or stick tubing further into subterranean wells, to permit additional production capacity to be realized from the well. The tool is located near a distal end of the tubing and can be used to generate and insertion thrust that facilitates insertion of the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Dale B. Seekford
  • Publication number: 20110240284
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for controlling the flow rate of a fluid during downhole operations. The apparatus (100) includes a tubular member (134) having a flow path (136) between inner and outer portions of the tubular member (134). The flow path (136) includes an inlet (138) in an inner sidewall (140) and an outlet (142) in an outer sidewall (144) of the tubular member (134). The inlet (138) and the outlet (142) are laterally offset from each other. A fluidic device (146) is positioned in the flow path (136) between the inlet (138) and the outlet (142). The fluidic device (146) is embedded within the tubular member (134) between the inner sidewall (140) and the outer sidewall (144). The fluidic device (146) includes a nozzle (154) having a throat portion (156) and a diffuser portion (158) such that fluid will flow through the nozzle (154) at a critical flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Syed Hamid, Michael Linley Fripp, Edward John Patton
  • Patent number: 7913770
    Abstract: Methods and devices for equalizing an atmospheric chamber within a well tool in a controlled manner following the operation of setting the well tool. A packer setting tool has a setting mechanism with an atmospheric chamber and an equalization assembly to permit the pressure differential between the atmospheric chamber and the surrounding annulus to be substantially equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert D. Schramm, Marcus A. Avant
  • Publication number: 20110067890
    Abstract: A method for isolating a perforated interval of a well, the well including a casing liner having a wall with a plurality of perforations therethrough forming the perforated interval, the method comprising: providing a tool including a tubular body including an inner diameter and an outer surface, a first open end and a second open end, the first and second open ends providing access to the inner diameter; and a sealing element to isolate a mid region of the outer surface from the first open end and the second open end; positioning the tool in the well with the tubular first open end adjacent and above an uppermost perforation of the perforated interval and the second open end adjacent and below a lowermost perforation of the perforated interval; and installing the tool in the well with the sealing element sealing between the tubular body and the casing wall above the uppermost perforation of the perforated interval and below the lowermost perforation of the perforated interval to isolate fluid flow between th
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Jon Themig
  • Patent number: 7878239
    Abstract: A fluid collecting apparatus inserted in a borehole for collecting fluid in the borehole. The fluid collecting apparatus may include a first packer and a second packer which are selectively adhered to an inside of the borehole, a first supply pipe and a second supply pipe which supply expansion fluid to each of the first packer and the second packer, and a guide tube which guides fluid in a collecting space between the first packer and the second packer to an outside of the borehole. Also, the second supply pipe moves with the second packer in a longitudinal direction of the borehole, and a passage which does not communicate with the first supply pipe is formed. Accordingly, the fluid collecting apparatus may independently control the first and second packers, and thus fluid in a desired depth and region within the borehole may be easily collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Kwon Koh, Kyung Woo Park, Si Won Yoo, Jong Won Choi
  • Patent number: 7836961
    Abstract: A tool includes an integrated hydraulic setting and hydrostatic setting mechanism that has a first part responsive to hydraulic pressure applied through a conduit, and a second part responsive to hydrostatic pressure. An activatable element can be activated by the integrated hydraulic setting and hydrostatic setting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Haoming Li, Bryan Burwell
  • Publication number: 20100276137
    Abstract: A downhole apparatus and support assembly is described. The downhole apparatus has a radially expanding portion comprising a swellable elastomeric material selected to increase in volume on exposure to at least one predetermined fluid, and the support assembly is operable to be deployed from a first retracted position to a second expanded condition. The support assembly comprises an inner surface arranged to face the radially expanding portion, and at least a portion of the inner surface is concave. In another aspect the support assembly is configured to direct a force from the swellable material to boost or energize a seal created between the radially expanding portion and a surrounding surface in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Swelltec Limited
    Inventors: Kim Nutley, Brian Nutley
  • Publication number: 20100230101
    Abstract: The invention discloses an apparatus (40) comprising: a setting section (1) surrounded by a first sleeve (2), said first sleeve being expandable and impermeable to a material; an inflating means (1a, 3a) for inflating said first sleeve, said inflating means ensuring that the first sleeve can be in contact with a first zone (60a) of a tube (10) which is permeable to said material, so that said first zone of said tube becomes impermeable to said material; and further comprising a second sleeve portion (4) partially permeable to said material on a second zone (60A?) and attached to said first sleeve so that: a path (2a) is provided between said first sleeve and said second sleeve portion and so that, when the first sleeve is inflated the second zone can be in contact with said tube allowing the material to flow in the path and through the second zone. Also, the invention discloses the associated method for treatment of a near zone and/or a far zone of a well with the disclosed apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Christophe Rayssiguier, Denis Prost, Mickael Allouche
  • Publication number: 20100200218
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for treating zones in a wellbore. The apparatus includes an expandable packer assembly and a sealing element positioned in the treatment assembly above the packer assembly. A communication port is positioned between the sealing element and the packer assembly. A plurality of slips will grippingly engage the well above the port through which treatment fluid is communicated to resist upward force caused by treatment pressure in the well acting on the sealing element. The sealing element may be a cup packer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Troy Palidwar, Gary Maier
  • Patent number: 7610958
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device that relates to an actuator comprising a plurality of individual piston chambers pressurized by a common pressure source. A plurality of pistons are in operable communication with the piston chambers, the pistons each being in operable communication with an actuatable device, such that the plurality of pistons simultaneously act upon the actuatable device upon application of pressure to the plurality of piston chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter Barnes Moyes
  • Publication number: 20090107665
    Abstract: Disclosed are retrievable through-tubing tools and methods for use in wellbores to inject fluids at subterranean locations wherein the tool have spaced foamed seal elements that are retracted during installation and expand when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Diederik van Batenburg, Verlaan Marco
  • Publication number: 20090032255
    Abstract: An embodiment of a well bore servicing apparatus includes a housing having a through bore and at least one high pressure fluid aperture in the housing, the fluid aperture being in fluid communication with the through bore to provide a high pressure fluid stream to the well bore, and a removable member coupled to the housing and disposed adjacent the fluid jet forming aperture and isolating the fluid jet forming aperture from an exterior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Surjaatmadja, Matthew Howell
  • Publication number: 20090008083
    Abstract: A tubing string assembly for fluid treatment of a wellbore includes substantially pressure holding closures spaced along the tubing string, which each close at least one port through the tubing string wall. The closures are openable by a sleeve drivable through the tubing string inner bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL JON THEMIG, JIM FEHR
  • Patent number: 7468890
    Abstract: A graphics card heat-dissipating device includes: a main body, a support seat, and a fixed element. The main body has a first heat-dissipating portion and a second heat-dissipating portion, and the first heat-dissipating portion has a first opening and the second heat-dissipating portion has a second opening. The support seat is used for supporting a chip, and the support seat has a third opening. The fixed element is fixed on the first heat-dissipating portion by passing through the second opening, the third opening and the first opening in sequence for attaching the chip on the first heat-dissipating portion. Therefore, the heat convection function and the heat-dissipating efficiency are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Pin Lin
  • Publication number: 20080190605
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for flow testing multiple zones in a single trip. In one embodiment, a method of flow testing multiple zones in a wellbore includes lowering a tool string into the wellbore. The tool string includes an inflatable packer or plug and an electric pump. The method further includes operating the pump, thereby inflating the packer or plug and isolating a first zone from one or more other zones; monitoring flow from the first zone; deflating the packer or plug; moving the tool string in the wellbore; and operating the pump, thereby inflating the packer or plug and isolating a second zone from one or more other zones; and monitoring flow from the second zone. The zones are monitored in one trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Dale Clapp, Robert Murphy, Paul James Wilson, Mark Rogers
  • Patent number: 7387157
    Abstract: A dynamic inflatable sealing device for maintaining the pressure within an inflatable element at least substantially equal to the pressure in the annulus to maintain the inflatable element in a sealing position. The dynamic sealing device includes an inflatable element forming an internal chamber, the inflatable element expandable to sealing engagement with a wall, and a dynamic valve mechanism in operational connection between the internal chamber and exterior of the internal chamber substantially communicating the pressure external of the inflatable element to the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Gambier, Jose F. Garcia, John Whitsitt
  • Patent number: 7134488
    Abstract: An isolation assembly for use with coiled tubing is described. The isolation assembly has a check valve for providing selective fluid communication through from the coiled tubing, through the isolation assembly, and into a downhole tool, such a straddle packer. The isolation assembly includes a shuttle moveable within a housing, and plurality of ports to selectively provide fluid communication from within the isolation assembly below the check valve, through the ports, and into the annulus, thus allowing selective surface-controlled equalization of downhole equipment. Also described is a bottom hole assembly including the isolation assembly. An improved method of fracing a formation includes providing a check valve, thus improving the life of the coiled tubing and the safety of the operation, and reducing the time to perform a given downhole operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: BJ Services Company
    Inventors: Eric Hughson Tudor, William George Gavin
  • Patent number: 6955216
    Abstract: A device for injecting a fluid into an earth formation surrounding a wellbore, comprising a body suitable to be arranged in the wellbore and being provided with means for connecting the body to a tubing, a fluid chamber for storage of said fluid, and a pair of inflatable packers arranged to isolate a portion of the wellbore between the packers from the remainder of the wellbore upon inflation of the packers, the body further being provided with an outlet port located between the packers for flow of fluid from the fluid chamber to outside the device, means for inflating the packers upon the occurrence of a primary fluid pressure in the tubing, and means for ejecting fluid from the fluid chamber via the outlet port to outside the device upon the occurrence of a secondary fluid pressure in the tubing, wherein the secondary fluid pressure is higher than the primary fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Hubertus Paulus Maria Heijnen, Maria Joao Ramos Correia Morato Pena