Abstract: A method for manufacturing stable lightweight cement slurry in a continuous manner for downhole injection comprising the steps of manufacturing a foamed gas having desired density ranging from about 2.15 to about 2.35 lb/cubic ft. and utilizing foam stabilizing nonionic surfactant. And, an apparatus for carrying out the method.
Abstract: A method of preparing a concrete composition for downhole injection includes utilizing a controller to control a process including circulating process water in a process water supply loop for a predetermined period while monitoring and controlling the temperature and flow rate of the process water, circulating aqueous-based air entrainment solution in an aqueous-based air entrainment solution supply loop for the predetermined period and controlling the flow rate of the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and after the predetermined period of time in which the flow of process water and aqueous-based air entrainment solution have stabilized, simultaneously actuating valves to divert and mix the process water, the aqueous-based air entrainment solution and compressed air to produce an air-entrained foam and mixing the foam with a concrete composition to be deployed downhole.
Abstract: A method of primary cementing well is provided utilizing a cement and cement activator cementing composition, in which one of the components is first placed in the annulus of the well. Next, the other component is placed in the annulus above the first placed component. Densities of the components have been selected such that the density of the second placed component is sufficiently higher then the density of the first placed component to facilitate gravity mixing of the two components as the second placed component moves through the first placed component and in the process activation occurs.
December 12, 2007
November 27, 2008
BOYCE D. BURTS, JR., BOYCE DONALD BURTS, III, FREDDIE L. SABINS, LARRY WATTERS
Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting liner drilling and subsequent completion of the drilled section by cementing and anchoring the liner into place. The methods and systems prevent the liner from being cemented in in a bent or corkscrewed configuration. Additionally, there are no exterior components associated with the liner during drilling so as to allow relatively unrestricted return of drilling mud and cuttings.
July 19, 2006
Date of Patent:
September 30, 2008
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Troy A. Miller, George Givens, Morten Myhre
Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention relates to a method or process, useful in cementing a well, especially a hydrocarbon well, which is characterized by the use of increased external and internal diameter liners, the method being characterized by provision and use of a novel liner and liner-tool assembly. Novel liner apparatus, a liner-tool assembly, and a fluid circulating tool are also disclosed.
March 17, 2000
Date of Patent:
July 31, 2001
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Erik Rhein-Knudsen, Claude J. Vercaemer, Laurent P. Prouvost, Arthur W. Milne, Jean-Louis Pessin