Screen And Outside Cleaning Pipe Patents (Class 166/56)
  • Publication number: 20150075799
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing debris from a wellbore using a cleaning tool. The tool may comprise an inner mandrel and a cup member coupled to the inner mandrel. The cup member is moveable between a collapsed position where fluid may flow across the exterior of the cup member, and an extended position where fluid is diverted into a flow path disposed between the inner mandrel and the cup member. The fluid is diverted through a filter member that is coupled to the inner mandrel below the cup member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy L. WILSON, Albert C. ODELL, II, Simon J. HARRALL
  • Publication number: 20140238123
    Abstract: A sensing system comprises at least one gauge disposed in a wellbore, a sensing link coupled to the at least one gauge, and a debris barrier coupled to the sensing link. The debris barrier comprises a housing coupled to the sensing link, and a barrier element configured to reduce the transport of particulates from the wellbore into the sensing link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: William Mark Richards, Thomas Jules Frosell
  • Patent number: 8776885
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed a sand control device cleaning system that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The sand control device cleaning system can include a housing and a fluid communication structure. The housing can be coupled to a section of a tubing string of a well system. A portion of the housing or a container disposed within the housing can store a dissolving material. A dissolving fluid that can dissolve or otherwise remove particulate material can be formed from the dissolving material. The fluid communication structure can communicate the dissolving fluid from the housing to a sand control device coupled to the section of the tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke W. Holderman
  • Publication number: 20130284421
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed a sand control device cleaning system that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The sand control device cleaning system can include a housing and a fluid communication structure. The housing can be coupled to a section of a tubing string of a well system. A portion of the housing or a container disposed within the housing can store a dissolving material. A dissolving fluid that can dissolve or otherwise remove particulate material can be formed from the dissolving material. The fluid communication structure can communicate the dissolving fluid from the housing to a sand control device coupled to the section of the tubing string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke W. Holderman
  • Patent number: 7934555
    Abstract: Multiple producing zones separated by a non-producing zone are gravel packed together. The non-producing zone has locations to take returns so as to get a consistent pack in the non-producing zone. The production string features external seals and/or an internal plug so that no matter which producing zone is aligned to produce, the screens in the non-producing zone are selectively isolated so that the producing zone that is not intended to be produced has only the path through the gravel pack to get to the actual zone being produced. Since the annulus can be long and full of gravel this path will make flow from the zone that is not of interest minimal into the flow from the zone of interest without using a packer between pairs of spaced apart producing zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert D. Morton
  • Publication number: 20110073296
    Abstract: An apparatus for screening earth formation components includes: a base pipe configured to allow the passage of formation fluid therethrough; and a foam layer disposed radially outwardly of the base pipe and configured to allow the passage of formation fluid therethrough and minimize the passage of formation solids therethrough, the foam layer including a plurality of hollow structures forming windows therebetween. A method of manufacturing an apparatus for screening earth formation components is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bennett M. Richard, Michael H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7854257
    Abstract: A particulate exculder tool includes a basepipe having one or more retention features; a screen jacket disposed radially outwardly of the basepipe; one or more end housings at the screen jacket; and a deformable element disposed between a portion of the one or more end housings and one or of the one or more retention features and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: John T. Broome, Don N. Simoneaux, Matthew P. Falgout
  • Patent number: 7814973
    Abstract: A sand control screen assembly (40) is operably positionable within a wellbore (48). The sand control screen assembly (40) includes a base pipe (42) having at least one opening (60) and an internal flow path (44). A swellable material layer (46) is disposed exteriorly of the base pipe (42). A fluid collection subassembly (50) is disposed exteriorly of the swellable material layer (46). The fluid collection subassembly (50) is in fluid communication with the internal flow path (44). A filter medium (62) is operably associated with the sand control screen assembly (40) and is disposed in a fluid path between the exterior of the sand control screen assembly (40) and the internal flow path (44). In response to contact with an activating fluid, radial expansion of the swellable material layer (46) causes at least a portion of the fluid collection subassembly (50) to contact the wellbore (48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Dusterhoft, Kim Vance Thornton, Carl Bismark Ferguson, Floyd Randolph Simonds, Tommy Frank Grigsby, William Mark Richards, Luke William Holderman
  • Patent number: 7802622
    Abstract: A technique protectively arranges at least one cable on the outside of and along at least one pipe section of a pipe string. The cable is secured to at least one cable protector coupled to the outside of at least one pipe section of the pipe string. The cable protector comprises a cable-retaining strip. The cable-retaining strip is provided with at least one continuous cable track arranged along the cable-retaining strip, the cable track opening outwards relative to the pipe section. The at least one cable is also secured to the at least one cable track, whereby the cable is protected from the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Reslink AS
    Inventor: Kjartan Roaldsnes
  • Patent number: 7793716
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatus for assisting in reducing flowback of debris from an earthen formation into an underground fluid injection system includes a screen member disposed around and longitudinally moveable relative to a base pipe and shielded from direct contact with fluid as it is ejected from the base pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: BJ Services Company, U.S.A.
    Inventors: James Raymond Macias, Daniel James Turick, Phong Vu
  • Publication number: 20100101773
    Abstract: Methods for remediating a subterranean environment. Methods comprising introducing a cleanup fluid through a well bore and into a portion of a subterranean formation penetrated by the well bore, applying a pressure pulse to the cleanup fluid, and introducing a consolidating agent through the well bore and into the portion of the subterranean formation. Methods of cleaning a sand control screen comprises introducing a cleanup fluid through a sand control screen and into a portion of a subterranean formation, the sand control screen located in a well bore that penetrates the subterranean formation; applying a pressure pulse to the cleanup fluid; and introducing a consolidating agent through the sand control screen and into the portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Richard D. Rickman
  • Publication number: 20090078403
    Abstract: A screen assembly connected about a perforated base pipe includes a filter layer constructed of layers of woven metal cloth sintered together; a drainage layer positioned between the base pipe and the filter layer, the drainage layer sintered to the filter layer; and a support layer constructed of woven metal rods and metal cable disposed about the filter layer, the support layer sintered to the filter layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael D. Langlais
  • Publication number: 20080196879
    Abstract: A particulate exculder tool includes a basepipe having one or more retention features; a screen jacket disposed radially outwardly of the basepipe; one or more end housings at the screen jacket; and a deformable element disposed between a portion of the one or more end housings and one or of the one or more retention features and method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: John T. Broome, Don N. Simoneaux, Matthew P. Falgout
  • Publication number: 20070246210
    Abstract: Inflow control devices for sand control screens. A well screen includes a filter portion and at least one flow restrictor configured so that fluid which flows through the filter portion also flows through the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes at least one tube which forces the fluid to change momentum within the tube. An inflow control device for restricting flow into a passage of a tubular string in a wellbore includes at least one flow restrictor configured so that fluid flows between the passage and the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes at least one tube which forces the fluid to change momentum within the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: William Mark Richards
  • Patent number: 7069657
    Abstract: A method for reducing the width of slots spaced about the surface of a pipe or tube. The method comprises subjecting the surface of the pipe or tube to bombardment by a quantity of shot of a pre-determined size and for a pre-determined length of time to cause deformation of the surface of the pipe or tube adjacent to the slots therein so that the width of the slots is reduced to within a pre-determined size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Reservoir Management (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy Culp, Don Graham
  • Patent number: 5842516
    Abstract: A well tool having at least one alternate flowpath for delivering fluid to different levels in a wellbore wherein the flowpath is comprised of a conduit having a plurality of outlets spaced along its length which, in turn, are provided with inserts of erosion-resistant material to alleviate erosion of the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Lloyd G. Jones
  • Patent number: 5411088
    Abstract: The filter of the present invention overcomes the aforementioned problems by separating gas and solid particulate matter from liquid as the wellbore fluid passes through the filter. The apparatus comprises a solid tube encased in a perforated tube which extends beyond the end of the solid tube. A top cap is attached to one end of each tube and holds the tubes concentric to each other. A bottom cap is attached to the end of the perforated tube which extends beyond the solid tube. An annulus is defined by the inner surface of the perforated tube and the outer surface of the solid tube. The top cap has a bore extending therethrough which is in fluid communication with the solid tube. The filter is generally used in conjunction with a low volume pump located adjacent to and in fluid communication with the top cap. As the pump operates, wellbore fluid is drawn through the perforations of the perforated tube into the annulus between the perforated and solid tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth J. LeBlanc, Kenneth R. Rudd
  • Patent number: 5310000
    Abstract: The flow apertures of a perforated mandrel are temporarily sealed by a foil covering sheet which is made of a sacrificial material, for example, zinc, aluminum and magnesium The sacrificial covering sheet prevents dirty completion fluid from passing through and in and out of the screen as it is run into the hole, thereby protecting the screen from plugging. During the time the screen mandrel is temporarily sealed by the sacrificial foil covering, cleaning fluid is circulated through the work string and is returned through the annulus between the screen and the open well bore for removing filter cake, drilling debris and lost circulation material. After the annulus has been cleaned, the annulus is filled with an acid solution or caustic solution, which dissolves the sacrificial foil and opens the base pipe perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Halliburton Company
    Inventors: Bryant A. Arterbury, Holley M. Cornette
  • Patent number: 4526230
    Abstract: A well screen-filter includes a pair of substantially spaced concentric screens defining an annular filtering space therebetween, connected with perforated joint(s) closing the lower end of the filtrating space. The annular space is filled with filtrating materials (gravel or synthetic balls) as a pack and an upper joint acts as a cover cap of the annular filtrating space to seal the pack. The lower perforated joint includes holes for passage of fine particles to a sedimentation tube, preventing clogging of the pack and enabling proper functioning of the double walled screen-filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Seminole Energy Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Bozidar Kojicic