Having Structure For Converting From One Mode Of Operation To Another; E.g., Valve To Packer Patents (Class 166/76.1)
  • Publication number: 20150068726
    Abstract: A blowout preventer transport and handling system for a blowout preventer on a well rig. The system includes a skid for a receipt of a blowout preventer. A pair of trolley beams parallel to the skid are moveable between a lowered storage position and a raised use position. A trolley hoist mechanism is provided on each of the trolley beams. At least one cylinder moves the pair of trolley beams between the lowered storage position and the raised use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Woolslayer Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dewayne G. Vogt
  • Patent number: 7971637
    Abstract: A well surface control system for use with various types of work strings such as, but not limited to, drill strings, coiled tubing, snubbing pipe, electric line, production tubing, and wireline. The system includes a main housing with a main bore extending from one end to the other. The main housing is equipped with a side port which communicates with the main bore between the two ends. The main housing is also equipped with two valves for controlling fluid and/or gas flows through the main bore and for severing a component of a work string running through the main bore. The first valve is positioned between the side port and one end of the main housing and the second valve is positioned between the side port and the other end of the main housing. Attached to each end of the main housing is a saver sub, with means for temporarily locking the saver subs to the main housing to prevent circular and longitudinal movement of the saver subs in relation to the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Devin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Lee Duhon, Wayne Ducote
  • Publication number: 20100218955
    Abstract: An oil field system comprising a main body having a bore therethrough, the main body having a connection at one end of the bore for, in use, connecting the main body to an existing wellhead, tree or other oil field equipment, a transverse cavity through the bore, the cavity having at least one opening to the outside of the main body, a plurality of flow control devices for insertion, at different times, into the cavity in order to selectively control fluid flow through the bore, wherein the plurality of flow control devices includes a gate valve and drilling BOP rams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Hart
  • Publication number: 20100212881
    Abstract: A well surface control system for use with various types of work strings such as, but not limited to, drill strings, coiled tubing, snubbing pipe, electric line, production tubing, and wireline. The system includes a main housing with a main bore extending from one end to the other. The main housing is equipped with a side port which communicates with the main bore between the two ends. The main housing is also equipped with two valves for controlling fluid and/or gas flows through the main bore and for severing a component of a work string running through the main bore. The first valve is positioned between the side port and one end of the main housing and the second valve is positioned between the side port and the other end of the main housing. Attached to each end of the main housing is a saver sub, with means for temporarily locking the saver subs to the main housing to prevent circular and longitudinal movement of the saver subs in relation to the main housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Devin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Lee Duhon, Wayne Ducote
  • Patent number: 7255163
    Abstract: A convertible rotary seal has a housing for receiving a polish rod. A mandrel is rotatably mounted in the seal housing and surrounds the polish rod. A wear sleeve surrounding the mandrel engages a primary seal. A secondary seal engages the mandrel and polish rod and rotates therewith but may be converted for use as a static seal if necessary. A locking mechanism selectively secures the mandrel in a stationary orientation with respect to the seal housing. Fluid that leaks past the primary seal will be detectible through an external orifice. If a leak in the primary seal is detected via the external port, then the mandrel may be secured in a stationary orientation with respect to the housing and the secondary seal may be reconfigured to operate as a stationary seal until such time as the rotary sealing unit can be overhauled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond P. Rivard
  • Patent number: 7237614
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coupling device for converting a below-ground potable water well installation to an above-ground installation, the device comprising a housing having a first opening which is dimensioned to receive an upper end of a below-ground well casing and a second opening which is dimensioned to receive a lower end of a well casing extension; gasket means located adjacent the first and second openings for sealing the respective connections between the housing, the below-ground well casing and the well casing extension, the gasket means further providing a first seating surface to seat the upper end of the well casing and a second seating surface to seat the lower end of the well casing extension; and a central region including a passage to receive a well line adaptor therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Stewart Hitchon
  • Patent number: 6817420
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coupling device for converting a below-ground potable water well installation to an above-ground installation, the device comprising a housing having a first opening which is dimensioned to receive an upper end of a below-ground well casing and a second opening which is dimensioned to receive a lower end of a well casing extension; gasket means located adjacent the first and second openings for sealing the respective connections between the housing, the below-ground well casing and the well casing extension, the gasket means further providing a first seating surface to seat the upper end of the well casing and a second seating surface to seat the lower end of the well casing extension; and a central region including a passage to receive a well line adaptor there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Stewart Hitchon
  • Patent number: 6634423
    Abstract: A lifting top drive sub sea staging cement head in which cement slurry flows from outside into its central bore, thru a rotating swivel connection. The cement head has a rotatably indexable reservoir cylinder with multiple cells which may be loaded with balls, and/or darts, and/or staging bombs. One first cell is kept open for circulation. The cylinder is rotatably aligned, at will to the flow path, so that the staging elements may be washed down the drill string. In addition, the cement head is hydraulically remotely controlled such that no operators protrude from the smooth body, yet the remote system may be manually over-ridden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventors: Norman B. Giebeler, James F. Giebeler
  • Patent number: 6575238
    Abstract: There is disclosed a ball and plug dropping head which includes a housing having an inlet at its upper end and an outlet at its lower end, and passages extending downwardly within the housing at circumferentially spaced locations, each to receive a ball or plug. A lateral opening connects the inlet with each passage beneath a removable plug closing the upper end of each passage, and valves are mounted in the housing each to close the passage beneath the lateral opening and thus beneath a ball on plug in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Dril-Quip, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Yokley
  • Patent number: 6557629
    Abstract: A wellhead isolation tool for use with a wellhead assembly from which a tubing string is suspended comprises a tubular mandrel which includes an axial passage that extends therethrough and lower end that is adapted to engage the tubing string, a pumping head which is connected over the wellhead assembly and which includes an internal chamber that is in fluid communication with the axial passage and a port that extends through the pumping head to the chamber, and an actuator which is connected over the pumping head for moving the mandrel axially through the pumping head and into engagement with the tubing string. When the mandrel is engaged with the tubing string, fluid may be communicated through the port, the chamber and the mandrel and into the tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Wong, Roy W. Benefield, George E. Guthrie, Christopher P. Egan