With Means For Inserting Fluid Into Well Patents (Class 166/90.1)
  • Patent number: 9534598
    Abstract: A sealing device includes a relatively dimensionally stable, elongated friction and/or wear element and an elastically-deformable elongated sealing element which rests lengthwise on the friction and/or wear element. The friction and/or wear element encompasses the sealing element at the ends of the friction and/or wear element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA POWERTRAIN BAD HOMBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo Mauser, Andreas Nuetzel
  • Patent number: 9506311
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved coupling for cement heads. One exemplary cement head includes a first module comprising a first end, a first outer surface, and a plurality of first protrusions extending radially outward from the first outer surface, each of the plurality of first protrusions comprising a first profile in which (i) a first engagement surface faces axially away from the first end and (ii) a first support surface forms a first oblique angle relative to an axis; and a bridge configured to engage the plurality of first protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe A. Beisel, Nicolas Rogozinski
  • Patent number: 9404313
    Abstract: A tubing cleaning system comprising: a body portion, a tubing aperture, a one or more spray heads, a fluid input and a one or more fluid channels. Said body portion comprising a one or more plates. Said tubing aperture through said one or more plates. Said one or more spray heads arranged within said tubing aperture. Said fluid input. Said one or more fluid channels cut into said one or more plates between said fluid input and said one or more spray heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Hefner, Deborah Hefner
  • Patent number: 9309750
    Abstract: A system includes a subsea on-site chemical injection management system configured to inject a chemical mixture into a well, wherein the subsea on-site chemical injection management system includes a subsea on-site head tank configured to store a plurality of discrete chemicals, a subsea on-site mixing unit configured to mix one or more of the plurality of discrete chemicals to create one or more chemical mixtures, and a subsea on-site distribution unit configured to distribute the one or more chemical mixtures to the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Scott Coonrod
  • Patent number: 9266752
    Abstract: The treatment apparatus is pressurized and operates on a continuous flow of fluids which are subjected to hydrodynamic waves, acoustic ultrasonic waves in combination with injected ozone and electro chemical treatment. The treatment system provides a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process and apparatus for cleaning and recycling fluids as contaminated as frac water, used to stimulate gas production from shale formations, as well as other types of fluids having various levels of contaminants such as aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and suspended solids. The calcium carbonate scaling tendency is reduced to an acceptable level without the use of acids, ion exchange materials, or anti scaling chemicals which is of economical and environmental significance and benefit. The treatment apparatus is modular in construction and compact in overall configuration. The treatment apparatus and associated equipment and electrical power generator is sized and configured to be mounted within a truck trailer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGuire
  • Patent number: 9206668
    Abstract: A valve has a moveable member movable between open and closed configurations and a cutting device arranged to shear against an anvil member when moving between the open and closed configurations and a sealing member providing a seat for seating of the moveable member when the moveable member is in the closed configuration. The anvil member and the sealing member are moveable relative to one another when the moveable member is moving from the open to the closed configuration. During opening and closing the sealing member is displaced away from the cutting device as the cutting device engages the anvil member. The sealing member is pushed away from the moveable member and the anvil to a maximum separation from the movable member at the point on the stroke when the cutting surface of the moveable member is moving past the anvil member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco UK Limited
    Inventor: Carl Richard Wood
  • Patent number: 9200799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively producing steam from solar collectors and heaters, for processes including enhanced oil recovery. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a water source, a solar collector that includes a collector inlet, a collector outlet, and a plurality of solar concentrators positioned to heat water passing from the collector inlet to the collector outlet, a fuel-fired heater, a steam outlet connected to an oil field injection well, and a water flow network coupled among the water source, the solar collector, the heater, and the steam outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: GlassPoint Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: John Setel O'Donnell, Peter Emery von Behrens, Andras Nady, Stuart M. Heisler
  • Patent number: 9127547
    Abstract: A chemical distribution device includes mixing manifold that receives well treatment chemicals and solvent that are to be mixed. A siphon is positioned within the mixing manifold to control the fluid level. The mixture is not delivered from the chemical distribution device until the fluid level of the mixture is above a crest of the siphon. The mixture is delivered in a batch to the well via a flowline until the fluid level of the mixture is below the inlet of the siphon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Gabriel Prukop
  • Patent number: 9034180
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved water treatment cavitation reactor cone. The tank operates on a continuous flow of fluids which are subjected to ultrasonic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The treatment tank includes a tangential inlet that induces a rotating flow into the tank thereby increasing the mixing of the ozone within the effluent. The effluent is further treated with DC current. The treatment tank provides a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process and apparatus for cleaning and recycling fluids as contaminated as frac water, used to stimulate gas production from shale formations, as well as other types of fluids having various levels of contaminants such as aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and suspended solids. The calcium carbonate scaling tendency is reduced to an acceptable level without the use of acids, ion exchange materials, or anti scaling chemicals which is of economical and environmental significance and benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGuire
  • Publication number: 20150107822
    Abstract: An environmentally sealed system for fracturing subterranean systems including a fracturing fluid source, a proppant source, a proppant hopper comprising a variable proppant regulator, a blender comprising a blender inlet and a blender outlet, a high pressure pump comprising a high pressure pump inlet and a high pressure pump outlet, and a well head; wherein the fracturing fluid source is connected to the blender inlet through a fracturing fluid supply connection and a fracturing vapor recovery connection, the proppant source is connected with the proppant hopper through a proppant supply connection and a proppant vapor recovery connection, the proppant hopper is connected to the blender inlet through a proppant transfer connection, the blender outlet is connected to the high pressure pump inlet, and the high pressure pump is outlet connected to the well head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robin Tudor
  • Patent number: 9010429
    Abstract: An embodiment of an integrated well access assembly comprises a prime mover, a positioning pump coupled to the prime mover for positioning a well access line relative to the well, and a hydraulic treating pump coupled to the prime mover for pumping a fluid into the well access line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Rod Shampine
  • Publication number: 20150101792
    Abstract: A carbonaceous material liquefaction apparatus which uses a nozzle assembly to supply a pressurised liquid towards a carbonaceous material as a high velocity liquid. A supply line (46, 39) supplies the high pressure liquid to the nozzle assembly (38). The high velocity liquid reacts with the carbonaceous material (35) in a reaction zone (40) to produce a processed carbonaceous material. A product return line (34, 42) returns the processed carbonaceous material and entrained liquid to a processing plant. The processing plant comprises a heat exchanger (44) to transfer heat from the product return line to the supply line, a high pressure pump (48) to provide the high pressure liquid to the supply line, a separator (52) in the product return line downstream of the heat exchanger to separate gas (54) and oil (56) product from the entrained liquid, at least part of the liquid (58) being recycled (64) to the high pressure pump. The reaction can be carried out in-situ or in an above ground reaction chamber (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Peter John O'Dowd
  • Patent number: 9004172
    Abstract: A material to be used for hydraulic fracturing, comprising argon maintained as a supercritical fluid, and a proppant. The material may also include any one of a variety of gels, foaming agents, and/or gases. The material may be used in a system to recover resources from bedrock, the system comprising the fracturing material, at least one mixer, a pump to inject the material into a bore well, and a recovery unit to recover the resource from the well. The material and system may be used in a variety of methods for extracting resources from bedrock, the method including mixing the proppant with the supercritical argon to form a mixture, pumping the mixture into a bore well, and recovering the resource from the bore well. Additionally, the material and bore well may comprise a structure used in the extraction of resources from bedrock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William B. Carlson, Gregory D. Phelan
  • Patent number: 8999154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water treatment apparatus for treating Lake Okeechobee water. The treatment apparatus operates on a continuous flow of water which is subjected to hydrodynamic waves, acoustic ultrasonic waves in combination with injected ozone and electrolysis. The treatment system provides a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process for cleaning contaminated water that is directed into estuaries, lagoons, intracoastal waterway, everglades, and the ocean. Treatment includes addressing various levels of contaminants such as aerobic bacteria, often called a green slime that produces a bio-film. The apparatus can be mounted on a vessel to permit targeting of algae blooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGuire
  • Patent number: 8997863
    Abstract: A method of improving natural gas release from a well via an enhanced hydraulic fracturing operation. The method includes capturing or retrieving the flow back from the well following the fracturing operation. The flow back or other source water is introduced to an electrocoagulation (“EC”) treatment process. EC treatment separates the water from other fracturing fluid components in the flow back and also removes bacteria and other contaminants. Thereafter, the EC-treated fluid is recycled for subsequent fracturing operations. The process may also be used to treat all source water, including fresh water delivered to the well before it is used as a fracturing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Water Tectonics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Mothersbaugh, Marvin Eugene Hancock
  • Publication number: 20150083426
    Abstract: A method that is usable with a well includes introducing solids into a pneumatic stream to produce a solids-containing pneumatic stream; communicating the solids-containing pneumatic stream to a blender assembly to mix the solids with at least one other material to produce a flow; and pumping the flow into the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Lesko, Kim Hodgson, Ed Leugemors, Rod Shampine
  • Patent number: 8985202
    Abstract: The system includes a number of flexible fluid containment structures, or tubes, for storing fluids used in or produced during fracking. The tubes may be filled to store water prior to introduction into the well or drilling waste expunged from the well. A series of valves and pumps control the flow of fluids to and from the tubes, well, and purification equipment. A backflow preventer including a primary port, forward port, and return port supports bi-directional fluid transfer with the well. Drilling fluids are piped into the forward port and exit the primary port to the well. A flow meter may be coupled to the forward port to determine the volume of fluid flowing through the forward port to the well. Drilling waste may also return from the well via the primary port and exit the return port, which may also include a flow meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: P.V. Flood Control Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Vickers
  • Publication number: 20150075796
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handling wellsite packets for a wellsite are provided. The wellsite packets include soluble packaging with wellsite materials therein. The wellsite has surface equipment and downhole equipment positioned about a wellbore. The handling system includes at least one feeder, at least one mixer, at least one metering device, and a pump. The feeder moves the wellsite packets directly or indirectly into the mixer. The mixer stimulates dissolution of the soluble packaging so as to mix the wellsite materials with a fluid to form a wellsite mixture. The metering device selectively controls the number of wellsite packets moving to the mixer. The pump is operatively coupled to the mixer to pump the wellsite mixture at the wellsite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bruno Lecerf, Dan Fu, Zinaida Usova, Avinash Ramesh, Garud Sridhar, William Troy Huey, Jesse Lee
  • Patent number: 8978759
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making up fracturing fluid with coated proppant applies opposed electrical charges to the proppant and its coating to create a uniform coating without extensive mechanical mixing, and additionally, the method applies opposed electrical charges to the coated proppant and fracturing fluid to enhance mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gregory Neal, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8973660
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, including but not limited to positioning a tool containing an injection liquid in a well bore formed in a formation; injecting the injection liquid through a probe into the formation; and withdrawing formation fluid from the formation through the probe. A system is disclosed for performing functions useful in positioning a tool containing an injection liquid in a well bore formed in a formation; injecting the injection liquid through a probe into the formation; and withdrawing formation fluid from the formation through the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Rocco DiFoggio
  • Patent number: 8956532
    Abstract: The present device provides a system for recirculating water in a well to reduce unwanted odor and mineral deposits that develop from stagnated well water. The water recirculation system comprises a wellhead having a vent aperture and a spigot line, a water filter, a nozzle, and a vent adapter, which are coupled with a water pump and water tank to create a mist for recirculating water within the system. The nozzle is positioned to spray the well walls of the well with a mist to reduce material deposits that may otherwise develop. The system operates solely on the water pressure provided by the water pump and water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry M. James, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150041116
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved coupling for cement heads. One exemplary cement head includes a first module comprising a first end, a first outer surface, and a plurality of first protrusions extending radially outward from the first outer surface, each of the plurality of first protrusions comprising a first profile in which (i) a first engagement surface faces axially away from the first end and (ii) a first support surface forms a first oblique angle relative to an axis; and a bridge configured to engage the plurality of first protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joe A. Beisel, Nicolas Rogozinski
  • Publication number: 20150034302
    Abstract: Present embodiments are directed to a tubular filling tool. In certain embodiments, the tubular filling tool includes a conductor pipe configured to receive a filling fluid flow from a top drive and a diffuser block communicatively coupled to the conductor pipe and configured to receive the filling fluid flow from the conductor pipe, wherein the diffuser block comprises a plurality of fluid passages extending to external passages formed in an outer diameter of the diffuser block and configured to facilitate passage of the filling fluid flow to the external passages from within the diffuser block, wherein the external passages are configured to generate a swirl flow pattern in the filling fluid flow during a tubular filling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TESCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin James Nikiforuk
  • Patent number: 8944159
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 8936074
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing CO2 with an advanced function of adjusting the pressure and temperature of CO2 for geologic injection includes a manifold including a plurality of branching pipes to receive carbon dioxide for geologic injection from a plurality of storage tanks, a distribution chamber having an inlet communicating with the manifold and an outlet connected to an injection pipe extending to an underground tubular well, so that the carbon dioxide, which has been received through the manifold, is supplied through the injection pipe, a temperature adjusting part to adjust the temperature of the carbon dioxide introduced into the distribution chamber, and a flow rate and hydraulic pressure adjusting part to adjust a flow rate and a hydraulic pressure of the carbon dioxide injected into an underground through the distribution chamber. The temperature and pressure conditions of CO2 on geologic injection are controlled through a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (Kigam)
    Inventors: Tae-Hee Kim, Ki-Sung Sung, Jeong-Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 8931551
    Abstract: A multipart frac head with removable components permits the frac head to be refurbished in the field. A bottom leg and inlet ports of the multipart frac head can be replaced. The bottom leg is provisioned with a flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Bob McGuire
  • Publication number: 20150007997
    Abstract: A fracturing system can include a fracturing manifold coupled to a plurality of fracturing trees. The fracturing manifold may include adjustment joints that enable adjustment of the length of the fracturing manifold. The fracturing manifold can also include pivot joints that allow angular displacement of portions of the fracturing manifold with respect to other portions. The adjustment and pivot joints can accommodate spacing and elevation differences between the fracturing trees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gregory A. Conrad
  • Publication number: 20150007998
    Abstract: A fracturing system can include an integral fracturing manifold. More particularly, a fracturing system can include a plurality of fracturing trees and an integral fracturing manifold may be directly coupled to each of the plurality of fracturing trees. The integral fracturing manifold may also include adjustment and pivot joints that accommodate spacing and elevation differences between the fracturing trees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gregory A. Conrad
  • Patent number: 8925628
    Abstract: A communication arrangement is disclosed for communication between a downhole line and a wellhead body having a through-hole and a valve member for closing the through-hole. The communication arrangement provides a fluid passage that extends from a wellhead body port to the downhole line thus allowing communication between the wellhead body and a safety valve or valves and/or the injection of chemicals or fluids into the well without the need to rework the valve member or disable the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Jacob
  • Publication number: 20150000891
    Abstract: An improved cementing tool is presented which allows for relatively easy removal and insertion of the tool through the use of non-threaded low-torque connections. The cementing tool uses a combination of threaded connections and non-threaded, low-torque connections configured to create a stack of components including plug launchers, ball launchers and plug launch indicator/counters. Use of non-threaded low-torque connections allows for breaking down the tool by hand, requiring no special torquing equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle Mowbray, Lee Robichaux, Kris Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150000917
    Abstract: A method is described for the recovery of hydrocarbon from a reservoir. The method includes arranging a chamber in fluid communication with the reservoir via at least one conduit, and having the chamber comprising first and second wall parts movable relative to each other. An impact pressure is provided in the fluid to propagate to the reservoir via the conduit, where the impact pressure is generated by a collision process between an object arranged outside of the fluid and the first wall parts for the first wall part to impact on the fluid in the chamber. Further, the chamber is arranged to avoid a build-up of gas-inclusions where the first wall part impacts on the fluid. This may be obtained by arranging the conduit in or adjacent to the zone where the gas-inclusions naturally gather by influence of the gravitational forces, or by placing the first wall part impacting on the fluid away from this zone. The invention further relates to a system for the generation of impact pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jim-Viktor Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8919453
    Abstract: A landing ring having at least one scallop groove formed on an interior of the ring. The landing ring interfaces with a fluted mandrel casing hanger such that the scallop groove aligns between flutes of the hanger. This alignment of the scallop groove of the landing ring with the fluted mandrel casing hanger provides sufficient clearance to allow a stabbing in of a cement tube for cement injection during cement topping operations or debris clean out down hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventors: Henry He, Kwong-Onn Chan, Gene Ambrose
  • Patent number: 8910708
    Abstract: Systems for remedial cementing are provided that utilize pumice and various additives. One of the systems for remedial cementing embodiments comprises a lightweight settable composition comprising pumice, a calcium activator, and water, wherein the lightweight settable composition has a density of less than about 13.5 pounds per gallon; mixing equipment for mixing the lightweight settable composition; and pumping equipment for delivering the lightweight settable composition to a well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis, James R. Benkley
  • Patent number: 8910714
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using a fluid within a subterranean formation comprising forming a fluid comprising a fluid additive, introducing the fluid to a formation, observing a temperature, and controlling a rate of fluid introduction using the observed temperature, wherein the observed temperature is lower than if no observing and controlling occurred. A method and apparatus to deliver fluid to a subterranean formation comprising a pump configured to deliver fluid to a wellbore, a flow path configured to receive fluid from the pump, a bottom hole assembly comprising a fluid outlet and a temperature sensor and configured to receive fluid from the flow path, and a controller configured to accept information from the temperature sensor and to send a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe M. J. Tardy, Douglas Pipchuk, Xiaowei Weng, Fernando Baez Manzanera
  • Patent number: 8906242
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved water treatment apparatus. The treatment apparatus is pressurized and operates on a continuous flow of fluids which are subjected to hydrodynamic waves, acoustic ultrasonic waves in combination with injected ozone. The treatment tank includes a tangential inlet that induces a rotating flow into the tank thereby increasing the mixing of the ozone within the effluent. The ozonated fluid is further electro chemically treated with DC current. The treatment tank provides a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process and apparatus for cleaning and recycling fluids as contaminated as frac water, used to stimulate gas production from shale formations, as well as other types of fluids having various levels of contaminants such as aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and suspended solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis McGuire, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Publication number: 20140352977
    Abstract: A tool for retaining an activator ring of a hanger within a wellhead assembly during a fluid pumping process includes an annular fluid pumping sub body having an end selectively coupled with a supply of fluids and a distal end selectively coupled with the hanger. An outer ring assembly circumscribes and rotates relative to the fluid pumping sub body. A retainer ring circumscribes the fluid pumping sub body and selectively abuts the activator ring. A plurality of biasing assemblies that are selectively compressible are located between the outer ring assembly and the retainer ring, so that when the fluid pumping sub body is coupled with the hanger, an axial lockdown force is maintained on the activator ring by the biasing assemblies during the fluid pumping process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GE OIL & GAS PRESSURE CONTROL LP
    Inventors: Eugene Allen Borak, Jr., Gajanan B. Hegde, Andrew Browne Helvenston
  • Publication number: 20140352969
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to a composition including a crosslinkable ampholyte polymer or a crosslinked product of the same, methods of making and using the composition, and systems including the composition. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method can include obtaining or providing a composition including a crosslinkable ampholyte polymer. The crosslinkable ampholyte polymer can include an ethylene repeating unit including a —C(O)NH2 group, an ethylene repeating unit including a —S(O)2OR1 group, and an ethylene repeating unit comprising an —N+R23X? group. At each occurrence, R1 can be independently selected from the group consisting of —H and a counterion. At each occurrence, R2 can be independently substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C20)hydrocarbyl. At each occurrence, X? can be independently a counterion. The composition can also include at least one crosslinker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: HsinChen Chung, Yuntao Thomas Hu, Narongsak Tonmukayakul, Harvey Fitzpatrick
  • Publication number: 20140345865
    Abstract: A system for powering wellsite surface equipment comprises at least one prime mover in communication with a fuel source for powering the prime mover and having at least one heat source, at least one pump arranged to be driven by the prime mover, the at least one pump in fluid communication with at least one wellbore and at least one fluid for use in the wellbore, and at least one auxiliary system in communication with the heat source from the at least one prime mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Laurent Yves Claude, Edward Leugemors, William Marshall, Rod Shampine, Philippe Gambier, Hubertus V. Thomeer
  • Patent number: 8893795
    Abstract: A wellbore chemical treating system include a storage vessel for containing a treating chemical. A chemical dispenser is in fluid communication between an outlet of the vessel and a well for selectively controlling the flow of the chemical from the vessel to the well. A liquid level sensor is disposed in the storage vessel. A controller is in signal communication with the liquid level sensor and is configured to operate the chemical dispenser. The controller is configured to adjust an operating time of the chemical dispenser based on changes in a liquid level measured by the liquid level sensor over a selected period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert N. Ayres
  • Publication number: 20140318762
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore comprising placing a wellbore servicing apparatus into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore servicing apparatus contains a plurality of mobilized template-assisted crystallization beads and contacting a fluid comprising scale-forming ions with at least a portion of the template-assisted crystallization beads. A method of servicing a wellbore, comprising contacting a fluid comprising scale-forming ions with a quantity of template-assisted crystallization beads in a vessel to form a treated fluid, wherein the template-assisted crystallization beds are mobile within the vessel and placing the treated fluid into a wellbore, a subterranean formation, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Kurtis FONTENELLE, Eli Allen SCHNOOR, Holly Ann Grider, Nathan Carl SCHULTHEISS, Todd Anthony STAIR
  • Publication number: 20140318784
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided that utilize pumice and various additives. An embodiment provides a method of remedial cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a lightweight settable composition comprising pumice, a calcium activator, and water, wherein the lightweight settable composition has a density of less than about 13.5 pounds per gallon and is free of Portland cement; and using the lightweight settable composition in a remedial cementing method to seal one or more voids in a well bore. Also provided are pumice-containing remedial compositions and systems for remedial cementing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis, James R. Benkley
  • Patent number: 8869889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a reliable, high purity source of CO2 that is used in the recovery of formation deposits, such as fossil fuels. At least a portion of the fossil fuels recovered may be directly combusted or extracted using the same process used to provide the pure source of CO2 without the need to first remove CO2, sulfur, other fossil fuels, or other impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Palmer Labs, LLC, 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Palmer, Rodney John Allam, Jeremy Eron Fetvedt, David Arthur Freed, Glenn William Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8857515
    Abstract: Methods involving the use of subterranean treatment fluids comprising a silica control agent and an aqueous base fluid wherein the treatment fluid is placed into a portion of a subterranean formation and wherein the silica control agent is present in an amount of at least 75% of the saturation point in the treatment fluid. The methods include fracturing and gravel packing operations using a treatment fluid including a silica control agent present in an amount of at least 75% of the saturation point in the treatment fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmie D. Weaver
  • Patent number: 8851179
    Abstract: A process and process line is provided for preparing a friction-reduced hydraulic fracturing fluid at a central location which can be readily transported to an oil or gas well in a formation at a well site, comprising: preparing a mixture of polymer and water at the central location by shearing the polymer in the water in a high shear environment to create the friction-reduced hydraulic fracturing fluid; pumping the friction-reduced hydraulic fracturing fluid through a series of pumps and pipelines to the well site; and injecting the hydraulic fracturing fluid into the oil or gas well at a pressure sufficient to cause fracturing of the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Encana Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Todd DeFosse, Lois Louise McCorriston
  • Publication number: 20140290956
    Abstract: A pump assembly including a plunger in communication with a pumpable media, a plurality of combustion chambers and a plurality of pistons. Each piston is associated with one of the combustion chambers. The pistons are in communication with the plunger and operatively arranged to together collectively urge the plunger in a pumping direction when the combustion chambers are triggered for displacing the pumpable media with the plunger. Also included is a method of pumping a media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Blake C. Burnette
  • Patent number: 8844615
    Abstract: A mechanism for pressurized delivery of material into a well without exposure to a high pressure pump. The mechanism may include material delivery equipment that is coupled to the high pressure pump or other pressure inducing equipment through a material carrier that intersects a fluid line from the pump. The material carrier may include chambers that are reciprocated or rotated between positions that are isolated from the fluid line and in communication with the fluid line. While isolated from the fluid line, the chambers may be filled with oilfield material which may then be delivered to the fluid line when positioned in communication therewith. In this manner, a supply of the oilfield material may be retained in a substantially isolated state relative to the pump and components thereof which may be susceptible to damage from exposure to the oilfield material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Luharuka, Rod Shampine, Joe Hubenschmidt, Philippe Gambier, Brian Ochoa, Thomas Allan, Michael D. Parris, Jean-Louis Pessin, Edward Leugemors, Alejandro J. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8839875
    Abstract: A system for sequestering CO2 gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using CO2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized CO2, and injecting the cold liquid CO2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the CO2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and CH4 to be desorbed, released and recovered. No high volume of water, no toxic additives to the water and no sand proppants are used for hydro-fracture of the gas shale or coal bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ben M. Enis, Paul Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8833452
    Abstract: A method includes treating a first formation intersecting a wellbore, preparing a diversion fluid including an inactivated viscosifier and an inactivated thinning agent, and positioning an amount of the diversion fluid to isolate the first formation. An activator is then delivered to the diversion fluid, thereby activating the inactivated viscosifier and triggering a thinning agent activation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Don Williamson
  • Patent number: 8833474
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using CO2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing it to produce cold liquid pressurized CO2, and injecting the cold liquid CO2 under pressure to create fractures within the formation and causing the CO2 to be adsorbed into the coal or gas shale and natural gas (CH4) to be desorbed, released and recovered. A special pressure cycling process is used to enable the pressure within the formation to be increased and decreased, including allowing the liquid CO2 to change phase to a gaseous CO2, and injecting the liquid CO2 under pressure repeatedly, which causes greater expansion of the proliferation zone within the formation, and more efficiently releases CH4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ben M. Enis, Paul Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8833456
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transporting seawater from a seawater source to an inland site for utilization as a drilling and/or fracturing fluid are disclosed. In an aspect, systems and methods are disclosed wherein seawater is extracted from an ocean at a coastal location and transported to an inland drilling and hydraulic fracturing site via a pipeline, thereby providing a consistent, large volume supply of seawater for use in drilling and/or hydraulic fracturing operations. Such systems and methods may eliminate usage of locally-sourced fresh water, eliminating the unsustainable burden that drilling and hydraulic fracturing places on local water tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Seawater Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Brent Smith