Standpipe Patents (Class 175/216)
  • Patent number: 8556004
    Abstract: A conduit assembly for use in a drilling system that may include an upper section, an intermediate section and a lower section. The upper section may include a first seal. The first seal may include an opening that may be sized and configured to receive and form a seal with an inner drill string. The first seal may include one or more slits that may extend from an outer edge of the first seal to the opening of the first seal. The intermediate section may include an outlet for a flushing medium. The outlet may include a projection that may extend into a hollow interior of the intermediate section. The lower section may be sized and configured to be connected to and disconnected from a connecting portion of an outer drill string. The lower section may be sized and configured to be connected to and disconnected from the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Longyear TM, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Hartung, Christof Kruse
  • Publication number: 20110139506
    Abstract: A well drilling system for use with a drilling fluid pump includes a flow control device regulating flow from the pump to a drill string interior; and another flow control device regulating flow through a line in communication with an annulus. Flow is simultaneously permitted through the flow control devices. A method of maintaining a desired bottom hole pressure includes dividing drilling fluid flow between a line in communication with a drill string interior and a line in communication with an annulus; the flow dividing step including permitting flow through a flow control device interconnected between a pump and the drill string interior; and the flow dividing step including permitting flow through another flow control device interconnected between the pump and the annulus, while flow is permitted through the first flow control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: James R. LOVORN, Carlos BRUDER, Neal G. SKINNER, Joe KARIGAN
  • Patent number: 6814167
    Abstract: A boring device for producing a bore with a casing tube has a linkage, a boring tool, which can be fixed to the lower end of the linkage, a mounting frame for mounting on the casing tube, a drive and a connecting device, which is used for producing a rotary connection between the casing tube and the mounting frame. The linkage is hollow and has a first and a second flushing line. In the vicinity of the upper end of the link-age are provided a first connection for the supply of a fluid to the first flushing line and a second connection for removing the borings via the second flushing line. A boring method introduced the casing tube into the soil prior to an excavation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Bauer Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Leonhard Weixler
  • Patent number: 6230824
    Abstract: A rotating diverter for isolating fluid in a well from other fluid above the well is provided. The rotating diverter includes a housing body which has a bore running through it. A retrievable spindle assembly which includes a spindle and a bearing assembly is disposed in the bore. The bearing assembly supports the spindle for rotation. The spindle is adapted to receive and seal around a tubular member, and rotation of the tubular member rotates the spindle within the bore. A lock member is disposed in the housing body to secure the retrievable spindle assembly to the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Hydril Company
    Inventors: Charles P. Peterman, Kenneth L. Pelata, Kenneth W. Colvin, Michael J. Tangedahl, Andyle G. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4915452
    Abstract: A hydraulic borehole mining system has a cutting jet nozzle supported on an insert short length of tubing of a cutting jet head within a water supply conduit in the lowest section of a multi-conduit pipe string that extends from the surface through a borehole to a target zone to be mined. A rod extending from the surface through the string outside of the water supply conduit connects to the head to reposition the nozzle vertically, independent of movement of the conduit or string. The borehole annulus is sealed and connected to a surface standpipe for development of a hydrostatic head pressure that acts, with or without downhole pump assistance, to raise the slurry created by the nozzle jet up through a second conduit in the pipe string. Material is pumped down the same second conduit after mining to backfill the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Merton F. Dibble
  • Patent number: 4867256
    Abstract: The mud of a drilling well is treated by injecting a liquid polymer chemical into the suction of a main circulating mud pump rather than by pouring the liquid chemical into the open collar of a drill pipe joint while making a connection. This causes the mud to exhibit lower gel strengths and obtain a bore hole more nearly to gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Eddie L. Snead
  • Patent number: 4514103
    Abstract: A safety guide for kelly spinner hoses in drilling rigs and a plurality of said safety guides in combination with kelly hoses and a rotary hose. Each safety guide comprises a pair of opposed rings, each adapted to receive and guide a kelly spinner hose, and a device for securing the rings to a rotary hose substantially in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the rotary hose. Advantageously, each ring has a rigid integral loop member and the securing device comprises a flexible band passing through said loop members. It is preferred to secure the band to the rotary hose with a buckle. In the combination, a plurality of the safety guides are spaced along the length of the rotary hose, preferably substantially equidistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Goodall Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wise, John N. Garratt