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9038718 Method for lost circulation reduction in drilling operations  
A method may include determining a first particle size distribution for particulate additives in a first wellbore fluid circulated through a wellbore through an earthen formation, and determining...
9027639 Sand control screen assembly with internal control lines  
Disclosed are sand control screens and completion assemblies that receive, retain, and protect control lines during installation and operation thereof. One disclosed completion assembly includes a...
9022110 Segmental flow-control method for flow-control filter string in oil-gas well and oil-gas well structure  
A segmental flow-control method for a flow-control filter string in an oil-gas well and an oil-gas well structure are disclosed. The oil-gas well includes a well wall(1), a casing(2) located in...
9022111 Method of well treatment using synthetic polymers  
A method for treating a subterranean formation, including estimating the solubility parameter of a monomer; selecting a solvent based on the parameter; forming a fluid comprising the monomer and...
9016377 Use of a chopper mechanism to add fibers to a well  
A chopper mechanism for providing a fiber to a fluid at an oilfield. The chopper mechanism may be employed to process the fiber from an uncut form to a cut form in order to provide a mixture of...
9016371 Flow rate dependent flow control device and methods for using same in a wellbore  
An apparatus for performing a wellbore operation, such as a gravel packing, includes a tool body, a flow passage formed in the tool body, the flow passage connecting a first space with a second...
9010417 Downhole screen with exterior bypass tubes and fluid interconnections at tubular joints therefore  
An assembly of screens made of connected joints with exterior bypasses that span the threaded connections among the joints features common fluid connections for the bypasses adjacent joint...
9004167 Methods of using invert emulsion fluids with high internal phase concentration  
In a method of gravel packing a wellbore in a subterranean formation, the wellbore comprising a cased section and an uncased section, the method may include pumping into the wellbore a gravel pack...
8985208 Formation treatment  
Method of consolidating sand in a subterranean formation by contacting the sand in a first location in the presence of water with a slurry in a liquid medium of cement of average particle size...
8985207 Method and apparatus for use with an inflow control device  
A completion assembly is run downhole into a well. The assembly includes a valve and a material that is adapted to initially configure the valve to prevent fluid flow through the valve in at least...
8967240 Gravel packing apparatus having a jumper tube protection assembly  
A gravel packing assembly has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly having a filter medium positioned exteriorly of a base pipe and a slurry delivery subassembly...
8960287 Alternative path gravel pack system and method  
A well screen system comprises a wellbore tubular and a coiled shunt tube disposed along the wellbore tubular. The coiled shunt tube is configured to be unwound from a reel. A method of gravel...
8936083 Methods of forming pillars and channels in propped fractures  
Methods of forming channels within propped fractures that are essentially free of proppants and more spacious than the interstitial spaces within traditional proppant packs. Specifically, various...
8936082 High solids content slurry systems and methods  
A method includes providing a slurry comprising a carrier fluid and a solids mixture, and injecting said slurry in a wellbore wherein the solids mixture comprises at least two volume-averaged...
8916506 High solids content slurries, systems and methods  
High solids content slurry, systems and methods. The slurry comprises a carrier fluid and a solids mixture of first, second, third and fourth particle size distribution (PSD) modes wherein the...
8893789 Shunt tube connection assembly and method  
A shunt tube assembly comprises a shunt tube and a jumper tube comprising a first end. The shunt tube comprises a non-round cross section, and the first end of the jumper tube is coupled to the...
8893781 Separating device for removing sand and rock particles  
Provided herein is a separating device for removing sand and rock particles in the extraction of liquids or gases from wells drilled in rock having a plurality of brittle-hard annular discs...
8887808 Engineered methods and materials for wellbore strengthening in subterranean operations  
A method of wellbore strengthening may include providing a wellbore strengthening fluid comprising a drilling fluid, a particulate, and a fiber; introducing the wellbore strengthening fluid into a...
8875786 Methods and compositions for sand control in injection wells  
Methods of preventing or reducing migration of particulates in injection wells. Some embodiments of the present invention describe methods of introducing a tackifying treatment fluid through an...
8869893 Gravel-packing carrier fluid with internal breaker  
A method of gravel packing a hole in a subterranean formation having a filter cake coated on the surface thereof that includes injecting into the hole a gravel pack composition comprising gravel...
8851171 Screen assembly  
An apparatus that is usable with a well includes a string and a screen assembly, which is adapted to be run downhole on the string. The screen assembly includes a tubular carrier and a container....
8839861 Systems and methods for providing zonal isolation in wells  
Systems and methods for providing zonal isolation in a hydrocarbon well include or utilize a tubular assembly having an upstream manifold, a gravel packing conduit, a transport conduit, a leak-off...
8833445 Systems and methods for gravel packing wells  
Assemblies, systems, and methods to facilitate gravel packing of a wellbore having a flow restricting device are described. The assemblies, systems, and methods can include a flow restricting...
8833452 Chemical diversion technique  
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...
8813873 Enhanced smear effect fracture plugging process for drilling systems  
This invention relates to drilling a well, particularly an oil or gas well, where casing or liner will be installed to stabilize the wellbore. The present invention is intended to permit more...
8813850 Washpipe isolation valve and associated systems and methods  
A method can include closing a valve interconnected between sections of a washpipe of a service tool string by displacing the service tool string relative to a completion string, thereby...
8807205 Gravel packing apparatus having a rotatable slurry delivery subassembly  
A gravel packing assembly has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly having a filter medium positioned exteriorly of a base pipe and a slurry delivery subassembly...
8794323 Completion assembly  
A completion assembly useful to fracture pack, gravel pack or otherwise treat production intervals traversed by an uncased wellbore is presented. The completion assembly may be used to stimulate...
8794324 One trip treatment system with zonal isolation  
A treatment system including a seal assembly operatively arranged with respect to a first zone in a borehole for isolating the first zone from a second zone and a third zone. The second and third...
8789612 Open-hole packer for alternate path gravel packing, and method for completing an open-hole wellbore  
Zonal isolation apparatus includes at least one packer assembly and can be used in completing an open-hole portion of a wellbore, which open-hole portion extends through at least two subsurface...
8783349 Compliant sand screen  
Embodiments disclose a sand screen apparatus for use in a well that intersects a hydrocarbon formation. The sand screen apparatus comprises a composite, the composite having a compressed state and...
8783348 Secondary flow path module, gravel packing system including the same, and method of assembly thereof  
An apparatus for gravel packing includes a sand screen and a secondary flow path module. The module is installed over the sand screen with the sand screen positioned radially inward the secondary...
8770279 Nanohybrid phase interfaces for foaming in oil field applications  
Methods of using nanohybrid-containing fluids in a well are provided. The methods include the steps of: (a) forming or providing a well fluid comprising a nanohybrid; and (b) introducing the well...
8770290 Gravel pack assembly for bottom up/toe-to-heel packing  
A gravel pack assembly gravel packs a horizontal borehole. Operators wash down the borehole using a tool in a first position by flowing fluid from the tool through the apparatus' toe. Operators...
8763700 Dual function proppants  
Proppants for use in fractured or gravel packed/frac packed oil and gas wells are provided with a contaminant removal component to remove one or more of the contaminants found in subterranean...
8752625 Method of gravel packing multiple zones with isolation  
A gravel pack system and method for zonal isolation includes a swellable element used in conjunction with a primary isolation device, such as a cup packer. The zones may be isolated by both the...
8746337 Single trip multi-zone completion systems and methods  
Disclosed are systems and methods of producing from multiple production zones with a single trip multi-zone completion system. One single trip multi-zone completion system includes an outer...
8739870 System and method for sealing gravel exit ports in gravel pack assemblies  
A system having a sealing assembly for a gravel port in a gravel pack apparatus. The sealing assembly includes a sealing element around an outer circumference of the gravel pack assembly above the...
8739871 Thermally-activated, high temperature particulate suspending agents and methods relating thereto  
A particulate suspending agent may be useful for mitigating particulate settling in wellbore applications with high-temperature and/or at near-neutral and higher pH values. Methods of treating a...
8720568 Swellable/degradable “sand” plug system for horizontal wells  
Disclosed herein are swellable and degradable sand plug systems used in wellbores and methods for using the systems in treating wellbores. The slurry composition includes a carrier fluid and a...
8714248 Method of gravel packing  
Gravel packing a region of a wellbore is carried out using one or more hydrophobically-surfaced particulate materials as the gravel. Placing the gravel pack is carried out using an aqueous carrier...
8701765 Shunt isolation valve  
Gravel packing apparatus and method. The apparatus can include a conduit configured to extend between first and second wellbore intervals and through an isolation valve assembly separating the...
8695709 Self-orienting crossover tool  
A crossover tool has an internal sleeve rotatably positioned within an external sleeve, and each of the sleeves has ports alignable with ports on the other sleeve. After deploying the crossover...
8680027 Method and composition for treatment of a well  
The invention provides a material comprising: a core made of a solid material; a first layer surrounding the core made of a swellable material able to swell in contact with a fluid; a second layer...
8678089 Cleanup fluids for anhydrous borate compounds and methods for use thereof in subterranean formations  
Anhydrous borate compounds can be used in a variety of subterranean treatment operations, where particulates of the anhydrous borate compounds slowly become soluble in an aqueous fluid after...
8672023 Apparatus and method for completing wells using slurry containing a shape-memory material particles  
In aspects, the present disclosure provides a method of performing a wellbore operation, which in one embodiment includes supplying a mixture containing a fluid and shape memory particles of a...
8662177 Hydraulic fracture diverter apparatus and method thereof  
A downhole apparatus positionable along a pipe string in a wellbore. The apparatus including a tubular structure having an outermost diameter greater than an outer diameter of an adjacent portion...
8662172 Methods to gravel pack a well using expanding materials  
A method for treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore comprising combining a carrier fluid, a first amount of particulates, and a second amount of particulates into a slurry,...
8662159 Apparatus for isolating and completing multi-zone frac packs  
A completion assembly for subterranean use from a surface in multiple zones that are gravel packed together has a plurality of screens spaced apart with tubulars that define an annulus around them...
8664168 Method of using composites in the treatment of wells  
A well treatment composite comprising a well treatment agent adsorbed onto a water-insoluble adsorbent may be prepared by precipitating the well treatment agent, in the presence of a metal salt,...