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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...
9004155 Passive completion optimization with fluid loss control  
Passive completion optimization with fluid loss control. A completion string includes a set of well tools interconnected as a portion of the completion string, the well tools including a well...
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...
8960270 Shunt tube flowpaths extending through swellable packers  
Shunt tube flowpaths extending through swellable packers. A well system includes a packer assembly including a base pipe and an annular seal element which is swellable in response to contact with...
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...
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...
8919435 Dehydrator screen for downhole gravel packing  
Certain aspects and features relate to dehydrator screens that are inexpensively made wire, mesh, or stamped metal screens that can direct carrier fluid from a gravel pack slurry efficiently to...
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...
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...
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...
8794338 Rotating and translating shunt tube assembly  
A tubular assembly comprises a wellbore tubular, at least one shunt tube, and a coupling assembly configured to rotatably couple the at least one shunt tube to the wellbore tubular. A method of...
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...
8789611 Rotating and translating shunt tube assembly  
A tubular assembly comprises a wellbore tubular, at least one shunt tube, and a coupling assembly configured to rotatably couple the at least one shunt tube to the wellbore tubular. A method of...
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...
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...
8720590 Permeable material compacting method and apparatus  
A permeable material compacting method includes, positioning a portion of at least one elongated member within the interior of a tubular, moving a portion of the at least one elongated member...
8708048 Gas recovery component heating system  
A gas recovery component heating apparatus and method of use. The apparatus includes an insulating shell and at least one heating element positioned along the interior of the insulating shell. The...
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...
8678079 Fixed swirl inducing blast liner  
Wear is reduced in abrasive slurry service at an outlet into an annular space defined by the wellbore and around the tool. In a gravel packing application with a crossover, the slurry exits a...
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...
8622125 Apparatus and methods for allowing fluid flow inside at least one screen and outside a pipe disposed in an well bore  
An apparatus for allowing fluid flow inside at least one screen and outside a span of pipe disposed in a well bore includes at least one flow path for fluid entering at least one screen. The flow...
8596359 Remotely controllable fluid flow control assembly  
Fluid flow control assemblies capable of being disposed in a wellbore for hydrocarbon fluid production are described. The fluid flow control assemblies can include valves that are actuated via...
8590617 Apparatus and method for providing an alternate flow path in isolation devices  
An apparatus for use in a wellbore is described, the apparatus having a tubular body and a throughbore which defines a primary fluid path through the apparatus. An expanding element is disposed...
8584753 Method and apparatus for creating an annular barrier in a subterranean wellbore  
Presented is a method of completing a subterranean well having an open wellbore extending through a subterranean formation having a target zone. In a preferred embodiment, a tubing assembly is...
8567498 System and method for filtering sand in a wellbore  
A technique enables long-lasting filtering of fluid flow in a wellbore. The technique employs a base pipe and a sand control screen surrounding the base pipe. The sand control screen has a support...
8561699 Well screens having enhanced well treatment capabilities  
A well screen assembly with enhanced well treatment capabilities. A well screen assembly can include a well treatment substance secured to the well screen assembly, and at least one reactive...
8528642 Well completion for viscous oil recovery  
Described is a well completion for evenly distributing a viscosity reducing injectant (e.g. steam and/or solvent, e.g. in SAGD or CSS) into a hydrocarbon reservoir (e.g. of bitumen), for evenly...
8528641 Fracturing and gravel packing tool with anti-swabbing feature  
A fracturing and gravel packing tool has features that prevent well swabbing when the tool is picked up with respect to a set isolation packer. An upper or multi-acting circulation valve allows...
8517098 Wellbore method and apparatus for completion, production and injection  
A method, system and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons are described. The method includes disposing a plurality of sand control devices having a primary flow path and a...
8511380 Multi-zone gravel pack system with pipe coupling and integrated valve  
Apparatus having a first outer tubular member and a first inner tubular member. The first outer tubular member and the first inner tubular member can define a first space therebetween. The first...
8505628 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...
8496055 Efficient single trip gravel pack service tool  
A service tool and methods for performing subterranean hydrocarbon services in a wellbore. The service tool can include a body that having an aperture formed therethrough. A valve system can be...
8490699 High solids content slurry methods  
A method and system are disclosed for low damage gravel packing. The method comprises: combining a carrier fluid and a solids mixture into a slurry, wherein the solids mixture comprises a...
8490697 Gravel pack completions in lateral wellbores of oil and gas wells  
A technique enables an efficient, dependable approach to gravel packing lateral wellbores. The technique employs alternate path gravel placement technology which includes alternate path equipment...
8490688 Methodology for setting of an inflatable packer using solid media  
A seal includes a mandrel; an element disposed radially adjacent the mandrel; a chamber defined between the mandrel and the element; and a pressure regulator in fluid communication with the...
8479815 Desalination subsurface feedwater supply and brine disposal  
A system for supplying water to a desalination plant from a subsurface feedwater supply using one or more slant or horizontally directionally drilled (“HDD”) wells, and for concentrate disposal...
8464793 Flow control system with sand screen  
A technique enables long-lasting control over fluid flow in a wellbore. The technique employs a base pipe, a flow control device, and a sand control screen. The sand control screen is coupled to...
8453734 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...