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8939205 Method and apparatus for generating seismic pulses to map subterranean fractures  
The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Micro-seismic...
8939222 Shaped memory polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) for downhole packer applications  
A downhole element to isolate or complete a wellbore includes a shape memory material including polyphenylene sulfide. The polyphenylene sulfide is the cure product of being cured at a temperature...
8939201 Resilient foam debris barrier  
A space filler material is used to prevent accumulation of debris that could later foul the operation of adjacent moving parts. In one application a void space that is subsequently closed by...
8939215 Gasless pilot accumulator  
A gasless subsea accumulator having a series of opposing springs in two separate chambers defined by a central cross shaped member for translating force on a piston in the accumulator to dampen...
8939217 Hydraulic pulse valve with improved pulse control  
Hydraulic pulses are produced each time that a pulse valve interrupts the flow of a pressurized fluid through a conduit. The pulse valve includes an elongate housing having an inlet configured to...
8939200 Tunable hydraulic stimulator  
Selected designs for reciprocating pumps and down-hole well-stimulation equipment reflect disparate applications of identical technical principles (relating to, e.g., the vibration spectrum of an...
8939204 Method and apparatus for communicating with a device located in a borehole  
A method of communication comprising: providing a string of a plurality of connected components (2,3,5,6,7), one or more vessels running along the string to form a continuous fluid path (13);...
8939211 Hydrocarbon recovery process  
Method for increasing recovery of crude oil from a reservoir having an oil-bearing porous subterranean formation with a permeability of greater than 10 millidarcies, the formation including rock...
8940668 Method and composition for enhanced hydrocarbons recovery from a very high salinity, high temperature formation  
A method of treating a very high salinity high temperature hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method includes (a) providing a hydrocarbon recovery composition to at least a portion...
8939198 Apparatus and methods for deploying equipment at a wellsite  
A system for transporting and deploying a natural gas processing system comprises a base. In addition, the system comprises a plurality of natural gas processing units mounted to the base....
8939207 Insulated conductor heaters with semiconductor layers  
A heater used to heat a subsurface formation includes an electrical conductor, a semiconductor layer at least partially surrounding the electrical conductor, an insulation layer at least partially...
8939216 System and method for snubbing under pressure  
A snubbing plug is configured to enable pressure equalization above and below the plug before it is removed from a mineral extraction well. The pressure may be equalized via fluid pathways through...
8939213 Systems, spacer devices and methods for aligning multi-well modular templates and associated wells  
Systems, devices, and methods for providing proper spacing and alignment of multi-well modular drilling templates and associated wells are provided. An example embodiment of a system includes a...
8940670 Cement compositions comprising sub-micron alumina and associated methods  
Methods and compositions that comprise sub-micron alumina for accelerating setting of a cement composition. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation. The method may...
8939212 Corrosion barrier cap system  
A subsea cap method and system having a canister attached to a port in a subsea cap that is positioned on a subsea structure and materials contained within the canister for release through the...
8939219 System and method for monitoring and controlling snubbing slips  
A system and method for monitoring and controlling a snubbing unit having traveling slips and stationary slips are provided. Position sensors are associated with the slips for detecting opened and...
8940667 Fluid treatment systems, compositions and methods for metal ion stabilization in aqueous solutions and/or enhanced fluid performance  
Fluid treatment systems and compositions are provided including (a) at least one material including (1) at least one carboxylic acid functional group and (2) at least one sulfur-containing group...
8939214 Riser connector  
Various implementations include a system for introducing upwardly a flexible member into a tubular fixed structure with a sleeve surrounding the flexible member in the region where the flexible...
8938930 Support apparatus for wellbore tools  
An apparatus for supporting tubular goods and wellbore tools that can be used to perform down-hole operations in oil and gas wells. The support apparatus has a minimal footprint and requires...
8940666 Fluid composition for wellbore and pipeline cleanout and method of use thereof  
A fluid composition for cleanout of wellbores and pipe systems includes an effective amount of an amphiphilic chemical combined with an effective amount of a friction reducer in an aqueous...
8939220 Expandable slip ring for use with liner hangers and liner top packers  
A liner hanger includes a mandrel and a slip assembly disposed around the mandrel, wherein the slip assembly includes an expandable non-frangible slip ring and a plurality of gripping members. A...
8939221 High pressure lock assembly  
A lock assembly including a mandrel having one or more windows arranged alternatingly with one or more struts. One or more dogs are included corresponding to the one or more windows and are...
8936113 Percussion mole and method of geothermal heat exchange  
An apparatus for inserting a ground-loop for a geothermal heat-pump system comprises: a percussion mole (4); a first fluid pipe (5), connected to the mole (4), for conveying a heat-exchange fluid...
8936095 Methods of magnetic particle delivery for oil and gas wells  
An apparatus and method of conveying magnetic particles into a wellbore is disclosed. A plurality of particles which are magnetically attracted to one another in response to exposure to a magnetic...
8936086 Methods of fluid loss control, diversion, and sealing using deformable particulates  
Method including the steps of providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid and polymeric particulates and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having a...
8936100 Drive sleeve and sealing mechanism for non-rising stem gate valve  
A non-rising stem gate valve is provided that includes a drive sleeve disposed between the gate and the stem. The drive sleeve is coupled to the stem and isolates the moveable connection between...
8936096 Rubber element removal tool  
A method for removing a rubber element of a rotary control device includes closing an upper pulling ring around the rubber element, closing a lower stabilizing ring around a drill pipe stump,...
8936094 Rotational motion-inducing flow control devices and methods of use  
An example flow control device includes a body having an inlet and an outlet and a flow chamber extending therebetween. The flow chamber is configured to convey a fluid composition comprising a...
8936084 Degradable perforation balls and associated methods of use in subterranean applications  
Methods of making a degradable ball composition comprising a carboxylic acid, a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid salt, a fatty ester, or a combination thereof comprising the steps of: forming a...
8936080 Method of direct steam generation using an oxyfuel combustor  
A gas generator is provided with a combustion chamber into which oxygen and a hydrogen containing fuel are directed for combustion therein. The gas generator also includes water inlets and an...
8936108 High power laser downhole cutting tools and systems  
Downhole cutting systems, devices and methods for utilizing 10 kW or more laser energy transmitted deep into the earth with the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena. Systems and devices...
8936102 Packer assembly having barrel slips that divert axial loading to the wellbore  
A barrel slip for a packer assembly operable for use in a wellbore. The barrel slip includes a radially expandable barrel slip body having a first end and a second end. A substantially cylindrical...
8936097 Method and an apparatus for downhole injecting one or more treatment fluids  
A method for downhole injecting treatment fluids, and for providing in an annular space between a well tubular and the surrounding formation or between pipes of a wellbore system, includes loading...
8936088 Cutting assembly and method of cutting coiled tubing  
A coiled tubing cutter assembly comprises a housing configured to be inserted in a length of coiled tubing. The housing forms a main bore and a first pathway through which cutting fluid can flow...
8936075 Universal frac sleeve  
A wellhead assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the wellhead assembly includes a universal frac sleeve assembly for isolating portions of a wellhead assembly from pressurized fracing fluid....
8938363 Active seismic monitoring of fracturing operations and determining characteristics of a subterranean body using pressure data and seismic data  
A method for managing a fracturing operation. In one implementation, the method may include positioning one or more sources and one or more receivers near a hydrocarbon reservoir; pumping a...
8936093 Controlled rise velocity bouyant ball assisted hydrocarbon lift system and method  
A hydrocarbon lift system and method for increasing petroleum production from an enclosed subterranean reservoir to the earth's surface comprises a column of buoyant balls in an outer pipe...
8936101 Interventionless set packer and setting method for same  
A packer (80) for establishing sealing engagement with a surface disposed in a wellbore includes a packer mandrel (90) and a seal assembly (100, 102, 104) slidably disposed about the packer...
8936099 Cam mechanism for downhole rotary valve actuation and a method for drilling  
A downhole tool including a cam housing disposed in a central bore of a sub; a cam piston having a cam track disposed in the cam housing; a rotary piston having a rotary valve and an auxiliary...
8936090 Inline RF heating for SAGD operations  
A method is described for accelerating start-up for SAGD-type operation by providing radio frequency heating devices inside the lateral wells that can re-heat the injected steam after losing heat...
8936085 Sealing by ball sealers  
In downhole treatments in the oilfield, ball sealers seated in perforations may not fully seal and may leak fluid through gaps and asperities between the balls and the perforations. A method is...
8936092 Seal system and method  
A system in some embodiments includes a system, having a seal assembly, including an inner energizing ring, an outer energizing ring, a load ring disposed between the inner energizing ring and the...
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...
8936076 Subterranean vibrator with lateral vibration feature  
A vibratory tool for use in a tubular string to prevent sticking or to release a stuck string features a fluid operated dart valve working in conjunction with an impact sleeve to deliver...
8936073 Drilling rig with a static resistant synthetic inter-connectable structural mat  
A drilling rig with static resistant synthetic inter-connectable structural mat assembly. The assembly has a plurality of static resistant mats, wherein each mat engages another mat without tools...
8936111 Invert drilling fluids having enhanced rheology and methods of drilling boreholes  
An invert emulsion drilling fluid, and a method of drilling with such fluid, having improved rheology at low mud weights and high temperatures. The improved rheology is effected with addition of...
8936079 System, apparatus and process for collecting balls from wellbore fluids containing sand  
A ball catcher for recovering balls from wellbore fluids containing sand during flow back operations. The ball catcher has a receiving chamber for receiving the wellbore fluids containing sand, a...
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...
8936078 Shearable control line connectors and methods of use  
Disclosed are shearable control line connectors. One control line connector includes an upper coupling element, a lower coupling element communicably coupled to the upper coupling element, and a...
8936081 Compositions and methods for servicing subterranean wells  
Fluid compositions containing a silica-particle suspension with no intrinsic cementitious properties may be pumped into a wellbore. Upon making downhole contact with previously placed well cements...