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8683848 Oil well tubing pressure testing system and method of use  
An improved hydrotest testing system comprises a safety stop which prevents the testing tools from being blown out of the top of the tubing string. The safety stop is made up into the upward facing...
8684078 System and method for controlling fluid pumps to achieve desired levels  
A system for attaining and maintaining a pre-determined fluid level in a petroleum-producing well having a pump, such as a progressive-cavity pump, and a pump motor having a variable-frequency...
8684077 Watercut sensor using reactive media to estimate a parameter of a fluid flowing in a conduit  
An apparatus for estimating a parameter of interest includes a conduit and a reactive media in the conduit. The reactive media interacts with a selected fluid component to control a flow parameter...
8684084 Method and apparatus for selective down hole fluid communication  
Methods and apparatus for perforating a formation in a wellbore without perforating a well bore casing. The methods and apparatus include an external casing perforating device configured so as not...
8684079 Use of a solvent and emulsion for in situ oil recovery  
Described is a way to reduce solvent usage in solvent-dominated oil recovery processes through the use of an emulsion. Injection of an emulsion into an oil reservoir is performed as an alternative...
8684094 Preventing flow of undesired fluid through a variable flow resistance system in a well  
A flow control system for use with a subterranean well can include a flow chamber through which a fluid composition flows, and a closure device which is biased toward a closed position in which the...
8684099 System and method for formation isolation  
A technique employs a formation isolation valve that utilizes a ball rotatably mounted within a valve housing. The valve is designed to enable rotation of the ball about a fixed axis without...
8684076 Method and apparatus for enhancement of fracture fluid clean-up with periodic shock waves  
The method and apparatus for enhancing fluid removal from a fracture in a geologic formation by applying periodic/cyclic shock waves to the fracture in a formation surrounding a wellbore which has...
8684081 Zero-leakoff gel  
A silicate gel composition that is useful for sealing the face of a fracture of a formation. A method of sealing a face of a fracture of a formation with the silicate gel composition and diverting...
8684093 Electromechanical actuator apparatus and method for down-hole tools  
An apparatus and method for the actuation of down-hole tools are provided. The down-hole tool that may be actuated and controlled using the apparatus and method may include a reamer, an adjustable...
8684086 Downhole mixing tool  
A downhole mixing tool and method for removing sand and other debris from a wellbore which combines the sand with a treatment fluid so that the sand is lifted to the surface of the well for...
8684091 Wellbore servicing compositions and methods of making and using same  
A method of servicing hydrocarbon production equipment comprising locating at least a portion of a hydrocarbon flow conduit experiencing a loss of functionality; creating a port to access an...
8684085 Storing device for stored substance and method for storing stored substance  
A filter (13) is provided at a tip portion of an injection well (9). A pumping apparatus (5) pumps carbon dioxide stored in a carbon dioxide tank (3). The pumping apparatus (5) feeds carbon dioxide...
8684087 Downhole flow control using perforator and membrane  
A flow control assembly can be disposed in a wellbore and can include a membrane that can be perforated in response to a pressure, such as a setting pressure, from an inner area of a tubing....
8682587 Method and apparatus for determining the permeability of earth formations  
A method and apparatus for determining the fluid permeability of an earth formation is described. An instrument comprising an acoustic source and acoustic and electrokinetic sensors is located in a...
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...
8678094 Multiple activity rig  
An offshore platform may include a pair of trolleys. One trolley may be mounted on top of the platform and the other trolley may be suspended below the platform. Each trolley may be positioned on...
8678095 Gas assisted lift system  
An improved gas lift system for use in marginal well and small diameter production tubing is disclosed. The system uses compressed natural (produced) gas to lift formation fluids thereby enhancing...
8677814 Device for extracting at least one type of gas contained in a drilling mud, an analysis arrangement and a related extraction method  
A device (53) comprises an enclosure (63) and means (65, 67) for circulating a drilling mud in the enclosure (63). The inventive device is also provided with means (69) for introducing a gas...
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...
8678099 Sealing system  
A sealing system and method for sealing a tubular conduit, the sealing system includes a housing, at least one annular seal surrounding the outer surface of the housing, at least one seal back-up...
8680028 Method for the treatment of rock formations and novel polyampholytes  
A method for the treatment of rock formations which may or may not be underground and, more particularly, of oil or gas production wells, water-injection wells intended to flood hydrocarbon (oil or...
8678088 Method and apparatus to position and protect control lines being coupled to a pipe string on a rig  
Apparatuses and methods to cut a control line and/or to run a control line on a rig may include a movable cutting apparatus to cut a control line, a load transfer member to engage a control line, a...
8678098 Magnetically coupled actuation apparatus and method  
An actuator includes: a carrier including an axially elongated fluid conduit therein, the fluid conduit configured to received a ball therein; and an axially elongated ball receiving element,...
8678093 Insertion of a pack-off into a wellhead  
Apparatus for the insertion of a pack-off into a recess in a bore of a wellhead body includes an activating sleeve which has a portion disposed for engagement with the pack-off for the movement of...
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...
8678350 Valve and method for controlling flow in tubular members  
Further disclosed herein is a method for controlling fluid flow. The method includes, selectively deforming at least one selectively deformable member disposed between two tubular members that are...
8678080 Water processing systems and methods  
A system comprising a well drilled into an underground formation comprising hydrocarbons; a water supply; a steam production facility, the steam production facility comprising a filter to remove at...
8678097 System and method for circumferentially aligning a downhole latch subsystem  
A system for circumferentially aligning a downhole latch subsystem in a wellbore. The system includes an outer tool assembly including a latch coupling having a latch profile and a slot subassembly...
8678081 Combination anvil and coupler for bridge and fracture plugs  
A downhole tool such as a bridge or frac plug includes a combination anvil and coupler that forms both the anvil or bottom stop on a mandrel, and a coupler to attach a burn device. One or more...
8678090 Methods for treating hydrocarbon-bearing formations with fluorinated polymer compositions  
A method of treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation and treated hydrocarbon-bearing formations. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition having solvent...
8678087 Wellbore laser operations  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods for producing fluids from a wellbore wherein fluids may be communicated through an aperture in a wall of the wellbore. A laser can then be used to seal the...
8678112 Slip device for suspending a drill or casing string in a drill floor  
Clamping die (15) in a device for engagement with a cylindrical body (4), which clamping die (15) includes a gripping surface (153) that is arranged to be able to extend in parallel with the center...
8678082 Hydraulic oil well pumping apparatus  
A pumping arrangement employs a compensating type hydraulic pump, a directional valving arrangement and a proportioning valving arrangement. When the directional valve is energized, oil is directed...
8678100 Method of deploying nanoenhanced downhole article  
A method of deploying a downhole article comprising a shape memory material, the shape memory material comprising a nanoparticle having greater thermal conductivity than an identical shape memory...
8682589 Apparatus and method for managing supply of additive at wellsites  
A system and method for supplying an additive into a well is disclosed that includes estimating injection rates for the additives and setting of one or more fluid flow control devices in the well...
8678085 Well control operational and training aid  
A method and system to aid and/or train well control personnel by measuring the actual hydraulic delay and pressure attenuation of operator choke changes during well control operations or...
8678086 Method and apparatus for a downhole gas generator  
A downhole steam generation apparatus and method of use are provided. The apparatus may include an injection section, a combustion section, and an evaporation section. The injection section may...
8678091 Magnetic retrieval apparatus and method for retaining magnets on a downhole magnetic retrieval apparatus  
Magnetic retrieval tools for use in a wellbore or other tubular member to remove metallic debris. A magnetic retrieval tool includes a tool body having a central shaft with a plurality of ribs that...
8678096 Composite bow centralizer  
A method comprising providing a centralizer disposed about a wellbore tubular, wherein the centralizer comprises a first collar, a second collar, a plurality of bow springs coupling the first...
8678083 Expandable liner hanger with helically shaped slips  
A liner hanger uses a spirally shaped slip member that makes at least one revolution about the mandrel being expanded. The slip member is disposed in a groove with tapered end walls that approach...
8678084 Reorienting annular debris barrier  
A debris barrier snap fits to a tubular groove of one of the tubulars that define the annular gap in which the barrier is to be mounted. It is loosely mounted so that it can center itself in the...
8678110 Mud saver valve and method of operation of same  
A mud saver valve, positionable at the bottom of the drill string, above the bit, which includes an elongated body portion; portion of the valve housing a compressible spring a pressure; a valve...
8678092 Controllably installed multilateral completions assembly  
A multilateral completions assembly having selectively isolated lateral legs during hardware installation. The assembly includes a variety of isolation sleeves disposed interior of the main bore...
8672025 Downhole debris removal tool  
A downhole debris recovery tool including a ported sub coupled to a debris sub, a suction tube disposed in the debris sub, and an annular jet pump sub disposed in the ported sub and fluidly...
8672026 Fluid control in reservior fluid sampling tools  
A pumping system comprising: a probe to suction a fluid from a fluid reservoir; a pump in fluid communication with said probe; a sensor for detecting phase changes in said pumping system, said...
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...
8672027 In situ fluid reservoir stimulation process  
A method for stimulating a hydrocarbon-containing formation that includes the steps of: introducing a heat source in the formation; heating a portion of liquid hydrocarbons in the formation to...
8672039 Coiled tubing inline motion eliminator apparatus and method  
An apparatus for performing well intervention work using coiled tubing. The apparatus includes a structural frame. The upper portion of the frame include two winches for suspending well...
8676353 Control system  
In the control system having plural control devices that are connected to a network, and control objects different from each other, an engine control device, a meter control device, and an AT...