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8727315 Ball valve  
A ball valve includes a first ball clamping assembly that defines a first seat surface in contact with an exterior of the ball. A second ball clamping assembly defines a second, sealing seat...
8727012 Gasket test protector sleeve for subsea mineral extraction equipment  
A gasket test protector sleeve is provided for subsea mineral extraction equipment. The gasket test protector sleeve includes a gasket test isolation portion. The gasket test isolation portion is...
8727007 Shale gas waste water treatment method  
Organo clay and activated carbon are mixed to form a particle mixture. The particle mixture is contacted with waste water having chlorides and other contaminants, such as organic materials, heavy...
8727002 Acidic treatment fluids containing non-polymeric silica scale control additives and methods related thereto  
Treatment fluids may be used to retard the deposition of silica scale in subterranean formations. Methods for treating a subterranean formation can comprise providing a treatment fluid having a pH...
8726996 Device for the focus and control of dynamic underbalance or dynamic overbalance in a wellbore  
A downhole tool assembly for use in a wellbore includes a tubular body carrying an explosive which is selectively detonated to create a dynamic underbalance or overbalance effect in the wellbore....
8727028 Plugging a mined-through well  
A system and method of plugging a well bore includes intersecting a portion of a well with a subterranean cavern. A portion of the well may be isolated to prevent accumulation of reservoir fluids...
8726941 Exit assembly having a fluid diverter that displaces the pathway of a fluid into two or more pathways  
An exit assembly comprises: a fluid inlet; an exit chamber; a fluid outlet; and a fluid diverter, wherein the fluid diverter is connected to the fluid inlet and the exit chamber, and wherein the...
8729440 Applicator and method for RF heating of material  
A radio frequency heater is disclosed including a vessel for containing material to be heated and a radio frequency radiating surface. The vessel has a wall defining a reservoir. The radio...
8728991 Ceramic particles with controlled pore and/or microsphere placement and/or size and method of making same  
The present invention relates to lightweight high strength microsphere containing ceramic particles having controlled microsphere placement and/or size and microsphere morphology, which produces an...
8726991 Circulated degradable material assisted diversion  
Methods are circulated degradable material assisted diversion (CMAD) for well treatment in completed wells. A slurry of solid degradable material is circulated in the well with return of excess...
8727749 Cranked rod pump method  
An improved method is provided, for pumping fluids, such as water and/or hydrocarbons, from a subterranean formation or reservoir, through use of a cranked rod pumping (CRP) apparatus for imparting...
8727025 Downhole tool seal arrangement and method of sealing a downhole tubular  
A downhole tool includes, a body having a recess, a first seal bore, a second seal bore, and a tool disposed at the body that is responsive to differential pressure across a piston. The downhole...
8728229 Cement slurry composition  
The present invention provides a cement slurry composition, containing a hydraulic cement material, (A) a first water-soluble low molecular weight compound and (B) a second water-soluble low...
8727013 Subsea control module with interchangeable segments  
A subsea control module for subsea well equipment has an actuator having a rod with a remote operated vehicle (ROV) interface on one end and a latch on an opposite end that latches to a subsea...
8727016 Apparatus and methods for enhanced well control in slim completions  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus and methods for enhanced well control in slim completions. An embodiment can include an electrical submersible pump (“ESP”) pos...
8726999 Thermothickener polymer and surfactant composition and methods of employing the composition  
The present disclosure is directed to a thermothickening composition comprising: a surfactant; and a thermothickening polymer that is the product of at least the following monomers: a non-ionic...
8727015 Method and apparatus of mounting a valve on a flange with flexible bolts to stop oil flow from a ruptured pipe or device  
A method and apparatus for stopping oil flowing from the end of a ruptured pipe, by mounting a flange on the end of the ruptured, if a flange is not already present; providing a gate valve having a...
8727006 Detecting and remedying hydrogen starvation of catalytic hydrocarbon generation reactions in earthen formations  
Methods and apparatus for promoting the production of oil and/or gas from organic carbon-rich sedimentary rocks in a subterranean formation. Aspects of the method comprise detecting hydrogen...
8727001 Methods and compositions relating to minimizing particulate migration over long intervals  
Methods are included that are useful in treating subterranean formations and, more particularly, to minimizing particulate migration over long intervals in subterranean well bores that may be...
8727027 Downhole seal  
An expandable downhole seal includes a sealing portion and a deflecting portion adapted to move axially relative to each other to effect radial displacement of the sealing portion, wherein at least...
8727004 Methods of treating subterranean formations utilizing servicing fluids comprising liquefied petroleum gas and apparatus thereof  
Methods relating to servicing fluids that comprise gelled liquefied petroleum gas or servicing fluids that comprise a conventional gelled hydrocarbon fluid with liquefied petroleum gas are...
8727017 System and method for obtaining data on an unstructured grid  
There is provided a system and method for obtaining data corresponding to a property of interest on an unstructured grid. An exemplary method comprises defining a path of interest at least a...
8731890 Method of estimating well disposal capacity  
A method for determining a maximum volume of drilling cuttings disposal in a formation, the method including inputting formation parameters into a simulator, simulating a formation during waste...
8726980 Permanent cable for submersible pumps in oil well applications  
A technique facilitates the employment of an electric submersible pumping system or other well system downhole into a wellbore. The electric motor system is coupled with a signal carrying cable for...
8726995 Method for the enhancement of dynamic underbalanced systems and optimization of gun weight  
By using reactive shaped charges, a dynamic underbalance effect associated with detonation of a perforating system is enhanced without compromising shot density. Fewer shaped charges can be loaded...
8726988 Focused sampling of formation fluids  
An apparatus for obtaining a fluid at a position within a wellbore that penetrates a subterranean formation includes a body adapted to be disposed in the wellbore on a conveyance equipped with one...
8726993 Method and apparatus for maintaining pressure in well cementing during curing  
Method and apparatus are provided for cementing wells and preventing fluid entry into the wellbore before the cement cures and increasing radial stress in the cured cement. Impacts or vibrations...
8727018 Charging unit, system and method for activating a wellsite component  
A charging unit, system and method are provided. The system includes an activation unit and a charging unit. The activation unit includes a pump unit, a pressure circuit with an unloader valve to...
8727003 Composition and method for producing an ultra-lightweight ceramic proppant  
An ultra-lightweight, high strength ceramic proppant made from mixture of naturally occurring clays, preferably porcelain clay, kaolin and/or flint-clay, earthenware clay or other naturally...
8727008 Tool for removing debris from a wellbore  
An assembly for removing debris and/or conducting a wellbore operation may include a mandrel, a sliding sleeve rotationally coupled to the mandrel, and a flushing sleeve coupled to the sliding...
8726983 Method and apparatus for performing wireline logging operations in an under-balanced well  
A method and an apparatus log an underbalanced open hole well without killing the well or causing formation damage to maintain well control during the process. The installation of the well logging...
8727303 Variable bore packer for a blowout preventer  
A variable bore packer used in a blowout preventer to form a seal against different diameter tubular members for oil and gas drilling operations. The variable bore packer includes a packer member...
8726537 Method and strand sintering equipment for continuous sintering of pelletized mineral material  
In a method and equipment for continuous sintering of pelletized mineral material, a partition wall (7, 8) arranged between two adjacent cooling chambers (4, 5; 5, 6) is in the height direction...
8727026 Dual isolation mechanism of cementation port  
An apparatus for providing fluid communication includes a housing having a port; an inner sleeve adapted to seal the port; and a seal sleeve adapted to seal the port, wherein the seal sleeve is...
8726985 Expanding a tubular element in a wellbore  
A method is provided of radially expanding a tubular element (56) in a well-bore using an expander located in the tubular element, the expander (40) comprising an expansion member (48) and a...
8727014 Workover riser compensator system  
A tensioning apparatus for applying a substantially constant tension to a workover riser (12) includes a first portion (40) adapted to be coupled to a workover riser, a second portion (44) adapted...
8727010 Selective fracturing tool  
A tool for selectively treating a wellbore with fluid that includes a tubing string having a sidewall defining an inner bore, the sidewall comprising a flow area having at least one fluid flow port...
8727038 Control system for drilling operations  
The present application is directed to a system providing automatic and manual control of a brake lever on band brake drawworks of a wellbore drilling rig. The system comprises a pneumatic cylinder...
8726982 Method of producing gaseous and liquid components from one or more multi-phase streams and apparatus therefor  
A method and apparatus for producing gaseous and liquid components from one or more multi-phase streams in one or more pipelines. The method includes passing a first multi-phase stream along a...
8727009 Surface signal for flow blockage for a subterranean debris collection apparatus  
The debris collection device operates on an eductor principle with motive fluid delivered from the surface into an eductor housing inlet. The eductor outlet goes into a surrounding annular space...
8727000 Method of liquefaction of carbonaceous material to liquid hydrocarbon  
The present invention provides a method of liquefying a carbonaceous material in situ to produce liquid hydrocarbon comprising applying an aqueous solution to the carbonaceous material to...
8726997 Method of cooling a downhole tool and a downhole tool  
A method of cooling a downhole tool. A first step involves providing a cooling chamber in the downhole tool. The cooling chamber is positioned in proximity to components to be cooled. A second step...
8726998 BOP heating methods and systems and heat exchange units  
A BOP heating method includes operating a coiled tubing unit (CTU) using hydraulic fluid. The fluid is supplied from the CTU to an exchange tube and returned from the exchange tube to the CTU. The...
8727021 Top drive system  
In one embodiment, a top drive system includes a quill; a motor operable to rotate the quill; a gripper operable to engage a joint of casing; a connector bi-directionally rotationally coupled to...
8727023 Wireline lubricator  
A wireline lubricator and a connector includes a first part with a first seal portion and a first throughgoing passage for receiving a part of a wireline, and a second part with a second seal...
8728231 Biodegradable set retarder for a cement composition  
Compositions and methods are directed to a cement composition for use in a subterranean formation. In an embodiment the cement composition comprises: (A) cement; (B) water; and (C) a polymer,...
8726989 Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process  
The method begins drilling a borehole from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole. Fractures are created in the shale matrix by pumping fracturing fluid...
8720577 Downhole swivel apparatus and method  
What is provided is a method and apparatus which can be detachably connected to an annular blowout preventer thereby separating the drilling fluid or mud into upper and lower sections and allowing...
8720553 Completion assembly and methods for use thereof  
A completion assembly for operation in a subterranean well having multiple production zones. The completion assembly includes a lower completion assembly operably positionable in the well. The...
8720555 Self-diverting high-rate water packs  
A method for diverting fluids across a perforation tunnel in high-rate water pack operations may include providing a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation, wherein a perforation tunnel...