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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...
8720556 Methods for initiating new fractures in a completed wellbore having existing fractures present  
Fracturing operations can be problematic in completed wellbores containing at least one existing fracture, since it can be difficult to seal an existing fracture and initiate a new fracture within...
8720587 Control mechanism for subsurface safety valve  
A control mechanism for use with a safety valve adapted to seal a wellbore is described. The control mechanism comprises at least one valve actuator for engaging with the safety valve, the at least...
8720548 Process for enhanced production of heavy oil using microwaves  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O and sulfur hexafluoride within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2O and sulfur hexafluoride contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to...
8721898 Reactor tank  
Disclosed is an improved water treatment cavitation reactor cone. The tank operates on a continuous flow of fluids which are subjected to ultrasonic waves in combination with a high level of...
8720552 Tool and method for determining formation parameter  
An apparatus and method of measuring a parameter characteristic of a rock formation in an oil well is provided with a device for generating a sensing field within a volume of the rock formation and...
8720578 Telescoping orientation joint  
An orientation joint for a subsea landing string equipped to maintain both unitary and telescoping configurations. For example, the joint may maintain a unitary configuration to provide continuous...
8720584 Laser assisted system for controlling deep water drilling emergency situations  
There is provided a high power laser riser blowout preventer system and controller for operation thereof. The system utilizes high power laser cutters that are associated with the riser and the...
8720567 Blowout preventers for shearing a wellbore tubular  
Methods and apparatuses for severing a wellbore tubular, the apparatus, in certain aspects, including: a first member movable toward a tubular to be severed; a second member with a second blade...
8720603 Underwater drilling arrangement and method for making a bore  
The invention relates to an underwater drilling arrangement for making a bore in the bed of a lake, sea or river with a platform which can be lowered for positioning on the bed of the lake, sea or...
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...
8720557 In-situ crosslinking with aluminum carboxylate for acid stimulation of a carbonate formation  
A method of treating a zone of a subterranean carbonate formation penetrated by a wellbore is provided. The method includes the steps of: According to an embodiment, a method of treating a zone of...
8720546 Prevention of biomass aggregation at injection wells  
Disclosed herein is introduction of different nutrient solution formulations to a subterranean target site to prevent biofilm formation and biomass aggregation at the sand face of an injection well...
8720581 Production manifold accessory  
A production flow base (1) for possible future branched connection onto a production manifold (10) in order to provide for the connection of at least two production jumpers extending from...
8720564 Tubular severing system and method of using same  
Techniques for severing a tubular of a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation are provided. A blade is extendable by a ram of a blowout preventer positionable about the tubular. The blade...
8720570 Method of corrosion mitigation using nanoparticle additives  
A method of mitigating corrosion of downhole articles includes mixing a plurality of nanoparticles into a first downhole fluid to form a nanoparticle fluid. The method also includes exposing a...
8720264 Performance of permanently installed tubing conveyed seismic arrays using passive acoustic absorbers  
Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be red...
8720554 Apparatus and methods of flow testing formation zones  
A method of flow testing multiple zones in a wellbore includes lowering a tool string into the wellbore. The tool string includes an inflatable packer or plug and an electric pump. The method...
8720558 Viscosified fluids for remediating subterranean damage  
Methods for remediating a subterranean formation can comprise: introducing a first remedial fluid into a first portion of a subterranean formation, wherein the first remedial fluid comprises a base...
8720582 Apparatus and methods for providing tubing into a subsea well  
In some embodiments, apparatus useful for providing tubing into an underwater well includes at least one surface injector configured to control movement of the tubing into and out of the well and...
8720586 Hybrid seal  
A casing hanger seal assembly is lowered into a pocket between a casing hanger and a wellhead housing while in a run-in position. The seal assembly has a metal-to-metal upper seal ring and an...
8720576 Mounting a module on an underwater structure  
A method of mounting a subsea control module (1) on a mounting plate (10) of an underwater tree of a subsea hydrocarbon well comprises lowering the module to the plate and attaching the module to...
8720551 Well fluid leak detection and response systems  
Embodiments of the inventive technology may provide a leaked fluid detection and response system in one aspect, and in another aspect, an environmental enclosure for at least a component of such...
8720539 Modular power source for subsurface systems  
An electrical power system comprising a support configured for interconnection within a subsurface drillstring, an electrical power unit coupled to the support, and a conductive link configured to...
8720543 Device for passive pressure sealing  
A sealing system between a relatively rotating element and a stationary element has at least three sealing elements arranged between the rotating element and the stationary element and arranged in...
8720585 Deep-water oil well spill controller and container  
The present invention provides a deep-water oil well plug apparatus having a plunger member on an elongate shaft and a plurality of inflatable members configured and shapes to seal within the well...
8720550 Process for enhanced production of heavy oil using microwaves  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2O contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to lower the viscosity of the heavy oil and improve...
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...
8720544 Enhanced penetration of telescoping fracturing nozzle assembly  
A fracturing jet nozzle assembly has nested telescoping sections that each have nozzles in them. The outermost stage makes for a large perforation as it and the adjacent stages begin extension. As...
8720541 Tubular handling device and methods  
A tubular handling apparatus including a tubular member running tool adapted to provide load-bearing, and preferably torquing, capacity upon the gripping of a tubular is provided. The running tool...
8720573 Method for sampling and analysis of production from a subsea well for measuring salinity of produced water and also volumetric ratio between liquid fractions  
A permanent subsea sampling and analysis system is integrated into a replaceable equipment module for a choke valve of a subsea production well. The analysis system is self-contained, and separates...
8720560 Apparatus and method for cementing a borehole  
In aspects, the disclosure provides a method for cementing a borehole that includes selecting a location in the borehole for cementing. The method further includes providing a cement slurry...
8720571 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...
8720588 Method and system for fixing an element in a borehole  
A method is provided of fixing at least one element, preferably a sensor or a valve, in a borehole formed in an earth formation. The method comprises positioning each element in the borehole,...
8720540 Magnetic key for operating a multi-position downhole tool  
A downhole tool for use in a wellbore tubular string comprises a housing having a bore therethrough forming part of a fluid flowpath through the wellbore tubular string, a sliding member operable...
8720589 Apparatus and method to support a tubular member  
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed herein relating to an apparatus to support a tubular member. The apparatus includes a bowl having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, in which the bowl...
8720542 Tubular handling device  
A tubular member handling apparatus is a gripping tool (100) in the form of a body (110) having a longitudinal axis (202) and formed by a plurality of sleeves (750) connected end to end, each...
8720476 Portable ram block changer  
An apparatus for engaging and moving a ram block. In some embodiments, the apparatus, or ram block changer, includes a support bracket coupled to a blowout preventer and an articulated arm...
8720561 Sliding stage cementing tool and method  
A downhole tool provided within a casing string for use in cement staging operations. The tool includes a sleeve in the tool that selectively slides downward under pressure to expose ports formed...
8722590 Ceramic proppants  
A sintered, generally spherical ceramic body, having an alumina content of from about 52 to about 58 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously throughout the body, a silica content...
8720565 Tubular severing system and method of using same  
A method for severing a tubular of a wellbore is provided. The method involves positioning a blowout preventer about a tubular, the blowout preventer having a plurality of rams slidably...