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9006314 Thermoset particles with enhanced crosslinking, production, and their use in oil and natural gas drilling applications  
Use of two different methods, either each by itself or in combination, to enhance the stiffness, strength, maximum possible use temperature, and environmental resistance of thermoset polymer...
9004169 Method of isolating and completing multiple zones within a wellbore  
A gel barrier may be created within an annulus in a one-step operation by combining two or more solutions within the annulus. The two solutions may include a first solution, such as a silicate...
9004091 Shape-memory apparatuses for restricting fluid flow through a conduit and methods of using same  
Apparatuses for restricting fluid flow through a well conduit comprise a tubular member having a seat member disposed within the tubular member for receiving a plug element. One or both of the seat...
9004158 Seal apparatus for restriction of movement of sand in an oil well  
An apparatus for restricting movement of sand in an oil well has a production tubing, a working barrel positioned in the production tubing, a tubular member affixed an end of the working barrel,...
9004185 Downhole plug drop tool  
A plug drop tool, including a body defining a chamber, a plug initially housed in the chamber and a member disposed with the body. The member is actuatable for selectively enabling communication...
9004182 Expandable downhole actuator, method of making and method of actuating  
Disclosed herein is a downhole actuator. The actuator includes, a discontinuous tubular being configured to restrict longitudinal expansion while longitudinally contracting in response to radial...
9004173 Cement wiper plug with size changing feature  
Wiper plugs or other shapes are made from shape memory foam in a size large enough to wipe or clean a tubular of a predetermined size. The plug or other shape is then reformed to a smaller...
9004166 Down-hole gas separator  
A gas separator for separating gas from a fluid in a production stream in a producing hydrocarbon well is described. The gas separator includes a central tube sized to fit into a well casing of the...
9004174 System, apparatus, and method for monitoring a subsea flow device  
A system, apparatus, and method are provided for monitoring a subsea flow device such as a subsea flowline. The apparatus generally includes a thermoelectric device that is adapted to generate...
9004170 System for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation including a transformer and related methods  
A system for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein may include a radio frequency (RF) source, an RF antenna to be positioned within the...
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...
9004196 Drill bit assembly having aligned features  
A drill bit assembly has a bit head and a pin body. The bit head comprises a cutting end, an opposite connecting end with an engagement section, and a feature facing the connecting end. The pin...
9004180 Method and apparatus for actuating a downhole tool  
Apparatuses and methods used for actuating downhole tools in which a ball is dropped from a surface of a wellbore until it contacts a ball seat of a downhole tool. The ball seat moves axially...
9004171 System for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation including a magnetic amplifier and related methods  
A system for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein may include a radio frequency (RF) source, an RF antenna to be positioned within the...
9004177 Subsea production systems and methods  
A subsea production system, comprising a plurality of wells located on a sea floor, the wells producing a fluid comprising hydrocarbons; a cold flow center on the sea floor, the cold flow center...
9007233 Non-contact capacitive datalink for a downhole assembly  
Aspects of this invention include a downhole assembly having a non-contact, capacitive coupling including first and second transceivers deployed in corresponding first and second downhole tool...
9004179 Multi-actuating seat and drop element  
An apparatus includes a counter for tracking and communicating a number of plug drops through a longitudinal bore; a plug element adapted to be dropped into the longitudinal bore; and a valve...
9004160 Downhole tool apparatus with slip plate and wedge  
A downhole tool that is used to seal a well bore. The downhole tool has at least one of a nose cap coupled to a slip means for converting shear forces into compression forces, a pultrusion rod, and...
9004157 Blowout preventer  
A blowout preventer comprising: a main body comprising a seal seating profile, one or more bonnet guideways, and one or more slide guideways; a bonnet attached to the main body, wherein the bonnet...
9004159 High performance wellbore departure and drilling system  
A system and method facilitate drilling of lateral wellbores by optionally eliminating one or more trips downhole. The system and method provide for drilling a lateral wellbore by enabling the...
9004181 Low profile rotating control device  
A system and method is provided for a law profile rotating control device (LP-RCD) and its housing mounted on or integral with an annular blowout preventer seal, casing, or other housing. The...
9004184 Method and wellbore system  
The invention provides a wellbore system comprising an expandable tubular element arranged in a wellbore formed in an earth formation whereby an annular space is present between the tubular element...
9004172 Systems, materials, and methods for recovering material from bedrock using supercritical argon compositions  
A material to be used for hydraulic fracturing, comprising argon maintained as a supercritical fluid, and a proppant. The material may also include any one of a variety of gels, foaming agents,...
9000942 Borehole telemetry system  
A telemetry apparatus and method for communicating data from a down-hole location through a borehole to the surface is described including a light source, an optical fiber being placed along the...
8997889 Underwater drilling arrangement and method for introducing a foundation element into a bed of a body of water  
The invention relates to an underwater drilling arrangement and a method for introducing a foundation element into a bed of a body of water comprising a submersible working platform for placement...
8997854 Swellable packer anchors  
Anchor areas are provided that are engaged by swelling of a swellable element of a downhole tool. When engaged with an open hole or casing, the anchor areas provide additional holding power for the...
8997856 System and method for anchoring an expandable tubular to a borehole wall  
The present invention provides a system for anchoring an expandable tubular to a borehole wall. The system comprises a support member having a first end fixed relative to the outside of the tubular...
8997851 Grinding arrangement for tool joints on a drill string  
A grinding arrangement is described to remove sharp edges on a pipe coupling (51) of a drill string (50), as a consequence of marks from the jaws of pliers and machines used to connect the pipe...
8997859 Downhole tool with fluted anvil  
An anvil or mule shoe of a downhole tool disposable in a casing of an oil or gas well includes a scoop formed in a bottom of the downhole tool with a concave profile oriented at an acute angle with...
8997865 Process of sealing a breakthrough created during the production of hydrocarbons in a subterranean formation  
A method for sealing a breakthrough penetrating an injection well.
8997870 Method and apparatus for separating downhole hydrocarbons from water  
An apparatus for downhole separation of an oil/water fluid and the injection of the separated water into the formation includes a casing in a borehole, a tubing string in the casing, first...
8997848 Pressure balanced ultrasonic flowmeter  
A system, including an ultrasonic flow meter with a conduit including a conduit wall and configured to flow a fluid, an housing disposed about the conduit to define a fluid chamber about the...
8997866 Cement compositions comprising lignite-based grafted copolymers and methods of use  
A method of cementing in a subterranean formation may comprise: introducing a cement composition comprising cement, water, and a lignite-based copolymer into a subterranean formation, wherein the...
8997895 System and method for coupling an impregnated drill bit to a whipstock  
A system and method to facilitate the drilling of one or more lateral wellbores while eliminating one or more trips downhole. The system utilizes a drilling assembly comprising an impregnated drill...
8999154 Apparatus for treating Lake Okeechobee water  
Disclosed is a water treatment apparatus for treating Lake Okeechobee water. The treatment apparatus operates on a continuous flow of water which is subjected to hydrodynamic waves, acoustic...
8997881 Pressure bearing wall and support structure therefor  
A method of supporting a pressure bearing wall against a pressure differential applied across the wall can include positioning a support structure proximate the pressure bearing wall, the support...
9000940 Drill string inground isolator in an MWD system and associated method  
An inground isolator and associated method can provide an electrically isolated break in a drill string using electrical insulating members/isolators that are supported by a housing. During drill...
8997874 Method and apparatus for evacuating hydrocarbons from a distressed well  
A method of evacuating hydrocarbons from a plurality of nested tubulars of a well pipe, extending from an underwater well tree, includes attaching a fluid transmission line to the underwater well...
8997853 Downhole tool and method of use  
Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a composite slip for a downhole tool, the composite slip having a circular slip body having one-piece configuration with at least partial connectivity...
8997878 SALT ring handling system and method  
A SALT ring handling system having a platform, a track system operatively connected to a lower side of the platform, and a pickle fork operatively connected to the track system. The platform may...
8997877 Riser components and methods for making the same  
A method for making a riser component includes: positioning a coupler adjacent and end of a tube such that a region of the coupler forms an interface with the tube's end, wherein the region...
8997872 Cap assembly for use with a tubing spool of a wellhead  
A cap assembly for use with a tubing spool of a wellhead has a body with an interior passageway body and a mandrel extending upwardly therefrom. The body has a connector extending from an opposite...
8997883 Annulus seal with stepped energizing ring  
A wellhead seal assembly that forms a metal-to-metal seal between inner and outer wellhead members. A seal member has inner and outer walls separated by a slot, where the slot has an upper portion...
8997861 Methods and devices for filling tanks with no backflow from the borehole exit  
A method for sampling fluid from a subsurface formation includes retrieving fluids from the formation using a plurality of pumps. The method also includes the steps of controlling a flow of the...
8997879 Diverter spool and methods of using the same  
A well containment assembly comprising a first pressure-containing device and a diverter spool. The diverter spool comprises a body having a longitudinal central axis and at least partially...
8997862 Flooding operations employing chlorine dioxide  
A method includes introducing a treatment fluid including a first polymer gel into a subterranean formation to generate a production fluid having an aqueous portion and a hydrocarbon portion,...
8997880 Lined downhole oilfield tubulars  
A method for providing a string of tubing for installation in a well, which method comprises installing a string of tubing within a wellbore. The string of tubing comprises a plurality of elongated...
8997863 Method for using electrocoagulation in hydraulic fracturing  
A method of improving natural gas release from a well via an enhanced hydraulic fracturing operation. The method includes capturing or retrieving the flow back from the well following the...
8997850 Method and apparatus for dropping a pump down plug or ball  
An improved method and apparatus for dropping a ball, plug or dart during oil and gas well operations (e.g., cementing operations) employs a specially configured tool body assembly having valving...
8997855 Reduction of expansion force via resonant vibration of a swage  
An apparatus includes a body shaped to deform a wellbore tool in a predetermined manner. A vibration device applies a vibration to the body to reduce a frictional force caused when the body deforms...