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Method and apparatus for acoustic noise isolation in a subterranean well
The disclosure provides a well system component configured to reduce excessive acoustic noise that would otherwise interfere with acoustic telemetry systems....
Apparatus and method for kick detection using acoustic sensors
A method and apparatus for detecting a kick in a wellbore using acoustic transducers. In one embodiment, a system for detecting a kick in a wellbore includes a...
Methods and apparatus for evaluating downhole conditions with RFID MEMS
A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag can include a die attached to an inductive-capacitive (LC) circuit including a capacitive element coupled to an...
Data transmission during drilling
A technique facilitates efficient data transfer during a drilling operation. The drilling operation involves deploying a drill string downhole and rotating a...
System and method for surface steerable drilling
A system and method for surface steerable drilling are provided. In one example, the method includes monitoring operating parameters for drilling rig equipment...
Forward deployed sensing array for an electric submersible pump
An electric submersible pumping system has an electric motor, a pump assembly driven by the electric motor and a sensor module. The sensor module preferably...
Measuring speed of rotation of a downhole motor
The invention relates to downhole motors for rotating drill bits. The downhole motors may comprise stators, turbines or the like. The drilling motor may...
Sensor-based control of vibrations in slender continua, specifically
torsional vibrations in deep-hole drill...
Control device (100) controlling a drilling operation and methods by which the dynamics of the continuum in question can be divided into superimposed waves, of...
Methods and compositions of treating subterranean formations with a novel
Methods of treating a wellbore in a subterranean formation including providing an aqueous treatment fluid comprising a liquid resin agent, wherein the liquid...
Control fracturing in unconventional reservoirs
The application is related to improving recovery of fracturing fluids from subterranean target earth intervals. The application is also related to improving...
Heater and method of operating
A heater includes a heater housing with a fuel cell stack assembly disposed therein. The fuel cell stack assembly includes a plurality of fuel cells which...
Nano-sensors for oil and gas reservoir characterization
Enhanced oil recovery becomes increasingly important in satisfying the growing demand for fossil fuel. The efficiency of secondary recovery processes like water...
Gas restrictor for a horizontally oriented submersible well pump
A submersible pump assembly has a tubular intake housing containing intake housing ports. A gas restrictor is carried around the intake housing. The gas...
Perforation gun components and system
A perforation gun system is provided including combinations of components including a top connector, a self-centralizing charge holder system and a bottom...
Multiple diameter expandable straddle system
A tubular expansion system is configured to expand a tubular in a wellbore. The expansion system may include an expandable tubular having a lower section and an...
Anchor for a tubing string and method
Disclosed herein is a tubing string anchor for resisting angular rotation of the tubing string, as when undergoing pumping through the string. The anchor...
Sand control crossover tool with mud pulse telemetry position
A completion tool for gravel packing screens incorporates an added position to allow redirection of flow to a signal transmission tool at the needed flow rates...
Determining appraisal locations in a reservoir system
System and methods for determining appraisal locations in a reservoir system by generating, selecting and ranking a list of priority appraisal locations based...
Collecting tank, system comprising collecting tank and multi-phase pumps,
and method for separating and...
The invention relates to a collecting tank for multi-phase mixtures from a hydrocarbon source, having at least one inlet (20) for introducing multi-phase...
Dual closure system for well system
Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed to a dual closure system disposed within a wellbore and capable of preventing the...
Multi-cycle circulating valve assembly
A circulating valve assembly can include a valve controlling flow between an interior and an exterior of the assembly, another valve controlling flow between...
Configurable and expandable fluid metering system
A configurable metering cartridge includes a body having a tortuous pathway between an inlet and an outlet, and the tortuous pathway includes a plurality of...
Foamed cement compositions containing metal silicides usable in
subterranean well operations
The invention relates to cement compositions containing a metal silicide such as an alkali metal silicide or an alkaline earth metal silicide. Upon mixing with...
Well sealing via thermite reactions
A platform is formed in a well below a target plug zone by lowering a thermite reaction charge into the well and igniting it, whereby the products of the...
Synchronic dual packer
A downhole tool having a first packing element and a second packing element configured to synchronically set to selectively hydraulically isolate a portion of...
Interlocking segmented seat for downhole wellbore tools
Disclosed herein is a segmented seat for use in wellbore servicing systems, comprising an annular-shaped seat with an upward facing surface for receiving an...
Segmented seat for wellbore servicing system
A segmented seat adapted to be placed in subterranean wellbore equipment and engaged by an obturator. The segmented seat includes an annular body that is...
Subsea energy storage for blow out preventers (BOP)
A subsea energy storage for well control equipment, wherein stored energy near a well on the sea floor monitors and activates well control equipment...
Pressure pulse well tool
Implementations described herein are directed to a pressure pulse well tool, which may include an upper valve assembly configured to move between a start...
Subterranean solids separator
A debris removal device for subterranean use features a debris laden inlet tube within a housing to define a debris collection space at the lower end of the...
Adjustable coring assembly and method of using same
A coring extender for a coring tool is provided. The coring tool is deployable by a downhole tool into a wellbore. The coring extender includes a housing...
Systems and methods for production zone control
An improved downhole well control tool ("WCT") allows for the control of in-situ fluid flow from a production well having one or more production zones. The WCT...
A latching assembly has a tubular housing having an inner surface that defines an inner bore and an outer surface. A latch moves between a latch position that...
The present invention relates to a downhole tool comprising a tool housing for accommodating components of the downhole tool, the tool housing comprising; a...
Methods of maintaining sufficient hydrostatic pressure in multiple
intervals of a wellbore in a soft formation
This Application addresses maintaining a hydrostatic pressure exerted on a wall of a wellbore in different intervals of the wellbore. This is done by flowing a...
Spinning gas separator for drilling fluid
A gas-separator for separating trapped gases from drilling fluids retrieved from a well-bore being drilled is disclosed. The gas-separator includes a...
Drill string tubular component
A drill string tubular component for use in an oil or gas well, in the form of a tubular having a central bore and a mechanism for mobilizing drill cuttings...
Floating clamping device for injection head of continuous oil pipe
A floating clamping device for an injection head of a continuous oil pipe, including a drive sprocket, a transmission chain, a supporting plate, a pushing...
Attachment for making up or breaking out pipe
An attachment is described that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of heavy construction equipment. The attachment is configured to rotate a...
Wrench extension with foot support
The present invention is an add-on tool to the standard barrel wrench that comprises a heavy duty T-shaped member and a foot ring where the operator fits their...
Composite bow centralizer
A centralizer comprises a first collar, a second collar, a plurality of bow springs coupling the first collar to the second collar, and a plurality of...
Work string and method of completing long lateral well bores
A work string for completing long lateral well bores is assembled using small diameter drill pipe having a nigh make-up torque for a curved section and lateral...
Cutting device and method of making
A cutting device includes, at least one stack of cutting elements attached to a cutter surface having, a first element and a second element attached to the...
Cutting structures, tools for use in subterranean boreholes including
cutting structures and related methods
Cutting structures for use with downhole tools in subterranean boreholes include a blade, a plurality of primary cutting elements coupled to the blade, and at...
Roller cone drill bits with optimized bearing structures
A roller cone drill bit may include optimally designed bearing structures and cutting structures. The roller cone drill bit may include three cone assemblies...
Subsea drilling with casing
A method of forming a wellbore includes providing a drilling assembly comprising one or more lengths of casing and an axially retracting assembly having a first...
String supported whipstock for multiple laterals in a single trip and
A whipstock is supported adjacent the lower end of a string during the drilling of the lateral. It has no integrated anchor. The BHA is delivered through the...
Coil tubing orienter tool with differential lead screw drive
A technique facilitates control over the orientation of a bottom hole assembly. The bottom hole assembly comprises an orienting tool having a dual-spline drive...
Gas injection while drilling
Injection of gas into a managed pressure drilling system to provide for operation of the drilling system in a downhole pressure window defined by the pore...
Mud hydraulic top drive
A top drive includes a hydraulic motor in fluid communication with first inlet for a supply of pressurized drilling fluid. A drill string adapter is...