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Dual purpose observation and production well
A method for producing hydrocarbons in a subterranean well useful for observing properties of one or more subterranean zones, includes the steps of: (a)...
Dynamic phase machine automation of oil and gas processes
A method, apparatus, and program product facilitate the automation of an oil & gas process, e.g., a drilling process, through the use of a dynamic phase machine...
Providing a pressure boost while perforating to initiate fracking
A one trip system for perforating and fracking multiple intervals uses a releasable barrier. The barrier can be an inflatable. A pressure booster system is...
Solar power and ion transport-based enhanced oil recovery system and
The enhanced oil recovery (EOR) system includes a solar tower that heats air, which is fed to an ion transport membrane (ITM) unit. The ITM unit separates...
Hydrocarbon recovery employing an injection well and a production well
having multiple tubing strings with...
System and method for producing fluids from a hydrocarbon reservoir where an injector well segment and parallel underlying producer well segment are both...
Apparatus and methods for recovery of hydrocarbons
Embodiments of the invention described herein relate to methods and apparatus for recovery of viscous hydrocarbons from subterranean reservoirs. In one...
Method for improved gravity drainage in a hydrocarbon formation
The invention relates to a method for improved gravity drainage in a hydrocarbon formation, the method comprising: drilling a production well along a...
Water fraction monitoring technique
A method and system for estimating water cut or water fraction. The method may include independently establishing a production index for a region in a well. An...
Method and apparatus for actuating a differential pressure firing head
A method and apparatus are presented for actuating a differential pressure firing head to actuate a perforating gun at a downhole location in a subterranean...
Wireless activatable valve assembly
A wireless actuation system comprises a transmitter, an actuation system comprising a receiving antenna, and one or more sliding members transitional from a...
Control of multiple tubing string well systems
Design and control of well systems with multiple tubing strings is described. An example system models multiple tubing strings in wellbores as segments, with...
Method of and system for drilling information management and resource
In one aspect, the present invention relates to a drilling-information-management system. The drilling-information management system includes a probe assembly...
Diverter latch assembly system
A system and methodology facilitates use of a diverter latch assembly in cooperation with a lateral wellbore. The diverter latch assembly comprises an upper...
Containment work platform with protruding connection
A support platform for enabling a worker to service an oil well next to a wellhead having a valve tree includes: a) a platform having an upper floor, a lower...
In-line fire control system for a hydrocarbon fluid stream
A fire control system for use at a well site for sensing the presence of a fire and for automatically placing into operation apparatus for mixing the fluid...
Remote-open inflow control device with swellable actuator
A flow control assembly for regulating fluid flow in a wellbore is disclosed. A remote-open ICD is opened in response to swelling of a swellable actuator. The...
An injection device for use in injecting a fluid into a target location comprises a housing and a valve assembly located within the housing. The housing defines...
Combination burst-disc subassembly for horizontal and vertical well
A combination profile and burst-disc subassembly is provided for use in directional, horizontal or deviated or vertical wells during snubbing, bridge plug...
Mixing and injecting fiber-based stimulation fluids
An emulsion is mixed with fibers while the emulsion is moving through a surface tubing using a venturi. The fiber/emulsion mixture is injected into a...
Retrievable cementing bushing system
A technique facilitates downhole service operations including cementing operations. A retrievable cementing bushing is designed to facilitate the service...
Retrievable swellable packer
A well tool can include a swellable material, and a degradable material which supports the swellable material, but which degrades in response to contact with a...
Multi-layered temperature responsive pressure isolation device
A sealing element comprises two distinct materials of different melting points. An outer shell material has a higher melting point than an inner core material....
Downhole seal apparatus and method thereof
A method of forming a downhole seal between inner and outer tubulars. The method including bonding a sealing element to an insert with a bond that bonds at...
Annular drilling device
An annular drilling device is provided that employs an active or passive, stationary sealing element. The sealing element is made of a low-friction material...
Overshot assembly and systems and methods of using same
An overshot assembly for operative coupling to a wireline and a head assembly within a drilling system. The overshot assembly has at least one latch member that...
Frangible core barrel
A coring assembly comprises an outer barrel coupled to a coring bit. An inner barrel is disposed within the outer barrel. An inner sleeve is disposed within the...
Friction reduction assembly for a downhole tubular, and method of reducing
A friction reduction assembly for a downhole tubular. The friction reduction assembly includes an electrically activated friction reduction sub. The sub...
Tubing hanger running tool with integrated landing features
A system, in certain embodiments, includes a tubing hanger running tool (THRT) configured to position a tubing hanger within a wellhead. The THRT includes an...
Cable duct device in a swelling packer
A cable duct device in a swellable packer, in which the swellable packer is provided with at least one opening therethrough which is adapted to constitute a...
Setting tool for expandable liner hanger and associated methods
A setting tool for an expandable liner hanger. A method includes the steps of: releasably securing the setting tool to the hanger, the setting tool including an...
Device and method for handling drill string components and drill rig
A device for handling drill string components for a drill rig. A slide is arranged displaceable on a longitudinal guide. A grip unit is swingable between a...
Methods and systems for tensioner connection
Improved methods and systems for connecting a riser tensioner system to a riser are disclosed. A system for coupling a tensioner cylinder to a riser includes a...
Coiled tubing gamma ray detector
A downhole tool for use in coiled tubing well operations. The tool includes a gamma ray detector for determining well location information for an associated...
Wear bushing for locking to a wellhead
A wear bushing (10) and a running tool (32) are provided for a subsea wellhead assembly including a wellhead housing and a casing hanger. The wear bushing is...
Auger cleaning device for removing debris from a helical drilling tool,
drilling machine provided with said...
In the auger cleaning device (8) according to the invention, in the closed configuration the tool-holder support forms a pass-through opening (82) arranged for...
Thick pointed superhard material
In one aspect of the invention, a high impact resistant tool includes a superhard material bonded to a cemented metal carbide substrate at a non-planar...
Polycrystalline diamond compacts, related products, and methods of
Embodiments relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts ("PDCs") and methods of manufacturing such PDCs in which an at least partially leached polycrystalline...
Drill bit with continuously sharp edge cutting elements
A method of producing a drill bit, such as for drilling a well into an earth formation, includes forming a bit body having a plurality of blades. Each of the...
Fiber-containing diamond-impregnated cutting tools and methods of forming
and using same
Fibers for diamond-impregnated cutting tools and their associated methods for manufacture and use are described. A matrix is formed that contains fibers made...
System and method of configuring drilling tools utilizing a critical depth
of cut control curve
According to some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of determining a critical depth of cut of a drill bit comprises selecting a radial swath...
Method and system for improving drilling speed by using drill speed
A system for improving a drilling speed by using drill string vibration comprises a downhole drill string vibration-reduction and supercharging device, and an...
Magnetic latching device for downhole wellbore intercept operations
A downhole magnetic latching tool includes at least one permanent magnet deployed on a non-magnetic tool body. A magnetically permeable housing is deployed...
Directional drilling target steering apparatus and method
An apparatus and method are used in conjunction with a system for performing horizontal directional drilling, the system including a drill string extending from...
Method and apparatus for inspecting and tallying pipe
A method and apparatus for inspecting and tallying pipe in a well completion system. In one embodiment, at least one sensor determines the length of a pipe...
Drilling motor valve and method of using same
A valve (11) for controlling the flow of a drilling fluid through a down-hole tool (10) positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The...
Ladder levelling stabilizer
A levelling stabilizer for a ladder and the like comprising a transverse brace (1) adapted for bridging the bottom stiles (2) of said ladder, two leg portions...
Safety device for ladders
Walk-through safety devices for ladders meeting ANSI and OSHA standards are positioned at the top end of the ladder and are comprised of two, ...
Covering for architectural opening including cell structures biased to
A covering for an architectural opening including a support tube and a panel operably connected to the support tube and configured to be wound around the...
Laterally repositionable roller shade
A roller shade may be retracted and extended. In various implementations, when a roller shade is extended it may be laterally repositioned. The roller shade may...
Actuating device, especially for a shading system, for actuation with a
An actuating device (10) actuates a shading system with a string element (44). An unintended detachment of a first partial structure (12) from a second partial...