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Oil States International (OIS)

Utility
Micro-controller-based Switch Assembly for Wellbore Systems and Method
22 Sep 22
A switch assembly, which is part of a chain of switch assemblies.
Roger Archibald, Jason Ansley, Brad Perry
Filed: 8 Jun 22
Utility
Convertible and Addressable Switch Assembly for Wellbore Operations
25 Aug 22
A convertible and addressable switch assembly incudes an interface (I/O) configured to connect to a controller along a telemetry system; and a processor connected to the interface (I/O).
ROGER ARCHIBALD, BRAD PERRY
Filed: 4 May 22
Utility
Valve Status Indicator System and Method
25 Aug 22
A fluid control system includes a fluid control device configured to be connected to at least one of two casing elements in a well, for controlling a fluid flow between a bore of the fluid control device and a zone located outside the casing elements; and a tracer material located within an inner chamber of a body of the fluid control device, the tracer material being uniquely associated with the fluid control device.
Dennis Roessler, John Hardesty
Filed: 12 May 22
Utility
Current Feed-through Wireline Release Tool and Method
25 Aug 22
A wireline release tool for downhole intervention, the tool including a housing having an electrical input and an electrical output; a pass-through switch located inside the housing and electrically connected between the electrical input and the electrical output; and a current limiter device located inside the housing and electrically connected between the electrical input and the electrical output.
Brad Perry, Roger Archibald
Filed: 10 May 22
Utility
One-click Contact Detonator for Perforating Gun System
11 Aug 22
A detonator for initiating a firing of a shaped charge in a gun is configured to include a housing having first and third conducting portions and a second insulating portion, which is sandwiched between the first and third conducting portions; an initiator located fully inside the first conducting portion or the third conducting portion; a first electrical line electrically connecting the initiator to an internal wall of the third conducting portion; and a second electrical line electrically extending from the initiator to the first conducting portion, through the entire second insulating portion.
Jarrod Henry Pearson
Filed: 7 Sep 21
Utility
Opening a Casing with a Hydraulic-powered Setting Tool
28 Jul 22
A setting tool (400) for opening and closing a sleeve (210) inside a casing (200) includes a body (402) extending along a central longitudinal axis (X); a set of holding dogs (420) located around the body (402); and a set of sleeve dogs (430) located around the body (402).
John T. Hardesty, Dennis Roessler
Filed: 7 Apr 22
Utility
Device and method for angularly orientating wellbore perforating guns
12 Jul 22
A steerable sub for controlling an angular orientation of a well tool in a well, the steerable sub including a housing; a steering element attached to the housing and configured (i) to partially extend out of the housing and (ii) to change an orientation relative to the housing; and an actuation mechanism connected to the steering element and configured to change the orientation of the steering element relative to the housing.
Dennis Roessler
Filed: 16 Nov 18
Utility
Micro-controller-based switch assembly for wellbore systems and method
12 Jul 22
A switch assembly, which is part of a chain of switch assemblies.
Roger Archibald, Jason Ansley, Brad Perry
Filed: 8 Jan 21
Utility
Apparatus and Method Relating to Managed Pressure Drilling
30 Jun 22
An actuatable sealing mechanism for sealing a fluid channel provided between two co-axially arranged tubular members having a central longitudinal axis.
Miguel Fernandes Martins, Richard Johnston
Filed: 1 May 20
Utility
Controlled timing of actuated plug element and method
14 Jun 22
A ball for sealing a plug in a well, the ball including a body; an actuation mechanism located in the body and configured to break the body into parts; and a ball sensor located on the body and configured to activate the actuation mechanism.
John T. Hardesty
Filed: 11 Jun 19
Utility
Current feed-through wireline release tool and method
14 Jun 22
A wireline release tool for downhole intervention, the tool including a housing having an electrical input and an electrical output; a pass-through switch located inside the housing and electrically connected between the electrical input and the electrical output; and a circuit limiter device located inside the housing and electrically connected between the electrical input and the electrical output.
Brad Perry, Roger Archibald
Filed: 19 Nov 18
Utility
Addressable Switch Assembly for Wellbore Systems and Method
26 May 22
A switch assembly, which is part of a chain of switch assemblies, includes a communication unit (CU) configured to receive, from an external controller, a fire command to activate a detonator, a voltage measuring unit configured to locally measure a voltage (V) at the switch assembly after receiving the fire command to activate the detonator, a computing core (CC) configured to locally make a decision whether or not to activate the detonator, after receiving the fire command to activate the detonator and after measuring the voltage (V), based on whether or not the measured voltage (V) at the switch assembly is larger than a threshold value.
Phillip PHELPS, Brad PERRY, Rick WALLACE
Filed: 7 Feb 22
Utility
Opening a casing with a hydraulic-powered setting tool
17 May 22
A setting tool for opening and dosing a sleeve inside a casing includes a body extending along a central longitudinal axis (X); a set of holding dogs located around the body; and a set of sleeve dogs located around the body.
John T. Hardesty, Dennis Roessler
Filed: 16 Mar 18
Utility
Convertible and addressable switch assembly for wellbore operations
17 May 22
A convertible and addressable switch assembly includes an interface (I/O) configured to connect to a controller along a telemetry system; and a processor connected to the interface (I/O).
Roger Archibald, Brad Perry
Filed: 22 Oct 21
Utility
Proppant transport efficiency system and method
10 May 22
A perforating gun system with at least one gun.
John T. Hardesty, Wenbo Yang, James A. Rollins, Kevin Wutherich, Ross Harvey
Filed: 11 Sep 20
Utility
Low-drag Perforating Gun Scallops and Method
28 Apr 22
A perforating gun for making perforations in a well, the perforating gun including a carrier extending along a longitudinal axis X and having a bore; a tube extending along the longitudinal axis X and having a radius smaller than a radius of the carrier so that the tube slides inside the bore of the carrier; a shaped charge placed inside the tube and configured to make a hole through the carrier; and a scallop formed in a body of the carrier, corresponding to a location of the shaped charge along the longitudinal axis X.
Wenbo YANG, James A. ROLLINS
Filed: 13 Oct 21
Utility
Ultra-short Disposable Setting Tool
14 Apr 22
A setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well, the setting tool including an inner mandrel having an upper section and a lower section, the upper section having an internal chamber configured to house a power charge; a barrel piston enclosing the upper section of the inner mandrel, the barrel piston having (1) an outer section fixedly attached with a tread to the upper section, and (2) an inner section slidably inserted between the outer section and the upper section; and an actuation chamber located between the upper section of the inner mandrel and the outer section of the barrel piston and configured to receive a pressured gas from the internal chamber, through a slot that extends transversal to the thread of the upper section of the inner mandrel.
Wayne ROSENTHAL
Filed: 15 Sep 21
Utility
Ultra-short Disposable Setting Tool
14 Apr 22
A setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well, the setting tool including an inner mandrel having an upper section and a lower section, the upper section having an internal chamber suitable for housing a power charge; an outer cylindrical piston enclosing the upper section of the inner mandrel; a slidable ring formed concentric, and between the inner mandrel and the outer cylindrical piston; and an actuation chamber located between the outer cylindrical piston, the ring, and the inner mandrel, and configured to receive a pressured gas from the internal chamber, through a slot that extends transversal to a thread of the upper section of the inner mandrel.
Wayne ROSENTHAL
Filed: 15 Sep 21
Utility
Perforation Cluster Design Method and System Based on a Hybrid Model to Predict Proppant Distribution
14 Apr 22
A method for determining the distribution of a proppant and associated slurry exiting perforations made in a casing, which is placed in a well, includes receiving settling data describing the proppant settling in the casing; receiving a slip parameter describing a casing velocity of the proppant relative to a perforation velocity of the proppant; calculating with a computing device, based on a constant proppant concentration model, (1) initial flow rates Q′(i) of the proppant through the perforations and (2) initial flow rates Q′case(i) of the proppant through the casing, wherein i is the number of perforations; and calculating with the computing device, based on (1) a variable proppant concentration model, (2) the settling data, (3) the slip parameter, (4) the initial flow rates Q′(i) of the proppant through the perforations, and (5) the initial flow rates Q′case(i) of the proppant through the casing, normalized flow rates Q′s(i) of the proppant through the perforations.
Jack J. KOLLE, Alan C. MUELLER
Filed: 13 Oct 21
Utility
Connection System for a Marine Drilling Riser
31 Mar 22
The present invention concerns a connection system 1 for a marine drilling riser 10 having one or more auxiliary lines 20, the connection system comprising: a moveable coupling member 30 having at least one first connector and at least one second connector coupled to the at least one first connector, wherein the at least one second connector is adapted for engaging with at least one connector of an auxiliary line of the marine drilling riser The connection system further comprising a control line support 18 for fixing at or adjacent an outer surface of the marine drilling riser; a control line supported by the control line support and for attachment to the moveable coupling member; and a tailing line for attachment to the moveable coupling member.
Garry Stephen, Richard Johnston, David Symonds, Gordon Wallace
Filed: 18 Sep 19
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