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Screen connection area assembly for gravel pack and method

A screen connection area assembly configured to mount between adjacent sand screens of a gravel pack string including a body attachable to a screen connection area between two adjacent sand screens of the gravel pack string, the body configured to displace fluid and present a radial dimension between about 75% and 100% of a radial dimension of the adjacent sand screens. A method for packing a gravel pack string including disposing an assembly as in any prior embodiment on a screen connection area between adjacent sand screens of the string, running the string into a borehole, supplying a slurry to the borehole proximate the sand screens, packing the sand screens and the screen connection area between adjacent sand screens without altering a flow regime of the slurry.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Corrosion inhibitors for passivation of galvanized coatings and carbon steel

An additive comprising one or more c3-c12 hydroxycarboxylic acids and/or one or more c3-c12 hydroxycarboxylic acid salts may be added to an aqueous system having galvanized metallurgy or a carbon steel surface in an effective amount to passivate a galvanized coating on the metallurgy or to decrease white rust formation or other types of corrosion upon the galvanized metallurgy or carbon steel surface in an aqueous system. In a non-limiting embodiment, the c3-c12 hydroxycarboxylic acid or the c3-c12 hydroxycarboxylic acid salt additive may utilize the zinc in the galvanized coating to achieve passivation. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Treatment of mature fine tailings in produced water by flocculation and dewatering

A process for drying mature fine tailings is provided. A low molecular weight anionic organic polymer is contacted with a tailings stream to flocculate mature fine tailings and enhance dewatering. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Systems and methods for operating electrically-actuated coiled tubing tools and sensors

Electrically-operated downhole tools are run into a wellbore on a coiled tubing string which includes tube-wire that is capable of carrying power and data along its length. During operation, a downhole tool is provided power from surface using the tube-wire. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Electric submersible pump suction debris removal assembly

An electric submersible pump (esp) is coupled with a spaced apart debris removal assembly that is independently supported from a retrievable packer. The debris removal assembly is modular and retains the captured debris for subsequent removal from the well with the retrievable packer. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Re-closable coil activated frack sleeve

A bottom hole assembly for performing a borehole treatment has a plurality of ported valve housings where the housings have an assembly of shifting sleeves. The first sleeve is shifted uphole to open the port in the housing and lock the first sleeve in the ports open position. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Earth-boring tools with reduced vibrational response and related methods

Earth-boring tools may include a body, blades extending outward from the body, and cutting elements secured to the blades. An entirety of a first blade may exhibit a first, constant or continuously variable radius of curvature different from a second, constant or continuously variable radius of curvature of at least another portion of a second blade. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Compressible, three-dimensional proppant anti-settling agent

Compositions for suspending proppants in a hydraulic fracture of a subterranean formation involve a carrier fluid, a plurality of proppants, and a plurality of compressible, three-dimensional anti-settling agents. A method of using the compositions includes hydraulically fracturing the subterranean formation to form fractures in the formation; during and/or after hydraulically fracturing the subterranean formation, introducing proppants into the fractures; during and/or after hydraulically fracturing the subterranean formation, introducing the compressible, three-dimensional anti-settling agents into the fractures where the agents are at least partially compressed before or during the introducing so that they may flow into the fractures. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Systems and methods for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor

Systems and methods for controlling a permanent magnet synchronous motor to eliminate the need to filter a pwm output of the motor's drive system. In one embodiment, the motor's drive transforms measured output currents to a d-q reference frame and uses these to determine demanded vd and vq voltages. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Creation of structural earth formation models

Systems and methods for performing drilling operations in earth formations. The systems and methods include drilling a borehole within the earth formation, receiving data acquired within the borehole in the earth formation, analyzing the data to locate a plurality of data structures formed by the data, the plurality of data structures including a first structure at a first location and a second structure at a second location, projecting the first structure as a first geological projection intersecting the first location, and projecting the second structure as a second geological projection intersecting the second location, classifying the first geological projection and the second geological projection based on a hierarchy of geological feature types to generate a hierarchical classification, and adjusting one or more of the first geological projection and the second geological projection based on the hierarchical classification.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Optical fiber distributed sensors with improved dynamic range

An apparatus for sensing acoustic waves below a surface of the earth includes an optical fiber disposed below the surface of the earth and having a series of sensing units along the optical fiber with each sensing unit having three or more reflectors and an optical interrogator in optical communication with the optical fiber. The reflectors in each sensing unit are positioned to provide a linearized response that approximates a sawtooth wave better than a sinusoidal wave to sense the acoustic waves in a desired dynamic range. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Wireless communication between downhole components and surface systems

An embodiment of a communication system for communicating between a wired pipe string in a borehole and a surface location includes at least a first wired pipe downhole component and a second wired pipe downhole component in the wired pipe string, a coupler configured to transmit a transmission signal between the first wired pipe downhole component and the second wired pipe downhole component, and a wireless transmission assembly in at least one of the first wired pipe downhole component and the second wired pipe downhole component. The wireless transmission assembly is configured to wirelessly transmit a wireless transmission signal to a receiver antenna, and the receiver antenna is disposed at the surface location and configured to receive the wireless transmission signal.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Method to mitigate bit induced vibrations by intentionally modifying mode shapes of drill strings by mass or stiffness changes

A method for reducing vibrations in a drill tubular coupled to a drill bit configured to drill a borehole in a formation includes: constructing a model of a system having the drill tubular, the model having a mass distribution, a stiffness, and/or a damping of the drill tubular; and calculating a plurality of modes using the model. The method also includes increasing an effective damping of the drill tubular for the plurality of modes by modifying at least one of the mass distribution, the stiffness, and the damping of the drill tubular using a predefined damping criterion, wherein the predefined damping criterion includes a ratio, the ratio having a deflection at the drill bit of at least one mode in the plurality and an eigenfrequency of the at least one mode in the plurality, wherein the deflection at the drill bit is raised to a power other than one.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Pressure control valve for downhole treatment operations

A pressure control valve for downhole treatment operations includes a valve body including an inlet, an outlet, and a valve seat. A valve assembly is arranged in the valve body. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180252063

Downhole tools and methods of controllably disintegrating the tools

A method of controllably disintegrating a downhole article comprises disposing a first article in a downhole environment, the first article being the downhole article to be disintegrated; disposing a second article in the downhole environment after the first article is disposed, the second article carrying a device, a chemical, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and disintegrating the first article with the device, chemical, or the combination comprising at least one of the foregoing from the second article.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180252062

Thread shear wireline adapter kit and borehole tool setting arrangement and method

A thread shear based wireline adapter kit and downhole tool setting arrangement including a downhole tool having an inside diameter flow path extending therethrough after setting of the downhole tool, a wireline adapter kit disposed in the flow path, a member disposed at a downhole end of the downhole tool, the member having a threadform therein, the threadform threaded to the wireline adapter kit, the threadform shearable to release the wireline adapter kit from the downhole tool after setting leaving the flow path open. A method for setting a downhole tool including pulling a wireline adapter kit (wlak) that is secured to a downhole tool by a threadform, loading the threadform axially to set the tool, further loading the threadform to axially shear the threadform, releasing the wlak from the downhole tool leaving a flow path through the downhole tool.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180252044

Earth-boring tools including bearing element assemblies, and related methods

An earth-boring tool includes a body comprising a pocket in a leading end thereof for accepting at least a portion of a bearing element assembly. A bearing element assembly may be disposed within the pocket, and the bearing element assembly may include a retaining element at least partially disposed in a groove in a sidewall of the pocket and a bearing element. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

09/06/18 / #20180251666

Polymer-modified asphalt for drilling fluid applications

Polymer-modified asphalt is used in drilling fluids for filtration control, lost circulation control, drill string differential sticking prevention, or wellbore stabilization. The latex modified asphalt provides a mixture of latex-asphalt complex, asphalt, and latex particles that help maintain wellbore stability while drilling into shale formations. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180238166

Arrangement and method for deploying downhole tools to locate casing collar using xy magnetometers

A method and apparatus for locating a collar of a casing of a wellbore is disclosed. A sensor for measuring a magnetic field is conveyed through the casing on a tool string. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180238136

Modular seal system

A ring seal system includes a first segment having a first support member formed from a first support material, and a first seal portion mounted to the first support. The first seal portion is formed from a first seal material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/23/18 / #20180238114

Method of forming stators for downhole motors

A method of making a stator includes positioning an inner tubular member having an inner surface within an outer tubular member, installing a rigid mandrel within the inner tubular member, and applying a compressive force to at least one of the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180231682

Methods and devices for magnetic resonance measurements using decoupled transmit antennas

A nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus includes a magnet assembly, a transmitting antenna configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field in a sensitive volume within an earth formation, and one or more receiving antennas configured to detect a nuclear magnetic resonance signal originating in the sensitive volume. The one or more receiving antennas are arranged relative so that the one or more receiving antennas are inductively decoupled from the transmitting antenna, a first portion of the surface area of the one or more receiving antennas overlapping a first region of the transmitting antenna in which a magnetic flux of the transmitting antenna is in a first direction, and a second portion of the surface area of the one or more receiver antennas overlapping a second region of the transmitting antenna in which the magnetic flux is in a second direction predominantly opposed to the first direction.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180230789

Method of enhancing conductivity from post frac channel formation

A method of enhancing conductivity within a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir by building proppant pillars in a spatial arrangement in fractures created or enlarged in the reservoir. Two fluids of differing stability are simultaneously pumped into the reservoir. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180230773

Interventionless second closure operable with a tubular string isolation valve

A barrier is provided in a tubular string for opening up the top of the well for drilling or completion applications. In applications where two barriers are required due to regulations a control line actuated safety valve could serve as a first barrier which a flapper is held open by a first sleeve with a seat. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180230769

Downhole tools having controlled disintegration and applications thereof

A downhole assembly comprises a first article; and a second article having a surface which accommodates a surface shape of the first article, wherein the first article is configured to provide a chemical, heat, or a combination thereof to facilitate the disintegration of the second article. A method comprises disposing a second article in a downhole environment; disposing a first article on the second article; the second article having a surface which accommodates a surface shape of the first article; performing a downhole operation; and disintegrating the first article to provide a chemical, heat, or a combination thereof that facilitates the disintegration of the second article.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180230754

Cutting tables including rhenium-containing structures, and related cutting elements, earth-boring tools, and methods

A cutting table comprises a polycrystalline hard material and at least one rhenium-containing structure within the polycrystalline hard material and comprising greater than or equal to about 10 weight percent rhenium. A cutting element, an earth-boring tool, and method of forming a cutting element are also described.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180230049

Downhole optical fiber with array of fiber bragg gratings and carbon-coating

A method for producing a protected optical fiber with distributed sensors includes heating an optical fiber preform and drawing the heated optical fiber preform to form a drawn optical fiber. The method also includes coating the drawn optical fiber with a carbon coating after the optical fiber is drawn to provide a carbon coated optical fiber and then writing a series of fiber bragg gratings (fbgs) into the carbon coated optical fiber to provide a carbon coated optical fiber with fbgs. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/16/18 / #20180229469

Reinforced composites, methods of manufacture, and articles therefrom

A reinforced composite comprises: a reinforcement material comprising one or more of the following: a carbon fiber based reinforcing material; a fiberglass based reinforcing material; a metal based reinforcing material; or a ceramic based reinforcing material; and a carbon composite; wherein the carbon composite comprises carbon and a binder containing one or more of the following: sio2; si; b; b2o3; a metal; or an alloy of the metal; and wherein the metal is one or more of the following: aluminum; copper; titanium; nickel; tungsten; chromium; iron; manganese; zirconium; hafnium; vanadium; niobium; molybdenum; tin; bismuth; antimony; lead; cadmium; or selenium.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180223647

Measurement of temperature using combination of rayleigh and raman backscatter interferometry

A method of measuring temperatures, includes disposing a carrier in a borehole in an earth formation, the carrier having an optical fiber connected thereto, interrogating the optical fiber with a pulsed optical signal generated by a distributed temperature sensing (dts) assembly, the pulsed optical signal having a first frequency, and receiving first reflected signals from the optical fiber, estimating an absolute temperature from the reflected signals, interrogating the optical fiber with an at least partially coherent optical signal from a phase sensitive optical time domain reflectometry (ϕ-otdr) assembly, the at least partially coherent optical signal having a second frequency, and receiving second reflected signals from multiple scattering locations in the optical fiber; estimating a phase difference between the reflected signals, and estimating a temperature change based on the phase difference, and combining the absolute temperature and the temperature change to generate a temperature profile at a location in the borehole.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180223626

Interventionless pressure operated sliding sleeve with backup operation with intervention

An array of sliding sleeve valves are uniquely addressable without control lines or wires to open for a treatment and then close and then selectively open for production. The discrete movements employ an available pressure source such as tubing pressure and change the piston areas on opposed sides of a sliding sleeve valve to get the desired movements. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180223614

Hydraulically set open hole whipstock

A bha features an mwd tool connected to a running tool supporting a whipstock that is connected to an open hole anchor. The anchor is flow set and after the anchor is set the running tool collets release from the whipstock to allow cement to be pumped through the anchor to hold the set position. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180223602

Cutting elements and earth-boring tools comprising polycrystalline diamond

A method of forming polycrystalline diamond includes encapsulating diamond particles, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide in a container. The encapsulated diamond particles, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide are subjected to a pressure of at least 4.5 gpa and a temperature of at least 1,400° c. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/09/18 / #20180221831

Composite membranes comprising nanoparticles for liquid filtration

A filter membrane includes carbon nanotubes and carbon nitride nanoparticles. Inter-particle atomic interactions between the carbon nanotubes and the carbon nitride nanoparticles bind the carbon nanotubes and the carbon nitride nanoparticles together. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216607

Load shedding control system for pumps

A method for controlling a pumping system includes a pump, a pump motor, a generator that provides power to the pump motor and an engine that drives the generator. The method includes the steps of operating the pump at a first operational speed, detecting a transient high load event, reducing the speed of the pump to a second operational speed, detecting the end of the transient high load event, and increasing the speed of the pump to the first operational speed.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216444

Fluid delivery vessel including a fluid delivery system and a remotely operated vehicle (rov)

A fluid delivery vessel for containing and introducing a fluid into a wellbore includes a hull including a deck and a fluid storage area, and a fluid delivery system including a conduit having a first end fluidically connected to the fluid storage area and a second end. The conduit selectively delivers a fluid from the fluid storage area into the wellbore. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216432

Method of wellbore isolation with cutting and pulling a string in a single trip

A one trip bottom hole assembly allows setting and testing a plug and release from the plug. Cement can be pumped onto the plug, after the bha is raised, to an extent to meet local regulatory requirements. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216410

Earth-boring tools utilizing selective placement of polished and non-polished cutting elements, and related methods

An earth-boring tool includes a body having a longitudinal axis. The earth-boring tool also includes blades extending longitudinally and generally radially from the body. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216408

Tools and methods for forming or servicing a wellbore, and methods of coating surfaces of tools

A method of utilizing a wellbore tool in a subterranean formation includes disposing a wellbore tool in a borehole. The wellbore tool has a first body and a second body. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216019

Methods and compositions for removing fine solids from hydrocarbon streams

A demulsifying agent comprising at least one maleic acid derivative may be added to a hydrocarbon stream in an effective amount where the hydrocarbon stream includes a plurality of solids that are less than 0.45 microns in size. The demulsifying agent may be added to the hydrocarbon stream at a location that is upstream from a desalter. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216015

Multi-component scavenging systems

A multi-component scavenging system containing at least one ester and at least one electron-deficient organic compound, together with or without one or more optional components such as an aldehyde having from 4 to 20 carbon atoms, a ketone having from 4 to 20 carbon atoms, an ether, a solvent, an alkali metal salt of an alkyl or dialkyl phenol, an epoxide, an alkyl anhydride, and mixtures thereof, may be used to scavenge contaminants from hydrocarbon and/or aqueous streams. The contaminants scavenged or otherwise removed may include, but are not necessarily limited to, ammonia, primary amines, secondary or tertiary amines, h2s, mercaptans, sulfide cyanides, and combinations thereof.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216014

Low viscosity metal-based hydrogen sulfide scavengers

A method for scavenging hydrogen sulfide by introducing to a hydrogen sulfide contaminated fluid an additive comprising a zinc carboxylate complex and a viscosity improver selected from the group consisting of glycol ethers having from about 4 to about 10 carbons, alkyl alcohols having from about 1 to about 10 carbons, and combinations thereof.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

08/02/18 / #20180216013

Functionalized aldehydes as h2s and mercaptan scavengers

Certain functionalized aldehydes scavengers may be used to at least partially scavenge sulfur-containing contaminants from fluid systems containing hydrocarbons and/or water. The contaminants scavenged or otherwise removed include, but are not necessarily limited to, h2s, mercaptans, and/or sulfides. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209246

Tubular isolation valve resettable lock open mechanism

A safety valve features a flow tube operated flapper for the normal open and closed positions that can be obtained with one or two control lines to a principal operating piston. Pressure applied to the piston moves the flow tube to rotate the flapper open behind the flow tube. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209240

Well intervention method using a chemical barrier

A well treatment fluid containing borated galactomannan may be used to isolate a pre-determined productive zone in an oil or gas well. The fluid is pumped into the well in a substantially non-hydrated form and forms a temporary seal. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209238

Cut to release packer extension

A string from the surface is connected to a packer extension with a thread to provide a metal to metal seal for production or injection through the packer. The thread provides a metal to metal seal. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209234

Iris fishing tool overshot catch

A gripping assembly for a fishing tool which includes first and second end members and a plurality of gripping members which are retained by the first and second end members and which are moveable between a radially expanded configuration and a radially restricted configuration by rotation of the second end member with respect to the first end member.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209233

Whipstock/bottom hole assembly interconnection and method

A whipstock interconnection body including a whipstock interface, a bottom hole assembly (bha) interface, the bha interface including a feature configured to inherently grip the bha. A whipstock interconnection body including a whipstock interface, a bottom hole assembly (bha) interface, the bha interface configured for attachment to a back surface of the whipstock. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209232

Whipstock/bottom hole assembly arrangement and method

A whipstock/bottom hole assembly (bha) arrangement including a whipstock, a bha, an interconnection arrangement releasably securing the whipstock to the bha, a fluid flow configuration in the bha, the configuration directed at the interconnection arrangement. A method for releasing a whipstock from a whipstock/bottom hole assembly (bha) arrangement as in any prior embodiment including flowing fluid through the fluid configuration, eroding the interconnection arrangement with the fluid, and separating the whipstock from the bha.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180209224

One trip treating tool for a resource exploration system and method of treating a formation

A method of treating a first bore and at least one second bore connected to the first bore in one downhole trip includes guiding a treating tool including a seal assembly defining and a shroud extending about the seal assembly downhole, guiding the seal assembly and the shroud along a diverter positioned near an intersection of the first bore and the at least one second bore into the at least one second bore, shifting the shroud relative to the seal assembly exposing the seal assembly in the at least one second bore, performing a first treatment in the at least one second bore, positioning the seal assembly and the shroud uphole of the diverter, passing the seal assembly through an opening in the diverter having a diverter opening, and performing a second treatment in the first bore.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/26/18 / #20180208822

Proteins for removing sulfurous compounds and/or acidic compounds in downhole fluids

Proteins with antibacterial properties may be used in additive compositions, fluid compositions, and methods for decreasing or removing sulfur-containing compounds and/or acid-containing compounds from recovered downhole fluids and/or the subterranean reservoir wellbore from which the downhole fluid was recovered. The fluid composition may include at least protein and a base fluid. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180203151

Measuring petrophysical properties of an earth formation by regularized direct inversion of electromagnetic signals

. . . . Methods and apparatus for evaluating an earth formation intersected by a borehole. Methods include using at least one transmitter to generate electromagnetic (em) waves propagating through the formation; generating measurement signals at at least one receiver responsive to the propagating em waves; taking a plurality of propagation measurements from the measurement signals representative of the propagating em waves, where each propagation measurement of the plurality comprises at least one of: i) a relative phase shift between a first wave of the plurality of propagating em waves and a second wave of the plurality of propagating em waves; and ii) a relative attenuation between a first wave of the plurality of propagating em waves and a second wave of the plurality of propagating em waves; and performing a single inversion which uses the plurality of propagation measurements as input and generates at least one petrophysical parameter as output.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202278

Method of using diverter and proppant mixture

The flow of well treatment fluids may be diverted from a high permeability zone to a low permeability zone within a fracture network within a subterranean formation by use of a mixture comprising a dissolvable diverter and a proppant. At least a portion of the high permeability zone is propped open with the proppant of the mixture and at least a portion of the high permeability zone is blocked with the diverter. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202276

Methods of improving hydraulic fracture network

The complexity of a fracture network may be enhanced during a hydraulic fracturing operation by monitoring operational parameters of the fracturing job and altering stress conditions in the well in response to the monitoring of the operational parameters. The operational parameters monitored may include the injection rate of the pumped fluid, the density of the pumped fluid or the bottomhole pressure of the well after the fluid is pumped. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202271

Pressure compensated motor power lead connection for submersible pump

A well pump electrical motor has a motor housing filled with a dielectric motor lubricant. A motor head has at least one motor lead passage in fluid communication with the motor lubricant. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202266

Near wellbore discrete fracture networks

A method for performing a physical operation on a geologic formation includes: receiving image data of the formation obtained by an imaging tool disposed in a borehole penetrating the formation, the image data having images of fractures intersecting a wall of the borehole to provide borehole fracture data; simulating multiple fracture scenarios of the fractures intersecting the wall of the borehole with each scenario based on keeping the borehole fracture data constant to provide a plurality of simulations, each fracture scenario varying at least one of fracture dimensions, fracture shape, and fracture placement with respect to the borehole; determining a property from each simulation; calculating the property for the plurality of simulations at a selected statistical level, wherein the receiving, simulating, determining, and calculating are performed using a processor; and performing the physical operation on the geologic formation using physical operation apparatus based on the calculated property.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202263

Super-stages and methods of configuring super-stages for fracturing downhole earth formations

Systems, tools, and methods for optimizing fracturing schedules located along a horizontal wellbore include obtaining drilling cuttings during a drilling operation representative of a predetermined interval of the horizontal wellbore, performing at least one analytical process on the obtained drilling cuttings to determine at least one geomechanical property of the interval of the obtained drilling cuttings for the interval, generating a formation analysis estimation for the interval from the, wherein the formation analysis estimation comprises at least one of (i) a brittleness of the formation at the interval or (ii) a minimum horizontal stress of the formation at the interval, and based on the formation analysis estimation, at least one of (i) configuring a super-stage for deployment to the interval to perform a fracturing operation or (ii) designing a fracturing schedule to be performed to frac the formation at the interval.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202249

Downhole tool actuation methods

Methods for actuating tools within a wellbore include disposing the tool and an associated tool actuator within the wellbore. The tool actuator includes an amount of flammable, non-explosive material and a heating igniter. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202248

Setting tool power charge initiation

A power charge for a packer setting tool includes an outer casing and an amount of flammable material within the casing. A heating igniter is retained within the outer casing in contact with the flammable material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202242

Frictional enhancement of mating surfaces of power cable installed in coiled tubing

A string of coiled tubing for an electrical submersible well pump has insulated power conductors encased in an elastomeric jacket within the coiled tubing. A textured interface between the jacket and the inner side wall of the coiled tubing enhances frictional engagement between the jacket and the coiled tubing. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202238

Transmission line for wired pipe

A wired pipe system includes a wired pipe segment having a first end and a second end, a first coupler in the first end and a second coupler in the second end and a transmission line disposed in the wired pipe segment between the first and second ends. The transmission line includes a transmission cable that includes an inner conductor and an insulating material disposed about the inner conductor as well as a a wire channel surrounding the insulating material and the inner conductor for at least a portion of a length of the transmission cable. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202236

Earth-boring tools having impregnated cutting structures and methods of forming and using the same

A tool for drilling subterranean formations includes a tool body having a face surface, a blade extending radially outward on the face surface toward a gage surface, and a plurality of cutting structures disposed in the blade. Each of the plurality of cutting structures comprises a substantially spherical body of particulate impregnated matrix material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/19/18 / #20180202235

Impregnated drill bit including a planar blade profile along drill bit face

An impregnated bit for forming a wellbore in an earth formation includes a bit body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. A bit face is located at the distal end and extends between the longitudinal axis and a gage. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180196159

In-well monitoring of components of downhole tools

Systems and methods for downhole component monitoring including a monitored component doped with a pre-selected neutron absorbent, the monitored component being part of a downhole tool and a neutron monitoring system positioned relative to the monitored component. The neutron monitoring system includes a neutron source positioned at a first location relative to the monitored component and a neutron detector positioned at a second location relative to the monitored component, the neutron detector configured to detect neutrons from the neutron source and count said detected neutrons. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180196005

Pipe inspection tool using colocated sensors

A pipe casing inspection system that combines sensor information including magnetic flux leakage from high resolution vertilog tools (hrvtm) and multi finger caliper (mfc) measurements. This data is used to create a model to calculate a number of metrics to gauge when the pipe will burst based on pipe corrosion, degradation, defects, damages, dents, perforations, geometry deformation, and others. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180195346

Whipstock valve with nozzle bypass feature

A valve for subterranean whipstock service has a side port and a through passage with a biased movable sleeve to shift between circulation mode into the annulus and flow through mode for setting an anchor and then feeding window mill nozzles. The valve is run in when in circulation mode to allow operation of a measurement while drilling device. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/12/18 / #20180194620

Thin film substrates including crosslinked carbon nanostructures and related methods

A method of making a thin film substrate involves exposing carbon nanostructures to a crosslinker to crosslink the carbon nanostructures. The crosslinked carbon nanostructures are recovered and disposed on a support substrate. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180187691

One-piece labyrinth disc chamber for centrifugal well pump

A submersible well pump assembly includes a seal unit coupled between a pump and a motor. The seal unit has a forward guide member, a rearward guide member, and a labyrinth disc chamber connected between. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180187510

Tubular treating system

A seat for a tubular treating system includes a single piece body having a central portion, and a frustoconical surface extending longitudinally from the central portion in a first direction configured to radially expand slips urged thereagainst. The seat also includes a collar extending longitudinally from the central portion in a second direction configured to be radially expanded into sealing engagement with a structure in response to a frustoconical member urged thereagainst. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180187499

Top set liner hanger and packer with hanger slips above the packer seal

A downhole tool including a mandrel, at least one moveable component mounted to the mandrel, and a locking ring mounted to the mandrel. The locking ring includes a plurality of locking ring segments that enable relative movement between the mandrel and the at least one moveable component. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180187491

Mud motors with thrust bearing with enhanced torque

An apparatus for use in a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a rotatable member, a thrust bearing coupled to the rotatable member, wherein the thrust bearing includes a bearing stack that further includes a unitary inner race member that includes a number of axially spaced inner races around an outer surface of the unitary inner race member. A set of bearing elements is placed in each inner race, and a separate outer race secures each set of bearing elements in each inner race.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180187490

Initiator nanoconstituents for elastomer crosslinking and related methods and articles

An initiator nanoconstituent comprises a nanoparticle covalently bonded to a group having a free radical. The nanoparticle may be bonded to the group via an ether group or an amide group. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

07/05/18 / #20180185987

Cutting elements and methods for fabricating diamond compacts and cutting elements with functionalized nanoparticles

A method of fabricating a diamond compact includes functionalizing surfaces of diamond nanoparticles with fluorine; combining the functionalized diamond nanoparticles with a non-group-viii metal to form a particle mixture; and subjecting the particle mixture to high pressure and high temperature (hpht) conditions to form inter-granular bonds between the diamond nanoparticles. A cutting element for an earth-boring tool includes a plurality of grains of diamond material; a plurality of diamond nanoparticles bonded to the plurality of grains of diamond material; and a non-group-viii metal fluoride disposed within interstitial spaces between the grains of diamond material and the plurality of diamond nanoparticles. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180180418

Extending the range of a mems gyroscope using eccentric accelerometers

A tool for use in a borehole penetrating a formation method and a method for using the tool is disclosed. The tool includes a gyroscope for obtaining a first measurement of a rotation rate of the apparatus and at least one accelerometer for obtaining a second measurement of the rotation rate of the apparatus. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180179890

Flow restriction device with variable space for use in wellbores

An apparatus for use in a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a flow restriction device that that contains a channeling element having a fluid flow passage, a restriction element spaced from the channeling element defining a gap between the restriction element and the channeling element, wherein relative movement between the restriction element and the channeling element obstructs flow of a fluid flowing through the flow passage to increase pressure in the fluid across the device. In one embodiment an activation device displaces one of the channeling element and the restriction element to adjusts or alter gap in response to certain changes in the pressure across the restriction device.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180179882

Electronic module housing for downhole use

Methods, systems, devices, and products for downhole operations. Embodiments include downhole tools comprising an outer member configured for conveyance in the borehole; a pressure barrel positioned inside the outer member; a substantially cylindrical pod positioned inside the pressure barrel; and at least one downhole electronic component mounted between the exterior surface and the frame. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180179437

Treatment fluids for a subterranean formation

A method of stabilizing one or more clays within a subterranean formation comprises forming at least one treatment fluid comprising anionic silica particles, cationic silica particles, and at least one base material. The at least one treatment fluid is provided into a subterranean formation containing clay particles to attach at least a portion of the anionic silica particles and the cationic silica particles to surfaces of the clay particles and form stabilized clay particles. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180178328

Methods for removing interstitial material from superabrasive materials of cutting elements using energy beams

A method of forming a cutting element for an earth-boring tool may include directing at least one energy beam at a surface of a volume of polycrystalline superabrasive material including interstitial material disposed in regions between inter-bonded grains of polycrystalline superabrasive material. The method includes ablating the interstitial material with the at least one energy beam such that at least a portion of the interstitial material is removed from a first region of the volume of polycrystalline superabrasive material without any substantial degradation of the inter-bonded grains of superabrasive material or of bonds thereof in the first region.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/28/18 / #20180178289

Aluminum alloy powder metal compact

A powder metal compact is disclosed. The powder metal compact includes a cellular nanomatrix comprising a nanomatrix material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180172876

Constrained backscatter gamma ray casing and cement inspection tool

Methods, systems, devices, and products for estimating at least one parameter of interest of a volume of interest of an earth formation using nuclear radiation based measurements. Logging tools include a limited aperture collimated radiation beam source, detectors, and at least one processor configured to take measurements. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180172160

Pressure activated anti-extrusion ring for annular seal, seal configuration, and method

An anti-extrusion ring including a ring body having a cross sectional shape, a radial contact surface making up a part of the cross sectional shape of the ring body the radial contact surface being configured to preferentially load a radial edge portion of the radial contact surface when the anti-extrusion ring is loaded, an axial contact surface making up a part of the cross sectional shape, the axial contact surface being configured to preferentially load an axial edge portion of the axial contact surface when the anti-extrusion ring is loaded, and an element load surface positioned between the radial edge portion and the axial edge portion and method for creating a seal.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180172041

Temperature regulated components having cooling channels and method

A tool having a temperature management arrangement including a unitary body, a channel within the body having a geometric discontinuity. A tool including a temperature management arrangement having a seal-less channel formed simultaneously with formation of a body. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180172008

Threaded connection for tandem motors of electrical submersible pump

An electrical submersible pump assembly has modules including a pump, at least one motor, and a pressure equalizer coupled to the motor. First and second ones of the modules have a threaded connection including a first adapter having threads. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171766

Electrically powered motor lubricant pressure compensator for submersible pump motor

An electrical submersible well pump assembly includes an electrical motor for driving a pump. A pressure compensating chamber contains a dielectric lubricant in fluid communication with an interior of the motor. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171763

Intake screen assembly for submersible well pump

A well fluid particle screen assembly includes a base pipe having first and second pipe segments. First and second sets of perforations are located in sidewalls of the first and second pipe segments. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171757

Multifunctional downhole tools

A downhole assembly comprises a disintegrable article that includes a matrix material; an energetic material configured to generate energy upon activation to facilitate the disintegration of the disintegrable article; and a sensor. A method of controllably removing a disintegrable downhole article comprises disposing the downhole article in a downhole environment; performing a downhole operation; activating the energetic material; and disintegrating the downhole article.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171742

Expandable sealing assembly and downhole system

A sealing assembly configured to seal within an annulus, the sealing assembly including a support body including a backing ring having a substantially wavy sectional shape, and a plurality of ribs extending radially outwardly from the backing ring; and, a sealing member supported on the support body, the sealing member including a radially exterior sealing component, at least a portion of the radially exterior sealing component disposed between adjacent ribs on a radial exterior surface of the hacking ring, and, a radially interior sealing component disposed on a radial interior surface of the backing portion.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171740

Dual bore swell packer

Two or more bores are machined from a block of material with opposing end connections. The outer surface is rounded and a reactive element is mounted to the mandrel exterior with gauge rings at opposed ends to contain the element when it moves to the set position. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171738

Downhole assembly including degradable-on-demand material and method to degrade downhole tool

A downhole assembly arranged within a borehole includes a downhole tool including a degradable-on-demand material, the degradable-on-demand material including: a matrix material; and, an energetic material configured to generate energy upon activation to facilitate the degradation of the downhole tool; and, a triggering system including: an electrical circuit; an igniter in the electrical circuit arranged to ignite the energetic material; a sensor configured to sense a target event or parameter within the borehole; and, a control unit arranged to receive sensed signals from the sensor and to deliver a start signal to the electrical circuit in response to the sensed signals indicating an occurrence of the target event or parameter; wherein, after the start signal is delivered from the control unit, the electrical circuit is closed and the igniter is initiated.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171737

Downhole assembly including degradable-on-demand material and method to degrade downhole tool

A downhole assembly includes a downhole tool including a degradable-on-demand material including: a matrix material; and, an energetic material configured to generate energy upon activation to facilitate the degradation of the downhole tool; and, a triggering system including: an electrical circuit having an open condition and a closed condition, the electrical circuit configured to be in the closed condition after movement of an object downhole that engages directly or indirectly with the triggering system; and, an igniter within the electrical circuit, the igniter arranged to ignite the downhole tool in the closed condition of the electrical circuit. In the open condition of the electrical circuit the igniter is inactive, and in the closed condition of the electrical circuit the igniter is activated.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180171736

Downhole assembly including degradable-on-demand material and method to degrade downhole tool

A downhole assembly includes a downhole tool including a degradable-on-demand material and a triggering system. The degradable-on-demand material includes a matrix material and an energetic material configured to generate energy upon activation to facilitate the degradation of the downhole tool. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/21/18 / #20180170752

In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide using methanesulfonic acid for remediation of scale and sulfide

Various methods are disclosed for pumping sodium chlorite with the simultaneous addition of methanesulfonic acid (msa) in a conventional acid stimulation. This allows for the delayed generation of chlorine dioxide to address iron sulfide and polysulfides in combination with biofilms and carbonate scales.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180164466

Determination of shale content of formation from dispersive multi-frequency dielectric measurements

Methods and apparatus for evaluating a volume of an earth formation wherein the volume comprises a fluid-saturated rock matrix including clay particles. Methods include making measurements of complex permittivity at a plurality of frequencies using an electromagnetic tool in a borehole penetrating the earth formation; and estimating a plurality of parameters of interest simultaneously using the measurements at the plurality of frequencies and a mixing model accounting for electrical effects on the measurements caused by the clay particles. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180164462

Evaluation of physical properties of a material behind a casing utilizing guided acoustic waves

Systems and methods for determining physical properties of a material in contact with an external surface of a casing disposed in a borehole including inducing, with a transducer, a first shear horizontal (sh) wave in the casing at a first sh order, measuring, with a sensor disposed on the casing, an attenuation of the first sh wave to generate a first measurement, inducing a second sh wave in the casing at a second sh order that is different from the first sh order, measuring an attenuation of the second sh wave to generate a second measurement, and extracting a physical properties of the material in contact with the external surface of the casing from the first and second measurements.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180163507

Interventionless pressure operated sliding sleeve

A zone to be treated comprises a plurality of sliding sleeve valves. The sleeve defined opposed chambers charged with pressurized fluid on opposed sides of the sleeve. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180163482

Cutting elements, earth-boring tools including the cutting elements, and methods of forming the cutting elements

A cutting element comprises a supporting substrate, and a cutting table attached to the supporting substrate and comprising a substantially planar apex, opposing flat surfaces extending upwardly and inwardly toward the substantially planar apex from locations proximate an interface between the cutting table and the supporting substrate, primary edge surfaces between the substantially planar apex and the opposing flat surfaces and exhibiting one or more of a radiused geometry and a chamfered geometry, opposing semi-conical surfaces intervening between the opposing flat surfaces and extending upwardly and inwardly toward the substantially planar apex from other locations proximate the interface between the cutting table and the supporting substrate, and secondary edge surfaces between the substantially planar apex and the opposing semi-conical surfaces and exhibiting one or more of another radiused geometry and another chamfered geometry. An earth-boring tool and a method of forming a cutting element are also described.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/14/18 / #20180163124

Spheroid magnetic polymers for improving hydrocarbon recovery or drilling performance

A wall of a subterranean reservoir wellbore may be at least partially coated with spheroid magnetic polymers. Alternatively, a downhole fluid having spheroid magnetic polymers may be circulated within the wellbore to at least partially coat the wall of the wellbore with the spheroid magnetic polymers. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180156376

Protection of flexible members

Methods, systems, and devices are provided for protecting a flexible member, such as a cable, tube, capillary, fiber, and other similar structures. In an exemplary embodiment, a modular device can include multiple modules that are configured to engage a flexible member. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180156342

Bi-directional flow control valve

Methods, systems, and devices are provided for controlling fluid flow in a pressure sensing system. A bi-directional valve can include a first capillary that can couple to a process fluid in a process fluid channel, and a second capillary that can couple to a pressure sensor. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180156035

Synthetic chromatogram from physical properties

A method for estimating a chemical composition of hydrocarbons of interest includes: performing a measurement for each physical property of a plurality of physical properties of the hydrocarbons of interest using a sensor to provide a value for each different physical property being measured; and estimating the chemical composition of the hydrocarbons of interest by using a correlation prediction function for each chemical component in the chemical composition in terms of the different physical properties being measured.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180156033

Assemblies for communicating a status of a portion of a downhole assembly and related systems and methods

Downhole assemblies comprise at least one sensor configured to sense at least one parameter relating to a downhole condition. The downhole assembly further includes a communications assembly having at least one device for controlling a characteristic of fluid flow through the downhole assembly and a processor in communication with the at least one sensor. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180156016

Method of using surface modifying treatment agents to treat subterranean formations

A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180155996

Electrohydraulic movement of downhole components and method

A downhole electrohydraulic movement arrangement including a spark gap device positioned and configured to move a separate component, and an energy source electrically connected to the spark gap device. A method for moving a component in a downhole environment including disposing an electrohydraulic arrangement having a spark gap device and an energy source electrically connected to the spark gap device operably proximate a component, actuating the spark gap device, generating a pressure wave with the spark gap device, and moving the component with the pressure wave. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180155601

Fluid formulations for cleaning oil-based or synthetic oil-based mud filter cakes

A treatment composition may contact an oil-based mud (obm) filter cake formed over at least part of a wellbore for cleaning the filter cake by incorporating more oil and/or filter cake particles into the treatment composition as compared to an otherwise identical filter cake absent the treatment composition. The treatment composition may include, but is not limited to, a surfactant, an aqueous-based fluid, an agent, an optional second acid, and combinations thereof. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

06/07/18 / #20180155598

Divalent brine fluids having improved rheology and multifunctional properties

A method of improving rheological properties of a divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid at an elevated temperature comprises adding to the divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid a rheological modifier, which comprises a carboxylic acid ester, or a phosphate ester blended with an ethoxylated glycol, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing in an amount effective to improve the rheological properties of the divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid at a temperature of greater than about 200° f. The divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid comprises calcium bromide, calcium chloride, zinc bromide, zinc chloride, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/31/18 / #20180149018

Apparatus and methods for operating devices in wellbores using signal transmitters in a drop device

An apparatus for operating a device in a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a drop device configured to be dropped into the wellbore that transmits a selected signal while the drop device is traveling in the wellbore, a control circuit in the wellbore that detects the transmitted selected signal and provides a control signal in response to the detected signal to operate the device in the wellbore.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/31/18 / #20180148998

System, method, and apparatus for optimized toolface control in directional drilling of subterranean formations

Systems, methods and apparatuses to aid with directional drilling through a subterranean formation are described. A model is provided that is indicative of: (i) one or more frictional forces at one or more contact points of the bha and a wall of a non-linear borehole through a subterranean formation, (ii) one or more internal torques of the bha between the one or more contact points, and (iii) one or more internal torques of the drill string between the one or more contact points. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/31/18 / #20180147679

Magnetic sample holder for abrasive operations and related methods

Magnetic sample holders for abrasive operations include an array of magnets embedded in a matrix material. Each magnet of the array is positioned between about 0 mm and about 4 mm from at least one adjacent magnet of the array. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/24/18 / #20180143041

Distributed parameter measurements using multiple optical sources

An embodiment of a system for measuring a parameter includes at least a first optical fiber and a second optical fiber configured to be disposed in one or more boreholes in an earth formation, the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber including a plurality of sensing locations. The system also includes a first light source configured to launch a first optical signal into at least the first optical fiber, and a second light source configured to launch a second optical signal into at least the second optical fiber, wherein the first optical signal and the second optical signal are launched at least substantially simultaneously. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/24/18 / #20180142530

High pressure interventionless borehole tool setting force

A high pressure compressed gas source is separated from an actuation piston by a pilot valve that is selectively operated with raising annulus pressure to break a rupture disc to provide access to a shuttle type valve. Movement of the shuttle valve using pressure applied to opposing pistons of different sizes connected to a common shaft translates the shaft against a spring bias to open the valve on the high pressure source. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180138992

Identifying antenna system parameter changes

Systems, methods, and devices for evaluation of an earth formation intersected by a borehole using a logging tool. Methods include performing em logging in a borehole intersecting an earth formation using a measurement signal from an antenna system in the borehole, the measurement signal dependent upon a parameter of interest of the formation and at least one antenna system parameter of the antenna system, comprising feeding a calibration signal into a signal path of the antenna system to generate a resultant signal; estimating at least one value of the at least one antenna system parameter by using the resultant signal; and performing further logging operations in dependence upon the at least one value of the at least one antenna system parameter. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180137220

Optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for equipment used in a well operation

Examples of techniques for optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for a piece of equipment used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: using a lifetime model for the piece of equipment used in the well operation; discretizing, by a processing device, a load data spectrum into one or more buckets, the one or more buckets having a bucket size, wherein the bucket size of at least one bucket is based on one of the lifetime model and a distribution of load data; collecting load data of the piece of equipment; assigning, by the processing device, the collected load data to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum; and storing, by the processing device, the collected load data assigned to the one or more buckets to a memory.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180135403

Method of using controlled release tracers

Fluids produced from a fractured subterranean formation may be monitored by pumping into the well a fracturing fluid which contains a tracer. The method may be used to monitor produced hydrocarbons as well as produced water. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180135386

Mechanical casing exit window locator and whipstock alignment system

A whipstock assembly for emplacing and orienting a whipstock within a wellbore. The whipstock assembly includes a whipstock, an anchor sub for securing the whipstock within the wellbore and a locating tool which is releasably secured to the whipstock. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180135369

Downhole tools having easily removable inserts

An anchor member comprises a substrate; and at least one insert secured to the substrate and extending outwardly from an outer surface of the substrate. The insert is configured for engagement with another member. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180135355

Cutting elements for earth-boring tools and earth-boring tools including such cutting elements

Cutting elements, earth-boring drill bits having such cutting elements and related methods include a cutting element having a superabrasive table positioned on a substrate, and at least one recessed surface in a cutting face of the superabrasive table.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180135189

Additives to control hydrogen sulfide release of sulfur containing and/or phosphorus containing corrosion inhibitors

An additive, such as an aminal, a dibutylamine, or combinations thereof, may treat a system having a corrosion inhibitor in the form of at least one sulfur species and/or at least one phosphorous-containing compound. The additive may be introduced or added to the corrosion inhibitor within an aqueous system, an aerobic system, and/or an anaerobic system to inactivate the sulfur species and/or the phosphorous-containing compounds.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180134939

Method of using crosslinked well treatment agents for slow release into well

A shaped compressed pellet formed from a crosslinked well treatment agent may be introduced into a well. Upon uncrosslinking, the well treatment agent may be used to prevent and/or control the formation of deposits in the well.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/17/18 / #20180133673

Methods for forming polycrystalline materials including providing material with superabrasive grains prior to hpht processing

Grains of superabrasive material may be infiltrated with a molten metal alloy at a relatively low temperature, and the molten metal alloy may be solidified within interstitial spaces between the grains of superabrasive material to form a solid metal alloy having the grains of superabrasive material embedded therein. The solid metal alloy with the grains of superabrasive material embedded therein may be subjected to a high pressure and high temperature process to form a polycrystalline superabrasive material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128938

Prediction of methane hydrate production parameters

A system for predicting production parameters includes a production assembly configured to receive fluid from a region of an earth formation that includes a methane hydrate deposit, and a processor configured to receive data including a temperature and a pressure of the fluid, the processor configured to perform generating a mathematical model based on an energy balance relationship that includes an amount of energy estimated to be used by a dissociation reaction that produces dissociated water and dissociated gas, the energy balance relationship accounting for a first amount of energy taken by the dissociated water and a second amount of energy taken by the dissociated gas, the energy balance relationship based on the temperature of the fluid and the pressure of the fluid. The processor predicts a flow rate of the dissociated gas as a function of a pressure differential in the borehole based on the model.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128078

Thermal load based automatic valve arrangement and method

A thermal load based automatic valve arrangement including an actuator responsive to fluid temperature flowing through the arrangement, a closure member operably connected to the actuator, and a seat receptive to the closure member to prevent or restrict fluid flow through the arrangement in a first direction when actuated while still allowing fluid flow in a second direction. A method for controlling steam movement in a production string of a sagd installation including sensing with an actuator, temperature of fluid moving through a valve arrangement, automatically adjusting the valve arrangement pursuant to thermal load on the actuator.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128072

Fishing tool with inflatable overshot

A fishing tool for a fishing arrangement to remove a stuck fish or object from a wellbore. The fishing tool includes an overshot housing which defines an interior chamber. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128071

Debris bridge monitoring and removal for uphole milling system

A bottom hole assembly (bha) contains a motor and a section mill for milling in an uphole direction after blade extension with circulating fluid through the bha. Below the section mill is sensing equipment to detect location of a bridge formed by the cuttings or swarf from the section mill. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128066

Rotating assembly for alignment of string tools

A rotating assembly for alignment of tool strings including a tubing joint, and a component mounted to the tubing joint, the component being axial movement restricted and rotatable on the joint. A method for running in a borehole a string with components thereon that require alignment including a threading adjacent joints of tubing together, the joints having components thereon, rotating the components to align with each other, and connecting the components operably to one another. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128059

Packer retrieval extension for metal to metal sealing in tension and compression

A production sting has a premium thread preferably vam or similar for threading into a packer extension without the need for a seal stack to engage a seal bore in the extension. The seal bore use becomes optional and a metal to metal seal is provided by the premium thread whether the string is in compression or tension. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128057

Pressure compensating connector system, downhole assembly, and method

A connector system including a first connector configured to electrically and/or optically connect to a second connector. The first connector includes a first connector body configured to engage with the second connector; a first housing remotely located from the first connector body; a first connecting line including at least one of an electrical control line and an optical fiber connecting the first housing to the first connector body; a first main control line including at least one of an electrical control line and an optical fiber connected to the first housing; and, a first pressure isolator associated with the first housing, the first pressure isolator isolating pressure within the first main control line from pressure within the first connecting line and the first connector body. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128054

Cutting elements having non-planar cutting faces with selectively leached regions and earth-boring tools including such cutting elements

A cutting element may include a substrate and a volume of polycrystalline diamond material affixed to the substrate at an interface. The volume of polycrystalline diamond may include a front cutting face with at least one substantially planar portion and at least one recess. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/10/18 / #20180128052

Vibrationless moineau system

A method of operating a moineau system to substantially eliminate vibrations, the method includes rotating a first rotational member, and rotating a second rotational member. Each of the first rotational member and the second rotational member includes a plurality of lobes. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180120469

Devices for detecting chemicals

Devices and methods for detecting chemicals are disclosed. A device configured for use in a wellbore includes a sensor including a quantum tunneling composite (qtc) material configured to exhibit a change in electrical resistance responsive to the sensor contacting a target chemical. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180120201

Life-time management of downhole tools and components

Systems, methods and devices for evaluating a condition of a downhole component of a drillstring. Methods include estimating a value of a tool parameter of the component at at least one selected position on the drillstring; and using the estimated value to evaluate the condition of the downhole component. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180120066

System and method for altering a burn rate of a propellant

A system and apparatus for providing an apparatus for use in a wellbore. The apparatus includes an apparatus body defining a volume, a propellant disposed within the volume, wherein the propellant has a first burn rate, and at least one propellant insert disposed within the propellant, wherein the propellant insert has a second burn rate, and the second burn rate is different than the first burn rate.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119538

System and method for downhole ignition detection

A system and method for confirming ignition of a fuel source in a wellbore is disclosed. The system includes a tool, a fuel source associated with the tool, a control unit to ignite the fuel source, and a sensor to receive an ignition parameter.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119525

Fracturing fluid filtration system for minimizing production screen clogging

Treatment fluid is screened at a surface location to the same particle size that the mud is screened before delivery into treating equipment in the borehole. Solids or microgels that can form are captured before pumping into the borehole to prevent fouling of screens designed to keep formation solids out of the produced fluids to the surface.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119521

Ball dropping system and method

A ball dropping system includes a ball retention feature; an ejection arrangement blocked from activating in a first condition of the ball dropping system, activatable in a second condition of the ball dropping system, and activated to eject a ball from the ball dropping system that is releasably secured by the ball retention feature in a third condition of the ball dropping system; and, a setting sleeve movable from a first position to a second position with respect to the ejection arrangement, the setting sleeve having the first position to block the ejection arrangement from activating in the first condition of the ball dropping system, and the setting sleeve movable to the second position to render the ejection arrangement activatable in the second condition of the ball dropping system.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119520

Actuation tool having a non-ballistic force generating mechanism

A non-ballistic force generating mechanism includes a non-ballistic first actuator operable to output a first force profile defining a first pressure for a first stroke length, and a non-ballistic second actuator operable to output a second force profile following the first force profile, the second force profile defining an second pressure that is substantially greater than the first pressure for a second stroke length that is less than the first stroke length.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119517

Variable circulation rate sub for delivering a predetermined straight through flow

A housing is integrated into a tubing string having a straight through passage and a lateral wall exist. Inside the passage is a flow responsive member with an applied preload force. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119511

Radially expandable ratcheting body lock ring for production packer release

A releasable production packer employs lock ring segments that are biased radially inwardly for engaging a mating pattern external to the packer mandrel. The mandrel has openings aligned with the segments and a release tool that latches to the mandrel for support and then moves the segments radially outwardly away from engagement with the mandrel so that the slips and sealing elements can extend axially and retract radially. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119510

High temperature high extrusion resistant packer

A packer includes a body formed from an elastic composite material having one of a one-dimensional elastic structure, a periodic elastic structure, and a random elastic structure and a filler material.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119509

Lock to ball seat for non-metallic ball

A ball seat is provided in a subterranean string for a preferably non-metallic ball. At least one barb is downwardly oriented toward the ball seat and disposed uphole such that as the ball passes the barb, a groove is worn or cut into the outer surface of the ball. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119508

Degradable elements for downhole applications

In one aspect, a downhole element for use in a wellbore with a wellbore fluid is disclosed, including a body formed from a dissolvable material to degrade at a first rate when exposed to the wellbore fluid, at least one cavity defined by the body, a degradation agent disposed within the at least one cavity, wherein the at least one cavity selectively releases the degradation agent and the degradation agent degrades the body at a second rate when exposed to the wellbore fluid and the dissolvable material.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119507

Method and system for abandoning a cased boreole

A milling and scraping tool for preparing a borehole to be plugged includes a tool body including a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween and a milling system arranged between the first end and the second end. The milling system includes one or more selectively deployable milling blades. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119506

Liquid fuel powered packer setting tool

A packer setting tool for setting a packer device within a wellbore. The packer setting tool includes an outer housing defining a piston chamber within. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180119505

Hydrocarbon powered packer setting tool

A packer setting tool for setting a packer device within a wellbore. The packer setting tool includes an outer housing defining a piston chamber within. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180118997

Methods of forming a degradable component

Methods of using a component in a subterranean wellbore include positioning a component including a degradable thermoset polymer material in a wellbore location, obstructing flow with the component, exposing the component to an acidic solution to degrade the selectively degradable thermoset polymer material and to remove the component from the wellbore location, and flowing a fluid through the wellbore location where the component was positioned. Methods of forming a component of a wellbore system include forming at least a portion of the component to comprise a degradable thermoset polymer material. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

05/03/18 / #20180118587

Methods of removing fines and coarse particles from oil sand tailings, and related mixtures

A method of removing fines and coarse particles from tailings comprises forming a slurry comprising water and oil sands and separating bitumen from tailings comprising fines and coarse particles. Functionalized nanoparticles each comprising a core of carbon nitride and functionalized with one or more exposed cationic groups are mixed with the tailings. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180106146

Apparatus for generating pulses in fluid during drilling of wellbores

In one aspect, an apparatus for use in a drilling assembly is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a flow control device that further includes: a fluid flow path having an inlet and an outlet; an electromagnetic circuit that includes a closing member made from a soft magnetic or magnetic material as a part of the electromagnetic circuit, wherein the closing member moves from a first open position to a second closed position to close the fluid flow path to produce a pressure pulse in a fluid flowing through the fluid flow path when the electromagnetic circuit is formed.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180106135

Chemical injection with subsea production flow boost pump

A subsea well production system includes a subsea boost pump coupled with a subsea tree conduit having a valve in the subsea tree conduit. A boost pump outlet conduit connects between a discharge of the boost pump and an outlet flow line. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180106129

Method and apparatus for hydraulic fracturing

A plug having a valve that permits fluid flow in both directions through the plug, but impedes or resists the flow in one direction with respect to the other direction. The plug includes a body and at least one sealing element positioned on an exterior of the body to create a seal between the body and a portion of a wellbore. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180106125

Structurally supported seal element assembly

A seal assembly features radially stacked sealing elements separated by a ring shaped structural member with the structural member configured to fold on itself as the inner and outer sealing elements are axially compressed during the setting process. The structural member remains embedded in the outer sealing element when the assembly is set. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/19/18 / #20180106119

Anchor and seal system

An anchor and seal system including a slip, a cone in radially expanding communication with the slip, an element in loadable communication with the cone, and a pusher configured to radially displace the element to reside on an element retention surface of the pusher. A method for treating a borehole including running an anchor and seal system above to depth, activating a setting arrangement to anchor and seal the anchor and seal system.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100950

Collocated multitone acoustic beam and electromagnetic flux leakage evaluation downhole

Methods, systems, devices, and products for well logging using a logging tool in a borehole in an earth formation. Methods include conveying the logging tool in the borehole on a carrier; taking acoustic well logging measurements with the logging tool including generating a multitone acoustic beam from at least one transmitter on the tool, the beam comprising a high frequency signal modulated by a low frequency envelope, the high frequency signal including a first subsignal at a first frequency and a second subsignal at a second frequency, and generating measurement information at at least one acoustic receiver on the logging tool in response to a plurality of acoustic reflections of the acoustic beam from at least one volume of interest in the formation; and estimating a property of the volume of interest using the measurement information.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated








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