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 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04/12/18 / #20180100391

H2s sensor based on polymeric capillary tubing filled with an indicating fluid

An apparatus for sensing a chemical of interest in a fluid of interest includes: a tube permeable to the chemical of interest, having a polymer, and configured to be disposed into the fluid of interest; and a reactant disposed in a hollow portion of the tube and configured to react with the chemical of interest causing a change to transmissiveness of light. The apparatus further includes: a light source configured to illuminate the reactant; a photodetector configured to detect light traversing the reactant; a processor coupled to the photodetector and configured to determine a rate of change of detected light in response to the chemical of interest reacting with the reactant in order to sense the chemical of interest; and a reactant purging system in fluid communication with the hollow portion and configured to purge out pre-existing reactant present in the hollow portion with new unreacted reactant.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100390

Geological asset uncertainty reduction

A system and method for performing an operation at a wellbore is disclosed. A sample is obtained from a selected depth of the wellbore. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100387

Downhole electromagnetic acoustic transducer sensors

Systems, devices, and methods for estimating a value of a downhole parameter of interest. Aspects include an apparatus for evaluating a tubular. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100377

Evaporative cooling using a refrigerant, a selectively permeable membrane, and a drawing fluid

An evaporative cooling apparatus may include a heat transfer module having a vapor passage in fluid communication with a liquid refrigerant in a first container and a heat absorbing module having a drawing liquid selected to absorb the liquid refrigerant in the second container. The heat absorbing module also has a vapor chamber in the drawing fluid that receives vapor generated during evaporation of the liquid refrigerant. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100372

Apparatus and methods for closing flow paths in wellbores

A method of closing a fluid flow path in a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes: supplying a flexible structure having a selected shape sufficient to seat on an opening of the fluid flow path, the flexible structure including pores of selected dimensions; determining seating of the flexible structure on the opening of the fluid flow path from a sensor measurement; and supplying a slurry containing a sealant to the flexible structure seated on the opening of the fluid flow path to plug the pores with the sealant to close the fluid flow path.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100370

Wellbore completion apparatus and methods utilizing expandable inverted seals

An apparatus for use in a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a housing including a first location having a first inside dimension and a second location having a second inside dimension that is larger than the first inside dimension, and a seal assembly placed with a sliding fit at the first location, wherein the seal assembly includes a seal body and an inverted seal along an inside of the seal body and wherein the seal assembly is movable from the first location to the second location and expandable into the second location when the seal assembly is positioned at the second location.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180100367

Controlled disintegration of downhole tools

A downhole assembly comprises a disintegrable article comprising a metal, a metal alloy, a metal composite, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; the disintegrable article being corrodible in a downhole fluid; a current source configured to supply electrons to the disintegrable article and to delay or reduce the corrosion of the disintegrable article in the downhole fluid; and a controller configured to control the supply of electrons to the disintegrable article.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/12/18 / #20180099334

Method and apparatus for additively manufacturing multi-material parts

A method to additively manufacture multi-material parts including directly depositing a part material through a print head having a number of degrees of freedom to a growing part, directly depositing a binder through the print head or a different print head having a number of degrees of freedom to the growing part simultaneously with or temporally shifted from the depositing of the part material. A method to additively manufacture multi-material parts including directly depositing to a growing part, a part material that is itself coated with a binder, through a print head having a number of degrees of freedom.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/05/18 / #20180095912

Data polling using a chain sleep technique

Examples of data polling using a chain sleep technique are disclosed. In one example, a computer-implemented method includes: computing a least common multiplier (lcm) based on a polling time for each of a plurality of devices deployed in a well operation to be polled; generating a sequence of polling elements, wherein each of the polling elements represents a multiple of the polling time for each of the plurality of devices, wherein the sequence of polling elements begins with the lowest polling time and ends with the lcm; sorting the sequence of polling elements from lowest value to highest value as an ordered list; calculating a distance between each of the polling elements of the ordered list; generating a polling chain based on the ordered list and the distance between each of the polling elements; and polling the plurality of devices in the well operation based on the polling chain.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/05/18 / #20180094518

Automated drilling optimization

A method for drilling a borehole penetrating the earth includes: inputting drilling parameters as a function of depth used to drill one or more offset boreholes and rate of penetration using the drilling parameters, any drilling dysfunctions that occurred using the drilling parameters, and one or more lithologies as a function of depth for the one or more offset boreholes. The method also includes identifying those drilling parameters that correspond to a rate of penetration (rop) that meets or exceeds an rop threshold for each input lithology and a minimum number of drilling dysfunctions or minimum magnitude of a drilling dysfunction to provide identified drilling parameters; correlating a borehole plan comprising a borehole path and one or more assumed lithologies as a function of depth to the one or more lithologies of the one or more offset boreholes; and drilling the borehole with the drill rig using the identified drilling.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/05/18 / #20180094508

Frac and gravel packing system having return path and method

A frac and gravel packing system including a tubular having a longitudinal axis, a wall defining an interior flowbore, a radial frac port and a radial production port extending through the wall in a first zone of an annular region surrounding the tubular; a screen surrounding the production port, the frac port not covered by the screen; a sleeve system including a sleeve longitudinally shiftable with respect to the longitudinal axis of the tubular, the sleeve configured to cover the frac port in a first position of the sleeve and uncover the frac port in a second position of the sleeve; and, a return path arranged to permit return fluid from a fracturing operation to exit the first zone of the annular region, wherein the return fluid passes through the screen prior to accessing the return path.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

04/05/18 / #20180094492

Metal-to-metal sealed power connection for submersible pump motor

An electrical submersible well pump motor has metal-to-metal sealing for the power cable electrical connection. A conductor passage in the motor head has a conical seat. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180088096

Method for automatically generating a fluid property log derived from drilling fluid gas data

A method for generating a log of a value of a property of a fluid in an earth formation versus depth includes: obtaining a plurality of samples of drilling fluid that are entrained with a formation gas and correlating each sample to a depth in a borehole from which the formation gas was entrained in the drilling fluid; extracting the formation gas from each sample to provide a plurality of gas samples; analyzing each formation gas sample to provide a chemical composition of each formation gas sample in the plurality of formation gas samples; and determining a property value of the fluid in the earth formation versus depth using the chemical composition of each formation gas sample in the plurality of formation gas samples to provide the log.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180087956

Downhole fiber optic hydrophone

Methods, systems, devices, and products for acoustic detection in a borehole. Apparatus embodiments comprise an acoustic sensor including: a pressure transducer comprising a flexing member attached to an optical medium, the transducer configured to convert a low-amplitude, high-frequency acoustic pressure signal within a nominal borehole pressure incident on the transducer to an alternating strain on the optical medium along an axis of the medium via movement of the flexing member while suppressing conversion of low-frequency signals and constant pressure into strain of the optical medium, the acoustic pressure signal propagated via a downhole fluid coupled with the transducer; and a detector configured to generate acoustic measurement information responsive to received electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the medium along the axis, the at least one optical property of the medium being responsive to the alternating strain on the medium such that the electromagnetic radiation received by the detector represents the acoustic signal.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180087336

Single trip coiled tubing conveyed electronic submersible pump and packer deployment system and method

A single trip coiled tubing conveyed electronic submersible pump and packer deployment system including, a power coiled tubing string, an electronic submersible pump (esp) connected to the coiled tubing, and an interventionless packer operably connected to the esp prior to running in a borehole. A method for deploying an electronic submersible pump (esp) including assembling an esp to a length compensating device which itself is assembled to an interventionless packer together on a powered coiled tubing, running the assemblage to a target depth, and setting the packer.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180087335

Liner running tool and anchor systems and methods

System and methods for engaging and disengaging running tools with a liner in a downhole system are described herein. The system and methods include a liner disposed in a borehole, the liner having at least one running tool engagement section, a running tool disposed within the liner, the running tool having at least one engagement module that is operable from a disengaged position to an engaged position and that is operable from an engaged position to a disengaged position, and an electronic device disposed at least one of in or on the engagement module.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180087325

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

A cutting element comprises a supporting substrate exhibiting a three-dimensional, laterally elongate shape, and a cutting table of a polycrystalline hard material attached to the supporting substrate and comprising a non-planar cutting face. An earth-boring tool and method of forming an earth-boring tool are also described.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180086964

Disintegratable carbon composites, methods of manufacture, and uses thereof

A carbon composite is disclosed, including a plurality of carbon grains, wherein each of the plurality of carbon grains includes a plurality of pores, and a binder disposed between the plurality of carbon grains to bond the plurality of carbon grains, wherein the binder is a disintegrable binder.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/29/18 / #20180086901

Wear resistant and high temperature resistant elastomer nanocomposites

An elastomer nanocomposite comprises an elastomer comprising a non-functionalized first elastomer and a functionalized second elastomer and a functionalized filler crosslinked with the elastomer, wherein the non-functionalized first elastomer and the functionalized second elastomer are independently an ethylene-propylene-diene monomer rubber; a nitrile butadiene rubber; a hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber; a butadiene rubber; a styrene-butadiene rubber; an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber; an acrylate-butadiene rubber; a natural rubber; a polyisoprene rubber; a polychloroprene rubber; an ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber; a polypropylene oxide rubber; a polypropylene sulfide rubber; a fluoroelastomer; a perfluoroelastomer; a polyurethane rubber, or a functionalized derivative thereof.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/22/18 / #20180080304

Centralized wiper plug

A wiper plug has a elastomeric fin assembly straddled by centralizers that have the capacity to flex through restrictions while being strong enough to centralize and scrape a surrounding tubular wall. The centralizers reduce wear on the rib/fin assembly particularly on long horizontal runs. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/22/18 / #20180080297

Extendable element systems for downhole tools

Extendable elements of downhole tools are provided having an extension direction component perpendicular to a tool axis, wherein a force is applied to the extendable element when in operation. The extendable elements comprise a first cross-section that includes the extension direction component, a first surface configured to receive a first force component of the force, the first force component substantially perpendicular to the first surface and a second surface configured to transfer at least a portion of the first force component of the force to a body of the downhole tool. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/22/18 / #20180080296

Magnetic pulse actuation arrangement having a reluctance reduction configuration and method

A magnetic pulse actuation arrangement including an inductor, a workpiece spaced from the inductor, a reluctance reduction configuration in magnetically operable communication with the inductor and the workpiece. Also included is a method for completing a borehole including running an arrangement as in any prior embodiment into the borehole, configuring the arrangement to reduce reluctance, generating a magnetic pulse, and moving a workpiece.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/22/18 / #20180079951

Method for removing organic and inorganic deposits in one step

Both organic deposits and inorganic deposits in a wellbore are simultaneously removed from a wellbore by contacting the deposits with a single phase fluid for an amount of time effective to simultaneously disperse the organic deposits and dissolve the inorganic deposits, where the single phase fluid includes least one solvent, at least one surfactant, at least one co-solvent, and at least one scale dissolver. The method further involves at least partially removing the organic deposits and inorganic deposits from the wellbore. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073636

Method of sealing

A method of sealing includes positioning graphite within a cavity defined by walls of a body, shifting the body along a tapered surface of a first structure, expanding the body through an interaction with the tapered surface, engaging at least one second structure with the walls, expanding the graphite, compressing the graphite against the at least one second structure, and sealing the graphite to the at least one second structure and the body.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073561

Additively manufactured components for downhole operations

Downhole tools for use in downhole operations and electrical submersible pumping systems having an additively manufactured first part including a first layer having a first predetermined material property and a second layer having a second predetermined material property, wherein the first and second layers are layers of an integral piece and the first predetermined material property is different from the second predetermined material property and a second part configured to rotationally engage with the additively manufactured first part. One of the first part and the second part is rotated relative to the other of the first part and the second part in operation.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073332

Integrated hydrocarbon fluid distribution modeling

Examples of techniques for integrated hydrocarbon fluid distribution modeling are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: generating, by a processing device, a structural model of a hydrocarbon reservoir; generating, by the processing device, a fluid distribution model based on the structural model and well data; responsive to receiving updated well data, updating, by the processing device, the fluid distribution model iteratively; determining, by the processing device, a trajectory to drill the hydrocarbon reservoir based on the fluid distribution model; and drilling a well into the hydrocarbon reservoir based on the trajectory.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073328

Mechanically lockable and unlockable hydraulically activated valve, borehole system and method

A mechanically lockable and unlockable hydraulically activated valve including a mechanical component having a locked position and an unlocked position, a hydraulic component in operational communication with the mechanical component, the hydraulic component including a portion that is unresponsive to pressure events with the mechanical component in the locked position and responsive to pressure events with the mechanical component in the unlocked position. A borehole system including a string disposed within a borehole, the string including a valve. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073325

Downhole tools containing ductile cementing materials

A downhole tool for controlling the flow of a fluid in a wellbore includes a component that comprises: a cementitious material; an aggregate; and a ductility modifying agent comprising one or more of the following: an ionomer; a functionalized filler; the functionalized filler comprising one or more of the following: functionalized carbon; functionalized clay; functionalized silica; functionalized alumina; functionalized zirconia; functionalized titanium dioxide; functionalized silsesquioxane; functionalized halloysite; or functionalized boron nitride; a metallic fiber; or a polymeric fiber.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180073303

Mechanical locking mechanism using shape memory materials

A fastening apparatus includes a retaining member comprising a shape memory material configured to transform, responsive to application of a stimulus, from a first solid phase to a second solid phase. The retaining member is disposed within a hole in a body and secured within the hole by phase change which creates an interference fit to secure the retaining member against rotational and axial movement. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/15/18 / #20180072938

Ductile cementing materials and the use thereof in high stress cementing applications

A method of cementing a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprises: injecting into the wellbore a cementing composition comprising: a ductility modifying agent comprising one or more of the following: an ionomer; a functionalized carbon; a metallic fiber; or a polymeric fiber; a cementitious material; an aggregate; and an aqueous carrier.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/08/18 / #20180067054

Amine detection using surface enhanced raman spectroscopy with functionalized nanoparticles

A method of analyzing a selected refinery chemical at a low concentration comprises contacting a sample with functionalized metallic nanoparticles that contain metallic nanoparticles functionalized with a functional group comprising a cyano group, a thiol group, a carboxyl group, an amino group, a boronic acid group, an aza group, an ether group, a hydroxyl group, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; radiating the sample contacted with the functionalized metallic nanoparticles with electromagnetic radiation at a selected energy level; measuring a raman spectrum emitted from the sample; and determining the presence or a concentration of a selected refinery chemical in the sample from the raman spectrum.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/08/18 / #20180066486

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

A system of tubulars includes a non-expandable mandrel having a body including an uphole end, a downhole end, and an outer surface. The non-expandable mandrel includes one or more slip members that are outwardly extendable relative to the outer surface. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/08/18 / #20180066198

Dispersing fines in hydrocarbon applications using artificial lift

The lifetime of artificial lift systems, such as progressing cavity pumps (pcps), used to transport aqueous slurries which contain fine particles, e.g. Coal fines, may be prolonged by incorporation of at least one dispersant in the slurries. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180060455

Generating a script for performing a well operation job

Examples of techniques for deployment risk management are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include: receiving, by a processing device, operating parameters for simulating a well operation job; simulating, by the processing device, the well operation job based on the operating parameters to generate a script for performing the well operation job, wherein the script comprises an ordered plurality of tasks and corresponding task parameters; and performing the well operation job based on the script generated by the simulation.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180059281

Simultaneous inversion of nmr multiple echo trains and conventional logs

A method for estimating one or more properties as a function of depth of an earth formation penetrated by a borehole includes: receiving nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging data having nmr echo trains as a function of depth in the borehole; receiving non-nmr logging data having non-nmr measurement values for one or more types of non-nmr measurements as a function of depth in the borehole; generating an evolution matrix (e) representing a mathematical relationship between the one or more properties in property matrix (p) to be estimated and the nmr logging data and non-nmr logging data matrix (m); generating a matrix equation of the form m=e·p; and inverting the matrix equation to estimate the one or more properties as a function of depth.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180059280

Electromagnetic wave propagation measurements without synchronization

Methods and apparatus for determining at least one parameter of interest of an earth formation. Methods include using at least one transmitter to initiate at a single location in the formation a first electromagnetic signal at a first frequency and a second electromagnetic signal at a second frequency different than the first frequency for propagation through the formation; receiving the first electromagnetic signal propagating through the formation and the second electromagnetic signal propagating through the formation at a single receiver non-collocated with the at least one transmitter; estimating a relative phase shift of the second electromagnetic signal relative to the first electromagnetic signal; estimating a relative attenuation of the second electromagnetic signal relative to the first electromagnetic signal; using the relative attenuation and the relative phase shift to estimate a parameter of interest of the formation. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180059272

System for automatically locating microseismic events

A method for developing or maintaining a subterranean field includes: parameterizing seismic wave records for each identified seismic event to provide a parameter describing each seismic wave record used to identify each seismic event; generating a reference seismic event data base having the identified seismic events and the parameter; calculating a similarity value for new received seismic wave records with respect to each seismic event in the reference seismic event data base using the corresponding parameter to provide a plurality of similarity values; identifying a maximum similarity value from any of the similarity values in the plurality of similarity values that meets or exceeds a similarity threshold value; identifying a new seismic event at a location of the seismic event in the reference seismic event data base corresponding to the maximum similarity value; and modifying operation of subterranean field-related equipment in response to identifying the new seismic event.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058212

Determining the imminent rock failure state for improving multi-stage triaxial compression tests

Methods and apparatus for evaluation of an earth formation including evaluating a core sample obtained from the formation. Methods include using a change in measurements of at least one stress parameter of the core sample, such as radial strain, axial stress, and acoustic emission counts, over time responsive to an applied stress to estimate imminent rock failure in the core sample. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058210

Downhole robotic arm

An apparatus for manipulating an object in a borehole in an earthen formation includes a body configured to be conveyed along the borehole and a plurality of linear actuators disposed in the body and operatively connected to the object. The plurality of linear actuators applies a translational and rotational movement to the object. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058177

Tubing pressure actuated safety valve

A tubular isolation system is operably connected with a movable member that selectively enables or disables the isolation system at least one time. In an embodiment the movable member is actuated by flow or pressure against a spring bias with an indexing system to regulate movable member movement so that that two opposed positions are attainable. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058176

Multi-port ball valve for while drilling applications

An apparatus for controlling fluid flow in a wellbore may include a valve disposed along a drill string. The valve includes a valve body having an internal chamber, a plurality of ports formed in the valve body, a ball disposed in the internal chamber, and an actuator operatively connected to the ball. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058172

Downhole tool with integrated scale removal feature

A downhole tool including a settable member, a scale removal feature depending from the settable member, the scale removal feature including a protrusion extending radially inwardly from an inside dimension of the settable member.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058164

Core catcher

A rotary coring bit and rotary coring tool which includes a core catching torsion spring.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180058149

Rotatable cutting elements and related earth-boring tools and methods

Earth-boring tools may comprise rotatable cutting elements rotatably connected to protruding journals, which may be at least partially located within inner bores extending through the rotatable cutting elements. A rotationally leading end of one of the protruding journals may not extend beyond a cutting face of its associated rotatable cutting element. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180057947

Green high-efficiency corrosion inhibitor

A corrosion inhibitor for use in aqueous fluids, e.g. Brine, which contact a metal surface, contains a blend or cross-linked reaction product of a main chain type polybenzoxazine (mctpb) and a chitosan component selected from the group consisting of chitosan, chitosan glycol, and combinations thereof. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180057730

Composition and method for cementing in subterranean formations using inorganic fibers

Various illustrative embodiments of a cement composition for use in subterranean formations are disclosed. The cement composition can comprise water and cement. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

03/01/18 / #20180057633

Polymeric composites and articles formed thereof

A downhole tool for controlling the flow of a fluid in a wellbore comprises: an annular body having a flow passage therethrough; a frustoconical element disposed about the annular body; a sealing element carried on the annular body and configured to engage a portion of the frustoconical element; and a bottom sub disposed about the annular body; wherein at least one of the frustoconical element and the bottom sub comprise a polymeric composite that includes: a polymer component comprising one or more of the following: a poly(ether ether ketone); or an epoxy, and a filler crosslinked with the polymer component.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051700

Systems and methods for sensing parameters in an esp using multiple mems sensors

Systems and methods for distributed downhole sensing of operating parameters in an esp utilizing mems sensors. In one embodiment, an esp is installed in a well. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051558

Method for constructing a continuous pvt phase envelope log

A method for generating a phase envelope log to characterize a subsurface formation includes drilling the borehole with a drill string, circulating a drilling fluid in the borehole, drawing a fluid sample representing a fluid contained in the subsurface formation, estimating a pvt parameter indicative of an in-situ condition of the subsurface formation from the drawn fluid sample, determining at least two phase envelopes at different depths using the estimated pvt parameter, and creating a phase envelope log formed of a continuous series of phase envelopes using the phase envelopes. A related system includes a drill string, a fluid sampling system, and a processor that estimates a pvt parameter indicative of an in-situ condition of the subsurface formation, determines at least two phase envelopes at different depths using the pvt parameter, and creates the phase envelope log.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051545

Use of seawater conditioning byproducts for energy industry operations

An embodiment of a method of performing an energy industry operation includes receiving a byproduct fluid from a fluid conditioning system, the fluid conditioning system configured to at least partially desalinate seawater and produce desalinated seawater and the byproduct fluid, the byproduct fluid having a higher salt concentration than the received seawater. The method also includes performing an energy industry operation that includes injecting an injection fluid including the byproduct fluid by a pumping device through a carrier disposed in a borehole in an earth formation and into at least one of the borehole and the earth formation.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051540

Wireline performance profile analysis

A method for operating a wireline winch configured to convey a wireline coupled to a downhole tool disposed in a borehole penetrating the earth includes: receiving a first cumulative surface wireline tension limit for downhole wireline components; calculating a second cumulative surface wireline tension limit for surface components using wireline speed and surface equipment data; combining the first and the second cumulative surface wireline tension limits to provide a total cumulative surface wireline tension limit as a function of depth; presenting the total cumulative surface wireline tension limit as a function of depth and operating wireline tension values as a function of depth for the downhole tool to a user; performing an assessment of the operating wireline tension values as a function of depth versus the total cumulative surface wireline tension limit as a function of depth; and operating the wireline winch using the assessment and a winch controller.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051524

Expandable junk mill stabilizer

A stabilizer system articulates at least one blade independently of an extendable blade for a through tubing mill. The stabilizer can be actuated with flow, pressure or set down weight. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051217

Chemical process for sulfur reduction of hydrocarbons

Treatment of hydrocarbon streams, and in one non-limiting embodiment refinery distillates, with reducing agents, such as borohydride and salts thereof, alone or together with at least one co-solvent results in reduction of the sulfur compounds such as disulfides, mercaptans, thiophenes, and thioethers that are present to give easily removed sulfides. In one non-limiting embodiment, the treatment converts the original sulfur compounds into hydrogen sulfide or low molecular weight mercaptans that can be extracted from the distillate with caustic solutions, hydrogen sulfide or mercaptan scavengers, solid absorbents such as clay or activated carbon or liquid absorbents such as amine-aldehyde condensates and/or aqueous aldehydes.. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/22/18 / #20180051200

Liquid loaded powders made from hybrid calcium carbonate for oil and gas drilling fluids

A method for introducing an organic drilling fluid additive into an aqueous drilling fluid in a subterranean formation, where the method includes introducing loaded microparticles into an aqueous drilling fluid. The loaded microparticles are made by absorbing at least one organic drilling fluid additive onto hybrid calcium carbonate microparticles to form loaded microparticles. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045598

Subsea transition system

Methods of remotely facilitating the transition between hydrotesting and dewatering of a subsea pipeline include a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system determining when hydrotesting of the pipeline has been completed and autonomously allowing fluid flow out of the pipeline at the receiving end thereof without the involvement of an external source at the surface, or a uv, at the pig receiving end of the pipeline to allow dewatering the pipeline from the launch end of the pipeline.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045376

Facilitating the transition between flooding and hydrotesting with the use of an intelligent pig

Methods of remotely facilitating the transition between flooding and hydrotesting a subsea pipeline include a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system closing off fluid flow out of the pipeline at the receiving end thereof based at least partially upon one or more signals emitted by at least one intelligent pig that has passed through the pipeline during flooding and without the involvement of an external source at the surface, or a uv, at the pig receiving end of the pipeline.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045355

Flow variation system

Methods of remotely, selectively controlling the flow rate of fluid moving through a subsea pipeline during dewatering of the pipeline involve a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system selectively, autonomously varying the flow of fluid through a fluid flow conduit of the system fluidly coupled to the pipeline at the pig receiving end thereof based at least partially upon one or more signals emitted by at least one pressure transducer or flow meter fluidly coupled to the fluid flow conduit.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045193

Sealed eccentric drive for submersible pump

A pump is driven by rotation of an electrical motor drive shaft. An eccentric drive unit includes an eccentric member coupled between the motor drive shaft and the pump drive shaft. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045045

Segmented wireless production logging

A system and method for logging in a wellbore where sensor assemblies on a logging tool are deployed and landed in the wellbore. After the sensor assemblies are landed in the wellbore and released from the logging tool, the logging tool is pulled uphole. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045038

Pipe conveyed logging and drill pipe communication integration system and method

A method for communicating in a borehole includes running a pipe or tubing into a borehole the pipe or tubing conveying a sensor, running a wireline through the pipe or tubing, connecting the wireline with the sensor, attaching a converter sub to the pipe or tubing, communicating to surface information on the wireline in a method different than wireline.. . ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045021

One trip diverter placement, treatment and bottom hole assembly removal with diverter

A bottom hole assembly supports a diverter for landing in an existing multilateral junction. Once landed set down weight allows the bha to progress through the diverter opening into a main bore, for example. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated

02/15/18 / #20180045015

Pressure actuated frack ball releasing tool

In a fracking context the object that will ultimately block a passage in an isolation device is introduced into the zone with the bottom hole assembly. The object is not released until the guns fire to create a pressure spike in the borehole that triggers the object retaining device to release the object. ... Baker Hughes Incorporated








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