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Rotating wellhead hanger assemblies

Rotating wellhead hanger assemblies are provided. In one embodiment, a wellhead hanger assembly includes a casing hanger and a casing hanger running tool coupled to the casing hanger. ... Cameron International Corporation

Apparatus and method for distributing fluids to a wellbore

An apparatus for distributing fluids to a well. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a well stimulation fluid delivery system (10) having an intake connection (90) for receiving well stimulation fluid and a first conduit (136) configured to route the well stimulation fluid from the intake connection to multiple outlet connections (84) configured to be coupled to pumps (54) for increasing the pressure of the well stimulation fluid. ... Cameron International Corporation

Running tool assemblies and methods

A running tool assembly for installing a hanger in a wellhead housing includes a first body configured to support the hanger, a second body coupled to the first body, a piston moveable relative to the second body, wherein the piston includes a first position and a second position spaced from the first position, and a piston chamber formed in the running tool assembly, wherein, when the assembly is coupled to the hanger and the hanger is positioned in the wellhead housing, the piston is configured to actuate from the first position to the second position in response to a pressurization of the piston chamber to engage a locking member disposed about the hanger and thereby lock the hanger to the wellhead housing, the assembly including a passage having a diameter that is equal to or larger in size than a diameter of a passage of the hanger.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

Valve removal plug assembly

A system includes a first valve removal (vr) plug, a vr plug housing, and a second vr plug. The first vr plug includes a sensor configured to sense a characteristic of a first volume adjacent to the first vr plug and to wirelessly transmit a signal indicative of the sensed characteristic, wherein the first vr plug is configured to form a first seal with a flange of a mineral extraction component. ... Cameron International Corporation

Tubing hanger running tool systems and methods

A tubing hanger running tool includes an inner annular body, an outer annular body positioned circumferentially about the inner annular body, and an outer sleeve positioned circumferentially about the outer annular body and configured to move in an axial direction to actuate a hanger-to-wellhead lock ring to set the tubing hanger within the wellhead. The tubing hanger running tool also includes one or more control line adapters, wherein each of the one or more control line adapters are configured to fluidly couple a first passageway in the outer annular body to a second passageway in the inner annular body to provide a continuous control line path through the tubing hanger running tool as the tubing hanger running tool runs and sets the tubing hanger within the wellhead.. ... Cameron International Corporation

Casing hanger running tool systems and methods

A hanger running tool includes a hanger-contacting segment configured to move radially to engage a corresponding groove formed in a hanger to couple the hanger running tool to the hanger. The tool also includes a piston assembly comprising a first piston configured to couple to a seal assembly. ... Cameron International Corporation

Connector assembly for a mineral extraction system

A connector assembly configured to join a first tubular member to a second tubular member of a mineral extraction system includes a first annular body, a second annular body, and at least one fastener extending through the first annular body and threadably coupled to the second annular body. A sealed space is defined between the at least one fastener and the first annular body. ... Cameron International Corporation

Apparatus and method of disbursing materials into a wellbore

A system includes a dispensing device having a material chamber to store an oilfield material and to fluidly couple to a wellhead, a plurality of flow control devices to control a flow of the oilfield material via the material chamber, a plurality of sensors to measure one or more properties related to the dispensing device, and a control system communicatively coupled to the dispensing device. The control system opens a first flow control device to fill the material chamber with the oilfield material, monitors a condition associated with the material chamber based on the properties measured via the plurality of sensors, opens a second flow control device to provide a high pressure fluid into the material chamber when the condition is present, and open a third flow control device, where the third flow control device fluidly couples the material chamber to the wellhead.. ... Cameron International Corporation

One-trip hanger running tool

A system includes a hanger running tool that has a tool body configured to couple to a hanger via a first set of threads, a first sleeve coupled to configured to couple to the tool body via a second set of threads, where the first set of threads and the second set of threads are oriented in opposite directions, such that the first sleeve rotates in a first circumferential direction when the tool body rotates in a second circumferential direction, opposite the first circumferential direction, and a second sleeve coupled to the first sleeve, wherein the second sleeve is configured to engage a push ring of the hanger to drive a lock ring of the hanger into a recess of a casing spool.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

Fluid injection system

A system includes a fluid injection system configured to inject a fluid into a well and a sensor, separate from the fluid injection system, wherein a first controller of the system is configured to adjust at least one parameter of the fluid injection system in response to feedback from the sensor. The fluid injection system includes a housing having an electrical connector, a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, and a fluid path between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet, a valve disposed along the fluid path, and a flow meter disposed along the fluid path.. ... Cameron International Corporation

Wellhead systems and methods

A wellhead system includes a wellhead including a position sensor disposed in an inner surface of the wellhead, and a wellhead component to be installed in the wellhead, the wellhead component including a position indicator disposed in an outer surface of the wellhead component, wherein the position sensor is configured to transmit a position signal in response to the wellhead component entering into a predetermined aligned position in the wellhead.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

Frac stack

A fracturing system having rams for controlling flow through a fracturing tree is provided. In one embodiment, a fracturing system includes a frac stack mounted on a wellhead. ... Cameron International Corporation

Systems and methods for assembling a wellhead

A wellhead system includes a tubing or casing hanger to be installed in a wellhead, the tubing or casing hanger including an outer surface including a landing profile configured to engage a mating landing profile of the wellhead, a landing sensor configured to transmit a signal indicating contact between the landing profile of the tubing or casing hanger and the landing profile of the wellhead, and a processor configured to receive the signal transmitted by the landing sensor.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

One-trip hanger running tool

A system includes a hanger running tool that has a tool body, a first sleeve coupled to an external surface of the tool body, a second sleeve coupled to the first sleeve, where the second sleeve is configured to engage a push ring of a hanger to drive a lock ring of the hanger into a recess of a casing spool, and a pin disposed in the tool body and the first sleeve, where the pin is configured to enable rotation of the tool body independent of the first sleeve in a first circumferential direction, and where the pin is configured to block rotation of the tool body independent of the first sleeve in a second circumferential direction, opposite the first circumferential direction.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142543

System and method for monitoring a blowout preventer

A monitoring system includes a processor configured to receive sensor data from one or more sensors positioned about a mineral extraction system, input the sensor data into a model to generate a health index predictive of a future condition of a component of a blowout preventer (bop) stack assembly of the mineral extraction system, and to provide an output indicative of the future condition of the component of the bop stack assembly.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142531

Flow restrictor system

A system includes a flow restrictor assembly configured to be coupled to an annular structure having a central bore. The flow restrictor assembly includes one or more adjustable segments configured to move relative to the annular structure between a retracted position in which the one or more adjustable segments do not extend into the central bore and an extended position in which the one or more adjustable segments extend into the central bore to reduce a cross-sectional flow area of the central bore by between approximately 5 to 95 percent to restrict fluid flow through the central bore.. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180135379

Annular packer system and method

A system includes an annular packer assembly configured to be positioned within an outer annular barrel. The annular packer assembly includes a packer having a radially-inner surface configured to contact an inner annular barrel and a radially-outer surface, and the packer extends axially from a first end to a second end. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119853

Connection methods and systems

Various novel connectors are provided. In one embodiment, the connector includes a collar configured to receive first and second components. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106128

Back pressure valve

A system in some embodiments includes a back pressure valve configured to mount in a mineral extraction system. The back pressure valve comprises a cylindrical body comprising a venting port coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body and a plunger disposed in the venting port, wherein the plunger comprises a stem that extends from the venting port into an adjacent cavity of the cylindrical body. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106111

Seabed drilling system

The present disclosure relates generally to a well boring apparatus, and associated components, for drilling wellbores without the necessity of traditional well drilling equipment. The well boring apparatus operates on similar principles as a tunnel boring apparatus. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100554

Drawworks gearbox with redundant braking on input side

A drawworks gearbox includes additional braking on the input side of the gearbox to provide a redundant emergency brake and, optionally, a separate parking brake with the drum-side brakes being the emergency brake. An air-cooled brake disc is attached to a high speed coupling connected to the gearbox input pinion. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100368

System and method for landing equipment with retractable shoulder assembly

A load shoulder assembly is provided to land a component in a bore of a mineral extraction system. The load shoulder assembly includes a housing and a retractable shoulder assembly disposed in the housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100364

One-trip hydraulic tool and hanger

A system includes a hanger running tool, which has a tool body, a first piston configured to move a first lock member between first locked and unlocked positions between the tool body and a hanger, and a second piston configured to move a second lock member between second locked and unlocked positions between the hanger and a tubing.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094748

Choke valve with flow-impeding recesses

Disclosed is a device that includes a choke valve. The choke valve may include a generally tubular throttling member having a sealing shoulder disposed in an inner volume of the throttling member, a plurality of openings configured to flow a fluid between the inner volume of the throttling member and an outer volume of the throttling member, and a flow-impeding recess disposed between the sealing should and the plurality of openings in the inner volume of the throttling member. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094747

Override for a valve assembly

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a valve assembly that includes a valve configured to adjust a flow of fluid through a valve body of the valve assembly, an actuator configured to drive rotation of the valve, a gear assembly having a first planetary gear assembly and a second planetary gear assembly, where the first planetary gear assembly is coupled to the actuator, and where the second planetary gear assembly is coupled to the valve, and an override assembly coupled to the second planetary gear assembly, where the override assembly is configured to drive rotation of the valve independent of the actuator and without disengaging the actuator from the gear assembly.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094505

Stem guide system

A system including a stem guide system, including a stem guide, and a sleeve coupled to the stem guide, wherein the sleeve is configured to rest within a valve stem groove of a valve stem.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087938

Flow meter with rotor assembly

A flow meter for determining a flow rate of a fluid. The flow meter includes a housing comprising a flow bore, a rotor assembly rotatable by the flow of fluid within the flow bore and comprising a thermally diffused metallic material, and a sensor unit configured to generate a signal indicative of a rotational rate of the rotor assembly.. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087675

Self-relieving ball valve seat assembly

A ball valve includes a housing, a ball disposed within a cavity of the housing and configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. The ball valve also includes an annular seat assembly positioned between the housing and the ball, and the annular seat assembly has an annular seat body having a ball-contacting surface configured to contact the ball and having an annular groove. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087674

Close only expansive gate valve

A system, including a first flow control element configured to couple to a stem, and a second flow control element coupled to the first flow control element, wherein the first and second flow control elements are configured to expand relative to one another to create a seal in a closed position between a chamber and a flow path in a valve body, and wherein the first and second flow control elements are configured to enable fluid flow between the chamber and the flow path in an open position.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087342

Blowout preventer monitoring systems and methods

A monitoring system for a blowout preventer (bop) includes an ultrasonic transceiver configured to be coupled to a body that supports a movable component of the bop. The system also includes a reflector configured to be positioned within a channel formed in the body. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080317

Fluid analysis monitoring system

A system includes a channel having a first end configured to be fluidly coupled to a first portion of a conduit of a drilling system or a production system to enable fluid to flow from the conduit into the channel and a second end configured to be fluidly coupled to a second portion of the conduit to enable return of the fluid from the channel into the conduit. The system also includes at least one sensor positioned along the channel and configured to generate a signal indicative of a characteristic of the fluid as the fluid flows through the channel. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073901

Assembly for control and/or measurement of fluid flow

An assembly for the control of the flow of a fluid stream is provided, the assembly comprising a fluid flow conduit having a longitudinal axis; an inlet in the conduit for the fluid stream being processed; an outlet in the conduit for the fluid stream being processed; a control fluid feed assembly having an inlet for a control fluid; wherein the conduit comprises a control portion having one or more apertures therein, the control portion being disposed between the inlet and the outlet of the conduit, the one or more apertures being in flow communication with the inlet for the control fluid in the flow control assembly and extending in a direction at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the fluid flow conduit; whereby in use the control fluid supplied to the inlet of the control fluid assembly is caused to flow into the conduit through the one or more apertures. A method for the control of the flow of a fluid stream comprises causing the fluid stream to flow through a flow control zone from an inlet to an outlet in a first direction; introducing a flow of a control fluid into the flow control zone through one or more apertures at a pressure above the pressure of the fluid stream, whereby the control fluid flows into the fluid control zone at an angle to the first direction to thereby cause a restriction to the flow of the fluid stream through the flow control zone in the first direction.. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073326

Mineral extraction well seal

A system includes a seal assembly that includes an annular body, an interior sealing assembly coupled to an interior surface of the body, and an exterior sealing assembly coupled to an exterior surface of the body. The interior sealing assembly is actuated by a first piston and configured to form a seal between the body and a first fixed substantially tubular member disposed radially interior of the body. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066492

Blowout preventer systems and methods

An annular elastomeric packer for a blowout preventer includes a first insert including an upper flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, a lower flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, and a rib extending between the upper flange and the lower flange, wherein the rib includes a length extending between an upper end and a lower end of the rib, a second insert including an upper flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, a lower flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, and a rib extending between the upper flange and lower flange, wherein the rib includes a length extending between an upper end and a lower end of the rib, an elastomeric body coupled to the first insert and the second insert, and including an inner sealing surface.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180066482

Drawworks apparatus and method

A drawworks assembly including a drum including a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, a coupling assembly configured to transmit torque to the drum, and a cradle assembly configured to support the drum, wherein the coupling assembly is releasably coupled to the drum at a first planar engagement interface disposed at the first end of the drum, wherein the cradle assembly is releasably coupled to the drum at a second planar engagement interface disposed at the second end of the drum.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058171

Hydraulic fracturing systems and methods

A well stimulation system includes an inlet fluid conduit connected to a manifold, and a first wellhead assembly connected to the manifold, wherein the wellhead assembly includes a frac tree, a wellhead coupled to the frac tree, wherein the wellhead is in fluid communication with a first well, wherein the frac tree of the first wellhead assembly is configured to inlet a stimulation fluid from the manifold to the first well along a first fluid flowpath extending through the frac tree, wherein the frac tree of the first wellhead assembly is configured to outlet well fluid from the first well to the manifold along the first fluid flowpath.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180058168

Lockdown system and method

A tubing or casing hanger assembly includes a tubing or casing hanger including a first key disposed on an outer surface of the hanger, and a locking member disposed about the hanger, the locking member including a first key disposed on an inner surface of the hanger, wherein the locking member includes a first position where the first key of the locking member is circumferentially spaced from the first key of the hanger, and a second position where the first key of the locking member circumferentially overlaps with the first key of the locking member to couple the locking member with the hanger.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051824

Flexible stem bellow assembly

A bellows assembly is configured to mount between a movable valve structure and a stationary valve structure of a valve assembly. The bellows assembly comprises a bellows and a spacer. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051530

Systems and methods for assembling a blowout preventer

A blowout preventer including a top including a chamber and an annular groove extending into a surface of the top, a housing including a chamber and an annular groove extending into a surface of the housing, and a connection assembly configured to releasably couple the top to the housing, the connection assembly including an arcuate ring segment having a radial width that is greater in size than an axial height of the ring segment, and a positioner configured to radially displace the ring segment between a locked position restricting relative axial movement between the top and the housing, and an unlocked position allowing for relative axial movement between the top and the housing.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045618

Diamond sintered sampling relief valve

A sampling system and relief valve are disclosed. The system can include a bypass loop for receiving a fluid. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045324

Ball valve system

A ball valve positioned between a first line and a second line includes a housing and a ball disposed a ball disposed within the housing. The ball includes a bore and is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045323

Ball valve system and method

A system configured to adjust a seat of a ball valve includes a cam-actuated valve that is configured to be controlled via rotation of a stem coupled to a ball of the ball valve. The cam-actuated valve is configured to enable a flow of fluid at a first pressure to an opening extending through a body of the ball valve to drive the seat of the ball valve away from the ball when the cam-actuated valve is in a first position.. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045011

Packer assembly with inserts for blowout preventer

A blowout preventer (“bop”) includes a housing comprising a vertical bore extending through the housing and a packer assembly movably positioned within the housing and configured to form a seal within the housing. The packer assembly includes an elastomeric body comprising an elastomeric material and inserts positioned within the elastomeric body and in parallel alignment with respect to each other.. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044996

Buoyancy system for marine riser

A marine riser system, a buoyancy system, and a method of buoying a body. A riser joint includes a body, a buoyancy module, a thrust collar, and a reaction collar. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038555

Floating liquefied natural gas pretreatment system

A pretreatment system and method for a floating liquid natural gas (“flng”) facility are presented. The inlet natural gas stream flows through a membrane system to remove carbon dioxide and a heat exchanger, producing first and second cooled co2-depleted non-permeate streams. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038554

Floating liquefied natural gas pretreatment system

A pretreatment system and method for a floating liquid natural gas (“flng”) facility are presented. The inlet natural gas stream flows through a membrane system to remove carbon dioxide and a heat exchanger, producing first and second cooled co2-depleted non-permeate streams. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038491

Flexible seat ball valve

A system includes a ball valve. The ball valve includes a housing, a ball, and a first valve seat assembly. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038390

Hydraulic timing device

A pressure vessel having an adjustable volume to adjust a hydraulic time delay produced by the pressure vessel. The pressure vessel can include a piston with an adjustable stroke and a rod received in a housing to limit the stroke of the piston. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038187

Modular blowout preventer control system

Disclosed here are systems and methods for modular blowout preventer (bop) control. A modular bop control unit system of one embodiment includes a group of modular control units mounted on a skid. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038173

Top-mounted compensator for use in a motion compensation system

A bell design crown block for a top mounted compensator includes a removable, tilting sheave block mounted within the outside perimeter of a crown block yoke. An actuator installed in the crown block actuates the tilt function. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037527

Process scheme to improve divalent metal salts removal from mono ethylene glycol (meg)

A meg reclamation process includes the step of increasing above 2,000 ppm the divalent metal salts concentration of a rich (wet) meg feed stream flowing into a precipitator. The increasing step includes routing a salts-saturated meg slipstream from the flash separator it to the precipitator. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034543

Cable monitoring system and method using noise-domain reflectometry

A system and method to monitor a cable using noise-domain reflectometry. A receiver is configured to receive a signal and a reflection of the signal transmitted through the cable. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030804

Internal and external pressure seal assembly

A system, method, and seal assembly for sealing between two devices. The system comprising a first device, a second device, and a seal assembly, which is configured to seal between the first device and the second device. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030803

Annular blowout preventer apparatus

The present disclosure generally relates to an annular blowout preventer (“bop”) apparatus for sealing a wellbore. In particular, the annular bop includes a body comprising a vertical bore extending therethrough, an upper packing element located in the body, a lower packing element located in the body and spaced axially from the upper packing element, and a piston configured to move the upper and lower packing elements radially with respect to the vertical bore. ... Cameron International Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030791

Lifting apparatus for subsea equipment

A lifting apparatus for subsea equipment and a method of installing subsea equipment for a subsea well. A lower marine riser package (lmrp) including elevator links that pivot on a load bearing structure located on the lmrp. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023361

Packer assembly with multi-material inserts for blowout preventer

A blowout preventer (“bop”) for sealing against an object includes a housing comprising a bore extending through the housing with the object being extendable through the bore. The bop further includes a packer assembly movably positioned within the housing and configured to form a seal within the housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016861

Valve with balanced blind seal ring

Directional control valves with blind shear rings are provided. In one embodiment, a valve includes a piston within an inner chamber of a hollow body having inlet and outlet ports in fluid communication with the inner chamber. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010601

Mud pump sealing assembly

Various assemblies that can be used in a mud pump with a plunger-style piston to reduce seal failures, to offer control in variability of the circumference of the piston to thereby control fluid pressure, and to provide visibility into seal condition during operation. In one embodiment, a sleeve that can vary the overall effective circumference of the piston enables fluid pressure control. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010590

Load-balanced mud pump assembly

A load-balanced, high-capacity mud pump is provided. In some embodiments, load balancing is achieved by spacing hubs along the crankshaft of the mud pump with the bull gears disposed opposite one another, on outer ends of the crankshaft adjacent to the housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010421

Choke valve for high pressure drop

An orifice valve as disclosed herein produces a high pressure drop in a flowing fluid. A valve body includes a flow restrictor with multiple flow orifices or ports. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010420

Flow control assembly

A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010411

Systems and methods for cutting a tubular member

A closure device for cutting a tubular member includes a housing, and a cutting member disposed in the housing, wherein the cutting member is coupled to a heating element, wherein the cutting member is configured to transfer heat to a tubular member from the heating element to cause a loss of mechanical integrity of the tubular member as the cutting member physically engages the tubular member.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010410

Blowout preventer apparatus and method

An annular elastomeric packer for a blowout preventer includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced inserts, wherein at least one of the plurality of inserts includes an upper flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, a lower flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, and a rib extending between the upper flange and the lower flange, wherein the upper flange includes an upper surface disposed at an acute angle relative a longitudinal axis of the elastomeric packer, and an elastomeric body coupled to the plurality of inserts and including an inner sealing surface.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010408

Isolation flange assembly

An isolation flange assembly including a body including a receptacle disposed therein, and a first seal assembly disposed in the receptacle of the body, wherein the first seal assembly is configured to sealingly engage an inner surface of the receptacle of the body and an outer surface of a tubular member extending into the receptacle of the body, wherein the first seal assembly includes an annular radially outer seal, and an annular radially inner seal in engagement with the outer seal.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010404

Self-aligning mud pump assembly

A self-aligning mud pump apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, the mud pump includes a rotatable crankshaft, a crosshead, a crosshead guide, and a hub disposed in a housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180003537

Smooth bore, chordal transit-time ultrasonic meter and method

A flow element for an ultrasonic flowmeter having a plurality of transducers for analyzing fluid flow in a pipe. The flow element includes a housing having a bore with an internal diameter and a surface through which fluid flows and a plurality of cavities each of which has an opening in the surface. ... Cameron International Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002993

Wear bushing retrieving system and method

A system includes a wear bushing retrieval tool. The wear bushing retrieval tool an annular main body configured to be disposed about a tubular string, a plurality of locking dogs, wherein each locking dog of the plurality of locking dogs is pivotably coupled to the annular main body, a first axial securement feature coupled to the annular main body, and a second axial securement feature coupled to the main body, wherein the first and second axial securement features are configured to cooperatively axially capture a coupling of the tubular string when the annular main body is disposed about the tubular string.. ... Cameron International Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370177

Hydraulic tool

A system including a hydraulic tool configured to energize a lock ring system and a seal assembly with a hydraulic fluid, wherein the hydraulic tool including a hydraulic body configured to couple to a hydraulic fluid source, a first piston configured to move axially with respect to the hydraulic body to energize the seal assembly, and a second piston configured to move axially with respect to the hydraulic body to energize the lock ring system, wherein the first and second pistons are simultaneously exposed to the hydraulic fluid in an opening in the hydraulic body.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362909

High-integrity pressure protection system christmas tree

A high-integrity pressure protection system christmas tree is provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a christmas tree, a choke coupled to receive fluid from the christmas tree, and a high-integrity pressure protection system. ... Cameron International Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350223

Adjustable fracturing system

An adjustable fracturing system is provided. The system includes an adjustment joint configured to be varied in length to facilitate coupling of a fracturing manifold to a fracturing tree. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343119

Choke plug tip

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a choke valve that includes a choke body, a choke trim disposed in the choke body, where the choke trim is configured to adjust a cross-sectional area of a flow path in the choke body to adjust a fluid flow through the choke valve, a choke plug of the choke trim disposed in the flow path of the fluid flow, a stem of the choke plug that includes a first material, and a tip portion of the choke plug coupled to the stem, where the tip portion includes a superhard material.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343118

Top-entry floating ball valve

A ball valve includes a body and a ball subassembly. The body includes a first bore extending partially through the body from a first flange of the body along a first axis, the flange defining an opening, a second bore extending in along a second axis from the first bore to a second flange, wherein the second axis is transverse to the first axis, and a third bore extending along the second axis, opposite the second bore, from the first bore to a third flange. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343108

Sealing components and methods of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a sealing component includes defining a configuration for the sealing component, wherein the configuration comprises a cross-section comprising a first wall and a second wall joined by a turning wall to form a generally u-shape, the first wall and the second wall comprising a variable cross-sectional thickness, wherein the cross-section is taken along a plane extending along an axial axis of the sealing component and the cross-section extends in a circumferential direction. The method also includes depositing a powder into a chamber, applying an energy source to the deposited powder, and consolidating the powder into a layer according to the defined configuration.. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342805

Hanger sealing system

A system includes a hanger having a tapered radially-outer surface and a hanger sealing assembly configured to move between an unsealed position and a sealed position in which the hanger sealing assembly seals an annular space between the hanger and a housing of a wellhead. The hanger sealing assembly includes an annular sleeve, a first and second annular seal each comprising a respective tapered radially-inner surface configured to contact the tapered radially-outer surface of the hanger, and an annular seal-engaging sleeve. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342792

Flow control module

A system includes a flow-through component fluidly coupled to a wellhead and including an annular passage disposed about a central flow-through bore. The annular passage is transverse to the central flow-through bore. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342785

Modular spinner roller

A spinner roller set adapted for use in an apparatus used to connect and disconnect threaded drilling tubulars includes a first and a second modular spinner roller that mounts independent drive and spacer discs on a central shaft. The setup is arranged so that the spinner rollers when in use can engage a small diameter tubular using the same setup as that for engaging a much larger diameter tubular. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329356

Non-invasive pressure measurement system

A system includes a safety system having one or more valves configured to block a flow of fluid from a source to a destination, a non-invasive pressure measurement system having a plurality of non-invasive pressure sensors configured to monitor a pressure of the fluid without directly contacting the fluid, and a controller configured to receive feedback from the non-invasive pressure measurement system and to adjust a position of the one or more valves of the safety system based on the feedback.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328481

Trunnion ball valve with interchangeable and replaceable seat insert

The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for retaining a seat insert of a ball valve in place within a seat ring of the ball valve. In particular, the seat insert is an annular ring having a tapered section on an outer wall of the annular ring. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328167

Subsea drilling system with pressure dampener

A subsea drilling system with a subsea component controllable by a fluid supply source. The system includes a pressure dampener in fluid communication between the fluid supply source and the subsea component. ... Cameron International Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328152

Drilling fluid measurement system

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a drilling fluid system that includes a conduit configured to convey a fluid from a first sub-system of the drilling fluid system to a second sub-system of the drilling fluid system, an ultrasonic measurement system configured to determine a flow rate of the fluid in the conduit, and a controller configured to receive feedback from the ultrasonic measurement system and to adjust one or more operating parameters of the drilling fluid system based at least on the feedback.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170284806

Subsea navigation systems and methods

A navigation system includes a support structure configured to be positioned at a sea floor. The navigation system also includes multiple transducers coupled to the support structure at fixed locations and configured to emit multiple reference signals. ... Cameron International Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170284549

Double slip seal profile for plug valves

A slip seal having a double profile provides two barriers to withstand the working pressure of a medium acting against the slip when a plug valve is in the closed position.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170284182

Separator and method of separation

A method of separating a multiphase fluid, the fluid including a relatively high density component and a relatively low density component, that includes introducing the fluid into a separation region; imparting a rotational movement into the multiphase fluid; forming an outer annular region of rotating fluid of predetermined thickness within the separation region; and forming and maintaining a core of fluid in an inner region. Fluid entering the separation vessel is directed into the outer annular region and the thickness of the outer annular region is such that the high density component is concentrated and substantially contained within this region, the low density component being concentrated in the rotating core. ... Cameron International Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241229

Wellhead assembly and method

An embodiment of a tubing or casing hanger seal assembly includes a first carrier ring, a first energizing ring coupled to the first carrier ring and configured to set a first seal of the seal assembly in response to the application of a first load to the seal assembly, and a first lock ring configured to secure the first seal to the tubing or casing hanger in response to the application of the first load to the seal assembly, wherein the first carrier ring and the first lock ring include corresponding angled engagement profiles for providing a radial force against the first lock ring relative a central axis of the seal assembly in response to the application of the first load to the seal assembly.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170218716

Systems and methods for assembling a blowout preventer

An assembly tool for assembling a blowout preventer including a hub configured for releasably coupling with a hydraulic package of the blowout preventer, a support ring coupled to the hub, wherein the support ring is configured for releasably coupling with an outer housing of the blowout preventer, and a first seating assembly coupled to the hub, wherein the first seating assembly is configured to apply a force against the hydraulic package to seat the hydraulic package within the outer housing, and react the force applied to the hydraulic package against the outer housing.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207731

Piezoelectric generator for hydraulic systems

A piezoelectric power generator assembly includes a housing, a piezoelectric transducer located in the housing, and a piston located in the housing. The piston is movable with respect to the housing and is configured to be moved into contact with the piezoelectric transducer, and the piezoelectric transducer is configured to generate an electrical charge when contacted by the piston.. ... Cameron International Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204714

Method and apparatus for hydraulic fracturing

A method for fracking a well includes inserting a downhole tool into the well via a conveyance string through a wellhead assembly having a wellhead bore. The method also includes surrounding, at least partially, the conveyance string with a sleeve that at least extends below a portion of an inlet of the wellhead assembly, wherein the inlet intersects the wellhead bore. ... Cameron International Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170199065

Acoustically isolated ultrasonic transducer housing and flow meter

An ultrasonic transducer apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an outer housing, an inner housing disposed within the outer housing, and an ultrasonic transducer disposed within the inner housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191338

Subsea equipment visual indicator

A position indicator for a subsea component of a well system includes a visual indicator including an illuminator, an electrical connector selectably connected between the visual indicator and a power supply, and an actuator configured to connect the visual indicator with the power supply when a moveable member of the subsea component is disposed in a first position, wherein the illuminator is configured to emit a first subsea illumination when the moveable member is disposed in the first position.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191337

Shearing sequence for a blowout preventer

The present disclosure relates to a system that includes a body surrounding a bore, a first ram disposed adjacent a first end of the body and coupled to a first actuator, a second ram disposed adjacent to a second end opposite the first end of the body and coupled to a second actuator, and a controller communicatively coupled to the first and second actuators. The controller is configured to actuate the first actuator to direct the first ram toward a tubular string disposed in the bore, such that the first ram aligns the tubular string with a first shearing portion of the second ram when the first ram is in an actuated position, and to actuate the second actuator, after actuating the first actuator, to direct the second ram toward the tubular string such that the first and second rams completely cut the tubular string.. ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191336

Closure member including a replaceable insert

A blowout preventer includes a body including a first end, a second end spaced from the first end, and a first lateral end extending between the first end and the second end, wherein the body includes a throughbore extending between the first end and the second end, and a first passageway extending between the first lateral end and the throughbore, and a removeable insert disposed in the first passageway, and wherein the removeable insert includes a throughbore for receiving a ram block of the blowout preventer.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191335

Tubular wellhead component coupling systems and method

A spool adapter includes an annular spool adapter body, a pressure port disposed on an exterior surface of the adapter body, a piston ring disposed within the spool adapter body, adjacent the pressure port, and a retainer ring disposed within the spool adapter body, axially opposite the pressure port from the piston ring. Pressure applied via the pressure port causes the piston ring and the retainer ring to separate from one another.. ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191334

Systems and methods for engaging subsea equipment

A system for landing a subsea component includes a retention assembly configured to be coupled to the subsea component, the retention assembly including a first connector, a cable extending between the connector and a tensioning assembly, and a releasable lock configured to selectably actuate the tensioning assembly between a locked position and an unlocked position, wherein, when the tensioning assembly is in the unlocked position, a tensioning force is applied to the cable, and an anchoring assembly configured to anchor to a sea floor, the anchoring assembly including a second connector configured to be coupled to the first connector of the retention assembly.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191332

Shoulder, shoulder tool, and method of shoulder installation

A shoulder includes a shoulder body having a plurality of j-slots disposed circumferentially about the shoulder body at a first axial end of the shoulder body, a retainer ring disposed about the shoulder body having an exterior threaded surface and an annular lip, a load ring having a threaded interior surface configured to interface with the threaded exterior surface of the retainer ring and a tapered bottom surface, and a lock ring having a tapered bottom surface configured to interface with the tapered bottom surface of the load ring such that when the load ring moves axially toward the lock ring, the lock ring radially expands and when the load ring moves axially away from the lock ring, the lock ring radially contracts.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191324

Hanger, hanger tool, and method of hanger installation

A system includes a hanger running tool and a pressure port. The hanger running tool includes an upper body, a lower body disposed about the upper body, a first lock ring disposed between the upper body and the lower body, the first lock ring comprising a tapered top surface, a first push ring disposed between the upper body and the lower body, the first push ring comprising a tapered bottom surface that interfaces with the tapered top surface of the first lock ring, an upper piston disposed about the upper body, and a lower piston disposed about the first lock ring, the first push ring, and the lower body, extending axially downward. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170184439

Ultrasonic meter employing two or more dissimilar chordal multipath integration methods in one body

A system and method to detect and quantify integration errors in a transit time ultrasonic flow meter uses dissimilar integration methods or schemes employed simultaneously. In a preferred embodiment, a number of chordal paths are arranged in a single meter body such that at least two dissimilar chordal integration schemes can be used to determine the flow rate. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170184228

System having fitting with floating seal insert

A system includes a hose fitting. The hose fitting includes a body, a fluid passage through the body, a first end portion, a second end portion, and a first floating seal insert. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183941

Outer casing string and method of installing same

An outer casing string, including a surface casing head, and associated installation method. In some embodiments, the surface casing head includes an outer tubular member insertable through a diverter of an installed conductor system, an inner tubular member at least partially disposed within and moveable relative to the outer tubular member, and a sleeve ring rotatably coupled to the inner tubular. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183939

Subsea equipment pendulum arrestor and method for its use

An apparatus for, and method of, reducing a pendulum motion of a piece of subsea equipment during a landing operation includes a frame assembly arranged for connection to the piece of subsea equipment; a sheet of arrestor material disposed within a perimeter of the frame assembly, and a drive mechanism arranged to move the sheet of arrestor material between a first position and a second position, each position providing a different amount of surface area than the other to create a different drag force on the equipment.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183933

Connector system

A system including a connector system configured to couple a first tubular to a second tubular comprising a sleeve configured to couple to the first tubular, wherein an inner diameter of the sleeve comprises a coupling feature, a lock ring configured to couple to an exterior surface of the second tubular and radially engage with the coupling feature of the sleeve, a piston ring configured to energize the lock ring into engagement with the sleeve, a first pressure ring configured to couple to the second tubular, wherein the first pressure ring is axially beneath the piston ring, and a second pressure ring disposed about the piston ring and configured to couple to the second tubular.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183932

Hybrid wellhead connector

A wellhead apparatus with a removable sealing wafer is provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wellhead housing with a pocket formed in its upper end and a wafer installed in the pocket. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183924

System and method for installing or removing a seal sub from a riser

A tool configured to facilitate installation or removal of a seal sub from an annular structure includes a support structure configured to be coupled to the annular structure, a shaft extending axially from the support structure, and an engaging structure coupled to the shaft. The engaging structure includes a plurality of engaging members, and each of the plurality of engaging members is configured to move in a radial direction between a retracted position that enables the engaging structure to be inserted into the seal sub and an extended position that enables the respective engaging member of the plurality of engaging members to engage the seal sub.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183922

Wear bushing retrieval tool

A system includes a wear bushing retrieval tool. The wear bushing retrieval tool includes a main body, a plurality of apertures extending from an inner diameter of the annular main body to an outer diameter of the annular main body, a plurality of fasteners, wherein each of the plurality of fasteners is disposed within a respective one of the plurality of apertures, and a plurality of pins extending from the outer diameter of the annular main body, wherein the annular main body is configured to be disposed about a tubular string being run into a wellhead, and wherein the plurality of pins is configured to engage with a wear bushing disposed within the wellhead.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170183245

Electrocoagulation devices and methods

Various electrocoagulation devices for treating liquids are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an electrocoagulation device having a pressure-containing vessel for receiving a liquid, with a first bus bar, a second bus bar, and sacrificial plates positioned in the pressure-containing vessel. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175927

Closure member position indicator system for use in a blowout preventer

A system and method for detecting a position of a blowout preventer's closure members makes use of an indicator rod connected to a piston of the operator system and an electronic position sensor located entirely outside of a pressurized chamber of the operator system and arranged to detect a linear movement of the indicator rod.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175906

Fluid-handling components and methods of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a fluid-handling component includes forming a liner via an additive manufacturing process and forming a body about the liner via a powder compaction process. The body may be coupled to the liner via diffusion bonds during the powder compaction process. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175905

Fluid-handling components and methods of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a fluid-handling component includes forming a liner via an additive manufacturing process and forming a body about the liner via a powder compaction process. The body may be coupled to the liner via diffusion bonds during the powder compaction process. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175792

Smart washer for pre-load monitoring

A pre-load monitor is arranged for use between a between a washer face of a fastener and a bearing surface of a fixture arranged to receive a portion of a shank of the fastener. The pre-load monitor, which can be in the form of a washer, includes a piezoelectric generator which generates the electrical power to measure, monitor and report the pre-load. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175491

Segmented guide funnel

A guide funnel includes segments that have a funnel surface running at an oblique angle between a bottom end and an inner circumferential edge of the top end. The width of the funnel surface is sized so that, when the guide funnel is in an assembled state, a continuous or discontinuous funnel wall is formed between adjacent segments. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170175477

Annular blowout preventer

An annular blowout preventer includes a housing, an annular piston positioned within the housing, and an annular packer positioned within the housing. The annular blowout preventer also includes at least one radially-extending conduit disposed in the annular piston, the annular packer, or a plate positioned axially between the annular piston and the annular packer. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170168194

Tethered tracking system

A tracking system includes a tether, a buoyant transmitter assembly coupled to a first portion of the tether, an attachment component coupled to a second portion of the tether. The attachment component is configured to couple the tracking system to an object, and the tether enables the buoyant transmitter assembly to float above the object while the object and the tracking system are submerged in a fluid.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170167220

Assembly and method for monitoring position of blowout preventer rams

The present disclosure generally relates to an assembly and method for monitoring the position of one or more opposing rams in a rain-type blowout preventer (“bop”) during opening and closing operations. In particular, a bop includes a vertical bore extending through the body, a rain cavity intersecting the bore, and a port located below the rain cavity. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170167218

Rotating hanger and running tool

A wellhead hanger assembly is provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a wellhead hanger, a running tool coupled to the wellhead hanger, and a torque sleeve positioned to transmit torque from the running tool to the wellhead hanger. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170167217

Casing hanger retention system

A system includes a housing of a wellhead, a hanger configured to be positioned within the housing of the wellhead, and a hanger retention system. The hanger retention system includes a key-slot interface having at least one retention segment configured to move between a collapsed position in which the at least one retention segment does not block movement of the hanger relative to the housing of the wellhead and an engaged position in which the at least one retention segment engages at least one corresponding slot to block movement of the hanger relative to the housing of the wellhead. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159845

Needle valve assembly

A system includes a valve having an annular body, a cap positioned circumferentially about the annular body, and a stem positioned within an axially-extending cavity of the annular body. The stem is coupled to the cap such that rotation of the cap relative to the annular body drives the cap and the stem axially relative to the annular body to adjust the valve.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159399

Lock ring and packoff for wellhead

A packoff and a locking assembly installed in a bore of a wellhead component are provided. In one embodiment, a packoff includes inner and outer annular seals and an energizing ring shaped to be wedged between the inner and outer annular seals so as to apply a radially inward biasing force on the inner annular seal and a radially outward biasing force on the outer annular seal. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159378

Moveable hoisting system

A hoisting system is disclosed including a moveable sheave coupled to a well support structure, the moveable sheave slideable along the well support structure and relative to a fixed sheave to laterally move a hoisting line relative to a well center. The hoisting system may include a second moveable sheave such that a second hoisting line may be laterally moved to various locations including a second well center or the same well center as the first hoisting line.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159376

Blast resistant material

A system includes an enclosure defining an inner volume comprising a blast-resistant material having a metallic layer, wherein the metallic layer has substantially zero elongation, and a polymer layer coupled to the metallic layer and a pressure containing component disposed within the inner volume of the enclosure.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159360

Top drive quill with removable flange

A top drive system with a removable flange is provided. In one embodiment, a top drive includes a quill, a motor coupled to drive rotation of the quill, and a swivel including a housing and a bearing disposed within the housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152967

Systems and methods for monitoring blowout preventer equipment

A system for a blowout preventer (bop) stack assembly includes one or more pairs of ultrasonic transducers coupled to a body that is configured to support a movable component of the bop stack assembly, wherein each pair of ultrasonic transducers comprises a first ultrasonic transducer disposed on a first side of the body and a second ultrasonic transducer disposed on a second side of the body, opposite the first side. The system also includes a controller configured to receive a first signal indicative of a position of the movable component from the one or more pairs of ultrasonic transducers, to determine the position of the movable component based on the first signal, and to provide a first output indicative of the position of the movable component.. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152722

Wellhead assembly with internal casing hanger pack-off

Various wellhead assemblies are provided. In one embodiment, the wellhead assemble includes a seal assembly that seals against an inner surface of a wellhead hanger and against an inner surface of a wellhead body. ... Cameron International Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170152721

Hanger running system and method

A system includes a hanger locking assembly configured to lock a hanger within a housing of a wellhead. The hanger locking assembly includes an energizing ring having one or more axially-extending passageways configured to receive and to support one or more control lines. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138772

Flow meter

A paddle wheel flow meter designed for measuring the flow rate of a viscous or debris-laden fluid with fewer parts, higher durability and simplicity of servicing. The flow meter includes a housing including a flow bore and an insert body with an integral rotor shaft. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138487

Ball valve

The disclosed embodiments include ball valves having integrated seats. The integrated seats are included in a ball body assembly of a valve body. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138151

Apparatus and method for monitoring valve operation

An apparatus and method for monitoring valve operation. In one embodiment, an apparatus for monitoring valve operation includes a first acoustic sensor and a monitoring system. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138145

Fracturing fluid distribution systems and methods

A fracturing system including a fracturing manifold. In one embodiment, the system includes a fracturing manifold coupled to a plurality of fracturing trees via a plurality of fluid conduits. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170138144

Fracturing fluid delivery system

A fracturing fluid delivery system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a fracturing manifold and a fracturing tree. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170137092

Safety system and method for guiding a dropped suspended load away from equipment and to a safe landing area

A system and method for guiding a dropped suspended load includes a safety winch, safety buoy, and safety anchor spaced relative to one another and an offshore rig's lifting system so that the dropped load falls away from certain seabed locations and to a safe landing area. A safety winch cable runs from the safety winch to the safety buoy, and from the safety buoy to a connection to the load. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130846

Control valve

Provided is a valve, including an in-line flow passage, a shut-off mechanism, and a multi-stage throttling section disposed in the in-line flow passage. Further provided is an in-line valve, including a flow control component and a sealing component, wherein the flow control component and the sealing component are separate from one another.. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130575

Smart seal methods and systems

An apparatus for monitoring the condition of a seal, such as a seal in a blowout preventer or in another oilfield device, is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a blowout preventer including a seal and a blowout preventer seal-monitoring system that includes a sensor positioned within a body of the seal and a data analyzer. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130562

Seals with embedded sensors

An apparatus for monitoring the condition of a seal, such as a seal in a blowout preventer or in another oilfield device, is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a blowout preventer including a seal and a blowout preventer seal-monitoring system that includes a sensor positioned within a body of the seal and a data analyzer. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130556

Double valve block and actuator assembly including same

A valve comprises a housing including a first chamber, a second chamber, and a neutral chamber. In addition, the valve comprises a stem disposed within the housing. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170130549

Blowout preventer including shear body

A blowout preventer (“bop”) includes a housing comprising a vertical bore extending through the housing and a shear body rotatable with respect to the vertical bore to shear an object located within the vertical bore.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121162

Rope hoisting system

Various hoisting systems having an assembly for gripping a hoisting line are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a hoisting system having a plurality of sheaves and a chain reeved about the plurality of sheaves. ... Cameron International Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120216

Detonation cycle apparatus and method of operating the same

A process for the chemical conversion of a reactive feedstock mixture is provided, the process comprising providing an annular reaction chamber having an inlet end and an outlet end; charging to the annular reaction chamber a reactive feedstock to be converted; detonating the reactive feedstock mixture; allowing a detonation wave to propagate around the annular reaction chamber; introducing into the inlet end of the annular reaction chamber the reactive feedstock to maintain propagation of the detonation wave around the annular reaction chamber; allowing components within the reaction chamber to move from the inlet end towards the outlet end; and recovering from the outlet end of the annular reaction chamber the products of chemical conversion of the feedstock by the action of the detonation wave. An apparatus for the conversion of a reactive feedstock is also provided.. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170108018

Magnetorheological fluid locking system

A system, including a magnetorheological (mr) fluid locking system, including a housing, a piston disposed in the housing, wherein the piston is configured to move axially within the housing, an mr fluid disposed in the housing, an mr fluid pump fluidly coupled to the housing, wherein the mr fluid pump is configured to pump the mr fluid into the housing, and an electromagnet configured to magnetize the mr fluid to control axial movement of the piston.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101841

Blowout preventer with ram packer assemblies with support member

A blowout preventer (“bop”) includes a housing comprising a vertical bore extending through the housing and ram cavities intersecting the bore and ram assemblies, each ram assembly movably positionable within a ram cavity. Each ram assembly includes a packer assembly that comprises an upper plate, a lower plate, an elastomeric body positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate and comprising elastomeric material, and a support member comprising an aperture and positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate to provide support to the ram assembly.. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101834

Flow sensor assembly

A flow sensor assembly including a housing configured to couple to a fluid line, wherein the housing comprises an inlet for receiving a flow of a first fluid, and a sensor coupled to the housing and configured to measure a flow level of a second fluid passing through the fluid line.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170097099

System and method for valve assembly

A method for assembling a ball valve using a system having a support structure and a tool includes positioning a body of the ball valve on a surface of the support structure. The method also includes driving one or more engaging members of the tool radially outward from a retracted position to an expanded position to engage a seat disposed within the body of the ball valve. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170096871

System and method for testing an insert packer assembly

A method for testing an insert packer assembly positioned within a diverter assembly includes inserting a test tool through an opening of the insert packer assembly and into a bore of the diverter assembly. The method includes driving multiple annular flexible components of the insert packer assembly radially inward to contact an outer annular surface of the test tool to form a sealed space between the multiple annular flexible components and the outer annular surface of the test tool. ... Cameron International Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170096864

Electronically controlled reel system for oilfield operations

A system and method for electronically controlling a reel system for oilfield operations. The electronically controlled reel system for oilfield operations comprises a reel, and an electronic control system in communication with the reel to electronically control rotation of the reel. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170080372

Method for extending turndown in a gas-liquid separator

An apparatus for extending turndown in a gas-liquid separator is presented. The apparatus includes a first mist extractor with a first operating range and a second mist extractor with a second operating range. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074699

Flow meter system

A flow meter system is disclosed that includes a first flow sensor and first and second fluid flow conduits extending from the first flow sensor. The second fluid flow conduit may be disposed inside the first fluid flow conduit thereby forming a fluid annulus between the first and second fluid flow conduits. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074422

Pressure regulator

A system including a pressure regulator configured to regulate a flow of pressurized fluid in a hydrocarbon extraction system, the pressure regulator, including a housing having a chamber, a biasing system configured to provide a biasing force, a sensing piston disposed within the chamber, wherein the sensing piston is responsive to pressure within the chamber and the biasing force from the biasing system, and a supply seal plate comprising a first fluid supply passageway configured to reduce oscillations of the sensing piston.. . ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074420

Sensor assembly for monitoring a fluid extraction component

The present disclosure relates to monitoring the condition of fluid extraction components associated with a subsea hydrocarbon drilling and production operation and, in an embodiment described herein, more particularly provides a sensor assembly for monitoring the extraction component which is easily installable and locally powered. The sensor assembly, in one embodiment, is contained on a patch. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074298

Flow conditioner and method for optimization

A flow conditioner for a circular pipe having an axis. The flow conditioner includes a plate having a face to be disposed in the circular pipe with the face of the plate perpendicular to the axis of the pipe. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074091

System for communicating data via fluid lines

The present disclosure relates generally to data communication in subsea oil and gas drilling and production operations. In particular, data communication from sensors located on a piece of subsea oil and gas drilling and/or production equipment to a remote location, such as to a demodulation system, is disclosed. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074067

Systems and methods for monitoring blowout preventer equipment

A system for a blowout preventer (bop) stack assembly includes one or more pairs of ultrasonic transducers coupled to a body that is configured to support a movable component of the bop stack assembly, wherein each pair of ultrasonic transducers comprises a first ultrasonic transducer disposed on a first side of the body and a second ultrasonic transducer disposed on a second side of the body, opposite the first side. The system also includes a controller configured to receive a first signal indicative of a position of the movable component from the one or more pairs of ultrasonic transducers, to determine the position of the movable component based on the first signal, and to provide a first output indicative of the position of the movable component.. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074063

Marine riser system

The present disclosure generally relates to a riser system for coupling a surface platform to a wellhead and, in an embodiment described herein, more particularly provides a riser flange for coupling adjacent riser sections. A main tube of the riser system forms an annulus for fluid flow between the wellhead and the platform. ... Cameron International Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067295

Riser gas handling system

A system including a modular riser gas handling system configured to couple to and be disposed vertically below a telescoping joint, wherein the modular riser gas handling system includes a diverter assembly configured to couple to and divert a flow of material into and out of a riser, and an annular blow out preventer (bop) assembly configured to couple to the diverter assembly.. . ... Cameron International Corporation








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