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Manifold and shared actuator

A system includes a manifold and a shared valve actuation system that is operatively coupled to the manifold at a single location. The manifold is comprised of a block with at least one drilled header hole formed within the block, a plurality of drilled flow inlet holes formed within the block, wherein the number of drilled flow inlet holes corresponds to the number of external flow lines that supply fluid to the manifold, and a plurality of isolation valves coupled to the block, the valve element for each of the isolation valves positioned within the block. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Joint made of shape memory alloy and uses thereof

The present application refers to a connection for connecting hydraulic tubing as used by subsea devices, by using a shaped memory alloy material. The sleeve connection made of a shaped memory alloy material, is originally manufactured with an internal diameter shorter than the external diameter of the tubing, internally has a cover material made of dielectric material and, most internally, has a layer of an anti-corrosive material which is contiguous to the external face of said tubing the layer of an anti-corrosive material internally has protruding portions designed to grasp the external surface of the tubing, forming streaks.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Maintenance condition sensing device

A method for monitoring a maintenance condition of a component includes coupling a sensing device to the component. The sensing device includes at least one non-intrusive data sensor and an on-board processing complex including a wireless communication device and being coupled to the at least one non-intrusive data sensor. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Gate valve protector sleeve

In one aspect, this disclosure relates to a protector sleeve for a frac gate valve. The disclosed protector sleeve prevents frac sand and other particulates from becoming trapped between the seat and the seat pockets. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Gas-liquid separation and compression/pumping units capable of being mounted in production wells and injection wells

The present application refers to individual subsea solutions to be applied in a production well for gas-liquid separation and an injection well for compression or pumping of gas or water current in subsea systems of oil exploration. Said solutions refer to a unit for gas-liquid separation mountable in a production well, which includes a unit of gas-liquid separation directly connected to an adapter base of production bap or “tubing head”; and a unit for compression/pumping mountable in an injection well including a unit of compression or pumping that is directly connected to a bap or (“tubing head”), the flow line having gas or water to be injected connected to the bap or (“tubing head”).. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Passively locking connector

An assembly includes a first hub having a body and an end surface, first and second openings defined in the body and a plurality of segmented collets positioned around the body. A locking mandrel is operatively coupled to the body, wherein the locking mandrel is adapted to engage the plurality of segmented collets, and a latching/release mechanism is positioned at least partially within the first and second openings defined in the body, wherein the latching/release mechanism is adapted to be positioned in a first position wherein the locking mandrel is in an unlocked and loaded position and in a second position wherein the locking mandrel is released and engages the plurality of segmented collets so as to couple the first hub to a second hub.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Flow conditioner

A flow conditioner for use in a conduit includes a ring having a plurality of stepped elements disposed on an inner surface of the ring. A method for conditioning fluid using a flow conditioner includes coupling a flow conditioner to an interior surface of a conduit, flowing fluid through the conduit, contacting a surface of the flow conditioner with the flowing fluid, positioning a flow meter downstream of the flow conditioner, and measuring the flow profile of the fluid with the flow meter. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Recoverable module for subsea environments and uses thereof

A recoverable module is configured for subsea environments, and is suitable for use in the processing of fluids linked to the oil industry, and subsea fluid separation equipment or equipment involving any process performed through liners. The recoverable module for subsea environments includes a separating vessel provided with an inlet and two underflow and overflow or tailing outlets, in addition to a cover which has a set of removable liners fastened to its interior.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Equipment for installing and removing plugs

The present invention refers to an equipment for the installation and removal of plugs from submarine well, which comprises a hydraulic cylinder (1) which is coupled to specific tools (9) for installation and removal of plugs (2) in columns suspenders (3) or wcts (4).. . ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Subsea tree and methods of using the same

A subsea tree for use with a well includes a master block that has a flow hub located at the top of the subsea tree, a flow bore in fluid communication with the well, a swab valve, and a master valve. A choke block is coupled to a side of the subsea tree and includes a choke in a flow passage of the choke block. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Monolithic manifold with embedded valves

In one illustrative embodiment, the manifold comprises a block with at least one drilled header hole formed within the block, a plurality of drilled flow inlet holes formed within the block, wherein the number of drilled flow inlet holes corresponds to the number of the plurality of external flow lines that supply fluid (e.g., oil/gas) to the manifold and a plurality of isolation valves coupled to the block wherein the valve element for each of the isolation valves is positioned within the block.. . ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Pump fluid end assembly mounting system

A system for mounting a fluid end (420) of a pump (400) to a power end (410) of the pump (400) includes an upper clamping bar (448) and a clamping assembly (460) that is adapted to removably clamp the fluid end (420) to the upper clamping bar (448). The clamping assembly (460) includes a clamp bar (462) having a first tapered clamping face (462x) that is adapted to contact a correspondingly tapered clamping face (448x) on the upper clamping bar (448) when the fluid end (420) is removably clamped to the upper clamping bar (448).. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Hybrid two piece packoff assembly

A packoff assembly for sealing between an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member has a lower packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members, an upper packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members above the lower packoff, the upper packoff being releasably connected to the lower packoff and, when connected to the lower packoff, being axially movable relative to the lower packoff between a first position and a second position, a latch ring which is supported on the lower packoff, the latch ring being radially expandable into a corresponding locking groove in the outer tubular member, and a locking mandrel which is operably engaged by the upper packoff such that upon axial movement of the upper packoff from the first position to the second position, the locking mandrel expands the latch ring into the locking groove to thereby lock the upper and lower packoffs in position between the inner and outer tubular members. With the lower packoff locked in position between the inner and outer tubular members, the upper packoff can be selectively removed from the packoff assembly by disconnecting the locking mandrel from the upper packoff and disconnecting the upper packoff from the lower packoff.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

Hydraulic actuator with spring return

The present invention refers to a submarine hydraulic actuator with spring return, wherein the said spring is exposed directly in contact with the seawater, being constituted of inert material to corrosion and of special building. The said spring is assembled in a moving stopper (3) coupled by fixation special means to the actuator rod (5) and that is in sliding contact with a stabilizer extension (4) of the actuator rod (5) through two or more guide tears (20).. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159655

Valve stop retainer device

A valve stop retainer device (220) that is adapted to interface with a cross-bore fluid communication chamber (262) of a reciprocating pump (250) includes a spring retainer plate (221) and a plurality of retainer lobes (223) extending substantially away from a first side of the spring retainer plate (221). Each of the plurality of retainer lobes (223) includes an upper portion (223u) having an outer surface (223s). ... Fmc Technologies Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159410

A shared actuation system

The present invention refers to a shared actuation system to place tools on any subsea valve interface on an oil production station located in a subsea structure, such as a manifold. The system comprises a connection device for connection to the subsea structure, attached to the connection device at least one structural element, all connected to each other through rotary joints, providing at least two degrees of freedom for a distal end of the structure elements where an actuation tool is positioned, for interaction with the valve interfaces on the subsea structure, where the structural elements further is connected to a sail element.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158538

Systems and methods for treating oilfield wastewater

A wastewater treatment system is disclosed that includes a desanding hydrocyclone, a deoiling hydrocyclone, an electrocoagulation apparatus that is adapted to receive a flow of treated wastewater from the desanding and deoiling hydrocyclones, a floc separator that is adapted to receive a flow of a first effluent from the electrocoagulation apparatus, and an ultrafiltration membrane apparatus that is adapted to receive at least a portion of a flow of a second effluent from the floc separator.. . ... Fmc Technologies Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138141

Direct hydraulic rapid response module apparatus and method

An apparatus, fixed or recoverable to control a remote device includes a valve assembly having a cylinder, a piston dividing the cylinder into a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber, a spring to bias the piston toward the first hydraulic chamber, and a linkage to connect the piston to the remote device, a quick-vent valve assembly comprising an inlet connected to a hydraulic source, an outlet connected to the first hydraulic chamber, and a vent port, wherein the quick-vent valve assembly is configured to discharge fluid from the outlet to the vent when a pressure of the hydraulic source connected to the inlet drops below a threshold value, and a vent line connecting the vent port of the quick-vent valve assembly to a hydraulic accumulator.. . ... Fmc Technologies Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101840

Installation of an emergency casing slip hanger and annular packoff assembly having a metal to metal sealing system through the blowout preventer

An emergency casing packoff assembly (170) that is adapted to be installed in a wellhead (100) through a blowout preventer includes an upper packoff body (171), a lower packoff body (174) releasably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), and a metal seal ring (175) that is adapted to create a metal to metal seal between the packoff assembly (170) and a casing (110) supported in a wellhead (100) when a pressure thrust load is imposed on the packoff assembly (170). The casing packoff assembly (170) further includes a lock ring energizing mandrel (173) threadably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), wherein at least a portion of the lock ring energizing mandrel (173) is adapted to be threadably rotated relative to the upper packoff body (171) so as to lock the packoff assembly (170) into the wellhead (100) while the imposed pressure thrust load is maintained on the packoff assembly (170).. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085074

Electrical penetrator assembly

A method of manufacturing an electrical penetrator assembly (1) comprising a penetrator housing (3) having a through-bore and an internal support surface; a ceramic sleeve assembly (2) sealingly providing a feed-through for an electrical conductor (29), which sleeve assembly comprises first and second outer support surfaces; and a compression member (6) comprising a compression surface; said method comprising the steps of sealingly attaching at least one metal, annular sealing member (4, 5) to a section of the sleeve assembly; positioning the sleeve assembly in the through-bore of the penetrator housing such that the first, outer support surface is brought into contact with the internal support surface; attaching the compression member to the penetrator housing such that the compression surface is brought into contact with the second, outer support surface; by means of the compression member, directly or indirectly preloading the sleeve assembly by applying a force onto the sleeve assembly such that a predetermined contact pressure is obtained between the first, outer support surface and the internal support surface; and directly or indirectly, sealingly connecting the at least one sealing member to the penetrator housing. The invention also relates to an electrical penetrator assembly manufactured according to the method.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082103

Reciprocating pump with improved fluid cylinder cross-bore geometry

A reciprocating pump comprising a fluid end housing having a number of plunger sections, each of which includes a plunger bore within which a plunger is slidably received, a suction bore within which a suction valve is positioned, a discharge bore within which a discharge valve is positioned, and a cross bore chamber which is located between said bores and is configured as a surface of revolution. Each of the bores intersects the cross-bore chamber to thereby define a respective cross curve which is spatially separated from each adjacent cross curve. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074434

Connector with actuatable reaction members to resist bending loads

A connector 116 comprised of a body 116a adapted to be positioned adjacent two hubs 112a, 112b, a primary locking means for connecting the two hubs 112a, 112b together and at least one actuatable reaction member 130 that is operatively coupled to the connector body 116a, wherein, when actuated, an inner surface 130s of the at least one actuatable reaction member 130 is urged toward an outer surface 112s of one of the two spaced apart hubs 112a, 112b and wherein a line of travel 133 of the at least one actuatable member 130 is axially spaced apart 134 from a sealing interface that is to be established between the two hubs 112a, 112b.. . ... Fmc Technologies Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067317

High temperature insulation system and method

A method includes designing a subsea equipment assembly having an insulation covering an outer surface of at least one equipment unit and a flow path formed through the at least one equipment unit. The designing includes modeling a temperature profile of the subsea equipment assembly having a fluid within the flow path, identifying at least one hot zone along an interface between the insulation and the outer surface, where the at least one hot zone is exposed to temperatures above a degradation temperature of the insulation, and designing at least one cold zone along the interface to border the at least one hot zone, the at least one cold zone exposed to maximum temperatures below the degradation temperature of the insulation.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051572

Ball insertion device for use in oil and gas wells

In one illustrative embodiment, the ball inserter device comprises, among other things, a body having a ball insertion opening and a ball drop opening, wherein the ball drop opening intersects the ball insertion opening, a ball inserter piston that is attached to the body and an inserter cavity isolation valve coupled to the body wherein the valve element, when closed, blocks the ball insertion opening and partially defines an insertion cavity between the inserter cavity isolation valve and the ball inserter piston and a pressure relief valve coupled to the body that is in fluid communication with the insertion cavity. In this example, the device also comprises a ball input device coupled to the body that includes a plug, a removable cap and an opening that is axially aligned with the ball drop opening.. ... Fmc Technologies Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009772

Installation for using control fluid as barrier fluid for electric motors coupled to subsea pumps

The present invention relates to the use of water-based control fluid in subsea systems as barrier fluid for electric motors (2) coupled to subsea pumps (1). For that purpose, a hose (hfl) (12) is arranged between an umbilical termination unit (9) and the electric motor (2) of the submersible pump (1), by means of a connection plate (mqc) (7). ... Fmc Technologies Inc








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