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1. US11131158 - Flow management systems and related methods for oil and gas applications

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United States of America
Application Number 16923595
Application Date 08.07.2020
Publication Number 11131158
Publication Date 28.09.2021
Grant Number 11131158
Grant Date 28.09.2021
Publication Kind B1
IPC
E21B 23/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
23Apparatus for displacing, setting, locking, releasing or removing tools, packers or the like in boreholes or wells
E21B 33/127
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
33Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
10in the borehole
12Packers; Plugs
127with inflatable sleeve
E21B 17/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
17Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Casings; Tubings
E21B 47/09
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
47Survey of boreholes or wells
09Locating or determining the position of objects in boreholes or wells; Identifying the free or blocked portions of pipes
E21B 37/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
37Methods or apparatus for cleaning boreholes or wells
E21B 33/12
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
33Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
10in the borehole
12Packers; Plugs
CPC
E21B 17/003
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
17Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Cables;; Casings; Tubings
003with electrically conducting or insulating means
E21B 23/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
23Apparatus for displacing, setting, locking, releasing, or removing tools, packers or the like in the boreholes or wells
E21B 33/127
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
33Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
10in the borehole
12Packers; Plugs
127with inflatable sleeve
E21B 47/09
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
47Survey of boreholes or wells
09Locating or determining the position of objects in boreholes or wells ; , e.g. the position of an extending arm; Identifying the free or blocked portions of pipes
E21B 33/1208
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
33Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
10in the borehole
12Packers; Plugs
1208characterised by the construction of the sealing or packing means
E21B 37/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
37Methods or apparatus for cleaning boreholes or wells
Applicants Saudi Arabian Oil Company
Inventors Maher Maqbool Shariff
Taras Yurievich Makogon
Agents Fish & Richardson P.C.
Title
(EN) Flow management systems and related methods for oil and gas applications
Abstract
(EN)

A method of managing a fluid flow within a conduit includes determining a presence of a flow blockage within the conduit, the conduit being equipped with an adjustable compactor, controlling an electric actuator to flow a current to the adjustable compactor to generate an electric field at the adjustable compactor, extending the adjustable compactor radially inward from a reference configuration under a force of the electric field, compacting the flow blockage radially along a length of the adjustable compactor to create a channel adjacent the flow blockage, and returning the adjustable compactor to the reference configuration to expose the channel and open the conduit to fluid flow.


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