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1. (WO2017039996) PIPE STAND TRANSFER SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039996    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/046481
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 12 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 19/08
E21B 19/14
E21B 19/16
Applicants: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
Inventors: KEOGH, Gregory
YATER, Ronald, W.
RIGBY, Dylan
Title: PIPE STAND TRANSFER SYSTEM
Abstract:
A pipe handler for handling tubular members of a well system includes a mounting member for mounting the pipe handler to a structure of the well system, a first arm having a first end coupled to a structure of the well system, and a second end, wherein the first arm is configured to pivot relative to the mounting member about a first axis, a second arm having a first end and a second end, a connector coupled to the second end of the first arm and the first end of the second arm, and wherein the connector is configured to rotate the second arm about a second axis and a guide member coupled to the second end of the second arm for guiding a tubular member, wherein the second arm is configured to pivot relative to the connector about a third axis.