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1. (WO2018089148) DOWNHOLE SEALING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089148    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/055873
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16J 15/3248
F16J 15/00
Applicants: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
Inventors: KENDALL, Alexander M.
HANSON, Jonathan
HANSON, Emily
ALLEN, Jason
Title: DOWNHOLE SEALING APPARATUS
Abstract:
In one aspect, a seal apparatus for use with a mandrel is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment contains a seal housing disposed about the mandrel, wherein the seal housing is spaced apart from the mandrel to form a seal gap, a seal member disposed between the seal housing and the mandrel, wherein the seal member is bonded to the seal housing and the seal member is formed from a first material, and a seal support disposed between the seal housing and the mandrel, wherein the seal support is formed from a second material, wherein the second material is stiffer than the first material, and the seal support extends across the seal gap in response to an energizing force applied to the seal support.