Wear-resistant, variable diameter expansion tool and expansion methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6722427
APP PUB NO 20030075339A1
SERIAL NO

10047628

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The inventions provide apparatus and methods for radially expanding a tubular deployed in a subterranean well by moving an expansion tool axially through the well. An expansion tool apparatus may have wear faces attached to at least a portion of the outer periphery of a mandrel for contacting the interior surface of the pipe, tube, or screen during expansion. According to another aspect of the invention, an expansion tool has a controlled egress seal between the outer surface of the tool and the inside surface of the expandable tubular. According to another aspect of the invention, an automatically variable diameter expansion tool is provided having a variable diameter cone, which expands, and contracts based on input from one or more sensors. According to another aspect of the invention, an apparatus and method for expanding a length of screen assembly in a subterranean wellbore is provided.

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.HOUSTON, TX5044

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Echols, Ralph Harvey Dallas, TX 3 178
Gano, John C Carrollton, TX 116 3787
Schwendemann, Kenneth L Flower Mound, TX 33 1502
Shy, Perry Carter Southlake, TX 4 170
Towers, Darrin N Carrollton, TX 14 678

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BEHR GMBH & CO. KG (2)
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Halliburton Company (1)
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ALCOA INC. (1)
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BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (3)
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SHELL OIL COMPANY (3)
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CAMCO INC. (1)
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* 2005/0039,910 Expandable tubes with overlapping end portions 0 2002
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7195064 Mono-diameter wellbore casing 8 2003
* 2004/0262,014 Mono-diameter wellbore casing 1 2003
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7571774 Self-lubricating expansion mandrel for expandable tubular 12 2003
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7350564 Mono-diameter wellbore casing 4 2005
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7121337 Apparatus for expanding a tubular member 43 2005
7195061 Apparatus for expanding a tubular member 4 2005
7819185 Expandable tubular 2 2005
7552776 Anchor hangers 2 2005
7325602 Method and apparatus for forming a mono-diameter wellbore casing 7 2006
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* Cited By Examiner