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Title: Deployable centralizers

Abstract

A centralizer assembly is disclosed that allows for the assembly to be deployed in-situ. The centralizer assembly includes flexible members that can be extended into the well bore in situ by the initiation of a gas generating device. The centralizer assembly can support a large load carrying capability compared to a traditional bow spring with little or no installation drag. Additionally, larger displacements can be produced to centralize an extremely deviated casing.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345372
Patent Number(s):
9,580,976
Application Number:
14/195,986
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Grubelich, Mark C., Su, Jiann-Cherng, and Knudsen, Steven D. Deployable centralizers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Grubelich, Mark C., Su, Jiann-Cherng, & Knudsen, Steven D. Deployable centralizers. United States.
Grubelich, Mark C., Su, Jiann-Cherng, and Knudsen, Steven D. Tue . "Deployable centralizers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345372.
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abstractNote = {A centralizer assembly is disclosed that allows for the assembly to be deployed in-situ. The centralizer assembly includes flexible members that can be extended into the well bore in situ by the initiation of a gas generating device. The centralizer assembly can support a large load carrying capability compared to a traditional bow spring with little or no installation drag. Additionally, larger displacements can be produced to centralize an extremely deviated casing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
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