Login| Sign Up| Help| Contact|

Patent Searching and Data


Title:
WELLSITE CONNECTOR WITH FLOATING SEAL MEMBER AND METHOD OF USING SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/152195
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A wellsite connector for connecting components of a wellsite is provided. The wellsite has a wellbore extending into a subsurface formation. The wellsite connector includes a connector body and a floatable seal. The connector body has an end adapted for coupling to a first of the components, a pocket along an inner surface thereof, and a cavity adapted to receive a second of the components. The floatable seal member includes a seal ring having a hole therethrough to sealingly receive the second of the components. The seal member is slidably movable in the pocket of the connector body transversely to an axis of the connector body whereby the second of the componentss is alignable to the first of the components for connection therebetween.

Inventors:
JAHNKE, Douglas, A. (5526 Pinewilde Drive, Houston, TX, 77066, US)
SPRINGETT, Frank, B. (1303 Roseberry Manor, Spring, TX, 77379, US)
ENSLEY, Eric, T. (20823 Oak Orchard Court, Cypress, TX, 77433, US)
Application Number:
US2013/035280
Publication Date:
May 22, 2014
Filing Date:
April 04, 2013
Export Citation:
Click for automatic bibliography generation   Help
Assignee:
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P. (7909 Parkwood Circle Drive, Houston, TX, 77036, US)
International Classes:
E21B33/038; F16L37/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2013098560A22013-07-04
Foreign References:
US2609836A1952-09-09
US4708376A1987-11-24
US3485051A1969-12-23
US5971076A1999-10-26
US6609572B12003-08-26
GB2414752A2005-12-07
US20090014184A12009-01-15
CN202064876U2011-12-07
US20030106693A12003-06-12
GB2404937A2005-02-16
Other References:
T J AKERS ET AL: "SPE 124409 Formation and Removal of Hydrates inside Wellhead Connectors", SPE ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION HELD IN NEW ORLEANS, 1 October 2009 (2009-10-01), pages 1 - 15, XP055107023, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20140311]
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SALAZAR, JL, Jennie (The JL Salazar Law Firm, pllc1934 West Gray Stree, Houston TX, 77019, US)
Download PDF: