[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0004545  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Dec /2016                32/2016  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2016/89779
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:19/Dec/2016

[21] Application No.:GC 2011-19958

[22] Filing Date:11/12/2011

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
US
US
17/12/2010
19/10/2011
61/424.427
61/549.056

[72] Inventors:1- Charles S. Yeh،2- Michael D. Barry،3- Michael T. Hecker،4- Tracy J. Moffett،5- Jon Blacklock،6- David C. Haeberle،7- Patrick C. Hyde،8- Iain M. Macleod،9- Lee Mercer،10- Stephen Reid،11- Andrew J. Elrick

[73] Owner: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, P.O. Box 2189, Houston, Texas 77252, USA

[74] Agent: Saud M. A. Shawwaf Law Office

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
E21B33/128

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 2010/0032158 A1 (Dale et al.) 11 February 2010
-US 5,887,660 A (Yokley et al.) 30 March 1999
-US 6,354,378 B1 (Patel) 12 March 2002
-US 7.431,091 B2 (Themig et al.) 07 October 2008
-US 7,832,472 B2 (Themig) 16 November 2010
-US 2003/0127227 Al (Fehr et al.) 10 July 2003
 
Examiner: Eng. Imad A. AlAhaidib

[54] WELLBORE APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-ZONE WELL COMPLETION, PRODUCTION AND INJECTION
[57] Abstract: Completing a wellbore in a subsurface formation with packer assembly having first mechanically-set packer as first zonal isolation tool, and second zonal isolation tool comprises internal bore for receiving production fluids, and alternate flow channels. First packer has alternate flow channels around inner mandrel, and sealing element external to inner mandrel and includes operatively connecting packer assembly to a sand screen, and running into wellbore. First packer set by actuating sealing element into engagement with surrounding open-hole portion of the wellbore. Thereafter, injecting a gravel slurry and further injecting the gravel slurry through the alternate flow channels to allow it to bypass the sealing element, resulting in a gravel packed wellbore within an annular region between sand screen and surrounding formation below packer assembly.
No. of claims: 31     No. of figures: 14


 

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