06354373 is referenced by 362 patents and cites 3 patents.

An expandable tubing (

12

) for a well bore hole (

14

) in which selected length portions (

24, 26, 28

) are weakened by a slot configuration (FIGS.

2, 3, 4

) to obtain predetermined expansion characteristics. The slot configurations are tailored or selected for a predetermined bore hole length and may be expanded to different radial diameters to conform generally to the peripheral contour of the bore hole. Tubing portions (

29

) between the slotted length potions (

24, 26, 28

) are unweakened.

Title
Expandable tubing for a well bore hole and method of expanding
Application Number
9/200345
Publication Number
6354373 (B1)
Application Date
November 25, 1998
Publication Date
March 12, 2002
Inventor
Robert M Sorem
Lawrence
KS, US
Hubertus V Thomeer
Houston
TX, US
Claude J Vercaemer
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Victor H Segura
US
John J Ryberg
US
Assignee
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
TX, US
IPC
E21B 29/00
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