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Richard L Giroux, David Shahin, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Gary Thompson, Kevin Leon Gray, John Timothy Allen, Randy Gene Snider: Methods and apparatus for handling and drilling with tubulars or casing. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, February 5, 2008: US07325610 (73 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for handling tubulars and drilling with tubulars such as casing into a formation. In one aspect of the invention, the apparatus comprises a circulating head and a cementing head operatively connectible to a gripping member. The circulating head i ...


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Bernd Georg Pietras, Thomas F Bailey, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Carl J Wilson: Casing running and drilling system. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, March 20, 2007: US07191840 (67 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for holding and turning a tubular and string of tubulars, such as casing, for make-up and drilling with the tubulars are disclosed. The apparatus generally includes a spear and a clamping head, both of which are mounted to a top drive. The spear and the clamping head can be en ...


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Thomas Roesner, Scott McIntire, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Thomas F Bailey: Method of hydraulically actuating and mechanically activating a downhole mechanical apparatus. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, July 18, 2006: US07077212 (43 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally relates to an apparatus and method for operating a tool in a wellbore. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a hydraulically operated tool and a wellbore tubular both in communication with a pressure sensing line. The hydraulically operated tool is responsive to a com ...


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Bernd Georg Pietras, Thomas F Bailey, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Carl J Wilson: Casing running and drilling system. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, April 7, 2009: US07513300 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for holding and turning a tubular and string of tubulars, such as casing, for make-up and drilling with the tubulars are disclosed. The apparatus generally includes a spear and a clamping head, both of which are mounted to a top drive. The spear and the clamping head can be en ...


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Richard L Giroux, David Shahin, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Gary Thompson, Kevin Leon Gray, John Timothy Allen, Randy Gene Snider: Methods and apparatus for handling and drilling with tubulars or casing. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, February 2, 2010: US07654325 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for handling tubulars and drilling with tubulars such as casing into a formation. In one aspect of the invention, the apparatus comprises a circulating head and a cementing head operatively connectible to a gripping member. The circulating head i ...


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Herve Ohmer, Adrian Vuyk Jr, Mark W Brockman: Method and apparatus for retrieving a deflecting tool. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, June 18, 2002: US06405804 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for predictable downhole milling of a casing window having predetermined location, orientation, dimension and contour geometry. An elongate substantially rigid milling shaft has at least one casing window milling element in fixed relation therewith and has a pilot mill in arti ...


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Michael E Leman, Adrian Vuyk Jr: Hydraulic overshot tool without a nozzle, and method of retrieving a cylinder. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, August 1, 2006: US07083209 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved hydraulic overshot tool. The overshot tool mechanically engages a cylindrical body downhole attempting to be retrieved. In the event retrieval is unsuccessful, the overshot tool may be hydraulically released from the cylindrical body. The release function e ...


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Adrian Vuyk Jr, Greg Galloway, Jim Terry, Gordon Tibbitts, Kenneth Colvin, Thomas Alan Carlson: Injection system and method comprising an impactor motive device. PDTI Holdings, Vedder Price P C, August 2, 2011: US07987928 (5 worldwide citation)

An excavation system for forming a wellbore through a subterranean formation, the system employing pressurized drilling fluid with impactors mixed therein. The pressurized fluid with impactors is directed to a drill string having a drill bit with nozzles on its lower end. The fluid impactor mixture ...


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Adrian Vuyk Jr: Tooth type drill bit with secondary cutting elements and stress reducing tooth geometry. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Jeffrey E Daly, February 19, 2002: US06347676 (5 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a tooth type rolling cutter earth boring drill bit with secondary cutting elements on the tooth surfaces. The secondary cutting elements provide additional, relatively sharp edges that help cut hard rock. The teeth also have convex radiused buttresses at their bases to reduce the stress ...


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Gordon Tibbitts, Greg Galloway, Adrian Vuyk Jr, James Terry: Methods of using a particle impact drilling system for removing near-borehole damage, milling objects in a wellbore, under reaming, coring, perforating, assisting annular flow, and associated methods. PDTI Holdings, Vedder Price P C, May 29, 2012: US08186456 (4 worldwide citation)

A particle impact drilling system and method are described. In several exemplary embodiments, the system and method may be a part of, and/or used with, an apparatus or system, methods, to excavate a subterranean formation. The system can including, for example, removing near-borehole damage, casing, ...