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(US20190234149) Downhole adjustable bend assemblies
公开号/公开日
US20190234149 / 2019-08-01
申请号/申请日
US16/378,280 / 2019-04-08
发明人
Clausen Jeffery RonaldMarchand Nicholas Ryan;
申请人
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO;
主分类号
IPC分类号
E21B-004/02 E21B-007/06
摘要
(US20190234149) A bend adjustment assembly includes a driveshaft housing, a driveshaft disposed in the driveshaft housing, a bearing mandrel coupled to the driveshaft, wherein the assembly includes a first position that provides a first deflection angle, wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a second position that provides a second deflection angle that is different from the first deflection angle, and an actuator assembly configured to shift the bend adjustment assembly between the first position and the second position in response to a change in at least one of flowrate of a drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, and relative rotation between the driveshaft housing and the bearing mandrel, wherein the actuator assembly includes an actuator housing through which the bearing mandrel extends and an actuator piston configured to transfer torque between the bearing mandrel and the actuator housing.
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代理机构
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优先权号
2017US-62511148 2017US-62582672 2018US-16007545 2018US-62663723 2018WO-US34721
主权利要求
(US20190234149) 1-59. (canceled) 60. A bend adjustment assembly for a downhole mud motor, comprising:   a driveshaft housing;   a driveshaft rotatably disposed in the driveshaft housing;   a bearing mandrel coupled to the driveshaft;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a first position that provides a first deflection angle between a longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and a longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a second position that provides a second deflection angle between the longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and the longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel that is different from the first deflection angle; and   an actuator assembly configured to shift the bend adjustment assembly between the first position and the second position in response to a change in at least one of flowrate of a drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, and relative rotation between the driveshaft housing and the bearing mandrel;   wherein the actuator assembly comprises an actuator housing through which the bearing mandrel extends and an actuator piston configured to transfer torque between the bearing mandrel and the actuator housing. 61. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 60, wherein:   the actuator piston of the actuator assembly comprises a first plurality of engagement members;   the actuator assembly comprises an engagement ring coupled to the bearing mandrel and comprising a second plurality of engagement members; and   the actuator piston is configured to matingly engage the first plurality of engagement members with the second plurality of engagement members of an engagement ring to transfer torque between the actuator housing and the bearing mandrel in response to the change in at least one of flowrate and pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor. 62. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 61, wherein:   the first plurality of engagement members of the actuator piston comprises a first plurality of teeth; and   the second plurality of engagement members of the engagement ring comprise a second plurality of teeth. 63. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 61, wherein the actuator assembly further comprises a biasing member configured to bias the first plurality of engagement members of the actuator piston into mating engagement with the second plurality of engagement members of the engagement ring. 64. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 60, wherein the actuator assembly is in fluid communication with a sealed volume of oil in which a bearing of the downhole motor is disposed. 65. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 60, further comprising a locking piston configured to induce a pressure signal providing a surface indication of the deflection angle of the bend adjustment assembly. 66. A bend adjustment assembly for a downhole mud motor, comprising:   a driveshaft housing;   a driveshaft rotatably disposed in the driveshaft housing;   a bearing mandrel coupled to the driveshaft;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a first position that provides a first deflection angle between a longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and a longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a second position that provides a second deflection angle between the longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and the longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel that is different from the first deflection angle; and   an actuator assembly configured to shift the bend adjustment assembly between the first position and the second position in response to a change in at least one of flowrate of a drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, and relative rotation between the driveshaft housing and the bearing mandrel;   wherein the actuator assembly comprises an actuator housing through which the bearing mandrel extends, and an actuator piston disposed in a chamber that is sealed from the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor. 67. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 66, wherein a bearing of the downhole motor is disposed in the chamber. 68. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 66, further comprising:   a first annular seal disposed between the bearing mandrel and a bearing housing through which the bearing mandrel extends; and   a second annular seal disposed between the actuator housing and the bearing mandrel, wherein the chamber extends between the first annular seal and the second annular seal. 69. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 66, wherein the chamber comprises a sealed chamber that is sealed from an environment surrounding the bend adjustment assembly. 70. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 66, wherein the actuator piston is configured to transfer torque between the bearing mandrel and the actuator housing. 71. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 66, further comprising a locking piston configured to induce a pressure signal providing a surface indication of the deflection angle of the bend adjustment assembly. 72. A bend adjustment assembly for a downhole mud motor, comprising:   a driveshaft housing;   a driveshaft rotatably disposed in the driveshaft housing;   a bearing mandrel coupled to the driveshaft;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a first position that provides a first deflection angle between a longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and a longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel;   wherein the bend adjustment assembly includes a second position that provides a second deflection angle between the longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and the longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel that is different from the first deflection angle;   an actuator assembly configured to shift the bend adjustment assembly between the first position and the second position in response to a change in at least one of flowrate of a drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor, and relative rotation between the driveshaft housing and the bearing mandrel; and   a locking piston configured to induce a pressure signal providing a surface indication of the deflection angle of the bend adjustment assembly. 73. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 72, wherein the locking piston comprises a locked position locking the bend adjustment assembly in at least one of the first and second positions and an unlocked position permitting the bend adjustment assembly to shift between the first and second positions. 74. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 72, wherein the locking piston is configured to alter a restriction to fluid flow of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor in response to shifting the locking piston between a first axial position and a second axial position. 75. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 72, further comprising:   an offset housing comprising a first longitudinal axis and a first offset engagement surface concentric to a second longitudinal axis that is offset from the first longitudinal axis; and   an adjustment mandrel comprising a third longitudinal axis and a second offset engagement surface concentric to a fourth longitudinal axis that is offset from the third longitudinal axis, wherein the second offset engagement surface is in mating engagement with the first offset engagement surface;   wherein the locking piston is disposed in the offset housing and comprises a locked position restricting relative rotation between the offset housing and the adjustment mandrel, and an unlocked position, axially spaced from the locked position, permitting relative rotation between the offset housing and the adjustment mandrel;   wherein the locking piston is configured to shift between the locked position and the unlocked position in response to a change in at least one of flowrate and pressure of the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor. 76. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 75, further comprising:   a first annular seal disposed on an outer surface of the locking piston;   a second annular seal disposed on an outer surface of a compensating piston of the bend adjustment assembly;   a sealed chamber extending axially between the first annular seal and the second annular seal; and   a biasing member in engagement with the compensating piston, wherein the biasing member biases the locking piston towards the unlocked position. 77. The bend adjustment assembly of claim 72, wherein the actuator assembly comprises an actuator housing through which the bearing mandrel extends and an actuator piston configured to transfer torque between the bearing mandrel and the actuator housing. 78. A method for forming a deviated borehole, comprising:   (a) providing a bend adjustment assembly of a downhole mud motor in a first position that provides a first deflection angle between a longitudinal axis of a driveshaft housing of the downhole mud motor and a longitudinal axis of a bearing mandrel of the downhole mud motor;   (b) transferring torque between the bearing mandrel and an actuator housing through which the bearing mandrel extends; and   (c) with the downhole mud motor positioned in the borehole, actuating the bend adjustment assembly from the first position to a second position that provides a second deflection angle between the longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and the longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel, the second deflection angle being different from the first deflection angle. 79. The method of claim 78, further comprising:   (d) inducing a pressure signal providing a surface indication of the deflection angle of the bend adjustment assembly. 80. The method of claim 78, wherein (b) comprises engaging a first plurality of engagement members of an actuator piston with a second plurality of engagement members of an engagement ring. 81. The method of claim 80, further comprising:   (d) disposing the actuator piston in a chamber in a chamber that is sealed from the drilling fluid supplied to the downhole mud motor. 82. The method of claim 78, wherein (c) comprises:   (c1) pumping drilling fluid into the borehole from the surface pump at a first flowrate that is less than the drilling flowrate for a first time period; and   (c2) following the first time period, pumping drilling fluid in the borehole from the surface pump at a second flowrate that is different than the first flowrate for a second time period.
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专利类型码
A1
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