Ray Givens (Total 23 Patents Found)

In one aspect, the invention is directed to an overhead crane with one or more bridge rails, that incorporates a reinforcement truss into its one or more bridge rails so as to reduce the overall mass of the one or more bridge rails. This facilitates movement of a load carried by the bridge by an operator to a destinati...
Blowout preventers having bodies without flanged necks are provided. In one embodiment, a blowout preventer stack includes first and second blowout preventers having independent and separable main bodies, each including a bore and a ram cavity transverse to the bore. The lower end of the main body of the first blowout ...
A method and associated equipment are disclosed which allow drilling at least a portion of a well and subsequently cementing casing in a single trip. The method is particularly suited for deep-water offshore operations where the drill string can be run through a section of casing leaving a bit and an under-reamer exten...
Blowout preventers having bodies with internal choke and kill line pass-through conduits are provided. In one embodiment, a blowout preventer body (42) includes a drill-through bore (44) extending through the blowout preventer body and a ram cavity (58) transverse to the drill-through bore. The blowout preventer body c...
L'invention concerne un procédé et un équipement associé permettant de forer au moins une partie d'un puits et d'en cimenter le tubage en un seul aller et retour. Ce procédé convient particulièrement à des opérations de forage en mer en eaux profondes dans lesquelles un train de tiges traverse une ...
A method and associated equipment are disclosed wich allow drilling at least a portion of a well and subsequently cementing casing in a single trip. The method is particularly suited for deep-water offshore operations where the drill string can be run through a section of casing leaving a bit and an under-reamer extend...
In a first aspect, the invention is directed to a manipulator that is relatively compact and has a relatively large range of motion. The manipulator includes a linkage that folds back on itself, which reduces the footprint of the linkage. In a particular embodiment, the manipulator includes a linkage and a load balanci...
In one aspect, the invention is directed to an overhead crane with one or more bridge rails, that incorporates a reinforcement truss into its one or more bridge rails so as to reduce the overall mass of the one or more bridge rails. This facilitates movement of a load carried by the bridge by an operator to a destinati...
A method and associated equipment are disclosed which allow drilling at least a portion of a well and subsequently cementing casing in a single trip. The method is particularly suited for deep-water offshore operations where the drill string can be run through a section of casing leaving a bit and an under-reamer exten...
L'invention concerne des obturateurs anti-éruption comprenant un corps dépourvu de collet à bride. Dans un mode de réalisation, un empilement d'obturateurs anti-éruption (120) comprend des premier et deuxième obturateurs anti-éruption (40) pourvus de corps principaux indépendants et séparables (42), ch...
A method and associated equipment are disclosed wich allow drilling at least a portion of a well and subsequently cementing casing in a single trip. The method is particularly suited for deep-water offshore operations where the drill string can be run through a section of casing leaving a bit and an under-reamer extend...
A method and associated equipment are disclosed wich allow drilling at least a portion of a well and subsequently cementing casing in a single trip. The method is particularly suited for deep-water offshore operations where the drill string can be run through a section of casing leaving a bit and an under-reamer extend...
Components of drilling and production systems with wide flange bodies are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a component (40, 124, 126, 128) of a wellhead assembly (18) or of a riser (16) of a drilling or production system, the component having a non-tubular main body (42, 130, 140) and a bore (44, 132,...