Patent Number: 6,167,915

Title: Well pump electrical cable with internal bristle support

Abstract: An electrical cable has helically attached bristles for supporting the electrical cable when pulled through a string of coiled tubing to connect to an electrical submersible pump. The electrical cable and helically attached bristles have a circumscribed diameter greater than the inner diameter of the coiled tubing. The bristles deflect in a direction opposite the direction of pulling the electrical cable so that they grip the wall of the coiled tubing. The bristles apply a resistive frictional force to the wall of the coiled tubing, thereby transferring the weight of the electrical cable to the coiled tubing.

Inventors: Collie; Charles C. (Tulsa, OK), Wilbourn; Phillip R. (Claremore, OK)

Assignee: Baker Hughes Inc.

International Classification: E21B 17/00 (20060101); E21B 17/20 (20060101); F16L 7/00 (20060101); H01B 7/16 (20060101); H01B 7/18 (20060101); H02G 1/08 (20060101); F16L 055/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018