Patent Number: 6,966,380

Title: Valves for use in wells

Abstract: A valve assembly to control the intake of fluid. The valve assembly has a valve body and a valve choke disposed therein. The valve choke has a choke bore through the interior of the valve choke. The valve choke has a plurality of orifices to the choke bore spaced at intervals along the valve choke. A seal is disposed between the valve body and valve choke. The valve system is operable to position the valve choke so that the seal is positioned between the valve body and the valve choke at the intervals between the plurality of orifices.

Inventors: McLoughlin; Eugene P. (Houston, TX), Rubinstein; Scott A. (Alvin, TX), Martinez; Ricardo (Houston, TX), Kosmala; Alexandre G.E. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

International Classification: E21B 34/10 (20060101); E21B 23/00 (20060101); E21B 34/00 (20060101); E21B 43/12 (20060101); E21B 034/14 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018