Patent Number: 7,086,471

Title: Method and apparatus for controlling downhole flow

Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for controlling the flow rate of a fluid in tubing (4), said apparatus (5) comprising at least one hole (7) passing through the wall of said tubing and a moving shutterjacket (8) mounted to engage said hole. According to the invention, said apparatus further comprises deflector means (9) covering said jacket and said hole so that said deflector means directs the fluid through the wall of said tubing.

Inventors: Cantin; Gilles (Verrieres le Buisson, FR), Gergele; Vincent (Paris, FR), Tourillon; Vincent (Paris, FR)

Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

International Classification: E21B 34/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018