Patent Number: 7,086,480

Title: Tubing anchor

Abstract: A method of anchoring tubing in a bore comprises: providing first tubing having a section with a wall configured to provide outer surface portions describing a diameter less than a first diameter. The tubing is located within a bore comprising a first section having an internal diameter greater than the first diameter and a second section having an internal diameter corresponding to the first diameter, with the tubing section in the first section of the bore. The tubing section is then reconfigured such that the outer surface portions describe a tubing diameter greater than the first diameter. The tubing is then axially translated relative to the bore to locate the tubing section in the second section of the bore such that the outer surface portions are restrained to the first diameter by the bore, and the outer surface portions engage with the bore.

Inventors: Simpson; Neil Andrew Abercrombie (Scotland, GB), Mackay; Alexander Craig (Scotland, GB), Mackay; Graham (Scotland, GB), Trinder; Duncan James (Scotland, GB)

Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 23/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018