Patent Number: 7,100,697

Title: Method and apparatus for reforming tubular connections

Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and apparatus for connecting tubulars and reforming the connection between the tubulars. In one aspect of the invention, the tubulars are aligned, connected, and then reformed at the connection. In one embodiment, the reforming is accomplished by removing material from the tubular connection. Preferably, a broach is used to remove the material. In another embodiment, a reforming member operatively connected to a telescoping tubular is inserted into the tubulars.

Inventors: Haugen; David M. (League City, TX), Boutwell, Jr.; Doyle F. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018