Patent Number: 7,708,081

Title: Wellbore system extending through a salt layer

Abstract: A wellbore system is provided including a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the wellbore extending into a salt layer of the earth formation. The wellbore system comprises a tubular conduit arranged in the wellbore whereby at least a portion of the tubular conduit is surrounded by the salt layer whereby an annular space is formed between said portion of the tubular conduit and the wellbore wall. The wellbore system further comprises an annular body of a- resilient material arranged in said annular space and extending substantially the length of said portion of the tubular conduit surrounded by the salt layer.

Inventors: Bosma; Martin Gerard Rene (Assen, NL), Cornelissen; Erik Kerst (Rijswijk, NL)

Assignee: Shell Oil Company

International Classification: E21B 33/138 (20060101); E21B 33/127 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018