Patent Number: 7,762,344

Title: Swellable packer construction for continuous or segmented tubing

Abstract: A swellable packer construction for continuous or segmented tubing. A method of constructing a swellable packer on a continuous tubular string includes the steps of: attaching a swellable seal material to the tubular string to thereby form the packer; and then wrapping the tubular string with the packer on a spool. A swellable packer includes a tubular body portion for incorporation into a tubular string, and a seal material wrapped about the body portion, the seal material being swellable in response to contact with a fluid. A method of constructing a swellable packer for a tubular string includes the steps of: wrapping a seal material about a tubular body portion to thereby form the packer; and then swelling the seal material in response to contact with a fluid. A continuous tubular string includes a seal material attached to a body portion of the tubular string to thereby form a swellable packer; and the packer wrapped with the tubular string on a spool.

Inventors: Courville; Perry W. (Houston, TX), Kalman; Mark (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 19/22 (20060101); E21B 33/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018