Patent Number: 8,714,240

Title: Method for cooling a rotating control device

Abstract: A system and method for reducing repairs to radial seals used in a rotating control head used while drilling is disclosed. Also, a system and method to detect leaks in the rotating control head and a latching system to latch the rotating control head to a housing is disclosed.

Inventors: Bailey; Thomas F. (Houston, TX), Chambers; James W. (Hackett, AR), Hannegan; Don M. (Fort Smith, AR), Gravouia; Mark F. (Youngsville, LA)

Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 19/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018