Patent Number: 8,720,590

Title: Permeable material compacting method and apparatus

Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes, positioning a portion of at least one elongated member within the interior of a tubular, moving a portion of the at least one elongated member through the interior of the tubular, moving a permeable material through the interior of the tubular with the portion of the at least one elongated member, and radially compacting the permeable material as the permeable material passes through the interior of the tubular.

Inventors: Guest; Randall V. (Spring, TX), O'Malley; Edward J. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated

International Classification: E21B 19/00 (20060101); E21B 43/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018