Patent Number: 9,970,254

Title: Blowout preventer with inflatable element

Abstract: An apparatus includes a blowout preventer housing comprising a bore extending through the blowout preventer housing and an inflatable element positionable within the blowout preventer housing and comprising an internal cavity. The internal cavity is configured to receive fluid pressure to expand the inflatable element and facilitate forming a seal within the blowout preventer housing.

Inventors: Jaffrey; Andrew (Oldmeldrum, GB), Kroesen; Gerrit M. (Friendswood, TX)


International Classification: E21B 33/06 (20060101); F16J 15/48 (20060101); F16K 7/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00