US 9,810,054 B2
Hydraulic load sensor system and methodology
Dinesh Patel, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Assigned to SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Appl. No. 14/912,146
Filed by Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Sugar Land, TX (US)
PCT Filed Aug. 14, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/050978
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 15, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/023807, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 19, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/865,829, filed on Aug. 14, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0201448 A1, Jul. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. E21B 47/06 (2012.01); E21B 43/10 (2006.01); E21B 47/00 (2012.01)
CPC E21B 47/0006 (2013.01) [E21B 43/10 (2013.01); E21B 47/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for monitoring downhole parameters, comprising:
a completion system deployed in a wellbore, the completion system having a hydraulic load sensor system, the hydraulic load sensor system comprising:
a housing;
a mandrel slidably received in the housing;
a compensating piston positioned between the housing and the mandrel in an expanded recess formed between the housing and the mandrel, the compensating piston being positioned to form a fluid chamber;
a sensor gauge able to monitor pressure in the fluid chamber via a pressure communication passage extending from the fluid chamber to the sensor gauge; and
a wellbore pressure communication passage in communication between a wellbore and the expanded recess on an opposite side of the compensating piston relative to the fluid chamber, the pressure in the fluid chamber as measured by the sensor gauge being used to determine axial loading.