(19)
(11)EP 2 559 843 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
26.08.2015 Bulletin 2015/35

(43)Date of publication A2:
20.02.2013 Bulletin 2013/08

(21)Application number: 12181092.3

(22)Date of filing:  20.08.2012
(51)Int. Cl.: 
E21B 34/14  (2006.01)
E21B 43/26  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 19.08.2011 US 201161525544 P

(71)Applicant: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
Houston, TX 77056 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Flores, Antonio B.
    Houston, Texas 77040 (US)
  • Ward, David
    Houston, Texas 77095 (US)
  • Garcia, Cesar G.
    Katy, Texas 77493 (US)

(74)Representative: Shanks, Andrew 
Marks & Clerk LLP Aurora 120 Bothwell Street
Glasgow G2 7JS
Glasgow G2 7JS (GB)

  


(54)Multiple shift sliding sleeve


(57) A system of sliding valves wherein the inserts of multiple sliding valves (16) may be shifted to an open position using a single shifting ball (66). Each individual sliding valve (16) has a movable insert (62) that, depending upon the position of the insert within the sliding valve, may either block or permit fluid to radially flow between the interior and exterior of the sliding valve (16). The insert (82) has a profile (88) about the interior of the movable insert allowing a shifting tool (100) to connect to and move the insert (82) so that fluid may be prevented from entering the interior portion of the sliding sleeve.