WO2002010551A1 - Liner hanger with slip joint sealing members and method of use - Google Patents

Liner hanger with slip joint sealing members and method of use Download PDF

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WO2002010551A1
WO2002010551A1 PCT/US2001/041446 US0141446W WO0210551A1 WO 2002010551 A1 WO2002010551 A1 WO 2002010551A1 US 0141446 W US0141446 W US 0141446W WO 0210551 A1 WO0210551 A1 WO 0210551A1
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Lev Ring
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B29/00Cutting or destroying pipes, packers, plugs, or wire lines, located in boreholes or wells, e.g. cutting of damaged pipes, of windows; Deforming of pipes in boreholes or wells; Reconditioning of well casings while in the ground
    • E21B29/10Reconditioning of well casings, e.g. straightening
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B33/00Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
    • E21B33/10Sealing or packing boreholes or wells in the borehole
    • E21B33/12Packers; Plugs
    • E21B33/124Units with longitudinally-spaced plugs for isolating the intermediate space
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/10Setting of casings, screens, liners or the like in wells
    • E21B43/103Setting of casings, screens, liners or the like in wells of expandable casings, screens, liners, or the like
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/02Subsoil filtering
    • E21B43/10Setting of casings, screens, liners or the like in wells
    • E21B43/103Setting of casings, screens, liners or the like in wells of expandable casings, screens, liners, or the like
    • E21B43/105Expanding tools specially adapted therefor

Abstract

An apparatus (200) and method for repairing an opening (130) in a wellbore casing (110). The apparatus (200) and method couple a floating tubular (250) member in opposing relation to the opening (130) in the wellbore casing (110).

Description

LINER HANGER WITH SLIP JOINT SEALING MEMBERS

Cross Reference To Related Applications

This application claims the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/221,443, attorney docket number 25791.45, filed on 7/28/2000, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference.

This application is related to the following co-pending applications: (1) U.S. patent application serial no. 09/440,338, attorney docket number 25791.9.02, filed on 11/15/1999, which claimed benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/108,558, attorney docket number 25791.9, filed on 11/16/1998, (2) U.S. patent application serial no. 09/454, 139, attorney docket number 25791.3.02, filed on 12/3/1999, which claimed benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/111,293, filed on 12/7/1998, (3) U.S. patent application serial number 09/502,350, attorney docket number 25791.8.02, filed on 2/10/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/119,611, attorney docket number 25791.8, filed on 2/11/1999, (4) U.S. patent application serial number 09/510,913, attorney docket number 25791.7.02, filed on 2/23/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/121,702, attorney docket number 25791.7, filed on 2/25/1999, (5) U.S. patent application serial number 09/511,941, attorney docket number 25791.16.02, filed on 2/24/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application number 60/121,907, attorney docket number 25791.16, filed on 2/26/1999, (6) U.S. patent application serial number 09/523,460, attorney docket number 25791.11.02, filed on 3/10/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/124,042, attorney docket number 25791.11, filed on 3/11/1999, (7) U.S. patent application serial number 09/559,122, attorney docket number 25791.23.02, filed on 4/26/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/131,106, attorney docket number 25791.23, filed on 4/26/1999, (8) U.S. patent appfication serial number , attorney docket number 25791.17.02, filed on , which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/137,998, attorney docket number 25791.17, filed on 6/7/1999, (9) U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/143,039, attorney docket number 25791.26, filed on 7/9/1999, (10) U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/146,203, attorney docket number 25791.25, filed on 7/29/1999, the disclosures of which are incorporated by reference; (11) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/183,546, attorney docket number 25791.10, filed on 2/18/2000; (12) U.S. patent application serial number 09/512,895, attorney docket number 25791.12.02, filed on 2/24/2000, which claimed the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/121,841, attorney docket number 25791.12, filed on 2/26/1999; (13) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number , attorney docket number 25791.38, filed on

6/19/2000; (14) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/162,671, attorney docket number 25791.27, filed on 11/1/1999; (15) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/159,039, attorney docket number 25791.36, filed on 10/12/1999; (16) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/159,033, attorney docket number 25791.37, filed on 10/12/1999; (17) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/165,228, attorney docket number 25791.39, filed on 11/12/1999; and

(18) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number , attorney docket number 25791.46, filed on , the disclosures of which are incorporated herein by reference.

Background of the Invention This invention relates generally to wellbore casings, and in particular to apparatus and methods for repairing wellbore casings. Conventionally, when a wellbore casing is damaged, a tubular finer is positioned within the damaged section of the wellbore casing in order to provide structural support and prevent the undesired outflow of drilling fluid into the formation or inflow of fluid from the formation into the borehole. However, conventional tubular liners used for repairing damaged sections of wellbore casings suffer from a number of serious drawback. For example, conventional tubular liners used for repairing damaged sections of wellbore casings are not designed to accommodate variable loading conditions. The present invention is directed to overcoming one or more of the limitations of the existing apparatus and methods for repairing damaged sections of wellbore casings.

Summary of the Invention According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of repairing a damaged section of a wellbore casing is provided that includes removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the wellbore casing to create an opening in the wellbore casing, and covering at least a portion of the opening in the wellbore casing with a floating tubular member. According to another aspect of the present invention, a radially expandable tubular member for repairing an opening in a wellbore casing is provided that includes a tubular member and a slip joint coupled to the exterior surface of the tubular member.

According to another aspect of the present invention, an apparatus for repairing an opening in a wellbore casing is provided that includes a tubular support member including a first passage, an expansion cone coupled to the tubular support member including a second passage fluidicly coupled to the first passage, an expansion cone launcher coupled to the expansion cone including a shoe having an exhaust passage, and an expandable tubular member coupled to the expansion cone launcher including one or more sealing members having slip joints. According to another aspect of the present invention, an apparatus is provided that includes a wellbore casing including an opening, and a floating tubular member coupled to the wellbore casing in opposing relation to the opening. According to another aspect of the present invention, a system for repairing a damaged section of a wellbore casing is provided that includes means for removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the wellbore casing to create an opening in the wellbore casing, and means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the wellbore casing with a floating tubular member.

Brief Description of the Drawings FIG. 1 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a wellbore casing including a damaged section.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating the introduction of a milling device into the wellbore casing of FIG. 1. FIG. 3 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating the removal of at least a portion of the damaged section of the wellbore casing using the milling device to form an opening in the wellbore casing of FIG. 2. FIG. 4 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating the placement of a repair apparatus for covering the opening in the wellbore casing of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating the injection of fluidic materials into the repair apparatus of FIG. 4. FIG. 6 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating the pressurization of the interior of the repair apparatus of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view illustratin the completion of the radial expansion of the expandable tubular member of the repair apparatus of FIG. 6. FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the milling out of the shoe of the radially expanded tubular member of FIG. 7. FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional illustration of an embodiment of upper and lower sealing members that include internal slip joints.

Detailed Description of the IUustrative Embodiments An apparatus and method for repairing an opening in a damaged section of a weUbore casing within a subterranean formation is provided. The apparatus and method provides a system for repairing an opening in a damaged section of a weUbore casing within a subterranean formation in which a tubular member is radiaUy expanded into contact with the weUbore casing. The physical connection between the radiaUy expanded tubular member and the weUbore casing is preferably compliant and permits movement of the radiaUy expanded tubular member relative to the weUbore casing in at least the longitudinal direction. In this manner, the radially expanded tubular member is capable of absorbing a wide range of loading conditions. Referring initiaUy to Fig. 1, a weUbore 100 positioned within a subterranean formation 105 includes a preexisting casing 110 that traverses a producing formation 115. The portion of the casing 110 that traverses the producing formation 115 includes a damaged section 120. As wiU be recognized by persons having ordinary skill in the art, the damaged section 120 may be caused by, for example, structural instabilities in the producing formation 115 such as, for example, subsidence that can cause buckling of the weUbore casing 110.

Referring to Figs. 2 and 3, in order to repair the damaged section 120 of the weUbore casing 110, a conventional milling device 125 is then inserted into the weUbore casing 110. The milling device 125 is then used to remove at least a portion of the damaged section 120 of the weUbore casing 110 and thereby form an opening 130 in the weUbore casing 110.

Referring to Fig. 4, an apparatus 200 for repairing the opening 130 in the weUbore casing 110 may then be positioned within the weUbore casing proximate the opening in the weUbore casing. The apparatus 200 includes a tubular support member 205 having a longitudinal passage 210 and a transverse passage 215 that is coupled to an expansion cone 220 having a longitudinal passage 225 that is fluidicly coupled to the longitudinal passage 210. The expansion cone 220 is at least partiaUy received within an expansion cone launcher 230 that includes a thin-walled annular member 235 and a shoe 240 having an exhaust passage 245. An expandable tubular member 250 extends from the expansion cone launcher 230 that includes upper and lower sealing members 255a and 255b affixed to the exterior surface of the expandable tubular member. A sealing cup 260 is attached to the exterior surface of the tubular support member 205 for preventing foreign materials from entering the interior of the expandable tubular member 250.

In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus 200 is provided as disclosed in one or more of the foUowing: (1) U.S. patent appfication serial no. 09/440,338, attorney docket number 25791.9.02, filed on 11/15/1999, which claimed benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/108,558, attorney docket number 25791.9, filed on 11/16/1998, (2) U.S. patent appfication serial no. 09/454,139, attorney docket number 25791.3.02, filed on 12/3/1999, which claimed benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/111,293, filed on 12/7/1998, (3) U.S. patent appfication serial number 09/502,350, attorney docket number 25791.8.02, filed on 2/10/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/119,611, attorney docket number 25791.8, filed on 2/11/1999, (4) U.S. patent appfication serial number

09/510,913, attorney docket number 25791.7.02, filed on 2/23/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/121,702, attorney docket number 25791.7, filed on 2/25/1999, (5) U.S. patent appfication serial number 09/511,941, attorney docket number 25791.16.02, filed on 2/24/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication number 60/121,907, attorney docket number 25791.16, filed on 2/26/1999, (6) U.S. patent appfication serial number 09/523,460, attorney docket number 25791.11.02, filed on 3/10/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/124,042, attorney docket number 25791.11, filed on 3/11/1999, (7) U.S. patent appfication serial number 09/559,122, attorney docket number 25791.23.02, filed on 4/26/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/131,106, attorney docket number 25791.23, filed on 4/26/1999, (8) U.S. patent application serial number , attorney docket number

25791.17.02, filed on , which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/137,998, attorney docket number 25791.17, filed on 6/7/1999, (9) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/143,039, attorney docket number 25791.26, filed on 7/9/1999, (10) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/146,203, attorney docket number 25791.25, filed on 7/29/1999, the disclosures of which are incorporated by reference; (11) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/183,546, attorney docket number 25791.10, filed on 2/18/2000; (12) U.S. patent appfication serial number 09/512,895, attorney docket number 25791.12.02, filed on

2/24/2000, which claimed the benefit of the fifing date of U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/121,841, attorney docket number 25791.12, filed on 2/26/1999; (13) U.S. provisional patent application serial number , attorney docket number 25791.38, filed on 6/19/2000; (14) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number

60/162,671, attorney docket number 25791.27, filed on 11/1/1999; (15) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/159,039, attorney docket number 25791.36, filed on 10/12/1999; (16) U.S. provisional patent application serial number 60/159,033, attorney docket number 25791.37, filed on 10/12/1999; and (17) U.S. provisional patent appfication serial number 60/165,228, attorney docket number 25791.39, filed on 11/12/1999, the disclosures of which are incorporated herein by reference.

As illustrated in Fig. 4, during placement of the apparatus 200 within the weUbore casing 110, fluidic materials displaced by the apparatus 200 are conveyed through the longitudinal passages 210 and 225 to the transverse passage 215. In this manner, surge pressures during the placement of the apparatus 200 within the weUbore casing 110 are minimized. Furthermore, as illustrated in Fig. 4, the apparatus 200 is preferably positioned with the tubular member 250 in opposing relation to the opening 130 in the weUbore casing 110. In this manner, the upper and lower seafing members 255a and 255b may engage portions of the weUbore casing 110 above and below the opening 130 after radiaUy expanding the tubular member 250.

As illustrated in Fig. 5, the transverse passage 215 may then be closed and fluidic materials injected into the apparatus 200 through the longitudinal passage 210. In this manner, any blockages within any of the passages 210, 225, and 245 may be detected by monitoring the operating pressure whereby an increase in operating pressure above nominal, or predetermined, conditions may indicate a blockage of one of the passages. As illustrated in Fig. 6, a plug 265 or other conventional stop member may then be introduced into the fluidic materials injected into the apparatus 200 through the passage 210, and the plug 265 may be positioned within the passage 245. In this manner, the passage 245 may be sealed off. Thus, continued injection of fluidic materials into the apparatus 200 through the passage 210 may thereby pressurize a region 270 below the expansion cone 220.

As illustrated in Fig. 7, continued pressurization of the region 270 causes the expansion cone 220 to radiaUy expand the expandable tubular member 250 off of the expansion cone. In this manner, the upper and lower seafing members 255a and 255b preferably engage the interior waUs of the weUbore casing 110 above and below the opening 130 thereby sealing off the opening. In a preferred embodiment, during the radial expansion process, the tubular support member 205 is raised out of the weUbore 100.

As illustrated in Fig. 8, the shoe 240 may then be removed using a conventional milling device. In this manner, exploration and production of subterranean regions beyond the opening 130 in the weUbore casing 110 may be conducted.

In several alternative embodiments, the upper seafing member 255a or the lower seafing member 255b are omitted from the tubular member 250. In this manner, the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250 is permitted to float relative to the weUbore casing 110. Furthermore, in this manner, relative longitudinal and/or transverse movements of the sections of the weUbore casing 110 above and below the opening 130 may be optimaUy accommodated by the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250. Finally, in this manner, damage to the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250 that can be caused by longitudinal stresses, such as buckling, may be minimized or eliminated.

In another alternative embodiment, as illustrated in Fig. 9, the upper seafing member 255a and/or the lower seafing member 255b include internal sfip joints 300a and 300b in order to permit the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250 to float relative to the weUbore casing 110. In this manner, relative longitudinal and/or transverse movements of the sections of the weUbore casing 110 above and below the opening 130 may be optimaUy accommodated. Furthermore, in this manner, damage to the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250 that can be caused by longitudinal stresses, such as buckling, may be minimized or eliminated.

In a preferred embodiment, the seafing members 255a and 255b permit the radiaUy expanded tubular member 250 to move in the longitudinal direction while also maintaining a fluidic seal. In several alternative embodiments, the seafing members 255a and 255b are fabricated from a resilient material such as, for example, synthetic or natural rubber.

It is understood that variations may be made in the foregoing without departing from the scope of the invention. For example, the apparatus 200 may be used to repair, for example, a weUbore casing, a pipeline, or a structural support.

Although illustrative embodiments of the invention have been shown and described, a wide range of modification, changes and substitution is contemplated in the foregoing disclosure. In some instances, some features of the present invention may be employed without a corresponding use of the other features. Accordingly, it is appropriate that the appended claims be construed broadly and in a manner consistent with the scope of the invention.

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1. A method of repairing a damaged section of a weUbore casing, comprising: removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the weUbore casing to create an opening in the weUbore casing; and covering at least a portion of the opening in the weUbore casing with a floating tubular member.
2. The method of claim 1, further comprising: , coupling the tubular member to the weUbore casing with a sfip joint.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein covering at least a portion of the opening in the weUbore casing with a floating tubular member comprises: radiaUy expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the weUbore casing.
4. The method of claim 3, wherein the radially expanded tubular member contacts the weUbore casing above and below the opening.
5. The method of claim 3, wherein the radiaUy expanded tubular member only contacts the weUbore casing above the opening.
6. The method of claim 3, wherein the radiaUy expanded tubular member only contacts the weUbore casing below the opening.
7. A radiaUy expandable tubular member for repairing an opening in a weUbore casing, comprising: a tubular member; and a sfip joint coupled to the exterior surface of the tubular member.
8. An apparatus for repairing an opening in a weUbore casing, comprising: a tubular support member comprising a first passage; an expansion cone coupled to the tubular support member comprising a second passage fluidicly coupled to the first passage; an expansion cone launcher coupled to the expansion cone comprising a shoe having an exhaust passage; and an expandable tubular member coupled to the expansion cone launcher comprising one or more seafing members having sfip joints.
9. An apparatus, comprising: a weUbore casing comprising an opening; and a floating tubular member coupled to the weUbore casing in opposing relation to the opening.
10. A system for repairing a damaged section of a weUbore casing, comprising: means for removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the weUbore casing to create an opening in the weUbore casing; and means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the weUbore casing with a floating tubular member.
11. The system of claim 10, further comprising: means for coupfing the tubular member to the weUbore casing with a slip joint.
12. The system of claim 10, wherein the means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the weUbore casing with a floating tubular member comprises: means for radiaUy expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the weUbore casing.
13. The system of claim 12, wherein the means for radiaUy expanded tubular member comprises: means for radiaUy expanding the tubular member into contact with the weUbore casing above and below the opening.
14. The system of claim 12, wherein the radiaUy expanded tubular member only contacts the weUbore casing above the opening.
15. The system of claim 12, wherein the radiaUy expanded tubular member only contacts the weUbore casing below the opening.
AMENDED CLAIMS
[received by the International Bureau on 28 December 2001 (21.12.01); new claims 16-45 added; remaining claims unchanged (5 pages)] 12. The system of claim 10, wherein the means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the wellbore casing with a floating tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the wellbore casing.
13. The system of claim 12, wherein the means for radially expanded tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding the tubular member into contact with the wellbore casing above and below the opening.
14. The system of claim 12, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the wellbore casing above the opening.
15. The system of claim 12, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the wellbore casing below the opening.
16. A method of repairing a damaged section of a pipeline, comprising: removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the pipeline to create an opening in the pipeline; and covering at least a portion of the opening in the pipeline with a floating tubular member.
17. The method of claim 16, further comprising: coupling the tubular member to the pipeline with a slip joint.
18. The method of claim 16, wherein covering at least a portion of the ' opening in the pipeline with a floating tubular member comprises: radially expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the pipeline.
19. The method of claim 18, wherein the radially expanded tubular member contacts the pipeline above and below the opening.
20. The method of claim 18, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the pipeline above the opening.
21. The method of claim 18, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the pipeline below the opening.
22. A radially expandable tubular member for repairing an opening in a pipeline, comprising: a tubular member; and a slip joint coupled to the exterior surface of the tubular member.
23. An apparatus for repairing an opening in a pipeline, comprising: a tubular support member comprising a first passage; an expansion cone coupled to the tubular support member comprising a second passage fluidicly coupled to the first passage; an expansion cone launcher coupled to the expansion cone comprising a shoe having an exhaust passage; and an expandable tubular member coupled to the expansion cone launcher comprising one or more sealing members having slip joints.
24. An apparatus, comprising: a pipeline comprising an opening; and a floating tubular member coupled to the pipeline in opposing relation to the opening.
25. A system for repairing a damaged section of a pipeline, comprising: means for removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the pipeline to create an opening in the pipeline; and means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the pipeline with a floating tubular member.
26. The system of claim 25, further comprising: means for coupling the tubular member to the pipeline with a slip joint.
27. The system of claim 25, wherein the means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the pipeline with a floating tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the pipeline.
28. The system of claim 27, wherein the means for radially expanded tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding the tubular member into contact with the pipeline above and below the opening.
29. The system of claim 27, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the pipeline above the opening.
30. The system of claim 27, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the pipeline below the opening.
31. A method of repairing a damaged section of a structural support, comprising: removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the structural support to create an opening in the structural support; and covering at least a portion of the opening in the structural support with a floating tubular member.
32. The method of claim 31, further comprising: coupling the tubular member to the structural support with a slip joint.
33. The method of claim 31, wherein covering at least a portion of the opening in the structural support with a floating tubular member comprises: radially expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the structural support.
34. The method of claim 33, wherein the radially expanded tubular member contacts the structural support above and below the opening.
35. The method of claim 33, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the structural support above the opening.
36. The method of claim 33, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the structural support below the opening.
37. A radially expandable tubular member for repairing an opening in a structural support, comprising: a tubular member; and a slip joint coupled to the exterior surface of the tubular member.
38. An apparatus for repairing an opening in a structural support, comprising: a tubular support member comprising a first passage; an expansion cone coupled to the tubular support member comprising a second passage fluidicly coupled to the first passage; an expansion cone launcher coupled to the expansion cone comprising a shoe having an exhaust passage; and an expandable tubular member coupled to the expansion cone launcher comprising one or more sealing members having slip joints.
39. An apparatus, comprising: a structural support comprising an opening; and a floating tubular member coupled to the structural support in opposing relation to the opening.
40. A system for repairing a damaged section of a structural support, comprising: means for removing at least a portion of the damaged section of the structural support to create an opening in the structural support; and means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the structural support with a floating tubular member.
41. The system of claim 40, further comprising: means for coupling the tubular member to the structural support with a slip joint.
42. The system of claim 40, wherein the means for covering at least a portion of the opening in the structural support with a floating tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding at least a portion of the tubular member into contact with the structural support.
43. The system of claim 42, wherein the means for radially expanded tubular member comprises: means for radially expanding the tubular member into contact with the structural support above and below the opening.
44. The system of claim 42, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the structural support above the opening.
45. The system of claim 42, wherein the radially expanded tubular member only contacts the structural support below the opening.
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