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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130118805 - Disappearing perforating gun system: A system and methodology facilitates creation of perforations along a wellbore. The technique utilizes a perforating gun system having cooperating components, such as a carrier, a loading system, and a plurality of shaped charges. The cooperating components are constructed to break down into multiple smaller pieces upon detonation of the... Agent:
20130118806 - System and method for managing heave pressure from a floating rig: A system compensates for heave induced pressure fluctuations on a floating rig when a drill string or tubular is lifted off bottom and suspended on the rig, such as when tubular connections are made during MPD, tripping, or when a kick is circulated out during conventional drilling. In one embodiment,... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20130118807 - Methods for geosteering a drill bit in real time using drilling acoustic signals: Disclosed is an apparatus, method, and program product for steering a drill bit within a pay zone in a lateral well. The method includes receiving acoustic signature data from a downhole processor assembly. The acoustic signature data includes an amplitude spectrum and one or more acoustic characteristics evaluated from an... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130118808 - Methods for geosteering a drill bit in real time using surface acoustic signals: Disclosed is an apparatus, method, and program product for steering a drill bit within a pay zone in a lateral well. The method includes receiving acoustic signature data from an acoustic signal analyzing apparatus. The acoustic signature data includes an amplitude spectrum and one or more acoustic characteristics evaluated from... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130118810 - Boring tool control using remote locator: A drilling system performs underground boring using a drill rig and a boring tool which is configured for moving through the ground under control of the drill rig to form an underground bore. A monitoring arrangement, forming part of the system, includes a detection arrangement at the drill rig for... Agent: Merlin Technology, Inc.
20130118809 - System and method for steering a relief well: A system and method for steering a relief well to intersect a previously drilled wellbore. In one embodiment, a system includes a drill string disposed in the relief well and a surface processing system. The drill string includes a plurality of sections of wired drill pipe connected end-to-end, and a... Agent: Intelliserv, LLC
20130118811 - Drilling apparatus including milling devices configured to rotate at different speeds: In one aspect, an apparatus for forming a borehole is provided that in one embodiment may include a first milling device configured to rotate at a first rotational speed in a first direction, and a second milling device around the first milling device configured to rotate at a second rotational... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130118812 - Rotary steerable push-the-bit drilling apparatus with self-cleaning fluid filter: A steerable drilling apparatus includes a control system inside a cylindrical housing connected to a drill bit having radially-extendable pistons. A fluid-metering assembly directs a piston-actuating fluid into fluid channels leading to respective pistons. The control system controls the fluid-metering assembly to allow fluid flow to selected pistons, causing the... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.
20130118813 - Cutting elements having laterally elongated shapes for use with earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and related methods: A cutting element for an earth-boring tool includes a volume of superabrasive material on a substrate. The cutting element has an elongated shape in a lateral dimension parallel to a front cutting face of the cutting element, and has a maximum lateral width in a first direction parallel to the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated05/09/2013 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130112478 - Device for laser drilling: Equipment for laser-drilling having an optical component or feed module with a set of lasers, the active optical fiber, in the form of hollow coil, the excitation of the laser active medium made through the coupling of the light emitted by laser diodes inside the active fiber, and a mechanical... Agent: Faculdades Catolicas, Associacao Sem Fins Lucrativos, Mantenedora Da Pontificia Universidade
20130112479 - Tubular catcher system and method: Present embodiments are directed to a tubular catcher system configured to detect a falling tubular through a drilling rig and grip the tubular before it drops into the wellbore. A sensor configured to detect the velocity or acceleration of the tubular activates an actuation mechanism when the velocity or acceleration... Agent: Tesco Corporation
20130112482 - Apparatus and process for drilling a borehole in a subterranean formation: An apparatus and process is disclosed for drilling a borehole into a subterranean formation with reverse circulation of drilling fluid. A tubular drill pipe extends into a subterranean formation. A bottom hole assembly connected to the drill pipe includes a drill bit for excavating the subterranean formation. A downhole motor... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20130112480 - Borehole drill bit cutter indexing: For drill bit cutter indexing, a housing is disposed in a drill bit. An indexing cog is in physical communication with a cutter and interlocks with the housing in a first index position of a plurality of index positions in response to a first compressive load applied to the cutter.... Agent: Insomnia Systems, LLC
20130112481 - Drill members for mine roofs: A drilling system for drilling vertical holes in a mine roof includes a chuck configured to be driven in rotation by a motorized drill head. The chuck is cylindrical has a bore having a first polygonal inside perimeter. A drill member has an elongated hollow body with a cross section... Agent:
20130112483 - Oil operated rotary steerable system: A technique facilitates steering of rotary steerable systems when conducting directional drilling operations. A rotary steerable system is combined with a pressurized oil system which delivers oil to a piston actuated mechanism. The pressurized oil provides precise, long-lasting control over the orientation of the bottom hole assembly and the drill... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130112484 - Eccentric sleeve for directional drilling systems: A drill bit includes a bit body configured to rotate about a bit rotational axis and a sleeve coupled to the bit body. The sleeve is coupled to the bit body on an uphole portion of the bit body. The sleeve has a smaller diameter than the bit body and... Agent:
20130112485 - Plow-shaped cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and related methods: A cutting element for an earth-boring tool includes at least one volume of superabrasive material on a substrate. The volume of superabrasive material includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface oriented at an angle relative to the first planar surface and intersecting the first planar surface along... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130112486 - Resilient bit systems and methods: A drill bit for subsurface drilling includes a body, a blade extending from the body, and a flex cut behind the front side of the blade to allow at least a portion of the blade to flex. The drill bit may include a void cut disposed behind the front side... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.05/02/2013 > 13 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20130105220 - System and method for torque stabilization of a drilling system: A drill string suitable for use in directional drilling of a borehole, comprising a rotatable shaft at the leading end of which is a drill bit, and wherein the shaft comprises a variable friction inducing member, which provides rotational friction by physical contact with an inside face of the borehole,... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130105221 - Methods for optimizing and monitoring underground drilling: A method of optimizing underground drilling in which the Specific Energy, such as the Mechanical Specific Energy, is determined at a plurality of weight on bits and drill bit rotary speeds. The drilling operation is optimized by drilling at the operating conditions, including weight on bit and drill bit rotary... Agent:
20130105223 - Resonance enhanced drilling: method and apparatus: The present invention relates to drilling apparatus comprising a drill-bit (1) capable of rotary and high frequency oscillatory loading; and control means for controlling applied rotational and/or oscillatory loading of the drill-bit, the control means having adjustment means for varying the applied rotational and/or oscillatory loading, said adjustment means being... Agent: University Court Of The Unversity Of Aberdeen
20130105222 - Sensor mounting assembly for drill collar stabilizer: A drill collar assembly allows a sensor to be mounted with the same standoff from a borehole wall independent of the size of stabilizer and borehole involved. A sensor component disposes in a receptacle in the drill collar, but does not affix in the receptacle. Instead, a stabilizer fits on... Agent: Precision Energy Services, Inc.
20130105224 - Method and apparatus for sensing elongated subterranean anomalies: Various logging-while-drilling (LWD) systems and methods provide resistivity logging coupled with deep detection of elongated anomalies at acute angles, enabling effective geosteering without disrupting drilling operations and without requiring intervention in the operations of the existing well. One LWD system embodiment employs a tool having tilted antennas as the transmitter... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130105225 - Horizontal drilling device: A horizontal drilling device according to the invention includes a linear drive, a rotary drive that can be displaced by means of the linear drive, a drill rod assembly and a rod assembly receiver, the drill rod assembly being hollow and the rod assembly receiver being designed as a receiving... Agent: Tracto-technik Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130105226 - Rotary drilling rig split bushing: A bushing of the type used to limit wobble in drill pipe, the improvement comprising a bushing defined by two halves, each half having two ends adapted to buttingly engage corresponding ends of the other, and each further defining a receiver section along one of its ends; a flexible hinge... Agent: Elastech Technologies, LLC
20130105227 - High productivity core drilling system: High productivity core drilling systems include a drill string, an inner core barrel assembly, an outer core barrel assembly, and a retrieval tool that connects the inner core barrel assembly to a wireline cable and hoist. The drill string comprises multiple variable geometry drill rods. The inner core barrel assembly... Agent: Longyear Tm, Inc.
20130105228 - Grease distribution system for roller cone bit passing through a retaining bore in the head: The roller cone is retained to the head with axial play taken out of the bearings with a tension rod that is tensioned from the rear of the head and away from the nose bearing region of the head allowing greater resistance to loading in the region of the nose... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130105229 - Cone retention and tapered bearing preload system for roller cone bit: The roller cone is retained to the head with axial play taken out of the bearings with a tension rod tensioned from the rear of the head and away from the nose bearing region of the head allowing greater resistance to loading in the region of the nose bearing and... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130105230 - Abrasive-impregnated cutting structure having anisotropic wear resistance and drag bit including same: An abrasive-impregnated cutting structure for use in drilling a subterranean formation is disclosed. The abrasive-impregnated cutting structure may comprise a plurality of abrasive particles dispersed within a substantially continuous matrix, wherein the abrasive-impregnated cutting structure exhibits an anisotropic wear resistance. One or more of the amount, average size, composition, properties,... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130105231 - Earth boring cutting inserts and earth boring bits including the same: An earth boring cutting insert including a cemented carbide comprising metal carbide grains dispersed in a metallic binder including at least one of platinum, palladium, rhenium, rhodium, and ruthenium. Also disclosed is an earth boring bit such as, for example, a rotary-cone earth boring bit or a percussion bit, including... Agent: Tdy Industries, Inc.
20130098681 - Combined fracturing and perforating method and device for oil and gas well: A combined fracturing and perforating method and device for oil and gas well are disclosed. The method utilizes an explosion of a perforating charge (5) in a combined fracturing perforator to ignite primary gunpowder in the perforator, and burning of the primary gunpowder ignites secondary gunpowder in the perforator. The... Agent:
20130098682 - Optimized reaming system based upon weight on tool: A drilling apparatus includes a tubular body including an upper connection and a lower connection with a drill bit disposed thereon, and an axial borehole therethrough, wherein the upper connection is configured to attach to a drillstring, primary cutter blocks coupled to the tubular body and configured to selectively expand... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20130098685 - Detecting and mitigating borehole diameter enlargement: Borehole diameter enlargement occurs while drilling, circulating, reaming, and/or cleaning the borehole, and such borehole diameter enlargements can be detrimental to proper tripping of a drillstring or running of a casing string. Methods and systems are disclosed for detecting or measuring borehole diameter enlargement, diagnosing the cause of the borehole... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130098684 - Percussion assisted rotary earth bit and method of operating the same: A method of boring through a formation includes providing a drilling machine and drill string and operatively coupling an earth bit to the drilling machine through the drill string. An air flow is provided through the drill string at an air pressure less than about one-hundred pounds per square inch... Agent:
20130098683 - System and method for monitoring and controlling underground drilling: A system and method for monitoring underground drilling in which vibration is monitored by creating a model of the drill string using finite element techniques or finite difference techniques and (i) predicting vibration by inputting real time values of operating parameters into the model, and then adjusting the model to... Agent:
20130098686 - Dynamic steering tool: The present invention is directed to a dynamic steering tool for use with a horizontal directional drilling machine. The tool comprises and inner member, an outer member, a steering member, a drill stem, and a drill bit. The drill stem extends from within a borehole to the surface while the... Agent: Earth Tool Company LLC
20130098687 - Wear and buckling resistant drill pipe: The present invention describes a drill pipe in which various sections of the pipe are strengthened, or their shape is altered, in order to improve the wear and buckle resistance of the drill pipe. The sections are strengthened using various hardening methods such as heat treatment processes and/or expansion techniques.... Agent:
20130098688 - Drill bits having rotating cutting structures thereon: A drill bit may include a bit body rotatable about a longitudinal axis and having, at one end, a connection for securing the drill bit to a drill string and having a face opposite the connection end; and a plurality of cutting structures having at least one fixed cutting structure... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20130098689 - Two-part drilling tool for the percussive or rotary percussive drilling of holes in soil material or rock material: In a two-part drilling tool for the percussive or rotary percussive drilling of holes in soil material or rock material, including a drill head (1) and an adapter part (7), which is fixed in an interior of the drill head (1) by way of interacting, complementary threads (11, 14) and... Agent: Dywidag-systems International Gmbh
20130098690 - Repaired wear and buckle resistant drill pipe and related methods: The present invention embodies a drill pipe in which various damaged sections of the pipe are repaired in order to maintain or improve the wear and buckle resistance of the drill pipe. The sections are strengthened using various hardening methods such as heat treatment processes and/or expansion techniques. A sleeve... Agent:
20130098691 - High-strength, high-hardness binders and drilling tools formed using the same: Implementations of the present invention include a binder with high hardness and tensile strength that allows for the creation of drilling tools with increased wear resistance. In particular, one or more implementations include a binder having about 5 to about 50 weight % of nickel, about 35 to about 60... Agent: Longyear Tm, Inc.
20130098692 - Drill bit: The present invention provides a drill bit (1), and a method for its manufacture, that is suitable for use within a casing drilling process. The drill bit (1) comprises a monolithic body (5, 6, 8) made from bronze, e.g. aluminium bronze or nickel aluminium bronze, and a relatively hard material... Agent: Tesco Corporation
20130098693 - Polycrystalline diamond compact including a substrate having a raised interfacial surface bonded to a leached polycrystalline diamond table, and applications therefor: In various embodiments, a polycrystalline diamond compact (“PDC”) comprises a substrate including an interfacial surface having a raised region. The PDC comprises a polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) table bonded to the interfacial surface of the substrate. The PCD table defines an upper surface and exhibits a thickness over the raised region.... Agent: Us Synthetic CorporationPrevious industry: Electricity: conductors and insulators
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