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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. 03/06/2014 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
20140060930 - High power laser downhole cutting tools and systems: Downhole cutting systems, devices and methods for utilizing 10 kW or more laser energy transmitted deep into the earth with the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena. Systems and devices for the laser cutting operations within a borehole in the earth. These systems and devices can deliver high power laser energy... Agent: Foro Energy Inc.
20140060931 - Systems and methods for automatic drilling of wellbores: The invention provides a system for automatic control of the drilling an oil well. The system includes an autodrilling interface enabling parameter input data to be input and enabling the display of system output data, a controller, a hydraulic control system and at least one sensor configured to the hydraulic... Agent: Ensign Drilling Partnership
20140060932 - Media pressure cavitation protection system for rock drills: A drilling apparatus has a chassis and a feed beam. The feed beam includes a rock drill hammer, a moveable drill string, a rock drill system coupled to the feed beam, a media pressure system coupled to the rock drill system, and a sensor system. The media pressure system includes... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
20140060933 - Drilling tool, apparatus and method for underreaming and simultaneously monitoring and controlling wellbore diameter: A dynamic position sensing Apparatus or Method is used to underream an oil or natural gas well with a variable gauge positioning system incorporating underreamer position or diameter sensing means.... Agent:
20140060934 - Cutting insert for a rock drill bit: A cutting insert for a rock drill bit having a ridge formed on a cutting face that splits extrudate formed during drilling thereby reducing the mechanical specific energy that may be expended to move the extrudate across the cutting face. The cutting insert may have a cutting edge which forms... Agent:
20140060935 - Apparatus and method for drilling a well: A method for forming a controllable bend angle in a drill string in a wellbore comprises attaching an upper housing to a drill string. At least, one drive motor is anchored in the upper housing. A middle housing is operably coupled to the at least one drive motor. A lower... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20140060936 - Motor and rotor catch assembly: A motor and rotor catch assembly for preventing loss of broken motor parts downhole. The assembly comprises a motor including a rotor supported inside a stator housing. A rotor bolt is connected to the upper end of the rotor, and is supported for axial movement within a rotor bolt housing... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.
20140060937 - Polycrystalline diamond compact coated with high abrasion resistance diamond layers: A cutting element may comprise a substrate, a first polycrystalline diamond volume, and a second diamond or diamond like volume. The first polycrystalline diamond volume may contain a catalyst material. The first polycrystalline diamond volume may be bonded to the substrate. The second diamond or diamond like volume may be... Agent: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
20140060938 - Polycrystalline diamond material with high toughness and high wear resistance: A cutting element that includes a substrate; and an outer layer of polycrystalline diamond material disposed upon the outermost end of the cutting element, wherein the polycrystalline diamond material: a plurality of interconnected diamond particles; and a plurality of interstitial regions disposed among the bonded diamond particles, wherein the plurality... Agent: Smith International, Inc.02/27/2014 > 10 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.
20140054086 - Shearable drill pipe and method: The method of shearing drill collars used in the drilling of oil and gas wells, comprising providing an outer sleeve of a first material for carrying structural loads, providing a second material within the outer sleeve which is lower in shear strength and is greater in unit weight than the... Agent:
20140054087 - Drill with remotely controlled operating modes and system and method for providing the same: The present invention relates to a drilling system with a multi-function drill head used in, among other applications, oil and gas drilling. The system is used to enhance the effective permeability of an oil and/or gas reservoir by drilling or cutting new structures into the reservoir. The system is capable... Agent: Ramax, LLC
20140054088 - Steering head: A steering head for use with a casing, the steering head having a generally cylindrical body with a first body end with a lead edge, a second body end with a rear edge, and a body surface extending from the lead edge to the rear edge, an outer tube with... Agent: Mclaughlin Group, LLC
20140054089 - Auxiliary arm for drilling equipment: An auxiliary arm for drilling equipment (1) including a top drive drilling machine (4) which is vertically movable along a drilling centre (10), and in which at least one pipe manipulator (6) is arranged to move pipes (8) between the drilling centre (10) and a pipe magazine (7), and in... Agent: Robotic Drilling Systems As
20140054090 - Mechanical force generator for a downhole excitation apparatus: An excitation apparatus suitable for use downhole having interengaged masses at least in part confined or guided so as to be movable as an interengaged assembly on an axis, one mass (“rotatable mass”) being rotatable relative to the other mass about the axis to cyclically vary the axial length of... Agent:
20140054091 - Coatings for fluid energy device components: A coated component for use in a fluid energy device includes a coating system with multiple layers of coating material, including a soft material such as a polymer coated over a hard material such as a metal. The fluid energy device can be a fluid motor or fluid pump, and... Agent:
20140054092 - Rotary jet bit for jet drilling and cleaning: A jet bit ensures precise drilling of holes through the earth's surface, such as drainholes around a well. The jet bit has front rotating orifices and jets to drill a hole in a medium larger than the diameter of the bit. The orifices directed to the rear provide thrust to... Agent: Buckman Jet Drilling, Inc.
20140054093 - Latch body components having multiple functions, and drilling head assembly incorporating same: A latch body for use in a drilling head assembly including a fluid control subassembly, a check valve element, and/or a hollow spindle. A distal end portion of the latch body includes a port section that defines a chamber for receiving the check valve element and promoting movement of the... Agent: Longyear Tm, Inc.
20140054094 - Rolling cutter with close loop retaining ring: A cutting element is disclosed that includes a sleeve, a rotatable cutting element, and at least one retaining ring. The sleeve has a first inner diameter and a second inner diameter, wherein the second inner diameter is larger than the first inner diameter and located at a lower axial position... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20140054095 - Highly wear resistant diamond insert with improved transition structure: An insert for a drill bit may include a metallic carbide body; an outer layer of polycrystalline diamond material on the outermost end of the insert, the polycrystalline diamond material comprising a plurality of interconnected first diamond grains and a first binder material in interstitial regions between the interconnected first... Agent: Smith International, Inc.02/20/2014 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
20140048331 - Managed pressure drilling system having well control mode: A method of drilling a subsea wellbore includes drilling the subsea wellbore and, while drilling the subsea wellbore: measuring a flow rate of the drilling fluid injected into a tubular string; measuring a flow rate of returns; comparing the returns flow rate to the drilling fluid flow rate to detect... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.
20140048332 - Sealed and hydrostatically lockable retrievable mwd landing system: A sealed mule shoe assembly for use in directional drilling, comprising an outer mule shoe and an inner housing for containing a directional measurement tool which is slidably insertable in the outer mule shoe. The mule shoe assembly advantageously has half-moon mating surfaces which advantageously allow use circumferential seals to... Agent: Pacesetter Directional Drilling Ltd.
20140048333 - Drill pipe perforator apparatus and method of use: This disclosure is related to a perforator tool and a method of using the perforator tool to perforate a formation. The perforator tool can include a first and second sleeve and optionally a third sleeve. The perforator tool can also include at least one perforation opening and at least one... Agent: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.
20140048334 - Directional drilling using magnetic biasing: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for directionally drilling an earth formation where magnet arrays are utilized to provide net lateral force between a first member coupled to a drill bit and another member that either extends through or around the first member.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20140048335 - Reamer with improved performance characteristics in hard and abrasive formations: A reamer is designed to enhance operation of a bottom hole assembly in which it is included. One or more capabilities and/or characteristics of the cutters carried by the reamer blocks of the reamer may be varied even in the same profile portion to enhance the functionality and/or durability of... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20140048336 - Reamer with improved performance characteristics in hard and abrasive formations: A reamer is designed to enhance operation of a bottom hole assembly in which it is included. One or more capabilities and/or characteristics of the cutters carried by the reamer blocks of the reamer may be varied even in the same profile portion to enhance the functionality and/or durability of... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20140048337 - Minimizing stick-slip while drilling: According to the invention, a method for designing a rotary drill bit for drilling a cavity in a medium is disclosed. The method may include determining a characteristic of a drillstring with which the rotary drill bit is coupled. The method may also include determining an initial number of groups... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20140048338 - Methods of forming and treating polycrystalline diamond cutting elements, cutting elements so formed and drill bits equipped: A polycrystalline diamond compact comprising a diamond table is formed in a high-pressure, high-temperature process using a catalyst, the catalyst being substantially removed from the entirety of the diamond table, and the diamond table attached to a supporting substrate in a subsequent high-pressure, high-temperature process using a binder material differing... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20140048339 - Cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements and related methods: Cutting elements, earth-boring drill bits having such cutting elements and related methods are described herein. In some embodiments, a cutting element for an earth-boring tool may include a diamond table having an indentation in a cutting face thereof and a shaped feature in a substrate at the interface between the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20140048340 - Cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements and related methods: Cutting elements, earth-boring drill bits having such cutting elements and related methods are described herein. In some embodiments, a cutting element for an earth-boring tool may include a superabrasive table having a recessed surface in a cutting face thereof and a shaped feature in a substrate at the interface between... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20140048341 - Cutting elements including adhesion materials, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and related methods: A cutting element for an earth-boring drill bit may include a thermally stable cutting table comprising a polycrystalline diamond material. The polycrystalline diamond material may consist essentially of a matrix of diamond particles bonded to one another and a silicon, silicon carbide, or silicon and silicon carbide material located within... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated02/13/2014 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
20140041940 - System and method for drilling in rock using microwaves: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for drilling a wellbore in a material, such as rock. The apparatus can include a microwave source, a first fluid source, and a second fluid source. The microwave source can be configured to transmit microwave energy to a surface of the material to alter the... Agent:
20140041941 - Methods and systems for drilling: A method of assessing hole cleaning effectiveness of drilling comprises a) determining a mass of cuttings removed from a well wherein determining the mass of cuttings removed from a well comprises: i) measuring a total mass of fluid entering a well; ii) measuring a total mass of fluid exiting the... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20140041943 - Drilling motor valve and method of using same: A valve (11) for controlling the flow of a drilling fluid through a down-hole tool (10) positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The down-hole tool has a housing with a drilling motor therein and a drill bit (1) at an end thereof. The drilling motor (9) has a... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
20140041942 - High-speed triple string drilling system: A drilling system for boring into ground includes a bottom hole assembly having a rotatable casing shoe, an independently rotatable driveshaft disposed within the casing shoe, and a bearing housing interdisposed between the driveshaft and the casing shoe to control a distance between a centerline of the driveshaft and a... Agent:
20140041944 - Water-based polymer drilling fluid and method of use: A water-based drilling fluid comprises a polymer which is a non-ionic polymer or an anionic polymer. The polymer can be a polyacrylamide. The fluid is used for drilling subterranean formations containing heavy crude oil and bitumen-rich oil sands, and may comprise additional fluid components.... Agent: Tervita Corporation
20140041945 - Electromagnetic coupler: An electromagnetic coupler includes first and second coupling elements for mounting on respective first and second support elements. The first and second coupling elements include respective first and second annular bodies each including a high magnetic permeability material that houses a conductive winding and an open transverse section. The first... Agent: Vam Drilling France
20140041946 - Friction reduction device for drill pipe: A device to couple to a rotatable drill pipe to control pressure of a drilling system is disclosed. The device includes an inner surface to wrap around a portion of a rotatable drill pipe and having an inner diameter. A first tapered portion is opposite a second tapered portion, with... Agent:
20140041947 - Rotational drill bits and drilling apparatuses including the same: A roof-bolt drill bit includes a bit body rotatable about a central axis and at least one cutting element coupled to the bit body. The bit body has a forward end, a rearward end axially opposite the forward end, and an internal passage defined within the bit body, with the... Agent: Dover Bmcs Acquisition Corporation
20140041948 - Cutting elements having cutting edges with continuous varying radii and bits incorporating the same: A cutting element is provided having a substrate and an ultra hard material cutting layer over the substrate. The cutting layer includes a surface portion for making contact with a material to be cut by the cutting element. The surface portion in cross-section has a curvature that has a varying... Agent: Smith International Inc.Previous industry: Electricity: conductors and insulators
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