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9030911 Method and system for delineating a second wellbore from a first wellbore  
Disclosed herein is a method of delineating a second wellbore from a first wellbore. The method includes, emitting acoustic waves from a tool in the first wellbore, receiving acoustic waves at the...
9027670 Drilling speed and depth computation for downhole tools  
A method for managing a drilling operation, including generating, by a first sensor and a second sensor of a bottom hole assembly (BHA), a first time based data log and a second time based data...
9022142 Method and apparatus for opening threaded joints of drilling equipment  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for opening threaded joints of drilling equipment (6) by striking the drilling equipment (6) with the percussion device of a rock drilling rig (1)...
9024777 Active compensation for mud telemetry modulator and turbine  
An arrangement having a piston configured to move along an axial pathway a rotating seal configured to seal an inside environment from an outside environment, the rotating seal configured to be...
9024778 Systems and methods for processing drilling data  
Systems and methods for processing drilling data. One embodiment provides a method comprising building user-designed contexts (which can be designated as built-in contexts) for drilling...
9022144 Drill bit assembly having electrically isolated gap joint for measurement of reservoir properties  
A drill bit assembly for measuring reservoir formation properties comprises a bit head and a pin body, and an electrically insulated gap joint between two conductive parts of the drill bit...
9010461 Guide wire for ranging and subsurface broadcast telemetry  
A managed bulk drilling system that employs a guide wire for ranging and crosswell telemetry. Some system embodiments include multiple drilling assemblies operating in the vicinity of a reference...
9007231 Synchronization of distributed measurements in a borehole  
A system and method to synchronize distributed measurements in a borehole are described. The system includes a plurality of wired segments coupled together by couplers and a plurality of nodes...
9000940 Drill string inground isolator in an MWD system and associated method  
An inground isolator and associated method can provide an electrically isolated break in a drill string using electrical insulating members/isolators that are supported by a housing. During drill...
8994549 System and method of facilitating oilfield operations utilizing auditory information  
The invention provides a system and method for facilitating oilfield operations utilizing auditory data. In one embodiment, the present invention generates one or more auditory mapping structures...
8988030 Power control for electrical applications over long cables  
This disclosure is drawn to methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to power control in applications over long cables. Specifically, the disclosed methods, systems, devices and/or...
8989900 Robot system  
A robot system, including one or more robots which are provided to a first area where an entry by a person is restricted, and configured to perform a first work which includes one or more steps in...
8985242 Method and system of planning and/or drilling wellbores  
Planning and/or drilling wellbores. At least some of the various embodiments are methods including: receiving data indicative of position of a first wellbore; reading data indicative of position...
8978782 System, apparatus, and method of conducting measurements of a borehole  
A bias unit having a support body in use to be integrated with a drilling assembly and rotatable therewith for drilling a borehole penetrating a geological formation. A pad is pivotally connected...
8973675 Flasked pressure housing  
A system for containing electronics positioned in a downhole tubular. The system includes a pressure housing, a rigid end piece, a compliant end piece, an inner tubular member, one or more annular...
8973656 Wellbore operations, systems, and methods with McNano devices  
Systems and methods for using very small devices, “McNano devices,” to facilitate and enhance operations in the oilpatch. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract...
8967244 System and method for steering in a downhole environment using vibration modulation  
A system is provided for communicating within a borehole using controlled vibrations. A movement mechanism uses mechanical energy provided by a mechanical energy source to enable translational...
8969260 Glycerol based drilling fluids  
The present invention relates to glycerol based drilling fluids. In particular, the invention relates to drilling fluids comprising a 95-20 volume % glycerol/water solution capable of stabilizing...
8967294 Rechargeable battery controller  
A method and a system may be provided. The system may include: a drilling pipe that comprises an inner space; a telemetry system, arranged to (a) sense drilling information about an underground...
8967295 Drill bit-mounted data acquisition systems and associated data transfer apparatus and method  
A data acquisition module comprising a base sized and configured for disposition within a shank of a drill bit bore and an extension protruding therefrom having electrical contacts on an exterior...
8960329 Steerable piloted drill bit, drill system, and method of drilling curved boreholes  
The present invention provides apparatus and methods for controlled steering. One embodiment of the invention provides a bit body comprising a trailing end, a pilot section, and a reaming section....
8960281 Flowbore mounted sensor package  
Apparatus including a sensor-containing body is disposable within a flowbore of a downhole tool. The apparatus also comprises an adjustable engagement mechanism that is coupled to the body. The...
8944183 Low frequency formation shear slowness from drilling noise derived quadrupole array data  
The present disclosure is related to apparatuses and methods measuring and processing a characteristic of subsurface earth formations penetrated by a borehole. More specifically this present...
8939204 Method and apparatus for communicating with a device located in a borehole  
A method of communication comprising: providing a string of a plurality of connected components (2,3,5,6,7), one or more vessels running along the string to form a continuous fluid path (13);...
8931548 Modular connector and method  
A modular tool for use in subterranean formations includes a first module, a second module and one or more connectors for connecting the first and second modules. In particular, the first module...
8931579 Borehole generator  
In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to couple a stator to a borehole, and to move a rotor relative to the stator to generate electrical current to power a...
8919457 Apparatus and method for determining axial forces on a drill string during underground drilling  
An apparatus for determining the weight on a drill bit and axial forces along a drill string drilling though an earthen formation. The apparatus comprising an LVDT incorporated into a torsional...
8917094 Method and apparatus for detecting deep conductive pipe  
Downhole tools and techniques acquire information regarding nearby conductors such as pipes, well casing, and conductive formations. At least some method embodiments provide a current flow along a...
8905157 Control system, rock drill rig and control method  
A hydraulic fluid control system for controlling pressure fluid supplied to consumers (2, 3, 4) of a rock drilling machine, a regulating valve (6, 7, 8) for each for each consumer and fluid...
8905129 Speed activated closure assembly in a tubular and method thereof  
A tubular closure assembly responsive to speed or velocity of an object. The tubular closure assembly includes at least one sensor in operable communication with an interior of a tubular. The at...
8899350 Method and apparatus for detection of drill bit wear  
A method for determining wear of a drill bit is disclosed. The method includes drilling a first hole in a worksite based on a hole pattern having a plurality of planned holes and determining an...
8899347 System and method of using a saver sub in a drilling system  
A technique facilitates the drilling of a wellbore by enhancing the ability to relay data. The system comprises a saver sub designed to connect a top drive unit with a wired drill pipe without...
8893822 Apparatus and methods for real time communication between drill bit and drilling assembly  
An apparatus and method of performing a wellbore operation. The apparatus includes a drill bit that has a cavity at an end thereof and a communication device placed in the cavity. The...
8887832 Apparatus and methods for corrosion protection of downhole tools  
In one aspect, an apparatus for use in a wellbore is provided that in one embodiment includes a drill bit having a bit body that is susceptible to corrosion when the drill bit is utilized in...
8881843 Managed pressure and/or temperature drilling system and method  
The present invention relates to a managed pressure and/or temperature drilling system (300) and method. In one embodiment, a method for drilling a wellbore into a gas hydrates formation is...
8881809 Wireless tag tracer method and apparatus  
Wireless tag fluid tracking system. A fluid can be tracked in a wellbore utilizing at least one WID tag, such as an LW tag or an RFID tag, entrained in the fluid. A WID tag reader can be disposed...
8875808 Method and assembly for conveying well logging tools  
A method for conveying logging tools (LT) and obtaining well log data from a wellbore is disclosed. The method includes running a drill string (DS) including a landing sub (LS) disposed near the...
8857539 Mining drill with gradient sensing  
A drill for excavating a bore in the earth includes a steerable boring tool configured to excavate a bore and sensors coupled to the boring tool. The sensors are spaced apart from one another at...
8860582 Wellbore telemetry and noise cancellation systems and methods for the same  
A method of signal processing includes providing at least a first pressure sensor and a second pressure sensor spaced in a drilling system and using an algorithm to separate the downwardly...
8839850 Active integrated completion installation system and method  
An installation system and method configured to install a lower completion section is provided. The installation system may comprise an installation drill pipe configured to releasably couple with...
8843220 Position and velocity measurement tool for standard and directional drilling  
A position and velocity measuring tool for use on a top drive of a drilling rig having a variable frequency drive connected to an electric motor and power supply. The position and velocity...
8833487 Mechanical specific energy drilling system  
A mechanical specific energy downhole drilling assembly having a bottomhole assembly including drill pipe and a drill bit, a weight on bit and torque sub for sensing torque, weight on bit and...
8838390 System for gas detection, well data collection, and real time streaming of well logging data  
A system for creating a log during gas detection and monitoring is disclosed herein. The system can include a gas detection and well logging device for sensing and transmitting data, which can...
8833472 Methods and apparatus for transmission of telemetry data  
A system for signal transmission along a drill string is disclosed. A first drill pipe section and a second drill pipe section each comprise an inner pipe. A first repeater sub is coupled to the...
8833489 Method and system for transferring signals through a drill pipe system  
The present invention relates to a system for transferring signals through a drill pipe system during drilling of a subsurface well. The drill pipe system comprises a first pipe (1) provided...
8827006 Apparatus and method for measuring while drilling  
An apparatus, system, and method for transmitting measurements while drilling are adapted for use with a drill string equipped with a mud motor. The drill string may comprise a plurality of...
8820436 Coring tool and method  
A method for operating a coring tool includes moving a handling piston of a coring tool from a first position to a second position with respect to the coring tool where the handling piston moving...
8813869 Analysis refracted acoustic waves measured in a borehole  
Methods and related systems are described for measuring and analyzing refracted acoustic energy. A plurality of receivers mounted are on a downhole tool, and are arranged and adapted to receive...
8813870 Arrangement and a method for monitoring an air flow in a drill rig  
An arrangement in a rock drill rig 10 has an inlet valve 31 arranged upstream from a displacement compressor 32 that is used for supplying an air flow 34 to at least one flushing hole 23 in the...
8810428 Electrical transmission between rotating and non-rotating members  
A rotary coupler for transferring electrical power and data between members is presented wherein the coupler has a first member having an internal surface, a first inductor positioned on the...