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Title: Apparatus for performing oil field laser operations

Abstract

A system, apparatus and methods for delivering high power laser energy to perform laser operations in oil fields and to form a borehole deep into the earth using laser energy. A laser downhole assembly for the delivery of high power laser energy to surfaces and areas in a borehole, which assembly may have laser optics and a fluid path.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Foro Energy, Inc. Littleton, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338061
Patent Number(s):
9,534,447
Application Number:
14/335,627
Assignee:
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO) ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Zediker, Mark S., Land, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, and Moxley, Joel F.. Apparatus for performing oil field laser operations. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Zediker, Mark S., Land, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, & Moxley, Joel F.. Apparatus for performing oil field laser operations. United States.
Zediker, Mark S., Land, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, and Moxley, Joel F.. Tue . "Apparatus for performing oil field laser operations". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338061.
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abstractNote = {A system, apparatus and methods for delivering high power laser energy to perform laser operations in oil fields and to form a borehole deep into the earth using laser energy. A laser downhole assembly for the delivery of high power laser energy to surfaces and areas in a borehole, which assembly may have laser optics and a fluid path.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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