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Title: Laser bottom hole assembly

Abstract

There is provided for laser bottom hole assembly for providing a high power laser beam having greater than 5 kW of power for a laser mechanical drilling process to advance a borehole. This assembly utilizes a reverse Moineau motor type power section and provides a self-regulating system that addresses fluid flows relating to motive force, cooling and removal of cuttings.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1117705
Patent Number(s):
8,627,901
Application Number:
12/896,021
Assignee:
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Oct 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Underwood, Lance D, Norton, Ryan J, McKay, Ryan P, Mesnard, David R, Fraze, Jason D, Zediker, Mark S, and Faircloth, Brian O. Laser bottom hole assembly. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Underwood, Lance D, Norton, Ryan J, McKay, Ryan P, Mesnard, David R, Fraze, Jason D, Zediker, Mark S, & Faircloth, Brian O. Laser bottom hole assembly. United States.
Underwood, Lance D, Norton, Ryan J, McKay, Ryan P, Mesnard, David R, Fraze, Jason D, Zediker, Mark S, and Faircloth, Brian O. Tue . "Laser bottom hole assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1117705.
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