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Title: Methods for enhancing the efficiency of creating a borehole using high power laser systems

Abstract

Methods for utilizing 10 kW or more laser energy transmitted deep into the earth with the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena to enhance the formation of Boreholes. Methods for the laser operations to reduce the critical path for forming a borehole in the earth. These methods can deliver high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to perform operations in such boreholes deep within the earth.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Foro Energy, Inc., Littleton, CO (USA).
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1136398
Patent Number(s):
8757292
Application Number:
13/800,933
Assignee:
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Zediker, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, and Moxley, Joel F.. Methods for enhancing the efficiency of creating a borehole using high power laser systems. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Zediker, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, & Moxley, Joel F.. Methods for enhancing the efficiency of creating a borehole using high power laser systems. United States.
Zediker, Mark S., Rinzler, Charles C., Faircloth, Brian O., Koblick, Yeshaya, and Moxley, Joel F.. Tue . "Methods for enhancing the efficiency of creating a borehole using high power laser systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1136398.
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author = {Zediker, Mark S. and Rinzler, Charles C. and Faircloth, Brian O. and Koblick, Yeshaya and Moxley, Joel F.},
abstractNote = {Methods for utilizing 10 kW or more laser energy transmitted deep into the earth with the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena to enhance the formation of Boreholes. Methods for the laser operations to reduce the critical path for forming a borehole in the earth. These methods can deliver high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to perform operations in such boreholes deep within the earth.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {6}
}

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