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Title: Method and apparatus of assessing down-hole drilling conditions

Abstract

A method and apparatus for use in assessing down-hole drilling conditions are disclosed. The apparatus includes a drill string, a plurality of sensors, a computing device, and a down-hole network. The sensors are distributed along the length of the drill string and are capable of sensing localized down-hole conditions while drilling. The computing device is coupled to at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors. The data is transmitted from the sensors to the computing device over the down-hole network. The computing device analyzes data output by the sensors and representative of the sensed localized conditions to assess the down-hole drilling conditions. The method includes sensing localized drilling conditions at a plurality of points distributed along the length of a drill string during drilling operations; transmitting data representative of the sensed localized conditions to a predetermined location; and analyzing the transmitted data to assess the down-hole drilling conditions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Provo, UT
  2. Lehl, UT
  3. Orem, UT
  4. Springville, UT
  5. Spanish Fork, UT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908982
Patent Number(s):
7207396
Application Number:
10/878,243
Assignee:
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41229
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Hall, David R, Pixton, David S, Johnson, Monte L, Bartholomew, David B, and Fox, Joe. Method and apparatus of assessing down-hole drilling conditions. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Hall, David R, Pixton, David S, Johnson, Monte L, Bartholomew, David B, & Fox, Joe. Method and apparatus of assessing down-hole drilling conditions. United States.
Hall, David R, Pixton, David S, Johnson, Monte L, Bartholomew, David B, and Fox, Joe. Tue . "Method and apparatus of assessing down-hole drilling conditions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908982.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for use in assessing down-hole drilling conditions are disclosed. The apparatus includes a drill string, a plurality of sensors, a computing device, and a down-hole network. The sensors are distributed along the length of the drill string and are capable of sensing localized down-hole conditions while drilling. The computing device is coupled to at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors. The data is transmitted from the sensors to the computing device over the down-hole network. The computing device analyzes data output by the sensors and representative of the sensed localized conditions to assess the down-hole drilling conditions. The method includes sensing localized drilling conditions at a plurality of points distributed along the length of a drill string during drilling operations; transmitting data representative of the sensed localized conditions to a predetermined location; and analyzing the transmitted data to assess the down-hole drilling conditions.},
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