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 new patent  Degradable extrusion resistant compositions and articles of manufacture

A degradable polymer composite comprises a polyurethane comprising one or more of the following groups: ester groups; carbonate groups; or ether groups, in a backbone of the polyurethane; and about 1 to about 30 parts by weight of an acidic or basic powder comprising particles having an average size of... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Rotary steerable drilling assembly with a rotating steering device for drilling deviated wellbores

A drilling assembly for drilling deviated wellbores is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a steering unit having an upper section coupled to a lower section through a tilt device, wherein an electro-mechanical actuation device tilts the tilt device about a selected location in the drilling assembly to cause the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Rotary steerable system with a steering device around a drive coupled to a disintegrating device for forming deviated wellbores

A rotary drilling apparatus for drilling deviated wellbores Is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a drilling assembly that further includes a drilling motor coupled to a drive member to rotate a disintegrating device, a housing outside the drive member having a lower section and an upper section, and a... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Drilling assembly utilizing tilted disintegrating device for drilling deviated wellbores

A drilling assembly for use in drilling a wellbore is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a steering unit that includes a tilt device in a disintegrating device and an electro-mechanical actuation device having a force application member that applies axial force on the disintegrating device to tilt the disintegrating... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Backflow prevention assembly for downhole operations

Backflow prevention assemblies and methods for downhole systems having outer strings and inner strings include a housing defining a cavity and being part of the outer string, a flow tube disposed between the inner string and the outer string movable axially within the outer string, and a backflow prevention structure... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Diverter valve for progressing cavity pump

A diverter valve housing is secured to an upper end of a pump. A shuttle in the diverter valve housing moves between an upper closed position and a lower open position. A floating ring has an exterior band that abuts an upper end of the shuttle to move the shuttle... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Systems and methods for operating a linear motor to prevent impacts with hard stops

Systems and methods for operating a linear motor (e.g., for an ESP), where the motor's mover moves in a reciprocating motion within a bore of the stator. Hard stops are located at the ends of the bore. The motor has a first set of sensors in the stator positioned proximate... Baker Hughes Incorporated

 new patent  Inverted element valve

A device and method for selectively closing and opening a flow path through a sealing element. The device includes second and third tubulars positioned within a bore of a first tubular. A sealing element having a bore is positioned between the second and third tubulars within the bore of the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Earth-boring tools comprising eutectic or near-eutectic compositions

Articles comprising at least a portion of an earth-boring tool include at least one insert and a solidified eutectic or near-eutectic composition including a metal phase and a hard material phase. Other articles include a solidified eutectic or near-eutectic composition including a metal phase, a hard material phase and a... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Cutting elements comprising a low-carbon steel material, related earth-boring tools, and related methods

A method of forming a cutting element comprises disposing diamond particles in a container and disposing a metal powder on a side of the diamond particles. The diamond particles and the metal powder are sintered so as to form a polycrystalline diamond material and a low-carbon steel material comprising less... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Inflow control device for polymer injection in horizontal wells

A flow balancing device facilitates polymer injection in a horizontal formation in a manner that minimizes shear effects on the injected polymer. Features of the device reduce velocity using a broad circumferentially oriented inlet plenum that leads to a circumferentially oriented path having zig-zag fluid movement characterized by broad passages... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Alternative helical flow control device for polymer injection in horizontal wells

The flow control device comprises one or more stacked spiral paths where the shape of an inlet to an end of a spiral has a taper on one or more sides to gradually increase the polymer velocity to eliminate rapid acceleration points as the flow enters the spiral path. The... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Evaluation of sensors based on contextual information

An embodiment of a method of performing aspects of a downhole operation includes receiving a measurement value from a first sensor configured to measure a parameter related to the downhole operation, receiving measurement data from a different sensor, the measurement data related to the downhole operation, and performing, by a... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Ultrasonic beam focus adjustment for single-transducer ultrasonic assembly tools

Methods, systems, devices, and products for ultrasonic borehole logging using an ultrasonic borehole imaging tool in a borehole intersecting the earth formation. Methods may include adjusting a focus for an ultrasonic beam generated from a single-transducer ultrasonic assembly of the ultrasonic imaging tool; using a receiver to generate measurement information... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Composition and inhibiting corrosion of metals

A composition for inhibiting corrosion of a metal is provided. The corrosion inhibitor composition comprises 5-amino-2-mercaptobenzimidazole. The corrosion inhibitor composition outperforms many other sulfur-containing corrosion inhibitors in kettle testing.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Low dosage chemical suppression agents for carbon steels degradation

A composition for inhibiting corrosion of a metal is provided. The corrosion inhibitor composition comprises 5-amino-2-mercaptobenzimidazole. The corrosion inhibitor composition can also comprise a 2-mercaptobenzimidazole derivative selected from the group consisting of 2-mercapto-5-methylbenzimidazole, 5-Ethoxy-2-mercaptobenzimidazole, 5-(difluoromethoxy)-2-mercapto-1H-benzimidazole 1-Methyl-1H-benzimidazole-2-thiol and 2-mercapto-5-nitrobenzimidazole. The corrosion inhibitor composition outperforms many other sulfur-containing corrosion inhibitors in kettle... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Conforming magnet tool for recovery of downhole debris

A debris removal tool for removal of metallic debris from within a wellbore. The debris removal tool includes a housing defining a central bore and a plurality of magnetic members retained within the central bore and axially moveable therewithin, the magnetic members each presenting a contact surface to contact and... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Downhole tool actuation system having indexing mechanism and method

A downhole tool actuation system including: a tubing having a longitudinal axis and a main flowbore supportive of tubing pressure; an indexing mechanism in fluidic communication with the main flowbore, the indexing mechanism configured to count N number of tubing pressure cycles; a port isolation device movable between a blocking... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Component and method

A downhole component includes a body and a stress riser formed in the body. The stress riser being positioned and shaped to promote a full fracture of the body while maintaining a structure of the body to bear force in at least one direction. A downhole system having a tubular... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Electro-hydraulic actuation system

An electro-hydraulic actuator includes a housing having an interior portion a first opening and a second opening, a transducer is arranged in the interior portion. The transducer includes a sensor operatively coupled to a signal source at the first opening. A selectively activatable valve component is arranged at the second... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Method and apparatus to utilize a metal to metal seal

In one aspect, a downhole device for use in a wellbore to selectively isolate a first pressure and a second pressure is disclosed, including a first piston including: a first sealing face to selectively isolate the first pressure and the second pressure; a first pressure face to receive the first... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Design and manufacturing rib support for screen/filter cartridge

A method of forming a screen assembly includes arranging a first end portion of each of a plurality of rib members into a rib alignment jig, positioning a sleeve about the rib alignment jig with an inner surface of the sleeve abutting the first end portion of each of the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Downhole tools with power utilization apparatus during flow-off state

A drilling assembly for use in drilling of a wellbore is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a device that detects a flow-off state, a power generator that generates electrical energy in response to a fluid flowing through the drilling assembly during the flow-off state, and a circuit that... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Drill pipe monitoring and lifetime prediction through simulation based on drilling information

An apparatus for drilling a borehole in an earth formation includes: a plurality of drill pipes configured to be coupled together to form a drill string that is configured to convey an earth formation disintegrating device while progressing into the earth formation; a communication medium disposed on the drill string... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Method for providing well safety control in a remedial electronic submersible pump (esp) application

A method for providing well safety control in a remedial electronic submersible pump (ESP) application including a making up an electric submersible pump (ESP) on a conduit with a primary well control capability; running the foregoing through a preexisting SCSSV.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Hybrid fluorescence magnetic core-shell nanoparticles for use in oil and gas applications

Nanoparticles for use in the treatment of a well have a magnetic core of iron, nickel or cobalt or an alloy thereof; a carbon shell encapsulating the magnetic core; at least one organic functional group on the surface of the carbon shell through covalent bonding; and a coating of amorphous... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Tail stock for a long vertically suspended workpiece that will experience heat expansion

A tailstock for supporting a workpiece along a vertical rotary axis includes a base member, and a housing having a wall including a first end, and a second end, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a central passage extending between the first and second ends defining a longitudinal... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Controlled release of activation chemicals for the deployment of shape memory polymers

A method of installing a downhole device comprises introducing a downhole device into a wellbore, the downhole device comprising a substrate and a shape memory polymer in a deformed state disposed on the substrate; combining a modified activation material in the form of a powder, a hydrogel, an xerogel, or... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Hydrophobized nanoparticles as breaker for viscoelastic surfactant gelled fluids

A method of breaking the viscosity of a treatment fluid comprises: adding hydrophobic nanoparticles to a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a viscoelastic surfactant gelling agent, the hydrophobic nanoparticles comprising metallic nanoparticles that are surface modified with C6-30 aliphatic groups, wherein the hydrophobic nanoparticles are added in an... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Earth-boring tools including movable formation-engaging structures and related methods

Earth-boring tools may have a body, a cutting element attached to the body at a first location, and a formation-engaging structure attached to the body at a second location. The formation-engaging structure may be movable during a drilling operation between a first position and a second position. In the first... Baker Hughes Incorporated

System and method to install velocity string

A velocity string system includes a lock mandrel. A seal bore assembly attached to the lock mandrel runnable in a production string; and a velocity string sealable in the seal mandrel and separately runnable in the production string. A method for installing a velocity string system in a production string.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Borehole data transmission flowed back borehole plugs with a lower slip assembly or object landed on said plugs

A borehole plug or packer for treating is designed to be flowed back to a surface location after use. When the treatment is concluded pressure from above is relieved or lowered, and well fluid is flowed back, so that the plug or plugs disengages at slips designed to resist differential... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Gravel pack system with slurry exit port in coupling and gravel packing

A gravel pack system includes slurry transport hardware including a first slurry transport pathway, a coupling configured to couple the first slurry transport pathway to a radially interiorly arranged screen assembly, and a first exit port in the coupler. The first exit port is fluidically connected to the first slurry... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Monitoring a component used in a well operation

Examples of techniques for monitoring a component used in well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: receiving, by a processing system, sensor data from a sensor, wherein the sensor collects data relating to a component used in the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

Modular downhole generator

An modular apparatus for generating electrical power in a borehole penetrating the earth includes a body comprising first and second mechanical connectors at opposing ends and first and second electrical connectors at the opposing ends, the mechanical connectors and the electrical connectors being configured to connect with the same type... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170355534

Dry bulk pneumatic metering assembly and method

A dry bulk pneumatic metering system includes a flow line configured for the passage of pneumatically-conveyed bulk material, a bulk material sensor arranged relative to the flow line, the bulk material sensor configured to send a first signal related to a quantity of the bulk material passing in the flow... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356250

Earth-boring tools having shaped cutting elements

Cutting elements include a volume of superabrasive material. The volume of superabrasive material comprises a front-cutting surface, an end-cutting surface, a cutting edge, and lateral side surfaces extending between and intersecting each of the front-cutting surface and the end-cutting surface. An earth-boring tool may comprise a bit body and at... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356260

Guide system for navigating through a wellbore

A downhole system is deployed on wireline and includes a tool and a guide system on it a lower end of the tool for navigating past obstacles within a wellbore. A selectively rotatable tip member projects downward from the guide system. A side of the tip member is curved, so... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170356586

Accumulator assembly, pump system having accumulator assembly, and method

An accumulator assembly for a pump system at a well site is arranged to fluidically connect to a flow line between a blender and a fracturing pump of the pump system. The accumulator assembly includes a pressurizable tank configured to contain pressurized fluid; and, a control valve fluidically connected between... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357024

Radiation induced conductivity of oil based mud around pads of electrical imaging tools

Methods, systems, devices, and products for making formation resistivity measurements including reducing the resistivity of the fluid proximate the electrode using ionizing radiation to induce a transient increase in electrical conductivity of the fluid for the resistivity measurement. The fluid may include oil-based mud. Methods include making the downhole measurement... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349808

Method of decreasing the viscosity of heavy oil downhole

Asphaltene produced during the production of hydrocarbons in an underground reservoir may be reduced and decomposed by introducing into the underground reservoir a fluid having a catalyst of from about 3 to about 7% Ni with a magnesium oxide support or a catalyst of from about 15 to about 25%... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349812

Methods of using lightweight polymers derived from cashew nut shell liquid in hydraulic fracturing and sand control operations

A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprises introducing into the formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enlarge a fracture in the formation a fracturing composition comprising a carrier and a polymeric particulate derived from a cashew nut shell liquid, the polymeric particulate having an apparent specific gravity... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170349814

Spherical high temperature high closure tolerant cashew nut shell liquid based proppant, methods of manufacture, and uses thereof

A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprises introducing into the formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enlarge a fracture in the formation a fracturing composition comprising a carrier and a substantially spherical polymeric particulate derived from a cashew nut shell liquid, the substantially spherical polymeric particulate having... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350203

Electrically-actuated slip devices

Slip devices include a slip element that is moved radially outwardly by an electrical solenoid actuator.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350218

Screen assembly for a resource exploration system

A screen assembly includes a tubular having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion including an outer surface provided with a plurality of openings extending therebetween. At least one screen arranged at the plurality of openings. At least two deformable members are mounted to the tubular between... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350219

Screen assembly for a resource exploration system

A method of passing downhole fluids through a screen assembly mounted to a tubular run into a well bore. The screen assembly has a plurality of screen sections arranged at a resource production zone between a first swellable member and a second swellable member. The method includes passing a fluid... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350229

Depth-based borehole trajectory control

Methods and apparatuses for controlling a trajectory of a borehole being drilled into the earth are provided. The apparatus includes a drilling system including a drill tubular, a disintegrating device, and a steering system coupled to the drill tubular configured to steer the drilling system, the drilling system configured to... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170350236

Method of monitoring fluid flow from a reservoir using well treatment agents

A method of treating a multi-zoned subterranean formation with composites having well treatment agents is disclosed. The well treatment agent treated in each zone is distinguishable. At least a portion of the well treatment agent is released from one of the composites into the well or formation. The formation of... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351002

Magnetic resonance pulse sequences having wait times based on carrier speed

An embodiment of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes an NMR measurement device including a transmitting assembly configured to emit a pulse sequence and a receiving assembly configured to detect an echo train based on the pulse sequence, and a processor. The... Baker Hughes Incorporated

12/07/17 / #20170351456

Memory module used in a well operation

Examples of high-temperature memory modules used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a memory module may include: a control unit configured to receive data from a controller in the well operation and further configured to receive an operating temperature... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341865

Conveyor system, operating system using conveyor system, and method

A conveyor system includes a looped belt and a conveying portion cover. The belt has a conveying portion and a retreating portion movable through the conveyor system, each of the conveying portion and the retreating portion having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the exterior surface of the conveying... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170341940

Methods of modifying surfaces of diamond particles, and releated diamond particles and earth-boring tools

A method of modifying surfaces of diamond particles comprises forming spinodal alloy coatings over discrete diamond particles, thermally treating the spinodal alloy coatings to form modified coatings each independently exhibiting a reactive metal phase and a substantially non-reactive metal phase, and etching surfaces of the discrete diamond particles with at... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342308

Fluid efficiency for viscoelastic surfactant based fluids with nanoparticles

A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a well comprises combining an aqueous base fluid, a viscoelastic surfactant gelling agent, two or more types of the following nanoparticles: an alkaline earth metal oxide; an alkaline earth metal hydroxide; a transition metal oxide; or a transition metal hydroxide to... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342775

Roller cone earth-boring rotary drill bits including disk heels and related systems and methods

Earth-boring rotary drill bits include heel portions exhibiting reduced aggressiveness. Earth-boring rotary drill bits may comprise a bit body and a plurality of roller cones coupled to the bit body. Each roller cone comprises a plurality of rows of cutting elements, and a continuous disk heel located further from an... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342782

Dual-walled running string for electric devices with power transmission through running string

Arrangements for transmitting electrical operating power to a downhole electrically operated tool via a dual-walled conductive running string.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342790

Activation modules for obstructing entrances to inner barrels of coring tools and related coring tools and methods

Activation modules for selectively sealing entrances to inner barrels of coring tools may include an activator body and an activation rod movable between a first position and a second position. A locking element may temporarily hold the activator body in place and a sealing element may form a temporary seal.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342791

Expandable junk mill

A borehole mill has blades that extend radially while moving along an inclined dovetail as a result of setting down weight on a mandrel. The blades extend axially beyond the end of the mandrel so that setting down weight disables a retainer that has the blades retracted for running in.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342794

Composite body lock ring for a borehole plug with a lower slip assembly

A borehole plug or packer for treating is designed to be milled out after use. The plug handles differential pressure from above using a lower slip assembly under a sealing element. A setting tool creates relative axial movement of a setting sleeve and a plug mandrel to compress the seal... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170342802

High temperature high pressure seal for downhole chemical injection applications

An injection system comprises a fluid control member and a reciprocating member; wherein the fluid control member is configured to form a carbon composite-to-metal seal with the reciprocating member in response to application of a compressive force; the carbon composite comprising carbon and a binder containing one or more of... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343694

System and method to determine communication line propogaton delay

An apparatus for measuring resistivity in a borehole includes first and second modules configured to be conveyed through the borehole and a transmitter connected to the first module, the transmitter transmitting a transmitter signal that causes a field signal to be created in a formation surrounding the borehole. The apparatus... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/30/17 / #20170343697

Arrays of receive antennas for magnetic resonance measurements

A nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a carrier configured to be deployed in a borehole in the earth formation and at least one transmitting assembly disposed in the carrier and configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field in a volume of interest within... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335176

Method of enhancing conductivity from post frac channel formation

A method of enhancing conductivity within a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir by building proppant pillars in a spatial arrangement in fractures created or enlarged in the reservoir. Two fluids of differing viscosity and stability are simultaneously pumped into the reservoir. The fluids contain identical proppants which include a proppant which is neutrally... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335661

Modular nozzle inflow control device with autonomy and flow bias

An apparatus for controlling a flow of fluid downhole comprises a removable fluid nozzle in fluid communication with a production tubular disposed in a borehole penetrating the earth. The removable fluid nozzle is configured for bi-directional flow, wherein a pressure drop of fluid flow in one direction is greater than... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170335685

Encapsulated phased array segment for downhole applications

Systems, devices, and methods for estimating a value of a parameter of interest of an earth formation intersected by a borehole. Methods include conveying a carrier in the borehole having disposed thereon an acoustic imaging tool including at least one convex linear phased array module, each of the at least... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336191

Additive manufacture with magnetic imprint

A method of manufacturing an article comprises depositing a layering material on a substrate or a worktable; applying a magnetic field to the layering material according to a preset pattern; and additively forming the article.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

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11/16/17 / #20170328134

System for extended use in high temperature wellbore

A method and system for downhole operations that includes an energetic material with a reduced sensitivity to temperature, and a temperature rating that is higher than other energetic materials. Downhole tools that use energetic material thus can have a higher temperature rating with the reduced sensitivity energetic material. One embodiment... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328177

Through tubing diverter for multi-lateral treatment without top string removal

A main bore is drilled and a treatment assembly is located. A packer is located to support a whipstock for drilling the lateral. This packer serves as a lower seal on a main bore diverter. The whipstock is installed on the packer and a mill drills a window and the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328189

System and producing methane from a methane hydrate formation

A system for producing Methane from a Methane Hydrate formation including a completion that is disposed through a Methane Hydrate formation. An inlet of the completion disposed in the Methane Hydrate formation; and a drain for water located in a direction proximate a direction of gravity relative to the Methane... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328191

Methods and systems for optimizing a drilling operation based on multiple formation measurements

Methods and systems for optimizing drilling operations in a wellbore using a drill string are provided. The methods and systems include measuring a first formation characteristic with at least one sensor, measuring a second formation characteristic by means of a hydraulic test, the at least one second formation characteristic being... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328192

Geosteering by adjustable coordinate systems and related methods

Systems and methods for drilling a borehole into the earth are provided. The systems and methods include drilling a first portion of a borehole with a drilling system comprising a disintegrating device, the first portion extending from the surface to a subsurface reference point, wherein steering within the first portion... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328200

Estimation of formation properties based on fluid flowback measurements

An apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a carrier connected to a drilling assembly, and a sensor assembly configured to measure at least one return flow parameter of a return fluid at a surface location, the return fluid returning to the surface location from a borehole. The... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170328636

Method and controlling a production process

A method of controlling a production process includes illuminating a portion of a workpiece undergoing a production process with a light having a selected wavelength, processing a portion of the workpiece, capturing a digital image of the light reflecting from a surface of the workpiece with a digital camera, performing,... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170329044

Graphene tunneling photodetectors for high-temperature downhole use

Methods and systems including a photodetector of a downhole tool for performing downhole operations are provided herein. The photodetector includes a housing configured along a carrier disposed downhole within a borehole and a graphene tunneling photodetector located within the housing configured to perform a downhole operation.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/16/17 / #20170331280

Downhole component communication and power management

A power control device includes a communication device configured to be disposed in a borehole and configured to couple electrical power from a power source to a downhole component from a conductor disposed along a borehole string, a circuit breaker system including a first circuit breaker disposed at a connection... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170320660

Stackable container system, operating system using container system, and method

A stackable container system configured to carry material includes at least one container having a first end and a second end, a holding area for the material, the holding area extending from the first end to the second end, a first opening at the second end, the material controllably releasable... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321069

Coatings containing carbon composite fillers and methods of manufacture

An article comprises a substrate, a coating disposed on a surface of the substrate. The coating comprises a carbon composite dispersed in one or more of the following: a polymer matrix; a metallic matrix; or a ceramic matrix. The carbon composite comprises carbon and a binder containing one or more... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321488

Methods of forming earth-boring tools including sinterbonded components

Partially formed earth-boring rotary drill bits comprise a first less than fully sintered particle-matrix component having at least one recess, and at least a second less than fully sintered particle-matrix component disposed at least partially within the at least one recess. Each less than fully sintered particle-matrix component comprises a... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321495

Heave compensator for constant force application to a borehole tool

The compensating device has a through passage that goes to the borehole tool. There is a lateral passage to a piston housing. Through the use of a differential piston area on the outer housing, a net uphole force results from backpressure as a result of flow pumped through a section... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321502

Use of acoustic emission technology in oilfield tubular make ups

A threaded connection make up monitoring system includes an acoustic emission transducer operatively connected to one positioned to capture an acoustic signature associated with forming the threaded connection between a first member and a second member. A controller is operatively coupled to the acoustic emission transducer. The controller is operable... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321506

Fracturing plug and fracturing a formation

A fracturing system including a plug having a solid mandrel preventing fluid flow therepast when set. A setting tool in operable communication with the plug; and a perforating gun disposed adjacent to the setting tool. A method for fracturing a formation.... Baker Hughes Incorporated

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11/09/17 / #20170321509

Multi-tool bottom hole assembly with selective tool operation feature

Dual section mills are selectively sequentially operated by locking an actuator for the backup mill as the primary mill has blades extended with internal flow through a housing. When the primary mill is spent the support string is shifted to defeat a lock on an actuation piston for the backup... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321532

Identifying and determining wear of a component used in a well operation

Examples of techniques identifying and determining wear of a component used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: identifying the component from a plurality of components, wherein an identifier is connected to the component, the identifier... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321533

Identifying a component used in a well operation using a leaky coaxial antenna

Examples of identifying a component used in a well operation using a leaky coaxial antenna are disclosed. In aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: reading an electronic identifier connected to a component used in the well operation via the leaky coaxial antenna to obtain a unique identifier,... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170321549

Method and systems for integrating downhole fluid data with surface mud-gas data

A method for evaluating a formation fluid includes the steps of drilling a borehole intersecting a formation with a drill string, circulating a drilling fluid in the wellbore, selectively liberating a formation fluid from the formation, injecting the liberated fluid into the drilling fluid returning to the surface, drawing a... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322191

Diffusion chromatography fluid analysis

Methods, systems, devices, and products for evaluating a fluid. Methods include introducing a sample comprising the fluid to a solvating fluid at a point in a chamber associated with the instrument at a first time to create a heterogeneous admixture; measuring concentrations of each of a plurality of components in... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322337

Evaluation of formation mechanical properties using magnetic resonance

An embodiment of an apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a carrier configured to be deployed in a borehole in the earth formation, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement device including a transmitting assembly configured to emit a pulse sequence into a region of a sedimentary earth... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322339

Post-well reservoir characterization using image-constrained inversion

A method for estimating an inverted parameter of a subsurface formation includes measuring a first parameter of the subsurface formation and measuring a second parameter of the subsurface formation. The method further includes defining one or more inversion constraints using the second parameter and inverting with a processor the first... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170322340

Digital spectrometer for measuring ironizing radiation downhole

Systems, methods, and devices for evaluating an earth formation intersected by a borehole. Apparatus may include at least one radiation detector configured to generate an analog electrical signal responsive to a plurality of radiation events, comprising absorption of incident ionizing radiation at a corresponding energy level, and an ionizing radiation... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170314334

Cutting elements having a non-uniform annulus leach depth, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and related methods

Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutting elements include leached and un-leached regions. The leached region may be or include a leached annular region. An inner boundary of the leached annular region remote from a side surface of the polycrystalline diamond may have a non-linear profile in a plane extending through the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170314388

Methods of using carbon quantum dots to enhance productivity of fluids from wells

Methods of determining a pH of a wellbore fluid within a wellbore in communication with a subterranean formation comprise introducing carbon quantum dots into a wellbore fluid, exposing the wellbore fluid to radiation from an electromagnetic radiation source, and measuring at least one fluorescence property of the carbon quantum dots... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170314389

Method for packaging components, assemblies and modules in downhole tools

The apparatus may include a tool conveyed by a conveyance device. The tool has a body with a load bearing section, an outer surface defined by a diameter, a rotational axis, and a channel in the body extending from an opening at the outer surface. At least a part of... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170315061

Nanomaterial-based substrates for chemical sensors using surface enhanced raman spectroscopy

A method and apparatus for estimating a concentration of chemicals in a fluid flowing in a fluid passage is disclosed. A sample of the fluid is placed on a substrate comprising a first layer of carbon nanotubes and a second layer of metal nanowires. An energy source radiates the fluid... Baker Hughes Incorporated

11/02/17 / #20170315257

Temperature correction of magnetic resonance data

An apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement device including a magnet assembly, at least one transmitting assembly configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field in the formation, and a receiver configured to detect NMR signals from at least a sensitive volume... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170304959

Braze materials and earth-boring tools comprising braze materials

A method includes disposing a braze material adjacent a first body and a second body; heating the braze material and forming a transient liquid phase; and transforming the transient liquid phase to a solid phase and forming a bond between the first body and the second body. The braze material... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306700

Hydraulic tools, drilling systems including hydraulic tools, and methods of using hydraulic tools

A hydraulic tool includes a rotor rotatably disposed within a stator. At least an inner portion of the stator and/or at least an outer portion of the rotor is configured to be installed in a drill string in either of two inverted orientations along a longitudinal axis of the hydraulic... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306711

Hydraulic whipstock anchor

A whipstock anchor is hydraulically set and locked in the set position. Release occurs with a pull induced component failure that relieves hydraulic pressure that allows the slips to retract. Release can occur with a remotely actuated circuit that burns a retainer for a piston whose movement opens a vent... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306712

Mechanical core jam indicator for coring tools, coring tools including such core jam indicators, and related methods

Core jam indicators for use with coring tools include a plug coupled with an inner barrel and configured to selectively close the entrance of the inner barrel. The plug has at least one fluid port extending through a wall of the plug between an interior and an exterior of the... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306724

Automatic triggering and conducting of sweeps

Methods and systems for automatically performing a sweep operation in a borehole penetrating an earth formation including conveying a drillstring through a borehole, the drillstring having one or more sensors located thereon, determining that a sweep operation should be performed based on information obtained from the one or more sensors,... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306741

Estimation of electromagnetic tool sensitivity range

A system and method to control drilling based on determining a sensitivity range of an electromagnetic tool include obtaining a resistivity model over an interval of depths, obtaining an original tool response from the resistivity model over the interval of depths for a tool configuration, and positioning an artificial layer... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170306743

Directional drilling control system and methods

A method for forming a wellbore in an earth formation includes positioning a drill string in a wellbore; the drill string including a bottom hole assembly (BHA) that includes a steering unit, one or more sensors responsive to one or more formation properties, and one or more sensors responsive to... Baker Hughes Incorporated

10/26/17 / #20170308054

Drilling fluid ph monitoring and control

Examples of techniques for monitoring and controlling the pH of a drilling fluid are disclosed. In one example implementation, a system may include a first sensor to sense a first pH-value and an associated first temperature of the drilling fluid prior to being heated by a drilling fluid heater and... Baker Hughes Incorporated








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