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US10273752B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10273752B2
Publication date: 2019-04-30
Application number: 14/389,482
Filing date: 2013-04-03
Abstract: A drilling control and information system comprising: a rig site network (102) including a drilling equipment controller (112) and a drilling parameter sensor (116); a downhole sensor (118) communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a data center (104) communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a remote access site (106) communicatively coupled to the data center; and a pressure management application (300) communicatively coupled to the rig site network, wherein the pressure management application receives pressure data from the drilling parameter sensor and the downhole sensor and issues an operating instruction to the drilling equipment controller. A drilling control and information system comprising: a rig site network (102) including a drilling equipment controller (112) and a drilling parameter sensor (116); a downhole sensor (118) communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a data center (104) communicatively ...more ...less
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US2019234145A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019234145A1
Publication date: 2019-08-01
Application number: 16/353,949
Filing date: 2019-03-14
Abstract: A drilling control and information system comprising: a rig site network including a drilling equipment controller and a drilling parameter sensor; a downhole sensor communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a data center communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a remote access site communicatively coupled to the data center; and an application communicatively coupled to the rig site network, wherein the application receives data from the drilling parameter sensor and the downhole sensor and issues an operating instruction to the drilling equipment controller. A drilling control and information system comprising: a rig site network including a drilling equipment controller and a drilling parameter sensor; a downhole sensor communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a data center communicatively coupled to the rig site network; a ...more ...less
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US2019262844A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019262844A1
Publication date: 2019-08-29
Application number: 16/084,074
Filing date: 2017-03-10
Abstract: A fluid separation apparatus includes a hydrocyclone (100) having an orifice (134) therein, a housing (202) disposed in the hydrocyclone and having a bore (204), a piston (240) disposed in the bore (204) of the housing (202), and a first annular seal (248) disposed between the housing (202) and the piston (240) and configured to restrict fluid communication between the housing (202) and the piston (240), wherein the piston (240) includes a passage (242) extending through the piston (240) and having a pin (254) coupled to a first end (240a) of the piston, the piston (240) being actuatable to move between a first position (260) where the pin (254) is clear of the orifice (134) of the hydrocyclone, and a second position where the pin (254) is disposed in the orifice (134), wherein, the piston (240) is configured such that as the piston is actuated from the first position to the second position, fluid is permitted to flow into the passage (242) of the piston (240) from the bore (204) of the housing (202). A fluid separation apparatus includes a hydrocyclone (100) having an orifice (134) therein, a housing (202) disposed in the hydrocyclone and having a bore (204), a piston (240) disposed in the bore (204) of the housing (202), and a first annular seal (248) disposed between the ...more ...less
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US2019003623A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019003623A1
Publication date: 2019-01-03
Application number: 16/060,505
Filing date: 2016-12-09
Inventor: Denham, Jayson D.  
Abstract: An articulating joint for conveying fluid flow includes first and second conduit members forming a fluid flow path therethrough. An annular member is disposed about the outer surface of the first conduit member and has an outer surface forming a convex partial sphere. A retainer is disposed about the first conduit member and has a seal-retaining ring coupled to the second conduit member. An annular seal is disposed between the seal-retaining ring and the partial sphere to retain fluid in the flow path. A drilling mud return line includes a first such articulating joint, and may include a second articulating joint connected end-to-end to the first articulating joint. An articulating joint for conveying fluid flow includes first and second conduit members forming a fluid flow path therethrough. An annular member is disposed about the outer surface of the first conduit member and has an outer surface forming a convex partial sphere. A retainer ...more ...less
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EP3303755B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3303755B1
Publication date: 2019-06-26
Application number: 16730576.2
Filing date: 2016-05-27
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EP2834458B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2834458B1
Publication date: 2019-06-19
Application number: 13717915.6
Filing date: 2013-04-03
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EP3430235A1
Publication/Patent Number: EP3430235A1
Publication date: 2019-01-23
Application number: 17767437.1
Filing date: 2017-03-15
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US10337638B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10337638B2
Publication date: 2019-07-02
Application number: 14/704,771
Filing date: 2015-05-05
Abstract: The disclosure provides devices and methods for controlling the actuation rates of SPM valves by bi-directionally controlling the fluid which actuates the valve or by maintaining enclosed volumes which communicate with each other through predetermined restrictions as the valve actuates. These enclosed volumes can be completely isolated, depth compensated, share fluid with the pilot actuating fluid, or utilize the main system fluid. The restrictions can be modified to increase or decrease the actuation rates of the SPM valve. The disclosure also provides control over the main system fluid passage opening and closing positions as well as how rapidly the flow passage areas increase or decrease while opening or closing the valve. The disclosure provides devices and methods for controlling the actuation rates of SPM valves by bi-directionally controlling the fluid which actuates the valve or by maintaining enclosed volumes which communicate with each other through predetermined restrictions as the valve ...more ...less
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US2019120023A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019120023A1
Publication date: 2019-04-25
Application number: 16/166,015
Filing date: 2018-10-19
Abstract: A method for optimizing performance of a drilling process by an automated control system for drilling, comprising obtaining a measure of performance for each drilling activity of a set of drilling activities for the drilling process; calculating an activity performance index for each drilling activity by obtaining reference data for each drilling activity, comparing the measures of performance for each drilling activity to the reference data for the particular drilling activity, calculating the activity performance index for each drilling activity based on the comparison; generating a drilling process performance index based on the activity performance indexes; comparing, for each of the drilling activities, a configuration of one or more drilling parameters to a reference configuration of drilling parameters associated with the reference data for the particular drilling activity; and adjusting the configuration of one or more drilling parameters associated with one or more drilling activities based on the comparison. A method for optimizing performance of a drilling process by an automated control system for drilling, comprising obtaining a measure of performance for each drilling activity of a set of drilling activities for the drilling process; calculating an activity performance index for ...more ...less