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1. (WO2013112398) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF ALERTS AND ADVICE FROM AUTOMATICALLY DETECTED BOREHOLE BREAKOUTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112398    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/022368
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 22 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: E21B 47/10
E21B 43/26
E21B 47/08
Applicants: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
Inventors: WESSLING, Stefan
WOLFE, Christopher
SANTAGATI, Antonio
JENKINS, Mark Alan
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF ALERTS AND ADVICE FROM AUTOMATICALLY DETECTED BOREHOLE BREAKOUTS
Abstract:
A method for generating an alert or advice for drilling a borehole penetrating an earth formation includes: receiving with a processor a borehole image from a downhole tool disposed at a drill tubular drilling the borehole; detecting a first breakout and a second breakout shifted approximately 180° apart from the first breakout if breakouts are in the image using a method for detecting breakouts implemented by the processor; and generating an alert or advice with the processor if the first and second breakouts are detected.