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1. (WO2018048439) MEASURING FLUID PROPERTIES BASED ON FLUID SURFACE RESPONSE TO A DISTURBANCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/048439    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/051284
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 13 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 49/00
E21B 49/08
E21B 47/00
Applicants: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: JAMISON, Dale E.
GAO, Li
PELLETIER, Michael T.
ELLMAUTHALER, Andreas
Title: MEASURING FLUID PROPERTIES BASED ON FLUID SURFACE RESPONSE TO A DISTURBANCE
Abstract:
Fluid properties like viscosity, yield strength, and density may be measured by analyzing fluid motion in response to disturbing the surface of the fluid. For example, a method may include disturbing a surface of a fluid in one or more locations, thereby forming a deformation and waves at the surface of the fluid for the one or more locations; imaging and measuring at least one selected from the group consisting of the deformation, the waves, and a combination thereof; and calculating a property of the fluid based on the at least one selected from the group consisting of the deformation, the waves, and a combination thereof, the property selected from the group consisting of viscosity, yield strength, density, and any combination thereof.