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1. US20180306028 - Systems and methods for wirelessly monitoring well conditions

Office United States of America
Application Number 16020176
Application Date 27.06.2018
Publication Number 20180306028
Publication Date 25.10.2018
Grant Number 10436022
Grant Date 08.10.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
E21B 47/12
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
47Survey of boreholes or wells
12Means for transmitting measuring-signals or control signals from the well to the surface, or from the surface to the well, e.g. for logging while drilling
G08C 17/02
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
17Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link
02using a radio link
E21B 47/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
47Survey of boreholes or wells
E21B 41/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
41Equipment or details not covered by groups E21B15/-E21B40/95
CPC
E21B 41/0085
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
41Equipment or details not covered by groups E21B15/00 - E21B40/00
0085Adaptations of electric power generating means for use in boreholes
E21B 47/12
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
47Survey of boreholes or wells
12Means for transmitting measuring-signals ; or control signals; from the well to the surface ; or from the surface to the well; , e.g. for logging while drilling
E21B 47/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
47Survey of boreholes or wells
E21B 47/122
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
47Survey of boreholes or wells
12Means for transmitting measuring-signals ; or control signals; from the well to the surface ; or from the surface to the well; , e.g. for logging while drilling
122by electromagnetic energy, e.g. radio frequency
G08C 17/02
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
17Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link
02using a radio link
Applicants Saudi Arabian Oil Company
Inventors Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne
Bodong Li
Shaohua Zhou
Agents Bracewell LLP
Constance G. Rhegergen
Vivek P. Shankam
Title
(EN) Systems and methods for wirelessly monitoring well conditions
Abstract
(EN)

A system for wirelessly monitoring well conditions includes a set of wireless transceivers placed along a drill string inside a well, each transceiver placed within at least half the maximum distance that each transceiver can transmit data, and a power generator attached to each transceiver that powers the respective transceiver, the power generator including a first material that is of one polarity and a second material that is fixed in position and is of opposite polarity of the first material, wherein the first material is propelled toward the second material based on the motion of the power generator so that the two materials have a maximized point of contact to generate maximum power. The wireless transceivers may communicate using any wireless communication technology, including but not limited to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and BLE.