The Wireless Well Bore: ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Sale Robust Communication and Power Transmission for Downhole Operations Through Induction
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ICAP Patent Brokerage, the global leader in intellectual property brokerage and a division of ICAP plc, the world’s premier interdealer broker, and ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, are offering for sale a robust communication and power transmission for downhole operations through induction at its upcoming Summit on Patent Monetization and Live IP Auction November 16th & 17th in San Francisco. The Lot is owned by DBI Corporation and includes 3 US patent.
Current drilling practice in the oil and gas industry involves placing equipment, such as control valves, downhole in the well bore, connected by cables to computers up on the surface. Cables provide both power and communication. Cable placement is often both difficult and time consuming. There are ongoing concerns of both reliability and safety.
Key Characteristics & Benefits
This portfolio discloses an induction-based system for wireless communication and power distribution in a well bore. There are no cables.
- The disclosed system in an oil well borehole would include: a casing, a downhole choke inductor, a piping structure, and downhole telemetry equipment.
- Inductance of the downhole choke is selected as a function of the depth of the borehole. The system provides power along with data and control signals to downhole equipment by electrically coupling it via induction to the casing and piping structure.
- Software in the downhole equipment can be reconfigured via the downhole link
- A downhole transmitter couples the data onto the casing and piping structure and transmits the data uphole. This communication system becomes path independent.
- The disclosed system provides robust communication signal-to-noise-ratio for downhole telemetry along with superior power delivery.
This patent portfolio represents a significant increase in operational efficiency for this critical segment of the oil and gas industry.
Forward citing companies include: Halliburton, General Electric, Schlumberger, Shell Oil, Mostar, Pathfinder Energy Services, Smith International
To learn more about the assets available for license in this portfolio:
Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com or 561-309-0011
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