06206108 is referenced by 166 patents and cites 34 patents.

The present invention provides a drilling system that utilizes an integrated bottom hole assembly. The bottom hole assembly contains sensors for determining the health of the bottom hole assembly, borehole condition, formation evaluation characteristics, drilling fluid physical and chemical properties, bed boundary conditions around and in front of the drill bit, seismic maps and the desired drilling parameters that include the weight on bit, drill bit speed and the fluid flow rate. A downhole processor controls the operation of the various devices in the bottom hole assembly to effect changes to the drilling parameters and the drilling direction to optimize the drilling effectiveness.

Title
Drilling system with integrated bottom hole assembly
Application Number
8/955930
Publication Number
6206108 (B1)
Application Date
October 22, 1997
Publication Date
March 27, 2001
Inventor
Roger W Fincher
Conroe
TX, US
John W Harrell
Spring
TX, US
Hatem N Nasr
Houston
TX, US
Volker Krueger
Celle
US
Robert P MacDonald
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Madan Mossman & Sriram P C
US
Assignee
Baker Hughes Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
E21B 44/00
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