Eric L Bandurski, John W Kearns, Houston B Mount: Method and apparatus for measuring free hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons potential from whole core. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Richard A Kretchmer, Frank J Sroka, April 13, 1993: US05201219 (227 worldwide citation)

A heating probe and collection assembly is provided for evaluating free hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon potential of whole core. In one embodiment, the one or more assemblies are used with a core transport system to provide measures of hydrocarbon potential as a function of depth.

Lawrence Allen Sinor: Drilling assembly and method of drilling for unstable and depleted formations. BP Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Robert E Sloat, September 28, 1999: US05957225 (175 worldwide citation)

A method and liner assembly for drilling into unstable or depleted formations is provided that maintains control of the wellbore against caving such as where unconsolidated formations are penetrated and/or minimizes fluid losses such as to underpressured formations where differential pressures exist ...

Tommy M Warren, Houston B Mount: Curved drilling apparatus. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Richard A Kretchmer, June 13, 1995: US05423389 (132 worldwide citation)

A rotary drill bit for drilling a curved subterranean borehole. In one embodiment, the drill bit comprises a side portion, a plurality of cutting elements that produce a lateral force on the drill bit in response to the rotation of the drill bit in the borehole, and bearing means. The bearing means ...

Erich Wagner, Edward N Twesme, Craig Hidalgo: Solar panel. Solarex Corporation, James A Gabala, William H Magidson, Frank J Sroka, November 17, 1992: US05164020 (131 worldwide citation)

A solar panel for use in a roof mounted array of solar panels, each panel having ridges protruding outwardly and adjacent to the side edges for receiving a standing seam cap between side-adjacent panels. Each solar panel is formed as an integral structure having a photovoltaic module an edge of whic ...

Harry T Hong, Keith W Katahara: Sensor in bit for measuring formation properties while drilling. Atlantic Richfield Company, James A Gabala, November 21, 2000: US06150822 (103 worldwide citation)

Earth formation evaluation for detection of hydrocarbon fluids is carried out by a microwave frequency range sensor (antenna or wave guide) disposed in the face of a diamond or PDC drill bit configured to minimize invasion of drilling fluid into the formation ahead of the bit. The sensor is connecte ...

James A Jindrick, James R Hurley, Clyde Gilker, Naresh K Nohria, James A Baranowski, Thomas G Dolnik: Microprocessor controlled voltage regulating transformer. McGraw Edison Company, James A Gabala, Jon C Gealow, Charles W MacKinnon, December 6, 1983: US04419619 (97 worldwide citation)

A voltage regulating transformer utilizing a microprocessor and a versatile multipurpose set of hardware modules and software modules it is described. A standard tap changing mechanism is driven in response to an analog control signal to change the output voltage of the transformer in response to di ...

Shmuel J Merhav: Apparatus for measuring inertial specific force and angular rate of a moving body. Sundstrand Data Control, James A Gabala, Ted E Killingsworth, Harold A Williamson, May 27, 1986: US04590801 (95 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for measuring inertial specific force and angular rate of moving body by means of a plurality of accelerometers mounted on mutually perpendicular axes, each accelerometer being mounted for vibratory movement along its respective axis. The apparatus further includes a drive for vibrating ea ...

Kurt J Marfurt, R Lynn Kirlin, Steven L Farmer, Michael S Bahorich: Method and apparatus for seismic signal processing and exploration. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Thomas A Yassen, Robert E Sloat, July 27, 1999: US05930730 (94 worldwide citation)

A method, a map and an article of manufacture for the exploration of hydrocarbons. In one embodiment of the invention, the method comprises the steps of: accessing 3D seismic data; dividing the data into an array of relatively small three-dimensional cells; determining in each cell the semblance/sim ...

Glenn R Thompson, Wen F Lee, Peter L Olson, Tom C Reyes, George F Thomas III, Bing Vassaur: Fault-tolerant distributed database system and method for the management of correctable subtransaction faults by the global transaction source node. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Richard A Kretchmer, Frank J Sroka, September 21, 1993: US05247664 (82 worldwide citation)

A fault-tolerant method and system for processing global transactions in a distributed database system. If a fault occurs in the distributed database system, a transaction management system will suspend the processing of a transaction and renew it when the fault is remedied. The transaction manageme ...

Leon Thomsen: Vector recomposition of seismic 3-D converted-wave data. BP Corporation North America, James A Gabala, Terry L Watt, September 18, 2001: US06292754 (77 worldwide citation)

The instant invention pertains generally to a method of seismic processing of multi-component converted wave 2-D and 3-D seismic data, wherein the seismic traces in each CCP gather may have been acquired at a variety of different source-receiver azimuths. According to one aspect of the instant inven ...