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Robert W Gissler, Michael W Holcombe, Daniel Purkis: Downhole tractor. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, J Richard Konneker, August 14, 2001: US06273189 (135 worldwide citation)

A downhole tractor is provided that includes a housing and a first wheel assembly coupled to the housing that is operable to translate away from the housing in a first direction. The first wheel assembly has a first electric motor, a first wheel, and a first reduction gear assembly coupled between t ...


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Ralph H Echols, Syed Hamid, David W Fish, Rex D Presley, Timothy E Harms: Screened well drainage pipe structure with sealed, variable length labyrinth inlet flow control apparatus. Halliburton Energy Services, William M Imwalle, Paul I Herman, Marlin Smith, September 8, 1998: US05803179 (132 worldwide citation)

A drainage pipe section for a horizontal subterranean well has a base pipe coaxially circumscribed by a tubular structure having a longitudinally intermediate portion defined by a sand screen assembly. An annular flow passage is formed between the base pipe and the tubular structure and communicates ...


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Lance E Brothers, Larry S Eoff: High strength water soluble plug. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, Marlin R Smith, April 24, 2001: US06220350 (126 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for use in operations performed in conjunction with a subterranean well is provided by the present invention. In one described embodiment, a plug apparatus includes a soluble polymer material, which is utilized in a plug member for blocking flow through a fluid passage. In another describe ...


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Darrin N Towers, Kenneth L Schwendemann: Downhole separator for use in a subterranean well and method. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, James J Murphy, April 9, 2002: US06367547 (117 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, a downhole separation tool is provided which utilizes a downhole separation chamber with a series of fluid regulators responsive to a formation fluid and constituent components for separate desirable formation yields from the less desirable yields prior to l ...


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Donald Kyle, Vimal Shah: Wireline acoustic probe and associated methods. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, Marlin R Smith, October 29, 2002: US06470996 (97 worldwide citation)

A wireline acoustic probe and associated methods provide enhanced calibration and communication capabilities in a downhole acoustic communication system. In a described embodiment, an acoustic probe is conveyed on a wireline to a position proximate a downhole acoustic transmitter. A command is trans ...


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Michael Reid: Tool string shock absorber. PES, Paul I Herman, Alan J Atkinson, August 29, 2000: US06109355 (96 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for absorbing shock downhole in a wellbore. The kinetic energy from a moving tool is absorbed to dissipate such energy, to decelerate the moving tool, or to prevent impact damage from contact between the tool and other downhole components. An actuator has an interference fit ...


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Harold Kent Beck, Clark E Robison, Arthur Isadore Burke, Ian Colin Phillips, Elbert Juan Smith, Tance Jackson: Methods and associated apparatus for downhole data retrieval, monitoring and tool actuation. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, J Richard Konneker, Marlin R Smith, December 24, 2002: US06497280 (96 worldwide citation)

A system of downhole communication and control is provided in methods and associated apparatus for data retrieval, monitoring and tool actuation. In a described embodiment, an item of equipment installed in a tubular string has a first communication device associated therewith. A tool conveyed into ...


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Paul David Ringgenberg, Neal Gregory Skinner, Curtis Edgar Wendler, Roger Lynn Schultz, Robert W Srubar, Margaret Cowsar Waid: Early evaluation system with pump and method of servicing a well. Halliburton Energy Services, William M Imwalle, Paul I Herman, Neal R Kennedy, September 1, 1998: US05799733 (94 worldwide citation)

An early evaluation system with pump for servicing a well and taking fluid samples and measurements. In each of the embodiments, a formation pump is actuated to flow fluid from the well formation below a packer element engaged with the borehole into a sampling tube. Fluid samplers and recording inst ...


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Jacob Thomas, Craig Godfrey, William Launey Vidrine, Jerry Wayne Wauters, Douglas Donald Seiler: System and method for real time reservoir management. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, Russell N Rippamonti, July 24, 2001: US06266619 (94 worldwide citation)

A method of real time field wide reservoir management comprising the steps of processing collected field wide reservoir data in accordance with one or more predetermined algorithms to obtain a resultant desired field wide production/injection forecast, generating a signal to one or more individual w ...


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James D Vick Jr, Rennie L Dickson, William R Welch, Jayson A Byrd: Static wellhead plug and associated methods of plugging wellheads. Halliburton Energy Services, Paul I Herman, Marlin R Smith, March 2, 1999: US05875851 (92 worldwide citation)

A plug is provided which is specially adapted for statically setting a plug portion within an internal profile formed in a wellhead. In an illustrated preferred embodiment, the plug portion is set by application of fluid pressure to a running tool portion. When set in the profile, the plug portion i ...