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Ward Edward Schultz, Harry Davis Smith Jr, Philip France McKinlay: Combination of epithermal and inelastic neutron scattering methods to locate coal and oil shale zones. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, William J Beard, March 30, 1976: US03947683 (231 worldwide citation)

A pulsed source of high energy neutrons is used to irradiate the earth formations in the vicinity of a well borehole. Gamma rays produced by the inelastic scattering of the fast neutrons are observed in four energy regions of the gamma ray energy spectrum corresponding to the inelastic scattering of ...


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Gary K Baird: Three magnet casing collar locator. Halliburton Company, William J Beard, February 28, 1989: US04808925 (213 worldwide citation)

For use with casing having flush joint collars, a detection system is set forth which comprises a tool body made of nonmagnetic material and enclosing abutted first, second and third permanent magnets. The magnets are axially aligned, abutted so that opposing poles are in contact with one another, t ...


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Dennis M Snow, Tim A O Connell: Method for enhanced recovery of viscous oil deposits. Texaco, Henry H Gibson, William J Beard, October 27, 1998: US05826655 (211 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enhanced and improved viscous oil recovery are disclosed. A horizontal well is drilled through the viscous oil formation. A specially designed steam stinger is used to inject steam substantially uniformly into the entire horizontal extent of the well borehole without direct ...


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Martin L Tomek: Flex joint incorporating enclosed conductors. Halliburton Logging Services, William J Beard, June 27, 1989: US04842059 (113 worldwide citation)

A flex joint for an elongate oil tool which permits flexure and bending while yet protecting electrical conductors is disclosed. The duplicated flex joint incorporates a hollow knuckle having a passage therethrough received in a mating and confining socket terminating in a passage. The knuckle and s ...


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Albert Augustus Mullins: Downhole system for well control and operation. William J Beard, November 3, 1998: US05831156 (111 worldwide citation)

A downhole, modular, well-monitoring and control system is disclosed for use as a stand alone system capable of being left unconnected to the surface in a cased and completed well borehole. Annular shaped interchangeably connected modules, each having a centrally located fluid flow pathway through t ...


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Carl Dodge, Harry D Smith Jr: Formation tester. Halliburton Company, William J Beard, March 1, 1983: US04375164 (78 worldwide citation)

A well tool for developing measurements of pressure or temperature in a well bore comprising an elongated well tool which utilizes a coherent beam of light which is applied to the ends of separate fiber optics and the other ends of the fiber optics are detected to produce an electrical signal in res ...


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Stanley C Gianzero, Paul Sinclair, Roland E Chemali, Shey Min Su: Azimuthally oriented coil array for MWD resistivity logging. Halliburton Logging Services, William J Beard, September 3, 1991: US05045795 (72 worldwide citation)

A coil array which is installed on a MWD drill collar for use in a resistivity logging system. The drill collar is provided with upper and lower coil support rings. These are toroids which support individual coil segments, and are connected by suitable magnetic shorting bars. The coil segments and s ...


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Andrey A Pechkov, Oleg L Kouznetsov, Veniamin V Drjaguin: Acoustic flow stimulation method and apparatus. Halliburton Logging Services, William J Beard, February 9, 1993: US05184678 (70 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stimulating fluid production in a producing well wherein a well stimulating tool comprising a sealed tool housing with an acoustic transducer in the housing. The tool is run into a producing well on an electric wireline and placed at a depth opposite perforations in a prod ...


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Gregory N Gilbert: Formation flush pump system for use in a wireline formation test tool. Halliburton Logging Services, William J Beard, July 27, 1993: US05230244 (69 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to a formation test tool having similar, even identical, fist and second test probes which have supported snorkels thereon. They extend from the tool into a particular formation. One serves as an inlet and the other serves an outlet so that fluid can be removed fro ...


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James M Barker, Larry L Grigar, Dennis E Schramek, Starlin M Reid, Cyril R Sumner: Downhole perforating method and apparatus using secondary explosive detonators. Halliburton Company, William J Beard, August 9, 1988: US04762067 (66 worldwide citation)

For use in a perforating gun assembly, a perforating gun detonator is disclosed. One embodiment is hermetically sealed while the other has openings therein to admit well fluids. In both embodiments, a narrow conductive metal foil is provided with a current to vaporize the narrow foil, explode the fo ...