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Lemuel T York, Allan S Richardson, Beat Kuttel: Top drive well casing system and method. Canrig Drilling Technology, Baker Botts L, January 20, 2004: US06679333 (116 worldwide citation)

A well casing system is disclosed for the handling and make-up of casing on a drilling rig in conjunction with a top drive is disclosed. The system comprises a top drive, a casing make-up assembly, links, link tilts, and transfer and lifting elevators. The operator can remotely manipulate the elevat ...


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Allan S Richarson, Beat Kuttel: Drilling method and apparatus. Canrig Drilling Technology, Baker Botts L, April 18, 2000: US06050348 (78 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for precisely controlling the rotation of a drill string. A sensor monitors the rotation of the drill string and transmits the rotational information to a computer. The computer controls the rotation of the motor driving the drill string and rotates the drill string through an ...


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Scott Boone, Brian Ellis, Beat Kuttel, John Thomas Scarborough, Chris Papouras: Directional drilling control. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, November 2, 2010: US07823655 (36 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for using a quill to steer a hydraulic motor when elongating a wellbore in a direction having a horizontal component, wherein the quill and the hydraulic motor are coupled to opposing ends of a drill string, by monitoring an actual toolface orientation of a tool driven by the h ...


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Scott Boone, Brian Ellis, Beat Kuttel, Chris Papouras, John Thomas Scarborough: Automated MSE-based drilling apparatus and methods. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, May 10, 2011: US07938197 (35 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for MSE-based drilling operation and/or optimization, comprising detecting MSE parameters, utilizing the MSE parameters to determine MSE, and automatically adjusting drilling operational parameters as a function of the determined MSE.


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Lemuel T York, Allan S Richardson, Beat Kuttel: Top drive well casing system. Canrig Drilling Technology, Baker Botts L, July 26, 2005: US06920926 (17 worldwide citation)

A well casing system is disclosed for the handling and make-up of casing on a drilling rig in conjunction with a top drive is disclosed. The system comprises a top drive, a casing make-up assembly, links, link tilts, and transfer and lifting elevators. The operator can remotely manipulate the elevat ...


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B Beat Kuttel, Brian C Ellis, S Casimir Sulima, Graham Lamb, Faisal J Yousef: Tubular running tool. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, November 4, 2008: US07445050 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for handling a tubular segment, coupling the tubular segment with a tubular string, and handling the tubular string in a well bore. The apparatus has a tubular engagement assembly, which connects to a drive shaft of a top drive. The tubular engagement assembly has a self-en ...


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Pradeep Annaiyappa, Scott Boone, Brian Ellis, Beat Kuttel, John Scarborough: Method, device and system for drilling rig modification. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, July 10, 2012: US08215417 (13 worldwide citation)

A method, device and system for augmenting a traditional drilling or workover rig with automated operational, monitoring and reporting systems. The automation system comprises integratable components of various automated operational systems, combined in a device easily adapted to install into the op ...


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Lemuel T York, Allan S Richardson, Beat Kuttel: Valve actuator. Baker Botts L, January 11, 2005: US06840493 (10 worldwide citation)

A valve actuator is provided in which a complementary set of pinions, each driven by a pair of racks, are located on opposite sides of the valve to be actuated. The racks are part of an annular bearing assembly and are coupled to one another through a hydraulic cylinder or some other displacement de ...


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Scott Gilbert Boone, Brian Ellis, Colin James Gillan, Beat Kuttel: Automated directional drilling apparatus and methods. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, March 18, 2014: US08672055 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for drilling to a target location include a control system that receives an input comprising a planned drilling path to a target location and determines a projected location of a bottom hole assembly of a drilling system. The projected location of the bottom hole assembly is comp ...


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Beat Kuttel, Randall S Pyrch, Faisal J Yousef, Alan S Richardson, Greg Kostiuk: Modular top drive. Canrig Drilling Technology, Haynes and Boone, November 9, 2010: US07828085 (4 worldwide citation)

A top drive system with a plurality of top drive modules, which are configured to be quickly exchanged. The top drive modules may include any or all of the following: a main body module, a gearbox module, a drive motor module, a pipe handler module, an upper fluid module, a lower well control valve ...