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Christian F Bayne, Benn A Voll, J Todd Broome, James R Zachman, Graeme H Falconer, Michael W Norris, Edward J Zisk Jr, David A Bilberry, Steve B Hodges: Method of providing hydraulic/fiber conduits adjacent bottom hole assemblies for multi-step completions. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Steve Rosenblatt, January 10, 2006: US06983796 (173 worldwide citation)

A technique for providing auxiliary conduits in multi-trip completions is disclosed. The technique has particular applicability to liner mounted screens which are to be gravel packed. In the preferred embodiment, a protective shroud is run with the gravel pack screens with the auxiliary conduits dis ...


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George William Wood, Ricky Lynn Workman, Michael W Norris: Distributed seismic data-gathering system. Western Atlas International, William A Knox, March 3, 1998: US05724241 (142 worldwide citation)

A distributed seismic data acquisition system includes a vast plurality of Autonomous Data Acquisition Modules (ADAM) to each of which are interconnected a subplurality of data-collection channels. Each data collection channel is comprised of an array of seismic sensors for continuously measuring se ...


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Michael W Norris: Apparatus and method for acquiring seismic data. Western Atlas International, E Eugene Thigpen, April 22, 1997: US05623455 (78 worldwide citation)

A seismic data acquisition system utilizing a plurality of remote units, each remote unit being coupled to a plurality of receivers placed spaced apart on the earth's surface is provided. The remote units acquire seismic data from their associated receivers in response to a seismic shock wave induce ...


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Michael W Norris, Michael Hares, George Wood: Quality control seismic data processing system. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Alan J Atkinson, July 6, 1999: US05920828 (70 worldwide citation)

An automated quality control system for processing geophysical seismic data and positioning data from a marine navigation system. The invention includes a prospect data logger in communication with system components for accessing the seismic data, for coordinating seismic data processing, and for id ...


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Michael W Norris: Seismic synchronization system. Western Atlas International, Alan J Atkinson, December 14, 1999: US06002339 (31 worldwide citation)

A system for synchronizing a seismic system having multiple subsystems. A control system transmits a message to selected subsystems and an internal subsystem counter is zeroed to a selected epoch. Depending on the message or on an internal instruction code, each subsystem initiates an event or seque ...


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Terry R Bussear, Michael W Norris: Method and apparatus for deployment, mounting and coupling of downhole geophones. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, March 30, 2004: US06712141 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for placing acoustic devices in wellbores. The method comprises: providing a tubing with at least one anchoring device in the wellbore, where the anchoring device is extendable to the wellbore to exert a force on the wellbore; attaching at least one acoustic device to at least ...


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Marvin L Johnson, Michael W Norris: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co, November 1, 2011: US08050867 (12 worldwide citation)

Method for conducting a seismic survey (23) wherein the acquisition parameters are modified as the survey progresses using information (24) from sensors located to monitor structures and fixtures located in the survey area. The sensor output is compared to acceptable levels, and acquisition paramete ...


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Michael W Norris: Projectile assisted drill for seismic operations. Western Atlas International, Alan J Atkinson, December 7, 1999: US05996709 (10 worldwide citation)

A portable system for drilling geophysical shot holes in mixed geologic conditions. The system includes a drill for creating a shot hole in unconsolidated soil and for maintaining gauge in mixed geologic conditions. An explosive projectile for contacting hard rock is directed by a shot barrel, and a ...


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Michael W Norris, Philip Burge: Systems and methods for performing real time seismic surveys. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, June 12, 2001: US06244375 (9 worldwide citation)

This invention provides near real-time systems and methods for acquiring seismic data in reservoirs at very high resolution such that advancing fluid fronts can be mapped substantially in real time. In one system, one or more autonomous devices are deployed in the well to detect seismic data. Each d ...


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Michael W Norris, Marvin L Johnson: Underseas seismic acquisition. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Dept, July 14, 2015: US09081119 (5 worldwide citation)

The described invention relates to a method for acquiring seismic data in icy waters comprising positioning a fixed structure or movable vessel (102) at or near an established water opening; deploying into the water opening, from said structure or vessel one or more ROV or AUV units (104), said ROV ...