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Paulo S Tubel: Method and system for monitoring smart structures utilizing distributed optical sensors. Duane Morris, July 5, 2005: US06913079 (297 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system and method for monitoring a predetermined set of physical characteristics associated with a structure using the monitoring system. The system is distributed in the structure and comprises a distributed optical sensing device (30), further comprising a fiber optic cable (20, 22); ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Glynn Williams, Michael H Johnson, John W Harrell, Jeffrey J Lembcke, Kurt A Hickey, Nigel Leggett: Monitoring of downhole parameters and tools utilizing fiber optics. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, August 28, 2001: US06281489 (182 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a method for controlling production operations using fiber optic devices. An optical fiber carrying fiber-optic sensors is deployed downhole to provide information about downhole conditions. Parameters related to the chemicals being used for surface treatments are measured in ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Albert A Mullins II, Kevin R Jones, Frank D Richardson: Method for controlling production wells having permanent downhole formation evaluation sensors. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Fishman Dionne & Cantor, January 28, 1997: US05597042 (177 worldwide citation)

A downhole control system for a production well is associated with permanent downhole formation evaluation sensors which remain downhole throughout production operations. These formation evaluation sensors may include, for example, neutron density, gamma ray porosity and resistivity sensors which ca ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Albert A Mullins II, Kevin R Jones, Frank D Richardson: Downhole production well control system and method. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Fishman Dionne Cantor & Colburn, March 31, 1998: US05732776 (175 worldwide citation)

A downhole production well control system is provided for automatically controlling downhole tools in response to sensed selected downhole parameters. An important feature of this invention is that the automatic control is initiated downhole without an initial control signal from the surface or from ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Lynn B Hales, Randy A Ynchausti, Donald G Foot Jr: Application of adaptive object-oriented optimization software to an automatic optimization oilfield hydrocarbon production management system. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Duane Morris, August 13, 2002: US06434435 (137 worldwide citation)

The systems and the methods relating to process control optimizations systems useful to manage oilfield hydrocarbon production. The systems and the methods utilize intelligent software objects which exhibit automatic adaptive optimization behavior. The systems and the methods can be used to automati ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Albert A Mullins II, Kevin R Jones: Method and apparatus for the remote control and monitoring of production wells. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Fishman Dionne Cantor & Colburn, January 13, 1998: US05706896 (131 worldwide citation)

A system adapted for controlling and/or monitoring a plurality of production wells from a remote location is provided. This system is capable of controlling and/or monitoring: (1) a plurality of zones in a single production well; (2) a plurality of zones/wells in a single location (e.g., a single pl ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Jeffrey E Johnson, Colin M Angle, Thomas W McIntyre: Autonomous downhole oilfield tool. Intelligent Inspection Corporation, George A Herbster, April 30, 2002: US06378627 (118 worldwide citation)

An autonomous downhole oilfield tool having its own mobility and decision making capability so that it may be deployed in a downhole environment to monitor and control said environment by modifying operations of other devices and maintaining downhole structures.


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Nils Reimers, John W Harrell, James V Leggett III, Paulo S Tubel: Method of obtaining improved geophysical information about earth formations. Baker Hughes Corporation, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, May 23, 2000: US06065538 (115 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for forming wellbores. In one method, one or more wellbores are drilled along preplanned paths based in part upon seismic surveys performed from the surface. An acoustic transmitter conveyed in such wellbores transmits acoustic signals at a one or more frequen ...


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John L Bearden, John W Harrell, Jerald R Rider, Gordon L Besser, Michael H Johnson, Paulo S Tubel, Larry A Watkins, Daniel J Turick, Joseph F Donovan, J V Henry, Dick L Knox: Electrical submersible pump and methods for enhanced utilization of electrical submersible pumps in the completion and production of wellbores. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Felsman Bradley Vaden Gunter & Dillon, January 2, 2001: US06167965 (111 worldwide citation)

An improved electrical submersible pump is disclosed in which a processor downhole is utilized to monitor one or more subsurface conditions, to record data, and to alter at least one operating condition of the electrical submersible pump. Novel uses are described for downhole gas compression, the de ...


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Paulo S Tubel, Albert A Mullins II, Kevin R Jones: Method and apparatus for the remote control and monitoring of production wells. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Cantor Colburn, November 2, 1999: US05975204 (92 worldwide citation)

A system adapted for controlling and/or monitoring a plurality of production wells from a remote location is provided. This system is capable of controlling and/or monitoring: (1) a plurality of zones in a single production well; (2) a plurality of zones/wells in a single location (e.g., a single pl ...