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William Banning Vail III, James E Chitwood: Closed-loop conveyance systems for well servicing. Weatherford Lamb, Moser Patterson & Sheridan L, March 22, 2005: US06868906 (90 worldwide citation)

A closed-loop system is used to perform a variety of well services. The well services include well completion services, production and maintenance services, and enhanced recovery services. A closed-loop system to complete an oil and gas well is an automated system under computer control that execute ...


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William Banning Vail III: Methods and apparatus to prevent failures of fiber-reinforced composite materials under compressive stresses caused by fluids and gases invading microfractures in the materials. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, April 18, 2017: US09625361 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are described to use real-time measurement systems to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Measurements are described to detect the onset of compression induced micro-fracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials ...


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William Banning Vail III, Tomislav Skerl, Damir S Skerl: Mud motor assembly. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, April 4, 2017: US09611693 (1 worldwide citation)

A longer-lasting, lower cost, more powerful, all metal, mud motor than the presently available progressing cavity type mud motors for drilling boreholes into the earth. A mud motor apparatus possessing one single drive shaft that turns a rotary drill bit, which apparatus is attached to a drill pipe ...


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William Banning Vail III, Tomislav Skerl: Methods and apparatus for monitoring and fixing holes in composite aircraft. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, March 7, 2017: US09586699

Methods and apparatus are described for repairing a damaged area of an airplane fuselage made from fiber-reinforced composite material. In one embodiment, an intelligent patch is provided comprising a first electronic communication device to communicate information from at least one sensor regarding ...


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William Banning Vail III: Mud motor assembly. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, August 29, 2017: US09745799

A longer-lasting, lower cost, more powerful, all metal, mud motor than the presently available progressing cavity type mud motors for drilling boreholes into the earth. A mud motor apparatus possessing one single drive shaft that turns a rotary drill bit, which apparatus is attached to a drill pipe ...


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William Banning Vail III, Robert L Dekle, Damir S Skerl, James E Chitwood: Universal drilling and completion system. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, March 7, 2017: US09587435

Methods and apparatus are described to drill and complete wellbores. Such wellbores include extended reach horizontal wellbores, for example in shales, deep subsea extended reach wellbores, and multilateral wellbores. Specifically, the invention provides simple threaded subassemblies that are added ...


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William Banning Vail III, Tomislav Skerl, Damir S Skerl: Mud motor assembly. Smart Drilling and Completion, Sheridan Ross P C, October 31, 2017: US09803424

A longer-lasting, lower cost, more powerful, all metal, mud motor than the presently available progressing cavity type mud motors for drilling boreholes into the earth. A mud motor apparatus possessing one single drive shaft that turns a rotary drill bit, which apparatus is attached to a drill pipe ...


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MUD MOTOR ASSEMBLY. Smart Drilling and Completion, May 4, 2017: US20170122033-A1

A longer-lasting, lower cost, more powerful, all metal, mud motor than the presently available progressing cavity type mud motors for drilling boreholes into the earth. A mud motor apparatus possessing one single drive shaft that turns a rotary drill bit, which apparatus is attached to a drill pipe ...


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UNIVERSAL DRILLING AND COMPLETION SYSTEM. SMART DRILLING AND COMPLETION, June 22, 2017: US20170175468-A1

Methods and apparatus are described to drill and complete wellbores. Such wellbores include extended reach horizontal wellbores, for example in shales, deep subsea extended reach wellbores, and multilateral wellbores. Specifically, the invention provides simple threaded subassemblies that are added ...


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MUD MOTOR ASSEMBLY. Smart Drilling and Completion, December 14, 2017: US20170356247-A1

A longer-lasting, lower cost, more powerful, all metal, mud motor than the presently available progressing cavity type mud motors for drilling boreholes into the earth. A mud motor apparatus possessing one single drive shaft that turns a rotary drill bit, which apparatus is attached to a drill pipe ...