Patents Assigned to Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
  • Patent number: 11566474
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 11555380
    Abstract: A downhole power generation includes a power generation module for providing power to a load. A turbine is driven by flow of a downhole fluid to rotate. A generator is coupled with the turbine for converting rotational energy from the turbine to electrical energy, and an AC-DC rectifier is coupled with the generator for converting an alternating voltage from the generator to a direct voltage. A power conversion circuit couples the AC-DC rectifier with the load. The power conversion circuit is configured for providing a first power to the load when the load is in a working mode and providing a second power to the load when the load is in a non-working mode. The second power is less than the first power. A downhole power generation method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Saijun Mao, Yunzheng Chen, Yi Liao, Xuele Qi, Ming Xue, Stewart Blake Brazil
  • Patent number: 11526140
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes defining, by a processing device, the workflow as a plurality of steps. The method further includes defining, by the processing device, a contextual information field associated with at least one of the plurality of steps. The method further includes receiving, by the processing device, contextual information associated with the contextual information field. The method further includes displaying, by the processing device, the at least one of the plurality of steps of the workflow and the contextual information associated with the contextual information field by integrating the contextual information into the at least one of the plurality of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitriy Dashevskiy, Ingolf Wassermann
  • Patent number: 11514643
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer readable medium for displaying a two-dimensional image of a viewed object simultaneously with an image depicting a three-dimensional geometry of the viewed object using a video inspection device is disclosed. The video inspection device displays a two-dimensional image of the object surface of a viewed object, and determines the three-dimensional coordinates of a plurality of surface points. At least one rendered image of the three-dimensional geometry of the viewed object is displayed simultaneously with the two-dimensional image. As measurement cursors are placed and moved on the two-dimensional image, the rendered image of the three-dimensional geometry of the viewed object is automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Alexander Bendall, Michael Melvin Ball
  • Publication number: 20220372360
    Abstract: A method of improving rheological properties of a divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid at an elevated temperature comprises adding to the divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid a rheological modifier, which comprises a carboxylic acid ester, or a phosphate ester blended with an ethoxylated glycol, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing in an amount effective to improve the rheological properties of the divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid at a temperature of greater than about 200° F. The divalent brine based downhole treatment fluid comprises calcium bromide, calcium chloride, zinc bromide, zinc chloride, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Prahlad Yadav, Mohammed Al-Rabah, Gaurav Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20220372863
    Abstract: A method for estimating a parameter relating to solids recovered from a wellbore may include drilling a wellbore using a bottomhole assembly; conveying solids in the wellbore to a surface location using a drilling fluid; separating the drilling fluid from the solids using at least one shaker; conveying the separated solids by using a conveyor; and continuously dropping the solids into a solids evaluator positioned vertically above the dryer. The solids evaluator includes a chute having a vertically aligned bore in which the dropped solids reach a constant velocity, a sensor assembly generating a microwave field in a section of the chute where the dropped solids have the constant velocity, and a control unit in signal communication with the sensor assembly. The control unit estimates a mass flow rate of the solids based on the generated signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart E. Hardeman, William Metcalf, Rebert Guidry, Kassie E. Mobley, Sean Oliver, Joshua A. Granados, Michael L. Paul
  • Patent number: 11492503
    Abstract: A coated article comprises a substrate and a self-healing coating disposed on a surface of the substrate, the self-healing coating comprising a metallic matrix; and a plurality of micro- or nano-sized particles dispersed in the metallic matrix; the micro- or nano-sized particles comprising an active agent disposed in a carrier comprising a micro- or nano-sized metallic container, a layered structure, a porous structure, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Anusha Chilukuri, Sankaran Murugesan, Othon Monteiro
  • Patent number: 11492900
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling drilling operations are described. The methods include conveying a drilling tool from the earth surface into a wellbore and operating the drilling tool to drill in a drilling direction, wherein drilling mud is conveyed from the earth surface to the drilling tool and returned to the earth surface, obtaining gas data from the drilling mud that returns to the earth surface, determining a reservoir property from the gas data, and adjusting the drilling direction based on the determined reservoir property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Mat Wright, Nicklas Jeremias Ritzmann
  • Patent number: 11493892
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes defining, by a processing device, the workflow as a plurality of steps. The method further includes defining, by the processing device, a contextual information field associated with at least one of the plurality of steps. The method further includes receiving, by the processing device, contextual information associated with the contextual information field. The method further includes displaying, by the processing device, the at least one of the plurality of steps of the workflow and the contextual information associated with the contextual information field by integrating the contextual information into the at least one of the plurality of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitriy Dashevskiy, Ingolf Wassermann
  • Patent number: 11486773
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing stress in a ferromagnetic material includes a non-magnetic substrate. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. A first coil is attached to or formed on the first surface of the substrate. The first coil is configured to induce a magnetic flux in the ferromagnetic material being driven by an alternating current (AC) signal. At least one second coil is attached to or formed on the first surface of the substrate. The at least one second coil is spaced from the first coil. In addition, the second coil is configured to detect changes in the magnetic flux induced in the ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Pekka Tapani Sipilä, Mark Ronald Lynass, Victor Donald Samper, Ronghui Zhou
  • Publication number: 20220333484
    Abstract: An apparatus for manipulating an object in a borehole in an earthen formation includes a body configured to be conveyed along the borehole and a plurality of linear actuators disposed in the body and operatively connected to the object. The plurality of linear actuators applies a translational and rotational movement to the object. A related method includes applying a translational and rotational movement to the object using the plurality of linear actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Radtke, Thomas D. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11471911
    Abstract: A phased array ultrasonic transducer includes a bonding wire structure, a damping material, a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, and a printed circuit board. The bonding wire structure includes a plurality of bonding wire elements. The damping material surrounds the bonding wire structure and is interposed with the plurality of bonding wire elements. The plurality of ultrasonic transducers is arranged in a matrix beneath a membrane, each of the plurality of ultrasonic transducers being coupled to a corresponding bonding wire element of the plurality of bonding wire elements. The printed circuit board includes a plurality of circuits. Each of the plurality of circuits is coupled to a corresponding bonding wire element of the plurality of bonding wire elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Felix Fiseni, Matthew Harvey Krohn, Stephan Falter, Sven Runte
  • Patent number: 11473421
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a location of an optical fiber having an acoustic sensor disposed subsurface to the earth includes an acoustic emitter configured to emit a first signal having a first frequency and a second signal having a second frequency that is higher than the first frequency, the first and second emitted acoustic signals being azimuthally rotated around the borehole and an optical interrogator configured to interrogate the optical fiber to receive an acoustic measurement that provides a corresponding first received signal and a corresponding second received signal. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to (i) frequency-multiply the first received signal to provide a third signal having a third frequency within a selected range of the second frequency, (ii) estimate a phase difference between the second received signal and the third signal, and (iii) correlate the phase difference to the location of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Boyd Cooper, Matthew Thomas Raum
  • Patent number: 11467305
    Abstract: A method for performing a formation-related operation based on corrected vertical seismic profile (VSP) data of an earth formation includes performing a VSP survey and applying a normal moveout (NMO) correction equation to the survey data that is a function of source offset to wellhead. The method also includes solving the NMO correction equation using a simulated annealing algorithm having an object function that is a coherence coefficient of semblance analysis of an NMO corrected reflection event within a time window to provide NMO corrected data. The method further includes performing the formation-related operation at at least one of a location, a depth and a depth interval based on the VSP NMO corrected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Min Lou
  • Patent number: 11454094
    Abstract: A downhole power generation system is disclosed, which includes a turbine generator system. The turbine generator system includes a turbine, a generator coupled with the turbine and having an AC-DC rectifier, and an optimized power control unit. The turbine is driven by flow of a downhole fluid to rotate. The generator converts rotational energy from the turbine to electrical energy and outputting a direct current voltage. The turbine generator system is coupled to a load via the optimized power control unit. The optimized power control unit controls to regulate an output voltage of the generator and provides a regulated output voltage to the load so that the turbine generator system has an optimized power output. An optimized power control method for a downhole power generation system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Yunzheng Chen, Yi Liao, Saijun Mao, Ming Xue, Stewart Blake Brazil, Xuele Qi
  • Patent number: 11448015
    Abstract: Systems and methods for damping torsional oscillations of downhole systems are described. The systems include a downhole string comprising a disintegration device and a damping system at least one of in and on the downhole string, the damping system configured to damp torsional oscillations of the downhole string. The methods include installing a damping system at least one of on and in the downhole system with the downhole system including a downhole string having a disintegration device and the damping system is configured to damp torsional oscillation of the downhole string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Andreas Hohl
  • Patent number: 11441362
    Abstract: A guiding sleeve for aligning downhole tubulars includes a body having a first end portion, a second end portion and an intermediate portion extending therebetween. The first end portion is receptive of a terminal end of a first tubular and the second end portion includes a guiding feature that promotes axial alignment of the first tubular with a second tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Arne Deiters, Matthias Gatzen, Daniel Porzig, Andreas Peter, Michael Gasch
  • Patent number: 11441403
    Abstract: A method of improving production in a steam assisted gravity drainage operation, the method including positioning a tubular system within a borehole, the tubular system including a plurality of inflow control devices; injecting steam into a formation to assist in drainage of targeted resources from the formation; receiving fluids at an inlet of the inflow control devices; and regulating thermal conformance in the formation by choking liquids at the inflow control devices when the liquids have a subcool lower than a predetermined subcool at a selected drawdown pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Stolboushkin
  • Patent number: 11441391
    Abstract: A pump that is configured to lift fluids through a tubing string includes a gas mitigation system and a screen flush module. The gas mitigation system has a canister with an interior and an intake screen. The gas mitigation system further includes an intake tube that extends into the canister. The screen flush module is configured to flush solids particles trapped in the intake screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Reda El-Mahbes, Jordan Kirk, Leslie Reid
  • Patent number: D970371
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Christopher Morris, Gerard Frederick Beckhusen, Jason Pennell