Patents Assigned to Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
  • Publication number: 20240060367
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a wellbore includes a drill string section, a drive shaft disposed in the drill string section, a bearing assembly connected to the drive shaft, and an alignment assembly connecting the bearing assembly to the drill string section. The alignment assembly has a first alignment member and a second alignment member slidingly engaging one another to allow at least a portion of the bearing assembly to tilt relative to the drill string section. A related method includes the steps of positioning a drive shaft in a drill string section; connecting a bearing assembly to the drive shaft using the alignment assembly, the alignment assembly having a first alignment member and a second alignment member; and allowing at least a portion of the bearing assembly to tilt relative to the drill string section using the alignment assembly by having the first alignment member and the second alignment member slidingly engage one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters
  • Patent number: 11879313
    Abstract: A tubular for reservoir fines control includes a body having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a flow path. A plurality of openings is formed in the body connecting the outer surface and the flow path. A pre-formed member including a material mesh is overlaid onto the outer surface. The material mesh is formed from a material swellable upon exposure to a selected fluid. The material mesh has a selected porosity allowing methane to pass into the flow path while preventing passage of fines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Wakefield, Michael H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11846173
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for controlling a trajectory of a borehole being drilled into the earth are provided. The apparatus includes a drilling system including a drill tubular, a disintegrating device, and a steering system coupled to the drill tubular configured to steer the drilling system, the drilling system configured to drill the borehole by receiving control outputs from at least one control unit for controlling parameters of the drilling system, the at least one control unit configured to provide the control outputs to the steering system, the at least one control unit being configured to provide a depth-based control output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Hoehn, Michael Neubert, Andreas Peter, Ingolf Wassermann, Bilel Said
  • Patent number: 11822032
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and products for hydrocarbon tubular evaluation. Methods comprise conveying the logging tool in the tubular with a carrier; inducing with a transmitter a horizontal shear (SH) wave; identifying higher order SH mode signals received at a plurality of offset receivers responsive to a higher order SH mode engendered by the horizontal shear (SH) wave; estimating a dominant frequency for higher order SH mode from the higher order SH mode signals; estimating a group velocity for the higher order SH mode from the higher order SH mode signals; and estimating a tubular parameter using the dominant frequency and the group velocity. The tubular parameter may be at least tubular thickness. The method includes estimating the tubular parameter independent of the fundamental horizontal shear wave mode (SH0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Han, Douglas J. Patterson
  • Patent number: 11806749
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer is provided. The ultrasonic transducer can be configured for flow metering applications and can include a head mass, a tail mass, and a spanning element joining the head mass with the tail mass. At least one cavity can be created in the head mass, tail mass, or spanning element using additive manufacturing. A method of manufacturing is also provided. The method of manufacturing can include forming a head mass utilizing a first process of additive manufacturing. The method of manufacturing can also include forming a tail mass utilizing a second process or additive manufacturing. The method of manufacturing can further include joining the head mass and the tail mass by a spanning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Baskaran Ganesan, Navin Sakthivel, Aaron Avagliano
  • Patent number: 11790519
    Abstract: A non-destructive testing (NDT) system can provide a tree model of an inspection on a display of an NDT device and on a web page configured in a web browser on a computing device coupled to the NDT device. Inspection data acquired using the NDT device can be provided in real-time as the inspection data is associated with a node configured in the tree model. The NDT system can generate an inspection tree model based on an inspection template including a template tree model. Defect properties, inspection instructions, and/or image transforms can be applied to nodes of the template tree model such that the generated inspection tree model includes the applied defect properties, inspection instructions, and/or image transforms, which can then be applied to the inspection data acquired at the inspection point location corresponding to each node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, A GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ritwick Jana, Bryan David Maule, Michael Christopher Domke, thomas Durkee Britton, Robert Scott Lockhart
  • Patent number: 11767743
    Abstract: A downhole fluid injection system comprising: a first fluid line including a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion, the first end being connected to a fluid source, the first fluid line being extendable along a first portion of a wellbore; and a second fluid line including a first end section, a second end section, and an intermediate section, the second fluid line being extendable along a second portion of the wellbore that extends at an angle relative to the first portion and includes a plurality of fluid injectors arranged along the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David Lerohl, Pavel Nazarenko, Kevin Holmes, John Raggio
  • Patent number: 11766723
    Abstract: A method of processing a workpiece includes supporting the workpiece on a tailstock extending along an axis, thermally processing the workpiece with a processing device, and displacing a portion of the tailstock assembly in response to thermal expansion of the workpiece as a result of processing with the thermal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David K. Luce, Crystal A. Parrott, Stephen L. Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 11726224
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a pressure in an annulus between an inner casing and an outer casing. An acoustic transducer is disposed within the casing at a selected depth within the inner casing and is configured to generate an acoustic pulse and receive a reflection of the acoustic pulse from the inner casing. A time of flight is measured of the acoustic pulse to the inner surface of the inner casing. An inner diameter of the inner casing is determined from the time of flight. The pressure in the annulus is determined from the inner diameter. A processor can be used to measure time and determine inner diameter and annulus pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David Bishop, Carlos Felipe Rivero, James J. Freeman, Roger Steinsiek, Marc Samuelson, Shaela Rahman, Jason Harris
  • Patent number: 11686168
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an efficiency of gas extraction. A chamber allows inflow and outflow of the drilling fluid. An amount of gas extracted from a drilling fluid flowing through the chamber at a constant rate during a dynamic process is measured. A dissolution curve is obtained indicative of a gas remaining in the chamber after the dynamic process. An amount drawn from the chamber during a static process subsequent to the dynamic process is measured. An amount of gas from the drilling fluid during the static process is determined from a difference between the amount of gas drawn from the chamber during the static process and an amount of gas indicated by the dissolution curve. The gas extraction efficiency is determined from a ratio of the amount of gas extracted during the static process and the amount of gas extracted during the dynamic process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Brian B. Ochoa, Nicklas Jeremias Ritzmann
  • Patent number: 11644963
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically grouping data analysis content derived from a plurality of sensors. In one embodiment, a plurality of sensors can be disposed on a plurality of machine trains or one or more machines within the plurality of machine trains configured in an industrial environment. A communication circuit can be operatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to communicate data measured by the plurality of sensors, and a dynamic graphical user interface (GUI) can be provided on a touchscreen display and can be configured to dynamically generate one or more visualizations of the measured data. A processor can be configured to receive the measured data via the communication circuit, to generate a plurality of measurements based on the measured data, and to operatively control the dynamic GUI in response to a grouping mode selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Marie Tappan, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
  • Patent number: 11598184
    Abstract: A method of fracturing multiple productive zones of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is disclosed. The method comprises injecting a fracturing fluid into each of the multiple production zones at a pressure sufficient to enlarge or create fractures in the multiple productive zones, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises an upconverting nanoparticle that has a host material, a dopant, and a surface modification such that the upconverting nanoparticle is soluble or dispersible in water, a hydrocarbon oil, or a combination thereof; recovering a fluid from one or more of the multiple production zones; detecting the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid by exposing the recovered fluid to an excitation radiation having a monochromatic wavelength; and identifying the zone that produces the recovered fluid or monitoring an amount of water or oil in the produced fluid by measuring an optical property of the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Sankaran Murugesan, Valery Khabashesku, Qusai Darugar
  • Patent number: 11601332
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data characterizing digital content from a repository of digital content. The method also includes receiving data characterizing a right to use the digital content from a store configured to sell a right to use the digital content to a customer associated with a non-destructive testing device. The method further includes performing an inspection of machinery using the non-destructive testing device based on the received digital content and the received right to use the digital content. The inspection can be performed by one or more of executing, using, and displaying the digital content. Related systems, devices, and non-transitory computer-readable mediums are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Howard Messinger, Michael Christopher Domke, Scott Leo Sbihli, Robert Carroll Ward, Francois Xavier De Fromont
  • Patent number: 11598195
    Abstract: A method for estimating a probability of a drilling dysfunction or a drilling performance indicator value occurring includes entering drilling-related data having a probability distribution into a mathematical model of a drill string drilling a borehole penetrating the earth and entering drilling parameters into the model for drilling the borehole. The method further includes performing a plurality of drilling simulations using the model, each simulation providing a probability of the drilling dysfunction occurring or a probability of a drilling performance indicator value occurring with associated drilling parameters used in the simulation, selecting a set of drilling parameters that optimizes a drilling objective using the probabilities of the drilling dysfunction occurring or the probabilities of a drilling performance indicator value occurring; and transmitting the selected set of drilling parameters to a signal receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Oliver Hoehn, Armin Kueck
  • Patent number: 11591900
    Abstract: A method for predicting a pressure window for drilling a borehole in a formation includes: obtaining a pore pressure related data value of the formation using a data acquisition tool; predicting pore pressure uncertainty from the pore pressure related data value of the formation using a processor; estimating uncertainty of a pressure window for drilling fluid using the predicted pore pressure uncertainty using a processor; and applying the estimated uncertainty to the pressure window to provide a modified pressure window using a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Wessling, Anne Bartetzko, Philipp Tesch
  • Patent number: 11585597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for increasing the efficiency of liquefied natural gas production and heavy hydrocarbon distillation. Air within an LNG production facility can be utilized as a heat source to provide heat to HHC liquid for distillation in a HHC distillation system. The mechanism of heat transfer from the air can be natural convection. Heat provided by natural gas, or compressed natural gas, can be also used for HHC distillation. Various other liquids can further be used to transfer heat to HHC liquid for distillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, A GE Company, LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Repasky
  • 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