Patents by Inventor Christian Herbig

Christian Herbig has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190340320
    Abstract: An example system for optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for a piece of equipment used in a well operation includes a sensor collecting load data of the piece of equipment and a processing device for executing computer readable instructions. The computer readable instructions include: determining a lifetime model for the piece of equipment; calculating a bucket size using one of the lifetime model and a distribution of load data; discretizing a load data spectrum into one or more buckets using the calculated bucket size; assigning the collected load data to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum; storing the collected load data assigned to the one or more buckets to a memory; and determining a lifetime estimation of the piece of equipment based on the load data assigned to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum and stored to the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Armin Kueck, Michael Neubert, Hanno Reckmann
  • Patent number: 10385615
    Abstract: A method of operating a Moineau system to substantially eliminate vibrations, the method includes rotating a first rotational member, and rotating a second rotational member. Each of the first rotational member and the second rotational member includes a plurality of lobes. A first rotational speed of one of the first rotational member and the second rotational member is selected based on 1) a second rotational speed of the other of the first rotational member and the second rotational member and 2) the number of lobes of one of the first rotational member and the second rotational member to maintain eccentric force of one of the first and second rotational members below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Hanno Reckmann, Carsten Hohl, Harald Grimmer
  • Patent number: 10380280
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for a piece of equipment used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: using a lifetime model for the piece of equipment used in the well operation; discretizing, by a processing device, a load data spectrum into one or more buckets, the one or more buckets having a bucket size, wherein the bucket size of at least one bucket is based on one of the lifetime model and a distribution of load data; collecting load data of the piece of equipment; assigning, by the processing device, the collected load data to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum; and storing, by the processing device, the collected load data assigned to the one or more buckets to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Armin Kueck, Michael Neubert, Hanno Reckmann
  • Publication number: 20190169972
    Abstract: A method of predicting behavior of a drilling assembly includes: generating a mathematical representation of a geometry of each of a plurality of components of a drilling assembly, the plurality of components including a plurality of cutters and one or more additional components configured to at least one of: support the plurality of cutters and operably connect the plurality of cutters to the drill string, the one or more additional components including a drill bit crown; simulating one or more operating conditions incident on the drilling assembly representation, and simulating an interaction between the plurality of components and an earth formation; and predicting physical responses of the drilling assembly representation to the one or more conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Bernhard Meyer-Heye, Frank Schuberth, Jayesh Rameshlal Jain, Jonathan Mackey Hanson, Carmel Zouheir El Hakam, Reed W. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10227857
    Abstract: A method of predicting behavior of a drilling assembly includes: generating a mathematical representation of a geometry of each of a plurality of components of a drilling assembly, the plurality of components including a plurality of cutters and one or more additional components configured to at least one of: support the plurality of cutters and operably connect the plurality of cutters to the drill string, the one or more additional components including a drill bit crown; simulating one or more operating conditions incident on the drilling assembly representation, and simulating an interaction between the plurality of components and an earth formation; and predicting physical responses of the drilling assembly representation to the one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Bernhard Meyer-Heye, Frank Schuberth, Jayesh Rameshlal Jain, Jonathan Mackey Hanson, Carmel Zouheir El Hakam, Reed W. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180371889
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a drilling parameter of a drill string includes: determining one or more modes of the drill string; sensing a first oscillation amplitude at a first position in the drill string and/or an oscillation parameter of the drill string at the first position or a second position to provide measured first oscillation amplitude data and/or measured oscillation parameter data; identifying a mode of the drill string using one or more determined modes and a stability criterion and at least one of the measured first oscillation amplitude data and the measured oscillation parameter data; calculating an oscillation amplitude at a position of interest in the drill string using the identified mode and at least one of the measured first oscillation amplitude data, the measured oscillation parameter data and the stability criterion; and adjusting the drilling parameter in response to the calculated oscillation amplitude at the position of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Christian Herbig, Hatem Oueslati, Hanno Reckmann, Michael Neubert
  • Publication number: 20180313155
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of detecting and correcting for spiraling in a downhole carrier includes: deploying the carrier in a borehole in an earth formation as part of a subterranean operation; acquiring time based data from at least one sensor disposed at the carrier; acquiring time and depth data, the time and depth data correlating time values with depths of the carrier; generating a depth based profile based on the time based data and the time and depth data; generating a frequency profile by transforming the depth based profile into the frequency domain; detecting a spiraling event based on an amplitude of the frequency profile; and taking corrective action based on detecting the spiraling event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Wojciech Emmerich, Oliver Hoehn, Christian Linke, Jens-Uwe Bruns, Andreas Hohl, Hatem Oueslati, Ingo Forstner
  • Publication number: 20180252089
    Abstract: A method for reducing vibrations in a drill tubular coupled to a drill bit configured to drill a borehole in a formation includes: constructing a model of a system having the drill tubular, the model having a mass distribution, a stiffness, and/or a damping of the drill tubular; and calculating a plurality of modes using the model. The method also includes increasing an effective damping of the drill tubular for the plurality of modes by modifying at least one of the mass distribution, the stiffness, and the damping of the drill tubular using a predefined damping criterion, wherein the predefined damping criterion includes a ratio, the ratio having a deflection at the drill bit of at least one mode in the plurality and an eigenfrequency of the at least one mode in the plurality, wherein the deflection at the drill bit is raised to a power other than one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Mathias Tergeist, Hatem Oueslati, Christian Herbig, Jayesh J. Jain, Hanno Reckmann, Lance A. Endres
  • Patent number: 10036203
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of detecting and correcting for spiraling in a downhole carrier includes: deploying the carrier in a borehole in an earth formation as part of a subterranean operation; acquiring time based data from at least one sensor disposed at the carrier; acquiring time and depth data, the time and depth data correlating time values with depths of the carrier; generating a depth based profile based on the time based data and the time and depth data; generating a frequency profile by transforming the depth based profile into the frequency domain; detecting a spiraling event based on an amplitude of the frequency profile; and taking corrective action based on detecting the spiraling event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Wojciech Emmerich, Oliver Hoehn, Christian Linke, Jens-Uwe Bruns, Andreas Hohl, Hatem Oueslati, Ingo Forstner
  • Patent number: 9976405
    Abstract: A method for reducing drill tubular vibrations includes: constructing a mathematical model the drill tubular having mass distribution, material stiffness and material damping; constructing an equation of motion of the drill tubular in one of a time domain and frequency domain; transforming the equation of motion into a modal domain equation of motion to provide a mode shape of the drill tubular at an eigenfrequency, the mode shape providing an amplitude at a position along the drill tubular; comparing the amplitude at the position along the drill tubular to a threshold amplitude value; modifying at least one of the mass distribution, material stiffness and material damping if the amplitude exceeds the threshold value; and iterating the above step until at least one of the amplitude of the latest mode shape at the position is less than or equal to the threshold amplitude value and a predetermined constraint limits the modifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Mathias Tergeist, Hatem Oueslati, Christian Herbig, Jayesh J. Jain, Hanno Reckmann, Lance A. Endres
  • Publication number: 20180137220
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for a piece of equipment used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: using a lifetime model for the piece of equipment used in the well operation; discretizing, by a processing device, a load data spectrum into one or more buckets, the one or more buckets having a bucket size, wherein the bucket size of at least one bucket is based on one of the lifetime model and a distribution of load data; collecting load data of the piece of equipment; assigning, by the processing device, the collected load data to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum; and storing, by the processing device, the collected load data assigned to the one or more buckets to a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Armin Kueck, Michael Neubert, Hanno Reckmann
  • Publication number: 20180128052
    Abstract: A method of operating a Moineau system to substantially eliminate vibrations, the method includes rotating a first rotational member, and rotating a second rotational member. Each of the first rotational member and the second rotational member includes a plurality of lobes. A first rotational speed of one of the first rotational member and the second rotational member is selected based on 1) a second rotational speed of the other of the first rotational member and the second rotational member and 2) the number of lobes of one of the first rotational member and the second rotational member to maintain eccentric force of one of the first and second rotational members below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Hanno Reckmann, Carsten Hohl, Harald Grimmer
  • Patent number: 9739906
    Abstract: A method for defining a permissible borehole curvature includes determining curvature characteristics of at least one of a borehole and a downhole assembly in the borehole and calculating an envelope of permissible borehole curvatures from a predetermined location in the borehole based on the curvature characteristics, a direction of the borehole at the predetermined location in the borehole, and a turning angle of the borehole relative to the direction of the borehole at the predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ingo Forstner, Christian Herbig, Christian Linke, Andreas Hohl
  • Patent number: 9605527
    Abstract: An apparatus for mitigation of torsional noise effects on borehole measurements. The apparatus may include a conveyance device; a sleeve having a sensor section, the sleeve rotatably disposed on the conveyance device; a sensor having at least one component disposed on the sensor section; and a driver coupled to the conveyance device and configured to rotate at least the sleeve sensor section. The driver may rotate the sleeve sensor section independent of the conveyance device. The driver may rotate the sleeve sensor section at a preset substantially constant rotational speed. The sleeve may include at least one arm configured to selectively lock the sleeve to a surface in the borehole. The driver may rotate the sleeve sensor section during measurement by the sensor. The driver may selectively couple the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arcady Reiderman, Robert Estes, Fei Le, Hanno Reckmann, Christian Herbig
  • Patent number: 9488006
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for using a tool in a borehole is disclosed. The tool is disposed in the borehole. The tool includes a member rotatable substantially independently of the tool. The member is slidably coupled to a wall of the borehole. The tool is conveyed through the borehole to produce a rotation of the member as a result of the slidable coupling between the member and the wall of the borehole. A parameter of axial motion is determined from an angle of rotation of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Ingo Forstner, Christian Herbig
  • Patent number: 9410417
    Abstract: A method of operating a drill string includes receiving signals indicative of rotation of a bottom hole assembly (BHA) of the drill string; receiving signals indicative of the torque experience by the BHA; determining from the received signals an average slipping torque and a maximum sticking torque; determining a friction ratio based on the maximum sticking torque and the average slipping torque; and generating an indication that the friction ratio exceeds a limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hanno Reckmann, Bernhard Meyer-Heye, Tristan Lippert, Christian Herbig
  • Publication number: 20160123080
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of detecting and correcting for spiraling in a downhole carrier includes: deploying the carrier in a borehole in an earth formation as part of a subterranean operation; acquiring time based data from at least one sensor disposed at the carrier; acquiring time and depth data, the time and depth data correlating time values with depths of the carrier; generating a depth based profile based on the time based data and the time and depth data; generating a frequency profile by transforming the depth based profile into the frequency domain; detecting a spiraling event based on an amplitude of the frequency profile; and taking corrective action based on detecting the spiraling event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Wojciech Emmerich, Oliver Hoehn, Christian Linke, Jens-Uwe Bruns, Andreas Hohl, Hatem Oueslati, Ingo Forstner
  • Publication number: 20150233182
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for using a tool in a borehole is disclosed. The tool is disposed in the borehole. The tool includes a member rotatable substantially independently of the tool. The member is slidably coupled to a wall of the borehole. The tool is conveyed through the borehole to produce a rotation of the member as a result of the slidable coupling between the member and the wall of the borehole. A parameter of axial motion is determined from an angle of rotation of the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ingo Forstner, Christian Herbig
  • Publication number: 20150185363
    Abstract: A method of visualizing borehole system data includes obtaining first borehole system data, second borehole system data, third borehole system data, and fourth borehole system data corresponding to first, second, third, and fourth borehole system characteristics, respectively, of a first borehole system. The method includes binning the first, second, and third borehole system data to generate first binned borehole system data, second binned borehole system data, and third binned borehole system data, respectively. The method also includes generating a display of relationships among each of the first, second, and third binned borehole system data and the fourth borehole system data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Bernhard Meyer-Heye, Hanno Reckmann, Hatem Oueslati, Andreas Hohl, Wojciech Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20150167453
    Abstract: A method for defining a permissible borehole curvature includes determining curvature characteristics of at least one of a borehole and a downhole assembly in the borehole and calculating an envelope of permissible borehole curvatures from a predetermined location in the borehole based on the curvature characteristics, a direction of the borehole at the predetermined location in the borehole, and a turning angle of the borehole relative to the direction of the borehole at the predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ingo Forstner, Christian Herbig, Christian Linke, Andreas Hohl