Patents by Inventor Ronald Johannes Dirksen

Ronald Johannes Dirksen 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: 20140124219
    Abstract: A system for performing subterranean operations is disclosed. The system includes a coiled tubing having a first segment and a second segment. The system further includes a swivel joint positioned at an interface of the first segment and the second segment and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is operable to engage and disengage the swivel joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Johannes Dirksen, Loyd Eddie East, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140083688
    Abstract: A method and system for collecting information of a rig operation, including subterranean operations at a rig-site. The system may include an integrated control system, wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more rig operations, and comprises a centralized data acquisition server coupled to one or more sensor units of the rig operations. The system may further include a central computer that can communicate with sensor units, and store the data in a central time-synchronized database accessible by a central data acquisition server, wherein the central time-synchronized database collects data from the various sensors to generate a time-synchronized overview of rig operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Fabian Fidel Rojas, Evan Davies, Ronald Johannes Dirksen, Donald Leon Crawford
  • Publication number: 20140060820
    Abstract: A drill bit for measuring the electromagnetic propagation resistivity of a subterranean formation is disclosed. The drill bit includes a shank portion and a cutting portion with a raised face. The drill bit includes a transmitter element and a receiver element disposed on the raised face. The transmitter element propagates electromagnetic waves into a subterranean formation with a frequency of at least one gigahertz. The receiver element is positioned relative to the transmitter element at a pre-determined distance, with the predetermined distance is based, at least in part, on the frequency of the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Bittar, Ronald Johannes Dirksen
  • Publication number: 20140052290
    Abstract: A method and system for autonomously monitoring, evaluating, storing and testing tools and other units operated at a rig-site. The system may include a storage facility communicatively coupled to one or more tools, status flags identifying the health and operational status of the tools, and a computer for performing a self-check for determining the operational status for the one or more tools. The system may further include a remotely positioned computer system in communication with the operational status of the tools, and a user terminal in communication with the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Johannes Dirksen
  • Publication number: 20140041865
    Abstract: A method and system for autonomously enhancing the performance of rig operations at a rig-site, including subterranean operations at a rig-site. The system may include an integrated control system, wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more parameters of sensor units of the rig operations, and a central computer that can communicate with sensor units reporting the health and operational status of the rig operations. The system may further be upgraded by a package of sensors attached to the various tools that allow the central computer an overall synchronized view of the rig operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Marty Paulk, Loyd Eddie East, JR., Ronald Johannes Dirksen
  • Publication number: 20140041881
    Abstract: A liner assembly (100) includes a drill string (120) to drill a borehole (105) in a formation (110). The liner assembly further includes a liner assembly releasably coupled to the drill string to move with the drill string in the borehole while the drill string drills, and to be released from the drill string in the borehole after the drill string drills to a depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Johannes Dirksen, James H. Dudley, Kenneth D. Caskey, Joseph D. Parlin
  • Publication number: 20140027112
    Abstract: A method of measuring parameters of a formation along multiple axes is disclosed. A formation tester tool is introduced into a wellbore. The formation tester tool includes a first probe oriented at an angle from a second probe about an axis of the formation tester tool. The first and second probes are positioned against a surface of the wellbore. Fluid is injected via at least one of the first and second probes. Pressure parameters corresponding to the fluid injected into the formation are monitored. Formation stresses about the formation fractures along multiple axes are determined based, at least in part, on the pressure parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Cyrus A. Irani, Daniel Robert Buller, Ronald Johannes Dirksen, Sami Abbas Eyuboglu
  • Publication number: 20130008647
    Abstract: A method for modifying a return fluid in a wellbore comprising disposing at least one valve along a drill pipe section of a drill string in the wellbore. At least one parameter of interest is determined at at least one location along the wellbore. At least one valve is controllably actuated to discharge at least a portion of at least one fluid from inside the drill string to an annulus in the wellbore to modify a local property of the return fluid in the annulus based at least in part on the measured parameter of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Johannes Dirksen, Daniel David Gleitman, William W Shumway