Patents by Inventor Ronald L. Sparks

Ronald L. Sparks 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).

  • Patent number: 4449594
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for obtaining a balanced, pressurized core sample from an underpressurized geological reservoir formation. A pressure core sampling well is drilled to a preselected depth and the bottom hole reservoir pressure therein is determined. A computer is programmed to compute predicted bottom hole foam pressures at the bottom of the well produced by a stable foam coring fluid, having a preselected composition, which is introduced into the well under preselected control pressures. Measurements are than made of actual bottom hole foam pressures at the bottom of the well produced by the foam when it is introduced into the well at preselected control pressures and under core sample drilling conditions. A comparison is made between the measured bottom hole foam pressures and the computer predicted bottom hole foam pressures to derive a correlation function and to select a correlated core pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald L. Sparks