While-drilling apparatus for measuring streaming potentials and determining earth formation characteristics and other useful information

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7388380
APP PUB NO 20070170924A1
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11223644

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Logging-while-drilling apparatus and methodologies for measuring streaming potential in an earth formation are provided. The apparatus and methodologies can be utilized to find information relevant to the drilling operations. In particular, since the streaming potential measurement relates directly to fluid flow, the streaming potential measurements can be used to track flow of fluids in the formation. In turn, this information may be used to find information relevant to the drilling operations, such as under-balanced drilling conditions, abnormal formation pressures, open fractures, the permeability of the formation, and formation pressure.

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SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONSUGAR LAND, TX5864
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SAN JOSE, CA8

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chen, Min-Yi Pearland, TX 22 266
Clark, Brian Sugar Land, TX 141 3314
Collins, Anthony Houston, TX 34 591
Tarvin, Jeffrey Brookfield, CT 7 177

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