HALLIBURTION ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
|HALLIBURTION ENERGY SERVICES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140362664||METHODS AND APPARATUS HAVING BOREHOLE SEISMIC WAVEFORM COMPRESSION - An illustrative seismic while drilling system includes a drill string having at least one seismic sensor that can be employed to detect seismic signals during pauses in the drilling process, e.g., when extending the length of the drill string. An embedded processor digitizes a signal from the seismic sensor to obtain a digital waveform and processes the digital waveform to derive a compressed waveform representation for storage or transmission. Compression is provided by adaptively reducing the sampling rate and quantization resolution subject to one or more quality constraints including, e.g., error in first break timing, error in first break sign, mean square error, and bit count. Reasonably good representations of the received acoustic waveforms can be achieve with less than 200 bits.||12-11-2014|
|20100059283||AMBIENT-ACTIVATED SWITCH FOR DOWNHOLE OPERATIONS - In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a radiation source to output radiation after power is supplied. The apparatus also includes a power source to supply power. The apparatus includes an ambient-activated switch electrically coupled between the radiation source and the power source. The ambient-activated switch is to switch to an open position while a value for an ambient characteristic for the ambient-activated switch is at an ambient level for a surface of the Earth. The ambient-activated switch is to switch to a closed position while the value for the ambient characteristic for the ambient-activated switch is at a downhole ambient level, wherein the ambient-activated switch is to electrically couple the power source to the radiation source while in the closed position.||03-11-2010|