Nabors Global Holdings, Ltd.
|Nabors Global Holdings, Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100217530||DRILLING SCORECARD - Method, system, and apparatus for evaluating drilling accuracy performance in drilling a wellbore that can include: (1) monitoring an actual toolface orientation of a tool, e.g., a downhole steerable motor, by monitoring a drilling operation parameter indicative of a difference between the actual toolface orientation and a toolface advisory; (2) recording the difference between the actual toolface orientation and the toolface advisory; and (3) scoring the difference between the actual toolface orientation and the toolface advisory.||08-26-2010|
|20090321064||TUBULAR HANDLING DEVICE - A tubular member handling apparatus including a tubular member running tool, an elevator, first actuators each extending between the running tool and the elevator, and second actuators each extending between the running tool and a corresponding first actuator. The running tool includes a slotted member having a plurality of elongated slots, a recessed member slidably coupled to the slotted member and having a plurality of recesses, and a plurality of rolling members each retained between one of the recesses and one of the slots. Each rolling member partially extends through an adjacent slot when located in a shallow end of a corresponding recess, and retracts to within an outer perimeter of the slotted member when located in a deep end of the corresponding recess.||12-31-2009|
|20090159336||Integrated Quill Position and Toolface Orientation Display - Method and apparatus for visibly demonstrating a relationship between toolface orientation and quill position by: (1) receiving electronic data on an on-going basis, wherein the electronic data includes quill position data and at least one of gravity-based toolface orientation data and magnetic-based toolface orientation data; and (2) displaying the electronic data on a user-viewable display in a historical format depicting data resulting from a most recent measurement and a plurality of immediately prior measurements.||06-25-2009|
|20090090555||AUTOMATED DIRECTIONAL DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and systems for drilling to a target location include a control system that receives an input comprising a planned drilling path to a target location and determines a projected location of a bottom hole assembly of a drilling system. The projected location of the bottom hole assembly is compared to the planned drilling path to determine a deviation amount. A modified drilling path is created to the target location as selected based on the amount of deviation from the planned drilling path, and drilling rig control signals that steer the bottom hole assembly of the drilling system to the target location along the modified drilling path are generated.||04-09-2009|
|20090078462||Directional Drilling Control - Methods and apparatus for using a quill to steer a hydraulic motor when elongating a wellbore in a direction having a horizontal component, wherein the quill and the hydraulic motor are coupled to opposing ends of a drill string, by monitoring an actual toolface orientation of a tool driven by the hydraulic motor via monitoring a drilling operation parameter indicative of a difference between the actual toolface orientation and a desired toolface orientation, and then adjusting a position of the quill by an amount that is dependent upon the monitored drilling operation parameter.||03-26-2009|
|20090058674||REAL TIME WELL DATA ALERTS - A system for remote monitoring of well operations. The system may include an alerts module positioned proximate a well, at least one well parameter sensor in communication with the alerts module, and a well operation control module in communication with the alerts module. The system may further include a remotely positioned well monitoring station in communication with the alerts module, and a user terminal in communication with the well monitoring station.||03-05-2009|
|20090056953||ENCLOSED COILED TUBING RIG - An apparatus comprising a mobile trailer, a coiled tubing unit coupled to the mobile trailer, and an enclosure surrounding the coiled tubing unit. The coiled tubing unit may comprise a coiled tubing reel and a coiled tubing injector, wherein the reel and the injector may be positionally fixed relative to one another and collectively move relative to the mobile trailer as an integral unit.||03-05-2009|
|20080281525||WELL PROG EXECUTION FACILITATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A prog analysis and execution system and method. The system includes a computer control system, an interface engine in communication with the computer control system, the interface engine being configured to receive prog information, and an action item development engine in communication with the control system, the action item development engine being configured to analyze received prog information and to determine corresponding action items. The system further includes a sensor engine in communication with the computer control system, the sensor engine being configured to receive input from at least one sensor for use in controlling a well drilling operation, and an operational equipment engine in communication with the computer control system, the operational equipment engine being configured to receive input from the computer control system and to control the well drilling operation in accordance with the determined action items in the prog.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by Nabors Global Holdings, Ltd.