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  • Chinthaka P. GooneratneEmail author
  • Bodong Li
  • Max Deffenbaugh
  • Timothy Moellendick
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Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 32)

Abstract

This chapter presents novel ways of obtaining downhole parameters and remote activation of downhole tools utilizing uniquely designed instruments. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are employed for drillstring component tracking and actuating downhole valves and reamers. At/Near-bit/Short-hop sensing instruments are located in the vicinity of the drill bit or in the drill bit sub. Being directly behind the drill bit, right the bottom of the well, allows them to obtain measurements where rapid changes in geology and lithology of rock formations occur. The drilling micro-chip explores a new concept, where a mobile chip travels down a well to the bottom, and then back up again to the surface, with drilling fluid flow. During this journey the micro-chip acquires measurements resulting in the complete profile of a wellbore.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chinthaka P. Gooneratne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bodong Li
    • 2
  • Max Deffenbaugh
    • 3
  • Timothy Moellendick
    • 4
  1. 1.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Aramco Research CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Drilling Technology DivisionEXPEC ARCDhahranSaudi Arabia

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