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Smart Tripping Ball

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239602D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

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Abstract

A dissolvable tripping ball would include a smart chip within it. As the ball or plug flows down hole the chip would record well information such as pump rates, BHT, BHP, etc. The ball/plug would dissolve and therefore releasing the chip to flow upstream and back to surface. The ball or plug would be drilled out to have a hollow center. The chip or transmitter would be located within this void. The void would then be filled with the same or similar material. The chip would be programmable so as to have a unique signature if needed to activate an electronics system. The data recorded would be transmitted to surface either through earth, nodal communication jumping signals to surface or flowed back to surface.

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Smart Tripping Ball

A dissolvable tripping ball would include a smart chip within it.  As the ball or plug flows down hole the chip would record well information such as pump rates, BHT, BHP, etc.  The ball/plug would dissolve and therefore releasing the chip to flow upstream and back to surface.

The ball or plug would be drilled out to have a hollow center.  The chip or transmitter would be located within this void.  The void would then be filled with the same or similar material.  The chip would be programmable so as to have a unique signature if needed to activate an electronics system.  The data recorded would be transmitted to surface either through earth, nodal communication jumping signals to surface or flowed back to surface.