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Automatic Compatibility Detection, Auto Update Firmware in Various Tools in Drill String With Various Surface Software Versions/Calibration Versions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245249D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-22
Document File: 4 page(s) / 291K

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Abstract

The drilling system consists of surface software and tools that contain PCBA's and firm ware. Since the firmware updates are asynchronous to the field and there are various versions of test cuts of firmware and surface software, it becomes really critical that the surface software for various tools and the firmware in the tools of the drillstring are compatible. Currently the field verifies various versions manually. The auto detection of compatibility of the firmware with the surface software and if required update the firmware automatically is the essence of the invention.

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Title:

Automatic Compatibility Detection, Auto Update Firmware in Various Tools in Drill String With Various Surface Software Versions/Calibration Versions

Abstract:

The drilling system consists of surface software and tools that contain PCBA's and firm ware. Since the firmware updates are asynchronous to the field and there are various versions of test cuts of firmware and surface software, it becomes really critical that the surface software for various tools and the firmware in the tools of the drillstring are compatible. Currently the field verifies various versions manually. The auto detection of compatibility of the firmware with the surface software and if required update the firmware automatically is the essence of the invention.

Description:

Benefits:
1. With existing system, the incompatibility of the firmware/surface software is not found until the job is complete, which is too late. Incompatibilities can cause various scenarios that can lead to measurement data not being recorded or the tool is blocked by the master


2. Autocompatibility detection will alert the user of any possible issues, so the incompatibility can be addressed. Autoupdate can update the firmware/surface software so the drill string can log or measure as expected.


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AutoDetect compatibility and Auto update

Drilling system

Remote location

(Includes field base, Rig site, AMO facility, R&D facility, etc.)

Central Server

Central Location with compatibility Matrix

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