Downhole Electronic Drift Survey Tool (E-Drift)

Product Development Challenge There had to be a better way to survey oil and gas wells than “old unfaithful,” the Swiss mechanical gadgets from the designer shops of the 19th Century. The standard method of surveying gas and oil wells relied on antiquated mechanisms, unchanged in more than 75 years. They functioned so poorly that… Read More

Product Reliability Improvements

Product Development Challenge An MWD company was having more than a “bit” of trouble — with unacceptable MTBF, and no profit, a division of Noble Drilling would have to close. Through a series of mergers, Noble Drilling became the owner of a small MWD company. Although well-known with good market presence, the company was failing… Read More

High-Temperature BLDC Motor Controller

Product Development Challenge Develop a Brushless Motor Controller that fits in less than ¾”, works to 350°F, operates under extreme vibration and shock, and is fault tolerant. The existing system used a brush motor that wore out quickly, was inefficient and unreliable. Despite the common belief that Brushless motors have a long lifespan, are more… Read More

Downhole Trigger

Product Development Challenge Invent a new technique and apparatus for the wireless activation of downhole equipment. Our client is a world leader in post drilling, downhole product development and manufacturing. They needed an entirely new approach to activating downhole equipment without the use of e-lines or cables. Naturally, the new technology had to withstand the… Read More

Downhole Generator Regulator

Product Development Challenge “We knew we needed to update our technology, but we just did not have the budget to make this happen” If our client was going to stay competitive, they needed to switch from using batteries to producing their own power downhole with a mud turbine.  Problem was, they did not have the… Read More