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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADVANCEMENT OF A BOREHOLE USING A HIGH POWER LASER

United States Patent Application

20150308194
A1
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There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for the laser drilling of a borehole in the earth. There is further provided with in the systems a means for delivering high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to advance such boreholes deep into the earth and at highly efficient advancement rates, a laser bottom hole assembly, and fluid directing techniques and assemblies for removing the displaced material from the borehole.
Moxley, Joel F. (Highlands Ranch, CO), Land, Mark S. (Houston, TX), Rinzler, Charles C. (Boston, MA), Faircloth, Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Koblick, Yeshaya (Sharon, MA), Zediker, Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO)
FORO ENERGY INC. (Houston TX)
14/ 330,980
July 14, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Govemment has certain rights in this invention.