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Laser bottom hole assembly

United States Patent

January 14, 2014
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There is provided for laser bottom hole assembly for providing a high power laser beam having greater than 5 kW of power for a laser mechanical drilling process to advance a borehole. This assembly utilizes a reverse Moineau motor type power section and provides a self-regulating system that addresses fluid flows relating to motive force, cooling and removal of cuttings.
Underwood; Lance D. (Morrison, CO), Norton; Ryan J. (Lone Tree, CO), McKay; Ryan P. (Littleton, CO), Mesnard; David R. (Boulder, CO), Fraze; Jason D. (Littleton, CO), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO)
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
12/ 896,021
October 1, 2010
This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.