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Apparatus for advancing a wellbore using high power laser energy

United States Patent

September 2, 2014
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Delivering high power laser energy to form a borehole deep into the earth using laser energy. Down hole laser tools, laser systems and laser delivery techniques for advancement, workover and completion activities. A laser bottom hole assembly (LBHA) for the delivery of high power laser energy to the surfaces of a borehole, which assembly may have laser optics, a fluid path for debris removal and a mechanical means to remove earth.
Zediker; Mark S. (Weldon Spring, MO), Land; Mark S. (Denver, CO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Koblick; Yeshaya (Sharon, MA), Moxley; Joel F. (Denver, CO)
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
12/ 544,038
August 19, 2009
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.