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High power laser energy distribution patterns, apparatus and methods for creating wells

United States Patent

9,284,783
March 15, 2016
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There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for providing a laser beam to borehole surface in a predetermined and energy deposition profile. The predetermined energy deposition profiles may be uniform or tailored to specific downhole applications. Optic assemblies for obtaining these predetermined energy deposition profiles are further provided.
Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Koblick; Yeshaya (Sharon, MA), Moxley; Joel F. (Denver, CO)
FORO ENERGY, INC. (Houston, TX)
13/ 852,719
20160090790
March 28, 2013
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.