SPE: Government, industry unveil new drill pipe telemetry test results

11/18/2002
Government and industry officials announced results from tests of new drill pipe telemetry technology, last month at the Society of Petroleum Engineers annual conference in San Antonio. They call the new technology a major innovation that will allow high-speed data transmission from the drillbit to the surface during drilling and other operations involving drill pipe.Researchers have achieved high-speed data transmissions, as high as 2 million bits/sec, through strings of the drill pipe configured with hardwiring within each joint. Click here to enlarge imageThe data signal transfers across each tool joint through noncontacting coils, within the tool joint's threaded connection, whic...
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