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Truck-mounted pavement deflection monitoring system using high-precision laser scanners and inertial sensors
A new easy to use universal pavement deflection monitoring system to monitor road healthThe deflection of pavement when a moving vehicle passes over it is an important measure of its condition. Since pavement damage is initially not visible on a road’s surface, pavement deflection should be measured as often as possible for the efficient maintenance...
Published: 1/25/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jorge Prozzi, Christian Claudel, Praveenkumar Pasupathy
Keywords(s): Infrastructure, Sensors, Transportation
Category(s): Physical sciences > Automotive
A cost-effective downhole strain sensor tool for retrofit or new installation
Problem statement Hydraulic fracturing involves fracturing of bedrock formations by pressurized liquids and is one of the key technologies used for unconventional oil production. Usually strains on the order of 10–5 to 10–6 propagate ahead of the fractures. Monitoring and characterizing the strain on wellbores can be a formidable challenge,...
Published: 1/15/2021   |   Inventor(s): Mukul Sharma, Rodney Russell
Keywords(s): Engineering, Fracking, Oil & gas upstream, Sensors
Category(s): Physical sciences > Energy > Oil & gas > Upstream oil & gas
Advanced sensors for RT determination of mud density and flow rate in high-pressure conditions
Problem statementLost circulation can have disastrous consequences including blowout (uncontrolled kicks) and loss of life, so close monitoring to quickly assess and control such events is essential. Market estimates indicate that over $2 billion USD is spent annually to combat and mitigate these events. Real-time measurement of mass flow is critical...
Published: 1/12/2021   |   Inventor(s): Eric van Oort, Vivek Singhal, Pradeepkumar Ashok
Keywords(s): Drilling, Fracking, Oil & gas upstream, Sensors
Category(s): Physical sciences > Energy > Oil & gas > Upstream oil & gas
Tool for rapid and non-destructive acoustic analysis of core samples for hydrocarbon exploration
High-resolution, full-core acoustic analysis without direct sample contactProblem statementAcoustic testing with ultrasonic transducers is a simple and non-destructive means of analyzing rock samples for hydrocarbon exploration. Such analysis can provide information on the rock type, density, shape and grain size, porosity, anisotropy, pore liquid,...
Published: 1/4/2021   |   Inventor(s): Carlos Torres-Verdin, Adam McMullen
Keywords(s): Oil & gas upstream, Rock characterization, Sensors
Category(s): Physical sciences > Energy > Oil & gas > Rock characterization