Goal: Improve the data transmission rates possible for downhole to surface communication.
Objective: The objective is to develop a downhole acoustic telemetry system capable of transmitting downhole data to the surface at high rates of transmission speed (up to 100 baud).
Performer: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) ? Project management and all research products
The goal of this project is to build and field test an acoustic telemetry tool to demonstrate this technology. The communication scheme will be to transmit the data via a stress wave in the steel drill pipe. Because the transmission medium is an elastic solid and the acoustic transmitters have excellent dynamical response, high data transmission rates are expected without data compression.
Current Status and Remaining Tasks: This project has been completed and should be further commercialized by industry.
Project Start: January1, 2001
Project End: March 31, 2003
DOE Contribution: $260,000
Performer Contribution: $0
NETL ? John D. Rogers (email@example.com or 304-285-4880)
SNL ? Doug Drumheller (firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-844-8920)