Invention to prevent well malfunction earns patent for Cy-Fair area man
A Cy-Fair man is part of a team that recently received a U.S. patent for an invention that could help prevent a type of malfunction in oil wells.
In certain types of wells, operators use pressure from fluids to retrieve the drill bit and other components. The invention described in the patent is a system for monitoring those fluids to make sure the amount of pressure does not cause damage.
The inventors named by the patent are Michel E. Moffitt of the Cy-Fair area of Houston, Erik P. Eriksen of Calgary, Canada, and Tommy W. Warren of Coweta, Oklahoma. The patent's official number is 7,886,847. It was originally filed on May 23, 2008, and approved on Feb. 15 of this year. The inventors were represented in the patent process by Houston-based international law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, whose offices can be found at 711 Louisiana St., Suite 2300. Tesco Corp. is listed as the owner of the patent.
Tesco is a Houston-based oilfield services company. Its headquarters are located at 3993 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 100.
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