BlueFire Files Patent for Offshore Production Technology
BlueFire Equipment Corporation revealed today that it has filed a provisional patent application for its proprietary offshore production technology at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filing is currently under review by a USPTO examiner.
The new equipment design is yet another platform in BlueFire’s growing portfolio of intellectual property. The patent was filed as a direct result of recent meetings with an oil major regarding development of deepwater technology for producing oil from offshore wells under extremely high heat and pressure.
Chairman and CEO of BlueFire Equipment William A. Blackwell said, “Oil production from offshore fields is expected to intensify as deepwater exploration and production efforts ramp up in the Gulf of Mexico.” He added, “With the patent in place, BlueFire will be in a prime position to develop its leading-edge technology as the industry seeks solutions to challenging deepwater conditions.”
BlueFire’s first patent filing was related to its polycrystalline diamond cutter (PDC) drill bit technology and was issued on January 24, 2012 as U.S. Patent 8,100,201. A second patent disclosing further claims for PDC drill bits and methods is currently under review by the USPTO, file number 12/833,413.
As previously announced, BlueFire’s proprietary PDC drill bit may provide much faster and longer drilling, without the need to stop and pull the entire drill pipe out of the well to replace a spent bit. According to company findings, some wells can be drilled using a BlueFire bit without a single bit change, potentially saving drillers considerable time and money.
Details about BlueFire Equipment Corporation and information about obtaining a quote are available at www.BlueFireEquipment.com.
Press Release, October 02, 2013