Modular anti-rotation drilling systems and methods

Patent Number: 11,131,167
Issued: 9/28/2021
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Abstract: Drilling tools are frequently subject to rotation with respect to the central drilling axis caused by torque. A mechanical linkage can be configured to apply force that is proportional to the weight-on-bit on the borehole surface while transmitting axial loads used to generate weight-on-bit. The device can be used to manage drill string twist that could lead to drilling dysfunctions.
Filed: 11/10/2017
Application Number: 15/809,639
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.