Multipole antenna for conducting logging-while-drilling resistivity measurements

A multipole antenna for conducting logging-while-drilling (LWD), includes a wire for one of producing and receiving an electromagnetic field.

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United States Patent Application: 20080158082
Serial No.: 877976
Series Code: 11
Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
Inventors: Wang; Tsili; (Katy, TX) ; Signorelli; Jack; (Cypress, TX)
Title: Multipole antenna for conducting logging-while-drilling resistivity measurements
A multipole antenna for conducting logging-while-drilling (LWD), includes a wire for one of producing and receiving an electromagnetic field, the wire having at least one winding for providing a magnetic moment in a first portion of the antenna that is opposite to the magnetic moment of a second portion of the antenna. A method for constructing the multipole antenna is provided. A LWD tool making use of the antenna is also provided.

7/9/08

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