Upwing Energy announces issuance of 10 new patents for downhole rotating devices

19668500560 7e7fd05f5e cUpwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, has announced the issuance of 10 new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The patents cover the proprietary design features used in the downhole rotating tools of the company and their proprietary methods for increasing the production and recovery of hydrocarbons.

In downhole rotational devices, Upwing Energy has made new technology inventions including its Subsurface Compressor System (SCS), a high-speed downhole compressor system, and its Magnetic Drive System (MDS), a drive system for downhole pumps.

“The newly issued patents are an important part of our intellectual property portfolio and validate our team’s advanced engineering design proficiency and deep knowledge of downhole rotating technologies,” said Herman Artinian, president and CEO of Upwing Energy. “The issuance of these patents will pave the way for the commercialisation of our disruptive downhole artificial lift technologies.”

Eight of the new patents protect certain aspects of Upwing’s downhole technologies, including high-speed motor drives, seal-less downhole systems, thrust load support systems, active magnetic controls, magnetic couplings, and electrical machine insulation, which underpin major elements of the SCS and MDS downhole artificial lifting systems.

One unique technology covered is a small, velocity sensor system developed by Upwing which can be used to measure vibration within a downhole rotating tool. Developed for use with Upwing passive magnetic bearings, this sensor provides direct measurement of pump dynamics and can be installed anywhere in the tool, including the pump stages.

The other two new patents cover the optimised tool configurations Upwing offers for SCS and MDS specific downhole applications. One patent covers Upwing’s downhole blower system, which uses a highly efficient passive magnetic bearing system, providing an unsealed, lubrication-free bearing system for increased reliability and service life.

The other patent covers an advanced, high-efficiency electric motor configuration suited for flooded operation and applicable for downhole electrical submersible pump systems.

Upwing Energy has exclusively licensed core technology patents from Calnetix Technologies and has filed its own system-level and application-related patents for downhole rotating devices. Upwing Energy currently holds 23 US patents and has filed 47 US and 28 foreign patent applications to date.

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