Apparatus for electromechanically connecting a plurality of guns for well perforation

  • US 10,352,136 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2015
  • Issued: 07/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A gun assembly for perforating wells comprising:

  • at least one gun body casing, the casing being a hollow cylinder, with a box fitting at each end;

    a charge carrier, the carrier being a hollow cylinder, with exterior diameter less than the interior diameter of the casing, and a length shorter than the distance between the box fittings of the casing;

    a plurality of shape charges positioned radially inside the charge carrier and inter connected by a detonator cord;

    a plurality of end caps affixed to the ends of the carrier and axially aligning the carrier within the casing between the box fitting ends, and secured therein;

    at least one end cap being of a durable material, electrically conductive and electrically connects the charge carrier of the gun body;

    an addressable detonation switch electrically connected between an inner side of at least one end cap and the plurality of shape charges within the charge carrier.

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