Positioning device for shaped charges in a perforating gun module

  • US 10,844,696 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2019
  • Issued: 11/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A holding device comprising:

  • a shaped charge holder comprising;

    a body comprising a plurality of shaped charge receptacles;

    a plurality of retention mechanisms extending from a portion of the body, wherein each one of the plurality of retention mechanisms is configured to retain a shaped charge within a shaped charge receptacle of the plurality of shaped charge receptacles; and

    a cavity extending through the body along a central axis of the body, whereineach of the plurality of shaped charge receptacles extends radially from the central axis of the body and the plurality of shaped charge receptacles are arranged in a single axial plane, andeach of the plurality of shaped charge receptacles is configured for receiving the shaped charge in a configuration for directly initiating the shaped charge without the use of a detonating cord.

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