Patent Number: 7,823,662

Title: Hydrocarbon recovery drill string apparatus, subterranean hydrocarbon recovery drilling methods, and subterranean hydrocarbon recovery methods

Abstract: Disclosed are hydrocarbon recovery drill string apparatus, subterranean hydrocarbon recovery drilling methods, and subterranean hydrocarbon recovery methods. In one embodiment, a hydrocarbon recovery drill string apparatus includes an elongated assembly within which a rotatable drill rod is received. The assembly comprises a longitudinal axis, a drill rod entrance end, and a drill rod exit end. The assembly comprises a tailcuttings diverter pipe proximate the drill rod exit end, with the tailcuttings diverter pipe defining an initial fluid flow path of the tailcuttings from the longitudinal axis which is acute from the longitudinal axis. Other apparatus and method aspects are contemplated.

Inventors: Vandersnick; Greg (Greybull, WY), Landry; Brian K. (Phoenix, AZ), VanPelt, Jr.; Robb W. (Basin, WY)

Assignee: New Era Petroleum, LLC.

International Classification: E21B 21/015 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00