Patent Number: 8,497,673

Title: Directional resistivity antenna shield

Abstract: A logging while drilling tool includes a directional resistivity antenna and an antenna shield having. The shield has at least one slot having at least one electrically open end formed therein. The antenna shield may include a base portion and a plurality of spaced apart fingers extending away from the base portion such that the finger ends are electrically isolated from the tool body and from one another. The antenna shield may alternatively include a plurality of spaced apart plates that are electrically isolated from the tool body and from one another. These antenna shields have been found to provide suitable physical protection for sensitive antenna components while at the same time being substantially transparent to both z-mode and x-mode electromagnetic waves.

Inventors: Wang; Tsili (Katy, TX), Zhang; Jun (Katy, TX), Li; Jing (Sugar Land, TX), Bonner; Stephen D (Sugar Land, TX)

Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

International Classification: G01P 3/48 (20060101); G01P 3/54 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-30 0:00:00