Global Patent Index - EP 0973992 A1

EP 0973992 A1 20000126 - SUBSURFACE PROBE SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL AND MINERAL EXPLORATION

Title (en)

SUBSURFACE PROBE SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL AND MINERAL EXPLORATION

Title (de)

UNTERGRUNDSONDE FÜR CHEMISCHE UND KOHLENWASSERSTOFF-ERKUNDUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE SONDE SOUTERRAINE POUR EXPLORATION CHIMIQUE ET MINERALE

Publication

EP 0973992 A1 20000126 (EN)

Application

EP 97922678 A 19970505

Priority

  • US 9707613 W 19970505
  • US 64621196 A 19960507
  • US 80402297 A 19970221
  • US 84594597 A 19970429

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9837301A1] The present invention is a subsurface probe system (1-3) for providing information about the material below a surface. The probe includes a housing (2) and a means (1) for heating the surrounding material. The heat melts the surrounding material to allow the probe to descend. The probe provides information to the surface by a wire or other means (3, 21, 22, 30) for carrying information. The wire (3, 21, 22, 30) is stored on the probe and deploys as the probe descends.

IPC 1-7

E21B 7/15; E21B 47/00; E21B 49/00

IPC 8 full level

E21B 7/15 (2006.01); E21B 7/26 (2006.01); E21B 47/12 (2012.01)

CPC (source: EP)

E21B 7/15 (2013.01); E21B 7/26 (2013.01); E21B 47/12 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT NL

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9837301 A1 19980827; AU 2828497 A 19980909; AU 718865 B2 20000420; BR 9709061 A 19990803; CA 2253227 A1 19980827; EP 0973992 A1 20000126; EP 0973992 A4 20000426; NO 985190 D0 19981106; NO 985190 L 19981106

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9707613 W 19970505; AU 2828497 A 19970505; BR 9709061 A 19970505; CA 2253227 A 19970505; EP 97922678 A 19970505; NO 985190 A 19981106