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    Date submitted
  • 09-Nov-2017

Early Kick Detection


• First technology ever developed to measure Real Time Bi-Directional flow in an offshore marine riser for Early Kick Detection and Confirmation

• Patented technology US and PCT

• Flow is measured in Real Time down to a minimum flow rate of 0.1BPM

• Unaffected by rig operations or motions: heave, pitch and roll

• Flow determination unaffected by drilling or completion fluid type or properties

• Simple to utilize and easy to understand

• Real Time Reporting to all designated personnel



Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

KnowFlow Systems Incorporated's client base is any offshore operator or drilling contractor operating anywhere in the world.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The KnowFlow System provides a solution for real time early kick detection (EKD) in marine risers. The KnowFlow System serves the market need of preventing Loss of Well Control (LOWC) and prevention of blow out events in future offshore operations.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The KnowFlow System is the only technology in the world that can provide real time bi-directional flow rates in a marine riser independent of MODU operations. The ability of The KnowFlow System to provide flow rates independent of rig operation will create success because the industry will no longer have to rely on algorithms or estimates to determine marine riser flow ratesa and changes in flow rates.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

My team has extensive offshore operator and contractor contacts worldwide and have received tremendous feedback on the technology since introducing it in January 2017. My team has over 120 years of offshore operations experience and 30 years of real time data acquisition experience. I have a final prototype completed and fully functonal and will commence final commercial testing with multiple offshore operators participating in January 2018 in Houston, Texas at Drilling Structures International Inc. (DSII) http://www.drillingstructuresintl.com/ At the same time I will be constructing the final KnowFlow System for deployment with DSII as my prime contractor for manufacture and distribution of The KnowFlow System. The KnowFlow System has no direct competition in the industry as it is the only technology in the world that can measure real time bi-directional flow in a marine riser independent of MODU operations.