This is the best decoder I have ever worked with; I really love the ET software!

Chad Stanford, Total Directional

We have been with Erdos Miller for almost two years now and I can truly say this is the best team our company has ever worked within 20 years! If you're going to bed at night sweating bullets about your very costly developments then give these guys your projects and sleep well my friends - I do.

Stuart McLaughlin, Magnolia R&D

EM is by far the best engineering team in Houston. From the top down this is a phenomenal organization. Came in under budget on several projects.

David Gibson, Gibson Reports

Erdos Miller has incredible technical expertise...Their team saved us tons of time, money, and resources. We are so grateful to Ken and the rest of the team for their exceptional service and highly recommend them.

Chris Burres

Case Study


For this case study, we worked with one of our partners, Pro Directional, to field test the benefits of using both Survey Compression and Pulse OverDrive (Patent Pending) to reduce survey transmission time and increase data density.

  • Challenge: Every minute spent waiting for surveys before drilling ahead adds up to hours of NPT over the course of a well. Reducing survey transmission time and increasing data density of measurements is an ever-growing request. Operators want to streamline drilling operations reducing NPT and increasing MWD data density.
  • Solution:Upgrading MWD systems with Erdos Miller’s MicroPulse MWD electronics enables the reduction of survey time. With the Pulse OverDrive and the Survey Compression technology, calculated surveys can be transmitted in 22 seconds versus 50 seconds.
  • Results:
    • Decreased MWD survey transmission time by 56%.
    • Increased overall MWD telemetry speed by 30% without increased cost.
    • Twice as many Continuous Inclination samples and 30% more dense gamma logs.
    • 6,885 additional toolfaces.


Case Study


For this case study, we worked with one of our partners, Pro Directional, to test and deploy 8-sector azimuthal gamma image compression on their fleet of MicroPulse 3 MWD tools. MicroPulse azimuthal gamma image compression provided a superior image over commonly used 3 and 4-sector images without utilizing any additional telemetry time while delivering a superior azimuthal gamma image.

  • Challenge: In a typical MWD system, telemetering 3-bins of gamma image data (with the left and right sectors mirrored) requires 27 to 33-bits, depending on the desired resolution. Telemetering 8-bins of uncompressed gamma data requires 72 to 88-bits, which would heavily affect telemetry times, update rate and image resolution.
  • Solution: The MicroPulse 3 now supports azimuthal gamma image compression which can compress 8-bins of azimuthal gamma data into 26-bits of telemetry, reducing the required telemetry time by 64-70% versus 8-bins of uncompressed azimuthal gamma image data.
  • Results: The MicroPulse 3 compressed and telemetered 8-bins of azimuthal gamma data using only 26-bits of data (a 64% savings versus uncompressed) and performed exceptionally, allowing the geologists to geosteer the well successfully.


Case Study


Continuous inclination and azimuth provide vital information to the driller in between surveys, allowing the wellbore to stay on target and in the zone. Without accurate and reliable continuous inclination and azimuth measurements wellbore position uncertainty is high since assumptions must be made about what the wellbore looks like between survey stations.

  • Challenge: Evaluating the performance of continuous inclination and azimuth measurements is challenging, how do you know if what you are seeing is the actual wellbore shape, or noise, or algorithm artifacts? Can continuous inclination and azimuth measurements be relied upon for steering a well?
  • Solution: One of our customers offered us the opportunity to run the latest MicroPulse 3 continuous inclination and azimuth algorithm on a well where a 1ft spacing wireline gyro would be run in the cased well. The MicroPulse 3’s continuous inclination and azimuth measurements could be validated against those of the wireline gyro tool to evaluate their accuracy.
  • Results: The MicroPulse 3’s continuous inclination and azimuth measurements matched the wireline gyro very closely, validating that the MicroPulse 3 provides accurate and reliable continuous inclination and azimuth measurements that you can rely on.


Case Study: Engenuity Inc.

To simplify testing and add user-friendly value, the company wanted to automate the system so that users could simply select from a screen the test that matched their specific application setup, and then direct the test to complete and provide reports. This setup would ultimately make for a leading solution that saves time and money while making drilling easier and safer.

  • Challenge: Designing an accurate, repeatable way to test blow out preventers (BOPs) for leaks.
  • Solution: Creating automated software to quickly and easily test a BOP with an existing portable tricylinder tester.
  • Industry: Oil & Gas.
  • Application: Software Development; Automation; Real-Time Control and Data Acquisition; Down-hole Electronics.
Case Study

A global company that creates and produces flow and pressure control technologies for the worldwide oil and gas industry sought to upgrade its hardware and use real-time rugged electronics to test oil well valves and better understand how they would withstand extreme environments – in particular, in the event that a wellhead caught on fire.

It was critical that before a valve goes to market, is shipped to customers, or installed for use, the company knows how it will react in extreme environments and can test and modify the valve if needed. The client sought to understand the following four key factors:

  • Would the valve remain sealed?
  • At what temperature would the valve’s performance be altered?
  • If/how could oil leak through the valve?
  • How much oil could potentially leak?
Case Study: LK Industries

A manufacturer of oil testing equipment offers clients a centrifuge product that is able to read and assess the makeup of an oil sample. When the company wanted enhance the centrifuge by automating the system, ultimately taking pressure off the operator and improving overall data reliability, they sought a product development partner to do so. Reliable, accurate data is critical to this application, as the quality measurement helps companies ensure they’re paying for the correct amount of oil.

With the current centrifuge, the process depends heavily on manual involvement. Running a centrifuge test includes having the operator remove oil from the tank, preheat the oil to get it to the correct temperature for the centrifuge, run the samples in the centrifuge for five minutes, and then manually read and record results. Operators keep a log that can be referenced and analyzed later.

The customer had a short timeline and needed to assess the potential for a solution, and then design and develop it, but needed a product design firm with experience in the oil and gas industry and specific technical expertise.

  • Challenge: Analyzing crude oil to understand overall quality.
  • Solution: Creating and automating a measurement and analysis system for an existing centrifuge.
  • Industry: Oil & Gas.
  • Application: Product Development; Automation; Quality Assessment.
  • Technologies: Centrifuge, Raspberry Pi 3.
Case Study: Isolation Technologies

Isolation Technologies provides solutions for zonal isolation in oil, gas, and geothermal applications with a focus on inflatable packers. They needed a custom, automated test platform for characterization and production.