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US20160326844 ESTIMATION AND MONITORING OF CASING WEAR DURING A DRILLING OPERATION USING CASING WEAR MAPS  
System and methods for monitoring casing wear for a well during a drilling operation are provided. Casing design parameters for a planned well are determined during a planning phase of the...
US20160319642 Three-Dimensional Interactive Wellbore Model Simulation System  
Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for simulating a well. Embodiments include, for each lateral of a well, obtaining wellbore directional survey data identifying a path of the...
US20160319639 OPTIMIZED ACIDIZING OF PRODUCTION AND INJECTION WELLS  
A system, computer program product, and computer implemented method are provided for determining an optimal acidizing placement design which would yield a prescribed profile of injection or...
US20160314225 WELLBORE THERMAL FLOW, STRESS AND WELL LOADING ANALYSIS WITH JET PUMP  
A method for simulating a well system can include providing a well system model, providing a jet pump model, providing at least one calculation engine, inputting an input parameter, defining a...
US20160313469 LATERAL PLACEMENT AND COMPLETION DESIGN FOR IMPROVED WELL PERFORMANCE OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS  
A method is performed for defining optimal landing location(s) of horizontal wells for hydraulic fracturing stimulation, for improved well performance of unconventional reservoirs. The method...
US20160312607 HISTORY MATCHING MULTI-POROSITY SOLUTIONS  
A computer implemented method can include selecting a first flow rate model for a well, providing reservoir data to the first flow rate model, providing production history data to the first flow...
US20160312593 Optimized Acidizing Of A Production Well Near Aquifer  
Systems and methods for determining an optimal acid placement design for a production well near an aquifer are provided. An optimal acid placement that is determined accounts for the drawdown from...
US20160306905 AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION OF A MODEL FOR A COMPLEX FLOW SYSTEM  
Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for calibrating a model of a complex flow system. In an embodiment, a comparison is made between the output from the model and a set of observed...
US20160306074 TUNING DIGITAL CORE ANALYSIS TO LABORATORY RESULTS  
A method and computer system for performing simulation of a field having a subterranean formation. The method includes obtaining measured core sample data of a core sample retrieved from the...
US20160305237 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF SHOWING HETEROGENEITY OF A POROUS SAMPLE  
A system and method for showing heterogeneity of a porous sample by evaluating the porous sample to generate a digital core image, performing segmentations on the digital core image using multiple...
US20160281497 PROBABALISTIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF HYDROCARBON-CONTAINING RESERVOIRS  
Methods and systems are provided for modeling an aspect of a hydrocarbon-containing reservoir by constructing a first factor graph having variables and factors that describe the aspect of the...
US20160274269 Geocellular Modeling  
Systems and methods for geocellular modeling a subset of a geocellular mesh or an array of points that is used to construct a geocellular model of the entire geocellular mesh or array of points.
US20160251948 METHODS OF HYDRAULICALLY FRACTURING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION  
A hydraulic fracture design model that simulates the complex physical process of fracture propagation in the earth driven by the injected fluid through a wellbore. An objective in the model is to...
US20160245951 Method for Parameterizing a 3D Domain With Discontinuities  
A method of generating a volumetric data structure of a subsurface region, including: obtaining, with a computer, a volume segment of the subsurface region, wherein the volume segment is bounded...
US20160237801 Methods, Computer-Readable Media, and Systems for Applying 1-Dimensional (1D) Processing in a Non-1D Formation  
Methods, computer-readable media, and systems are disclosed for applying 1D processing in a non-1D formation. In some embodiments, a 3D model or curtain section of a subsurface earth formation may...
US20160222766 Integrated Oilfield Asset Modeling Using Multiple Resolutions Of Reservoir Detail  
A method, apparatus, and program product model an oilfield asset by selecting, for each of multiple sectors of the oilfield asset, a sector model from among a collection of sector models, building...
US20160209545 A GEOSTATISTICAL PROCEDURE FOR SIMULATION OF THE 3D GEOMETRY OF A NATURAL FRACTURE NETWORK CONDITIONED BY WELL BORE OBSERVATIONS  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing a geostatistical procedure for simulation of the 3D geometry of a natural fracture network...
US20160196369 RELATIVE PERMEABILITY INVERSION FROM HISTORICAL PRODUCTION DATA USING VISCOSITY RATIO INVARIANT STEP-FUNCTION RELATIVE PERMEABILITY APPROXIMATIONS  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for approximating multiphase flow reservoir production simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment...
US20160194940 DIGITAL CORE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS  
A method for performing simulation of a field having a subterranean formation, including: obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) porous solid image of a core sample, the core sample representing a...
US20160187533 Creating Virtual Production Logging Tool Profiles For Improved History Matching  
Systems and methods for creating virtual production logging tool profiles for improved history matching and proactive control of smart wells.
US20160186535 SEQUENTIAL FULLY IMPLICIT WELL MODEL WITH TRIDIAGONAL MATRIX STRUCTURE FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
A subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir with horizontal or multiple vertical wells is simulated by sequential solution of reservoir and well equations to simulate fluid flow inside the reservoir and...
US20160186496 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WELL PRODUCTIVITY  
A system and method for drilling a formation and a method for computing expected production from a wellbore in a formation and/or hydrocarbon reserves associated with the formation, the formation...
US20160179996 PSEUDO-PHASE PRODUCTION SIMULATION: A SIGNAL PROCESSING APPROACH TO ASSESS QUASI-MULTIPHASE FLOW PRODUCTION VIA SUCCESSIVE ANALOGOUS STEP-FUNCTION RELATIVE PERMEABILITY CONTROLLED MODELS IN RESERVOIR FLOW SIMULATION  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for approximating multiphase flow in reservoir simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a...
US20160178546 Petrophysical Relationships Using Blind Source Separation Techniques  
A method for generating a model of a formation property includes acquiring a formation property measurement. A petrophysical quantity is inverted from the formation property measurement. A model...
US20160177681 PSEUDO PHASE PRODUCTION SIMULATION: A SIGNAL PROCESSING APPROACH TO ASSESS QUASI-MULTIPHASE FLOW PRODUCTION VIA SUCCESSIVE ANALOGOUS STEP-FUNCTION RELATIVE PERMEABILITY CONTROLLED MODELS IN RESERVOIR FLOW SIMULATION IN ORDER TO RANK MULTIPLE PETRO-PHYSICAL REALIZATIONS  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for approximating multiphase flow reservoir production simulation for ranking multiple petro-physical...
US20160177674 Simulating Fluid Leak-Off and Flow-Back in a Fractured Subterranean Region  
In some aspects, a set of governing flow equations can be defined for a one-dimensional flow model representing well system fluid in a fractured subterranean region. A first subset of the...
US20160170087 CART-BASED PROXY FLOW SIMULATION PROCEDURE FOR RANKING GEOSTATISTICAL REALIZATIONS OF ROCK PROPERTIES  
A system and method for performing classification and regression tree flow simulations for reservoir. A partial flow simulation is performed. Dynamic properties associated with the partial flow...
US20160170086 LOFTING ALGORITHM FOR DISCRETE NETWORK MESHING  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating hybrid computational meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir...
US20160169856 Physical Reservoir Rock Interpretation in a 3D Petrophysical Modeling Environment  
The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer-program products, and computer systems for integration of physical reservoir rock...
US20160168959 GRIDLESS SIMULATION OF A FLUVIO-DELTAIC ENVIRONMENT  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for performing gridless simulation of a fluvio-deltaic environment. For example, one disclosed embodiment...
US20160153265 ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMAL ICD CONFIGURATION USING A COUPLED WELLBORE-RESERVOIR MODEL  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving production of an oil well. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes...
US20160145976 RESERVOIR SIMULATOR, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO DETERMINE PROPPANT DAMAGE EFFECTS ON WELL PRODUCTION  
A reservoir simulator system models the effect of proppant damage on reservoir production through calculation of a fracture closure stress versus fracture permeability relationship, which is...
US20160139588 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING FORMATION FRACTURING OPERATIONS  
Systems and methods generate optimized formation fracturing operational parameters by iteratively optimizing bottom hole temperature design, perforation design, fracturing fluid pulse design, and...
US20160131800 MODELING FLUID-CONDUCTING FRACTURES IN RESERVOIR SIMULATION GRIDS  
Systems, methods, and media for modeling fluid-conducting fractures in reservoir grid simulations. The method includes determining a model of an underground reservoir. The model includes one or...
US20160130916 LOCAL LAYER GEOMETRY ENGINE WITH WORK ZONE GENERATED FROM BUFFER DEFINED RELATIVE TO A WELLBORE TRAJECTORY  
A method, apparatus, and program product utilize a buffer defined relative to a wellbore trajectory to generate a work zone around a wellbore for use in connection with formation modeling. In some...
US20160123120 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER MEDIUM TO OPTIMIZE STORAGE FOR HYDROCARBON RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
Embodiments of systems, non-transitory computer-readable medium having one or more computer programs stored therein, and computer-implemented methods are provided to enhance data storage and...
US20160123119 METHOD OF UPSCALING A DISCRETE FRACTURE NETWORK MODEL  
A discrete fracture network model is upscaled to a simulation grid having effective permeabilities for each grid cell. Prior to computing the effective permeabilities, the grid cells are grouped...
US20160123082 Method For Steering A Well Path Perpendicular To Vertical Fractures For Enhanced Production Efficiency  
A method for drilling a wellbore includes drilling a well along a path substantially along a bedding direction of a selected subsurface formation having at least one substantially vertical...
US20160116638 Integrated Interpretation of Pressure and Rate Transients for Production Forecasting  
Techniques for modelling a production forecast for a well are described. In one embodiment, a method includes calibrating a geological reservoir model by analyzing pressure transient well tests,...
US20160116637 METHOD OF CONSTRAINING SEISMIC INVERSION  
Disclosed is a method a seismic inversion for petrophysical properties of a subsurface volume comprising the steps of: obtaining petrophysical data relating to valid geological and/or dynamical...
US20160116635 2.5D STADIA MESHING  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating hybrid computational meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir...
US20160115771 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DOWNHOLE STIMULATION OPERATIONS  
A system and method for performing stimulation operations at a wellsite having a subterranean formation with of a reservoir therein is provided. The method involves performing reservoir...
US20160108706 RESERVOIR SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
The present disclosure describes an efficient process through which knowledge gleaned from prior reservoir simulations may be captured and applied to future simulations with or without user...
US20160103246 Fault Representation  
A method can include mapping a stairstepped grid to a surface where the stairstepped grid and the surface represent a discontinuity in a geologic environment; based at least in part on the...
US20160102530 Automated Well Placement for Reservoir Evaluation  
Automated systems and methods provide a systematic determination of suitable placements for well production zones that comply with specified placement constraints while accounting for information...
US20160098543 METHOD OF QUANTIFYING HYDROCARBON FORMATION AND RETENTION IN A MOTHER ROCK  
The method according to the invention allows the formation of oil and the retention phenomenon in the source rock to be modelled. Organic matter characterization experiments are used to establish...
US20160098498 TUNABLE MINIATURIZED PHYSICAL SUBSURFACE MODEL FOR SIMULATION AND INVERSION  
Conventional computational simulation and inversion of subsurface flow is expensive, which is wasteful in terms of time and energy consumption. The present invention discloses a process for...
US20160097880 SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SMART GROUPING OF SEISMIC INTERPRETATION DATA IN INVENTORY TREES BASED ON PROCESSING HISTORY  
A system and method to intelligently group seismic interpretation data, retrieved from an interpretation workflow, in an inventory tree based upon processing history records automatically captured...
US20160090825 Method and System for Analyzing the Uncertainty of Subsurface Model  
A method for examining uncertainty and risk associated with the development of a hydrocarbon resource by rapidly generating and analyzing variations of reservoir models realized from scenarios....
US20160084045 Method To Determine The Presence Of Source Rocks And The Timing And Extent of Hydrocarbon Generation For Exploration, Production and Development of Hydrocarbons  
A method and system are provided for exploration, production and development of hydrocarbons. The method involves analyzing a sample for a geochemical signature, which includes a multiply...