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US20120271608 DISCONTINUITY DETECTION  
Implementations of discontinuity detection are described. In one possible embodiment, information associated with a computer-generated model is accessed. A location associated with a feature in...
US20150149142 GEOLOGIC FEATURE SPLITTING  
A method can include receiving information that defines a three-dimensional subterranean structure; splitting the three-dimensional subterranean structure into portions; generating convex hulls...
US20120245911 Simulating dynamic reservoir behaviour  
A method for simulating and displaying dynamic reservoir behavior.
US20100312534 Rock Physics Model For Simulating Seismic Response In Layered Fractured Rocks  
Method for modeling anisotropic elastic properties of a subsurface region comprising mixed fractured rocks and other geological bodies. P-wave and fast and slow S-wave logs are obtained, and an...
US20130080066 RESERVOIR PROPERTIES PREDICTION WITH LEAST SQUARE SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE  
Subsurface reservoir properties are predicted despite limited availability of well log and multiple seismic attribute data. The prediction is achieved by computer modeling with least square...
US20130275101 Method For Modeling Deformation In Subsurface Strata  
A method for modeling deformation in subsurface strata, including defining physical boundaries for a geomechanical system. The method also includes acquiring one or more mechanical properties of...
US20110166843 Method For Modeling Deformation In Subsurface Strata  
A method for modeling deformation in subsurface strata, including defining physical boundaries for a geomechanical system. The method also includes acquiring one or more mechanical properties of...
US20140067353 WELLBORE COMPLETION AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPTIMIZATION METHODS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS  
Methods and systems for optimizing wellbore completion and, in particular, methods and systems for optimizing hydraulic fracturing parameters are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of...
US20140303951 INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION DESIGN ASSISTANCE  
A method can include rendering terrain and equipment locations to a display; assigning one or more domain constraints; analyzing an objective function associated with the terrain and the equipment...
US20130338983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN SIMULATING A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR  
A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for updating simulation models of a subterranean reservoir. An ensemble of reservoir models representing a...
US20120265512 UPDATING GEOLOGICAL FACIES MODELS USING THE ENSEMBLE KALMAN FILTER  
The invention relates to a method for history matching a facies geostatistical model using the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) technique. The EnKF is not normally appropriate for discontinuous...
US20060041411 Method of designing and drilling systems made using rock mechanics models  
A method for designing a drilling tool or drilling assembly and a drilling tool or drilling assembly made according to the method is provided by simulating, in an earth formation, a rock mechanics...
US20130144583 HYPER-DIMENSIONAL SIMULATION FOR RESERVOIR ENGINEERING AND GEOSCIENCES  
A hyper-dimensional simulator performs petroleum reservoir engineering and geosciences in a spatial volume operating environment. The entire spatial volume is ‘active’ for reservoir and...
US20110125476 Probabilistic Simulation of Subterranean Fracture Propagation  
Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to stochastic simulation of subterranean fracture propagation. A plurality of subterranean...
US20120101759 COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING PERFORMANCE OF WATER FLOODING OF AN OIL RESERVOIR SYSTEM USING A HYBRID ANALYTICAL-EMPIRICAL METHODOLOGY  
Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for generating corrected performance data of water flooding of an oil reservoir system based on application of a statistical correction factor...
US20140303950 UNIDIRECTIONAL BRANCH EXTENT IN A FLOW NETWORK  
A method can include receiving a model of a network of a production system that includes information that specifies branches and pieces of equipment; processing, optionally in parallel, at least a...
US20140052427 Method for exploitation of a subterranean medium in accordance with an exploitation scheme defined by an optimized representation  
The invention is a method for exploiting a subterranean medium, according to an exploitation scheme defined on a representation of the medium based on a two-dimensional grid representing the...
US20120158389 Method and System For Rapid Model Evaluation Using Multilevel Surrogates  
The present techniques disclose methods and systems for rapidly evaluating multiple models using multilevel surrogates (for example, in two or more levels). These surrogates form a hierarchy in...
US20140012557 Systems and Methods for Two-Dimensional Domain Decomposition During Parallel Reservoir Simulation  
Systems and methods for 2D domain decomposition during parallel reservoir simulation to balance the active cells in a reservoir model.
US20110060573 Decision Management System and Method  
A system and method may be configured to support the evaluation of the economic impact of uncertainties associated with the planning of a petroleum production project, e.g., uncertainties...
US20140019106 System, Method & Computer Program Product to Simulate Drilling Event Scenarios  
Systems and related methods to simulate trapped annular pressure and wellhead movement during downhole drilling scenarios.
US20130110486 IINTEGRATING RESERVOIR MODELING WITH MODELING A PERTURBATION  
A method for characterizing a subterranean formation traversed by a wellbore includes generating a reservoir model using data collected from the formation, generating a perturbation object...
US20130140037 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING A WELL PATH  
There is provided a system and method for planning a well path. An exemplary method comprises defining a proxy constraint volume as a three-dimensional (3D) cellular volume where each cell has at...
US20140019107 SYSTEM, METHOD & COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO SIMULATE RUPTURE DISK AND SYNTACTIC FOAM TRAPPED ANNULAR PRESSURE MITIGATION IN DOWNHOLE ENVIRONMENTS  
Systems and related methods to simulate the use of rupture disks and syntactic foam in the mitigation of trapped annular pressure and wellhead movement during downhole operations.
US20110257944 MODELING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING INDUCED FRACTURE NETWORKS AS A DUAL POROSITY SYSTEM  
A method for calibrating fracture networks. The method includes estimating an average fracture width of a fracture network using one or more of net fracturing pressure, Poisson's ratio, shear...
US20110029273 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR REFORMATION AND REPLACEMENT OF CO2/CH4 GAS HYDRATES  
A method for monitoring production from a methane hydrate reservoir includes obtaining a plurality of temperature measurements in a wellbore connected with the methane hydrate reservoir; and...
US20140358510 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING UNCERTAINTY IN SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR FRACTURE NETWORKS  
A system and method for characterizing uncertainty in a subterranean fracture network by obtaining a natural fracture network, obtaining dynamic data, simulating hydraulic fracturing and...
US20120150517 Calculating Liquid Levels in Arbitrarily Shaped Containment Vessels Using Solid Modeling  
Systems and method for simulating liquid containment behavior. The system comprises a solid modeler and a nonlinear equation solver. The nonlinear equation solver takes as input the solid model...
US20150185360 Asphaltene Gradient Modeling Methods  
The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for developing an equation of state model for petroleum fluids. In one embodiment, formation fluid from a plurality of depths within a...
US20130289960 PROCESS FOR CHARACTERISING THE EVOLUTION OF AN OIL OR GAS RESERVIOR OVER TIME  
Disclosed is a process for characterising the evolution of a reservoir by co-analyzing the changes in the propagation times and seismic amplitudes of seismic reflections. The method comprises the...
US20140365192 Interactively Planning A Well Site  
A method and systems for dynamically planning a well site are provided herein. The method includes generating, via a computing system, a three-dimensional model of a hydrocarbon field including a...
US20150260016 MODELING INTERSECTING FAULTS AND COMPLEX WELLBORES IN RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
Orthogonal unstructured grids are automatically constructed for a field or reservoir model with two types of internal boundaries: complex wells and faults, or other discontinuities. The...
US20130246022 SCREENING POTENTIAL GEOMECHANICAL RISKS DURING WATERFLOODING  
A method for a waterflooding operation in a subterranean formation includes determining a first maximum injection pressure based on an analytical model to avoid out-of-zone fracture propagation. A...
US20120215513 Method and Apparatus For Reservoir Modeling and Simulation  
A method and apparatus for generating a simulation grid for a reservoir model based on a geological model comprising horizons, constraints and multiple geological grid cells. A pre-image is...
US20100138202 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GRID GENERATION FOR DISCRETE FRACTURE MODELING  
Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for generating accurate grids that can be used for simulation of highly complex subsurface reservoirs, such as fractured subsurface...
US20070260439 Flexible borehole liner with diffusion barrier  
A flexible bore hole liner, such as may be used to line or seal a hole drilled into the earth's surface, and featuring a diffusion barrier to prevent undesirable cross-contamination during, for...
US20130297274 METHODS AND SYSTEMS REGARDING MODELS OF UNDERGROUND FORMATIONS  
Models of underground formations. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including creating a model of an underground formation. The creating may include: calculating a set of...
US20130338984 Reservoir Connectivity Analysis In A 3D Earth Model  
There is provided a system and method for reservoir connectivity analysis in a 3D earth model. A subsurface region is identified and a baseline reservoir connectivity model is obtained from the...
US20100299123 WELL PLACEMENT IN A VOLUME  
Implementations of well placement in a volume are described. Some techniques described herein involve ascertaining a skeleton of a volume within a reservoir, and using the skeleton to map out a...
US20110098998 MULTISCALE FINITE VOLUME METHOD FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
A Multiscale Finite Volume (MSFV) method is provided to efficiently solve large heterogeneous problems; it is usually employed for pressure equations and delivers conservative flux fields to be...
US20120143579 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING CRUDE OIL DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM  
A computer-implemented method for determining one or more operating modes for a crude oil displacement system is provided. The crude oil displacement system is arranged to inject an aqueous...
US20130275105 FEEDBACK CONTROL USING A SIMLATOR OF A SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURE  
To provide feedback control in a simulation framework, any one of plural output metrics from a simulator of a subterranean structure is selected. A value for the selected output metric is received...
US20120078600 Single Well Anisotropy Inversion Using Velocity Measurements  
At least one elastic parameter of a region of interest of a formation is modeled, and at least one velocity measurement acquired in a wellbore extending in the formation is predicted based on the...
US20100299126 METHOD FOR UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFIATION IN THE PERFORMANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF A CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE SITE  
A CO2 sequestration site is evaluated by incorporating a consistent petrophysical framework having uncertainties expressed in the form of probability density functions of wellbore measurements, by...
US20140046636 HYBRID LOCAL NONMATCHING METHOD FOR MULTIPHASE FLOW SIMULATIONS IN HETEROGENEOUS FRACTURED MEDIA  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for modeling a fractured medium. The method includes generating, using a processor, a grid for the fractured medium, the fractured medium...
US20120191432 VISUALIZING FLUID FLOW IN SUBSURFACE RESERVOIRS  
In visualizing flow in subsurface reservoirs, a system partitions flow information according to source-sink pairs and streamlines in a reservoir. The system displays dynamic streamline flow...
US20120010865 Reservoir Quality Characterization Using Heterogeneity Equations With Spatially-Varying Parameters  
A method is disclosed wherein an expression is selected to approximate measurement-based values of a geologic attribute along a dimension of a subsurface formation as a function of position along...
US20150212231 PROCESS FOR CONSTRUCTING A VOLUME MESH FOR MODELING GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES  
Process for constructing a volume mesh of a subsurface formation comprising at least one sedimentary layer traversed by at least one fault. On the basis of a representation in a closed domain of...
US20120221308 Portable Drilling Simulation System  
A portable drilling simulation system includes a main control computer, a graphic processing computer, a choke console and a blowout preventer console. The main control computer, the graphic...
US20110208499 METHOD FOR HISTORY MATCHING OF A GEOLOGICAL MODEL COMPRISING A SUB-SEISMIC FAULT NETWORK  
A history matching method by gradual deformation of a fault network associated with a geological model is disclosed having application to notably petroleum reservoir development. A fault network...