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US20120059634 METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE POSITIONING OF WELLS IN AN OIL RESERVOIR  
A method is disclosed for determining well placements, or drainage areas, in a hydrocarbon reservoir to facilitate operation of the reservoir. Drainage area configurations are generated randomly,...
US20150176400 WELLBORE MODELING  
A computer method, apparatus and system simulate hydraulic fracturing. The computer system/method models a wellbore of an injection well. The wellbore model includes a hydraulic drill pipe element...
US20120053920 COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING PERFORMANCE OF POLYMER FLOODING OF AN OIL RESERVOIR SYSTEM  
Systems and methods are provided for forecasting performance of polymer flooding of an oil reservoir system. For example, property data of the oil reservoir system and polymer flooding scenario...
US20110054869 Modeling Dynamic Systems By Visualizing and Narrowing A Parameter Space  
A method for modeling a dynamic system (e.g., geological system) comprises: constructing an input parameter space for a model of the geological system, the input parameter space including more...
US20110246163 Optimizing Well Operating Plans  
Methods and systems for making decisions related to the operation of a hydrocarbon well include 1) characterizing effective production capacity of a reservoir over space and time based at least in...
US20120310613 METHOD TO IMPROVE RESERVOIR SIMULATION AND RECOVERY FROM FRACTURED RESERVOIRS  
A method for modeling flow properties over a series of time increments of a reservoir in an earth formation having a plurality of fractures is disclosed. The method includes: building a...
US20100057413 INDIRECT-ERROR-BASED, DYNAMIC UPSCALING OF MULTI-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA  
Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for an upscaling approach based on dynamic simulation of a given model. A system and method can be configured such that the accuracy of the...
US20150019188 HIGH PERFORMANCE AND GRID COMPUTING WITH HISTORY QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL  
High performance computing (HPC) and grid computing processing for seismic and reservoir simulation are performed without impacting or losing processing time in case of failures. A Data...
US20080255817 MODELING THE TRANSIENT BEHAVIOR OF BHA/DRILL STRING WHILE DRILLING  
A method, system and computer program product for performing a drilling operation for an oil field, the oil field having a subterranean formation with geological structures and reservoirs therein....
US20130080133 CORE-PLUG TO GIGA-CELLS LITHOLOGICAL MODELING  
Well core data descriptions are received as input digital data for computer lithofacies modeling. Digital templates are established for carbonate and clastic core description based on reservoir...
US20140081614 Geological Exploration Method for Making Plan and Elevation Drawings Directly by Rotational Tin Network and Non-Profiling Method  
A set of geological exploration methods of using the non-section methods and rotary networks formed by triangulated irregulars. It aims to directly construct high-precision three-dimensional...
US20130211807 Method and System for Fracturing a Formation  
Systems and methods for fracturing a formation are provided. A method includes generating a subsurface model including the production formation and a zone proximate to the production formation. A...
US20100305927 UPDATING A RESERVOIR MODEL USING ORIENTED CORE MEASUREMENTS  
A method of updating a model of a subsurface reservoir using a sidewall core obtained from within the reservoir that comprises: making one or more directionally dependent measurements on said...
US20130090906 HIGH PERFORMANCE AND GRID COMPUTING WITH QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL  
High performance computing (HPC) and grid computing processing for seismic and reservoir simulation are performed without impacting or losing processing time in case of failures. A Data...
US20120101787 MULTI-WELL TIME-LAPSE NODAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSIENT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  
A method, apparatus and program product utilize an analytical reservoir simulator to perform inflow simulation for a node during nodal analysis in a multi-well petroleum production system. By...
US20110191080 MULTILEVEL PERCOLATION AGGREGATION SOLVER FOR PETROLEUM RESERVOIR SIMULATIONS  
An efficient percolation aggregation solver methodology captures media connectivity and continuity to reliably incorporate relevant flow solution trends in subterranean formation models. The...
US20150006137 HIGH PERFORMANCE AND GRID COMPUTING WITH RELIABILITY QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL  
High performance computing (HPC) and grid computing processing for seismic and reservoir simulation are performed without impacting or losing processing time in case of failures. A Data...
US20080156539 Non-rotating drill system and method  
A pneumatically operated, deep hole rock drilling system for non-rotating drilling includes a pneumatically operated drive, a hammer sleeve with hammer mechanisms therein/connected thereto, a...
US20130275106 Systems and Methods For Subsurface Reservoir Simulation  
Systems and methods for providing a reservoir simulation are based on data from an unstructured grid using a structured grid reservoir simulator. Exemplary methods comprise obtaining an...
US20120059640 THERMODYNAMIC MODELING FOR OPTIMIZED RECOVERY IN SAGD  
One or more computer-readable media include computer-executable instructions to instruct a computing system to receive input as to physical characteristics of a resource recovery system and a...
US20110042080 DETERMINING FRACTURE ORIENTATION USING WELLBORE ACOUSTIC RADIAL PROFILES  
A method for performing field operations including obtaining a first set of acoustic radial profiles of a subterranean formation prior to induction of a fracture disposed about the wellbore,...
US20140032192 Method Of Minimizing Wellbore Instability  
A process for reducing wellbore instability includes inputting pre-drilling assessment information into an hydraulics analysis and wellbore stability application, inputting a well plan into the...
US20150247951 GENERATING REPRESENTATIONS OF RECOGNIZABLE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES FROM A COMMON POINT COLLECTION  
Systems and methods for generating representations of recognizable geological structures from a common point collection by performing a generic geology adaptation on current data to transform it...
US20130132055 METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERGROUND MEDIUM BY MEANS OF A RESERVOIR STUDY COMPRISING OPTIMIZED UPSCALING  
A method for optimizing the development of a fluid reservoir by means of an accelerated reservoir study. A geological model is constructed. A reservoir model is then constructed by upscaling the...
US20140288909 ZONAL ALLOCATION FOR MULTILAYERED SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIRS  
A system, method, and software are provided for use in modeling zonal allocation in multilayered subterranean reservoirs. Information associated with a wellbore that is in fluid communication with...
US20120296619 Method and System For Partitioning Parallel Simulation Models  
A method is presented for partitioning a simulation model into a plurality of subdomains that may each be assigned to one of a plurality of processors. The method includes creating a...
US20110120702 GENERATING PROBABILISTIC INFORMATION ON SUBTERRANEAN FRACTURES  
Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to generating probabilistic information on characteristics of natural fractures of a...
US20130006597 SIMULATING SUBTERRANEAN FRACTURE PROPAGATION  
Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to simulating subterranean fracture propagation. A subterranean formation model representing...
US20130346049 Method for exploiting a geological reservoir on the basis of a reservoir model matched by means of multiple-scale parameterization  
The invention relates to a method for exploiting a geological reservoir which may be a reservoir storing gas (for example CO2). The exploitation (EX) of the geological reservoir is carried out...
US20080154564 Method for optimal lift gas allocation  
A method is disclosed for optimal lift gas allocation, comprising: optimally allocating lift gas under a total lift gas constraint or a total produced gas constraint, the allocating step including...
US20100049490 ANALYZING AN OILFIELD NETWORK FOR OILFIELD PRODUCTION  
A method for performing an analysis of an oilfield network. The oilfield network includes multiple wellsites. The method includes collecting oilfield data from the oilfield network, modeling a...
US20130317799 METHOD OF DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF ALKALINE AGENT TO BE INJECTED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  
Method of modelling the evolution of the pH value of a porous medium after injection of an alkaline agent solution into this medium. The alkaline agent is considered as a soda pseudo-constituent...
US20130246030 Parallel Adaptive Data Partitioning On A Reservoir Simulation Using An Unstructured Grid  
A computer implemented system and method for parallel adaptive data partitioning on a reservoir simulation using an unstructured grid includes a method of simulating a reservoir model which...
US20150169801 MODEL ORDER REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR DISCRETE FRACTURED NETWORK SIMULATION  
A method for reducing an order of a discrete fractured network simulation. The method includes receiving cells representing a portion of a subterranean formation that includes a fracture. A first...
US20100326669 METHOD FOR GENERATING ANISOTROPIC RESISTIVITY VOLUMES FROM SEISMIC AND LOG DATA USING A ROCK PHYSICS MODEL  
A hydrocarbon exploration method is disclosed for generating anisotropic resistivity models of a subsurface reservoir from seismic and well data using a rock physics model. In one embodiment, the...
US20110264430 Methods and Systems To Volumetrically Conceptualize Hydrocarbon Plays  
Methods for identifying hydrocarbon plays include applying predictive models to sediment fill volume(s) to provide play-element volume(s) representing at least one play element. Each play-element...
US20130304444 METHOD AND SYSTEMS OF DETERMINING VIABLE HYDRAULIC FRACTURE SCENARIOS  
Determining viable hydraulic fracture scenarios. At least some of the illustrative embodiments include: executing a fracture planning program, and determining a set of schedules from the fracture...
US20110067871 Methods For Regulating Flow In Multi-Zone Intervals  
Methods of regulating flow in a hydrocarbon well include identifying at least two dissimilar zones in an interval of a well, perforating a well completion in the interval according to a...
US20090145598 Optimization of untreated oil shale geometry to control subsidence  
A method for developing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation is provided. The subsurface formation may include oil shale. The method may include conductively heating portions of an...
US20090152005 OILFIELD WELL PLANNING AND OPERATION  
The invention relates to a system for performing a drilling operation for an oilfield. The system includes a drilling system for advancing a drilling tool into a subterranean formation, a...
US20120072196 CORE COLUMN SIMULATOR FOR A WASTEWATER BIOTREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE  
A core column simulator device and methods of assessing the efficacy of a wastewater biotreatment system using the core column simulator device are disclosed.
US20150241597 DYNAMICALLY UPDATING COMPARTMENTS REPRESENTING ONE OR MORE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES  
Systems and methods for dynamically updating compartments representing one or more geological structures by performing one or more dynamic interactions on i) current data; ii) a predefined polygon...
US20140278318 Natural Resource Reservoir Modeling  
A method, apparatus, and program product determine an effective trap size for reservoir traps of an oil and gas reservoir. Geological data is analyzed to determine structural spill points. Based...
US20120232872 MODELING HYDRAULIC FRACTURES  
A method for modeling hydraulic fractures of a well. The method includes receiving a reservoir model that describes petrophysical properties of a subsurface of the earth near a reservoir. The...
US20140214388 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COARSENING IN RESERVOIR SIMULATION SYSTEM  
System and method for implementing a reservoir simulation system are described. One embodiment is a computer-implemented method of coarsening a fine grid including a plurality of fine gridblocks,...
US20120173220 Numerical simulation method for characterizing fluid channelling along large-aperture fractures of reservoirs  
A numerical simulation method for characterizing fluid channeling along large-aperture fractures of reservoirs relates to the field of petroleum reservoir development research and computational...
US20110087471 Methods and Systems For Determining Near-Wellbore Characteristics and Reservoir Properties  
Systems and methods are provided for determining a reservoir property distinct from a near-wellbore/completion characteristic. The methods include obtaining non-transient well data regarding a...
US20080196942 WELLBORE MONITOR  
A system for determining produced drill solids volume including a receiving vessel for receiving drill solids and a pressure vessel coupled to the receiving vessel. The receiving vessel has an...
US20140358502 COMBINED MIGRATION METHOD FOR BASIN MODELING  
A method for modeling a migration of hydrocarbon fluids. The method may include decomposing, by operation of a processor, a domain of a basin model to produce a first plurality of cells having a...
US20130197877 PROBABLISTIC SUBSURFACE MODELING FOR IMPROVED DRILL CONTROL AND REAL-TIME CORRECTION  
A system, method and computer program product for generating probabilistic models of a subsurface region of the earth of interest. The system, method can be implemented efficiently to enable...