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US20150066463 Block Matrix Solver for Well System Fluid Flow Modeling  
In some aspects, techniques and systems for operating a subterranean region model are described. A block matrix is identified. The block matrix includes a banded portion and an augmented portion....
US20110022368 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WELL PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION  
A system, software program, and method to evaluate the performance of a well in a subsurface reservoir are disclosed. A new well module is used to evaluate new wells to be placed in fluid...
US20130325419 RESERVOIR SIMULATION WITH SCALABLE GRID COMPUTING  
Larger, expandable high performance computing (HPC) clusters which are of different generations and performance speeds are provided for reservoir simulation. This provides scalability and...
US20140039859 MULTI-LEVEL RESERVOIR HISTORY MATCHING  
The present disclosure describes systems and methods for performing multi-level reservoir history matching. At least some illustrative embodiments include a method that includes generating a first...
US20120080197 Constructing Resistivity Models From Stochastic Inversion  
Embodiments described herein use stochastic inversion (460) in lower dimensions to form an initial model (458) that is to be used in higher-dimensional gradient-based inversion (466). For example,...
US20120253770 Method and System For Creating History Matched Simulation Models  
A method for matching production history to flow simulations includes identifying a plurality of parameters that control an objective function measuring the mismatch between a flow simulation...
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A method for selecting a drill bit, the method including selecting a first drill bit design, simulating the first drill bit design drilling an earth formation under selected conditions,...
US20140114632 METHOD FOR MODELING A RESERVOIR USING 3D MULTIPLE-POINT SIMULATIONS WITH 2D TRAINING IMAGES  
A method for modeling a reservoir is described. One example of a method for modeling a 3D reservoir involves using multiple-point simulations with 2D training images.
US20150178520 AUTO INCORPORATION OF NEW COMPONENTS INTO A HIERARCHIAL NETWORK  
A first computing device receives one or more messages, wherein the one or more messages includes information regarding one or more components, wherein each component is part of one or more...
US20130338985 Systems and Methods for Reducing Reservoir Simulator Model Run Time  
Systems and methods for reducing run time for a reservoir simulator model using a proxy model based on a neural network.
US20120059639 Machine, Computer Program Product and Method to Generate Unstructured Grids and Carry Out Parallel Reservoir Simulation  
A machine, computer program product, and method to enable scalable parallel reservoir simulations for a variety of simulation model sizes are described herein. Some embodiments of the disclosed...
US20150168597 Modeling Stress around a Wellbore  
Techniques for modeling stress around a wellbore include calibrating a geomechanical model that comprises geologic data associated with a subterranean zone based on a stress polygon method; and...
US20120143578 METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A FLOW MODEL ASSOCIATED WITH CAPILLARY PRESSURE CURVES AND/OR RELATIVE PERMEABILITY CURVES  
A method of constructing a reservoir flow model from capillary pressure curves (Pc) and/or relative permeability curves (Kr) is disclosed having application to petroleum reservoir development,...
US20110011595 Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Using Design of Experiments Methods  
Methods for generating a surrogate model for subsurface analysis may include identifying input parameters for the subsurface analysis, and selecting a range of values for the identified...
US20110213600 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING MULTIPLE-POINT STATISTICS SIMULATION TO MODEL RESERVOIR PROPERTY TRENDS  
A computer-implemented method and system for simulating reservoir property trends, including petrophysical trends within facies geobodies, is provided. One embodiment includes discretizing a range...
US20080319674 MULTI-ATTRIBUTE SEISMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF GAS HYDRATES  
An appropriate rock physics model is chosen from well-log data and/or experience. The rock physics model is then used to generate a plurality of attribute values, including compression and shear...
US20090198478 OILFIELD EMULATOR  
A method for performing oilfield operations for an oilfield. The method includes receiving modeling data and user instructions from a graphical user interface, selectively adjusting at least a...
US20110112815 METHOD OF SELECTING ADDITIVES FOR OIL RECOVERY  
A method is described for selecting an additive for enhanced recovery from a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir including the steps of using parameters characterizing rock type and surfaces in the...
US20110184711 METHOD FOR ESTIMATING FORMATION PERMEABILITY USING TIME LAPSE MEASUREMENTS  
A method for determining permeability of a subsurface formation includes measuring a parameter related to fluid content of the formation at a first time from within a wellbore penetrating the...
US20110071810 Method for Controlling Fluid Production From a Wellbore By Using a Script  
In one aspect, a method is provided for controlling fluid flow in a wellbore containing a plurality of production devices, wherein the method includes the steps of defining a first setting of each...
US20080065362 Well completion modeling and management of well completion  
The present application describes a method and modeling system for managing and modeling well completions. The method includes constructing a wellbore model of a completion. Then, the wellbore...
US20090157367 Optimizing Drilling Operations Using Petrotechnical Data  
A method for optimizing drilling operations. The method includes providing an earth model of a volume having a well, obtaining petrotechnical data about the volume while drilling the well,...
US20070265814 Using relatedness information for programming  
Methods and apparatuses enable evolution of components used in developing modeled applications and processes. A framework allows for observing and storing information regarding the relatedness of...
US20150066459 RESERVOIR PRESSURE PREDICTION AND METHODS OF EXECUTION  
Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer readable media useful in determining pore pressure in a reservoir. Specifically disclosed are methods, systems, and computer readable media for...
US20120179436 Scalable Simulation of Multiphase Flow in a Fractured Subterranean Reservoir as Multiple Interacting Continua  
A subterranean reservoir where the pore space of media or formation rock is multimodal, and the media may have imbedded multiple scales of fracture networks, is simulated. The modes of the pore...
US20090234625 PROVIDING A SIMPLIFIED SUBTERRANEAN MODEL  
To provide a simplified subterranean model of a subterranean structure, a first grid size for the simplified subterranean model is selected, where the first grid size is coarser than a second grid...
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An upscaling method for efficiently simulating a geological model of subsurface reservoir is disclosed. The method includes providing a fine-scale geological model of a subsurface reservoir...
US20050010384 Method of simulating fluctuation of oil, program of the same and system of the same  
A fluctuation of oil in a region is simulated, the region being composed of at least one selected from at least one kinds of liquid inert to the oil and at least one kinds of solid inert to the...
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Method for constructing a kinetic model allowing the mass of hydrogen sulfide produced by aquathermolysis within a rock containing crude oil to be estimated. The crude oil and the rock are...
US20110024126 METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS THROUGH A WELL OR WELL CLUSTER OF WHICH THE TRAJECTORY IS OPTIMIZED BY A TRAJECTORY OPTIMISATION ALGORITHM  
A method is disclosed for producing hydrocarbon fluid, such as crude oil and/or natural gas, through a well or well cluster of which the trajectory is at least partly defined and iteratively...
US20140236559 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR MODELING COMPLEX WELLBORES IN FIELD-SCALE RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for a near-well unstructured grid model builder for generating a full-field unstructured grid for reservoir simulation. As described...
US20110040536 RESERVOIR ARCHITECTURE AND CONNECTIVITY ANALYSIS  
An interactive system and method of operating the system to define and evaluate a model of a hydrocarbon reservoir. The reservoir model is defined from extrinsic information such as seismic...
US20150185364 MACHINES FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION WITH AUTOMATED WELL COMPLETIONS AND RESERVOIR GRID DATA QUALITY ASSURANCE  
Machine, computer readable medium, program code, and computer-implemented methods for performing a reservoir simulation with well completion and reservoir grid data quality assurance, are...
US20130246029 TECHNIQUE FOR ESTABLISHING PREDICTIVE REACH THROUGH A DEVIATED WELL  
A method of estimating extended reach for a downhole line traversing a deviated section of a well. The method may include storing line and well architectural and physical data and then performing...
US20130096896 4D SATURATION MODELING  
Saturation models of subsurface reservoirs of interest are formed in a computer based on data from well logs, production data and core data. Data of these types obtained over a period of time are...
US20130346048 Petrophysical Method For Predicting Shear Strength Anisotropy In Fine-Grained Rock Formations  
Method and system is described for modeling one or more geophysical properties of a subsurface volume. In one example, a method for predicting strength anisotropy in subsurface formations along a...
US20140100833 ANALYZING FRACTURE STRATIGRAPHY  
Systems, methods, and software can be used to calculate fracture stratigraphy of a subterranean zone. In some aspects, microseismic event data associated with a fracture treatment of a...
US20070005316 Method for optimizing the location of a secondary cutting structure component in a drill string  
A method of drilling a well using at least one drill bit and at least one secondary cutting structure, that includes determining a neutral point of a drill string positioning at least one...
US20130191091 Machine, Computer Program Product and Method to Carry Out Parallel Reservoir Simulation  
A machine, computer program product, and method to enable scalable parallel reservoir simulations for a variety of simulation model sizes are described herein. Some embodiments of the disclosed...
US20120136641 MACHINE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND METHOD TO CARRY OUT PARALLEL RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
A machine, computer program product, and method to enable scalable parallel reservoir simulations for a variety of simulation model sizes are described herein. Some embodiments of the disclosed...
US20080183451 Simulations for Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments and Methods of Fracturing Naturally Fractured 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...
US20110266056 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PLANNING AND DYNAMICALLY UPDATING SAMPLING OPERATIONS WHILE DRILLING IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION  
Methods and apparatus for planning and dynamically updating sampling operations while drilling in a subterranean formation are described. An example method of planning a sampling while drilling...
US20120116740 METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE FRACTURE NETWORK OF A FRACTURED RESERVOIR AND METHOD FOR DEVELOPING IT  
The invention is a method for constructing a representation of a fluid reservoir traversed by a fracture network and by at least one well. The reservoir is discretized into a set of grid cells and...
US20130268248 METHOD OF SELECTING POSITIONS OF WELLS TO BE DRILLED FOR PETROLEUM RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT  
A method of selecting the positions of wells to be drilled for the development of a petroleum reservoir from a set of reservoir images. Well configurations are optimized by calculating a first...
US20140129199 SEQUENTIAL FULLY IMPLICIT WELL MODEL FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION  
A subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir with wells is simulated by sequential solution of reservoir and well equations to simulate fluid flow inside the reservoir and well production rates. Sequential...
US20110232913 Sediment Transport By Fully Developed Turbulent Flows  
The invention is a method of modeling a hydrocarbon reservoir. A parameter value in a set of equations is adjusted so that the output of the equations accurately matches observed sediment erosion...
US20130096898 Methods and Systems For Machine - Learning Based Simulation of Flow  
There is provided a method for modeling a hydrocarbon reservoir that includes generating a reservoir model that has a plurality of sub regions. A solution surrogate is obtained for a sub region by...
US20120232859 METHOD ANS SYSTEMS FOR RESERVOIR MODELING, EVALUATION AND SIMULATION  
Fluid property modeling that employs a model that characterizes asphaltene concentration gradients is integrated into a reservoir modeling and simulation framework to allow for reservoir...
US20140149098 MULTIPHASE FLOW IN A WELLBORE AND CONNECTED HYDRAULIC FRACTURE  
One or more computer-readable media include computer-executable instructions to instruct a computing system to iteratively solve a system of equations that model a wellbore and fracture network in...
US20150073763 OIL OR GAS PRODUCTION USING COMPUTER SIMULATION OF OIL OR GAS FIELDS AND PRODUCTION FACILITIES  
Oil or gas fields and associated facilities are computer simulated by solving linear algebraic equations using a Schwarz method with at least one well node included in the overlap. According to...