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US20140180658 MODEL-DRIVEN SURVEILLANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS  
Performing diagnostic of hydrocarbon production in a field includes generating a thermal-hydraulic production system model of a wellsite and a surface facility in the field, and simulating, using...
US20060277011 Method and system for predicting the apparent flow conductivity of a heterogeneous medium  
The invention concerns a method and a system for predicting the apparent flow conductivity of a heterogeneous medium. According to the invention, the following steps are implemented:—choosing a...
US20110040543 VIRTUAL RESERVOIR SENSOR  
One or more computer-readable media include computer-executable instructions to instruct a computing system to receive simulation results for future behavior of a reservoir that includes a...
US20080010047 METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE AUTOMATION OF FAULT MODELING INCLUDING A METHOD FOR INTELLIGENTLY SENSING FAULT-FAULT RELATIONSHIPS  
A method is disclosed for sensing fault-fault relationships, comprising: automatically sensing interrelationships among faults, and presenting a final model including a fault-fault intersection...
US20100174517 Method For Prediction In An Oil/Gas Production System  
Method in an oil and/or a gas production system including a plurality of oil and/or gas wells each producing a multiphase fluid stream, adapted for predicting change in produced fluids resulting...
US20090216508 Well Modeling Associated With Extraction of Hydrocarbons From Subsurface Formations  
A method and apparatus for associated with various phases of a well completion. In one embodiment, a method is described that includes identifying first principle physical laws governing...
US20130282348 EFFICIENT DATA MAPPING TECHNIQUE FOR SIMULATION COUPLING USING LEAST SQUARES FINITE ELEMENT METHOD  
The coupling of geomechanics to reservoir simulation is essential for many practical situations in the exploitation of hydrocarbons. Such coupling requires cross-mapping block-centered data in...
US20150066461 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HISTORICAL, GEOLOGICAL MODELING TO PRODUCE AN ESTIMATED DISTRIBUTION OF HYDROCARBONS TRAPPED IN SUBSURFACE CLATHRATES  
Methods and systems for historical, geological modeling for producing an estimated distribution of hydrocarbons trapped in subsurface clathrates are disclosed. One method includes instantiating a...
US20130282349 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF UPDATING A GEOCELLULAR MODEL  
Updating a geocellular model. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: modifying a geocellular model of an earth formation based on an actual datum from an actual...
US20150083404 DETERMINING PROPPANT AND FLUID DISTRIBUTION  
A method may include modeling a bulk electromagnetic (EM) characteristic of a composite material including a fracturing fluid, a proppant, and a sensing additive. The method may further include...
US20110046934 MONITORING A REGION OF INTEREST IN A SUBSURFACE FORMATION  
A method of monitoring a subsurface formation (2) including a region of interest (1), below a surface region, which method comprises the steps of exciting seismic interface waves (14), in the...
US20110024125 Space-Time Surrogate Models of Subterranean Regions  
Methods for creating and using space-time surrogate models of subsurface regions, such as subsurface regions containing at least one hydrocarbon formation. The created surrogate models are...
US20120109612 Iterative Inversion of Data From Simultaneous Geophysical Sources  
Method for reducing the time needed to perform geophysical inversion by using simultaneous encoded sources in the simulation steps of the inversion process. The geophysical survey data are...
US20120191353 MODEL BASED WORKFLOW FOR INTERPRETING DEEP-READING ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA  
One embodiment of the invention involves a model-based method of inverting electromagnetic data associated with a subsurface area that includes developing a three-dimensional electromagnetic...
US20090070086 METHOD FOR UPDATING A GEOLOGICAL MODEL USING DYNAMIC DATA AND WELL TESTS  
Method for optimizing the development of an underground reservoir, wherein a geological model is updated using dynamic data and well tests. A reservoir model is constructed by performing a...
US20120004892 Reservoir Simulation of Giant Subsurface Reservoirs With Accelerated Phase Equilibrium Determination  
A computer system analyzes data from giant subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs which are organized into a number of component cells and simulates the conditions in the reservoirs based on...
US20100088078 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRILLING A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH  
Methods and software tools for determining wellbore-strengthening information for a drilling operation, the method including inputting wellbore parameters into a wellbore simulator, importing...
US20100228527 COARSENING AND SPLITTING TECHNIQUES  
Disclosed herein are improved coarsening and splitting techniques for preparing grids for performing simulations. In some implementations, methods in accordance with the present disclosure may...
US20130297273 MODEL BASED INVERSION OF SEISMIC RESPONSE FOR DETERMINING FORMATION PROPERTIES  
A method for characterizing a property of a subterranean formation including collecting well log and seismic data, inverting the data, processing for upscaled petrophysical parameters,...
US20130110485 Determining Interwell Communication  
There is provided a system and method for determining interwell communication in a hydrocarbon-producing field that has a plurality of wells. An exemplary method comprises determining...
US20110246143 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PETROLEUM FLUIDS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF  
An improved method that performs downhole fluid analysis of the fluid properties of a reservoir of interest and that characterizes the reservoir of interest based upon such downhole fluid analysis.
US20100057418 Method for Quantifying Reservoir Connectivity Using Fluid Travel Times  
The present application describes a method and system associated with the production of hydrocarbons. In the method, fluid travel time models are constructed from a reservoir model. Then,...
US20150120264 RESEVOIR MODEL TUNING WITH COMPLEX PARAMETER INTERACTIONS  
Methods, systems, and non-transitory, computer-readable media for tuning a model of a subterranean domain. The method may include determining a relationship between a first parameter of the model...
US20100138196 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING FLUID FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN FRACTURED SUBSURFACE RESERVOIRS  
A system and method having application notably towards predicting fluid flow characteristics within fractured subsurface reservoirs. The system and method include steps of reservoir...
US20130262069 TARGETED SITE SELECTION WITHIN SHALE GAS BASINS  
Targeted site selection determines the best hydrocarbon producing locations within areas of highest hydrocarbon reserves of a resource play. The best hydrocarbon production locations are selected...
US20130275100 WELLSITE CONTROL EMPLOYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING  
According to one aspect, a three-dimensional model of at least a portion of a wellsite is generated. A three-dimensional camera system is calibrated to the three-dimensional model. A draw-works...
US20100155078 Method For Predicting Composition of Petroleum  
A method for predicting petroleum expulsion is provided. An exemplary embodiment of the method comprises defining a chemical structure of a kerogen and identifying a plurality of reaction products...
US20090012765 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OILFIELD SIMULATION OPERATIONS  
The invention relates to a method of simulating operations of an oilfield, which has process facilities and wellsite operatively connected, each wellsite having a wellbore penetrating a...
US20090260430 Method and Apparatus for Measurement of Formation Fluid Loss  
A method for determining drilling fluid losses or gains by providing a drilling fluid, measuring a plurality of supply parameters of the drilling fluid, delivering the drilling fluid to a...
US20100181073 Method For Controlling Loss of Drilling Fluid  
Methods for drilling and treating for lost returns continuously while drilling are provided. High fluid loss drilling fluid is used, along with particulate material that forms an immobile mass in...
US20090319241 Systems and Methods for Modeing Wellbore Trajectories  
Systems and methods for modeling wellbore trajectories using curvature bridging functions. The systems and methods use a clothoid spiral as a bridging curve in the transition zones to reduce...
US20120203521 METHOD, APPARTUS AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED GROUNDWATER MODELING  
A method of groundwater modeling is disclosed comprising: collecting, inputting, organizing and managing raw data concerning an aquifer in a data workspace; developing a conceptual groundwater...
US20100161300 System and method for forecasting production from a hydrocarbon reservoir  
A system and method is taught to substantially automate forecasting for a hydrocarbon producing reservoir through integration of modeling module workflows. A control management module...
US20110213601 METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING THE TRAJECTORY OF A DRILLED WELL  
Steering behavior model can include build rate and/or turn rate equations to model bottom-hole assembly behavior. Build and/or turn rate equations can be calibrated by adjusting model parameters...
US20100161292 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING DYNAMIC HETEROGENEITY IN EARTH MODELS  
A method is disclosed having application notably towards ranking earth models responsive to dynamic heterogeneity. A plurality of earth models representing a subsurface reservoir are provided....
US20060015310 METHOD FOR SIMULATION MODELING OF WELL FRACTURING  
A model system for simulating the performance of a subterranean well, starts with a base model wherein input logging data, pressure transient data and PVT data is introduced into the base model. A...
US20120150519 ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY SCREENING MODEL  
This invention relates to enhanced oil recovery methods to improve hydrocarbon reservoir production. An enhanced oil recovery screening model has been developed which consists of a set of...
US20150127315 Apparatus and Methods For Qualifying Compositions  
A test apparatus for qualifying compositions used to reduce scale deposition in fluid, e.g., wax deposition in crude oil, is disclosed. The test apparatus includes a first reservoir capable of...
US20110015912 Transport Property Data Calculated From Derivative Seismic Rock Property Data For Transport Modeling  
At least one transport property for a subsurface region is calculated from derivative seismic data by generating a model relating at least one derivative seismic rock property of a subsurface...
US20060235668 MODELING CLASTIC RESERVOIRS  
Methods, computer programs, and information handling systems for modeling one or more reservoirs are disclosed. The method uses one or more well logs, each for a well at a location and each...
US20100318337 METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MODELED CARBON SEQUESTRATION  
Methods, systems and apparatuses are provided for facilitating sequestration of naturally occurring or anthropogenic carbon dioxide. The methods, systems and apparatuses of the present invention...
US20100082142 Simulation System and Method  
A method and system are described that enhance the computational simulation, such as a fluid flowing through a porous media, under the present techniques. In particular, a computer implemented...
US20080162100 METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM STORAGE DEVICE FOR HISTORY MATCHING AND FORECASTING OF HYDROCARBON-BEARING RESERVOIRS UTILIZING PROXIES FOR LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS  
A method, system and program storage device for history matching and forecasting of subterranean reservoirs is provided. Reservoir parameters and probability models associated with a reservoir...
US20120073824 Hybride Method For Full Waveform Inversion Using Simultaneous and Sequential Source Method  
Method for simultaneous full-wavefield inversion of gathers of source (or receiver) encoded geophysical data to determine a physical properties model for a subsurface region, especially suitable...
US20090319243 HETEROGENEOUS EARTH MODELS FOR A RESERVOIR FIELD  
A method for creating a heterogeneous earth model (HEM) of a reservoir field includes generating a group of wellsite models for a group of wellsites of the reservoir field based at least on...
US20140372094 GENERATION OF FRACTURE NETWORKS USING SEISMIC DATA  
An embodiment of a method for constructing a fracture network includes: receiving seismic data collected from a stimulation operation in an earth formation, the seismic data including seismic...
US20100121580 METHOD OF ESTIMATING PHYSICAL PARAMETERS OF A GEOLOGICAL FORMATION  
A well passing through a geological formation is fitted with a tube, open at its bottom end, that is filled with a fluid. Another fluid is in the annular space between the tube and the wall of the...
US20060100837 Method for calibrating a model of in-situ formation stress distribution  
A method for producing a substantially calibrated numerical model, which can be used for calculating a stress on any point in a formation, accounts for a formation's geologic history using at...
US20130317791 HYDRODYNAMIC SLUG FLOW MODEL  
A very simple model has been presented which is able to reproduce slug flow from the instability of a flow with average hold-up and slip. The disclosure demonstrates that slug flow may be modeled...
US20090164188 Method for upscaling a reservoir model using deep reading measurements  
A method of upscaling for reservoir simulation is disclosed, comprising: inverting a set of deep reading measurements constrained by upscaled multi-well data, and, in response to the inverting...