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Kashif Rashid, Daniel Colin Nesbitt Lucas Clements, Aron Edward Hallquist, Michael Huber, Trevor Graham Tonkin, Andrew Michael Shand: Methods and systems for performing oilfield production operations. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Colin L Wier, Rodney Warfford, Alec J McGinn, March 11, 2014: US08670966 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for performing well network production optimizations are described. For example, in one embodiment, a method of allocating an applied resource throughout a well network includes receiving topological data into an analytical model of a well network having one or more wells. The to ...


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Benoit Couet, Kashif Rashid, David Wilkinson, Saumil Ambani, Eren Cetinkaya, Hugues Djikpesse: Proxy methods for expensive function optimization with expensive nonlinear constraints. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, Colin L Wier, Rodney Warfford, March 11, 2014: US08670960 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for optimizing expensive functions with expensive nonlinear constraints. The method includes selecting sample data for evaluating an expensive function of a simulation, generating a function proxy model for the expensive function and a constraint proxy model for an expensive nonlinear const ...


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Kashif Rashid, David John Rossi: Distributed real-time processing for gas lift optimization. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, April 24, 2018: US09951601 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and program product perform lift optimization in a field with a plurality of wells, with each well including an artificial lift mechanism controlled by an associated well controller. In a central controller, a network simulation model functioning as a proxy of the field is acces ...


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Kashif Rashid, Sulyman Demirel, Benoit Couet: Optimization with a control mechanism using a mixed-integer nonlinear formulation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, August 11, 2015: US09104823 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of optimizing production of wells using choke control includes generating, for each well, an intermediate solution to optimize the production of each well. The generating includes using an offline model that includes a mixed-integer nonlinear program solver and includes using production cur ...


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Franz X Deimbacher, Walter H Goggan, Joseph Culley, Slavomir Pastor: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums for provisioning petrotechnical workflows in a cloud computing environment. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, January 5, 2016: US09229603 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer readable storage medium according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, may provide a cloud computing environment (CCE) that includes a plurality of resources, and receives, at the CCE, a request from a user for performing a petrotechnical workflow. The ...


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Brandon David Plost: Parallel multipoint geostatistics simulation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, August 25, 2015: US09116258 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and program product increase the computational efficiency of a multipoint geostatistics method by parallelizing the simulation process to concurrently simulate sets of unassigned cells in a simulation grid. Values of unassigned cells in the neighborhood of the unassigned cells b ...


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Neil Francis Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang: Method for characterizing a geological formation traversed by a borehole. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, February 28, 2017: US09581723

Methods for characterizing a geological formation, the methods include retrieving measured data provided by a measuring tool along one or more logged borehole length for a borehole, another borehole or both in order to produce a borehole imaging log. Selecting depth-defined intervals of the borehole ...


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Jonathan Ingham, Andrew Howell: Multidimensional data repository for modeling oilfield operations. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, January 5, 2016: US09228415

A method for performing oilfield operations including collecting a model data set from the oilfield for populating a location of a plurality of locations in a multidimensional data repository, the plurality of locations accessible based on a plurality of dimensions of the multidimensional data repos ...


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Randy J Vaal, Fernando Gutierrez, Daniel Colin Nesbitt Lucas Clements, Michael Stundner, Andrew John Howell: System and method for performing oilfield production operations. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Alec J McGinn, November 3, 2015: US09175547

The invention relates to a method of performing production operations of an oilfield having at least one process facility and at least one wellsite operatively connected thereto, each at least one wellsite having a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation for extracting fluid from an undergroun ...


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Trond Hellem Bø: Feature detection in seismic volumes. SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Alec J McGinn, January 10, 2017: US09542507

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for analyzing a domain are provided. The method includes defining a mask plane that includes a first dimension of a first number of voxels and a second dimension of a second number of voxels, and selecting a plurality of first angles for orientating the ...