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Thomas A Jones, Sterling J Helwick Jr: Method of generating 3-D geologic models incorporating geologic and geophysical constraints. Exxon Production Research Company, Albert B Kimball Jr, Keith A Bell, November 17, 1998: US05838634 (155 worldwide citation)

Features of subsurface earth reservoirs of interest are made available for analysis and evaluation by forming three-dimensional, geologic block models based on field data. The field data include geological observations, such as lithofacies and porosity values obtained from well data and other source ...


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Richard H Gunderson, Jerome Q Burns, Stewart A Fox: Fatigue-resistant threaded connector. Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, January 9, 1990: US04892337 (117 worldwide citation)

A fatigue-resistant threaded connector for connecting adjacent sections of a tubing string subject to cyclic dynamic stress variations is disclosed. The connector comprises a pin member which is threadedly engageable with a corresponding box member. In its preferred embodiment, the connector is radi ...


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James J Carrazzone, David Chang, Catherine Lewis, Pravin M Shah, David Y Wang: Method for deriving reservoir lithology and fluid content from pre-stack inversion of seismic data. Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, December 10, 1996: US05583825 (104 worldwide citation)

A method for deriving reservoir lithology and fluid content for a target location from pre-stack seismic reflection data. The method uses inversion of pre-stack seismic reflection data for both the target location and a calibration location having known subsurface lithology and fluid content to deri ...


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Craig S Calvert, Thomas A Jones: Process for constructing three-dimensional geologic models having adjustable geologic interfaces. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Keith A Bell, November 12, 2002: US06480790 (103 worldwide citation)

A process for constructing a three-dimensional geologic model of a subsurface earth volume in which the positions of geologic interfaces within the model are adjusted as the model is being constructed. The resulting geologic model should be consistent with all available geologic and geophysical info ...


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L Donald Maus, Torney M Van Acker, Mark E Ehrhardt: Method and apparatus for controlling pressure and detecting well control problems during drilling of an offshore well using a gas-lifted riser. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Keith A Bell, Nelson V Jaramillo, Gary P Katz, December 30, 2003: US06668943 (77 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling the riser base pressure and detecting well control problems, such as kicks or lost circulation, during drilling of an offshore well using a gas-lifted riser. The pressure control apparatus preferably includes two separate control elements, one to adjust the pre ...


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William A Potts Jr, Eugene R Thomas: Method for separating a multi-component feed stream using distillation and controlled freezing zone. Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, June 9, 1992: US05120338 (67 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for separating two primary components of a multi-component feed stream (e.g., methane and nitrogen) in the presence of a third, freezable component (e.g., carbon dioxide) having a relative volatility less than that of either primary component. The inventive process ...


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Robert A Kirby, Jorgen E Petersen: Remotely-controllable paravane. Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, March 8, 1988: US04729333 (63 worldwide citation)

A remotely-controllable, surface-referenced paravane for use in towing an object in a body of water at a controlled lateral offset from the pathway of the towing vessel is disclosed. The principal components of the paravane are a buoyant hull, a cambered hydrofoil shaped keel attached to the bottom ...


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Jeffrey R Bailey: Single well system for mapping sources of acoustic energy. Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, June 29, 1999: US05917160 (47 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for determining the location of the source of seismic energy around a well are provided. Multiple seismic receivers, each receiver having orthogonal seismic sensors, are axially spaced on a tool which is capable of sending real-time seismic signals to the surface. A method for c ...


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Kenneth D Andersen: Exxon Production Research Company, Keith A Bell, April 25, 1995: US05410517 (37 worldwide citation)

A method for cascading or linking seismic vibrator sweeps to form a cascaded sweep sequence. According to the method, a first cascaded sweep sequence is generated containing N sweep segments linked end-to-end. The N sweep segments are substantially identical, except that the initial phase angle of e ...


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James R Bragg: Solids-stabilized emulsion. Exxon Production Research Company, Kurt D VanTassel, Keith A Bell, June 8, 1999: US05910467 (34 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention is a solids-stabilized emulsion and method for making same for use in recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation. More specifically, the emulsion comprises oil and water and is stabilized using undissolved solid particles, which are preferably at least partially ol ...