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Neil Francis Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang, Guangping Xu, Lili Xu, Mirna Slim: Method to quantify discrete pore shapes, volumes, and surface areas using confocal profilometry. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, November 13, 2012: US08311788 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods for characterizing a sample of porous media using a measuring device along with a multipoint statistical (MPS) model. Retrieving a set of reflected measured data provided by the measuring device of a surface of the sample in order to produce a sample imaging log, wherein the retrieved set of ...


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Tuanfeng Zhang, Neil Francis Hurley, Weishu Zhao: Method to generate numerical pseudocores using borehole images, digital rock samples, and multi-point statistics. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Bridget Laffey, Jakub M Michna, May 13, 2014: US08725477 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for creating a numerical pseudocore model, comprising: a) obtaining logging data from a reservoir having depth-defined intervals of the reservoir, and processing the logging data into interpretable borehole image data having unidentified borehole image data; b) examining one of t ...


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Neil Francis Hurley, Weishu Zhao, Tuanfeng Zhang: Multiscale digital rock modeling for reservoir simulation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, September 15, 2015: US09134457 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for upscaling digital rock modeling data are described. Core-plug samples for pore-scale modeling are chosen using whole-core mini-permeability grids and conventional CT scans. Pore models or pore-network models are used for flow modeling. Borehole-scale models use MPS (Multi-Point Statistic ...


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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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Neil Francis Hurley: Method to determine wettability of rock samples using image analysis. CHEVRON U, Albert K Shung, Marie L Clapp, August 9, 2016: US09412023

A method is disclosed for determining wettability in a subsurface reservoir. Embodiments of the method utilize image analysis techniques for determining wettability indicator values. Wettability indicator values may be determined based on a hydrocarbon wet fraction and a water wet fraction of pore l ...


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Neil Francis Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang, Weishu Zhao, Guangping Xu: Method to build 3D digital models of porous media using transmitted laser scanning confocal mircoscopy and multi-point statistics. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Schlumberger Doll Research, January 6, 2011: US20110004447-A1

Methods for characterizing a three-dimensional (3D) sample of porous media using at least one measuring tool that retrieves two or more set of transmitted measured data at two or more depths of the sample, such that the retrieved two or more set of transmitted measured data is communicated to a proc ...


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Neil Francis Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang, Guangping Xu, Lili Xu, Mirna Slim: Method to quantify discrete pore shapes, volumes, and surface areas using confocal profilometry. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Schlumberger Doll Research, January 6, 2011: US20110004448-A1

Methods for characterizing a sample of porous media using a measuring device along with a multipoint statistical (MPS) model. Retrieving a set of reflected measured data provided by the measuring device of a surface of the sample in order to produce a sample imaging log, wherein the retrieved set of ...


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Tunfeng Zhang, Neil Francis Hurley, Weishu Zhao: Method to generate numerical pseudocores using borehole images, digital rock samples, and multi-point statistics. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Schlumberger Doll Research, October 15, 2009: US20090259446-A1

Methods and systems for creating a numerical pseudocore model, comprising: a) obtaining logging data from a reservoir having depth-defined intervals of the reservoir, and processing the logging data into interpretable borehole image data having unidentified borehole image data; b) examining one of t ...


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Neil Francis Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang: Method for characterizing a geological formation traversed by a borehole. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Schlumberger Doll Research, October 22, 2009: US20090262603-A1

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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Neil Francis Hurley, Weishu Zhao, Tuanfeng Zhang: Multiscale digital rock modeling for reservoir simulation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, August 30, 2012: US20120221306-A1

Methods for upscaling digital rock modeling data are described. Core-plug samples for pore-scale modeling are strategically chosen using whole-core minipermeability grids and conventional CT (Computed Tomography) scans. Pore models or pore-network models are used for flow modeling. Computed numerica ...