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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 F Hurley, Tuanfeng Zhang, Weishu Zhao, Mustafa Al Ibrahim: Methods to build 3D digital models of porous media using a combination of high- and low-resolution data and multi-point statistics. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Bridget Laffey, Jakub Michna, Daniel Matthews, December 9, 2014: US08908925 (3 worldwide citation)

This subject disclosure describes methods to build and/or enhance 3D digital models of porous media by combining high- and low-resolution data to capture large and small pores in single models. High-resolution data includes laser scanning fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), nano computed tomography (CT) ...


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Stein Inge Pedersen, Tuanfeng Zhang, Christen Knudby, David S McCormick: Multipoint geostatistics method using branch runlength compression and local grid transformation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, November 13, 2012: US08311779 (2 worldwide citation)

A multipoint geostatistics computer-implemented method for modeling of discrete properties, comprising acquiring by a computer software program a training image made from at least one dimensional array of discrete property values, the values depicting the spatial relationship and variability conside ...


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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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Andriy Gelman, Tuanfeng Zhang, Neil F Hurley: Borehole image gap filling. SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Michael Dae, October 30, 2018: US10113411

The present disclosure introduces methods and apparatus for acquiring a borehole image corresponding to a sidewall surface of a borehole that penetrates a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation comprises structural elements and a varying geophysical characteristic. The borehole i ...


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Tuanfeng Zhang, Ting Li, Harish Krishnamurthy: Generating facies probablity cubes. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, September 16, 2014: US08838425

A method for generating one or more geological models for oil field exploration. The method includes receiving one or more well facies logs, a vertical facies proportion curve, a lateral proportion map, a variogram model and a global target histogram. The method then includes generating a facies pro ...


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Stein Inge Pedersen, Tuanfeng Zhang, Christen Knudby, David S McCormick: Multipoint geostatistics method using branch runlength compression and local grid transformation. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Schlumberger Doll Research, June 25, 2009: US20090164182-A1

A multipoint geostatistics computer-implemented method for modeling of discrete properties, comprising acquiring by a computer software program a training image made from at least one dimensional array of discrete property values, the values depicting the spatial relationship and variability conside ...


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Tuanfeng Zhang, Ting Li, Harish Krishnamurthy: Generating facies probablity cubes. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, September 22, 2011: US20110231164-A1

A method for generating one or more geological models for oil field exploration. The method includes receiving one or more well facies logs, a vertical facies proportion curve, a lateral proportion map, a variogram model and a global target histogram. The method then includes generating a facies pro ...