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Yao Chou Cheng, Brian P West, Alan E Schwartzbard, John A Farre: Method for imaging discontinuites in seismic data. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Charles R Schweppe, December 3, 2002: US06490528 (12 worldwide citation)

Structural and stratigraphic discontinuities are identified in a 3-D volume of seismic data samples, by first selecting a plurality of directions containing a primary direction and at least one secondary direction. Next, one-dimensional, two-trace first discontinuity values are calculated along the ...


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Yao Chou Cheng, James E Holl: Method for multi-region data processing and visualization. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil URC Law Dept, January 31, 2006: US06993434 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for processing data sets is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises; (a) defining at least two primary region constraints in the data sets by creating a corresponding constraint data set, (b) combining at least two primary region constraints using gated-logic expressions to creat ...


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Lucas J Hilliard, Marek K Czernuszenko, Yao Chou Cheng, Neal L Adair: System and method for obtaining data on an unstructured grid. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Dept, May 20, 2014: US08727017 (7 worldwide citation)

There is provided a system and method for obtaining data corresponding to a property of interest on an unstructured grid. An exemplary method comprises defining a path of interest at least a portion of which goes through the unstructured grid. The exemplary method also comprises extracting data corr ...


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James E Holl, Yao Chou Cheng, Marek Czernuszenko, Rune Musum, Jose Sequeira, Hendrik Braaksma: System and method for planning a drilling operation. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Dept, September 30, 2014: US08849640 (7 worldwide citation)

A method of planning a drilling operation IS provided that comprises selecting a set of targeted regions based on data from a three-dimensional shared earth model and generating at least one targeted segment within each one of the set of targeted regions The method further comprises defining at leas ...


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Yao Chou Cheng, James E Holl, Joseph D Dischinger, Jose J Sequeira Jr: Method for using dynamic target region for well path/drill center optimization. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Dept, January 13, 2015: US08931580 (6 worldwide citation)

Method for determining one or more optimal well trajectories and a drill center location for hydrocarbon production. A well path and drill center optimization problem (55) is solved in which one constraint is that a well trajectory must intersect a finite size target region (61) in each formation of ...


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Jose J Sequeira Jr, Yao Chou Cheng: Iterative reservoir surveillance. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Dept, May 5, 2015: US09026417 (3 worldwide citation)

Method for reservoir surveillance using a three-dimensional Earth Model (101) to improve and expedite the surveillance at all scales of investigation (field, reservoir, fault compartment, and individual well) and at all time steps (minutes, hours, days, months, years). The new method allows users to ...


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Jose J Sequeira Jr, Yao Chou Cheng, Rune Musum: System and method for planning a well path. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, March 14, 2017: US09593558 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for planning a well path is described. An exemplary method comprises defining a proxy constraint volume as a three-dimensional (3D) cellular volume where each cell has at least one value derived from data from a 3D earth model. An initial well path is defined within user defined ...


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Yao Chou Cheng, Brian P West, Alan E Schwartzbard, John A Farre: Method for imaging discontinuites in seismic data. Keith A Bell Charles R Schweppe, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, November 29, 2001: US20010047245-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Structural and stratigraphic discontinuities are identified in a 3-D volume of seismic data samples, by first selecting a plurality of directions containing a primary direction and at least one secondary direction. Next, one-dimensional, two-trace first discontinuity values are calculated along the ...


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Jose J Sequeira Jr, Yao Chou Cheng, Rune Musum: Method and system of interactive drill center and well planning evaluation and optimization. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company—Law Department, January 9, 2018: US09864098

A method, including: identifying a well target or reservoir segment; defining a dynamic surface grid, the dynamic surface grid being a representation of a ground surface, sea-level, or subsea surface above a reservoir upon which a drill center is locatable, and the dynamic surface grid including a p ...


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Yao Chou Cheng, Marek K Czernuszenko: Canvas control for 3D data volume processing. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company—Law Department, March 14, 2017: US09595129

A method is provided for displaying selected portions of a three-dimensional (3D) volumetric data set representing a subsurface formation. At least one two-dimensional (2D) canvas is generated. The 2D canvas corresponds to a plane in the 3D data set. The 2D canvas is shown in a first display window. ...