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Removal of carbonaceous microbeads

A method for mitigating fouling in a once-through steam generator train is described. The method involves obtaining foulant samples from the once-through steam generator train. ... Conocophillips Company

Sagd steam trap control

Methods and systems related to sagd injection and/or production wells that utilize flow distribution control devices. Additionally, methods and systems using limited vertical spacing separating the wells are described. ... Conocophillips Company

Subsurface modeler workflow and tool

A system and method for reducing the complexity of the reservoir simulation process is described. In more detail, an add-in for spreadsheet software program has been developed allowing a user to input minimal amount of information for a simulation, wherein the add-in exports the data as a file readable by any simulation software. ... Conocophillips Company

Method and apparatus for filling an annulus between casing and rock in an oil or gas well

The invention relates to the decommissioning of hydrocarbon wells. It concerns the artificial promoting or inducing of creep in the overburden formation 3 surrounding an oil well 1, so that the formation rock 3 encroaches against the casing 5 to form a seal. ... Conocophillips Company

Engineered stress state with multi-well completions

This disclosure describes a method for fracturing a well to improve productivity, by simulating zipper fracturing in such a way as to generate stress cages, thus minimizing anisotropy in a zone where fracture complexity is desired.. . ... Conocophillips Company

Methods for shut-in pressure escalation analysis

Methods for using shut-in pressures to determine uncertainties in a hydraulic fracturing process in a shale reservoir are described. Data commonly collected during multistage fracturing is used to calculate propped fracture height and induced stresses, as well as other variables, in the presence of horizontal stress anisotropy. ... Conocophillips Company

Tool for metal plugging or sealing of casing

This disclosure describes a device and method of sealing perforations on a well casing inside a subterranean well. The device comprises a generally cylindrical sleeve having a open top and a closed bottom; a heater located inside the sleeve, the heater comprising a thermite mixture; an ignition mechanism that ignites the thermite mixture upon actuation; and a string connected to the heater ignition and detachably engages the sleeve. ... Conocophillips Company

Single well cross steam and gravity drainage (sw-xsagd)

The present disclosure relates to a particularly effective well configuration that can be used for single well cross steam assisted gravity drainage (sw-xsagd) wherein a single well has multiple injection sections each separated by a production segment that is completed with passive fcds to control steam flashing.. . ... Conocophillips Company

Connectivity based approach for field development optimization

A method for creating a field development plan, comprising initializing, by a specially programmed computing system, a connectivity model, calibrating, by a specially programmed computing system, the connectivity model based on a plurality of reservoir simulation results, determining, by a specially programmed computing system, a travel time between wells and reservoir cells using a fast marching method, determining, by the specially programmed computing system, a hydrocarbon saturation based on the travel time to construct a model prediction, optimizing, by the specially programmed computing system, the connectivity model using a global optimization and a local optimization, and constructing, by the specially programmed computing system, at least one well file using the optimized connectivity model.. . ... Conocophillips Company

Internal tank disengaging system

A method for separating lighter components of a hydrocarbon product in a container tank includes introducing the hydrocarbon product into the container tank via an inlet located near or at the bottom of the container tank; routing the hydrocarbon product through a pipe-in-pipe conduit that is at least partially surrounded by a bulk fluid stored in the container tank; providing a vapor-liquid interface that allows efficient evaporation of the lighter components resulting in separation of the lighter components and a processed hydrocarbon product; and routing the processed hydrocarbon product into the annular space of the pipe-in-pipe conduit thereby thermally insulating incoming hydrocarbon product from the surrounding bulk fluid and eliminating or minimizing vapor liquid equilibrium shift of the incoming hydrocarbon product caused by increased head pressure and/or reduction in temperature of the incoming hydrocarbon product.. . ... Conocophillips Company

Nano-thermite well plug

A composition for a plug for wellbores undergoing plugging and abandonment operations is described. Methods of setting the plug are also described.. ... Conocophillips Company

Seismic data acquisition using designed non-uniform receiver spacing

The invention relates to an arrangement for seismic acquisition the spacing between each adjacent pairs of receiver and sources lines is not all the same. Some receiver and/or source lines and/or receiver and/or source spacings are larger and some are smaller to provide a higher quality wavefield reconstruction when covering a larger total area or for a similar total area of seismic data acquisition while providing a wavefield that is optimally sampled by the receivers and sources so that the wavefield reconstruction is suitable for subsurface imaging needs.. ... Conocophillips Company

Degradable pump in shoe

By incorporating a dissolvable or degradable material into the wiper dart and/or float equipment, a fluid can be pumped during the cement phase (or spotted by other means) to begin degradation of the dissolvable material. Once the material is dissolved, a flow path is exposed, allowing communication to the backside or formation of the wellbore through the plug set and shoe track.. ... Conocophillips Company

Production logs from distributed acoustic sensors

A system and method for monitoring oil flow rates along a producing oil or gas well using a distributed acoustic sensing fiber is described. This system uses the low-frequency component of the acoustic signal as a measurement of temperature variations within the well. ... Conocophillips Company

01/18/18 / #20180016890

Hydraulic fracture analysis

This disclosure describes a method of assessing fractures in an underground formation using temperature profile measured by a dts. The fractures can be identified by a temperature profile established by the feedback signals obtained from the dts, but the dts measurements are made at least 36 hours after a stage is fractured and during shut-in, thus allow crossflow and other noise sources to abate. ... Conocophillips Company

12/28/17 / #20170369338

Osmotic concentration of produced and process water using hollow fiber membrane

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for treatment of produced or process water from hydrocarbon production to reduce the volume of the produced or process water while simultaneously reducing the salinity of a highly saline stream, for example, the brine from a seawater desalination plant. The method includes causing a feed stream comprising produced or process water to flow through the lumen of a hollow fiber osmotic membrane 4 which is immersed in an open channel 2 or tank of flowing draw solution 6 which has high salinity. ... Conocophillips Company

12/14/17 / #20170356275

Flow control devices in sw-sagd

The present disclosure relates to a particularly effective well configuration that can be used for single well steam assisted gravity drainage of sw-sagd wherein steam flashing through production slots is prevented by included passive inflow control devices or active interval control valves in the completion.. . ... Conocophillips Company

11/30/17 / #20170342814

Low-frequency das snr improvement

A workflow using techniques for improving signal-to-noise ratio and decreasing interferences for low-frequency distributed acoustic sensing is described.. . ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260854

Hydraulic fracture monitoring by low-frequency das

A method of monitoring hydraulic fracturing using das sensors in a treatment well and/or observation well is described. The raw data is transformed using a low pass filter (≦0.05 hz) and down-sampled to show the signal as the stimulation progresses. ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260849

Das method of estimating fluid distribution

This disclosure describes a method of calculating fluid distribution from a hydraulically fractured well, especially during a plug-and-perf hydraulic fracturing operation. The distributed acoustic sensing (das) data is used to quantify the fluid distribution in separate perf clusters during fracturing, and the result can be used for completion design and optimization, hydraulic fracturing, and ultimately for oil and gas production.. ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260846

Measuring downhole temperature by combining das/dts data

This disclosure describes a method of combining das and dts data to accurately estimate borehole temperature. The described method takes advantage of the thermal sensitivity of das signal in the low-frequency band, and combines with the absolute temperature measurement from dts, to produce a distributed temperature estimation that is up to 10000 more accurate than the current commercial solution. ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260842

Low frequency distributed acoustic sensing

The invention relates to das observation has been proven to be useful for monitoring hydraulic fracturing operations. While published literature has shown focus on the high-frequency components (>1 hz) of the data, this invention discloses that much of the usable information may reside in the very low frequency band (0-50 millihz). ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260839

Das for well ranging

Using distributed acoustic sensing (das) fiber optic cable for borehole surveying and/or well ranging.. . ... Conocophillips Company

09/14/17 / #20170260441

Preflush chemicals for scale inhibitor squeeze

A method and system for removing water from the near wellbore during scale inhibitor squeeze treatments.. . ... Conocophillips Company

06/22/17 / #20170177992

Growth functions for modeling oil production

The present disclosure describes the use of growth models and data driven models that are combined for quickly and efficiently modeling sagd reservoir oil production. Growth function surrogate models are used for efficient and reliable reservoir modeling and production forecasting as opposed to cpu intensive simulations based on finite difference models. ... Conocophillips Company

06/15/17 / #20170168181

Efficient internal multiple prediction methods

Methods for processing seismic data are described. The method includes: obtaining seismic data; solving a series of partial differential wave equations, wherein a first partial differential wave equation describes propagation of a seismic wave going from a first reflector to a second reflector, wherein a second partial differential wave equation describes propagation of a seismic wave going from a second reflector to a third reflector, and wherein a third partial differential wave equation describes propagation of a seismic wave going from a third reflector to a seismic receiver, wherein outputting predicted internal multiples for further imaging or attenuation.. ... Conocophillips Company

05/04/17 / #20170122552

Remote preheat and pad steam generation

Methods and systems generate steam for injection in a well to facilitate oil recovery. Water is preheated at a central processing facility, transported to a well pad by hot water lines, and converted to steam by a steam generator at the well pad.. ... Conocophillips Company

04/27/17 / #20170116359

Reservoir souring forecasting

A method for modeling reservoir souring using object-oriented numerical solutions separate from reservoir topography is described. Specifically, flow physics are separated into one or more objects, along with one or more h2s generation mechanisms, for modeling on time and spatial scales separate from field scale modeling. ... Conocophillips Company

04/27/17 / #20170115412

Interactive salt model modification

A method for making changes to a salt model are described. In particular, an algorithm allows a user to interactively edit a salt model to reflect migrated seismic data to improve model accuracy without having to select horizons that overlap or are sealed or decrease the resolution of the horizons. ... Conocophillips Company

03/30/17 / #20170090053

3d seismic acquisition

Disclosed are methods of marine 3d seismic data acquisition that do not require compensation for winds and currents.. . ... Conocophillips Company

03/23/17 / #20170083855

Global monitoring system for critical equipment performance evaluation

Acquiring and evaluating data regarding the performance of critical equipment of various business units distributed around the globe is essential in today's market. In particular aggregating, organizing and evaluating various types of data at a host processing system that is accessible via an intuitive graphical user interface to approved users connected to an enterprise network.. ... Conocophillips Company

03/23/17 / #20170082761

Methods for simultaneous source separation

A multi-stage inversion method for deblending seismic data includes: a) acquiring blended seismic data from a plurality of seismic sources; b) constructing an optimization model that includes the acquired blended seismic data and unblended seismic data; c) performing sparse inversion, via a computer processor, on the optimization model; d) estimating high-amplitude coherent energy from result of the performing sparse inversion in c); e) re-blending the estimated high-amplitude coherent energy; and f) computing blended data with an attenuated direct arrival energy.. . ... Conocophillips Company

03/23/17 / #20170081950

Thermal conditioning of fishbones

The present disclosure relates to a particularly effective well configuration that can be used for sagd and other steam based oil recovery methods. Fishbone multilateral wells are combined with sagd, effectively expanding steam coverage, but the fishbones are preheated to mitigate plugging problems, with e.g., resistive heating, em heating or chemical heating.. ... Conocophillips Company

03/16/17 / #20170076022

Avoiding water breakthrough in unconsolidated sands

The proposed method is an improved method of flooding weak reservoirs and avoiding premature breakthrough of the displacing fluid used in the flooding operation by first modeling the performance of the reservoir under a rage of flooding pressures in a couple geomechanic and multiphase flow model. Ideal pressures are thus selected from use in a flooding operation, thus avoiding rock failure and fluid breakthrough.. ... Conocophillips Company

03/16/17 / #20170075028

Phase predictions using geochemical data

Methods for developing equation-of-states (eos) composition models for predicting petroleum reservoir fluid behavior and understanding fluid heterogeneity in unconventional shale plays are described. In particular, limited geochemical data from samples taken from the reservoir of interested are utilized to build and tune the eos model and improve predictions. ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170059729

Nodal hybrid gather

The present disclosure provides methods of data acquisition and processing of seismic data that combines nodal survey design, especially sparse nodal surveys, with the hybrid gather processing methodologies.. . ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170059727

Optimal survey design

Methods of analyzing and optimizing a seismic survey design are described. Specifically, the sampling quality is analyzed as opposed to the overall quality of the whole survey. ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170059724

Prime number survey design

Methods of designing seismic survey and acquisition of seismic data with reduced noise using equally or optimally irregularly spaced sources or receivers are described. Specifically, prime number ratios for the station to line spacing is used to prevent harmonic leakage and other noise contaminations in the acquired seismic data.. ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170058668

Method for estimating stress magnitude

This disclosure describes a method for calculating the horizontal stresses that integrate both frictional equilibrium and uniaxial elasticity assumptions. The results are more accurate than either of the assumptions.. ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170057836

Treatment of produced water using indirect heat

Systems and methods utilize heated waste flue gas to indirectly heat untreated water. The heated waste flue gas, which may come from a steam generator, passes through one or more heating coils in a vessel to vaporize untreated water and separate out solids and other contaminants before subsequent condensing. ... Conocophillips Company

03/02/17 / #20170057835

Semi-continuous treatment of produced water with boiler flue gas

Systems and methods utilize heated waste flue gas to treat water. The heated waste flue gas, which may come from a steam generator, bubbles through untreated water to vaporize the untreated water and separate out solids and other contaminants before subsequent condensing. ... Conocophillips Company

02/16/17 / #20170044871

Hot water recycle for paraffin cleanout

A method of removing paraffin deposits from downhole tubing, pumps and valves is provided using hot water and recycling the hot water to allow continual intermittent cleaning throughout the lifespan of the well.. . ... Conocophillips Company

02/02/17 / #20170031051

Nmr in kinetics of hydrocarbon generation

Disclosed are methods of characterizing kerogen and its hydrocarbon generation potential using nmr as the primary analytical tool, and using such data to derive the kinetics of hydrocarbon generation and alteration, thus predicting the hydrocarbon potential of source rock in geological setting, which can then be used in petroleum exploration and production.. . ... Conocophillips Company

02/02/17 / #20170031042

Seismic azimuthal gradient estimation

Method of estimating azimuthal amplitude gradient is disclosed. This method uses a correlation of seismic attributes within a sliding volume of data to obtain azimuthal gradient.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/26/17 / #20170023685

Wavseis sourcing

Improved methods of providing acoustic source signals for seismic surveying, wherein a plurality of signals can be easily separated from one another after data acquisition, wherein the source signals are not sweep based.. . ... Conocophillips Company

01/26/17 / #20170022808

Micromechanical elastic properties solver

This disclosure describes a novel method for predicting continuous wellbore mechanical properties such as static elastic stiffness and failure strength, where the properties solutions are deterministic and based on mechanical theory. It has at least three immediate applications: (a) continuous plots of mechanical properties vs. ... Conocophillips Company

01/26/17 / #20170022790

Annulus installed 6 zone control manifold

A method of controlling a plurality of downhole tools in a wellbore, using first and second codes transmitted by hydraulic line to first address and then actuate the desired tool. A dedicated line is provided for terminating all actuated tools.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/19/17 / #20170017883

Ensemble based decision making

A method for accelerating the decision making process for reservoir risk management is described. In particular, an ensemble based decisions and filter are used to quickly compare different information scenarios to determine the best strategy for developing a hydrocarbon-containing reservoir.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/19/17 / #20170017011

Enhanced recovery response prediction

Methods of combining mineral composition and laboratory test results for reservoir rock samples to predict future responses to secondary and tertiary oil recovery treatments are disclosed. Particular, sem and eds will be combined to produce a mineral map, including mineral distribution around the rock's pore space, for comparison with laboratory data to predict and/or interpret how certain mineral distributions will respond to various fluid-rock interactions.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/19/17 / #20170016305

Well abandonment using vibration to assist cement placement

A method of cementing an oil or gas well for abandonment comprises cutting the production tubing 6 above the production packer 8, setting a tubing plug 9 in the tubing and then cutting the tubing. A bridge plug may be installed at the level of the cut, which spans the full diameter of the well casing 3. ... Conocophillips Company

01/19/17 / #20170016279

Downhole stinger geotechnical sampling and in situ testing tool

Offshore system for delivering geotechnical tools to seafloor is described. The system includes a carrier tube that includes an upper end and a lower end, wherein the carrier tube is characterized by an outer diameter and an inner diameter and wherein the inner diameter of the carrier tube defines a hydraulic cylinder; a landing sub shaped or installed at or near the upper end of the carrier tube, wherein inner diameter of the landing sub is smaller than the inner diameter of the carrier tube; a drill bit shaped or installed at or near the lower end of the carrier tube; an extension tube extending upward from the upper end of the carrier tube; an upward seal that seals top portion of the extension tubes; a compression system for introducing compressed fluid under the upward seal; a fixed rod that runs through the hydraulic cylinder; a hydraulic piston disposed in the hydraulic cylinder, wherein the hydraulic piston is moveable along the fixed rod; one or more shear pins configured to restrict displacement of the hydraulic piston until a sufficient fluid pressure is built up; and an inner tube disposed between the carrier tube and the hydraulic piston, wherein lower portion of the inner tube includes a cone penetrometer that is ballistically inserted into the soil during downward displacement of the hydraulic piston.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/12/17 / #20170011149

Geobody continuity in geological models based on multiple point statistics

The present disclosure describes a method that improves the long-range geobody continuity in multiple point statistical methods, wherein the coarsest multi-grid level cells are simulated in a regular path, and the subsequent level cells are simulated in a random path as usual. The method is general and is applicable to different cases: such as hard data conditioning, soft data conditioning, non-stationarity modeling, 2 or more than 2 types of facies modeling, and 2d and 3d modeling. ... Conocophillips Company

01/12/17 / #20170010353

Terrestrial imaging using multi-polarization synthetic aperture radar

An embodiment of a method for processing synthetic aperture radar (sar) image data includes acquiring a multi-polarization sar image of a terrestrial region, pre-processing the sar image to remove or reduce radiometric and geometric errors, and separating the sar image into a plurality of channels, each channel representing an image associated with a different polarization mode. The method also includes calculating a characteristic of the region for each polarization channel, acquiring ground data and estimating the characteristic of the region based on the ground data, estimating a correlation of the calculated characteristic for each polarization channel with the estimated characteristic based on the ground data, selecting one or more polarization channels having a correlation exceeding a selected value, and generating a sar image including only the selected polarization channels based on the comparison.. ... Conocophillips Company

01/12/17 / #20170009575

Rock strength and in-situ stresses from drilling response

Estimating in-situ stress of an interval having drilling response data is described. Estimating involves obtaining drilling response data of a data rich interval with available data. ... Conocophillips Company

01/05/17 / #20170002647

Depth/orientation detection tool and methods thereof

Methods and systems for depth and radial orientation detection are provided. Methods for determining the depth or radial orientation of one or more downhole components include the steps of providing a target mass and a using a detection device for detecting the depth and/or orientation of the target mass. ... Conocophillips Company

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