Patents Assigned to Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • Publication number: 20240060388
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of use are provided for a drilling stabilizer with chemical compartments within the teeth of the drilling stabilizer. The drilling stabilizer features dissolvable windows that allow chemicals to flow from the chemical compartments into the wellbore. The chemicals released can include cross-linkers or activators, which can react with polymers downhole to generate a plug for fluid loss control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jothibasu RAMASAMY, Chinthaka Pasan GOONERATNE, Jianhui XU
  • Publication number: 20240064148
    Abstract: A system and method is described that reduces a likelihood that a privileged account at a system (e.g., device, network, and/or application) for a user is compromised. For example, the privileged account for the user at the system is disabled in response to being created. The user can provide a request for at least one elevated right at the system corresponding to a request to use the privileged account at the system. An identity of the user is authenticated in response to receiving the request to confirm that the user is requesting the privileged account at the system. The privileged account for the user is enabled at the system to allow the user to perform at least one action that the user was not previously allowed to perform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abdullah T. AL-ESSA, Khalid H. QAHTANI, Taher A. ALWUSAIBIE, Anthony Graham MURDOCH, Tariq S. ALSHLASH, Osamah A. ALBUGEAEY
  • Publication number: 20240061135
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a depth-domain seismic image using a predicted seismic velocity model is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a first surface seismic dataset of a subterranean region and obtaining a measured seismic velocity profile through the subterranean region for a surface location. The method also includes determining a set of seismic attributes for the surface location from the first surface seismic dataset, and training, using the measured seismic velocity profile and the set of seismic attributes, a machine-learning network to predict a predicted seismic velocity profile from the set of seismic attributes, wherein the predicted seismic velocity profile is an estimate of the measured seismic velocity profile. The method further includes determining a set of seismic attribute volumes from a second surface seismic dataset, and predicting a seismic velocity model for the subterranean region, using a trained machine-learning network and the set of seismic attribute volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Youness El Ouair
  • Publication number: 20240060405
    Abstract: A method for reservoir simulation involves examining a knowledge graph logic associated with a reservoir simulation model for completeness. The knowledge graph logic contains decision information that governs an execution of the reservoir simulation model. The method further involves making a determination, based on the examination, that the knowledge graph logic is incomplete, based on the determination, generating an updated knowledge graph logic, obtaining the decision information from the updated knowledge graph, and executing the reservoir simulation model as instructed by the decision information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Marko Maucec, Suha Naim Kayum
  • Publication number: 20240059958
    Abstract: A solution for injection to a formation containing hydrocarbons includes an ionic liquid and a brine having a salinity of at least 60,000 ppm total dissolved solids (TDS). The ionic liquid is configured to lower an interfacial tension between the solution and the hydrocarbons in the formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Adrian Cesar Cavazos Sepulveda, Abdulkareem AlSofi, Subhash C. Ayirala, Ahmed Gmira, Ali Abdallah Al-Yousef
  • Publication number: 20240064060
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for detecting unauthorized system configuration changes. For example, metadata can be extracted from network traffic captured by one or more different network tools and/or network devices and provided to a metadata evaluator. As an example, the one or more different network tools and/or devices can include a switch port analyzer tool, a security information and event management tool, and/or a test access port device. The metadata evaluator can process the extracted metadata to detect a system configuration change in a system on a network that includes the network traffic. The metadata evaluator can determine whether the system configuration change is an authorized system configuration change. In some examples, the metadata evaluator can determine whether the system configuration change is an authorized system configuration change based on change management data from a change management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mohammed Adel Alfraih, Sultan Saadaldean Alsharif, John Gwilliams
  • Publication number: 20240061815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and/or methods for developing and/or implementing replication topologies for a directory service. For example, various embodiments described herein can relate to a method for developing a robust replication topology that includes designating a master site from a plurality of sites in the replication topology, where the plurality of sites can group multiple computer devices (e.g., multiple servers). Additionally, the method can comprise mapping a plurality of inter-site links between the master site and remaining sites from the plurality of sites. In accordance with various embodiments, mapping the plurality of inter-site links can be performed such that a maximum number of triangular connectivity schemes within the replication topology is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Abdullah Saad ALESSA
  • Patent number: 11905795
    Abstract: A coiled tubing system includes an injector assembly configured to receive and longitudinally move coiled tubing through the injector assembly, a well control stack operatively coupled to the injector assembly and configured to receive the coiled tubing from the injector assembly, and a snap arrestor including one or more wheels configured to rotate as the coiled tubing moves longitudinally, a tachometer that measures rotations per minute (RPM), and a microprocessor that receives and converts the RPM into a real-time measured linear speed of the coiled tubing. When the real-time measured linear speed of the coiled tubing exceeds a predetermined linear speed threshold, a command signal is sent to the injector assembly to grippingly engage the coiled tubing and thereby cease longitudinal movement of the coiled tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Qureshi, Arris Riagung Riskiawan, Abdullah Shabib Dossary
  • Patent number: 11906417
    Abstract: The systems and method described in this specification relate to at least partially restoring porosity and brine permeability of carbonate core samples. The systems and methods include extracting a carbonate core sample from a subterranean formation. The extracted carbonate core sample is inserted into a core flooding test machine. A first porosity and a first brine permeability of the extracted carbonate core sample is measured. A fluid is pumped through the extracted carbonate core sample to flood the carbonate core sample. The fluid includes at least one of a high-molecular weight polymer solution and a gel particle solution. The systems and methods include at least partially restoring the porosity and the brine permeability of the carbonate core sample by pumping an oxidizing solution through the flooded carbonate core sample and heating the carbonate core sample to a temperature of at least 60° C. after pumping the oxidizing solution through the carbonate core sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Ming Han, Dongqing Cao, Jinxun Wang
  • Patent number: 11908314
    Abstract: A method for generating digital emergency alarms is disclosed. The method includes retrieving, by a computing device and from a data packet transmitted by an alarm system controller of a building, an alarm type and an incident location of an emergency incident detected in the building, analyzing, by the computing device based on a building and network layout of at least the building, the alarm type and the incident location to generate an evacuation map specific to a user device connected to the network, where the building and network layout includes a physical location and a network address of the user device, and sending, by the computing device via the network switch based on the network address of the user device, the evacuation map to the user device, where the evacuation map is displayed on the user device to direct a user to evacuate from the emergency incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Raeid Khalid Farrash, Qassem Ahmed Al-Alwi, Hassan Ahmed Algizani
  • Patent number: 11906680
    Abstract: A method for determining an internal multiple attenuated seismic image is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a seismic dataset composed of a plurality of seismic traces and for each seismic trace determining an internal multiple trace based, at least in part, on a nested truncated correlation and a bounded convolution of the seismic trace with itself. The method further includes determining an internal multiple attenuated seismic trace based, at least in part, on subtracting the internal multiple trace from the seismic trace and combining the internal multiple attenuated seismic trace to form the internal multiple attenuated seismic image. A system including a seismic source, a plurality of seismic receivers, and a seismic processor for executing the method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Dongliang Zhang, Constantinos Tsingas, Mohammed S. Mubarak, Ferhan Y. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11905868
    Abstract: A system that may include an exhaust gas source that provides exhaust gas pollutants, a primary catalytic converter coupled downstream of the exhaust gas source, and an adsorption unit, configured to adsorb exhaust gas pollutants. The adsorption unit may be coupled downstream of the exhaust gas source. A process that may include introducing exhaust gas comprising exhaust gas pollutants into a system that includes an adsorption unit, such that the exhaust gas may flow through the adsorption unit and the exhaust gas pollutants may be adsorbed into an adsorption media in the adsorption unit as adsorbed exhaust gas pollutants. A depleted exhaust gas may pass from the adsorption unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Emmanuel Laigle, Christophe Chaillou, Caroline Norsic, André Nicolle
  • Patent number: 11906679
    Abstract: A method for generating a geophysical image of a subsurface region includes defining a computational sub-volume for the geophysical image including a predetermined number of seismic traces of a plurality of seismic traces and a predetermined number of samples per each one of the plurality of seismic traces, generating a data matrix corresponding to a first sub-volume of the subsurface region based on the defined computational sub-volume, the data matrix comprising the predetermined number of samples for the predetermined number of traces of a portion of a seismic dataset corresponding to the first sub-volume. The method also includes estimating a coherence between the predetermined number of traces of the data matrix by performing a sum of a variance of the predetermined number of samples of the data matrix, and assigning the estimated coherence to a location in the geophysical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Qiang Fu, Xu Ji, Yi Luo, Saleh A Dossary
  • Patent number: 11905464
    Abstract: A dispersion of capsules in critical or supercritical carbon dioxide is provided. The capsules include an aqueous solution encapsulated by covalent organic framework particles. Also provided is a method of making a dispersion of aqueous solution capsules. The method includes providing a medium of critical or supercritical carbon dioxide, introducing the aqueous solution into the critical or supercritical carbon dioxide medium, and introducing a covalent organic framework particle into the critical or supercritical carbon dioxide medium. Associated methods of using the disclosed dispersions in hydrocarbon-bearing formations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abdulaziz S. Al-Qasim, Yuguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11906697
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining grid model data for a geological region of interest and well data for various wells in the geological region of interest. A well among the wells may correspond to a simulated well network in a reservoir simulation. The method may further include determining, based on the grid model data and the well data, a first simulation solution for a first constraint rate equation decoupled from the simulated well network and using a first search method. The method may further include determining, based on the grid model data, the well data, and the first simulation solution, a second simulation solution for a second constraint rate equation coupled to the simulated well network and using a second search method. The method may further include performing, based on the grid model data, and the second simulation solution, the reservoir simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Tareq Shaalan, Zhen Chen
  • Patent number: 11905458
    Abstract: Lost circulation material (LCM) compositions may include a resin; an emulsifier selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated phenol, sodium salt of modified tall oil fatty amide, carboxylic acid terminated fatty polyamide, modified amidoamine, tall oil fatty acid, oxidized tall oil fatty amidoamine, ether carboxylic acid, and combinations thereof; a crosslinker, a cementitious and/or weighting agent; a retarder; a dispersant; and a silicon-based defoamer. The LCM compositions may have a thickening time of from about 3 hours than about 6 hours by reaching a Bearden consistency of 100 Bc. Methods of eliminating or reducing lost circulation in a lost circulation zone from a well may include introducing these LCM compositions into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ali Al-Safran, Khawlah A. Alanqari, Vikrant Wagle, Abdullah S. Al-Yami
  • Patent number: 11905832
    Abstract: An example system includes a laser tool configured for downhole movement. The laser tool includes an optical assembly configured to shape a laser beam for output. The laser beam may have an optical power of at least one kilowatt (1 kW). A housing contains the optical assembly. The housing is configured for movement to direct the output laser beam within a wellbore. The movement includes rotation of the laser tool around a longitudinal axis of the housing and tilting the housing relative to a longitudinal axis of the wellbore. A control system is configured to control at least one of the movement of the housing or an operation of the optical assembly to direct the output laser beam within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Sameeh Issa Batarseh
  • Patent number: 11905900
    Abstract: A motor system includes an engine having one or more cylinders, an electronic control unit, an exhaust treatment system in fluid connection with and downstream of the one or more cylinders. The exhaust treatment system includes an exhaust line, a combustion zone downstream, a combustion ignition source in the combustion zone, a catalyst downstream of an in thermal communication with the combustion zone. A method of heating a catalyst during an engine cold start and a method of initiating regular operating conditions of an engine having one or more cylinders are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Baur, Xin Yu, Anqi Zhang, David Cleary
  • Patent number: 11905176
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of manufacture of low silica zeolite having MFI framework, such as ZSM-5. A sol-gel formulation includes a water-soluble fraction of ODSO as an additional component. The resulting products include low silica zeolite having MFI framework, whereas in the absence of the ODSO, the resulting products are zeolite impurities including analcime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert P. Hodgkins, Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11905794
    Abstract: Methods for operating drill strings in a wellbore include providing a drilling apparatus that includes a Kelly drive system for rotating the drill string that includes a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and a Kelly engaged with the Kelly drive system. The BHA includes a hydraulically driven rotating string reamer coupled to the drill string uphole from a drill bit and a near-bit reamer. The hydraulically driven rotating string reamer includes a hydraulic drive operatively coupled to a string reamer. The methods include translating the BHA axially through the wellbore and, while translating the BHA, circulating drilling fluid through the drill string, which causes the hydraulic drive to rotate the string reamer relative to the drill string, drill bit, and near-bit reamer. Rotation of the string reamer by the hydraulic drive reams away imperfections extending radially inward from a wellbore wall of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Salem Alharbi, Syed Muhammad Ali