Patents by Inventor Amelia C. Robinson

Amelia C. Robinson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10527601
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include obtaining sample data associated with a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation, wherein the sample data includes a noble gas signature, a clumped isotope signature and/or a ecology signature. From the signatures, relationships between the noble gas signature; the clumped isotope signature and the ecology signature are identified and stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Patent number: 10330659
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include determining a noble gas signature of a sample and at least one or more of determining a clumped isotope signature of the sample and characterizing the ecology signature of the sample. Then, the method integrates signatures to determine information about the subsurface accumulation, such as the location, fluid type and quality, and volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Patent number: 10309217
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing hydrocarbons with the use of reservoir surveillance. The method includes interpreting a sample to determine noble gas signatures and clumped isotope signatures for the region of interest. Then, using the region of interest fingerprint to perform reservoir surveillance on produced fluids from the subsurface regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, Sumathy Raman, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Cara L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10132144
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and techniques that utilize molecular geochemistry and isotopic signatures to monitor microbial enhanced gas and oil recovery operations. The methods and techniques utilize multiply substituted isotopologue signatures, clumped isotope signatures, and/or position-specific isotope signatures of one or more byproducts of the microbial stimulation techniques to determine the effectiveness of a microbial stimulation technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Amelia C. Robinson, Daniel A. Stolper
  • Publication number: 20180066504
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and techniques that utilize molecular geochemistry and isotopic signatures to monitor microbial enhanced gas and oil recovery operations. The methods and techniques utilize multiply substituted isotopologue signatures, clumped isotope signatures, and/or position-specific isotope signatures of one or more byproducts of the microbial stimulation techniques to determine the effectiveness of a microbial stimulation technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Amelia C. Robinson, Daniel A. Stolper
  • Patent number: 9638828
    Abstract: Method and system is described for marine surveying. The method involves operations for exploring and developing hydrocarbons with one or more unmanned vehicles. The unmanned vehicles are used to perform marine surveying and to obtain one or more samples that may be used to identify chemical, hydrocarbon and/or biologic information, which may be used for environmental monitoring of bodies of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Louise Levien, Amelia C. Robinson, Robert J. Pottorf, William E. Bond, Aaron B. Regberg, A Lucie N'Guessan, Kevin T. Corbett, Scott C. Hornbostel, William P. Meurer
  • Patent number: 9612231
    Abstract: A method for detecting hydrocarbons is described. The method includes performing a remote sensing survey of a survey location to identify a target location. Then, an underwater vehicle (UV) is deployed into a body of water and directed to the target location. The UV collects measurement data within the body of water at the target location, which is then analyzed to determine whether hydrocarbons are present at the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Pottorf, Leonard J. Srnka, William Bond, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, William P. Meurer, Daniel P. Cherney, Steven R. May, William G. Powell, Christoper J. Vandewater, Mehmet D. Ertas, Sumathy Raman, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Amelia C. Robinson, Kurt W. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 9410934
    Abstract: Methods of identifying geological materials of interest comprising (i) providing a nanoprobe composition comprising one or more nanoprobes; wherein the nanoprobe includes (a) at least one tag; and (b) at least one signal generator; (ii) introducing the nanoprobes to a geological material; and (iii) detecting the presence of a signal generated by the signal generator on association of the tag with a target. Nanoprobe compositions identify geological materials, systems include such nanoprobe compositions, and methods use such nanoprobe compositions for the evaluation of geological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Amelia C Robinson, Robert J. Pottorf, Daniel S. Jones, Sebastien L. Dreyfus
  • Publication number: 20160097106
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for identifying and treating corrosion within a conduit. The method involves using probes having a signal generator, and one or more corrosion mitigating chemical treatments such as biocides and/or corrosion inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Amelia C. Robinson, Jennifer A. Hornemann
  • Publication number: 20160018559
    Abstract: Method and system is described for marine surveying. The method involves operations for exploring and developing hydrocarbons with one or more unmanned vehicles. The unmanned vehicles are used to perform marine surveying and to obtain one or more samples that may be used to identify chemical, hydrocarbon and/or biologic information, which may be used for environmental monitoring of bodies of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Louise Levien, Amelia C. Robinson, Robert J. Pottorf, William E. Bond, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Kevin T. Corbett, Scott C. Hornbostel, William P. Meurer
  • Patent number: 9146225
    Abstract: A method for detecting hydrocarbons with an underwater vehicle equipped with one or more measurement components is described. The method includes navigating the UV within the body of water; monitoring the body of water with measurement components associated with the UV to collect measurement data. The collected data from the UV is used to determine whether hydrocarbons are present and at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Pottorf, Leonard J. Srnka, William Bond, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, William P. Meurer, Daniel P. Cherney, Steven R. May, William G. Powell, Christopher J. Vandewater, Mehmet D. Ertas, Kurt W. Rudolph, Sumathy Raman, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Amelia C. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140378319
    Abstract: A method of identifying a hydrocarbon system is disclosed A sample from an area of interest is obtained. A first plurality of analyses is used to determine a community structure of an ecology of the sample. A second plurality of analyses is used to determine a community function of the ecology of the sample. The community structure and the community function are used to determine whether the ecology of the sample matches a characteristic ecology of a hydrocarbon system. When the ecology of the sample matches the characteristic ecology, the sample is identified as part of the hydrocarbon system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Amelia C. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140303895
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include determining a noble gas signature of a sample and at least one or more of determining a clumped isotope signature of the sample and characterizing the ecology signature of the sample. Then, the method integrates signatures to determine information about the subsurface accumulation, such as the location, fluid type and quality, and volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Publication number: 20140288853
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include obtaining sample data associated with a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation, wherein the sample data includes a noble gas signature, a clumped isotope signature and/or a ecology signature. From the signatures, relationships between the noble gas signature; the clumped isotope signature and the ecology signature are identified and stored in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Publication number: 20140284465
    Abstract: A method for detecting hydrocarbons with an underwater vehicle equipped with one or more measurement components is described. The method includes navigating the UV within the body of water; monitoring the body of water with measurement components associated with the UV to collect measurement data. The collected data from the UV is used to determine whether hydrocarbons are present and at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Pottorf, Leonard J. Srnka, William Bond, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, William P. Meurer, Daniel P. Cherney, Steven R. May, William G. Powell, Christopher J. Vandewater, Mehmet D. Ertas, Kurt W. Rudolph, Sumathy Raman, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Amelia C. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140250999
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing hydrocarbons with the use of reservoir surveillance. The method includes interpreting a sample to determine noble gas signatures and clumped isotope signatures for the region of interest. Then, using the region of interest fingerprint to perform reservoir surveillance on produced fluids from the subsurface regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, Sumathy Raman, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Cara L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140256055
    Abstract: A method for detecting hydrocarbons is described. The method includes performing a remote sensing survey of a survey location to identify a target location. Then, an underwater vehicle (UV) is deployed into a body of water and directed to the target location. The UV collects measurement data within the body of water at the target location, which is then analyzed to determine whether hydrocarbons are present at the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Pottorf, Leonard J. Srnka, William Bond, Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, William P. Meurer, Daniel P. Cherney, Steven R. May, William G. Powell, Christoper J. Vandewater, Mehmet D. Ertas, Sumathy Raman, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Amelia C. Robinson, Kurt W. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20140249053
    Abstract: Methods of identifying geological materials of interest comprising (i) providing a nanoprobe composition comprising one or more nanoprobes; wherein the nanoprobe includes (a) at least one tag; and (b) at least one signal generator; (ii) introducing the nanoprobes to a geological material; and (iii) detecting the presence of a signal generated by the signal generator on association of the tag with a target. Nanoprobe compositions identify geological materials, systems include such nanoprobe compositions, and methods use such nanoprobe compositions for the evaluation of geological materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Amelia C. Robinson, Robert J. Pottorf, Daniel S. Jones, Sebastien L. Dreyfus