Patents by Inventor Clinton Chapman

Clinton Chapman 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: 8135862
    Abstract: An example method for real-time bi-directional data management includes receiving a requested data list from a field application, receiving an available data list from a data source, and subscribing to available data by mapping the available data list to the requested data list, the available data having a first data format and a first protocol and including a first context identifier for identifying a portion of data. The method further includes modifying the available data have a second data format and a second protocol, the modified data including the first context identifier, and performing a field operation based on the modified data to generate processed data, the processed data including the first context identifier. The method further includes modifying the processed data to generate second modified data having the first data format and the first protocol, the second modified data being stored in the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Singh, Bruce Fogelsong, Sam Marcuccio, Clinton Chapman, Paul Thow, Jim Brannigan
  • Patent number: 8014987
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for performing a drilling operation for an oil field, the oil field having a subterranean formation with geological structures and reservoirs therein. The method involves creating a finite-difference model to simulate behavior of a drilling assembly used to drill a wellbore in the drilling operation, performing a simulation of the drilling operation using the finite-difference model, analyzing a result of the simulation, and selectively modifying the drilling operation based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Jahir Pabon, Nathan Wicks, Yong Chang, Clinton Chapman, Vivek Singh
  • Patent number: 7895220
    Abstract: Middleware services link multiple data sources to multiple software applications. In one implementation, the middleware receives data requests from different applications, each request including a set of data descriptions that specify which type of data is sought from multiple real-time data sources. The middleware adapts the requests from different types of applications, and the different data available from different real-time data sources, for compatibility with a single common user interface. A user can select which real-time data to map to the common user interface, while each application may request data through a different set of data descriptions. Adapters convert data formats and communication protocols of real-time data from multiple data sources for compatibility with a given requesting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Richard Meehan, Eric Klumpen, Ming Niu, Clinton Chapman, Mathieu Will
  • Patent number: 7878268
    Abstract: A system for performing a drilling operation for an oilfield. The system includes a drilling system for advancing a drilling tool into a subterranean formation, a repository storing multiple survey factors for at least one wellsite of the oilfield and multiple drilling factors corresponding to at least one section of a planned trajectory of the at least one wellsite, and a processor and memory storing instructions when executed by the processor. The instructions include functionality to configure a drilling model for each of the at least one wellsite based on the plurality of survey factors and the plurality of drilling factors and selectively adjust the drilling model with respect to a plurality of drilling scenarios to generate an optimal drilling plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton Chapman, Chunling Gu Coffman, Yongdong Zeng, Mikhail Gurevich
  • Patent number: 7814989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for performing a drilling operation at a wellsite having a drilling rig configured to advance a drilling tool into a subsurface. The method steps include obtaining a well trajectory associated with a first volume, obtaining information related to a first subsurface entity associated with a second volume, using a three-dimensional relational comparison to determine that the first volume intersects the second volume to define a first intersection information, updating the well trajectory, based on the first intersection information, to obtain an updated well trajectory, and advancing the drilling tool into the subsurface based on the updated well trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christos Nikolakis-Mouchas, Vivek Singh, Dmitriy Repin, Clinton Chapman
  • Patent number: 7606666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of performing a drilling operation for an oilfield. The method includes collecting oilfield data, a portion of the oilfield data being real-time drilling data generated from the oilfield during drilling, defining a number of oilfield events based on the oilfield data, selectively displaying the number of oilfield events in proximity of a wellbore image of a display, updating the display of the number of oilfield events during drilling based on the real-time drilling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitriy Repin, Vivek Singh, Clinton Chapman, James Brannigan
  • Publication number: 20090182472
    Abstract: An example method for real-time bi-directional data management includes receiving a requested data list from a field application, receiving an available data list from a data source, and subscribing to available data by mapping the available data list to the requested data list, the available data having a first data format and a first protocol and including a first context identifier for identifying a portion of data. The method further includes modifying the available data have a second data format and a second protocol, the modified data including the first context identifier, and performing a field operation based on the modified data to generate processed data, the processed data including the first context identifier. The method further includes modifying the processed data to generate second modified data having the first data format and the first protocol, the second modified data being stored in the data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Schlumberber Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek SINGH, Bruce FOGELSONG, Sam MARCUCCIO, Clinton CHAPMAN, Paul THOW, Jim BRANNIGAN
  • Publication number: 20090152005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for performing a drilling operation for an oilfield. The system includes a drilling system for advancing a drilling tool into a subterranean formation, a repository storing multiple survey factors for at least one wellsite of the oilfield and multiple drilling factors corresponding to at least one section of a planned trajectory of the at least one wellsite, and a processor and memory storing instructions when executed by the processor. The instructions include functionality to configure a drilling model for each of the at least one wellsite based on the plurality of survey factors and the plurality of drilling factors and selectively adjust the drilling model with respect to a plurality of drilling scenarios to generate an optimal drilling plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton Chapman, Chunling Gu Coffman, Yondong Zeng, Mikhail Gurevich
  • Patent number: 7526930
    Abstract: A method of determining a particular value on a display, comprises the steps of: moving a time log relative to a time line until the time line identifies a selected time on the time log; moving a plurality of values on the display in synchronism with the moving of the time log relative to the time line; and identifying one of the plurality of values on the display when the time line identifies the selected time on the time log, the one of the plurality of values on the display representing the particular value. The particular value on the display comprises a depth on a depth log representing a depth of a drill bit in a borehole. The depth log moves in synchronism with a movement of the time log when the time log moves relative to the time line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Guidry, Mbaga Louis Ahorukomeye, Vincent Bricout, Richard Meehan, Jim Belaskie, Clinton Chapman, Joseph Fang, John James, Amr Khairy Mohamed Ahmed Essawi
  • Publication number: 20080289877
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for performing a drilling operation at a wellsite having a drilling rig configured to advance a drilling tool into a subsurface. The method steps include obtaining a well trajectory associated with a first volume, obtaining information related to a first subsurface entity associated with a second volume, using a three-dimensional relational comparison to determine that the first volume intersects the second volume to define a first intersection information, updating the well trajectory, based on the first intersection information, to obtain an updated well trajectory, and advancing the drilling tool into the subsurface based on the updated well trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christos Nikolakis-Mouchas, Vivek Singh, Dmitriy Repin, Clinton Chapman
  • Publication number: 20080255817
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for performing a drilling operation for an oil field, the oil field having a subterranean formation with geological structures and reservoirs therein. The method involves creating a finite-difference model to simulate behavior of a drilling assembly used to drill a wellbore in the drilling operation, performing a simulation of the drilling operation using the finite-difference model, analyzing a result of the simulation, and selectively modifying the drilling operation based on the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Jahir Pabon, Nathan Wicks, Yong Chang, Clinton Chapman, Vivek Singh
  • Publication number: 20080179094
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of performing a drilling operation for an oilfield, which has a subterranean formation with geological structures and reservoirs. The method includes collecting oilfield data, at least a portion of the oilfield data being generated from a wellsite of the oilfield, selectively manipulating the oilfield data for real-time analysis according to a defined configuration, comparing the real-time drilling data with oilfield predictions based on the defined configuration, and selectively adjusting the drilling operation based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dmitriy Repin, Vivek Singh, Clinton Chapman, James Brannigan
  • Publication number: 20070047279
    Abstract: A Middleware Apparatus and associated method and program storage device is functionally an/or operationally interposed between ‘one or more data sources’ and a corresponding ‘one or more applications’. When an application requests data from the data sources, the application transmits a set of ‘data descriptions’ which pertain to the set of requested data to the middleware apparatus, the middleware passing the data description to the data sources. The data sources respond by transmitting ‘all available data’ to the middleware apparatus. The adapters of the middleware will respond by generating ‘all available data pertaining to the data description’. The user will ‘map’ the set of ‘all available data pertaining to the data description’ with the set of ‘data descriptions’ thereby identifying ‘mapped available data’. The data sources will then generate the ‘mapped available data’.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Richard Meehan, Eric Klumpen, Ming Niu, Clinton Chapman, Mathieu Will
  • Publication number: 20060239118
    Abstract: A method of determining a particular value on a display, comprises the steps of: moving a time log relative to a time line until the time line identifies a selected time on the time log; moving a plurality of values on the display in synchronism with the moving of the time log relative to the time line; and identifying one of the plurality of values on the display when the time line identifies the selected time on the time log, the one of the plurality of values on the display representing the particular value. The particular value on the display comprises a depth on a depth log representing a depth of a drill bit in a borehole. The depth log moves in synchronism with a movement of the time log when the time log moves relative to the time line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Jonathan Guidry, Mbaga Ahorukomeye, Vincent Bricout, Richard Meehan, Jim Belaskie, Clinton Chapman, Joseph Fang, John James, Amr Khairy Ahmed Essawi
  • Publication number: 20060151214
    Abstract: A novel method is presented to automatically design a multi-well development plan given a set of previously interpreted subsurface targets. This method identifies the optimal plan by minimizing the total cost as a function of existing and required new platforms, the number of wells, and the drilling cost of each of the wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Incorporated in the State of Texas
    Inventors: Michael Prange, Peter Tilke, Clinton Chapman, Darren Aklestad