Patents by Inventor Guillaume Jolivet

Guillaume Jolivet 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: 11359951
    Abstract: Multiphase flow meters and related methods are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an inlet manifold; an outlet manifold, first and second flow paths coupled between the inlet and outlet manifolds; and an analyzer to determine a flow rate of fluid flowing through the first and second flow paths based on a parameter of the fluid flowing through the first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Baptiste Germond, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20220178590
    Abstract: Geothermal production monitoring systems and related methods are disclosed herein. An example system includes a production well, an injection well, a downhole pump or a downhole compressor to control a production of a multiphase fluid including steam from the production well, a first fluid conduit to transport the multiphase fluid away from the production well, a surface pump disposed downstream of the first fluid conduit, and a second fluid conduit. The surface pump is to inject water into the injection well via the second fluid conduit. A flowmeter is fluidly coupled to the first fluid conduit. The example system includes a processor to control at least one of (a) the downhole pump or the downhole compressor or (b) the surface pump in response to fluid property data generated by the first flowmeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Toussaint, You Cheng Jee, Guillaume Jolivet, Cheng-Gang Xie
  • Publication number: 20210404849
    Abstract: Multiphase flowmeters and related methods are disclosed herein. An example multiphase flowmeter includes a microwave transmitter to transmit a signal through a fluid, a microwave receiver to determine at least one of attenuation or phase shift, a sensor to obtain at least one of pressure, temperature, or differential pressure, an intermediate-output generator to determine intermediate flow parameters, and a flow rate generator to determine a flow rate for respective phases in the fluid, and a model selector to select at least one of a physics model or a machine learning model for determining the intermediate flow parameters or the flow rates, the physics model to determine a first value of the intermediate flow parameters or the flow rates, and, in response to an error not being less than a threshold, the machine learning model to determine a second value of the intermediate flow parameters or the flow rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Jianhua Zhu, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20210372834
    Abstract: Multiphase flowmeter aperture antenna transmission and pressure retention are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes at least one radiating element to transmit or receive an electromagnetic signal along a measurement plane orthogonal to a direction of flow of the fluid in the vessel; a pressure retaining member to prevent fluid from entering the aperture antenna assembly through a measurement window of the aperture antenna assembly, at least a portion of the pressure retaining member to separate the radiating element and the fluid; and a metal housing with or without slits, the pressure retaining member to be at least partially within the metal housing, the radiating element to be coupled to the metal housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yu Ke Lim, Shasha Wang, Linyuan Zhan, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Kenny Shin Han Wei, Guillaume Jolivet, Cheng-Gang Xie
  • Publication number: 20210293592
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to measure a multiphase flow. An example system includes a flowmeter including a mixer to homogenize a fluid received at an inlet of the flowmeter, a differential pressure sensor to measure a differential pressure of the fluid across an inlet and an outlet of the mixer, a Doppler probe to transmit a microwave or an ultrasonic wave into the fluid to generate Doppler frequency shift data, and a flowmeter manager to calculate a velocity of the fluid based on the Doppler frequency shift data, and calculate a density of the fluid based on the differential pressure and the velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20210270989
    Abstract: Electromagnetic probes for analyzing a flowing multi-phase fluid are described herein. The probes generally use a probe assembly for measuring liquid properties in a multiphase fluid flowing in a conduit, the probe assembly comprising a first member with a probe portion and a connection portion, the probe portion having a central bore with a conductor and a pressure-resistant insulator surrounding the conductor, the conductor extending from an opening at a distal end of the probe portion into the connection portion, the connection portion having a connector coupled to a distal end of the connection portion, the connection portion having a seal face with a groove extending around the probe portion; and a second member that, when assembled, is in direct contact with the first member at the distal end of the connection portion to apply compression and to retain the first member against a wall of the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Linyuan Zhan, Cheng-Gang Xie, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Mengke Zhan, Jianhua Zhu, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Patent number: 10677627
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents, and for sampling fluids thereof. The multiphase sampling method includes flowing a multiphase fluid comprising an oil phase and a water phase through a first conduit, the oil phase and water phase at least partially separating in the first conduit, mixing together the oil phase and water phase to form a mixed bulk liquid phase by flowing the multiphase fluid through a flow mixer toward a second conduit downstream the flow mixer, sampling a portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase at location at or within the second conduit, wherein the sampled portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase has a water-to-liquid ratio (WLR) representative of the pre-mixed oil phase and water phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Jianhua Zhu, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Guillaume Jolivet, Shasha Wang
  • Patent number: 10670575
    Abstract: Multiphase flowmeters and related methods having asymmetrical flow therethrough are disclosed. An example method includes configuring an inlet manifold, a first flowline, and a second flowline to decrease a gas fraction in a first fluid flow through the first flowline and increase a gas fraction in a second fluid flow through the second flow line; flowing the first fluid flow through the first flowline and flowing the second fluid flow through the second flow line; and determining at least one of 1) a first water liquid ratio of the first fluid flow through the first flowline; 2) a first liquid flow rate of the first fluid flow through the first flow line; or 3) a first gas flow rate of the first fluid flow through the first flow line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Florian Hollaender, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20200011717
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents, and for sampling fluids thereof. The multiphase sampling method includes flowing a multiphase fluid comprising an oil phase and a water phase through a first conduit, the oil phase and water phase at least partially separating in the first conduit, mixing together the oil phase and water phase to form a mixed bulk liquid phase by flowing the multiphase fluid through a flow mixer toward a second conduit downstream the flow mixer, sampling a portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase at location at or within the second conduit, wherein the sampled portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase has a water-to-liquid ratio (WLR) representative of the pre-mixed oil phase and water phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Jianhua Zhu, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Guillaume Jolivet, Shasha Wang
  • Publication number: 20200003599
    Abstract: Conductivity probe fluid property measurement systems and related methods are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a flow meter and a fluid conduit to provide a flow path for a fluid relative to the flow meter. The example apparatus includes a conductivity probe coupled to the fluid conduit to generate brine conductivity data of the fluid during flow of the fluid through the fluid conduit. The example apparatus includes a processor to modify fluid flow data generated by the flow meter based on the brine conductivity data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Bertrand Theuveny, Ryan Donald Williams, Cheng-Gang Xie, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Patent number: 10416015
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents, and for sampling fluids thereof. The multiphase sampling method includes flowing a multiphase fluid comprising an oil phase and a water phase through a first conduit, the oil phase and water phase at least partially separating in the first conduit, mixing together the oil phase and water phase to form a mixed bulk liquid phase by flowing the multiphase fluid through a flow mixer toward a second conduit downstream the flow mixer, sampling a portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase at location at or within the second conduit, wherein the sampled portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase has a water-to-liquid ratio (WLR) representative of the pre-mixed oil phase and water phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Jianhua Zhu, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Guillaume Jolivet, Shasha Wang
  • Patent number: 10323490
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents. A modular flow meter system comprises a plurality of modules which each have a multiphase flow meter coupled into a flow circuit. The flow circuits of the plurality of modules are selectively connectable to each other via flow connectors. Additionally, portions of the flow circuits may be selectively opened and closed to enable controlled routing of the fluid being tested through the desired multiphase flow meter or meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet, Jean-Philippe Hussenet
  • Publication number: 20180292566
    Abstract: A radiation source device, a measuring device using the radiation source device, and a method of use of the measuring device are described. The radiation source device has a radiolucent window portion, a shielding portion, a radioactive element, and a fluorescent material. The shielding portion has a window portion cavity and the radiolucent window portion extends across and encompasses the window portion cavity. The radioactive element is positioned within the window portion cavity of the shield portion and emits first photons through the window portion cavity and the radiolucent window portion. The fluorescent material is positioned between the radioactive element and the radiolucent window portion. The fluorescent material receives the first photons from the radioactive element and generates second photons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Massimiliano Fiore, Damien Chazal, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20180274730
    Abstract: Multiphase flowmeters and related methods having asymmetrical flow therethrough are disclosed. An example method includes configuring an inlet manifold, a first flowline, and a second flowline to decrease a gas fraction in a first fluid flow through the first flowline and increase a gas fraction in a second fluid flow through the second flow line; flowing the first fluid flow through the first flowline and flowing the second fluid flow through the second flow line; and determining at least one of 1) a first water liquid ratio of the first fluid flow through the first flowline; 2) a first liquid flow rate of the first fluid flow through the first flow line; or 3) a first gas flow rate of the first fluid flow through the first flow line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Florian Hollaender, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Publication number: 20180252080
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents. A modular flow meter system comprises a plurality of modules which each have a multiphase flow meter coupled into a flow circuit. The flow circuits of the plurality of modules are selectively connectable to each other via flow connectors. Additionally, portions of the flow circuits may be selectively opened and closed to enable controlled routing of the fluid being tested through the desired multiphase flow meter or meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet, Jean-Philippe Hussenet
  • Publication number: 20180143052
    Abstract: Multiphase flow meters and related methods are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes an inlet manifold; an outlet manifold, first and second flow paths coupled between the inlet and outlet manifolds; and an analyzer to determine a flow rate of fluid flowing through the first and second flow paths based on a parameter of the fluid flowing through the first flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Baptiste Germond, Guillaume Jolivet
  • Patent number: 9963956
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents. A modular flow meter system comprises a plurality of modules which each have a multiphase flow meter coupled into a flow circuit. The flow circuits of the plurality of modules are selectively connectable to each other via flow connectors. Additionally, portions of the flow circuits may be selectively opened and closed to enable controlled routing of the fluid being tested through the desired multiphase flow meter or meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet, Jean-Philippe Hussenet
  • Publication number: 20180010944
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents, and for sampling fluids thereof. The multiphase sampling method includes flowing a multiphase fluid comprising an oil phase and a water phase through a first conduit, the oil phase and water phase at least partially separating in the first conduit, mixing together the oil phase and water phase to form a mixed bulk liquid phase by flowing the multiphase fluid through a flow mixer toward a second conduit downstream the flow mixer, sampling a portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase at location at or within the second conduit, wherein the sampled portion of the mixed bulk liquid phase has a water-to-liquid ratio (WLR) representative of the pre-mixed oil phase and water phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Jianhua Zhu, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Guillaume Jolivet, Shasha Wang
  • Patent number: 9638556
    Abstract: Methods and devices for measuring fluid properties include an electromagnetic sensor. The electromagnetic sensor includes a coaxial probe body having a first integral pressure barrier and a second integral pressure barrier formed from coaxial-feedthrough connector. The first integral pressure barrier and the second integral pressure barrier have a desired characteristic impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Gang Xie, Guillaume Jolivet, Renke Tang, Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Yngve Boee, Rolf Rustad
  • Publication number: 20170010139
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents. A modular flow meter system comprises a plurality of modules which each have a multiphase flow meter coupled into a flow circuit. The flow circuits of the plurality of modules are selectively connectable to each other via flow connectors. Additionally, portions of the flow circuits may be selectively opened and closed to enable controlled routing of the fluid being tested through the desired multiphase flow meter or meters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet, Jean-Philippe Hussenet