Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Marc Yarus

Jeffrey Marc Yarus 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: 10968724
    Abstract: The selection of a candidate formation realization(s) from a plurality of formation realizations may be done with a classification and regression tree (CART) analysis taking into account petrophysical and geological properties. For example, a method may include applying a CART analysis to a plurality of formation realizations using a first formation property as a predictor in the CART analysis, wherein the plurality of formation realizations are for a second formation property and are based on at least one measured formation property, thereby yielding an association between the first and second properties for each of the plurality of formation realizations; analyzing a strength of the association for each of the plurality of formation realizations; and selecting a candidate formation realization from the plurality of formation realizations based on the strength of the association. The identified candidate formation realization(s) may then be used to develop the parameters of subsequent wellbore operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Fei, Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Richard L. Chambers, Shaolong Wu
  • Patent number: 10922782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping vertices from one coordinate system in an earth model to another coordinate system in a two-dimensional (2D) array without disrupting the topology of the vertices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zitao Xu, Genbao Shi, ChiKang David Chien, Maurice Gehin, Andres Cesar Callegari, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Patent number: 10801314
    Abstract: A method may include drilling a deviated wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation according to bottom hole assembly parameters and surface parameters; collecting real-time formation data during drilling; updating a model of the subterranean formation based on the real-time formation data and deriving formation properties therefrom; collecting survey data corresponding to a location of a drill bit in the subterranean formation; deriving a target well path for the drilling based on the model of the subterranean formation; deriving a series of trajectory well paths based on the formation properties, the survey data, the bottom hole assembly parameters, and the surface parameters and uncertainties associated therewith; deriving an actual well path based on the series of trajectory well paths; deriving a deviation between the target well path and the actual well path; and adjusting the bottom hole assembly parameters and the surface parameters to maintain the deviation below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robello Samuel, Zhengchun Liu, Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Jin Fei
  • Patent number: 10775531
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and storing measurements in point and vector format for a plurality of formations of reservoirs. In one embodiment, the methods comprise generating a set of measurements corresponding to a plurality of formations, reservoirs, or wellbores; determining physical locations for the set of measurements, wherein the physical locations are represented in a point and vector representation; associating the vector representations with the determined physical locations, wherein the vector representations comprise at least a magnitude and a direction derived from the measurement; wherein the magnitude and direction tracks the physical location in space and time; manipulating the set of measurements such that a change in physical location is updated in the vector representation; generating a repository of vector representations accessible to determine an optimal completion design for a set of parameters for a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Patent number: 10628552
    Abstract: A method includes generating a faulted point cloud representing a faulted geological formation including a first fault block having a first surface, a second fault block having a second surface, and a fault formed therebetween and having a fault surface, generating a first fault trace from an intersection of the first surface and the fault surface and a second fault trace from an intersection of the second surface and the fault surface, generating a first fault polygon using the first and second fault traces, generating a center polyline, generating third and fourth fault traces separated from the first and second fault traces, respectively, generating a second fault polygon using the third and fourth fault traces, expanding a first area including the first and third fault traces, expanding a second area including the second and fourth fault traces, and generating an unfaulted point cloud representing an unfaulted geological formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genbao Shi, Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Zitao Xu, Maurice Gehin
  • Patent number: 10621500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and storing completion design models in a central data repository of models for completion design, well bore (such as fracturing or drilling) or other operations is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Harold Grayson Walters, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Publication number: 20200043131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mapping vertices from one coordinate system in an earth model to another coordinate system in a two-dimensional (2D) array without disrupting the topology of the vertices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Zitao XU, Genbao SHI, ChiKang David CHIEN, Maurice GEHIN, Andres Cesar CALLEGARI, Jeffrey Marc YARUS
  • Patent number: 10527749
    Abstract: A method for mapping a subterranean formation is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first set of subterranean formation data based, at least in part, on survey data from the subterranean formation. The method includes receiving a second set of subterranean formation data based, at least in part, on one or more formation samples from the subterranean formation The method includes determining a stratagraphic composition of the subterranean formation and generating a fortistratisgraphic map of the subterranean formation based, at least in part on the first set of subterranean formation data, the second set of subterranean formation data, and the stratigraphic composition of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas E. Wyatt, Jr., Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Jesse Clay Hampton
  • Patent number: 10529144
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for modifying a three-dimensional geocellular model. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations that includes loading into memory a three-dimensional geocellular model that corresponds to a two-dimensional geological model. The operations include determining a portion of the three-dimensional geocellular model affected by a change to the two-dimensional geological model and performing a local update to the portion of the three-dimensional geocellular model affected by the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Genbao Shi, Richard L. Chambers, Veronica Liceras
  • Patent number: 10429545
    Abstract: A system and method utilizing a modified Euler Characteristic to numerically quantify and rank connectivity of a geobody within a reservoir model based upon a range of petrophysical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Travis St. George Ramsay, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Publication number: 20190277124
    Abstract: A method may comprise: modeling a complex fracture network within the subterranean formation with a mathematical model based on a natural fracture network map and measured data of the subterranean formation collected in association with a fracturing treatment of the subterranean formation to produce a complex fracture network map; importing microseismic data collected in association with the fracturing treatment of the subterranean formation into the mathematical model; identifying directions of continuity in the microseismic data via a geostatistical analysis that is part of the mathematical model; and correlating the directions of continuity in the microseismic data to the complex fracture network with the mathematical model to produce a microseismic-weighted (MSW) complex fracture network map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Ashwani Dev, Jin Fei, Trace Boone Smith
  • Patent number: 10388065
    Abstract: Fracture networks are simulated using a large triangle mesh size for large fractures and a smaller triangle mesh size for small fractures. Input data defining parameters of one or more fractures are input, the fractures being comprised of a triangle mesh. A first triangle mesh size for the fractures is determined based upon the input data. A second smaller triangle mesh size is then determined based upon the input data. The fracture network is then simulated using the large and small triangle mesh sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Genbao Shi, Veronica Liceras, Yogendra Narayan Pandey, Zhaoyang Wang
  • Publication number: 20190235106
    Abstract: A multivariate analysis may be used to correlate seismic attributes for a subterranean formation with petrophysical properties of the subterranean formation and/or microseismic data associated with treating, creating, and/or extending a fracture network of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ashwani Dev, Sridharan Vallabhaneni, Raquel Morag Velasco, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Patent number: 10359540
    Abstract: A system and method for performing classification and regression tree flow simulations for reservoir. A partial flow simulation is performed. Dynamic properties associated with the partial flow simulation are stored for each time step. CART is utilized to predict changes in the dynamic properties utilizing stored dynamic properties determined by the partial flow simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Marko Maucec
  • Patent number: 10344535
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving well production using a regression relationship approach. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations for analyzing a first set of data from at least one previously drilled well to predict fracture orientation for determining a drilling angle to optimize drilling of a new well by increasing fracture density along the new wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rae Mohan Srivastava, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Patent number: 10347022
    Abstract: A method for graphically representing a subterranean space from the perspective of a point within the subterranean space, in some embodiments, comprises: obtaining data associated with the subterranean space, said data corresponding to a plurality of coordinates in a first coordinate system; associating the data for each of said plurality of coordinates with one or more corresponding coordinates in a second coordinate system; generating a different model of the subterranean space based on the data and said associations; and displaying the different model on a display, wherein the different model represents the subterranean space from the perspective of a point within the subterranean space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Robert L. Williams, Amir Bar, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Patent number: 10324228
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for performing gridless simulation of a fluvio-deltaic environment. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor, and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations that include generating a set of channel centerlines corresponding to a set of channels that are indicative of flow units in a fluvio-deltaic environment; and generating channel widths for each of the channel centerlines. In one embodiment, the operations for generating the set of channel centerlines of the reservoir include selecting a seed point for each channel, assigning each seed point a direction of propagation, and iteratively generating each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Marko Maucec
  • Patent number: 10319140
    Abstract: A consecutive set of data points, P1, P2, P3, and P4, is selected. A first line is created through P1 and P3. A first tangent vector originating at P2, parallel to the first line, is created. A second line through P2 and P4 is created. A second tangent vector through P3 is created. The second tangent vector is parallel to the second line. A baseline through P2 and P3 is created. A Bezier curve between P2 and P3 is created, wherein the Bezier curve has a degree. The degree of the Bezier curve is determined based on a comparison of the first tangent vector, the second tangent vector, and the baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Zitao Xu, Genbao Shi, Andres Cesar Callegari, ChiKang David Chien, Jeffrey Marc Yarus
  • Publication number: 20190080032
    Abstract: Target objects are simulated using different triangle mesh sizes to improve processing performance. To perform the simulation, a seed point for the target object within a constraint volume is determined, the seed point representing a vertex of a first triangle forming part of the target object. One or more hexagonal orbits of triangles adjacent the first triangle are propagated, whereby the hexagonal orbits of triangles form the target object. The size of each triangle is determined based upon dimensions of the target object, and the target object is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Genbao Shi, Veronica Narayan Liceras, Yogendra Narayan Pandey, Zhaoyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10176631
    Abstract: Target objects having undulating surfaces are simulated using different triangle mesh sizes to improve processing performance. To perform the simulation, a target object is generated using a triangle mesh formed by a plurality of triangles. The target object has an X, Y, and Z direction, wherein the Z direction is perpendicular to an X-Y plane of the target object. The undulating surface on the target object is generated using a Z value in the Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marc Yarus, Rae Mohan Srivastava, Genbao Shi, Veronica Liceras, Yogendra Narayan Pandey, Zhaoyang Wang