Patents by Inventor Jianfu Ma

Jianfu Ma 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).

  • Publication number: 20140098639
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to identify properties of fractures in a subterranean zone. In some aspects, a basic plane orientation is determined for each of a plurality of basic planes. The basic planes are defined by coplanar subsets of microseismic event data from a fracture treatment of a subterranean zone. The quantity of the basic plane orientations in each of a plurality of ranges is calculated. In some implementations, a histogram is displayed to indicate the quantity of basic plane orientations in each of the orientation ranges. A dominant fracture orientation is identified for the subterranean zone based on one or more of the identified quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jianfu Ma, Avi Lin, Harold Grayson Walters
  • Publication number: 20130304437
    Abstract: Systems and methods for hydraulic fracture characterization using microseismic event data to identify the orientation spacing and dip for subsurface fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jianfu Ma, Kenneth E. Williams