Patents by Inventor Mark Shelton Aston

Mark Shelton Aston 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: 20160053605
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing tubular tripping operations at a well site. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. The input and data provides information related to tubular tripping operations at a well site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, JAMES MCKAY, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS
  • Publication number: 20160053604
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing drilling operations at a well site. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. The input and data provides information related to drilling operations at a well site, including, but not limited to, hole cleaning status and wellbore stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, JAMES MCKAY, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, RAJARAJAN NARAYANASAMY NAIDU
  • Publication number: 20150315903
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing pressure testing operations at a well site. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. The input and data provides information related to pressure testing at a well site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, JAMES MCKAY, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS
  • Patent number: 8985208
    Abstract: Method of consolidating sand in a subterranean formation by contacting the sand in a first location in the presence of water with a slurry in a liquid medium of cement of average particle size less than 10 microns to produce a mixture including sand, water and cement, the slurry being injected into the formation to the location. A separation step is carried out in which a liquid hydrocarbon fluid is passed into the location to displace from the location at least some of the cement from the mixture. The volume ratio of liquid hydrocarbon fluid to the volume of the slurry injected to the formation is at least 5:1. The mixture is allowed to set to give permeable consolidated sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Ian Gray
  • Publication number: 20150029034
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing well drilling and production operations. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. The input and data provides information related to geologic uncertainty concerning a well being drilled, with a focus on the safety of the drilling operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO, SHARADA BHARATH, KEVIN PERRY RICHARDSON
  • Publication number: 20150015412
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing monitoring and managing data stream quality in well drilling and production operations. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. A plurality of data checks are dynamically run on the data streams to determine the presence and quality of the data, and data quality indicators are presented on the various consoles and dashboards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO, SIGURD TJOSTHEIM
  • Publication number: 20140309936
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing cementing operations in a well. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, PAULO JORGE DA CUNHA GOMES, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, THOMAS JAKOBSEN, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, EMMANUEL CLAUDE THEROND, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO
  • Publication number: 20140299377
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for fluid gains and losses during well drilling and well construction activities. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, MARTIN ALBERTIN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, SANKARRAPPAN PERIYASAMY, RANDALL VASHISHTA SANT, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO
  • Publication number: 20140303894
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing installation of casing and tubular goods in a well. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, THOMAS JAKOBSEN, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, EDWARD JAMES STREETER, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO
  • Publication number: 20140299378
    Abstract: A well advisor system for monitoring and managing well drilling and production operations. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site, which may include drilling operations, running casing or tubular goods, completion operations, or the like. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of operation-specific consoles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: FEREIDOUN ABBASSIAN, MARTIN ALBERTIN, PER ARILD ANDRESEN, MARK SHELTON ASTON, CHRISTOPHER JEREMY COLEY, STEPHEN TEAN EDWARDS, PAULO JORGE DA CUNHA GOMES, MARK ADRIAN HONEY, THOMAS JAKOBSEN, NIGEL CHARLES LAST, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS LOCKYEAR, COLIN JAMES MASON, JAMES MCKAY, MICHAEL LYLE PAYNE, SANKARRAPPAN PERIYASAMY, RANDALL VASHISHTA SANT, EDWARD JAMES STREETER, EMMANUEL CLAUDE THEROND, TROND WAAGE, NICHOLAS ADAM WHITELEY, WARREN JEFFREY WINTERS, TERJE SORLIE REINERTSEN, RUNE ARNT SKARBO
  • Publication number: 20140246238
    Abstract: A well advisor system for monitoring and managing well drilling and production operations. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site, which may include drilling operations, running casing or tubular goods, completion operations, or the like. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of operation-specific consoles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Fereidoun Abbassian, Martin Albertin, Per Arild Andresen, Mark Shelton Aston, Christopher Jeremy Coley, Stephen Tean Edwards, Paulo Jorge Da Cunha Gomes, Mark Adrian Honey, Thomas Jakobsen, Nigel Charles Last, Christopher Francis Lockyear, Colin James Mason, James McKay, Michael Lyle Payne, Sankarrappan Periyasamy, Randall Vashishta Sant, Edward James Streeter, Emmanuel Claude Therond, Trond Waage, Nicholas Adam Whiteley, Warren Jeffrey Winters
  • Patent number: 8708044
    Abstract: Method of treating a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising unconsolidated or poorly consolidated particulates, by contacting the formation with a solution or a dispersion of an organosilane which is a silylated polymer of formula (I): (RO)3-nRnSi-A-B-A-Si(OR)3-nRns??(I) wherein each R is independently a substituted or unsubstituted, alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a —C(O)R group where R is as hereinbefore defined; n is 0, 1 or 2; each A is a divalent organic radical; and B is a poly(oxyalkylene) linking group, a polyurethane linking group, or a poly(meth)acrylate linking group wherein the poly(oxyalkylene) linking group or the polyurethane linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 to 20,000 g mol?1. The poly(meth)acrylate linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 to 40,000 g mol?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Dana Aytkhozhina, Ian Gray
  • Publication number: 20140076635
    Abstract: A drilling mud comprising a base fluid in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising droplets of a brine phase dispersed in a continuous oil phase wherein the brine phase has a dissolved salt concentration of at least 2.5 weight % and the emulsion is stabilized with (i) a first polymeric emulsifier that is a block or graft copolymer of the general formula (A-COO)mB, wherein m is an integer of at least 2, A is a polymeric component having a molecular weight of at least 500 and is the residue of an oil-soluble complex mono-carboxylic acid and (ii) a second polymeric emulsifier that is a graft copolymer of a polyvinylpyrrolidone polymer and an alpha olefin selected from the group consisting of C14 to C20 alphaolefins and mixtures thereof and wherein structural units derived from vinylpyrrolidone are present in the graft copolymer in an amount in the range of 40 to 50 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Mary Ann George, Christopher Alan Sawdon
  • Publication number: 20130233623
    Abstract: A method of strengthening subterranean formation by drilling and completing a wellbore penetrating at least one unconsolidated or weakly consolidated formation, the method comprising: (a) drilling at least one interval of the wellbore that penetrates the unconsolidated or weakly consolidated formation using a drilling mud comprising a base fluid comprising an aqueous phase containing up to 25% weight by volume (% w/v) of a water soluble silicate, wherein the drilling mud has an acid-soluble particulate bridging solid suspended therein that is formed from a salt of a multivalent cation, wherein the salt of the multivalent cation is capable of providing dissolved multivalent cations when in the presence of an acid; (b) subsequently introducing a breaker fluid containing an acid and/or an acid precursor into the wellbore; (c) allowing the breaker fluid to soak in the interval that penetrates the unconsolidated or weakly consolidated formation for a predetermined period and strengthening formation by reacting wit
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Dana Aytkhozhina
  • Publication number: 20110017461
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising unconsolidated or poorly consolidated particulates, the method comprising contacting the formation with a solution or a dispersion of an organosilane, characterised in that the organosilane is a silylated polymer of formula (I): (RO)3-nRnSi-A-B-A-Si(OR)3-nRn (I) wherein each R is independently a substituted or unsubstituted, preferably unsubstituted, alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, preferably, 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or a —C(O)R group where R is as hereinbefore defined; n is 0, 1 or 2; each A is a divalent organic radical, for example, an alkoxy linking group such as propoxy; and B is a poly(oxyalkylene) linking group, a polyurethane linking group, or a poly(meth)acrylate linking group wherein the poly(oxyalkylene) linking group or the polyurethane linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 to 20,000 g mol?1 and the poly(meth)acrylate linking group has a number average molar mass in the range of 600 t
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Dana Aytkhozhina, Ian Gray
  • Publication number: 20100139916
    Abstract: Sand in unconsolidated subterranean formations causes problems in oil recovery, which can be overcome by a method of consolidating sand in a subterranean formation, which method comprises: (i) contacting said sand in a first location in the presence of water with a slurry in a liquid medium of cement of average particle size less than 10 microns to produce in said medium a mixture comprising sand, water and some of the cement, and a remainder comprising the rest of the cement, (ii) preferably separating from said location said remainder from said mixture, (iii) which mixture is allowed to set to give permeable consolidated sand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Shelton Aston, Ian Gray
  • Patent number: 7431106
    Abstract: A method of reducing formation breakdown during the drilling of a wellbore which method comprises: (a) circulating a drilling mud in the wellbore comprising (i) an aqueous or oil based fluid, (ii) at least one fluid loss additive at a concentration effective to achieve a high temperature high pressure (HTHP) fluid loss from the drilling mud of less than 2 ml/30 minutes and (iii) a solid particulate bridging material having an average particle diameter of 25 to 2000 microns and a concentration of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignees: BP Exploration Operating Company Limited, BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Mark William Alberty, Mark Shelton Aston, Michael Richard Mclean