Patents by Inventor Peter W. Flanagan

Peter W. Flanagan 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: 20170352169
    Abstract: A method of visualizing drilling information in a shared visualization environment include receiving a request to initiate a shared visualization session, assigning the requesting client device as the master of the initiated session, and transmitting visualization data to the client device for rendering and display. Additional client devices may join the visualization session and may display the visualization data based on attributes controlled by the master client device. Data displayed in a visualization session may include two- and three-dimensional data representing a composite wellbore derived from actual and planned wellbore data. Generation of the two- and three-dimensional data may include projecting data corresponding to the composite wellbore onto flat and curved planes and may further include supplementing the composite wellbore data with seismic and other drilling-related data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Ubiterra Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20170122095
    Abstract: A drilling management system can monitor the traversed path of a drill bit throughout active drilling at a drilling site and notify appropriate team members regarding a current status of the active drilling in real-time. For example, the drilling management system can notify team members when predetermined milestones have been met, when the drill bit is drifting off course from a target wellbore trajectory from a target horizon or target zone, or when the drill bit is in danger of running into a geo-hazard, such as a pre-existing wellbore, unpierced fault plane, lease boundary, etc. The drilling management system can maintain a depth model of the drilling site that identifies the target wellbore trajectory, a target zone based on one or more horizons from the depth model, and coordinates of known geo-hazards at the drilling sites. The drilling management system can also maintain a set of rules for each of the drilling sites that indicates when team members should be notified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Ubiterra Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20160063091
    Abstract: A cloud based storage system and methods for uploading and accessing 3-D data partitioned across distributed storage nodes of the system. The data cube is processed to identify discrete partitions thereof, which partitions may be organized according to the x (e.g., inline), y (e.g., crossline) and/or z (e.g., time) aspects of the cube. The partitions are stored in unique storage nodes associated with unique keys. Sub-keys may also be used as indexes to specific data values or collections of values (e.g., traces) within a partition. Upon receiving a request, the proper partitions and values within the partitions are accessed, and the response may be passed to a renderer that converts the values into an image displayable at a client device. The request may also facilitate data or image access at a local cache, a remote cache, or the storage partitions using location, data, retrieval, and/or rendering parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Ubiterra Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 9182913
    Abstract: A cloud based storage system and methods for uploading and accessing 3-D data partitioned across distributed storage nodes of the system. The data cube is processed to identify discrete partitions thereof, which partitions may be organized according to the x (e.g., inline), y (e.g., crossline) and/ or z (e.g., time) aspects of the cube. The partitions are stored in unique storage nodes associated with unique keys. Sub-keys may also be used as indexes to specific data values or collections of values (e.g., traces) within a partition. Upon receiving a request, the proper partitions and values within the partitions are accessed, and the response may be passed to a renderer that converts the values into an image displayable at a client device. The request may also facilitate data or image access at a local cache, a remote cache, or the storage partitions using location, data, retrieval, and/or rendering parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ubiterra Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20150085604
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide apparatuses, systems, and methods for real-time seismic data acquisition management. In one implementation, seismic data captured using one or more monitoring devices at a remote seismic exploration project site is received. A seismic field record is detected in the captured seismic data automatically using at least one processor, and a network connection with a cloud storage array is established. The detected seismic field record is automatically sent to the cloud computing array over the network connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Ubiterra Corporation
    Inventor: Peter W. Flanagan