Patents by Inventor Priyesh Ranjan

Priyesh Ranjan 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: 10683747
    Abstract: A system includes a set of one or more electromagnetic (EM) field sensors deployed in a borehole formed in a downhole formation, wherein the set of EM field sensors provides sensitivity to EM fields. The system also includes an EM field source that emits an EM field into the downhole formation. The system also includes a data processing system that receives measurements collected by the set of EM field sensors in response to the emitted EM field. The data processing system models the subsurface EM field based on the received measurements and identifies a plurality of flood fronts corresponding to fluid approaching the borehole from the injection wells, and adjusts injection rates to prevent injection fluid breakthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Burkay Donderici, Ahmed Elsayed Fouda
  • Patent number: 10520625
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. A fracture treatment target region in the subterranean region is analyzed based on the seismic response. A fracture propagation model is assessed based on the analysis of the fracture treatment target region. In some cases, the fracture propagation model is assessed in real time during a fracture treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10495769
    Abstract: A method of modeling a formation is described. In one aspect of the disclosure, the method includes initiating operation of a reservoir simulator, and, following initiation of operation of the simulator, retrieving formation data from an external data source via a communications network and utilizing the retrieved data as part of the on-going simulation. In certain embodiments, a data deck may be supplied to the simulator before operation of the simulator is initiated. The data deck may include information for establishing a network communications link between the reservoir simulator and an external data server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Priyesh Ranjan
  • Publication number: 20190318629
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system for resource transportation comprises a routing command subsystem. In some embodiments, the routing command subsystem is configured to be communicably coupled to a first input device at a first location, the first input device configured to determine a first resource factor of a resource at the first location and a location input device associated with a transporter, the transporter configured to transport the resource, the location input device configured to determine a transporter location. In some embodiments, the routing command subsystem is further configured to change a first endpoint of a transporter route to a first alternate location based at least in part on the first resource factor and the transporter location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: HEP ShaleApps, LLC
    Inventors: Priyesh RANJAN, Samuel Robert MCLAUGHLIN
  • Patent number: 10422901
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to identify geomechanical properties of subterranean rock in a fracture treatment target region in the subterranean region. In some cases, the geomechanical properties include pore pressure, stress, or mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Patent number: 10415349
    Abstract: Systems and methods for subsurface secondary and/or tertiary oil recovery optimization based on either a short term, medium term or long term optimization analysis of selected zones, wells, patterns/clusters and/or fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Sheldon Burt Gorell, Amit Kumar, Alvin Stanley Cullick, Gustavo A. Carvajal, Karelis Alejandra Urrutia, Hasnain Khan, Luigi Saputelli, Hatem Nasr
  • Patent number: 10416328
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. In some implementations, a time-sequence of seismic excitations are generated at seismic source locations in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. Each seismic excitation is generated at a respective time and at a respective subset of the seismic source locations. A time-sequence of seismic responses are detected at one or more seismic sensor locations in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. The time-sequence of seismic responses is associated with the time-sequence of seismic excitations. A fracture treatment of the subterranean region is analyzed based on the time-sequence of seismic responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10370959
    Abstract: A flow rate sensing system can include an optical waveguide, an optical interrogator that detects optical scatter in the optical waveguide, and an emitter that produces vibration in response to flow, the optical scatter being influenced by the vibration. A method of measuring flow rate can include detecting optical scattering in an optical waveguide, the optical scattering varying in response to changes in vibration produced by an emitter, and the vibration changing in response to the flow rate changing. A well system can include at least one tubular string positioned in a wellbore, multiple locations at which fluid flows between an interior and an exterior of the tubular string, multiple emitters, each of which produces vibration in response to the flow between the interior and the exterior of the tubular string, and an optical waveguide in which optical scatter varies in response to changes in the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Jaaskelainen, Priyesh Ranjan, Nitika Kalia
  • Patent number: 10370940
    Abstract: Systems and methods for subsurface secondary and/or tertiary oil recovery optimization based on either a short term, medium term or long term optimization analysis of selected zones, wells, patterns/clusters and/or fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Sheldon Burt Gorell, Amit Kumar, Alvin Stanley Cullick, Gustavo A. Carvajal, Karelis Alejandra Urrutia, Hasnain Khan, Luigi Alfonso Saputelli, Hatem Nasr
  • Patent number: 10365136
    Abstract: An opto-acoustic flowmeter can include an optical waveguide and an emitter that emits acoustic energy in response to flow, the acoustic energy comprising a flow rate dependent parameter. A flow rate measuring method can include configuring an emitter so that flow into or out of a tubular string causes the emitter to emit acoustic energy, arranging an optical line so that the acoustic energy is received by an optical waveguide of the optical line, and detecting optical scatter in the optical waveguide. A well system can include multiple locations where fluid is flowed between an earth formation and a tubular string in a wellbore, multiple emitters that produce an acoustic vibration corresponding to a flow rate of the fluid, an optical line that receives the vibrations, and an optical interrogator that detects optical scatter in an optical waveguide of the line, the scatter being indicative of the vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Jaaskelainen, Priyesh Ranjan, Nitika Kalia
  • Patent number: 10175374
    Abstract: A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with a seismic excitation is detected by a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing array in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. A fracture treatment of the subterranean region is analyzed based on the seismic response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Patent number: 10125605
    Abstract: The use of a distributed fiber optic strain sensor system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to determine several measurements of hydraulic fracture system geometry including number of far-field fractures, hydraulic and propped fracture length, fracture azimuth, and multi-planar fracture complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayerhofer, Karn Agarwal, Norman R. Warpinski, Priyesh Ranjan, Glenn McColpin, Mikko Jaaskelainen
  • Patent number: 10100619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for subsurface secondary and/or tertiary oil recovery optimization based on either a short term, medium term or long term optimization analysis of selected zones, wells, patterns/clusters and/or fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Sheldon Burt Gorell, Amit Kumar, Alvin Stanley Cullick, Gustavo Carvajal, Karelis Alejandra Urrutia, Hasnain Khan, Luigi Saputelli, Hatem Nasr
  • Publication number: 20180283168
    Abstract: A system includes a set of one or more electromagnetic (EM) field sensors deployed in a borehole formed in a downhole formation, wherein the set of EM field sensors provides directional sensitivity to EM fields. The system also includes an EM field source that emits an EM field into the downhole formation. The system also includes a data processing system that receives measurements collected by the set of EM field sensors in response to the emitted EM field. The data processing system models the subsurface EM field based on the received measurements and identifies a plurality of flood fronts at different azimuthal positions relative to the borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Burkay Donderici, Ahmed Elsayed Fouda
  • Publication number: 20180252100
    Abstract: A subsurface electric field monitoring system includes one or more electric field sensors deployed external to a casing in a borehole formed in a downhole formation. The system also includes a multi-layer cement arrangement external to the casing, where the multi-layer cement arrangement focuses emitted current to a target region of the downhole formation. The system also includes a data processing system that receives measurements collected by the one or more electric field sensors in response to the focused emitted current, wherein the data processing system models the subsurface electric field based on the received measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Ahmed Elsayed Fouda, Burkay Donderici, Mikko Jaaskelainen
  • Publication number: 20180217285
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. A fracture treatment target region in the subterranean region is analyzed based on the seismic response. A fracture propagation model is assessed based on the analysis of the fracture treatment target region. In some cases, the fracture propagation model is assessed in real time during a fracture treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan
  • Publication number: 20170205260
    Abstract: An opto-acoustic flowmeter can include an optical waveguide and an emitter that emits acoustic energy in response to flow, the acoustic energy comprising a flow rate dependent parameter. A flow rate measuring method can include configuring an emitter so that flow into or out of a tubular string causes the emitter to emit acoustic energy, arranging an optical line so that the acoustic energy is received by an optical waveguide of the optical line, and detecting optical scatter in the optical waveguide. A well system can include multiple locations where fluid is flowed between an earth formation and a tubular string in a wellbore, multiple emitters that produce an acoustic vibration corresponding to a flow rate of the fluid, an optical line that receives the vibrations, and an optical interrogator that detects optical scatter in an optical waveguide of the line, the scatter being indicative of the vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko JAASKELAINEN, Priyesh RANJAN, Nitika KALIA
  • Publication number: 20170138179
    Abstract: A flow rate sensing system can include an optical waveguide, an optical interrogator that detects optical scatter in the optical waveguide, and an emitter that produces vibration in response to flow, the optical scatter being influenced by the vibration. A method of measuring flow rate can include detecting optical scattering in an optical waveguide, the optical scattering varying in response to changes in vibration produced by an emitter, and the vibration changing in response to the flow rate changing. A well system can include at least one tubular string positioned in a wellbore, multiple locations at which fluid flows between an interior and an exterior of the tubular string, multiple emitters, each of which produces vibration in response to the flow between the interior and the exterior of the tubular string, and an optical waveguide in which optical scatter varies in response to changes in the vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Jaaskelainen, Priyesh Ranjan, Nitika Kalia
  • Publication number: 20170123089
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to determine a completion design for a wellbore in the subterranean region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft
  • Publication number: 20170108605
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. In some implementations, a time-sequence of seismic excitations are generated at seismic source locations in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. Each seismic excitation is generated at a respective time and at a respective subset of the seismic source locations. A time-sequence of seismic responses are detected at one or more seismic sensor locations in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. The time-sequence of seismic responses is associated with the time-sequence of seismic excitations. A fracture treatment of the subterranean region is analyzed based on the time-sequence of seismic responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan