Patents by Inventor Richard P. Casimiro

Richard P. Casimiro 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: 10359306
    Abstract: Systems and methods for testing petroleum wells utilize a fluidic system to receive multiphase fluid output from the wells. A metering system measures the flow rate of oil, water, and gas through the fluidic system. The metering system can be operated in a first mode in which the metering system provides time-varying measurements of the flow rates and a second mode in which the metering system measures the flow rates over longer intervals of time, for example, providing measurements of the total flow or average flow rate over certain time intervals. A control system selectively and sequentially routes the output of the wells to perform a series of well tests on the wells and causes the metering system to switch between the first and second modes in response to a change in operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Patent number: 10302477
    Abstract: A method of assessing flow from an individual well in a set of oil and gas wells includes flowing output from a first subset of the wells collectively to a first flow measurement system through a first conduit while flowing output from a second subset of the wells collectively to a second flow measurement system through a second conduit different from the first conduit. Total flow through the first flow measurement system and total flow through the second measurement system are measured. Output from said individual well is rerouted from one of said first and second measurement systems to the other of said first and second measurement systems. Total flow through at least one of the first and second measurement systems is measured after the re-routing. A difference between the total flow rate before the re-routing and after the re-routing is used to assess flow rate from said individual well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20180143054
    Abstract: A system for metering flow of a fluid has a vibratable flowtube for receiving a multiphase fluid flow. A driver is configured to vibrate the flowtube. A pair of sensors is configured to detect movement of the flowtube at different locations on the flowtube. Pressure and temperature sensors are configured to measure a pressure of the fluid. One or more processors are configured to use a phase difference between the sensor signals to determine a fluid flow rate through the flowtube. The one or more processors are further configured to determine an amount of dissolved gas in the multiphase fluid using the pressure, the temperature, and the relative amounts the multiple liquids in the multiphase fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro, Michael S. Tombs, Alice Anne Probst
  • Patent number: 9863798
    Abstract: A system for metering flow of a fluid has a vibratable flowtube for receiving a multiphase fluid flow. A driver is configured to vibrate the flowtube. A pair of sensors is positioned to detect movement of the flowtube at different locations on the flowtube. Pressure and temperature sensors are positioned to measure a pressure of the fluid. One or more processors are configured to use a phase difference between the sensor signals to determine a fluid flow rate through the flowtube. The one or more processors are further configured to determine an amount of dissolved gas in the multiphase fluid using the pressure, the temperature, and the relative amounts the multiple liquids in the multiphase fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro, Michael S. Tombs, Alice Anne Probst
  • Publication number: 20170219403
    Abstract: A well test system for testing fluids produced from one or more petroleum wells has a separator and a plurality of multiphase flow metering systems, each of which has the capability, over at least a portion of its operating envelope, of separately measuring flow rates of oil, water, and gas. The well test system has a fluidic system, including gas leg conduits coupling the separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, liquid leg conduits coupling separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, and bypass conduits for directing multiphase fluid to the multiphase flow metering systems while bypassing the separator. Valves are configured to selectively route fluid flow though the fluidic system to selectively bypass the separator when the multiphase flow metering systems can be used to provide separate flow rates of oil, water, and gas in the unseparated multiphase fluids from the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20170167906
    Abstract: A method of assessing flow from an individual well in a set of oil and gas wells includes flowing output from a first subset of the wells collectively to a first flow measurement system through a first conduit while flowing output from a second subset of the wells collectively to a second flow measurement system through a second conduit different from the first conduit. Total flow through the first flow measurement system and total flow through the second measurement system are measured. Output from said individual well is rerouted from one of said first and second measurement systems to the other of said first and second measurement systems. Total flow through at least one of the first and second measurement systems is measured after the re-routing. A difference between the total flow rate before the re-routing and after the re-routing is used to assess flow rate from said individual well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Patent number: 9664548
    Abstract: A well test system for testing fluids produced from one or more petroleum wells has a separator and a plurality of multiphase flow metering systems, each of which has the capability, over at least a portion of its operating envelope, of separately measuring flow rates of oil, water, and gas. The well test system has a fluidic system, including gas leg conduits coupling the separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, liquid leg conduits coupling separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, and bypass conduits for directing multiphase fluid to the multiphase flow metering systems while bypassing the separator. Valves are configured to selectively route fluid flow though the fluidic system to selectively bypass the separator when the multiphase flow metering systems can be used to provide separate flow rates of oil, water, and gas in the unseparated multiphase fluids from the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Patent number: 9562427
    Abstract: A net oil and gas well test system for a set of oil and gas wells includes at least two net oil and gas measurement systems and a plurality of valves that are in fluid communication with the individual wells in the set and independently configurable between a first state, in which the valve routes flow to a first net oil and gas measurement system, and a second state, in which the valve routes flow to a second net oil and gas measurement system. Each net oil and gas measurement system suitably has the capability to measure a multiphase flow including oil, gas, and water without separation. For example, each measurement system can include a multiphase Coriolis meter and a water cut meter. Each measurement system suitably includes the capability to provide dynamic uncertainty estimates related to measurement of the multiphase flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Patent number: 9512709
    Abstract: A multi-phase flow metering system for measuring a multi-phase fluid including oil, water, and gas, includes a Coriolis mass flow meter adapted to measure mass flow rate and density of the multi-phase fluid. The system has a water cut meter adapted to measure the water cut of the multi-phase fluid. A processor is configured to determine the oil mass flow rate of the oil, water mass flow rate of the water, and gas mass flow rate of the gas using the mass flow rate and density from the Coriolis meter and the water cut from the water cut meter. The processor is further configured to determine dynamic estimates of the uncertainty of each of the oil mass flow rate, water mass flow rate, and gas mass flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20160273950
    Abstract: A well test system for testing fluids produced from one or more petroleum wells has a separator and a plurality of multiphase flow metering systems, each of which has the capability, over at least a portion of its operating envelope, of separately measuring flow rates of oil, water, and gas. The well test system has a fluidic system, including gas leg conduits coupling the separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, liquid leg conduits coupling separator to the multiphase flow metering systems, and bypass conduits for directing multiphase fluid to the multiphase flow metering systems while bypassing the separator. Valves are configured to selectively route fluid flow though the fluidic system to selectively bypass the separator when the multiphase flow metering systems can be used to provide separate flow rates of oil, water, and gas in the unseparated multiphase fluids from the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20160252380
    Abstract: A system for metering flow of a fluid has a vibratable flowtube for receiving a multiphase fluid flow. A driver is configured to vibrate the flowtube. A pair of sensors is positioned to detect movement of the flowtube at different locations on the flowtube. Pressure and temperature sensors are positioned to measure a pressure of the fluid. One or more processors are configured to use a phase difference between the sensor signals to determine a fluid flow rate through the flowtube. The one or more processors are further configured to determine an amount of dissolved gas in the multiphase fluid using the pressure, the temperature, and the relative amounts the multiple liquids in the multiphase fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro, Michael S. Tombs, Alice Anne Probst
  • Publication number: 20140137642
    Abstract: A net oil and gas well test system for a set of oil and gas wells includes at least two net oil and gas measurement systems and a plurality of valves that are in fluid communication with the individual wells in the set and independently configurable between a first state, in which the valve routes flow to a first net oil and gas measurement system, and a second state, in which the valve routes flow to a second net oil and gas measurement system. Each net oil and gas measurement system suitably has the capability to measure a multiphase flow including oil, gas, and water without separation. For example, each measurement system can include a multiphase Coriolis meter and a water cut meter. Each measurement system suitably includes the capability to provide dynamic uncertainty estimates related to measurement of the multiphase flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Invensys Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20140137643
    Abstract: A multi-phase flow metering system for measuring a multi-phase fluid including oil, water, and gas, includes a Coriolis mass flow meter adapted to measure mass flow rate and density of the multi-phase fluid. The system has a water cut meter adapted to measure the water cut of the multi-phase fluid. A processor is configured to determine the oil mass flow rate of the oil, water mass flow rate of the water, and gas mass flow rate of the gas using the mass flow rate and density from the Coriolis meter and the water cut from the water cut meter. The processor is further configured to determine dynamic estimates of the uncertainty of each of the oil mass flow rate, water mass flow rate, and gas mass flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Invensys Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Manus P. Henry, Richard P. Casimiro
  • Publication number: 20100217536
    Abstract: A bunker fuel transfer system that includes a multi-measurement metering system and bunkering receipt issuing equipment (BRIE). The bunker fuel transfer system can be installed on either the bunker barge or the ship receiving the bunker fuel. Various implementations can provide for quantity certainty of bunker fuel delivery transactions, and can provide for automated bunker fuel transfer reports. The bunker fuel transfer reports can include details and trends of the bunker fuel transfers to allow for quantity measurement validation. In addition, some implementations may provide for quality validation by including pertinent measurements, which can be included in the reports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Casimiro, Mihaela D. Duta, Manus P. Henry, Michael S. Tombs, Feibiao B. Zhou
  • Patent number: 7451779
    Abstract: A universal mounting bracket is provided for coplanar and bi-planar differential pressure (DP) transmitters, and gauge pressure transmitters. The bracket includes a support defining a plurality of planes, with at least two sets of bracket mounts disposed on mutually orthogonal planes. At least two sets of coplanar DP transmitter mounts are also disposed on mutually orthogonal planes, and at least one set of bi-planar DP transmitter mounts is configured for mounting the bi-planar DP transmitter in any one of a plurality of mutually orthogonal orientations. The bracket also includes at least two sets of gauge pressure transmitter mounts on mutually orthogonal planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Casimiro, Steven D. Lantagne
  • Patent number: 6918303
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter apparatus includes a unitary body with two, normally vertical pressure passageways communicating respectively between opposed pressure openings extending normally horizontally through the body portion. A transducer for generating a differential pressure signal mounts on a transducer mounting element, coupled to the body portion and located above the pressure passageways. A pair of diaphragm elements can form first and second process diaphragms, closing first and second pressure openings. Flange elements overlie the diaphragm elements and are removably and replaceably secured to the body portion, having liquid drainage and gas purging passageways. A flame retardation element can be disposed within at least one of the pressure passageways. An overrange protection element can be integrally arranged with the unitary body portion to protect the transducer from overrange pressure fluctuations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Invensys
    Inventors: Richard P. Casimiro, Steven D. Lantagne