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187 results about "Geosteering" patented technology

Geosteering is the optimal placement of a wellbore based on the results of realtime downhole geological and geophysical logging measurements rather than three-dimensional targets in space. The objective is usually to keep a directional wellbore within a hydrocarbon pay zone defined in terms of its resistivity, density or even biostratigraphy. In mature areas, geosteering may be used to keep a wellbore in a particular section of a reservoir to minimize gas or water breakthrough and maximize economic production from the well. In the process of drilling a borehole, geosteering is the act of adjusting the borehole position (inclination and azimuth angles) on the fly to reach one or more geological targets. These changes are based on geological information gathered while drilling. Originally only a projected target would be aimed for with crude directional tools. Now the advent of rotary steerable tools and an ever-increasing arsenal of geophysical tools enables well placement with ever-increasing accuracy. Typically a basic tool configuration will have directional and inclination sensors, along with a gamma ray tool. Other options are neutron density, look ahead seismic, downhole pressure readings et al. Due to the vast volume of data generated, especially by imaging tools, the data transmitted to surface is a carefully selected fraction of what is available. Data is collected in memory for a data dump when back on surface with the tool.

Real time earth model for collaborative geosteering

An earth model is formed in real time during drilling of a well by incorporating up-to-the-minute knowledge derived from geology, seismic, drilling, and engineering data. The process of forming the model utilizes Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) or Measuring-While-Drilling (MWD) data directly from the drilling rig as the well is drilled. The LWD or MWD data is sent to visualization centers and compared with other data such as existing geological models, the proposed well plan and present interpretation of the subsurface stratigraphy. The results of the comparison enable experts to analyze anomalous results and update the geological model within minutes of penetration of a formation during drilling. Well drilling efficiency is improved, and an “on-the-spot” road map is provided for maximal reservoir contact and pinpoint accuracy.
Owner:SAUDI ARABIAN OIL CO

Electromagnetic wave resistivity tool having a tilted antenna for geosteering within a desired payzone

This invention is directed to a downhole method and apparatus for simultaneously determining the horizontal resistivity, vertical resistivity, and relative dip angle for anisotropic earth formations. The present invention accomplishes this objective by using an antenna configuration in which a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna are oriented in non-parallel planes such that the vertical resistivity and the relative dip angle are decoupled. Preferably, either the transmitter or the receiver is mounted in a conventional orientation in a first plane that is normal to the tool axis, and the other antenna is mounted in a second plane that is not parallel to the first plane. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for steering a downhole tool during a drilling operation in order to maintain the borehole within a desired earth formation. The steering capability is enabled by computing the difference or the ratio of the phase-based or amplitude-based responses of the receiver antennas which are mounted in planes that are not parallel to the planes of the transmitter antennas. Although this invention is primarily intended for MWD or LWD applications, this invention is also applicable to wireline and possibly other applications.
Owner:HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC

Systems for deep resistivity while drilling for proactive geosteering

A method for geosteering while drilling a formation includes generating a plurality of formation models for the formation, where each of the plurality of the formation models includes a set of parameters and a resistivity tool therein and locations of the resistivity tool differ in the plurality of the formation models. The method may also include computing predicted tool responses for the resistivity tool in the plurality of formation models, acquiring resistivity measurements using the resistivity tool in the formation, and determining an optimum formation model based on a comparison between the actual tool response and the predicted tool responses. The method may also include steering a bottom home assembly based on the optimum formation model.
Owner:SCHLUMBERGER TECH CORP

Method and apparatus for the use of multicomponent induction tool for geosteering and formation resistivity data interpretation in horizontal wells

Measurements made with a multicomponent logging instrument when used in a substantially horizontal borehole in earth formations are diagnostic of the direction of beds relative to the position of the borehole. When the logging instrument is conveyed on a drilling assembly, the drilling trajectory may be maintained to follow a predetermined trajectory or to maintain a desired distance from a boundary such as an oil-water contact.
Owner:BAKER HUGHES INC

Method for real-time downhole processing and detection of bed boundary for geosteering application

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to acquire input data to determine properties of a formation, using a combination of down hole transmitters and receivers, to select a portion of the input data using a formation model chosen from a plurality of down hole tool response models in a formation model database, based on a valid sensitive range for the bed boundary distance and a greatest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and to solve for at least resistivity formation parameters in the properties using the chosen formation model and the selected portion of the input data. The database may be updated with boundary distance and the resistivity formation parameters. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
Owner:HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC

Electromagnetic wave resistivity tool having a tilted antenna for geosteering within a desired payzone

This invention is directed to a downhole method and apparatus for simultaneously determining the horizontal resistivity, vertical resistivity, and relative dip angle for anisotropic earth formations. The present invention accomplishes this objective by using an antenna configuration in which a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna are oriented in non-parallel planes such that the vertical resistivity and the relative dip angle are decoupled. Preferably, either the transmitter or the receiver is mounted in a conventional orientation in a first plane that is normal to the tool axis, and the other antenna is mounted in a second plane that is not parallel to the first plane. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for steering a downhole tool during a drilling operation in order to maintain the borehole within a desired earth formation. The steering capability is enabled by computing the difference or the ratio of the phase-based or amplitude-based responses of the receiver antennas which are mounted in planes that are not parallel to the planes of the transmitter antennas. Although this invention is primarily intended for MWD or LWD applications, this invention is also applicable to wireline and possibly other applications.
Owner:HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC

Fast and fine geological orientation method for shale gas horizontal well

ActiveCN106869790AGeosteering effect is obviousDirectional drillingGeosteeringGeomorphology
The invention relates to a fast and fine geological orientation method for a shale gas horizontal well. Materials are collected, an orientation comparing standard well and a reference well are determined, and an orientation sign layer and a target spot predicting scheme are determined; a well zone two-dimensional geological orientation model and a well zone three-dimensional geological orientation model are built and regulated, and a two-dimensional vertical section and the three-dimensional geological orientation model of a well to be oriented are amended in time; by means of the characteristics of lithological characters, well deflection, while-drilling gamma and the like of the well to be oriented, the standard well and the reference well, stratum comparing is conducted; the position where a drill is located is judged through three figures, one table and the like; whether the position where the drill is located is in a high-quality shale gas layer section or not is evaluated while drilling; whether an initial geological model is applicable or not is judged; through an equal-thickness comparing method a target spot A is determined and regulated, a target spot B is predicted, and a track of a borehole in a horizontal section is controlled; and the pass-through rate of a high-quality shale gas layer is calculated according to the statistic drilling-meeting thicknesses of a shale reservoir and a high-quality shale reservoir, whether the track is controlled to reach the target spot B or not is judged, and the fast geological orientation effect is evaluated. Fast orientation is achieved, the application range is wide, and application and popularization are easy.
Owner:CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEM CORP +3
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