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Fracture-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Moving system and method
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138182

A method to locate fracture zones in a well by emitting tube waves from different emission locations, sensing responses from the fracture zones at different corresponding receiving locations, and analyzing the responses to map the location of the fracture zones. Also, a system to locate the fracture zones in a well with an emitter movable to emit tube waves at ...
Methods of well trajectory and drilling optimized control for fracture-vuggy carbonate formation
Drilling Research Institute Of China National Petr Oleum Company
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138175

The invention discloses a series of methods to design drilling trajectory and control drilling operations in a optimized way in carbonate formation. The trajectory design method comprises: utilizing earthquake data to obtain contours of the carbonate rock fractures; determining a safe distance from each carbonate rock fracture; determining a segmented drilling trajectory for each fracture or vuggy structures in carbonate ...
System for generating a hole using projectiles
Hypersciences, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170138128

A wellbore or other type of hole in a geologic formation or other material, such as concrete or other manmade structures, may be formed by accelerating perforating charges containing detonable material through a tubular string. Movement of a fluid, such as drilling mud, may be used to transport perforating charges to a bottom hole assembly. In the bottom hole assembly, ...
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Method for modification and delivery of proppant during well operations, method for hydraulic fracturing and ...
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137702

The method allows employing proppant surface modification with the emulsified treatment material for proppant delivery deep into far-field fracture zone during operations of hydraulic fracturing or heterogeneous proppant placement via proppant aggregation. In the case of gravel packing operations, to maintain the circulation of the proppant slurry for homogeneous proppant settling to the desired wellbore location. The emulsified treatment material ...
Method for a fracturing fluid system at high temperatures
Cnpc Usa Corp.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137699

The method for well-stimulation through a wellbore in a rock formation is hydraulic fracturing under high temperature conditions. The method includes injecting a fracturing fluid system to the rock formation; fracturing the rock formation at a temperature between 150-260 degrees celsius; and recovering fluid components of the fracturing fluid system from the wellbore and setting the proppant in the fractures. ...
Method to increase gravity drainage rate in oil-wet/mixed-wet fractured reservoir
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137696

The present invention provides a method for treating a fractured oil-wet/mixed-wet subterranean formation with a wettability altering agent by forming a fluid comprising a wettability altering agent; introducing the fluid into the fractures of a subterranean formation; and modifying the wettability of the formation near the fracture surface, wherein the wettability modification results in oil flowing within a fracture ...
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Fall protection apparatus with a mast and a boom
Tuffbuilt Products Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136272

A fall protection apparatus includes a heavy support base with a pivotal mast having a top member for rotation around the axis of the mast carrying a series of booms pivotal about respective vertical axes, each having an end coupling member for receiving a fall restraint harness. Each boom is formed by a tube which fractures on a fall and ...
Bone treatment systems and methods
Dfine, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135739

Systems and methods for treating bone, such as vertebral compression fractures are disclosed. A method includes controllably applying energy to a bone cement volume outside of a patient's body to selectively accelerate the polymerization rate of the bone fill material volume prior to introduction into a bone. The method further includes sequentially introducing a plurality of cement carrying structures with ...
Resistance structure, resistance structure unit, information identification device and biosensor
Vivachek Biotech (hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133131

A resistance structure, a resistance structure unit, an information identification device and a biosensor. The resistance structure comprises: a first electrode (1); a second electrode (2); a plurality of first resistance elements (3), wherein one end of each of the first resistance elements (3) is connected to the first electrode (1), and the other end thereof is connected to the second electrode (2); a first fracture (11), ...
System for predicting induced seismicity potential resulting from injection of fluids in naturally fractured reservoirs
Fracgeo Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132339

A method for minimizing the risk of induced seismicity from injection of fluids into a naturally fractured reservoir uses a meshless particle-based simulation to quantify the heterogeneity in energy storage within the reservoir. In particular, this methodology creates an equivalent fracture model from data on the natural fracture density, regional stress, pore pressure and elastic properties of the reservoir, in ...
Prestack separating method for seismic wave
China University Of Geosciences (beijing)
May 11, 2017 - N°20170131420

The present disclosure provides a prestack separating method for a seismic wave, including: receiving p-wave, s1-wave and s2-wave of the seismic wave, wherein the p-wave, s1-wave and s2-wave are reflected from different points; projecting the p-wave, s1-wave and s2-wave into a z-r-t coordinate system, so as to generate a projection matrix, wherein z is ...
Identifying correlations between stimulated reservoir volume parameters and fracture network parameters
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170131419

In some aspects, a stimulated reservoir volume (srv) parameter for a stimulation treatment applied to a subterranean region is identified. A parameter of a fracture-plane network generated by application of the stimulation treatment is identified. A correlation between the srv parameter and the fracture-plane network parameter is identified. In some implementations, the srv and the fracture-plane network are computed based ...
Methods and apparatus for spatially-oriented chemically-induced pulsed fracturing in reservoirs
Saudi Arabian Oil Company
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130570

Apparatus and methods for spatially orienting a subterranean pressure pulse to a hydrocarbon-bearing formation are provided. The apparatus includes an injection body with a fixed shape, where the injection body is operable to hold an exothermic reaction component prior to triggering an exothermic reaction of the exothermic reaction component, and where the injection body maintains the fixed shape during and ...
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Fracturing treatment of subterranean formations using shock waves
Petro Research And Analysis Corp
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130567

Applying shock waves using a plasma pulse generation system or other comparable systems, including an acoustic/pressure oscillatory system, would help to enhance the complexity of the far field hydraulic fracture during fracturing shale formation. It would also help in avoiding pre-mature screen out. The critical factor to maximize the desired results is to apply the shock waves at the ...
Wellbore operations using a multi-tube system
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130537

A method of completing or stimulating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and an insoluble particulate, wherein the treatment fluid flows through a first tube or set of tubes of a multi-tube system during introduction, wherein the multi-tube system comprises multiple tubular members rigidly attached ...
Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of bone fractures and disorders
Universität Für Bodenkultur Wien
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130268

The present invention relates to the therapy, prophylaxis and diagnosis of disorders that are associated with aberrant bone mineral density, in particular osteoporosis; wherein the level of selected micro rnas in samples of patients are detected and wherein an increase or decrease of said level compared to the level of healthy individuals is indicative of the disorder.
Self-pressurizing soluble alkali silicate for use in sealing subterranean spaces
Byk Additives, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170130116

The invention provides compositions and methods for sealing subterranean spaces such as natural or induced fractures, vugs or annular spaces. The composition is composed of a base fluid consisting of a soluble alkali silicate, a gas generating additive, solids and a setting agent. The gas generating additive may be coated or uncoated. The gas generating additive may also be in ...
A package
Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.a.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170129641

A package is provided, comprising a packaging material having a bulk layer and being formed into a three-dimensional container by folding the packaging material along predefined crease lines thus forming a fracture along the crease lines. At least one of the crease lines forms a hinge mechanism having a single axis of rotation.
Crack and fracture resistant weld joint and welding process
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170129051

A weld joint includes a first component of a first material and a second component of a ductile second material dissimilar from the first material. A planar face of the first component abuts a planar face of the second component. A “v” shaped weld groove is created in the first component defining a first groove end ...
Fragment specific fracture reduction brace and associated method of use
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128252

The present invention provides a method for providing and using a fracture reduction brace, comprising: providing one or more rigid splint members configured to be disposed adjacent to or about an anatomical structure; providing one or more reduction members deployable from an interior surface of the one or more rigid splint members into the anatomical structure such that the one ...
Fixture for installing locking screws into intramedullary nails
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128115

An apparatus is described for aiding in installing locking screws in intramedullary nails when repairing bone fractures. The apparatus includes a long section, a short section, and a removable insert. The long section includes a long radiopaque rod running along a long axis. The short section joins the long section and defines a central channel running through it along a ...