US 11,054,899 B2
Interactive virtual reality manipulation of downhole data
Ilker R. Capoglu, Houston, TX (US); and Burkay Donderici, Houston, TX (US)
Assigned to HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC., Houston, TX (US)
Appl. No. 16/609,267
Filed by HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC., Houston, TX (US)
PCT Filed Jun. 28, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/039779
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 29, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/005045, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 3, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0192467 A1, Jun. 18, 2020
Int. Cl. G06F 3/01 (2006.01); E21B 41/00 (2006.01); E21B 47/00 (2012.01); E21B 49/00 (2006.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01); E21B 47/002 (2012.01)
CPC G06F 3/012 (2013.01) [E21B 41/0092 (2013.01); E21B 47/00 (2013.01); E21B 47/002 (2020.05); E21B 49/00 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); G06T 19/00 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for visualization and manipulation of downhole data, comprising:
an interactive virtual reality apparatus having a stereographic display device and a gesture control device;
an electronic device communicatively coupled with the interactive virtual reality apparatus, the electronic device having a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions, which when executed cause the processor to:
receive a measured signal of a downhole environment representing a plurality of formation properties;
generate a three dimensional virtualization of the measured signal, wherein each formation property is represented by a different colored iso-parameter surface;
communicate the three dimensional virtualization to the interactive virtual reality apparatus;
manipulate the three dimensional virtualization in response to an input from the interactive virtual reality apparatus, thereby creating a manipulated three dimensional virtualization, wherein the three dimensional virtualization is manipulated by hiding a colored iso-parameter surface representing one formation property of the plurality of formation properties from the three dimensional visualization; and
communicate the manipulated three dimensional virtualization to the interactive virtual reality apparatus.