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We have observed 55 EP applications Michael Frederick Ford has served for within the last five+ years. (We consider all applications which have an EP A1 or A2 publication dated after November 16, 2014). Please note, that we only count EP applications, in which the name of the patent attorney is explicitly mentioned as representative. These EP applications are:

EP13735886

ATTENUATING NOISE ACQUIRED IN AN ENERGY MEASUREMENT

IPC classification:
G01V 1/38, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13736164

SIMULTANEOUS SOURCE MARINE SEISMIC ACQUISITION

IPC classification:
G01V 1/38, G01V 1/30, G01V 1/02
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13736150

PROCESSING COLLECTED SURVEY DATA

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/38, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13736425

ASPHALTENE CONTENT OF HEAVY OIL

IPC classification:
E21B 49/08, E21B 47/10, E21B 47/008
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13736094

PARAMETERIZING A GEOLOGICAL SUBSURFACE FEATURE

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/30, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13735884

DETERMINING AN ELASTIC MODEL FOR A GEOLOGIC REGION

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/40, G01V 1/30
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13735967

WAVEFIELD DEGHOSTING

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/38, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13735726

3-D SURFACE-BASED WAVEFORM INVERSION

IPC classification:
G06T 17/00
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13735949

SIMULTANEOUS MARINE VIBRATORS

IPC classification:
G01V 1/38, G01V 1/22, G01V 1/02
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13738938

VIBRATING WIRE VISCOMETERS

IPC classification:
G01N 11/00, E21B 49/08
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13738573

ANALYSIS OF GEOLOGICAL OBJECTS

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/30, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13738343

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS

IPC classification:
E21B 49/08, E21B 49/06
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13738952

BROADBAND VIBRATIONAL ENERGY HARVESTING

IPC classification:
H02N 2/18
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13740671

METHOD TO CHARACTERIZE HETEROGENEOUS ANISOTROPIC MEDIA

IPC classification:
G01V 1/48, G01V 1/40
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13743156

METHOD OF PERFORMING ERROR-CORRECTION OF NMR DATA

IPC classification:
G01V 3/38, G01V 3/32
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13742984

IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF PIXEL-BASED INVERSION ALGORITHMS

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 3/38, G01V 3/26
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
AIPEX
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13748628

INVERSION-BASED CALIBRATION OF DOWNHOLE ELECTROMAGNETIC TOOLS

IPC classification:
G01V 3/08, E21B 47/0228
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13749351

PHASE MODULATION AND NOISE MINIMIZATION FOR SIMULTANEOUS VIBROSEIS ACQUISITION

IPC classification:
G01V 1/26, G01V 1/02
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13749098

GENERATING A 3D IMAGE FOR GEOLOGICAL MODELING

IPC classification:
G06T 17/05
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13751724

SCREEN ASSEMBLY

IPC classification:
E21B 43/10, E21B 43/08
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13751961

CEMENTING WHIPSTOCK APPARATUS AND METHODS

IPC classification:
E21B 17/03, E21B 7/08
Applicant:
Smith International, Inc.
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13752264

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING ASPHALTENE CONTENT OF CRUDE OIL

IPC classification:
G01N 35/08, G01N 33/22, G01N 21/25
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13752453

MUD PULSE TELEMETRY MECHANISM USING POWER GENERATION TURBINES

IPC classification:
E21B 47/20, E21B 21/08
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13751367

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DETERMINING FLUID PROPERTIES

IPC classification:
E21B 49/08, E21B 47/103, E21B 47/06
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13755417

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING CRUDE OIL FRACTIONS

IPC classification:
G01N 33/26, G01N 21/17
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13755066

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING ASPHALTENE YIELD AND FLOCCULATION POINT OF CRUDE OIL

IPC classification:
G01N 33/26, G01N 31/16, G01N 21/25
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13758075

COMPUTER-BASED METHOD FOR 3D SIMULATION OF OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

IPC classification:
G06T 17/00, G06F 19/00
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13758200

SCENARIO ANALYZER PLUG-IN FRAMEWORK

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G06F 9/44
Applicant:
Logined B.V.
Applicant:
PRAD Research and Development Limited
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14178660

Viscosified acid fluid and method for use thereof

IPC classification:
C09K 8/74, C09K 8/72
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13767636

SEISMIC NOISE REMOVAL

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01V 1/36
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13767671

INTERFEROMETRY-BASED DATA REDATUMING AND/OR DEPTH IMAGING

IPC classification:
G01V 1/28, G01V 1/24, G01V 1/22
Applicant:
WesternGeco Seismic Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13767992

PROVIDING AN OBJECTIVE FUNCTION BASED ON VARIATION IN PREDICTED DATA

IPC classification:
G01V 11/00, G01V 3/26, G01V 1/40
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13771942

SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING WITH FREQUENCY DIVERSE DE-ALIASING FILTERING

IPC classification:
G01V 1/36, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
Geco Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13756989

METHODS AND COMPUTING SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING DATA

IPC classification:
G01V 1/38, G01V 1/28
Applicant:
WesternGeco Seismic Holdings Limited
Applicant:
Westerngeco LLC
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13757695

CUTTING ELEMENTS RETAINED WITHIN SLEEVES

IPC classification:
E21B 10/573, E21B 10/43
Applicant:
Smith International, Inc.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13775180

THERMAL INSULATION LAYER AND PRESSURE TRANSFER MEDIUM FOR HIGH-PRESSURE HIGH-TEMPERATURE CELL

IPC classification:
C23C 30/00, C23C 26/00
Applicant:
Smith International, Inc.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13775094

HIGH-PRESSURE HIGH-TEMPERATURE CELL

IPC classification:
E21B 10/46, B24D 3/04
Applicant:
Smith International, Inc.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13290212

Fluid sensor with piezoelectric actuator and process for manufacturing the same

IPC classification:
H01L 41/22, G01N 29/22, G01N 29/036
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13791116

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A PERFORATION OPERATION

IPC classification:
E21B 47/12, E21B 43/11
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13800589

ASSESSING RESERVOIR CONNECTIVITY IN HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS

IPC classification:
E21B 49/02, E21B 49/00, E21B 47/00
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13803805

UNDERBALANCE ACTUATORS AND METHODS

IPC classification:
E21B 43/18, E21B 43/16
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13809375

DEVICE HAVING A HARD SEAT SUPPORT

IPC classification:
E21B 34/06, E21B 17/01
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13807176

THERMAL OPTICAL FLUID COMPOSITION DETECTION

IPC classification:
E21B 49/08, E21B 47/00
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Gould Research Center
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13810851

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING FLUID ATTRIBUTES

IPC classification:
E21B 49/10, E21B 49/00
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306529

Spectral analysis with spectrum deconvolution

IPC classification:
G01N 33/28, G01N 23/12
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306528

Spectral analysis with spectrum deconvolution

IPC classification:
G01V 5/12, G01N 33/28
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306614

Communication path verification for downhole networks

IPC classification:
H04W 40/12, H04B 11/00, E21B 47/16
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13306613

Compositions and methods for improving the toughnes of set cements

IPC classification:
C09K 8/467
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13306647

Safety device for a fluid production well, associated installation and method

IPC classification:
E21B 34/16, E21B 34/06, E21B 23/02
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN
EP13306648

Isothermal analysis system and method

IPC classification:
G01N 33/24, G01N 31/12
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306855

Systems and methods for cement evaluation calibration

IPC classification:
E21B 47/00
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Céline Leonori, Etudes & Productions Schlumberger
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13306854

Artificially activated radioactive source for a downhole tool

IPC classification:
G21G 1/12, G01V 5/08
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306856

Systems and methods for removing coherent noise in log data

IPC classification:
G01V 1/48
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13306857

Neutron-absorbing gamma ray window in a downhole tool

IPC classification:
G01V 5/10
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14305069

Remote field testing using a permeable core

IPC classification:
G01V 3/12, G01V 3/08, E21B 47/09
Applicant:
Schlumberger Holdings Limited
Applicant:
Schlumberger Technology B.V.
Applicant:
Services Pétroliers Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Schlumberger SA
Agent:
Michael Frederick Ford, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED

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