Patents Assigned to ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
  • Patent number: 11901670
    Abstract: An apparatus for locking air hose couplings together, such apparatus including flexible inserts wherein the apparatus is configured for holding and locking air hose couplings of different sizes. A method of locking air hose couplings together using an apparatus for locking air hose couplings together, such apparatus including flexible inserts wherein the apparatus is configured for holding and locking air hose couplings of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Alpha/Omega Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Lance Pearman, Kenny Lavelle Miller
  • Patent number: 11898429
    Abstract: Systems and methods to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead may include a gas turbine engine including a compressor turbine shaft connected to a compressor, and a power turbine output shaft connected to a power turbine. The compressor turbine shaft and the power turbine output shaft may be rotatable at different rotational speeds. The systems may also include a transmission including a transmission input shaft connected to the power turbine output shaft and a transmission output shaft connected to a hydraulic fracturing pump. The systems may also include a fracturing unit controller configured to control one or more of the rotational speeds of the compressor turbine shaft, the power turbine output shaft, or the transmission output shaft based at least in part on target signals and fluid flow signals indicative of one or more of pressure or flow rate associated with fracturing fluid pumped into the wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Diankui Fu, Warren Zemlak, Caleb Barclay
  • Patent number: 11898504
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for air recovery are disclosed. The diverted pressurized air may be used to supply a hydrostatic purge to the unutilized portion of a turbine engine fuel manifold circuit to ensure that exhaust gases from the utilized side of the fuel manifold circuit do not enter the portion of the alternative fuel manifold circuit rack. The assembly used to remove compressor section pressurized air may include a flow control orifice, line pressure measuring instrumentation, non-return valves, isolation valves and hard stainless-steel tubing assemblies. In some embodiments, a turbine compressor section diverter system may include a small air receiver used to increase the volume of air supplying the manifold to aid in potential pressure and flow disruptions from a turbine engine compressor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20240044235
    Abstract: Systems and methods to enhance the flow of fracturing fluid into a wellhead during a high-pressure fracturing operation may include providing a pump frame and a crankshaft. A plurality of first plungers may be connected to the crankshaft and may reciprocate in a first plane. The hydraulic fracturing pump also may include a plurality of second plungers connected to the crankshaft and positioned to reciprocate in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane may define a non-zero offset angle between the first plane and the second plane. The crankshaft may include a plurality of crankpins, and each of the crankpins may be connected to one of the first plungers and one of the second plungers. The first plungers may pump a first fracturing fluid and the second plungers may pump a second fracturing fluid different from the first fracturing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Tony Yeung
  • Publication number: 20240043739
    Abstract: Aqueous well treatment fluids especially suited for use in far field diversion in low viscosity carrier fluids comprise water, a friction reducer, and a diverter. The diverter comprises dissolvable particulates and proppants. The dissolvable particulates have a specific gravity of from about 0.9 to about 1.6 and a particle size of about 50 mesh or less. The proppants have a specific gravity of from about 0.9 to about 1.4 and a particle size of from about 20 to about 100 mesh. The dissolvable particulates have a higher specific gravity and a smaller particle size than the proppant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Vigderman, Lingjuan Shen, Diankui Fu
  • Patent number: 11891952
    Abstract: Systems and methods to increase intake air flow to a gas turbine engine of a hydraulic fracturing unit when positioned in an enclosure may include providing an intake expansion assembly to enhance intake air flow to the gas turbine engine. The intake expansion assembly may include an intake expansion wall defining a plurality of intake ports positioned to supply intake air to the gas turbine engine. The intake expansion assembly also may include one or more actuators connected to a main housing of the enclosure and the intake expansion assembly. The one or more actuators may be positioned to cause the intake expansion wall to move relative to the main housing between a first position preventing air flow through the plurality of intake ports and a second position providing air flow through the plurality of intake ports to an interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20240035365
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supplying primary fuel and secondary fuel to an internal combustion engine may include supplying a first amount of the primary fuel and a second amount of the secondary fuel to the internal combustion engine. The system may include a first manifold to provide primary fuel to the internal combustion engine, and a primary valve associated with the first manifold to provide fluid flow between a primary fuel source and the internal combustion engine. A second manifold may provide secondary fuel to the internal combustion engine, and a fuel pump and/or a secondary valve may provide fluid flow between a secondary fuel source and the internal combustion engine. A controller may determine a total power load, the first amount of primary fuel, and the second amount of secondary fuel to supply to the internal combustion engine to meet the total power load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Guillermo Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11888319
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to achieving a real-time and distributed control solution that can at least selectively achieve a deterministic flow of power at a virtual point of interconnection (vPOI) of a virtual microgrid, where there is limited or no power measurement data available at the vPOI. Some of those implementations are directed to automatically generating virtual microgrids for a power network, optionally including generating additional and/or alternative virtual microgrids in response to transient and/or persistent changes to the power network. Some of those implementations are additionally or alternatively directed to dynamic control of a virtual microgrid to achieve the deterministic flow of power at the vPOI thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: PXISE ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Wells, Raymond A. de Callafon, Patrick T. Lee
  • Publication number: 20240026229
    Abstract: Aqueous treatment compositions for crude oil and/or petroleum distillates to remove sulfur compounds therefrom and treatment methods using such compositions are disclosed. The composition has less than 0.5% wt/wt di- or tri-benzohydroxy compound, a strong base, less than 1% wt/wt divalent metal gluconate, a balance of water, and a pH that is 9 or greater. The treatment method includes adding said treatment composition to crude oil or a petroleum distillate to form a mixture having 0.001% to 0.02% wt di- or tri-benzohydroxy compound/wt oil and 0.001% to 0.03% wt divalent metal gluconate/wt oil and mixing the same together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Ripcord Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Linda Esther Schweitzer, Bobby Burkes, SR.
  • Patent number: 11867031
    Abstract: A sand removal system configured to remove sand from a casing installed within a producing wellbore. The system utilizes a bottom hole assembly comprising a check valve sub and at least one sand removal tool. A swab cup installed within a vertical section the casing is used to create a pressure differential around the bottom hole assembly, causing fluid and sand to flow at a high velocity into the sand removal tool. The sand is caused to flow upstream where is later removed from the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Tenax Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Dewayne Jones, Jeremy W. Butler
  • Patent number: 11867118
    Abstract: Methods and systems for supply of fuel for a turbine-driven fracturing pump system used in hydraulic fracturing may be configured to identify when the supply pressure of primary fuel to a plurality of gas turbine engines of a plurality of hydraulic fracturing units falls below a set point, identify a gas turbine engine of the fleet of hydraulic fracturing units operating on primary fuel with highest amount of secondary fuel available, and to selectively transfer the gas turbine engine operating on primary fuel with the highest amount of secondary fuel from primary fuel operation to secondary fuel operation. Some methods and systems may be configured to transfer all gas turbine engines to secondary fuel operation and individually and/or sequentially restore operation to primary fuel operation and/or to manage primary fuel operation and/or secondary fuel operation for portions of the plurality of gas turbine engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster
  • Patent number: 11867046
    Abstract: Systems and methods for exchanging fracturing components of a hydraulic fracturing unit and may include an exchangeable fracturing component section to facilitate quickly exchanging a fracturing component of a hydraulic fracturing unit. The fracturing component section may include a section frame including a base, and a fracturing component connected to the base. The fracturing component section also may include a component electrical assembly and a component fluid assembly connected to the section frame. The fracturing component section further may include a coupling plate connected to the section frame. The fracturing component section also may include one or more of a plurality of quick-connect electrical couplers or a plurality of quick-connect fluid couplers connected to a coupling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster
  • Patent number: 11867045
    Abstract: Systems and methods to enhance the flow of fracturing fluid into a wellhead during a high-pressure fracturing operation may include providing a pump frame and a crankshaft. A plurality of first plungers may be connected to the crankshaft and may reciprocate in a first plane. The hydraulic fracturing pump also may include a plurality of second plungers connected to the crankshaft and positioned to reciprocate in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane may define a non-zero offset angle between the first plane and the second plane. The crankshaft may include a plurality of crankpins, and each of the crankpins may be connected to one of the first plungers and one of the second plungers. The first plungers may pump a first fracturing fluid and the second plungers may pump a second fracturing fluid different from the first fracturing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Tony Yeung
  • Patent number: 11867029
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning out the lower end of a cased wellbore having an installed production string. The tool is lowered down the production string until it projects from an end of the production string and into the wellbore. High pressure fluid is then sprayed from the tool's fluid openings into nearby portions of the wellbore. Once cleaning operations are complete, the tool is carried back to the ground surface using subterranean fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Tenax Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Dewayne Jones
  • Patent number: 11859482
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods disclosed provide a hydraulic fracturing unit that includes a reciprocating plunger pump configured to pump a fracturing fluid and a powertrain configured to power the reciprocating plunger pump. The powertrain includes a prime mover and a drivetrain, the prime mover including a gas turbine engine. The hydraulic fracturing unit also includes auxiliary equipment configured to support operation of the hydraulic fracturing unit including the reciprocating plunger pump and the powertrain. A power system is configured to power the auxiliary equipment. The power system includes a power source and a power network. The power source is configured to generate power for the auxiliary equipment. The power network is coupled to the power source and the auxiliary equipment, and configured to deliver the power generated by the power source to the auxiliary equipment. Associated systems including a plurality of hydraulic fracturing units are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster, Nicholas Tew
  • Patent number: 11852001
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system, controller, and method for operating a plurality of pumps for a turbine driven fracturing pump system used in hydraulic fracturing are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of operating a plurality of pumps associated with a hydraulic fracturing system includes receiving a demand Hydraulic Horse Power (HHP) signal. The demand HHP signal may include the Horse Power (HP) required for the hydraulic fracturing system to operate and may include consideration for frictional and other losses. The method further includes operating available pump units at a percentage of rating below Maximum Continuous Power (MCP) level, based at least in part on the demand HHP signal. Furthermore, the method may include receiving a signal for loss of power from one or more pump units. The method further includes operating one or more units at MCP level and operating one or more pump units at Maximum Intermittent Power (MIP) level to meet the demand HHP signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Diankui Fu, Warren Zemlak, Samir Nath Seth, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20230392487
    Abstract: Systems and methods to enhance the flow of fracturing fluid into a wellhead during a high and the second plungers may pump a second fracturing fluid different from the first fracturing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Tony Yeung
  • Patent number: 11827845
    Abstract: Aqueous well treatment fluids especially suited for use in far field diversion in low viscosity carrier fluids comprise water, a friction reducer, and a diverter. The diverter comprises dissolvable particulates and proppants. The dissolvable particulates have a specific gravity of from about 0.9 to about 1.6 and a particle size of about 50 mesh or less. The proppants have a specific gravity of from about 0.9 to about 1.4 and a particle size of from about 20 to about 100 mesh. The dissolvable particulates have a higher specific gravity and a smaller particle size than the proppant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Vigderman, Lingjuan Shen, Diankui Fu
  • Patent number: 11814940
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supplying primary fuel and secondary fuel to an internal combustion engine may include supplying a first amount of the primary fuel and a second amount of the secondary fuel to the internal combustion engine. The system may include a first manifold to provide primary fuel to the internal combustion engine, and a primary valve associated with the first manifold to provide fluid flow between a primary fuel source and the internal combustion engine. A second manifold may provide secondary fuel to the internal combustion engine, and a fuel pump and/or a secondary valve may provide fluid flow between a secondary fuel source and the internal combustion engine. A controller may determine a total power load, the first amount of primary fuel, and the second amount of secondary fuel to supply to the internal combustion engine to meet the total power load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Guillermo Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11773708
    Abstract: A sand bypass separator is provided for separating particulate matter from a fluid mixture in a production well and directing the separated particulate matter away from a pump intake. The separator includes an outer tube, an inner tube positioned within the outer tube. The outer tube has a plurality of slots to allow the fluid mixture to enter the separator between the outer tube and the inner tube. As the fluid mixture moves downward, the fluid mixture reaches a downward velocity sufficient to allow the particulate matter in the fluid mixture to continue downward as the fluid is drawn into the inner tube through the pump intake. A bypass that extends from above the pump intake to below the pump intake to collect and direct the separated particulate matter separated below the pump intake may also be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: WellWorx Energy Solutions LLC
    Inventor: John M. Raglin