Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200165917
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to execute corrective product addition treatment or surface treatment to a wellbore fluid based on performing an artificial intelligence technique and/or a closed form 5 solution with respect to one or more fluid properties. Apparatus and methods can be implemented to integrate pilot testing and operational testing to operatively dose a fluid at a drilling site. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gregory Kleinguetl, Dale E. Jamison, Jason Glen Bell
  • Publication number: 20200164441
    Abstract: A system for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool for introduction into a wellbore includes a mold assembly including a binder bowl, a mold, a preformed blank, and a funnel. The binder bowl has a lower portion and a plurality of apertures extending through the lower portion. The preformed blank is disposed within the infiltration chamber to provide an attachment area for a body of the infiltrated downhole tool, and the funnel is disposed intermediate the binder bowl and the mold. The system further includes a binder flow channel which extends through at least one of the preformed blank, the funnel, or a displacement core disposed within the mold assembly, the blank being concentrically arranged around the displacement core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Pan, Daniel Brendan Voglewede, Grant O. Cook, III, Jeffrey G. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200165876
    Abstract: A drill bit can include a bit body having an upper portion, a central bore, and an adjustable inner gauge. The central bore can define a bore surface, and the bit body can include a plurality of fixed cutters formed on the upper portion. The adjustable inner gauge may be movably positioned within the bit body central bore to increase or decrease an exposed area of the bore surface for adjusting stability or steerability of the drill bit while forming the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley David Dunbar
  • Publication number: 20200165507
    Abstract: Provided is a glass bead suspension. The glass bead suspension comprises water, a synthetic hectorite having an empirical formula of Si8Mg5.45Li0.4H4O24Na0.7, and glass beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter James Boul, Gregory Robert Hundt, Joseph Kleber Maxson, Simone Elizabeth Ashley Lumsden, Darrell Chad Brenneis, Ronnie Glen Morgan
  • Patent number: 10663615
    Abstract: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tools, logging systems, and methods for measuring NMR properties of earth formations in a region of interest are provided. The NMR tool includes an antenna assembly, a magnet assembly, a compensating assembly, and a motion sensor. The antenna assembly is operable to generate a radio-frequency magnetic field and the magnet assembly is operable to generate a static magnetic field. The motion sensor is operable to generate readings for lateral motion of the antenna and magnet assemblies. The compensating assembly contains at least one electromagnet and is operable to reduce variation of the static magnetic field in the region of interest due to the lateral motion during NMR measurements based on the readings for the lateral motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Arcady Reiderman
  • Patent number: 10663619
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to visualize formation properties and distances associated with formations can be implemented in a variety of applications. In various embodiments, one or more visualization schemes and systems arranged to implement such schemes can use a combination of visual structures to provide information about measured formations. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Baris Guner, Burkay Donderici, Hsu-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10663612
    Abstract: An acoustic logging system identifies hydrocarbon formation types by a real-time model-constrained mud wave slowness determination method using borehole guided waves. The system also combines data processing from different acoustic waveform processing techniques using an information sharing procedure, for example, using monopole source data and dipole source data, to further improve the processing results and to achieve more stable and reliable real-time shear slowness answers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruijia Wang, Chung Chang, Baichun Sun
  • Patent number: 10663435
    Abstract: An acoustic receiver and method for acoustic logging. The acoustic receiver comprises a housing and a sensor subassembly, which is located within the housing. The sensor subassembly comprises a mount and a cylindrical piezoelectric crystal coupled to the mount. The sensor subassembly also comprises an isolation ring positioned between one of the ends of the cylindrical piezoelectric crystal and the mount. The isolation ring directly engages the crystal and the mount. The method of acoustic logging comprises receiving an acoustic signal using an acoustic receiver, which comprises a cylindrical piezoelectric crystal coupled to a mount without an adhesive material. The method also comprises converting the acoustic signal into an electrical signal by the cylindrical piezoelectric crystal and transmitting the electrical signal to a processor via a conductor coupled to the cylindrical piezoelectric crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Minh Dang Nguyen, Chung Chang, Clinton Keith Bates
  • Patent number: 10662372
    Abstract: Methods including introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein, the treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and brush photopolymerized coated proppant particulates (bPCPPs), and placing the bPCPPs into the at least one fracture to form a proppant pack therein. The bPCPPs comprise proppant modified with a coupling agent photopolymerized to a derivatized hydrophilic polymer, thereby resulting in a brush polymer structure of the derivatized hydrophilic polymer extending from the proppant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dipti Singh, Prashant D. Chopade, Janette Cortez, Philip D. Nguyen, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 10663448
    Abstract: Methods of ranking formation stabilizer performance are described. The methods include obtaining drill cuttings from a subterranean formation, grinding and sieving the drill cuttings to a particle size larger than 200 mesh, adding a formation stabilizer solution to the ground and sieved drill cuttings to form a mixture, agitating the mixture, and measuring turbidity of the agitated mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Venkata Satya Srikalyan Bhamidipati, Ajish Potty, Syed Muhammad Farrukh Hamza
  • Patent number: 10662760
    Abstract: Described are systems, devices, and methods for processing Eddy-current response signals acquired in a set of multiple nested pipes, such as, e.g., nested casing strings within a completed wellbore. In various embodiments, time boundaries between time slots within the Eddy-current response signals are determined adaptively based on an input response signal specific to the nested pipes (e.g., one of the measured signals itself). Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Khalaj Amineh, Burkay Donderici, Luis Emilio San Martin
  • Patent number: 10662758
    Abstract: A method includes introducing a pipe inspection tool into a first pipe positioned within a wellbore and further positioned within at least a second pipe. The pipe inspection tool includes an electromagnetic sensor having a coil antenna that includes a coil winding extending axially along at least a portion of the electromagnetic sensor. An excitation signal is transmitted between a first terminal and a second terminal of the coil antenna. A first response signal is measured between a third terminal and a fourth terminal of the coil antenna, wherein at least one of the third and fourth terminals is different from the first and second terminals. The first response signal is then processed to determine a characteristic of the first pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Luis Sanmartin
  • Patent number: 10660302
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to absorbent clumping animal litter compositions, and to methods of using and making the same. In some embodiments, the present invention provides an absorbent clumping animal litter composition including an absorbent component and a pumice component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cortner, Jim Mabrey, Eric Frantz
  • Patent number: 10662710
    Abstract: A deflection mechanism may include a first incline and a second incline for interacting with legs of a junction assembly to selectively deflect each of the legs in a desired direction in a multilateral wellbore system. The deflection mechanism may include a window assembly for a main borehole of the wellbore and having a selective-deflection profile positioned proximate to an entrance into a lateral borehole extending from the main borehole. One leg of the junction assembly may include a surface profiled corresponding to an angle of the first incline to deflect the leg toward the lateral borehole. Another leg of the junction assembly may include a surface profiled corresponding to an angle of the second incline to deflect the leg toward a whipstock assembly positioned internal to the window assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Franklin Charles Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10662371
    Abstract: A crosslinked polymer comprising reactants of a first repeating unit, a second repeating unit, and a crosslinker that react to form the crosslinked polymer, wherein the first repeating unit is a sulfonic acid-containing monomer present from 50% to 99% by weight of the reactants, wherein the second repeating unit is selected from the group consisting of an N-vinyl amide-containing monomer, a terminal double bond-containing monomer, and any combination thereof, and is present from 1% to 50% by weight of the reactants, and wherein the crosslinker comprises at least two olefinic bonds, and is present in the range of about 9% to about 25% by weight of the reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Weibin Zha, Kay A. Galindo, William Walter Shumway
  • Patent number: 10662736
    Abstract: A pressure-activated device is inserted in a string for insertion into a borehole. The pressure-activated device has an indexing mechanism. The pressure-activated device has a piloted check valve that prevents the indexing mechanism from operating unless a pressure on an outside diameter of the pressure-activated device exceeds an activation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Murphy, Peter DW Inglis
  • Patent number: 10662735
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes a tubular body having an inner bore formed longitudinally therethrough. A plurality of centralizing arms is radially extendible from the tubular body. At least one slip is radially extendible from the tubular body. A sealing assembly that is radially extendible from the tubular body is also included and disposed between the centralizing arms and the slip. The sealing assembly includes a radially extendible elastomeric sealing surface and an anti-extrusion device having at least two support members coupled to opposite longitudinal ends of the elastomeric sealing surface. An equalizing port is also included which is disposed in the tubular body and permits, when opened, fluidic communication between external the tubular body and the inner bore thereby equalizing the pressure between external the tubular body and the inner bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Nathan James Harder, Charles Timothy Smith
  • Patent number: 10662753
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for optimizing a drill path from the surface to a target area below the surface. A method for operating an automated drilling program may comprise drilling to a target location along a drill path, updating a drilling path model based at least on data obtained during the state of drilling to the target location, creating a modified drill path to the target location based on at least the drilling path model in real-time as the step of drilling to the target location along the drill path is being performed, and drilling to the target location along the modified drill path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Daniel Dykstra, Yuzhen Xue, Venkata Madhukanth Vadali, Xiaoqing Ge
  • Publication number: 20200157402
    Abstract: A method of drilling in a subterranean formation. A method may include providing a direct emulsion drilling fluid comprising an aqueous fluid, an oil, and a polysorbate emulsifier; circulating the direct emulsion drilling fluid from a surface, through a wellbore, and back to the surface; and extending the wellbore in the subterranean formation while circulating the direct emulsion drilling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Martin Santos, Li Guo
  • Patent number: 10655056
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to guanidine- or guanidinium-containing clay or shale stabilizers for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include placing a composition including a clay or shale stabilizer including at least one of a substituted guanidine group and a substituted guanidinium group in a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cato Russell McDaniel, William Walter Shumway, Eric Davidson