Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220145705
    Abstract: A rotary transfer mechanism is disclosed for a motor, pump, or other downhole tool that accommodates the eccentric motion of a rotor without the need for a flex shaft, articulating joint or CV joint. In one configuration, the rotor is coupled to the drive shaft at a radial offset from the drive shaft axis. The orbiting motion of the rotor, rather than rotation of the rotor about its own axis, generates a torque on the drive shaft, by applying a tangential force to the drive shaft at the location of the radial offset. The radial offset may be set equal to the orbital radius so that no radial movement or flex is required at the drive shaft to accommodate the eccentric rotor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Robert Munguia
  • Publication number: 20220145755
    Abstract: A distributed acoustic system (DAS) may include an interrogator that includes two or more lasers, a pulser module disposed after and connected to each of the two or more lasers, a wavelength division multiplexer (WDM), wherein each of the pulser modules are connected to the WDM as inputs, and a downhole fiber attached to the WDM as an output and wherein the downhole fiber includes at least one sensing fiber. A method for increasing a sampling frequency may include identifying a length of a downhole fiber connected to an interrogator, generating and launching a light pulse from each of the two or more lasers the pulser module, and delaying an output from the pulser module into the downhole fiber by k/N seconds, where k is a pulse repetition interval of the pulser module and N is equal to the two or more lasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Ellmauthaler, John Laureto Maida, JR., Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 11328584
    Abstract: Included are inductively coupled sensors for downhole electric submersible pumps and methods of use. An example inductively coupled sensor comprises an electric submersible pump sensor, at least one receiving coil coupled to the electric submersible pump sensor; wherein the receiving coil is inductively coupled to a three-phase power cable of an electric submersible pump. An example method comprises placing an inductively coupled sensor in a wellbore, conducting current in the three-phase power cable; wherein current in the three-phase power cable induces a voltage in the receiving coil sufficient to power the electric submersible pump sensor, and sensing the operating parameter of the electric submersible pump with the electric submersible pump sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Walter Dinkins, Tom Gottschalk
  • Patent number: 11326420
    Abstract: A gravel pack flow path used to flow slurry fluids during a gravel pack phase may be closed or at least limited with a swellable metallic material prior to a production phase. An example apparatus may include a base pipe, a screen disposed about the base pipe, an inflow control device having an ICD flow path in fluid communication with an outer annulus between the screen and base pipe. The gravel pack flow path defined in part by perforations in a base pipe or by a secondary housing. A swellable metallic material is activated to close the gravel pack flow path in response to a reactive fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Williams Cho, Stephen Michael Greci
  • Patent number: 11326936
    Abstract: A distributed acoustic system (DAS) may comprise an interrogator and an umbilical line attached at one end to the interrogator, a downhole fiber attached to the umbilical line at the end opposite the interrogator. The interrogator may further include a proximal circulator, a distal circulator connected to the proximal circulator by a first fiber optic cable, and a second fiber optic cable connecting the proximal circulator and the distal circulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Ellmauthaler, Glenn Andrew Wilson, John L. Maida
  • Patent number: 11326419
    Abstract: A downhole rotating machine includes a stator having stator windings and corresponding magnetic flux guides and a rotor having a plurality of magnets configured to cooperate with the stator windings and the corresponding magnetic flux guides to generate a magnetic field in a magnetic gap that is substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor, wherein the magnetic gap provides a magnetic gap separation between the plurality of magnets and the corresponding magnetic flux guides that is at least five percent of an overall diameter of the downhole rotating machine. A method of operating a downhole tool in a wellbore and a downhole tool are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Decena Ornelaz, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 11326408
    Abstract: A flexible smart release tool enables a control unit at the surface to individually communicate with release tools that are located downhole. The release tools may be individually addressed using a unique logical identifier. Thus, a specific release tool may be sent a command to release an attached downhole tool string at any time. The release tool may include control logic for receiving the command and using an onboard clock for timing of activation of a release interface, as optionally specified in the command. A heartbeat function may be implemented between the release tool and the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Bryan William Kasperski
  • Patent number: 11326442
    Abstract: An orientation verification tool permits an operator to confirm an orientation of one or more perforating charges in a perforating gun assembly when the perforating charges are not readily visible for inspection. The orientation verification tool includes an end fixture rotationally coupled at a longitudinal end of a charge carrier disposed within a tubular gun body. The end fixture includes a visual indicator of the orientation of the perforating charges on a longitudinal end face thereof. The visual indicator may include a plurality of hatch marks arranged at regular intervals around the end fixture, and each hatch mark may be identified by a specific angular identifier so that the hatch mark located at a reading location will identify the angular orientation of the perforating charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Camille Anne Bryant
  • Patent number: 11326417
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to analyzing a well cement slurry. In some aspects, a well cement slurry is mixed in a mixer under a plurality of conditions. The plurality of conditions correspond to a plurality of distinct Reynolds number values for the well cement slurry in the mixer. Power number values associated with mixing the well cement slurry in the mixer under the plurality of conditions are identified. Each power number value is based on an amount of energy used to mix the well cement slurry under a respective one of the plurality of conditions. Values for parameters of a functional relationship between power number and Reynolds number are identified based on the power number values and the Reynolds number values for the plurality of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Xueyu Pang, Thomas Singh Sodhi
  • Patent number: 11326446
    Abstract: A compact sub assembly and a method for forming a deep antenna. The assembly may comprise a look-ahead deep transmitter is attached at about one end of the compact sub assembly, and a shallow transmitter is attached to the compact sub assembly and positioned adjacent to the look-ahead deep transmitter. A method of forming a deep antenna may comprise positioning a look-ahead deep transmitter adjacent to a shallow transmitter at about one end of a compact sub assembly, and connecting the look-ahead deep transmitter to a switching module through one or more deep switches, connecting the shallow transmitter to the switching module through one or more shallow switches, and closing the one or more deep switches and the one or more shallow switches to activate the look-ahead deep transmitter and the shallow transmitter to form the deep antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Kevin Hensarling, Matthew Chase Griffing
  • Patent number: 11326407
    Abstract: Effective prediction of downhole mixing and channeling at an interface between two or more wellbore fluids may prevent the unnecessary consumption of resources at a well site and enhance the performance of wellbore operations, including drilling operations, completion operations, and reservoir management. A model for a length and a volume of the interface between two wellbore fluids may be used to characterize the amount of mixing and channeling. The model may use known properties of the wellbore fluids before mixing and channeling occurs. The model may account for eccentricity in an annulus of the wellbore by partitioning a three dimensional flow profile in the wellbore into a plurality of segments for separate analysis. Outputs from the model may be used to determine one or more locations of the interface at one or more intervals of time as the wellbore fluids circulate through the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitor Lopes Pereira, Dale E. Jamison
  • Patent number: 11326091
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating aqueous fluids that may be included in treatment fluids that are used for treating a subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing a water-based friction reducing additive that includes an aqueous base fluid, a salt, a first friction reducing polymer, and a suspension agent; introducing the water-based friction reducing additive into a treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more fractures within the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Leiming Li, Liang Xu, James William Ogle
  • Patent number: 11326422
    Abstract: A technique is provided for estimating perforated entry and exit hole diameters (EHD) of a casing string. In one embodiment, a method for predicting perforation outcomes may comprise selecting one or more variables for a perforating operation, determining an estimate of a perforating outcome for the perforating operation, and correcting the perforating outcome to obtain a corrected perforating outcome by applying a weighting based on historical perforating data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Earl Burky, Gerald Graves Craddock, Jr., James Harold Wight, Jonathan Paul Montiverdi
  • Patent number: 11326434
    Abstract: Methods for enhancing the conductivity of fractures in a subterranean formation using electrically controlled propellants are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: introducing an electrically controlled propellant into one or more secondary boreholes in a subterranean formation near a main well bore that penetrates the subterranean formation; igniting the electrically controlled propellant in the secondary boreholes, whereby at least a portion of the region of the subterranean formation near the secondary borehole is at least partially ruptured by the ignition of the electrically controlled propellant in the secondary boreholes; and introducing a fracturing fluid into the main wellbore at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one primary fracture in the subterranean formation that extends into at least a portion of the ruptured region of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Golchehreh Salamat
  • Patent number: 11326089
    Abstract: Compositions and methods involving polyvalent cation reactive polymers for use as lost circulation materials in subterranean treatment operations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include forming a treatment fluid including a base fluid, a source of a polyvalent cation, a polyvalent cation reactive polymer, and an acid precursor; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and allowing the treatment fluid to at least partially set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Preston Andrew May, Hui Zhou, Jay Deville
  • Patent number: 11326441
    Abstract: Techniques for estimating a current inclination and azimuth of a drill bit of a wellbore drilling system are described. The estimates for the current inclination and azimuth are generated using measurements obtained for one or more parameters associated with the drilling process performed by the drill bit and taken over a range of the wellbore falling within a sliding window having a predefined distance D extending along the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiuying Gu, Robert Darbe, Julien Christian Valery Marek, Umut Zalluhoglu
  • Patent number: 11326399
    Abstract: A disclosed pulsed-power drilling system may include a controller that receives and analyzes feedback from downhole components reflecting changing conditions or performance measurements associated with a pulsed drilling operation to determine that an operating parameter of the drilling operation should be modified. The controller may output a control signal to cause an adjustment of a configurable downhole component, such as mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic component that affects the operating parameter, while the drill bit remains in the wellbore. The controller may adjust a segmented transformer of a pulse-generating circuit, changing the number of primary winding switches that are fired, or the timing of the firing of the switches, to modify characteristics of the generated pulses. Adjusting a downhole component may affect the drilling rate, the drilling direction, the flow of drilling fluid, a pulse rise time, a pulse repetition rate, or a rate of penetration for the drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC., CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., SDG LLC
    Inventors: Daniel D. Gleitman, William M. Moeny
  • Patent number: 11326086
    Abstract: An electrocrushing drilling system containing an electrocrushing drill bit with electrodes through which a voltage may be discharged that are at least 0.4 inches apart at their closest spacing and an electrocrushing drilling fluid including a polar oil, a non-polar oil, or a combination thereof and water are described. Methods of electrocrushing drilling using such a system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Curtis Van Slyke, William Walter Shumway
  • Patent number: 11326409
    Abstract: A downhole tool and process for introducing the downhole tool into a wellbore are provided wherein the downhole tool includes an occlusion-releasing tool. The occlusion-releasing tool contains an occlusion until such time as it is needed in a frac plug to prevent flow in one direction in the wellbore. The occlusion is released from the occlusion-releasing tool by fluid flow through the occlusion-releasing tool. The fluid flow acts directly on the occlusion to provide sufficient pressure to release the occlusion from a mechanical retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Eis, Tyler Norman, Jesse Cale Porter
  • Patent number: D951313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Keller, William Brian Atkins