Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11002876
    Abstract: A system and method for determining formation parameters is provided. The system includes an induction logging tool having a plurality of transmitter coils. The induction logging tool further includes a plurality of receiver coils, each of the receiver coils being spaced apart from the transmitter coils by a predetermined distance and receiving a response signal from the formation. The system includes circuitry coupled to the induction logging tool, the circuitry determining voltages induced in the plurality of receiver coils by the response signal. The circuitry separates real or in-phase portions of the determined voltages from imaginary of ninety degrees out of phase portions of the determined voltages and determines formation parameters using imaginary portions of the measured voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Emilio San Martin, Dagang Wu
  • Patent number: 11001743
    Abstract: Methods for using treatment fluids comprising synthetic silicates in subterranean formations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods may comprise introducing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and a synthetic silicate into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation comprising a loss zone; allowing the treatment fluid to displace at least a portion of a first fluid present in the wellbore; and allowing the treatment fluid to at least partially plug the loss zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna M. Ravi, Sandip Patil, Siva Rama Krishna Jandhyala, Sheetal Singh, Javier Urdaneta, William Pearl
  • Patent number: 11002576
    Abstract: In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for determining the amount of bulk material being choke-fed into an inlet of a blender from one or more bulk material containers placed on a support structure are disclosed. The system includes sensors placed on the support structure beneath the one or more containers for determining the amount of bulk material contained within the container at any given time. By monitoring the change in the mass of the material in the containers overtime the amount of material being fed into the blender can be determined. The material is metered into a mixer within the blender using a metering mechanism, such as a sand screw, which supplies a fixed capacity of bulk material into the blender. The ability to precisely measure the amount of bulk material being choke-fed into the blender enables operators to calibrate the sand screw continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley John Warren, Bryan John Lewis, Tim H. Hunter
  • Patent number: 11002875
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a data acquisition tool including NMR sensors, a data acquisition processor communicatively coupled with the NMR sensors, and a first memory storing instructions that cause the data acquisition processor to perform operations comprising acquiring data of earth formation fluid, varying at least one of a magnetic field gradient and an inter-echo time, and acquiring additional data. The apparatus further comprises a data processing unit comprising a second memory storing instructions that cause the data processor to perform operations comprising receiving data acquired by the data acquisition tool, constructing a mathematical model of the data, conducting a first inversion of the mathematical model to obtain a first set of NMR responses, performing a forward model of the first set of NMR responses obtained from the first inversion, conducting a second inversion to obtain a second set of NMR responses, and determining earth formation fluid properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Songhua Chen, Wei Shao
  • Patent number: 11002120
    Abstract: A packing system for a pump includes a packing stack comprising a packing, wherein the packing is cylindrical and compressible such that the packing can fill a void volume in a reciprocating element bore of the pump; one or more springs; and a terminal component configured for sealing a terminus of the reciprocating element bore, wherein the one or more springs are positioned between the terminal component and the packing to provide a force on the packing that maintains compression of the packing within the void volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja, Robert Lee Pipkin, Timothy Holiman Hunter
  • Patent number: 11002672
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for generating electromagnetic waves such as terahertz waves. The apparatus may comprise a finger structure having a plurality of conductive lines, wherein at least two of the plurality of conductive lines is separated by photosensitive material, a plurality of detectors, and a capacitor having a plurality of conductive lines separated by a dielectric material. Light from a laser incident on the photosensitive material causes free carriers in the photosensitive material to move to a conduction band and be accelerated by a voltage across the conductive lines of the finger structure applied by the capacitor to produce the terahertz waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hartmut Nitsche, John Laureto Maida
  • Patent number: 11002130
    Abstract: A spoolable array of sensors may be deployed within a wellbore and external a tubular string for measuring properties of a fluid in the central flow passage of the tubular string. A flow port may be made in the tubular string passing from the central flow passage to the external surface. Sensors of the spoolable array of sensors may be covered with a shroud and placed proximate the flow port, or such sensors may be isolated in a zone with packers along with the flow port. The spoolable array of sensors may additionally obtain pressure data to calculate a flow rate from a production zone. The spoolable array of sensors may also be employed in a non-flowing wellbore for monitoring nearby wellbores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, Thomas Jules Frosell, Aswin Balasubramanian, Luke William Holderman, Suzi Marie Marcuccio, Gireesh Bhat, Clint Adam Brown
  • Patent number: 11002132
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for analyzing a sample of fluid extracted from a hydrocarbon-producing geological formation to detect a quantitative amount of hydrogen sulfide or disclosed. The systems methods and devices involve including a scavenger within a sample compartment to react with the hydrogen sulfide therein. The concentration of hydrogen sulfide in the sample may be derived as a function of the amount of scavenger remaining in the sample after reaction with hydrogen sulfide, an amount of byproduct of a reaction between the scavenger and the hydrogen sulfide, or an amount of hydrogen sulfide as measured following a secondary reaction that releases the hydrogen sulfide from the scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Wade Samec, Cato Russell McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11002119
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to which a perforating gun includes a first detonation train and a second detonation train. The first detonation train is detonable to perforate a wellbore proximate a subterranean formation. The first detonation train includes a first detonating fuse and a perforating charge ballistically connected to the first detonating fuse. The second detonation train is detonable to increase an internal energy of the perforating gun after detonation of at least a portion of the first detonation train. The second detonation train includes a second detonating fuse ballistically connected to the first detonating fuse. In some embodiments, increasing the internal energy of the perforating gun after detonating the at least a portion of the first detonation train decreases and/or delays pressure drawdown within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Ellis Robey, Jason Paul Metzger, Brenden Michael Grove
  • Patent number: 11001408
    Abstract: A container with integrated handles provides an alternative to other containers handling materials. In some embodiments, the container includes an outer surface that encloses a cavity; a first face internal to the container; a second face internal to the container; a third face internal to the container; a fourth face internal to the container; an integrated handle including a first aperture disposed in the first face internal to the container and a second aperture disposed in the second face internal to the container and proximate to the first aperture; and an internal support disposed in the cavity, wherein the internal support traverses the cavity of the container to form a handle cavity by extending from the first face internal to the container to one or more faces internal to the container, wherein the internal support includes a handle cavity flap, a first binder flap, and a second binder flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Butler Mabrey
  • Patent number: 11001742
    Abstract: A method may include providing a cement composition comprising ground vitrified clay, hydrated lime, and water; and introducing the cement composition into a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Claudia Carmen Pineda
  • Patent number: 11001740
    Abstract: A composition of a treatment fluid having an aqueous base fluid and a true crystallization temperature reduction additive. A method includes providing a treatment fluid having an aqueous base fluid, adding a true crystallization temperature reduction additive and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Paola Ramirez Angulo, Chesnee Lae Davis, Jay Paul Deville
  • Publication number: 20210131251
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time optimization of stimulation treatments in a hydrocarbon reservoir by controlling a simulated stimulation treatment schedule for a main fracture stimulation treatment stage using a predicted net pressure in a cluster of fractures representing a dominant fracture for the main fracture stimulation treatment stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ankit BHATNAGAR
  • Publication number: 20210131201
    Abstract: A method for bridging a lost circulation zone comprising: providing a lost circulation composition comprising a phosphate ester based lost circulation material and a carrier fluid; introducing the lost circulation composition into a wellbore within a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation comprises a lost circulation zone; and placing the lost circulation composition into the lost circulation zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunita Sameer Kadam, Akashdeep Singh Jamwal, V Ramireddy Devarapalli
  • Publication number: 20210132243
    Abstract: A method and systems for performing a borehole operation with a borehole fluid that includes applying an amplitude oscillation deformation force to a sample of the borehole fluid over a period of time, measuring the deformation force from the sample, determining a storage modulus of the borehole fluid over the period of time based on the measured deformation force, determining a gel strength of the borehole fluid by correlation with the storage modulus, comparing the gel strength with a desired gel strength and if the gel strength is outside of an acceptable range of the desired gel strength, adjusting a drilling parameter, a composition of the borehole fluid, or a combination thereof, and using the borehole fluid in the borehole operation. Determining the storage modulus and the gel strength may be done using a processor and the force may be applied using a piezoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangnan (Allan) Ye, Dale E. Jamison
  • Publication number: 20210131200
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a system to manage a tool on a conveyance from a surface of a wellbore. The system includes a remotely controllable reel to receive the conveyance about the reel and remotely controllable to distribute the conveyance into or out of the wellbore. The system also includes a crane positionable to support the conveyance between the reel and the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ben L. LUBOJASKY, JR., Rami YASSINE, William G. DILLON, Darrell LANCASTER, Jonathon J. SANER, Pedro R. SORIANO JAQUEZ, Michael E. MALONE
  • Publication number: 20210131237
    Abstract: A system for initiating a charge downhole in a wellbore includes a first donor charge detonable to produce a first detonation wave, a second donor charge detonable to produce a second detonation wave, and an acceptor charge detonable by either the first detonation wave or the second detonation wave. The system also includes a donor charge barrier separating the first donor charge from the second donor charge. The donor charge barrier includes heat dissipative and conduction characteristics for preventing deflagration from spreading between the first donor charge and the second donor charge. The system also includes an acceptor charge barrier separating the acceptor charge from the first donor charge and the second donor charge. The acceptor charge barrier includes Shockwave impedance characteristics for conveying the first detonation wave or the second detonation wave to the acceptor charge to detonate the acceptor charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Burky, Justin L. Mason
  • Publication number: 20210129044
    Abstract: Systems and methods for separation of oleaginous fluids, aqueous fluids, and solids from drilling or other oilfield emulsions by solvent extraction. A method for separation of oilfield emulsions comprising: providing an oilfield emulsion prepared for use in a wellbore and/or recovered from a wellbore; mixing the oilfield emulsion with at least a solvent to form at least a mixture; and separating the mixture to at least partially recover an oleaginous phase of the oilfield emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Neal Harvey, Cato Russell McDaniel, Katerina V. Newman
  • Publication number: 20210132251
    Abstract: A method for selecting initial models or inversion solutions during an inversion process from electromagnetic measurements may comprise disposing an electromagnetic well measurement system into a wellbore, transmitting electromagnetic fields into a formation with the electromagnetic transmitter, measuring the electromagnetic fields with the electromagnetic receiver as measurements at a depth in the wellbore, forming initial models for the inversion process based on the measurements and performing an inversion, filtering an inversion solution, forming a solution database from the filtered inversion solutions, building a reference model, calculating a similarity between the reference model and one or more models in the solution database, selecting one or more results from the solution database with the similarity larger than a threshold, and generating a final inversion model image from the one or more results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Weixin Dong, Hsu Hsiang Wu
  • Publication number: 20210131284
    Abstract: A fluid extraction tool including a body; a sealing pad extending from a portion of the elongated body, the sealing pad having an opening for establishing fluidic communication between an earth formation and the elongated body, the sealing pad having an outer surface to hydraulically seal a region along an inner surface of a wellbore and a recess within the sealing pad establishing a fluid flow channel along the inner surface of the wellbore; a container holding a selective permeability agent (SPA); a device for injecting the SPA through an outlet of the body into the earth formation, and extracting a formation fluid through the opening, wherein the formation fluid being collected is from the region along the inner surface of the wellbore sealed off by the sealing pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Songhua CHEN