Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11021951
    Abstract: A method may comprise positioning a downhole fluid sampling tool into a wellbore, performing a pressure test operation within the wellbore, performing a pumpout operation within the wellbore, identifying when a clean fluid sample may be taken by the downhole fluid sampling tool from at least the pressure test operation and the pumpout operation, and acquiring the clean fluid sample from the wellbore. A system may comprise a downhole fluid sampling tool and an information handling machine. The downhole fluid sampling tool may further comprise one or more probes attached to the downhole fluid sampling tool, one or more stabilizers attached to the downhole fluid sampling tool, and a sensor placed in the downhole fluid sampling tool configured to measure drilling fluid filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ojo Olapade, Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, James Martin Price, Dingding Chen, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom
  • Patent number: 11022415
    Abstract: A ballistic transfer system, comprising: a housing, wherein the housing is cylindrical, wherein the housing comprises: a central bore that traverses a length of the housing; a first end; wherein the first end is disposed about a first ballistic apparatus; and a second end, wherein the second end is opposite to the first end, wherein the second end is disposed about a second ballistic apparatus; an alignment insert, wherein the alignment insert is secured into the housing; a first detonation transfer line, wherein a portion of the first detonation transfer line is disposed within the alignment insert; and a second detonation transfer line, wherein a portion of the second detonation transfer line is disposed within the alignment insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Gerald Harrington, Carter James Buono, Jason P. Metzger
  • Publication number: 20210157026
    Abstract: Data is received downhole from a downhole logging tool to produce received data. The received data is processed to produce processed data. A binary formatting option is selected from a group of binary formatting options, wherein applying the selected binary formatting option to the processed data produces fewer bits than applying any other binary formatting option of the group of binary formatting options to the processed data. The selected binary formatting option is applied to the processed data to produce binary data. The binary data is transmitted uphole. The binary data is received uphole. The received binary data is decompressed to produce uncompressed data. The uncompressed data is processed uphole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Rebecca Corina Jachmann, You Wang
  • Patent number: 11015396
    Abstract: A drill bit includes a bit body having one or more blades extending therefrom, a plurality of cutters secured to the one or more blades, and a rolling element assembly positioned within a cavity defined on the bit body. The rolling element assembly includes a rolling element rotatable within the cavity about a rotational axis, and a retainer extendable within a retainer slot defined in the cavity to secure the rolling element within the cavity. The retainer and the cavity cooperatively encircle more than 180° but less than 360° of a circumference of the rolling element while leaving a full axial width of the rolling element exposed. The retainer includes a protruding portion thereon extendable into an offset region of the retainer slot when the first retainer piece is inserted into the retainer slot in a first direction and shifted within the retainer slot in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Christopher Grosz, Brandon James Hinz
  • Patent number: 11015417
    Abstract: Methods including providing a hydrajetting tool comprising a housing having a top end and a bottom end and having a plurality of jetting nozzles disposed thereon, the top end of the housing fluidly coupled to a tool string; positioning the hydrajetting tool adjacent to a substantially solid target; perforating or cutting the substantially solid target using a cement slurry injected through at least one of the plurality of jetting nozzles, thereby forming at least one perforation or cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja
  • Patent number: 11015395
    Abstract: A drill bit includes a bit body having one or more blades extending therefrom, a plurality of cutters secured to the one or more blades, and a rolling element assembly positioned within a cavity defined on the bit body. The rolling element assembly includes a rolling element rotatable within the cavity about a rotational axis, and a retainer extendable within a retainer slot defined in the cavity to secure the rolling element within the cavity. The retainer and the cavity cooperatively encircle more than 180° but less than 360° of a circumference of the rolling element while leaving a full axial width of the rolling element exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Christopher Grosz
  • Patent number: 11015103
    Abstract: A variety of systems, methods and compositions are disclosed for a treatment fluid comprising a nano-cellulose and a gum. An example method may comprise providing a treatment fluid wherein the treatment fluid comprises: a base fluid; a nano-cellulose; and a gum; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Hall, Orlando Jose Rojas, Carlos Luis Salas Araujo, Jay Paul Deville
  • Patent number: 11015107
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods of cleaning invert emulsion drilling fluids. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of cleaning a drilling fluid. The method includes cleaning a used invert emulsion drilling fluid that includes drilled cuttings to form a cleaned invert emulsion drilling fluid. The cleaning includes processing the used invert emulsion drilling fluid in a separator to remove at least some of the drilled cuttings therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Miller, Yerzhan Ayapbergenov, Katerina V. Newman, Jonathan Walker
  • Patent number: 11015393
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for steering a rotary drilling tool used in subterranean drilling operations. The methods of the present disclosure may be suitable for steering a drilling tool comprising rotating a drill string coupled to a drill bit about its axis to form a wellbore; controlling a rotary motor disposed within the drill string to selectively open and close one or more of a plurality of gate valves to hydraulically actuate a corresponding one or more plurality of steering pads by, in an open position, allowing pressurized fluid to contact corresponding interior surfaces of the corresponding one or more plurality of steering pads to push the one or more plurality of steering pads into contact with a portion of the wellbore to deflect the drill bit away from the portion of the wellbore. The movable steering pads may be selectively extended so as to contact the portion of the wellbore at the same relative rotational position as the tool rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Allen Mohon, Robert Eric Epstein
  • Patent number: 11015416
    Abstract: Downhole tools including a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel, and a slip assembly comprising a plurality of slip elements including a slip wedge and a slip, wherein an element of the slip assembly is composed of a degradable metal material, and wherein the slip comprises a slip insert embedded therein, the slip insert having a compressive strength of greater than about 120,000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary William Walton, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 11015438
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for determining information (e.g., visual information) about locations of different fluids flowing along a casing in a wellbore. A plurality of radio frequency (RF) micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) tags is placed in a plurality of fluids flowing through an annulus region between a casing string in the wellbore and a reservoir formation. At a plurality of sensing nodes located along the casing string, information about the fluids is gathered by communicating with the RF MEMS tags placed in the fluids. The information about fluid locations along the casing gathered by the sensing nodes is communicated to a receiving device, and appropriate operation in relation to the wellbore is performed based on the communicated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna M. Ravi, Mark W. Roberson, Scott Goodwin
  • Patent number: 11015404
    Abstract: A system for measuring drill cuttings may comprise a conveyor belt disposed below a shaker, wherein the shaker disposes the drill cuttings on to the conveyor belt, and an imaging system connected to the conveyor belt by a frame, wherein the frame positions the imaging system to form a field of view on the conveyor belt with the imaging system. The system may further include an information handling system configured to operate the shaker and the conveyor belt. A method for identifying a size of drill cuttings may comprise dropping drill cuttings on a conveyor belt from a shaker, operating the conveyor belt to move the drill cuttings through a field of view, viewing the drill cuttings in the field of view with an imaging system, and sizing the drill cuttings based at least in part on one or more calibration blocks attached to the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Shekhar, Abhijit Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11016216
    Abstract: Systems and methods to investigate multi-pipe structures for detection of corrosion and quantitative assessment of thickness in the multiple pipes can be implemented in a variety of applications. Systems can include a set of transmitters and multiple receivers arranged on a tool structure with variable distances to the transmitters of the set of transmitters, where the receivers are arranged to measure electromagnetic responses from a multi-pipe structure to excitation of the set of transmitters with the tool structure disposed in the multi-pipe structure. The electromagnetic responses may include responses correlated to a near field zone, a transition zone, and a far field zone, where the electromagnetic responses can be processed to recover individual thicknesses of each pipe of the multi-pipe structure. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Emilio San Martin, Reza Khalaj Amineh
  • Patent number: 11015431
    Abstract: A method and system for wellbore ranging. A method for wellbore ranging may comprise placing a coil antenna in a wellbore, wherein the coil antenna may comprise one or more coil windings, and the coil windings comprise a magnetic material. The method may further comprise measuring a characteristic of an induced electromagnetic field with the coil antenna. A system for wellbore ranging may comprise an electromagnetic ranging tool which may further comprise a coil antenna, wherein the coil antenna comprises one or more coil windings, and wherein the coil windings comprise a magnetic material. The method may further comprise an information handling system, wherein the information handling system may be operable to measure a characteristic of an induced electromagnetic field with the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Akram Ahmadi Kalateh Ahmad, Burkay Donderici, Ilker R. Capoglu
  • Patent number: 11016210
    Abstract: An illustrative hydraulic fracture mapping method includes: collecting microseismic signals during a multistage hydraulic fracturing operation; deriving microseismic event locations from the microseismic signals to create a microseismic event map for each stage of the operation; fitting a set of fracture planes to the microseismic event maps; determining a stimulated reservoir volume (“SRV”) region for each said stage; identifying where SRV regions overlap to form an overlap region; partitioning the overlap region to eliminate any overlap between the SRV regions; truncating the set of fracture planes for the SRV regions to discard any portion outside the revised SRV regions; and storing or displaying the truncated set of fracture planes for the first revised SRV region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianfu Ma, Jie Bai, Ken Huang
  • Patent number: 11015445
    Abstract: A property of a downhole fluid, for example, a chemical species or ion concentration, may be accurately determined and logged based on measurements received from an optical detector where the optical detector is fed information or signals from an optical system coupled to one or more electrochemical probes calibrated for one or more properties of a fluid. The one or more electrochemical probes provide a potential to the optical system based, at least in part, on exposure to the downhole fluid. The optical system receives an optical signal from a light source that is transmitted via a transmission line, such as a fiber optic cable. Downhole information from the optical system is transmitted to the surface via the same or another transmission line. Thus, the signals are in the optical domain rather than the electrical domain. Multiple properties may be measured simultaneously using the same transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinwei Lan, Yenny Natali Martinez, Michel Joseph LeBlanc, Neal Gregory Skinner, John L. Maida
  • Patent number: 11016219
    Abstract: System and methods for encoding downhole image data are provided. Measurements collected by a downhole tool around a circumference of a borehole drilled within a formation are obtained. The acquired measurements are assigned to a plurality of azimuthal bins. Each azimuthal bin corresponds to an angular sector around the circumference of the borehole in which at least one of the measurements was collected by the downhole tool at a predetermined depth within the formation. At least one of a plurality of delta encoding schemes is selected for encoding the measurements assigned to the plurality of azimuthal bins. A delta-encoded binary representation of the measurements assigned to the plurality of bins is generated, based on the selected delta encoding scheme. The generated delta-encoded binary representation is transmitted from the downhole computing device to a surface computing device located at the surface of the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Laban M. Marsh, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 11015996
    Abstract: A new approach to pipeline pigging using electro acoustic technology (EAT) is described in which the data from a pigging operation can be transmitted in real time to optical fiber on the outside of the pipeline and detected using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) techniques, including the precise location, velocity and acceleration of the pig using the DAS technique. Thus the sensor data can easily be mapped to its precise location in real time. The EAT sensors use the DAS fiber as a data transmission line by converting electrical or optical signals to acoustic signals which excite the fiber and can be detected by an interrogator at the pig launch site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Jaaskelainen, Brian V. Park
  • Patent number: 11016209
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electromagnetic reservoir monitoring with earth modeling. An electromagnetic (EM) monitoring system for a subterranean earth formation comprises a receiver locatable in a wellbore and responsive to EM radiation propagating through the formation. The receiver generates EM data associated with the formation. The system also comprises a processor that generates a reservoir model of the earth formation based on additional data associated with the formation; converts the reservoir model to a resistivity model of the formation; generates simulated EM data based on the resistivity model of the formation; compares the EM data and the simulated EM data; generates an updated resistivity model based on the comparison between the EM data and the simulated EM data; and determines an operational parameter based on the updated resistivity model to manage production from a well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Burkay Donderici, Ahmed Fouda
  • Patent number: 11015432
    Abstract: A method may comprise: inserting into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation a tool comprising: a transmitter sub assembly comprising a transmitter; and a receiver sub assembly comprising a receiver; generating an electromagnetic wave at the transmitter; propagating the electromagnetic wave through the subterranean formation; receiving the electromagnetic wave in the receiver; generating a response signal in the receiver; calculating a distance to a bed boundary position in a TVDp direction, wherein the TVDp direction is a direction where an angle between the TVDp direction and a tool axis is equal to a tool inclination from a true vertical direction (TVD), wherein TVD is a direction with respect to gravity; calculating a distance to bed boundary in a TST direction, wherein the TST direction is a true stratigraphic thickness direction in a direction towards a bed boundary; calculating a distance to bed boundary in a TVD direction; generating a formation characterization comprising a visual representa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Pan, Hsu-Hsiang Wu