Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11015425
    Abstract: A method includes generating a torsional wave that propagates in a drill string having a drill bit coupled at a first end of the drill string and a top drive coupled at a second end of the drill string, and determining first and second components of the torsional wave. The first component propagates from the drill bit to the top drive and the second component propagates from the top drive to the drill bit. The method further includes calculating a first control signal to mitigate the first component, calculating a second control signal to regulate the second component, and generating a torque command based on the first and second control signals to control the top drive to dampen the torsional wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yiming Zhao, Jason Daniel Dykstra
  • Patent number: 11015429
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a system comprises a first (target) wellbore disposed in a formation, the first wellbore having a pressure imbalance therein causing an influx of formation fluids, a second (relief) wellbore disposed in the formation, a drill string disposed in the second wellbore, the drill string comprising a drill bit and a logging tool, and a wellbore ranging module comprising a processor and memory, the wellbore ranging module coupled to the drill string. The logging tool is configured to detect acoustic energy originating from the influx in the first wellbore and generate one or more signals associated with the detected acoustic energy. The wellbore ranging module is configured to receive, from the logging tool, the one or more signals associated with the detected acoustic energy and determine, using the received signals, a direction from the drill bit to the influx of the first wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl J. Cramm, Andrew John Cuthbert, Joseph Eli Hess
  • Patent number: 11015440
    Abstract: A stabilizer apparatus for applying an electrical signal to a drill string antenna, comprising: an elongate member; and a fin extending radially from the elongate member, the fin having an angled leading face and an electrode face that opposes the elongate member, the electrode face including an electrode to apply electrical signals to a conductive member of the drill string antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Carter, Brian Allen Mohon
  • Publication number: 20210148218
    Abstract: A method for identifying a shape of a borehole may comprise disposing a measurement assembly into the borehole, transmitting a pressure pulse from the at least one transducer, recording the echo with the at least one transducer producing data points based at least in part on the echo to determine a distance from an inner wall of the borehole to the measurement assembly; performing a kurtosis on the data points; comparing a result of the kurtosis to a pre-determined threshold; and producing one or more repositioning results based at least in part on the comparing the result of the kurtosis to the pre-determined threshold. A system may comprise a measurement assembly which may include at least one transducer connected to the measurement assembly and an information handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Wu, Yao Ge, Jing Jin
  • Publication number: 20210148221
    Abstract: A flow rate control sequence for modulating the flow rate at the surface, so as to increase and/or reduce the rate of flow at specific times and increments so that the flow rate of the diverter material downhole is correspondingly reduced or increased such that it enters dominant fractures and avoids entry of marginal fractures. To achieve this, a diversion plan may be developed involving a plurality of planning stages. These stages may include a first overall planning stage, a second downhole planning stage taking into account downhole rate schedule, and the third surface planning stage taking into account parameters at the surface which may impact a diversion plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen DUSTERHOFT, Stanley V. STEPHENSON, Tim Holiman HUNTER, Joshua Lane CAMP
  • Publication number: 20210147305
    Abstract: A method may include: analyzing each of a group of inorganic particles to generate data about physicochemical properties of each of the inorganic particles; and generating a correlation between a reactivity index of each of the inorganic particles and the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Bir Singh, Xueyu Pang, Krishna Babu Yerubandi, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20210148216
    Abstract: A method for using a mud motor may comprise drilling a borehole into a formation using a drill string connected to the mud motor and the mud motor is connected to a drill bit, measuring one or more parameters of the mud motor in the borehole, and sending the one or more parameters to surface. A system may comprise a mud motor connected to a drill string, a drill bit connected to the mud motor, a strain gauge, and in information handling system. The strain gauge may be connected to the drill bit and configured to take one or more parameters of the mud motor. The information handling system may be in communication with the strain gauge and configured to record the one or more parameters from the strain gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lyn Duane Labahn, John Leslie Wisinger, JR., Bradley David Dunbar
  • Publication number: 20210147742
    Abstract: A method of well treatment may include: providing a polymer; correlating performance of the polymer to a least one physical property of the polymer; and preparing a treatment fluid comprising the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, Jr., John Paul Bir Singh, Samuel Jason Lewis
  • Publication number: 20210151133
    Abstract: A method may include: providing a model of cement temperature sensitivity; designing a cement composition, based at least partially on the model of cement temperature sensitivity; and preparing the cement composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Bir Singh, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Krishna Babu Yerubandi
  • Publication number: 20210150104
    Abstract: A method may include: providing a model of cement induction time; designing a cement composition, based at least partially, on the model of cement induction time; and preparing the cement composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Bir Singh, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Siva Rama Krishna Jandhyala, Krishna Babu Yerubandi
  • Publication number: 20210148217
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring a compressional and a shear slowness. The method may comprise disposing a downhole tool into a wellbore. The downhole tool may comprise a transmitter, wherein the transmitter is a monopole, and a receiver, wherein the receiver is a monopole receiver. The method may further comprise broadcasting the sonic waveform into the formation penetrated by the wellbore, recording a reflected wave on one or more receivers, wherein the reflected wave is a compressional wave or a shear wave, processing the reflected wave into at least one measurement, and applying a validation scheme to the at least one measurement. The system may be a downhole tool comprising a transmitter configured to transmit a sonic waveform into a formation, wherein the transmitter is a monopole, and a receiver configured to record a reflected wave, wherein the receiver is a monopole receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristoffer Thomas Walker
  • Publication number: 20210148210
    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: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Golchehreh Salamat
  • Publication number: 20210148172
    Abstract: A method for constructing a wellbore includes drilling a wellbore along a trajectory using a bit; reaming the diameter of a portion of the drilled wellbore to enlarge a portion of the wellbore; and altering the trajectory of the bit by applying a lateral force to the enlarged diameter wellbore. Reaming the diameter of the portion of the drilled wellbore increases the dogleg of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: John Ransford HARDIN, JR.
  • Patent number: 11008835
    Abstract: A method for modeling a reservoir includes receiving vertical formation data describing geological formations in a vertical direction as a function of vertical depth, receiving near-wellbore horizontal formation data describing the geological formations in a horizontal or deviated direction near a wellbore up to a wellbore instrument range, and correlating the vertical formation data with the near-wellbore horizontal formation data to create horizontally adjusted formation data to describe the geological formations in the vertical direction beyond the wellbore instrument range, along the horizontal or deviated direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mariano Nicolas Garcia, Muthukumarappan Ramurthy, Donald Pat Kundert
  • Patent number: 11008845
    Abstract: Provided are example methods and systems for treating a subterranean formation. An example method comprises alternately pumping a volume of proppant-laden fluid and a volume of spacer fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The proppant-laden fluid comprises an aqueous fluid and proppant. The spacer fluid comprises an aqueous fluid. At least one of the proppant-laden fluid or the spacer fluid comprises a synthetic clay. The volume of proppant-laden fluid and the volume of spacer fluid may be pumped in any order. The method further comprises repeating the alternately pumping a volume of proppant-laden fluid and a volume of spacer fluid at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dipti Singh, Ubong Inyang, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11008843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-lateral wellbore construction and stimulation from cased parent wellbores. Methods and apparatus are provided to facilitate the creation of casing exit openings in the casing of parent wellbores. Methods and systems are provided for azimuthally and longitudinally aligning drilling assemblies through openings in a parent wellbore casing are provided to allow for drilling multiple lateral wellbores extending outwardly from a parent wellbore. A method of stimulating one or more subterranean zones intersected by multiple lateral wellbores extending outwardly from one or more patent wellbores includes the steps of: simultaneously injecting a stimulation fluid into the lateral wellbores; and stimulating the zones intersected by the lateral wellbores in response to the stimulation fluid injecting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Graham, Philip W. Woodard, Robert F. Shelley, Jim B. Surjaatmadja
  • Patent number: 11008504
    Abstract: A composition includes a borehole or pipeline fluid and a delivery molecule, the delivery molecule stable under conditions external to a borehole or pipeline and including a precursor having an end terminating in degradable linkages bonding the precursor to bridged groups and another end terminating in a leaving group, where under in situ conditions in the pipeline or downhole from the borehole surface contact with an initiator acid catalyzes degradation of the degradable linkages and elimination of the leaving group, releasing the precursor and generating an additive from the precursor. A method includes placing the delivery molecule in the borehole or pipeline; and after the placing, contacting the composition with an initiator acid under in situ conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, Megan Renee Pearl, Samuel Jason Lewis
  • Patent number: 11008817
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to aligning two subsequent pieces of equipment prior to disposing the pieces of equipment downhole. A method comprises providing the first tool piece to be disposed in a wellbore, wherein the first tool piece comprises: a first thread, wherein the first thread is disposed at a first end of the first tool piece; and a second thread, wherein the second thread is disposed at the first end of the first tool piece. The method further comprises disposing an alignment ring on the first tool piece, and coupling the first end of the first tool piece to a second end of the second tool piece. The method further comprises decoupling the first tool piece from the second tool piece; rotating the alignment ring; and coupling the first tool piece to the second tool piece after rotating the alignment ring to produce the tubular assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bradley Stokes, Wesley Paul Dietz
  • Patent number: 11008836
    Abstract: Methods to accurately plan and optimize clamped source excitation in ranging or telemetry operations approximate a well having a complex pipe structure as a simple solid pipe (“effective model”) with an effective pipe cross-section and resistance. The simple solid pipe is then treated as a thin wire and analyzed using a FAST Code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsu-Hsiang Wu, Burkay Donderici, Yijing Fan
  • Patent number: 11008831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a control valve. A primary line is pressurized according to an operating sequence to move a piston within a housing such that one of an open line port and a close line port is in fluid communication with a selected chamber of a first control chamber and a second control chamber of a plurality of chambers defined between the piston and the housing. A secondary line is pressurized to move hydraulic fluid through the selected chamber and through the one of the open line port and the close line port in fluid communication with the selected chamber to thereby control a state of a control valve. The primary line and the secondary line are pressurized simultaneously according to the operating sequence. The primary line is vented, while the secondary line remains pressurized, to reset a position of the piston within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Lorenzzo Breda Minassa, Jonathan Joubran