Patents Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11008506
    Abstract: Fracturing fluids and liquid concentrate proppant slurry compositions comprising high-density micro-proppants and low-density particulates in a single treatment fluid. The low-density particulates enhance the suspension of the high-density particulates resulting in improved vertical distribution and longitudinal transport and coverage in the complex fracture network. Methods of hydraulic fracturing using the disclosed fracturing fluids and liquid concentrate proppant slurries as well as methods of preparing liquid concentrate proppant slurries with improved storage properties, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Janette Cortez
  • Patent number: 11008810
    Abstract: A rotary valve can include a housing, a manifold with multiple flow paths can be fixedly mounted to the housing. A rotary actuator with a first surface can be rotatably mounted within the housing, and a valve seat with a second surface can be fixedly attached to the manifold, where the second surface can sealingly engage the first surface. The rotary actuator can include a gap that selectively aligns with respective ones of valve seat ports as the rotary actuator rotates relative to the valve seat, thereby selectively pressurizing one or more actuators. A system and method can include a rotary valve that selectively causes pads to extend at a predetermined orientation in the wellbore to steer a drill bit. The azimuthal orientation of a rotary actuator of the valve can determine which pads are extended and which are retracted as the drill bit rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Winslow, Larry Chambers, Neelesh Deolalikar
  • Patent number: 11008838
    Abstract: Switchable cross-over systems, devices, and methods for cementing well walls are provided. A switchable cross-over device includes a tool body and a flow sleeve. The tool body includes a main tool path separable into uphole and downhole tool paths and an auxiliary chamber containing uphole and downhole annular ports. The flow sleeve is within the auxiliary chamber and movable between conventional and reverse circulation positions. In the conventional circulation position, the uphole and downhole tool paths are in fluid communication and the uphole annular port is in fluid communication with the downhole annular port through the auxiliary chamber. In the reverse circulation position, the flow sleeve forms first and second auxiliary flow paths in the auxiliary chamber, the uphole tool path and the downhole annular port are in fluid communication via the first auxiliary flow path, and the downhole tool path is in fluid communication with the uphole annular port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Gao, Lonnie Carl Helms, Aniruddha Gadre, Yuzhu Hu, Gary Makowiecki
  • Patent number: 11008853
    Abstract: A method and system for performing a pressure test. The method may comprise inserting a formation testing tool into a wellbore to a first location within the wellbore, identifying one or more tool parameters of the formation testing tool, performing a first pre-test with the pressure transducer when the pressure has stabilized to identify formation parameters, inputting the formation parameters and the one or more tool parameters into a forward model, changing the one or more tool parameters to a second set of tool parameters; performing a second pre-test with the second set of tool parameters; and comparing the first pre-test to the second pre-test. A system may comprise at least one probe, a pump disposed within the formation testing tool, at least one stabilizer, a pressure transducer disposed at least partially in the at least one fluid passageway, and an information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Bin Dai, James M. Price, Anthony Herman van Zuilekom, Darren George Gascooke
  • Publication number: 20210141115
    Abstract: A method and system for locating a reflector in a formation. The method may comprise broadcasting a sonic waveform as a shear formation body wave or a compressional formation body wave into the formation, recording a reflected wave from a reflector with the one or more receivers as dipole data by the dipole receiver and quadrupole data by the quadrupole receiver, and processing the dipole data and the quadrupole data with an information handling system to determine a location of the reflector from the borehole sonic logging tool. The system may comprise a borehole sonic logging tool and an information handling system. The borehole sonic logging tool may comprise one or more transmitters configured to transmit a sonic waveform into a formation and one or more receivers configured to record a reflected wave as a dipole receiver for dipole data and a quadrupole receiver for quadrupole data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruijia Wang, Brian Edward Hornby
  • Publication number: 20210139763
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to cement activator compositions for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a liquid cement activator composition including water, an alkali sulfate salt, a polyphosphate salt, and a stabilizer polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Janelle Haydon, Sean William Riggio, Kriacos Ikgapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel Lewis
  • Publication number: 20210140241
    Abstract: A directional drilling device for drilling a borehole having a borehole wall, the device including an outer housing and a driveshaft selectively rotatable with respect to the housing and including an axial flow bore and a through port formed in the driveshaft wall. The device also includes one or more borehole engagement members rotatable with and radially moveable with respect to the outer housing toward engagement with the borehole wall to urge the directional drilling device in a radial direction with respect to the borehole. The device further includes a mud pressure actuation system. The mud pressure actuation system controls fluid flow through the through port to control hydraulic pressure on a piston device and thus movement of the borehole engagement members into engagement with the borehole wall to maintain a rotational position of the outer housing and the corresponding radial direction in which the device is being urged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Neelesh V. Deolalikar, Daniel M. Winslow
  • Publication number: 20210140263
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation device is provided which includes a tubular body having an external surface and an inner bore formed longitudinally through the tubular body. The tubular body has an expanding section transitionable from an initial configuration to an expanded configuration. One or more fins project radially from the external surface of the expanding section. The fins are anchorable into surrounding surfaces when the expanding section transitions to the expanded configuration. A plugging element is positioned, after the expanding section is in the expanded configuration, to restrict fluid communication through the inner bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: David Allen DOCKWEILER, Tyler Joseph NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20210140281
    Abstract: A well screen for a borehole. The well screen may include an arcuate outer shroud, a mesh layer, and a drainage layer. The arcuate outer shroud may include perforations, a first longitudinal end, and a second longitudinal end. The first and second longitudinal ends may be spaced arcuately apart such that a gap is formed between the first and the second longitudinal ends of the outer shroud. The mesh layer may restrict flow of particulate materials of a predetermined size from passing therethrough and is positioned radially inward from the outer shroud. The mesh layer may include a first and a second longitudinal end that are radially aligned with the first and the second longitudinal ends of the outer shroud to continue the gap. The drainage layer may be positioned radially inward from to the mesh layer and may include at least one of perforations or louvers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Liam Andrew Aitken, Austin Lee Wright
  • Publication number: 20210140301
    Abstract: A method for identifying an operating frequency may comprise performing a frequency sweep using one or more injector electrodes disposed on a downhole tool, recording one or more measurements from the frequency sweep, identifying one or more stable frequencies from the frequency sweep, and identifying one or more operating frequencies from the one or more stable frequencies. A system for electrical isolation may comprise a downhole tool, a pad, an arm, wherein the arm is attached to the mounting bracket and the mandrel, and an information handling system connected to the pad through the first set of electronics and the second set of electronics. The downhole tool may comprise a mandrel, a chassis disposed in the mandrel, and a first set of electronics disposed in the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Baris Guner, Luis Emilio San Martin, Gary Wayne Kainer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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