Patents by Inventor Brenden Michael Grove

Brenden Michael Grove has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210102460
    Abstract: Wellbore pressure surge simulation systems, methods to perform pressure surge simulations, and methods to configure pressure surge simulation systems are disclosed. A wellbore pressure surge simulation system includes a core chamber configured to store a core sample of a downhole formation inside the core chamber. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system also includes a fluid chamber that is fluidly connected to the core chamber and having a first compartment that is configured to store a first fluid and a second compartment that is configured to store a second fluid. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system further includes a wellbore chamber positioned adjacent to the core chamber and configured to store the first fluid. The wellbore pressure surge simulation system further includes a flow restrictor configured to restrict fluid flow from the wellbore chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Liam DUBS, Jacob Andrew MCGREGOR, Brenden Michael GROVE
  • Publication number: 20210018411
    Abstract: Shaped charges used in wellbore perforating operations may be tested using a stressed rock perforating-charge testing system. The system includes a shaped charge testing chamber. The shaped charge testing chamber may include a loading and ejection piston and a core sample chamber. The core sample chamber is in mechanical communication with the loading and ejection piston and is sized to receive a core sample. The shaped charge testing chamber also includes a core sample stress applicator to apply stress to the core sample. Further, the system includes an ejection mechanism adjacent to the shaped charge testing chamber to provide an ejecting force on the loading and ejection piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: John Douglas Manning, Brenden Michael Grove
  • Publication number: 20200408075
    Abstract: Provided are liners for a shaped charge and corresponding methods of use. An example liner comprises a generally conical shape having an apex, an open side, a liner wall comprising a thickness, and an axis extending through the center of the liner from the apex to the center of the open side. The liner comprises a liner height extending in a vertical plane from the center of the open side to the apex, a liner radius extending along a horizontal plane that is perpendicular to the axis at the open side of the liner and that extends from the axis to an outermost edge of the liner wall. The ratio of the liner height to the liner diameter is about 0.90 to about 1.10. The liner wall comprises an apex curvature, a first wall curvature, a second wall curvature, and a third wall curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Paul METZGER, Steve Shih-hsiang LIN, Brenden Michael GROVE
  • Publication number: 20200399993
    Abstract: A downhole tool for perforating a borehole includes a gun body and charges arranged in a helix around the gun body and evenly spaced from both a nearest neighbor along the helix and a nearest neighbor in an adjacent wrap of the helix. Further, placement of the charges is based on a specified diameter of the borehole and specified charge density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Brenden Michael Grove
  • Publication number: 20200392819
    Abstract: A perforating gun and method according to which a perforating charge of the perforating gun is detonated. Detonating the perforating charge produces shock waves. In some embodiments, detonating the perforating charge also perforates a wellbore proximate a subterranean formation. After detonating the perforating charge, first and second components of a binary energetic of the perforating gun are fragmented by the shock waves, mixed by the shock waves, and activated by the shock waves to increase an internal energy of the perforating gun. In some embodiments, increasing the internal energy of the perforating gun after detonating the perforating charge delays and/or decreases wellbore pressure drawdown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard E. Robey, Brenden Michael Grove
  • Publication number: 20200392820
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Ellis ROBEY, Jason Paul METZGER, Brenden Michael GROVE
  • Publication number: 20200284136
    Abstract: Aspects and features include a system and method for wellbore perforation analysis and design. The system takes into account geomechanical considerations. In some examples the system determines wellbore parameters associated with a wellbore in a formation, calculates a current effective stress value associated with a hole in the formation, and determines a maximum effective stress value and a minimum wellbore pressure value. The system can then produce perforating job parameters to maximize a perforation while maintaining at least the minimum wellbore pressure value. In some examples, the system makes use of a parts database to determine job parameters that can implemented based on available parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brenden Michael GROVE, Dennis James HAGGERTY, Jacob Andrew MCGREGOR
  • Publication number: 20200199981
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an embodiment of a perforating gun assembly for use in a wellbore. The perforating gun assembly, in one example includes a carrier gun body. The perforating gun assembly, in this example, further includes a plurality of shaped charges supported within the carrier gun body, wherein each shaped charge may include a case exterior, the case exterior including an outer surface, and an inner surface forming a cavity, a liner located within the cavity, and explosive material located within a gap between the inner surface of the case exterior and the liner. The perforating gun assembly, in this example, may further include one or more momentum traps positioned between one or more adjacent shaped charges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Brenden Michael Grove, Jason Metzger
  • Publication number: 20200088013
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which a perforating gun includes a volume fill body. The volume fill body is positioned in the space between a charge tube and a carrier tube. The fill body occupies at least part, and sometimes all, of the free volume space between the charge tube and carrier tube thereby reducing the free volume space. In certain downhole applications, large free volume space can lead to significant reductions in wellbore pressure, causing dynamic underbalance, which is undesirable. The presence of the volume fill body prevents, or at least reduces, dynamic underbalance and its effects. Also, the volume fill body aligns the charge tube with the carrier tube, further assisting perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Brenden Michael Grove, Richard Ellis Robey, Christopher C. Hoelscher