Patents by Inventor Carl J. Thaemlitz

Carl J. Thaemlitz 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: 20220235257
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to synthetic functionalized additives, which may comprise a layered magnesium silicate. The present disclosure is also directed to drilling fluids that may comprise an aqueous base fluid and a synthetic functionalized additive. The present disclosure is further directed to methods for producing drilling fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Hasmukh A. Patel, Carl J. Thaemlitz, Ashok Santra
  • Publication number: 20220154550
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner integrated structure material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner integrated structure including contiguous voids formed in the casing liner integrated structure material, and depositing a cementitious material into the contiguous voids formed in the casing liner material to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including the casing liner integrated structure material and the cementitious material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20220154551
    Abstract: Provided are systems and method for casing a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The casing including disposing a casing print head in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well, and conducting a downhole casing operation including operating the casing print head to eject casing material to form a casing tubular in the wellbore, and operating the casing print head to eject casing liner material into an annular region located between the casing tubular and a wall of the wellbore to form a casing liner in the annular region, the casing tubular and the casing liner forming a casing of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20220154549
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, and conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including elongated voids formed in the casing liner material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 11332651
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to embodiments of synthetic functionalized additives. The synthetic functionalized additive may include a layered magnesium silicate. The layered magnesium silicate may include a first functionalized silicate layer including a first tetrahedral silicate layer covalently bonded to at least two different functional groups, an octahedral brucite layer, including magnesium, and a second functionalized silicate layer including a second tetrahedral silicate layer covalently bonded to at least two different functional groups. The octahedral brucite layer may be positioned between the first functionalized silicate layer and the second functionalized silicate layer. The at least two different functional groups covalently bonded to the first tetrahedral silicate layer may be the same or different than the at least two different functional groups covalently bonded to the second tetrahedral silicate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Hasmukh A. Patel, Carl J. Thaemlitz, Ashok Santra
  • Patent number: 11293258
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner integrated structure material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner integrated structure including contiguous voids formed in the casing liner integrated structure material, and depositing a cementitious material into the contiguous voids formed in the casing liner material to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including the casing liner integrated structure material and the cementitious material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 11293259
    Abstract: Provided are systems and method for casing a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The casing including disposing a casing print head in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well, and conducting a downhole casing operation including operating the casing print head to eject casing material to form a casing tubular in the wellbore, and operating the casing print head to eject casing liner material into an annular region located between the casing tubular and a wall of the wellbore to form a casing liner in the annular region, the casing tubular and the casing liner forming a casing of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 11293257
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, and conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including elongated voids formed in the casing liner material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20220049145
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a drilling fluid may comprise one or more deep eutectic solvents in an amount greater than or equal to 70 wt. % based on the total weight of the drilling fluid. Each deep eutectic solvent may comprise at least one hydrogen bond acceptor compound and at least one hydrogen bond donor compound. A molar ratio of the total moles of the hydrogen bond donor compounds to the total moles of the hydrogen bond acceptor compounds in each deep eutectic solvent may be from 0.1 to 1.0. The drilling fluid may have a density greater than or equal to 200 kg/m3. The drilling fluid may have a viscosity greater than or equal to 0.5 Pa·s when measured at 25° C. Methods for drilling wells in subterranean formations using the drilling fluid are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Hasmukh A. Patel, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 10961813
    Abstract: Provided is a wellbore casing liner printing system that includes a casing liner print head adapted to be disposed in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore and adapted to rotate within the annular region and deposit material into the annular region to form a casing liner in the annular region. The casing liner print head including a first set of printing nozzles arranged in series in a radial direction, and a second set of printing nozzles arranged in series in the radial direction and offset from the first set of printing nozzles. The first set of printing nozzles adapted to eject a first casing liner material into the annular region and the second set of printing nozzles adapted to eject a second casing liner material into the annular region to form the casing liner of the first casing liner material and the second casing liner material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20200071591
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to embodiments of synthetic functionalized additives. The synthetic functionalized additive may include a layered magnesium silicate. The layered magnesium silicate may include a first functionalized silicate layer including a first tetrahedral silicate layer covalently bonded to at least two different functional groups, an octahedral brucite layer, including magnesium, and a second functionalized silicate layer including a second tetrahedral silicate layer covalently bonded to at least two different functional groups. The octahedral brucite layer may be positioned between the first functionalized silicate layer and the second functionalized silicate layer. The at least two different functional groups covalently bonded to the first tetrahedral silicate layer may be the same or different than the at least two different functional groups covalently bonded to the second tetrahedral silicate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Hasmukh A. Patel, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20190169965
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner integrated structure material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner integrated structure including contiguous voids formed in the casing liner integrated structure material, and depositing a cementitious material into the contiguous voids formed in the casing liner material to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including the casing liner integrated structure material and the cementitious material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20190169966
    Abstract: Provided are systems and method for casing a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The casing including disposing a casing print head in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well, and conducting a downhole casing operation including operating the casing print head to eject casing material to form a casing tubular in the wellbore, and operating the casing print head to eject casing liner material into an annular region located between the casing tubular and a wall of the wellbore to form a casing liner in the annular region, the casing tubular and the casing liner forming a casing of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20190169964
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for forming a casing liner in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well. The forming including disposing a casing liner print head in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore, and conducting a downhole lining operation including operating the casing liner print head to eject casing liner material into the annular region to form, in the annular region, a casing liner including elongated voids formed in the casing liner material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20190169956
    Abstract: Provided is a wellbore casing liner printing system that includes a casing liner print head adapted to be disposed in an annular region located between a casing pipe disposed in a wellbore of a hydrocarbon well and a wall of the wellbore and adapted to rotate within the annular region and deposit material into the annular region to form a casing liner in the annular region. The casing liner print head including a first set of printing nozzles arranged in series in a radial direction, and a second set of printing nozzles arranged in series in the radial direction and offset from the first set of printing nozzles. The first set of printing nozzles adapted to eject a first casing liner material into the annular region and the second set of printing nozzles adapted to eject a second casing liner material into the annular region to form the casing liner of the first casing liner material and the second casing liner material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Boul, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20180194988
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the creation of emulsifiers for use in an oil-based drilling mud. The disclosed emulsifiers may be created by the reaction of synthetic linear saturated fatty acids and polyamines under the conditions specified. The synthesized product may be used as a replacement for the wetting agent in conventional muds. Further improvements in conventional drilling muds are also disclosed where the synthesized product is used to replace incumbent wetting agents and the primary emulsifiers are replaced by synthetic fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Gary Hilfiger, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 9254453
    Abstract: Method for removing hydrogen sulfide from fluids such as oil and gas well drilling, treatment, and production fluids and effluents from hydrocarbon operations and mineral mining operations. The sulfide scavenger used in the method is a gluconate salt other than ferrous gluconate. The gluconate salt is added to the fluid along with an iron source if iron is not already in the fluid. The gluconate reacts with the iron and forms iron gluconate in the fluid, which in turn reacts with the hydrogen sulfate to form iron sulfide which may be readily removed from the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cato Russell McDaniel, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Patent number: 9199879
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to well treatment fluids and methods that utilize nano-particles. Exemplary nano-particles are selected from the group consisting of particulate nano-silica, nano-alumina, nano-zinc oxide, nano-boron, nano-iron oxide, and combinations thereof. Embodiments also relate to methods of cementing that include the use of nano-particles. An exemplary method of cementing comprises introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises cement, water and a particulate nano-silica. Embodiments also relate to use of nano-particles in drilling fluids, completion fluids, simulation fluids, and well clean-up fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Serives, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl J. Thaemlitz, Craig W. Roddy, Ricky L. Covington, Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis
  • Publication number: 20140251922
    Abstract: Method for removing hydrogen sulfide from fluids such as oil and gas well drilling, treatment, and production fluids and effluents from hydrocarbon operations and mineral mining operations. The sulfide scavenger used in the method is a gluconate salt other than ferrous gluconate. The gluconate salt is added to the fluid along with an iron source if iron is not already in the fluid. The gluconate reacts with the iron and forms iron gluconate in the fluid, which in turn reacts with the hydrogen sulfate to form iron sulfide which may be readily removed from the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Cato Russell McDaniel, Carl J. Thaemlitz
  • Publication number: 20120211227
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to well treatment fluids and methods that utilize nano-particles. Exemplary nano-particles are selected from the group consisting of particulate nano-silica, nano-alumina, nano-zinc oxide, nano-boron, nano-iron oxide, and combinations thereof. Embodiments also relate to methods of cementing that include the use of nano-particles. An exemplary method of cementing comprises introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises cement, water and a particulate nano-silica. Embodiments also relate to use of nano-particles in drilling fluids, completion fluids, simulation fluids, and well clean-up fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Carl J. Thaemlitz, Craig W. Roddy, Ricky L. Covington, Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis