Patents by Inventor Denise Nicole Benoit

Denise Nicole Benoit 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).

  • Patent number: 10961434
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating a subterra-nean formation. An example method comprises pumping an aerosol comprising a vaporized carrier fluid and a dispersed polyhydroxyetheramine in a wellbore penetrating the sub-terranean formation; depositing the polyhydroxyetheramine on a surface of the subterranean formation; and producing hydrocarbons from the treated subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Recio, III, Denise Nicole Benoit, Enrique Antonio Reyes, Kurt Hoeman
  • Publication number: 20210062068
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inhibiting dissolution of carbonates in a subterranean formation are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid and a carbonate dissolution inhibiting additive; contacting a portion of a carbonate-bearing subterranean formation with the treatment fluid; and allowing the carbonate dissolution inhibiting additive to chemically interact with the portion of the carbonate-bearing subterranean formation to inhibit dissolution of one or more carbonate minerals in the formation, whereby the susceptibility of at least a portion of the carbonate-bearing subterranean formation to fluid-induced damage is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mallikarjuna SHROFF RAMA, Denise Nicole BENOIT, Sumit Shivshankar KONALE, Kristina Henkel HOLAN, Enrique REYES
  • Publication number: 20210009888
    Abstract: A wellbore servicing fluid comprising (a) a cationic formation stabilizer having (i) a molecular weight in a range of from equal to or greater than 0.05 to equal to or less than 2.0 kiloDaltons (kDa), or (ii) cationic charge functional groups of greater than 2 to equal to or less than 5 cationic charges per molecule, or (iii) both (i) and (ii), (b) an anionic friction reducer, and (c) an aqueous fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Denise Nicole BENOIT, Kristina Henkel HOLAN, Antonio RECIO, III
  • Publication number: 20200190396
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and compositions that provide an energized natural gas (ENG) fracturing fluid including a complexing agent. A fracturing fluid may include: methane; water; a complexing agent; a surfactant; and wherein the fracturing fluid is an emulsion, the water is in a continuous phase of the emulsion, and methane is in a discrete phase of the emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio Reyes, Denise Nicole Benoit, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 10634597
    Abstract: This present application relates generally to a testing device for selecting a surfactant during oilfield subterranean operation technologies. More specifically, the application relates to providing a testing device for selecting a surfactant depending on the interaction of the surfactant with a combination of variables, including the formation hydrocarbon, source water and formation mineralogy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Anthony Klasner, Kurt William Hoeman, Denise Nicole Benoit
  • Patent number: 10550691
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating formation stabilization treatments for subterranean formations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: providing; adding a portion of test fluid to each of a first and second portion of a material from a subterranean formation and agitating to form a first mixture and a second mixture; measuring capillary suction time of the first mixture and turbidity of the second mixture; placing a sandpack comprising another portion of the formation material in a column; passing another portion of the test fluid through the sandpack to collect an effluent; measuring a differential pressure across the sandpack and a turbidity of the effluent; and selecting a formation stabilization treatment for the subterranean formation based at least in part on one or more of the capillary suction time of the first mixture, the turbidity of the second mixture, the differential pressure across the sandpack, and the turbidity of the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Antonio Recio, III, Kurt William Hoeman
  • Publication number: 20200003052
    Abstract: Provided are methods for selecting a treatment for a subterranean formation in accordance with the disclosure and the illustrated FIGs. An example method comprises obtaining a formation material, measuring a geomechanical property of the formation material, measuring a mineralogy of the formation material, preparing a predictive model for the formation material from the measured geomechanical property and the mineralogy of the formation material; wherein the predictive model analyzes production over time for a plurality of treatments for the formation material, wherein the formation material is treated with each treatment in the plurality of treatments and the geomechanical property and the mineralogy of the formation material are measured before and after an individual treatment, selecting the treatment having the greatest production from the plurality of treatments, and contacting the subterranean formation with the treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Denise Nicole BENOIT, Enrique Antonio REYES, Kristina Henkel HOLAN
  • Patent number: 10487650
    Abstract: Method of selecting an optimum formation stabilization treatment for subterranean formations is described. The methods include obtaining formation material, adding a test fluid to the formation material to form a first mixture, adding the test fluid to the formation material to form a second mixture, agitating the first and second mixtures, measuring capillary suction time of the first mixture, and measuring turbidity of the second mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Kurt William Hoeman, Ajish Potty, Venkata Satya Srikalyan Bhamidipati, Jim Weaver
  • Patent number: 10400582
    Abstract: A method of flow testing can include dispensing at least one solid material and at least one liquid into each of multiple wells in a filter plate, and allowing the liquid to flow from the filter plate only by force of gravity. A flow testing system can include a multiple well filter plate, each of the wells having disposed therein a selected combination of formation particles, a fracturing fluid composition and a liquid hydrocarbon, and a collection plate vertically below the filter plate. The fracturing fluid composition and the liquid hydrocarbon flow from the filter plate to the collection plate only by force of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody M Burks, Kristina M Henkel, Denise Nicole Benoit
  • Publication number: 20190249073
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to subterranean formation stabilization using self-assembled proppant monolayers. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a “hook-and-latch” process to stabilize a formation face, such as a fracture face, by facilitating the self-assembly of a monolayer of proppant particulates, including within complex fracture networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio RECIO, III, Dipti SINGH, Denise Nicole BENOIT
  • Publication number: 20190233718
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for treating a subterranean formation. An example method comprises pumping an aerosol comprising a vaporized carrier fluid and a dispersed polyhydroxyetheramine in a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation; depositing the polyhydroxyetheramine on a surface of the subterranean formation; and producing hydrocarbons from the treated subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio RECIO, Denise Nicole BENOIT, Enrique Antonio REYES, Kurt HOEMAN
  • Patent number: 10302798
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating and/or selecting formation stabilization treatments for subterranean formations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: subjecting a test formation sample to stress loads, wherein sample comprises: two wafers of a formation material from a subterranean formation, and a plurality of proppant particulates between and in contact with the two wafers; measuring a conductivity of a test fluid through the test formation sample, wherein an eluted test fluid is collected after passing through the test formation sample; determining one or more damage properties of the test formation sample using computed tomography images; determining one or more properties of the eluted test fluid; and selecting a formation stabilization treatment for the subterranean formation based at least in part on the conductivity of the test fluid through the test formation sample, the damage properties of the test formation sample, and/or the properties of the eluted test fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Antonio Recio, III, Kurt William Hoeman
  • Patent number: 10196887
    Abstract: Metal-organic frame-works (MOFs) and its compositions for use as proppants in a method of treating subterranean formations. A method comprising contacting the formation with a fluid composition comprising a metal-organic framework comprised of at least one metal ion and an organic ligand that is at least bidentate and that is bonded to the metal ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Carl Schultheiss, Zheng Lu, Humberto Almeida Oliveira, Denise Nicole Benoit, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata
  • Patent number: 10161242
    Abstract: System and method for monitoring frac fluid flow through a column bed includes preparing a vessel (112, 440) with a column including a filtering member (120, 420), a column bed (114, 414) simulating a downhole environment, and a frac fluid (116, 416). Frac fluid (116, 416) is flowed through the column bed (114, 414) at an acceleration exceeding gravity for a predetermined period of time. The amount of liquid that flows through the column bed (114, 414) and that is recovered after the predetermined period of time is then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jody Marie Burks, Denise Nicole Benoit, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata
  • Publication number: 20180265635
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to a silane-functionalized polyalkyleneimine (PAI) clay stabilizer for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method can include placing in the subterranean formation a silane-functionalized PAI clay stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Gladys Rocio Montenegro-Galindo, Denise Nicole Benoit
  • Patent number: 10066152
    Abstract: Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and crosslinkable proppant particulates comprising proppant particulates having covalently grafted thereon a boronic acid functional group; crosslinking the crosslinkable proppant particulates with the gelling agent, thereby suspending the crosslinkable proppant particulates in the treatment fluid; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein; and placing the crosslinkable proppant particulates into the at least one fracture to form a proppant pack therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Zheng Lu, Humberto Almeida Oliveira, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Denise Nicole Benoit, Prashant D. Chopade, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10060242
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the use of traceable metal-organic frameworks in subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation, the fluid comprising a base fluid and a solid particle comprising a metal-organic framework comprising at least one detectable component, wherein the metal-organic framework further comprises at least one metal ion and an organic ligand that is at least bidentate and that is bonded to the metal ion; and detecting one or more signals from the at least one detectable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Nathan Carl Schultheiss, Zheng Lu, Humberto Almeida Oliveira, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata
  • Publication number: 20180202957
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating and/or selecting formation stabilization treatments for subterranean formations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: subjecting a test formation sample to stress loads, wherein sample comprises: two wafers of a formation material from a subterranean formation, and a plurality of proppant particulates between and in contact with the two wafers; measuring a conductivity of a test fluid through the test formation sample, wherein an eluted test fluid is collected after passing through the test formation sample; determining one or more damage properties of the test formation sample using computed tomography images; determining one or more properties of the eluted test fluid; and selecting a formation stabilization treatment for the subterranean formation based at least in part on the conductivity of the test fluid through the test formation sample, the damage properties of the test formation sample, and/or the properties of the eluted test fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Antonio Recio, III, Kurt William Hoeman
  • Publication number: 20180202289
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating formation stabilization treatments for subterranean formations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: providing; adding a portion of test fluid to each of a first and second portion of a material from a subterranean formation and agitating to form a first mixture and a second mixture; measuring capillary suction time of the first mixture and turbidity of the second mixture; placing a sandpack comprising another portion of the formation material in a column; passing another portion of the test fluid through the sandpack to collect an effluent; measuring a differential pressure across the sandpack and a turbidity of the effluent; and selecting a formation stabilization treatment for the subterranean formation based at least in part on one or more of the capillary suction time of the first mixture, the turbidity of the second mixture, the differential pressure across the sandpack, and the turbidity of the effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Antonio Recio, III, Kurt William Hoeman
  • Patent number: 10023787
    Abstract: Methods for selecting a surfactant for treating a subterranean formation based on the performance of the surfactant and the characteristics of the subterranean formation and the treatment fluids that may be used to treat that formation are provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise providing a treatment fluid, formation materials, hydrocarbon, and a plurality of surfactants, wherein the hydrocarbon is acquired from a subterranean formation; selecting at least two surfactants from the plurality of surfactants by determining whether each of the plurality of surfactants separates a mixture of the treatment fluid and the hydrocarbon; and selecting at least one surfactant from the at least two surfactants by determining whether the hydrocarbon displaces the treatment fluid from the formation materials in the presence of each of the at least two surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Jody Marie Burks, Nathan Carl Schultheiss, Ali Alwattari, David Loveless, James William Ogle, Thomas Welton