Patents by Inventor Enrique Antonio Reyes

Enrique Antonio Reyes 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: 20210079289
    Abstract: Provided are treatment fluids and associated methods for removing metal sulfate scale. An example method includes introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore comprising metal sulfate scale, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: a phosphonated aminocarboxylate; a carboxylated alkanol, a carboxylated alkyl halide, and/or a multicarboxylic acid; an anion; and an aqueous base fluid; wherein the treatment fluid has a pH in a range between about 7 to about 13. The method further includes contacting the metal sulfate scale with the treatment fluid; wherein the treatment fluid is allowed to remain static during the contacting; and removing the treatment fluid from the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio REYES, Kristina Henkel HOLAN, Aaron Michael BEUTERBAUGH
  • Patent number: 10947626
    Abstract: Certain metal surfaces are often unable to be effectively contacted with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid due to significant corrosion issues. Titanium and titanium alloy surfaces represent but one example. Corrosion inhibitor compositions comprising boron-hydroxyalkyl(amine) compound(s) can be used to suppress such metal corrosion, including that taking place on titanium and titanium alloy surfaces, particularly those in a wellbore or in fluid communication with a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Anne Pinder, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10927289
    Abstract: Provide are methods and systems for inhibiting corrosion of a metal surface. An example method comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous carrier fluid and a polyhydroxyetheramine corrosion inhibitor; contacting the metal surface with the treatment fluid; and contacting the metal surface with a mineral acid. Another example method comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous carrier fluid, a non-polyhydroxyetheramine corrosion inhibitor, and a polyhydroxyetheramine corrosion inhibitor intensifier; contacting the metal surface with the treatment fluid; and contacting the metal surface with an organic acid. An example system comprises a treatment fluid comprising a polyhydroxyetheramine, an acid, and an aqueous carrier fluid; mixing equipment capable of containing the treatment fluid; pumping equipment capable of pumping the treatment fluid into a wellbore; and the metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio Reyes, Antonio Recio, III
  • Patent number: 10920125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the use of degradable polymers that are dissolved and/or plasticized in an organic solvent in subterranean treatments. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises at least one organic solvent and one or more degradable polymers, wherein the treatment fluid does not comprise a significant amount of solid material comprising the one or more degradable polymers; introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and contacting the treatment fluid with one or more aqueous fluids to form a solid precipitate comprising the one or more degradable polymers in the portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Beuterbaugh, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Publication number: 20200354839
    Abstract: Certain metal surfaces are often unable to be effectively contacted with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid due to significant corrosion issues. Titanium and titanium alloy surfaces represent but one example. Corrosion inhibitor compositions comprising boron-hydroxyalkyl(amine) compound(s) can be used to suppress such metal corrosion, including that taking place on titanium and titanium alloy surfaces, particularly those in a wellbore or in fluid communication with a wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Anne Pinder, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Publication number: 20200339870
    Abstract: Complexation of metal ions using chelating agents within a subterranean formation can often be desirable, such as to temper the formation of metal-containing precipitates. However, many chelating agents are produced commercially in an alkali metal salt form that may not be entirely suitable for use downhole, particularly in subterranean formations containing a siliceous material. The working pH range of some types of chelating agents may also be limiting. Treatment fluids comprising an aqueous carrier fluid having an acidic pH, a sulfonated iminodialkanoic acid, and ammonium ions may at least partially address downhole precipitation issues, while providing further advantages as well. Methods for forming sulfonated iminodialkanoic acids can comprise reacting an iminodialkylnitrile with a sultone under acidic conditions to form a fluid comprising a sulfonated iminodialkanoic acid and ammonium ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Recio, III, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10808167
    Abstract: Methods for propping a fracture. The method comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising a polyester, a water-miscible solvent, and a proppant and then pumping the treatment fluid through an aqueous fluid within a wellbore to form an amorphous polymeric web. The method further comprises pumping the amorphous polymeric web into a fracture within a subterranean formation and then allowing the amorphous polymeric web to dissolve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES
    Inventors: Aaron M. Beuterbaugh, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Publication number: 20200317995
    Abstract: The rapid reaction of hydrofluoric acid with siliceous materials can make it difficult to increase the permeability of subterranean formations containing siliceous minerals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Beuterbaugh, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10745612
    Abstract: Complexation of metal ions using chelating agents within a subterranean formation can often be desirable, such as to temper the formation of metal-containing precipitates. However, many chelating agents are produced commercially in an alkali metal salt form that may not be entirely suitable for use downhole, particularly in subterranean formations containing a siliceous material. The working pH range of some types of chelating agents may also be limiting. Treatment fluids comprising an aqueous carrier fluid having an acidic pH, a sulfonated iminodialkanoic acid, and ammonium ions may at least partially address downhole precipitation issues, while providing further advantages as well. Methods for forming sulfonated iminodialkanoic acids can comprise reacting an iminodialkylnitrile with a sultone under acidic conditions to form a fluid comprising a sulfonated iminodialkanoic acid and ammonium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Recio, III, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10738237
    Abstract: The rapid reaction of hydrofluoric acid with siliceous materials can make it difficult to increase the permeability of subterranean formations containing siliceous minerals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Beuterbaugh, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10711181
    Abstract: Interaction of particulates of a chelating agent with an acid-reactive surface, such as various surfaces found in a wellbore, can provide a number of benefits during a treatment process. Methods for utilizing particulates of a chelating agent in a treatment process can comprise: introducing a foamed treatment fluid having a continuous liquid phase and a discontinuous gas phase into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the foamed treatment fluid comprising: a plurality of particulates comprising an N-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid, and an acid in which the N-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid is substantially insoluble; and depositing at least a portion of the plurality of particulates at one or more locations within the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Beuterbaugh, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200173034
    Abstract: A method of treating in a subterranean formation including placing a corrosion inhibitor composition into a subterranean formation, where the formation includes an acidic environment having a pH of about 5 or below, where the composition includes: an organic solvent comprising an alcohol with a flash point of at least about 75° C.; a nitrogen containing compound; an aqueous acid solution comprising HCl; and contacting a metal surface with the corrosion inhibitor composition. A corrosion inhibitor composition includes an organic solvent comprising an alcohol with a flash point of at least about 75° C.; a nitrogen containing compound; and an aqueous acid solution comprising HCl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio Reyes, Alyssa Lynn Lablanc, Aaron M. Beuterbaugh
  • Publication number: 20200165512
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for treating a subterranean formation. One such method includes preparing an emulsion comprising: an aqueous liquid; a multifunction hydrolysable oil; a co-solvent; and a surfactant. The method further includes combining the emulsion with a carrier fluid to provide a treatment fluid. The method additionally includes introducing the treatment fluid to the subterranean formation. The method also includes contacting hydrocarbons within the subterranean formation with the treatment fluid, and hydrolyzing the multifunction hydrolysable oil to provide an organic acid and an alcohol within the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy HOLTSCLAW, Enrique Antonio REYES, Antonio RECIO
  • Publication number: 20200157413
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting acid-reactive surfaces, particularly during subterranean treatment operations in which acids are used. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing a fluid additive including an organic compound and a base, wherein the organic compound includes a phosphonoalkyl moiety; providing an acid or acid generating source; mixing at least the fluid additive and the acid or acid generating source to form a treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron M. Beuterbaugh, Renata Vieira Pires, Enrique Antonio Reyes, Victor Daniel Escobar, Travis Hope Larsen, Cesar Edmundo Meza
  • Patent number: 10655058
    Abstract: Method comprising introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid comprising a pseudo-crosslinking agent and an acidic viscoelastic surfactant (AVS) base fluid, wherein the treatment fluid has a pH of less than 5. The AVS base fluid includes a zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant, an acidic constituent, and a polar solvent and the zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant is present in an amount in the range of from about 0.001% to about 15% by weight of active surfactant of the AVS base fluid. The treatment fluid performs a subterranean formation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijaya Kumar Patnana, Sairam Eluru, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Publication number: 20200140747
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to corrosion inhibition, and, more specifically, to corrosion inhibition in acidic treatment fluids. The treatment fluids may comprise an aqueous base fluid, an acid, a corrosion inhibitor, and a corrosion inhibitor intensifier. The corrosion inhibitor intensifier enhances the inhibitor corrosion action of a metal surface by the corrosion inhibitor at high temperatures. The corrosion inhibitor intensifier may be tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, tetrahydrofurfuryl amine, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Patent number: 10640697
    Abstract: Certain metal surfaces are often unable to be effectively contacted with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid due to significant corrosion issues. Titanium and titanium alloy surfaces represent but one example. Corrosion inhibitor compositions comprising an N-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid or any salt thereof can be used to suppress metal corrosion, including that taking place on titanium and titanium alloy surfaces. Methods for suppressing corrosion of a metal surface can comprise: contacting a metal surface with a corrosive environment, the corrosive environment comprising hydrofluoric acid; introducing a corrosion inhibitor composition to the corrosive environment, the corrosion inhibitor composition comprising an N-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid or any salt thereof; contacting the metal surface with the corrosion inhibitor composition; and allowing the corrosion inhibitor composition to suppress corrosion of the metal surface being contacted by the corrosive environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio Reyes, Natalie Lynn Pascarella, Aaron M. Beuterbaugh
  • Patent number: 10633581
    Abstract: A composition and method for using seawater as a treatment fluid is provided. The treatment fluid comprises N-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid and seawater. The provided treatment fluid is stable and viscous, even at high temperatures and a high pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward LaBlanc, Enrique Antonio Reyes, Alyssa Lynn Smith, Aaron Michael Beuterbaugh