Patents by Inventor Jay P. Deville

Jay P. Deville 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: 20190390099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downhole fluid additives including a clay, a hydroxylated polymer, a cation, and water. The disclosure further relates to downhole fluids, including drilling fluids, spaces, cements, and proppant delivery fluids containing such as downhole fluid additive and methods of using such fluids. The downhole fluid additive may have any of a variety of functions in the downhole fluid and may confer any of a variety of properties upon it, such as salt tolerance or desired viscosities even at high downhole temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Peter James Boul, Xueyu Pang, Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Samuel J. Lewis, B. Raghava Reddy, Trissa Joseph, Xiangnan Ye
  • Patent number: 10428259
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downhole fluid additives including a clay, a hydroxylated polymer, a cation, and water. The disclosure further relates to downhole fluids, including drilling fluids, spaces, cements, and proppant delivery fluids containing such as downhole fluid additive and methods of using such fluids. The downhole fluid additive may have any of a variety of functions in the downhole fluid and may confer any of a variety of properties upon it, such as salt tolerance or desired viscosities even at high downhole temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Peter James Boul, Xueyu Pang, Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Samuel J. Lewis, B. Raghava Reddy, Trissa Joseph, Xiangnan Ye
  • Patent number: 10294403
    Abstract: A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and additive comprising a first polymer bundle selected from the group consisting of cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, and combinations thereof, wherein one or more functional groups of the first polymer are chemically modified A method of treating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Orlando J. Rojas, Carlos A. Carrillo, Carlos L. Salas
  • Publication number: 20180037795
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downhole fluid additives including a clay, a hydroxylated polymer, a cation, and water. The disclosure further relates to downhole fluids, including drilling fluids, spaces, cements, and proppant delivery fluids containing such as downhole fluid additive and methods of using such fluids. The downhole fluid additive may have any of a variety of functions in the downhole fluid and may confer any of a variety of properties upon it, such as salt tolerance or desired viscosities even at high downhole temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Peter James Boul, Xueyu Pang, Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Samuel J. Lewis, B. Raghava Reddy, Trissa Joseph, Xiangnan Ye
  • Publication number: 20180023376
    Abstract: A method of removing a soluble metal ion from a contaminated brine fluid comprising: adding lime to the contaminated brine fluid, wherein the lime causes the soluble metal ion to become insoluble in the contaminated brine fluid; and passing the contaminated brine fluid through a filter media, wherein the step of passing is performed after the step of adding, and wherein after the brine fluid is passed through the filter media, a brine fluid having a reduced concentration of the metal ion is produced. Another method of removing a soluble metal ion from a contaminated brine fluid comprises: passing the contaminated brine fluid through a filter media, wherein the filter media comprises the lime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Chesnee L. DAVIS, Jay P. DEVILLE, Matthew L. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20170341979
    Abstract: A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and an additive comprising: a first polymer bundle selected from the group consisting of cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, and combinations thereof; and a second polymer, wherein the second polymer attaches to the first polymer bundle by a non-covalent mechanism. A method of treating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Lee J. HALL, Jay P. DEVILLE, Orlando J. ROJAS, Carlos A. CARRILLO, Carlos L. SALAS
  • Patent number: 9803452
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a liquid fluorinated compound; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (A) comprises carbon and at least one fluorine functional group; and (B) is soluble or dispersible in the liquid fluorinated compound. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kay A. Morris, Jay P. Deville, Greg P. Perez
  • Patent number: 9790413
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a liquid fluorinated compound; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (A) comprises carbon and at least one fluorine functional group; and (B) is soluble or dispersible in the liquid fluorinated compound. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kay A. Galindo, Jay P. Deville, Greg P. Perez
  • Publication number: 20170253786
    Abstract: A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and additive comprising a first polymer bundle selected from the group consisting of cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, and combinations thereof, wherein one or more functional groups of the first polymer are chemically modified A method of treating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Orlando J. Rojas, Carlos A. Carrillo, Carlos L. Salas
  • Patent number: 9663700
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a base fluid; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (i) comprises a fluorinated compound; and (ii) is a lubricant that is surface active. The additive can reduce the coefficient of friction between two or more surfaces. The surfaces can be the surface of a wellbore component. The additive can also be a corrosion inhibitor. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kay A. Morris, Jay P. Deville, Greg P. Perez
  • Patent number: 9157306
    Abstract: A treatment fluid for treating a portion of a subterranean formation comprises: a base fluid, wherein the base fluid comprises a hydrocarbon liquid; and a gellant, wherein the gellant: is a polymer; and is activated at an activation temperature, wherein the thermal activation of the gellant causes the treatment fluid to become a gel. A method of treating a portion of a subterranean formation includes introducing the treatment fluid into the portion of the subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation is penetrated by a well, wherein at least a portion of the well has a bottomhole temperature greater than or equal to the activation temperature, and wherein the step of introducing comprises introducing the treatment fluid into the portion of the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Miller, Jay P. Deville
  • Patent number: 9051508
    Abstract: Of the many compositions and methods provided herein, one method includes a method of preventing emulsification of crude oil into an aqueous-based treatment fluid, comprising: contacting crude oil in a well bore with the aqueous-based treatment fluid comprising a styrene-acrylate copolymer, wherein the crude oil has an API gravity of about 10 or greater; and allowing the styrene-acrylate copolymer to interact with the crude oil in the well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip W. Livanec, Gregory P. Perez, Jay P. Deville
  • Publication number: 20150141300
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a liquid fluorinated compound; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (A) comprises carbon and at least one fluorine functional group; and (B) is soluble or dispersible in the liquid fluorinated compound. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kay A. GALINDO, Jay P. DEVILLE, Greg P. PEREZ
  • Publication number: 20140338912
    Abstract: A treatment fluid for treating a portion of a subterranean formation comprises: a base fluid, wherein the base fluid comprises a hydrocarbon liquid; and a gellant, wherein the gellant: is a polymer; and is activated at an activation temperature, wherein the thermal activation of the gellant causes the treatment fluid to become a gel. A method of treating a portion of a subterranean formation includes introducing the treatment fluid into the portion of the subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation is penetrated by a well, wherein at least a portion of the well has a bottomhole temperature greater than or equal to the activation temperature, and wherein the step of introducing comprises introducing the treatment fluid into the portion of the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew L. MILLER, Jay P. DEVILLE
  • Publication number: 20140323359
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a base fluid; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (i) comprises a fluorinated compound; and (ii) is a lubricant that is surface active. The additive can reduce the coefficient of friction between two or more surfaces. The surfaces can be the surface of a wellbore component. The additive can also be a corrosion inhibitor. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kay A. MORRIS, Jay P. DEVILLE, Greg P. PEREZ
  • Patent number: 8791054
    Abstract: A method of converting an inactive biocide into an active biocide comprises: contacting the inactive biocide with an activating agent, wherein the activating agent is capable of chemically reacting with the inactive biocide; and causing or allowing a chemical reaction to take place between the inactive biocide and the activating agent, wherein the chemical reaction produces the active biocide. The methods can also include deactivating the active biocide via a chemical reaction between the active biocide and a deactivating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay P. Deville
  • Publication number: 20140087978
    Abstract: A method of converting an inactive biocide into an active biocide comprises: contacting the inactive biocide with an activating agent, wherein the activating agent is capable of chemically reacting with the inactive biocide; and causing or allowing a chemical reaction to take place between the inactive biocide and the activating agent, wherein the chemical reaction produces the active biocide. The methods can also include deactivating the active biocide via a chemical reaction between the active biocide and a deactivating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC
    Inventor: Jay P. DEVILLE
  • Publication number: 20140060841
    Abstract: A treatment fluid comprises: a liquid fluorinated compound; and at least one additive, wherein the additive: (A) comprises carbon and at least one fluorine functional group; and (B) is soluble or dispersible in the liquid fluorinated compound. A method of treating a portion of a well comprises: forming the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Kay A. MORRIS, Jay P. DEVILLE, Greg P. PEREZ
  • Patent number: 8048828
    Abstract: Fluids and associated methods useful in subterranean applications are provided. More particularly, methods of reducing drill string sticking are provided, which include: providing a spotting fluid composition comprising a water insoluble external phase fluid, a water soluble internal phase fluid, and an ether carboxylic acid emulsifying agent; introducing the spotting fluid to the vicinity of a desired portion of a drill string; and allowing the spotting fluid to interact with a portion of material surrounding the desired portion of the drill string spotting fluid. Compositions are provided that may be useful in subterranean applications for addressing, among other things, drill string sticking problems. Additional optional components may be used, such as viscosifiers, weighting agents, and wetting agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventor: Jay P. Deville
  • Patent number: 8048829
    Abstract: Fluids and associated methods useful in subterranean applications are provided. Compositions are provided that may be useful in subterranean applications for addressing, among other things, drill string sticking problems. More particularly, spotting fluid compositions are provided having a water insoluble external phase fluid; a water soluble internal phase fluid; and an ether carboxylic acid emulsifying agent. Additional optional components may be used, such as viscosifiers, weighting agents, and wetting agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventor: Jay P. Deville