Patents by Inventor John Todd Broome

John Todd Broome 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: 20210172297
    Abstract: Completion systems and methods to complete a well are disclosed. A method to complete a well includes installing a casing across a plurality of zones of a well. The casing includes an opening and a sleeve positioned inside the casing. The method also includes shifting the sleeve from a first position to a second position to uncover the opening to provide fluid communication from a zone of the plurality of zones to the casing. After shifting the sleeve from the first position to the second position, the method includes flowing a screen assembly having a filter inside the casing and toward the sleeve. The method further includes positioning the filter around the opening and sealing the screen assembly around the opening to confine fluid flow through the opening to flow through the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Linley FRIPP, Zachary William WALTON, John Todd BROOME
  • Publication number: 20210032980
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods to monitor expansion of a metallic sealant deployed in a wellbore, methods to monitor downhole fluid displacement, and downhole metallic sealant measurement systems. The method to monitor expansion of a downhole metallic sealant includes deploying a metallic sealant deployed along a section of a wellbore. The method also includes exposing the metallic sealant to a reacting fluid to initiate a galvanic reaction. The method further includes measuring a change in temperature caused by the galvanic reaction. The method further includes determining an amount of expansion of the metallic sealant based on the change in the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Linley FRIPP, Stephen Michael GRECI, John Todd BROOME
  • Patent number: 10801315
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods to obtain measurements of a wellbore and data logging devices. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring, by a sensor of a wellbore isolation device, at least one condition of the wellbore proximate to the sensor. The wellbore isolation device has a dissolvable portion, and the sensor is releasable from the wellbore isolation device upon dissolution of the dissolvable portion. The method also includes storing measurements of the at least one condition of the wellbore in a machine-readable medium. The method further includes providing the stored measurements of the sensor to a controller following dissolution of the dissolvable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, John Todd Broome, Zachary William Walton
  • Patent number: 10472918
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a wellbore isolation device, a method to form the wellbore isolation device, and a downhole, device-tracking system. In one embodiment, the system includes a wellbore isolation device having a first identification tag and a dissolvable component. The first identification tag is operable to travel along a fluid flow path toward the surface of a well upon dissolution of the dissolvable component. The system also includes a detector disposed along the fluid flow path, where the detector is operable to detect the first identification tag when the first identification tag is proximate to the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, John Todd Broome, Zachary William Walton
  • Patent number: 10364637
    Abstract: A collapsible baffle sub installable within a casing string of a hydrocarbon well. The collapsible baffle sub includes a movable sleeve and a collapsible baffle. By moving the sleeve from a first to a second position using a setting tool, the collapsible baffle is permitted to collapse within the collapsible baffle sub. Once collapsed, the collapsible baffle may receive an untethered object, such as a ball, forming a seal between the untethered object and the collapsible baffle and isolating sections of the wellbore for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zach William Walton, Matthew James Merron, John Todd Broome, Matt Todd Howell
  • Patent number: 10119358
    Abstract: An example downhole tool includes a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including one or more first components and one or more second components. Each component is made of a degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment, and the one or more first components degrades at a first degradation rate while the one or more second components degrades at a second degradation rate that is slower than the first degradation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary William Walton, Michael Linley Fripp, Zachary Ryan Murphree, John Todd Broome
  • Publication number: 20180252067
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a wellbore isolation device, a method to form the wellbore isolation device, and a downhole, device-tracking system. In one embodiment, the system includes a wellbore isolation device having a first identification tag and a dissolvable component. The first identification tag is operable to travel along a fluid flow path toward the surface of a well upon dissolution of the dissolvable component. The system also includes a detector disposed along the fluid flow path, where the detector is operable to detect the first identification tag when the first identification tag is proximate to the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Linley FRIPP, John Todd BROOME, Zachary William WALTON
  • Publication number: 20180245448
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods to obtain measurements of a wellbore and data logging devices. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring, by a sensor of a wellbore isolation device, at least one condition of the wellbore proximate to the sensor. The wellbore isolation device has a dissolvable portion, and the sensor is releasable from the wellbore isolation device upon dissolution of the dissolvable portion. The method also includes storing measurements of the at least one condition of the wellbore in a machine-readable medium. The method further includes providing the stored measurements of the sensor to a controller following dissolution of the dissolvable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Linley FRIPP, John Todd BROOME, Zachary William WALTON
  • Patent number: 10053939
    Abstract: A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprising: causing or allowing at least a portion of the isolation device to undergo a phase transformation in the wellbore; and milling at least a portion of the isolation device that does not undergo the phase transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Merron, Zachary W. Walton, John Todd Broome
  • Publication number: 20170335645
    Abstract: A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprising: causing or allowing at least a portion of the isolation device to undergo a phase transformation in the wellbore; and milling at least a portion of the isolation device that does not undergo the phase transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Merron, Zachary W. Walton, John Todd Broome
  • Publication number: 20170204698
    Abstract: A collapsible baffle sub installable within a casing string of a hydrocarbon well. The collapsible baffle sub includes a movable sleeve and a collapsible baffle. By moving the sleeve from a first to a second position using a setting tool, the collapsible baffle is permitted to collapse within the collapsible baffle sub. Once collapsed, the collapsible baffle may receive an untethered object, such as a ball, forming a seal between the untethered object and the collapsible baffle and isolating sections of the wellbore for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Zach William Walton, Matthew James Merron, John Todd Broome, Matt Todd Howell
  • Publication number: 20160273300
    Abstract: An example downhole tool is disclosed and includes a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including one or more first components and one or more second components. Each component is made of a degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment, and the one or more first components degrades at a first degradation rate while the one or more second components degrades at a second degradation rate that is slower than the first degradation rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary William Walton, Michael Linley Fripp, Zachary Ryan Murphree, John Todd Broome
  • Publication number: 20160168942
    Abstract: A deployable baffle apparatus installed in a casing to isolate sections of a wellbore during stimulation treatments. The deployable baffle is inserted and positioned within a wellbore by a setting tool. To deploy the deployable baffle, the setting tool expands an expandable section of the deployable baffle such that the outer wall of the expandable section contacts an inner surface of the casing. Once the deployable baffle is deployed, the deployable baffle is detached from the setting tool and the tool sting may be repositioned for other downhole operations or removed from the wellbore. The deployable baffle includes an inner baffle for receiving an untethered object such that a seal is formed between the inner baffle and the untethered object, permitting isolation of adjacent wellbore sections. Any or all of the deployable baffle and the untethered object may be made of a dissolvable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: John Todd Broome, Matthew Howell
  • Publication number: 20140318805
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wellbore configuration for use in coal bed gas production comprising tubing and down hole equipment made from non-sparking materials which can be mined out with the coal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Brian WEBB, John Todd BROOME, Karl Michael Tunstall
  • Patent number: 6648076
    Abstract: Circulation flow apertures in a wellbore pipe, tubing, casing or casing liner screen may be selectively closed by an internal pipe sleeve that is formed of a thin, malleable material. One axial end of the sleeve is flared and secured to the inner bore surface of the pipe as by welding or by clamping between the ends of axially adjacent pipe joints joined by a threaded coupling. The remaining length of the sleeve extends along the pipe and over any pipe apertures to form an annular space between the outer cylinder surface of the sleeve and the inner bore surface of the pipe. A perimeter seal element such as an O-ring is placed around the sleeve outer perimeter beyond the apertures in a direction opposite from the sleeve flare. The flow aperture in the pipe is closed by a swaging tool that expands the sleeve against the pipe bore wall sufficiently to close the annulus and compress the O-ring seal against the pipe borewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: John Todd Broome
  • Publication number: 20020066578
    Abstract: Circulation flow apertures in a wellbore pipe, tubing, casing or casing liner screen may be selectively closed by an internal pipe sleeve that is formed of a thin, malleable material. One axial end of the sleeve is flared and secured to the inner bore surface of the pipe as by welding or by clamping between the ends of axially adjacent pipe joints joined by a threaded coupling. The remaining length of the sleeve extends along the pipe and over any pipe apertures to form an annular space between the outer cylinder surface of the sleeve and the inner bore surface of the pipe. A perimeter seal element such as an O-ring is placed around the sleeve outer perimeter beyond the apertures in a direction opposite from the sleeve flare. The flow aperture in the pipe is closed by a swaging tool that expands the sleeve against the pipe bore wall sufficiently to close the annulus and compress the O-ring seal against the pipe borewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventor: John Todd Broome