Patents by Inventor Kristina Henkel HOLAN

Kristina Henkel HOLAN 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: 20210355370
    Abstract: Surfactant compositions and methods for hydrocarbon recovery from a subterranean formation are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: introducing a surfactant composition comprising an aqueous phase, an oil phase, an organic solvent, and one or more surfactants into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; introducing an organic compound comprising a phosphonoalkyl moiety into the wellbore; and at least partially displacing a hydrocarbon from the subterranean formation by contacting a surface in the subterranean formation with the surfactant composition or the organic compound. In some embodiments, the compositions include: an aqueous phase; an oil phase comprising at least one solvent; an organic solvent; one or more surfactants; and at least one organic compound comprising a phosphonoalkyl moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Antonio Recio, III, Aaron Michael Beuterbaugh, Antonio Enrique Reyes, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Publication number: 20210284898
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to demulsifier compositions for treatment of subterranean formations or produced petroleum comprising an emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a demulsifier composition. The demulsifier composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl amide having groups R1 and R2 substituted on the amide nitrogen, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C50)hydrocarbyl, and —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH, wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH. The demulsifier composition includes an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl-OH having a —((C2-C3)alkylene-O)n—H group on the —OH group, wherein n is about 1 to about 100. The demulsifier composition also includes an amine-oxide surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Antonio Recio, III, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Patent number: 11053429
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to demulsifier compositions for treatment of subterranean formations or produced petroleum comprising an emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a demulsifier composition. The demulsifier composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl amide having groups R1 and R2 substituted on the amide nitrogen, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C50)hydrocarbyl, and —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH, wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH. The demulsifier composition includes an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl-OH having a —((C2-C3)alkylene-O)n-H group on the —OH group, wherein n is about 1 to about 100. The demulsifier composition also includes an amine-oxide surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Antonio Recio, III, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Publication number: 20210190727
    Abstract: Systems and methods wherein well-treatment fluids are evaluated for use in a subterranean reservoir. The systems and methods utilize quartz crystals configured to be quartz crystal microbalances (QCM). The QCM has a surface with a reservoir-specific material deposited on the surface. The reservoir-specific material is representative of formation material or proppant. Changes in mass of the reservoir-specific material are measured using the QCM. The changes reflect the interaction of the treatment fluid with the reservoir-specific material and/or hydrocarbons in the reservoir-specific material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Denise Nicole Benoit, I Wayan Rakananda Saputra, Antonio Recio, III, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Patent number: 10995261
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to surfactant flowback aids for use in subterranean formation operations. The surfactant flowback aid composition may comprise an aqueous phase comprising an aqueous base fluid, a surfactant blend, and a demulsifier. The surfactant blend may comprise a C8-C18 alcohol ethoxy-late; a fatty acid alkanolamide; and optionally, a surfactant selected from the group consisting of a non-ionic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and any combination thereof. The demulsifier may be selected from the group consisting of a desalter agent to separate water from crude oil, a treater agent to flocculate submicron particulates from crude oil, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Holtsclaw, Kristina Henkel Holan, Kurt Hoeman, Golchehreh Salamat, Tatyana Khamatnurova
  • Patent number: 10961437
    Abstract: Surfactant compositions for treatment of subterranean formations and produced oil are disclosed. Methods of treating a subterranean formation include placing in the subterranean formation a surfactant composition. The surfactant composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant and an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Ali Alwattari, Chandra Sekhar Palla Venkata, Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Kristina Henkel Holan, Katelyn Lemm Anderson
  • 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
  • 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: 20200377788
    Abstract: A method of treating a well comprising introducing a well treatment fluid into the well. The well treatment fluid includes an aqueous base fluid and a dewatering agent. The dewatering agent includes water, a demulsifying surfactant, and a polyamine polyether. A well treatment fluid is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio Recio III, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Patent number: 10781363
    Abstract: Surface modification agents may be included in emulsified acidic treatment fluids to leave surfaces in carbonate formations water wet after acidizing operations. A method of acidizing a subterranean formation, comprising: providing a treatment fluid in the form of an invert emulsion, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: a hydrocarbon phase comprising an oil-soluble liquid and an emulsifier; and an aqueous acidic phase comprising water, an acid, and a surface modification agent; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hallibunon Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Almeida Oliveira, Zheng Lu, Yuming Yang, Venkata Satya Srikalyan Bhamidipati, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Patent number: 10717914
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to demulsifier compositions for treatment of subterranean formations or produced petroleum comprising an emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a demulsifier composition. The demulsifier composition includes at least one resin of formula (I) and at least one compound of formula (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Ali Alwattari, Chandra Sekhar Palla Venkata, Kristina Henkel Holan, Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Katelyn Lemm Anderson
  • Patent number: 10648992
    Abstract: Methods and compositions related to lipoproteins reactions are provided. Particularly, quantitation of lipoprotein subgroup particle numbers may be used to detect lipoprotein's response to oxidation conditions and incubation conditions. In further aspects, ultracentrifugation may be improved to analyze the lipoprotein profiles. Embodiments are directed to methods for generating a oxidation susceptibility measure for serum lipoproteins. In certain aspects a first portion of a serum sample is used to generate a base lipid particle profile (LPP) and a second portion of the serum sample is used to generate an oxidized lipid particle profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SPECTRACELL LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jan M. Troup, Jane E. Lines, Christina P. Tan, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190194526
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to surfactant flowback aids for use in subterranean formation operations. The surfactant flowback aid composition may comprise an aqueous phase comprising an aqueous base fluid, a surfactant blend, and a demulsifier. The surfactant blend may comprise a C8-C18 alcohol ethoxy-late; a fatty acid alkanolamide; and optionally, a surfactant selected from the group consisting of a non-ionic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and any combination thereof. The demulsifier may be selected from the group consisting of a desalter agent to separate water from crude oil, a treater agent to flocculate submicron particulates from crude oil, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy HOLTSCLAW, Kristina Henkel HOLAN, Kurt HOEMAN, Golchehren SALAMAT, Tatyana KHAMATNUROVA
  • Publication number: 20190136113
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to demulsifier compositions for treatment of subterranean formations or produced petroleum comprising an emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a demulsifier composition. The demulsifier composition includes at least one resin of formula (I) and at least one compound of formula (II).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Ali Alwattari, Chandra Sekhar Palla Venkata, Kristina Henkel Holan, Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Katelyn Lemm Anderson
  • Patent number: 10215679
    Abstract: A thin-layer chromatography device can be used to determine or select a surfactant solution for use during hydrocarbon-fluid production operations. The thin-layer chromatography device can include a chamber that can receive a surfactant solution that includes a surfactant and a fluid. The thin-layer chromatography device can also include a substrate that can be coated with a layer of adsorbent material to form a thin-layer substrate and a hydrocarbon fluid can be disposed on the thin-layer substrate. The thin-layer substrate, along with the hydrocarbon fluid, can be positioned within the chamber to determine a mobility index of the hydrocarbon fluid when the hydrocarbon fluid contacts the surfactant solution. The mobility index can indicate an eluting capability of the surfactant solution with respect to the hydrocarbon fluid and can be used to select the surfactant solution to be injected into a wellbore that includes the hydrocarbon fluid to enhance hydrocarbon-fluid production operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Jeremy Holtsclaw, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Publication number: 20190040304
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to surfactant compositions for treatment of subterranean formations and produced oil. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a surfactant composition. The surfactant composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant and an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant. The surfactant composition also includes an ionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, or a combination thereof at least one compound according to Formula H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Ali Alwattari, Chandra Sekhar Palla Venkata, Tatyana V. Khamatnurova, Kristina Henkel Holan, Katelyn Lemm Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180327653
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to demulsifier compositions for treatment of subterranean formations or produced petroleum comprising an emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a demulsifier composition. The demulsifier composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl amide having groups R1 and R2 substituted on the amide nitrogen, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C50)hydrocarbyl, and —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH, wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is —(C1-C50)hydrocarbylene-OH. The demulsifier composition includes an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant that is a (C1-C50)hydrocarbyl-OH having a —((C2-C3)alkylene-O)n—H group on the —OH group, wherein n is about 1 to about 100. The demulsifier composition also includes an amine-oxide surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Antonio Recio III, Kristina Henkel Holan
  • Publication number: 20180320060
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to surfactant compositions for treatment of subterranean formations and produced oil. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a surfactant composition. The surfactant composition includes an alkanolamide surfactant and an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant. The surfactant composition also includes an ionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Holtsclaw, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata, Antonio Recio, III, Kristina Henkel Holan