Patents by Inventor Mehdi Mazrooee

Mehdi Mazrooee 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: 20210230475
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing may comprise mixing at least one liquid sand mixture with a fluid to produce a fracturing fluid; and conveying the fracturing fluid to two or more wellbores simultaneously, wherein the wellbores penetrate a subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Ubong Akpan Inyang, Alexander Jose Verde Salas
  • Publication number: 20210229049
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling proppant concentration in a hydraulic fracturing slurry include measuring volumetric flow rates of fracturing fluid input to a blender and hydraulic fracturing slurry output from the blender, using these measured values to calculate a volumetric flow rate of proppant input, a slurry density and/or a slurry volume fraction, adjusting first and second valves to control rates of fluid and proppant delivery to the blender and re-measuring the volumetric flow rates and recalculating until target values of volumetric flow rate of proppant input, slurry density and/or slurry volume fraction are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Michael Linley Fripp
  • Patent number: 11035213
    Abstract: To improve or optimize a wellbore treatment operation, a target net treating pressure may be determined and the constant net treating pressure maintained to effectively enhance formation breakdown and fracture complexity as well as provide a reduction in wear and tear of equipment and completion time. The target net treating pressure may be based on one or more treatment parameters and these parameters may be adjusted during the wellbore treatment operation to maintain a constant net treating pressure at or about the target net treating pressure. The injection rate or pressure of a treatment fluid may be adjusted to maintain the constant net treating pressure. Measurements associated with the wellbore treatment operation may be compared to an operational constraint and adjustments to the wellbore treatment operation may be made based on the comparison. The wellbore treatment operation may be terminated based on a parameter falling below or exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Stanley Vernon Stephenson, Timothy Holiman Hunter, Mehdi Mazrooee
  • Publication number: 20210154627
    Abstract: Fluid mixing systems and methods to dynamically adjust a density of a fluid mixture are disclosed. A method to dynamically adjust a density of a fluid mixture includes obtaining data indicative of one or more characteristics of a mixture of a first fluid having a first density and a second fluid having a second density that is less than the first density. The method also includes determining, based on the one or more characteristics, an amount of additive to add to the mixture, and releasing a volume of the first fluid, which when mixed with the second fluid, forms a mixture having a ratio of the first fluid to the second fluid. The method further includes mixing the first fluid with the second fluid. The method further includes adding the determined amount of additive to the mixture having the ratio of the first fluid to the second fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Bailey SLOCUM, Megan Lee WALLACE, James OGLE, Mehdi MAZROOEE
  • Patent number: 10961835
    Abstract: A method for hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation includes preparing and sending a first command signal from a master controller to a plurality of pumps of a pump system. The first command signal specifies a flow rate output for each in pump to achieve a first target flow rate for a fracturing fluid being injected into the subterranean formation. A pressure of the fracturing fluid injected into the subterranean formation at the first target flow rate is monitored and, based on the pressure, the master controller determines when to increase a flow rate of the fracturing fluid to a second target flow rate. The master controller prepares and sends a second command signal to the plurality of pumps to specify the flow rate output for each pump to achieve the second target flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Matthew Lewis Lahman, Stephen Byrne Persac, Michael Linley Fripp, Mark Allen Adams
  • Publication number: 20200355055
    Abstract: To improve or optimize a wellbore treatment operation, a target net treating pressure may be determined and the constant net treating pressure maintained to effectively enhance formation breakdown and fracture complexity as well as provide a reduction in wear and tear of equipment and completion time. The target net treating pressure may be based on one or more treatment parameters and these parameters may be adjusted during the wellbore treatment operation to maintain a constant net treating pressure at or about the target net treating pressure. The injection rate or pressure of a treatment fluid may be adjusted to maintain the constant net treating pressure. Measurements associated with the wellbore treatment operation may be compared to an operational constraint and adjustments to the wellbore treatment operation may be made based on the comparison. The wellbore treatment operation may be terminated based on a parameter falling below or exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Stanley Vernon Stephenson, Timothy Holiman Hunter, Mehdi Mazrooee
  • Publication number: 20200256177
    Abstract: A method for hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation includes preparing and sending a first command signal from a master controller to a plurality of pumps of a pump system. The first command signal specifies a flow rate output for each in pump to achieve a first target flow rate for a fracturing fluid being injected into the subterranean formation. A pressure of the fracturing fluid injected into the subterranean formation at the first target flow rate is monitored and, based on the pressure, the master controller determines when to increase a flow rate of the fracturing fluid to a second target flow rate. The master controller prepares and sends a second command signal to the plurality of pumps to specify the flow rate output for each pump to achieve the second target flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mehdi MAZROOEE, Matthew Lewis LAHMAN, Stephen Byrne PERSAC, Michael Linley FRIPP, Mark Allen ADAMS
  • Patent number: 10294768
    Abstract: Fracturing systems and methods for increasing the conductivity of a flow path between a reservoir formation and a wellbore are presented that include varying a proppant concentration of a fracturing fluid in response to a measured characteristic from the wellbore during the fracturing process. During the injection of proppant pulses into the wellbore, one or more of a pulse length, pulse height, pulse shape, or duty cycle of the proppant concentration is varied. Other systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Michael Linley Fripp, Leopodo Sierra
  • Patent number: 10018020
    Abstract: Methods and systems wherein a first setpoint is used with a controller to translate the setpoint into a desired flow rate from a pump and used to determining an optimized command signal associated with the first setpoint with a process control system, the process control system configured to incorporate at least a first setpoint and a measurement signal to produce the optimized command signal. The optimized command signal is then stored in a memory of the computer. When the first setpoint is again desired, the optimized command signal associated with the first setpoint is read from the memory and transmitted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Max L. Phillippi, Mehdi Mazrooee, Chad A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9976367
    Abstract: Controlling cable (30) tension and tool (34) position in a well (16) may include controlling either or both of tool position and cable tension independently by regulating reel (335) angle and flow rate of a fluid pumped over the tool. Thus, despite physical interdependency of tool position and cable tension, the tool may be controlled such that its position is changed while cable tension remains constant, or its position is held constant while cable tension is changed. In addition, actual downhole tool position, cable tension, and other actual values may be estimated using an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Mehdi Mazrooee, Daniel Viassolo
  • Patent number: 9933791
    Abstract: A pumping system and method for blending hydraulic fracturing fluids includes a liquid additive holding tank having an outlet at a bottom of the holding tank, a first sensor at a first location in the holding tank adjacent a lower portion of the holding tank, and a second sensor at a second location in the holding tank above the first location. The pumping system further includes a liquid additive pump to deliver fluid gravity fed from the outlet of the holding tank, a chemical transfer pump to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a first signal that a fluid level of the holding tank is below the first sensor and cease to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a second signal from the second sensor indicating the fluid level is above the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan C. Lucas, James R. Troutman, Mehdi Mazrooee
  • Publication number: 20160305223
    Abstract: Methods and systems wherein a first setpoint is used with a controller to translate the setpoint into a desired flow rate from a pump and used to determining an optimized command signal associated with the first setpoint with a process control system, the process control system configured to incorporate at least a first setpoint and a measurement signal to produce the optimized command signal. The optimized command signal is then stored in a memory of the computer. When the first setpoint is again desired, the optimized command signal associated with the first setpoint is read from the memory and transmitted to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Max L. Phillippi, Mehdi Mazrooee, Chad A. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160291609
    Abstract: A pumping system and method for blending hydraulic fracturing fluids includes a liquid additive holding tank having an outlet at a bottom of the holding tank, a first sensor at a first location in the holding tank adjacent a lower portion of the holding tank, and a second sensor at a second location in the holding tank above the first location. The pumping system further includes a liquid additive pump to deliver fluid gravity fed from the outlet of the holding tank, a chemical transfer pump to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a first signal that a fluid level of the holding tank is below the first sensor and cease to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a second signal from the second sensor indicating the fluid level is above the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan C. Lucas, James R. Troutman, Mehdi Mazrooee
  • Publication number: 20160265330
    Abstract: Fracturing systems and methods for increasing the conductivity of a flow path between a reservoir formation and a wellbore are presented that include varying a proppant concentration of a fracturing fluid in response to a measured characteristic from the wellbore during the fracturing process. During the injection of proppant pulses into the wellbore, one or more of a pulse length, pulse height, pulse shape, or duty cycle of the proppant concentration is varied. Other systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi MAZROOEE, Michael Linley FRIPP, Leopodo SIERRA
  • Publication number: 20160076325
    Abstract: Controlling cable (30) tension and tool (34) position in a well (16) may include controlling either or both of tool position and cable tension independently by regulating reel (335) angle and flow rate of a fluid pumped over the tool. Thus, despite physical interdependency of tool position and cable tension, the tool may be controlled such that its position is changed while cable tension remains constant, or its position is held constant while cable tension is changed. In addition, actual downhole tool position, cable tension, and other actual values may be estimated using an observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Mehdi Mazrooee, Daniel Viassolo
  • Patent number: 7680617
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling processes related to the amount of fluid in a container subjected to externally-excited motions. Fluid level sensor measurements in processing tanks on-board boats are confused by ocean waves and swells. A hydrodynamic model of a fluid in a tank can be constructed using non-linear dynamic model algorithms with inputs such as multi-axis accelerations, fluid viscosity, and apparent level measurements. The model can be used to filter-out boat motion disturbances to obtain a corrected level of the fluid in the tank. The corrected fluid level signal can be further processed using a dynamic model of the tank and associated input and output flow rates in a closed loop observer. The methods and systems are especially advantageous for offshore equipment such as cementing and fracturing ships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Jason D. Dykstra
  • Publication number: 20090053072
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving the efficiency of a pumping process by controlling the operation of the pumps involved based on certain parameters characterizing the pump. A pump unit is coupled to a pump controller which is in turn, coupled to a pump modulator. A master controller drives the pump modulator based on a desired output parameter for the system. The pump modulator then drives each pump unit through its corresponding pump controller in a manner for the system to achieve optimal performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Justin Borgstadt, Mehdi Mazrooee, Ronald Dant
  • Publication number: 20080231466
    Abstract: A wellbore servicing computing network, comprising a first component with a first interface coupled to a connection device, and a second component with a second interface coupled to the connection device; wherein the first component is capable of communication with the second component through the connection device, and wherein the first interface and the second interface are dissimilar; and wherein the first component is oilfield equipment and the second component is a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Ron Dant, Donald A. Belcher
  • Patent number: 7415364
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling processes related to the amount of fluid in a container subjected to externally-excited motions. Fluid level sensor measurements in processing tanks on-board boats are confused by ocean waves and swells. A hydrodynamic model of a fluid in a tank can be constructed using non-linear dynamic model algorithms with inputs such as multi-axis accelerations, fluid viscosity, and apparent level measurements. The model can be used to filter-out boat motion disturbances to obtain a corrected level of the fluid in the tank. The corrected fluid level signal can be further processed using a dynamic model of the tank and associated input and output flow rates in a closed loop observer. The methods and systems are especially advantageous for offshore equipment such as cementing and fracturing ships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Jason D. Dykstra
  • Publication number: 20080114554
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling processes related to the amount of fluid in a container subjected to externally-excited motions. Fluid level sensor measurements in processing tanks on-board boats are confused by ocean waves and swells. A hydrodynamic model of a fluid in a tank can be constructed using non-linear dynamic model algorithms with inputs such as multi-axis accelerations, fluid viscosity, and apparent level measurements. The model can be used to filter-out boat motion disturbances to obtain a corrected level of the fluid in the tank. The corrected fluid level signal can be further processed using a dynamic model of the tank and associated input and output flow rates in a closed loop observer. The methods and systems are especially advantageous for offshore equipment such as cementing and fracturing ships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Mehdi Mazrooee, Jason D. Dykstra