Patents by Inventor Paul F. Rodney

Paul F. Rodney 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: 10570734
    Abstract: An assembly for use in a wellbore can include a plurality of sensors positioned external to a casing string. The plurality of sensors can be positioned for detecting an amount of a hydrocarbon that is present in a fluid in the wellbore and a pH of the fluid in the wellbore. The plurality of sensors can be positioned for wirelessly transmitting signals representing the amount of the hydrocarbon that is present in the fluid and the pH of the fluid to a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, INC.
    Inventors: Paul F. Rodney, Mark W. Roberson, Batakrishna Mandal, Vimal V. Shah, Scott Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10551522
    Abstract: In an embodiment a method of automatic adjustment of logging, processing, inversion, and visualization operations is disclosed. The method comprises gathering data about formation properties in a database, filtering the gathered data, generating rules based on the filtered data, and providing automatic adjustments to automatically adjust the logging, processing, inversion, and visualization operations. The gathered data includes a plurality of in-well measurement points and a plurality of wells in a given geological area. A quality factor is derived based on a difference between the automatic adjustments and parameters that an operator communicates as a best parameter. The quality factor is used to determine which of the gathered data is to be stored in the database. The rules are applied to a next iteration of data that is to be gathered. The method repeats until no further improvement is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10539706
    Abstract: A ranging signal and a reference signal are generated. The reference signal has a lower frequency than the ranging signal. The reference signal is transmitted through a geological formation to be received by a ranging tool in a ranging well while the ranging signal is launched down a target well. The reference signal is reconstructed in the ranging well and a signal that is a combination of the ranging signal launched from the target well and noise are received in the ranging well. The received signal may be in the form of magnetic or electric field values or changes in these fields. The reconstructed reference signal, in combination with the received signal, is used to produce a filtered ranging signal. A relative location of the target well can then be determined in relation to the ranging well based on the filtered ranging signal. The location information can be used to direct drilling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10465504
    Abstract: A system having a downhole sensor device and a compression device to obtain a sparse representation of data in downhole telemetry applications is described. The downhole sensor device can collect sensor data while the downhole sensor device is within a borehole. The compression device is coupled to the downhole sensor device and configured to receive the sensor data. The compression device can determine a wavelet coefficient vector for at least one row of n-tuple vectors. The wavelet coefficient vector can have a sparse representation of one or more nonzero elements. The compression device can process the wavelet coefficient vector through a set of compression algorithms, and determine a minimal bit cost of the processed wavelet coefficient vector. The compression device can select a compression algorithm from the set of compression algorithms corresponding to the minimal bit cost. The compression device can generate compressed data based on the selected compression algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Gao, Laban M. Marsh, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10436929
    Abstract: A fracture sensing system and method is disclosed herein. The method may include positioning a transmitter and a receiver in a borehole and magnetizing a casing disposed within the borehole to magnetically saturate the casing. The transmitter and receiver may be located inside or outside of the casing. The method may also include inducing with the transmitter an electromagnetic field in a formation surrounding the borehole. The method may also comprise receiving the induced electromagnetic field at the receiver. The induced electromagnetic field may identify a fracture within the formation based, at least in part, on a contrast agent within the fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Paul F. Rodney, Haluk Vefa Ersoz
  • Patent number: 10400544
    Abstract: A system can include a cementing tool positionable within a casing string of a wellbore. A receiver that is positionable at the surface of the wellbore can receive an optical signal. A locator coupled to the cementing tool can generate an electrical signal in response to detecting a change in a surrounding magnetic field. A light source can generate an optical signal. A fiber optic cable can transmit the optical signal generated by the light source. A fiber reel can dispense the fiber optic cable from an end of the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Stokley, Timothy R. Tips, Paul F. Rodney, John Laureto Maida, Krishna M. Ravi, Jamaal Brickhouse, Luke Christopher Downey
  • Publication number: 20190233704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composite fluid including an electrically insulating foundation fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength greater than the dielectric constant and the dielectric strength of the foundation fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10323503
    Abstract: Video of an above ground effect of a subterranean event is received. The subterranean event is identified using Eulerian video magnification of the received video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wendorf, William Mark Richards, Syed Hamid, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10317563
    Abstract: A method includes introducing a resistivity logging tool including one or more transmitter coils and one or more receiver coils into a wellbore. First and second signals are then transmitted with a first transmitter coil at first and second frequencies, respectively, and a first receiver coil receives first and second response signals based on the first and second signals. A ratio between the first and second response signals is then calculated to obtain a ratio signal, and the ratio signal is processed in an inversion algorithm. One or more formation characteristics of the subterranean formation may then be determined based on the ratio signal as processed by the inversion algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Rencheng Song, Glenn Andrew Wilson, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10294401
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composite fluid including an electrically insulating foundation fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength greater than the dielectric constant and the dielectric strength of the foundation fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10280739
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive a derived clock signal downhole, the derived clock signal being derived from a surface clock signal (associated with a surface clock), such that the frequency of the derived clock signal is less than the frequency of the surface clock signal. Further activity may include measuring the frequency of the derived clock signal in terms of an uncorrected downhole clock frequency (associated with a downhole clock) to provide a measured frequency equivalent, and correcting time measurements made using the downhole clock, based on the measured frequency equivalent, or based on an actual frequency of the downhole clock determined according to the measured frequency equivalent. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Rodney, Paul Andrew Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190113651
    Abstract: In an embodiment a method of automatic adjustment of logging, processing, inversion, and visualization operations is disclosed. The method comprises gathering data about formation properties in a database, filtering the gathered data, generating rules based on the filtered data, and providing automatic adjustments to automatically adjust the logging, processing, inversion, and visualization operations. The gathered data includes a plurality of in-well measurement points and a plurality of wells in a given geological area. A quality factor is derived based on a difference between the automatic adjustments and parameters that an operator communicates as a best parameter. The quality factor is used to determine which of the gathered data is to be stored in the database. The rules are applied to a next iteration of data that is to be gathered. The method repeats until no further improvement is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10256543
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a bobbin that provides a cylindrical body that defines an outer radial surface, an inner radial surface, and a central axis. One or more channels are defined on the outer radial surface, and each channel provides a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall, a floor, and a pocket jointly defined by the first sidewall and the floor. A coil including one or more wires is wrapped about the bobbin and received within the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse K. Hensarling, Paul F. Rodney, James H. Cobb
  • Patent number: 10227520
    Abstract: A drilling system including a drilling fluid with a particular impedance is disclosed. Specifically, the drilling system includes a drill string, a drill bit attached to the downhole end of the drill string, and a drilling fluid that circulates downhole through the drill string, the drilling fluid including a foundation fluid having an impedance at a frequency, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having an impedance different than the impedance of the foundation fluid at the frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10227859
    Abstract: Video of an effect on equipment of an event is received. The event is identified using Eulerian video magnification of the received video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Mark Richards, Scott Wendorf, Syed Hamid, Paul F. Rodney
  • Patent number: 10202846
    Abstract: A downhole telemetry well system transmits data at a high rate inside a tubular pipe by encoding signals on a Stoneley wave. Telemetry devices for the Stoneley mode are implemented in short pipe joints inserted at various intervals between the tubulars. Each telemetry device includes Stoneley transducers, which may act as a transmitter, receiver, or repeater. The Stoneley telemetry devices transmit and receive the Stoneley waves making up the carrier of the signal. The Stoneley telemetry devices may be powered by on-board batteries or via some remote power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Chemali, Ronald Dirksen, Paul F. Rodney, Arthur C. H. Cheng, Tianrun Chen
  • Patent number: 10184333
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may include operating a positive displacement motor having a pair of output orifices including a selectably movable outer output orifice disposed proximate to a fixed inner output orifice. Operation may include rotating the outer output orifice about the longitudinal axis of the motor when drilling fluid is flowing through the pair of orifices to control fluid pressure pulse amplitude from the outer output orifice. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Troy Gosney, Paul F. Rodney, Huzefa Shakir
  • Patent number: 10180514
    Abstract: A disclosed method includes measuring properties of a formation with a logging tool disposed in a borehole. The method also includes acquiring measurement data corresponding to the measured properties of the formation. The method also includes adjusting a control parameter for logging operations of the logging tool based on at least some of the measurement data and an adaptive learning engine within the logging tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Burkay Donderici, Paul F. Rodney
  • Publication number: 20180371306
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composite fluid including a foundation fluid having an impedance at a frequency, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having an impedance different than the impedance of the foundation fluid at the frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Paul F. Rodney
  • Publication number: 20180334899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for active ranging-while-drilling (ARWD) for collision avoidance and/or well interception. A method for ranging while drilling may comprise employing a rotating magnet assembly to induce a changing magnetization and/or electric current in a conductive member disposed in a target wellbore, wherein the rotating magnet assembly may be employed in a second wellbore; measuring at least one component of a magnetic gradient tensor using receivers; and calculating a relative location of the conductive member based at least in part on the measurements of the at least one component of the magnetic gradient tensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Paul F. Rodney, Akram Ahmadi Kalateh Ahmad, Hsu-Hsiang Wu