Patents by Inventor Ronnie G. Morgan

Ronnie G. Morgan 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: 10336933
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a self-sealing cement slurry comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cementitious material, and a vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite comprises an elastomer, a crosslinked water swellable superabsorbent polymer, and a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer; introducing the self-sealing cement slurry into a subterranean formation; and allowing the self-sealing cement slurry to set, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite is capable of swelling in the presence of a non-aqueous fluid and an aqueous fluid to reduce the permeability of fluid flowpaths in the set self-sealing cement slurry upon loss of structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Raghava Reddy, Feng Liang, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10294154
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a settable composition comprising: water; and a cementitious component having a calculated reactive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie G. Morgan, D. Chad Brenneis, Craig W. Roddy
  • Publication number: 20180230364
    Abstract: This present application relates generally to fracture-treatment compositions and methods that provide for a proppant having a first angle of repose, a chemical additive coated on the proppant, wherein the coated proppant has a second angle of repose and the second angle of repose is no more than 10% greater than the first angle of repose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jim Weaver, Michael A. McCabe, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180100095
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a self-sealing cement slurry comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cementitious material, and a vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite comprises an elastomer, a crosslinked water swellable superabsorbent polymer, and a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer; introducing the self-sealing cement slurry into a subterranean formation; and allowing the self-sealing cement slurry to set, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite is capable of swelling in the presence of a non-aqueous fluid and an aqueous fluid to reduce the permeability of fluid flowpaths in the set self-sealing cement slurry upon loss of structural integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: B. Raghava Reddy, Feng Liang, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9909051
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation, may comprise providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder, activating the set-delayed cement composition with a cement set activator, wherein the cement set activator comprises at least one activator selected from the group consisting of nanosilica, a polyphosphate, and combinations thereof, introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Pauline A. Otieno, Ronnie G. Morgan, Peter J. Boul, Lance E. Brothers
  • Patent number: 9903184
    Abstract: Disclosed are spacer fluids and methods of use in subterranean formations. Embodiments may include use of consolidating spacer fluids in displacement of drilling fluids from a well bore annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis, Crystal L. Keys, James R. Benkley, Craig W. Roddy, Ronnie G. Morgan, Rickey L. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9822295
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a self-sealing cement slurry comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cementitious material, and a vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite comprises an elastomer, a crosslinked water swellable superabsorbent polymer, and a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer; introducing the self-sealing cement slurry into a subterranean formation; and allowing the self-sealing cement slurry to set, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite is capable of swelling in the presence of a non-aqueous fluid and an aqueous fluid to reduce the permeability of fluid flowpaths in the set self-sealing cement slurry upon loss of structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Raghava Reddy, Feng Liang, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9809737
    Abstract: An embodiment comprises a method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising a kiln dust, biowaste ash, and water; and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation. Another embodiment comprises a method of cementing comprising: introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises a kiln dust, biowaste ash, and water; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Yet another embodiment comprises a method comprising: providing a spacer fluid comprising biowaste ash and water; introducing the spacer fluid into a well bore to displace at least a portion of a first fluid from the well bore; and introducing a cement composition into the well bore, wherein the spacer fluid separates the cement composition and the first fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig W. Roddy, Ronnie G. Morgan, James R. Benkley, D. Chad Brenneis
  • Patent number: 9702800
    Abstract: A method of determining rheological properties can include dispensing a fluid into a rheometer including a stator having at least one helical blade, measuring torque (T) due to relative rotation between the stator and a rotor of the rheometer at different rotational speeds (RPM's), calculating shear stress (SS) as follows: SS=T?/K, and calculating volume averaged shear rate (VASR) as follows: VASR=k1*RPM?, where K, k1, ? and ? are experimentally-derived coefficients. A method of mixing fluids and performing a rheological test on the admixed fluids can include dispensing a fluid into a rheometer, then dispensing another fluid into the rheometer, then mixing the fluids with at least one helical blade of the rheometer, and then measuring torque due to relative rotation between a stator and a rotor of the rheometer. A rotary rheometer can include a rotor, and a stator having at least one helical blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie G. Morgan, Sairam K. S. Pindiprolu, Balasundaram Balaraman, Ganesh S. Pangu
  • Patent number: 9702799
    Abstract: A method of performing a static gel strength test on a composition can include placing the composition into a static gel strength test instrument, stirring the composition with at least one helical blade of the instrument, and measuring resistance to rotation between a stator and a rotor of the instrument. A static gel strength test instrument can include a rotor, and a stator having at least one helical blade. The static gel strength test instrument characterizes gelation of a composition. Another static gel strength test instrument can include a stator having at least one helical blade, and a rotor having at least one helical blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew H. Gaugler, Ronnie G. Morgan, Dennis Gray, Sairam K. S. Pindiprolu
  • Patent number: 9676989
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided that relate to sealant compositions comprising cement kiln dust, tire-rubber particles, and water. An embodiment discloses a method comprising: providing a sealant composition comprising cement kiln dust, tire-rubber particles, and water; and allowing the sealant composition to set to form a hardened mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Chad Brenneis, Craig W. Roddy, Rickey L. Morgan, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9644132
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of treating a well comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a blended cementitious component, wherein the blended cementitious component comprises kiln dust from two or more different sources; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie G. Morgan, D. Chad Brenneis, Craig W. Roddy
  • Publication number: 20160244655
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a self-sealing cement slurry comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cementitious material, and a vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite comprises an elastomer, a crosslinked water swellable superabsorbent polymer, and a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer; introducing the self-sealing cement slurry into a subterranean formation; and allowing the self-sealing cement slurry to set, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite is capable of swelling in the presence of a non-aqueous fluid and an aqueous fluid to reduce the permeability of fluid flowpaths in the set self-sealing cement slurry upon loss of structural integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Raghava Reddy, Feng Liang, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160145486
    Abstract: A wellbore servicing foam comprising a reducible material and a wellbore servicing material, wherein the wellbore servicing material is uniformly dispersed throughout the foam, and wherein the foam has (i) equal to or greater than 5% reticulated structure and (ii) a specific surface area of from about 0.1 m2/g to about 1000 m2/g as determined by pycnometry. A highly expanded, wellbore servicing foam comprising a reducible material and a wellbore servicing material, wherein the wellbore servicing material is uniformly dispersed throughout the foam, wherein the foam has (i) a percentage expansion of from about 5% to about 6200% when compared to the same amount of the same reducible material in the absence of expansion, (ii) a specific surface area of from about 0.1 m2/g to about 1000 m2/g as determined by pycnometry, and (iii) equal to or greater than 5% reticulated structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim D. Weaver, Michael A. McCabe, Ronnie G. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160115366
    Abstract: Engineering bead slurries may be useful in producing lightweight cement slurries for use in subterranean cementing operations. For example, a method may include engineering a bead slurry to have a shelf-life of about 1 month or greater by performing at least one of (1) calculating the shelf-life for the bead slurry and (2) calculating a minimum yield point required to prevent a lightweight bead of the bead slurry from floating or settling in the bead slurry; wherein the bead slurry comprises a gelled base fluid and a plurality of lightweight beads having a specific gravity of about 0.8 or less; producing the bead slurry; mixing the bead slurry and a cement slurry to yield a lightweight cement slurry; introducing the lightweight cement slurry into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and allowing the lightweight cement slurry to set therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. Maxson, Chad Brenneis, Rickey L. Morgan, Paul Mendenall, Ronnie G. Morgan, James R. Benkley
  • Publication number: 20160075933
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation, may comprise providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder, activating the set-delayed cement composition with a cement set activator, wherein the cement set activator comprises at least one activator selected from the group consisting of nanosilica, a polyphosphate, and combinations thereof, introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Pauline A. Otieno, Ronnie G. Morgan, Peter J. Boul, Lance E. Brothers
  • Patent number: 9227872
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation, may comprise providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder, activating the set-delayed cement composition with a cement set activator, wherein the cement set activator comprises at least one activator selected from the group consisting of nanosilica, a polyphosphate, and combinations thereof, introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Pauline A. Otieno, Ronnie G. Morgan, Peter J. Boul, Lance E. Brothers
  • Publication number: 20150247383
    Abstract: Disclosed are spacer fluids and methods of use in subterranean formations. Embodiments may include use of consolidating spacer fluids in displacement of drilling fluids from a well bore annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis, Crystal L. Keys, James R. Benkley, Craig W. Roddy, Ronnie G. Morgan, Rickey L. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20150191395
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a settable composition comprising: water; and a cementitious component having a calculated reactive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie G. Morgan, D. Chad Brenneis, Craig W. Roddy
  • Publication number: 20150184060
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of treating a well comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a blended cementitious component, wherein the blended cementitious component comprises kiln dust from two or more different sources; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronnie G. Morgan, D. Chad Brenneis, Craig W. Roddy