Patents by Inventor Samuel J. Lewis

Samuel J. Lewis 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: 20210108512
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining whether a base oil for use in drilling muds will be compatible with cement during subsequent cementing operations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing a drilling fluid that includes a base oil; using the drilling fluid to drill at least a portion of a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; measuring a compositional characteristic of the base oil using one or more analytical tests; determining whether the base oil is a compatible base oil or an incompatible base oil based at least in part on the compositional characteristic of the base oil; injecting an amount of spacer fluid into the wellbore, wherein the amount of spacer fluid is selected based on the determination of whether the base oil is a compatible base oil or an incompatible base oil; and injecting the one or more cementing or completion fluids into the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, Jr., Megan Renee Pearl, Samuel J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10975286
    Abstract: A cement slurry suitable for use in the presence of high salt concentrations may include a base fluid and dry components that include: a cementitious material, a pozzolanic material, a salt additive, and a salt-tolerant fluid loss additive. The salt-tolerant fluid loss additive may be at least one of the following zwitterionic polymers: (1) a copolymer of at least one anionic monomer and at least one cationic monomer, (2) a copolymer of at least one anionic monomer, at least one cationic monomer, and at least one zwitterionic monomer, (3) a homopolymer of a zwitterionic monomer, or (4) a copolymer of at least one zwitterionic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary P. Funkhouser, Samuel J. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20210062067
    Abstract: A variety of systems, methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one method, a method for well treatment may comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid; and a nanofribril cellulose additive, wherein the nanofribril cellulose additive comprises nanofribril cellulose and a surfactant adsorbed onto a surface of the nanofribril cellulose; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating a subterranean formation. Additional systems, methods and compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, JR., Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Singh Sodhi
  • Patent number: 10927287
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems for cementing are included. The method comprises providing an extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition comprising calcium aluminate cement, a polyphosphate, water, and a cement set retarder. The method further comprises mixing the extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition with a cement set activator to activate the extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition, introducing the activated extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the activated extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20210047890
    Abstract: A centralizer apparatus for deployment in a subterranean wellbore, including a tubular adapted to be deployed in the subterranean wellbore such that a long axis of the tubular is parallel to a portion wellbore and a stack of fin modules stacked parallel to the long axis of the tubular. Each one of the fin modules includes a hub having an opening adapted to fit around the outer surface of the tubular, the hub including a stop structure configured to restrict the rotation of adjacent ones of the fin modules in the stack of fin module, and, one or more fin blades projecting from an outer surface of the hub. Rotating the tubular in one rotational direction aligns the fin modules into a screw-shaped state such that the one or more fin blades of adjacently stacked fin modules are progressively offset in a rotational direction perpendicular to the long axis of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, Michael T. Pelletier, William Cecil Pearl, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210032526
    Abstract: Methods and systems of reducing lost circulation in a wellbore are provided. An example method includes providing a pozzolan slurry comprising a pozzolanic material and water; and providing a calcium slurry comprising a calcium source, a high pH activator, and water. The method further comprises allowing the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry to remain separate; wherein at least one of the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry comprise a thixotropic material; wherein at least one of the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry comprise a dispersant; wherein at least one of the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry comprise a weighting agent. The method additionally comprises mixing the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry to form a two-part thixotropic lost circulation slurry after the allowing the pozzolan slurry and the calcium slurry to remain separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. PISKLAK, Samuel J. LEWIS, Paul J. JONES
  • Patent number: 10907084
    Abstract: A variety of systems, methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one method, a method for well treatment may comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid; and a nanofribril cellulose additive, wherein the nanofribril cellulose additive comprises nanofribril cellulose and a surfactant adsorbed onto a surface of the nanofribril cellulose; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating a subterranean formation. Additional systems, methods and compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, Jr., Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Singh Sodhi
  • Publication number: 20210017442
    Abstract: A thixotropic composition having a cross-linkable polymer, cross-linking agent, initiator and a thixotropic agent. The thixotropic agent may be a clay or a saccharide polymer. The thixotropic composition may be introduced into a drill string via a batch or on-the-fly process to prevent loss of drilling fluid into the surrounding formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Joseph JONES, Samuel J. LEWIS, Thomas Jason PISKLAK
  • Patent number: 10894911
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and systems for cementing are included. The method comprises providing a cement composition comprising calcium-aluminate cement, water, a cement set retarder, and a cement set activator. The method further comprises introducing the cement composition into a subterranean formation and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. The cement composition has a thickening time of about two hours or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Samuel J. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200407623
    Abstract: A variety of systems, methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one method, a method of cementing may comprise: providing a cement composition comprising a hydraulic cement, water, and a functionalized polyethyleneimine retarder; placing the cement composition in a selected location; and allowing the cement composition to set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamal Kumar Sen, Vaishali Mishra, Shreya Mohan, Samuel J. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200399524
    Abstract: Methods and systems for mitigating annular pressure buildup in a wellbore are provided. An example method comprises introducing a treatment fluid into an annulus of the wellbore, wherein the annulus has an annular pressure, and wherein the treatment fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid and a nanoporous metal oxide. The method further comprises allowing or causing to allow at least a portion of the treatment fluid to remain in the annulus; and allowing or causing to allow the annular pressure to increase thereby inducing at least a portion of the aqueous base fluid to enter into an interior volume of the nanoporous metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. PISKLAK, Samuel J. LEWIS, William C. PEARL, JR.
  • Patent number: 10829678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the treatment of wells are disclosed. A method for treating a well comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising calcium-aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore. A system for treating a well comprises a treatment fluid comprising calcium-aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder; a vessel to contain the treatment fluid; a pumping system coupled to the vessel to pump the treatment fluid; and a conduit coupled to the pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Glen Morgan, Kyriacos Agapiou, Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20200317574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of cementing comprising: providing a cement composition comprising: water, a cement, and a non-aqueous liquid anti-shrinkage cement additive comprising calcined magnesium oxide and a non-aqueous liquid; introducing the cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Non-aqueous liquid anti-shrinkage cement additives, cement compositions, and systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Singh Sodhi, Kyriacos Agapiou, Aleksey Kolasnikov
  • Patent number: 10766813
    Abstract: A variety of systems, methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one method, providing a foamed cement composition comprising a hydraulic cement, water, a foaming surfactant, a gas, and a nanocellulose foam stabilizing additive; placing the foamed cement composition in a selected location; and allowing the foamed cement composition to set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Cecil Pearl, Jr., Samuel J. Lewis, Jeffery Dwane Karcher
  • Patent number: 10737978
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of cementing comprising: providing a cement composition comprising: water, a cement, and a non-aqueous liquid anti-shrinkage cement additive comprising calcined magnesium oxide and a non-aqueous liquid; introducing the cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Non-aqueous liquid anti-shrinkage cement additives, cement compositions, and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J Lewis, Thomas Singh Sodhi, Kyriacos Agapiou, Aleksey Kolasnikov
  • Patent number: 10717913
    Abstract: A method that includes providing a treatment fluid having an aqueous base fluid and ground drilling cuttings and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Pisklak
  • Patent number: 10655047
    Abstract: Methods and systems for plug-and-abandon applications are included. A method comprises providing an extended-life cement composition comprising calcium aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder. The method further comprises mixing the extended-life cement composition with a cement set activator to activate the extended-life cement composition, introducing the activated extended-life cement composition into a wellbore, and allowing the activated extended-life cement composition to set in the wellbore to form a plug in the wellbore. The plug has a permeability of less than 0.1 millidarcy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10533394
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize radiation to set cementitious compositions can be used to set a pipe or casing in a wellbore. The systems and methods involve connecting a radiation tool to the top plug of a two-plug system used to place the cementitious composition in the annulus between the pipe and the wellbore. The systems and methods provide for radiating the cementitious composition as it is introduced into the wellbore and as the radiation tool is retrieved from the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R Savery, Samuel J Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190390099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downhole fluid additives including a clay, a hydroxylated polymer, a cation, and water. The disclosure further relates to downhole fluids, including drilling fluids, spaces, cements, and proppant delivery fluids containing such as downhole fluid additive and methods of using such fluids. The downhole fluid additive may have any of a variety of functions in the downhole fluid and may confer any of a variety of properties upon it, such as salt tolerance or desired viscosities even at high downhole temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Vivek S. Goel, Peter James Boul, Xueyu Pang, Lee J. Hall, Jay P. Deville, Samuel J. Lewis, B. Raghava Reddy, Trissa Joseph, Xiangnan Ye
  • Publication number: 20190367797
    Abstract: Methods of wellbore cementing are provided. A method of generating a wellbore treatment fluid may include: classifying a plurality of solid particulates using correlations; calculating a reactive index and/or a water requirement for at least one of the solid particulates; and selecting two or more solid particulates from the plurality of solid particulates to create a wellbore treatment fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Glen Morgan, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Walmy Cuello Jimenez, Gregory Robert Hundt, James Robert Benkley, Joseph I. Sanders, John P. Singh, Samuel J. Lewis