Patents by Inventor Suguna Gopal

Suguna Gopal 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: 20180282608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for the removal of deposits from oilfield apparatus and wellbore surfaces. In particular, removal of deposits comprising heavy hydrocarbon materials and finely divided inorganic solids. The composition includes a mixture of a corrosion inhibitor component which is morpholine or a morpholine derivative having corrosion inhibitor properties, and a surfactant which is a quaternary ammonium compound having biocidal properties. Methods of removing a deposit from a surface or unplugging an oilwell which has been plugged with a deposit, are also included wherein the method comprising contacting the deposit with a composition as disclosed herein for a selected period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: SMI Oilfield Equipment And Products FZE
    Inventors: Suguna Gopal, James McRae
  • Publication number: 20180273828
    Abstract: A method of treating a fluid to reduce the level of H2S therein while inhibiting the deposition of scale on surfaces in contact with the fluid, comprising introducing into the fluid a triazine scavenger compound and a terpolymer. The fluid may be liquid or gas and may be petroleum, petroleum product, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or other type of oil fraction or refined oil. The triazine scavenger may be e.g. 1,3,5-tri(2-hydroxyethyl)-hexahydro-1, 3, 5-triazine. The terpolymer may comprise a carboxylate/sulphonate/non-ionic terpolymer. When added to a wellbore fluid, it is effective as a scavenger of H2S and also reduces the amount of scale deposition on a surface in contact with the fluid when the fluid comes into contact with or is mixed with a brine. In some aspects, the composition increases the proportion of precipitated solids held in suspension when the fluid is contacted with or mixed with a brine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SMI Oilfield Equipment And Products FZE
    Inventors: James McRae, Suguna Gopal, Anand Annamalai
  • Patent number: 9410074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition and method for inhibiting the formation of naphthenate solids in a liquid hydrocarbon. The method includes contacting a composition including a rosin amine having a formula (I): or (II): where formula (AA): represents a single or double bond; R1, R2 and R5 each independently represent H, alkyl, alkenyl or an alkynyl group each having between one and ten carbon atoms, —(R3O)nR4 wherein R3 is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms and R4 is H, alkyl, alkenyl or an alkynyl group each having between one and ten carbon atoms; n is an integer between 5 and 50; X is a halide, sulphate, phosphate or acetate ion; and a demulsifier intermediate with the liquid hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Khandekar, Suguna Gopal, James Smith
  • Publication number: 20130210155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying an inhibitor to the formation of naphthenate solids in a liquid hydrocarbon including contacting a sample of the liquid hydrocarbon with an inhibitor and a buffered aqueous solution, observing the extent of formation of naphthenate solids, if any, the extent of formation of naphthenate solids being indicative of the effectiveness of the inhibitor, and repeating the steps, if necessary, until a suitable inhibitor is identified. The present invention also relates to a method for identifying an inhibitor to the formation of naphthenate scale in a liquid hydrocarbon system as well as test kits for use in the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Khandekar, Suguna Gopal, James Smith
  • Publication number: 20120310022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition and method for inhibiting the formation of naphthenate solids in a liquid hydrocarbon. The method includes contacting a composition including a rosin amine having a formula (I): or (II): where formula (AA): represents a single or double bond; R1, R2 and R5 each independently represent H, alkyl, alkenyl or an alkynyl group each having between one and ten carbon atoms, —(R3O)nR4 wherein R3 is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms and R4 is H, alkyl, alkenyl or an alkynyl group each having between one and ten carbon atoms; n is an integer between 5 and 50; X is a halide, sulphate, phosphate or acetate ion; and a demulsifier intermediate with the liquid hydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Chandrashekhar Khandekar, Suguna Gopal, James Smith