Patents by Inventor Sumit Bhaduri

Sumit Bhaduri 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: 10087354
    Abstract: A downhole treatment composition comprises a rare earth-containing compound comprising one or more of the following: scandium; yttrium; lanthanum; cerium; praseodymium; neodymium; promethium; samarium; lutetium; europium; gadolinium; terbium; dysprosium; holmium; erbium; thulium; or ytterbium, wherein the downhole treatment composition is a cement slurry, a drilling fluid, or a spacer fluid. Also disclosed are methods of cementing a wellbore, methods of displacing a first fluid, and methods of drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation using the cement slurry, the spacer fluid, or the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Shannon E. Bryant, Sumit Bhaduri, Terry D. Monroe
  • Patent number: 10047280
    Abstract: A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor is an organophosphorus acid derivative. The composite may be used as a proppant in a hydraulic fracturing operation as well as a sand control particulate in a gravel packing operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate reduces the generation of fines and dust as well as the migration of sand during a hydraulic fracturing operation or a sand control operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate further enhances the crush resistance of the solid particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Brian B. Beall, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Kimberly Lant, Hoang Le, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20180156016
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with a non-aqueous fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Kimberly Spurlock Lant, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, James B. Crews, Hoang Le, Terry D. Monroe, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20180057730
    Abstract: Various illustrative embodiments of a cement composition for use in subterranean formations are disclosed. The cement composition can comprise water and cement. The cement powder can be mixed with water on-site to create a cement slurry or mixed with water off-site and transported to the well site. The cement composition can be pumped into the subterranean formation and allowed to penetrate the formation. For example, the cement slurry can be pumped into the wellbore, such as into the annulus, to displace fluids in the wellbore and replace them with cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: TERRY D. MONROE, SUMIT BHADURI, VIRGILIO C. GO BONCAN, CHRISTINA MAGELKY
  • Patent number: 9868892
    Abstract: Water and gas flow into a subterranean reservoir may be reduced by pumping into the reservoir a multi-aldehyde crosslinking agent and a low molecular weight polyacrylamide capable of crosslinking with the crosslinking agent. The reaction product forms a gel plug impermeable to water and gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Sumit Bhaduri
  • Patent number: 9822621
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with a non-aqueous fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Lant, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, James B. Crews, Hoang Le, Terry D. Monroe, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20170292064
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with an aqueous fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Sumit Bhaduri, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20170240790
    Abstract: A downhole treatment composition comprises a rare earth-containing compound comprising one or more of the following: scandium; yttrium; lanthanum; cerium; praseodymium; neodymium; promethium; samarium; lutetium; europium; gadolinium; terbium; dysprosium; holmium; erbium; thulium; or ytterbium, wherein the downhole treatment composition is a cement slurry, a drilling fluid, or a spacer fluid. Also disclosed are methods of cementing a wellbore, methods of displacing a first fluid, and methods of drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation using the cement slurry, the spacer fluid, or the drilling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Shannon E. Bryant, Sumit Bhaduri, Terry D. Monroe
  • Patent number: 9701892
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with an aqueous fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Sumit Bhaduri, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20170190958
    Abstract: A method of improving the flow of a proppant pack or gravel pack comprises: introducing into a subterranean formation or a well a plurality of ceramic particles, the ceramic particles comprising about 0.1 wt. % to about 25 wt. % of a rare earth-containing compound, based on the total weight of the ceramic particles; and forming a proppant pack or gravel pack comprising the plurality of the ceramic particles; wherein the proppant pack or gravel pack improves fluid flow as compared with a reference proppant pack or gravel pack formed from otherwise identical ceramic particles except for being free of the rare earth-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Sumit Bhaduri, Harold G. Hudson
  • Patent number: 9683431
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation comprises pumping into a well penetrating the formation a surface modifying treatment agent having a metallic anchor and at least one hydrophobic tail attached to the metal of the anchor. The surface modifying treatment agent is covalently bound to the surface of the subterranean formation through the metal of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Kimberly Lant, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, James B. Crews, Hoang Le, Terry D. Monroe, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20170114266
    Abstract: A downhole treatment composition comprises a rare earth-containing compound comprising one or more of the following: scandium; yttrium; lanthanum; cerium; praseodymium; neodymium; promethium; samarium; lutetium; europium; gadolinium; terbium; dysprosium; holmium; erbium; thulium; or ytterbium, wherein the downhole treatment composition is a cement slurry, a drilling fluid, or a spacer fluid. Also disclosed are methods of cementing a wellbore, methods of displacing a first fluid, and methods of drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation using the cement slurry, the spacer fluid, or the drilling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Shannon E. Bryant, Sumit Bhaduri, Terry D. Monroe
  • Patent number: 9562188
    Abstract: A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor may be metal and the hydrophobic tail may be an organo-silicon material, a fluorinated hydrocarbon or both an organo-silicon material and a fluorinated hydrocarbon. The composite may be used as a proppant in a hydraulic fracturing operation as well as a sand control particulate in a gravel packing operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate reduces the generation of fines and dust as well as the migration of sand during a hydraulic fracturing operation or a sand control operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate further enhances the crush resistance of the solid particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Brian B. Beall, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Kimberly Lant, Hoang Le, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150299561
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with an aqueous fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Sumit Bhaduri, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150129216
    Abstract: A method of plugging an opening in a subterranean formation such as a fracture system is provided. A gel composition can be provided which includes an aqueous fluid, a cross-linkable polymer soluble in the aqueous fluid and a cross-linking agent. Inorganic fibers can be added to the gel composition. The gel composition can be injected into the opening in the subterranean formation. The gel composition can be cross-linked, and the opening can be plugged with the gel composition. In certain illustrative embodiments, the inorganic fibers can be mineral wool fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: SUMIT BHADURI, TERRY MONROE, QI QU, FREEMAN HILL
  • Publication number: 20150083417
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation comprises pumping into a well penetrating the formation a surface modifying treatment agent having a metallic anchor and at least one hydrophobic tail attached to the metal of the anchor. The surface modifying treatment agent is covalently bound to the surface of the subterranean formation through the metal of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly Lant, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, James B. Crews, Hoang Le, Terry D. Monroe, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150083415
    Abstract: A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor may be metal and the hydrophobic tail may be an organo-silicon material, a fluorinated hydrocarbon or both an organo-silicon material and a fluorinated hydrocarbon. The composite may be used as a proppant in a hydraulic fracturing operation as well as a sand control particulate in a gravel packing operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate reduces the generation of fines and dust as well as the migration of sand during a hydraulic fracturing operation or a sand control operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate further enhances the crush resistance of the solid particulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Brian B. Beall, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Kimberly Lant, Hoang Le, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150083414
    Abstract: A composite having a solid particulate and a surface modifying treatment agent on the solid particulate wherein the surface modifying treatment agent has a hydrophobic tail and an anchor for adhering the hydrophobic tail onto the solid particulate. The anchor is an organophosphorus acid derivative. The composite may be used as a proppant in a hydraulic fracturing operation as well as a sand control particulate in a gravel packing operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate reduces the generation of fines and dust as well as the migration of sand during a hydraulic fracturing operation or a sand control operation. The presence of the surface modifying treatment agent on the surface of the solid particulate further enhances the crush resistance of the solid particulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Brian B. Beall, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Kimberly Lant, Hoang Le, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150083397
    Abstract: Fouling caused by contaminants onto a metallic tubular, flow conduit or vessel in an underground reservoir or extending from or to an underground reservoir may be inhibited by applying onto the surface of the metallic tubular, flow conduit or vessel a treatment agent comprising a hydrophobic tail and an anchor. The anchor attaches the treatment agent onto the surface of the metallic tubular, flow conduit or vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Terry D. Monroe, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20150083416
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid contains a surface modifying treatment agent having an anchor and a hydrophobic tail. The surface modifying treatment agent is an organophosphorus acid derivative. After the well treatment fluid is pumped into a well penetrating the subterranean formation, the anchor binds to the surface of the formation. The subterranean formation is a siliceous formation or a metal oxide-containing subterranean formation. The anchor bonds to a Si atom when the formation is a siliceous formation and to the metal of the metal oxide when the formation is a metal oxide-containing formation. After being bound to the surface of the formation, frictional drag within the well is reduced. This allows for faster recovery of formation fluids. The bonding of the surface modifying treatment agent onto the formation may further be enhanced by first pre-treating the formation with a non-aqueous fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly Lant, Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Sumit Bhaduri, James B. Crews, Hoang Le, Terry D. Monroe, Qi Qu