Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Pisklak

Thomas J. Pisklak 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: 11142679
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Paul J. Jones
  • 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
  • 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: 10717916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying rheology of a cement slurry are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including at least one of: one or more polycarboxylate ethers (PCEs); one or more functionalized polyacrylamide co-polymers; and one or more polysaccharide biopolymers (BP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Sam J. Lewis, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Kyriacos Agapiou
  • Patent number: 10487256
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a first cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the first cement composition comprises: (A) a first aluminate cement; and (B) a base fluid; simultaneously introducing a second cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the second cement composition comprises: (A) a second cement consisting of cement or a pozzolan; and (B) a base fluid, wherein at least a portion of the first and second cement compositions mix together after introduction into the subterranean formation to form a mixed cement composition, and wherein at least some of the first and second cement compositions or at least some of the mixed cement composition enters into a highly-permeable area located within the subterranean formation; and allowing the mixed cement composition to set. The base fluid can be an aqueous liquid or a hydrocarbon liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Patent number: 10414966
    Abstract: A settable composition may be designed to thicken at substantially the same time downhole and/or set at substantially the same time downhole independent of when the settable composition was introduced into the wellbore by varying the concentration of set retarders and/or set accelerators during placement of settable compositions. For example, a method may include introducing a settable composition into a wellbore, the settable composition having an initial portion with a first concentration of a set-time additive, a middle portion with a second concentration of a set-time additive, and a final portion with a third concentration of a set-time additive; choosing the first and the third concentrations of the set-time additive so that the initial portion has a longer set-time than the final portion; and thickening the settable, wherein the initial and final portions thicken to exceed a consistency of about 70 Bc within about 3 hours of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alan Brown, Thomas J. Pisklak, Darrell Chad Brennies
  • Publication number: 20190092999
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a first cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the first cement composition comprises: (A) a first aluminate cement; and (B) a base fluid; simultaneously introducing a second cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the second cement composition comprises: (A) a second cement consisting of cement or a pozzolan; and (B) a base fluid, wherein at least a portion of the first and second cement compositions mix together after introduction into the subterranean formation to form a mixed cement composition, and wherein at least some of the first and second cement compositions or at least some of the mixed cement composition enters into a highly-permeable area located within the subterranean formation; and allowing the mixed cement composition to set. The base fluid can be an aqueous liquid or a hydrocarbon liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20180273825
    Abstract: A settable composition may be designed to thicken at substantially the same time downhole and/or set at substantially the same time downhole independent of when the settable composition was introduced into the wellbore by varying the concentration of set retarders and/or set accelerators during placement of settable compositions. For example, a method may include introducing a settable composition into a wellbore, the settable composition having an initial portion with a first concentration of a set-time additive, a middle portion with a second concentration of a set-time additive, and a final portion with a third concentration of a set-time additive; choosing the first and the third concentrations of the set-time additive so that the initial portion has a longer set-time than the final portion; and thickening the settable, wherein the initial and final portions thicken to exceed a consistency of about 70 Bc within about 3 hours of each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alan BROWN, Thomas J. PISKLAK, Darrell Chad BRENNIES
  • Patent number: 10041669
    Abstract: A catalytic burner with electric start. The method of using the catalytic burner comprises an electric-start device that may actuated via a switch or remotely via radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Stonewick, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Patent number: 10023498
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for terminating water flow in a subterranean formation are described. The compositions include a calcium aluminate cement, a Portland cement, a non-aqueous carrier fluid, and a polyphosphate. The cement compositions, upon making contact with water, form a viscous gel that sets into a hardened mass with extraordinary compressive strengths in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak, Larry Eoff
  • 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: 9771772
    Abstract: Methods may comprise providing a cement dry blend comprising a plurality of cement particles and a plurality of inert microparticles, wherein the inert microparticles have an average diameter at least about 3 times smaller than that of the average diameter of the cement particles; mixing water, a set retarding additive, and the cement dry blend to yield a cement slurry; storing the cement slurry; mixing a cement set accelerator into the cement slurry; introducing the cement slurry into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement slurry to set at a location within the wellbore, the subterranean formation, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance E. Brothers, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Peter James Boul, Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Patent number: 9765253
    Abstract: A lightweight composite having an activated surface contains a lightweight hollow core particle having cement grains which may be adhered to the hollow core or embedded in the surface of the hollow core. The hollow core particle may be prepared from calcium carbonate and a mixture of clay, such as bentonite, and a glassy inorganic material, such as glass spheres, glass beads, glass bubbles, borosilicate glass and fiberglass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Elizabeth G. Morillo, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20170247294
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for terminating water flow in a subterranean formation are described. The compositions include a calcium aluminate cement, a Portland cement, and a non-aqueous carrier fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak, Larry Eoff
  • Patent number: 9598654
    Abstract: Fuels compositions based on exempt compounds are provided. These fuels are useful in catalytic burner systems that can be used to disperse fragrances, insecticides, insect repellants (e.g., citronella), aromatherapy compounds, medicinal compounds, deodorizing compounds, disinfectant compositions, fungicides and herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Stonewick, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20170074508
    Abstract: A catalytic burner with electric start is provided. The method of using the catalytic burner comprises an electric-start device that may actuated via a switch or remotely via radio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20160186036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying rheology of a cement slurry are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including at least one of: one or more polycarboxylate ethers (PCEs); one or more functionalized polyacrylamide co-polymers; and one or more polysaccharide biopolymers (BP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Sam J. Lewis, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Agapiou Kyriacos
  • Publication number: 20160137902
    Abstract: A lightweight composite having an activated surface contains a lightweight hollow core particle having cement grains which may be adhered to the hollow core or embedded in the surface of the hollow core. The hollow core particle may be prepared from calcium carbonate and a mixture of clay, such as bentonite, and a glassy inorganic material, such as glass spheres, glass beads, glass bubbles, borosilicate glass and fiberglass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pisklak, Elizabeth G. Morillo, Qi Qu
  • Publication number: 20160084037
    Abstract: Dry cement blends that include inert microparticles may be used to produce cement slurries with a lower viscosity and a longer aging window. For example, a related method may include providing a cement dry blend comprising a plurality of cement particles and a plurality of inert microparticles, wherein the inert microparticles have an average diameter at least about 3 times smaller than that of the average diameter of the cement particles; mixing water, a set retarding additive, and the cement dry blend to yield a cement slurry; storing the cement slurry; mixing a cement set accelerator into the cement slurry; introducing the cement slurry into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement slurry to set at a location within the wellbore, the subterranean formation, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance E. Brothers, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Pauline Akinyl Otieno, Peter James Boul, Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas J. Pisklak
  • 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