Patents by Inventor Thomas Jason Pisklak

Thomas Jason 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).

  • Publication number: 20170240793
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a liquid agent that mitigates shrinkage of cement, particularly cement used in a hydrocarbon-producing well. The anti-shrinkage agent includes a slow-setting calcium aluminate cement as well as gypsum and may exhibit shelf-life stability, physical stability, or both. The present disclosure further relates to methods of cementing a hydrocarbon-producing well using the anti-shrinkage agent and to cements containing the anti-shrinkage agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Cody Glenn Harris, Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20170130119
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. The composition may comprise a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a cement set retarder, a synthetic smectite, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter James Boul, Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno
  • Publication number: 20170073273
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are settable compositions and methods of using settable compositions in a wellbore. In one embodiment a method of introducing a settable composition into a wellbore is described. The method comprises providing a settable composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water. Introducing the settable composition into a wellbore. Allowing the settable composition to remain static in the wellbore, wherein the settable composition remains in a pumpable fluid state for a period of about 1 day or longer while static in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Juan Humberto Martinez, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Vivek S. Goel, Lance Everett Brothers, Benjamin John Iverson
  • Patent number: 9580638
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. The method comprises providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a cement set retarder, a synthetic smectite, and water; 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: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter James Boul, Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno
  • Publication number: 20170036959
    Abstract: Disclosed are lost circulation treatment fluids and methods of sealing lost circulation zones. Embodiments include a lost circulation treatment fluid comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin John Iverson, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Kyriacos Agapiou, Lance Everett Brothers
  • Publication number: 20170001911
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment discloses a method of formulating a cement composition. The method may comprise measuring surface area of a group of pozzolans, wherein the smallest measured surface area of the group of pozzolans and the largest measured surface area of the group of pozzolans vary by about 50% or greater. The method may further comprise selecting one or more pozzolans from the group of pozzolans. The method may further comprise adding components comprising lime and water to the selected one or more pozzolans to form a cement composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou
  • Publication number: 20170002257
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to cementing operations and, in certain embodiments, to passivated cement accelerators and methods of using passivated cement accelerators in subterranean formations. An embodiment may comprise a method of cementing comprising: providing a cement composition comprising cement, water, and a passivated cement accelerator; and allowing the cement composition to set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Kyriacos Agapiou, Samuel Jason Lewis
  • Patent number: 9534165
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are settable compositions and methods of using settable compositions in a wellbore. In one embodiment a method of introducing a settable composition into a wellbore is described. The method comprises providing a settable composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water. Introducing the settable composition into a wellbore. Allowing the settable composition to remain static in the wellbore, wherein the settable composition remains in a pumpable fluid state for a period of about 1 day or longer while static in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Juan Humberto Martinez, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Vivek S. Goel, Lance Everett Brothers, Benjamin John Iverson
  • Patent number: 9505972
    Abstract: Disclosed are lost circulation treatment fluids and methods of sealing lost circulation zones. Embodiments include a method of sealing a lost circulation zone. The method comprises circulating a lost circulation treatment fluid in a wellbore, wherein the lost circulation treatment fluid comprises: pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water; and allowing the lost circulation treatment fluid to set in the lost circulation zone to seal the lost circulation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin John Iverson, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Kyriacos Agapiou, Lance Everett Brothers
  • Publication number: 20160289533
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to the use of alkali aluminates and alkali silicates with cement kiln dust to form a settable composition for use in subterranean operations. An embodiment provides a method comprising: introducing a settable composition comprising cement kiln dust, an alkali aluminate, an alkali silicate, and an aqueous carrier fluid into a subterranean formation; and allowing the settable composition to set and thereby reduce fluid flow through a portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Publication number: 20160280982
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. The method 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 liquid additive to produce an activated cement composition, wherein the liquid additive comprises a monovalent salt, a polyphosphate, a dispersant, and water; and allowing the activated cement composition to set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Peter James Boul, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Kyriacos Agapiou, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Baya Adams, Cody Glenn Harris
  • Publication number: 20160222276
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment a method a cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; foaming the set-delayed cement composition; activating the set-delayed cement composition; introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Additional methods, foamed set-delayed cement composition, and systems for cementing are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Lance Everett Brothers
  • Publication number: 20160214900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and a strength enhancer, wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, slag, amorphous silica, a pozzolan, and any combination thereof; introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Juan Humberto Martinez, Samuel Jason Lewis, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Peter James Boul, Matthew Grady Kellum, Ronnie Glen Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160194545
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to controlling the rheology of settable compositions in subterranean formations. Embodiments include a method of controlling the rheology of a set-delayed cement composition, the method comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; shearing the set-delayed cement composition in an amount sufficient to substantially prevent solids settling; storing the set-delayed cement in a pumpable fluid state for at least 1 day; activating the set-delayed cement composition; introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Additional methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Kyriacos Agapiou, Peter James Bou, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Lance Everett Brothers, Ronnie Glen Morgan
  • Patent number: 9371712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. The method 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 liquid additive to produce an activated cement composition, wherein the liquid additive comprises a monovalent salt, a polyphosphate, a dispersant, and water; and allowing the activated cement composition to set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter James Boul, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Kyriacos Agapiou, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Baya Adams, Cody Glenn Harris
  • Patent number: 9328281
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment a method a cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; foaming the set-delayed cement composition; activating the set-delayed cement composition; introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Additional methods, foamed set-delayed cement composition, and systems for cementing are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyriacos Agapiou, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Samuel J. Lewis, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Lance Everett Brothers
  • Patent number: 9328583
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and a strength enhancer, wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, slag, amorphous silica, a pozzolan, and any combination thereof; introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Juan Humberto Martinez, Samuel Jason Lewis, Lance Everett Brothers, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Peter James Boul, Matthew Grady Kellum, Ronnie Glen Morgan
  • Patent number: 9260343
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation, comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; activating the set-delayed cement composition; 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: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Everett Brothers, Thomas Jason Pisklak
  • Patent number: 9255454
    Abstract: Set-delayed cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. Embodiments include a method of drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising: circulating a drilling fluid comprising a set-delayed cement composition in the wellbore while drilling the wellbore, wherein the set-delayed cement composition comprises: pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water. A method of displacing a fluid in a wellbore comprising: introducing a spacer fluid comprising a set-delayed cement composition into a wellbore such that the spacer fluid displaces one or more prior fluids from the wellbore, and wherein the set-delayed cement composition comprises: pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Lewis, Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Peter James Boul, Lance Everett Brothers
  • Patent number: 9255031
    Abstract: A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment a method of cementing comprising: providing a pozzolan slurry comprising a pozzolan and water; providing a lime slurry comprising hydrated lime and water; allowing the pozzolan slurry and the lime slurry to remain separate for about one day or longer; mixing the pozzolan slurry and the lime slurry to form a cement composition; and allowing the cement composition to set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Pisklak, Kyriacos Agapiou, Peter James Boul, Pauline Akinyi Otieno, Lance Everett Brothers