Patents by Inventor Ubong Inyang

Ubong Inyang 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: 20210131254
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring and controlling a hydraulic fracturing operation to generate a real-time treatment plan are provided. The methods of the present disclosure include providing a treatment fluid; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a first portion of a subterranean formation at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more formation entry points in the subterranean formation; measuring one or more properties of the treatment fluid or downhole conditions within the subterranean formation; creating a treatment plan substantially in real-time including one or more plans selected from the group consisting of: a proppant placement plan, a fluid placement plan, a completion plan, and any combination thereof, wherein the treatment plan is based at least partially on the one or more properties of the treatment fluid or downhole conditions; and treating at least the first portion of the subterranean formation in accordance with the treatment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ajish Potty, Chaitanya Karale, Ubong Inyang
  • Patent number: 10989035
    Abstract: Methods disclosed improve the cluster efficiency during stimulation treatment, such as fracturing treatments. The methods incorporate any combination of the following: slurry rate ramp, proppant ramp and hold, and constant apparent viscosity during the stimulation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Blair Magness, Neil Modeland, Ubong Inyang, Jason Eric Maxey
  • Publication number: 20210040832
    Abstract: A first flow distribution to one or more entry points into a subsurface formation may be monitored. Stimulation criteria may be identified based on the first flow distribution. At least one characteristic associated with a first treatment fluid to be injected into a wellbore associated with the subsurface formation may be determined based on the first flow distribution, where the at least one characteristic is based on the stimulation criteria. The subsurface formation may be stimulated with the first treatment fluid and a second flow distribution monitored based on the stimulation. A determination is made whether the second flow distribution meets the stimulation criteria. The subsurface formation may be stimulated with a second treatment fluid based on the determination that the second flow distribution does not meet the stimulation criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Janette Cortez Montalvo, Ubong Inyang, Joshua Lane Camp, Tyler Austen Anderson, Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja
  • Publication number: 20210040813
    Abstract: A flow distribution may be monitored to one or more clusters of perforations. Plugging criteria may be identified based on the flow distribution and characteristics associated with perforation plugs to be dropped into a wellbore associated with the subsurface formation may be determined based on the flow distribution, characteristics of the one or more clusters, and the plugging objective. The perforation plugs may be dropped into the wellbore. The perforation plugs may have tracers which indicate whether the perforation plugs reached a location associated with the one or more clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ubong Inyang, Joshua Lane Camp, Tyler Austen Anderson, Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja
  • Publication number: 20210010363
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to systems and methods for pumping multiple wellbores from a common pumping source. A fluid pump of known operating pump capacity can be selected. The pump can be fluidly connected to a common pumping source that is fluidly connected with each of a plurality of cased wellbores in a subterranean formation for providing pumped fracturing fluid to each of the wellbores. Each of the plurality of wellbores can have at least one perforation through a casing of the wellbore with a known rate range within which fracturing fluid is required to be provided to the perforation to successfully fracture the subterranean formation outside the perforation, through the perforation. Further, the wellbores can be configured so that the common pumping source provides fracturing fluid to each of the perforations within the known rate range of the respective perforation to successfully fracture the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Oscar Andres Cabada KRIEBEL, Kurt Rohrbough HARPOLD, JR., Ronald Glen DUSTERHOFT, Jonathan SMITH, Ubong INYANG
  • Publication number: 20210010362
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to systems and methods for pumping a wellbore with a pump operating in a damage avoidance mode during a hydraulic fracturing job. A fluid pump of known operating pump capacity measurable in barrels per minute is selected. The pump is fluidly connected with each of a cased wellbore in a subterranean formation for providing fracturing fluid to the wellbore. The wellbore has at least one perforation through a casing of the wellbore that has a known rate range within which fracturing fluid is required to successfully fracture the subterranean formation outside the perforation through the perforation. The pump is configured to provide fracturing fluid to each perforation within the known rate range of the respective perforation to successfully fracture the subterranean formation outside of the perforation while operating the pump in a damage avoidance mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Oscar Andres Cabada KRIEBEL, Kurt Rohrbough HARPOLD, Ronald Glen DUSTERHOFT, Jonathan SMITH, Ubong INYANG
  • Publication number: 20210010361
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to systems and methods for pumping multiple wellbores to form and stabilize fractures during a fracturing job. A fluid pump of known operating pump capacity measurable in barrels per minute is selected. The pump is fluidly connected with each of a plurality of cased wellbores in a subterranean formation for providing fracturing fluid to each of the wellbores. The plurality of wellbores each have at least one perforation through a casing of the wellbore that has a known rate range within which fracturing fluid is required to successfully fracture the subterranean formation outside the perforation through the perforation. The pump is configured to provide fracturing fluid to each of the perforations within the known rate range of the respective perforation to successfully fracture the subterranean formation outside of the perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Oscar Andres Cabada KRIEBEL, Kurt Rohrbough HARPOLD, JR., Ronald Glen DUSTERHOFT, Jonathan SMITH, Ubong INYANG
  • Publication number: 20200400004
    Abstract: Methods disclosed improve the cluster efficiency during stimulation treatment, such as fracturing treatments. The methods incorporate any combination of the following: slurry rate ramp, proppant ramp and hold, and constant apparent viscosity during the stimulation treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Blair Magness, Neil Modeland, Ubong Inyang, Jason Eric Maxey
  • Patent number: 10870795
    Abstract: The composition provided herein includes an aqueous base fluid, a water-based polymer and glass microspheres comprising a metal cross-linking agent and where the water-based polymer cross-links in the presence of the glass microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Janette Cortez, Dipti Singh, Ubong Inyang
  • Patent number: 10677016
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing fluid communication between wells. Providing a first treatment fluid comprising synthetic clay and an aqueous carrier fluid; pumping the first treatment fluid into a first fracture network in fluid communication with a first well; placing the synthetic clay in the first fracture network; pumping a second treatment fluid into the first fracture network after placing the synthetic clay in the first fracture network; wherein the second treatment fluid is not produced in a second well in fluid communication with a second fracture network, and wherein the second fracture network is in fluid communication with the first fracture network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dipti Singh, Ubong Inyang, Golchehreh Salamat
  • Patent number: 10633580
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating a fracture. An example method comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising a solubilized polyester and a water-miscible solvent; dispersing the treatment fluid into an aqueous fluid; wherein the dispersing the treatment fluid into an aqueous fluid precipitates the solubilized polyester and forms an amorphous polymeric structure comprising the solid polyester; introducing the amorphous polymeric structure into a fracture within a subterranean formation; and allowing the amorphous polymeric structure to degrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron M Beuterbaugh, Michael W. Sanders, Ubong Inyang, Tyler Austen Anderson, Enrique Antonio Reyes
  • Publication number: 20190309618
    Abstract: A system includes a processor(s), and a memory coupled to the processor(s) having instructions stored therein. When executed by the processor(s), the instructions cause the processor(s) to perform functions to: apply a treatment for stimulating production to at least a first well in a subterranean formation; determine a flow distribution based on at least one of a first-well measurement or a second-well measurement, the first-well measurement taken at the first well, and the second-well measurement taken at a second well; determine a length of a fracture between the first and second wells, based on the determined flow distribution; determine if the applied treatment at the first well interferes with the second well, based on the determined length of the fracture; and apply a diverting material at the first well if it is determined that the applied treatment interferes with the second well, in order to control well bashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ubong Inyang, Srinath Madasu
  • Publication number: 20190276732
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for treating a fracture. An example method comprises providing a treatment fluid comprising a solubilized polyester and a water-miscible solvent; dispersing the treatment fluid into an aqueous fluid; wherein the dispersing the treatment fluid into an aqueous fluid precipitates the solubilized polyester and forms an amorphous polymeric structure comprising the solid polyester; introducing the amorphous polymeric structure into a fracture within a subterranean formation; and allowing the amorphous polymeric structure to degrade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron M. BEUTERBAUGH, Michael W. SANDERS, Ubong INYANG, Tyler Austen ANDERSON, Enrique Antonio REYES
  • Publication number: 20190249542
    Abstract: A system includes at least one processor, and a memory coupled to the at least one processor having instructions stored therein. When executed by the at least one processor, the instructions cause the at least one processor to perform functions including functions to: apply a treatment at a first well in the subterranean formation, wherein the treatment is for stimulating production; perform a step down analysis of the first well at each of a plurality of stages of the first well; determine a downhole flow distribution at each of the plurality of stages; develop a model for correlating the downhole flow distribution and the step down analysis at each of the plurality of stages; use the developed model to estimate a downhole flow distribution at a stage of a second well; and determine whether to bypass a deployment of the diverter material at the stage of the second well based on the estimated downhole flow distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Madasu, Ubong Inyang, Chaitanya Karale
  • Publication number: 20190242234
    Abstract: Provided are example methods and systems for treating a subterranean formation. An example method comprises alternately pumping a volume of proppant-laden fluid and a volume of spacer fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The proppant-laden fluid comprises an aqueous fluid and proppant. The spacer fluid comprises an aqueous fluid. At least one of the proppant-laden fluid or the spacer fluid comprises a synthetic clay. The volume of proppant-laden fluid and the volume of spacer fluid may be pumped in any order. The method further comprises repeating the alternately pumping a volume of proppant-laden fluid and a volume of spacer fluid at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Dipti SINGH, Ubong INYANG, Philip D. NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20190211652
    Abstract: System and methods of controlling fluid flow during reservoir stimulation treatments are provided. A flow distribution of treatment fluid injected into formation entry points along a wellbore path is monitored during a current stage of a multistage stimulation treatment. Upon determining that the monitored flow distribution meets a threshold, a remainder of the current stage is partitioned into a plurality of treatment cycles and at least one diversion phase for diverting the fluid to be injected away from one or more formation entry points between consecutive treatment cycles. A portion of the fluid to be injected into the formation entry points is allocated to each of the treatment cycles of the partitioned stage. The treatment cycles are performed for the remainder of the current stage using the treatment fluid allocated to each treatment cycle, wherein the flow distribution is adjusted so as not to meet the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Lane Camp, Tyler Austen Anderson, Aaron Gene Russell, Srinath Madasu, Karan Dhuldhoya, Ubong Inyang
  • Patent number: 10337311
    Abstract: A variable strength proppant pack may be useful in maintaining a higher porosity and conductivity of the proppant pack over time. Forming a variable strength proppant pack may involve introducing a fluid having a composition into a subterranean formation having a fracture network therein, wherein the fluid composition changes between a plurality of compositions that comprise: a first proppant-laden fluid comprising first proppant particles, and a second proppant-laden fluid comprising second proppant particles having a crush strength greater than a crush strength of the first proppant particles; and forming a proppant pack in at least a portion of the fracture network, the proppant pack having first proppant portions comprising the first proppant particles and second proppant portions comprising the second proppant particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Raghava Reddy, Ubong Inyang
  • Publication number: 20190195043
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for reducing fluid communication between wells. An example method comprises providing a first treatment fluid comprising synthetic clay and an aqueous carrier fluid; pumping the first treatment fluid into a first fracture network in fluid communication with a first well; placing the synthetic clay in the first fracture network; pumping a second treatment fluid into the first fracture network after placing the synthetic clay in the first fracture network; wherein the second treatment fluid is not produced in a second well in fluid communication with a second fracture network, and wherein the second fracture network is in fluid communication with the first fracture network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Dipti SINGH, Ubong INYANG, Golchehreh SALAMAT
  • Patent number: 10309207
    Abstract: Methods of preventing or minimizing communication between adjacent wells include providing a treatment fluid including a conformance chemical, a diverting agent, and a hydraulic cement, introducing the treatment fluid into a first well adjacent a second well, allowing the conformance chemical, the diverting agent, and the hydraulic cement to block fractures in the first well to prevent or minimize communication between the first well and the second well, stimulating the second well after blocking the fractures, and recovering a formation fluid from the first well, the second well, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ubong Inyang, Dipti Singh
  • Patent number: 10190388
    Abstract: A diverter fluid having a carbon-containing particulate dispersed therein for controlling fluid flow within subterranean formations. The diverter fluid can be injected into a wellbore for formation of a filter cake by the carbon-containing particulate, and which disperses in hydrocarbons for return to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Janette Cortez, Dipti Singh, Ubong Inyang, Bradley J. Sparks