Patents by Inventor Vladimir Jovancicevic

Vladimir Jovancicevic 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: 20190112911
    Abstract: A tool for monitoring conditions within a subterranean well includes a first body segment, the first body segment being an elongated member with an axial protrusion having a reduced outer diameter. A second body segment is sized for mating with the first body segment. A metal specimen circumscribes the axial protrusion of the first body segment so that an outer diameter surface of the metal specimen defines an outer diameter of the tool. A connection assembly releasably secures the first body segment to the second body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran, Amro Mukhles, Irfan Syafii
  • Publication number: 20170306247
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and/or mercaptan scavengers are chemicals that remove H2S and/or mercaptans from gas, oil and water. Water-based formulations may be made and used employing scavenging compounds having the formulae: wherein each R1, R2, R3, and R4 are the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl, an alkenyl, an aryl, an acyl, a halogen, a hydroxyl, a nitro, an alkyl ester, an aryl ester, an alkyl ether, an aryl ether, a hydroxymethyl, an anhydride group, an amino, and a sulfide. In one non-limiting embodiment the compounds (A) and (B) do not contain nitrogen atoms. Water-based formulations, such as those using a protic solvent with the above compounds, work well as H2S scavengers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Ying H. Tsang, Michael P. Squicciarini, Philippe Prince, Jianzhong Yang, Kyle C. Cattanach
  • Publication number: 20170226843
    Abstract: A tool for monitoring conditions within a subterranean well includes a first body segment, the first body segment being an elongated member with an axial protrusion having a reduced outer diameter. A second body segment is sized for mating with the first body segment. A metal specimen circumscribes the axial protrusion of the first body segment so that an outer diameter surface of the metal specimen defines an outer diameter of the tool. A connection assembly releasably secures the first body segment to the second body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran, Amro Mukhles, Irfan Syafii
  • Patent number: 9726594
    Abstract: An under-deposit corrosion (UDC) sensor includes a probe body with a curved concave probe surface that may have pre-deposited or in-situ formed thereon a material that accelerates the process of under deposit corrosion. The UDC sensor uses electrochemically-based localized monitoring techniques for assessing under-deposit pitting corrosion and the effectiveness of chemical treatment programs that mitigate under-deposit corrosion in well tubing, pipelines, vessels, and/or tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran, Carlos M. Menendez
  • Patent number: 9708547
    Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and/or mercaptan scavengers are chemicals that remove H2S and/or mercaptans from gas, oil and water. Water-based formulations may be made and used employing scavenging compounds having the formulae: wherein each R1, R2, R3, and R4 are the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl, an alkenyl, an aryl, an acyl, a halogen, a hydroxyl, a nitro, an alkyl ester, an aryl ester, an alkyl ether, an aryl ether, a hydroxymethyl, an anhydride group, an amino, and a sulfide. In one non-limiting embodiment the compounds (A) and (B) do not contain nitrogen atoms. Water-based formulations, such as those using a protic solvent with the above compounds, work well as H2S scavengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Ying H. Tsang, Michael P. Squicciarini, Philippe Prince, Jianzhong Yang, Kyle C. Cattanach
  • Patent number: 9587181
    Abstract: The use of a composition including a transition metal salt and at least one water-soluble aldehyde or water-soluble aldehyde precursor scavenges H2S that is present in aqueous fluids (e.g. produced water liquid streams), natural gas and in oil and mixtures thereof (e.g. mixed production streams that contain all three phases) better than either component when used alone. The resulting scavenger combination significantly increases the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity over the case where each component is used alone, in the same total amount. Non-limiting examples of the metal salt include zinc or iron carboxylates, and a non-limiting example of a water-soluble aldehyde or water-soluble aldehyde precursor is ethylene glycol hemiformal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Scott E. Lehrer, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9480946
    Abstract: A transition metal carboxylate scavenger may be used to scavenge contaminants from systems from mixed production and/or gas, either dry or wet hydrocarbon gas. The contaminants scavenged or otherwise removed may include, but are not necessarily limited to, H2S, mercaptans, sulfides, and combinations thereof. Suitable transition metal carboxylates in the scavenger include, but are not limited to, zinc octoate, zinc dodecanoate, zinc naphthenate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Scott E. Lehrer, Vladimir Jovancicevic
  • Patent number: 9463989
    Abstract: The use of a dialdehyde (e.g. glyoxal) and a nitrogen-containing scavenger (e.g. a triazine) when injected separately in media containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and/or mercaptans to scavenge H2S and/or mercaptans therefrom gives a synergistically better reaction rate and overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity, over the use of the dialdehyde or the nitrogen-containing scavenger used alone, but in the same total amount of the dialdehyde and nitrogen-containing scavenger. The media may include an aqueous phase, a gas phase, a hydrocarbon phase and mixtures of a gas and/or hydrocarbon phase with an aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carlos M. Menendez, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20160139030
    Abstract: An under-deposit corrosion (UDC) sensor includes a probe body with a curved concave probe surface that may have pre-deposited or in-situ formed thereon a material that accelerates the process of under deposit corrosion. The UDC sensor uses electrochemically-based localized monitoring techniques for assessing under-deposit pitting corrosion and the effectiveness of chemical treatment programs that mitigate under-deposit corrosion in well tubing, pipelines, vessels, and/or tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: VLADIMIR JOVANCICEVIC, SUNDER RAMACHANDRAN, CARLOS M. MENENDEZ
  • Patent number: 9278307
    Abstract: The use of a composition that includes a metal salt and an oil soluble amine formaldehyde reaction product scavenges H2S that is present in aqueous fluids (e.g. produced water liquid streams), natural gas and in oil and mixtures thereof (e.g. mixed production streams that contain all three phases) better than either component when used alone. The resulting scavenger combination significantly increases the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity over each component when used alone, in the same total amount. Non-limiting examples of the metal salt include zinc or iron carboxylates, and a non-limiting example of an oil soluble amine formaldehyde reaction product is the reaction product of dibutylamine with formaldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Scott E. Lehrer, Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic
  • Patent number: 9260669
    Abstract: The use of neutral aqueous solutions of glyoxal (pH approximately 6 to 8.5) scavenges H2S that is present in natural gas and in oil better than glyoxal alone or base alone. The resulting scavenger combination significantly increases the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity over glyoxal used alone. A buffer may be optionally used. In another embodiment, the combination of non-nitrogen-containing surfactants and glyoxal results in a significant increase in the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity as compared to glyoxal used alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Kyle C. Cattanach, Michael P. Squicciarini
  • Publication number: 20150267113
    Abstract: Corrosion inhibitor compositions containing at least one sulfur compound and/or at least one aqueous-soluble salt of a sulfur compound inhibit or prevent mild steel corrosion by an acid gas such carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in oil and gas production processes. The sulfur compound may be a compound comprising at least three sulfur atoms, at least one of which is a thioether functional group. One suitable, but non-limiting, sulfur compound having at least three carbon atoms is 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole and salts thereof. The pH of the corrosion inhibitor composition may be optionally adjusted to be within about 5 to about 10 using an alkali metal hydroxide and/or an amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic
  • Patent number: 9068269
    Abstract: Aldehydes useful as H2S sulfide scavengers may be corrosive to some metals such as steel, iron and aluminum, but the corrosive effect of the aldehydes may be mitigated by employing a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of a di-basic soluble phosphate salt, a tri-basic soluble phosphate salt, a phosphate ester, a thiophosphate ester, a thioamine, a Mannich Reaction Product, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen R. Keenan, Jonathan Collins, Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Rose Tompkins, Grahame N. Taylor, Richard L. Martin, Michael L. Walker
  • Publication number: 20140305845
    Abstract: A transition metal carboxylate scavenger may be used to scavenge contaminants from systems from mixed production and/or gas, either dry or wet hydrocarbon gas. The contaminants scavenged or otherwise removed may include, but are not necessarily limited to, H2S, mercaptans, sulfides, and combinations thereof. Suitable transition metal carboxylates in the scavenger include, but are not limited to, zinc octoate, zinc dodecanoate, zinc naphthenate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Scott E. Lehrer, Vladimir Jovancicevic
  • Patent number: 8776901
    Abstract: Recovering oil and gas from subterranean oil and gas reservoirs using gas injection can serve an additional purpose of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide. This can be accomplished where the feed gas for the gas injection is, at least in part, carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide capture and sequestration process. Corrosion of steel in a gas transportation system due to the presence of carbon dioxide and water and oxygen may be prevented or at least mitigated by employing a corrosion inhibitor effective at preventing or mitigating steel corrosion in the presence of oxygen and carbon dioxide. The corrosion inhibitors may incorporate alkyl succinic acids, alkyl succinic anhydrides, and trimer acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Ksenija Babic-Samardzija, Ha M. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140190870
    Abstract: The use of a composition including a transition metal salt and at least one water-soluble aldehyde or water-soluble aldehyde precursor scavenges H2S that is present in aqueous fluids (e.g. produced water liquid streams), natural gas and in oil and mixtures thereof (e.g. mixed production streams that contain all three phases) better than either component when used alone. The resulting scavenger combination significantly increases the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity over the case where each component is used alone, in the same total amount. Non-limiting examples of the metal salt include zinc or iron carboxylates, and a non-limiting example of a water-soluble aldehyde or water-soluble aldehyde precursor is ethylene glycol hemiformal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: SCOTT E. LEHRER, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 8765020
    Abstract: Mitigating or preventing corrosion of metal may be achieved in systems that are alkaline, such as carbon dioxide capture systems. The method may include adding an additive to a system wherein the system is at an alkaline pH; the system has both O2 and CO2 present; or the system is at an alkaline pH and has both O2 and CO2 present. The additive may be selected from the group consisting of: quaternary aromatic amines; quaternary alkyl substituted aromatic amines; and combinations thereof. The corrosion inhibiting properties of the additives may be increased by use of synergistic combinants. The abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Ksenija Babić-Samard{hacek over (z)}ija, Lawrence N. Kremer, David J. Poelker, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Sunder Ramachandran
  • Publication number: 20130320258
    Abstract: The use of a composition that includes a metal salt and an oil soluble amine formaldehyde reaction product scavenges H2S that is present in aqueous fluids (e.g. produced water liquid streams), natural gas and in oil and mixtures thereof (e.g. mixed production streams that contain all three phases) better than either component when used alone. The resulting scavenger combination significantly increases the reaction rate and the overall scavenging efficiency, i.e. capacity over each component when used alone, in the same total amount. Non-limiting examples of the metal salt include zinc or iron carboxylates, and a non-limiting example of an oil soluble amine formaldehyde reaction product is the reaction product of dibutylamine with formaldehyde.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott E. Lehrer, Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic
  • Publication number: 20130224092
    Abstract: Aldehydes useful as H2S sulfide scavengers may be corrosive to some metals such as steel, iron and aluminum, but the corrosive effect of the aldehydes may be mitigated by employing a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of a di-basic soluble phosphate salt, a tri-basic soluble phosphate salt, a phosphate ester, a thiophosphate ester, a thioamine, a Mannich Reaction Product, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen R. Keenan, Jonathan Collins, Sunder Ramachandran, Vladimir Jovancicevic, Rose Tompkins, Grahame N. Taylor, Richard L. Martin, Michael L. Walker
  • Patent number: 8506777
    Abstract: A localized corrosion monitoring (LCM) device is modified to obtain polarization resistance (Rp) from electrical resistance of a probe having a strip of metal under investigation (test electrode), a reference electrode and a temperature sensor (e.g. thermocouple). This configuration allows the probe to be used in areas where only a thin film of conductive fluid is available or required to provide potential monitoring. Thus, the applicability of the LCM technique is broadened. All the above devices are expected to be configured in one item of equipment, except for the probe which may be remotely located from the rest of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Hammonds, Vladimir Jovancicevic