Resin Is Polymer Derived From Ethylenic Monomers Only (e.g., Maleic, Itaconic, Etc.) Patents (Class 507/221)
  • Patent number: 11312894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a combination of block polymers and particular compositions in a fluid injected under pressure into an oil-bearing rock, where: the fluid comprises solid particles and/or is brought into contact with solid particles within the oil-bearing rock following the injection thereof, the combination comprises (i) a polymer comprising: —a first block that is adsorbed on at least a portion of the particles; and —a second block, having a composition different from that of the first, and having a weight-average molecular weight of greater than 10 000 g/mol, for example greater than 100 000 g/mol, and that is soluble in the fluid; (ii) particles suitable for providing a gas barrier effect, preferably a latex and/or silica particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Arnaud Cadix
  • Patent number: 11162017
    Abstract: Corrosion and/or calcium scale deposition on a surface in contact with corrosion forming components and/or scale forming components within a subterranean formation may be decreased, prevented, and/or inhibited by contacting the surface with at least one protein. The protein(s) may be or include, but is not limited to, at least one aspein protein, at least one aspolin protein, at least one dentine protein, at least one DRICH-1 protein, at least one nacrein protein, at least one SMDT-1 protein, derivatives thereof, fragments thereof, mimetics thereof, and combinations thereof. The surface may be or include, but is not limited to a metal surface, a plastic surface, a ceramic surface, a painted surface, a coated surface, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Prasad D. Dhulipala, Charles David Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10703964
    Abstract: A coated proppant includes a solid core proppant particle, a first resin coating, and a second coating on the first resin coating. The second coating includes the reaction product of one or more curatives and one or more preformed aliphatic or cycloaliphatic based isocyanurate tri-isocyanates, derived from aliphatic diisocyanates, cycloaliphatic diisocyanates, or a combination of aliphatic and cycloaliphatic diisocyanates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sachit Goyal, Kaoru Aou, Juan Carlos Medina, Arjun Raghuraman, Armin Hassanzadeh
  • Patent number: 10385261
    Abstract: Disclosed are coated particles. The coated particles include substrate particles and a coating disposed over at least a portion of the substrate particles. The coating includes a condensation reaction product of a reaction mixture that includes a liquid isocyanate-functional component and an isocyanate-reactive composition. Also disclosed are methods for making such particles and methods for using such particles as proppants in hydraulic fracturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Harasin, Kenneth R. Riddle, Michael T. Wellman
  • Patent number: 10018017
    Abstract: Copolymers containing acryloylmorpholine and vinylimidazole, and optionally vinylcaprolactam and/or n-vinyl pyrrolidone, have shown superior results in hydrate inhibition tests at conditions of 7° C. subcooling dosed at 1 vol % based on the water cut of the system fluids. The copolymer product has also passed high TDS (total dissolved solids) brine compatibility tests and secondary property tests including foaming and hot injection tests which make it useful as a kinetic hydrate inhibitor in gas production systems susceptible to the formation of natural gas hydrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Howard James Spencer, Ravinder Virdee, Michael P. Squicciarini, Gordon T. Rivers, Marc N. Lehmann
  • Patent number: 9862881
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for coated or uncoated particulates, such as proppants, are provided that can, among other things, provide a hydrophobic surface that can enhance well productivity and other compositions and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kerry Drake, Spyridon Monastiriotis, Amr M. Radwan, Anthony P. Haddock, Robert Ray McDaniel, Andrew F. Nordquist
  • Patent number: 9399899
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for producing hydrocarbons from production fluids that have water as an external phase. A method for transporting a hydrocarbon through a pipeline includes injecting water into a production stream at a production center. The production stream includes a hydrocarbon, and the water injection forms a transportation stream that includes a water external phase. The transportation stream is flowed through a transportation line to a surface facility, wherein the transportation line comprises a plurality of static mixers spaced at intervals along the transportation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Richard F Stoisits, Jason W Lachance, Larry D Talley, Douglas J. Turner
  • Patent number: 9303096
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of an elastomer capable of swelling in oil and/or in water and brine comprising the steps of: a) making an aqueous inverse emulsion of particles of a polymer comprising a betaine group prepared by inverse emulsion polymerization of monomers Ab comprising a betaine group, optionally other monomers Ba and a small quantity of polyvalent, preferably divalent or trivalent monomers Ca, comprised in an aqueous phase dispersed in the form of droplets in a hydrophobic external phase having hydrophobic surfactants, the molar ratio of the monomers Ab to the optional monomers Ba being between 4/96 and 40/60, preferably 7/93 and 30/70, the molar ratio of the polyvalent, preferably divalent or trivalent monomers Ca per mole of polymer being between 1.5 and 10, preferably between 2 and 4, and b) compounding said elastomer with the aqueous inverse emulsion obtained by step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Herve Adam, Arnaud Cadix, Chi-Thanh Vuong
  • Patent number: 9220689
    Abstract: Methods for the preparation of polymer-templated core-shell nanoparticles include the steps of (a) preparing a cationic polymeric core material comprising polymeric micelles, and (b) coating the core material with a silica-comprising shell by depositing the shell onto the polymeric micelles from at least one silica precursor to form the core-shell nanoparticles. Compositions which include the core-shell nanoparticles are adapted to facilitate controlled delivery of at least one active agent into a system in response to controlled changes in the pH of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Steven Armes, Jian-Jun Yuan
  • Patent number: 9034802
    Abstract: The invention provides an oilfield suspending friction reducer treatment composition fluid comprising from about 0.001 weight percent to about 0.5 weight percent of a drag reducing surfactant; at least one drag reducing enhancer selected from the group consisting of polymeric drag reduction enhancers, monomeric drag reduction enhancers, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Ahrenst, Bernhard Lungwitz, Christopher N. Fredd, Carlos Abad, Nihat Gurmen, Yiyan Chen, John Lassek, Paul Howard, William Troy Huey, Zakir Azmi, Donald Hodgson, III, Oscar Bustos
  • Publication number: 20150114648
    Abstract: Fluids including a parylene-coated chemical entity and methods of treating a subterranean formation with such fluids are disclosed. The methods may include introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid containing a parylene-coated particle having a chemical entity encapsulated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andrey Mirakyan, Richard Hutchins, Sergey Makarychev-Mikhailov
  • Publication number: 20150107844
    Abstract: A fracturing fluid containing a hydratable viscosifying polymer and a zirconium acetylacetonate crosslinker provides a green alternative to conventional systems. The zirconium aceylacetonate is dissolved in benzyl alcohol or in a mixture of benzyl alcohol and 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan-4(yl)-methanol. The pH of the fracturing fluid may be between from about 3.5 to about 11.5. The fracturing fluid may contain an acidic buffering agent or a basic buffering agent. The fracturing fluid may be pumped into a well in order to initiate or enlarge a fracture within a subterranean formation penetrated by the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: D.V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Paul S. Carman, Minh Vo
  • Publication number: 20150096751
    Abstract: A hydraulic fracturing composition includes: a superabsorbent polymer in an expanded state; a plurality of proppant particles disposed in the superabsorbent polymer; a well treatment agent, and a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into the expanded state. A process for treating a well with well treatment agent includes disposing a hydraulic fracturing composition comprising the well treatment agent in a well. The well treatment agent can be a scale inhibitor, tracer, pH buffering agent, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Shen, Leiming Li, Jia Zhou, Hong Sun
  • Patent number: 8993491
    Abstract: Compositions that swell on contact with water contain a non-swellable thermoplastic or thermoset polymer and a swellable inorganic compound. In particular, the compositions are suitable for use in subterranean wells such as those used in the oil and gas industry. The polymer may be polypropylene and the inorganic compound may be magnesium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Simon James, Bruno Drochon
  • 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: 20150075790
    Abstract: A well treatment fluid comprising a 2-oxo-aldehyde having 3 or more carbon atoms is disclosed herein. Methods to prepare and to utilize the fluid, and to inhibit biological degradation of a well treatment fluid, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
  • Patent number: 8980799
    Abstract: A method of deploying a borehole filtration device is provided utilizing the steps of: deploying a filtration device comprising a polymer foam having a first cell structure, a portion of the molecular structure of which polymer foam is degradable by exposure to a post-treatment fluid, into a borehole; and exposing the polymer foam to the post-treatment fluid, thereby modifying the cell structure of the polymer foam to a second cell structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaurav Agrawal, Ping Duan
  • Patent number: 8940670
    Abstract: Methods and compositions that comprise sub-micron alumina for accelerating setting of a cement composition. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation. The method may comprise introducing a cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises hydraulic cement, sub-micron alumina, and water. The method further may comprise allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Another embodiment includes a cement composition that may comprise hydraulic cement, sub-micron alumina, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Chandrakant Patil, B. Raghava Reddy, Abhimanyu Deshpande, Christopher L. Gordon, Craig W. Roddy, Jiten Chatterji, Roger S. Cromwell
  • Publication number: 20150021028
    Abstract: A method and a sealing fluid for setting a packer in an annulus between a well bore and a well tubular is provided, which by adjusting i.a. the density, viscosity and setting time of the sealing fluid is able to provide among other things a full radial seal with an acceptable axial dispersion, in particular in highly deviated wells and/or in wells having eccentric annuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Edo Boekholtz, Hans Van Dongen
  • Patent number: 8895481
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore involves introducing an acid treatment fluid through the wellbore into the formation. The treatment fluid is formed from a zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant, an acid in an amount to provide the treatment fluid with an initial pH of ?0 and a rheology enhancer. The treatment fluid has a high viscosity at the initial pH and a lower viscosity when the pH of the treatment fluid is raised to an intermediate pH of from greater than 0 to about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Yiyan Chen, Abbas Mahdi, Richard Marcinew, Matt Graham, Timothy L. Pope
  • Publication number: 20140329726
    Abstract: Polymeric additives used with viscoelastic surfactants, fluids comprising such additives and viscoelastic surfactants, and associated methods of use, are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid, a viscoelastic surfactant, and an amphiphilic polymer, the amphiphilic polymer comprising a hydrophobic component, and a hydrophilic component comprising at least 15 monomer units; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan G. Ezell, Ryan van Zanten
  • Patent number: 8865632
    Abstract: A drag-reducing additive includes 40-85% by weight of a polymer emulsion that includes a polymer, a first surfactant, and a first solvent; 10-35% by weight of a second surfactant with an HLB greater than 8; and 5-30% by weight of a second solvent. In a preferred embodiment, the second solvent includes a terpene. In another preferred embodiment, the polymer is a copolymer that includes acrylamide and acrylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: CESI Chemical, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Parnell, Todd Sanner, Marlin Holtmyer, David Philpot, Andrei Zelenev, Gydeon Gilzow, Lakia Champagne, Thomas Sifferman
  • Publication number: 20140305646
    Abstract: A method of treating a wellbore may include emplacing in at least a selected region of the wellbore a formulation that includes at least one diene pre-polymer; at least one reactive diluent; at least one inert diluent comprising an oleaginous liquid or a mutual solvent; and at least one initiator; and initiating polymerization of the at least one diene pre-polymer and the at least one reactive diluent to form a composite material in the selected region of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew Chew, Guido De Stefano, Steven Young, Jason T. Scorsone, Matthew Offenbacher
  • Publication number: 20140262228
    Abstract: A composition including a wellbore work fluid and a polymer having mechanically labile chemical bonds is injected downhole, and combines with fluid present downhole to yield a composite fluid. Mechanical energy (e.g., ultrasonic energy) is provided to the composite fluid downhole to cleave the mechanically labile chemical bonds in the polymer. The polymer may be used as a viscosifier, friction reducer, or fluid loss additive. Cleaving the mechanically labile chemical bonds with mechanical energy allows precise degradation downhole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jay Paul Deville, Hui Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140274821
    Abstract: Composite mixtures are disclosed that include: (a) proppant, and (b) fibers, and/or (c) one or more of an organic binder, wax, gel, oil or polymeric binder. A method for improving the engineering properties of proppants includes adding one or more of the materials to the proppant, and mixing them for incorporation into a hydraulic fluid (such as water). Alternatively, the proppants, and/or fibers and/or other constituents may be added separately to a hydraulic fluid such as water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Stabilizer Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Wayne Freed, Jonathan W. Hubbs
  • Publication number: 20140262295
    Abstract: A capsule for carrying a proppant for emplaced in a formation containing formation fluid by a hydraulic fracture operation using a fracturing fluid. The capsule includes a capsule body. The capsule body includes a proppant. There is a surface layer on the capsule body that is permeable to the formation fluid or the fracturing fluid or is permeable to both the formation fluid and the fracturing fluid. The proppant material is dry cement that interacts with the formation fluid or the fracturing fluid or both the formation fluid and the fracturing fluid that migrate through the surface layer and is taken up by the dry cement causing the dry cement to harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Aines, William L. Bourcier, Eric B. Duoss, Jeffery James Roberts, Christopher M. Spadaccini, Joshuah K. Stolaroff
  • Publication number: 20140262293
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to fracturing fluids having temperature-sensitive viscosities. The fracturing fluids may include a mixture of a hydrophobically associative polymer (HAP) and a surfactant in an aqueous medium, wherein the surfactant imparts a critical solution temperature (CST) to the fluid. The fluid is more viscous at temperatures lower than the CST as compared to temperatures above the CST.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jingshe Song, Jesse Vincent Mello, Lulu Song
  • Patent number: 8822390
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for inhibiting scaling in a subterranean oil or gas producing formation, comprising adding to the formation a composition comprising a metal chelant, a scale inhibitor and divalent metal cations, wherein the stability constant of the metal chelant-metal cation chelate at ambient temperature is equal to or higher than the stability constant of the chelate formed from the metal cations and the scale inhibitor, and wherein the solubility of the chelate formed from the metal cations and the scale inhibitor decreases with increasing temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Steve Heath, Malcolm Todd
  • Patent number: 8796187
    Abstract: Composition comprising a plurality of particulates wherein at least some particulates are at least partially covered with a coating that impedes the intrusion of water into the particulates; and, a silica scale control additive, wherein the silica scale control additive is capable of suppressing silica scale build-up proximate the plurality of particulates. Some compositions further include a treatment fluid wherein and the silica scale control additive are present in the treatment fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique A. Reyes, Jimmie D. Weaver, Matt E. Blauch, Corine L. McMechan
  • Publication number: 20140202693
    Abstract: The instant application relates to nanogels or compositions that hold multivalent metal ions until some level of nanogel degradation has occurred, then slowly release the multivalent metal ions for gelation with carboxylate containing polymers. Compositions comprising such nanogels, together with polymers that can be crosslinked with multivalent metal ions, allow the deployment of such mixtures in various applications, and greatly increased gelation times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: The University of Kansas, CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Huili GUAN, Cory BERKLAND, Ahmad MORADI-ARAGHI, Jenn-Tai LIANG, Terry M. CHRISTIAN, Riley B. Needham, Min CHENG, Faye Lynn SCULLY, James H. HEDGES
  • Publication number: 20140196902
    Abstract: A method, system, and composition for producing oil from a formation utilizing an oil recovery formulation comprising a surfactant, an ammonia liquid, an alkali metal carbonate or bicarbonate, a polymer, and water are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey George SOUTHWICK, Yi SVEC, Gordon Thomas SHAHIN
  • Patent number: 8772205
    Abstract: Of the many embodiments presented herein, one is a subterranean treatment fluid comprising: an aqueous fluid; and a water-soluble degradable synthetic vinyl polymer having a labile link in its backbone. Also provided in one instance is a water-soluble degradable synthetic vinyl polymer with labile group in its backbone made by a redox polymerization, the redox polymerization reaction comprising these reactants: a macroinitiator that comprises a labile link, an oxidizing metal ion, and a vinyl monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Bismarck, Emilia M. Kot, Rajesh K. Saini
  • Publication number: 20140174724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hollow hydrogel capsules. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation with a hollow hydrogel capsule including a hydrogel shell including a hydrolyzed and crosslinked polymerized composition. The hollow hydrogel capsule also includes a hollow interior including at least one component of a downhole composition for subterranean petroleum or water well drilling, stimulation, clean-up, production, completion, abandonment, or a combination thereof. In various embodiments, the present invention provides compositions comprising the hollow hydrogel capsules and methods of making the hollow hydrogel capsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Wayne Livanec, Scott Anthony Klasner
  • Publication number: 20140162911
    Abstract: Proppants for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells have a polymeric coating that is strengthened with reinforcing particulates that are reactive with, or chemically bonded to, the polymeric proppant coating. Preferably, these particulates are added into the coating during the coating process. In one embodiment, functionalized particulates are used that become grafted into the polymer of the proppant coating through the chemical functionality imparted to the particulates. If non-functionalized particulates are used, a coupling agent is preferably added to enhance the bond strength between the added particulates and the polymeric matrix of the proppant coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Spyridon Monastiriotis, Avis Lloyd McCrary, Robert Ray McDaniel, Ralph Edward Barthel
  • Patent number: 8726999
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a thermothickening composition comprising: a surfactant; and a thermothickening polymer that is the product of at least the following monomers: a non-ionic hydrosoluble unsaturated amide monomer; an ionic monomer; and an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid half ester having a heat sensitive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: D. V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Madhukar Chetty
  • Patent number: 8728989
    Abstract: New hydrocarbon based slurry compositions and drilling, fracturing, completion and production fluids including the hydrocarbon based slurry composition are disclosed, where the composition includes a hydrocarbon soluble polymer adapted to decrease particle settling rates of particulate materials present in the fluids and in the case of fluids that include hydratable materials to increase hydration properties of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Clearwater International
    Inventors: Sarkis R. Kakadjian, Sr., Joseph Earl Thompson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8701763
    Abstract: Method of treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having brine and treated hydrocarbon-bearing formations. The method includes contacting a hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a polymer. The polymer comprises divalent units represented by formula: (formula I); and a plurality of alkyleneoxy groups. In some embodiments, the solvent at least one of solubilizes or displaces the brine in the formation. In some embodiments, the solvent includes at least one of a polyol or polyol ether independently having from 2 to 25 carbon atoms and at least one of water, a monohydroxy alcohol, an ether, or a ketone, wherein the monohydroxy alcohol, the ether, and the ketone each independently have up to 4 carbon atoms. Hydrocarbon-bearing formations and proppants treated with the polymer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Gregory D. Clark, George G.I. Moore, Michael S. Terrazas
  • Patent number: 8691737
    Abstract: Disclosed are spacer fluids and methods of use in subterranean formations. Embodiments may include use of consolidating spacer fluids in displacement of drilling fluids from a well bore annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiten Chatterji, D. Chad Brenneis, Crystal L. Keys, James R. Benkley, Craig W. Roddy, Ronnie G. Morgan, Rickey L. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140090850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved chemical additives for use in hydraulic fracturing fluids for the recovery of oil or natural gas entrained in deep-layer shale formations. Many chemical agents currently in use in such water/sand (or other proppants) mixtures could pose human and animal health risks if these chemicals migrate from the shale beds into the environment contaminating the water table, rivers, streams and lakes. The fracturing fluid chemical additives of this invention are designed to be retained or anchored in or near the deep shale layers and are prevented, or greatly delayed from upward migration. Specifically, many chemical additives required for proper fracturing fluid performance can be chemically bonded to inert particulate materials before incorporation into said fluids. The fracturing fluid chemical additives are able to perform their function in the shale fracturing process, and then become nearly permanently trapped in the shale layers protecting the environment above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Battelion Energy LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. BENICEWICZ, Gordon W. Calundann
  • Patent number: 8680028
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of rock formations which may or may not be underground and, more particularly, of oil or gas production wells, water-injection wells intended to flood hydrocarbon (oil or gas) reservoirs or gas mines or gas storage wells includes a step of injecting, into the rock formation or well, a microgel obtained by dilution in water of a self-invertible inverse latex or of a self-invertible inverse microlatex of a crosslinked polyelectrolyte, obtained by copolymerization, in the presence of a crosslinking agent of partially- or totally-salified free 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-1-propanesulfonic acid, with at least one cationic monomer chosen from: 2,N,N,N-tetramethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]propanammonium chloride; N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]propanammonium chloride; diallyldimethylammonium chloride; N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)]ethanammonium chloride; N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-methyl-2-propenyl)]ethanammonium chloride; or N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-meth
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Societe d'Exploitation de Produits pour les Industries Chimiques SEPPIC, Poweltec
    Inventors: Olivier Braun, Paul Mallo, Alain Zaitoun
  • Patent number: 8680027
    Abstract: The invention provides a material comprising: a core made of a solid material; a first layer surrounding the core made of a swellable material able to swell in contact with a fluid; a second layer surrounding the first layer made of a glue material able to glue to a third element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James Simon
  • Publication number: 20140073537
    Abstract: Of the many methods and compositions provided herein, one method includes a method comprising introducing a sealant composition into a well bore that penetrates a subterranean formation, wherein the sealant composition comprises a base fluid, a binder material, and a filler material; and allowing the sealant composition to form a cohesive sealant. One composition provided herein includes a sealant composition comprising a base fluid, a binder material, and a filler material, wherein the sealant composition will form a cohesive sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna M. Ravi, Gunnar Lende
  • Publication number: 20140073540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an acid-in-oil emulsion composition comprising an emulsifying agent; a dispersion agent; a base oil; and an acid, wherein the acid-in-oil emulsion composition is substantially devoid of priority pollutants. Disclosed herein too is a method for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising blending an emulsifying agent, a base oil and an acid to produce an acid-in-oil emulsion, the acid-in-oil emulsion being substantially devoid of priority pollutants; and discharging the acid-in-oil emulsion into a downhole hydrocarbon-bearing well formation, where the acid-in-oil emulsion is operative to stimulate hydrocarbon production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra L. Berry, Joel L. Boles, Kimberly Izundu
  • Patent number: 8669213
    Abstract: A well servicing fluid formulated with components comprising a friction reducer having at least one polymer unit chosen from acrylamide groups, acrylate groups, sulfo groups, and maleic acid groups; and an anionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant and an aqueous base capable of forming a viscoelastic gel. Methods of making the well servicing fluid and methods of employing the well servicing fluid in a well are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: D. V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Justyna Ferraro, Kay Cawiezel
  • Patent number: 8669214
    Abstract: The invention is directed to stable crosslinked water-soluble swellable polymers and methods for making same. More particularly, the invention relates to a composition comprising expandable polymeric particles having anionic sites and labile crosslinkers and stable crosslinkers, said particle mixed with a fluid and a cationic crosslinker that is capable of further crosslinking the particle on degradation of the labile crosslinker and exposure of the anionic sites so as to form a gel. A particularly important use is as an injection fluid in petroleum production, where the expandable polymeric particles are injected into target zone and when the heat and/or suitable pH of the target zone cause degradation of the labile crosslinker and the particle expands, the cationic crosslinker crosslinks the polymer to form a gel, thus diverting water to lower permeability regions and improving oil recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: ConocoPhillips Company, University of Kansas
    Inventors: Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, James H. Hedges, David R. Zornes, Riley B. Needham, Huili Guan, Jenn-Tai Liang, Cory Berkland, James P. Johnson, Min Cheng, Faye L. Scully
  • Publication number: 20140060843
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a lost-circulation composite material into a wellbore, wherein the lost-circulation composite material comprises a swellable component and a reinforcing component. A wellbore servicing fluid comprising a reinforcing component disposed within a swellable component wherein the swellable component comprises a crosslinked polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. MURPHY, Matthew L. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20140057812
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore penetrating a formation comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a modified proppant pack into the wellbore or formation wherein the modified proppant pack comprises a proppant and a self-assembly directing material. A modified proppant pack comprising a proppant and a self-assembly directing material comprising a water-soluble moiety, an oil-soluble moiety and a crosslinkable moiety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: James W. OGLE
  • Publication number: 20140057813
    Abstract: The present invention is a cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid, comprising a liquefied industrial gas and a viscosity increasing additive. The liquefied industrial gas may be liquefied carbon dioxide, liquefied nitrogen, or a blend of the two. The liquefied industrial gas mixture should be substantially free of water. In this context, substantially free of water means less than 10% water by volume, or preferably less than 5% water by volume. In addition to the viscosity increasing additive, a proppant may be added to the fracturing fluid. In addition to the viscosity increasing additive and/or proppant additional additives may be added to the liquefied industrial gas as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Camille Lanctot-Downs, Michel Epiney, Fabrice Laberge, Vasuhi Rasanayagam, Meenakshi Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8656950
    Abstract: A method of producing treated liquid hydrocarbons. The method begins by pressurizing a latex in a pressure vessel. This is followed by flowing the latex from the pressure vessel into a pipeline containing liquid hydrocarbons to produce treated liquid hydrocarbons. In this embodiment the latex comprises a drag reducing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventor: Timothy L. Burden
  • Patent number: 8648018
    Abstract: The invention is directed to stable crosslinked water-soluble swellable polymers, methods for making same, and their various uses in the hygiene and medical arts, gel electrophoresis, packaging, agriculture, the cable industry, information technology, in the food industry, papermaking, use as flocculation aids, and the like. More particularly, the invention relates to a composition comprising expandable polymeric microparticles having labile crosslinkers and stable crosslinkers, said microparticle mixed with a fluid and an unreacted tertiary crosslinker that is capable of further crosslinking the microparticle on degradation of the labile crosslinker so as to form a stable gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, David R. Zornes, Riley B. Needham, James H. Hedges, Everett L. Johnston, Faye L. Scully