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Modelling of fluid elasticity effects on proppant dynamics

In some aspects, a one-dimensional proppant transport flow model represents flow of a proppant-fluid mixture in a subterranean region. The one-dimensional proppant transport flow model includes a fluid momentum conservation model and a proppant bed momentum conservation model that account for viscoelastic effects of the proppant-fluid mixture. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Software simulation method for estimating fluid positions and pressures in the wellbore for a dual gradient cementing system

A dual gradient cementing system is modeled in a modeled subsea wellbore. The modeled dual gradient cementing system comprises a plurality of components including a mud lift pump (mlp) coupling a subsea rotating device (srd) to a surface mud return line, wherein the mpl is located at a subsea depth and the srd diverts annular fluids from an annulus away from a riser. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Method and apparatus for production logging tool (plt) results interpretation

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for evaluation of formation properties (e.g., permeability, saturation) based on interpretation of data obtained by production logging tools (plts). Based on the plt data, a production rate for a component (e.g., production fluid) produced by a wellbore can be determined, and a distribution of a property of the component can be initialized along a length of the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

High pressure valve and transmission safety checks

A method of servicing a request during high pressure wellsite pumping operations to manipulate a valve in a manifold system having a plurality of valves includes receiving a plurality of valve configurations that would result in an overpressured manifold system and comparing the request to a proposed valve configuration that would result from a proposed valve manipulation. The method includes determining whether a pump to the manifold system is operating. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

A combination model for predicting stiffness coefficients absent stoneley wave velocity data

A combination model combining a velocity regression method (v-reg) with the modified annie model may be used to predict the stiffness coefficients, ci,j, in a transversely isotropic medium without using the stoneley wave velocity. The stiffness coefficients may be used to characterize the surrounding formation, which may be used in hydraulic fracture modeling, stage/perforation design, and well completion operations (e.g., perforating and fracturing operations).. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Minimizing azimuthal current induced on tubulars by transmitters

A tool and method for reducing azimuthal current. An em induction tool may comprise a tubular, which may further comprise a body with a central axis and an insulating layer that may be non-azimuthally symmetric with respect to the central axis. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Identification of annulus materials using formation porosity

Methods, systems, and computer program products for identifying annular space materials calculate a near-to-far (“n/f”) neutron count ratio from neutron count rates detected by detectors located near to and far from a neutron source, respectively. The n/f neutron count ratio may then be used along with formation porosity to provide an estimation of the type of material that may be present in the annular space.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Calibration of optical computing devices using traceable filters

Calibration of optical computing devices is achieved using mapping functions that map real detector responses to simulated detector responses which are simulated using high-resolution spectra of traceable optical filters and optical computing device characteristics.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Add-on antennas for extending electromagnetic measurement range downhole

An illustrative electromagnetic logging while drilling system includes a drill string having a bottomhole assembly with a bit that operates to extend a borehole; and further includes a removable add-on antenna unit that cooperates with at least one other antenna unit in the drill string to provide electromagnetic signal measurements indicative of at least one formation property. Some embodiments of the add-on antenna unit encircle an existing tool or tubular, attaching to a sidewall readout port to receive power and exchange communications over the internal tool bus with at least one other antenna unit. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Determining subterranean-formation resistivity using an electromagnetic telemetry system

An electromagnetic telemetry system can be used for determining a resistivity of a portion of a wellbore drilled through a subterranean formation. For example, the electromagnetic telemetry system can include a computing device and a downhole transceiver positioned on a well tool in the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Heterogeneity profiling analysis for volumetric void space cement evaluation

Methods and systems including establishing a wellbore heterogeneity profiling factor (hpf), establishing a cement quality curve representing a volumetric void space of a completion profile, and comparing the wellbore hpf and the cement quality curve, thereby determining a cement volumetric void space in a wellbore at a target depth having the completion profile.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Verification of swelling in a well

A method of verifying swelling of a swellable material in a well can include connecting a transmitter to a sensor which senses a parameter indicative of degree of swelling of the swellable material, and conveying a receiver into an interior of a tubular string. The transmitter transmits to the receiver an indication of the degree of swelling of the swellable material. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Perforating gun rapid fluid inrush prevention device

A perforating gun apparatus for use in a wellbore comprising at least one explosive component and a disintegration-resistant porous material. The disintegration-resistant porous material minimizes fluid shock propagation from a perforated reservoir resulting from the inrush of fluid and debris. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

Shape-memory alloy actuated fastener

An assembly includes a fastener deployable in a wellbore and actuated by a shape-memory alloy. The shape-memory alloy releaseably interlocks multiple components deployed in the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195358

Coring inner barrel connections for core of rock protection

Systems and methods for a protective connection for coring inner barrels are disclosed. A coring apparatus includes a first inner barrel, a second inner barrel, and a tubular extension between adjacent ends of the first and second inner barrels. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195357

Protective sheath for logging tools

A slip cover for downhole logging tools to prevent the tools from becoming lodged during extraction and a method of retrieving a lodged logging tool in a wellbore are disclosed. In some implementations, the slip cover may include a generally cylindrical polymeric sleeve having an inside diameter greater than an outside diameter of a generally cylindrical well logging tool to which the sleeve is to be applied and having one or more perforations disposed therein.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195354

Real-time frequency loop shaping for drilling mud viscosity and density measurements

Methods control systems for viscosity and density control may include a frequency loop shaping filter for shaping the frequency response in real-time for a multiple inputs multiple outputs (mimo) system. For example, a method may include drilling a wellbore while circulating a drilling mud through a viscosity and density control system that includes one of: a mechanical separation system, a dilution system, a chemical additive regulation system, and any combination thereof; applying a frequency loop shaping filter to a desired mud viscosity and a desired mud density to produce control signals: a first control signal for the mechanical separation system, a second control signal for the dilution system, a third control signal for the chemical additive regulation system, and any combination thereof; and applying the control signals to the corresponding systems to alter the drilling mud to have a controlled viscosity value and a controlled density value.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195351

Securing mechanism for a drilling element on a downhole drilling tool

A downhole drilling tool is disclosed. The downhole drilling tool may include a drill bit having a bit body, a blade disposed on an exterior portion of the bit body, the blade including a pocket and a pocket groove adjoining the pocket. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195350

Drill bits manufactured with copper nickel manganese alloys

A drill bit formed of a binder comprising a copper nickel manganese alloy is disclosed. The binder has an increased content of manganese, which improves the strength and toughness of the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195348

Drill bit and method for casing while drilling

Methods, devices, and systems include a nested drill bit assembly, including an inner drill bit nested within an opening of an outer drill bit. The inner drill bit is removably coupled to the outer drill bit and the inner drill bit being co-axially positioned within the outer drill bit and accessible from a first end of the outer drill bit.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180195347

Roller cone drill bit journal with asymmetric ball race and extended friction race

The present disclosure relates to roller cone drill bit journals with asymmetric ball races and extended friction races. The disclosure also relates to methods of forming such journals, and methods of finishing these journals to produce finished journals with symmetric ball races.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194552

Rotary clamshell gate actuator for bulk material container

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for managing dry bulk material efficiently at a well site or other location are provided. Present embodiments are directed to a rotary clamshell gate actuation system and method, where the gate is separate from the one or more actuators used to open/close the gate. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180189702

Power distribution system optimization for well stimulation and servicing environments

A job plan may be developed far in advance of actual execution of any one or more specified well servicing operations. To account for all the factors, parameters or conditions that occur at an actual well site a revised job plan may be generated that accounts for the actual site equipment available, environmental factors, one or more costs, available power source, optimal operation of equipment and any other factors. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188414

Precise calibration for galvanic tools

Calibration tools and procedures that provide calibration to galvanic tools can include use of measurement tools to measure resistivity of a calibration box. The resistivity of the calibration box can also be measured by a galvanic tool of interest. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188413

Improving dynamic range in fiber optic magnetic field sensors

A system, in some embodiments, comprises: a fiber optic cable; first and second sensors to control a length of said cable; and first and second receiver coils that control the first and second sensors, respectively, wherein the first and second sensors maintain said length when the first and second receiver coils receive only a direct signal from a transmitter, wherein the first and second sensors modify said length when the first and second receiver coils receive a scattered signal from a formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188407

Magnetic surface wave effect to probe fluid properties in a wellbore

A magnetic signally assembly is described that when placed around a string casing in a wellbore can ascertain properties of the fluid in the annulus surrounding the string casing. Further, methods of using the magnetic signaling assembly to ascertain fluid properties and to indicate the condition of the well are also described.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188406

Borehole imaging sensor assembly

A system and method for minimizing the standoff effect on an imaging tool in a borehole are provided. The imaging tool may include a sensor assembly for transmitting current in the direction of the formation to obtain complex measurements having a real part and an imaginary part. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188401

Imaging subterranean anomalies using cross-well doppler arrays

A cross-well tomography method, in some embodiments, comprises using a receiver arrangement in one borehole to measure a response of a formation to a source arrangement in a second borehole, wherein at least one of the receiver arrangement and the source arrangement comprises an array of transducers emulating operation of a moving transducer; deriving structure of the formation from the measured response; and displaying a visual representation of the structure.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188116

Fabry-perot based temperature sensing

Fabry-perot based optical computing devices and temperature sensors are disclosed for a number of applications including, for example, in-situ downhole fluid analysis and temperature detection.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187543

Distributed electromotive force sensing

Systems and methods for formation evaluation and reservoir monitoring that use electromotive force measurements. A well monitoring system may comprise: a power supply that generates an electromagnetic field in a subterranean formation; and a distributed electromotive force sensor for measuring electromotive force at one or more points along a length of the distributed electromotive sensor, wherein the distributed electromotive force sensor comprises an optical waveguide and an electro-optical transducing layer coated on one or more lengths of the optical waveguide.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187541

Assessment of formation true dip, true azimuth, and data quality with multicomponent induction and directional logging

A method for real-time formation assessment using a multi-component induction logging tool includes conveying a multi-component induction (mci) logging tool along a borehole through a formation. The method further includes determining a relative dip and a relative azimuth of the formation based on data from the mci logging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187538

Real-time, continuous-flow pressure diagnostics for analyzing and designing diversion cycles of fracturing operations

Fracturing operations that include fluid diversion cycles may include real-time, continuous-flow pressure diagnostics to analyze and design the fluid diversion cycles of fracturing operations. The real-time, continuous-flow pressure diagnostics are injection rate step cycles that may include open low injection rate step cycles, propped low injection rate step cycles, diverted low injection rate cycles, and high injection rate cycles.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187521

Multi-oriented hydraulic fracturing models and methods

A multi-oriented hydraulic fracturing (mohf) model may incorporate the pseudo-plastic properties of the formation and tiny tectonic motions from fracturing to enhance mohf operations. For example, a method may include modeling a simulated wellbore penetrating a simulated subterranean formation with a mohf model having (1) static inputs and (2) dynamic inputs that comprise pseudo-plastic properties of rocks that comprise the subterranean formation; simulating a first fracture in the subterranean formation with first fracture operational parameters with the mohf model; calculating formation stresses with the mohf model after the first fracture; simulating a second fracture in the subterranean formation with of second fracture operational parameters with the mohf model; and calculating a simulated fracture network characteristic for each of the plurality of first and second fracture operational parameters with the mohf model, thereby producing several simulated fracture network characteristics that may be used for selecting the preferred operational parameters.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187520

Downhole energy harvesting device

The disclosed embodiments include energy harvesting devices, methods to operate the energy harvesting devices, and downhole power generating systems. In one embodiment, an energy harvesting device includes an outer stator having a first cavity formed therein. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187519

Multilateral intelligent completion with stackable isolation

A well system including a parent wellbore, a lateral wellbore extending from the parent wellbore, and a reentry window assembly installed within the parent wellbore and including a completion window assembly having a window and providing an upper coupling, a muleshoe, and upper and lower slots provided on opposing axial ends of the window. An isolation sleeve is positioned within the completion window assembly and includes a sleeve alignment key, a sleeve coupling, and an engagement device. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187515

High pressure regulation for a ball valve

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a high pressure regulation system for a ball valve used in a wellbore is disclosed. The high pressure ball valve includes an outer wall, an inner wall disposed in the outer wall, a tubing defined by an inner diameter of the inner wall, an annulus defined by an outer diameter of the inner wall and an inner diameter of the outer wall, a lower chamber formed in the annulus, and a relief valve fluidically coupled to the lower chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187514

Metal to metal single ball seat system

A ball valve is disclosed that includes a valve housing, a first seat surface having a first inner diameter and a first outer diameter, and a second seat surface having a second inner diameter and a second outer diameter. The second inner diameter is larger than the first outer diameter, and may be separated by a channel. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187512

Radiation induced thickening for cement

Systems and methods that utilize radiation to set cementitious compositions can be used to set a pipe or casing in a wellbore. The systems and methods involve connecting a radiation tool to the top plug of a two-plug system used to place the cementitious composition in the annulus between the pipe and the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187509

Wellbore seals with complex features through additive manufacturing

A wellbore sealing device having an elastomeric element with complex features and associated additive manufacturing method is disclosed. The complex features can include voids such as isolated voids and undercut-like voids that cannot be reasonably produced using existing molding techniques (e.g., due physically impossible mold shapes or cost-prohibitive mold requirements). ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180767

System and methods for cross-sensor linearization

A method includes obtaining a plurality of master sensor responses with a master sensor in a set of training fluids and obtaining node sensor responses in the set of training fluids. A linear correlation between a compensated master data set and a node data set is then found for a set of training fluids and generating node sensor responses in a tool parameter space from the compensated master data set on a set of application fluids. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180766

Hybrid fiber optic cable for distributed sensing

A hybrid fiber optic assembly and system for use in a well, where the system includes a hybrid fiber optic cable with at least a first transmission region and at least a first sensory region as well as an interrogator system coupled to the hybrid fiber optic cable. The hybrid fiber optic cable can have a plurality of transmission regions and sensory regions, as well as transition regions in between and coupling individual pairs of transmission. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180763

Logging with joint ultrasound and x-ray technologies

A method and system for evaluating the cement behind casing and fully inverting acoustic properties of the material, including density and the speed of sound. A density map of the cement sheath is determined using a nuclear logging technique. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180475

Integrated computational elements containing a quantum dot array and methods for use thereof

Integrated computational elements having alternating layers of materials may be problematic to configure toward mimicking some regression vectors. Further, they sometimes may be inconvenient to use within highly confined locales. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179884

System and method for determining drilling parameters based on hydraulic pressure associated with a directional drilling system

A system and method for determining drilling parameters based on hydraulic pressure associated with a directional drilling system are disclosed. A drilling parameter associated with a directional drilling system may be determined by measuring hydraulic pressure associated with the directional drilling system during drilling of a wellbore, detecting a change in the hydraulic pressure, and determining a drilling parameter based on the detected change in hydraulic pressure.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179883

Determining downhole forces using pressure differentials

A system can include an upper completion string including an outer mandrel and an inner mandrel positioned coaxially within the outer mandrel. The upper completion string can include a first pressure sensor in communication with a first chamber via a first channel extending through an outer housing of the outer mandrel for detecting a first pressure within the first chamber and transmitting an associated sensor signal. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179880

Health monitoring of power generation assembly for downhole applications

Method and system for implementing health monitoring of downhole tool without disassembly is presented in this disclosure. Investigative equipment can be installed in an exterior housing of the downhole tool so that the investigative equipment is in communication with an interior of the downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179879

Optimized geosteering using real-time geological models

Systems and methods for optimized geosteering using real-time geological models that are updated with lwd measurements containing data such as, for example, layer boundaries and formation properties.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179863

Shunt tube assembly entry device

A shunt tube entry device comprises one or more inlet ports, a shroud disposed at least partially about a wellbore tubular, and a shunt tube in fluid communication with the chamber. The shroud defines a chamber between the shroud and the wellbore tubular, and the chamber is in fluid communication with the one or more entry ports.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179847

Modular manifold system for an electrohydraulic control system

A modular manifold system includes a first manifold ring which comprises a first tubular body defined by an inner wall, an outer wall, a first end, and a second end. The inner wall and the outer wall extend between the first end and the second end. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179616

Reinforcement material blends with a small particle metallic component for metal-matrix composites

A metal-matrix composite includes a reinforced composite material including reinforcement material dispersed in a binder material. The reinforcement material includes a metallic component dispersed with reinforcing particles and at least 25 percent of the metallic component has a particle size of 50 microns or less.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179068

Purifying diamond powder

The present disclosure relates a method of purifying diamond by removing carbon contaminants from diamond grains in the diamond by a plasma cleaning process at a temperature at which metal inclusion contaminants in the diamond grains crack the diamond grains from within, and removing metal contaminants from the diamond in a chemical or electrochemical cleaning process.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178324

Laser-brazed pcd element

The present disclosure relates to an industrial device, such as a drill bit that may be fabricated by performing a first coupling process that includes activating an attachment material between a first cutter element and a first recess of a bit body, monitoring a temperature associated with the first cutter element by a camera, and adjusting one or more parameters associated with the laser in response to output from the camera. The process may be repeated for a plurality of cutter elements. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178261

Optical device window cleaning system

A cleaning system provides cleaning of optical device isolation window surfaces without requiring disassembly of the device. The cleaning system utilizes magnetic fields to accumulate abrasive particles on the window. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175504

Tilted antenna bobbins and methods of manufacture

An antenna assembly includes a bobbin that provides a cylindrical body that defines an outer radial surface, an inner radial surface, and a central axis. One or more channels are defined on the outer radial surface, and each channel provides a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall, a floor, and a pocket jointly defined by the first sidewall and the floor. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173613

Object deserializer using object-relational mapping file

A method and system for performing a unit test in a self-contained environment. The system may include using an object relationship mapping file to generate data objects that can be used for code for a unit test without having to refer to a database to perform a unit test. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172875

Data-quality evaluation of calculated true reservoir resistivity

Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer program products for assessing the data-quality of the calculated reservoir-rock resistivity rsd in laminar formations. For instance, in one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for assessing the data-quality of the calculated reservoir-rock resistivity rsd in laminar formations comprises the steps of receiving multi-component induction (mci) data and other sensor logs data associated with a laminar formation; determining a set of calculated reservoir-rock resistivity rsd using at least one of the multi-component induction (mci) data and other sensor logs data; and performing data quality assessments of the set of calculated reservoir-rock resistivity rsd.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172874

Sand-resistivity/conductivity and saturation evaluation in laminated formations with biaxial anisotropy

Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer program products for evaluating sand-resistivity and/or sand-conductivity, as well as saturation in laminated shale-sand formations with biaxial anisotropy (ba) in resistivity. In one embodiment, the method determines sand resistivity (rsd) of the laminated shale-sand formation directly from triaxial resistivities (rx, ry, and rz) of the laminated shale-sand formation based on a bimodal model with ba anisotropy. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172873

Antennas for wellbore logging tools and methods of manufacture

An antenna assembly for wellbore logging tools is provided. The antenna assembly includes a coil wrapped about an outer surface of a bobbin positioned within a saddle of a tool mandrel. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172872

Electromagnetic (em) defect detection methods and systems with enhanced inversion options

A method includes deploying an electromagnetic (em) defect detection tool in a borehole having one or more tubular strings. The method also includes collecting measurements by the em defect detection tool as a function of measured depth or position. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172860

Time-lapsed seismic wavefield monitoring of downhole formations

A time-lapse seismic wavefield monitoring system for a formation includes at least one seismic wavefield source and at least one seismic wavefield sensor to collect seismic wavefield survey data corresponding to the formation in response to an emission from the at least one seismic wavefield source. The seismic wavefield survey data includes first seismic wavefield data collected at a first time and second seismic wavefield data collected at a second time. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172859

Fracture and stress characterization using layer thickness variation

Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer program products for determining fracture and stress characterization using layer thickness variation over an azimuthally anisotropic medium, which may include one or more of the following functions: acquiring seismic data by recording reflected seismic waves in at least two directions; sorting of the seismic data so that offset is zero at a center and increases radially from a single common-point (cmp) gather for a plurality of data points; generating a multi-dimensional volume by juxtaposing a set of common-offset sections by one of their common-depth point (cdp) and cmp locations; selecting reflectors for each layer in the one of the multi-dimensional volume; computing layer parameters including effective anisotropy and interval anisotropy for each layer in the multi-dimensional volume based on a geometry of the reflectors selected for each layer in the multi-dimensional volume; and applying the layer parameters to an earth model.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172660

Aging testing apparatus and use thereof

The embodiments herein relate generally to subterranean formation operations and, more particularly, to enhancing aging testing to characterize settling of particulates in treatment fluids for use in subterranean formation operations. The embodiments use a test cell apparatus comprising a test cell body having an open end for receiving a treatment fluid into an interior of the test cell body, the interior having a floating piston for separating the treatment fluid from a pressurization fluid; a sampling port extending from the open end and having a sample valve for receiving samples of the treatment fluid from the sampling port; a pressure input for pressurizing the interior; and a sealing assembly adapted to be inserted into the test cell body in contact with the interior to fluidly seal the open end and through which the sampling port extends, the sealing assembly comprising a retainable test cell cap.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171787

Calibration module for pooled optical sensors in downhole fluid analysis

A method including selecting candidate sensors for pooled calibration and determining a multivariate fluid characterization model with the pooled sensors is provided. The method includes determining a virtual master kernel standardization model with the pooled sensors, implementing a calibration result into a processor circuit and determining a value of a fluid characteristic by applying the multivariate fluid composition model to a plurality of responses obtained from a plurality of sensor responses to the fluid sample. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171784

Toroidal system and method for communicating in a downhole environment

A communication assembly is described that, when placed along a string casing in a wellbore, may be used to transmit data along a pipe string from the wellbore to, for example, the surface of the well. The assembly includes toroidal transmission coil wrapped around an insulator core to enhancing the signal and improving data transmission.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171781

Integrated computational elements incorporating a stress relief layer

An optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source that emits electromagnetic radiation to optically interact with a substance and an integrated computational element (ice) core. The ice core includes a substrate, and a first plurality of thin films alternatingly deposited on the substrate with a second plurality of thin films via a thin film deposition process, wherein the first plurality of thin films is made of a high refractive index material and the second plurality of thin films is made of low refractive index material. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171776

Monitor and control of directional drilling operations and simulations

In some embodiments, a method includes performing a directional drilling operation using a drill string having a drilling motor and cutting structures that include a drill bit and a reamer. The method includes receiving data from one or more sensors, wherein at least one of the one or more sensors output data related to at least one performance attribute associated with load monitoring between the drill bit and the reamer. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171772

Apparatus and methods using acoustic and electromagnetic emissions

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to estimate properties of rock, drill bit, or a combination thereof associated with a drilling operation. The properties can include, but are not limited to, rock chip size, drill bit dullness, drilling efficiency, or a combination selected from rock chip size, drill bit dullness, and drilling efficiency. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171769

Structure for fluid flowback control decision making and optimization

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for evaluating whether to apply fluid flowback during a fracture closure stage of a hydraulic fracturing operation of a reservoir formation. Information collected prior to the fracture closure stage of the hydraulic fracturing operation can be first gathered. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171764

Pyrotechnic initiated hydrostatic/boost assisted down-hole activation device and method

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for safely, and cost-effectively activating a mechanical perforator using a pyrotechnic initiated hydrostatic activating mechanism. The mechanism includes a piston connected to a power rod. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171752

Systems and methods for controlling mud flow across a down-hole power generation device

A flow control device comprising a body, a main flow path formed through the body, and a bypass flow path formed through the body. The flow control device also includes a valve associated with the bypass flow path and configured to control opening and closing of the bypass flow path, wherein the valve opens the bypass valve when a sufficient pressure is exerted on the body. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171724

Running tool lock mechanism

A downhole coupling system for joining together two segments of a tool string includes two mandrels, each having an interlocking interface at an end that abuts the adjacent mandrel and to communicate torque from one mandrel to the next. Each of the mandrels includes a threaded exterior surface, with the threaded surfaces have opposing thread directions or differing thread pitches. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171427

Compressive residual stress-hardened downhole tool shaft region

The disclosure provides downhole tools with shaft regions that are hardened by a compressive residual stress created when an allotropic material in a precursor region transforms from a first allotrope to a second allotrope in response to heat, while continuing to occupy the same physical space. The disclosure further provides methods of forming such downhole tools.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171205

Mitigation of annular pressure build-up using treatment fluids comprising calcium aluminate cement

Methods, compositions, and systems for treating a well are included. A method comprises introducing a treatment fluid comprising a calcium aluminate cement, a cement set retarder, and water into a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171204

Extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement compositions

Methods, compositions, and systems for cementing are included. The method comprises providing an extended-life calcium aluminophosphate cement composition comprising calcium aluminate cement, a polyphosphate, water, and a cement set retarder. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169714

Compositions, systems, and methods for removing iron sulfide scale from oilfield components

The present disclosure relates to compositions, systems and methods for removing iron sulfide scale from a solid object, such as an oilfield component. The compositions include a carbon-carbon (c—c) double bond with an electron withdrawing group bonded to at least one of the double-bonded carbons.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165083

Storing and updating shared data for use with multiple concurrent versions of software

An update service is initiated on a computer that has a local repository, a database storing metadata, and a software having a version. The update service communicates with a central repository connected to the local repository to determine that new metadata is available for one or more versions of the software. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164465

Apparatus and method for determining earth fluid formation

An apparatus comprising a data acquisition tool including nmr sensors, a data acquisition processor communicatively coupled with the nmr sensors, and a first memory storing instructions that cause the data acquisition processor to perform operations comprising acquiring data of earth formation fluid, varying at least one of a magnetic field gradient and an inter-echo time, and acquiring additional data. The apparatus further comprises a data processing unit comprising a second memory storing instructions that cause the data processor to perform operations comprising receiving data acquired by the data acquisition tool, constructing a mathematical model of the data, conducting a first inversion of the mathematical model to obtain a first set of nmr responses, performing a forward model of the first set of nmr responses obtained from the first inversion, conducting a second inversion to obtain a second set of nmr responses, and determining earth formation fluid properties.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164463

Verifying measurements of elastic anisotropy parameters in an anisotropic wellbore environment

A portion of an anisotropy formation through which a wellbore is formed can be identified. An estimate of an elastic anisotropy parameter for the portion can be adjusted based on a first quality control analysis using the elastic anisotropy parameter for the portion. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163535

Effective porosity determination for tight gas formations

A disclosed effective porosity determination method for tight gas formations includes: obtaining a core sample sealed in a pressure-maintaining core vault during transport out of the borehole; coupling the core vault to a collection chamber; based at least in part on measured pressure, temperature, and fluid volumes in the collection chamber, deriving the number of moles of gas retrieved with the core sample; and combining the number of moles with a downhole pressure, a downhole temperature, and a downhole core sample volume to determine an effective porosity of the tight gas formation. A system embodiment includes: a coring tool having a core vault with a seal to provide pressure-preserved transport of a core sample from a tight gas formation; a collection chamber that attaches to the core vault to measure volumes of fluids and gas; and a processing unit that responsively determines an effective porosity of the tight gas formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163534

Tight gas formation pressure determination method

A disclosed pressure determination method for tight gas formations includes: obtaining a downhole core sample of a tight gas formation penetrated by a borehole, the core sample having been sealed in a pressure-maintaining core vault during transport out of the borehole; determining an effective pore space of the core sample; deriving the number of moles of gas retrieved with the core sample; and combining the effective pore space and the number of moles together with a downhole temperature to get an estimated formation pressure. A system embodiment includes: a core vault that provides pressure-preserved transport of a core sample from a tight gas formation; a collection chamber that attaches to the core vault to measure volumes of fluids and gas from the core sample; and a processing unit that determines an estimated formation pressure based on said volumes, a downhole temperature, and an effective pore space of the core sample.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163531

Establishing electrical communication with out-of-casing components

A method and apparatus according to which electrical communication is established between a primary circuit positioned inside a downhole tubular and a secondary circuit positioned outside the downhole tubular. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes positioning the secondary circuit outside the downhole tubular, the secondary circuit including a magnetically permeable secondary core and a secondary winding extending proximate the secondary core; positioning a primary circuit inside the downhole tubular, the primary circuit including a magnetically permeable primary core and a primary winding extending proximate the primary core; and supplying electrical power and/or data to the primary winding with an electrical source so that a magnetic flux is channeled through the primary and secondary cores to induce an electromotive force in the secondary winding, thus establishing electrical communication between the primary and secondary circuits to transfer power and/or data therebetween.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163530

Method and apparatus for ranging to a nearby well from ahead of a drill bit

A method and apparatus for ranging from ahead of a drill bit is described. The ranging apparatus includes a ranging probe with at least one sensor that may be deployed ahead of the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163521

Downhole flow control assemblies and erosion mitigation

A flow control assembly having a body defining a central flow passage and one or more lateral flow openings that facilitate fluid communication between the central flow passage and an exterior of the body, and a flow trim positioned within the central flow passage and defining one or more flow orifices aligned with the lateral flow openings. A flow closure member is positioned within the central flow passage and movable between a closed position, where the lateral flow openings and the flow orifices are occluded to prevent fluid flow through the lateral flow openings, and an open position, where the lateral flow openings and the flow orifices are at least partially exposed to facilitate fluid flow through the lateral flow openings. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163503

Downhole tools comprising aqueous-degradable sealing elements of thermoplastic rubber

Downhole tools and methods and systems associated therewith, wherein the downhole tools comprise a body and at least one sealing element comprising an aqueous-degradable thermoplastic rubber copolymer composed of a thermoplastic component and a rubber component. The thermoplastic component is present in an amount of about 5% to about 95% by weight of the aqueous-degradable thermoplastic rubber copolymer, and at least a portion of the sealing element hydrolytically degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163486

High-load collet shifting tool

A collet shifting tool for engaging an internal profile of a shifting sleeve and method relating to the collet shifting tool are disclosed. The tool may include a tubular collet sleeve, a collet mandrel, an optional collet tip, an optional primary shear mechanism, and a secondary shear mechanism. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163481

Mmc downhole tool region comprising an allotropic material

The disclosure provides rotary drill bits with bit head regions or other downhole tools with regions in which an allotropic material in a precursor region has been transformed from a first allotrope to a second allotrope in response to a trigger. The disclosure further provides methods of forming such downhole tools and methods of triggering an allotropic phase transformation during their use.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163480

Drilling system drag member for simultaneous drilling and reaming

Drilling dysfunction during simultaneous down-hole drilling and reaming is reduced by obtaining an indication of force on cutters of a reamer, determining whether or not the indication indicates an excessive force, and upon determining that the indication indicates an excessive force, extending drag elements from the bottom hole assembly to contact a wall of the well bore and reduce the force on the cutters of the reamer. The indication of force on the cutters can be obtained by sensing the weight on the drill bit, and the determination can be done by comparing the indicated weight on the drill bit to a first threshold and a second threshold.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163478

High-voltage drilling methods and systems using hybrid drillstring conveyance

In at least some embodiments, a high-voltage drilling system includes a a power supply to output high-voltage power to an electrical conductor, a bit that extends a borehole based on the high-voltage power, and a hybrid drillstring that transports a fluid flow from the bit to convey detached formation material out of the borehole. At least part of the electrical conductor resides within the hybrid drillstring to convey power to the bit. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163476

Drilling apparatus with fixed and variable angular offsets

A drilling apparatus including a housing having a housing bore, a proximal housing end, and a distal housing end, a driveshaft rotatably supported within the housing bore, a fixed first angular offset axially located between the proximal housing end and the distal housing end, and a variable second angular offset axially located between the proximal housing end and the distal housing end. The drilling apparatus may have a reduced stiffness section so that the drilling apparatus bends preferentially at the reduced stiffness section, and the variable second angular offset may be axially located at the reduced stiffness section.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163474

Downhole mechanical percussive hammer drill assembly

A modular, mechanical percussive hammer assembly may be used with drill strings, wireline cable, and coiled tubing. Rotation of a splined driveshaft by downhole electric, hydraulic or mud motor rotates a downwardly-biased hammer and drill body rotatively captured within a upwardly-biased stationary anvil. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163473

Steering force control mechanism for a downhole drilling tool

Systems and methods of counteracting downhole reactive forces within a directional drilling tool are disclosed. The directional drilling tool includes a steering mechanism for selectively pivoting a bit shaft with respect to an elongate housing. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163322

Mechanically strengthened bond between thermally stable polycrystalline hard materials and hard composites

The strength of the bond formed by a braze material between a polycrystalline hard material and a hard composite may be physically strengthened. For example, a method of physical strengthening may include etching a bonding surface of a polycrystalline material body to produce a synthetic topography on the bonding surface of the polycrystalline material body, the bonding surface opposing a contact surface of the polycrystalline material body; and brazing the bonding surface of the polycrystalline material body having the synthetic topography to a bonding surface of a hard composite using a braze material.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163121

Plugging and abandoning a well using extended-life cement compositions

Methods and systems for plug-and-abandon applications are included. A method comprises providing an extended-life cement composition comprising calcium aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156937

Methods and approaches for geomechanical stratigraphic systems

A method for mapping a subterranean formation is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first set of subterranean formation data based, at least in part, on survey data from the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156720

Incorporation of integrated computational elements within optical analysis tools having a miniaturized operational profile

Conventional optical analysis tools containing an integrated computational element may have an operational profile that is too large for convenient use within confined locales. Optical analysis tools having a miniaturized operational profile can comprise: an electromagnetic radiation source that provides electromagnetic radiation to an optical train; and an optical computing device positioned within the optical train. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156708

Fluidic device that emulates a fracture in a formation and is used to test flow of a treatment fluid through the device

A fluidic device that can emulate a fracture is provided and includes a body with a first region that can emulate a propped fracture and a second region that can emulate an earth formation material. A test fluid flows into the device at a test pressure and temperature, and substantially fills the first and second regions. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156034

Systems and methods for real-time measurement of gas content in drilling fluids

Measuring the amount of individual gases in drilling fluids in real-time may be performed with optical computing devices that are calibrated in real-time or periodically with gas analysis devices to provide more accurate gas content measurements. In some instances, one or more drilling or completion parameters may be altered in response thereto the concentration or change in concentration of individual gases in drilling fluids.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156031

Scalable communication system for hydrocarbon wells

A scalable communication system for data transmission in oil and gas well applications. The communication system includes a high-speed fiber optic line connecting a surface module to a downhole module. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156028

Well ranging apparatus, methods, and systems

A method includes cementing a target well with a target well cement comprising resistive cement having resistivity that is greater than a resistivity of a subsurface formation through which the target well passes. The method includes injecting an injected signal into a conductive casing material at least partially surrounded by the target well cement. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156023

Method and system for distributed control of drilling operations

A system including a plurality of subsystems each of which includes a subsystem controller coupled with a sensor configured to obtain a measurement, an actuator, and a subsystem processor. The subsystem processor includes a first memory storing instructions to identify a subsystem state and generate a subsystem performance objective based on the subsystem state. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156019

Microbubbles for treatment chemical delivery in subterranean formations

Compositions, systems, and methods for delivering treatment chemicals, for example, to enhance conductivity in microfractures and/or low-permeability formations, are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid and a plurality of microbubbles, wherein one or more of the microbubbles each comprise at least an outer shell and a treatment chemical within the shell, and have a diameter of about 100 microns or less; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156001

Downhole friction control systems and methods

A downhole friction control system comprises a downhole sub to attach to a drill string and a vibration component. The vibration component is mechanically coupled to the downhole sub to generate a selected vibration in the drill string when the downhole sub is attached to the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155990

Curved links for wiring conduit

A downhole tool is disclosed. The downhole tool may include an actuator having a housing, a shaft extending through at least a portion of the housing, and a nut movably disposed on the shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155986

Drilling apparatus with a fixed internally tilted driveshaft

A drilling apparatus having a drive section and a bearing section axially distal to the drive section. The bearing section includes a bearing housing having a bearing housing bore defining a bearing housing bore axis, a sleeve assembly received within the bearing housing bore, the sleeve assembly having a sleeve assembly bore defining a sleeve assembly bore axis, a driveshaft received within the sleeve assembly bore, and a bearing assembly for rotatably supporting the driveshaft within the sleeve assembly bore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155608

Double-headed hydrate inhibitors and methods of use

Compositions and methods of using of such compositions to, for example, inhibit of the formation of gas hydrate agglomerates are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a hydrate inhibitor composition comprising a compound into a fluid, wherein the compound comprises two hydrophobic cation moieties, a lipophilic tail, and two linking moieties.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155607

Hydrate inhibitors and methods of use

Compositions and methods of using of such compositions to, for example, inhibit of the formation of gas hydrate agglomerates are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing hydrate inhibitor composition comprising a compound into a fluid, wherein the compound comprises a hydrophobic cation moiety, one or more lipophilic tails, and a linking moiety.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155605

Swellable glass particles for reducing fluid flow in subterranean formations

Methods, compositions, and systems that use swellable glass particles to reduce fluid flow in subterranean formations are included. An example method may comprise introducing swellable glass particles into a zone of a subterranean formation; contacting the swellable glass particles with a resin composition in the zone; and allowing the resin composition to harden in the zone whereby flow through the zone is reduced.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180151368

Engineering the optical properties of an integrated computational element by ion implantation

Systems and methods of engineering the optical properties of an optical integrated computational element device using ion implantation during fabrication are provided. A system as disclosed herein includes a chamber, a material source contained within the chamber, an ion source configured to provide a high-energy ion beam, a substrate holder to support a multilayer stack of materials that form the integrated computational element device, a measurement system, and a computational unit. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149177

Particulate laden fluid vortex erosion mitigation

A vortex suppression element is configured to be inserted in a pipe joint between pipe segments for mitigation of erosion from particulate laden fluid flowing in at least one of the pipe segments. The vortex suppression element includes an outer ring, and an array of inner axial vanes secured to the outer ring. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149015

Application of depth derivative of distributed temperature survey (dts) to identify fluid flow activities in or near a wellbore during the production process

A method for using the depth derivative of distributed temperature sensing data to identify fluid levels, gas production intervals, water production intervals, and other fluid flow activities inside or near the well-bore during the production process comprises providing a fiber optic based distributed temperature sensing measurement system through a production region; gathering the temperatures through the production region as a function of the depth in the subsurface well and as a function of the elapsed time; calculating from the gathered data the depth derivative of the temperature changes as a function of depth in the subsurface well and of the elapsed time; and displaying the depth derivative data for analysis of the fluid levels by operators to identify fluid levels, gas production intervals, water production intervals, and other fluid flow activities inside or near the wellbore during the production process.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149013

Pressure balanced transducer assembly and measurement tool

A transducer assembly including a rigid transducer housing. The transducer housing has an interior space and defines a transducer socket and a pressure balancing cylinder. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149008

Enhancing complex fracture networks using near-wellbore and far-field diversion

Methods comprising introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore and through a perforation into a first propped main fracture at a first treatment interval above a fracture gradient of the subterranean formation, the treatment fluid comprising a first aqueous base fluid, expandable particulates, and degradable particulates; expanding the expandable particulates to fluidically seal the first propped main fracture to fluid flow between the first propped main fracture and the wellbore with the expanded expandable particulates and the degradable particulates; diverting the treatment fluid to a second treatment interval in the subterranean formation along the wellbore, wherein the rate of the treatment fluid creates or enhances a second main fracture therein; introducing a proppant fluid comprising a second aqueous base fluid and proppant particulates into the wellbore at the second treatment interval; and placing the proppant particulates into the second main fracture, thereby forming a second propped main fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148996

Well test burner system and methods of use

A well test burner system includes a plurality of burner nozzles, each including an air valve and a well product valve movable between an open position, where air and a well product are allowed to circulate through the burner nozzle to discharge an air/well product mixture, and a closed position, where the air and the well product are prevented from circulating through the burner nozzle. One or more actuation devices are operatively coupled to the air valve and the well product valve to move the air valve and the well product valve between the open and closed positions.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148995

Autonomous pressure control assembly with state-changing valve system

A method and apparatus are provided for controlling wellbore pressure within a wellbore during a perforation event by changing a state of a valve system multiple times. Information generated about the wellbore pressure within the wellbore may be received. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148993

Wellbore plug sealing assembly

A wellbore sealing assembly including a downhole device with a sealing sleeve coupled to the uphole end. The downhole device has an internal channel allowing fluid communication through the device that is substantially blocked when a ball is seated in the sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148988

Sealed core storage and testing device for a downhole tool

A sealed core storage and testing device for a downhole tool is disclosed. The device includes an outer body, an internal sleeve in the outer body, an end cap coupled to the outer body and operable to move from an open position to a closed position, and a plurality of ports located on at least one of the other body or the end cap.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148979

Polycrystalline diamond compact with fiber-reinforced substrate

The present disclosure relates to a polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) with a fiber-reinforces substrate. The disclosure further relates to method of forming such a pdc.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148978

Drill bit cutter having shaped cutting element

A drill bit cutter having a shaped cutting element is disclosed. The cutter includes a substrate having a fixed portion, and a rotating portion rotatably attached to the fixed portion. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148629

Controlled activation of extended-life cement compositions

Methods, compositions, and systems for cementing are included. The method comprises providing an extended-life cement composition comprising calcium-aluminate cement, water, a cement set retarder, and a delayed-release cement set activator. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148627

Heavy-atom resin formulation for use in subterranean wells

A fluid composition comprising: (a) a liquid hardenable resin component comprising a resin; and (b) a hardening agent component comprising a hardening agent for the resin; wherein at least one of the resin or the hardening agent comprises a molecule having at least one heavy atom. The substitution of one or more heavy atoms that have a higher atomic weight than the other atoms of the molecule, increases the molecular mass of the resin or hardening agent, and hence, the density of the fluid composition. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145615

Variable frequency drive motor control

Various embodiments include a variable frequency drive motor control apparatus. The apparatus includes a main controller having a first interface. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143344

Reconstructing optical spectra using integrated computational element structures

Two or more integrated computational element (“ice”) structures are designed and utilized in an optical computing device to combinatorily reconstruct spectral patterns of a sample. To design the ice structures, principal component analysis (“pca”) loading vectors are derived from training spectra. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143343

Skin effect correction for focused electrode devices based on analytical model

Methods and systems for determining conductivity of a reservoir formation based on skin effect correction and an analytical model for admittance of the reservoir formation are presented in this disclosure. At least one analytical model of admittance of the formation can be initially built as a function of conductivity of the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142549

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

An apparatus includes a down hole tool housing attached to a ranging electromagnetic field strength sensor. The ranging electromagnetic field strength sensor is to measure electromagnetic field strength components associated with an electromagnetic field originating at a first well, via at least one of direct transmission and backscatter transmission, when the down hole tool housing is disposed in a second well, to provide ranging measurements to calculate an approximate range between the first well and the second well. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142548

Multipoint measurements for wellbore ranging

A system for well comparison, comprising at least one electromagnetic field generator shaped for insertion into a first well and capable of generating an electromagnetic field; at least one detector capable of measuring in the second well the field generated in the first well; wherein the first well is substantially perpendicular to the second well; and wherein measurements of the field of the at least one generator are capable of being used to calculate a distance, direction or curvature of the second well with respect to the first well.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142529

Packing element back-up system incorporating iris mechanism

An annular sealing assembly and method are disclosed. The assembly includes a mandrel and an expandable element disposed around the mandrel which expands to seal against the inner diameter of a tubing or casing string. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142526

Hydrostatically actuable downhole piston

A hydrostatically actuable downhole piston apparatus for use in a wellbore, comprising glide spacers disposed in the primary chamber, capable of mitigating the deflection of the piston and other hydrostatic components at elevated wellbore hydrostatic pressures. The disclosed apparatus is suited for, among other applications, the hydrostatic setting of a downhole tool, such as a packer, in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142525

Particulate dispenser

Particulate dispenser can include a housing enclosing a receiving space. The housing having a fluid inlet aperture and a particulate input aperture, and a fluid outlet aperture. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142521

Drill bit with reinforced binder zones

A drill bit having reinforced binder zones and method of forming same are disclosed. The method includes the steps of mixing reinforcing particles with a binder-reinforcing material, placing the mixture of reinforcing particles and binder-reinforcing material in a mold used in forming a body of the drill bit, placing a universal binder in the mold, and heating the mold. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142136

Expansive cement

An expansive additive composition for use in portland cements and a method of using such an additive composition is provided. The additive composition can include a calcium aluminate cement additive and a lithium compound. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142133

Dust control in oil field applications

A method and a composition for suppressing and eliminating dust particulate. The composition includes an aqueous gelling solution, and a proppant particulate. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141012

On-location sand delivery system & conveyor and process

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for using containers, instead of pneumatic transfer, to move bulk material from a transportation unit to a blender receptacle of a blender are provided. A transportation unit may deliver one or more containers of bulk material to the well site, where one or more conveyors may deliver the containers to a location proximate the blender receptacle. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140968

Increasing accuracy of measurements using mud retorts by maximizing recovery of vapors

A mud retort assembly includes a retort that heats a fluid and thereby generates vapors, a condenser in fluid communication with the retort to at least partially condense the vapors and thereby generate a liquid, a condensate collector that receives the liquid and residual vapors via an outlet pipe of the condenser, and a collector plug having a frustoconical body that extends partially into the condensate collector at an opening to the condensate collector. The collector plug defines a central aperture that receives the outlet pipe and has an annular flange extending radially outward from the frustoconical body to rest on the condensate collector at the opening.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139678

Selectively skipping transceivers to enhance communication quality and speed

A system for improving communication between surface and downhole equipment, in some embodiments, comprises: a first transceiver in a formation; a second transceiver in the formation; and a third transceiver in the formation, the second transceiver positioned between the first and third transceivers, wherein, upon determining that a communication quality metric pertaining to wireless communication in the formation fails to meet a criterion, the first transceiver transmits data to the second transceiver, wherein, upon determining that said communication quality metric meets the criterion, the first transceiver transmits said data to the third transceiver in lieu of transmitting said data to the second transceiver.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137402

Cognitive computing meeting facilitator

A system for facilitating meetings, in some embodiments, comprises: neurosynaptic processing logic; and one or more information repositories accessible to the neurosynaptic processing logic, wherein, during a meeting of participants that includes the neurosynaptic processing logic, the neurosynaptic processing logic accesses resources from the one or more information repositories to perform a probabilistic analysis, and wherein, based on said probabilistic analysis, the neurosynaptic processing logic answers a question from one or more of the participants, asks a question of the participants, makes a statement to the participants, or provides a suggestion to the participants.. . ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136361

Downhole annulus evaluation apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed are apparatus, systems, and methods for determining the completeness of the cement sheath or gravel-pack annulus of a borehole based on gamma counts or count rates measured with a pulsed neuron tool deployed in the borehole in conjunction with a quantitative relationship between certain gamma count (rate) ratios and a parameter of completeness. In various embodiments, the determination utilizes the ratio of the net long inelastic count (rate) and the near capture count (rate), or the ratio of the net near inelastic count (rate) and the long capture count (rate). ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136357

Antennas for wellbore logging tools and methods of manufacture

An antenna assembly includes a bobbin positionable about an outer surface of a tool mandrel, and a coil wrapped about an outer bobbin surface of the bobbin and extending longitudinally along at least a portion of the outer bobbin surface. A plurality of ferrites are positioned within a groove defined in the outer surface of the tool mandrel, and the plurality of ferrites extend circumferentially about the outer surface and interpose the tool mandrel and the coil.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136356

Systems and methods for characterizing materials external of a casing

A method for use with a subterranean well can include modeling multiple fluid types in an annulus formed between casing and an earth formation penetrated by a wellbore, inverting electromagnetic data acquired by sensors in the well, and selecting at least one of the fluid types based on the inverting. A system for use with a subterranean well can include multiple sensors longitudinally spaced apart along a casing in a wellbore, each of the sensors imparting electromagnetic impulses to a fluid present in an annulus formed between the casing and the wellbore, and each of the sensors providing observed data indicative of at least one physical property associated with the fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136355

Digital excitation signal generator for downhole logging tools

A digital excitation signal generator can be used to modulate excitation current or voltage to be injected into a subterranean formation by a downhole logging tool. The digital excitation signal generator can include a processor and a pulse-width modulator (“pwm”) device. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135409

Electromagnetic telemetry using capacitive electrodes

An electromagnetic (em) telemetry system with capacitive electrodes for use with downhole equipment is described. Embodiments of the em telemetry system with capacitive electrodes include a downhole transceiver comprising an encoded signal transmitter, a downhole sensor disposed to monitor the downhole equipment, and an encoded signal receiver comprising one or more capacitive counter electrodes. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135407

Distributed scintillation detector for downhole positioning

A position determination system and a method for position detection within a wellbore are disclosed. A radioactive tag may be disposed within the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135405

Monitoring substances in a well annulus

A system can include a current source electrically connected to casing in a wellbore, and a sensor including a monitoring electrode, a potential difference between the casing and the electrode resulting from current applied by the current source, and the potential difference indicating an impedance of a substance in an annulus external to the casing. A method can include positioning sensors spaced apart along a casing in a wellbore, each of the sensors including an electrode in electrical contact with a substance in an annulus, inducing current in the casing, and measuring a potential difference between the casing and the electrode at each sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135404

Determining the current state of cement in a wellbore

Systems and methods are provided for determining a cure state of cement in a wellbore. A drill device can be used to drill cement in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135388

Modular downhole debris separating assemblies

A downhole system can include multiple sub-components of a downhole debris separator assembly that is modular. The system can also include multiple couplers arranged on or among the sub-components of the multiple sub-components. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135382

Methods for formulating a cement slurry for use in a subterranean salt formation

Methods of formulating a cement slurry for use in a subterranean salt formation, including methods for formulating a cement slurry capable of providing long-term zonal isolation within a subterranean salt formation. The methods also take into account the effects of treatment fluids on the cement slurry, such as drilling fluids, spacer fluids, flush fluids, or other relevant fluids used to perform a subterranean formation operation.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135366

Heave compensated managed pressure drilling

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, system and methods for controlling borehole pressure in a mpd system to compensate for heave effects on a drilling rig are provided. The systems and method described herein involve calculating and implementing set points for two or more mpd system components in real time. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135365

Automatic managed pressure drilling utilizing stationary downhole pressure sensors

Undertaking a wellbore operation while monitoring wellbore pressure with stationary pressure sensors coupled to tubing extended within the wellbore and thereby generating downhole annulus signals in real-time. The wellbore pressure is also monitored at or near a surface location during the wellbore operation with surface pressure sensors that generate a measured wellhead pressure. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135357

Attachment of tsp diamond ring using brazing and mechanical locking

A cutter for a drill bit and method of manufacturing same is disclosed. The cutter has a non-leached polycrystalline diamond (pcd) table bonded to a substrate and a leached pcd table bonded to one or both of the substrate and non-leached pcd table. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135354

Multiple speed drill bit assembly

A drill bit may include rings that are rotatable at different speeds along a single axis. The drill bit may be coupled to a motor using multiple driveshafts. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134948

Improved vertical proppant suspension in hydraulic fractures

A method of treating in a subterranean formation including combining an aqueous base fluid, an oil based fluid, a hydrophobic proppant, and a non-hydrophobic proppant to form an immiscible fluid system; and introducing the immiscible fluid system into the subterranean formation. A method of treating includes combining an aqueous base fluid, an oil based fluid, a hydrophobic proppant, and a non-hydrophobic proppant to form an immiscible fluid system; introducing the immiscible fluid system into a fracture in the formation; allowing the immiscible fluid system to separate into at least two separate phases, wherein the oil based fluid and hydrophobic proppant to form proppant aggregates and the aqueous based fluid to act as a spacer fluid surrounding at least a portion of the proppant aggregates; and removing the spacer fluid from the fracture during flowback stage or well production to form proppant-free channels between proppant aggregates.. ... Halliburton Energy Service Inc








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