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Producing chemical formulations with cognitive computing

A cognitive computing system for producing chemical formulations, in some embodiments, comprises: neurosynaptic processing logic; and one or more information repositories accessible to the neurosynaptic processing logic, said one or more repositories storing resources, wherein the neurosynaptic processing logic determines a first chemical formulation to achieve a target and to satisfy one or more constraints, produces and tests said first chemical formulation, and analyzes the results of the test using said resources to determine a second chemical formulation, wherein the second chemical formulation more closely achieves the target and satisfies the one or more constraints than the first chemical formulation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Real-time determination of formation water-filled porosity using dielectric measurement data

A method for real-time determination of water-filled porosity of a formation using dielectric measurement data, whereby the refractive index of a non-water component of the formation and the downhole temperature are acquired, along with the dielectric constant of the formation. Using these values, the water salinity of the formation is calculated. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Stimulated fracture network partitioning from microseismicity analysis

An illustrative hydraulic fracture mapping method includes: collecting microseismic signals during a multistage hydraulic fracturing operation; deriving microseismic event locations from the microseismic signals to create a microseismic event map for each stage of the operation; fitting a set of fracture planes to the microseismic event maps; determining a stimulated reservoir volume (“srv”) region for each said stage; identifying where srv regions overlap to form an overlap region; partitioning the overlap region to eliminate any overlap between the srv regions; truncating the set of fracture planes for the srv regions to discard any portion outside the revised srv regions; and storing or displaying the truncated set of fracture planes for the first revised srv region.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Seismic-source apparatus and detection system

A source of acoustic energy for a downhole environment can include a motor and a mechanical energy storage device. The mechanical energy storage device may be for storing a preset amount of torque generated by the motor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Communication system for an offshore drilling system

A communication system for an offshore drilling system includes an acoustic transceiver located at a surface location and a rotating control device (rcd) located below sea level. The rcd including a rcd acoustic transceiver configured to transmit data related to the rcd through a packer assembly located inside of the rcd and to the acoustic transceiver located at the surface location. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Monitoring water flood location using potentials between casing and casing-mounted electrodes

A system for locating water floods, in some embodiments, comprises: multiple transducers for coupling to a borehole casing to inject current into a formation within which the casing is disposed; and multiple electrodes, each of the electrodes coupled to a different one of the multiple transducers when coupled to the casing, wherein each of the multiple transducers is used to determine a potential between the casing and a corresponding one of the multiple electrodes to which the transducer is coupled, wherein the potentials from the multiple transducers are used to determine a water flood location.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Real-time bottom-hole flow measurements for hydraulic fracturing with a doppler sensor in bridge plug using das communication

A system and method for obtaining real time down hole flow measurements and proppant concentrations between perforations and/or perforation clusters during hydraulic fracturing in multistage stimulated wells.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

System and method for leak detection

A method and logging tool for evaluating leakage within a wellbore. In an embodiment, a percussive hammer assembly is selectively actuated to strike the interior wall of a casing, thereby propagating a sound wave along the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

High-resolution-molded mandrel

A method may include coiling a fiber line around an exterior side of a casing section. A mold may be temporarily secured to at least a portion of the exterior side of the casing section. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

A method of acidizing of subterranean formations in well operations

A method for acidizing a subterranean formation is disclosed. The method includes using an acid to lower the ph of a fluid within a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Method of well completion

A method for well completion employs a combined plugging and perforating operation for creating multiple spaced-apart clusters of perforations and optional stimulation treatments in stages. For each stage to be completed, a frac plug, carried, for example, along a wireline bottom hole assembly with perforating guns, is set in the wellbore distal (toward the toe end of the well) of the most proximal perforation cluster of the previous stage, thereby maintaining open hole conditions that provide adequate flow past the most distal perforation clusters in the current stage and minimizing proppant accumulation in the wellbore from stimulation operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Simulating hydraulic fracture propagation using dynamic mesh deformation

An illustrative hydraulic fracturing simulation method includes: creating an initial mesh representation of a subterranean formation, the mesh including mesh nodes; determining one or more fracture paths in the formation; for each of the one or more fracture paths, displacing a subset of the mesh nodes into alignment with the fracture path; interpolating from displacements of the aligned mesh nodes to obtain displacements for each non-aligned mesh node in the mesh, thereby obtaining a deformed mesh representation of the formation; using the deformed mesh to construct a linear set of equations representing fracture creation and propagation caused by injection of a hydraulic fracturing fluid; deriving one or more fracture path extensions from the linear set of equations; and displaying the one or more fracture paths with the one or more fracture path extensions accurately representing the fracture propagation path. The interpolation may be performed using radial basis functions.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Remotely operated and multi-functional down-hole control tools

A system for controlling flow in a wellbore can include a down-hole control module that is hydraulically coupled to multiple components of the system. The control module can include a computer, which can be preprogrammed to operate the various components in a particular sequence, and communicate confirmation or error signals to a surface location. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Resettable sliding sleeve for downhole flow control assemblies

A flow control assembly includes a housing defining flow port that place an interior of the housing in fluid communication with an exterior of the housing, and a sliding sleeve defining sleeve ports and movably positioned within the interior between a first position, where fluid communication between the interior and the exterior via the flow ports is prevented, and a second positon, where fluid communication between the interior and the exterior is facilitated through the sleeve ports and the flow ports. A piston and a slip device are movably arranged within a piston chamber defined between the housing and the sliding sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180274327

Chemical means to predict end of job in reverse-circulation cementing

Methods and systems for cementing casing in a wellbore are described. The methods include introducing a modified biopolymer into an inner diameter of the casing, reverse-circulating a cement composition in the wellbore, permitting the modified biopolymer to contact the cement composition, and terminating the reverse-circulation upon detection of an increase in pressure in pumping the cement composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180274317

Degradable casing joints for use in subterranean formation operations

A casing joint and systems and methods related thereto. The casing joint comprises a tubular body, a window formed through a sidewall of the tubular body, and a degradable material secured to the tubular body to occlude the window. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180274316

System and method for intelligent latch securement

The disclosed embodiments include an assembly for anchoring a tool at a subsurface location in a wellbore. The assembly includes a latch coupling having a latch pocket on an internal surface of the latch coupling. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180274300

Reduced trip well system for multilateral wells

A method includes conveying a washover whipstock coupled to an orienting latch anchor into a parent wellbore lined with casing and securing the orienting latch anchor to the casing. A washover tool couples to and removes the washover whipstock from the parent wellbore, and thereby exposes a releasable orienting coupling of the orienting latch anchor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273836

Multifunctional brush photopolymerized coated proppant particulates use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein, the treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and brush photopolymerized coated proppant particulates (bpcpps), and placing the bpcpps into the at least one fracture to form a proppant pack therein. The bpcpps comprise proppant modified with a coupling agent photopolymerized to a derivatized hydrophilic polymer, thereby resulting in a brush polymer structure of the derivatized hydrophilic polymer extending from the proppant.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273832

Methods and systems for forming a fracturing fluid from a source of metal-laden water

Extraneous metal ions in a source of water can often make the water unsuitable for use as the continuous phase of an aqueous fracturing fluid. Extraneous metal ions can be a particular issue for produced water and other process water sources. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273827

Methods and systems for wellbore remediation

Removing inorganic scale and other acid-soluble materials in the presence of a particulate pack can sometimes result in unwanted alterations to the particulate pack. Methods for removing inorganic scale can comprise: introducing a descaling agent comprising an n-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid or any salt thereof into a wellbore in fluid communication with a particulate pack, an inorganic scale being present in the wellbore or in the particulate pack; contacting the descaling agent with the particulate pack and the inorganic scale; and removing at least a portion of the inorganic scale using the n-(phosphonoalkyl)iminodiacetic acid or any salt thereof without substantially affecting the particulate pack.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273826

Conveyance of ambient-reactive subterranean formation additives to downhole locations

Methods including mixing a treatment fluid slurry in a storage tank, the treatment fluid slurry comprising an insulative base fluid, an ambient-reactive subterranean formation additive (ara), wherein the ara reacts at an ambient temperature, the reaction resulting in surface modification of the ara, degradation of the ara, or a combination of surface modification and degradation of the ara, and wherein the insulative base fluid maintains the treatment fluid slurry at a temperature different from the ambient temperature to prevent the ara from reacting; and introducing the treatment fluid slurry into a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273825

Settable compositions with variable set times

A settable composition may be designed to thicken at substantially the same time downhole and/or set at substantially the same time downhole independent of when the settable composition was introduced into the wellbore by varying the concentration of set retarders and/or set accelerators during placement of settable compositions. For example, a method may include introducing a settable composition into a wellbore, the settable composition having an initial portion with a first concentration of a set-time additive, a middle portion with a second concentration of a set-time additive, and a final portion with a third concentration of a set-time additive; choosing the first and the third concentrations of the set-time additive so that the initial portion has a longer set-time than the final portion; and thickening the settable, wherein the initial and final portions thicken to exceed a consistency of about 70 bc within about 3 hours of each other.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180273823

Colloidal dispersions (sols) for weighting agents in fluids

A sag-resistant fluid, such as a drilling fluid, a completion fluid, or a spacer fluid, including a colloidal suspension that includes a continuous liquid phase and a solid phase suspended in the continuous liquid phase. The solid phase includes a plurality of particles, having an average diameter of the plurality of particles less than about 1000 nm. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/27/18 / #20180272422

Heat-exchanging mold assemblies for infiltrated downhole tools

An example system for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold assembly having one or more component parts and defining an infiltration chamber to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool. One or more thermal conduits are positioned within the one or more component parts for circulating a thermal fluid through at least one of the one or more component parts and thereby placing the thermal fluid in thermal communication with the infiltration chamber.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180269966

Multiple polarization fiber optic telemetry

A downhole tool apparatus is disclosed that includes an input fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optic modulator. The input fiber optic cable propagates first and second actively orthogonally polarized light beams. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267200

Simultaneous evaluation of the volume and the position of voids in downhole cement

A method may comprise providing a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the wellbore being lined with a pipe and having a cement between the pipe and the wellbore, wherein the cement contains a defect; providing a control spectrum of gamma radiation count rates as a function of energy for a control, wherein the control comprises the cement without the defect; emitting gamma rays into the pipe and the cement having the defect from a source of a nuclear tool disposed in the wellbore; detecting count rates of gamma radiation scattered back from the pipe and the cement having the defect with a detector of the nuclear tool as a function of energy to produce a sample spectrum; and deriving one or more physical attributes related to the defect based on a comparison of the sample spectrum and the control spectrum.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267197

Nuclear magnetic resonance sensing device for downhole measurements

A nuclear magnetic resonance device for subterranean characterization includes a tool body, a peripheral measurement device, and a controller. The tool body includes a permanent magnet located therein, permanent magnet inducing a static magnetic field (b0) in a region of interest. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267194

Uniaxial anisotropy detection apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include various borehole imaging tools and methods to provide sensing surface configurations for improving the assessment of anisotropy in layered formations. In at least some embodiments, the borehole imaging tools employ a unitary conductive body to provide a wall-contacting face with grooves that define multiple elongated sensing surfaces. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267190

Methods and systems employing windowed frequency spectra analysis to derive a slowness log

A method includes obtaining at least one digital waveform corresponding to acoustic signals collected by a logging tool deployed in a downhole environment. The method also includes performing windowed frequency spectra analysis (wfsa) on the at least one digital waveform to obtain frequency semblance information at different time-slices. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267185

Fracture mapping with automated temporal analysis

An illustrative fracture mapping system includes: a data acquisition unit collecting measurements deformation measurements during a fluid injection phase of a hydraulic fracturing operation; and a processing system implementing a formation mapping method. The formation mapping method includes: obtaining an initial fracture map having a location and geometry for one or more fractures activated during the fluid injection phase, the fracture map corresponding to a given time during the hydraulic fracturing operation; deriving from the initial fracture map a time series of fracture maps for times preceding the given time; and storing the time series on a nonvolatile information storage medium. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266240

Modular electro-optic flowmeter system for downhole

A device is described for measuring downhole flow rate, density and fluid fractions of oil-gas-water mixtures in a production string.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266236

Distributed sensor systems and methods

A distributed downhole sensor system for a well includes a sensor array comprising. The sensor array includes a plurality of sensors and cable segments. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266231

Solids control methods, apparatus, and systems

A weir assembly system comprises an insert dimensioned to be inserted into a section of a wellbore and a plurality of weirs spaced within the insert so as to increase the separation of solids from fluid within the section of the wellbore when the fluid is flowing through the wellbore. The plurality of weirs may be oriented to create a tortuous fluid flow path, such that a flow opening of a first weir causes solids to deposit at a second weir without obstructing a flow opening of the second weir. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266219

Shunt system for downhole sand control completions

A downhole sand control completion system includes a completion string extendable within a wellbore and including one or more sand control screen assemblies arranged about a base pipe, each sand control screen assembly including one or more sand screens positioned about the base pipe. A shunt system is positioned about an exterior of the base pipe to receive and redirect a gravel slurry flowing in an annulus defined between the completion string and a wellbore wall. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266218

Annular flow rings for sand control screen assemblies

A sand control screen assembly includes a base pipe and a sand screen positioned about an outer surface of the base pipe. An annular flow ring is positioned about the outer surface of the base pipe and is operatively coupled to the sand screen. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266217

Setting valve configurations in a manifold system

An example method of setting a plurality of valves into a predetermined configuration for use in a wellbore servicing operation includes presenting a schematic display of the plurality of valves with a visual indication of the current state of each valve. The method also includes displaying a list of predefined valve configurations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266211

Completion methodology for unconventional well applications using multiple entry sleeves and biodegradable diverting agents

A heel-to-toe method and system for horizontal well treatments incorporates use of frac ball and sleeve in conjunction with biodegradable diverting agents.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266203

Retrievable pre-tension packing assembly

A method includes providing a retrievable plug assembly at a surface of an oil or gas well, the plug assembly having a seal element that has an original outer diameter. The method also includes stretching the seal element so that the outer diameter is less than the original outer diameter and then placing the plug assembly between first and second zones formed within the tubing string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266194

Method and system for deployment of tubing strings for riser-less applications

The disclosed embodiments include a tubing deployment system. In one embodiment, the tubing deployment system includes a first tubing string having a first weightable collar. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266192

Casing string assembly with composite pre-milled window

Casing string assemblies with a composite pre-milled window used in oil wells, as well as methods for producing them, are disclosed. The composite pre-milled window provides mechanical protection but is easily drillable or millable without the need to remove unwanted debris or internal sleeves, and is especially suitable for multilateral well technology.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266191

Collet device with an adjustable snap value

A collet device with an adjustable snap value can have a tubular body and beams. The tubular body can have a main body, an inner member in an inner area of the main body, and an outer member in an area external to the main body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180266181

Stiffness tuning and dynamic force balancing rotors of downhole drilling motors

A method of manufacturing a power unit for a downhole drilling motor includes fabricating a stator that provides two or more stator lobes that define an internal profile, and fabricating a rotor that provides at least one rotor lobe that defines an external profile that both rotates and precesses within the internal profile during operation. At least one of an external geometry and an internal geometry of the rotor along all or a portion of the rotor may be varied to alter a stiffness and mass of the rotor and thereby optimize stiffness and force balancing with respect to the stator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265769

Use of natural gas as a vaporizing gas in a well intervention operation

Methods for servicing a hydrocarbon well using natural gas in a well intervention operation can include preparing a working fluid having a compositiion containing about 10 wt % to 100 wt % of a gas phase natural gas, where the quantity and composition of the natural gas is selected so that under specified well intervention conditions, the natural gas and a liquid phase recovery target material form a mixture in the condensing vapor-gas or vapor-gas part of the mixture's phase envelope. During the well intervention operation and at the specified well intervention conditions, the method can include injecting the working fluid into the well, contacting the working fluid with the liquid phase recovery target material, vaporizing the recovery target material, and forming a homogeneous gas phase well mixture of the recovery target material and natural gas. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265766

Ethoxylated amines for use in subterranean formations

Methods for treating subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and a surfactant comprising an ethoxylated amine or derivative thereof; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and producing fluids from the wellbore during or subsequent to introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265765

Encapsulated scale inhibitor for downhole applications in subterranean formations

Encapsulated scale inhibitors and methods of their use in subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising a plurality of scale inhibitor particulates that comprise at least one scale inhibitor and a self-degrading encapsulating material that at least partially encapsulates the scale inhibitor; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265763

Use of solid surfactant composites in well cementing

Disclosed are spacer fluids and methods of use in subterranean formations. Embodiments may include use of solid surfactant composites in well cementing operations.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265762

Salt-free invert emulsions for use in subterranean formation operations

Salt-free invert emulsions having an external phase comprising a hydrocarbon fluid, and an internal phase comprising a hygroscopic fluid selected from the group consisting of an amino alcohol, a glycol, an amine glycol, and any combination thereof. Methods including introducing the salt-free invert emulsion into a subterranean formation and performing a subterranean formation operation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265761

Constitutionally dynamic polymer for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to constitutionally dynamic polymer for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation, the method including placing in the subterranean formation a composition including a constitutionally dynamic polymer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265760

Hollow hydrogel capsules and methods of using the same

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. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265635

Silane-functionalized polyalkyleneimine clay stabilizer for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to a silane-functionalized polyalkyleneimine (pai) clay stabilizer for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255632

Downhole field ionization neutron generator

A well logging tool includes a neutron generator having a housing, a gas source, a field ionization array, and an extraction ring. The housing defines an ion source chamber, and the gas source delivers ionizable gas to the ion source chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252838

Magnetic field gradient sensor calibration

An example method includes measuring, with a sensor tool, an electromagnetic field generated by an excitation source in order to determine an azimuth angle from the sensor tool to the source. An initial calibration of the sensor tool is performed to generate a library of sensor tool constant coefficients. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252837

Determining borehole parameters using ultrasonic and micro-resistivity calipers

A micro-resistivity caliper, in some embodiments, comprises a cylindrical body; multiple center electrodes, arranged circumferentially about the cylindrical body, to emit current into a borehole and toward a borehole wall; multiple focus electrodes to limit dispersion of the current emitted by the center electrodes, each of the focus electrodes surrounding a different center electrode; multiple return electrodes to receive the current emitted by the center electrodes, each of the return electrodes surrounding a different focus electrode; and one or more processors, coupled to the return electrodes, to determine one or more standoffs between the micro-resistivity caliper and the borehole wall based on the currents received from the multiple return electrodes.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252784

Nuclear magnetic resonance tool with projections for improved measurements

An example method for generating measurements using a downhole tool may comprise generating a magnetic field using a magnetic field source coupled to a tool body. An electromagnetic signal may be transmitted from an antenna coupled to the tool body and around which at least one radial projection is positioned and tilted with respect to a longitudinal axis of the tool body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252575

Active error correction in an optical sensor system

An optical sensor system may include an interrogation system coupled to one or more fiber-optic cables positioned in a wellbore. The interrogation system may interrogate a fiber fabry-perot interferometric sensor and one or more fiber bragg sensors multiplexed in the fiber-optic cables. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252555

Fiber optic sensing using soluble layers

Optical sensors having one or more soluble coatings thereon are used to detect the presence of a degrading fluid. In a generalized embodiment, the fiber optic sensor includes a fiber optic cable having two strain sensor positioned therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252100

Subsurface electric field monitoring methods and systems employing a current focusing cement arrangement

A subsurface electric field monitoring system includes one or more electric field sensors deployed external to a casing in a borehole formed in a downhole formation. The system also includes a multi-layer cement arrangement external to the casing, where the multi-layer cement arrangement focuses emitted current to a target region of the downhole formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252097

Mud pump stroke detection using distributed acoustic sensing

An example system for detecting mud pump stroke information comprises a distributed acoustic sensing (das) data collection system coupled to a downhole drilling system, a stroke detector coupled to a mud pump of the downhole drilling system configured to detect strokes in the mud pump and to generate mud pump stroke information based on the detected strokes, and a fiber disturber coupled to the stroke detector and to optical fiber of the das data collection system configured to disturb the optical fiber based on mud pump stroke information generated by the stroke detector. The system further comprises a computing system comprising a processor, memory, and a pulse detection module operable to transmit optical signals into the optical fiber of the das data collection system, receive das data signals in response to the transmitted optical signals, and detect mud pump stroke information in the received das data signals.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252093

Passive ranging to a target well using a fiber optic ranging assembly

A well system includes a target wellbore that penetrates a subterranean formation and a relief wellbore drilled toward the target wellbore and a target intercept location where a fluid flows into the target wellbore from the subterranean formation. A bottom hole assembly is coupled to a drill string extended into the relief wellbore and includes a fiber optic ranging assembly having one or more fiber optic sensors positioned on a tubular member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252088

Rotary steerable drilling tool and method

A directional drilling system includes a rotary steerable tool. The rotary steerable tool includes an extendable member configured to extend outwardly from the rotary steerable tool upon actuation, and a geolocation electronics device configured to track a position of the rotary steerable tool and the extendable member and control actuation of the extendable member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252085

Reverse frac pack treatment

A treating tube may be positionable in a wellbore to create a passage internal to the treating tube and a passage in an annulus between the treating tube and a wellbore casing. Fluid may be injected into a fracturing zone from above or below a pay zone adjacent to the wellbore through a first of the two passages to expand the fracturing zone downhole or uphole, respectively, into the pay zone. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252084

Enhancing complex fracture geometry in subterranean formations, sequential fracturing

Methods including introducing a first high-viscosity treatment fluid (hvtf) into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (iifrss) to the first hvtf to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each iifrs applied to the first hvtf a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a first hvtf measured pressure slope. Evaluating the first hvtf measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent iifrs to the first hvtf. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252075

Shiftable isolation sleeve for multilateral wellbore systems

A well system having primary and secondary wellbores wherein a completion sleeve is positioned in the primary wellbore and defines a window aligned with a primary wellbore casing exit and upper and lower couplings defined on opposing axial ends of the window. An isolation sleeve is positioned within the completion sleeve and defines a helical slot. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252073

Remotely operated and multi-functional down-hole control tools

A system for controlling flow in a wellbore can include a down-hole control module that is hydraulically coupled to multiple components of the system. The control module can include a computer, which can be preprogrammed to operate the various components in a particular sequence, and communicate confirmation or error signals to a surface location. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252068

Packing element having a bonded petal anti-extrusion device

A packing system comprising an anti-extrusion plugging system is described. The system includes a plugging tool and an elastomeric packing element carried by the plugging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252067

Degradable isolation devices with embedded tracers

The disclosed embodiments include a wellbore isolation device, a method to form the wellbore isolation device, and a downhole, device-tracking system. In one embodiment, the system includes a wellbore isolation device having a first identification tag and a dissolvable component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252066

Downhole barrier delivery device

A downhole barrier delivery device is provided including a tubular housing having an outer surface, a first end having a fluid entrance aperture, a second end opposite the first end having a fluid exit aperture, and an inner bore extending from the fluid entrance aperture to the fluid exit aperture. A bypass channel extends along the length of the tubular housing between the outer surface of the tubular housing and the inner bore, wherein the central bore and the bypass channel are separated by an impermeable barrier. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252061

Downhole tool with multiple pistons

A downhole tool includes a tool body comprising an inner housing and an outer housing to form an annulus between the inner housing and the outer housing and a primary piston positioned within the annulus to form a primary cavity within the annulus. The downhole tool further includes a backup piston positioned within the annulus to form a second cavity within the annulus and a pressure operating device in fluid communication with the annulus.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252057

Selective stimulation of reservoir targets

A selective stimulation system includes coiled tubing in which a distributed sensor array is disposed. The distributed sensor array is to measure hydrocarbon production parameters along the distributed sensor array in a wellbore of a formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252054

Alignment sub with deformable sleeve

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, a system and method for rotationally orienting two wellbore tool components on a tool string relative to each other is provided. The system may include an alignment sub that is simple to operate and allows for quick adjustments to the relative orientations of downhole tool components. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252047

Partial transient liquid-phase bonded polycrystalline diamond compact cutters

Bonding polycrystalline diamond compacts to hard composite substrates to produce polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) cutters may be achieved with a partial transient liquid-phase (ptlp) bonding method that uses lower temperatures than comparable brazing methods. For example, an interlayer bonding structure may be positioned between a polycrystalline diamond compact and a hard composite substrate and heated to a bonding temperature to achieve the ptlp bonding between the polycrystalline diamond compact and the hard composite substrate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252046

Metal matrix composite drill bits with reinforcing metal blanks

A reinforcing metal blank may be used to form metal matrix composite (mmc) drill bits. For example, an mmc drill bit may include a shank attached to a reinforcing metal blank that extends into a bit body comprising a metal matrix composite, wherein the reinforcing metal blank comprises reinforcing structures that are positioned along at least a portion of an inner surface and/or at least a portion of an outer surface of the reinforcing metal blank and extend into the metal matrix composite; and a plurality of cutting elements coupled to an exterior portion of the bit body.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252042

Hybrid drive for a fully rotating downhole tool

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a hybrid drive for use within a rotary steerable drilling tool is provided. The hybrid drive may enable improved directional drilling performance of the rotary steerable drilling tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251674

Proppant aggregates for use in subterranean formation operations

Proppant aggregates comprising proppant particulates and a binding agent, wherein the proppant aggregate exhibits a conductivity of less than about 3000 millidarcy-feet when exposed to aggregate operational conditions, the aggregate operational conditions having a closure stress of at least about 100 pounds per square inch and a temperature of at least about 10° c.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251673

Methods, treatment fluids and systems for differential acidizing of a siliceous material

The rapid reaction of hydrofluoric acid with siliceous materials can make it difficult to increase the permeability of subterranean formations containing siliceous minerals. Methods for stimulating a subterranean formation can comprise: providing a latent hydrofluoric acid composition comprising a degradable matrix, and a hydrofluoric acid precursor dispersed in the degradable matrix; introducing a first treatment fluid containing the latent hydrofluoric acid composition in a non-dissolved form into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprising a siliceous material; differentially depositing the latent hydrofluoric acid composition upon a portion of the siliceous material in one or more locations; degrading at least a portion of the degradable matrix, thereby exposing at least a portion of the hydrofluoric acid precursor; converting the exposed hydrofluoric acid precursor into hydrofluoric acid; and reacting the hydrofluoric acid with the siliceous material where the latent hydrofluoric acid composition was deposited.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251672

Methods, treatment fluids and systems utilizing a particulate pack for acidizing a siliceous material

The rapid reaction of hydrofluoric acid with siliceous materials can make it difficult to achieve localized dissolution of siliceous minerals during subterranean stimulation operations. Methods for stimulating a subterranean formation in the presence of a particulate pack can comprise: providing a latent hydrofluoric acid composition comprising a degradable matrix, and a hydrofluoric acid precursor dispersed in the degradable matrix; setting a particulate pack in a wellbore or in a subterranean formation comprising a siliceous material that is penetrated by the wellbore, the particulate pack comprising particulates and a solid form of the latent hydrofluoric acid composition; degrading at least a portion of the degradable matrix, thereby exposing at least a portion of the hydrofluoric acid precursor; converting the exposed hydrofluoric acid precursor into hydrofluoric acid; and reacting the hydrofluoric acid with the siliceous material adjacent to a location in the particulate pack where the latent hydrofluoric acid composition was present.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251670

Polymer hydration system and method

A system and method for hydrating a hydratable material are provided in which a first hydration fluid is heated prior to mixing with the hydratable material to produce a hydration mixture. The hydration mixture is subsequently mixed with a second hydration fluid to produce a well injection fluid having a hydrated hydratable material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/06/18 / #20180251669

Methods for enhancing suspension and transport of proppant particulates and subterranean formation conductivity

Methods including introducing a first particulate-free treatment fluid (first pftf) into a subterranean formation above the fracture gradient. Alternatingly introducing a first particulate-laden treatment fluid (first pltf) and a second particulate-laden treatment fluid (second pltf) into the subterranean formation, wherein the first pltf comprises nano-particles and degradable particles and the second pltf comprises proppant particulates, and wherein the alternating introduction causes the proppant particulates in the second pltf to agglomerate into proppant aggregates being surrounded by the first pltf. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241331

A current-shaping circuit for use with magnetic couplers downhole

A power generation device is provided. The power generation device can include a magnetic coupler. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180239048

Tunable dipole moment for formation measurements

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, a system and method for determining a measurement for a pseudo receiver antenna with a different lateral position and a different azimuthal direction than at least two receiver antennas disposed on one or more wellbore tools is provided. The method involves transmitting an electromagnetic signal into a subterranean formation surrounding a borehole, and measuring one or more responses of the subterranean formation to the electromagnetic signal using at least two receiver antennas. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180239047

Multi-component induction logging data processing in non-circular boreholes

The processing of multicomponent induction (“mci”) data in non-circular, or elliptical, boreholes is achieved through the use of borehole formation models generated using elliptical borehole characteristics.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180239043

Ranging and resistivity evaluation using current signals

Methods, systems, and computer program products use current leakage rates to evaluate the resistivity of a subterranean formation around a drilling well in conjunction with a ranging operation. The evaluation entails obtaining a current distribution along a section of the drilling well as part of a ranging measurement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238460

Float valve assembly with drag force dependent deactivation

A float valve assembly includes a cylindrical housing defining an inner flow path and a check valve is positioned within the housing and movable between an open position, where uphole and downhole fluid flow through the inner flow path is allowed, and a closed position, where uphole fluid flow is prevented while downhole fluid flow is allowed. An activation member is movably positioned within the housing between a first position, where the activation member holds the check valve in the open position, and a second position, where the activation member moves axially and out of engagement with the check valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238169

Real-time control of diverters

In some aspects, the present disclosure includes systems and methods for determining and delivering diverting material to dominant fractures in a stage of a subterranean formation. The method includes creating or extending a plurality of fractures in a stage of a subterranean formation; pumping fracturing fluid to the plurality of fractures; identifying dominant fractures among the plurality of fractures; determining a desired amount of diverters to deliver to the dominant fractures; and pumping the determined amount of diverters to the dominant fractures so as to redistribute the flow of fracturing fluid between the plurality of fractures.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238168

Contrast enhancement agents for subterranean treatment fluids

Systems and methods for detecting or monitoring treatment fluids in subterranean formations are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise: providing an enhanced treatment fluid that comprises at least a base fluid and one or more contrast enhancement agents, which may include dielectric materials, magnetic materials, dispersive materials, and/or any combination thereof; and introducing the enhanced treatment fluid into at least a portion of a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation in the course of certain operations in the well bore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238167

Method and apparatus for identifying fluids behind casing

Determining a type of annular material in a wellbore comprises measuring an acoustic noise of one or more reference materials and thereby generating a corresponding one or more acoustic profiles, monitoring the annular material with an acoustic sensor positioned in the wellbore and thereby obtaining an acoustic response of the annular material, comparing the acoustic response with the one or more acoustic profiles using a processor communicably coupled to the acoustic sensor, and characterizing the annular material based on the comparison of the acoustic response and the one or more acoustic profiles.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238164

Enhancing drilling operations with cognitive computing

A cognitive computing system for enhancing drilling operations, in some embodiments, comprises: neurosynaptic processing logic; and one or more information repositories accessible s to the neurosynaptic processing logic, wherein the neurosynaptic processing logic performs a probabilistic analysis of one or more real-time drilling operations measurements, one or more resources obtained from said one or more information repositories, and one or more drilling operations simulations that account for said one or more real-time drilling operations measurements, wherein the neurosynaptic processing logic controls a drilling operation based at least in part on said probabilistic analysis.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238159

Methods of propping created fractures and microfractures in tight formation

A method of propping created fractures and microfractures in tight formation. The method includes injecting into a wellbore a first pad fluid stage; injecting into the wellbore a second pad fluid stage; injecting into the wellbore a diverting agent; and injecting into the wellbore a main proppant slurry stage; wherein the first pad fluid stage includes an aqueous-based fluid at a rate above the fracturing gradient to create a fracture, wherein the second pad fluid stage includes an aqueous-based fluid and a low concentration of a proppant mixture including a slurry of small proppant materials and/or a slurry of conventional proppant materials to extend the fracture and open up secondary induced fractures, and wherein the main proppant slurry stage includes an aqueous-based fluid and a proppant with a larger size than the small proppant particles in the second pad fluid stage.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238158

Methods of controlling well bashing

Methods of preventing or minimizing communication between adjacent wells are described. The methods include providing a pre-pad fluid, pad fluid, and/or slurry including a material, introducing the pre-pad fluid, pad fluid, and/or slurry and material into a first well adjacent a second well, allowing the material to block fractures in the first well to prevent or minimize communication between the first well and the second well, stimulating the second well after blocking the fractures, and recovering a formation fluid from the first well, the second well, or both. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238155

Enhancing complex fracture geometry in subterranean formations, sequence transport of particulates

Methods including introducing a high-viscosity treatment fluid into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (iifrss) to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each iifrs a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a hvtf measured pressure slope. Further evaluating the hvtf measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent iifrs. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238153

Use of gaseous phase natural gas as a carrier fluid during a well intervention operation

Methods for servicing a hydrocarbon well using natural gas are provided. The method can include preparing a working fluid comprising about 5 vol % to about 100 vol % of natural gas. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238148

Method for computing lithofacies probability using lithology proximity models

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for computing lithofacies probabilities by using lithology proximity models. Log data related to a plurality of depths of a formation penetrated by a wellbore can be first gathered. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238141

Downhole tool with assembly for determining seal integrity

A downhole well device for positioning within a well having a fluid, comprising an outer casing comprising a port, an inner casing at least partially located within the outer casing, seals between the inner casing and the outer casing, a rupture disk located in the port, a substance located in a space between the rupture disk and the inner casing, wherein the substance is exothermically reactive with the fluid, and a sensor configured to detect an exothermic reaction within the chamber.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238139

Systems and method for reverse cementing

A material detection and sealing device includes a body comprising a bottom end and a top end, and configured to fit within a casing string. The device includes a valve located within the body configured to open and close an orifice formed through the body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238133

Sharp and erosion resistance degradable material for slip buttons and sliding sleeve baffles

A sharp and erosion resistant degradable material used in a component in a downhole tool and a method of using said degradable material. More particularly, the sharp and erosion resistant degradable material includes dissolvable metal matrix composite which includes a dissolvable metal and a dispersed reinforcement material wherein the dissolvable metal is capable of dissolving via galvanic corrosion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238120

High-tensile, thin-wall differential threaded coupling

The disclosed embodiments include a differential coupling system, a method of coupling a first mandrel to a second mandrel and a coupler. In one embodiment, the system includes a first mandrel having a first external thread about an external surface of the first mandrel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180238119

Transmission assembly for downhole motor

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for coupling components within a downhole motor drivetrain, and particularly to improving the torque carrying characteristics through threaded couplings in the drivetrain that extends between the mud motor and the drill bit. The described downhole motor drivetrain includes one or more threaded couplings, with each coupling configured to define a gap to accept a spacer having a dimension within a range of sizes. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237686

Method for stimulation treatment using polymer-surfactant combination

A method of treating in a subterranean formation including combining an aqueous base fluid and an anionic surfactant to form a first solution; hydrating a cationic polymer with the first solution to form a viscous fluid; combining the viscous fluid with a proppant thereby forming a treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation. A method of making a well treatment fluid including combining an aqueous base fluid and an anionic surfactant to form a first solution; hydrating a cationic polymer with the first solution to form a viscous fluid; and combining the viscous fluid with a proppant thereby forming a treatment fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237685

Micro-proppant fracturing fluid compositions for enhancing complex fracture network performance

Fracturing fluid compositions that include at least one viscoelastic surfactant and micro-proppant particulates. The disclosed fracturing fluid compositions provide enhanced delivery and placement of micro-proppant particulates into the microfractures of the complex fracture network while mitigating any potential fracture damage resulting from gel residue. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/23/18 / #20180237680

Core-shell particles for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to core-shell particles for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233869

Hydroplaning reducing slip ring apparatus

A slip ring apparatus including a ring assembly having a conductive ring with a conductive ring engagement surface, a contact assembly having a contact element with a contact element engagement surface for engaging with the conductive ring engagement surface, and a surface discontinuity provided in at least one of the conductive ring engagement surface and the contact element engagement surface. An apparatus including the slip ring apparatus, wherein the apparatus includes a housing having an interior and a shaft rotatably extending through the interior of the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232950

Simulating fractured reservoirs using multiple meshes

The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating multiple correlated meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir simulation. In an initial two-stage process, a 2.5-dimensional mesher algorithm, may be used in conjunction with an extended anisotropic geometry-adaptive refinement algorithm to produce, from a structured grid earth model, a refined reservoir model. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232919

Visualization of wellbore cleaning performance

A method of performing a drilling operation with a drill bit through a formation. The method including defining optimal settings of drilling parameters for cleaning of a wellbore formed by the drill bit, displaying a graphical indication of the optimal settings of the drilling parameters, determining a maximum rate of penetration of the drill bit based on the optimal settings, displaying, an optimal boundary depicting the maximum rate of penetration, wherein the optimal boundary graphically matches the graphical indication of the optimal settings, displaying, on the visualization tool, an actual boundary depicting an actual rate of penetration of the drill bit, sending a signal to adjust the actual rate of penetration to match the maximum rate of penetration, receiving the signal downhole at a bottom hole assembly, and adjusting the actual rate of penetration of the drill bit using the bottom hole assembly based on the signal.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231625

Viscosity determination apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article of manufacture, may operate to measure nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation times in a fluid. Further activity may include determining a viscosity of the fluid based on at least one ratio of the relaxation times, and operating a controlled device based on the viscosity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231619

Calibration of sensitivity and axial orthogonality for magnetometers

A reduced-cost apparatus for calibrating the sensitivity and orthogonality of a triaxial magnetometer, and a method for adjusting the distance between the two coils of a helmholtz coil and other related parameters are described herein. A method can include positioning a calibrated magnetometer within a mounting fixture between two coils of a helmholtz coil, the two coils arranged in mutually parallel planes and separated by the radius of the helmholtz coil, the mounting fixture mounted such that a position of the mounting fixture is adjustable along an axis orthogonal to the mutually parallel planes; adjusting the position of the mounting fixture over at least some of the positions and measuring the magnetic field at each position to generate a set of magnetic field measurements associated with the positions; and adjusting the first distance based on the first set of magnetic field measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231360

Solid-state overvoltage firing switch

An assembly can include solid-state overvoltage firing switch operable to control an explosive device. The solid-state overvoltage firing switch can include a substrate layer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230799

Communication to a downhole tool by acoustic waveguide transfer

Systems, methods and apparatuses for communication between a surface of a wellbore and a downhole location of a wellbore via acoustic waveguide transfer. A first device can transmit an acoustic signal through a wellbore waveguide that is coupled with the first device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230797

Estimation of flow rates using acoustics in a subterranean borehole and/or formation

The subject technology relates to estimation of flow rates using acoustics in a subterranean borehole and/or formation. Other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230796

Detecting a moveable device position using electromagnetic induction logging

The operational position of a moveable device is detected using an electromagnetic induction logging tool. The logging tool generates a baseline log of the moveable device in a non-actuated position, and a response log of the moveable device in an actuated position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230794

Sleeve excitation for ranging measurements using electrode sources

The structural integrity and reliability of a downhole tool or mandrel may be improved by implementation of a design and configuration that does not require several separate components to be coupled together. An insulating sleeve is wrapped around the outside of a mandrel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230786

Critical valve performance monitoring system

A monitoring system may include a position sensor, strain gauges, and a computing device for monitoring valves in a pressure pump having multiple chambers to determine critical valve limits for the valves using strain measurements for each charmber. The strain gauges may determine strain in each chamber of the pressure pump. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230781

Horizontal reservoir description systems

A method for modeling a reservoir includes receiving vertical formation data describing geological formations in a vertical direction as a function of vertical depth, receiving near-wellbore horizontal formation data describing the geological formations in a horizontal or deviated direction near a wellbore up to a wellbore instrument range, and correlating the vertical formation data with the near-wellbore horizontal formation data to create horizontally adjusted formation data to describe the geological formations in the vertical direction beyond the wellbore instrument range, along the horizontal or deviated direction.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230367

Sugar based epoxy resins with enhanced properties for sand consolidation in subterranean formations

A method of treating a subterranean formation including providing a sugar based hardenable resin, providing proppant particles, providing a hardening agent, combining the sugar based hardenable resin and the hardening agent to form a resin compound, coating the resin compound onto at least a portion of the proppant particles to create resin-coated proppant particles, and placing the coated proppant particles into a subterranean formation zone, wherein the resin compound does not substantially cure prior to placing the resin coated proppant particles into the subterranean formation zone.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230362

Formation stabilizing fracturing fluid and method of use

A fracturing fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid and a cationic polymer combined with a salt. The fracturing fluid may be used to fracture a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230360

Water-swellable list circulation materials

Lost circulation compositions, systems, and methods of using the same are described. A lost circulation composition comprises a water-swellable starch graft copolymer; and a carrier fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230357

Cement activator composition for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to cement activator compositions for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a liquid cement activator composition including water, an alkali sulfate salt, a polyphosphate salt, and a stabilizer polymer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/16/18 / #20180230355

Star macromolecules for wellbore applications

The present disclosure provides treatment fluids that comprise star macromolecules as a fluid loss additive or a viscosifier. An embodiment of the present disclosure is a method comprising: providing a treatment fluid that comprises: an aqueous base fluid; and a star macromolecule that comprises: a hydraulic polymeric core, a first group of polymeric arms attached to the core wherein each of the arms in the first group consists of hydrophilic monomers, and a second group of polymeric arms attached to the core wherein each of the arms in the second group comprises at least one hydrophilic homopolymeric segment and at least one hydrophobic homopolymeric segment; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180226174

Wireline operations with compacted conducter(s)

A system, cable, and method for wireline operations are disclosed, in which a wireline cable may include one or more electrical wire having a compact stranded conductor, a first dielectric layer formed about the first electrical wire, and a strength member. The compact strands provide for increasing conductor size, increasing dielectric layer thickness, increasing armor size, and/or decreasing cable outer diameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225850

Method for n-dimensional detection of spatial, temporal and gravimetric attributes and associated variation in plots, digital objects and photographs

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for high-dimensional detection and visualization. Detection in a higher-dimensional domain of at least one of an event or one or more objects within a visualization environment can be performed by identifying at least one evolution of the event or a dynamic property of the one or more objects. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223658

Method and apparatus for measuring characteristics of fluid in a reservoir

Disclosed are methods in which measurements are obtained from a plurality of sensors secured in spaced relation to one another across at least a portion of the depth of reservoir of some form in order to identify one or more characteristics of the fluids within the reservoir. The sensors are used to monitor ambient forces exerted by fluids within the tank proximate each sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223655

Inductive cavity sensors for resistivity tools

A first magnetic cavity transmitter is in the conductive tool body. A first magnetic cavity receiver is in the conductive tool body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223654

Downhole fluid characterization methods and systems using multi-electrode configurations

Systems and methods using multi-electrode configurations for characterizing fluids in subterranean formations during various treatment operations are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise: placing a tubular base structure having a multi-electrode configuration disposed thereon in at least a portion of a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation, the multi-electrode configuration comprising at least first and second electrodes with a dielectric layer between the tubular base structure and the electrodes; collecting electromagnetic measurements using the multi-electrode configuration; and processing the electromagnetic measurements to obtain a characterization of at least one fluid in an annulus between the tubular base structure and an inner wall of the well bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223653

Downhole telemetry systems and methods

A downhole telemetry system comprises an optical fiber, a downhole signal generator, a downhole amplifier, and a first downhole laser. The downhole signal generator can be in optical communication with the optical fiber to generate a signal to be transmitted along the optical fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223652

Dual frequency elements for wellbore communications

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for performing multi-frequency communications during wellbore operations. Communication of data related to a state of a wellbore (e.g., characteristics and/or locations of one or more fluids flowing along a casing in the wellbore during a cementing operation) can be performed simultaneously or sequentially involving a plurality of nodes located along the casing in the wellbore, wherein each of the nodes is configured to use a different frequency for communication. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223650

Zonal representation for flow visualization

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for determining information (e.g., visual information) about locations of different fluids flowing along a casing in a wellbore. A plurality of radio frequency (rf) micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) tags is placed in a plurality of fluids flowing through an annulus region between a casing string in the wellbore and a reservoir formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223649

Methods and systems using micro-photomultiplier tubes and microfluidics with integrated computational elements

A microfluidic optical computing device having a microfluidic layer including a microfluidic channel that receives a portion of a sample, and a method for using it are provided. The device includes one light source to interact with the portion of the sample in the microfluidic channel to generate a sample interacted light. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223648

Distributed magnetomotive force sensin

A disclosed formation monitoring system includes a casing that defines an annular space within a borehole. A distributed magnetomotive force sensor is positioned in the annular space and configured to communicate with the surface via a fiber-optic cable. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223645

Electromagnetically transmissive directional antenna shield

A metal cylinder defines a longitudinal axis and has a plurality slots. Each slot has the same dimensions along two perpendicular axes through a centroid of the slot. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223644

Bulk modulus monitoring system

A monitoring system may include at least a strain gauge and a computing device for determining a bulk modulus of a fluid system of a pressure pump using strain measurements. The strain gauge may determine strain in a chamber of the pressure pump. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223634

Pressure wave tool for unconventional well recovery

A method is disclosed for selectively fracturing a formation in order to enhance recovery of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs. The method includes generating a pressure wave having a frequency substantially in a resonant frequency range of a geological formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223632

Direct current power source with reduced link capacitance for downhole applications

An example downhole power generation apparatus may include a turbine and a drive shaft coupled to the turbine. A plurality of alternators may be coupled to the drive shaft and electrically connected in parallel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223631

Isolating a multi-lateral well with a barrier

A completion apparatus is coupled to a first lateral well extending from a borehole. The first lateral well is completed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223624

Two-part dissolvable flow-plug for a completion

Well systems for plugging and unplugging a flow path in a subterranean formation are provided. An example well system comprises a flow path comprising a two-part dissolvable flow-plug. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223612

Multiple distributed pressure measurements

Methods, computer programs, and systems for detecting at least one downhole condition are disclosed. Pressures are measured at a plurality of locations along the drillstring. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223180

Wrinkled capsules for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to wrinkled capsules for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/09/18 / #20180223170

Permeability modification of subterranean formation for consolidation treatments

Provided are consolidation treatment methods and systems. A consolidation treatment method may comprise introducing a permeability modifier into a subterranean formation comprising zones of heterogeneous permeability; introducing a treatment fluid into the subterranean formation subsequent to the permeability modifier, wherein the permeability modifier at least partially diverts the treatment fluid in the subterranean formation such that treatment of the subterranean formation with the treatment fluid is more uniform, and wherein the permeability modifier has a higher viscosity than the treatment fluid; and consolidating one or more zones of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218098

Time-to-finish simulation forecaster

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for forecasting a time to complete a simulation of a reservoir simulation model. A processor can run a simulation of a reservoir simulation model for a first predetermined period of time associated with a first computation step of the simulation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217293

Api unit calibration of gamma ray logging tools using simulated data

Gamma ray logging tools are calibrated using gamma emissions data simulated using monte carlo modeling techniques. During the simulation, one or more nuclear activity zones of a formation are modeled and photon counting rates are determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217289

Borehole signal reduction for a side-looking nmr logging tool using a refocusing pulse flipping angle

A side-looking nuclear magnetic resonance (“nmr”) logging tool is designed to reduce and/or eliminate a borehole signal. The flipping angle of an rf refocusing pulse or excitation pulse emitted by the logging tool is manipulated to reduce the borehole signal.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217286

Selecting logging data for petrophysical modelling and completion optimization

Systems and methods for selecting the best logging data for petrophysical modelling and completion optimization by analyzing sensitivity and errors in the logging data.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217285

Assessing a fracture propagation model based on seismic data

Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217021

Downhole acoustic source localization

A method for operation of an acoustic tool, having a plurality of acoustic sensors, may include receiving acoustic waves from an acoustic source located at a depth in a borehole. A selected location (e.g., central location) of the acoustic sensor array may be positioned substantially at the depth of the acoustic source based on a symmetricity of an upper and lower section of a frequency-wavenumber (f-k) transform pattern with respect to a selected wavenumber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216613

Single-sensor analysis system

An analysis system may determine a discharge pressure or a suction pressure using a single measurement sensor coupled to a computing device. The measurement sensor may include a pressure sensor or a strain sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216452

Passive ranging using acoustic energy originating from a target wellbore

In one or more embodiments, a system comprises a first (target) wellbore disposed in a formation, the first wellbore having a pressure imbalance therein causing an influx of formation fluids, a second (relief) wellbore disposed in the formation, a drill string disposed in the second wellbore, the drill string comprising a drill bit and a logging tool, and a wellbore ranging module comprising a processor and memory, the wellbore ranging module coupled to the drill string. The logging tool is configured to detect acoustic energy originating from the influx in the first wellbore and generate one or more signals associated with the detected acoustic energy. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216443

Determining sources of erroneous downhole predictions

A system usable in a wellbore can include a processing device and a memory device in which instructions executable by the processing device are stored for causing the processing device to: generate multiple predicted values of a first parameter associated with a well environment or a wellbore operation; determine a first trend indicated by the multiple predicted values; receive, from a sensor, multiple measured values of a second parameter associated with the well environment or the wellbore operation; determine a second trend indicated by the multiple measured values; determine a difference between the first trend and the second trend or a rate of change of the difference; and in response to the difference exceeding a threshold or the rate of change exceeding another threshold, determine a source of the difference including at least one of an erroneous user input, an equipment failure, a wellbore event, or a model error.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216442

Domain-adaptive hydraulic fracture simulators and methods

An illustrative domain-adaptive hydraulic fracturing simulator includes: a data acquisition module, a simulator module, and a visualization module. The data acquisition module acquires measurements of a subterranean formation undergoing a hydraulic fracturing operation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216441

Shale fracturing characterization and optimization using three-dimensional fracture modeling and neural network

A method for shale fracturing includes determining dynamic-elastic properties of a shale deposit in a geological formation. A training database is generated by three-dimensional fracture modeling. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216431

Top set degradable wellbore isolation device

A wellbore isolation device capable of being set from the top including one or more components capable of degrading when exposed to a wellbore environment. A method and system for providing zonal isolation in a wellbore that includes a downhole degradable top-setting wellbore isolation device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/02/18 / #20180216429

Bidirectional slips

A downhole tool held in a wellbore with a unidirectional slip and a bidirectional slip. The bi-directional slip has a slip frame and at least two slip banks. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc








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