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Cleaning and separating fluid and debris from core samples and coring systems

Coring tools including a core tube assembly; a carrier chamber defined within the core tube assembly for storing one or more core samples drilled from a downhole formation having a wellbore fluid therein, wherein the wellbore fluid has a wellbore fluid density; a non-hydrocarbon, non-reactive heavy weight fluid (“hwf”) present within the carrier chamber, the hwf exhibiting a hwf density of about 2 pounds per gallon greater than the wellbore fluid density; a pressure housing cover selectively rotatable between (1) an open position, where the one or more core samples are able to be inserted into the carrier chamber, and (2) a closed position, where the carrier chamber is sealed; and a cover activation mechanism coupled to the core tube assembly and operable to move the pressure housing cover between the closed position and the open position.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Managed pressure drilling with hydraulic modeling that incorporates an inverse model

A managed pressure drilling (mpd) operation may use an inverse model in conjunction with a hydraulic model and real-time drilling conditions and parameters as inputs to determine a wellhead pressure set point corresponding to a desired bottomhole pressure. For example, while drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a drilling system, measured data including a wellhead pressure may be acquired. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Threaded connection with high bend and torque capacities

An example threaded connection includes first component and a second component. The first component may have a first outer diameter, a first threaded portion at or near the first outer diameter, and an end portion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Multilevel force balanced downhole drilling tools including cutting elements in a track-set configuration

A downhole drilling tool designed for drilling a wellbore is disclosed. The drilling tool includes a bit body and a first plurality of blades and a second plurality of blades on exterior portions of the bit body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Multilevel force balanced downhole drilling tools including cutting elements in a step profile configuration

A downhole drilling tool designed for drilling a wellbore is disclosed. The drilling tool includes a bit body, and a first plurality of blades and a second plurality of blades on exterior portions of the bit body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Liquid slurries of micron- and nano-sized solids for use in subterranean operations

Compositions and methods for storing, transporting, and/or delivering micron- and/or nano-sized solid materials in subterranean operations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a fluid comprising an aqueous fluid and one or more gelling agents; mixing one or more small-sized solid materials into the fluid to form a slurry; storing the slurry for a period of storage time; mixing at least a portion of the slurry with a base fluid after the period of storage time to form a treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Functionalized nanoparticles as crosslinking agents for sealant application

A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, present disclosure relates to treatment of subterranean formations and, in specific examples, to sealant compositions that may be used for creating fluid flow preventing barriers in a subterranean formation. A method may comprise reacting components comprising functionalized silica nanoparticles and a crosslinkable component in a subterranean formation to create a barrier in the subterranean formation, wherein the functionalized silica nanoparticles comprise at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of amino groups, thiol groups, and combinations thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Lubricant for high ph water based mud system

A method of drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation employing a high ph aqueous mud or drilling fluid with a high ph lubricant. In one embodiment, the lubricant, which significantly improves the lubricity of the fluid in a high ph environment, comprises about 80 volume percent 2-octyldodecanol and about 20 volume percent alkylglucoside. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Drilling fluids with crosslinked sulfonate-containing polymers dispersed in high density brines

Crosslinked sulfonate-containing polymers may be stable in high density, monovalent brines, which may render such polymers particularly useful in drilling fluids in general and, especially, in the subclass of drilling fluids known as drill-in fluids. For example, a drilling fluid may include a crosslinked sulfonate-containing polymer dispersed in a monovalent brine having a density of about 8 lb/gal to about 20 lb/gal, wherein the crosslinked sulfonate-containing polymer comprises: reactants of a first repeating unit and a crosslinker that react to form the crosslinked sulfonate-containing polymer, wherein the first repeating unit is a sulfonic acid-containing monomer present from 50% to 99.99% by weight of the reactants, and wherein the crosslinker comprises at least two olefinic bonds.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Proppants and methods of making the same

Synthetic ceramic proppants are described. Methods to make these proppants and methods of using these proppants are also described.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Surface coating for metal matrix composites

A method of fabricating a metal matrix composite (mmc) tool includes coating at least a portion of an interior of a mold assembly with one or more layers of a material coating, where the mold assembly defines at least a portion of an infiltration chamber. Reinforcing materials are deposited into the infiltration chamber, and infiltrated with a binder material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Methods and systems employing nmr-based prediction of pore throat size distributions

Systems, methods, and software for predicting a pore throat size distribution are described. A representative method includes ohtaining a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) relaxation-time distribution data set. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Tool for azimuthal resistivity measurement and bed boundary detection

Systems and methods for performing bed boundary detection and azimuthal resistivity logging using a logging tool with a pair of tilted receiver antennas having a midpoint on a longitudinal axis of the logging tool, a first pair of transmitter antennas symmetrically spaced from said midpoint, and a third tilted receiver antenna positioned farther from said midpoint than the transmitter antennas. Method embodiments include energizing each transmitter antenna of the first pair in a firing sequence and obtaining, responsive to the energizing, measurements with a pair of tilted receiver antennas equally spaced from said midpoint. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Gradient induction logging tool having direct field cancelation with optional compensation

Direct field cancelation with optional receive antenna compensation is provided in at least some gradient induction logging tool embodiments. Illustrative embodiments include a spatial gradient antenna arrangement having multiple spatially-separated multi-component coil antennas and a multi-component coil antenna having bucking coils that cancel the effects of both the direct field and the gradient of the direct field on the receive signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370305

Using 3d computed tomography to analyze shaped charge explosives

A method may include positioning at least one calibration disk in a computed tomography (ct) scanner and positioning a pellet in the ct scanner. The at least one calibration disk and the pellet may both be made of a same powder exhibiting a known density. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160370274

Classifying particle size and shape distribution in drilling fluids

A method includes receiving an image of drill cuttings with a data acquisition system that includes one or more processors, the drill cuttings originating from a wellbore being drilled and including a plurality of particles. The image of the drill cuttings is analyzed with the one or more processors by obtaining three two-dimensional distance measurements for each particle and obtaining four angular measurements for each particle. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369627

Real-time ultrasound techniques to determine particle size distribution

A well system including a drill string having an inlet and extending from a surface location into a wellbore and defining an annulus between the drill string and the wellbore; a fluid circuit that circulates a treatment fluid, the fluid circuit extending from the inlet, through the drill string to a bottom of the wellbore, back to the surface location within the annulus, and back to the inlet; and one or more ultrasound devices arranged at-line, off-line, or in-line with fluid circuit to monitor the treatment fluid and track a real-time particle size distribution (psd) of one or more particles suspended within the treatment fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369626

Formation resistivity measurement apparatus, systems, and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to correct measured resistivity data for borehole effects to provide borehole-corrected apparent resistivity data for a non-invaded formation. Additional activity may include inverting the measured resistivity data or the borehole-corrected apparent resistivity data to provide non-invaded true resistivity values for the non-invaded formation, inverting the measured resistivity data to provide invaded true resistivity values for an invaded formation, determining true resistivity values for a geological formation associated with the measured resistivity data as a weighted combination of the non-invaded true resistivity values and the invaded true resistivity values, and operating a controlled device according to the true resistivity values for the geological formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369620

Well logging with autonomous robotic diver

A logging apparatus for use in a well can include at least one sensor that senses a well parameter, at least one buoyancy control device, and the logging apparatus extending helically between opposite ends of the logging apparatus. A method of logging in a subterranean well can include installing at least one logging apparatus in the well, and the logging apparatus helically displacing in the well as a sensor of the logging apparatus senses a well parameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369614

Real-time tracking and mitigating of bending fatigue in coiled tubing

A coiled tubing deployment system includes an offshore rig having a reel positioned thereon and coiled tubing wound on the reel. A guide arch receives the coiled tubing from the reel and a monitoring support guide fixed to the offshore rig receives and directs the coiled tubing into water. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369602

Sand control screen assemblies with erosion-resistant flow paths

A sand control screen assembly includes a base pipe having an interior and defining one or more flow ports. At least one sand screen is arranged about the exterior of the base pipe and has a predetermined screen gauge. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369596

Magnetic downhole tool and related subassemblies having mu-metallic shielding

Systems and related methods are disclosed that involve the use of a magnetic downhole assembly or a magnetic downhole tool. The assembly and tool include a mu-metal sleeve that is operable to isolate a magnetic field and a permanent magnet disposed within the mu-metal sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369592

Downhole tool having adjustable and degradable rods

A downhole assembly comprising: a tubing string located within a wellbore; an outer housing located around a portion of the tubing string; an annulus located between the outside of the tubing string and the inside of the outer housing; at least one flow path through the annulus; an inflow control device positioned within the flow path; and a degradable rod, wherein the degradable rod fits into the flow path adjacent to the inflow control device, and wherein the degradable rod is positionable within the flow path or removable from the flow path. The downhole assembly can be used in an oil or gas operation to variably control the amount of a fluid flowing through the annulus.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369578

Dedicated wireways for collar-mounted bobbin antennas

A system to protect a downhole antenna from fluid penetration, in some embodiments, comprises a collar; a bobbin antenna, mounted on the collar, including multiple coil slots on an outer surface of the bobbin antenna and including one or more intra-bobbin wireways between at least one of the coil slots and an outlet of the bobbin antenna; and a collar wireway that is dedicated to the bobbin antenna.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369569

Downhole cutting tool having sensors or releasable particles to monitor wear or damage to the tool

A wellbore formation system includes a downhole cutting tool having a body and at least one cutting element. A sensor is coupled to the downhole cutting tool, and the sensor includes a transmitter configured to transmit a signal prior to wear on a portion of the downhole cutting tool reaching a first amount. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369568

Two-phase manufacture of metal matrix composites

A method for fabricating a metal-matrix composite tool includes positioning an inner mold within an outer mold and thereby defining a gap between the inner and outer molds. A first reinforcement material is then loaded into the gap, and the first reinforcement material is infiltrated at a first temperature with a first binder material and thereby forming an outer shell. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369408

Methods and systems utilizing a boron-containing corrosion inhibitor for protection of titanium surfaces

Some sensitive metal surfaces are often unable to be contacted effectively with hydrofluoric acid or acidic fluoride ions due to significant corrosion issues that may occur. Metal surfaces comprising titanium or a titanium alloy represent but one example of sensitive metal surfaces having this issue. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369160

Deactivation and activation of permeability modifiers for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including deactivation and activation of permeability modifiers for use in subterranean formation operations. A first treatment fluid may be introduced into a subterranean formation having a first treatment zone having a first aqueous permeability value, the first treatment fluid comprising a first aqueous base fluid and a deactivated permeability modifier. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369152

Settable spacer fluids comprising pumicite and methods of using such fluids in subterranean formations

Methods and compositions for the treatment of subterranean formations, and more specifically, treatment fluids containing pumicite and methods of using these treatment fluids in subterranean formations, are provided. An example of a method is a method of displacing a fluid in a well bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/22/16 / #20160369151

Thermal thickening in invert emulsion treatment fluids

Among the methods provided is a method comprising: providing an invert emulsion fluid formed by combining components that comprise: an oil-based continuous phase; an aqueous discontinuous phase; and a glycol ether additive that comprises a glycol ether and using the invert emulsion fluid to drill at least a portion of a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363690

Downhole sensing using parametric amplification with squeezed or entangled light for internal mode input

A downhole sensing system includes an optical sensor that provides a light signal with at least one attribute related to a downhole parameter. The system also includes a parametric amplification module that amplifies the light signal using squeezed or entangled light for internal mode input. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363683

Estimate of formation mobility from stoneley waveforms

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to estimate formation mobility from stoneley waveforms. An objective function can be generated that represents misfit between measured stoneley pressure values and synthetic pressure values. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363519

Shear thinning calibration fluids for rheometers and related methods

Shear thinning fluids may be useful as calibration fluids for calibrating rheometers with bob/rotor eccentricity and at lower shear rates, which may be particularly useful for calibrating rheometers at well sites that are used for measuring the rheological properties of complex fluids (e.g., wellbore fluids like drilling fluids, cementing fluids, fracturing fluids, completion fluids, and workover fluids). Additionally, high shear rate calibrations may also be performed with shear thinning calibration fluids. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160363493

Polymer composite wireline cables comprising optical fiber sensors

A polymer composite wireline cable comprising: a polymeric matrix material; at least one reinforced fiber embedded in the polymeric matrix material; and at least one optical fiber disposed in the polymeric matrix material, the at least one optical fiber having at least one pair of bragg grating sensors, wherein one of the pair of bragg grating sensors is configured to experience loading strain and the other of the pair of bragg grating sensors is configured not to experience loading strain.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362973

Real-time tracking of bending fatigue in coiled tubing

A coiled tubing deployment system includes an offshore rig having a reel positioned thereon and coiled tubing wound on the reel. A guide arch is positioned on the offshore rig to receive the coiled tubing from the reel, and a tubing guide receives the coiled tubing from the guide arch and directs the coiled tubing into water. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362972

Systems and methods for estimating forces on a drill bit

Disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for estimating real-time bit forces experienced on a drill bit and decoupling bit force disturbances. Real-time bit forces can be estimated based on bit force observers using measurements from downhole sensor subs. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362960

Shifting tool assembly that facilitates controlled pressure equalization

An exemplary downhole system includes a completion string positioned within a wellbore and providing at least an upper seal bore and a downhole device that includes a sliding sleeve. A service tool is extendable within the completion string and includes a shifting tool assembly and provides a mandrel, a shifting tool coupled to the mandrel, and upper equalization seals arranged on the mandrel and sealingly engageable with the upper seal bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362951

Assessment and control of drilling fluid conditioning system

A drilling fluid conditioning system can include at least one drilling fluid conditioning device, and at least one heat transfer property sensor that outputs real time measurements of a heat transfer property of a drilling fluid that flows through the drilling fluid conditioning device. A method can include measuring a heat transfer property of a drilling fluid, and determining, based on the measured heat transfer property, an oil to water ratio of the drilling fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362600

Disintegrating unit dose pod for well servicing fluids

Compositions and methods for formulating well servicing fluids at the well site are provided. The compositions and methods of the present disclosure may be applied to fracturing, drilling mud, cement, or water treatments and provide a higher degree of control over the sequence of permeation and events downhole in an oil or gas formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356921

Thin-layer spectroelectrochemical cell for use in subterranean formation operations

Apparatus, methods, and systems related to a spectroelectrochemical cell apparatus including a cell body that has a first volume, a transparent sample window defined in the cell body, the transparent sample window defining an optical path through the cell body and having a second volume, a working electrode extending through the cell body and into the transparent sample window in the optical path, a counter electrode extending through the cell body, a reference electrode extending through the cell body, a sample inlet extending through the cell body, a solvent inlet extending through the cell body, an electrolyte inlet extending through the cell body, an ionic fluid inlet extending through the cell body, a detection species inlet extending through the cell body, a fluid outlet extending through the cell body, and a fluid mixer located within the cell body.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356919

Methods and apparatuses for deriving wellbore fluid sag from thermal conductivity measurements

Thermal conductivity measurements of a wellbore fluid may be used to derive the sag of the wellbore fluid (i.e., the inhomogeneity or gradation in particle distribution in the fluid as a result of the particles settling). For example, a method may include measuring a thermal conductivity of a fluid at two or more locations along a height of a vessel containing the fluid that comprises particles dispersed in a base fluid; and calculating a sag of the fluid based on the thermal conductivity at the two or more locations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356917

Chemical sensing using quantum entanglement between photons

Various embodiments include systems and methods of sensing implemented by utilizing quantum entanglement between photon states. An approach to sensing may include generating entangled pairs of photons, sending photons of the entangled pairs in a detection direction and other photons of the entangled pairs in a sensing direction, and analyzing statistics of detected photons with respect to an entanglement characteristic. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356911

Permanent em monitoring systems using capacitively coupled source electrodes

An illustrative permanent electromagnetic (em) monitoring system including a casing string positioned inside a borehole penetrating a formation, a source electrode attached to the casing string, an electrically insulating layer on an outer surface of the source electrode that provides a capacitive coupling of the source electrode to the formation, a power supply coupled to the source electrode which injects electrical current into the formation via the capacitive coupling, and a processing unit that determines a formation property based on at least the current received by a return electrode.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356697

Measuring critical shear stress for mud filtercake removal

Methods include: forming a first mud filtercake with a first mud; and determining a relationship between an impinging jet of a fluid at varying pressures against a surface of the first mud filtercake to a first erosion characteristic of the first mud filtercake. In various embodiments, the methods can additionally include: using the first erosion characteristic to design an operation to remove a second mud filtercake formed or to be formed in a wellbore with a second mud.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356692

Backscattering spectrometry for determining a concentration of solids in a solids-laden fluid

An apparatus including an electromagnetic radiation source that emits electromagnetic radiation, a sample chamber comprising a fluid sample inlet for introducing a solids-laden fluid sample therein, and a detector that receives a backscattering signal and generates an output signal corresponding to a concentration of solids in the solids-laden fluid sample. The electromagnetic radiation transmits through the sample chamber and optically interacts with the solids-laden fluid sample to generate a backscattering signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356689

Yield stress measurement device and related methods

A yield stress measurement device and corresponding methods may use a two-capillary tube setup that measures the amount of a fluid drawn into each capillary and correlates that to the yield stress of the fluid. The devices and corresponding methods may be particularly useful for in-the-field measurements at well sites during drilling operations or other wellbore operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356153

Telemetry module with push only gate valve action

An telemetry module includes a valve assembly having a gate defining gate valve flow ports and a valve seat defining valve seat flow ports. A first solenoid assembly is arranged on a first side of the valve assembly and includes a first valve train engageable with the gate and a first push solenoid operatively coupled to the first valve train to move the gate in a first direction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356148

Regulation of flow through a well tool string

A flow restriction tool can include a closure device having positions in which flow is permitted through the tool, in one position a flow passage is open to the flow and the closure device blocks flow through another flow passage, and in another position both passages are open to the flow, and a biasing device which displaces the closure device to the former position in response to a flow rate being less than a predetermined level. A well tool string can include an orientation tool that intermittently permits flow through a wall of the tool string to transmit orientation data via pressure pulses in a flow passage through the string, and a flow restriction tool that permits flow through one flow area when a flow rate of the flow is less than a predetermined level, and permits flow through a larger flow area when the flow rate is increased.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356147

Methods and systems for downhole temperature logging

A downhole temperature logging method includes deploying a temperature logging device into a borehole, the temperature logging device having a mechanical drive and at least one shape memory alloy (sma) unit. The method also includes deforming the sma unit in response to a temperature or temperature range, wherein the deforming causes marks to a medium. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356142

Automatic dosing of surfactant for recovered hydrocarbon enhancement

Systems comprising a main tubular coupled to a pump and extending from a surface into a subterranean formation, wherein produced bulk fluid is pumped to the surface, and wherein the bulk fluid comprises at least water and a hydrocarbon, and has certain constituent parameters; a storage container for retaining the bulk fluid; a sampling tubular in fluid communication with the main tubular for sampling the bulk fluid, thereby forming at least one sampled fluid; and a dosing system coupled to the sampling tubular and configured to receive the sampled fluid, the dosing system configured to determine a constituent parameter of the sampled fluid, identify a type and concentration of separating surfactant to include in the bulk fluid to obtain a hydrophilic-lipophilic deviation (hld) substantially equal to 0, and introduce the identified type and concentration of the separating surfactant into the storage container retaining the bulk fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356131

Extrusion prevention ring for a liner hanger system

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, an extrusion prevention ring for a liner hanger system is disclosed. The liner hanger includes an elongate body, a first groove in the elongate body, a first extrusion prevention ring disposed about the elongate body and selectively deformable between a first configuration, where the first extrusion prevention ring is moveable along the length of the elongate body, and a second configuration, where the first extrusion prevention ring is deformed to be received within the first groove, and a seal member disposed about the elongate body and adjacent to the first extrusion prevention ring when the first extrusion prevention ring is in the second configuration, the first extrusion prevention ring configured to prevent movement of the seal member along the length of the elongate body.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356123

Fluid pressure actuator

A method and apparatus including a fluid pressure actuator that includes a diaphragm that has a top and a bottom surface. In an exemplary embodiment, the fluid pressure actuator also has plunger coupled to the diaphragm and that extends from the bottom surface of the diaphragm in a first direction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356120

Well flow control assemblies and associated methods

A well choke, and an actuation mechanism for the well choke are described. The actuation mechanism includes a linearly translating drive mechanism which is coupled to a valve member drive assembly through a fluid coupling which facilitates a change in the overall length of the actuation mechanism. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356117

Anti-preset and anti-reset feature for retrievable packers with slips above elements

Apparatuses and methods for an anti-preset and anti-reset mechanism for a retrievable packer are disclosed herein. These features may be used to prevent the packer from being actuated prematurely during deployment downhole and to prevent the packer from re-actuating during retrieval. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356113

Hydraulic cable injector and method for cable deployment

A hydraulic cable injector includes a first stripper assembly positioned at a first end of the hydraulic cable injector to receive a cable and provide a lower seal. A first wye joint is coupled to the first stripper assembly, and a flow tube assembly is operatively coupled to the first wye joint. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356099

Individually variably configurable drag members in an anti-rotation device

Variably configurable anti-rotation device (252) in a rotary steerable subterranean drill (20). The rotary steerable subterranean drill (20) includes a housing (46) with which the anti-rotation device (252) is associated. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356095

Protection assembly for downhole wet connectors

The invention addresses protecting the free ends of communication lines from debris during downhole wet-mate connection in a wellbore, with protection of the lines upon disconnection as well. A reciprocating debris exclusion device is provided for use with upper and lower tools to be connected. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356090

Magnetostrictive motor for a borehole assembly

A motor includes: a rotor including an undulated surface; a rod disposed about the rotor; and a coil disposed about the rod to induce shape changes in the rod, which in turn impart forces to the undulated surface to rotate the rotor.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160356089

Mitigating stick-slip effects in rotary steerable tools

Steering assemblies including a housing having an actuator positioned therein and operable to rotate a drive shaft. A planetary gearbox is positioned in the housing and includes a ring gear operatively coupled to the housing, a sun gear coupled to the drive shaft, and a planet carrier. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160355726

Methods for improving the distribution of a sealant composition in a wellbore and treatment fluids providing the same

Methods for forming a fluid seal in a subterranean formation may comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous carrier fluid, a sealant composition, and a crosslinked polysaccharide composition. The treatment fluid is introduced into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation and the crosslinked polysaccharide composition is formed into a viscosified gel in the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160355722

Composition including viscosifier polymer and polyamine viscosity modifier for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including a viscosifier polymer and a polyamine viscosity modifier and methods of using the same for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160355721

Dry drilling fluid additives and methods relating thereto

Dry drilling fluid additives may include a dry mixture that comprises a clay stabilizing agent at about 76% to about 93% by weight of the dry mixture, a dispersant at about 3% to about 6% by weight of the dry mixture, and a surfactant at about 4% to about 18% by weight of the dry mixture. Such dry drilling fluid additives may be useful in methods and systems for drilling wellbore penetrating subterranean formations, especially deviated and highly-deviated wellbores.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354738

Coated mixing device for hydrocarbon fluid storage containers to combat mixing abrasion

A storage container for hydrocarbon fluid includes a mixing device having a sacrificial coating to protect against abrasion of the protective coating along the container wall during mixing.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160350670

Selection of diversion techniques based upon weighted well characteristics

A system for selecting diversion techniques includes a memory storage device and a processor. The processor is configured to, for each of several well characteristics, assign a weight to each of the several well characteristics, where the weight is indicative of the importance of the well characteristic to the selection of a diversion technique, and where not all of the weights are the same. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349405

Improved resistivity measurement using a galvanic tool

An example calibration method for a galvanic tool may include determining an internal coupling impedance between at least two electrodes of the galvanic tool, and inputting the determined internal coupling impedances into an equation used to evaluate the response of the tool. Voltage and current measurements may be generated from the galvanic tool using a calibration device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349404

Gain stabilization in a gamma ray detection apparatus

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive gamma ray measurements from a gamma ray detector; to generate a spectrum based on the gamma ray measurements, the spectrum including channels and count rates for the channels, wherein a channel number of a channel corresponds to energy values associated with the gamma ray measurements; to generate a ratio of total counts in a first window of the spectrum to total counts in a second window of the spectrum, the first window including a first set of channels starting at a low threshold channel and the second window including a second set of channels; and to adjust a gain of the gamma ray detector responsive to a determination that the ratio is different from a desired ratio. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349400

Simulating optical sensor response data for fluids in a wellbore

Systems and methods for simulating optical sensor response data for fluids in a wellbore are disclosed herein. A system comprises a downhole tool, an optical sensor coupled to the downhole tool, and a sensor information mapping module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348808

Smart subsea pipeline

Pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348491

In-well saline fluid control

A well tool includes a body defining an enclosed fluid passage. A bipolar electrode is provided in the well tool, changeable between a first, energized state, and a second, different state. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348489

Higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows of hydraulic fracture treatments

Higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows associated with complex fractures produced in the hydraulic fracturing process in a well system may be used to obtain high fidelity results while minimizing a cost of computation. The higher order simulation of hydrocarbon flows may provide efficient and stable simulation algorithms that avoid any artificial boundary treatment inconsistent with the governing equations, while maintaining a uniform order of accuracy. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348478

Downhole high-impedance alternator

System and method for supplying downhole power using a high-impedance alternator. The system includes a high-impedance alternator coupled with a rectifier at its output terminals, and a current fed power converter coupled with the rectifier providing a regulated voltage to a downhole load.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348476

Expandable bullnose assembly for use with a wellbore deflector

Disclosed are embodiments of expandable bullnose assemblies for use in a well system. One well system includes a deflector arranged within a main bore of a wellbore and defining a first channel that exhibits a predetermined diameter and communicates with a lower portion of the main bore, and a second channel that communicates with a lateral bore, and a bullnose assembly including a body and a bullnose tip arranged at a distal end of the body, the bullnose tip being actuatable between a default configuration, where the bullnose tip exhibits a first diameter, and an actuated configuration, where the bullnose tip exhibits a second diameter different than the first diameter, wherein the deflector is configured to direct the bullnose assembly into one of the lateral bore and the lower portion of the main bore based on a diameter of the bullnose tip as compared to the predetermined diameter.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348469

Downhole ball valve

A downhole ball valve includes a housing that includes a tubular member; a ball seat positioned in the tubular member, the ball seat including a sealing surface; and a ball that includes a first hemispherical portion, a second hemispherical portion, and a bore that extends through the ball between the first and second hemispherical portions. The ball is adjustable between a closed position with the first hemispherical portion sealingly engaged with the sealing surface of the ball seat to close the bore to fluid communication with the tubular member, and an open position with the bore at least partially in fluid communication with the tubular member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348446

Chemically strengthened bond between thermally stable polycrystalline hard materials and braze material

Chemical methods, optionally in combination with physical methods, may be used to increase the strength of the bond formed by a braze material between a polycrystalline material and a hard composite. Such polycrystalline materials brazed to hard composites may be found in various wellbore tools include drill bit cutters. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348444

Low surface friction drill bit body for use in wellbore formation

A low surface friction body for a drill bit includes a matrix drill bit body. The body includes a particulate phase having a friction-reducing additive, and a binding material that bonds the particulate phase using a suitable manufacturing process such as selective laser sintering. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160348438

Uniformly variably configurable drag members in an anit-rotation device

Variably configurable anti-rotation device (252) in a rotary steerable subterranean drill (20). The rotary steerable subterranean drill (20) includes a housing (46) with which the anti-rotation device (252) is associated. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347987

Degrading and removing cured resins from substrates

Methods are provided for chemically removing cured resin product from surfaces and subterranean formations in case of inappropriate consolidation, plugging of screens or tubing, and equipment damage. A chemical solvent is introduced to a wellbore where a resin has cured. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347986

Degradable fluid sealing compositions incorporating non-degradable microparticulates and methods for use thereof

It can sometimes be desirable to form a temporary fluid seal in a subterranean formation in conjunction with performing various subterranean operations. Methods for forming a temporary fluid seal in a subterranean formation can comprise: providing a sealing composition that comprises a plurality of degradable particulates and a plurality of water-insoluble microparticulates; introducing the sealing composition into a subterranean formation; and forming a degradable fluid seal with the sealing composition in the subterranean formation, the water-insoluble microparticulates being substantially non-degradable. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347983

Clay stabilization with control of migration of clays and fines

Various embodiments disclosed related to methods of treating subterranean formations as well as compositions and systems for performing the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that includes obtaining or providing a composition including a compound including at least one silylating group and at least one ammonium group. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346835

Thermal sink systems for cooling a mold assembly

An example thermal sink system includes a quench plate having an upper surface for receiving a mold assembly to be cooled. A thermal fluid is in thermal communication with the mold assembly via conduction through the quench plate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346833

Mold assembly caps used in fabricating infiltrated downhole tools

An example mold assembly system includes a mold assembly including a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, a funnel operatively coupled to the mold, and an infiltration chamber defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel, the infiltration chamber being used for forming an infiltrated downhole tool. A mold assembly cap is positionable on the mold assembly and including a sidewall extendable about an outer periphery of the mold assembly at least partially along a height of the mold assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342894

Boolean algebra for claim mapping and analysis

Some aspects of this specification describe the use of boolean algebra for patent claim mapping and analysis. In some instances, characteristics of a collection of technologies are represented as binary variables, and each of the technologies has a respective subset of the characteristics. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341924

Hybrid electrical and optical fiber cable splice housings

An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a splice housing body comprising a raceway within which optical fibers and electrical cables can be positioned, at least one port through the splice housing body to which a pressure fitting for optical fiber or electrical cable can be mounted, a base to which the splice housing body may be removably attached, and a port in one of the splice housing body or base for inserting fluid in the splice housing body.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341850

Geomechanical and geophysical computational model for oil and gas stimulation and production

In some aspects, a number of subsystem models is accessed by a computer system. Each subsystem model represents dynamic attributes of a distinct physical subsystem in a subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341841

Distributed acoustic sensing systems and methods employing under-filled multi-mode optical fiber

An illustrative distributed acoustic sensing system includes a multi-mode optical fiber cable for distributed sensing and a distributed acoustic sensing interrogator coupled to the multi-mode optical fiber cable via a single mode optical fiber. The interrogator derives distributed acoustic measurements from rayleigh backscattering light that is initiated with a substantially under-filled launch configuration that is designed to excite only the lowest-order modes of the multi-mode optical fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341702

Determining effective elastic modulus of a composite slickline cable

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for determining a dynamic effective elastic modulus of a composite slickline or wireline cable are provided. A system for estimating the effective elastic modulus (or change thereof) may include a sensing head assembly, a vibration generator, a pair of pulleys, and an optical-based signal processing assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341658

Multi-characteristic integrated computational element using light incidence angle manipulation

Multi-characteristic detection is achieved by altering the light incidence angle of a single integrated computational element (“ice”) used in an optical computing device.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341646

Methods for determining rheological quantities of a drilling fluid using apparent viscosity

Rheological quantities, such as shear stress, can sometimes be difficult to determine under extreme temperature and pressure conditions. In contrast, the relative rheology of a fluid can often be readily determined over a range of temperature and pressure conditions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341033

Method and apparatus for generating pulses in a fluid column

Method and apparatus for generating fluid pulses in a fluid column, such as within a downhole well, are disclosed. A described example fluid pulse generator utilizes a moveable flow conduit through which at least a portion of a downwardly flowing fluid column will pass. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341032

Wide bandwidth drill pipe structure for acoustic telemetry

In some examples, a drillstring includes a plurality of drill pipe sections that are coupled together by a drill pipe joint section structure. The drill pipe sections and the drill pipe joint section structure are acoustically impedance matched. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341031

Determining depth of loss zones in subterranean formations

Methods of locating a loss zone in a wellbore in a subterranean formation including determining a calculated wellhead pressure, calculating a wellhead pressure differential, calculating a flow rate loss, estimating a loss zone depth, determining a modified calculated wellhead pressure, and calculating a modified wellhead pressure differential until the modified wellhead pressure differential corresponds to a loss zone location in the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341028

Blowout rate correction methods and systems

A blowout rate correction system comprises a sensor and a processor in communication with the sensor. The sensor is to measure sound characteristics associated with an exit point of a borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341016

Flow conditioning flow control device

A well screen assembly includes a tubing including a center bore and at least one aperture through the tubing between an outer radial surface of the tubing and an inner radial surface of the tubing; a filtration screen positioned around the tubing; a housing positioned around the tubing and including a fluid chamber in fluid communication with an outlet of the filtration screen; and a flow control device positioned in fluid communication with the outlet of the filtration screen and the at least one aperture to reduce a wall shear stress on at least one of the tubing or the at least one aperture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341012

Downhole turbine assembly

A downhole turbine assembly includes a stator housing having one or more stator blades positioned within the stator housing and extending radially inward therefrom. A rotor shaft having a first end and a second end is rotatably positioned within the stator housing and has a first portion exhibiting a first diameter and a second portion exhibiting a second diameter greater than the first diameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341011

Multilateral junction with wellbore isolation

A wellbore isolation system is disclosed. The wellbore isolation system includes a junction positioned at an intersection of a first wellbore and a second wellbore, and a deflector disposed in the junction such that a path into the first leg of the junction is obstructed and engaged with the first leg of the junction to form a fluid and pressure tight seal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341010

Multilateral junction with wellbore isolation using degradable isolation components

A wellbore isolation system is disclosed. The wellbore isolation system includes a junction positioned at an intersection of a first wellbore and a second wellbore, and a deflector disposed in the junction such that a path into the first leg of the junction is obstructed and engaged with the first leg of the junction to form a fluid and pressure tight seal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341009

Shear mechanism with preferential shear orientation

An example whipstock assembly includes a whipstock providing a ramped surface and a longitudinal groove defined in the ramped surface. A lead mill is coupled to the whipstock with a shear fastener that provides resilience against premature shearing under torsional loads between the lead mill and the whipstock, while providing susceptibility to shearing under a predetermined axial load.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341000

Expansion cone for downhole tool

A downhole tool for creation of an annular seal in a well and a method of cementing a casing in a well are provided. The tool and method make use of an expansion cone, which is driven through a portion of the tool having a sealing element on the wellbore side so that the portion is expanded and the sealing element brought into contact with the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340999

Subsurface wiping plug apparatus, method, and system

In some embodiments, a subsurface wiping plug apparatus includes an internal bore that extends for less than a length of the apparatus. A ported case encloses internal components of the apparatus such that each port of the case is configured to couple the internal bore to an external side of the case. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340996

Establishing communication downhole between wellbores

A method of establishing fluid communication between wellbores can include forming a flow path from one wellbore to another wellbore, a flow area of the flow path increasing in a direction from the first wellbore toward the second wellbore. An explosive assembly for use in a well can include an explosive device having multiple explosive charges, the explosive charges producing longitudinal shock waves that collide with each other and result in a laterally directed shock wave, and a shield that focuses the laterally directed shock wave into a predetermined angular range of less than 360 degrees. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340995

Selective restoration of fluid communication between wellbore intervals using degradable substances

A method of removing two or more isolation devices comprising: introducing the two or more isolation devices into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore comprises at least two wellbore intervals, wherein each isolation device comprises a substance, wherein each of the substances degrades within the wellbore, and wherein the degradation rate of each of the substances causes fluid communication to be restored between the wellbore intervals in a desired amount of time; and causing or allowing each of the substances to degrade.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340575

Methods and compositions for providing proppant suspension and consolidation in subterranean treatment operations

Coated proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations comprising: proppant particulates at least partially coated with a dual tackifying-hardening agent selected from the group consisting of a dimer acid/trimer acid blend, with a crosslinking agent at least partially coated thereon, wherein the dual tackifying-hardening agent both exhibits tackifying qualities and is capable of hardening a curable resin.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340574

Functionalized proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation consolidation operations

Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, functionalized proppant particulates, and a curing agent, wherein the functionalized proppant particulates comprise proppant particulates having a functional group hydrolytically deposited thereon; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein; placing the functionalized proppant particulates into the at least one fracture; and reacting the curing agent with the functional group on the functionalized proppant particulates, thereby forming a consolidated proppant pack in the at least one fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340572

Hydrofluoric acid acidizing composition compatible with sensitive metallurgical grades

Systems and methods for hydrofluoric (hf) acidizing compositions compatible with sensitive metallurgic grades. The systems and methods may include preparing an aqueous acidizing composition comprising one or more acid components, hydrofluoric acid, and one or more corrosion inhibitors; and injecting the aqueous composition into a subterranean formation containing sensitive metallurgic components via a wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340571

Compositions and methods for hydrophobically modifying fracture faces

Methods and compositions for hydrophobically modifying fracture faces may utilize hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymers. For example, a method may include providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid, an hmap dispersed in the base fluid, and an hmap-coated proppant, the hmap comprising a plurality of hydrophobic modifications on an amine-containing polymer; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation comprises at least one fracture; and treating at least a portion of the subterranean formation adjacent to a face of the at least one fracture with the hmap dispersed in the base fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340570

Graphene enhanced polymer composites and methods thereof

It has been discovered that blending nano-graphene materials into cross-linked polymer compositions increases the thermal degradation resistance and compressive strength of the graphene enhanced polymer composites formed. Graphene enhanced polymer composites and their methods of use provide improved relative permeability modifiers for conformance applications.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340568

Selection of optimal surfactants for performing surfactant flooding enhanced oil recovery

Methods including obtaining a sampled fluid from a subterranean formation, the sampled fluid comprising at least water and a hydrocarbon, and having certain constituent parameters; determining constituent parameters of the sampled fluid using the hydrophilic-lipophilic deviation (hld) model; determining an optimal surfactant or surfactant blend to achieve an oil-water separation morphological phase of the sampled fluid; and introducing the optimal surfactant or surfactant blend into the subterranean formation as part of a surfactant flooding enhanced oil recovery operation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340516

Methods and systems for protecting acid-reactive substances

Inadvertent or unavoidable contact of an acid with an acid-reactive substance may preclude the acid's use in another location where its reactivity is more desired. Excessive reactivity of acids toward acid-reactive substances may lead to undesired effects such as surface erosion, matrix deconsolidation, scaling, and the like. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339535

Plasma arc cutting of tubular structures

A method of severing a tubular structure can include producing a stream of plasma between a plasma arc cutter and the tubular structure, and displacing the plasma arc cutter relative to the tubular structure, thereby cutting through the tubular structure. A plasma arc cutting apparatus can include a transport vehicle, a boom extending from the transport vehicle, at least one plasma arc cutter, and at least one actuator that displaces the plasma arc cutter relative to the boom. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339515

Mold transfer assemblies and methods of use

A mold transfer assembly includes a transfer housing providing an interior defined by one or more sidewalls and a top. The transfer housing is sized to receive and encapsulate a mold as the mold is moved between a furnace and a thermal heat sink. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334579

Optical fiber splice housings

An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a splice housing body comprising a raceway within which optical fibers can be positioned, at least one port through the splice housing body to which a pressure fitting for optical fiber can be mounted, a base to which the splice housing body may be removably attached, and a port in one of the splice housing body or base for inserting fluid in the splice housing body.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334540

Multi-variable workflow for cement evaluation in multiple casing strings

Sonic data, ultrasonic data, density data, cased-hole neutron data, and open-hole neutron data of the wellbore are obtained. The sonic and ultrasonic data provides the amplitude, frequency, and phase of the altered sonic and ultrasonic waves. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334539

Multi-sensor workflow for evaluation of gas flow in multiple casing strings

A distance of a gas flow path and a velocity of the gas flow therein are calculated using pulsed neutron data and noise data. The gas saturation and distance to flow path obtained from the pulsed neutron data and gas velocity and distance to flow path obtained from the noise data are compared with each other to obtain a first calculated distance and a first calculated velocity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334534

Fiberoptic tuned-induction sensors for downhole use

A method of sensing electromagnetic (em) fields downhole may include filtering a voltage signal induced in a coil antenna by an em field to produce a filtered signal, said filtering being performed by a resonance tuning filter, and applying the filtered signal to a piezoelectric element to modify a strain of an optical fiber. A sensing system may include a cable deployed downhole and coupled to an interface unit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333688

Passive attenuation of noise for acoustic telemetry

An acoustic well telemetry system has an acoustic telemetry transducer affixed to an in-well type component and a damper between the transducer and the in-well type component. The damper damps transmission from the in-well type component to the transducer of a specified frequency range. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333682

Magnetic sensor rotation and orientation about drill

A drilling system, comprising a drill string; and a ranging tool mounted on the drill string, the ranging tool comprising a magnetic sensor pair comprising a first magnetic sensor and a second magnetic sensor mounted radially opposite one another on the ranging tool, wherein each of the magnetic sensors is structured and configured to detect at least a radial component and a tangential component of a magnetic field; a rotatable assembly, comprising a motor structured and arranged to actuate rotation of the magnetic sensor pair around the drill string; and an electronics package connected to at least one of the magnetic sensor pair, and the motor, wherein the electronics package comprises a controller and a wireless telemetry device.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333669

Surface modification agent to prolong scale inhibitor lifetime

A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a first treatment fluid into a well, wherein the first treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and a scale inhibitor; and introducing a second treatment fluid into the well, wherein the second treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and a surface modification agent, wherein the surface modification agent is a hydrophobically modified polyamide. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a fracturing fluid into a well, wherein the introduction of the fracturing fluid creates or enhances a fracture in the subterranean formation, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises: a base fluid; proppant; a scale inhibitor; and the surface modification agent.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333666

Manipulating a downhole rotational device

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system includes a valve housing with a port formed in a wall of the housing, a rotation sleeve disposed in the valve housing, an orienting sleeve with an orienting feature disposed in and fixed to the valve housing, and a shifter. The rotation sleeve is rotatable relative to the valve housing and includes a port formed therethrough. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333655

Well system with degradable plug

A downhole assembly is disclosed. The downhole assembly includes a tube disposed in a wellbore, and a shroud coupled to and disposed around the circumference of the tube to form an annulus between an inner surface of the shroud and an outer surface of the tube. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333646

Mounted downhole fiber optics accessory carrier body

An assembly for use in a well, where the assembly includes a casing section, a modular carrier body, at least one securing ring, and at least one at least one port through the modular carrier body for connecting a compression fitting for at least one fiber optic line. The modular carrier body has a shape that can conform to the outer diameter of the casing section, and has a carrier body interior to house at least one fiber optic line, and a fiber optic line splicing assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333249

One-step consolidation treatment

Methods for treating a zone of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore comprising: (a) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) an aqueous continuous phase; (ii) a first chemical having: (a) a single epoxy group; and (b) at least one alkoxy group on a silicon atom, wherein the first chemical is water soluble or dissolves with hydrolysis in the aqueous continuous phase; (iii) a second chemical having an amine group, wherein the second chemical is water soluble or dissolves with hydrolysis in the aqueous continuous phase; and (b) introducing the treatment fluid through the wellbore into the zone of the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333247

Multi-modal particle size distribution lost circulation material

Compositions for lost circulation materials (lcm) and methods for using same in drilling and/or completing wellbores that help solve lost circulation problems in a wide range of fracture sizes, thereby advantageously eliminating the need for a variety of products for lost circulation in a field at any one time. The compositions provide specific lcm components in specific ratios that are analogs to lost circulation fractures and that yield superior performance in preventing or alleviating lost circulation in drilling and cementing boreholes. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332329

System and method for generating formation cores with realistic geological composition and geometry

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for scanning a retrieved geological core sample to produce a digital file representing the core sample. Then the digital file is transmitted to a three-dimensional printer that can execute the digital file to make a geologically, chemically, and structurally equivalent replica of the retrieved geological core sample. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327684

Optical computing device diagnostics and treatment

An example method includes performing validation testing on a tool using a plurality of reference fluids, the tool having a calibrated optical sensor installed therein that includes one or more optical elements. One or more tool sensor responses from the calibrated optical sensor may be obtained and pre-processed, and the one or more tool sensor responses may be compared with calibrated optical sensor responses derived from the calibrated optical sensor during calibration and thereby detecting one or more optical sensor anomalies. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327677

High gain antenna for propagation logging tools

The disclosure concerns an electromagnetic logging tool for recording the electromagnetic properties of a subterranean rock formation. One version of the disclosure includes an electromagnetic transmitter that transmits an electromagnetic signal into a downhole formation, an electromagnetic receiver that receives the electromagnetic signal formation; and a cavity antenna in which the interior of the cavity contains a metamaterial made up of a plurality of unit cells that include split ring resonators or other devices such as electric-lc resonators.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327676

Cross-coupling compensation via complex-plane based extrapolation of frequency dependent measurements

Illustrative logging methods, systems, and software, provide for correction of cross-coupling error via a complex-plane extrapolation technique. Frequency-dependent measurements at each given borehole position will trace out a dependence of a quadrature signal component on the in-phase component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327675

Downhole inspection with ultrasonic sensor and conformable sensor responses

An example method for downhole surveying and measuring may include positioning a first conformable sensor proximate to a downhole element. The first conformable sensor may include a flexible material, a transmitter coupled to the flexible material, and a receiver coupled to the flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327666

Dual core locking geophone

A dual core geophone includes a dual magnetic core packaged in a housing providing higher sensitivity and a reduction of electric wires in the device. The geophone includes a locking mechanism for the dual magnetic core to protect the device from strong vibrations when the device is not in use. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327521

Wireline cable fatigue monitoring using thermally-induced acoustic waves

Systems and methods for determining whether mechanical fatigue exists in a downhole cable using thermally-induced acoustic waves are disclosed herein. A cable fatigue monitoring system includes a thermal source, one or more light sources, one or more photodetector arrays, and a computing system comprising a processor, a memory, and a cable distortion module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327465

Viscosity sensor

A fluid is received into a sample tube. A processor causes an energy to be applied to the sample tube to induce vibration in the sample tube at a resonant frequency of the sample tube containing the fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326868

Acoustic dipole piston transmitter

According to embodiments of the disclosure, a downhole tool for taking acoustic measurements in a wellbore is provided. The tool may have an acoustic dipole transmitter with a piston made from a soft magnetic material, mounted on a centering spring between the first coil and the second coil, which moves the piston bi-directionally along a longitudinal axis when energized. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326863

Bend angle sensing assembly and method of use

A bend angle sensing assembly for determining a downhole bend angle of a downhole adjustable bent housing. The bend angle sensing assembly includes a flow diverter having a plurality of diverter apertures for receiving drilling fluid, the flow diverter orientable to a plurality of diverter configurations in dependence on the bend angle of the associated downhole adjustable bent housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326857

Closed-loop speed/position control mechanism

According to aspects of the present disclosure, systems and methods for a closed-loop speed/position control mechanism. An example system may include a housing and a planetary gearbox disposed within the housing, wherein a ring gear of the planetary gearbox is coupled to the housing, a sun gear of the planetary gearbox is coupled to a drive shaft, and a planetary carrier of the planetary gearbox is coupled to an output shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326850

Prepacked sand screen assemblies

A sand control screen assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports that provide fluid communication into an interior of the base pipe. A sand screen is arranged about an exterior of the base pipe and thereby defines a production annulus between the exterior of the base pipe and the sand screen. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326827

Releasing a well drop

A well drop releasing device has a housing attachable to a well tubing. The device has a well drop carrier to carry a well drop. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326820

Adjustable seat assembly

Disclosed herein is a seat assembly for a drill string, the seat assembly having an outer tubular member and a seat disposed therein. The seat has a bore having a central axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326818

Wellbore sealing system with degradable whipstock

A wellbore sealing system is disclosed. The wellbore sealing system includes a deflection assembly positioned in a main wellbore and a junction coupled to an uphole end of the completion deflector and extending into the lateral wellbore to form a fluid and pressure tight seal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326811

Constant velocity joint apparatus, systems, and methods

The disclosure describes a constant velocity joint assembly for use in transmitting torque. The constant velocity joint assembly includes members that are connected in series via tongue-and-groove connections in a swivel joint pattern that allows for transferring torque between two skew lines, and further provide freedom of movement such that rotation about one longitudinal axis can be transformed into rotation about another longitudinal axis that is not aligned with the first longitudinal axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326808

Continuous live tracking system for placement of cutting elements

A method of manufacturing a drill bit or other oil-field tool includes aligning a cutting element support structure or a support structure for an alternative tool element to an image of a computer-generated model of a drill bit assembly or a computer-generated model of an alternative tool assembly. The method further includes placing a tool element on the support structure and comparing the placement of the tool element on the support structure to the placement of a model of the tool element on the image of the model of the tool assembly using real-time continuous deviation feedback. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326807

Directional drilling while conveying a lining member, with latching parking capabilities for multiple trips

A method and system for directional drilling while conveying a liner, with latching parking capabilities for multiple trips, is disclosed. As the wellbore is drilled, each casing and liner is installed having upper and lower interior latch couplings. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326803

Drilling shaft deflection device

Drilling shaft deflection device (750) for establishing a deflection angle and azimuthal toolface direction of a drill bit (22) in a rotary steerable subterranean drill (20). The drilling shaft deflection device (750) includes a drilling shaft (24) rotatably supported in a housing (46) and a drilling shaft deflection assembly (92) contained within the housing (46) that transitions the drilling shaft (24) between deflected and undeflected configurations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326427

Delayed delivery of chemicals in a wellbore

Methods and systems of delivering a treatment chemical are disclosed, including providing a plurality of porous particles each having an outer surface, wherein each of the plurality of porous particles comprises a plurality of pores; infusing the plurality of porous particles with the treatment chemical; coating the plurality of porous particles with a degradable film; adding the plurality of porous particles to a carrier fluid, wherein the degradable film substantially separates the treatment chemical from the carrier fluid; introducing the carrier fluid into a formation; and allowing the degradable film to degrade within the formation. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326425

Wellbore servicing materials and methods of making and using same

A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid in the wellbore and/or subterranean formation, wherein the wellbore servicing fluid comprises a hydrophobically modified relative permeability modifier, an oxygenated alkylating agent, and an aqueous base fluid, and allowing the wellbore servicing fluid to modify the permeability of at least a portion of the wellbore and/or subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326422

Purification of organically modified surface active minerals by air classification

Methods including drying a crude mineral composition comprising surface active minerals (“sam”) and gangue, grinding the crude mineral composition to produce a crude mineral particulate composition comprising sam particulates and gangue particulates, contacting the crude mineral particulate composition with a quaternary ammonium surfactant to form organically modified surface active mineral (“omsam”) particulates, grinding the crude mineral particulate composition that was contacted with the quaternary ammonium surfactant, and separating a portion of the omsam particulates from the gangue particulates using an air classifier.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325350

Mold assemblies with integrated thermal mass for fabricating infiltrated downhole tools

An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold defining a bottom of the mold assembly and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325349

Steam-blocking cooling systems that help facilitate directional solidification

An example cooling system for a mold assembly includes a quench plate that defines one or more discharge ports and one or more recuperation ports. A fluid is circulated from the one or more discharge ports to the one or more recuperation ports to cool the mold assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325348

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

11/10/16 / #20160325343

Mold assemblies that actively heat infiltrated downhole tools

An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160322800

Redundant wired pipe-in-pipe telemetry system

A system and method for providing redundant wired pipe-in-pipe telemetry is described. In one embodiment, a system includes an outer pipe and an inner pipe disposed within the outer pipe. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320527

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 Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320512

Structure dip constrained kirchhoff migration

Acquiring seismic input data and computing a structure tensor based on the seismic input data to determine seismic orientation data for one or more subsurface geological features. Kirchhoff migration is applied to the seismic input data and constrained with the seismic orientation data derived from the structure tensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320497

Energy detection apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive energy impinging on an outer surface of a photon detector having a columnar structure, and to direct the energy within the columnar structure to a position-sensitive readout to image the energy, wherein the position-sensitive readout has position-sensitive elements, and wherein individual ones of the elements are associated with at least one column in the columnar structure to provide intrinsic collimation of the energy from the outer surface to selected portions of the readout. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are described.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160320232

Systems and methods for multiple-code continuous-wave distributed accoustic sensing

A method and device for monitoring oil field operations with a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensor (das) that uses a continuous-wave fiber optic distributed acoustic sensor with a very small spatial sampling while being able to sense acoustic events that have a large bandwidth by employing a demodulation/decoding method utilizing multiple spread-spectrum codes.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319663

Selection of optimal hydrate inhibitor surfactants for use in oil and gas operations

Methods including producing a bulk fluid from a subterranean formation, the bulk fluid comprising at least water and a hydrocarbon, and having certain constituent parameters; sampling a portion of the bulk fluid, thereby forming at least one sampled fluid; determining constituent parameters of the sampled fluid using the hydrophilic-lipophilic deviation (hld) model; and determining an optimal hydrate inhibitor surfactant (his) or his mixture to achieve a first oil-water separation morphological phase of the sampled fluid at temperatures above about 10° c. And a first water-in-oil morphological phase of the sampled fluid at temperatures below about 5° c.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319661

Using downhole strain measurements to determine hydraulic fracture system geometry

The use of a distributed fiber optic strain sensor system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to determine several measurements of hydraulic fracture system geometry including number of farfield fractures, hydraulic and propped fracture length, fracture azimuth, and multi-planar fracture complexity.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319658

Opto-electrical networks for controlling downhole electronic devices

Systems and methods are provided for using opto-electrical networks to control downhole electronic devices. A system is provided that can include an optical transmitter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319656

Downhole turbine tachometer

Drilling systems are disclosed that measure the rotational speed of a mud motor. One drilling system includes a mud motor arranged in a drill string and having a turbine shaft operatively coupled to a drill bit and a plurality of turbine stages axially arranged along a portion of the turbine shaft, a measure-while-drilling (mwd) tool operatively and communicably coupled to the mud motor and including a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure pulses generated by the mud motor and generate data signals corresponding to the pressure pulses, an electronics module communicably coupled to the pressure sensor and configured to process the data signals and thereby calculate a rotational speed of the mud motor, and a communications module communicably coupled to the electronics module and configured to transmit signals indicative of the rotational speed of the mud motor to a surface location.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319648

Pressure delivery proppant to offshore frac blender

A system for using a pneumatic conveyor system to provide metered amounts of proppant to subterranean formation fracturing material blender in an offshore well environment. Plural pneumatic conveyor systems are provided which can be operated individually or in combination to provide the required amounts of proppant materials to blend with frac fluids.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319641

Optimizing a grid for finite element solutions for subterranean region simulations

In some aspects, a flow model represents a flow path for well system fluid in a subterranean region. A first system of equations from a finite element (fe) discretization of a flow model is accessed by a computer system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319601

Steerable rotary drilling devices incorporating a tilted drive shaft

A disclosed directional drilling sub includes a housing, a coupling mechanism arranged within the housing, a tilt drive shaft extending within the housing and having a first end coupled to the coupling mechanism and a second end coupled to a drill bit, an upper eccentric assembly arranged within the housing to support the tilt drive shaft at the first end and including an upper inner eccentric ring nested within an upper outer eccentric ring, and a lower eccentric assembly arranged within the housing to support the tilt drive shaft at the second end and including a lower inner eccentric ring nested within a lower outer eccentric ring, wherein rotational movement of at least one of the upper and lower inner or outer eccentric rings tilts the tilt drive shaft within the housing and thereby alters an azimuthal tool face orientation of the drill bit.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319189

Clusters of micron- and nano-sized proppant for use in subterranean operations

Compositions and methods for forming and using clusters of micron- and/or nano-sized solid materials (e.g., particulates, fibers, etc.) as proppants in subterranean operations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a fracturing fluid comprising a base fluid, a plurality of small-sized solid materials and one or more surface modifying agents; forming a plurality of proppant clusters, each proppant cluster comprising two or more of the small-sized solid materials bound together with a portion of the one or more surface modifying agents; and introducing the fracturing fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more fractures in the portion of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319186

Crosslinker-coated proppant particulates for use in treatment fluids comprising gelling agents

Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and crosslinker-coated particulates, wherein the crosslinker-coated particulates are formed by at least partially coating a particulate with a stabilizing agent, and at least partially coating the particulate with a first crosslinking agent atop the stabilizing agent, wherein the stabilizing agent imparts a hydrophobic nature to the particulate when the stabilizing agent is at least partially coated onto the particulate; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, and reacting the first crosslinking agent with the gelling agent in the treatment fluid so as to crosslink the gelling agent and suspend the crosslinker-coated particulates.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319184

Degradable reticulated foam particulates for use in forming highly conductive proppant packs

Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid, degradable reticulated foam particulates, and non-degradable proppant particulates; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation comprising at least one fracture therein; placing the degradable reticulated foam particulates and the non-degradable proppant particulates into the at least one fracture, so as to form a stabilized proppant pack therein; and degrading the degradable reticulated foam particulates, thereby forming a high porosity propped fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319183

Surface modification agent emulsions comprising hydrophobically modified amine-containing polymers for use in subterranean formations

Methods including preparing a surface modification agent emulsion comprising an aqueous base fluid, a surfactant, and a hydrophobically-modified amine-containing polymer (hmap), the hmap comprising a plurality of hydrophobic modifications on an amine-containing polymer, and wherein the aqueous base fluid forms an external phase of the surface modification agent emulsion and the hmap forms an internal phase of the surface modification agent emulsion; and introducing the surface modification agent emulsion into a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160319181

Clean-up fluid for wellbore particles containing an environmentally-friendly surfactant

A method of treating a portion of a well comprising: forming a treatment fluid, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: (a) water; and (b) a surfactant, wherein the surfactant is environmentally-friendly, and wherein the surfactant causes a liquid hydrocarbon to become soluble in the treatment fluid; and introducing the treatment fluid into the well, wherein the treatment fluid comes in contact with wellbore particles after introduction into the well, wherein at least a portion of the wellbore particles are coated with the liquid hydrocarbon prior to contact with the treatment fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318710

Method of forming a subterranean gas storage vessel

A method of forming a subterranean gas storage vessel is provided. A wellbore is drilled through the surface of the ground into the ground, and a casing is inserted into the wellbore, the casing having a size such that a wellbore annulus is formed between the outside surface of the casing and the wall of the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318101

Integrated heat-exchanging mold systems

An example integrated heat-exchanging mold system for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold assembly that defines an infiltration chamber to receive and contain matrix reinforcement materials and a binder material used to form the infiltrated downhole tool. A heat-exchanging enclosure is disposed about at least a portion of an exterior of the mold assembly, and the heat-exchanging enclosure includes one or more component parts that include at least one sidewall extending along a height of the mold assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312600

Apparatus and method for aligning downhole measurements

Apparatuses and methods are described, such as for aligning downhole measurements. Apparatuses and methods include an arrangement of at least two tilted transmitters and at least one tilted receiver along a longitudinal axis of the tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312598

Method and criteria for trajectory control

The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product configured to performing automated downhole wellbore trajectory control for correcting between an actual wellbore trajectory path and a planned wellbore trajectory path. For example, in one embodiment, a pid controller is configured to obtain real-time data gathered during the drilling operation, determine whether the actual wellbore trajectory path deviates from the planned wellbore trajectory path, and automatically initiate the downhole wellbore trajectory control to change the actual wellbore trajectory path to a modified correction path that is determined using a minimum incremental wellbore energy method.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312595

Immiscible fluid systems and methods of use for placing proppant in subterranean formations

Systems and methods for placing proppant in a portion of a subterranean formation (e.g., in a fracturing operation) using two or more immiscible fluids are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise: introducing into a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation alternating stages of a first treatment fluid comprising one or more proppants, and a second treatment fluid comprising a lesser concentration of proppants than the first fluid, wherein the first fluid and the second fluid are substantially immiscible in one another, and wherein the alternating stages of the first and second treatment fluids are introduced into the well bore at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more fractures in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312586

Liner drilling using retrievable directional bottom-hole assembly

In one embodiment, there is provided a system for liner drilling in a wellbore that includes a drill bit, a mud motor, a reamer, a drill pipe work string including an expandable liner hanger running tool, and a thruster coupled to an expandable liner hanger and liner. A release pin may be provided in the expandable liner hanger running tool that can be sheared to de-couple the expandable liner hanger from the expandable liner hanger running tool allowing the drill pipe work string to be removed from the borehole while the liner remains in place. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312576

Method and apparatus for retaining weighted fluid in a tubular section

A floating apparatus for use in a casing string and especially for use in offshore casing operations. The apparatus includes a valve configured such that, when there is a pressure differential across the valve below a predetermined mid-pressure threshold, the valve prevents fluid flow and, when the pressure differential exceeds a predetermined high-pressure threshold, said valve non-resiliently allows fluid flow across the valve.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312567

Internally trussed high-expansion support for refracturing operations

A downhole system and method is disclosed for sealing a previously perforated section of casing and refracturing the subterranean formation in a region of the subterranean formation remote from those regions previously fractured. The system includes a truss structure radially expandable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration and a sealing structure disposed radially external to the truss structure. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312554

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

10/27/16 / #20160312553

Non-contact flow rate measurement of fluid using surface feature image analysis

Comparative image analysis is utilized to determine the flow rate of fluids, such as, for example, drilling fluid, completion fluid or hydrocarbons. As fluid flows through a conduit or open trough, a flow rate measurement device illuminates the surface of the fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312551

Mems-lost circulation materials for evaluating fluid loss and wellbore strengthening during a drilling operation

Micro-electro-mechanical systems lost circulation materials (mems-lcms) of various sizes, shapes, and specific gravities may be used in a drilling fluid to determine the preferred lcms for use in wellbore strengthening of the wellbore. For example, a method may include drilling at least a portion of a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a drilling fluid that comprises a base fluid, a plurality of mems-lcms, and a plurality of lcms, wherein the mems-lcms and the lcms are substantially similar in size, shape, and specific gravity; measuring a first concentration of the mems-lcms in the drilling fluid before circulating the drilling fluid through the wellbore; measuring a second concentration of the mems-lcms in the drilling fluid after circulating the drilling fluid through the wellbore; performing a comparison of the first and second concentrations of the mems-lcms; and changing a composition of the drilling fluid based on the comparison.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312540

Thermally stable polycrystalline diamond with enhanced attachment joint

The present disclosure relates to an industrial device, such as a drill bit including a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond (tsp) table coupled to a substrate via an attachment joint, with at least one attachment material located in the attachment joint. At least one of the attachment materials includes a metal or metal alloy and an additive material having a hardness higher than the metal or metal alloy or a coefficient of thermal expansion lower than that of the metal or metal alloy.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312539

Multi shot activation system

An activation assembly for a wellbore tool positionable in a wellbore includes a housing, a wellbore tool coupled to the housing, and a tool activator operatively coupled to the wellbore tool. The tool activator includes first and second fixedly connected circular disks, each of which includes a plurality of radially projecting teeth disposed around an outer circumferential surface of the disk. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312112

Propping subterranean formation fractures using memory particulates

Methods including providing memory particulates having a compressed configuration and a decompressed configuration; providing a treatment fluid comprising a treatment base fluid and memory particulates in a configuration; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation comprising at least one fracture therein, so as to place the memory particulates in the at least one fracture in their compressed configuration; and expanding the memory particulates to the decompressed configuration, thereby mechanically interlocking the memory particulates and propping open at least a portion of the at least one fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312110

Fracturing fluid

A fracturing fluid and method of including a cellulose polymer derivative, a diol functional group, and a borate crosslinker. The diol functional group may be a cis-diol functional group, a 1,2-diol functional group, or a 1,3-diol functional group. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312105

Multi-functional additive for oil or gas operations

A method of treating particles of a particle pack located in a subterranean formation comprising: introducing an additive into the subterranean formation, wherein the additive: (i) comes in contact with the particles of the particle pack; (ii) has a chemical attraction to the particles of the particle pack; and (iii) comprises a first functional group, wherein the first functional group is a water-control agent.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312102

Methods of enhancing fluid loss control using additives

In some instances, a fluid loss control enhancement additive may synergistically work with lost circulation materials (“lcm”) to arrest lost circulation in wellbores where lcms alone have been ineffective. For example, a method may involve treating a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a pill comprising an aqueous base fluid and a lost circulation material; observing fluid loss from the wellbore to the subterranean formation while treating the wellbore with the pill; and adding salt, a swellable polymer, and fibers to the pill.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312098

Methods and compositions to use shape changing polymers in subterranean formations

A wellbore treatment fluid containing lost circulation materials and methods for using the treatment fluid, the fluid including a carrier fluid and shape changing polymer structures. The shape changing polymer structures may be folded or rolled into various cross-sectional surface area reducing configurations and are capable of reversibly extending and reversibly contracting with changes in temperature. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306073

Downhole sensing systems and methods employing spectral analysis of time-division multiplexed pulse sequences

An illustrative downhole sensing system and method employs an array of downhole sensors such as extrinsic fabry-perot interferometers, each of which provides a sequence of light pulses having spectra indicative of a measurand for that downhole sensor. An optical fiber conveys the sequences in a time-multiplexed fashion to a receiver having at least one gating element that passes only a selected one of the sequences and at least one spectrometer that receives the selected one of said sequences and responsively measures a light spectrum. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305240

Downhole formation testing and sampling apparatus

Systems and methods for downhole formation testing based on the use of one or more elongated sealing pads disposed in various orientations capable of sealing off and collecting or injecting fluids from elongated portions along the surface of a borehole. The various orientations and amount of extension of each sealing pad can increase the flow area by collecting fluids from an extended portion along the surface of a wellbore, which is likely to straddle one or more layers in laminated or fractured formations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305229

Hydraulic fracturing method

Methods relating to using fracturing fluids in fracturing process for fracturing of subterranean formations are provided. The methods comprise sequentially injecting into a wellbore, alternating stages of a low-viscosity fracturing fluid having a first viscosity and a high-viscosity fracturing fluid having a second viscosity, wherein there is a viscosity difference such that the first viscosity is lower than the second viscosity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305226

Multi-perforating tool

A multi-perforating assembly can include a housing containing a rotor. The rotor can be axially stroked by a multi-stroker tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305224

Gravel packing apparatus having locking jumper tubes

A gravel packing apparatus has first and second joints each including a sand control screen assembly a slurry delivery subassembly positioned exteriorly of the sand control screen assembly. Each slurry delivery subassembly includes a transport tube extending longitudinally along the sand control screen assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305223

Decreasing pump lag time using process control

Methods and systems wherein a first setpoint is used with a controller to translate the setpoint into a desired flow rate from a pump and used to determining an optimized command signal associated with the first setpoint with a process control system, the process control system configured to incorporate at least a first setpoint and a measurement signal to produce the optimized command signal. The optimized command signal is then stored in a memory of the computer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305213

Drill tool insert removal

A tool insert is removable from a fluid passage in a drill tool body by pressurizing fluid in a removal volume defined between the tool insert and the drill tool body, to by exerting a net fluid pressure bias on the tool insert in a removal direction along the fluid passage. The tool insert can be an annulus sealing assembly mounted in a rotating control device (rcd), with the removal volume being defined radially between a body of the rcd and a bearing assembly of the annulus sealing assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305209

Decomposing isolation devices containing a buffering agent

A wellbore isolation device comprising: a substance; and a ph maintainer, wherein the ph maintainer maintains the ph of a wellbore fluid surrounding the isolation device at a desired ph or range of ph values for a desired period of time, and wherein the substance is capable of decomposing at the desired ph or range of ph values. A method of removing the wellbore isolation device comprises: placing the isolation device into the wellbore; and causing or allowing at least a portion of the substance to decompose.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305197

Methods and apparatus for mitigating downhole torsional vibration

A well tool apparatus for damping torsional vibration of a drill string comprises stabilizing members projecting radially outwards from a housing that is, in operation, rotationally integrated in the drill string, to stabilize the drill string by engagement with a borehole wall. The stabilizing members are displaceably mounted on the housing to permit limited angular movement thereof relative to the housing about its rotational axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305191

Insulation enclosure with compliant independent members

An example insulation enclosure includes an outer shell having an open end and a top end, and an inner shell arranged within the outer shell and including a plurality of sidewall members and a top member. Each sidewall member is independently moveable relative to one another and to the top member, and the plurality of sidewall members and the top member each include a support member and insulation material positioned on the support member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160305188

Variable valve axial oscillation tool

An apparatus and method for creating axial movement of a drill string using a variable valve and a controller. In some embodiments, the controller is a proportional-integral-derivative controller.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304773

Wellbore servicing methods and compositions comprising degradable polymers

A method of servicing a wellbore comprising providing a degradable polymer and a delayed action construct within a portion of a wellbore, a subterranean formation or both; wherein the delayed action construct comprises (i) a degradation accelerator comprising an alkanolamine, an oligomer of aziridine, a polymer of azridine, a diamine, or combinations thereof, (ii) a solid support, and (iii) an encapsulating material; and placing the wellbore servicing fluid comprising the degradable polymer and delayed action construct into the wellbore, the subterranean formation or both.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304771

Hydrophobizing agents comprising an oligomeric polyamine and methods for coating particulates therewith

Rendering a surface hydrophobic without tackifying the surface, wherein the surface may be a particulate surface. Methods for forming a coating on one or more particulates may comprise: providing a composition comprising a hydrophobizing agent comprising an oligomeric polyamine having a carbon atom:nitrogen atom ratio of about 4:1 or more, and a plurality of hydrophobic groups bonded to at least a portion of the nitrogen atoms in the oligomeric polyamine; and forming coated particulates comprising a coating of the hydrophobizing agent on one or more particulates. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304770

Generating and enhancing microfracture conductivity

Methods comprising: introducing a micro-proppant treatment fluid into a formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture in a first treatment interval, wherein the micro-proppant treatment fluid comprises a first aqueous base fluid, micro-proppant particulates, and a first aqueous-based surface modification agent (“asma”); placing the micro-proppant particulates into the at least one fracture; introducing a surface modification treatment fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the surface modification treatment fluid comprises a second aqueous base fluid and a second asma; coating at least a portion of a face of the at least one fracture with the second asma; introducing a macro-proppant treatment fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the macro-proppant treatment fluid comprises a third base fluid and macro-proppant particulates; and placing the macro-proppant particulates into the at least one fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304765

Treatment fluids for reducing subterranean formation damage

Methods of introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having a filtercake deposited thereon, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and an inclusion complex comprising a cyclodextrin compound and an acid precursor ester, and wherein the cyclodextrin compound delays hydrolysis of the acid precursor ester; contacting the treatment fluid with the filtercake; and hydrolyzing the acid precursor ester, thereby removing at least a portion of the filtercake.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304764

Biodegradable, food grade shale stabilizer for use in oil and gas wells

A method of using an aqueous-based drilling fluid comprises: introducing the drilling fluid into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates a subterranean formation, wherein the drilling fluid comprises: (a) a base fluid, wherein the base fluid comprises water; and (b) a shale stabilizer additive, wherein the shale stabilizer additive: (i) is made from a protein; (ii) is food grade; and (iii) provides a shale retention of at least 85% for the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304763

Wellbore service fluid

A wellbore fluid and method of use including grafted block copolymer, wherein the grafted block copolymer comprises at least one poly(vinylaromatic) segment and at least one elastomeric segment. The elastomeric segment can be a polymer from conjugated diene monomers having 4-6 carbons atoms per molecule. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304170

Deployment of high-pressure iron from marine vessel to offshore rig

A system and method for the deployment of a conduit system to convey fluids from a marine vessel to an offshore rig are provided. In one embodiment, the disclosure provides a conduit connected to a marine vessel, the conduit comprising: a plurality of sections of tubing; a plurality of flexible joints connecting the sections of tubing; and a buoyancy device at least partially surrounding at least one of the sections of tubing and having a density less than the density of seawater.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301409

Asymmetric gate driver apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to transform a first control signal to produce an isolated second control signal, to receive a pair of floating power supply voltages at opposing ends of a totem-pole series of driver metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (mosfets), and to clamp an output of a driver apparatus to one of the pair of floating power supply voltages. The isolated second control signal may operate to control current flow through the driver mosfets. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160301321

Current regulator with feedback circuit for ac coupling

A current regulator for regulating alternating current (ac) flow to a load device is provided. The current regulator can include an ac coupling device that can be electrically connected to the load device via an output electrical path, a current control device electrically connected in series with the ac coupling device, and an ac feedback circuit electrically connected to the output electrical path and the current control device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160300484

Electromagnetic signal booster

An electromagnetic (em) signal booster, in some embodiments, comprises a bandpass filter comprising a high pass filter and a low pass filter coupled to the high pass filter, and further comprising a low cutoff frequency and a high cutoff frequency, both cutoff frequencies s being adjustable; a first amplifier coupled to the high pass filter; and a second amplifier coupled to the first amplifier, wherein the high cutoff frequency is adjusted to within a first threshold value above a minimum high cutoff frequency and the low cutoff frequency is adjusted to within a second threshold value below a maximum low cutoff frequency.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299253

Battery-powered downhole tools with a timer

An example electronics module for a downhole tool includes a power source that provides an operating voltage and a processor communicably coupled to the power source to receive the operating voltage. A timer is communicably coupled to the power source and the processor and includes a real-time clock, a diode, and a capacitor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299252

Magnetic sensor correction for field generated from nearby current

An example method of calibrating a downhole tool includes stimulating a known current through a power circuit provided in the downhole tool, the power circuit extending between and communicably coupling a power source and a load. A conductor magnetic field is generated as the known current flows through the power circuit and the conductor magnetic field is detectable by a magnetic sensor included in the downhole tool to obtain sample measurements of earth's magnetic field. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299251

Gamma ray measurement apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to detect gamma radiation as detected gamma radiation, and to determine a relative level of potassium decay energy within a selected band of energy levels, with respect to a combination of at least two of potassium, uranium, or thorium. Further operations may include adjusting at least one of a detector supply voltage or an analyzer gain to place the potassium decay energy at a selected energy level location when the relative level of potassium decay energy exceeds a predetermined threshold, the threshold based on an energy level of a combination of detected gamma radiation within the selected band of energy levels. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299247

Resistivity logging tool with excitation current control

A resistivity logging tool includes a plurality of excitation electrodes, at least one return electrode, and a plurality of monitor electrodes. The resistivity logging tool also includes a controller that determines a set of independent currents to be emitted by at least some of the plurality of excitation electrodes during an excitation cycle based on at least one measured downhole parameter and at least one predetermined constraint.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299084

Systems and methods to reduce delamination in integrated computational elements used downhole

Systems and methods are disclosed for reducing delamination or cracking in a multilayer film stack fabricated on a substrate. The multilayer film stack is designed to optically process a sample fluid interacted electromagnetic radiation to measure various chemical or physical characteristics of a production fluid from a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160299059

Integrated computational element designed for multi-characteristic detection

A single integrated computational element (“ice”) predictive of multiple sample characteristics.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298955

In-situ optical monitoring of fabrication of integrated computational elements

Techniques include receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice), the ice design including specification of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, complex refractive indices of adjacent layers being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated in accordance with the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample over an operational wavelength range; forming at least some of the layers of the ice in accordance with the ice design; optically monitoring, during the forming, optical properties of the formed layers using quasi-monochromatic probe-light having a probe wavelength that is outside of the operational wavelength range of the ice; and adjusting the forming, at least in part, based on the optically monitored optical properties of the formed layers of the ice.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298446

Downhole em sensing using sagnac interferometer for wellbore monitoring

Method and apparatus are disclosed for use of a fiber-optic sensor loop for use within a wellbore; with a plurality of light sources optically coupled to the fiber-optic sensor loop; at least one electromagnetically sensitized region within the fiber-optic sensor loop; and a plurality of detectors optically coupled to the fiber-optic sensor loop; and using the sensing system to detect changes in a magnetic field within the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298444

Magnetic monopole ranging system and methodology

An example method for downhole operations using a magnetic monopole includes positioning at least one of a transmitter and a receiver within a first borehole. At least one of the transmitter and the receiver may be a magnetic monopole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298434

Steam injection tool

Fluid injection tools for use in a wellbore can be configured on-site prior to run-in and can be opened or closed on demand when positioned in the well. A fluid injection tool can be used to provide steam to a wellbore annulus during a steam assisted gravity drainage procedure. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298412

Degradable wellbore isolation devices with degradable sealing balls

Downhole tools including a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel, a packer element, and a sealing ball, wherein the mandrel defines a central flow passage that allows fluid flow in at least one direction through the wellbore isolation device, wherein at least a portion of the mandrel is composed of a degradable metal material, at least a portion of the packer element is composed of an elastomer, and at least a portion of the sealing ball is composed of a degradable substance, and wherein the degradable metal material and the degradable substance degrades upon exposure to a wellbore environment.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298406

Flow controlled ball release tool

A ball release tool includes a body providing a first end and a second end, and defining a flow passageway extending between the first and second ends. A ball is releasably coupled to the body at the second end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298405

Pipe swell powered tool

Certain aspects of the present disclosure are directed to tools actuated by pipe swell. A downhole assembly for a wellbore may be provided. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298403

Slip segment inserts for a downhole tool

A downhole tool has a plurality of slip segments with buttons extending therefrom. The buttons will engage the well and may be made from material with no magnetic characteristics, for example, silicon nitride.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298401

Automatic choke optimization and selection for managed pressure drilling

A choke valve assembly, system, and method can be used with a drill string in a wellbore to aid in controlling the bottom hole pressure during drilling of the wellbore. The choke valve assembly can have a primary choke and one or more supplemental chokes, where these choke valves each have a controllable range relative to the flow and pressure of drilling fluid passing through the assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298392

Directional drilling system and methods

A directional drilling steering system is configured to direct a tubular sleeve arranged at the bottom of a drill string adjacent the drill bit at a selected tilt angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the uphole drill string and at a selected azimuth. Tilt angle can be achieved by axial movement of one or more pistons in engagement with the downhole tubular sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298391

Well diverter assembly with substantially pressure balanced annular seal device

A diverter assembly can include a diverter having a deflection surface, and an annular seal device externally disposed and longitudinally displaceable on the assembly in response to a pressure differential being applied across the device. A well system can include a diverter assembly positioned in a casing, the assembly including a diverter and an annular seal device that seals off an annulus between the assembly and the casing, whereby a pressure differential across the device is reduced by movement of the device on the assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298230

Fabrication of integrated computational elements using cylindrical substrate support shaped to match a cross-section of a spatial profile of a deposition plume

A system includes a computational system to receive a design of an integrated computational element (ice) including specification of substrate and layers. Additionally, the system includes a deposition source to provide a deposition plume having a plume spatial profile, and a support having a cylindrical surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298028

Wellbore servicing materials and methods of making and using same

Wellbore servicing fluid are provided that comprise a viscosifying polymeric material, a breaking agent comprising an inorganic peroxide of a divalent metal m(ii) characterized by the general formula mo2, and a break rate controlling additive comprising a m(ii) soluble salt, a m(ii) precipitating salt, a m(ii) surface precipitating salt, a m(ii) solution precipitating salt, or combinations thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298016

Corrosion-resistant refractory binder compositions and oil well completion and production operations

Corrosion-resistant refractory binder compositions may include high alumina cement, high-alumina refractory aluminosilicate material, and phosphorous material. Examples of high-alumina refractory aluminosilicate material include crushed firebrick, firebrick grog, refractory mortar, fire clay, mullite, fused mullite, and combinations thereof. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160297002

Mold assemblies used for fabricating downhole tools

An example mold assembly for fabricating an infiltrated downhole tool includes a mold forming a bottom of the mold assembly, and a funnel operatively coupled to the mold and having an inner wall, an outer wall, and a cavity defined between the inner and outer walls. An infiltration chamber is defined at least partially by the mold and the funnel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/13/16 / #20160297001

Insulation enclosure with a thermal mass

An example insulation enclosure includes a support structure having a top end, a bottom end, and an opening defined at the bottom end for receiving a mold within an interior of the support structure, and a thermal mass arranged at the top end of the support structure to thermally communicate with a top of the mold and resist heat flow from the top of the mold in an axial direction.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160295678

Nano-emitter ion source neutron generator

A well logging tool includes a neutron generator having an ion source for ion production by electron impact ionization wherein ionization current trajectory is determined by an electric field and an at least partially misaligned magnetic field. The electric field can be provided by an electrode arrangement having a cathode associated with a field emitter array including a multitude of nanoemitters. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160294139

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

10/06/16 / #20160292338

Fabrication of critical layers of integrated computational elements

A design of an integrated computational element (ice) includes (1) specification of a substrate and multiple layers, their respective target thicknesses and refractive indices, refractive indices of adjacent layers being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated based on the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample, and (2) identification of one or more critical layers of the ice layers, an ice layer being identified as a critical layer if potential variations of its thickness or refractive index due to expected fabrication variations cause ice performance degradation that exceeds a threshold degradation, otherwise the ice layer being identified as a non-critical layer. At least one critical layer of the ice is formed using two or more forming steps to form respective two or more sub-layers of the critical layer, and at least one non-critical layer of the ice is formed using a single forming step.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291633

Integrated computational element fabrication methods and systems

Methods and systems for manufacturing optical computing elements, including a method for correcting element layer thickness measurements during manufacturing that includes depositing an element layer on a glass substrate or a previously deposited layer, illuminating the deposited layer and sampling reflected or transmitted light produced by said illuminating, detecting and measuring an actual magnitude of the sampled light as a function of wavelength, and modeling the sampled light to produce a predicted magnitude of the sampled light. The method further includes determining a discrepancy between the actual and predicted magnitudes, adjusting the actual magnitude based on said discrepancy, calculating the thickness of the deposited layer based upon the adjusted actual magnitude of the sampled light, and adjusting the deposited layer's thickness if the calculated thickness is not within a tolerance range of a target thickness.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291609

Tank fluid level management

A pumping system and method for blending hydraulic fracturing fluids includes a liquid additive holding tank having an outlet at a bottom of the holding tank, a first sensor at a first location in the holding tank adjacent a lower portion of the holding tank, and a second sensor at a second location in the holding tank above the first location. The pumping system further includes a liquid additive pump to deliver fluid gravity fed from the outlet of the holding tank, a chemical transfer pump to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a first signal that a fluid level of the holding tank is below the first sensor and cease to pump fluid into the holding tank in response to receiving a second signal from the second sensor indicating the fluid level is above the second sensor.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291202

Synthetic test beds for fracturing optimization and methods of manufacture and use thereof

A multi-layer composite synthetic test bed may be used to model fracture propagation and fracture networks. For example, a fracturing fluid may be introduced into a multi-layer composite synthetic test bed at a pressure and a flow rate sufficient to create a fracture network therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291199

Optical sensors in downhole logging tools

A downhole logging tool comprises an optical sensor to sense a field related to a formation parameter at a first location along the downhole logging tool. A processor receives information from the optical sensor and provides an evaluation of the formation parameter.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291198

Method and apparatus for downhole photon imaging

Method and apparatus for downhole photon imaging. The downhole photon imaging apparatus includes a photon source that emits photons; a scintillation device that generates a light signal in response to received photons; a light sensing device coupled with the scintillation device for generating an electronic signal in response to a received light signal; and a collimator coupled with the scintillation device which has a design that allows photons with single compton backscattering and backscattered at a pre-determined backscattering angle to be detected by the scintillation device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291195

Enhanced formation evaluation using high-frequency dielectric and array induction tools

In some aspects, systems and methods are provided for determining formation properties using data from both a high-frequency dielectric tool (hfdt) and an array induction tool (ait). The system includes a controller in communication with at least one hfdt, at least one art (which may be a multi-component ait), and a processing unit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291193

Well detection using induced magnetic fields

A well detection system includes a signal generator module and a detector module. Signal generator module is coupled to a well structure, and causes the well structure to emit a signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291190

Rotating sensor mechanism for seismic while drilling sensors

A system, method, and sensor tool for enhancing sensor effectiveness. A wave is received utilizing multiple sensors in a downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291189

Apparatus and methods of extracting reflections from acoustic array data

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to extract reflections from acoustic array data collected from a receiver array. A beam-former can be generated to detect a reflection wave in the presence of a direct wave identified from collected waveforms, where the beam-former can be correlated to receiver and depth for the array. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291188

Adaptive optimization of output power, waveform and mode for improving acoustic tools performance

A method and system for enhancing the signal quality of received signals generated by acoustic tools by factoring in feedbacks from the rig operations in an adaptive optimization process. The system may include a transmitter driver circuit and transmitters which can implement signal transmission at selected power, mode and waveforms. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160291187

Encoded driving pulses for a range finder

An acoustic tool, system, and method for performing down-hole measurements. An encoded pulse sequence is transmitted from an acoustic tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290909

Multiple well gravity-assisted column flow testing

A method of flow testing can include dispensing at least one solid material and at least one liquid into each of multiple wells in a filter plate, and allowing the liquid to flow from the filter plate only by force of gravity. A flow testing system can include a multiple well filter plate, each of the wells having disposed therein a selected combination of formation particles, a fracturing fluid composition and a liquid hydrocarbon, and a collection plate vertically below the filter plate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290890

Gaseous fuel monitoring for wellsite pumps

A gaseous fuel monitoring system can include a gaseous fuel supply enclosure, an optical line extending along the gaseous fuel supply enclosure, and a relatively highly thermally conductive material contacting both the gaseous fuel supply enclosure and the optical line. The relatively highly thermally conductive material can comprise a pyrolytic carbon material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290133

Downhole sensor for formation fluid property measurement

A downhole sensor package for detecting one or more thermophysical properties of a downhole fluid, comprising a sensor housing having a fluid input port and a fluid output port; an inner flow tube located within and axially defined with the sensor package housing; an outer flow annulus defined between the inner flow tube and the sensor housing, wherein the inner flow tube is in fluid communication with the outer flow annulus; and a vibration source and a vibration detector engaging the inner flow tube; and methods for using the same are disclosed.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290131

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 Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290127

Automatically tracking utilization of wellbore servicing equipment

Systems and methods of automatically tracking the utilization of a piece of wellbore servicing equipment are disclosed. The system includes an identification tag coupled to the wellbore servicing equipment. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290124

Cross-coupling based fluid front monitoring

Device, system, and method embodiments provide fluid front monitoring via permanent, casing-mounted electromagnetic (em) transducers. One or more casing strings have one or more transmit antennas that each encircle a casing string and one or more receive antennas that similarly encircle the casing string, with at least one receive antenna oriented differently from at least one transmit antenna to provide sensitivity to at least one cross-component signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290122

Casing defect determination using stored defect response information

A system comprises a wellbore having a plurality of casings disposed therein and one or more electromagnetic coils disposed within the wellbore. The one or more electromagnetic coils are configured to generate and direct one or more excitation signals toward the plurality of casings and receive one or more response signals based on interactions of the one or more excitation signals with the plurality of casings. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290118

Controlling wellbore drilling systems

Techniques for controlling downhole drilling equipment include determining a nominal model of downhole drilling dynamics based on sensor measurements from the downhole drilling equipment; determining an uncertainty for the nominal model of downhole drilling dynamics; determining, based on the uncertainty for the nominal model of downhole drilling dynamics, a set of models that deviate from the nominal model of downhole drilling dynamics; and generating a virtual controller for the downhole drilling equipment based on the nominal model and the set of models that deviate from the nominal model.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290117

Controlling a bottom hole assembly in a wellbore

Techniques for controlling a bottom hole assembly (bha) include determining a model of bha dynamics based on sensor measurements from the bha; determining, based on the model of bha dynamics, an objective function including a predicted future deviation from a planned wellbore path; determining a control input to the bha that satisfies the objective function for a set of operating conditions of the bha; generating, at a secondary system, relational information that relates the control input to the set of operating conditions; and transmitting the relational information from the secondary system to the bha.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290115

Re-fracturing a fracture stimulated subterranean formation

Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a subterranean formation having a first treatment interval comprising at least one preexisting perforation through which at least one preexisting fracture has been formed; providing a temporary sealant slurry comprising a slurry base fluid, non-degradable particulates, degradable particulates, and a stabilizing agent; placing the temporary sealant slurry into the preexisting perforation at the first treatment interval so as to at least partially seal the preexisting perforation; forming at least one new perforation; injecting a fracturing fluid comprising a fracturing base fluid and proppant particulates into the new perforation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one new fracture in the formation; placing the proppant particulates into the new fracture so as to form a proppant pack therein; and degrading the degradable particulates so as to remove at least a portion of the seal in the preexisting perforation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290110

Screened communication connector for a production tubing joint

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a screened communication connector for a production tubing joint is disclosed. The screened communication connector including a hollow body including a plurality of holes to block particulate material from passing therethrough and allow fluid to pass therethrough. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290103

Vapor-depositing metal oxide on surfaces for wells or pipelines to reduce scale

Methods of protecting a surface of a metallic body against scale formation in a well or pipeline including the steps of: vapor depositing a source material comprising a metal oxide onto the surface of the metallic body; and positioning the metallic body in a wellbore of a well or to form a portion of a pipeline.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290102

Self-cleaning windows for downhole and process chemistry environment

Disclosed herein are methods including applying a photo-activated catalyst to a window, directing an ultraviolet light onto the window, producing a bleach via an oxidation reaction, and breaking down organic compounds located on the window using the bleach. Also disclosed herein are systems including an ultraviolet light source and a window having a photo-activated catalyst layer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290100

Standing injection valve with hydraulically dampened valve closure

An injection valve assembly for use in a well, where pressurized gas or fluid from uphole in the well displaces a perforated valve head from a valve seat, allows for fluid flow of the pressurized gas or fluid into the valve head and further downhole in the well toward an electric submersible pump. A compression spring is coiled around a valve stem connected to the valve head, pushing the valve stem and valve head in an uphole direction opposite to the force from pressurized gas or fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290090

Downhole tools comprising aqueous-degradable sealing elements

The present disclosure generally relates to downhole tools comprising aqueous-degradable sealing elements and, more specifically, to downhole tools comprising a body and an aqueous-degradable sealing element, wherein at least a portion of the body is also degradable upon exposure to a wellbore environment. A downhole tool that includes a body, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and at least one aqueous-degradable sealing element composed of an aqueous-degradable elastomer, wherein the aqueous-degradable sealing element degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid in the wellbore environment.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290089

Smart fluid completions, isolations, and safety systems

Systems and related methods are disclosed for applying electrorheological fluids in hydro-carbon-producing environments. The systems include a fluid-retaining member having a conductive inner surface and a conductive outer surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290081

High radial expansion anchoring tool

An anchoring tool is presented having radially pivoting arms which are moved from a run-in position to a set position. In the run-in position the un-articulated arms are positioned radially inward to provide a small tool outer diameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290080

Downhole anchor tool

A first lobe is fixedly coupled to a wall of a housing. A fixed pivot is fixedly coupled to the first lobe and to the wall of the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290079

Deflector assembly for a lateral wellbore

A deflector assembly includes an upper deflector arranged within a main bore of a wellbore, the upper deflector having first and second plates spaced apart by a distance. At least one of the first and second plates includes a ramped surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290069

Downhole drilling tools including low friction gage pads with rotatable balls positioned therein

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a downhole drilling tool comprises a bit body, a blade on an exterior portion of the bit body, and a gage pad on the blade. The gage pad includes a ball retainer and a ball located in the ball retainer such that an exposed portion of the ball is positioned to contact a wellbore and rotate in response to frictional engagement with the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290068

Centralizer for use with wellbore drill collar

A centralizer includes one or more centralizer fins radially extending from a body of the centralizer. The centralizer fins may include one or more chambers extending through the outer surfaces of the centralizer fins. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290064

Wire-harness-less insert assembly mechanism

A method and apparatus for electronically coupling electronics in downhole tools without a harness is described. The apparatus includes one or more electronics boards, which may be disposed around a tool insert and electronically coupled using a backplane. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290063

Methods of coupling a downhole control line connector

Methods of coupling a control line including axially aligning a first connector with a second connector, the first connector having a first housing and a pin connector, and the second connector having a second housing and a box connector. And angularly rotating one or both of the first and second connectors with respect to each other and thereby angularly aligning a pin mating face provided on the pin connector with a box mating face provided on the box connector, mating the pin connector to the box connector by further angularly rotating one or both of the first and second connectors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290062

Downhole expandable control line connector

An example wellbore system includes a wellbore at least partially lined with casing and having an upper control line extending on an exterior of the casing and conveying one or more first communication media, a casing nipple provided on the casing and defining a nipple profile, an upper control line connector coupled to the casing nipple and communicably coupled to the upper control line, a connector assembly arranged on a wellbore tubing extendable within the wellbore and defining an anchor profile engageble with the nipple profile, and a lower control line connector coupled to the connector assembly and communicably coupled to a lower control line extending along the wellbore tubing and conveying one or more second communication media, wherein the one or more first and second communication media are communicably coupled by radially expanding and rotating the lower control line connector with respect to the upper control line connector and thereby mating the upper and lower control line connectors.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290060

Energized paek seals

An example downhole tool may include a first component and a second component. A first seal may be positioned between the first component and the second component, and a first energizer may be positioned between the first seal and the first component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290059

Redundant, adaptable slip ring

An example slip-ring interface may include a first section and a second section rotationally independent from the first section. At least one conductor path between the first section and the second section may be selectively associated with and dedicated to the transmission of signals with a first signal type. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290056

Rolling cutter assemblies

An example rolling cutter assembly includes a rolling cutter disposable within a cutter pocket defined in a drill bit, the cutter pocket including a receiving end, a bottom end, and a sidewall extending between the receiving and bottom ends. The rolling cutter provides a substrate having a first end with a diamond table disposed thereon and a second end arrangeable within the cutter pocket at or near the bottom end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290055

Cutting structure design with new backup cutter methodology

A drill bit for subterranean drilling operations is disclosed. The drill bit comprises a drill bit body with one or more blades. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290054

Particle exclusion and accumulation prevention using nanoforest filters on downhole tools

A reaming tool includes a tubular body having an axial cavity and a plurality of housings. Each of the housings has an opening through a periphery of the tubular body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290053

Intergland grease

The present disclosure relates to an intergland grease formed from a base grease and a lubricating intergland grease additive, such as ptfe or a lubricating liquid polymer, such as polybutene. The present disclosure further relates to a roller cone drill bit including such an intergland grease.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290052

Drill bit having improved journal bearings

A disclosed example embodiment includes a drill bit used to form wellbores in subterranean formations. The drill bit includes a drill bit body for coupling to a lower end of a drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290049

Surface actuated downhole adjustable mud motor

A downhole tool having a mechanically adjustable bend angle from the surface and method for actuation of the tool. The tool includes a knuckled joint between upper and lower housing assemblies and tapered setting ring upon which the lower housing assembly bears. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289821

Systems and methods to improve optical spectrum fidelity in integrated computational elements

Systems and methods are disclosed for improving optical spectrum fidelity of an integrated computational element fabricated on a substrate. The integrated computational element is configured, upon completion, to process an optical spectrum representing a chemical constituent of a production fluid from a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289551

Silane compositions for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including providing a silane composition selected from the group consisting of a dipodal silane, a long-chain silane, and any combination thereof, wherein the dipodal silane includes at least two carbon chains having between about 2 and about 36 carbon atoms, and wherein the long-chain silane includes at least one carbon chain having between about 2 and about 36 carbon atoms; coating proppant particulates with the silane composition, thereby forming silane composition coated proppant particulates; and introducing the silane composition coated proppant particulates into at least one fracture in a subterranean formation, thereby stabilizing loose particulates therein.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289550

In-situ generation of acid for use in subterranean formation operations

Embodiments herein include methods comprising introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid, an acid, and a fluoride releasing agent selected from the group consisting of an amine monofluorophosphate; a bisamine monofluorophosphate; any derivative thereof; and any combination thereof, wherein the acid and the fluoride releasing agent react to generate hydrofluoric acid over time in the subterranean formation so as to create or enhance at least one microfracture therein.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289546

Polysaccharides and metal complexes for viscosity

A fluid comprising: an aqueous phase; a cellulose derivative dispersed or dissolved in the aqueous phase; a guar derivative dispersed or dissolved in the aqueous phase; a titanium crosslinker dispersed or dissolved in the aqueous phase; and a zirconium crosslinker dispersed or dissolved in the aqueous phase. A method of treating a well or a well system can include: (a) forming a treatment fluid according to the disclosure; and (b) introducing the treatment fluid into a treatment zone of a well.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289538

Acidizing with silane treatment to control fines migration in a well

Methods for treating a zone of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore comprising: (a) introducing an acidizing fluid into the zone of the subterranean formation; (b) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a first chemical having: (a) a single epoxy group; and (b) at least one alkoxy group on a silicon atom, wherein the first chemical is water soluble or dissolves with hydrolysis in an aqueous phase; and (ii) a second chemical having an amine group, wherein the second chemical is water soluble or dissolves with hydrolysis in an aqueous phase; and (c) introducing the treatment fluid through the wellbore into the zone of the subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the treatment fluid has a viscosity of less than 5 cp measured at a shear rate of 511 sec−1.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289537

Sulfide-containing corrosion inhibitors

The invention provides a method, composition, and system for inhibiting the corrosion of metal that is exposed to aqueous acid, where the composition comprises a thietane compound, a thiirane compound, or a combination thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289535

Double hydrophilic block copolymer on surfaces for wells or pipelines to reduce scale

Methods or systems of protecting a surface of a metallic body against scale formation in a well or pipeline are provided. The methods include the steps of: coating a coating material onto the surface of the metallic body, wherein the coating material includes a double hydrophilic block copolymer; and positioning the metallic body in a wellbore of a well or to form a portion of a pipeline.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289534

Double hydrophilic block copolymer on particulate surface in wells to reduce scale

Methods or systems of protecting against scale formation in a well. The methods or systems include: coating a coating material onto the surface of a particulate, wherein the coating material includes a double hydrophilic block copolymer; and contacting a fluid comprising scale-forming ions with the particulate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289533

Settable compositions comprising cement kiln dust and methods of use

Embodiments relate to the use of alkali aluminates and alkali silicates with cement kiln dust to form a settable composition for use in subterranean operations. An embodiment provides a method comprising: introducing a settable composition comprising cement kiln dust, an alkali aluminate, an alkali silicate, and an aqueous carrier fluid into a subterranean formation; and allowing the settable composition to set and thereby reduce fluid flow through a portion of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289532

Fluorinated carbon dioxide swellable polymers and method of use

A cementing composition which is capable of self-sealing cracks in the cement composition is provided. For example, the composition includes a polymer that is swellable in the presence of gaseous hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid and/or hydrochloric acid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289531

In situ refractory binder compositions

Corrosion-resistant refractory binder compositions may be formed with a calcium ion source, high-alumina refractory aluminosilicate pozzolan, and water. Any one or more of such components may individually be non-cementitious. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289528

Protein-based fibrous bridging material and process and system for treating a wellbore

A bridging material for a well treatment fluid that comprises a protein-based fibrous material and at least one additional material is provided. For example, the protein-based fibrous material can be soy protein fiber (spf).the additional material is a lost circulation material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289526

Treatment of subterranean formations with compositions including polyether-functionalized polysiloxanes

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including polyether-functionalized linear polysiloxanes and methods and systems for using the same to treat subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a composition including a polyetherfunctionalized linear polysiloxane. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289525

Reaction products of acrylamide polymers and methods for use thereof as relative permeability modifiers

Suppressing passage of an aqueous fluid in a subterranean formation in preference to passage of an oleaginous fluid can often be desirable. Methods for suppressing the passage of an aqueous fluid in a subterranean formation, particularly a carbonate formation, can comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising a carrier fluid and a relative permeability modifier comprising a reaction product of 1) an acrylamide polymer, any copolymer thereof, any derivative thereof, any salt thereof, or any combination thereof, and 2) a plurality of amine-containing compounds or any salt thereof, each amine-containing compound containing a primary amine, a secondary amine, or any combination thereof, and the amine-containing compounds being randomly reacted with at least a portion of the amide groups of the acrylamide polymer; and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289079

High pressure jets for leaching catalysts from a polycrystalline diamond compact

Apparatuses and methods for leaching catalysts from a polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) may utilize a high pressure jet. For example, a method may include impinging a jet of leaching fluid, including one or both of an acid and a caustic material, on a surface of a pdc disposed on a substrate at a fluid pressure ranging between 125 psi and 10,000.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288436

Method for fabrication control of an optical integrated computational element

A method controls fabrication of a multi-layered integrated computational element designed to have a target optical spectrum. A transfer function is generated relating a blue wavelength, shift between an as-annealed optical spectrum and an as-fabricated optical spectrum of a first integrated computational element at a standard temperature. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288369

Method and apparatus for improving mixing of cement slurry

A method and apparatus are disclosed for a mixing system with a recirculation pump and a sensor configured to measure a property of a fluid discharged from the recirculation pump, wherein the sensor may transmit the property to a control system to allow an operator to adjust the mixing system in response to changes in the measurement signal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288202

Insulation enclosure with varying thermal properties

An example insulation enclosure for cooling a mold includes a support structure having a top end, a bottom end, and an interior, the bottom end defining an opening for receiving a mold within the interior of the support structure, and insulation material supported by the support structure and extending at least from the bottom end to the top end, wherein one or more thermal properties of at least one of the support structure and the insulation material varies longitudinally from the bottom end to the top end. In some cases, the one or more thermal properties are further varied about a circumference of the support structure.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288167

Bender bar transducer with at least three resonance modes

A bender bar acoustic transducer capable of exciting at least three resonance modes is provided. The provided bender bar acoustic transducer may be capable of exciting a second resonance mode by configuring a first portion of a piezoelectric element to contract while a second portion of the piezoelectric element expands when voltage is applied to electrodes coupled to the piezoelectric element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287146

Medical monitoring optical computing device

Various embodiments of optical computing devices utilized in healthcare-related applications.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160283615

Synthetic gas-oil-ratio determination for gas dominant fluids

The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for determining a synthetic gas-oil-ratio for a gas dominant fluid. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor, and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations that include optimizing a gas-oil-ratio database using a genetic algorithm and a multivariate regression simulator and generating a synthetic gas-oil-ratio for a gas dominant fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282513

Improving well survey performance

In some aspects, techniques and systems for improving a well survey are described. An error analysis is performed to identify errors associated with operating a well survey instrument in a magnetic environment at a wellbore location. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282512

Fracture detection and characterization using resistivity images

An example method for fracture identification and characterization may include positioning a magnetic dipole transmitter and a magnetic dipole receiver within a borehole in a subterranean formation. At least one of the magnetic dipole transmitter and the magnetic dipole receiver may be tiled with respect to an axis of the borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282509

Manufacturing process for integrated computational elements

Disclosed are methods of fabricating an integrated computational element for use in an optical computing device. One method includes providing a substrate that has a first surface and a second surface substantially opposite the first surface, depositing multiple optical thin films on the first and second surfaces of the substrate via a thin film deposition process, and thereby generating a multilayer film stack device, cleaving the substrate to produce at least two optical thin film stacks, and securing one or more of the at least two optical thin film stacks to a secondary optical element for use as an integrated computational element (ice).. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282507

Hydraulic fracture geometry monitoring with downhole distributed strain measurements

A system for use with a subterranean well can include a distributed strain sensor that senses strain along a casing which lines a treatment wellbore. The distributed strain sensor can extend across at least one fracture that intersects the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282505

Downhole logging system with azimuthal and radial sensitivity

Embodiments of the invention provide a downhole tool that includes a photon source, a photon detector having a plurality of detector pixels in a cylindrical row and column arrangement, and a radial collimator having at least two concentric frustoconical collimators circumferentially arranged about the photon detector and at least two azimuthal collimating members radially arranged with respect to the photon detector, wherein one of the azimuthal collimating members is on a first side of a detector pixel and a second azimuthal collimator is on a second side of a detector pixel opposite the first side.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282504

Electromagnetic imaging for structural inspection

An apparatus and method provides for nondestructive inspection of a generally tubular target structure (such as a wellbore casing) by rolling contact engagement of one or more rolling probe devices with the target structure. Each rolling probe device carries electromagnetic (em) measurement instrumentation to capture measurement data during rolling contact engagement with the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282503

Multifrequency processing to determine formation properties

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to obtain a plurality of measurements of a formation parameter, each measurement obtained in response to energy propagated into the formation at a plurality of frequencies of propagated energy; to process the measurements over each of the plurality of frequencies to obtain estimated values of the formation parameter; to select an estimated value from the obtained estimated values for each logging depth as a true measurement value for the logging depth based on one or more of the plurality of frequencies and a resistivity range; to generate a combination log that combines a plurality of the true measurement values for each logging depth; and to control a drilling operation based on the combination log. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160282234

Methods relating to designing wellbore strengthening fluids

Generally, assessing the properties of a plug comprising wellbore strengthening materials may enable the design of more efficient wellbore strengthening additives and fluids because the properties of the plug may translate to the near wellbore strengthening effect of the wellbore strengthening materials of the plug. Assessing such properties may involve applying a differential pressure to a plug formed in a passageway of a tool comprising at least one sensor proximal to the passageway plug, and then measuring at least one attribute selected from the group consisting of a normal plug pressure, a normal plug displacement, and any combination thereof with the at least one sensor.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281862

Sealing system for a well valve

A sealing system for a well valve includes a valve closure, a valve closure carrier, and seal elements. The valve closure includes a central bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281501

Downhole tool with expander ring

In at least some embodiments, a downhole tool includes a tool body defining a tool centerline, and a recessed ring guide intermediate to ends of the tool body. The downhole tool also includes an expander ring having an asymmetric wall thickness and rotatable around the recessed ring guide between a reduced tool profile orientation and an expanded tool profile orientation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281498

Methods for obtaining data from a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods of obtaining data from a subterranean formation and systems for performing the method. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of obtaining data from a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing first proppant particles and second proppant particles. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281490

Drilling modeling calibration, including estimation of drill string stretch and twist

This disclosure is related to real-time calibration of drilling modeling programs and to the estimation of pipe stretch to perform corrections for the inclination and azimuth measurements and the estimation of pipe twist to perform corrections to the tool face setting. A measurement tool with a plurality of sensors is disposed along the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281489

Managing wellbore operations using uncertainty calculations

Techniques for controlling a bottom hole assembly (bha) in a wellbore include determining a model of bha dynamics; determining a predicted wellbore trajectory, based on the model of bha dynamics; and determining an uncertainty of the predicted wellbore trajectory.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281475

Downhole screen tracer retention

A screen assembly can include a tracer retaining mechanism for retaining a tracer in an annular area defined between a screen portion and a base pipe. The tracer retaining mechanism can be coupled to the screen portion, the base pipe, or the tracer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281466

Gravel pack-circulating sleeve with hydraulic lock

A system and method for selectively locking open or close a gravel pack-circulating sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve is movably coupled to a first chamber containing a fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281461

Ball valve with sealing element

An example ball valve includes a body defining a first valve port and a second valve port circumferentially offset from each other on the body by 180°. A valve member is positioned within the body and defines an inlet port and first and second outlet ports extending perpendicularly from the inlet port in opposing directions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281459

Cementing a liner using reverse circulation

A method for reverse circulation cementing of a liner in a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation is presented. A running tool with expansion cone, annular isolation device, and reverse circulation assembly is run-in with a liner. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281442

Adjustable shear assembly

A well tool has an inner and outer component arranged to move relative to one another and defining a shear juncture therebetween. A shear member spans the shear juncture. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281438

Continuous fiber-reinforced tools for downhole use

Continuous fiber-reinforced hard composites may be useful in mitigating crack propagation in downhole tools. In some instances, a wellbore tool may be formed at least in part by a continuous fiber-reinforced hard composite portion that includes a binder material continuous phase with reinforcing particles and continuous fibers contained therein, wherein the continuous fibers have an aspect ratio at least 15 times greater than a critical aspect ratio (ac), wherein ac=σf/(2tc, σf is an ultimate tensile strength of the continuous fibers, and tc is a lower of (1) an interfacial shear bond strength between the continuous fibers and the binder material and (2) a yield stress of the binder material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281437

Rotary drill bit including multi-layer cutting elements

A multi-layer downhole drilling tool designed for drilling a wellbore including a plurality of formations is disclosed. The drilling tool includes a bit body and a plurality of primary blades and secondary blades with respective leading surfaces on exterior portions of the bit body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280989

Hydrofluoric acidizing compositions for subsea riser systems and modulating agent for hydrofluoric acidizing composition

Compositions and methods for formulating acidizing treatment fluids comprising hydrofluoric acid are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises: providing a treatment fluid comprising: an aqueous base fluid; at least one chelant; hydrofluoric acid; and at least one corrosion inhibitor; pumping the treatment fluid through a subsea riser system; and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280985

Delayed curing silane-based curable resin system

Method involving consolidation compositions comprising an aqueous-based fluid, a silane-based resin, a silane-based amine curing agent, and a delaying agent. The silane-based resin is an epoxy-functionalized alkoxysilane selected from the group consisting of: (3 glycidoxypropyl)trimethoxysilane, (3 glycidoxypropyl)triethoxysilane, 5,6 epoxyhexyltriethoxysilane, (3 glycidoxypropyl)methyldiethoxysilane, (3 glycidoxypropyl)methyldimethoxysilane, and (3 glycidoxypropyl)dimethylethoxysilane. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280984

Low-toxicity, polymerizable aqueous consolidation compositions for use in subterranean formation consolidation treatments

Some embodiments herein described relate to method comprising: providing a portion of a subterranean formation comprising unconsolidated particulates; introducing a polymerizable aqueous consolidation composition into the portion of the subterranean formation so as to contact the unconsolidated particulates with the polymerizable aqueous consolidation composition, thereby creating coated, unconsolidated particulates; introducing a substantially solids-free, aqueous flush fluid into the portion of the subterranean formation so as to remove the polymerizable aqueous consolidation composition from interstitial spaces between the coated, unconsolidated particulates; introducing a water-soluble polymerization initiator composition into the portion of the subterranean formation so as to contact the coated, unconsolidated particulates; and consolidating the coated, unconsolidated particulates in the portion of the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280982

Cement set activators for set-delayed cement compositions and associated methods

Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. In one embodiment, a method of cementing in a subterranean formation is described. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280552

Leaching ultrahard materials by enhanced demetalyzation

The present disclosure relates to methods for enhanced demetalyzation of an ultrahard material, such as polycrystalline diamond (pcd) or cubic boron nitride (cbn), using a thiourea solution. The thiourea solution may contain thiourea and an acid, such as a bronstead acid suitable for leaching. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280476

Compact proppant storage and dispensing system

A proppant tower comprising: a main body configured to be in a substantially vertical orientation in a working position; a base mounted on a bottom end of the main body, such that the main body rests on the base when in the working position; a bin disposed within the main body; and an outlet having two ends, the first end radially extending from the main body below the bin and in fluid communication with the bin and the second end being open, such that particulates are discharged from the bin into the first end of the outlet and out of the second end of the outlet, wherein the outlet radially extends from the main body at a location on the main body that permits at least four proppant towers to be arranged about a single particulate collection device.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/29/16 / #20160280291

Self-aligning trailer

A trailer hitch assembly and method characterized by having a hitch arm pivotally attached to a trailer such that when the hitch arm is placed in an unlocked position the hitch arm can pivot and when the hitch arm is placed in a locked position it is prevented from rotating.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160277136

Synchronization of receiver units over a control area network bus

In a logging system (100), multiple receiver units (106) are synchronized over a control area network (can) bus (110) without use of separate differential lines. A ready for synchronization command is received over the can bus (110). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160276900

Electricity generation within a downhole drilling motor

A progressing cavity-type drilling motor having an electrical generator disposed within the rotor of the drilling motor. In some embodiments, the electrical generator produces electrical energy from a flow of drilling fluid through a bore in the rotor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160275133

Double-time analysis of oil rig activity

A method and apparatus for collection and analysis of oil rig activity is described. The method includes collecting wellsite data from a plurality of sources, including real-time data sources and macroscopic reports. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274268

Polycrystalline transparent ceramics for use with a logging sensor or tool

The disclosure relates to logging sensor or tool including an electromagnetic radiation source operable to emit at least one wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, a detector operable to detect the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, a polycrystalline transparent ceramic component transparent to the wavelength of radiation, and a flowline between the electromagnetic radiation source and the detector having at least a portion of a wall formed from the polycrystalline transparent ceramic component, the flow line operable to permit the flow of a drilling fluid. Such a sensor may be used in a logging while drilling or measuring while drilling apparatus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274266

Pore size classification in subterranean formations based on nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) relaxation distributionsbutions

Porosity of a subterranean region is estimated by accessing a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) relaxation distribution corresponding to nmr measurements of a subterranean region in which the nmr relaxation distribution includes multiple of peaks, fitting gaussian functions to the nmr relaxation distribution to establish values for fitting parameters for each of the gaussian functions, determining the porosity of the subterranean region based on the values of the fitting parameters of the gaussian functions, and categorizing the porosity based on a relationship between the fitting parameters of the gaussian functions and a distribution of pore sizes.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274264

Resistivity logging tools with tilted ferrite elements for azimuthal sensitivity

An example logging tool includes a tool body characterized by a longitudinal axis and an antenna coupled to the tool body. The logging tool further includes a ferrite element coupled to the tool body proximate at least a portion of the antenna and in a non-parallel orientation with respect to a normal of a plane defined by the antenna.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274263

Multi-step borehole correction scheme for multi-component induction tools

Various resistivity logging tools, systems, and methods are disclosed. At least some system embodiments include a logging tool and at least one processor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274262

Fiber optic magnetic field sensing system based on lorentz force method for downhole applications

A method and apparatus for magnetic sensing is described. The apparatus includes a strain-sensing fiber coupled to a conducting strip. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274261

Hybrid ammplitude adjustment algorithm for resistivity logging tools

In one aspect, a resistivity logging tool for a fluid-producing formation if provided. The resistivity logging tool includes at least one transmitter device connected to at least one excitation electrode, multiple receiver devices respectively connected to monitoring electrodes, and a controller. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274260

Multi-variable workflow for cement sheath evaluation and characterization

Sonic data, ultrasonic data, and density data of the annulus are obtained using a sonic tool, an ultrasonic tool, and a density tool, respectively, included in a tool string. A first deconvolution operation is performed to obtain an amplitude, a frequency, and a phase of the modified sonic wave. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274252

Temperature correction of a gamma detector

A logging tool may include a stabilization source configured to emit gamma rays, a gamma ray detector configured to collect gamma rays from the stabilization source and a formation and an analysis module. The analysis module may be configured to determine a photopeak of the stabilization source in a gamma ray spectrum including counts of the gamma rays collected by the gamma ray detector and perform resolution calculations using the photopeak to determine a resolution of the gamma ray detector.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274078

Modular sensed annular well apparatus for cement testing

In some implementations, a cement testing system includes an upper end module and a lower end module. Casing-emulating tubing couples to the upper end module and to the lower end module and emulates a wellbore casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274077

Distributed acoustic sensing for passive ranging optical computing device having detector with non-planar semiconductor structure

An optical computing device including a detector having a non-planar semiconductor structure is provided. The detector may include one or more structures having structure characteristics that may be optimized to respond to and weight predetermined wavelengths of light radiated from a sample that are related to characteristics of the sample. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160274027

Improved designs for integrated computational elements

Disclosed are improved integrated computational elements for use in optical computing devices. One integrated computational element includes an optical substrate, first and second pluralities of optical thin film layers alternatingly deposited on the optical substrate to form a thin film stack, wherein each optical thin film layer of the first plurality exhibits a first refractive index and each optical thin film layer of the second plurality exhibits a second refractive index different than the first refractive index, and at least one additional optical thin film layer arranged in or on the thin film stack and in optical communication with at least one of the optical thin film layers of the first and second pluralities, the at least one additional optical thin film layer exhibiting a third refractive index that is different than the first and second refractive indices.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273960

Optical computing devices with multiple bandpass filters

An example optical computing device includes an integrated computational element (ice) core arranged within an optical train that optically interacts with electromagnetic radiation and a substance, the ice core being further configured to operate in a optical region of interest corresponding to a characteristic of the substance, a first bandpass filter arranged in the optical train and configured to transmit the electromagnetic radiation across a first wavelength zone within the optical region of interest, a second bandpass filter arranged in the optical train and configured to transmit the electromagnetic radiation across a second wavelength zone within the optical region of interest, and a detector configured to receive electromagnetic radiation that has optically interacted with the substance and the ice core and configured to generate an output signal corresponding to the characteristic of the substance.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273911

Methods for determining mechanical quantities associated with a deformation force by utilizing an integrated computational element

Mechanical quantities associated with a deformation force impacting a structure may be determined using one or more integrated computational elements. Methods for determining a mechanical quantity may comprise: optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with one or more integrated computational elements and a target area of a structure, the structure comprising a deformable material in an initial amount and a reference material in an initial amount within the target area; exposing the structure to a deformation force; determining a change in amount of the deformable material or the reference material within the target area, using the one or more integrated computational elements; and correlating the change in amount of the deformable material or the reference material within the target area to a mechanical quantity associated with the deformation force.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273530

Method for handling variable length plumbing needs on an electrical submersible pump test bench

A submersible pump test bench capable of testing multiple lengths of submersible pumps. The test bench includes a series of trolleys that may be moved along, added to, or removed from a rail depending on the length of submersible pump to be tested. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273355

Surface fluid extraction and separator system

A disclosed example embodiment of a fluid extraction system includes a fluid circuit fluidly coupled to a source of a fluid and configured to receive a fluid sample from the source, and a fluid separator arranged in the fluid circuit and configured to receive the fluid sample. The fluid separator includes a body that defines at least one fluid inlet, a flow chamber defined within the body, and is configured to receive and spin the fluid sample from the at least one fluid inlet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273354

Optical fluid model base construction and use

Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to select a subset of sensor responses as inputs to each of a plurality of pre-calibrated models in predicting each of a plurality of formation fluid properties. The sensor responses are obtained and pre-processed from a downhole measurement tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273353

Determining formation gas composition during well drilling

Some aspects determining formation gas composition during well drilling can be implemented as a computer-implemented method, a computer-readable medium, or a computer system. A theoretical diffusion coefficient for a drilling fluid that comprises gas from a formation through which the drilling fluid is flowed is determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273351

Bender bar modal shaping

An acoustic transducer, such as a bender bar, having ferroelectric actuation elements that are designed to optimize a predetermined deflection mode shape.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273350

Downhole signal repeater

A repeater for use downhole in an oil or other well for detecting a sound or other signal that originates further downhole and generating a signal or indication perceptible uphole or at or above the rig floor. The signal may be a change in the weight of the rig measured at the rig floor caused by driving a counterweight against a stop at the repeater.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273349

Position indicator through acoustics

Assemblies and methods of use are disclosed for determining a position of a body within a tubing section. A signal generator coupled to the body is operable to generate a pressure wave in response to detecting a detectable portion of the tubing section when the body is moved relative to the tubing section.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273348

Downhole position sensor

A wellbore system can include a completion assembly having a completion string. The system can also include a ser vice string that can be positioned within an inner diameter of the completion string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273345

Method and system for magnetic ranging and geosteering

A magnetic ranging system utilizes the natural shape of magnetic fields for steering and/or landing of one wellbore in relation to another wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273344

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to receive normal and tangential components of electromagnetic field strength measurements within a first well as a set of field strength components from at least one sensor, wherein the at least one sensor is used to take multiple azimuthal field strength measurements at a single depth. Further activities include determining an approximate range from the at least one sensor to a second well that serves as a source of an electromagnetic field, via direct transmission or backscatter transmission, when a ranging direction associated with a housing upon which the at least one sensor is mounted is unknown. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273343

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to determine an approximate range between a drilling well and a target well using field equations and the set of measurements by repeatedly receiving the signals and determining the approximate range at increasing depths along the drilling well to build a model of current distribution along the target well, and when a comparison of a measurement predicted by the model to at least one component in the set of measurements indicates nonlinearity in the current distribution, inverting the approximate range to determine a model response that matches the set of measurements, using the model response in place of at least one component in the set of measurements, to determine an actual range to substitute for the approximate range. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273342

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to acquire a series of electromagnetic field strength measurements from a single sensor at multiple depths in a first well, responsive to an electromagnetic field originating at a second well, via direct transmission or backscatter transmission. Further activities include determining a drilling phase associated with drilling operations conducted in the first well, selecting a sensor separation depth associated with the drilling phase, and calculating an approximate range between the first well and the second well, based on the series of electromagnetic field strength measurements and the sensor separation depth. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273341

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to measure electromagnetic field strength components associated with an electromagnetic field originating at a first well, via direct transmission or backscatter transmission, using at least one ranging electromagnetic field strength sensor attached to a housing, to provide ranging measurements. Further activities may include obtaining distorting field strength measurements using one or more reference electromagnetic field strength sensors, which may form or be attached in a closed loop path around the housing; and determining an approximate range between the first well and a second well in which the ranging electromagnetic field strength sensors are disposed, based on the ranging measurements and the distorting field strength measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273340

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to measure a total magnetic field strength at each of three sensors attached to a down hole tool housing, wherein each sensor is to provide normal, tangential, and longitudinal field strength component amplitude values, and wherein at least one of the sensors is attached to the housing spaced approximately equidistant from the other two sensors in an azimuthal plane of the housing, and wherein each of the sensors is spaced apart from the other sensors in a longitudinal direction of the housing. Further activity includes determining at least three gradient field values from the total magnetic field strength measured by the three sensors, and determining an approximate range from a first well in which the sensors are disposed, to a casing of a second well, using the at least three gradient field values. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273339

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to include monitoring an electromagnetic signal and/or gamma ray spectra count values to determine interception of a first well created by a drill string, with a well casing surrounding a second well. Interception can be determined when a reception antenna is used to receive the electromagnetic signal, by examining values associated with the magnitude of the signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273338

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to receive normal components of electromagnetic field strength azimuthal measurements within a first well at different tool azimuth angles in the first well. Further activities include determining an approximate range from the sensors to a second well that serves as a source of an electromagnetic field, via direct transmission or backscatter transmission, using the normal components of the electromagnetic field strength azimuthal measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273337

Surface excitation ranging system for sagd application

A system for ranging between two wellbores where an emitter electrode and return electrode of a current injection system are disposed to drive a current to a conductive member within a target wellbore to create an electromagnetic field about the conductive member. The electromagnetic field is measured utilizing a sensor disposed in an investigative wellbore, which may be in the process of being drilled. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273336

Multi-sensor workflow for evaluation of water flow in multiple casing strings

A distance of a water flow path and a velocity of the water flow is calculated using pulsed neutron data and noise data. The two distance and velocity values are compared with each other to obtain a first calculated distance and a first calculated velocity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273335

Multi-sensor workflow for evaluation of water flow in multiple casing strings with distributed sensors data

A distance of a water flow path and a velocity of the water flow is calculated using data obtained from both a pulsed neutron sensor and distributed acoustic sensors. The two distance and velocity values are compared to obtain a first calculated distance and velocity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273333

Sealing element wear detection for wellbore devices

A system is provided that can include a rotating control device (rcd) with a sealing element and a force measurement device for measuring an axial force imparted to the sealing element. The system can also include a computing device that is communicatively coupled to the force measurement device for receiving the axial force measurements and from which the wear status of the sealing element can be determined.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273331

Dynamic determination of a single equivalent circulating density (ecd) using multiple ecds along a wellbore

A well drilling system and method to balance multiple equivalent circulating density (“ecd”) targets along a wellbore during drilling.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273327

Methods of controlling water production in horizontal wells with multistage fractures

A method for controlling water passage from an interval undergoing hydraulic fracturing to another interval in the same or a different well bore. The method introduces a relative permeability modifier at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture and fracture face in the subterranean formation surrounding the interval during fracturing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273322

Flow control mechanism for downhole tool

Flow control mechanism (100) for a downhole tool includes a housing (102), an inner liner (104), and a rotatable sleeve (106). The inner liner (104) is provided in and remains stationary relative the housing (102). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273321

Flow control assembly actuated by pilot pressure

A flow control assembly can include a pilot-operated valve and a pilot control valve. The pilot-operated valve includes a closure element between inlet port and outlet ports of the pilot-operated valve and an actuating element adjacent to the closure element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273320

Flow distribution assemblies for distributing fluid flow through screens

Embodiments herein include an assembly comprising a base pipe having at least one flow port defined therein; a well screen arranged about the base pipe and in fluid communication with the at least one flow port, the well screen having an end disposed at or near the at least one flow port; a shroud arranged about the end of the well screen and extending axially along a length of the well screen; and an annular gap defined between the well screen and the shroud and configured to receive a flow of a fluid, wherein the shroud increases a flow resistance of the fluid by channeling the fluid across the annular gap to distribute a flow energy of the fluid over the length of the well screen.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273313

Jetting tool for boosting pressures at target wellbore locations

Well systems including a wellbore lined with a wellbore lining and a pressure booster extendable within the wellbore on a conveyance whereby an annulus is defined between the conveyance and the wellbore lining. The pressure booster includes a body having a first end coupled to the conveyance, a jetting chamber defined within the body, one or more flow ports defined in the body and providing fluid communication between the jetting chamber and the annulus, and a jet nozzle in fluid communication with the conveyance. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273312

Multilateral junction with mechanical stiffeners

An example multi-bore junction assembly includes a connector body having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end providing a main bore leg receptacle and a lateral bore leg receptacle, a main bore leg coupled to the main bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, a lateral bore leg coupled to the lateral bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, wherein the main and lateral bore legs are round, tubular structures, and a first mechanical stiffener arranged on the main bore leg and a second mechanical stiffener arranged on the lateral bore leg, wherein the first and second mechanical stiffeners each exhibit a generally d-shaped cross-section.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273311

Hydraulic control of downhole tools

A tool control mechanism is configured to activate and deactivate a drill string tool by hydraulic action of drilling fluid. The tool control mechanism is switchable between an activation mode and a deactivation mode. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273308

Valves for autonomous activation of downhole tools

An autonomous valve includes a fluid-sensitive actuator operable to automatically actuate the valve in response to being exposed to a target fluid. The target fluid may be a fluid whose presence is generally undesirable in a production fluid, such as water, and the valve may be actuated to stop flow from an interval within a wellbore that is no longer expected to produce hydrocarbon-bearing fluids. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273305

Multi-acting downhole tool arrangement

A multi-acting downhole tool arrangement (100), (400), (500) includes a tubular (102) and an actuatable sliding member (104), (404), (504) radially disposed relative to the tubular (102) in a radial sealing relationship. The tubular (102) and the member (104), (404), (504) are arranged relative to one another in a non-slidable first configuration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273304

Variable diameter piston assembly for safety valve

Disclosed are subsurface safety valves having a reduced spread between opening and closing pressures. One safety valve includes a housing having a piston bore defined therein and configured to receive hydraulic fluid pressure, the piston bore providing an upper bore having a first diameter, a lower bore having a second diameter, and an intermediate bore interposing the upper and lower bores and having a third diameter, wherein the third diameter is greater than the second diameter and the second diameter is greater than the first diameter, and a piston assembly movably arranged within the piston bore and comprising an upper piston operatively coupled to a lower piston, wherein the upper piston sealingly engages the upper bore and the lower piston sealingly engages the lower bore, wherein, when the upper piston is arranged in the intermediate bore, the hydraulic fluid pressure acts on the lower piston.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273300

Degradable wellbore isolation devices with varying degradation rates

An example downhole tool is disclosed and includes a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including one or more first components and one or more second components. Each component is made of a degradable material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment, and the one or more first components degrades at a first degradation rate while the one or more second components degrades at a second degradation rate that is slower than the first degradation rate.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273299

Wellbore isolation devices with solid sealing elements

An example wellbore isolation device includes a mandrel and one or more solid sealing elements disposed about the mandrel and plastically deformable to seal against an inner wall of a casing or an inner wall of a wellbore. A slip wedge is disposed about the mandrel on a first axial end of the one or more solid sealing elements, and a radial shoulder positioned on the mandrel at a second axial end of the one or more sealing elements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273293

Removal of casing slats by cutting casing collars

A casing cutting tool including a top mandrel operatively coupled to a conveyance; a first retractable wedge operatively coupled to the top mandrel; a jetting tool operatively coupled to the retractable wedge, the retractable wedge thereby interposing the top mandrel and the jetting tool, wherein the jetting tool has one or more jetting nozzles arranged thereon; and a bottom terminal operatively coupled to the jetting tool, the jetting tool thereby interposing the retractable wedge and the bottom terminal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273291

Weight down collet for a downhole service tool

A weight down collet includes a mandrel that provides an outer diameter feature and a shoulder, and a collet sleeve assembly movably disposed about the mandrel. The collet sleeve assembly includes a body, a primary collet provided on the body and defining an upper detent and a lower detent having a gap defined therebetween, and a secondary collet provided on the body and axially spaced from the primary collet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273290

Downhole latch assembly

An assembly and method of latching an upper completion mandrel to a lower completion receptacle that is located downhole to prevent or limit movement between the mandrel and the receptacle. The method includes lowering the mandrel having a latch assembly carried by the mandrel to a first position relative to the receptacle, raising the mandrel to position the latch assembly in a second position relative to the receptacle, and lowering the mandrel to position the latch assembly in a third position relative to the receptacle to limit upward and downward movement of the mandrel relative to the receptacle.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273288

Expandable latch coupling assembly

An example latch coupling assembly includes a latch coupling defining an inner latch profile and an expandable sleeve coupled to the latch coupling. A latch defining an outer latch profile is mateable with the inner latch profile, and a mandrel is at least partially extendable within the expandable sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273287

Packer release compaction joint

Certain aspects are directed to a device designed to relieve compression in a length of pipe. The device provides a load ring that can absorb and isolate load until a shear sleeve is shifted and shear pins are sheared. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273285

Methods and processes to recycle base oil fluids from spent invert emulsion drilling fluids

Methods and processes for recycling base oils from spent invert emulsion drilling fluids may include frictionally heating a spent drilling fluid that comprises an invert emulsion and solids, wherein the solids are at about 50% or less by volume of the spent drilling fluid; and simultaneously evaporating oil and water from the invert emulsion at a temperature lower than an atmospheric boiling point for the oil.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273279

Helical dry mate control line connector

An example dry mate connection assembly includes a clamp guide ring arranged about a wellbore tubing and defining a first axial channel for receiving a first splitter block of a first dry mate connector, wherein the first dry mate connector includes a first angular mating face and one or more first communication media extending within the first dry mate connector, and a retaining ring arranged about the wellbore tubing and defining a second axial channel configured to receive a second splitter block of a second dry mate connector configured to mate with the first dry mate connector, wherein the second dry mate connector includes a second angular mating face and one or more second communication media extending within the second dry mate connector.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273274

Controlled blade flex for fixed cutter drill bits

An example drill bit may include a drill bit body and a flexible blade positioned on the drill bit body. The drill bit further may include a cutting element coupled to and extending a distance beyond a face of the flexible blade. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273271

Mobile oilfield tool service center

An example mobile oilfield tool service center includes one or more intermodal containers, each intermodal container including a base, opposing sidewalls, opposing end walls, and a roof, and each intermodal container exhibiting a length, a width, and a height that are each compliant with a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. One or more service components are housed within the one or more intermodal containers for subjecting an oilfield tool to at least one process that repairs or rehabilitates the oilfield tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273098

Determining temperature dependence of complex refractive indices of layer materials during fabrication of integrated computational elements

A design of an integrated computational element (ice) includes specification of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective constitutive materials, target thicknesses and refractive indices, where refractive indices of respective materials of adjacent layers are different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated in accordance with the ice design is related to a characteristic of a sample. One or more layers of the plurality of layers of an ice are formed based on the ice design, such that the formed layer(s) includes(e) corresponding material(s) from among the specified constitutive materials of the ice. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272881

Viscosity enhancer

A method of treating a well, the method including forming in-situ or using a polymeric material in a treatment fluid that is introduced into a well, wherein the polymeric material is produced by reacting: (a) a polysaccharide, wherein each molecule of the polysaccharide has at least one reducing chain end; and (b) a chain connector, wherein each molecule of the chain connector has at least two functional groups for reacting with the reducing end of the polysaccharide.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272879

Substantially solid acidizing composition for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions for treatment of a subterranean formation, and methods and systems including the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include obtaining or providing a substantially solid composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272878

Treatment of siliceous materials using catechol and amines in subterranean applications

Compositions and methods for the treatment of siliceous materials (e.g., silica and/or other silicates) in subterranean applications are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment composition comprising a base fluid, a catechol component, and an amine component; introducing the treatment composition into at least a portion of a subterranean formation comprising one or more siliceous materials; and allowing at least a portion of the treatment composition to contact at least a portion of the siliceous materials in the subterranean formation to dissolve at least a portion of the siliceous materials.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272875

Amido-functionalized gemini surfactant for fluid control in subterranean formations

Controlling fluid flow in a subterranean formation containing water and hydrocarbons utilizing a gemini surfactant introduced to the formation via a wellbore. The gemini surfactant includes a head group having two cationic groups linked by an alkyl spacer, an amide extending from each of the cationic groups, and each amide having a hydrophobic tail extending therefrom.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272872

Consolidating composition for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions for treating a subterranean formation and methods of using same, such as for consolidation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation, the method including obtaining or providing a composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272871

Subterranean treatment with compositions including hexaaquaaluminum trihalide

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions for treating subterranean formations including an aluminum trihalide hexahydrate and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a composition that includes an aluminum trihalide hexahydrate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272870

Aqueous suspensions of silica additives

A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: forming a treatment fluid by adding a desired volume of a liquid concentrate suspension to at least a base fluid, wherein the treatment fluid comprises the liquid concentrate suspension and the base fluid, and wherein the liquid concentrate suspension comprises: (a) water; (b) an additive; and (c) a magnesium silicate clay, wherein the clay increases the viscosity of the water, wherein the liquid concentrate suspension is stable for a time period of at least 2 weeks; and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272869

Treatment fluids and uses thereof

A method comprises obtaining or providing a treatment fluid comprising a viscosifier polymer; an aqueous carrier fluid comprising high total dissolved solids; and a polymer composition comprising at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and polylactic acid. In some embodiments, the treatment fluid has a viscosity at 140 c and at a shear rate of about 0.1 s−1 to about 1 s−1 of about 1,500 cp to about 10,000 cp. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272867

Sulfide stress cracking inhibitors

The invention provides a method, composition, and system for inhibiting sulfide stress cracking of metal that is exposed to aqueous sulfide and aqueous acid, and optionally brine, where the composition comprises a thietane compound, a thiirane compound, or a combination thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271834

Correlating energy to mix cement slurry under different mixing conditions

One example of correlating energy to mix well cement slurry under laboratory conditions to field conditions can be implemented as a method to determine energy to mix cement slurry. Electrical power supplied to an electric mixer in mixing a specified well cement slurry is measured. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271729

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 Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266278

Complex fracture network mapping

In some aspects, the present disclosure includes systems and methods for modeling a fracturing operation in a subsurface formation. The method includes generating an earth model of the subsurface formation, wherein the earth model is generated considering unstructured gridding; generating a fracture model of the subsurface formation based, at least in part, on the earth model of the subsurface formation, and wherein the fracture model is generated considering unstructured gridding; and performing a reservoir simulation of at least one reservoir in the subsurface formation based, at least in part, on the earth model and the fracture model, wherein the reservoir simulation is performed using unstructured gridding.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266276

Methods and systems employing a flow prediction model based on acoustic activity and proppant compensation

An example method includes providing source light to an optical fiber deployed in a downhole environment, receiving backscattered light from the optical fiber, and producing one or more optical interferometry signals from the backscattered light. The method also includes converting each of the one or more optical interferometry signals to an electrical signal and digitizing each electrical signal to obtain one or more digitized electrical signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266272

Dual antenna for circular polarization

In an example embodiment, a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool comprises an arrangement of one or more magnets that generates a static magnetic field (b0) in a material body. A pair of first and second antenna coils is attached to the tool around an antenna core, wherein the turns of the first and second antenna coils are unaligned with either a longitudinal axis of the tool, or an orthogonal axis substantially transverse thereto. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266271

High directionality galvanic and induction well logging tools with metamaterial focusing

Metamaterials are used in well logging measurement tools to provide high directionality galvanic and induction tools having metamaterial focusing. Using metamaterial lenses, currents injected by galvanic tools can be focused in both axial and azimuthal directions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266269

Time-lapse electromagnetic monitoring

A time-lapse electromagnetic (em) monitoring system for a formation includes at least one em source and at least one em field sensor to collect em survey data corresponding to the formation in response to an emission from the at least one em source. The em survey data includes first em data collected at a first time and second em data collected at a second time. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266036

Imaging systems for optical computing devices

One disclosed optical computing device includes a sampling window arranged on a housing, an electromagnetic radiation source configured to emit electromagnetic radiation, the electromagnetic radiation being configured to optically interact with a substance outside of the sampling window, at least one integrated computational element (ice) core arranged to optically interact with the electromagnetic radiation, and a detector arranged to receive the electromagnetic radiation following its optical interaction with the substance and the at least one ice core and generate an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the substance, wherein the electromagnetic radiation impinges upon the surfaces of the sampling window at an angle of incidence from normal to the sampling window, and wherein specular reflected light reflects off the sampling window at an opposing angle of incidence, the specular reflected light emanating away from the sampling window such that it is not detected by the detector.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160266033

Correction of optical device throughput errors using integrated computational elements

An optical computing device utilizes an integrated computational element (“ice”) core to correct calibration transfer errors in the device.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265971

Optical design techniques for multilayer thin film devices in compact optical systems

Methods and systems for designing an integrated computational element (ice) device are provided. The method includes generating a plurality of ice device models with a design suite, each ice device model being configured to detect a characteristic of interest of a sample, and including one or more layers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265910

In-situ analysis of ice using surface acoustic wave spectroscopy

Systems and methods of in-situ measuring the physical properties of an integrated computational element (ice) device using surface acoustic wave (saw) spectroscopy during fabrication are provided. The system includes a measurement device having a pump source providing an excitation pulse generating a saw on the outer surface of the ice. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265701

Spoolable swivel

A spoolable swivel, methods, and systems for coupling a first and second length of coiled tubing. The spoolable swivel can include an inner tubular element and an outer tubular element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265457

Optimizing diesel fuel consumption for dual-fuel engines

Systems and methods may be configured to monitor, calculate, and optimize diesel fuel consumption for dual-fuel engines. For example, a method may include performing a well site operation at first operating parameters with a dual-fuel engine configuration operating at first engine parameters, wherein the dual-fuel engine configuration comprises one or more dual-fuel engines; changing the first operating parameters to second operating parameters and the first engine parameters to second engine parameters; determining a maximum natural gas substitution percentage in a fuel comprising a natural gas/diesel mixture for at least one of the dual-fuel engines at the second operating parameters and the second engine parameters; and changing a fuel composition supplied to the at least one of the dual-fuel engines based on the maximum natural gas substitution percentage.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265353

Well fluid sampling confirmation and analysis

An in-well type sampling system including a sampling chamber actuable to receive a fluid sample and a pressure source coupled to the sampling chamber to supply pressure to the sampling chamber after the sampling chamber actuating. A pressure sensor is provided in communication with the pressure source to measure the pressure of the pressure source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265352

Integrated computational element with multiple frequency selective surfaces

An optical analysis tool includes an integrated computational element (ice). The ice includes a plurality of layers stacked along a first axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265351

Wellbore tubular length determination using pulse-echo measurements

Systems and methods are disclosed for obtaining distance-related wellbore parameters using pulse-echo measurements. For example, the depth of a wellbore may be computed and/or the length of a tubular string positioned in a wellbore may be determined.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265350

Well construction real-time telemetry system

Downhole assemblies including a plurality of tubular members extendable within a wellbore and defining a through bore. A telemetry device is positioned within a wall of one of the plurality of tubular members and has a secondary flow path defined therethrough and a valve element engageable with a valve seat provided at an upper end of the secondary flow path. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265344

Remote tool position and tool status indication

A system is described that is positionable downhole in wellbore for determining a parameter of a downhole tool. The system includes a tubing subassembly and a signal generator positioned in the tubing subassembly for outputting, in response to being covered or uncovered by a detectable portion of a downhole tool, a detectable signal for determining a parameter of the downhole tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265343

Drilling collision avoidance apparatus, methods, and systems

Apparatus, systems, and methods may include a magnetic dipole transmitter to be located in a ranging well. A voltage measurement device can include a plurality of probes where each probe is to be located on one of a target well, the ranging well or a surface of a geological formation comprising the ranging well and the target well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265340

Cementing job evaluation systems and methods for use with novel cement compositions including resin cement

Acoustic measurements are obtained and combined with some identification of regions that are expected or believed to be cemented. Based at least in part on this information, a processing unit derives an annular material classifier that can identify those measurements characteristic of the cemented regions (including regions cemented with a resin cement formulation), and that further applies the classifier to the measurements to generate a cement log that can be displayed to a user. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265339

Self-diagnosing composite slickline cables

Downhole slickline cable including a polymer matrix having reinforcing fibers embedded therein. A plurality of integrity-sensing optical fibers are embedded within the polymer composite and extend along an axial length of the downhole slickline cable that enables slickline cable structural and mechanical integrity self-diagnosis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265337

Nanofiber strain gauge sensors in downhole tools

A downhole drilling tool may include a strain gauge inside a rolling-bearing element. For example, the downhole drilling tool may include a rolling-bearing element having an inner race, an outer race, and one or more bearings disposed between the inner and outer races; and a strain gauge disposed on an interior surface of the rolling-element bearing, the strain gauge including at least one circuit formed by (1) a first substrate and a second substrate defining a gap therebetween and having first conductive fibers and second conductive fibers, respectively, extending therefrom into the gap in an intermingling configuration, (2) an electrical connection between the first and second substrates, and (3) an electrical resistance sensor arranged within the electrical connection.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265334

Controlling wellbore operations

Techniques for controlling a bottom hole assembly (bha) to follow a planned wellbore path include determining sensor measurements from the bha; determining a model of bha dynamics based on the sensor measurements from the bha; determining a weighting factor that corresponds to a drilling objective; determining an objective function comprising the drilling objective, weighted by the weighting factor, and one or more constraints; determining a control input to the bha that satisfies the objective function and the one or more constraints; and applying the control input to the bha.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265330

Adaptation of fracturing fluids

Fracturing systems and methods for increasing the conductivity of a flow path between a reservoir formation and a wellbore are presented that include varying a proppant concentration of a fracturing fluid in response to a measured characteristic from the wellbore during the fracturing process. During the injection of proppant pulses into the wellbore, one or more of a pulse length, pulse height, pulse shape, or duty cycle of the proppant concentration is varied. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265326

Generating and maintaining conductivity of microfractures in tight formations by generating gas and heat

Methods comprising: (a) introducing a pad fluid into a formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture therein, wherein the pad fluid comprises a pad base fluid, micro-proppant particulates, a gas-generating chemical, and an activator, and wherein either the gas-generating chemical or the activator or both are encapsulated; (b) placing the micro-proppant particulates, the gas-generating chemical, and the encapsulated activator into the fracture; (c) releasing the activator from its encapsulation; (d) reacting the gas-generating chemical and the activator in the fracture so as to generate gas and heat, thereby creating or enhancing at least one microfracture therein; (e) introducing a fracturing fluid into the formation, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises a fracturing base fluid and macro-proppant particulates; and (f) placing the macro-proppant particulates into the fracture so as to form a proppant pack therein.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265320

Milling well casing using electromagnetic pulse

An electromagnetic perforation device for well casings includes a coil disposed around a core carried by a mandrel. The device further includes a power supply coupled to a current supply device, which is coupled to said coil. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265319

Liner hanger setting tool and method for use of same

A liner installation system for use in a wellbore having a casing string disposed therein. The system includes a liner string having a liner hanger and a liner top and a setting tool having an expansion cone assembly and a locator cylinder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265318

Flow distribution assemblies incorporating shunt tubes and screens

Disclosed are flow distribution assemblies used to distribute a fluid flow into a surrounding subterranean formation. One flow distribution assembly includes one or more shunt tubes extending along an exterior of a base pipe that defines at least one flow port, the one or more shunt tubes being in fluid communication with the at least one flow port coupled to the one or more flow conduits and extending from the bulkhead along an exterior of the base pipe, and a plurality of shunt screens disposed on the one or more shunt tubes and having one or more openings defined therethrough, wherein the plurality of shunt screens facilitate fluid communication between the base pipe and an external environment.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265316

Methods and systems utilizing a boron-containing corrosion inhibitor for protection of titanium surfaces

Some metal surfaces are often unable to be contacted effectively with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid or acidic fluoride ions due to significant corrosion issues. Metal surfaces comprising titanium or a titanium alloy represent but one example. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265315

Transverse flow downhole power generator

An example well system includes a base pipe having an interior and defining one or more flow ports, the base pipe being positionable within a wellbore adjacent a subterranean formation. A flow path for a fluid extends between the interior of the base pipe, through the one or more flow ports, and to an exterior of the base pipe. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265312

Using dynamic underbalance to increase well productivity

Disclosed are systems and methods that use dynamic underbalancing to increase fluid flow within a wellbore. A disclosed underbalance pressure generator device includes a housing having a first end and a second end and defining a piston chamber that extends between the first and second ends, a piston movably arranged within the piston chamber, one or more influx ports defined in the housing at or near the second end and configured to enable fluid communication between the piston chamber and an exterior of the housing, and a locking mechanism arranged at or near the second end and capable of securing the piston at or near the second end.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265309

Magnetic spring booster for subsurface safety valve

Disclosed is a subsurface safety valve with a magnetic booster feature. One disclosed safety valve includes a housing, a flow tube reciprocably disposed between an upper position and a lower position within the housing, a first magnetic element coupled to the housing, and a second magnetic element coupled to the flow tube and configured such that interaction of the first and second magnetic elements induces at least one of a first force on the flow tube when the flow tube is in the upper position and a second force on the flow tube when the flow tube is in the lower position.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265308

Inflow control device adjusted by rotation of a cover sleeve

An inflow control device comprising: a housing, wherein the housing comprises a receptacle and a receptacle opening; a plug, wherein the plug fits into the receptacle; and a cover sleeve, wherein the cover sleeve is positioned around a portion of the housing and comprises a cover sleeve port, wherein the cover sleeve is rotatable circumferentially around a longitudinal axis of the housing to align the cover sleeve port with the receptacle opening, and when the port and opening are aligned, the plug is positionable into the receptacle or removable from the receptacle. The inflow control device can be used in an oil, gas, or water production well, or an injection well to variably control the flow rate of a fluid flowing through the device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265307

Polymerizable ionic liquids for use in subterranean formation operations

A stabilization composition including a polymerizable ionic liquid (“pil”) comprising a cationic group, an anionic group, and a polymerizable functional group, wherein the cationic group has a molecular mass in the range of about 20 g/mol to about 500 g/mol and the anionic group has a molecular mass in the range of about 30 g/mol to about 500 g/mol.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265303

Sealing element for downhole tool

Expansion sealing elements used to prevent fluid, flow through an annul us formed by tubing within the well and the wall of the wellbore or casing are provided. The expansion sealing elements are useful on downhole tools including those that need to be lowered through a first casing to be set in a second casing, which, has a larger diameter than the first casing.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265302

Breakway obturator for downhole tools

An obturator for actuating a downhole tool having a central bore. The obturator comprising a body of a size and shape to pass through the central bore of the tool and an engagement member releasably attached to the exterior of the tool body, the engagement member being of a size and shape to engage and actuate the tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265296

Control system for downhole casing milling system

A system and method for milling a casing in a wellbore wherein an upper milling portion of a milling system engages a track of a lower guide system of the milling system in order to orient the upper milling portion. The upper milling portion moves along a track from a first position to a second position, where the the upper milling portion is securedly affixed to the lower guide portion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265289

Downhole electronic assemblies

Downhole electronics assemblies including a modular carrier including a top rail and a bottom rail, the top and bottom rails each including a pair of longitudinally extending sides and the top rail providing one or more ribs that extend between the longitudinally extending sides of the top rail. A circuit board is positionable between the top and bottom rails and has a top side and a bottom side and one or more electronic components mounted on at least one of the top and bottom sides. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265284

Precipitation hardened matrix drill bit

Forming a precipitation hardened composite material having reinforcing particles and precipitated intermetallic particles dispersed in the binder material may involve heat treating the hard composite material at a temperature above a solvus line for the binder material and below a melting point of the binder material and quenching the hard composite material to a temperature below the solvus line of the binder material. At least some of the precipitated intermetallic particles in the precipitation hardened composite material may have at least one dimension less than 1 micron. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265283

Earth-boring drill bits with nanotube carpets

An earth-boring drill bit includes a bit body having a powder component and a binder. The powder component includes a plurality of nanotubes disposed on a surface of at least one particle of the powder component.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265282

Fiber-reinforced tools for downhole use

A wellbore tool may be formed, at least in part, by a fiber-reinforced hard composite portion that comprises a binder, matrix particles, and reinforcing fibers, wherein the reinforcing fibers have an aspect ratio ranging from equal to a critical aspect ratio (ac) to 15 times greater than the ac, wherein ac=σf/(2tc), σf is an ultimate tensile strength of the reinforcing fibers, and tc is an interfacial shear bond strength between the reinforcing fiber and the binder or a yield stress of the binder, whichever is lower.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160265091

Degradable downhole tools comprising magnesium alloys

Downhole tools including at least one component made of a doped magnesium alloy solid solution that at least partially degrades in the presence of an electrolyte. The downhole tool is selected from the group consisting of a wellbore isolation device, a completion tool, a drill tool, a testing tool, a slickline tool, a wireline tool, an autonomous tool, a tubing conveyed perforating tool, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264856

Superhydrophic flow control device

A wellbore subassembly is provided that includes a device having a production flow path toward a production tubing. The production flow path can include a superhydrophobic coating for restricting the production of an unwanted fluid towards the production tubing.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264852

Methods and systems for acidizing subterranean formations

A method for acidizing subterranean formations may include providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous carrier fluid, an acid, and a chelating agent comprising n-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid, the treatment fluid having a ph at or below that at which carboxylic or phosphonic acid groups of the n-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid are protonated and the chelating agent is ineffective for complexing a metal ion; introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprising a carbonate mineral; reacting the acid with the carbonate mineral in the presence of the chelating agent, such that the acid at least partially spends as the ph of the treatment fluid rises; and complexing a metal ion with the chelating agent once the ph of the treatment fluid rises above a pka value for one or more of the carboxylic or phosphonic acid groups of the n-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264849

Hydrofluoric based invert emulsions for shale stimulation

A treatment fluid for use in a combined acidizing and proppant fracturing treatment, the treatment fluid comprising: (a) an emulsion comprising: (i) a continuous oil phase; (ii) an internal aqueous phase comprising: (a) water; (b) a source of hydrofluoric acid; and (c) a source of acid other than hydrofluoric acid; and (iii) an emulsifier; and (b) a proppant. A method of fracturing a treatment zone of a well, the method comprising the steps of: (i) forming a treatment fluid; and (ii) introducing the treatment fluid into the zone at a rate and pressure greater than the fracture gradient of the zone.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264842

Settable compositions and uses thereof

Various embodiments disclosed related to a composition for treating a subterranean formation, and methods and systems including the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include obtaining or providing a sealant composition comprising an alkali-swellable latex and a viscosifying agent. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264841

Cement with resilient latex polymer

Compositions comprising: (i) a hydraulic cement; and (ii) a polymer comprising at least one monomer having an oxazoline group. Methods of cementing in a well comprising: (a) forming a hydraulic cement composition comprising: (i) a hydraulic cement; (ii) a polymer comprising at least one monomer having an oxazoline group; and (iii) water; (b) introducing the hydraulic cement composition into the well.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264835

Viscosifier for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed related to methods, compositions, and systems for treating a subterranean formation including a viscosifier polymer. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include obtaining or providing a composition including a viscosifier polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264833

Copolymer surfactants for use in downhole fluids

Various embodiments disclosed relate to hydroxy-terminated poly(alkylene oxide) copolymer surfactants for use downhole, downhole compositions including the same, and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160260612

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 Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259085

Optical electric field sensors having passivated electrodes

Permanent electromagnetic (em) monitoring of the regions around and between wells may employ a casing string positioned within a borehole through the subsurface formations of interest. At least two passivated electrodes are mounted on the casing string to sense electric fields in the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259084

Identification of heat capacity properties of formation fluid

Downhole fluid sensing device is disclosed for determining heat capacity of a formation fluid produced by a sampled subterranean well, the sensor package having an annulus shaped, elongate body defining a cylindrical fluid sampling space, the sensor package and the sampling space having a common longitudinal center axis. The elongate sensor package body has a fluid entrance port that provides well fluid ingress into the fluid sampling space and a fluid exit port that provides well fluid egress out of the fluid sampling space. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259083

Distributed sensing in an optical fiber network

A distributed optical fiber sensing system is provided. The system can include an interrogator, a transmission optical fiber, a sensing optical fiber, and a reflector. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259082

Apparatus and method of processing multi-component induction data

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to utilize signals acquired from a multi-component induction tool operating in a wellbore. The acquired signals can be correlated to apparent conductivity of a formation and mapped to components of an apparent conductivity tensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259081

Electromagnetic formation evaluation tool apparatus and method

Apparatus and methods are described, such as for obtaining information indicative of a formation resistivity using an electromagnetic formation evaluation tool apparatus. For example, the electromagnetic formation evaluation tool apparatus includes exciter electrodes configured to transmit and receive a formation current. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259079

Distributed acoustic sensing for passive ranging

A passive system for ranging between two wellbores where a distributed acoustic sensor system is deployed in a first wellbore and a drill bit in a second wellbore being drilled is utilized and an acoustic source to generate an acoustic signal for measurement by the distributed acoustic sensor system. The dynamic strain along the distributed acoustic sensor system is detected with an optical interrogation system and utilized to determine direction and distance between the first wellbore and the second wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258875

In-situ monitoring of recombination progress using ice

An apparatus, method, and sample vessel for recombining a sample fluid. The sample fluid is received in a sample vessel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258741

Using tunable lasers in the design, manufacture, and implementation of integrated optical elements

Disclosed are systems and methods that use a tunable laser during optical thin-film fabrication. One disclosed system includes a tunable laser capable of generating electromagnetic radiation, one or more thin-film devices arranged to receive the electromagnetic radiation, each thin-film device including one or more optical layers deposited on a corresponding substrate and configured to generate optically interacted radiation upon receiving the electromagnetic radiation, and an optical transducer arranged to receive the optically interacted radiation from each of the one or more thin-film devices and configured to generate output signals corresponding to the optically interacted radiation received from each of the one or more thin-film devices.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258441

Abrasion-resistant thrust ring for use with a downhole electrical submersible pump

A multi-stage pump stack is disclosed herein wherein the multi-stage pump stack comprises a shaft, a diffuser disposed about the shaft, an impeller disposed within the diffuser, a first thrust ring disposed adjacent to the impeller, and a second thrust ring disposed adjacent to the diffuser. The first and second thrust rings are comprised of a material with a low friction coefficient. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258426

Accumulator over hydraulic pump double-acting cylinder for artificial lift operations

An artificial lift system for use with a subterranean well can include a cylinder having a piston reciprocably disposed therein, the piston having opposing sides, one side being selectively communicable with a hydraulic pressure source and a hydraulic reservoir, and the other side being selectively communicable with the hydraulic pressure source and at least one accumulator, and the accumulator being selectively communicable with an input side of a pump of the hydraulic pressure source. A method of controlling an artificial lift system can include connecting a cylinder to a hydraulic pressure source including a hydraulic pump, the pump being connected between the cylinder and at least one accumulator, the accumulator being connected to a gas pressure source, and operating a gas compressor of the gas pressure source, thereby increasing hydraulic pressure applied to the pump from the accumulator.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258290

Flow electrification sensor

Flow electrification sensors and methods relating thereto may be useful in characterizing fluids, especially the in situ characterization of fluids produced during oil and gas production operations. For example, a system may include a flow path; a flow electrification sensor at least partially contained within the flow path, the flow electrification sensor comprising a static charge accumulator and an insulator arranged such that the static charge accumulator interacts with a fluid in the flow path; a reference sensor; and a signal processor communicably coupled to the flow electrification sensor and the reference sensor.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258289

Downhole systems for communicating data

Systems and methods are presented for communicating data representing formatted characteristics of a borehole from a downhole location to a surface location. A sensor array downhole produces a first data set from which a plurality of coefficients for use in a one-dimensional angular function are determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258288

Rotatable sensors for measuring characteristics of subterranean formation

Sensor assemblies are described for measuring isotropic, anisotropic, or directionally dependent, characteristics of a subterranean formation. Sensor assemblies can include sensors deployed on a tool string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258284

Casing segment having at least one transmission crossover arrangement

A casing segment includes a conductive tubular body and at least one transmission crossover arrangement. Each transmission crossover arrangement has an inductive adapter in communication with a coil antenna that encircles an exterior of the tubular body.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258283

Multilateral production control methods and systems employing a casing segment with at least one transmission crossover arrangement

A multilateral production control method includes casing a first borehole with a casing tubular having at least one transmission crossover arrangement, each transmission crossover arrangement having an adapter in communication with a coil antenna that encircles the casing tubular. The method also includes completing a second borehole with an inflow control device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258281

Determining locations of acoustic sources around a borehole

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for determining a location of an acoustic source outside of a borehole. The method relates to indicating a radial distance to the borehole, an offset along the borehole, and an azimuthal position around the borehole, of the acoustic source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258280

Well tools having magnetic shielding for magnetic sensor

A well tool can include a magnetic sensor having opposite sides, and a magnetic shield that conducts an undesired magnetic field from one side to the other side of the sensor. Another well tool can include a magnetic sensor in a housing, the sensor having opposite longitudinal sides relative to a housing longitudinal axis, and a magnetic shield interposed between the housing and each of the opposite longitudinal sides of the magnetic sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258279

Identification of thermal conductivity properties of formation fluid

A downhole well fluid sensing device is disclosed for determining thermal conductivity of a formation fluid produced by a sampled subterranean well, the sensor package having an annulus shaped, elongate body defining a cylindrical fluid sampling space, the elongate body and the sampling space having a common longitudinal center axis. The elongate body has a fluid entrance port that provides well fluid ingress into the fluid sampling space and a fluid exit port that provides well fluid egress out of the fluid sampling space. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258277

Guided drilling methods and systems employing a casing segment with at least one transmission crossover arrangement

An interwell tomography method includes casing a first borehole with a casing tubular having at least one transmission crossover arrangement, each transmission crossover arrangement having an adapter in communication with a coil antenna that encircles an exterior of the casing tubular. The method also includes deploying, inside the casing tubular, a conductive path that extends from a surface interface to the at least one transmission crossover arrangement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258276

Ranging using current profiling

Systems and methods provide a mechanism to provide enhanced features for well ranging. Various embodiments may include generating a current profile for a target well, acquiring magnetic signals at a second well, and determining ranging to the target well with respect to the second well using the magnetic signals and the current profile. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258275

Well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus and systems that comprise well casing material installed in a well, well cement attached to the well casing material, and a device to conduct electromagnetic waves, the device disposed along a length of the well, substantially parallel to the well casing material, the device to be used in direct transmission or backscatter transmission of ranging signals. In some embodiments, the device comprises at least one of a conductor, an insulated conductor, a coaxial cable, a waveguide, a capacitor, or an inductor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258274

Interwell tomography methods and systems employing a casing segment with at least one transmission crossover arrangement

An interwell tomography method includes casing a first borehole with a casing tubular having at least one transmission crossover arrangement, each transmission crossover arrangement having an adapter in communication with a coil antenna that encircles an exterior of the casing tubular. The method also includes deploying, inside the casing tubular, a conductive path that extends from a surface interface to the at least one transmission crossover arrangement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258273

Determination of formation dip/azimuth with multicomponent induction data

The disclosure describes enhanced determination of dip and strike/azimuth for real-time mci data processing in some difficult conditions such as low-dip and low-anisotropy formations using formation properties from surrounding layers. The method is effective for the enhanced determination of dip and azimuth to enhance the inversion accuracy of formation dip and azimuth if the formation anisotropic ratio is low and so reduce the uncertainty of the inverted dip and azimuth.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258272

Improving reliability in a high-temperature environment

A housing contains an internal volume. A heat-sensitive device is contained by the housing and consumes a device percentage of the internal volume. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258268

Distributed sensing with a multi-phase drilling device

An example method for distributed sensing in a subterranean formation may include drilling to a first depth in the subterranean formation using a drilling device and detaching a first phase of the drilling device at the first depth. The first phase may include a first coil of line and a first sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258260

Multi-zone actuation system using wellbore darts

Sliding sleeve assemblies including a completion body with an inner flow passageway and one or more ports enabling fluid communication between the inner flow passageway and an exterior of the completion body. A sliding sleeve is arranged within the completion body and has a sleeve mating profile defined on an inner surface, the sliding sleeve being movable between a closed position, where the one or more ports are occluded, and an open position, where the one or more ports are exposed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258259

Multi-zone actuation system using wellbore projectiles and flapper valves

An example sliding sleeve assembly includes a body that defines an inner flow passageway and one or more ports. One or more sensors are positioned on the body to detect wellbore projectiles that traverse the inner flow passageway, and a sliding sleeve is arranged within the body and movable between a closed position, where the sliding sleeve occludes the one or more ports, and an open position, where one or more ports are exposed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258257

Downhole mechanical tubing perforator

Methods and apparatus are presented for mechanically perforating a tubular positioned in a subterranean wellbore. A plurality of mechanical penetrators are moved radially outward, simultaneously or sequentially, in response to an actuating force applied from a downhole power unit or tubing pressure. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258256

Methods of fabricating sand control screen assemblies using three-dimensional printing

A method of fabricating a sand control screen assembly includes determining an anatomy of a facsimile sand control screen assembly, the sand control screen assembly including one or more component parts. A virtual three-dimensional (3d) model of the facsimile sand control screen assembly is then generated based on the anatomy. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258254

Energy harvesting from a downhole jar

A system for harvesting energy from the operation of a downhole jar is disclosed. The system converts the kinetic energy associated with the operation of the jar to electrical energy by associating the relative movement between a magnet and a coil to the relative movement between a movable member and a stationary member in the jar. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258252

Actuation assembly using pressure delay

A downhole assembly for tool actuation using pressure delay is provided. The downhole assembly can include a chamber, a pressure path, a pressure damper, a pressure source, and a member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258250

Multiple piston assembly for safety valve

A safety valve includes a housing defining first and secondary piston bores in fluid communication with each other via a port, a first piston movably arranged within the first piston bore and having a first piston rod extending longitudinally therefrom and coupled to a flow tube, and a second piston movably arranged within the secondary piston bore and having a secondary piston rod extending longitudinally therefrom and axially engageable with the flow tube, wherein hydraulic fluid pressure acts on the first piston until the first piston axially moves and exposes the port, whereby the hydraulic fluid pressure is then able to enter the secondary piston bore and also act on the second piston.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258248

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 Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258246

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 Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258245

Packer assembly with thermal expansion buffers

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for accommodating thermal expansion in a tool string are disclosed. Exemplary systems include one or more sacrificial members placed between or adjacent elements of the tool string that are expected to expand when subjected to high temperatures. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258241

Downhole tools comprising composite sealing elements

A downhole tool comprising a body and a sealing element, wherein the sealing element is composed of a composite material comprising a rubber and a degradable acrylate-based polymer, and wherein at least a portion of the degradable acrylate-based polymer degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid in a wellbore environment.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258240

Downhole tools comprising oil-degradable sealing elements

Downhole tools comprising a body, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and at least one oil-degradable sealing element composed of an oil-degradable elastomer, wherein the oil-degradable sealing element degrades in the wellbore environment. The oil-degradable elastomer is selected from the group consisting of an oil-degradable natural rubber, an oil-degradable synthetic rubber, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258239

Rotating control device with latch biased toward engagement

A bearing assembly can be releasably secured relative to an outer housing of a rotating control device without using fluid pressure. An example method includes inserting the bearing assembly into an outer housing to outwardly displace a latch engagement member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258237

Mill blade torque support

An example whipstock assembly includes a whipstock providing a ramped surface and a longitudinal groove defined in the ramped surface. A lead mill is coupled to the whipstock with a shear bolt and providing one or more blades, and a bearing support is arranged within the longitudinal groove and provides opposing sidewalls that define a slot configured to receive one of the one or more blades and thereby prevent the lead mill from rotating with respect to the whipstock.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258236

Mill blade torque support

An example whipstock assembly includes a whipstock providing a ramped surface and a longitudinal groove defined in the ramped surface. A lead mill is coupled to the whipstock with a shear bolt and having a slot defined therein, and a torque key is movable between an extended position, where the torque key is partially positioned within both the slot and the longitudinal groove, and a retracted position, where the torque key retracts into the slot. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258234

Element pressure release system

An element pressure release system includes a mandrel having at least one groove or recess and a retainer having at least one window passing through the retainer. The retainer extends around a perimeter of the at least one window. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258229

Multiple control line travel joint with injection line capability

A multiple control line travel joint is disclosed having at least one non-coiled, fluid control line and at least one internal control line, such as a hydraulic, electrical, or fiber optic control line. The fluid control line can include an upper control line that enters the travel joint at a top port and a lower control line that exits out a bottom port of the travel joint. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258228

Automated locking joint in a welbore tool string

An automated locking joint is provided. The automated locking joint can include a first member, a second member, a joint, a locking structure, and a positioning device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258227

Casing joint assembly

An example casing joint assembly includes a casing joint having an upper end and a lower end, an upper coupling joint having a first portion configured to be coupled to an upper casing section and a second portion coupled to the casing joint at the upper end, a joint interface securing the first portion to the second portion, wherein the first portion is made of a first material and the second portion is made of a second material dissimilar to the first material, and an inner coating applied on an inner radial surface of the upper coupling joint and extending axially across at least the joint interface.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258226

Connector for a downhole conveyance

A downhole tool includes a housing that includes a bore therethrough to receive a portion of a downhole conveyance that extends linearly through the bore from a first opening in the housing to a second opening in the housing, the downhole conveyance including a communication line sized to communicate instructions that includes at least one of logic or data; and a grip assembly at least partially positioned in the bore to engagingly hold the portion of the downhole conveyance at a tension at least equal to a breaking strength of the downhole conveyance.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258220

Compensator clip ring retainer cap for a roller cone drill bit

A roller cone drill bit is disclosed. The drill bit includes a bit body with a support arm extending therefrom, and a cone assembly mounted on a journal extending from the support arm. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258218

Directional drilling with adjustable bent housings

Adjustable drill string housings are described for use in the directional drilling of wellbores, e.g. Wellbores for hydrocarbon recovery wells. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258031

Precipitation hardened matrix drill bit

A drill bit may include a matrix bit body and a plurality of cutting elements coupled to an exterior portion of the matrix bit body, wherein the matrix bit body includes matrix particles and precipitated intermetallic particles dispersed in a binder, at least some of the matrix particles having a diameter of 50 microns or greater, and at least some of the precipitated intermetallic particles having at least one dimension of 1 micron to 30 microns.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257878

Systems and methods for reducing treating pressure of crosslinked carboxymethyl cellulose-based fracturing fluids

Systems and methods for reducing treating pressure of a fracturing fluid. The systems and methods may include a liquid; one or more low molecular weight carboxymethyl celluloses; one or more high molecular weight carboxymethyl celluloses; and a transition metal crosslinking agent. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257877

Viscosified treatment fluids comprising polyol derivatized cellulose and methods relating thereto

Viscosified treatment fluids that include polyol derivatized cellulose may be useful in subterranean operations. For example, a method may include introducing a viscosified treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, wherein the viscosified treatment fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid, borate ions, and a polyol derivatized cellulose, and wherein the polyol derivatized cellulose comprise a cellulosic backbone derivatized with pendants comprising (1) a terminal polyol and (2) at least one of an internal 1,2,3-triazole, an internal ester, and an internal amide.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257874

Acidizing fluids and methods for use in subterranean formations

Methods for acidizing subterranean formations may include introducing into a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation having a temperature of about 275° f. Or greater a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous fluid, a lewis acid catalyst and a precursor; wherein the precursor is selected from the group consisting of a saccharide, a saccharide derivative, and a combination thereof; and reacting the precursor and the lewis acid catalyst to yield an organic acid in a portion of the subterranean formation, a portion of the wellbore, or both.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257869

A fiber suspending agent for lost-circulation materials

A treatment fluid comprises: a base fluid; a lost-circulation material, wherein the lost-circulation material inhibits or prevents some or all of the treatment fluid from penetrating into a subterranean formation from a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation; and a suspending agent, wherein the suspending agent consists of a plurality of fibers, and wherein the suspending agent provides a lost-circulation material distribution of at least 30% for a test treatment fluid consisting essentially of the base fluid, the lost-circulation material, and the suspending agent at the temperature of a lost-circulation zone of the subterranean formation and static aging for at least 1 hour.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257786

Degradable downhole tools comprising thiol-based polymers

A degradable downhole tool or component thereof comprising a thiol-based polymer having at least one thiol functional group, wherein the thiol-based polymer is capable of at least partially degrading in a wellbore environment, thereby at least partially degrading the downhole tool or component thereof. The thiol-based polymer may be selected from the group consisting of a thiol-ene, a thiol-yne, a thiol-epoxy, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256947

Enhanced pdc cutter pocket surface geometry to improve attachment

The present disclosure relates to an industrial device, such as a drill bit including a pcd element located in a recess of the industrial device. The industrial device may also include a plurality of spacers distributed across a surface of the recess and a brazing material located along at least a portion of an interface between the pcd element and the recess.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160253767

Designing wellbore completion intervals

In some aspects, completion interval attributes are designed for wellbore intervals based on the stratigraphic positions of the respective wellbore intervals. The completion interval attributes can be determine by a completion design system that associates resource production attributes with distinct combinations of stratigraphic positions and completion interval attributes. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252651

Trace downsampling of distributed acoustic sensor data

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for downsampling das data in a way that enables accurate interpretation of acoustic events occurring in the data are provided. Such methods may be particularly useful when interpreting large sets of data, such as das vsp data collected during hydrocarbon recovery operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252644

Shielding device for improving dynamic range of electromagnetic measurements

The disclosure concerns a device for obtaining electromagnetic measurements in a wellbore. In one implementation, the device includes an electromagnetic source carried by the device and a metamaterial arranged to cover a portion of the device in order to divert electromagnetic waves from the source around the covered portion of the device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252639

Structural element for sonic tools and acoustic isolators

An acoustic tool for evaluating a geologic formation includes a housing member disposed between transmitter and receiver sections of the acoustic tool. The housing member defines a change in direction in an acoustic path extending therethrough such that acoustic signals traveling through the housing member are delayed and disrupted. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252637

Apparatus and techniques for acoustic logging tool modeling

Apparatus and techniques described herein include receiving information indicative of a first cylindrical shell representing a portion of an acoustic logging tool, receiving information indicative of a second cylindrical shell concentrically surrounding the first cylindrical shell, the second cylindrical shell representing a second portion of the acoustic logging tool, and the second cylindrical shell comprising a fluid metal model including a non-zero density, a non-zero compressional wave propagation velocity, and a shear wave propagation velocity of zero or about zero. Information is determined indicative of an acoustic dispersion comprising a slowness (or other information indicative of a propagation velocity) of a wave propagating along the acoustic logging tool using a model including the first and second cylindrical shells.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160252449

Wavelength-dependent light intensity modulation in multivariate optical computing devices using polarizers

Multivariate optical computing using polarizers to modulate the intensity of sample-interacted light. The polarizer(s), along with other device components, produce a spectroscopic intensity profile that mimics the regression vector that corresponds to the sample characteristic(s) of interest.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251954

Estimation and calibration of downhole buckling conditions

A method for estimating an axial force transfer efficiency of a drillstring in a borehole includes lifting the drillstring so that the drill bit is off the bottom of the borehole, measuring a hook load, slacking off a first reference amount of the hook load, determining a first weight on bit at the bottom of the drillstring and determining the axial force transfer efficiency based, at least in part, on the measured hook load, the first weight on bit, and the first reference amount of hook load.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251952

Downhole tool methods and systems with variable impedance control

A disclosed method includes outputting, by an electrical component residing in a downhole tool, a clocked digital output. The method also includes adjusting, by a variable impedance circuit external to the electrical component, an impedance value in series with the clocked digital output as a function of temperature.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251945

Running tool and liner hanger contingency release mechanism

A running tool for installing a liner in a wellbore of the type which can be disconnected from the liner by applying a weight down condition to the tool and rotating the work string in the right-hand direction.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251942

Multilateral junction with mechanical stiffeners

An example multi-bore junction assembly includes a connector body having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end providing a main bore leg receptacle and a lateral bore leg receptacle. A main bore leg is coupled to the main bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, and a lateral bore leg coupled to the lateral bore leg receptacle and extending longitudinally therefrom, wherein the main and lateral bore legs are round, tubular structures. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251941

Self-propelled device for use in a subterranean well

A well system can include a deployment apparatus including at least one propeller that propels the deployment apparatus through a wellbore. A deployment apparatus for use in a well can include a sealing device that sealingly engages a seal surface in the well, and at least one propeller that propels the deployment apparatus in the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251937

Frangible plug to control flow through a completion

A tubing string can include a plug blocking fluid flow through a port. The plug can be a frangible component or include a frangible component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251936

Wellbore systems with adjustable flow control and methods for use thereof

It is sometimes desirable to differentially regulate fluid flow in a subterranean formation using autonomous inflow control devices (aicds), but they are not readily configurable in the field at present. Wellbore systems providing adjustable flow control may comprise: a wellbore pipe having a flow control assembly fixedly coupled thereto, the wellbore pipe having an interior space, an outer surface, and one or more aicds establishing a fluid connection between the interior space and the outer surface of the wellbore pipe, and the flow control assembly comprising one or more flow chambers defined on the outer surface about the one or more aicds, one or more inlets being fluidly connected to the one or more flow chambers; wherein the one or more inlets are configured to accept a plug for occluding fluid flow therethrough, so as to limit access of a fluid to an entry location of the aicds.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251934

Degradable wellbore isolation devices with large flow areas

An example downhole tool for use in a wellbore lined with casing includes a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel that defines a central flow passage that allows fluid flow in at least one direction through the wellbore isolation device, the wellbore isolation device providing an inner diameter and an outer diameter. A minimum production flow area is provided across the wellbore isolation device and is determined by at least one of: a flow area across the wellbore isolation device that is at least 1/16 a total flow area of the casing at a location of the wellbore isolation device within the wellbore, and a flow area resulting from the inner diameter being at least 25% of the outer diameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251933

Tie-back seal assembly

A tie-back seal system is disclosed. The system includes a tie-back seal assembly including an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve disposed within the outer sleeve, a shear pin extending through the outer and inner sleeves, and a ratch-latch pin coupled to and disposed downhole from the inner sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251929

Off-set tubing string segments for selective location of downhole tools

A system and method for selective isolation of multiple wellbore intervals that can include an isolation mandrel interconnected in a tubing string, where the isolation mandrel includes an entry bore, a transition chamber, and an exit bore, the transition chamber being positioned between the entry and exit bores, and the transition chamber being radially enlarged relative to the entry and exit bores. An isolation device, with a predetermined length, is displaced through the tubing string to the isolation mandrel, where the length of the isolation device relative to a length of the isolation mandrel can determine if the isolation device passes through the isolation mandrel or lands in the isolation mandrel.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251928

Degradable downhole tools comprising retention mechanisms

Downhole tools comprising a body and at least one sealing element, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and a retention mechanism configured to retain the sealing element in place during degradation of the portion of the body that is degradable, wherein the downhole tool is capable of actuating to fluidly seal two sections of the wellbore with the sealing element.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251923

Multi-zone actuation system using wellbore darts

Disclosed is a sliding sleeve assembly that includes a sliding sleeve sub coupled to a work string extended within a wellbore, the sliding sleeve sub having one or more ports defined therein that enable fluid communication between an interior and an exterior of the work string, a sliding sleeve arranged within the sliding sleeve sub and movable between a closed position, where the sliding sleeve occludes the one or more ports, and an open position, where the sliding sleeve has moved to expose the one or more ports, a sleeve profile defined on an inner surface of the sliding sleeve, a wellbore dart having a body and a plurality of collet fingers extending longitudinally from the body, and a dart profile defined on an outer surface of the plurality of collet fingers, the dart profile being configured to selectively mate with the sleeve profile.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251922

External slip having expandable slots and a retainer

An external slip includes a slip body comprising a wall having internal and external surfaces. The internal surface includes a ramp portion, and a plurality of teeth is disposed on the external surface of the wall of the slip body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251920

Hydraulic control of borehole tool deployment

A control mechanism for a drill string tool is configured to activate the drill string tool by hydraulically actuated movement of the switching element to an activated position, with drilling mud serving as actuating medium. Movement of the switching element to the activated position is automatically regulated, so that tool activation is conditional upon application of above-threshold downhole drilling fluid conditions for at least a predetermined switching duration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251919

Systems and methods for killing a well

A well system and associated method, in which a kill weight fluid can be flowed into a wellbore via a flow passage extending from the surface to a downhole location, and prior to the flowing, the flow passage is installed with a casing string into the wellbore. A well system and associated method, in which a flow passage is positioned external to a casing, and wherein a downhole well parameter is measured via the flow passage. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251917

Injector and slip bowl system

Methods and systems for moving a tubular member in and out of a well are disclosed. An injector and slip bowl system includes an injector apparatus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251913

Jumper tube locking assembly and method

A jumper tube for use with a shunt tube assembly comprises a first tubular member configured to engage a first shunt tube, a second tubular member axially disposed within the first tubular member, and a locking member configured to prevent the second tubular member from axially displacing into the first tubular member. The second tubular member is configured to slidingly engage within the first tubular member, and the second tubular member is configured to engage a second shunt tube.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251912

Downhole tool protection during wellbore cementing

Disclosed is an example casing mandrel that includes a body having a first end and a second end, the first end being configured to be coupled to an upper portion of a casing string and the second end being configured to be coupled to a lower portion of the casing string, a downhole tool operatively coupled to an outer surface of the body, a tool port defined in the body and extending between the downhole tool and an interior of the body and thereby placing the downhole tool in fluid communication with the interior of the body, and at least one degradable plug disposed within the tool port to prevent wellbore debris from obstructing fluid communication between the interior and the downhole tool, wherein the degradable plug degrades over time.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251909

Casing window assembly

A casing window assembly and methods for installing the casing window assembly.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251908

Flow distribution assemblies with shunt tubes and erosion-resistant fittings

An example shunt tube assembly includes at least one shunt tube that defines an inner flow path for a fluid and provides an upper portion and a lower portion. At least one shunt fitting is positioned inline between the upper and lower portions of the at least one shunt tube. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251905

Seal assembly for wellbore tool

A seal assembly for a reamer tool positionable in a wellbore includes an annular seal disposed in a longitudinal bore of a tool housing of the reamer tool; an annular wiper disposed upstream of the annular seal in the longitudinal bore; and a tubular sleeve coupled to and movable with a drive mechanism disposed in the longitudinal bore of the tool housing. The tubular sleeve is disposed in a radial gap between the drive mechanism and a surface of the longitudinal bore of the tool housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251564

Viscosifier for enhanced oil recovery

Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods, compositions, and systems for enhanced oil recovery including a viscosifier polymer. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of enhanced oil recovery that can include obtaining or providing a composition that includes a viscosifier polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251563

Water blockage agents using hydrolyzed canola protein hydrogels

Conformance fluids comprising a base fluid; and a canola protein-based hydrogel comprising a copolymer of a water-swellable polymeric material grafted onto a hydrolyzed canola protein backbone, wherein the canola protein-based hydrogel is present in the conformance fluid in an amount in the range of from about 1% to about 10% by weight of the conformance fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251560

Water-soluble linear polyphosphazenes in water-based fluids for use in wells or pipelines

Methods of drilling a wellbore into a subterranean formation or of treating a treatment zone along a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation or of treating a pipeline, the methods comprising steps of: (a) forming a fluid, the fluid comprising: (i) water; and (ii) a water-soluble linear polyphosphazene; and (b) introducing the fluid into the well or into the pipeline. In addition, a well system and methods are provided including such a fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160249462

Lead-free solder alloy for printed circuit board assemblies for high-temperature environments

A solder alloy suitable for high temperature environments, such as for example electronic systems used in an oil or gas well where the temperature may be in the region of 175° c., the solder alloy having a silver weight % in the range of 3.5 to 7.0, a copper weight % in the range of 1.0 to 4.0, and an antimony weight % in the range of 1.0 to 3.0. Other embodiments are described and claimed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160248143

Flexible antenna assembly for well logging tools

A disclosed example embodiment includes an antenna assembly for use in a well logging system. The antenna assembly includes a flexible, non-conductive cylindrical core having an outer surface and an electrically conductive path positioned on the outer surface of the core. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160247117

Tracking wellbore servicing equipment and components thereof

Tracking and associating consumable components with the respective pieces of wellbore servicing equipment to which they are coupled may include using identifier tags coupled to each piece of wellbore servicing equipment and to each consumable component. An identifier tag reader may be used to read both the identifier tag of the piece of wellbore servicing equipment and the identifier tag of the consumable component, thereby enabling association of the consumable component to the piece of wellbore servicing equipment to which it is coupled, for the duration of such coupling. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245779

Evaluation tool for concentric wellbore casings

A system comprises one or more first electromagnetic coils configured to generate and direct first excitation signals toward a plurality of casings in a wellbore and receive response signals based on the excitation signals. The system also comprises a magnetic field source configured to generate a static magnetic field in a particular casing of the plurality of casings and a magnetometer configured to receive response signals based on the static magnetic field in the particular casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245763

Tool casing detection

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to conduct testing related to the disposition of measuring tools downhole in a borehole, where the measuring tools are deployed to perform testing to evaluate properties of regions in the borehole. A plurality of test analyses on data collected from operating a measuring device of a measuring tool in the borehole can be used to determine whether the measuring device is in casing or out of casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245077

Distributed acoustic sensing gauge length effect mitigation

A system includes a light source, optical fiber coupled to the light source, one or more interferometers coupled to the optical fiber, wherein each interferometer of the one or more interferometers comprising a gauge length, a photodetector assembly coupled to the optical fiber, and an information handling system. The photodetector assembly is configured to detect backscattered light from the optical fiber and generate signals based on the detected backscattered light. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245075

Cross talk noise reduction technique for downhole instrumentation

In order to reduce crosstalk effects, cables that carry contaminating signals can be routed using physically adjacent cables in pairs that carry replica signals of opposite polarity. Keeping the cables in close proximity will reduce loop area and will cause the magnetic fields induced by the wires carrying the paired signals to cancel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245061

Fracturing tight subterranean formations with a cement composition

A method of fracturing a tight subterranean formation comprising: introducing a cement composition comprising cement and water into the tight subterranean formation thereby creating or enhancing a fracture in the tight subterranean formation, wherein the tight subterranean formation comprises at least one formation zone with a permeability of less than 1 millidarcy; allowing the cement composition to set within the fracture; and creating a permeable flow path within the set cement composition using pressure pulses. Another method comprises introducing a treatment fluid into the tight subterranean formation at or above the fracture gradient of the set cement composition to create or enhance a permeable flow path within the set cement composition.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245052

Downhole casing patch

A casing patch includes a tubular that comprises a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each of the first end and second end comprising an expandable wedge that is deformable into a wellbore casing; and a locating profile formed onto an inner surface of the tubular between the first and second ends.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245048

Systems and methods for optimizing drilling operations using transient cuttings modeling and real-time data

Systems and methods for optimizing drilling results may be based on, inter alia, (1) real-time data collected during drilling, (2) a transiently modeled cuttings distribution along the wellbore, and optionally (3) a theoretical change to one or more operational parameters. In some instances, methods may include drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation while circulating a drilling fluid; gathering real-time data about the drilling; calculating a cuttings distribution along the wellbore based on the real-time data using a transient model; calculating an equivalent circulating density profile along the wellbore based on (1) real-time data collected during drilling, (2) a transiently modeled cuttings distribution along the wellbore, and optionally (3) a theoretical change; and changing at least one operational parameter based on a comparison of the equivalent circulating density profile to a fracture gradient of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245046

Variable diameter bullnose assembly

Disclosed are expandable bullnose assemblies. One bullnose assembly includes a body and a bullnose tip arranged at a distal end of the body, a compression ring arranged about an exterior of the body and configured to axially translate with respect to the body upon being actuated, and a plurality of collet fingers coupled to and extending between the compression ring and the bullnose tip, each collet finger being pre-compressed such that each collet finger is predisposed to bow radially outwards, wherein, when the compression ring is actuated, the plurality of collet fingers move radially outward from a first diameter to a second diameter that is greater than the first diameter.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245038

Swellable seal with backup

A well seal assembly for use in a seal groove of a well component. The seal assembly including a swellable elastomer seal to reside in the seal groove. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245035

Assembling a perforating gun string within a casing string

Methods are disclosed for assembling a perforating gun string in a wellbore. One method includes assembling a first perforating gun assembly into a lubricator, connecting the lubricator to a blowout preventer coupled to a wellhead, lowering the first perforating gun assembly on a conveyance into the blowout preventer, engaging the first perforating gun assembly with sealing rams of the blowout preventer, detaching the conveyance from the first perforating gun assembly and removing the conveyance from the blowout preventer, disconnecting the lubricator from the blowout preventer, assembling a second perforating gun assembly into the lubricator, re-connecting the lubricator to the blowout preventer, lowering the second perforating gun assembly into the blowout preventer and attaching the second perforating gun assembly to the first perforating gun assembly, and repeating the process to form a perforating gun string.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245031

Wellbore tubing cutting tool

In some aspects, a cutting tool is provided. The cutting tool can include a mandrel, a sleeve, and first and second cutting elements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245028

Running and pulling tool for use with rotating control device

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for setting or removing an internal component of a rotating control device (rcd) via a pulling tool are provided. The pulling tool includes keys that extend outward for engaging with an inner surface of the internal component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244700

Removing resin coatings from surfaces

Methods and compositions are provided for removing a residue of resin from the surface of equipment. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a cleaning solution comprising a ph-adjusting agent, a chemical solvent, and water, wherein the chemical solvent is selected from the group consisting of β-lactam, γ-lactam, δ-lactam, ε-lactam, 2-pyrrolidone, n-methylpyrrolidone, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone (dmi), caprolactam, cyclohexanone, cyclopentanone, β-butyrolactone, γ-butyrolactone, δ-decalactone, γ-valerolactone, ε-caprolactone, butylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, and ethylene carbonate, any combination thereof, and any derivative thereof; allowing the cleaning solution to contact a surface at least partially coated with a layer of resin; and allowing the cleaning solution to at least partially dissolve the resin.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244660

Treatment fluids containing a hydrophobically modified chelating agent and methods for use thereof

Chelating agents are often used in conjunction with stimulation operations in a subterranean formation to address the presence of certain metal ions therein. Hydrophobically modified chelating agents can be used to form metal-ligand complexes in a subterranean formation that can sometimes exhibit significantly different behavior than do their more water-soluble variants. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244657

Haloalkane composition for inhibiting or dissolving asphaltene or paraffin deposits

A composition can be used for inhibiting the precipitation of an organic material, especially an organic material comprising asphaltene or paraffin, or for dissolving such an organic material. The composition includes: (a) one or more aliphatic compounds having 6 to 21 carbon atoms; and (b) one or more haloalkanes having 9 to 24 carbon atoms. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244656

Geopolymer cement compositions and methods of use

Methods and compositions are provided that relate to cementing operations. Methods and compositions that include pumice in geopolymer cement compositions comprising slag.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244655

Vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite compositions

Embodiments herein include a method comprising providing a self-sealing cement slurry comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cementitious material, and a vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite comprises an elastomer, a crosslinked water swellable superabsorbent polymer, and a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer; introducing the self-sealing cement slurry into a subterranean formation; and allowing the self-sealing cement slurry to set, wherein the vulcanized oil and water swellable particulate composite is capable of swelling in the presence of a non-aqueous fluid and an aqueous fluid to reduce the permeability of fluid flowpaths in the set self-sealing cement slurry upon loss of structural integrity.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238736

Downhole evaluation with neutron activation measurement

Neutron activation measurement techniques may be used to evaluate various properties of a subterranean well structure. In an example implementation, a logging tool can be positioned within a wellbore, such that neutrons generated by a neutron source are directed towards well structure. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238720

Tunable acoustic transmitter for downhole use

The resonant frequency of an example transducer can be adjusted by changing the effective mass of a backing mass using a tuning module. The tuning module includes a electrical source, a switch, and an electromagnetic coil connected in series as an electrical circuit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238586

Displacement measurement cement testing

A cement testing apparatus has a pressure vessel system defining a first interior volume sealed from a second interior volume. The pressure vessel system has a confining pressure port in fluid communication with the first interior volume and a rebalance pressure port in fluid communication with the second interior volume. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238585

Integrated computational elements with planar waveguide

In some implementations, optical analysis systems use an integrated computational element (ice) that includes a planar waveguide configured as an ice core. In other implementations, the ice used by the disclosed optical analysis systems includes a planar waveguide configured as a spectrograph, the spectrograph to be integrated with a conventional ice.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238562

Validation of cased-hole acoustic tools

In some implementations, a method for validating an acoustic bond-log tool includes having a test fixture including a wellbore casing emulating tubing. An outer tubing emulates a well formation and forms a perimeter of an annulus surrounding the wellbore casing emulating tubing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238504

Method and apparatus for automatically testing high pressure and high temperature sedimentation of slurries

A method and apparatus for automatically testing high pressure and high temperature sedimentation of slurries is described. The method includes pumping a sample drilling fluid into a test cell. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238055

Dual-configuration shear bolt

A dual-configuration shear bolt for coupling components of an assembly is provided. The dual-configuration shear bolt can include a body defining a chamber and a pin in the chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237998

Collecting and removing condensate from a gas extraction system

A gas extraction system for gas analysis is provided. The gas extraction system includes the use of a peristaltic pump for moving condensates to a liquid trap assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237816

Improved determination of fluid compositions

A disclosed measurement system includes a fluid system that circulates a sample fluid exhibiting one or more unknown characteristics and being configured to receive a standard fluid that exhibits a known characteristic corresponding to at least one of the one or more unknown characteristics, an isolation cell fluidly coupled to the fluid system such that the sample fluid and a mixture of the sample fluid and the standard fluid are able to enter the isolation cell, an analyte-sensitive measurement device having one or more sensors associated therewith and being configured to analyze the sample fluid and the mixture and generate response signals corresponding to the one or more unknown characteristics of the sample fluid, and a signal processor configured to receive and perform standard addition calculations on the response signals in order to determine a concentration of the one or more unknown characteristics.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237814

Estimation of formation properties by analyzing response to pressure changes in a wellbore

A system and method for estimating properties of a hydrocarbon-producing formation includes varying the pressure in one or more first wellbores and analyzing the effect of the pressure variations in one or more second wellbores. The analysis may be accomplished by applying the pressure variations at varying timescales to enable the testing of multiple paths through the formation at the same time. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237807

Fiber optic current monitoring for electromagnetic ranging

A wellbore ranging system and method utilized between first and second wellbores includes an electromagnetic field sensing instrument disposed in the second wellbore, a conductive casing in the first wellbore, an electric current source exciting current flow in the conductive member, and a fiber optic sensor disposed adjacent the conductive member. The current flow along the conductive member results in a magnetic field which is measured by the sensing instrument. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237806

Bend measurements of adjustable motor assemblies using inclinometers

A wellbore assembly is provided that can include a first motor housing assembly member and a second motor housing assembly member that can bend relative to the first motor housing assembly at a bend location. The assembly can also include a first inclinometer positioned on a sembly side of the bend location to determine a first inclination and a second inclinometer positioned on a second side of the bend location to determine a second inclination. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237805

Methods and systems for orienting a tool in a wellbore

Methods and assemblies that can be used to orient a second pipe with respect to a first pipe in a wellbore are disclosed. The first pipe may be a casing string that includes one or more recessed latch couplings, and the second pipe may be a tubing string that includes one more complementary radially extendable latch keys that may be received within the latch couplings. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237793

Hydraulic tubing perforator

Methods and apparatus are presented for mechanically perforating a tubular positioned in a subterranean wellbore. A plurality of punch members are moved radially outward in response to hydraulic pressure from the tubing or other source into contact with the tubular. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237790

Bulk capacitor charging circuit for mud pulse telemetry device

A method and apparatus for charging a bulk energy storage capacitor, such as used for actuating solenoids in downhole tools. An electrical generator, which may be a mud-powered, provides a rectified voltage proportional to its rotational speed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237777

Metal chevron seal

A well tool has an elongate, metal outer tubing and an elongate, metal inner tubing received in the outer tubing to move axially with respect to the outer tubing. A metal annular seal assembly is provided between the outer and inner tubings residing in a seal chamber of the outer or inner tubing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237772

Wellbore fluids comprising hydrated inorganic oxide materials and associated methods

A hydrated inorganic oxide material capable of elongating from a planar shape to a fiber shape along a thickness direction of the planar shape, wherein the fiber shape is at least about 25 times greater in the thickness direction than the planar shape, and wherein during elongating a radial dimension of the hydrated inorganic oxide material changes by less than about 10% may be useful in a plurality of wellbore operations. For example, a method may include introducing a wellbore fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and a hydrated inorganic oxide material into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and swelling the hydrated inorganic oxide material by contacting the hydrated inorganic oxide material with a polar amine compound such that the hydrated inorganic oxide material elongates from a planar shape to a fiber shape along a thickness direction of the planar shape.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237768

Methods for replenishing particles screened from drilling fluids

Methods for selectively replacing the larger particles screened from a drilling fluid may include: circulating a drilling fluid comprising a base fluid and a plurality of particles through a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; passing the drilling fluid over a screen having a mesh size, thereby separating the plurality of particles into screened particles having a diameter greater than or equal to the mesh size and retained particles having a diameter smaller than the mesh size; adding a concentration of replenishment particles to the drilling fluid that comprises the base fluid and the retained particles, wherein a psd of the replenishment particles has a d25rep greater than or equal to the mesh size; and re-circulating the drilling fluid including the replenishment particles back into the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237762

Adjustable straight blade stabilizer

A drill string stabilizer has an elongated cavity formed in an exterior surface of the body. An elongated blade is generally disposed to extend from the cavity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237757

Transportable equipment platform

Disclosed is a mobile platform on which equipment is mounted. A structural frame for a platform used to transport equipment may include a bottom rail configured to rest on the ground, a top rail vertically offset from the bottom rail, a plurality of pillars extending between the top and bottom rails, a forward support point, and an aft support point, wherein the structural frame is configured to support a downward force on the bottom rail when the structural frame is suspended between the forward and aft support points.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237756

Dynamic wear protection for fixed cutter drill bits

An example method for dynamic wear prediction for a drill bit with a cutting structure may include receiving at a processor of an information handling system an unworn profile of the cutting structure and a diamond distribution of the cutting structure. The diamond distribution may include a three-dimensional diamond distribution characterized by radial and axial position on the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237753

Drill bit arm pocket

A disclosed embodiment for a drill bit arm for a rotary subterranean drill bit includes a pocket that extends radially inward from an outer surface of the drill bit arm. The pocket may include a void where work piece material has been removed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237751

Unbalance force identifiers and balancing methods for drilling equipment assemblies

A described bottom hole assembly includes a drill bit arranged at a distal end of a drill string and rotatable about a first central axis, the drill bit exhibiting a first unbalance force acting laterally on the drill bit at a first angular orientation, a first unbalance force marking physically applied to the drill bit and corresponding to the first unbalance force, a tool arranged axially from the drill bit, the tool exhibiting a second unbalance force acting laterally on the tool at a second angular orientation, and a second unbalance force marking physically applied to the tool and corresponding to the second unbalance force, wherein an angular offset between the first and second unbalance forces markings is able to be manipulated in order to obtain a minimized or desired tandem resulting unbalance force.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237750

Bottom hole assembly retrieval for casing-while-drilling operations using a tethered float valve

A bottom hole assembly for a casing-while-drilling operation utilizes a tethered float valve to retrieve the bottom hole assembly after the casing string has been positioned at a desired wellbore depth.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237341

Porous cement composition for propping fractures open

A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation to create or enhance one or more fractures in the subterranean formation; introducing a cement composition into the one or more fractures, wherein the cement composition comprises: (a) cement; (b) water; and (c) an additive; and allowing the cement composition to set, wherein the additive creates a plurality of pores within the set cement.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237340

Branched viscoelastic surfactant for high-temperature acidizing

A treatment fluid for use in a subterranean formation penetrated by the wellbore of a well includes: (i) water; (ii) a strong acid; and (iii) a branched viscoelastic surfactant having a hydrophobic portion with a total of 16 to 20 carbons; wherein the ph of the treatment fluid is less than 0.5; and wherein the viscosity of the treatment fluid is less than 5 cp at 40 sec-1. A method of treating a zone of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore includes the steps of forming the treatment; (b) introducing the treatment fluid through the wellbore into the zone; and (c) allowing time for the strong acid in the treatment fluid to spend in the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237339

Treatment fluids containing a perfluorinated chelating agent and methods for use thereof

Chelating agents used in conjunction with stimulation operations in a subterranean formation can often be limited by the ph range over which they may effectively complex metal ions. Perfluorinated chelating agents may have a broader effective ph range for metal ion complexation than do other types of chelating agents, particularly at highly acidic ph values. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237336

Dual breaker system for reducing formation damage during fracturing

Methods and compositions for use in subterranean operations are disclosed comprising providing a treatment fluid that comprises a base fluid, a gelling agent, and a synergistic breaker composition, comprising: a controlled degradable acid generating material, and an oxidizing component; introducing the treatment fluid into a formation; allowing the synergistic breaker composition to substantially reduce the viscosity of the treatment fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237335

Cyanamide-based carbon dioxide and/or hydrogen sulfide scavengers and methods of use in subterranean operations

Co2 scavenging additives having one or more cyanamide functionalities for the reduction of corrosion in subterranean formations are disclosed. The additives are also suitable for the simultaneous scavenging of co2 and h25. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231461

Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) porosity integration in a probabilistic multi-log interpretation methodology

. . Theoretical response equations, representing measurements obtained from multiple logging modalities, can be combined into a model that includes a system of simultaneous equations involving the formation volumes of an unknown subterranean region. This developed model can be used to probabilistically estimate volume information regarding an unknown subterranean formation, based on an input data set of measurements of the unknown subterranean region.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231460

Three-dimensional waveguide sensors for sample analysis

Systems and methods for measuring a characteristic of a fluid are provided. The system includes a plurality of waveguides embedded in a substrate, and an exposed surface of the substrate comprising a portion of a side surface of at least one of the plurality of waveguides. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231459

Monolithic band-limited integrated computational elements

An optical analysis tool includes an integrated computational element (ice) including an ice core to process light received by the ice from a sample, when the tool is operated, such that the processed light is related, over a wavelength range, to a characteristic of the sample. Additionally, the ice includes a filter monolithically coupled to the ice core, the filter to block light at wavelengths that are either shorter than the wavelength range or longer than the wavelength range, or both, such that the ice outputs, when the tool is operated, processed light that is passed by the filter.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231457

Tritium-tritium neutron generator and logging method

A well logging tool includes a neutron generator to generate and emit energetic neutrons using substantially exclusively a t-t fusion reaction. The well logging tool can include measuring instrumentation for measurement and logging of formation parameters based on elastic scattering in subsurface formations of neutrons emitted by the neutron generator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231451

Modeling subterranean fluid viscosity

Systems, methods, and software for modeling subterranean formation viscosity are described. In some aspects, a method of training a subterranean fluid viscosity model based on nmr data includes accessing multiple relaxation-time distributions generated from nmr measurements of a fluid, normalizing each relaxation-time distribution to a common normalizing value, computing parameters for a plurality of weighted radial basis functions from the normalized relaxation-time distributions, and producing a subterranean fluid viscosity model that includes the weighted radial basis functions and the computed parameters.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231450

Modeling subterranean formation permeability

Systems, methods, and software for modeling subterranean formation permeability are described. In some aspects, a method of training a subterranean formation permeability model based on nmr data includes accessing relaxation-time distributions generated from nmr measurements associated with a subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231446

Casing thickness measurement using acoustic wave correlation

Systems, methods, and software for determining a thickness of a well casing are described. In some aspects, the thickness of the well casing is determined based on results of comparing a measured waveform and model waveforms. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160231220

Apparatus and methods for determining swelling reactivity of materials under subterranean welbore conditions

Methods and apparatuses for determining the swell of a subterranean formation sample when contacted with a fluid at subterranean conditions.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230547

Estimating permeability in unconventional subterranean reservoirs using diagnostic fracture injection tests

In an example diagnostic fracture injection test (dfit), or a “minifrac,” a fracturing fluid is pumped at a relatively constant rate and high pressure to achieve a fracture pressure of a subterranean formation. Sometime after achieving formation fracture pressure, the pump is shut off and the well is shut in, such that the pressure within the sealed portion of the well equilibrates with the pressure of the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230545

Amplification of data-encoded sound waves within a resonant area

A method of amplifying a data-encoded acoustic signal in an oil or gas well system comprising: performing at least a first transmission of the data-encoded acoustic signal from a transmitter towards a receiver, wherein at least some of the data-encoded acoustic signal is reflected from a well system object; providing an impedance mismatch point; and causing or allowing amplification of the data-encoded acoustic signal, wherein the amplification is due to the well system object, the impedance mismatch point, and the transmitter.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230542

Flow sensing fiber optic cable and system

A system and method for monitoring oil flow rates at multiple points in production wells using a flow sensing fiber optic cable. An illustrative system embodiment includes: a fiber optic sensing system housed within a tube suitable for a downhole environment; and a flow to signal conversion device attached to the tube and deployed in the oil flow.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230540

Determining well fluid flow velocity based on vortex frequency

One example of determining well fluid flow velocity based on vortex frequency is implemented using a well fluid flow velocity measurement system. The system includes a well fluid flow monitoring unit to determine a parameter of a well fluid flow in response to a vortex being produced in a well fluid, and provide the parameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230539

Integrated well survey management and planning tool

In one example, an integrated well survey management and planning tool is implemented by a computer system. The tool can receive survey data describing a well being drilled from a surface to a subterranean geological target to be reached by drilling the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230538

Degree of drilling shaft deflection determination in a rotary steerable drilling device

A method for determining a configuration of a mechanical actuator coupled to a drilling shaft in a drilling shaft deflection device of a rotary steerable subterranean drill. The method includes receiving, at a controller, data representative of a present rotary position of a rotor of an electronically commutated deflector motor of a drilling shaft deflection device of a rotary steerable subterranean drill. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230535

Mounting bracket for strain sensor

The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a system for mounting a strain sensor on a tubular pipe, which includes a mechanical clamp. The clamp has a bottom flexing section having an arcuate portion terminating at a first terminal and at a second end, and a first and second upper flexing sections having an arcuate portions terminating at first terminal ends and at second terminal ends in a pivot pin assembly having a bore parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the clamp, the bore there through for receiving a removable connector. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230534

Portable attachment of fiber optic sensing loop

The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a system for removably attaching an optical fiber sensor loop onto a tubular member, which includes an optical fiber sensor loop having a continuous optical fiber positioned arranged in a plurality of loops, each of said loops having a first end turn and a second end turn, a first and a second turn guide each including a plurality of turn grooves increasing outwardly in increasing radii, each of said turn grooves configured to receive an end turn portion of the optical fiber, a first and a second supporting wedge each having a planar first surface configured to receive a turn guide and a curved second surface configured to be received on the tubular member, and a connector configured to couple the first mounting wedge to the second mounting wedge.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230533

Intelligent cement wiper plugs and casing collars

Disclosed are intelligent casing collars and cement wiper plugs used in wellbore cementing operations. A disclosed well system includes a casing string extending from a surface location within a wellbore, an annulus being defined between the casing string and the wellbore, a casing collar included in the casing string and having one or more sensors configured to measure at least one fluid property of a fluid present within the annulus, a cement wiper plug arranged within the casing string and communicably coupled to the casing collar such that measurement data obtained by the one or more sensors is conveyed to and received by the cement wiper plug, and a pulser associated with the cement wiper plug and configured to transmit pressure pulses to the surface location, wherein the pressure pulses correspond to the measurement data received from the one or more sensors.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230532

High performance wire marking for downhole cables

Cables, systems, and methods are disclosed that provide for the monitoring of a cable being deployed to a borehole. Such systems may include a cable having one or more markings at regular intervals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230531

Abandoned well monitoring system

Method and apparatus are presented for monitoring environmental parameters in one or more abandoned wellbores. A mandrel with a radially expandable sealing element is positioned downhole, such as in a tubing string, to provide pressure isolation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230530

Drilling automation using stochastic optimal control

An example method for drilling automation may comprise generating a model of a drilling system based, at least in part, on a first set of downhole measurements. The model may accept drilling parameters of the drilling system as inputs. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230528

Friction and wear reduction of downhole tubulars using graphene

The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes providing an outer tubular member having a bore with an inner surface, applying a lubricant layer to at least a portion of the inner surface of the outer tubular member, positioning the outer tubular member in at least a portion of the wellbore, providing a drilling assembly including an inner member having an outer surface, applying a lubricant layer to at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member, inserting the inner member into the bore of the outer tubular member, providing a drilling fluid through the bore of the drilling assembly, rotating the inner member relative to the outer member, measuring an indicator of mechanical wear between the outer member and the inner member, determining that the measured indicator exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and triggering a subsequent operation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230515

Systems and methods for increasing fracture complexity using acoustic energy

A system is configured to fracture a formation surrounding a subterranean wellbore. In one example, the system includes a tool string configured to be deployed in the wellbore, and an acoustic pulse generator connected to the tool string and configured to transmit acoustic pressure pulses into the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230512

Optimization of fuel consumption in equipment used in well site operations

Systems and methods for monitoring, calculating, and/or optimizing the consumption of fuel in operating motorized equipment in well site operations or other jobs are provided. In one embodiment the methods comprise: calculating a set of fuel consumption rates for one or more engines at a job site as a function of a speed of each engine, a hydraulic horsepower load to be provided by each engine, and an external parasitic load to be provided by each engine; identifying one or more operating speeds for the one or more engines during an operation at the job site based at least in part on the set of fuel consumption rates for the one or more engines; and operating the one or more engines at the one or more operating speeds during an operation at the job site.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230509

Internal adjustments to autonomous inflow control devices

Disclosed are wellbore flow control devices that allow on-site field adjustments to flow characteristics. One autonomous inflow control device (aicd) assembly includes a base pipe defining one or more flow ports and an interior, at least one aicd arranged on the base pipe and having at least one fluid inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one of the one or more flow ports, and a plug configured to be arranged in at least one of the at least one fluid inlet and the outlet of the at least one aicd by a well operator on-site.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230504

Erosion resistant baffle for downhole wellbore tools

Disclosed herein is a seat assembly for use in wellbore servicing systems, comprising a cylindrical baffle with an annular shaped seat with an upward facing seat for receiving an obturator, the seat defining a central passageway. Erosion resistance rings are placed inside of and in front the baffle to protect the baffle and seat from erosion cause by treatment fluids and solids passing through the servicing system.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230501

Fluid flow sensor

Apparatus and methods are described for autonomously controlling fluid flow in a tubular in a wellbore. A fluid is flowed through an inlet passageway into a biasing mechanism. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230498

Wellbore isolation devices with degradable slip assemblies with slip inserts

Downhole tools including a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including a mandrel, and a slip assembly comprising a plurality of slip elements including a slip wedge and a slip, wherein an element of the slip assembly is composed of a degradable metal material, and wherein the slip comprises a slip insert embedded therein, the slip insert having a compressive strength of greater than about 120,000 psi.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230497

Assisting retrieval of a downhole tool

A well packer includes an expandable member carried on a mandrel, the mandrel including a groove formed on at least a portion of an outer radial surface of the mandrel; a back-up assembly carried on the mandrel adjacent the expandable member; and a fold back assembly carried on the mandrel adjacent the back-up assembly, the fold back assembly including a snap ring carried on the mandrel and adapted to move into the groove and adjust the expandable member into an expanded position in substantially sealing contact with a tubular.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230494

Degradable downhole tools comprising magnesium alloys

Downhole tools having at least one component made of a doped magnesium alloy solid solution that at least partially degrades in the presence of an electrolyte, wherein the doped magnesium alloy is selected from the group consisting of a doped mg magnesium alloy, a doped we magnesium alloy, a doped az magnesium alloy, a doped zk magnesium alloy, a doped am magnesium alloy, and any combination thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230488

Pre-milled windows having a composite material covering

A casing section comprising: a body comprising a wall; a window, wherein the window is an opening in the wall of the body; and a covering, wherein the covering: (a) is composed of a composite material; (b) is located on the outer surface of the body; (c) covers the window; and (d) spans at least a sufficient distance beyond the perimeter of the window such that the casing section has a desired pressure rating at the location of the window. A method of creating a lateral wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a casing string into a wellbore, wherein the casing string comprises at least one casing section; drilling through at least a portion of the covering from the inside of the casing string to expose the window; and forming the lateral wellbore adjacent to the exposed window.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230479

Shock tool for drillstring

A shock tool for a drill string includes an outer tubular housing having female multi-spiral helical spline grooves disposed on an interior surface of the housing, and an inner tubular mandrel having a portion of an exterior circumferential surface with mating male multi-spiral helical splines. The inner tubular mandrel is telescopically and rotationally received in the outer tubular housing with the male splines received in the female spline grooves of the housing.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230478

Quick connect for wellbore tubulars

Disclosed is a coupling assembly that includes an upper adapter having an upper adapter body providing a latching collet and a torque collet, the torque collet including a plurality of axially-extending torque members and a corresponding torque lug defined in each axially-extending torque member, and a lower adapter having a lower adapter body configured to receive the upper adapter body and providing a series of latch mating threads defined on an inner surface of the lower adapter body and a torque collet profile, the latch mating threads being configured to matingly engage the latching collet and the torque collet profile including one or more longitudinal slots defined in the lower adapter body and configured to receive the torque lugs therein, wherein, when the torque lugs are received into the longitudinal slots, torque may be applied between the upper and lower adapters in at least one angular direction.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230477

Downhole electrical connector

An electrical connector assembly positionable in a wellbore includes an upper longitudinal member having an electrical conductor disposed therein; a lower longitudinal member having an electrical conductor disposed therein; a telescoping electrically conductive assembly; and an electrical contact member disposed around and movably contacting the electrical conductor of the lower longitudinal member and movably contacting an inner surface of the upper longitudinal member. The assembly further includes an outer housing including a telescoping portion.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230466

Downhole mud motor with adjustable bend angle

An example downhole motor may include a first housing and a second housing coupled to the first housing at a movable joint. A turbine may be within the first housing in selective fluid communication with a bore of the first housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230465

Bottom hole assembly with wearable stabilizer pad for directional steering

A wearable stabilizer pad and method of directionally drilling a wellbore is disclosed. The wearable stabilizer pad is mounted on a component of a bottom hole assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230464

Downhole communication between wellbores utilizing swellable materials

A method of connecting to an existing wellbore downhole can include installing a swellable material into the existing wellbore from a connecting wellbore drilled into the existing wellbore. A well system can include a relief wellbore drilled proximate an existing wellbore, a connecting wellbore drilled from the relief wellbore to the existing wellbore, a tubular string extending from the relief wellbore through the connecting wellbore and into the existing wellbore, and a swellable material which swells in an annulus formed between the tubular string and at least one of the relief wellbore, the connecting wellbore and the existing wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230462

Nutating fluid-mechanical energy converter to power wellbore drilling

In one example, a nutating fluid-mechanical energy converter to power wellbore drilling includes a fluid-mechanical device and a rotation transfer device, each positionable in a wellbore drill string. The fluid-mechanical device includes a stator including an outer cylinder having a longitudinal passage and a longitudinal guide positioned in the longitudinal passage, which, with the stator, defines an annulus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230270

Temperature-dependent fabrication of integrated computational elements

Technologies are described for controlling temperature of ices during ice fabrication. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice), the ice design including specification of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, where complex refractive indices of adjacent layers are different from each other, and where a notional ice fabricated in accordance with the ice design is related to a characteristic of a sample; forming at least some of the plurality of layers of an ice in accordance with the ice design; and controlling, during the forming, a temperature of the formed layers of the ice such that the ice, when completed, relates to the characteristic of the sample.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230076

Freeze/thaw stable latex emulsion for treatment of well bore tar

Of the many compositions and methods provided herein, one method includes using a latex emulsion to treat well bore tar comprising. The method comprises providing a latex emulsion comprising a tar stabilizing polymer and water, combining the latex emulsion with alcohol, introducing a treatment fluid comprising the latex emulsion into a well bore, and contacting tar resident in the well bore with the treatment fluid wherein the latex emulsion at least partially reduces the tendency of the tar to adhere to a surface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230075

Invert emulsion for swelling elastomer and filtercake removal in a well

A treatment fluid and method for simultaneously swelling an oil-swellable elastomer and breaking a filtercake in a well. The treatment fluid includes an emulsion comprising: (i) a continuous oil phase, wherein the oil phase comprises: (a) an oil; and (b) an emulsifier; and (ii) an internal aqueous phase, wherein the aqueous phase comprises: (a) water; and (b) a water-soluble hydrolyzable ester of a carboxylic acid; wherein the emulsion is stable to hydrolysis of the water-soluble hydrolyzable ester of the carboxylic acid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230073

Dual function internal breaker for crosslinked hydroxyethylcellulose

Treatment fluids for use in a well, the treatment fluids including: (a) water; (b) hydroxyalkylcellulose, wherein the hydroxyalkylcellulose is hydrated in the water-based continuous phase; (c) a crosslinker for the hydroxyalkylcellulose; (d) magnesium peroxide in particulate form; and (e) a transition metal containing complex having at least one organic ligand. Methods of treating a treatment zone in a well, the methods comprising: (a) forming a treatment fluid according to the disclosure; and (b) introducing the treatment fluid into a well.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230070

Invert emulsion drilling fluids with fumed silica and methods of drilling boreholes

An invert emulsion drilling fluid employing as a suspension agent very fine sized fumed silica in combination with a primary viscosifier such as for example a fatty dimer diamine, and a method for the use thereof in drilling wellbores, with good rheological properties at high temperatures and pressures. In one embodiment the drilling fluid is free of organophilic clays and lignites and free of non-hydrophilic “low gravity solids,” and the fumed silica is a hydrophilic fumed silica, which provides enhanced suspension of drill cuttings without barite sag while maintaining good rheological properties at high temperatures and pressures.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230067

Methods and materials to enhance high temperature rheology in invert emulsions

An invert emulsion drilling fluid, and a method of drilling with such fluid, having improved rheology at low mud weights and high temperatures. The improved rheology is effected with addition of a rheology additive of the invention comprising fatty dimer diamines or dimer diamines and an organic acid or ester of the acid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230066

Compositions for treating subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to treatment fluids comprising a compound of the formula (i): wherein g1, g2, l1, l2, l3, q, and r are defined herein. Various other embodiments relates to methods of treating subterranean formations with such treatment fluids.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230065

Dual-purpose viscosifier and surface active additives and methods of use

Dual-purpose additives that may be used as viscosifying agents and surface active agents in fluids, subterranean treatments and oilfield operations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a polymeric dual-purpose additive comprising a base polymer comprising a plurality of monomer units, and one or more hydrophobic groups bonded to at least one of the monomer units; introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and depolymerizing at least a portion of the dual-purpose additive to form one or more surface active fragments, each of the surface active fragments comprising one or more of the hydrophobic groups bonded to one or more of the monomer units.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230064

Surface treated lost circulation material

A granular lost circulation material for use in a wellbore during drilling operations to minimize loss of drilling fluid at a lost circulation area is disclosed. The granular lost circulation material comprises a granular material and a non-hardening tackifying agent. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230062

Methods and systems for sequestering carbon dioxide in a subterranean formation

Carbon dioxide generation in a subterranean formation can be problematic for a number of reasons. Accordingly, it can be desirable to sequester at least a portion of the carbon dioxide that may be present in a subterranean formation, thereby decreasing a quantity of free carbon dioxide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228976

Wellbore servicing assemblies and methods of using the same

A method of making a downhole servicing tool comprising explosively welding a corrosion resistant material to a corrodible surface of the downhole servicing tool to yield a coated surface, wherein the coated surface comprises an explosively-welded corrosion resistant material.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226405

Systems and methods of harvesting energy in a wellbore

A downhole assembly including a turbine to be disposed within a wellbore and a rotating array. The rotating array includes magnetic material and is coupled to the turbine. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160226081

Liquid battery ready downhole power system

A battery cell housing and control system enables the use of liquid battery power systems in various applications, including downhole environments. The cell housing includes a plurality of conductive terminals spaced there-around to provide conductivity between the electrochemical solution and the load. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160224016

In-situ spectroscopy for monitoring fabrication of integrated computational elements

Technologies are described for monitoring characteristics of layers of integrated computational elements (ices) during fabrication using an in-situ spectrometer operated in step-scan mode in combination with lock-in or time-gated detection. As part of the step-scan mode, a wavelength selecting element of the spectrometer is discretely scanned to provide spectrally different instances of probe-light, such that each of the spectrally different instances of the probe-light is provided for a finite time interval. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223712

Real-time monitoring of fabrication of integrated computational elements

Techniques include receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice) including specification of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, complex refractive indices of adjacent layers being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated in accordance with the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample; forming at least some of the layers of a plurality of ices in accordance with the ice design using a deposition source, where the layers of the ices being formed are supported on a support that is periodically moved relative to the deposition source during the forming; monitoring characteristics of the layers of the ices during the forming, the monitoring of the characteristics being performed using a timing of the periodic motion of the support relative to the deposition source; and adjusting the forming based on results of the monitoring.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223711

Apparatus and methods of multiplexing transmissive optical sensors

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods structured to interrogate a plurality of sensor assemblies, where each sensor assembly may have one or more transmissive optical sensors. The plurality of sensor assemblies can be arranged to couple between two optical fibers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223709

Analysis of a reservoir fluid using a molecular factor computational system

A method of analyzing a reservoir fluid comprising: providing an analyzer, wherein the analyzer is a molecular factor computational system; and determining at least one property of the reservoir fluid using the analyzer, wherein the step of determining comprises: causing or allowing energy to interact with the reservoir fluid; and detecting the interaction between the energy and the reservoir fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223704

Workflow adjustment methods and systems for logging operations

A disclosed method includes measuring properties of a formation with a logging tool disposed in a borehole. The method also includes acquiring measurement data corresponding to the measured properties of the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223702

Multi-component induction logging methods and systems having a trend-based data quality indicator

Various logging tools, systems, and methods are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining multi-component induction (mci) measurements from a logging tool conveyed along a borehole through a formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222780

Acoustic signal attenuator for lwd/mwd logging systems

One example of an acoustic signal attenuator for lwd/mwd a logging systems can be implemented as an acoustic well logging tool positionable in a wellbore. The tool includes a longitudinal tool body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222778

Depth, load and torque referencing in a wellbore

A downhole depth, load and torque reference system. The system includes a well feature disposed within a wellbore tubular having a depth reference element, a load reference element and a torque reference element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222777

Optical fiber feedthrough incorporating fiber bragg grating

Methods and systems for effectively sealing a fiber optic line to a pressure gauge device are disclosed. A pressure gauge device has an outer body, a reference volume within the outer body and a pressure sensor having a first side and a second side. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222776

Mounting plate apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system may include a substantially flat mounting plate having a first inset portion to receive a circuit board, and a second inset portion to receive an electronic component. A lower level of the second inset portion defines the first end of a post extending in a vertical direction away from the mounting plate to terminate in a second end, and the second end of the post is shaped to receive a fastener. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222771

Optimization of engine emissions from equipment used in well site operations

Systems and methods for monitoring, calculating, and/or optimizing engine emissions produced in operating motorized equipment in well site operations or other jobs are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a set of exhaust emissions rates for one or more engines at a job site as a function of a speed of each engine and total brake horsepower to be provided by each engine; identifying one or more operating speeds or transmission gears for the one or more engines during an operation at the job site based at least in part on the set of exhaust emissions rates for the one or more engines; and operating the one or more engines at the one or more operating speeds or transmission gears during an operation at the job site.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222764

Ball drop tool and methods of use

Disclosed embodiments include a method and apparatus for dropping a ball in a tool string. One example embodiment is a downhole ball drop tool that releases an activation ball in response to a downlink signal provided from the surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222760

Downhole tool with magnetic bypass seat

A check valve is provided having a magnetic plug and a magnetic seat. The magnetic seat and magnetic plug operationally engage so as to have a magnetic resistivity such that there is a first position in which the magnetic plug does not sealingly engage the magnetic seat and a second position where the magnetic plug is sealingly engaged with the magnetic seat.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222757

Wave spring flapper closure mechanism

An apparatus is disclosed herein, including a connector beam, a flapper, a collapsible member coupled to the connector beam and to the flapper, and a wave spring coupled to the connector beam. The flapper may be pivotally mounted to the connector beam such that it is rotatable between an open position and a closed position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222752

Downhole tools comprising aqueous-degradable elastomer sealing elements with carbodiimide

Downhole tools comprising a body, wherein at least a portion of the body is degradable when exposed to a wellbore environment; and at least one aqueous-degradable sealing element comprising an aqueous-degradable elastomer comprising in the range of 0.05 to 1 parts by weight per hundred parts of the elastomer (phr) carbodiimide, wherein at least a portion of the aqueous-degradable sealing element hydrolytically degrades when exposed to an aqueous fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222751

Self-lubricating seal element for rotating control device

Methods for making and using a seal element for a rotating control device used in rotary drilling systems are disclosed. In an example embodiment, the seal element has a bore, a base region, and a nose region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222743

Synchronous continuous circulation subassembly with feedback

A system for continuously circulating fluid in a wellbore includes a control system comprising a memory, a power source, and a user interface, along with a drill string subassembly having an inlet and an outlet, and defining a flow path from the inlet to the outlet. The conduit includes a lateral port to the flow path between the inlet and the outlet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222741

Borehole pressure management methods and systems with adaptive learning

Various managed pressure drilling tools, systems, and methods are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining a model-based pressure prediction and sensor-based pressure measurements during borehole drilling operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222734

Rotary steerable drilling system

A rotary steerable drilling system includes a gear box driven by a drill string having an input rotatable in a first direction and an output rotatable in an opposite direction. A drive shaft coupled to the output has a first axis of rotation, and a rotatable tubular bit sleeve annularly arranged around a distal portion of the drive shaft is pivotable to have a second axis of rotation and includes a connector assembly on a distal end of the bit sleeve for coupling the bit sleeve to a drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222284

Injecting polyelecrolyte based sacrificial agents for use in unconventional formations

Compositions and methods for formulating treatment fluids that comprise a surfactant having reduced and delayed adsorption are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises: introducing a first treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and a polyelectrolyte into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; contacting at least a portion of the subterranean formation with the polyelectrolyte; and introducing a second treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and a surfactant into the wellbore penetrating at least the portion of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222281

Light weight proppant with improved strength and methods of making same

Methods are described to make strong, tough, and/or lightweight glass-ceramic composites having a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase generated by viscous reaction sintering of a complex mixture of oxides and other materials. The present invention further relates to strong, tough, and lightweight glass-ceramic composites that can be used as proppants and for other uses.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222279

Corrosion inhibitor intensifiers for corrosion resistant alloys

Corrosion inhibitor intensifiers that include a phosphonic acid, phosphonate, an ester thereof, a salt thereof, and any combination thereof may be useful in combination with corrosion inhibitors for inhibiting the corrosion for corrosion resistant alloys, and in particular, phosphonate corrosion inhibitors. In some instances, a corrosion resistant alloy that comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of chromium, nickel, copper, molybdenum, and any combination thereof may be in fluid communication with a wellhore penetrating a subterranean formation and contacted by an acidic treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, an acid, a corrosion inhibitor, and a corrosion inhibitor intensifier that comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of a phosphonic acid, phosphonate, an ester thereof, a salt thereof, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222276

Foaming of set-delayed cement compositions comprising pumice and hydrated lime

A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment a method a cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; foaming the set-delayed cement composition; activating the set-delayed cement composition; introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. Additional methods, foamed set-delayed cement composition, and systems for cementing are also provided.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222275

Wellbore fluid additives of fibrillated fibers

A method of treating a portion of wellbore comprises: introducing a treatment fluid into the portion of the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: a base fluid; and an additive comprising a plurality of fibrillated fibers, wherein the amount of fibrillation is at least sufficient such that at least a portion of the fibrillated fibers form a fiber network in the base fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160221151

Particulate reinforced braze alloys for drill bits

An example drill bit for subterranean drilling operations includes a drill bit body with a blade. The drill bit may further include a cutting element and an alloy affixing the cutting element to the blade. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220937

Mobile multi sack dust collection apparatus

An apparatus and method for collection of particulate matter includes a plenum chamber formed in an funnel or a frustum configuration that discharges into a distribution chute assembly. The distribution chute assembly includes a number of individual chutes, each equipped with a circular collar or collar groove at the outlet which facilitates the attachment of the cylindrical dust collection sacks. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216400

Field emission ion source neutron generator

A well logging tool includes a neutron generator having an ion source cathode comprising a nano-structure field emission (fe) array for producing a charged particle current routed through an ionizable gas, thus generating ions by electron impact ionization of the gas. The nanostructures can be provided by bundles of silicon nanotips grown on a substrate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216397

Downhole gradiometric ranging utilizing transmitters & receivers having magnetic dipoles

A ranging system utilizes gradiometric data to determine the distance between a first and second well without any knowledge or involvement of the borehole or formation characteristics. In general, this is achieved by deploying a downhole assembly comprising transmitters and receivers having magnetic dipoles, along with bucking receivers positioned between the transmitters and receivers, wherein the gradient field is measured in a radial direction along the downhole assembly.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216396

Rotational wellbore ranging

In one example of rotational ranging in a wellbore in which a wellbore component having an axis of rotation is disposed, a wellbore ranging sensor is disposed on a circumferential area surrounding the axis of rotation. The sensor is moved on the circumferential area to multiple distinct sensing positions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216190

Apparatus and methods for determining surface wetting of material under subterranean wellbore conditions

Methods and apparatuses for determining surface wetting of metallic materials at downhole wellbore condition with fixed or changing well fluids are disclosed. In general, the methods according to the disclosure include carrying out an electrical impedance spectroscopy (“eis”) for a system simulating downhole conditions for the wetting of a surface by simultaneously dynamically moving electrodes exposed to the well fluid while measuring the changes in electrical characteristics between the electrodes.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216187

Downhole systems for detecting a property of a fluid

System, methods, and apparatuses for determining properties of a production fluid downhole are presented. In one instance, a system includes a sample-filled sensing device for vibrating a first suspended tube containing a sample of production fluid and producing a first response signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215617

Sampling chamber with hydrogen sulfide-reactive scavenger

Systems, methods and devices for analyzing a sample of fluid extracted from a hydrocarbon-producing geological formation to detect a quantitative amount of hydrogen sulfide or disclosed. The systems methods and devices involve including a scavenger within a sample compartment to react with the hydrogen sulfide therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215614

Fault detection for active damping of a wellbore logging tool

Systems and methods for detecting faults in the active damping of a logging tool are disclosed herein. A wellbore logging tool system comprises a processor, a memory, a wellbore logging tool comprising an acoustic transmitter, and a logging tool control module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215613

Optically-controlled switching of power to downhole devices

A well having optically controlled switching, the well including a power cable run along a tubular string in a borehole, one or more downhole devices attached to the tubular string, one or more optically-controlled switches arranged downhole, where each switch is coupled between the power cable and one of the one or more downhole devices to enable or disable a flow of power to the downhole device, and a switch controller coupled to the one or more optically-controlled switches via an optical fiber, where each of the one or more optically-controlled switches are independently controllable.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215610

Bend measurements of adjustable motor assemblies using magnetometers

A wellbore assembly is provided that can include a first motor housing assembly member and a second motor housing assembly member that can bend relative to the first motor housing assembly at a bend location. The assembly can also include a magnet positioned to emit a magnetic field. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215609

Systems and methods for minimizing impact loading in downhole tools

Disclosed are systems and methods of minimizing shock impacts assumed by electronics arranged within downhole tools. One disclosed tool string includes at least one downhole tool having an electronics package associated therewith, and an air shock tool having a housing operatively coupled to the at least one downhole tool and having a piston movably arranged within a piston chamber defined in the housing, wherein the electronics package is operatively engaged with the piston such that axial movement of the electronics package correspondingly moves the piston, and wherein a shock impact propagates through the tool string in an uphole direction and the piston is configured to reduce an effect of the shock impact on the electronics package.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215602

Delayed crosslinking composition or reaction product thereof for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed relate to delayed crosslinking compositions or reaction products thereof for treatment of a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in a subterranean formation a subterranean treatment composition including at least one of a delayed crosslinking composition and a reaction product thereof. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215598

Adjustable flow control assemblies, systems, and methods

An assembly for restricting fluid flow into a completion string of a well and restricting fluids based on one or more fluid characteristics is presented. The assembly includes an adjustable inflow control device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215596

Apparatus and method for perforating a subterranean formation

Method and apparatus are presented for perforating a subterranean formation so as to establish fluid communication between the formation and a wellbore by perforating a tubular with a mechanical perforator. The mechanical perforator comprises a perforator housing, a mandrel slidably positioned within the perforator housing, and at least one penetrator outwardly extendable from the perforator housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215595

Gravel pack assembly having a flow restricting device and relief valve for gravel pack dehydration

Described herein are gravel pack assemblies capable of performing complete gravel pack jobs when flow restricting devices, such as inflow control devices (“icd”), are utilized. A gravel pack assembly includes a well screen attached to a flow restricting device and a relief valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215593

Engineered lcm design to manage subterranean formation stresses for arresting drilling fluid losses

Methods for designing lost circulation materials for use in drilling wellbores penetrating subterranean formations may involve inputting a plurality of first inputs into a numerical method, the plurality of first inputs comprising a lost circulation material property input of a first lcm; calculating a plurality of first outputs from the numerical method; inputting a plurality of second inputs into the numerical method, the plurality of second inputs comprising the lost circulation material property input of a second lost circulation material; calculating a plurality of second outputs from the numerical method; comparing the first outputs to the second outputs; and developing a drilling fluid comprising a third lost circulation material based on the comparison of outputs.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215582

Pneumatic rotating control device latch

A rotating control device can include an engagement member that secures relative to an outer housing an annular seal and/or a bearing, the member displacing in response to a pneumatic pressure differential. A method can include applying a pneumatic pressure differential, thereby displacing an engagement member that secures an annular seal relative to an outer housing, with rotation of the seal relative to the housing being permitted when the member is displaced to a position in which removal of the seal from the housing is prevented. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215568

Drilling tool including multi-step depth of cut control

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of configuring depth of cut controllers (doccs) of a drill bit comprises determining a primary depth of cut for a first radial swath. The first radial swath is associated with a first area of the bit face. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215567

Cutting element support shoe for drill bit

A drill bit in which a cutting element support shoe is mounted to a drill bit member so that it covers a portion of a number cutting elements while leaving the cutting edges of cutting elements exposed to the formation. The drill bit member may include a bit body, blade, arm, or roller, for example. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215205

Enhancing fracturing and complex fracturing networks in tight formations

Methods of fracturing and, in certain embodiments, to methods of fracturing to enhance the communication between a primary fracture and its corresponding complex fracture network.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215202

Sequential surfactant treatments for enhancing fracturing fluid recovery

Methods involving the sequential application of surfactants to improve fluid recovery and control fluid loss in conjunction with subterranean fracturing treatments are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a first surfactant into a portion of a subterranean formation; allowing the first surfactant to increase the oil-wettability of at least a portion of a fracture face in the portion of the subterranean formation; ceasing the introduction of the first surfactant into the portion of the subterranean formation; introducing a second surfactant into the portion of the subterranean formation; and allowing the second surfactant to increase the water-wettability of the portion of the fracture face in the portion of the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160215199

Polymerizable monomer compositions comprising monomers with high affinity for sand grain surfaces for sand consolidation applications

A method of treating a subterranean formation including providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a polyvalent metal salt of a carboxylic acid containing monomer, and a cationic monomer. The treatment fluid is combined with a polymerization initiator and is introduced into a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214901

Cement compatible water-based drilling mud compositions

A lassenite-containing water-based drilling mud composition for use in cementing operations, and method of using same is provided. The composition includes water, lassenite, a heavy-weight additive, a viscosifier, a dispersant and at least one of a set activator, a fluid loss control additive and a shale stabilizer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/28/16 / #20160214900

Set-delayed cement compositions comprising pumice and associated methods

Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment includes a method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and a strength enhancer, wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, slag, amorphous silica, a pozzolan, and any combination thereof; introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209645

Air curtain generator for optical sensing devices

A disclosed example of a sensing device includes an optical surface and an air curtain generator positioned around the optical surface. The air curtain generator has at least one nozzle operable to provide a continuous forced air region traveling away from the optical surface, thereby forming an air curtain around the optical surface that provides a debris barrier for the optical surface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209598

Fiber optic rotary joint with dual-core fiber

Aspects of the disclosure include an optical fiber sensing system and apparatus that provide for free rotation of fiber optic cables containing multiple cores. For example, the disclosure presents a fiber optic rotary joint, comprising a stator housing a non-rotating portion of a dual-core fiber optic cable and a rotor housing a rotating portion of the dual-core fiber optic cable. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209536

Active damping control of a wellbore logging tool

Systems and methods for actively controlling the damping of a wellbore logging tool are disclosed herein. A wellbore logging tool system comprises a processor, a memory, a wellbore logging tool comprising an acoustic transmitter, and a logging tool control module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209503

Optimal vibration control for a wellbore logging tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for optimal vibration control for a wellbore logging tool is disclosed. The method may include retrieving a plurality of optimal drive signals, each of the optimal drive signals corresponding to at least one of a plurality of wellbore environmental conditions and calculated to minimize vibration of a wellbore logging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160209326

Spatially-resolved monitoring of fabrication of integrated computational elements

Techniques include receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice) including specification of a substrate and multiple layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, complex refractive indices of adjacent layers being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated based on the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample; forming at least some of the layers of a plurality of ices in accordance with the ice design, where the ices' layers are moved along a direction of motion during the forming; measuring characteristics of probe-light that interacts with formed ices' layers such that the measured characteristics are spatially-resolved along a first direction orthogonal to the direction of motion; determining, based on the spatially-resolved characteristics, complex refractive indices and thicknesses of the formed ice layers as a function of the ices' location along the first direction; adjusting the forming based on the determinations.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208604

Communicating acoustically

An apparatus includes a housing. The housing includes a concentrator and a plurality of signal acquisition devices. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208603

Downhole optical communication

A method of optical communication in a well can include launching light having substantially coherent phase into an optical waveguide extending in a wellbore, modulating light having substantially coherent phase in the wellbore, and receiving the modulated light transmitted via the same optical waveguide. A well system can include at least one optical waveguide extending in a wellbore, and a downhole optical modulator which modulates light transmitted via the optical waveguide, the optical modulator comprising a potassium titanyl phosphate crystal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208602

Electrical log processing near casing point techniques

Apparatus and techniques are described, such as for obtaining information indicative of a formation resistivity near a casing, such as using an array laterolog apparatus. For example, raw measurements received from a well tool in a borehole near a casing may indicate a resistivity of a geologic formation through which the borehole extends. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208591

Adjusting surfactant concentrations during hyraulic fracturing

Fracturing methods include introducing a relatively high concentration of a surfactant in an initial portion of one or more fluids used in a fracturing treatment and then cutting or ramping back to a relatively low concentration of the surfactant in the remaining fluid used in the treatment. By using such a method, the volume of surfactant to provide superior treatment can be reduced significantly from the normal recommendations, leading to a high cost savings while still obtaining the desired effect upon cleanup.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208580

Selective magnetic positioning tool

An actuation device comprises a housing, and a plurality of permanent magnets disposed about the housing. The plurality of permanent magnets is configured to selectively transition between a first position and a second position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208579

Selective magnetic positioning tool

A method of actuating a downhole component comprises positioning a magnetic positioning tool adjacent an actuable component within a wellbore, where the magnetic positioning tool comprises a plurality of magnets arranged in a first position, transitioning the plurality of magnets from the first position to a second position, detecting the plurality of magnets using a sensor associated with the actuable component, generating a signal indicative of the plurality of magnets being in the second position, and actuating the actuable component within the wellbore in response to the signal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208556

Rotor bearing for progressing cavity downhole drilling motor

A progressing cavity drilling motor positionable in a wellbore includes a tubular housing, a stator having a collection of helical lobes, and a rotor having a collection of helical lobes. The rotor orbits about the central longitudinal axis of the stator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208161

Expandable particulates and methods of use and preparation

Embodiments relate to preparation of expandable particulates and their use in fracturing operations. An embodiment provides a method for treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a treatment fluid comprising expandable particulates into the subterranean formation, wherein the expandable particulates each comprise a particulate substrate, a swellable material coating the particulate substrate, and an exterior coating comprising a resin; and depositing at least a portion of the expandable particulates in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208160

Calcium methylglycine diacetic acid salt particles and subterranean operations relating thereto

Particles that comprise calcium methylglycine diacetic acid salt (“ca-mgda salt”) may be useful for fluid diversion in subterranean operations. In some instances, the particles may be formed in the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208159

Downhole polymerizable clay control agent for shale treatment

A method of treating a well includes placing a first stream comprising a carrier fluid, a polymerizable small molecule cationic clay control monomer, and an optional polymerization initiator into a fracture in a clay-containing subterranean formation, allowing the small molecule cationic clay control monomer to at least partially adsorb to a portion of the surface of the clay, and polymerizing at least a portion of the adsorbed clay control monomer. A clay stabilizing fluid includes an aqueous base fluid, a polymerizable small molecule cationic clay control monomer, and a polymerization initiator.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/21/16 / #20160208157

Consolidation composition including polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane and methods of using the same

Various embodiments disclosed relate to a curable composition for consolidation of particulates in a subterranean formation and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202387

Behind pipe evaluation techniques for well abandonment and complex annular environments

A method includes introducing a tool string into a wellbore having annular material disposed in an annulus defined between casing and the wellbore. Obtaining acoustic refracted waveform measurements of the annular material from a cement bond logging tool, obtaining ultrasonic measurements of the annular material from a circumferential acoustic scanning tool, obtaining gamma radiation measurements scattered from the annular material from a spectral density logging tool, and obtaining thermal neutron radiation measurements scattered from the annular material from a dual spaced neutron logging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202385

Frequency based measurement of characteristics of a substance

In a downhole environment, utilizing one or more ice modules, in response to detecting light by one or more channels of a light to voltage converter, the detected light is converted into one or more voltages. The light has previously interacted with a downhole substance and has been processed by an integrated computational element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202381

Downhole measurement and survey tools with conformable sensors

According to aspects of the present disclosure an example downhole tool may include a tool body and a first conformable sensor coupled to the tool body. The first conformable sensor may include a flexible material, with a transmitter and receiver coupled to the flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202368

Distributed seismic sensing for in-well monitoring

A method and apparatus for seismic sensing is described. The apparatus includes an outer cable coupled to a formation and an outer fiber component proximate to the outer cable. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202230

Measurement of formation rock properties by diffusion

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method to determine formation measurements, the method comprising placing a sample in a reservoir, removing aliquots from the reservoir containing the sample or continuously monitoring the reservoir or headspace as the sample and reservoir equilibrate and analyzing the aliquots or readings sufficient to provide diffusion measurements.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202181

Optical computing device and method for compensating light fluctuations

An optical computing device adapted to compensate for the effects of light intensity fluctuation through the use of optical elements that generate a normalization optical channel (or b channel) having a light intensity that is substantially equal to the light intensity of the characteristic optical channel (or a channel). As a result, highly accurate normalizations are obtained which give rise to the most accurate results from the optical computing device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201450

Downhole acoustic ranging utilizing gradiometric data

An acoustic ranging system utilizes gradiometric data to determine the distance between a first and second well without any knowledge or involvement of the borehole or formation characteristics. An acoustic signal is generated from a downhole or surface source, propagated along a first well, and then received by receivers positioned along the second well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201449

Drilling methods and systems with automated waypoint or borehole path updates based on survey data corrections

A drilling method includes collecting survey data at a drilling site, and determining a waypoint or borehole path based on the survey data. The drilling method also includes sending the survey data to a remote monitoring facility that applies corrections to the survey data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201444

Downhole gas compression separator assembly

Downhole electric submersible pumps (esp) in a production string often experience gas lock caused by free gas present in the production liquids which reduces intake pressure below the operating parameters of the esp. A gas compression separator assembly, having a series of compressors and separation chambers, entrains or dissolves the free gas component of the production fluid and separates free gas for downhole disposal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201443

Treating a subterranean formation with a composition having multiple curing stages

The present invention relates to compositions for treatment of subterranean formations including a curable resin that is amine-curable and a curing agent having a structure including at least one primary amine and at least one secondary amine, and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201442

Leakoff mitigation treatment utilizing self degrading materials prior to re-fracture treatment

A method of treating a subterranean formation includes combining self-degrading particles with a carrier fluid, placing the self-degrading particles and the carrier fluid into a zone in a formation, said zone comprising fractures, allowing the self-degrading materials to penetrate and plug off the connection to existing fractures and to bridge off fracture propagation near the wellbore, and initiating a re-fracture treatment comprising re-fracture fluids and proppant materials prior to the degradation of the self-degrading particles.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201435

Fresh water degradable downhole tools comprising magnesium and aluminum alloys

Downhole tools, methods, and systems of use thereof, the downhole tools comprising at least one component made of a doped alloy that at least partially degrades by micro-galvanic corrosion in the presence of fresh water having a salinity of less than about 1000 ppm, and wherein the doped alloy is selected from the group consisting of a doped magnesium alloy, a doped aluminum alloy, and any combination thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201433

A solidified, thermally insulating composition

A thermally insulating composition comprises: (a) an aqueous liquid, wherein the aqueous liquid is the continuous phase of the composition; (b) a particulate, wherein the particulate is silica, and wherein the particulate is a dispersed phase of the composition; and (c) an activator, wherein the activator causes at least some of the particulate to aggregate and form a network of at least the particulate, wherein the formation of the network causes the insulating composition to become a gel, and wherein the gelled insulating composition inhibits or prevents heat loss from two areas having different temperatures. A method of thermally insulating a portion of an annulus comprises: introducing the insulating composition into a portion of an annulus, wherein the gelled insulating composition inhibits or prevents heat loss from the portion of the annulus to an area adjacent to the outside of a second object.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201427

Subterranean formation operations using degradable wellbore isolation devices

Methods including introducing a frac plug into a wellbore in a subterranean formation, the frac plug comprising at least a mandrel, slips, and a packer element, wherein at least a portion of the mandrel and/or the slips is composed of a degradable alloy selected from the group consisting of a magnesium alloy, an aluminum alloy, and any combination thereof. The wellbore may be a cased wellbore or an open-hole wellbore, and wherein the slips are frictionally engaged with the casing string or the wellbore wall and the packer element is compressed against the casing or the wellbore wall to set the frac plug. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201425

Degradable wellbore isolation devices with varying fabrication methods

Downhole tools, methods, and systems of use thereof, the downhole tool comprising a wellbore isolation device that provides a plurality of components including one or more first components and one or more second components, wherein at least the first and second one or more components are made of a degradable metal material that degrades when exposed to a wellbore environment, and wherein the one or more first components is fabricated by a first fabrication method and the one or more second components is fabricated by a second fabrication method.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201416

Clad hardfacing application on downhole cutting tools

A downhole milling tool for cutting non-geological materials in a well includes a body having an elongated and substantially cylindrical wall defining an inner passage extending through a portion of the body. The body includes a coupling end capable of being coupled to a working string to rotate the body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201399

Mechanically locking polycrystalline diamond element and industrial device

The present disclosure relates to an industrial device including a pcd element located in a recess of the industrial device. The pcd element and recess may contain an aligned mechanical lock. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201397

Elastomer-thermally conductive carbon fiber compositions for roller-cone drill bit seals

The present disclosure relates to elastomer-thermally conductive carbon fiber compositions for use in seals for roller-cone drill bits. The present disclosure further relates to seals formed from such compositions and to roller-cone drill bits containing such seals.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200961

Volatile surfactant treatment for subterranean formations

A method of treating a treatment zone of a well, the method comprising: (a) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a continuous gas phase comprising a gas; and (ii) a surfactant, wherein the surfactant has the following characteristics: (a) a normal boiling point less than 500° f. (260° c.) without significant thermal decomposition; and (b) providing a dynamic surface tension of less than about 40 dynes/cm for a 0.1 wt % solution, or having an hlb (griffin) in the range of about 2 to about 20, or both; wherein the surfactant is dispersed in the gas; and (b) introducing the treatment fluid into the treatment zone.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200960

Compositions and methods for forming and utilizing stable, single-component resin mixture

A method of treating a subterranean formation including providing a treatment fluid comprising a hardenable acid curable resin and a hydrolysable dimer acid ester. The treatment fluid is combined with a carrier fluid and is introduced into a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199888

Deposit build-up monitoring, identification and removal optimization for conduits

A method of mitigating deposit build-up in a conduit can include an optical distributed acoustic sensing system detecting a substance as the substance flows through the conduit, and determining a location and volume of the deposit build-up along the conduit, based on the detecting. A conduit monitoring system can include a chemical treatment supply and an optical distributed acoustic sensing system, the chemical treatment supply automatically delivering a chemical treatment into a conduit in response to detection by the optical distributed acoustic sensing system of a deposit build-up in the conduit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196380

Adjusting fabrication of integrated computational elements

Techniques include receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice) including (1) specification of a substrate and multiple layers, their respective target thicknesses and refractive indices, adjacent layer refractive indices being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated based on the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample, and (2) indication of target ice performance; forming one or more of the layers of an ice based on the ice design; in response to determining that an ice performance would not meet the target performance if the ice having the formed layers were completed based on the received ice design, updating the ice design to a new total number of layers and new target layer thicknesses, such that performance of the ice completed based on the updated ice design meets the target performance; and forming some of subsequent layers based on the updated ice design.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195635

Downhole inspection, detection, and imaging using conformable sensors

An example method for downhole surveying and measuring may include receiving a measurement from a receiver of a conformable sensor, the measurement corresponding to a response of a downhole element to an electromagnetic signal generated by a transmitter of the conformable sensor. A parameter of the downhole element may be determined based, at least in part, on the received measurement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195633

Logging while drilling (lwd) steering visualization tool methods and systems

A disclosed method includes acquiring ahead of bit or around bit data related to a formation from measurements by a tool. The method also includes generating a map view of the formation using the acquired data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195412

Optical power limiting method using stimulated brillouin scattering in fiber optic waveguides

A fiber optic sensor interrogation system with inbuilt passive power limiting capability based on stimulated brillouin scattering that provides improved safety performance for use in explosive atmospheres.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194955

Receiving and measuring expelled gas from a core sample

An example system for receiving gas expelled from a core sample of a formation may include a tubular element. A core chamber may be disposed within the first tubular element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194954

Piping communication

Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to communicate, by an information-bearing signal across a mechanical interface, between a pair of electromechanical transducer elements when the pair is compressively loaded. Compressive loading may occur after coupling a male portion of a pipe joint to a female portion of the pipe joint to form the pipe joint. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194951

Proximity detection using instrumented cutting elements

A drilling system is disclosed. The drilling system includes a drill string and a drill tool coupled to the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194949

Integrated well survey management and planning tool

In one example, an integrated well survey management and planning tool is implemented by a computer system. The tool can receive a trajectory of a proposed well from a surface to a subterranean geological target to be reached by drilling the well, and a survey plan indicating the number, position and survey type of surveys to be performed on the well while drilling the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194947

Behind pipe evaluation of cut and pull tension prediction in well abandonment and intervention operations

Casing removal operations may utilize an analytical model to the estimate the total force to (1) break bonding between a cut casing and the annular materials contained between the cut casing and the surrounding borehole and (2) pull the cut casing upward through the borehole while taking into account frictional forces inside and outside the cut casing, shear forces, and the like. Such models may further predict the casing overpull and total tension needed to extract the cut casing from the borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194946

Removal of stick-slip vibrations in a drilling assembly

An example method for removal of stick-slip vibrations may comprise receiving a command directed to a controllable element of a drilling assembly. A smooth trajectory profile may be generated based, at least in part, on the command. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194944

Cyclical diversion techniques in subterranean fracturing operations

The present disclosure relates generally to subterranean operations and, more particularly, to fracturing a subterranean formation. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method comprising: introducing into a wellbore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation alternating intervals of a particulate-laden fluid comprising a plurality of particulates sized 100 u.s. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194941

Erosion resistant screen assembly

A sand control screen assembly can be operably positioned within a wellbore. The sand control screen assembly can include a base pipe and an unperforated shroud. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194938

Flow guides for regulating pressure change in hydraulically-actuated downhole tools

System, methods, and apparatuses for actuating a tool downhole in a wellbore are presented. In one instance, a system includes a hydraulic tool to generate a hydrostatic pressure in a first chamber using a hydraulic fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194935

Adjustable choke device for a production tube

Variable flow, internally adjustable choke (100) configured to be incorporated into a production tubing (200) of a subterranean well (300). The internally adjustable choke (100) includes a cylindrical choke body (102) having a longitudinal centerline (104); a cylindrical flow adjustment sleeve (110) concentrically and interiorly located with respect to the body (102); a plurality of fluid inlets (120) into the body (102) that establish fluid communication from outside the body (102) to an inlet annular reservoir (122) within the body (102); a pair of cylindrical, longitudinally aligned annular rings (130, 132), each ring (130, 132) having a plurality of longitudinally oriented flow ports 140 therethrough; an outlet annular reservoir (160) within the body (102); and a plurality of open ports (170) through the sleeve (110), each at least partially radially aligned with the outlet annular reservoir (160) and open thereto for fluid communication therewith.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194930

Multilateral wellbore stimulation

Systems and methods are provided for positioning an isolation device within a multilateral well to isolate a live wellbore from other wellbores in the well system. The isolation device can be changed from an open position to a closed position substantially contemporaneously to the wellbore becoming a live wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194929

Reinforced drill pipe seal with floating backup layer

A reinforced seal for maintaining a pressure differential in a well bore includes an elastomeric layer and a backup layer between a drill pipe and the elastomeric layer at the wellhead. The backup layer has a first end portion, a second end portion, and a tapered portion, wherein the first end portion has a larger inner diameter than the second end portion and the tapered portion connects the first end portion and second end portion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194928

Sponge pressure equalization system

A system for obtaining a core sample from a wellbore includes a housing having a core opening at a first end of the housing and an end wall at a second end of the housing. A balancing piston is positioned within the housing to define a sample chamber between the balancing piston and the core opening. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194918

Sacrificial spacer for well tool inner seal

A well tool can include inner and outer seals interposed between components of the well tool, and a circumferential spacer which prevents contact between the inner seal and one of the components which displaces relative to the inner seal. A method of sealing between components of a well tool can include sealingly engaging an outer seal between the components, and disposing an inner seal between the components, including spacing the inner seal away from one of the components, whereby the inner seal sealingly contacts one of the components only after the well tool is disposed in a well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194916

Downhole drilling motor

A downhole drilling motor comprises a housing located in a drill string. A power sleeve is located inside the housing and is operatively coupled to a drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194552

High-salt gelling composition for well treatment

A fluid including: (i) a continuous aqueous phase, wherein the continuous aqueous phase has total dissolved solids in a concentration of at least 30,000 mg/l; (ii) an alkyl amido quaternary amine; (iii) a polymer, wherein the polymer is water-soluble or water-hydratable; and (iv) a crosslinker for the polymer. The continuous aqueous phase of the fluid can include a water source selected from the group consisting of flowback water, produced water, and any combination thereof. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194545

Yielding of hydrated lime in set-delayed and other settable compositions

Methods and systems directed to controlling the rheology of settable compositions in subterranean formations. Embodiments include a method of controlling the rheology of a set-delayed cement composition, the method comprising: providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder; shearing the set-delayed cement composition in an amount sufficient to substantially prevent solids settling; storing the set-delayed cement in a pumpable fluid state for at least 1 day; activating the set-delayed cement composition; introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194544

Epoxy resin formulations containing an impact modifier for use in subterranean wells

A fluid composition comprising: (a) a liquid hardenable resin component comprising an epoxy resin; (b) a hardening agent component comprising a hardening agent for the epoxy resin; (c) an impact modifier component comprising an impact modifier selected to impart an increased impact resistance after hardening of the epoxy resin. A method of treating a treatment zone of a well, the method comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore; and allowing the treatment fluid to form a hardened mass the well bore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194244

Activation of set-delayed cement compositions by retarder exchange

A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment a method comprises providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising: a hydraulic cement, water, and a primary retarder; activating the set-delayed cement composition through a retarder exchange whereby a secondary retarder is added to the set-delayed cement composition to produce an activated cement composition; and allowing the activated cement composition to set.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170081

Distributed acoustic sensing system with variable spatial resolution

Systems and methods for distributed acoustic sensing based on coherent rayleigh scattering are disclosed herein. A system comprises a pulse generator, an optical fiber coupled to the pulse generator, an interferometer coupled to the optical fiber, a photodetector assembly coupled to the interferometer, and an information handling system, which activates two optical gain elements so as to vary the optical path length of the interferometer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170080

Detector, preamplifier selection apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to select from multiple optical detectors and/or multiple detector amplifiers to form combinations of detectors and amplifiers as part of an optical detection system. The selection may be based on minimizing noise equivalent power (nep) of the optical detector or a combination of an optical detector and a detector amplifier over a desired temperature range. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170071

Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool calibration

A disclosed nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool includes a static magnetic field source. The nmr logging tool also includes a pulsed magnetic field source with an operational range corresponding to a predetermined frequency range and a predetermined amplitude range. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170070

Front tangential antenna for nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) well logging

The magnet and antenna assemblies of a logging tool can be arranged according to geometries optimal for concentric or eccentric well logging operations. In an example configuration, a logging tool can include a magnet, a magnetic core made of a magnetically permeable material, and an antenna. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170068

Surface calibration of a wellbore resistivity logging tool

Surface calibration of a resistivity logging tool is accomplished using a variety of methods in which separate external loop transmitters and receivers are utilized for calibration.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160170051

Geophone with tunable resonance frequency

An illustrative geophone with tunable resonance frequency includes a first inductive assembly including an inductive coil having a first magnet arranged therein, wherein the first magnet and the first inductive coil move relative to each other, and a second inductive assembly including a second inductive coil having a second magnet arranged therein, wherein the second magnet and the second inductive coil move relative to each other. A coupling element couples a movable element of the first inductive assembly with a moveable element of the second inductive assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160169221

System and method for changing proppant concentration

Disclosed are systems and methods utilizing multiple parallel pumps to deliver a mixture of the proppant and clean fluid via a manifold trailer. One method of providing a step-change in proppant concentration includes selecting a first flow rate for a first pump connected between a first input node and first output node, calculating a first transit time for a flow of a fluid at the first flow rate through a first flow path extending from the first inlet node, through the first pump, and to the first outlet node, and calculating a second flow rate for a second pump connected between the first input node and the first output node such that a second transit time for a flow of the fluid through a second flow path extending from the first inlet node, through the second pump, and to the first outlet node is equal to the first transit time.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168988

Non-invasive compressibility and in situ density testing of a fluid sample in a sealed chamber

In situ density and compressibility of a fluid sample are determined for a fluid sample collected downhole. The density and compressibility of the fluid sampled is determined by measuring a distance to a piston contained within the sample chamber using an external magnetic field sensor that senses a magnetic field emanating from a magnet provided on the piston internal to the sample chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168987

Non-invasive compressibility and in situ density testing of a fluid sample in a sealed chamber

In situ density and compressibility of a fluid sample are determined for a fluid sample collected downhole. The density and compressibility of the fluid sampled is determined by measuring a distance to a piston contained within the sample chamber using an external magnetic field sensor that senses a magnetic field emanating from a magnet provided on the piston internal to the sample chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168984

High-speed, wireless data communication through a column of wellbore fluid

A communication system comprises: (a) a first transmitter that is acoustically coupled to a column of fluid located within a wellbore of an oil, gas, or water well, wherein the first transmitter transmits sound waves wirelessly through the column of fluid located within the wellbore, and wherein the sound waves are encoded with data; and (b) a first receiver that is acoustically coupled to the column of fluid located within the wellbore, wherein the first receiver receives the data-encoded sound waves, wherein the data-encoded sound waves communicate information about the well or a component of the wellbore. A method of communicating information wirelessly in a wellbore of an oil, gas, or water well comprises: providing the communication system; and causing or allowing the first transmitter to communicate information about the well or a component of the wellbore to the first receiver via the data-encoded sound waves.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168981

Safety cable for downhole communications

An example system for transmitting signals may include a signal source, a signal target, and a transmission cable coupled to the signal source and the signal target. The transmission cable may include a first conductor and a second conductor surrounding the first conductor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168977

Optimized sagd well placement utilizing temperature and electromagnetic measurements

A system for optimizing placement of a second wellbore relative to a first wellbore utilizing i) steam injected into the first wellbore in combination with a temperature sensor located in the second wellbore and ii) electromagnetic (em) fields emanating from the first wellbore in combination with an em sensor in the second wellbore. The magnetic measurements made with the em sensor are utilized to determine azimuthal placement of a wellbore, while temperature measurements made with the temperature sensor are utilized to determine distance for placement of the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168975

Multiple-depth eddy current pipe inspection with a single coil antenna

A method includes introducing a pipe inspection tool into a first pipe positioned within a wellbore and further positioned within at least a second pipe. The pipe inspection tool includes an electromagnetic sensor having a coil antenna that includes a coil winding extending axially along at least a portion of the electromagnetic sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168974

Imaging of wellbore pipes using deep azimuthal antennas

A pipe inspection tool includes a body having a central axis, and one or more azimuthal antenna arrays operatively coupled to the body. Each azimuthal antenna array includes a plurality of antenna coils arranged circumferentially about the central axis and comprising an azimuthal array of z-coils or an azimuthal array of separated x-coils and separated y-coils. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168973

Optimized rotation of a drill string during sliding mode of directional drilling

An example method for optimized rotation of a drill string coupled to a drill bit and disposed within a borehole may comprise determining an angular velocity of at least part of the drill string. An angular velocity threshold to avoid static friction may also be determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168946

High-temperature, high-pressure, fluid-tight seal using a series of annular rings

The invention is directed to a novel and useful fluid-tight, metal-to-metal, annular seal which can be repeatedly cycled in a high temperature, high pressure environment. More specifically, the invention provides a metal-to-metal, annular, seal on a radially expandable sliding sleeve which moves longitudinally from a reduced id section of a bore to an enlarged section of the bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168942

Deployable baffle

A deployable baffle apparatus installed in a casing to isolate sections of a wellbore during stimulation treatments. The deployable baffle is inserted and positioned within a wellbore by a setting tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168923

Helical control line connector for connecting to a downhole completion receptacle

Systems including wellbore tubing having an anchor assembly, an upper control line connector coupled to the anchor assembly, a first housing, and a first connector. The first connector provides a first angular mating face that faces tangentially with respect to the first housing, an upper control line operatively coupled to the first housing, and first communication media that extend through the first housing to the first angular mating face. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168913

Enhancing torque electric motor drive and control system for rotary steerable system

An example embodiment of a pipe-in-pipe electric motor assembly includes a drilling string that includes an inner pipe, an outer pipe, and an electric motor. The electric motor is provided with power supplied by the inner pipe and the outer pipe acting at least as conductors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168911

Automatic rotating control device oiling system

A rotating control device (rcd) can include an automatic rcd oiling system for providing lubricating oil to the rcd and preventing wellbore fluid under wellbore pressure from entering the rcd. The automatic rcd oiling system can include an oil pressure intensifier, a pump, and a pump flow controller. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168456

Dual purpose viscosifier-scale inhibitors for use in subterranean formation operations

Embodiments described herein include a method comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a viscosifier-scale inhibitor agent, and a breaker, wherein the viscosifier-scale inhibitor agent comprises a polysaccharide gelling agent grafted with a chelating moiety; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, wherein the polysaccharide gelling agent increases the viscosity of the treatment fluid and the chelating moiety remains inert; breaking treatment fluid with the breaker so as to reduce the viscosity of the treatment fluid and chemically release the chelating moiety from the polysaccharide gelling agent; and inhibiting scale within the subterranean formation using the chelating moiety.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168453

Additive fabrication of proppants

Ceramic inks formulated for additive formation of proppants are provided, as well as methods of manufacturing such ink and ink systems including such ink. The proppant formed can contain a proppant core, a proppant shell, a proppant outer coating or any combination thereof. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168445

Methods of cementing and spent cracking catalyst-containing cement

A cement composition and method for well treatment employing the cement composition that is effective at achieving zonal isolation, controlling gas migration, preventing corrosive conditions and sustaining wellbore integrity during drilling or construction of boreholes in such subterranean formations. The cement composition includes spent cracking catalyst from oil cracking processes.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168444

Methods of designing an invert emulsion fluid having high associative stability

Some embodiments described herein relate to methods comprising providing a proposed invert emulsion formulation, wherein the proposed invert emulsion formulation comprises an oil phase, an aqueous phase, and a particulates fraction comprising a first sub-fraction and a second sub-fraction, wherein the first sub-fraction comprises high-gravity particulates and the second sub-fraction comprises low-gravity particulates; calculating an initial associative stability value of the proposed invert emulsion based on the degree of association between the aqueous phase and the particulates fraction comprising both the first sub-fraction and the second sub-fraction; manipulating the proposed invert emulsion based on the initial associative stability value so as to produce an associatively stable invert emulsion having a final associative stability value in the range of between about 50% and about 100%; and introducing the associatively stable invert emulsion into a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168335

Alkoxylated humus material compositions and methods of making same

A method of alkoxylating a humus material comprising heating a reaction mixture comprising a humus material, a c3+ cyclic ether, a catalyst and an inert reaction solvent, and recovering a c3+ alkoxylated humus material from the reaction mixture. A method of alkoxylating a humus material comprising heating a reaction mixture comprising a humus material, a c3+ cyclic ether, a catalyst and an inert reaction solvent to a temperature of from about 130° c. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/16/16 / #20160167561

Integrated fuel delivery apparatus

Methods and systems for delivering fluids such as fluid fuel to equipment are disclosed. A fluid delivery apparatus may be detachably couplable to a towing vehicle. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161633

Geo-locating positions along optical waveguides

A method of correlating physical locations with respective positions along an optical waveguide can include transmitting to the waveguide a signal including an indication of the transmitting location, and the waveguide receiving the signal. A system for correlating a physical location with a position along an optical waveguide can include a transmitter which transmits to the optical waveguide a signal including an indication of the transmitter location, and a computer which correlates the location to the position, based on the signal as received by the waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161632

Geo-locating positions along optical waveguides

A method of correlating physical locations with respective positions along an optical waveguide can include transmitting to the waveguide a signal including an indication of the transmitting location, and the waveguide receiving the signal. A system for correlating a physical location with a position along an optical waveguide can include a transmitter which transmits to the optical waveguide a signal including an indication of the transmitter location, and a computer which correlates the location to the position, based on the signal as received by the waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161631

Distributed acoustic sensing system with variable spatial resolution

Systems and methods for distributed acoustic sensing based on coherent rayleigh scattering are disclosed herein. A system comprises a pulse generator, optical fibers coupled to the pulse generator, an interferometer coupled to the optical fibers, a photodetector assembly coupled to the interferometer, and an information handling system configured to detect a difference in backscattered light from the optical fibers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161628

Deep sensing systems

Transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals into and from a subterranean formation may include use of an antenna capable of transmitting and of receiving relatively low frequency electromagnetic signals, thereby enabling sensing at great depths. Utilization of a mostly buried dielectric slab with an exposed end may minimize the antenna's profile, facilitating integration into drilling equipment such as a drilling collar, mandrel, or wireline tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161627

Holographic techniques for corrosion evaluation of wellbore pipes

A method includes obtaining a first small defect response at a given frequency of a first small defect on a first wellbore pipe positioned within a wellbore. A fourier transform of the first small defect response is then calculated, and a first measured response at the given frequency of a first arbitrary metal loss defect in the first wellbore pipe is obtained with a sensor of a pipe inspection tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161042

Smart subsea pipeline

Pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160642

Generating seismic pulses using piezoelectric devices to map fractures

The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Detectable signals are generated by particles introduced into the fractures. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160641

On-site mass spectrometry for liquid and extracted gas analysis of drilling fluids

An example method for analyzing drilling fluid used in a drilling operation within a subterranean formation may include receiving a drilling fluid sample from a flow of drilling fluid at a surface of the subterranean formation. A chemical composition of the drilling fluid sample may be determined using a mass spectrometer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160640

System for tracking and sampling wellbore cuttings using rfid tags

A system and process for determining system operational characteristics of a drill string or completed well includes one or more detectors positioned along a fluid flow path in a wellbore. The detectors are operable to detect the presence of one or more transmitters circulated within the fluid flow path and to receive and record data based on detecting the transmitters. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160639

Evaluating wellbore telemetry systems

Evaluating wellbore telemetry systems. Multiple evaluation signals are serially transmitted to multiple serially connected components of a wellbore telemetry system disposed in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160633

Systems and methods for casing detection using resonant structures

A well casing detection system includes a well casing and a ranging tool. The well casing includes a beacon with a resonant structure and a power supply. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160632

Systems and methods of tracking the position of a downhole projectile

Disclosed are systems of positional tracking of a downhole projectile using a downhole monitoring tool. One downhole monitoring tool includes a body, at least one sensor arranged on the body and configured to detect a wellbore projectile, an indicator chamber defined in the body and configured to retain an indicator substance, and an actuation device operatively coupled to the indicator chamber and in communication with the at least one sensor, wherein, when the at least one sensor detects the wellbore projectile, a command signal is sent to the actuation device to actuate the indicator chamber and thereby release at least a portion of the indicator substance through an ejection port.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160629

Deep azimuthal inspection of wellbore pipes

Methods including conveying a pipe inspection tool into a wellbore having at least a first pipe positioned within a second pipe, the pipe inspection tool including an electromagnetic sensor. A first excitation signal is transmitted from a first x-coil of the electromagnetic sensor, and a first response signal derived from the first excitation signal is received at the first x-coil or a second x-coil of the electromagnetic sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160615

Well screen assembly including an erosion resistant screen section

An assembly, comprising a production tubing having at least one flow port defined therein; a well screen arranged about the production tubing and in fluid communication with the at least one flow port; and an erosion resistant screen section arranged about the production tubing uphole from the well screen and in fluid communication with the at least one flow port.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160610

Removing cured resins from subterranean formations and completions

Methods are provided for chemically removing cured resin product from subterranean formations in case of inappropriate consolidation, plugging of screens or tubing, and equipment damage. A chemical solvent is introduced to a wellbore where a resin has cured. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160609

Endothermic heat sink for downhole tools

A downhole well tool with temperature sensitive components and one or more endo thermic cooling devices associated with the components. The cooling devices comprise at least two reactants isolated by a separator that is actuated to mix the reactants upon the components experiencing a temperature above a set limit.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160603

Reverse circulation cementing system for cementing a liner

A method for reverse circulation cementing of a liner in a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation is presented. A running tool with expansion cone, release assembly, annular isolation device, and reverse circulation assembly is run-in with a liner. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160601

Telescoping latching mechanism for casing cementing plug

Improved cementing plugs and methods of using these cementing plugs in subterranean wells are disclosed. A cementing plug comprises a hollow mandrel and one or more wiper elements coupled to the mandrel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160590

Single-action, dual position, weight-down locating assembly

A locating assembly comprises: an inner mandrel; an outer mandrel, wherein the outer mandrel is connected to the inner mandrel via a frangible device; and a positioning device, wherein the positioning device is connected to the outer mandrel; wherein the locating assembly is directly or operatively connected to a tool, wherein the tool is located within a wellbore, wherein an application of a first downward force causes the positioning device to move to a first position, and wherein when the positioning device is in the first position, the tool is located and maintained in a first position, and wherein an application of a second downward force causes the inner mandrel to move relative to the outer mandrel into a second position, and wherein when the inner mandrel is in the second position, the tool is located and maintained in a second position.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160580

Annular flow control devices and methods of use

A flow control device includes an annular inner shroud coupled to a work string that defines one or more flow ports therein, and an annular outer shroud also coupled to the work string and radially offset from the inner shroud such that a channel is defined between at least a portion of the inner and outer shrouds. The channel is in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more flow ports and configured to restrict a flow rate of a fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160117

Treatment fluids containing polysaccharides with friction reducing grafts thereon

Method of treating a portion of a subterranean formation comprising: providing an aqueous-based treatment fluid comprising a friction-reducing grafted polymer wherein the friction-reducing grafted polymer comprises a friction-reducing polymer grafted to the polymer backbone; and, placing the aqueous-based treatment fluid into a portion of a subterranean formation. The treatment fluid may be (a) a fracturing fluid that is placed within the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or extend at least one fracture within the portion of the subterranean formation; (b) a gravel packing fluid, further including particulates, placed into a wellbore annulus within the subterranean formation to form a particulate pack therein; or (c) a frac-packing fluid, further including particulates, placed within the formation to pack a fracture within the formation with particulates and to fill a wellbore annulus within the subterranean formation adjacent to the fracture with a gravel pack.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160115

Volatile surfactant treatment for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including providing a treatment fluid comprising: a gas; and a volatile surfactant dispersed in the gas, wherein the volatile surfactant has a normal boiling point of less than 260° c. Without substantial thermal decomposition and a dynamic surface tension of less than about 40 dynes/cm for a 0.1% solution; and intermittently introducing the treatment fluid and an aqueous fluid into a treatment zone in a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160114

Control of resin curing

Systems and methods of treating a zone of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore are described. A composition may include a first solution including at least one amine containing resin; and citraconic anhydride. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160113

Drill-in fluids comprising nanoparticulates for consolidating subterranean formations while drilling

Embodiments herein include methods comprising providing a drill-in fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and nanoparticulates; providing a drilling apparatus comprising a drill string and a drill bit; circulating the drill-in fluid while drilling a reservoir interval in a subterranean formation with the drilling apparatus such that the nanoparticles penetrate into the subterranean formation; and consolidating unconsolidated particles within the subterranean formation with the nanoparticles.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160112

Invert emulsion gravel pack fluid and method

A gravel packing fluid and method for brine-sensitive formations. The fluid comprises an invert oil emulsion compatible with oil based drilling fluids and having a suspension agent comprising polyurea and dimer diamine. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160111

Methods and systems for removing geothermal scale

Geothermal wells frequently form deposits of geothermal scale that can detrimentally affect subterranean operations. These deposits can be very difficult to remove from a surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160110

Wellbore servicing compositions and methods of making and using same

A method of servicing a wellbore comprising identifying lost circulation zone within a wellbore; and placing in the wellbore a composition comprising a wax and a water-based mud wherein placement of the composition reduces or prevents a loss of fluids to the lost circulation zone. A wellbore servicing fluid comprising a water-based mud, a sized calcium carbonate particle and a wax.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160108

Solids-free diverting agents and methods related thereto

Diverting fluids may include a solids-free diverting agent having a non-dissolved suspended solids content of less than about 0.01% by weight of the solids-free diverting agent and comprising degradable polyesters dissolved in a water-miscible solvent. Method of utilizing such diverting fluids in subterranean operations may include providing a subterranean formation that comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion has a higher permeability than the second portion; introducing the diverting fluid into the first portion; precipitating the degradable polyester in the diverting fluid by contacting at least a portion of the diverting fluid in the first portion with an aqueous fluid to form a precipitated degradable polyester, thereby reducing fluid flow into the first portion; diverting at least a portion of a treatment fluid to the second portion; and treating at least a portion of the second portion with the treatment fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160160107

Controlling flow in downhole operations

Systems and methods for controlling flow in downhole operations are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including a fracturing fluid base; one or more ionic compounds; a polymer; a crosslinking agent; and a ph modifier. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/09/16 / #20160159609

Elliptical reel for hose transport

An elliptical reel is provided. The elliptical reel can include one or more longitudinal support members about a longitudinal axis of the reel and on which hose can be wound for transport. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154142

Acoustic sensor metadata dubbing channel

A system for recording metadata is disclosed. The system includes an acoustic vibration sensing system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154141

Neutron tool with dual-purpose detector

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to conduct measurements on a formation using a dual purpose detector. The dual purpose detector can be disposed on a neutron tool in a borehole, where the dual purpose detector operatively detects neutrons and gamma rays in response to the formation being probed using a neutron source of the neutron tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154134

Compensated borehole and pipe survey tool with conformable sensors

An example method includes positioning a first conformable sensor proximate to a downhole element. The first conformable sensor may include a flexible material, with first and second transmitters and first and second receivers coupled to the flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154133

Systems and methods of providing compensated geological measurements

Disclosed are systems and method for providing compensated measurements for more accurate downhole measurement data. One measurement system includes at least two transmitters and at least two receivers disposed within at least one borehole formed in a subterranean formation, and a data acquisition system communicably coupled to the at least two transmitters and the at least two receivers and configured to activate the at least two transmitters and process time-lapsed signals received from the at least two receivers in order to generate compensated signals that minimize or eliminate multiplicative effects.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153277

Monitoring a well flow device by fiber optic sensing

Monitoring a well flow device by fiber optic sensing. A system includes processing circuitry configured to be disposed downhole in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153267

Jet perforating device for creating a wide diameter perforation

An explosive charge assembly comprises a housing, a liner disposed on a face of an explosive charge, an opening through the liner disposed at the apex, and a lip disposed around the perimeter of the opening. The liner forms an apex and a mouth opposite the apex, and the liner and the explosive charge are disposed in the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153263

Sand control assemblies including flow rate regulators

A sand control completion system comprises: (a) a first flow rate regulator, wherein the first flow rate regulator is positioned in a first interval of a wellbore, wherein the first flow rate regulator is part of a first sand control assembly; and (b) a second flow rate regulator, wherein the second flow rate regulator is positioned in a second interval of the wellbore, wherein the second flow rate regulator is part of a second sand control assembly, wherein a reservoir fluid is caused or allowed to simultaneously flow through the first and second flow rate regulators into a tubing string, wherein the reservoir fluid is commingled into a single fluid stream within the tubing string. A method of using the sand control completion system to simultaneously produce a reservoir fluid from more than one zone of a subterranean formation is also provided.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153260

Method and apparatus for zonal isolation of subterranean formations using set-on-demand slurries

Methods are disclosed for providing zonal isolation of subterranian formations. One embodiment may include mixing a dry blended material with water at a central location to create a suspension, transferring the suspension to one or more storage tanks at the central location, transferring the suspension to one or more storage tanks at a rig site, recirculating the suspension in the one or more storage tanks at the rig site, and pumping the suspension into a well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153253

Expandable bullnose assembly for use with a wellbore deflector

A method includes introducing a bullnose assembly into a main bore of a wellbore, the bullnose assembly including a body and a bullnose tip actuatable between a default configuration, where a collet body forming part of the bullnose tip exhibits a first diameter, and an actuated configuration, where the collet body exhibits a second diameter different than the first diameter. The bullnose assembly is then advanced to a deflector arranged within the main bore and defining a first channel that exhibits a predetermined diameter and communicates with a lower portion of the main bore, and a second channel that communicates with a lateral bore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153252

Deflector assembly for a lateral wellbore

A deflector assembly includes an upper deflector arranged within a main bore of a wellbore, the upper deflector having a guide spring. The guide spring includes a ramped surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153250

Managing strain on a downhole cable

Techniques for managing strain on a downhole cable, such as a slickline or wireline, include a wire coupled with a communication line, such as a fiber optic cable or metallic (or non-metallic) conductor. In one example, a downhole cable includes a wire to support a downhole tool string; and a communication line non-linearly coupled with the wire, the communication line sized to communicate instructions, that include at least one of logic or data to the downhole tool, and elongate based on an axial force that acts on the downhole cable.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153248

Travel joint release devices and methods

A travel joint comprises an outer housing, an inner mandrel slidingly disposed within the outer housing, and a release device positioned between the outer housing and the inner mandrel. The release device is configured to selectively prevent and allow relative axial movement between the outer housing and the inner mandrel in response to a fluid pressure supplied to the release device from a flowbore of the outer housing or a flowbore of the inner mandrel.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160153243

Rolling element assemblies

A drill bit that includes a bit body having one or more blades extending therefrom and a plurality of cutters secured to the one or more blades. One or more rolling elements are positioned on the bit body, each rolling element having a cylindrical bearing portion defining a rotational axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160152888

Composition and method for gelling fracturing fluids

Described herein are compositions for use in treating subterranean formations where the compositions include a water soluble polymer and an ionic surfactant. In preferred compositions, the polymer and surfactant are oppositely charged. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151831

Vented blank for producing a matrix bit body

A vented blank may be useful in the production of a matrix bit body. A mold assembly for use in producing a matrix bit body may include a cavity defined within the mold assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146963

Generating seismic pulses by compressive force to map fractures

The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Detectable signals are generated by particles introduced into the fractures. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146724

Integrated computational elements with frequency selective surface

Technologies are described for providing optical analysis systems using an integrated computational element that has a surface patterned to selectively reflect or transmit different wavelengths by differing amounts across a spectrum of wavelengths. In one aspect, a measurement tool contains an optical element including a layer of material patterned so that the optical element selectively transmits or reflects, during operation of the measurement tool, light in at least a portion of a wavelength range by differing amounts, the differing amounts being related to a property of a sample. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146662

Systems and methods for spread spectrum distributed acoustic sensor monitoring

A method and device for monitoring oil field operations with a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensor (das) that uses a continuous wave laser light source and modulates the continuous wave output of the laser light source with pseudo-random binary sequence codes.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146005

Focused probe apparatus and method therefor

Apparatus and methods for downhole formation testing including use of a probe having inner and outer channels adapted to collect or inject injecting fluids from or to a formation accessed by a borehole. The probe straddles one or more layers in laminated or fractured formations and uses the inner channels to collect fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160146001

Downhole telemetry systems with voice coil actuator

Pulse telemetry systems and methods for communicating digital data from a wellbore to a surface unit are presented that include a valve fluidly coupled to drilling fluid. The valve adjusts pressure in a drillpipe to cause pressure transitions within the drilling fluid within the drillpipe to transmit data over the drilling fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145988

Methods and systems for treatment of subterranean formations

Improved methods and systems for treating subterranean formations using a sub-surface mixing system are disclosed. The disclosed system includes a well head and a first flow line that directs a blender fluid from a blender to the well head. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145975

Downhole power generation system

An apparatus for generating electrical power downhole comprises a housing located in a drillstring. A primary flow channel is formed through the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145958

Production packer-setting tool with electrical control line

Certain aspects are directed to tools for setting production packers or actuating other downhole tools in response to activation signals received via an electrical control line within the wellbore. In one aspect, a downhole assembly for a wellbore is provided. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145956

Whipstock and deflector assembly for multilateral wellbores

A method includes conveying a whipstock and a latch anchor into a parent wellbore, the latch anchor being attached to the whipstock at a releasable connection and the parent wellbore being lined with casing that includes a latch coupling. The latch anchor is secured to the latch coupling and the whipstock is then separated from the latch anchor at the releasable connection and thereby exposing a portion of the releasable connection. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145487

Asphaltene-dissolving oil-external emulsion for acidization and methods of using the same

The present invention relates to an asphaltene-dissolving oil-external emulsion for acidization and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation, including obtaining or providing an oil-external water-internal emulsion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145486

Wellbore servicing compositions and methods of making and using same

A wellbore servicing foam comprising a reducible material and a wellbore servicing material, wherein the wellbore servicing material is uniformly dispersed throughout the foam, and wherein the foam has (i) equal to or greater than 5% reticulated structure and (ii) a specific surface area of from about 0.1 m2/g to about 1000 m2/g as determined by pycnometry. A highly expanded, wellbore servicing foam comprising a reducible material and a wellbore servicing material, wherein the wellbore servicing material is uniformly dispersed throughout the foam, wherein the foam has (i) a percentage expansion of from about 5% to about 6200% when compared to the same amount of the same reducible material in the absence of expansion, (ii) a specific surface area of from about 0.1 m2/g to about 1000 m2/g as determined by pycnometry, and (iii) equal to or greater than 5% reticulated structure.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145484

Packing fluids and methods

Packing fluids that include (a) an aqueous solvent, and optionally one or more water-miscible organic liquids; and (b) one or more organic cationic and/or alkali metal tungstates, molybdates, and/or silicates dissolved in the solvent are disclosed. The fluid may be substantially free of salts and esters of formic acid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145482

Compositions for treating subterranean formations

A method comprises obtaining or providing a treatment fluid comprising a gellable agent comprising at least two primary amino groups, and a crosslinking agent comprising genipin, its conjugates, derivatives, analogs, or combinations thereof and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation. The method may further comprise crosslinking the gellable agent with the crosslinking agent.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139296

Integrated computational elements with laterally-distributed spectral filters

Technologies for providing optical analysis systems using an integrated computational element with laterally-distributed spectral filters are described. A measurement tool contains an optical element including a substrate and a plurality of spectral filters supported by the substrate and arranged at different lateral positions with respect to a path of light to be received from a sample during operation of the measurement tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139292

Resistivity logging tool with excitation current control based on multi-cycle comparison

A resistivity logging system includes a plurality of excitation electrodes, at least one return electrode, and a plurality of monitor electrodes. The resistivity logging system also includes a controller that determines a level of excitation current to be emitted by at least one of the plurality of excitation electrodes during a subsequent excitation cycle based on a comparison of measured downhole parameter values corresponding to excitation current emitted in two previous excitation cycles.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139290

Fiber optic based magnetic sensing apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to acquire a monitoring output from a first distributed feedback (dfb) fiber laser sensor at least partially bonded to a piezoelectric portion of a downhole device, to demodulate the monitoring output to determine a frequency shift in a lasing frequency of the dfb fiber laser sensor, and to correlate the frequency shift to a measure of magnetic field strength to determine a strength of a downhole magnetic field. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139289

Improved array laterolog tool techniques

Apparatus and techniques are described, such as for obtaining information indicative of a formation resistivity, such as using an array laterolog apparatus. For example, an electrical excitation is coupled from a well tool in a borehole to a geologic formation through which the borehole extends, the excitation coupled through excitation electrodes on the well tool selected according to a specified excitation mode, and induced voltages are received from the geologic formation resulting from the excitation using monitor electrodes selected according to the specified excitation mode. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160139085

Apparatus and method for analysis of a fluid sample

An method for analyzing a fluid comprises collecting a sample of the fluid and exposing the fluid sample to a light of a predetermined wavelength at a predetermined modulation frequency. An acoustic signal caused by the interaction of the light and the fluid sample is sensed, and the sensed acoustic signal is related to at least one component of the fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138642

Thermal securing set screws

A metal fastener is provided having a first threaded screw portion for engaging a complementary threaded portion of a bore of a metal member at a first temperature, and a sealing portion disposed proximal a distal end of the first screw portion, the sealing portion having a greater coefficient of thermal expansion than the metal member, wherein the sealing portion is configured to thermally expand and provide a seal between the sealing portion and an inner circumference of the bore at a second temperature higher than the first temperature, such that the first screw portion of the fastener is immobile relative to the bore at the second temperature.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138395

Wellbore operations involving computational methods that produce sag profiles

Methods for analyzing sag in a section of a wellbore may utilize computational methods that produce sag profiles, which may be useful in performing further wellbore operations. The computational method may include inputs of at least one wellbore fluid property, at least one wellbore condition relating to a section of a wellbore, at least one operational parameter into a computational method, and any combination thereof. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138394

Simulating downhole flow through a perforation

A perforation test target is provided. The perforation test target includes a metal plate and a core sample adhered to the metal plate at one end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138389

Subsurface fiber optic stimulation-flow meter

A system is provided that includes a fiber optic cable and a fiber optic interrogator. The fiber optic cable contains acoustical sensors that can be positioned in stimulation fluid in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138386

Downhole acoustic density detection

Fluid densities can be monitored in real-time in a wellbore, such as during downhole stimulation operations, using an acoustic pressure-sensing system. The measured acoustic signal can be used to determine pressure fluctuations of a fluid in non-laminar flow. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138365

Tubing pressure insensitive surface controlled subsurface safety valve

Method and systems for opening and closing a subsurface valve are disclosed. A rod piston forms a first piston chamber, a second piston chamber and a third piston chamber within a housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138364

Wettability altering fluids during downhole operations

A method relating to perforation operations, which comprises introducing a wettability altering fluid into a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation such that the wettability altering fluid seeps into the subterranean formation. Subsequent to introducing the wettability altering fluid, a fluid loss pill is introduced into the wellbore such that seepage of fluid between the wellbore and the subterranean formation is inhibited.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138362

3-d printed downhole components

A downhole tool for use in a well includes a mandrel, a sealing element disposed about the mandrel for engaging the well in a set position of the tool, a retaining shoe at one of the first and second ends of the sealing element, and a slip wedge disposed about the mandrel abutting the retaining shoe. The downhole tool includes components made by a 3-d printing process.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160138361

System and method for deploying a casing patch

Disclosed are systems and methods for deploying a casing patch in a wellbore. One casing patch assembly includes a setting kit arranged at an uphole end, an upper wedge portion operatively coupled to the setting kit and defining an upper ramp portion, a lower wedge portion arranged at a downhole end and defining a lower ramp portion, and a casing patch axially interposing the upper and lower wedge portions and having a proximal end configured to radially expand upon slidably engaging the upper ramp portion and a distal end configured to radially expand upon slidably engaging the lower ramp portion.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137908

Improved suspension of proppant particles in hydraulic fracturing liquid

Systems and methods for suspending proppant particles are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including a hydraulic fracturing fluid, one or more proppant particles in the hydraulic fluid, and a density modifier associated with the one or more proppant particles to create one or more modified proppant particles. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137907

Wellbore servicing materials and methods of making and using same

A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising preparing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a particulate material, an aqueous base fluid, an oleaginous fluid, and a macromolecular surfactant, and placing the wellbore servicing fluid in the wellbore and/or subterranean formation to consolidate and/or enhance conductivity of at least a portion of the wellbore and/or subterranean formation. A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising preparing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a particulate material, an aqueous base fluid, an oleaginous fluid, and a macromolecular surfactant, wherein the particulate material comprises sand, and the macromolecular surfactant comprises a hydrophobically modified polyethyleneimine, and placing the wellbore servicing fluid in the wellbore and/or subterranean formation to consolidate and/or enhance conductivity of at least a portion of the wellbore and/or subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137905

Composition for fines agglomeration

A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method includes: obtaining or providing a composition comprising a cationic polymer and water; and contacting the composition with a subterranean material downhole.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135421

Absorbent clumping animal litter compositions

Various embodiments disclosed relate to absorbent clumping animal litter compositions, and to methods of using and making the same. In some embodiments, the present invention provides an absorbent clumping animal litter composition including an absorbent component and a pumice component.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160134693

Automated information logging and viewing system for hydrocarbon recovery operations

An example method for automated message logging may include receiving a message from a first client in communication with a server. The received message may be placed the in a first queue at the server. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131791

Multi-component induction logging systems and methods using selected frequency inversion

Formation properties may he more efficiently derived from measurements of multi-frequency, multi-component array induction tools, by emphasizing the measurements associated with shorter spacings/lower frequencies in certain regions and short-to-middle spacings/higher frequencies in other regions. In at least one embodiment, a disclosed logging system includes a logging tool that when conveyed along a borehole through a formation obtains multi-component transmit-receive antenna coupling measurements with multiple arrays having different antenna spacings; and a processing system that operates on the measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131787

Characterizing a downhole environment using stiffness coefficients

A method that includes obtaining log data of a downhole formation, and characterizing the downhole formation by determining stiffness coefficients including c33, c44, c66, c11, c12, and c13. C13 is a function of c33, c44, c66, and at least one of a kerogen volume and a clay volume derived from the log data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131628

Method of clay stabilization analysis

A method of evaluating stabilization fluids for use in a subterranean formation having a clay composition is disclosed. The method features providing a plurality of replicant core samples representative of the composition of a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131623

Systems and methods for analyzing contaminants in flowing atmospheric air

Optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with a flowing atmospheric air composition and optically interacting the electromagnetic radiation with an integrated computational element (“ice”), the ice being configured to analyze for a contaminant in the flowing atmospheric air. A detector receives the electromagnetic radiation that has optically interacted with the flowing atmospheric air and the ice and generates an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the contaminant in the flowing atmospheric air.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130939

Method and apparatus for testing lost circulation materials for subterranean formations

An apparatus for testing lost circulation materials (“lcms”) for use in a formation is disclosed. The apparatus may comprise a lcm cell that contains at least one formation simulation component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130933

Computational model for tracking ball sealers in a wellbore

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of computational modeling for tracking ball scalers in a wellbore is disclosed. The method may include, for a time step, calculating a number of ball sealers to inject into a wellbore, injecting the ball sealers, determining a length of the wellbore occupied by a fluid, and computing a spacing between each ball sealer in the length of the wellbore occupied by the fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130925

In-situ conversion process for oil shale

Systems and methods for oil recovery from oil shale are described. Systems and methods may include a method for in-situ conversion of oil shale. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130914

Mainbore clean out tool

An assembly configured to be disposed within a well at an intersection of a parent bore of the well and a lateral bore of the well is provided. The assembly includes a junction having a mainbore leg and a lateral leg, as well as a passage in the mainbore leg configured to receive a flowing fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130907

High pressure swell seal

A well tool for sealing an annular gap between a tubing string and a wellbore wall is described. In one implementation, the well tool includes an annular inner seal, an annular sleeve disposed over the inner seal, an annular outer seal residing over the sleeve and comprising a swellable elastomer adapted to swell when contacted by a specified fluid, the annular outer seal being axially shorter than the sleeve, and an end ring adapted to be disposed at an end of the sleeve, the sleeve configured to buckle against the end ring in response to a deformation of the outer seal due to directional pressure.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130895

Rotational anchoring of drill tool components

A rotational anchor mechanism is mounted on an operatively nonrotating housing that forms part of a drill string. An anchor linkage forming part of the anchor mechanism is radially extendable and contractible to move an anchor member, such as a roller, mounted on the anchor linkage radially towards and away from the housing, to engage a borehole wall for resisting rotation of the housing relative to drill pipe that is drivingly rotated within the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130696

Optical transmission/reflection mode in-situ deposition rate control for ice fabrication

Systems and methods of controlling a deposition rate during thin-film fabrication are provided. A system as provided may include a chamber, a material source contained within the chamber, an electrical component to activate the material source, a substrate holder to support the multilayer stack and at least one witness sample. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130499

Magnetic proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations

Preparing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and magnetic proppant particulates, wherein the magnetic proppant particulates comprise proppant particulates at least partially coated with a stabilization agent and magnetic particles, and preparing a spacer fluid comprising a base fluid, a gelling agent, and a breaker. Introducing the treatment fluid and the spacer fluid intermittently into a subterranean formation comprising a fracture so as to alternate placement of the magnetic proppant particulates in the treatment fluid with the spacer fluid in the fracture, and activating the magnetic particles, wherein the activated magnetic particles cause the magnetic proppant particulates to agglomerate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130496

Scale-inhibiting cocrystals for treatment of a subterranean formation

The present invention relates to cocrystals including a scale-inhibiting compound, and methods of using the cocrystals for treating a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a composition including cocrystals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125423

Managing customs information

A broker management computer system (“bmcs”) receives from a logistics computer system (“lcs”) information regarding an asset to be imported into a country. The bmcs creates an initial import record in a bmcs database. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123709

Shaped-charge liner with fold around opening

A shaped-charge liner for a shaped-charge assembly is provided. The shaped-charge assembly includes a housing, a liner, and explosive material between the housing and the liner. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123399

Rotating control device with rotary latch

A rotating control device can include an annular seal, and a latch including a rotary cam and an engagement member which releasably secures the seal and/or a bearing relative to the housing, such that rotation of the cam relative to the housing displaces the member. A method of latching an annular seal relative to an outer housing of a rotating control device can include rotating a rotary cam, thereby linearly displacing an engagement member that releasably secures the seal relative to the housing while permitting rotation of the seal relative to the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123139

Methods and systems for using a well evaluation pill to characterize subterranean formations and fluids

Systems and methods for monitoring and characterizing well bores, subterranean formations, and/or fluids in a subterranean formation using well evaluation pills are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a well evaluation pill into a portion of a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation; allowing the well evaluation pill to interact with one or more components in the portion of the subterranean formation; detecting a change in the composition or properties of the well evaluation pill; and determining the presence of one or more components in the portion of the subterranean formation based at least in part on the detected change in the composition or properties of the well evaluation pill.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123115

Apparatus for engaging and releasing an actuator of a multiple actuator system

Apparatuses for engaging an actuator of a subsurface tool are disclosed, comprising: a valve closure device; a plurality of actuation assemblies, comprising: an actuation device; an actuation rod, wherein the actuation device is configured to axially translate the actuation rod; an actuation platform, wherein the actuation rod engages the actuation platform; a plurality of actuation heads, configured to engage the actuation platform; and wherein the plurality of actuation heads engage an actuation member and are configured to transfer mechanical force to the actuation member, thereby axially translating the actuation member; and wherein axial translation of the actuation member exerts a downward force on the valve closure device to move the valve closure device from a closed position to an open position.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123106

Retrieval of compressed packers from a wellbore

A packer assembly is located in a compacted wellbore and a method of relieving compression on the packer assembly are disclosed. An initial load path that exists when the packer assembly is in a set position is altered. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123102

Method for hydraulic communication with target well from relief well

A system for establishing hydraulic communication between a relief well and a target well, wherein a relief well is drilled to include a portion of the target wellbore that is axially offset from and substantially parallel to a portion of the relief wellbore. Thereafter, a milling system is disposed in the relief well and utilized to mill a casing window that is facing the target well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123098

Downhole tool and method to boost fluid pressure and annular velocity

A disclosed embodiment of a downhole tool includes a pump that is powered by rotation of the drill string to increase fluid pressure during downhole circulation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123093

Travel joint release devices and methods

A travel joint comprises an outer housing, an inner mandrel, a first release device positioned between the outer housing and the inner mandrel, and a second release device positioned between the outer housing and the inner mandrel. The first release device is configured to actuate from the locked position to the unlocked position in response to a fluid pressure supplied to the first release device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123083

Downhole adjustable bent motor

A bent sub for use in a bottom hole assembly, between the power section of a mud motor and the drill bit, which can have its bend angle altered from the surface while remaining downhole, and a method for adjusting the bend of a bent sub. A biasing mechanism includes a number of linear actuators radially positioned about the tool centerline and oriented for axial motion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122629

Proppants for subterranean formations and methods of using the same

The present disclosure relates to proppants for the treatment of subterranean formations, and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a proppant for treatment of a subterranean formation, wherein the proppant is polymeric and includes polyetherimide (pei). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122625

Hydrolyzable compounds for treatment of a subterranean formation and methods of using the same

The present invention relates to hydrolyzable compounds for treatment of a subterranean formation and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a composition comprising a hydrolyzable compound comprising at least one of an ester and an anhydride. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122618

Compositions including a particulate bridging agent and fibers and methods of treating a subterranean formation with the same

The present invention relates to compositions including a particulate bridging agent and fibers, and methods of treating a subterranean formation with the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that includes obtaining or providing a composition including a particulate bridging agent and fibers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122617

Degradable balls for use in subterranean applications

Degradable balls for downhole use may include an incompliant degradable polymer and a compliant filler material, the incompliant degradable polymer having an elastic modulus of about 2 gpa or greater, and the compliant filler material having an elastic modulus of less than about 2 gpa. Such degradable balls may be useful in sealing segments of a wellbore and actuating wellbore tools.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122615

Water-based drilling fluid with cyclodextrin shale stabilizer

Well fluids and methods are provided that can be used for stabilizing a shale formation, especially during drilling of a well into or through a shale formation. The well fluids include: (i) a continuous water phase; (ii) a viscosity-increasing agent, wherein the viscosity-increasing agent comprises water-soluble hydrophilic polymer; (iii) a fluid loss control agent; and (iv) a cyclodextrin-based compound. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122614

Weighted well fluids

Fluids and methods of making and using the fluids that include, for example, well bore treatment fluids, kill fluids, packer fluids, thermal insulating fluids and the like that contain soluble weighting material. The fluids include: (a) an aqueous solvent such as water, and optionally one or more water-miscible organic liquids; and (b) one or more organic cationic tungstates, molybdates, and/or silicates dissolved in the solvent. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122613

Drilling fluid composition including viscosifier and method of using the same

The present invention relates to drilling fluid compositions and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a drilling fluid composition including a viscosifier including at least one of a poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer, a crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol), and a crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122544

Bitumen in water emulsions and methods of making same

A method of stabilizing a bitumen-in-water emulsion comprising contacting (i) bitumen, (ii) water, and (iii) an alkoxylated humus material to obtain a stabilized bitumen-in-water emulsion, wherein the alkoxylated humus material comprises an ethoxylated humus material, a c3+ alkoxylated humus material, or combinations thereof. A method of stabilizing a bitumen-in-water emulsion comprising contacting (i) bitumen, (ii) water, and (iii) an alkoxylated humus material to obtain a stabilized bitumen-in-water emulsion, wherein the alkoxylated humus material comprises an ethoxylated lignite, and the bitumen is extracted from the orinoco oil belt in venezuela. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116889

Optimizing power delivered to an electrical actuator

A method for controlling an electrical actuator is disclosed. The method may include driving an electrical actuator at a power level during each of a plurality of actuation attempts and determining whether the electrical actuator actuated during each of the plurality of actuation attempts. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160116623

Ranging measurements using modulated signals

A method for performing ranging measurements within a formation includes transmitting an asymmetric time-varying signal from a transmitter (114) disposed within a borehole (106) in the formation. The asymmetric time-varying signal may have a signal characteristic that is based at least in part on a downhole characteristic. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160115772

System and methods for constructing and fracture stimulating multiple ultra-short radius laterals from a parent well

Systems and methods for multi-lateral wellbore construction and stimulation from cased parent wellbores. Methods and apparatus are provided to facilitate the creation of casing exit openings in the casing of parent wellbores. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160115740

Roller cone seal failure detection using an integrated computational element

A method and apparatus for determining the effectiveness of bearing seals in s roller cone drill bit. The bit includes a sensor in optical communication with the bearing lubricant. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160115366

Engineered bead slurries for use in lightweight cement slurries and methods relating thereto

Engineering bead slurries may be useful in producing lightweight cement slurries for use in subterranean cementing operations. For example, a method may include engineering a bead slurry to have a shelf-life of about 1 month or greater by performing at least one of (1) calculating the shelf-life for the bead slurry and (2) calculating a minimum yield point required to prevent a lightweight bead of the bead slurry from floating or settling in the bead slurry; wherein the bead slurry comprises a gelled base fluid and a plurality of lightweight beads having a specific gravity of about 0.8 or less; producing the bead slurry; mixing the bead slurry and a cement slurry to yield a lightweight cement slurry; introducing the lightweight cement slurry into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and allowing the lightweight cement slurry to set therein.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160115364

Wellbore servicing compositions and methods of making and using same

A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation having one or more lost circulation zones comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a sealing composition into the wellbore, wherein the sealing composition comprises a latex and an accelerator and wherein the latex, the accelerator or both are encapsulated with an encapsulation material. A wellbore servicing fluid comprising a latex and an accelerator wherein the latex, the accelerator, or both are encapsulated.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114354

Asymmetric bender bar transducer

Apparatus and techniques are described, such as for obtaining information indicative of an acoustic characteristic of a formation, including using a transducer assembly, comprising a base plate, a first piezoelectric slab and a second piezoelectric slab. The base plate includes a first region extending axially in a first direction beyond the first and second piezoelectric slabs along a specified axis of the base plate and a second region extending axially in a second direction, opposite the first direction, beyond the first and second piezoelectric slabs. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097479

Magnetic pressure pulse attenuation

A magnetic pressure pulse attenuator can include a variable volume and at least two magnetic devices. A magnetic force between the magnetic devices varies in response to a pressure change in the volume. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097273

Multi-phase fluid flow profile measurement

Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for analyzing multi-phase fluid flow profile and flow field distribution by utilizing heating wires and thermal sensing arrays to detect transient thermal response and generate a dynamic temperature profile. The thermal sensing arrays include a plurality of thermal sensors disposed linearly along the length of the array. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091622

Methods and systems for seismic data analysis using a tilted transversely isotropic (tti) model

At least some of the disclosed systems and methods employ one or more seismic receivers that gather seismic data from a plurality of positions in a borehole that penetrates a formation. Further, at least some of the disclosed systems and methods employ a memory to store the gathered seismic data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160091478

Systems and methods for analyzing the characteristics and compositions of a dry cement

Optical analysis systems and methods that utilize integrated computational elements (“ice”) may be useful for characterizing dry cements and determining cement slurry additives suitable for use therewith. For example, a method may include optically interacting a dry cement with an ice configured to detect a characteristic of the dry cement; generating a plurality of output signals corresponding to the characteristic of the dry cement detected by the ice; receiving and processing the plurality of output signals with a signal processor to yield a value for the characteristic of the dry cement; and determining at least one of a composition and a concentration of a cement slurry additive for use in combination with the dry cement based on the value of the characteristic of the dry cement.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090835

Multi-mode measurements with a downhole tool using conformable sensors

An example downhole tool may include a tool body and a first conformable sensor coupled to the tool body. The first conformation sensor may include a flexible material, a transmitter coupled to the flexible material, and a plurality of receivers coupled to the flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090826

Hybrid big hole liner

A shaped-charge liner for a shaped-charge assembly is provided. The shaped-charge assembly includes a housing, a single liner, and explosive material between the housing and the liner. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090789

Dynamic geo-stationary actuation for a fully-rotating rotary steerable system

The present disclosure describes a dynamic geo-stationary actuation technique that may be incorporated into a rotary steerable system 200. An example method described herein may include receiving a first angular orientation of a rotating housing 201 disposed in a borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090526

Multifunctional boronic crosslinkers as dual viscosification and friction reducing agents

Embodiments disclosed herein include a method comprising providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and a multifunctional boronic crosslinker, wherein the multifunctional boronic crosslinker comprises a dendritic polymer comprising a water-soluble monomer and a boronic acid group, wherein the ratio of the water-soluble monomer to the boronic acid group is in the range of from about 1:210 to about 1:800; and introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090523

Oil-in-water stable, emulsified spacer fluids

Some embodiments described herein provide a method comprising method comprising providing an oil-in-water emulsified spacer fluid comprising a binary surfactant mixture, solvent non-aqueous base fluid, and an aqueous base fluid, wherein the binary surfactant mixture comprises a surfactant and an amphiphilic co-surfactant, wherein the surfactant is present in an amount in the range of from about 0.5% to about 30% by weight of the oil-in-water emulsified spacer fluid and wherein the amphiphilic co-surfactant is present in an amount in the range of from about 0.5% to about 30% by weight of the oil-in-water emulsified spacer fluid, and introducing the oil-in-water emulsified spacer fluid into a subterranean formation comprising a residual non-aqueous fluid therein, wherein the binary surfactant mixture in the oil-in-water emulsified spacer fluid emulsifies at least a portion of the residual non-aqueous fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089821

Heat flow control for molding downhole equipment

There is disclosed herein a method of designing a mold, the mold being at least part of a unitary body to be formed from a plurality of layers by 3d printing, the method comprising: defining an inner surface of the mold corresponding to at least part of an outer surface of an object to be molded in the mold; selecting a first material from which at least part of the mold is to be printed; and selecting a second material from which at least another part of the mold is to be printed, the second material having a higher thermal and/or electrical conductivity than the first material, wherein at least one of the layers from which the mold is to be formed by 3d printing includes areas to be printed from each of the first and second materials.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084982

Pipe and borehole imaging tool with multi-component conformable sensors

An example downhole tool incorporating aspects of the present disclosure may include a tool body and a first flexible material coupled to the tool body. A transmitter may be coupled to the first flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084753

Spatial heterodyne integrated computational element (sh-ice) spectrometer

A spatial heterodyne spectrometer may employ an integrated computational element (ice) to obtain a measure of one or more fluid properties without requiring any moving parts, making it particularly suitable for use in a downhole environment. One illustrative method embodiment includes: directing light from a light source to illuminate a sample; transforming light from the sample into spatial fringe patterns using a dispersive two-beam interferometer; adjusting a spectral weighting of the spatial fringe patterns using, an integrated computation element (ice); focusing spectral-weight-adjusted spatial fringe patterns into combined fringe intensities; detecting the combined fringe intensities; and deriving at least one property of the sample.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084718

Device and method for temperature detection and measurement using integrated computational elements

An optical computing device and method for determining and/or monitoring temperature and temperature variation data in real-time by deriving the data from the output of an optical element.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084068

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for in situ monitoring of cement fluid compositions and setting processes thereof

Optical analysis systems, methods, and apparatuses for analyzing fluids may be useful for in situ monitoring fluids that relate to cementing operations. For example, a method may include containing a cement fluid composition in a flow path comprising a wellbore; and optically interacting the cement fluid composition with an integrated computational element, thereby generating an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the cement fluid composition, the integrated computational element being coupled to a tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084064

Determining a shape of a downhole object

A downhole tool includes a housing including a base and an end open to an exterior of the housing opposite the base; and a plurality of moveable members at least partially enclosed within the housing, at least a portion of the moveable members contactingly mounted in the housing against at least one of a friction member or an adjacent moveable member, each moveable member in the portion of moveable members configured to translate between a first position extended a first distance from the base and a second position extended a variable second distance from the base less than the first distance based on contact of the moveable member with a downhole object.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084043

Downhole energy storage and conversion

Energy may be stored, converted, and generated during a drilling operation. An example method includes receiving fluid energy from a flow of drilling fluid (115) in a borehole (105). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084037

Cement blends including inert microparticles

Dry cement blends that include inert microparticles may be used to produce cement slurries with a lower viscosity and a longer aging window. For example, a related method may include providing a cement dry blend comprising a plurality of cement particles and a plurality of inert microparticles, wherein the inert microparticles have an average diameter at least about 3 times smaller than that of the average diameter of the cement particles; mixing water, a set retarding additive, and the cement dry blend to yield a cement slurry; storing the cement slurry; mixing a cement set accelerator into the cement slurry; introducing the cement slurry into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and allowing the cement slurry to set at a location within the wellbore, the subterranean formation, or both.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084017

Bi-directional cv-joint for a rotary steerable system

An example downhole apparatus includes a drive shaft with a longitudinal axis, a spherical portion that extends radially from the longitudinal axis, and first and second interfacial surfaces proximate the spherical portion. An outer housing is positioned at least partially around the spherical portion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084006

Independent modification of drill string portion rotational speed

A method of operating a drill string comprises independently modifying a rotary speed of a downhole portion of the drill string relative to other downhole portions of the drill string, each of the portions comprising a plurality of drill pipe sections. The modified-speed portion of the drill string can comprise a downhole end portion of the drill string extending between a downhole drill string end and a curved portion of the borehole in which the drill string is located. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160084003

Bearing assembly including a focal bearing and load sharing thrust bearings

An apparatus including a housing, a shaft rotatably extending through the housing, and a bearing assembly for supporting the shaft within the housing, wherein the bearing assembly includes a focal bearing assembly for accommodating tilting of the shaft within the housing and a thrust bearing assembly for transferring thrust loads between the housing and the shaft, and wherein the thrust bearing assembly includes at least two thrust bearings arranged in a load sharing configuration and complementary oblique thrust surfaces for transferring thrust loads through the thrust bearings.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083645

Extrusion process for proppant production

An extrusion method and apparatus are described for producing ceramics, glass, glass-ceramics, or composites suitable for use as proppants. The method includes forming one or more green body materials, extruding the green body materials to form a green body extrudate, separating and shaping the green body extrudate into individual green bodies, and sintering the green bodies to form proppants. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083644

Fracturing or gravel-packing fluid with cmhec in brine

Treatment fluid suitable for use in subterranean formations may comprise: (i) an aqueous phase comprising water having at least 1,000 ppm total dissolved inorganic salts, wherein the aqueous phase comprises at least one of: a sulfate concentration of about 4,000 ppm or greater, a phosphate concentration of about 100 ppm or greater, a carbonate concentration of about 100 ppm or greater, or a barium concentration of about 37,000 ppm or greater; (ii) a carboxymethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose, wherein: (a) the carboxymethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose has a carboxymethyl degree of substitution is in the range of about 0.3 to about 0.45 per glucopyranose unit in the polymer; and (b) the carboxymethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose has a hydroxyethyl molecular substitution is in the range of about 2.1 to about 2.9 per glucopyranose unit in the polymer; and (c) the treatment fluid is substantially free of any crosslinker; and (iii) a breaker.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083641

Solids free gellable treatment fluids

Gellable treatment fluids containing an amps-acrylamide bipolymer and a suitable surfactant can be used in various subterranean operations where it is necessary for the treatment fluid to remain in a gelled state for extended periods of time at high formation temperatures. The gellable treatment fluids are thermally-stable, solids-free self-degrading treatment fluid compositions useful in fluid loss pill, kill pill, perforation pill and other gel treatment applications.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/24/16 / #20160082667

Wellbore logging tool design customization and fabrication using 3d printing and physics modeling

A system and method applies physics modeling and 3d printing to design and fabricate customized wellbore logging tools for operation in specific wells or sets of wells.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077236

Electromagnetic sensing apparatus for borehole acoustics

An example method for determining borehole acoustics using an electromagnetic sensing apparatus may include positioning a downhole tool within a borehole disposed in a formation. The downhole tool may comprise at least one acoustic source and at least one electromagnetic (em) sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077224

Gamma ray detectors with gain stabilization

Systems and methods for measuring natural gamma rays in a wellbore are disclosed that involve using a downhole gamma ray detector that provides signals that scale with energy deposited by gamma rays in the downhole gamma ray detector and storing digital signals in channels. A derivative of the digital signals is taken and the location of the maximum value of the derivative is used to stabilize the gamma ray detector by adjusting the threshold or gain based on the maximum value of the derivative or adjusting an amplifier or variable high voltage source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077183

Nuclear magnetic resonance tool calibration

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to calibrate a nuclear magnetic resonance tool. Example calibration techniques may include using intended ninety degree pulses as a control mechanism to evaluate echo pulses from generating pulse sequences. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076367

Optical computing device having a redundant light source and optical train

An optical computing device having a redundant light source and/or a plurality of optical elements (i.e., optical train) in order to simultaneously determine characteristics of a sample in real-time by deriving the characteristic data from the output of the optical elements.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076361

Managing rotational information on a drill string

A method for sharing information between components of a subterranean drill string. The method can include receiving, at a controller, data representative of a detected rotational characteristic of a drill string sensed at a first location on the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076352

Conductivity enhancement of complex fracture networks in subterranean formations

Some embodiments provide a method comprising a) introducing a delayed-release acid and a gelling agent into a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture in a first treatment interval; b) contacting the delayed-release acid with a face of the fracture in the first treatment interval so as to etch one or more channels thereon; c) introducing a combination of non-degradable and degradable micro-proppant particulates into the subterranean formation so as to place them into the fracture in the first treatment interval, wherein they at least partially inhibit fluid flow therethrough; d) introducing a combination of non-degradable and degradable proppant particulates into the subterranean formation so as to place them into the fracture in the first treatment interval, wherein they at least partially inhibit fluid flow therethrough; e) repeating (a) through (d) at a second treatment interval.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076338

Downhole adjustable steam injection mandrel

A steam injection mandrel comprises a housing generally defining an axial flow bore and comprising one or more ports, an inner mandrel disposed within the housing, and a slot formed in the inner mandrel. The slot transitions at least three hundred sixty degrees about the longitudinal axis of the housing, and the steam injection mandrel is configured to provide fluid communication between the axial flow bore and the one or more ports through the slot.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160076308

Anodic bonding of thermally stable polycrystalline materials to substrate

Cutting elements and other hardfacing components of a drill bit or other downhole equipment are provided that include a thermally stable polycrystalline material anodically bonded to a substrate. Methods and systems for making such elements and components are also provided.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/17/16 / #20160075933

Cement set activators for set-delayed cement compositions and associated methods

Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation, may comprise providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder, activating the set-delayed cement composition with a cement set activator, wherein the cement set activator comprises at least one activator selected from the group consisting of nanosilica, a polyphosphate, and combinations thereof, introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation, and allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072040

Bender bar transducer having stacked encapsulated actuators

A bender bar transducer having stacked encapsulated actuators provides improved acoustic power over a wider frequency range, low applied voltage requirements and consistent part-to-part performance.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160070019

Estimating subsurface formation and invasion properties

An estimated value for invasion depth of an invasion zone in a subsurface measurement zone is calculated in a one-dimensional optimization procedure based on multi-array laterolog measurement data. A one-dimensional optimization problem is defined as having the invasion depth as a sole variable measurement zone parameter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069842

System and method for pipe and cement inspection using borehole electro-acoustic radar

An example method for pipe inspection in a subterranean formation using borehole electro-acoustic radar may include emitting mechanical energy from a mechanical energy source disposed in a pipe, which may cause the pipe to vibrate. Electromagnetic (em) energy from an electromagnetic energy source disposed in the borehole may then be transmitted and received. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069183

Composite sampler and nitrogen bottle

Disclosed is an apparatus for obtaining a plurality of fluid samples in a subterranean well includes a carrier, a plurality of sampling chambers and a plurality of pressure sources. The sampling chambers and pressure sources substantially comprises non-metallic materials. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069137

Apparatus with a rotary seal assembly axially coincident with a shaft tilting focal point

An apparatus including a housing, a shaft rotatably extending through the housing, and a rotary seal assembly contained within the housing for providing a seal between the housing and the shaft. The shaft is capable of an amount of tilting within the housing about a tilting focal point which is axially located along the housing at an axial focal point position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068733

Wellbore fluids comprising mineral particles and methods relating thereto

Mineral particles may provide for wellbore fluids with tailorable properties and capabilities, and methods relating thereto. Mineral particles may be utilized in methods that include introducing a wellbore fluid having a density of about 7 ppg to about 50 ppg into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the wellbore fluid comprising a base fluid and a plurality of mineral particles, and the wellbore fluid having a first viscosity; contacting at least some of the mineral particles with a linking agent so as to link the at least some of the mineral particles, thereby increasing the first viscosity to a second viscosity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061990

Method and system of a neutron tube

A neutron tube. At least some of the illustrative embodiments including: generating, from a neutron tube, a first neutron burst having a first characteristic energy spectra; and generating, from the neutron tube, a second neutron burst having a second characteristic energy spectra different than the first characteristic energy spectra, the generating the second neutron burst within one second of generating the first neutron burst.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061028

Device and method for corrosion detection and formation evaluation using integrated computational elements

An optical computing device and method for (1) determining and/or monitoring corrosion data in a given environment and (2) evaluating a downhole formation, both being accomplished in real-time by deriving the data from the output of an optical element.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060961

High-voltage drilling methods and systems using hybrid drillstring conveyance

In at least some embodiments, a high-voltage drilling system includes 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 Services Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060507

Method for reusing produced water for hydraulic fracturing

A method comprises obtaining or providing a treatment fluid comprising a gellable agent; an aqueous carrier fluid; at least one polymer comprising one or more ortho-dioxy arylene units; a crosslinking agent; and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the aqueous carrier fluid comprises produced and/or flowback water. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160057853

Printed circuit board assemblies

Printed circuit board assemblies having capabilities for operating under high ampacity conditions can sometimes be difficult to fabricate and may lack sufficient mechanical robustness for extreme operating environments. Accordingly, printed circuit board assemblies can comprise: a non-conductive substrate having a plurality of planar conductive pathways disposed thereon; an electronic component that is in electrical communication with one or more of the planar conductive pathways and is configured to supply an electrical current thereto; a superficial metallic conductor overlaying one or more of the planar conductive pathways, at least in part, the superficial metallic conductor having a direct electrical connection to the electronic component and also being in electrical communication with the planar conductive pathways; and a conductive element in electrical communication with the superficial metallic conductor, the conductive element being configured to withdraw electrical current from the printed circuit board assembly.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054468

Identifying unconventional formations

Signal measurements collected by azimuthally sensitive electromagnetic logging tool as a function of position in a borehole are obtained. The signal measurements are used to identify a type of formation model. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054467

Method of estimating anisotropic formation resistivity profile using a multi-component induction tool

Improved algorithm for estimating anisotropic formation resistivity profile using a multi-component induction tool are disclosed. A method for estimating anisotropic formation resistivity profile of a formation comprises obtaining borehole corrected log data and determining at an azimuth angle of the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054464

Anisotropy analysis using direct and reflected arrivals in seismic survey data

A seismic data analysis system includes seismic receivers to collect seismic survey data, wherein the seismic survey data includes direct and reflected arrival data in response to at least one seismic source fired at different shot offsets. The system also includes memory that stores the collected seismic survey data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054462

Logging data identification system using reflection metadata

A system for identifying logging data is disclosed. The system may include one or more logging data assemblies. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054285

Implementation concepts and related methods for optical computing devices

Various implementations of optical computing devices are described herein which include a “tuning fork” probe, “spark plug” probe, “grooved tubular” and “modular” type implementation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053612

Downhole formation testing and sampling apparatus having a deployment linkage assembly

A downhole formation testing and sampling apparatus. The apparatus includes a setting assembly and an actuation module that is operable to apply an axial compressive force to the setting assembly shifting the setting assembly from a radially contracted running configuration to a radially expanded deployed configuration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053599

Fracturing fluids comprising fibers treated with crosslinkable, hydratable polymers and related methods

A low-polymer-load fracturing fluid may include an aqueous carrier fluid, proppant, and polymer-treated degradable fibers. The polymer-treated degradable fibers may include degradable fibers that have been at least partially treated with a crosslinkable, hydratable polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053588

Electrical generator and electric motor for downhole drilling equipment

An electrical generator positionable downhole in a well bore includes a tubular housing having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, the housing having an internal passageway with a plurality of layers. The layers comprise at least a first protective layer, a second protective layer, and an electrically conductive layer positioned between the first and second protective layers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053576

Liquid valve for flow control devices

Certain aspects of the present invention are directed to a liquid valve assembly that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The liquid valve assembly can include a housing and a liquid valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053573

Downhole tool consistent fluid control

A downhole apparatus for use in a wellbore includes a housing having at least one passage or cavity capable of receiving a fluid. The downhole apparatus further includes an orifice in fluid communication with the passage or cavity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053570

Swellable packer with reinforcement and anti-extrusion features

A packer assembly for use in a subterranean well can include a seal element which swells in the well, a reinforcement in the seal element, and an extrusion barrier which displaces outward in response to swelling of an end portion of the seal element, the reinforcement being longitudinally spaced apart from the end portion of the seal element. A method of constructing a packer assembly can include positioning a reinforcement in a seal element which swells in response to contact with a fluid, the positioning including longitudinally spacing opposite ends of the reinforcement away from opposite end portions of the seal element, and installing extrusion barriers which radially outwardly overlie the seal element end portions.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053562

Methods for autonomously activating a shifting tool

A method for activating a shifting tool comprises introducing a shifting tool in a desired wellbore zone where it is exposed to a pre-determined hydrostatic pressure. The shifting tool comprises at least one key that is configured to be expanded and released from a retracted position when the shifting tool is subjected to the pre-determined hydrostatic pressure.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053547

Drill bits with stick-slip resistance

A drill bit includes a bit body and one or more cutters positioned on the bit body at select locations. At least one vibrational device is positioned on the bit body to impart vibration to the bit body and thereby mitigate stick-slip.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053546

Wellbore drilling systems with vibration subs

A bottom-hole assembly includes a drill string extendable within a wellbore and a drill bit positioned at a distal end of the drill string. A vibration sub is positioned in the drill string axially adjacent the drill bit and includes one or more vibratory devices that impart vibration to the drill bit.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053545

Resonance-tuned drill string components

A drilling system includes a drill string extendable into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The subterranean formation exhibits a resonant frequency and a drill bit is coupled to a distal end of the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053543

Steering tool with eccentric sleeve and method of use

A method for steering a well comprises disposing a first orienting assembly and a second orienting assembly spaced apart along a circular inner peripheral surface of a housing. An orienting sleeve is rotatably supported between the first orienting assembly and the second orienting assembly, the orienting sleeve has an angled bore therethrough, wherein a first longitudinal axis of the angled bore is inclined by a predetermined angle to a second longitudinal axis referenced to a cylindrical outer peripheral surface of the orienting sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053166

Gellable treatment fluids having adjustable gel times and methods associated therewith

Gellable treatment fluids may have their gel times modified by using a polymer mixture therein that contains two or more polymers having disparate average molecular weights. Methods for treating a subterranean formation using such gellable treatment fluids can comprise providing a gellable treatment fluid comprising a polymer mixture and a crosslinking agent, introducing the gellable treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, and allowing the gellable treatment fluid to form a gel in the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053165

Mucilage comprising treatment fluids for subterranean formation operations

Some embodiments disclosed herein comprise a method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and an extracted natural mucilage; and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation. The treatment fluid may further comprise a mucin in an amount in the range of from about 0.000001% to about 10% by weight in the treatment fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053163

Fibers as drag-reducing propping fibers in low permeability subterranean applications

Some embodiments described herein provide a method comprising providing a wellbore in a low permeability subterranean formation; providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid and drag-reducing propping fibers; introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one micro-fracture therein, wherein the drag-reducing propping fibers are capable of reducing the friction created within the treatment fluid as it is introduced into the wellbore; and placing the drag-reducing propping fibers into the at least one micro-fracture so as to prop open the micro-fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053160

Methods for enhancing propped fracture conductivity

Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods of treating a subterranean formations that provide enhanced fracture conductivity over other methods. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053158

Sealant compositions and methods utilizing nano-particles

The present invention includes well treatment fluids and methods utilizing nano-particles and, in certain embodiments, to sealant compositions and methods utilizing nano-particles. The nano-particles may be incorporated into the sealant composition in different forms, including as discrete nano-particles, encapsulated nano-particles, agglomerated nano-particles, or in a liquid suspension.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/25/16 / #20160052805

Electro-coagulation and metal sand treatment for wastewater

Improved methods and systems for treating wastewaters produced in mining and/or subterranean well bore operations are provided. In one embodiment, the systems comprise: an electro-coagulation unit that receives wastewater from a wastewater source, performs an electro-coagulation treatment on the wastewater using one or more ec cells, and produces a first fluid stream that comprises one or more solid materials and a liquid effluent; a solids separation unit coupled downstream of and in fluid communication with the electro-coagulation unit that separates at least a portion of the solid materials in the first fluid stream from the liquid effluent; and a filter comprising a metal-bearing filtration media coupled downstream of and in fluid communication with the solids separation unit that filters the liquid effluent from the solids separation unit to produce a treated water stream.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048627

Design techniques for optical processing elements

One disclosed method for designing an integrated computational element (ice) core includes generating with a computer a plurality of predetermined ice core designs having a plurality of thin film layers, wherein generating the plurality of predetermined ice core designs includes iteratively varying a thickness of each thin film layer by applying coarse thickness increments to each thin film layer, calculating a transmission spectrum for each predetermined ice core design, calculating a performance of each predetermined ice core design based on one or more performance criteria, identifying one or more predictive ice core designs based on the performance of each predetermined ice core design, and optimizing the one or more predictive ice core designs by iteratively varying the thickness of each thin film layer with fine thickness increments, wherein the one or more predictive ice core designs are configured to detect a particular characteristic of interest.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047239

Log processing and fracture characterization in biaxially anisotropic formations

Evaluation of formation and fracture characteristics based on multicomponent induction (mci) log data includes automated calculation of inverted biaxial anisotropy (ba) parameters for the formation by performing an iterative ba inversion operation based on the mci log data and using a ba formation model that accounts for transfers by axial formation anisotropy to resistivity. The ba inversion operation can be combined with a transversely anisotropic (ti) inversion based on the mci log data and using a ti formation model, to calculate inverted ti parameters for the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047235

Capturing data for physical states associated with perforating string

Certain aspects are directed to capturing data regarding physical states associated with a perforating string. In one aspect, a sensing tool is provided. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047228

Magnetic tool position determination in a wellbore

A magnetic system for determining an operating position of a downhole tool. The system includes an array of magnets operable to produce a magnetic field that is operably associated with a stationary component of the downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047224

Downhole triaxial electromagnetic ranging

A ranging system calculates the distance, direction and orientation of a target well through rotationally invariant analysis of triaxial electric and magnetic field measurements from a bottom hole assembly (“bha”) having electromagnetic sensors. The triaxial electric and magnetic field sensors can be deployed in any downhole device without explicitly needing to process or retrieve rotational information about the downhole bha or wireline device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047221

Determining surface wetting of metal with changing well fluids

Methods and apparatuses for determining surface wetting of a metallic material with changing well fluids. In general, the methods according to the invention include measuring electrical impedance spectroscopy (“eis”) for a system simulating downhole conditions for the wetting of a surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047204

Ferrofluid tool for providing modifiable structures in boreholes

A tool for providing modifiable structures in a wellbore using ferrofluids in a downhole system is provided. The downhole system can include a tool body, a source of ferrofluid, and a magnet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047187

Wellbore drilling using dual drill string

A method and apparatus are disclosed for drilling a wellbore using a concentric dual drill string. Multiple individually selectively isolable crossover ports intervaled may be provided along the length of the drill string thereby facilitating pumping a well control fluid within a wellbore annulus without the need to run-in or trip-out the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047172

Improved fluid flow control device

A downhole fluid flow control apparatus is disclosed. The fluid flow control apparatus includes a substantially tubular housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046854

Traceable polymeric additives for use in subterranean formations

Disclosed are traceable polymeric additives that comprise a tagging material and methods of using the traceable polymeric additives in subterranean applications, such as cementing. An embodiment discloses a method of well treatment comprising introducing a fluid comprising a traceable polymeric additive into a wellbore, wherein the traceable polymeric additive comprises a polymer and a tagging material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046853

Napthol-based epoxy resin additives for use in well cementing

Disclosed are methods and compositions for cementing in a subterranean formation. A method comprises introducing a resin composition into a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046852

Polymer-based drilling fluids containing non-biodegradable particulates and methods for use thereof

Polymer-based drilling fluids may be used as an alternative to drilling fluids containing bentonite or other clay materials, although filter cake formation can often be inadequate when using polymer-based drilling fluids. As a result, drilling methods employing polymer-based drilling fluids may sometimes experience unacceptable fluid loss performance within a borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041299

Position-sensitive gamma detectors

Various embodiments can include apparatus and methods to operate and provide a position-sensitive detector. In various embodiments, a detector may include an illuminating device, a photodetector array, and a number of elemental circuit units, where an arrangement of the number of elemental circuit units with the photodetector array can provide a mechanism to identify a position of a light generating event in the illuminating device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041296

Ranging measurement apparatus, methods, and systems

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to detect and determine a relative distance and/or azimuthal direction of nearby target well conductors such as pipes, well casing, etc., from within a borehole of a drilling well.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041294

Well ranging apparatus, methods, and systems

Disclosed embodiments include well ranging apparatus, systems, and methods which operate to detect and determine a relative distance and/or azimuthal direction of nearby target well conductors such as pipes, well casing, etc., from within a borehole of a drilling well.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160041234

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

02/11/16 / #20160041233

Low-noise fluxgate magnetometer with increased operating temperature range

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may include synchronic symmetrical integrator circuitry and a magnetic field measurement device comprising an excitation circuit including an excitation coil, the excitation coil being wound around an amorphous soft magnetic core having a certain temperature coefficient such that inductance of the excitation circuit will change with temperature variations of the amorphous soft magnetic core; a detection circuit including a detection coil, the detection coil being wound around the same amorphous soft magnetic core, such that inductance variation of the detection circuit with temperature of the core can be detected from the excitation coil; and a resonation control circuit coupled to the excitation circuit and to the detection circuit to adjust a resonant frequency of the detection circuit responsive to temperature variations of the core. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040530

High data-rate telemetry pulse detection with a sagnac interferometer

An example telemetry signal detection apparatus may include a optical splitter, a light source optically coupled to the optical splitter, and a light detector optically coupled to the optical splitter. The apparatus further may include a reference loop optically coupled to the optical splitter and a sensor loop optically coupled to the reference loop and the optical splitter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040529

Borehole fluid-pulse telemetry apparatus and method

A fluid pulse generator for use in a drill string comprises an elongate obstruction member mounted in a fluid passage for driven pivoting about a pivot axis transverse to the fluid passage, obstruction of the fluid passage by the obstruction member being variable in relation to pivotal position of the obstruction member. Telemetry signals can be transmitted along the drill string by driven pivoting of the obstruction member, to generate data pulses in drilling fluid in the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040525

Bend measurements of adjustable motor assemblies using strain gauges

A wellbore assembly is provided that can include a first motor housing assembly member and a second motor housing assembly member that can bend relative to the first motor housing assembly at a bend location. The assembly can also include a strain gauge positioned on a first side of the bend location to determine an amount of bend of the second motor housing assembly member relative to the first motor housing assembly member by determining a strain. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040524

Monitoring downhole parameters using mems

A method for measuring parameters related to wellsite operations comprises mixing micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) sensors with a wellbore servicing composition in surface wellbore operating equipment. The mems sensors are assigned a unique identified that may be used to track individual mems sensor as the mems sensors travel through the wellbore and may be used to correlate sensor measurements taken by the mems sensors with particular locations in the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040516

Housing assemblies for mounting flow control devices

A housing assembly, comprising: an outer form arranged about a base pipe, the base pipe including at least one flow port; an inner form arranged about the base pipe and nested within the outer form, thereby defining a sealed compartment between the outer and inner forms; and a composite resinous material disposable within the sealed compartment and curable to form a rigid housing arranged at or near the at least one flow port and in fluid communication therewith.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040507

Ferrofluid tool for isolation of objects in a wellbore

A tool for isolating objects in a wellbore using ferrofluids in a downhole system is provided. The downhole system can include a tool body, a source of ferrofluid, and a magnet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040506

Ferrofluid tool for enhancing magnetic fields in a wellbore

A tool for enhancing or directing magnetic fields using ferrofluids in a downhole system is provided. The downhole system can include a tool body, a source of ferrofluid, and a positioning magnet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040060

Treatment fluids comprising an alkali metal complexing agent and methods for use thereof

Alkali metal ions may lead to the production of insoluble materials during the course of stimulating a subterranean formation, particularly when acidizing a siliceous formation or a formation containing a siliceous material. Alkali metal ions may be sequestered using an alkali metal complexing agent in order to reduce their propensity toward forming insoluble materials in a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040058

Accelerated swelling of oil-swellable elastometers in a well

A method of swelling an oil-swellable elastomer in a well comprising the step of: contacting the oil-swellable elastomer in the well with a treatment fluid, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: (a) an oil selected from the group consisting of alkanes and naphtha, wherein the oil comprises hydrocarbons having anywhere in the range of 5 to 21 carbons; (b) an α-olefin having anywhere in the range of 18 to 26 carbons; and (c) an activator for oil-swelling, the activator selected from the group consisting of: ketones, dodecane, terpenes, terpenoids, haloalkanes having from 9 to 20 carbons, and any combination thereof. An oil-swelled elastomer as produced by the method is also contemplated.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/11/16 / #20160040055

Compositions for treating subterranean formations

A method comprises obtaining or providing a treatment fluid comprising compounds comprising a structure of the formula (i) or (ia) or compounds of the formula (ib) and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160035440

Deuterium-deuterium neutron generators

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of using the apparatus having a neutron generator. The neutron generator can include a neutron generator tube having an inner surface and a cylindrical cavity, a field ionization array cylindrically distributed on the inner surface, and a target rod positioned in the cylindrical cavity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033671

Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) interecho interval control methods and systems

A nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool includes a pulsed magnetic field source which provides an nmr logging pulse sequence having a reduced interecho interval (te). A controller in communication with the pulsed magnetic field source provides a pulse sequence designed to substantially align an echo peak with a measurement deadtime boundary, yielding a partial spin echo data recovery which is at least partially compensated by a substantially higher measurement density.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033670

Switching an operating mode of an nmr logging tool

In some aspects of what is described here, a downhole nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool can obtain nmr data from a subterranean region. The nmr logging tool includes a magnet assembly operable to produce a static magnetic field in the subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033669

Antenna coupling component measurement tool having a rotating antenna configuration

Disclosed herein are electromagnetic resistivity logging systems and methods that employ an antenna configuration having at most two transmitter or receiver antenna orientations that rotate relative to the borehole. The measurements made by this reduced-complexity antenna configuration enable the determination of at least seven components of a coupling matrix, which may be determined using a linear system of equations that express the azimuthal dependence of the measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033664

Determining cement impedance from a formation boundary

Systems, methods, and software for determining properties of a medium surrounding an exterior portion of a well casing are described. In some aspects, the properties of the medium are determined based on measurements of detected acoustic energy and distances between one or more acoustic transmitters and two or more acoustic receivers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033663

Control of acoustic transmitters for downhole measurement or logging

The acoustic energy induced by a transmitter module of an acoustic logging tool is dependent on several factors. In some implementations, the induced acoustic energy is dependent on the electromagnetic energy input into the transmitter module, the response behavior of the transmitter module, and the operating conditions of the transmitter module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033382

Methods and systems for testing lost circulation materials

Apparatus and methods for simulation of bore hole fractures are disclosed. A device for simulating a fracture in a subterranean formation comprises a housing, a gap in the housing, and one or more shims positioned inside the gap. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032962

Bearing assembly

A bearing assembly for use in an apparatus having a housing and a shaft which is rotatably connected with the housing. A shaft extension extends from the interior of the housing at a first housing end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032720

Collecting and removing condensate from a gas extraction system

A gas extraction system for gas analysis is provided. The gas extraction system includes the use of a peristaltic pump for moving condensates to a liquid trap assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032719

Systems and methods for optical fluid identification approximation and calibration

Systems and methods for optical fluid identification approximation and calibration are described herein. One example method includes populating a database with a calculated pseudo optical sensor (cpos) response of a first optical tool to a first sample fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032718

Solvent extraction and analysis of formation fluids from formation solids at a well site

Systems and methods for extracting and analyzing formation fluids from solids circulated out of a subterranean formation are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a sample of formation solids that have been separated from a fluid circulated in at least a portion of a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation at a well site; performing a solvent extraction on the sample of formation solids using one or more solvents at an elevated pressure at the well site, wherein at least a portion of one or more formation fluids residing in the formation solids is extracted into the one or more solvents to produce an extracted fluid; and analyzing the extracted fluid at the well site to determine the composition of the extracted fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032717

Lwd resistivity imaging tool with adjustable sensor pads

A logging while drilling tool for measuring a geological formation surrounding a wellbore includes a tool body having one or more sensor pads. Each sensor pad is coupled to the tool body by an extendable coupling that is operable to adjust the radial position of the sensor pad by extending away from or retracting toward the tool body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032712

Magnetic location determination in a wellbore

A magnetic system for determining the location of a wellbore component in a first string relative to a wellbore component in a second string. The system includes a circumferentially distributed array of magnets positioned in the first string that is operable to produce a magnetic field in the wellbore proximate the location of the array of magnets. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032694

Controlling flow in a wellbore

Techniques for controlling flow of a wellbore fluid include positioning a plurality of inflow control assemblies on a pipe joint in a wellbore, the pipe joint including a proximal end engageable with a first downhole tool and a distal end engageable with a second downhole tool; receiving a flow of a wellbore fluid from a subterranean zone to an inlet of at least one inflow control device (icd), the at least one icd mounted in each of the plurality of inflow control assemblies, the flow at a velocity that is less than the transport velocity of fines in the wellbore fluid; and transmitting the flow of the wellbore fluid to the pipe joint from the icds to an interior of the pipe joint.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032693

Production filtering system and methods

Systems and methods for filtering a production stream downhole that involves creating a basepipe annulus and a casing annulus and forcing the production stream through a filter between the casing annulus and the basepipe annulus before combining the production stream with a previously filtered production stream. Other systems and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032687

Resettable remote and manual actuated well tool

A well tool has a housing and an actuator sleeve in the housing. An actuator in the housing includes a spring and an internal shifting tool engaging profile. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032685

Dual isolation well assembly

A working string is used to actuate a first valve of a completion string in a well to seal a float shoe of the completion string from a remainder of the completion string. The working string is also used to actuate a second valve of the completion string to seal the center bore of the completion string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032654

Encapsulated explosives for drilling wellbores

Systems and methods for drilling operations may use encapsulated explosives to complement the performance of downhole cutting tools. An exemplary method may include drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a downhole cutting tool; circulating a drilling fluid in the wellbore, wherein the drilling fluid comprises a base fluid and an encapsulated explosive having an average diameter of about 10 nm to about 20 microns; triggering detonation of the encapsulated explosive; and detonating the encapsulated explosive proximal to a portion of the subterranean formation adjacent the downhole cutting tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025887

Target well ranging method, apparatus, and system

A ranging signal and a reference signal are generated. The reference signal has a lower frequency than the ranging signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160025886

Apparatus and methods of reducing error in measurements

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to reduce error in measurements. In various embodiments, a field is measured at two sensors at different positions from each other, the two sensors are interchanged, and the field at the two sensors at the two interchanged positions is measured. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024912

Bottom hole assembly fiber optic shape sensing

One or more of these thermomechanical properties of an underground formation can be monitored using a monitoring system. An example monitoring system includes a signal processing module, a visualization module, a signal source module, a signal detection module, and one or more optical fibers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024908

Fast formation dip angle estimation systems and methods

Tools, systems and methods for fast formation dip angle estimation, at least some of which include a logging tool that includes at least one transmit antenna, at least one receive antenna and a controller. The controller measures coupling parameters between the transmit and receive antennas, with at least one of the coupling parameters being measured as a function of depth and azimuthal angle. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024906

Drilling operations that use compositional properties of fluids derived from measured physical properties

The physical properties of a fluid may be used in deriving the compositional properties of the fluid, which may, in turn, be used to influence an operational parameters of a drilling operation. For example, a method may include drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a drilling fluid as part of a drilling operation; circulating or otherwise containing the drilling fluid in a flow path that comprises the wellbore; measuring at least one physical property of the drilling fluid at a first location and a second location along the flow path; deriving a compositional property of the drilling fluid at the first location and the second location based on the at least one physical property that was measured; comparing the compositional property of the drilling fluid at the first location and the second location; and changing an operational parameter of the drilling operation based on the comparison.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024896

Abandonment and containment system for gas wells

The invention presents a method for plugging and abandoning spent wells. An expandable liner hanger having sealing elements positioned thereon, is run-in and expanded, creating at least one seal against fluid migration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024886

Pressure-operated dimple lockout tool

The disclosure describes a lockout tool including a cam housing configured to fit within a flow tube of a safety valve that is coupled to production tubing and has a longitudinal up-down axis. The lockout tool further includes a piston disposed within the cam housing and configured to move within the cam housing parallel to the longitudinal up-down axis and form a plurality of dimples in the flow tube upon provision within the production tubing of a pressurized fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024883

Liquid valve for flow control devices

Certain aspects of the present invention are directed to a liquid valve assembly that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The liquid valve assembly can include a housing and a liquid valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024882

Liquid valve for flow control devices

Certain aspects of the present invention are directed to a liquid valve assembly that can be disposed in a wellbore through a fluid-producing formation. The liquid valve assembly can include a housing and a liquid valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024874

Dual barrier perforating system

A system and method for use in used in oil and gas wellbores is provided. More specifically, the disclosure relates to barriers or seals used in downhole operations involving activities such as perforating operations and well abandonment operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024871

Remote operation of a rotating control device bearing clamp and safety latch

A rotating control device for a tubular string includes a body, a housing assembly, and a clamp device. An annulus is formed between the body and the tubular string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024850

Hydraulic control of drill string tools

A drill string tool has a control mechanism to switch the tool between an inactive condition and an active condition in response to operator-performance of a predefined trigger sequence comprising variations in a drilling fluid pressure differential. The trigger sequence comprises multiple cycles of (a) raising the predefined trigger sequence into, but not above, a predefined pressure range, and (b) lowering the predefined trigger sequence below a lower threshold of the pressure range. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024371

Resin composition for treatment of a subterranean formation

The present invention relates to resin compositions for treatment of a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024367

Viscosifier polymer for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed relate to a viscosifier polymer for treatment of a subterranean formation, and methods and systems including the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018818

In-situ monitoring of fabrication of integrated computational elements

Techniques include receiving a design of an integrated computational element (ice), the ice design including specification of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, complex refractive indices of adjacent layers being different from each other, and a notional ice fabricated in accordance with the ice design being related to a characteristic of a sample; forming at least some of the plurality of layers of the ice in accordance with the ice design; performing at least two different types of in-situ measurements; predicting, using results of the at least two different types of in situ measurements, performance of the ice relative to the ice design; and adjusting the forming of the layers remaining to be formed, at least in part, by updating the ice design based on the predicted performance.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018561

Methods and systems for an integrated acoustic and induction logging tool

An integrated acoustic and induction logging tool enables efficient logging operations and reduces logging string length. In some of the disclosed embodiments, an integrated acoustic and induction logging tool includes a mandrel compatible with acoustic logging operations and induction logging operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018555

Data processing with magnetic resonance tool

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to acquire echo signals associated with operation of a nuclear magnetic resonance logging tool to evaluate a formation and process the echo signals taking into account motion of the nuclear magnetic resonance logging tool. Coefficients may 5 be generated that are correlated to porosity of the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018553

Dip correction using estimated formation layer resistivities

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to determine apparent resistivity values of the formation associated with each of several layers comprising a set of at least three layers; to determine a resistivity correction for a selected one of the layers based on at least one of the apparent resistivity value of the selected layer, the width of the selected layer, and the apparent resistivity values in layers of the set located above and below the selected layer in the set within which the apparent resistivity value was obtained; and to generate a dip corrected resistivity value associated with the selected layer, based on the resistivity correction. Methods described herein may operate without using inversion-based or filter-based methods of dip correction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018549

Removing ring down effects from sonic waveforms

An illustrative acoustic range finding method including deploying a tool downhole, transmitting a first acoustic waveform with a transmitting acoustic transducer of the tool, receiving a second acoustic waveform with a receiving acoustic transducer of the tool, removing a deterministic waveform from the second acoustic waveform to obtain an echo waveform, and deriving a measurement from said echo waveform.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018339

Autonomous remote sensor for determining a property of a fluid in a body of water

An autonomous remote sensor for analyzing a fluid in a body of water comprises: a vessel, wherein the vessel moves through the body of water; and an analyzer, wherein the analyzer: (a) is located on or adjacent to the vessel; (b) incorporates one or more integrated computational elements (ice); and (c) is capable of determining at least one property of the fluid by at least contacting the fluid with radiated energy and detecting the interaction between the radiated energy and the fluid. A method of analyzing a fluid in a body of water comprises: providing a vessel, wherein the vessel moves through the body of water; and determining at least one property of the fluid using the analyzer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017693

Fluid-driven power generation unit for a drill string assembly

Multi-functional fluid-driven power generation units, modular power generation units, and drilling systems with a power generation unit are presented herein. A power generation unit for powering one or more downhole tools in a drill string is disclosed. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017689

Gravity-based casing orientation tools and methods

Disclosed are systems and methods of orienting wellbore tubulars using gravity. Some disclosed orientation indicating devices include a housing defining a first flow channel and being arrangeable within a wellbore tubular, an orientor movably arranged within the housing and defining a second flow channel in fluid communication with the first flow channel, and an eccentric weight arranged within the orientor and having a center of mass radially offset from a rotational axis of the orientor, the eccentric weight being configured to maintain the orientor pointing in one direction as the housing and the wellbore tubular are rotated, wherein, as the housing rotates, the first and second flow channels become progressively aligned or misaligned.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017688

Encapsulated fluid-loss additives for cement compositions

Methods and compositions for cementing in a subterranean formation. An example method of cementing comprises providing a cement composition comprising a hydraulic cement, water, and an encapsulated fluid-loss additive; wherein the encapsulated fluid-loss additive comprises a fluid-loss additive and an encapsulation material; placing the cement composition in a selected location; and allowing the cement composition to set.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017679

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 Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017678

Fluid flow during landing of logging tools in bottom hole assembly

The present disclosure relates to systems, assemblies, and methods for facilitating fluid flow during/after landing of logging tools in a bottom hole assembly. In operation, a memory logging tool is lowered through a longitudinal bore of a drill pipe string and landed in a bottom hole assembly disposed at the end of the drill pipe string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017660

Dual-type speed control mechanism for a turbine

According to aspects of the present disclosure, systems and methods for controlling the speed of a fluid-controlled drive mechanism are described herein. An example system may include a housing, a variable flow fluid pathway disposed within the housing, an electromagnet coupled to the housing, a fluid-controlled drive mechanism in fluid communication with the variable flow fluid pathway, and a load-generating assembly coupled to the fluid-controlled drive mechanism. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/21/16 / #20160016199

Acoustic transducer with impedance matching layer

A piezoelectric transducer is mounted in a housing. An impedance matching layer is provided between the piezoelectric transducer and the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011331

Apparatus and methods of data analysis

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to perform a correlation of data and/or a statistical analysis of data. A correlation of data can include generating a scalar product of measured responses with known responses and using a threshold to determine a correlation of the data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011329

Systems and methods for neutron detection in nuclear logging tools

A neutron detector includes a hollow shaped lithium-6-containing scintillator configured to produce a light signal in response to a neutron incident on the scintillator, a gamma-absorbing core that at least partially fills the inside of the hollow scintillator, and a device configured to produce an electrical signal in response to the light emitted from the scintillator.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011328

Device and method for parallel microfluidic pressure-volume-temperature analysis

A microfluidic device and method is described to parallelize a pressure-volume-temperature (“pvt”) analysis such that a portion of the pressure, temperature and volume analysis is performed separately from others. The resulting pvt data is then recombined statistically for a complete pvt analysis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011327

Estimation of three-dimensional formation using multi-component induction tools

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to utilize signals acquired from a multi-component induction tool operating in a wellbore. The acquired signals can be correlated to an apparent conductivity of a formation and mapped to components of the apparent conductivity tensor conductivity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010981

Method and apparatus for aligning components of integrated optical sensors

A method and apparatus for aligning optical components within an optical sensor. A mask with an elongate slot formed therethrough is placed optically between an optical emitter and an optical detector of the sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/14/16 / #20160010455

Using screened pads to filter unconsolidated formation samples

A fluid-sampling system that includes a downhole tool string with a fluid-sampling tool coupled thereto, and a fluid sampling probe coupled to the tool via a probe extension arm, the fluid sampling probe having an oval pad that contacts a borehole wall, one or more fluid inlets which receive a formation fluid, and a plurality of screens between the borehole wall and the one or more fluid inlets which filter the formation