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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

Method of minimizing tool response for downhole logging operations

A method of obtaining an equivalent tool model includes obtaining a set of known well data, in which the known well data includes sensor data measured by a logging tool and an actual dispersion response, and the logging tool has an actual tool size. The method also includes obtaining one or more well parameters from the known well data, and inputting the one or more well parameters and a model tool size into a rigid tool model. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Identification of material type and condition in a dry bulk material storage bin

A method includes optically interacting a bulk material or powder stored in a storage bin with an integrated computational element (“ice”) configured to modify an electromagnetic radiation according to a characteristic of the bulk material or powder. The method also includes detecting the modified electromagnetic radiation with a detector, and producing an output signal correlated to a value for the characteristic of the bulk material or powder, and receiving and processing the output signal with a signal processor to yield a value for the characteristic of the bulk material or powder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Method and apparatus for selecting surfactants

This present application relates generally to a testing device for selecting a surfactant during oilfield subterranean operation technologies. More specifically, the application relates to providing a testing device for selecting a surfactant depending on the interaction of the surfactant with a combination of variables, including the formation hydrocarbon, source water and formation mineralogy.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Determining drilling fluid loss in a wellbore

A location of a fracture can be determined in a wellbore. Micro-electro-mechanical (“mem”) devices of different sizes and shapes can be included in a sweep and injected into a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Differential fill valve assembly for cased hole

A differential fill valve assembly for application in float collars or shoes in a well casing can provide locking mechanisms to limit premature movement of an activating sleeve while facilitating desired advancement of the activating sleeve. The valve assembly comprises a backpressure flapper valve and an activating sleeve slidably disposed within a housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Activation device and activation of multiple downhole tools with a single activation device

An activation device is disclosed that can activate multiple downhole tools in a wellbore. The activation device is cost effective and easy to produce. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Piston assembly to reduce annular pressure buildup

A system for preventing annular pressure buildup comprising: a wellbore; two or more annuli located within the wellbore; a piston assembly located adjacent to a wellhead of the wellbore; and a pipe system that connects the two or more annuli in parallel to the piston assembly, wherein when the amount of pressure in the pipe system exceeds a predetermined amount, then a piston of the piston assembly moves whereby the movement reduces the amount of pressure in the two or more annuli.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Dogleg severity estimator for point-the-bit rotary steerable systems

An illustrative dogleg severity (dls) estimation method includes: retrieving dimensions of steering assembly; determining an initial dls estimate; using the dls estimate in combination with the steering assembly dimensions to determine node displacements for a shaft portion of the steering assembly; deriving a bit side force from the node displacements while accounting for elastic bending in a housing portion of the steering assembly; performing a dls calculation based in part on the bit side force; adjusting the dls estimate if the dls calculation does not match; repeating said using, deriving, performing, and adjusting until a match is achieved; and storing the dls estimate on a nontransient information storage medium.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Low-energy proppants for downhole operations

This present application relates generally to enhancing flow of fluids during fracturing operations. More specifically, the application relates to providing a proppant with a low surface energy, introducing the proppant into a subterranean formation with a surfactant selected to interact with the proppant such that the recovery of hydrocarbons from the subterranean formation is enhanced.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Extended-life settable compositions comprising red mud

A method for using an extended-life settable composition is disclosed. The method includes providing an extended-life settable composition comprising red mud, calcium hydroxide, water, and a cement set retarder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Compatibilized cement composition for treatment of a subterranean formation

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

Invert emulsion treatment fluids comprising polar organic compounds and methods of use in subterranean operations

Certain invert emulsion treatment fluids for use in subterranean formations are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise: providing an invert emulsion treatment fluid that comprises an oleaginous external phase, and an internal phase that comprises one or more alcohols and one or more polar organic compounds that are soluble in the internal phase; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Lost circulation materials comprising brown mud

A method for reducing lost circulation in a subterranean formation. The method includes providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a lost circulation material comprising brown mud. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369757

Lost circulation materials comprising cane ash

A method for reducing lost circulation in a subterranean formation. The method includes providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a lost circulation material comprising cane ash. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369617

Methods of use for crosslinked polymer compositions in subterranean formation operations

A method comprising introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and a crosslinked polymer, the crosslinked polymer comprising reactants of a first repeating unit, a second repeating unit, and a crosslinker that react to form the crosslinked polymer, wherein the first repeating unit is a sulfonic acid-containing monomer present from 50% to 99% by weight of the reactants, wherein the second repeating unit selected from the group consisting of an n-vinyl amide-containing monomer, a terminal double bond-containing monomer, and any combination thereof, and is present from 1% to 50% by weight of the reactants, and wherein the crosslinker comprises at least two olefinic bonds.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363830

Combined hybrid cable housing and splitter

An assembly can include a barrel housing having an opened end. The barrel housing can also include a barrel port for mounting a first compression fitting. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363766

High resolution downhole imaging

Apparatus having a focused transducer and methods of operating a focused transducer downhole in a well can provide high resolution downhole imaging. In various embodiments, a focused transducer is used for imaging downhole in a well in which the imaging is based on a seismoelectric effect. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363765

Method for minimization of borehole effects for multicomponent induction tool

A method to minimize borehole effects upon a multi-component induction tool within a well and borehole with water-based mud includes measuring parameters of the reservoir with the induction tool to create an array of measured components. The method further includes comparing a measured component from the array of measured components with a corresponding model component from an array of model components for a reservoir model with known parameters and no borehole effects, and determining the parameters for the reservoir based upon the comparison of the measured component and the corresponding model component.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362896

Wellbore interactive-deflection mechanism

A deflection mechanism may include a first incline and a second incline for interacting with legs of a junction assembly to selectively deflect each of the legs in a desired direction in a multilateral wellbore system. The deflection mechanism may include a window assembly for a main borehole of the wellbore and having a selective-deflection profile positioned proximate to an entrance into a lateral borehole extending from the main borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170362486

Biopolymer composite for water-based treatment fluids

An aqueous-based treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid, wherein the base fluid comprises water; and an additive, wherein the additive comprises a biopolymer matrix and a compound comprising a functional group containing nitrogen, a method of using the aqueous-based treatment fluid comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356597

Liquefied natural gas vaporizer for downhole oil or gas applications

A vaporizer apparatus for vaporizing liquefied natural gas (lng) into vapor-phase natural gas for injection into an oil or gas well, comprises a blower assembly, a burner section, a heat exchanger section, and at least one flammable gas concentration sensor. The blower assembly comprises a primary blower configured to move air along an air flow path through the vaporizer apparatus and a flame arrestor configured to allow passage of the air into the vaporizer apparatus and impede passage of a flame out of the vaporizer apparatus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356287

Traceable micro-electro-mechanical systems for use in subterranean formations

Use of traceable micro-electro-mechanical systems (“mems”) in subterranean formations. A method may comprise introducing a treatment fluid comprising a traceable micro-electro-mechanical system into a wellbore, wherein the traceable micro-electro-mechanical system comprises a micro-electro-mechanical system and a tagging material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356286

Leak detection via doppler shift differences in moving hydrophones

A leak-detecting assembly can include an array of hydrophones. The array can be moved within a hydrocarbon well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356273

3d printed flapper valve

A method and apparatus including a subsurface tool, such as a flapper closure valve, that has an integrally formed body and that includes at least one of an internal void located within the body of the flapper closure plate; and an indentation extending from an exterior surface of the body of the flapper closure plate, the indentation having an opening defining a first dimension along a first direction at the exterior surface of the body, the indentation defining an indentation surface extending within the body, the indentation surface defining a second dimension along the first direction within the body, the second dimension being greater than the first dimension. In one or more exemplary embodiments, the flapper closure plate is at least partially manufactured using an additive manufacturing process.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356271

High efficiency radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command compositions and methods of use

Systems and methods that produce bremsstrahlung radiation may facilitate the setting of a settable composition. For example, a method may include providing a settable composition in a portion of a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, a portion of the subterranean formation, or both; conveying an electron accelerator tool along the wellbore proximal to the settable composition; producing an electron beam in the electron accelerator tool with a trajectory that impinges a converter material, thereby converting the electron beam to bremsstrahlung photons; manipulating the trajectory of the electron beam in a radial direction, an axial direction, or both of the wellbore with a rastoring device of the electron accelerator tool; and irradiating the settable composition with the bremsstrahlung photons.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356270

Flow-activated fill valve assembly for cased hole

A differential fill valve assembly for application in float collars or shoes in a well casing can provide a mechanism for releasing a flapper valve by advancing and activating sleeve of the valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a backpressure flapper valve and an activating sleeve slidably disposed within a housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356266

Casing segment methods and systems with time control of degradable plugs

A casing segment comprising a cylinder, a downhole tool, a first channel in the cylinder, a degradable plug wherein the plug degrades when exposed to a degrading fluid, said degrading fluid concurrently not degrading to the cylinder or the downhole tool, and a fluid reservoir that stores the degrading fluid, wherein the fluid reservoir is in fluid communication with the plug. A method comprising obtaining a casing segment having a cylinder, a downhole tool, and a fluid reservoir with degrading fluid, said degrading fluid concurrently not degrading to the cylinder or the downhole tool, wherein the cylinder includes a first channel, installing a degradable plug within the first channel, deploying the casing segment downhole, and exposing the degradable plug to the degrading fluid to cause the downhole tool to be in fluid communication with the interior surface of the cylinder.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356261

Downhole apparatus with anchors and failsafe high torque transmission drive

According to one aspect, a downhole apparatus includes an anchor element mechanically coupled between first and second housings and linked to move radially between first and second radial positions; and a high torque electromechanical trans mission drive; wherein the anchor element is adapted to engage a preexisting structure when the downhole apparatus extends within the preexisting structure, the high torque electromechanical transmission drive is energized, and the anchor element is in the second radial position; and wherein the high torque electromechanical transmission drive is failsafe in that the anchor element is permitted to move radially from the second radial position towards the first radial position in response to de-energization of the high torque electromechanical transmission drive. In several embodiments, the preexisting structure is a casing positioned within a wellbore that traverses a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/14/17 / #20170356248

Hammer drill mechanism

Various embodiments include methods and apparatus structured to increase efficiencies of a drilling operation. A drilling apparatus can be structured to include a hammer drill to move a hammer to impart impact force to a bit box in conjunction with a rotary drive shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352168

Perspective-based modeling of a subterranean space

A method for graphically representing a subterranean space from the perspective of a point within the subterranean space, in some embodiments, comprises: obtaining data associated with the subterranean space, said data corresponding to a plurality of coordinates in a first coordinate system; associating the data for each of said plurality of coordinates with one or more corresponding coordinates in a second coordinate system; generating a different model of the subterranean space based on the data and said associations; and displaying the different model on a display, wherein the different model represents the subterranean space from the perspective of a point within the subterranean space.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351918

Distributing information using role-specific augmented reality devices

A role-based information distribution system, in some embodiments, comprises a display to provide an image containing multiple dynamic icons. It further comprises a wearable device camera to capture the image, and processing logic, coupled to the camera, to interpret the multiple dynamic icons and to provide information pertaining to a selected one or more of the multiple dynamic icons to a user via the wearable device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351004

Gamma detection sensors in a rotary steerable tool

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a rotary steerable tool and a gamma sensor assembly are provided. These systems may include scintillation detection sensors mounted in a pressure sleeve assembly coupled to a rotating drive shaft and/or an electronics insert of the rotary steerable tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350245

Anisotropic parameter estimation from walkaway vsp data using differential evolution

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to generate a parent population, wherein each member of the parent population includes a set of model parameters describing a layer model of the geological formation; to execute a perturbation algorithm to generate subsequent child populations, from the parent population, until a termination criterion is met; to provide a plurality of solutions based on at least one member of the parent population and on at least one member of each child population; and to control a drilling operation based on a revised layer model that has been generated based on a selected one of the plurality of solutions. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350244

Capsules containing micro-proppant and a substance to produce micro-seismic events

A method of mapping micro-fractures of a fracture network comprising: introducing a capsule or coated capsule or containment into the fracture network, where in the capsules or containment comprise an explosive substance and a plurality of micro-proppant; allowing initiation of the explosive substance of some or all of the plurality of the capsules to occur, wherein initiation of the explosive substance causes detonation of the explosive substance, and wherein the detonation produces one or more micro-seismic events; and causing or allowing at least a portion of the micro-proppant to enter one or more of the micro-fractures.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350243

Wave reflection suppression in pulse modulation telemetry

A method including receiving a waveform, identifying the presence of a pulse in the waveform, and subtracting a reflection template from the received waveform when a pulse is present in the waveform to obtain a corrected waveform, is presented. The method may further include reading the corrected waveform using a digital processing protocol and adjusting a drilling parameter according to the reading. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350242

Adjustable acoustic transducers for a downhole tool

Movable transducer designs used in downhole environments increase the efficiency of the transmitter and receivers, thereby obtaining improved logging data. In one embodiment, the transmitter/receivers are tilted/rotated to direct the strongest acoustic wave pressure to the critical path for increasing signal strength. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350240

Synchronizing downhole communications using timing signals

A system that is positionable in a wellbore can include a transceiver that is positionable external to a casing string. The transceiver can be remotely programmable while in the wellbore to set an internal clock using a timing signal wirelessly transmitted from a source and a position of the transceiver in the wellbore relative to the source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350239

Downhole communications using variable length data packets

A system that is positionable in a wellbore can include a transceiver that is positionable external to a casing string and programmable to vary a number of data packets that are wirelessly transmitted by the transceiver. The number of data packets can correspond to an amount of data wirelessly transmitted by the transceiver about an environment in the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350238

Frequency sweeps for encoding digital signals in downhole environments

A method for encoding signals using frequency sweeps in a downhole environment, in some embodiments, comprises: obtaining a digital signal; encoding the digital signal using one or more frequency sweeps to produce an encoded signal; transmitting the encoded signal from a transmitter to a receiver, at least one of the transmitter or receiver disposed downhole; receiving the encoded signal at the receiver; and decoding the encoded signal at the receiver to produce a decoded digital signal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350235

Acoustic source identification apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to substantially simultaneously measure acoustic radiation from a source in a geological formation, at each of at least two sensors in an array, over a selected time period to provide acoustic pressure measurements. Further activity may comprise locating the source at a location in the geological formation with respect to the sensors by determining acoustic intensity associated with the source, based on the acoustic pressure measurements, independent of medium sound velocity in one or more media disposed between the sensors and the source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350234

Integrated multiple parameter sensing system and method for leak detection

A multiple parameter sensing leak detection system may include one or more multi-parameter sensing modules capable of simultaneously measuring downhole temperature, pressure, and acoustic signals. The temperature and pressure detectors may include quartz based sensing elements, and the acoustic detector may include piezoelectric based sensing elements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350225

Traceable metal-organic frameworks for use in subterranean formations

Systems and methods for the use of traceable metal-organic frameworks in subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation, the fluid comprising a base fluid and a solid particle comprising a metal-organic framework comprising at least one detectable component, wherein the metal-organic framework further comprises at least one metal ion and an organic ligand that is at least bidentate and that is bonded to the metal ion; and detecting one or more signals from the at least one detectable component.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350222

Systems and methods for fracturing a subterranean formation

Systems and methods for fracturing an interval of a subterranean formation to produce fluid from a reservoir through a wellbore. A treating fluid flows into the wellbore to create fractures in the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350220

Wellbore plug with a rotary actuated variable choke

A method for controlling fluid flow through a wellbore by introducing a plug with a variable choke into the wellbore, setting the plug in the wellbore, and mechanically adjusting the variable choke in the wellbore, thereby controlling a flow rate of a fluid through the plug. A plug that can control fluid flow through a flow passage in a wellbore, where the plug can include a body, an annular seal element that prevents fluid flow through an annulus between the plug and the wellbore, and a variable choke, where a closure member of the choke is mechanically rotated downhole to adjust a fluid flow rate through the choke. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350214

Multi-zone fracturing with full wellbore access

A system and method for fracturing multiple zones along a length of a wellbore during a single run are provided. A single mechanical shifter device may be lowered on coiled tubing to shift open multiple sleeve assemblies set along the wellbore to expose different fracture zones for desired fracturing treatments. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350207

Slickline shredder

A slickline shredder tool includes a housing, a housing inlet, a power receiver, a shredder coupled to the power receiver, and a storage unit. The shredder rotates about a first axis when the power receiver receives power. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350194

Wellbore tool reamer assembly

A wellbore reamer assembly positionable on a drill string in a wellbore includes a reamer body having an internal cavity and multiple radial openings, multiple cutting structures each positioned in one of the radial openings in the reamer body, and a fluid-activated expandable support element positioned in the internal cavity of the reamer body adjacent the cutting structures. The cutting structures are extendable radially away from a central longitudinal axis of the reamer body through respective radial openings and retractable toward the central longitudinal axis of the reamer body.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350192

Variable stiffness fixed bend housing for directional drilling

An example apparatus for controlling the direction of drilling a borehole includes an outer housing having non-uniform stiffness and an inner housing at least partially within and rotationally independent from the outer housing and having non-uniform stiffness, a drive shaft may be at least partially within the inner housing. At least one of the outer housing and the inner housing may include a tubular structure with at least one of multiple materials with different stiffness, and a portion with less structural material than another portion.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349820

Hydrophobically modified quaternized polysaccharide corrosion inhibitors

A treatment fluid that includes an aqueous fluid, an inorganic acid, and a hydrophobically modified quaternized polysaccharide may be useful in mitigating corrosion of metal surfaces by the inorganic acid. For example, a wellbore operation may include introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation and contacting a metal surface with a treatment fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349813

Smart fracturing fluid

Among the methods provided is a method comprising: providing a fracturing fluid that comprises a base fluid and an additive having a high dielectric constant; and introducing the fracturing fluid into least a portion of a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170349804

Hydrazide-based curing agents for use in subterranean operations

Curable resin compositions comprising an epoxy resin and a hydrazide curing agent and methods for using the curable resin compositions in cementing and/or remedial operations in a subterranean formation are provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise combining an epoxy resin and a curing agent to form a curable resin composition, wherein the curing agent comprises a hydrazide curing agent; introducing the curable resin composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the curable resin composition to at least partially cure.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348657

Dry powder blending

A system can include a dry powder mixing tank, a first powder input, a second powder input, a powder output, and a detection device. The first powder input and the second powder input can introduce powders containing different substances that become mixed in the dry powder mixing tank. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344918

Facilitating and reporting the proper completion of workflows

A method for facilitating the proper completion of a workflow in the oil and gas industry, in some embodiments, comprises obtaining a workflow comprising multiple workflow steps; displaying one or more of the workflow steps on a display; obtaining information pertaining to the displayed workflow steps, the information including at least one image and metadata associated with the at least one image; generating a report including the obtained information; and providing the report to a device via a network connection.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344868

Improved radio frequency identification tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag includes a substrate; and an inductive-capacitive circuit located on the substrate. The circuit includes a corrugated inductive antenna to communicate with a rfid interrogator using radio frequency signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343969

Real-time control of drilling fluid properties using predictive models

A method for controlling drilling fluid properties, in some embodiments, comprises determining a predictive model for a fluid circulation system that routes drilling fluid downhole to a drill bit to remove debris from said drill bit; determining a cost function associated with the fluid circulation system; using the predictive model and the cost function to determine a set of input values for the predictive model; operating a controlled device according to at least some of the set of input values, said controlled device changes properties of the drilling fluid in the fluid circulation system; and obtaining measurements of the properties.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343701

Dark current correction in scintillator detectors for downhole nuclear applications

A radiation logging tool is provided that includes a scintillator detector for use on a wellbore tool string to characterize earth formations. The scintillator detector has a shutter to allow for the collection of data differentiating between incident radiation, such as backscatter signal, and system noise, such as dark current, vibration noise, electronics thermal noise, and electrostatic noise. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343696

Shoulder effect reduction

Methods and systems for reducing shoulder effect are disclosed. Some method embodiments include obtaining resistivity logging data corresponding to a resistivity logging tool's position in a formation position; performing an anisotropic single-layer inversion on the resistivity logging data to determine a horizontal resistivity, a vertical resistivity, and a dip angle of the formation at the tool's position; detecting a location of a boundary of the formation and performing a vertical multi-layer inversion based on the resistivity logging data in a window around said location, if a residual error for the anisotropic inversion exceeds a threshold; and displaying a log of at least one inversion parameter from the anisotropic inversion or the vertical inversion based on said residual error.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343693

Method for near-real-time, high-resolutionsignal filtering in noisy environments

Systems and methods for downhole signal filtering. A method for downhole signal filtering may comprise defining outliers as isolated values; providing thresholds; determining the outliers from a buffer; computing a difference in slowness between adjacent pairs of values; comparing the adjacent pairs of values to other values in a same window; determining if the adjacent pairs of values vary more than the threshold; assigning a 2d flag array a value of 0 if the adjacent pairs of values vary more than the threshold; and computing a 75% percentile distribution for each adjacent pair of values to determine if each adjacent pair of values are the outliers.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343689

Filtering microseismic events for updating and calibrating a fracture model

A fracture model for a hydraulic fracture in a wellbore can be updated and calibrated. Information about a microseismic event can be received from a sensor that is monitoring a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343046

Motor shaft transmission interference apparatus

An interference apparatus is provided for a motor shaft transmission assembly. The interference apparatus may include split-ring shells and a retaining device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342986

Band-gap communications across a well tool with a modified exterior

A communication system can include a first subsystem of a well tool that can include a first cylindrically shaped band positioned around the first subsystem. The first cylindrically shaped band can be operable to electromagnetically couple with a second cylindrically shaped band. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342826

Electromagnetic telemetry for sensor systems deployed in a borehole environment

Disclosed are telemetry systems and methods that employ a plurality of electromagnetic transceivers disposed outside a well casing string at a corresponding plurality of depths along the casing string. Each transceiver includes one or more toroidal inductors circumferentially surrounding the casing string and inductively coupled thereto to allow signal transmission between transceivers via currents induced in the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342825

Downhole communications using selectable modulation techniques

A system that is positionable in a wellbore in a subterranean formation can include a first transceiver that is positionable external to a casing string in the wellbore. The first transceiver can wirelessly transmit data using a modulation technique that is selected from among multiple modulation techniques based on a fluid property of a fluid in the wellbore and a property of the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342823

Pulse reflection travel time analysis to track position of a downhole object

A method includes deploying an object inside a casing installed in a well, and transmitting a pulse conveyed by fluid in the casing. The method also includes receiving a reflection in response to the pulse, and analyzing a travel time for the reflection determine a position of the object in the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342822

Methods and systems employing fiber optic sensors for ranging

A system includes a drillstring with an electromagnetic (em) transmitter in a first borehole. The system also includes at least one fiber optic sensor deployed in a second borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342820

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

11/30/17 / #20170342818

Downhole fluid characterization methods and systems employing a casing with a multi-electrode configuration

A method that includes deploying a casing with a multi-electrode configuration over a dielectric layer in a downhole environment. The method also includes collecting electromagnetic (em) measurements using the multi-electrode configuration, and processing the em measurements to obtain a characterization of fluids in an annulus between the casing and a borehole wall. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342815

Visualization of look-ahead sensor data for wellbore drilling tools

Systems and methods for visualizing data from radially-oriented look-ahead sensors coupled to a drill bit are disclosed herein. A system comprises a processor, a memory, and a data analysis module. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342810

Gravel pack service tool with enhanced pressure maintenance

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a gravel pack system includes a service tool used to maintain a pressure of the wellbore below a hydraulic packer at the same pressure of workstring tubing above the hydraulic packer, prior to and during setting the hydraulic packer. The service tool includes a washpipe disposed at a lower portion of the service tool, a crossover port in a wall of the service tool that enables fluid to flow between workstring tubing and a space between the service tool and a completion string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342808

Method to optimize oilfield operations based on large and complex data sets

In some aspects, the present invention comprises a system and method for optimizing the control scheme used for drilling operations based on the complex and large data sets available in realtime during operation of a wellsite and based on existing model data available at the wellsite for past similar drilling operations. Such optimizations typically require downtime to quantify how the realtime values will factor into the control model, but the present invention allows for such optimization in realtime in a closed-loop system that will reduce the non-productive time associated with reservoir operations.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342797

Lattice seal packer assembly and other downhole tools

A downhole tool includes an elongated base pipe and a expandable element disposed on the base pipe and radially expandable from a first configuration to a second configuration. The expandable element includes a first lattice structure that includes a first plurality of connecting members; a second plurality of connecting members movable relative to the first plurality of connecting members to allow the expandable element to radially expand from the first configuration to the second configuration; and a plurality of cells, each of the cells being defined between at least two connecting members. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342786

Lost circulation materials comprising red mud

A method for reducing lost circulation in a subterranean formation. The method includes providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a lost circulation material comprising red mud. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342779

Macroscopic drill bit reinforcement

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for manufacturing a macroscopically reinforced metal-matrix composite (mmc) fixed-cutter bit are provided. The reinforced drill bit may include a bit body constructed from an infiltrated mmc material and featuring several blade portions extending radially outward and downward from a shank of the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342778

Downhole tool surfaces configured to reduce drag forces and erosion during exposure to fluid flow

Methods of configuring a surface of a component exposed to fluid flow are disclosed. A first method includes forming a plurality of protrusions on a surface, the plurality of protrusions separated by a plurality of channels, and depositing a coating on the surface to increase a coefficient of friction of the surface, the coating formed of a diamond-like carbon and having a wrinkled texture. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342307

Water swellable polymer as a diverter for acid stimulation treatments in high temperature environments

Methods for diverting treatment fluids to less permeable zones of subterranean formations using a water swellable agent that can degrade at high temperatures are provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise introducing a water swellable agent into or adjacent to a permeable zone of a subterranean formation; introducing an aqueous solution into the subterranean formation to contact the water swellable agent; allowing the water swellable agent to swell when contacted by the aqueous solution; introducing a treatment fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the water swellable agent diverts the treatment fluid away from the permeable zone; and allowing the water swellable agent to thermally degrade.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341981

Establishing control of oil and gas producing wellbore through application of self-degrading particulates

Remediation of a hydrocarbon producing well bore in a subterranean formation includes injecting fluid containing self-degrading particulates into the well bore in order to stop production of hydrocarbon from the well bore prior to commencement of remedial operations and to temporarily seal the well bore from fluid transmission between the well bore and the formation prior to commencement of the remedial operations, and commencing the remedial operations upon the well bore. Examples of the remedial operations include injecting weighted fluid into the well bore, inserting a down-hole tool into the well bore, casing treatment, annulus treatment, well bore wall treatment, cementing, and refracturing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341979

Additive of cellulose nanofibrils or nanocrystals and a second polymer

A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and an additive comprising: a first polymer bundle selected from the group consisting of cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, and combinations thereof; and a second polymer, wherein the second polymer attaches to the first polymer bundle by a non-covalent mechanism. A method of treating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336525

Through-casing fiber optic magnetic induction system for formation monitoring

A through-casing formation monitoring system may include a casing string positioned within a wellbore, a power source electrically coupled to a first transmitter configured to produce a magnetic field, a magnetic induction sensor positioned within the casing string such that the magnetic induction sensor allows a continued operation of the wellbore, a fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optical transducer within the magnetic induction sensor, and an optical interrogation system configured to receive measurements from the magnetic induction sensor via the fiber optic cable.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335683

Mud telemetry with rotating control device

An example rotating control device may include a bearing assembly with at least one rotating seal and a pressure modulator coupled to the bearing assembly. A controller may be communicably coupled to the pressure modulator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335681

Downhole acoustic telemetry module with multiple communication modes

A system includes a downhole tool configured to transmit uplink data. The system also includes a surface controller configured to receive the uplink data and to transmit downlink data to the downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335676

Continuous locating while drilling

Locating while drilling systems and methods are disclosed. Some method embodiments include drilling a borehole with a bottom-hole assembly (bha attached to a drill bit, pausing the drilling to determine a survey position of the bit, obtaining measurements with bha sensors while drilling, processing the bha sensor measurements with a model while drilling to track a current position of the bit relative to the survey position, the model accounting for deformation of the bha, and steering the bha based on the current position of the bit.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335674

Detector configuration for well-logging tool

In a logging tool, a plurality of detectors (such as, e.g., a plurality of scintillation detector assemblies each including a scintillation crystal and associated photomultiplier tube) may be individually pressure-encased and arranged about a longitudinal axis of the tool, leaving a flow space between the detectors for the flow of drilling mud or other fluid through the tool. In some embodiments, this arrangement allows increasing the volume of detector material (e.g., scintillation crystal) without compromising the total cross-sectional area of the flow space (or increasing the total cross-section area without reducing the volume of detector material), compared, e.g., with tool configurations in which a single pressure case encloses the detectors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335671

Automated optimal path design for directional drilling

Methods and systems are provided for optimizing a drill path from the surface to a target area below the surface. A method for operating an automated drilling program may comprise drilling to a target location along a drill path, updating a drilling path model based at least on data obtained during the state of drilling to the target location, creating a modified drill path to the target location based on at least the drilling path model in real-time as the step of drilling to the target location along the drill path is being performed, and drilling to the target location along the modified drill path.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335670

Advanced toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for an advanced toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool is disclosed. The method includes determining a desired toolface of a drilling tool, calculating a toolface error by determining a difference between a current toolface of the drilling tool and the desired toolface, decoupling a response of a first component of the drilling tool, calculating a correction to reduce the toolface error based on a model of the drilling tool containing information about a source of the toolface error, transmitting a signal to a second component of the drilling tool such that the signal adjusts the current toolface based on the correction, and drilling a wellbore with a drill bit oriented at the desired toolface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335664

Fluid loss determination apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to determine a change in fracture volume in a geological formation over a selected time period. Further activities may include determining injected fluid loss as an amount of lost fluid over the selected time period, based on the change in fracture volume, selecting a fluid loss model as a selected model based on the amount of lost fluid, and operating a controlled device based on the selected model. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335663

Control system for optimizing the placement of pillars during a subterranean operation

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a control system for optimizing the placement of pillars during a subterranean operation is disclosed. The method includes determining a wave function from a generalized waveform equation and calculating a coefficient for at least one wave based on the wave function to create a total wave signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335658

Flapper and seat with a hard and soft seal for a subsurface safety valve

A flapper and seat assembly, and systems and methods utilizing such assembly, are disclosed. The flapper and seat assembly includes a tubular metallic seat having a bore therethrough. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335654

Pressure relief valve set point systems

Systems and methods are described for controlling pressure relief valve (prv) set points in real-time during various well and drilling operations. An example method may include receiving, by one or more processors, one or more input variables associated with one or more characteristics of a well during a first time period. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335647

Single-pass milling assembly

The disclosed embodiments include a single-pass milling assembly for use in multilateral systems. In one embodiment, a first operational mode may be used to create a controlled window in a wellbore casing and a second operational mode may be used to begin a lateral wellbore through the controlled window. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335645

Dissolvable and millable isolation devices

A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprising: causing or allowing at least a portion of the isolation device to undergo a phase transformation in the wellbore; and milling at least a portion of the isolation device that does not undergo the phase transformation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335636

Axial retention connection for a downhole tool

A axial retention connection for a downhole tool is disclosed. The connection includes a drill string component including a socket having a plurality of walls and a top surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335628

Drilling tool bearing and drivetrain assembly

A downhole drilling motor, system, and method for using same are disclosed. A downhole drilling motor can include a power section stator having a first end, a second end, an internal cavity passing therethrough. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335175

Emulsified acidic treatment fluid with surface modification agents

Surface modification agents may be included in emulsified acidic treatment fluids to leave surfaces in carbonate formations water wet after acidizing operations. A method of acidizing a subterranean formation, comprising: providing a treatment fluid in the form of an invert emulsion, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: a hydrocarbon phase comprising an oil-soluble liquid and an emulsifier; and an aqueous acidic phase comprising water, an acid, and a surface modification agent; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335174

Method of stimulating a subterranean formation using an acid precursor composition

Various embodiments disclosed relate to methods of stimulating a subterranean formation using an acid precursor composition. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of stimulating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335172

Aldehydes as a catalyst for an oxidative breaker

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for using aldehydes as a catalyst for oxidative breakers. An embodiment of the present disclosure is a method comprising: providing a treatment fluid that comprises: an aqueous base fluid, a polymeric gelling agent, a breaker that comprises an oxidative salt, and a catalyst that comprises an aldehyde; allowing the breaker to interact with the polymeric gelling agent; and allowing the viscosity of the treatment fluid to reduce.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335170

Methods and compositions for stabilizing fracture faces during hydraulic fracturing treatments

A method of treating a subterranean formation including introducing a preflush solution comprising a first aqueous base fluid and a surfactant onto the face of a fracture in a subterranean formation with particulates in the fracture; introducing a stabilizing composition onto the fracture face of the formation and onto the particulates proximate the fracture face, the composition including a second aqueous-based fluid; a silane-based resin; and a silane-based curing agent; allowing the stabilizing composition to consolidate the particulates proximate the fracture face, thereby stabilizing the fracture face and proximate particulates in the fracture. A method includes introducing a conformance treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation, said treatment fluid including: an aqueous-based fluid; a silane-based resin; and a silane-based curing agent; and allowing the conformance treatment fluid to at least partially seal the pores of the formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335168

Additive for improving homogeneity of epoxy resin and cement composites

A method includes introducing a cementing composition into a subterranean formation, the cementing composition including a pumpable slurry of cement including an epoxy resin, an epoxy resin hardening agent, and a compatibilizer, where the compatibilizer is a lignite grafted copolymer; and allowing at least a portion of the cementing composition to harden. A composition includes a pumpable slurry of cement including an epoxy resin, an epoxy resin hardening agent, and a compatibilizer, where the compatibilizer is a lignite grafted copolymer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335166

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

11/23/17 / #20170334639

Mobile support structure for bulk material containers

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for efficiently managing bulk material are provided. The disclosure is directed to a portable support structure used to receive one or more portable containers of bulk material and output bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329043

Measuring gravity curvature for mapping subterranean formations

Gravity surveys of subterranean formations may be based on the simultaneous measurement of gravity and its derivatives to produce a higher resolution formation map or wellbore log. For example, a method of performing a gravity survey may include positioning a matter wave interferometer relative to a subterranean formation; producing at least one cloud of atoms in the matter wave interferometer; producing a superposition of atoms in two different, spatially separated superimposed clouds from each of the at least one cloud of atoms; propagating the two different, spatially separated superimposed clouds along the matter wave interferometer as they with a gravitational field of the subterranean formation; combining the two different, spatially separated superimposed clouds with a raman laser beam; measuring an interference produced by producing and combining the two different, spatially separated superimposed clouds; and calculating gravity for the gravitational field of the subterranean formation based on the interference.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329042

Near-bit gamma ray sensors in a rotating section of a rotary steerable system

An example apparatus includes an outer housing and a drive shaft at least partially within and rotationally independent from the outer housing. A drill bit may be coupled to the drive shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329035

A single wire guidance system for ranging using unbalanced magnetic fields

A system for ranging between a target well and a ranging well using unbalanced magnetic fields. The system comprises a current injection path associated with a target well casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329031

Acoustic anisotropy log visualization

An acoustic logging method includes obtaining first horizontal transverse isotropy (“hti”) angles resulting from a time domain hti algorithm. The method further includes obtaining one or more second hti angles resulting from a frequency domain hti algorithm. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329029

Microseismic monitoring sensor uncertainty reduction

Uncertainty in microseismic monitoring sensor data can be reduced. A computing device can receive information about at least one sensor that is monitoring a subterranean formation, including a location, after a fracturing fluid is introduced into the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328850

Roller cone resistivity sensor

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a drilling system includes a roller cone drill bit having a roller cone and at least one antenna loop disposed in the roller cone for detecting magnetic or electromagnetic waves indicative of a target, a resistivity, or a boundary of the subterranean formation, man-made structure, or object. The drilling system may utilize the antenna loop to determine resistivity measurements of a subterranean formation through which the drill bit is being drilled. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328808

Apparatus and method for characterization of fbg rellector array

A system and method for evaluating individual fiber bragg grating (fbg) sensors in a multiplexed acoustic sensor system, the system comprising: a broadband pulsed source; a circulator that passes a laser pulse to a multiplexed series of n fbg sensors and one reference fresnel reflector, wherein said circulator also receives a return n+1 reflection pulse train from the n fbg sensors and one reference fresnel reflector; and an optical switch that receives the return n+1 reflection pulse train from the n fbg sensors and one reference fresnel reflector.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328769

Measurement of fluid properties using integrated computational elements

Systems, tools, and methods are disclosed that utilize at least one integrated computational element to measure a property of a substance in close proximity to the substance's source. More specifically, systems, tools, and methods are presented that allow the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and the optically-processing of interacted electromagnetic radiation in proximity to an emergence of a fluid from the fluid's source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328414

Connection for transmitting torque and axial forces

A connection for connecting a first member with a second member, including a torque transmitting connection between the first member and the second member and an axial force transmitting connection between the first member and the second member, wherein the axial force transmitting connection includes a first exterior shoulder on the first member, a second exterior shoulder on the second member, a first collar having a first interior shoulder for engaging with the first exterior shoulder, a second collar having a second interior shoulder for engaging with the second exterior shoulder, and a collar connection between the first collar and the second collar for transmitting an axial force between the first collar and the second collar.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328201

Determining characteristics of a fluid in a wellbore

An assembly for use in a wellbore can include a plurality of sensors positioned external to a casing string. The plurality of sensors can be positioned for detecting an amount of a hydrocarbon that is present in a fluid in the wellbore and a ph of the fluid in the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328199

Mud pulse telemetry demodulation using a pump noise estimate obtained from acoustic or vibration data

An example mud pulse telemetry method includes positioning an external acoustic or vibration sensor on or near a pump to collect acoustic or vibration data during operation of the pump. The method also includes monitoring a pressure of fluid in a tubular, the fluid conveying a data stream as a series of pressure variations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328195

Methods and systems employing fiber optic sensors for electromagnetic cross-well telemetry

A system includes a drillstring with an electromagnetic (em) transmitter in a first borehole. The system also includes at least one fiber optic sensor deployed in a second borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328180

Core bit designed to control and reduce the cutting forces acting on a core of rock

A method for designing a core bit to control and reduce the cutting forces acting on a core of rock is disclosed. The method includes generating a model of a core bit including a plurality of cutting elements on a plurality of blades. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328179

Hydraulic fracturing apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to measure one or more properties associated with a fracture in a geological formation to provide a measured property. Further activities may include determining a predictive fracturing model based on the measured property, determining an objective function comprising at least one fracturing objective, generating an actuator input level that satisfies the predictive fracturing model and the fracturing objective of the objective function, and operating a controlled device according to a the actuator input level. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328155

Mechanical downhole pressure maintenance system

A method and apparatus that includes an elongated base pipe having an external surface at least partially defining an external region and an internal surface at least partially defining an internal region; and a pressure maintenance device disposed in the base pipe and comprising: a flow path that extends between the internal region and the external region; and a valve having a gas charged chamber, the valve allowing the flow of a fluid from the internal region to the external region through the first flow path when a pressure differential between a pressure associated with the internal region and a pressure associated with the gas charged chamber is less than a maximum pressure threshold and when a pressure differential between the external region and the pressure associated with the gas charged chamber is greater than a minimum pressure threshold.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328154

Regulating downhole fluid flow rate using an multi-segmented fluid circulation system model

A method for regulating a downhole fluid flow rate, in at least some embodiments, comprises partitioning a fluid circulation system into a sequence of segments, the sequence including a pump segment at one end and a drill bit segment at another end; obtaining a desired pressure for the drill bit segment; determining, for each of the segments in the sequence except for the drill bit segment, a desired pressure based at least in part on the desired pressure for a preceding segment in the sequence; determining a pump setting based on the desired pressure for the pump segment; and applying the pump setting to a pump used to move drilling fluid through the fluid circulation system.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328153

Shear mechanism for back pressure relief in chokes

A valve stem arrangement for use in an adjustable choke, the valve stem being configured to prevent damage to components of the adjustable choke during downstream overpressure conditions. The valve stem generally connects a valve gate to an actuator for moving the valve gate within the choke. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328144

Centralizer electronics housing

A centralizer for downhole octg having a storage space capable of housing downhole electronics and other down-hole devices, compositions and elements is disclosed. The storage space is located within an inner cavity formed in one or more of the blades making up the centralizer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328143

Blade-mounted sensor apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system may include a tubular member; at least two interchangeable blades attached to the tubular member, the blades extendible radially outward to an extended position and retractable radially inward to a retracted position, wherein an outer surface of the blades is disposed at or below an outer surface of the tubular member when the blades are in the retracted position; and a plurality of sensors attached to the blades, the sensors to engage a circumferential portion of a borehole wall along the outer surface of the blades in an azimuthal direction when the blades are disposed downhole in the extended position, and to refrain from engaging the borehole wall when the blades are disposed downhole in the retracted position. Additional apparatus and systems, as well as methods, are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328140

Torque connector systems, apparatus, and methods

A tubular string comprises a plurality of torque connectors connecting a plurality of tubular members. At least one torque connector of the plurality of torque connectors comprises a pin component threadably connected to the box component. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328133

Eliminating threaded lower mud motor housing connections

A mud motor, system, and method for using same are disclosed. A mud motor can include a continuously formed power section stator housing having a first end, a second end, and an internal cavity comprising a series of stator lobes and a housing portion passing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327735

Composition for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to acidizing compositions and methods of using the same for treatment of subterranean formations, wherein the acidizing compositions comprise an acid; and a compound having a structure chosen from: formula (i, ii), wherein r1 at each occurrence is independently chosen from —h and substituted or unsubstituted (c1-c30)hydrocarbyl, r2 at each occurrence is independently chosen from —cn, conra2, and —coora, wherein ra at each occurrence is independently chosen from —h and substituted or unsubstituted (c1-c30)hydrocarbyl, r3 at each occurrence is independently chosen from substituted or unsubstituted (c1-c30)hydrocarbyl, a substituted or unsubstituted (c1-c10)heterocyclyl, and a (ci-c3o)hydrocarbyl substituted by a substituted or unsubstituted (c1-c10)heterocyclyl and interrupted by 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently chosen from -0-, —s—, and substituted or unsubstituted —nh—, and m is a michael-addition donor.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327734

Crosslinked polymers including sulfonic acid groups or salts or esters thereof as viscosifiers and fluid loss additives for subterranean treatment

Various embodiments disclosed relate to crosslinked polymers including sulfonic acid groups or salts or esters thereof as viscosifiers and fluid loss additives for subterranean treatment. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327731

Surfactant selection methods for fluid recovery in subterranean formations

Methods for selecting a surfactant for treating a subterranean formation based on the performance of the surfactant and the characteristics of the subterranean formation and the treatment fluids that may be used to treat that formation are provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise providing a treatment fluid, formation materials, hydrocarbon, and a plurality of surfactants, wherein the hydrocarbon is acquired from a subterranean formation; selecting at least two surfactants from the plurality of surfactants by determining whether each of the plurality of surfactants separates a mixture of the treatment fluid and the hydrocarbon; and selecting at least one surfactant from the at least two surfactants by determining whether the hydrocarbon displaces the treatment fluid from the formation materials in the presence of each of the at least two surfactants.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327729

Downhole resin coatings comprising a carbon nanomaterial and methods associated therewith

Resin coatings are frequently formed in conjunction with performing a subterranean treatment operation. However, poor thermal conductivity and mechanical strength of resin coatings can be problematic in a downhole environment and eventually lead to their breakdown. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327726

Self-degradation swelling diverter system

A method including introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having a downhole temperature in the range of between about 60° c. To about 95° c. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327724

Fluorinated packer fluids

Methods and systems of treating a well are provided. A method comprises providing a packer fluid comprising a fluorous oil; and introducing the packer fluid into a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327326

Container bulk material delivery system

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for using one or more pre-filled, portable containers, instead of pneumatic transfer, to move bulk material from a transportation unit to a blender receptacle of a blender are provided. A transportation unit may deliver one or more containers of bulk material to the well site, where the containers may be disposed in an elevated position around the blender receptacle. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327309

Silo with reconfigurable orientation

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for reconfiguring a vertical storage silo used to store proppant (or other dry material) so that the storage silo may be used in a desired orientation at a worksite are provided. The disclosed embodiments may include a vertical storage silo assembly used to selectively deliver material from one of two different outlet orientations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322341

Subterranean formation characterization using microelectromechanical system (mems) devices

Systems and methods for formation characterization in a subterranean formation are disclosed. A set of microelectromechanical system (mems) devices may be disposed in a circulating fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322336

Modifying magnetic tilt angle using a magnetically anisotropic material

Methods and tools for modifying magnetic tilt angle using a magnetically anisotropic material are disclosed. An electromagnetic logging tool includes an antenna coil oriented at a physical tilt angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the tool and a magnetically anisotropic material that modifies a magnetic tilt angle of the coil relative to the physical tilt angle a coil tilted at a physical tilt angle relative to an axis of the tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322333

Onshore electromagnetic reservoir monitoring

Onshore electromagnetic (em) reservoir monitoring systems and methods, including a system with a light source producing a light beam and an em sensor array positioned above ground or buried underground over one or more regions of interest within a subterranean formation, the array coupled to the light source with an optical fiber. An em sensor modulates the interrogation light beam in response to an em signal induced into the subterranean formation by an em source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322332

Borehole shape characterization

The shape and size of a borehole may be characterized downhole, using measurements of the borehole shape in conjunction with a catalog of shapes against which the measured shape is matched. A unique identifier for the measured borehole shape, and optionally a size parameter, may be transmitted to a surface facility, generally saving bandwidth compared with the transmission of the raw measured borehole-shape data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322132

Surfactant selection for downhole treatments

Evaluating surfactants for use in downhole applications, especially surfactants with similar surface tension or interfacial tension values and wetting properties, may be achieved with a sensitive column test using a non-uniform particulate media therein. An exemplary method may include providing a column containing two types of particles that differ by at least one of: a mean particle diameter, a sphericity, and a chemical composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321545

Functional earth model parameterization for resistivity inversion

An example method for modeling a geological formation includes receiving a set of measurements from an electromagnetic logging tool and representing at least one characteristic of the geological formation as at least one continuous spatial function. At least one coefficient of the at least one continuous spatial function may be determined based, at least in part, on the set of measurements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321544

Through-casing fiber optic electrical system for formation monitoring

A through-casing formation monitoring system may include a casing string positioned within a wellbore, a power source electrically coupled to the casing string, a voltage sensor electrically coupled to an inner surface of the casing string such that the voltage sensor allows a continued operation of the wellbore, a fiber optic cable coupled to an electro-optical transducer within the voltage sensor, and an optical interrogation system configured to measure an electric potential applied to the electro-optical transducer via the fiber optic cable.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321542

High-efficiency downhole wireless communication

A communication system for use with a well tool can include an of outer toroid antenna. The outer toroid antenna can be positionable around an outer housing of the well tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321536

Roller cone drill bit with embedded gamma ray detector

An example apparatus includes a drill bit body and a leg extending from the drill bit body. A journal may extend from the leg, with a gamma ray detector at least partially within the journal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321535

Wellbore trajectory visualization and ranging measurement location determination

A wellbore ranging system includes a processor, a memory, and a wellbore ranging module. The wellbore ranging module is operable to receive survey information in response to a survey measurement signal and determine a location of a first wellbore in a formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321531

Geomechanical model of stresses on an orthorhombic media

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a geomechanical model of the stresses on an orthorhombic media for use during a subterranean operation is disclosed. The method includes retrieving a stiffness coefficient matrix for a formation to be fractured and generating a geomechanical model of the formation based on a set of natural fractures and an anisotropic behavior of the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321521

Pressure exchanger having crosslinked fluid plugs

A method includes introducing a proppant slurry into a first end of a hydraulic energy transfer system, introducing a clean fluid into a second end of the hydraulic energy transfer system opposite the first end, operating the hydraulic energy transfer system to retain a portion of the proppant slurry in the hydraulic energy transfer system while transferring pressure of the clean fluid to the proppant slurry, and forming a fluid plug that separates the proppant slurry and the clean fluid, the fluid plug being formed by increasing a viscosity of the portion of the proppant slurry to be higher than a viscosity of the clean fluid and a viscosity of the proppant slurry in the hydraulic energy transfer system.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321505

Recycle diluent for wellbore fluid sampling system

A wellbore fluid sampling system and method of operation are provided. A wellbore fluid sampling system may comprise a mixing system coupled to a wellbore sample supply and a recycled diluent supply, a fluid analysis system coupled to the mixing system, and a diluent recycle system coupled to the fluid analysis system and the mixing system, wherein the diluent recycle system comprises an evaporator and a condenser. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321504

Monitoring of the oil to water ratio for drilling fluids

Methods and systems for monitoring the oil to water ratio of a drilling fluid are disclosed. An example drilling fluid monitoring and handling system comprises a mud pit coupled to a fluid supply system and a fluid analysis system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321492

Insulative coating processes for electromagnetic telemetry mandrels

Disclosed is a process for applying an insulative coating to a mandrel used in an electromagnetic telemetry antenna assembly. One process includes applying a bond coat to at least a portion of an outer radial surface of a mandrel; applying an electrical isolation layer to the bond coat; applying a first sealant layer to the electrical isolation layer; and heat treating the mandrel in an oven.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321485

Steering assembly position sensing using radio frequency identification

A downhole steering assembly includes a steering element having an adjustable azimuthal orientation relative to a tool body. The downhole tool further includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader to read rfid tags arranged in an azimuthal arrangement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321107

Acid-soluble cement composition

A cement composition for use in a well that penetrates a subterranean formation comprising: cement; and water, wherein the water is in a concentration in the range of about 220% to about 800% by weight of the cement, wherein the cement composition is acid soluble. A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; allowing the composition to set; and contacting the set cement composition with an acid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321105

Weighted composition for treatment of a subterranean formation

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

11/09/17 / #20170321104

Lime-based cement composition

A cement composition for use in a well that penetrates a subterranean formation comprising: hydrated lime; a silicate; and water, wherein the composition is substantially free of a hydraulic cement. A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321102

Resilient carbon-based materials as lost circulation materials and related methods

Highly resilient carbon-based materials having a resiliency greater than about 120% at 10,000 psi may be useful as lost circulation materials (lcms) for wellbore strengthening and lost circulation mitigation in downhole operations in subterranean formations with depleted zones. For example, a downhole method may include drilling at least a portion of a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with at least one depleted zone having a plurality of fractures extending from the wellbore into the at least one depleted zone; circulating a treatment fluid through the wellbore, the treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a resilient carbon-based material having a resiliency greater than about 120% at 10,000 psi; contacting the at least one depleted zone with the resilient carbon-based material; and plugging at least some of the plurality of fractures in the at least one depleted zone with the resilient carbon-based material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

11/09/17 / #20170320055

Loading tool for a multi-well chromatography filter plate

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a loading tool for a multi-well chromatography filter plate is disclosed. The loading tool may include a top plate and a bottom plate slidably coupled to the top plate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308634

Methods and systems for modeling an advanced 3-dimensional bottomhole assembly

. . In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and systems for modeling an advanced 3-dimensional bottom-hole assembly are disclosed. The method may include determining a drill string property for a drill string having a rotary steerable drill bit; determining a drilling parameter for a drilling operation; generating a finite element model of the drill string based on the drill string property and the drilling parameter; performing a vibrational analysis of the finite element model; and predicting a drill string behavior during the drilling operation based on the vibrational analysis, the drill string behavior including a directional behavior, rate of penetration, or drilling efficiency of the rotary steerable drill bit.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307776

Electromagnetic sensor for a downhole dielectric tool

Electromagnetic sensors which provide high coupling gain between the transmitter and receiver of a dielectric tool include a conductive pad having a cavity filled with dielectric filler, and an electrical conductor that provides electrical current to a conductive feeder placed inside the dielectric filler. During operation, current is fed to the conductive feeder to thereby produce an electric monopole that feeds electromagnetic power into the cavity, which then radiates out into the formation as electromagnetic signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307564

Detection of porphyrins in subterranean formations

Methods and systems for the use of a thin-layer spectroelectrochemical cell to detect porphyrins in a wellbore environment are provided. In one embodiment, methods for the use of a thin-layer spectroelectrochemical cell to detect porphyrins in a wellbore environment comprises: positioning a spectroelectrochemical cell in a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation comprising a downhole fluid; allowing at least a portion of the downhole fluid to flow into the spectroelectrochemical cell; and detecting at least one compound in at least a portion of the downhole fluid, wherein the at least one compound is selected from the group consisting of: a porphyrin, a metalloporphyrin, a porphyrin derivative, a porphyrin-like macrocycle, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307552

Borehole signal reduction for a side-looking nmr logging tool using a magnet assembly

A side-looking nuclear magnetic resonance (“nmr”) logging tool is designed to reduce and/or eliminate a borehole signal. The logging tool includes a magnet assembly having at least two magnets with magnetizations in different directions, thus resulting in a net magnetization that reduces the borehole signal.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307547

Determining the leaching profile of a cutter on a drilling tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for determining the leaching profile of cutter on a drilling tool are disclosed. The method includes applying an x-ray impermeable layer to a surface of a leached pcd element with residual infiltrant. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307526

Evaluating solid particle separation in wellbore fluids

Turbidity measurement systems and methods of using the same are described. A turbidity measurement system comprise a vessel configured to hold a wellbore fluid, wherein a permeable obstruction to flow is positioned in the vessel; a light source positioned to direct light at the vessel; a light detector positioned to measure light intensity of light emitted by the light source and passing through the vessel; and a backscatter detector positioned to measure the light intensity of reflected light emitted from the light source.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306755

Mud pulse telemetry using gray coding

A system can include a well tool operable to transmit a fluid through an interior of the well tool. The system can also include a transmitter coupled to the well tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306752

In-situ borehole fluid speed and attenuation measurement in an ultrasonic scanning tool

An example casing and cement evaluation tool may include a tool body and a rotating portion coupled to the tool body. A first transducer may be coupled to the rotating portion at a radial offset from a longitudinal axis of the tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306750

Transposition of logs onto horizontal wells

In some embodiments, a method for transposition of logs onto a horizontal well path may include collecting vertical situational data from a plurality of depths of a vertical well in a geological formation and collecting horizontal situational data from a plurality of locations along the horizontal well path in the geological formation. The method further includes collecting geological data associated with the plurality of depths of the vertical well and generating pseudo-logs for the horizontal well path based on the plurality of depths and the associated geological data for the plurality of depths.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306748

Methods and apparatus for monitoring wellbore tortuosity

The present disclosure describes measuring bending moments within a drillstring or tool string to identify deflections (or “dog-legs”) within the string. In some systems, the bending moments a plurality of strain gauges. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306744

Downhole electrode apparatus, systems, and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a stabilizer element attached to a downhole tool housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306742

Nonlinear toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for a nonlinear toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool is disclosed. The method includes determining a desired toolface of a drilling tool, calculating a toolface error by determining a difference between a current toolface and the desired toolface, generating a model to describe the dynamics of the drilling tool, modify the model, based on at least one intermediate variable, to create a modified model, calculating a correction to reduce the toolface error, the correction based on the modified model, transmitting a signal to the drilling tool such that the signal adjusts the current toolface based on the correction, and drilling a wellbore with a drill bit oriented at the desired toolface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306740

Feedback based toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for a feedback based toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool is disclosed. The method includes determining a desired toolface of a drilling tool, calculating a toolface error, calculating a correction to correct the toolface error by: estimating, using a model, an output of each of a plurality of states of the model based on an input to each of the states of the model and determining a desired input to each of the plurality of states, beginning at the toolface, based on a desired output of at least one of the plurality of states connected to a particular state, transmitting the signal to the input component of the drilling tool such that the signal adjusts the current toolface based on the correction, and drilling a wellbore with a drill bit oriented at the desired toolface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306739

Gain scheduling based toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for a gain scheduling based toolface control system for a rotary steerable drilling tool are disclosed. The method includes determining a desired toolface of a drilling tool, calculating a toolface error by determining a difference between a current toolface and the desired toolface, determining a plurality of operating points of the drilling tool, selecting one of the plurality of operating points based on a current operating point of the drilling tool, determining a model based on the selection, calculating a correction to correct the toolface error, the correction based on the model, transmitting a signal to the drilling tool such that the signal adjusts the current toolface based on the correction, and drilling a wellbore with a drill bit oriented at the desired toolface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306737

Formation fracture flow monitoring

Present embodiments are directed to a method that includes receiving inputs indicative of a property of a fracture present within a dynamic fracture network, assigning an orientation to each of the plurality of fractures, and receiving variables representative of the endpoints of the fracture between a first junction and a second junction of the plurality of junctions. The method also includes determining a linear system representing fluid flow within the fracture based on navier-stokes equations, as a function of the variables at the first junction and the second junction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306727

Optimizing completion operations

A system for optimizing a completion operation includes an interface to equipment and sensors for performing the completion operation. The interface supplies control signals to the equipment and obtains measurement signals from the sensors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306721

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

10/26/17 / #20170306719

Drill string apparatus with integrated annular barrier and port collar, methods, and systems

A drill string apparatus includes an upper casing section having a port collar. The port collar provides a controllable opening from an interior of the upper casing section to an annulus around the upper casing section. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306709

Sub for accommodating large devices

A sub, downhole tool, and method for manufacturing thereof, are disclosed. The sub may include one or more flow channels, each of which may be defined in part by a longitudinal groove formed along an exterior of a collar. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306707

Friction based thread lock for high torque carrying connections

Certain aspects and examples of the disclosure herein are directed to a device for allowing downhole drilling tubing to withstand greater torques. Certain examples may allow a tube segment to experience a higher torque without the need for increasing the tube or thread size. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306704

System and method for manufacturing downhole tool components

A method is provided for manufacturing a segment of a drill string, such as a tubular tool, from a plurality of layers. The method includes arranging a plurality of layers based on a selected length of the segment. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306703

Hybrid mechanical-laser drilling equipment

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for utilizing hybrid mechanical-laser drilling tools, such as drill bits and hole-openers, are provided. Such drilling tools may include mechanical cutters in addition to laser cutting mechanisms designed to focus laser beams toward a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306701

Improving geosteering inversion using look-ahead look-around electromagnetic tool

System and methods for performing look-ahead and look-around (lala) inversion are provided. Measurements of formation properties accumulated by a downhole lala tool are obtained during different stages of drilling a wellbore through layers of an underground formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306213

Combined set-delayed cement compositions

Methods of using the set-delayed cement slurries and compositions resulting from the combination of the set-delayed cement slurries are also described. A method may comprise providing a first set-delayed cement slurry comprising a pozzolanic cement and/or a portland cement, water, and a first cement set retarder; providing a second set-delayed cement slurry comprising calcium-aluminate and a second cement set retarder; mixing the first slurry and the second slurry to form a cement composition; and allowing the cement composition to set.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306211

Extended-life cement compositions comprising red mud solids

Extended-life cement compositions are provided and, more particularly, extended-life cement compositions are provided that comprise a cementitious component comprising red mud solids and hydraulic cement. A method of cementing may comprise providing an extended-life cement composition comprising a cementitious component, water, and a cement set retarder, wherein the cementitious component comprises red mud solids and a hydraulic cement; activating the extended-life cement composition; introducing the extended-life cement composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the extended-life cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306209

Synthetic crosslinked polymer additive for use in subterranean treatment fluids

Crosslinked polymer additives that may be used as thinners and/or deflocculants in subterranean treatment fluids are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a viscosifying agent, and a crosslinked synthetic polymer that comprises a copolymer of at least a first monomer comprising 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid or any salt thereof, and a second monomer comprising an n-vinyl amide, and at least one crosslinking agent, wherein the average molecular weight of the crosslinked synthetic polymer is less than about 3,000,000 grams per mole; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293044

Mems-based transducers on a downhole tool

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for taking acoustic/ultrasonic wave measurements of a wellbore using a downhole tool equipped with microelectromechanical (mem) transducers are provided. The mem transducers may include a plurality of mem transmitters (e.g., mem speakers) and a plurality of separate mem receivers (e.g., mem microphones). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292902

Time/amplitude domain reflectometry as a technique for measurement of surface wettability

A surface wettability measurement method for determining the surface wettability of a surface for operations that require the removal of oil-based fluid such as cementing operations in an oil/gas environment. Time domain reflectometry (tdr) measurements are used to measure the wettability in a wellbore downhole during operations or in a lab environment when fluid flow is present. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292861

Optically sensing subterranean physical properties using wavelength division multiplexing

A system for measuring subterranean physical properties, in some embodiments, comprises a source of broadband light, an input optical fiber coupled to the source of broadband light, a wavelength division demultiplexer coupled to the input optical fiber, a plurality of detectors arranged in parallel and coupled to the demultiplexer, a wavelength division multiplexer coupled to the plurality of detectors, and an output optical fiber coupled to the multiplexer.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292372

Method and apparatus for generating pulses in a fluid column

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for generating fluid pulses in a fluid column, such as within a well. Various described example fluid pulse generators each have a valve structure including a plurality of rollers rotatable around axes that are oriented perpendicular or otherwise angled with respect to the flow direction, the rollers being arranged to collectively at least partially obstruct the cross-sectional area of the fluid conduit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292371

Optical coupling system for downhole rotation variant housing

Systems and methods for optical communication in a downhole tool are disclosed. An optical communication system includes a rotation-varying outer housing that is at least partially rotationally decoupled from an inner member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292368

Gas phase detection of downhole fluid sample components

A downhole tool for analyzing reservoir fluids includes a mechanism for extracting a fluid sample (e.g., single phase liquid sample) from a wellbore, a sample depressurization module to liberate the gas phase from the extracted fluid sample, and a gas sensor utilized to detect one or more components of the gas phase. In certain embodiments, the downhole tool may be a formation testing tool, and the depressurization module may be a bubble point measurement module.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292367

Monitoring water floods using potentials between casing-mounted electrodes

A system for locating water floods, in some embodiments, comprises: multiple non-reference electrodes with insulative pads for coupling to a borehole casing; a reference electrode with an insulative pad for coupling to the borehole casing; and multiple transducers coupled to the reference and non-reference electrodes, each of said electrodes coupled to one or more of the multiple transducers, wherein each transducer coupled to a non-reference electrode determines a differential non-reference potential between that non-reference electrode and the reference electrode, and wherein a transducer that couples to the borehole casing determines an absolute reference potential between the borehole casing and the reference electrode; wherein the differential non-reference potentials are mathematically combined with the absolute reference potential to produce absolute non-reference potentials; wherein scaling weights are applied to said absolute non-reference potentials to produce scaled absolute potentials that are used to determine a water flood location.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292364

Pulse generation for downhole logging

An example method includes determining a frequency response of a tuned pulse to be transmitted from a transmission element. A matching frequency envelope corresponding to a frequency envelope of the frequency response may be determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292363

Condition monitoring of electric motor

A method and system for monitoring operation of a motor may include initially determining a no load torque versus temperature characteristic of the motor over a range of operating temperatures. After a period of operation, a no load torque value and temperature of the motor may be determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292359

Fracturing and in-situ proppant injection using a formation testing tool

A formation testing tool which performs the dual function of fracturing and in-situ proppant placement. The testing tool houses proppant slurry having proppant and fracture fluid therein, and a probe which seals against the wellbore wall. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292345

Method for using managed pressure drilling with epoxy resin

A method of controlling the equivalent circulating density of an epoxy resin, used to cement a wellbore, is provided. The method includes adjusting the cross sectional area of the annulus exit using a valve or other mechanism to increase or decrease the equivalent circulating density of the epoxy resin.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292341

Internally trussed high-expansion support for inflow control device sealing applications

A downhole system and method is disclosed for sealing an inflow control device installed in a subterranean formation along a length of production tubing adjacent a productive zone of the subterranean formation. 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

10/12/17 / #20170292338

Sealed downhole equipment and method for fabricating the equipment

A method and apparatus for preventing fluid flow and contamination to a cement body includes a resin cap covering an exposed end of the cement body. The cement body may attach an inner sleeve to an outer sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291790

Self-retractable coiled electrical cable

A self-retracting coiled cable having a variable length along a center line can include an outer insulator sleeve having a longitudinal axis. The self-retracting coiled cable can also include a spring material extending along the longitudinal axis of the outer insulator sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291779

Dust control in pneumatic particulate handling applications

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for passively reducing or preventing dust formation in a particulate handling system are provided. In some embodiments, the handling system includes a silo for holding bulk material used to form a well fracturing treatment fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285216

Nuclear magnetic resonance logging tool with quadrature coil configuration

Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tools may be configured for situation-dependent nmr logging operations by including two dissimilar coils that may function in four different modes of operation based on logging conditions including: a resistivity of the fluid, a diameter of the wellbore, a depth into the subterranean formation of the volume of investigation, or a combination thereof. For example, an nmr logging tool with a z-coil and a transversal coil may be useful in generating in a volume of investigation of a subterranean formation either (1) a transversal radiofrequency (rf) excitation with the transversal coil or (2) a quadrature rf excitation with both the z-coil and the transversal coil, where the choice of transversal or quadrature rf excitation is based on the logging conditions; and detecting an nmr signal from the subterranean formation with one of: (1) the transversal coil or (2) both the z-coil and the transversal coil.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285205

Acoustic logging tool utilizing fundamental resonance

An acoustic logging tool includes a support structure and a set of acoustic transducers coupled to the support structure. The set of acoustic transducers includes a first acoustic transducer and a second acoustic transducer facing the same direction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285195

Integrating vertical seismic profile data for microseismic anisotropy velocity analysis

A system and a method for producing an anisotropic velocity model. Vertical seismic profile (vsp) data is obtained for a geological area. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284931

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

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

10/05/17 / #20170284196

Emulsion detection using optical computing devices

Disclosed is the detection of emulsions and microdispersions with an optical computing device. One disclosed method includes emitting electromagnetic radiation from an electromagnetic radiation source, optically interacting the electromagnetic radiation with a fluid and thereby generating fluid interacted radiation, detecting a portion of the fluid interacted radiation with a reference detector arranged within an optical channel of an optical computing device, generating a reference signal with the reference detector, and determining an emulsive state of the fluid based on the reference signal.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284193

Collection and display of acoustic data for integrated quality control

In some embodiments, a method acquires acoustic data with a receiver. The acoustic data is provided by a down hole tool, comprising the receiver, that can move within a borehole in a geological formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284169

A tool cemented in a wellbore containing a port plug dissolved by galvanic corrosion

A method of performing an operation in a wellbore comprising: introducing a tool into the wellbore, wherein the tool comprises: (a) a mandrel comprising a port; and (b) a plug, wherein the plug is located within the port, and wherein the plug comprises at least a first material, wherein the first material partially or wholly dissolves via corrosion; introducing a cement composition into an annulus located between the outside of the tool at least at the location of the port and the inside of the wellbore; and causing or allowing at least a portion of the first material to dissolve, wherein the step of causing or allowing is performed after the step of introducing the cement composition.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284168

Telemetrically operable packers

A down-hole packer is provided for positioning in a wellbore to establish a seal with a surrounding surface. The packer includes a sealing element that is responsive to compression by a setting piston to radially expand into the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283682

Extended-life calcium aluminate cementing methods

Methods of using extended-life cement compositions are disclosed. A method comprises providing an extended-life cement composition comprising calcium-aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283679

Salt-free fluorous-invert emulsion fluid

Disclosed are compositions, methods, and systems of treating a well. A method may comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising a fluorous oil external phase, a salt-free non-chloride containing internal phase, and a fluorous-based surfactant; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277765

Shell database architecture for inventory management

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, an inventory management system and method are provided. The inventory management system and method utilize an inverted database architecture that stores all the individual information related to each inventory item with the item itself, rather than just an identification number. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276894

Smart subsea pipeline with conduits

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

09/28/17 / #20170276831

Gamma-ray spectrometer calibration systems and methods

A gamma-ray spectrometer calibration system comprises a light guide, a photomultiplier tube, a laser, and analysis electronics. The light guide is optically coupled to the scintillation crystal, the laser and the photomultiplier tube, such that the laser can provide reference signals to the photomultiplier tube. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276828

Quasi-optical waveguide

A quasi-optical waveguide apparatus includes a waveguide having a chamber formed by a substantially cylindrical body and configured to propagate terahertz radiation. A plurality of windows are included wherein each window is coupled to a respective end of the waveguide such that the chamber is substantially sealed from the ambient atmosphere. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276822

Dielectric logging tool comprising high-impedance metamaterials

An example logging tool may include at least one transmitter antenna and at least one receiver antenna. A first high-impedance metamaterial may be disposed between the transmitter antenna and the receiver antenna. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276819

Acoustic logging tool utilizing fundamental resonance

An acoustic logging tool includes a first acoustic transducer and a second acoustic transducer. At least a portion of the first transducer is parallel with the second transducer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276745

Permanent magnet configuration for nmr logging tool

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logging tool for use in wellbore logging operations is provided. The nmr logging tool features a three-part permanent magnet arrangement that reduces the attractive force between the nmr tool and casing, allowing the nmr tool to be lowered through wellbores of any size. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276584

In-line viscometer for measuring the viscosity of drilling fluids

In-line viscosity measurement systems and related methods may be useful in measuring the viscosity of a fluid in a flow path and, more specifically, in-line measuring the viscosity of a drilling fluid when integrated with drilling systems. For example, a method may include drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation while circulating a drilling fluid through the wellbore; measuring the viscosity of the drilling fluid with an in-line viscometer system after the drilling fluid has circulated through the wellbore, the in-line viscometer systems comprising either: (1) a two coaxial cylinder configuration, (2) a parallel plates configuration, or (3) a combination thereof positioned to allow for the drilling fluid to flow between the coaxial cylinders or parallel plates.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276267

Smart subsea pipeline with channels

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

09/28/17 / #20170275990

Optimizing matrix acidizing treatment

A method for optimized matrix acidizing, including a method for determining fracture pressure of a formation as a function of bottom hole temperature. First and second cycles of a step up rate test may be performed on the formation to be acidized at first and second test temperatures, respectively. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275986

Fluid flow metering with point sensing

Methods and systems are presented in this disclosure for fluid flow metering with point sensing. A transducer (acoustic sensor) located at a point externally along a pipe (e.g., deployed in a wellbore) can transform a mechanical energy of a fluid flow in the pipe into an acoustic signal, which is then acquired and digitized to obtain a digital signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275985

Detecting a moveable device position using magnetic-type logging

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

09/28/17 / #20170275983

Fixture and tool for use in facilitating communication between tool and equipment

A fixture for receiving a tool that facilitates communication between a tool and other equipment. The fixture includes a shroud sized to at least partially cover a circumference of a housing of the tool, and one or more current transformers or sensors which are coupled to the shroud. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275974

Perforating gun with integrated retaining system

An apparatus comprising a charge tube for a perforating gun assembly used in harvesting energy in a wellbore and a retaining projection formed on an end of the charge tube. When the charge tube is inserted into a gun body, the retaining projection engages with the gun body of the perforating gun assembly to restrict movement of the charge tube with respect to the gun body when engaged with the gun body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275962

Telemetrically operable packers

A down-hole packer is provided for positioning in a wellbore to establish a seal with a surrounding surface. The packer includes a sealing element that is responsive to compression by a setting piston to radially expand into the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275959

Drilling debris separator

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a debris separator device for use with a casing system may include an impeller having a plurality of blades to generate a vortex of mud in the section of the casing system when the casing system is lowered into a wellbore. The device may also include a baffle disposed in the section of the casing system, the baffle having an annular cup shape that forms an outer circumferential pocket to capture debris from the vortex of mud. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275954

Pressure compensation mechanism for a seal assembly of a rotary drilling device

A downhole rotary seal assembly is provided that includes a primary rotary seal, a barrier seal, and a seal carrier. The seal carrier includes an inner surface, an outer surface, and a first groove dimensioned to receive the primary rotary seal at the inner surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275951

Real-time variable depth of cut control for a downhole drilling tool

A drill bit is disclosed. The drill bit includes a bit body and a plurality of blades on the bit body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275948

Rotary steerable system

An example apparatus for controlling the direction of drilling a borehole includes a housing and a radially offsetable drive shaft at least partially within the housing. The apparatus may further include one or more pusher extendable from the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275527

Composition and method for improved treatment fluid

A composition and method for using seawater as a treatment fluid is provided. The treatment fluid comprises n-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid and seawater. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275525

Methods to make ceramic proppants

Included are methods to make ceramic proppants. The methods comprise coating green proppants with at least one reactive alumina or zirconium agent, such as gamma alumina. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/28/17 / #20170275517

Treatment fluids comprising finger millet and methods of use

The present disclosure relates to a well treatment fluid comprising finger millet, a breaker package, and a continuous aqueous phase. The present disclosure also relates to a method for treating at least a portion of a subterranean well comprising forming an aqueous treatment fluid comprising (i) finger millet, (ii) a breaker package comprising at least one breaker, and (iii) a continuous aqueous phase; and introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of the subterranean well.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271992

Reusing electromagnetic energy from a voltage converter downhole

A biasing circuit for a flyback converter can include a rectifier electrically coupled to an inductor of the flyback converter for generating a direct current signal from an alternating current signal outputted by the inductor in response to the inductor transferring an amount of energy to another inductor. The biasing circuit can also include a storage device electronically coupled to the rectifier to receive the direct current signal and store a charge. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271045

Concentric wireline cable

A wireline system includes a control system, a downhole tool, and a wireline cable coupling the downhole tool and the control system. The wireline cable includes a plurality of conductors, which includes a core conductor and a concentric conductor disposed around the core conductor, wherein two of the plurality of conductors form a conductor pair, and wherein each of the plurality of conductors is configured to transmit power, data, or both, between the control system and the downhole tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271037

High output accelerator neutron

An accelerator neutron source (ans) including a field ionization (fi) array configured to generate deuterium and tritium ions and a plasma for containing the deuterium and tritium ions produced by the fi array. The ans also includes a target comprising deuterium and tritium ions and the ans is configured to accelerate deuterium and tritium ions produced by the fi array toward the target to generate neutrons by applying a voltage to an accelerating electrode.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270225

Method for ruggedizing integrated computational elements for analyte detection in the oil and gas industry

A method for ruggedizing an ice design, fabrication and application with neural networks as disclosed herein includes selecting a database for integrated computational element (ice) optimization is provided. The method includes adjusting a plurality of ice operational parameters according to an environmental factor recorded in the database and simulating environmentally compensated calibration inputs. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269260

Dual-sensor tool optical data processing through master sensor standardization

A method may include collecting measurement data using a first operational sensor and a second operational sensor of a downhole tool, standardizing optical responses of each operational sensor to a master sensor in a tool parameter space to obtain a standardized master sensor response, transforming the standardized master sensor response to a synthetic parameter space response of the master sensor, applying a fluid model with the synthetic parameter space response of the master sensor to predict a fluid characteristic, comparing a first prediction obtained with the fluid model from the first operational sensor with a second prediction obtained with the fluid model from the second operational sensor, determining a fluid characteristic from the first prediction and the second prediction, and optimizing a well testing and sampling operation according to the fluid characteristic.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269259

Formation fluid analysis tool comprising an integrated computational element and an optical filter

An example formation fluid analysis tool includes an optical element and a detector configured to receive light passed through the optical element. The optical element is configured to receive light from a fluid sample and comprises a substrate, an integrated computational element (ice) fabricated on a first side of the substrate, and an optical filter fabricated on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269255

Simultaneous error correction and inversion

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article of manufacture, may operate to parameterize a geological formation in terms of initial earth model parameters, and generate predicted data by simulating a tool response using earth model parameters. Further activity may include determining a difference between calibrated data and the predicted data; and simultaneously adjusting calibration parameters and the earth model parameters such that the difference between them satisfies selected convergence criteria, so that a controlled device can be operated according to at least one of updated calibration parameters, updated calibrated data, or updated earth model parameters. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269254

Collocated coil antennas incorporating a symmetric soft magnetic band

An antenna assembly includes a tool mandrel having a tool axis, and a plurality of coils are collocated about the tool mandrel and each include a plurality of windings wrapped about the tool mandrel. A soft magnetic band radially interposes the plurality of coils and the tool mandrel and includes a plurality of inserts that form two or more annular arrays axially spaced from each other and extend about the tool mandrel at an angle orthogonal to the tool axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269253

Electrode-based tool measurement corrections based on leakage currents estimated using a predetermined internal impedance model or table

An example system includes an electrode-based tool for deployment in a downhole environment. The electrode-based tool has a plurality of current electrodes, at least one voltage monitoring electrode, at least one return electrode, and electronics to collect one or more voltage measurements from the at least one voltage monitoring electrode as current from at least one of the plurality of current electrodes is injected into the downhole environment and flows to the at least one return electrode. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269250

Downhole piezoelectric acoustic transducer

A sensor system for use in a wellbore is provided that can include a piezoelectric transducer for transmitting an acoustic wave into a fluid medium positioned in the wellbore by repeatedly bending between two positions in response to an actuation signal. The piezoelectric transducer can include at least four piezoelectric layers stacked on top of one another. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269243

Methods to image acoustic sources in wellbores

A method including selecting a forward model based on a modeled well structure and including a single modeled acoustic source located in a modeled wellbore and a plurality of modeled acoustic sensors located in a modeled source area, simulating an acoustic signal generated by the single modeled acoustic source and received by each modeled acoustic sensor, calculating phases of the simulated acoustic signals received at each modeled acoustic sensor, obtaining with a principle of reciprocity a plurality of modeled acoustic sources in the modeled source area and a single modeled acoustic sensor in the modeled wellbore, calculating phase delays of the simulated acoustic signals between each modeled acoustic source and the single modeled acoustic sensor, detecting acoustic signals generated by a flow of fluid using acoustic sensors in a wellbore, and processing the acoustic signals using the phase delays to generate a flow likelihood map.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269140

Measuring supercapacitor degradation downhole

A system for use in a wellbore can include a supercapacitor health measurement device including circuitry for determining a capacitance of a supercapacitor that is positionable in the wellbore. The supercapacitor health measurement device can also include circuitry for determining an equivalent series resistance (esr) value of the supercapacitor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268944

Detection of strain in fiber optics cables induced by narrow-band signals

A method may include transmitting a narrowband signal into a formation using a transmitter located in a wellbore. The narrowband signal is modified by passage of through the formation and the formation reflects at least a portion of the narrowband signal back to the wellbore resulting in a modified narrowband signal having a first frequency. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268926

Opticoanalytical devices with capacitance-based nanomaterial detectors

Optical computing devices may include capacitance-based nanomaterial detectors. For example, an optical computing device may include a light source that emits electromagnetic radiation into an optical train extending from the light source to a capacitance-based nanomaterial detector; a material positioned in the optical train to optically interact with the electromagnetic radiation and produce optically interacted light; and the capacitance-based nanomaterial detector comprising one or more nano-sized materials configured to have a resonantly-tuned absorption spectrum and being configured to receive the optically interacted light, apply a vector related to the characteristic of interest to the optically interacted light using the resonantly-tuned absorption spectrum, and generate an output signal indicative of the characteristic of interest.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268714

Pig tracking by unmanned submarine

The present disclosure provides for a pig tracking and locating system that is able to pinpoint the exact location of a pig so that if the pig becomes stuck, it can be more efficiently located and retrieved without excessive searching. A representative system includes an unmanned underwater vehicle that travels with or very near the pig as it progresses through a pipeline, and gathers and stores information transmitted by the pig. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268327

Downhole pressure maintenance system using a controller

A method and apparatus that includes positioning a completion string that has an internal passageway and that has an external surface that at least partially defines an external region within a wellbore; isolating a zone of the external region from a wellbore hydrostatic pressure; measuring a pressure within the external region of the isolated zone; determining whether the pressure within the external region of the isolated zone is within a predetermined pressure range; and operating a valve that controls a flow of a fluid through a flow path from the internal region to the external region of the isolated zone when the pressure within the external region is outside of the predetermined pressure range.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268324

Downhole state-machine-based monitoring of vibration

A disclosed vibration monitoring method includes: processing sensor information downhole to detect one or more vibration modes; responsively updating a vibration mode state machine; communicating a current machine state to an uphole module; deriving from said current machine state at least a primary vibration mode and associated severity; and modifying at least one drilling parameter if the severity exceeds a threshold. A disclosed drilling system implementation includes: a drill string; a rig or other deployment device that conveys the drill string into a borehole using at least one controllable drilling parameter; one or more downhole sensors providing vibration-related signals; a downhole processor that operates on the vibration-related signals to detect one or more vibration modes and responsively updates a vibration mode state machine; and an uphole module that receives the current state from the downhole processor and derives from the current state at least a primary vibration mode and severity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268323

Improving fault detectability through controller reconfiguration

A method of detecting a fault in an oil and gas apparatus controlled by a controller is provided. The method includes collecting a test set of data using a sensor proximate to an oil and gas apparatus during the operation of the oil and gas apparatus under test operating conditions, the test set of data being associated with an operating parameter of the controller, determining a percentage of the test set of data that falls outside a normal operation region of the oil and gas apparatus, and configuring the controller in response to the percentage being between a fault-free percentage threshold and a fault percentage threshold.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268321

Fracture network model for simulating treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to a fracture network model for simulating treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of simulating treatment of a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268317

Charge tube with self-locking alignment fixtures

Systems and methods used in perforation tool assemblies and more particularly charge tubes and self-locking alignment fixtures. The perforation tool assembly comprises an alignment fixture having a plurality of slots and a charge tube having a plurality of protrusions on an end of the charge tube that engage the plurality of slots on the alignment fixture. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268312

Adjustable rheological well control fluid

A method includes introducing a well control fluid at a first viscosity into a downhole portion of a wellbore, where the well control fluid includes an electrorheological or magnetorheological fluid. In response to a wellbore inflow condition, the method includes activating the well control fluid to change the viscosity of the well control fluid to a second, higher viscosity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268308

Swellguard er isolation tool

Methods and devices for multi-interval zonal isolation are disclosed. An isolation tool assembly adapted to provide zonal isolation includes a tubular member, a swellable packer disposed around the tubular member, and a plurality of rubber elements disposed around the tubular member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267916

Chemical suspensions for precise control of hydrocarbon reservoir treatment fluids

Compositions and methods for formulating a liquid gel concentrate package with all the additives for a well servicing fluid are provided. An embodiment of the present disclosure is a method comprising: providing a liquid gel concentrate package comprising: a liquid gel concentrate; and at least two active ingredients, wherein the active ingredients comprise constituents of a well servicing fluid; and allowing the liquid gel concentrate package to blend with an aqueous fluid to form a well servicing fluid; and introducing the well servicing fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267913

Use of berberine as corrosion inhibitor in well operations

A variety of methods and compositions are disclosed, including, in one embodiment, a method of inhibiting corrosion of a metal surface in a wellbore, comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising a corrosion inhibitor, wherein the corrosion inhibitor comprises berberine; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267912

Delayed acid breaker systems for filtercakes

A delayed acid breaker comprising: an inclusion compound comprising: a host molecule of cyclodextrin; and a guest molecule of an acid precursor, wherein the acid precursor hydrolyzes in water to form an acid, and wherein the acid degrades at least a portion of a filtercake located within a subterranean formation. A method of removing a filtercake from a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the delayed acid breaker into the subterranean formation; and allowing the acid precursor to form the acid after a desired amount of time has elapsed since the introduction of the delayed acid breaker into the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267911

Oil absorbent oilfield materials as additives in oil-based drilling fluid applications

A method using a single additive to modify or enhance one or more properties of a drilling fluid for drilling a wellbore in a subterranean formation, prevent lost circulation during the drilling, and/or increase bonding strength during cementing of the wellbore. The additive comprises an oil absorbent material that is a homopolymer or a copolymer comprising a component selected from the group consisting of: styrene, butadiene, acrylate, phthalate, a carbonate salt thereof, and any combination thereof or an elastomer polymer comprising a monomer selected from the group consisting of: isoprene, isobutylene, ethylene, acrylonitrile, hydrogenated nitrile, norbornene, a fluorinated ether block amide, a perfluorinated ether block amide, any halogenated congener thereof, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264220

Variable frequency drive motor control

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

09/14/17 / #20170264217

Multiple supply voltage motor assembly

Various embodiments include determining an alternating current (ac) voltage and frequency of a supply voltage coupled to a circuit input. The circuit includes a soft starter circuit that is coupled between the circuit input and a first side of an ac motor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261640

System and methods for cross-tool optical fluid model validation and real-time application

A method of cross-tool optical fluid model validation includes selecting verified field data measured with a first sensor of an existing tool as validation fluids and selecting a second sensor for a new tool or on a different existing tool. The method may also include applying cross-tool optical data transformation to the validation fluids in a tool parameter space from the first sensor to the second sensor, and calculating the synthetic optical responses of the second sensor on the validation fluids through cross-space data transformation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261639

Downhole photon radiation detection using scintillating fibers

A photon radiation detection systems utilizes scintillating fibers to detect downhole radioactivity along a wellbore. The system includes a light detection unit, extended light guide, and a scintillating fiber radiation detector extending along a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261638

Multi-tool analysis of annuluses in cased holes

A method for determining a material in an annulus between two objects disposed in a borehole includes positioning logging tools in the borehole, each of the logging tools being oriented at a different angle. The method also includes measuring a property of the material in the annulus using the logging tools and determining the material in the annulus based on the measured property.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261637

Apparatus and methods of fluid-filled fracture characterization

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods providing a tool to characterize a fracture in formation. Such a tool can use electromagnetic logging data that can be acquired in a processing unit to operate on the data using a fracture model that represents a fracture by an electrically thin sheet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261634

Bi-mode high frequency dielectric tool

A transmitter/receiver for use in a dielectric logging tool. The transmitter/receiver generally includes a housing, a septum, a first antenna, and a second antenna. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261632

Logging tool ferrites and methods of manufacture

A method of fabricating a ferrite for use in a resistivity logging tool includes mixing a ferrite powder with a binder to provide a mixture, and pressing the mixture into a mold to form the ferrite. The mold exhibits a specific geometry corresponding to a channel defined on an inner surface of a bobbin associated with the resistivity logging tool, and the channel is arcuate and extends at an angle offset from a central axis of the bobbin. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261631

Frequency ratiometric processing of resistivity logging tool data

A method includes introducing a resistivity logging tool including one or more transmitter coils and one or more receiver coils into a wellbore. First and second signals are then transmitted with a first transmitter coil at first and second frequencies, respectively, and a first receiver coil receives first and second response signals based on the first and second signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261469

Defect discrimination apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as methods, may operate to include acquiring eddy current data from at least two concentric pipes. Further activity may include determining spatial frequency content of the eddy current data, and determining locations of defects in each of the pipes based on the spatial frequency content. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261038

Torque transmission joint with shape-memory alloy cladding for a bottom-hole assembly

A method and apparatus for transmitting torque in a downhole assembly. The apparatus includes a driver sub with an annular body defining an internal surface, a portion of the internal surface of the driver sub defining a contact surface; a driveshaft extending within the driver sub, the driveshaft including an elongated body defining an external surface, a portion of the external surface of the driveshaft defining a contact surface; a first insert disposed between the contact surfaces of the driver sub and the driveshaft, respectively, the first insert including an annular body defining internal and external surfaces, a portion of the internal surface of the first insert defining an inside contact surface, and a portion of the external surface of the first insert defining an outside contact surface; and a first shape-memory alloy cladding bonded to the inside contact surface of the first insert.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260850

Safety waveguide segments

A safety waveguide apparatus includes a waveguide segment body sealed by a respective dielectric plug on each end of the waveguide body. The waveguide segment body, or at least one of the dielectric plugs, are configured to divert an oil flow from within the waveguide segment body.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260848

A wellbore monitoring system using strain sensitive optical fiber cable package

A distributed acoustic sensing cable package having a polymer composite extruded over an optical waveguide to encase the waveguide and to form a crystalline matrix layer acoustically coupled to the waveguide. The crystalline matrix includes reinforcement fibers to further enhance transmission of a cable strain to the optical waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260847

A strain sensitive optical fiber cable package for downhole distributed acoustic sensing

A distributed acoustic sensing cable package having a polymer composite extruded over an optical waveguide to encase the waveguide and to form a crystalline matrix layer acoustically coupled to the waveguide. The crystalline matrix includes reinforcement fibers to further enhance transmission of a cable strain to the optical waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260845

Buildup and encapsulation of antenna section of downhole tool

Mechanisms for induction-based resistivity measurements can be provided for use in geo-steering in a drilling operations environment. An antenna assembly can provide effective protection for antenna sections without hindering propagation of electromagnetic signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260843

Method and apparatus for generating seismic pulses to map subterranean fractures

The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Micro-seismic events are generated by particles introduced into the fractures which are capable of explosive or chemical reaction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260841

Toolface control with pulse width modulation

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for a toolface control system is disclosed. The system includes, a rotating drill string of a drilling tool, an assembly located within the rotating drill string representing a current toolface of the drilling tool, and a controller configured to use pulse width modulation to adjust a rotational speed of the assembly to maintain the current toolface at a desired toolface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260837

Electromagnetic ranging with azimuthal electromagnetic logging tool

Apparatus, systems, and methods for ranging operate to use a wireline active ranging system to initially determine a relative distance and relative direction from a first well (e.g., ranging well) to a second well (e.g., target well) and an em azimuthal logging tool to maintain or adjust the distance from the target well while drilling the ranging well. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260834

Multilateral access with real-time data transmission

An example method includes introducing a downhole tool string into a main wellbore of a multilateral wellbore that includes a lateral wellbore that extends from the main wellbore. The downhole tool string includes a wand and a kickover knuckle joint coupled to the wand. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260833

Mixing and dispersion of a treatment chemical in a down hole injection system

A downhole chemical injection system that may include at least a first and a second injection port. The first injection port may be fluidically coupled with a chemical injection line and fluidically coupled with a production tubing string to inject the chemical into the production tubing string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260825

Wellbore isolation device with slip assembly

A wellbore isolation device comprising a tubular body comprising a downhole component having an external surface and a first inner bore formed therein, and an uphole component having a sloped external surface and a second inner bore formed therein, wherein the sloped external surface of the uphole component has at least one first protrusion, a plurality of slips disposed about the external surface of the tubular body between the uphole component and the downhole component, each of the plurality of slips comprising at least one sloped surface having at least one second protrusion, and an outer surface facing away from the external surface of the tubular body, the outer surface having one or more gripping protrusions, wherein the at least one sloped surface of each of the slip abuts the sloped external surface of the uphole component, wherein the three components provide a central inner bore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260823

Compliant slip assembly for securing well tools in a tubing string

A compliant slip assembly that can include a spacer ring, a wedge ring, and a compliant slip device, where the slip device can include a body with a rigid first portion, a compliant second portion, and an expandable third portion, where the third portion can include expandable segments that are circumferentially spaced apart with a slit located between adjacent expandable segments. A method of securing a well tool in a tubing string using the compliant slip assembly, where the method can include conveying the well tool into a tubing string and expanding the compliant slip assembly into engagement with the tubing string, thereby securing the well tool in the tubing string.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260814

Driveshaft clamping assembly

A clamping assembly may include a split-ring device and bearing for coupling to a driveshaft. The split-ring device may comprise split-ring shells having protrusions on an interior radial surface for positioning in grooves adjacent to radial protrusions on the driveshaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260813

Catch mechanism for retaining components in a downhole motor

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for retaining components in a downhole motor in the event of a mechanical separation or failure of one or more components therein. As described, the retention mechanism does not require a threaded connection to components of the mud motor drivetrain. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260443

Activators for inorganic oxide breakers

A gel breaking system comprising a source of hydrogen peroxide and an activator selected from the group consisting of triazine-based activators, phthalimide-based activators and mixtures thereof are provided. Also, described are methods of using the gel breaking system to break the gelled component of a treatment fluid used in a gravel packing operation for a well.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259977

Downhole payload release containers, method and system of using the same

Payload container and system for delivering a payload to a wellbore, the payload container includes a blister container having a cavity formed therein and an edge about the perimeter of the cavity, one or more payload substances contained within the cavity, a lidding material to cover the cavity, and optionally, an adhesive to bond the lidding material to the edge of the cavity, so that the one or more payload substances can be released in response to an external stimulus. The wellbore payload delivery system includes a plurality of payload containers and a pump system for injecting the one or more payload containers into a wellbore, the pump system has a pump and a length of tubing coupled with the pump and extending to a zone of a subterranean formation adjacent to the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259513

A method of manufacturing a distributed acoustic sensing cable

A distributed acoustic sensing cable package having a polymer composite extruded over an optical waveguide to encase the waveguide and to form a crystalline matrix layer acoustically coupled to the waveguide. The crystalline matrix includes reinforcement fibers to further enhance transmission of a cable strain to the optical waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256839

Collar-mountable bobbin antenna having coil and ferrite slots

A collar-mountable antenna for transmitting and receiving signals in a downhole environment, in at least some embodiments, comprises a bobbin having an inner surface and an outer surface, each of the inner and outer surfaces defining multiple slots, conductive wire disposed within the multiple slots on the outer surface of the bobbin, and ferrite disposed within the multiple slots on the inner surface of the bobbin.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256375

Pressure responsive switch for actuating a device

A switch responsive to a pressure differential, including a pressure response mechanism for providing a pressure response in response to the pressure differential and a device actuator arranged to interact with the pressure response mechanism and to utilize the pressure response of the pressure response mechanism to actuate a device. The device actuator actuates the device to an operative state when the pressure differential is below a lower pressure differential threshold, and may actuate the device to a non-operative state when the pressure differential is above an upper pressure differential threshold.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254921

Fast-changing dip formation resistivity estimation

Fast-changing dip formation resistivity estimation methods and systems, including a formation resistivity estimation method that includes estimating an initial horizontal resistivity based upon acquired formation logging data and determining an initial value set of one or more value sets. The method further includes determining each additional value set of the one or more value sets using a 1-dimensional inversion initialized with a previously determined value set of the one or more value sets, and displaying a final value set of the one or more value sets. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254918

Downhole tool with radial array of conformable sensors for downhole detection and imaging

According to aspects of the present disclosure, an example downhole tool may include tool body, a first pad radially extendable from the tool body, and a radial array of conformable sensors coupled to the first pad. At least one conformable sensor of the radial array of conformable sensors may include a first flexible material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254917

Metamaterial electromagnetic sensors for well logging measurements

Metamaterials are used in well logging measurement tools to position-shift and size-scale antennas such that they can be placed very close to the outer perimeter of the tool, which can improve azimuthal sensitivity and vertical resolution. Antennas of an azimuthal pipe inspection or induction-based borehole imaging tool can be placed with minimal stand-off against a borehole wall. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254735

Evaluating solid particle separation in wellbore fluids

Turbidity measurement systems and methods of using the same are described. A turbidity measurement system comprises a vessel configured to hold a wellbore fluid, wherein a porous media is positioned in the vessel; a light source positioned to direct light at the vessel; a light detector positioned to measure light intensity of light emitted by the light source and passing through the vessel; a backscatter detector configured to measure the light intensity of reflected light emitted from the light source; and a computer system communicatively coupled to at least one of the light source, light detector, or light detector.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254197

Fluid viscometer suitable for downhole use

An illustrative method for measuring a fluid viscosity that includes vibrating a tube containing a fluid of interest, obtaining a vibration signal from the vibrating tube, deriving a system energy loss rate measurement from the vibration signal, calculating an energy loss rate for the fluid of interest from the system energy loss rate measurement and a reference energy loss rate measurement, and generating a viscosity measurement of the fluid of interest based on the energy loss rate for the fluid of interest and a density of the fluid of interest.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254193

Methods and apparatus for multi-well ranging determination

Disclosed embodiments include methods and apparatus for ranging techniques to detect and determine a relative distance and azimuthal direction of nearby target well conductors such as pipes, well casing, etc., from within a borehole of a drilling well. A nearby casing string of a target well can be detected by transmitting an electromagnetic signal from an excitation source located along the target well and measuring a response signal with an antenna on a downhole logging tool in the drilling well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254191

Well monitoring with optical electromagnetic sensing system

A method of monitoring a substance in a well can include disposing at least one optical electromagnetic sensor and at least one electromagnetic transmitter in the well, and inducing strain in the sensor, the strain being indicative of an electromagnetic parameter of the substance in an annulus between a casing and a wellbore of the well. A system for monitoring a substance in a well can include at least one electromagnetic transmitter, and at least one optical electromagnetic sensor with an optical waveguide extending along a wellbore to a remote location, the sensor being positioned external to a casing in the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254174

Inflow control device that controls fluid through a tubing wall

An inflow control device (icd) that may include a piston located in a flow passage, a barrier that prevents fluid flow through the icd, and a shear device that prevents movement of the piston. A method of actuating one or more icds may include preventing actuation of the devices by maintaining a pressure in an interior of a well tool (or tubing string) below an actuation pressure of the devices, where each device may include a piston located within a flow passage, a barrier that prevents fluid flow through the icd, and a shear device that initially prevents movement of the piston. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254173

Sealed downhole equipment and method for fabricating the equipment

A method and apparatus for preventing fluid flow and contamination to a cement body includes a resin cap covering an exposed end of the cement body. The cement body may attach an inner sleeve to an outer sleeve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253790

Composition including a viscosifier and a hydrophobically-modified polymer that includes a nitrogen-containing repeating unit for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed related to compositions and methods of using the same for treating subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253786

Additive of chemically-modified cellulose nanofibrils or cellulose nanocrystals

A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and additive comprising a first polymer bundle selected from the group consisting of cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, and combinations thereof, wherein one or more functional groups of the first polymer are chemically modified a method of treating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253785

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

09/07/17 / #20170253784

Wellbore methods employing precipitated particles

Precipitated particles may be formed under conditions that provide a particle morphology suitable for conveying a desired set of properties to a wellbore circulation fluid. Methods for using precipitated particles in a wellbore may comprise: selecting precipitation conditions for producing precipitated particles that are substantially non-spherical in shape, are about 1 micron or under in size, or any combination thereof; forming the precipitated particles from a reaction mixture under the precipitation conditions without using a polymeric dispersant; and introducing a wellbore circulation fluid comprising a plurality of the precipitated particles into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252716

Surface modification agent for control of dust from additive particles

A system for transferring additive particles comprising: the additive particles; a storage container; and a surface modification agent, wherein at least some of the additive particles are treated with the surface modification agent, and wherein the surface modification agent reduces an amount of dust that is produced during transfer of the additive particles into the storage container, from the storage container, or into and from the storage container. A method of reducing an amount of dust produced during transfer of additive particles comprising: treating at least some of the additive particles with a surface modification agent; storing the additive particles; and transferring the additive particles prior to and after storage, wherein the surface modification agent reduces the amount of dust produced during at least one of the transfers of the additive particles.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248737

Gain stabilization of a natural gamma ray tool

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 a plurality of channels and count rates for the plurality of channels, wherein a channel number of a channel corresponds to energy values of the received gamma rays; to fit a curve to a portion of the spectrum; to determine a location of the maximum of the first derivative of the curve; and to adjust a gain of the gamma ray detector based on the location of the maximum of the first derivative of the curve. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248734

Methods and systems using an optical receiver and electro-optic methods to transmit data from integrated computational elements

An optical link including an optical computing device having an integrated computational element (ice), and a method for using the device to perform a remote measurement of a characteristic of a sample with the optical computing device are provided. The optical computing device provides an optical computing signal proportional to a characteristic of a sample from an interacted light provided to the ice. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248733

Photon collimation apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive photons at inner surfaces of an array of tubes forming a columnar structure, the tubes including a material with substantially high density, wherein longitudinal axes of the tubes are substantially parallel. Further activities include directing the photons within the columnar structure to a position-sensitive detector to measure the photons, wherein the position-sensitive detector is divided into an array of pixels, and wherein individual ones of the tubes in the array of tubes maintain a fixed mechanical arrangement with individual ones of the array of pixels, to provide collimation of the photons from a first end of the tubes to a second end of the tubes coupled to the position-sensitive detector. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248731

High sensitivity electric field sensor

An electric field sensing system, in some embodiments, comprises a magnetic shield, an optical magnetometer shielded from external magnetic fields by the magnetic shield, a conductive coil proximate to the optical magnetometer, and first and second electrodes coupled to opposite ends of the coil. The electrodes are disposed outside of the magnetic shield. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248730

Electrode-based tool measurement corrections based on measured leakage currents

An example system includes an electrode-based tool for deployment in a downhole environment, where the electrode-based tool having a plurality of current electrodes, at least one voltage monitoring electrode, at least one return electrode. The electrode-based tool also includes electronics to measure leakage current between at least one of the plurality of current electrodes and the at least one return electrode as current from at least one of the plurality of current electrodes is injected into the downhole environment and flows to the at least one return electrode. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248728

Formation resistivity measurement apparatus, systems, and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to correct measured voltage data for selected weak differential measurements to provide corrected voltage data. Additional activity may include adjusting the corrected voltage data to remove level shifts in the measured voltage data caused by downhole tool impedance to provide adjusted voltage data, converting the adjusted voltage data into apparent resistivity data, inverting the apparent resistivity data to determine true resistivity values for a geological formation, and operating a controlled device according to the true resistivity values for the geological formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248724

Hydrophone having no internal leads

A hydrophone free from internal leads and further including a stabilizing jacket is described. The hydrophone uses the metallic end caps of the stabilizing jacket to complete the circuit thereby eliminating the need for internal leads. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248016

Attribute- indexed multi-instrument logging of drill cuttings

A method according to some embodiments comprises obtaining a formation sample from a borehole, identifying minerals present in a first portion of the formation sample and determining densities of the minerals. The method also comprises determining, using a second portion of the formation sample, material properties associated with the mineral densities. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248014

Increasing borehole wall permeability to facilitate fluid sampling

A drill string tool assembly, in some embodiments, comprises a punching tool that induces fissures to increase permeability in a localized region of a borehole wall. The assembly also comprises a sensor that detects spatial features of the fissures and processing logic, coupled to the sensor and punching tool, that adapts operation of the punching tool based on the spatial features. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248012

Imaging subterranean anomalies using acoustic doppler arrays and distributed acoustic sensing fibers

A system to obtain information about a subsurface formation, in some embodiments, comprises an array of acoustic transmitters in a first well; a distributed acoustic sensing (das) fiber in a second well; and processing logic, in communication with the array of acoustic transmitters and the das fiber, that activates the array of acoustic transmitters and the das fiber so as to use the doppler effect to obtain information about the subsurface formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248009

Wireless activation of wellbore tools

Systems and methods are disclosed for a well tool. The well tool system includes a receiving tool including two ends positioned in a wellbore tubular in a predetermined orientation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248007

Earth formation crushing model

A method includes receiving, at a computer, an earth formation characteristic and a cutter characteristic of a cutter of an earth drill bit and determining, with the computer, a cutting characteristic at an interface between the earth formation and the cutter based on the earth formation characteristic and the cutter characteristic using an earth formation crushing model operating on the computer. The earth formation crushing model includes an empirical determination of stress at the interface in a first of three mutually perpendicular axes and determinations of stress in the remaining two mutually perpendicular axes that are mathematical functions based on the empirical determination of stress. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248006

Method for hydraulic communication with target well from relief well

A system and method for establishing hydraulic communication between a relief well and a target well, wherein the relief well intersects with the target well at an intersection point and the relief well includes a distal portion of the relief well that is deviated and intersects the first wellbore from below the intersection point. A directional drilling system and a magnetic ranging system may be used to guide the relief well from a kick-off point to the intersection point. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248003

Using amplitude ratio curves to evaluate cement sheath bonding in multi-string downhole environments

A method for evaluating a cement sheath in a wellbore, in some embodiments, comprises transmitting sonic or ultrasonic waves from a logging tool disposed in a wellbore, receiving reflected waves at the logging tool and recording waveforms based on the received waves, processing the waveforms to determine average absolute value amplitude data for each of a plurality of zones, and determining a number using average absolute value amplitude data for a first of the plurality of zones and average absolute value amplitude data for a second of the plurality of zones.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248001

Non-parting tool for use in submersible pump system

Disclosed are configurations of tools, e.g., as used in the tool strings of electrical submersible pump systems, that prevent the separation of the tool string into two disconnected units upon breaking of a tool within the tool string. In an example configuration according to one embodiment, such a non-parting tool includes a head and base connected to each other via a housing and a shaft extending through the tool, as well as mechanical stops affixed to the shaft that limit, upon breaking of the housing, the relative motion between the head and base. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247998

Formation fracture flow monitoring

Present embodiments are directed to a method that includes receiving inputs indicative of a property of a fracture within a dynamic fracture network, assigning an orientation to each of the plurality of fractures, and assigning a plurality of fracture nodes and fracture cells encompassing each fracture node along the fracture. The method also includes receiving variables representative of apertures at a first fracture node and a second fracture node and determining fluid flow within the fracture cell based on navier-stokes equations with proppant transport, as a function of the conditions at the first fracture node and the second fracture node. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247983

Methods for mitigating annular pressure buildup in a wellbore using materials having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion

Pressure buildup can be extremely problematic during subterranean operations when there is no effective way to vent or otherwise access one or more sealed annuli within a wellbore. This condition can compromise casing integrity and ultimately lead to failure of a well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247981

Debris control systems, apparatus, and methods

A debris control system comprises a first ported sub and a second ported sub attached to a casing and disposed in a wellbore, such that the first ported sub is disposed at a depth that is deeper than the depth at which the second ported sub is disposed. The first ported sub is to move debris from the wellbore when it is actuated and a first fluid is pumped through it. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247978

Breakable ball for wellbore operations

A system for use in a wellbore that penetrates a subterranean formation, the system comprising: a wellbore; and a ball, wherein the ball performs one or more wellbore operations, and wherein the ball breaks apart into two or more pieces when a pressure is applied to the ball. A method of performing an operation in a wellbore, the method comprising: introducing a ball into the wellbore; causing or allowing the ball to perform at least one wellbore operation; and causing the ball to break into two or more pieces after performing the at least one wellbore operation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247966

Damaged seal bore repair device

A device and method of repairing a damaged portion of a seal bore interconnected in a tubing string, where the device can include a chamber, a piston positioned within the chamber, and a filler material contained within the chamber. A force applied to the piston can cause the piston to move within the chamber, which can cause at least a portion of the filler material to be expelled from the chamber, with at least a portion of the expelled filler material filling a recess in the damaged portion of the seal bore, thereby repairing the sealing surface of the seal bore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247964

Latchable casing while drilling systems and methods

Latchable casing while drilling systems and methods are disclosed. Some system embodiments include a casing string including an upper latch apparatus and a lower latch apparatus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247960

Magnetic sensor assembly for actuating a wellbore valve

A sensor assembly for actuating a valve comprising: a magnet; and a sensor for the magnet, wherein a tool that is positioned adjacent to the magnet alters the magnetic field of the magnet, wherein the sensor detects the alteration of the magnetic field, and when the sensor detects the alteration, then the sensor actuates a valve to open or close. A method of actuating a valve in a wellbore comprising: positioning the sensor assembly within the wellbore; and running the tool into the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247959

Apparatus and method for well operations

A method for modifying a return fluid in a wellbore comprising disposing at least one valve along a drill pipe section of a drill string in the wellbore. At least one parameter of interest is determined at at least one location along the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247956

Securing mechanism for rotary assembly wear sleeves

A method and apparatus are provided for securing a protective sleeve or wear sleeve to a rotary component which is rotatable relative to a rotary seal, such that the wear sleeve is in relatively rotating sealing engagement with the rotary seal. The wear sleeve is secured to the shaft by wedging a lock ring between the wear sleeve and the shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247948

Directional drilling systems, apparatus, and methods

A directional drilling system comprises a driveshaft to couple to a drill string or a drill bit and an apparatus. The apparatus comprises an eccentric coupler disposed at the driveshaft and a coil coupled at one end to the eccentric coupler. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247947

Drilling assembly having a tilted or offset driveshaft

A drilling assembly includes a straight housing in which a mud motor assembly is mounted. The mud motor includes a rotor that rotates within a stator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247608

Proppant of an electrically-conductive nano material

A system for mapping a fracture comprising: a fracture located within a subterranean formation; a proppant pack located within the fracture, wherein at least a portion of the proppant are coated with a curable resin system comprising a curable resin and an electrically-conductive, nano-sized material, and wherein the coated proppant is electrically conductive; a transmitter that sends an electrical signal into the proppant pack; and a receiver that receives the electrical signal from the proppant pack. A method of mapping at least a portion of a fracture comprising: introducing proppant into the fracture; coating at least a portion of the proppant with a curable resin system, wherein the curable resin system comprises: a curable resin; and an electrically-conductive, nano-sized material, wherein at least the portion of the proppant becomes electrically-conductive after the step of coating; and using the electrically-conductive proppant to map at least the portion of the fracture.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247607

Curable composition and resin for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed relate to a curable composition and resin for treatment of a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247606

Silica crosslinker including boronic acid functionalities or esters thereof for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to crosslinkers 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. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247605

Thermally-stable, non-precipitating, high-denisty wellbore fluids

A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and a water-soluble salt, the salt comprising: a cation; and an anion, wherein the anion is selected from phosphotungstate, silicotungstate, phosphomolybdate, and silicomolybdate. The treatment fluid can have a density greater than or equal to 13 pounds per gallon. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247602

Composition including a glycerol ester including at least two epoxides for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including a glycerol ester including at least two epoxides for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247601

Method for inhibiting sulfide stress cracking of metals

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 cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, lauryl alcohol ethoxylate (23 mol), and dimethylcocoalkylamine oxide.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247600

Methods and compositions for inhibiting sulfide stress cracking

Sulfide stress cracking of a metal component may be inhibited by treating the metal component with a mixture comprising at least one organic aldehyde and at least one surfactant. Such metal components may be those suitable for use in a downhole environment, at a well site, in a storage facility, in a transportation infrastructure, in a refinery facility, and any combination thereof where the metal component may be exposed to hydrogen sulfide.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247598

Composition including a curable resin and organophilically-modified clay for subterranean oil well applications

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including a curable resin and organophilically-modified clay for subterranean oil well applications and methods of using the same. Various embodiments provide a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in a subterranean formation a curable composition that includes at least one of a curable organic resin and a thermosetting polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247596

Fluid loss additive package for shallow well drilling fluids

A wellbore treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and a fluid loss additive package, the fluid loss additive package comprising: a water-swellable, superabsorbent polymer; a derivatized cellulose; and non-swellable particles that are insoluble in the base fluid. A method of drilling a wellbore into a subterranean formation comprising: providing the drilling fluid; and forming the wellbore using a drill bit and the drilling fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247296

Treatment of subterranean formations with self-healing resins

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including a plurality of capsules each independently comprising an outer wall and an inner compartment, the inner compartment independently comprising at least one of a first hardenable resin, a first hardener or activator, and a solvent, self-healing hardened resins formed from the same, and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing the composition in a subterranean formation, and forming a selfhealing hardened resin in the subterranean formation from the composition.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247294

Settable cement compositions for terminating water flow and associated methods

Compositions and methods for terminating water flow in a subterranean formation are described. The compositions include a calcium aluminate cement, a portland cement, and a non-aqueous carrier fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242152

Logging-while-drilling tool with interleaved instruments

Logging-while-drilling (lwd) tools may include multiple instruments interleaved into a compact configuration in a single drill string section that may be capable of nuclear magnetic resonance, resistivity, porosity, gamma density measurements, or any combination thereof. For example, a lwd tool may include a drill collar section containing: a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) electronics module and an nmr sensor module interleaved with a nuclear source and at least one nuclear detector.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242145

Electrical isolation to reduce magnetometer interference

A magnetic flux receiver assembly includes a collar that defines a central passageway and an axial collar face, and a tool insert disposable within the central passageway and defining an axial insert face. One or more magnetometers are operatively coupled to the tool insert. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242140

Microseismic density mapping

Methods and mediums for estimating stimulated reservoir volumes are disclosed. Some method embodiments may include obtaining microseismic event data acquired during a hydraulic fracturing treatment of the formation, the data including event location and at least one additional attribute for each microseismic event within the formation; filtering the microseismic events based on the at least one additional attribute; determining a density of filtered microseismic events; weighting the filtered microseismic events based on the density; and determining a stimulated reservoir volume estimate based on filtered and weighted microseismic events.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241972

Methods of ranking formation stabilizer performance

Methods of ranking formation stabilizer performance are described. The methods include obtaining drill cuttings from a subterranean formation, grinding and sieving the drill cuttings to a particle size larger than 200 mesh, adding a formation stabilizer solution to the ground and sieved drill cuttings to form a mixture, agitating the mixture, and measuring turbidity of the agitated mixture.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241921

Predicting total organic carbon (toc) using a radial basis function (rbf) model and nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) data

Systems, methods, and software for predicting total organic carbon (toc) values are described. A representative method includes obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) data and training a radial basis function (rbf) model based on the nmr data and measured total organic carbon (toc) values. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241839

Optical computing devices and methods utilizing multiple integrated computational elements in sequence

Detection sensitivity of optical computing devices may be improved by utilizing multiple integrated computational elements in combination with one another. Optical computing devices containing multiple integrated computational elements may comprise: two or more integrated computational elements that are identical to one another and optically interact sequentially with incident electromagnetic radiation, such that at least a portion of the photons from the incident electromagnetic radiation optically interacts with each integrated computational element; wherein the sequential optical interaction of the incident electromagnetic radiation with the two or more integrated computational elements increases a detection sensitivity of the optical computing device relative to that obtained when only one of the integrated computational elements is present; and a detector that receives the photons that have optically interacted with each integrated computational element.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241831

Enhanced acoustic sensing system

A system and method for enhanced acoustic sensing of signals in a pipe using a fiber optic sensing cable that can be interrogated by distributed acoustic sensing (das) systems wherein a crescent shaped metallic device is used for attaching to the exterior of the pipe, the crescent shaped metallic device having the one or more fiber optic sensing cables embedded within an upper part of the crescent shaped device, and the crescent shaped metallic device may have one or more cavities or channels that may be empty or partially or completely filled with acoustic filters.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241830

Manufacturing method for enhanced acoustic sensing system

A method for making a crescent shaped metallic device for attaching to the exterior of the pipe to provide intimate contact for an enhanced acoustic sensing system using a fiber optic sensing cable that can be interrogated by distributed acoustic sensing (das) systems wherein the crescent shaped metallic device is used for attaching to the exterior of the pipe and the method of making includes the use of additive layer-wise manufacturing.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241595

Device for actuating pressure relief valve

A pressure relief valve including a housing having an inlet and a relief outlet connected by a fluid flow passageway, the inlet fluidly connectible to a work string. The pressure relief valve includes a head sealingly disposed within the passageway between the inlet and relief outlet closing the fluid flow passageway between the inlet and relief outlet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241262

Downhole formation fluid viscometer sensor

A downhole formation fluid viscometer sensor and method therefor include a viscometer sensing package, a flexible diaphragm, a magnet and electric coil, and a signal pickup assembly. The viscometer sensor may also include a first cavity and a second cavity for mechanical and electric energy transfer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241261

Formation stabilization workflow

Method of selecting an optimum formation stabilization treatment for subterranean formations is described. The methods include obtaining formation material, adding a test fluid to the formation material to form a first mixture, adding the test fluid to the formation material to form a second mixture, agitating the first and second mixtures, measuring capillary suction time of the first mixture, and measuring turbidity of the second mixture.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241251

Optimizing hydraulic fracturing in a subterranean formation

In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for optimizing hydraulic fracturing in a subterranean formation having at least one perforation coupled to a wellbore. For each of a number of points along the at least one perforation, the pressure of a fracturing fluid is calculated based on a first pressure and a time-dependent rheological model that includes at least one of elasticity, viscoplasticity, and structural development of the fracturing fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241245

Perforating systems with insensitive high explosive

The disclosure relates to perforating systems for perforating the casing of a wellbore. The perforating systems contain insensitive high explosives. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241244

Perforating systems with insensitive high explosive

The disclosure relates to perforating systems for perforating the casing of a wellbore. The perforating systems contain insensitive high explosives. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241237

Remotely operated production valve and method

A method of actuating multiple valves in a well can include applying a pressure cycle to the valves without causing actuation of any of the valves, and then simultaneously reducing pressure applied to the valves, thereby actuating the valves. Another method can include releasing a locking device of each valve which prevents actuation, and then reducing pressure applied to the valves, thereby actuating the valves. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241221

Model-based pump-down of wireline tools

A pump-down method includes deploying a tool in a well via a wireline and measuring a tension of the wireline. The method also includes determining a difference between the measured tension and a reference tension. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241219

Well telemetry with autonomous robotic diver

A telemetry apparatus for use in a well can include multiple segments, the segments comprising at least one buoyancy control device, at least one telemetry device, and at least one articulation device that controls a relative orientation between adjacent ones of the segments. A method of communicating in a subterranean well can include installing at least one telemetry apparatus in the well, the telemetry apparatus comprising a telemetry device and a buoyancy control device, and the telemetry device communicating with another telemetry device at a remote location. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240804

Foam composition

Various embodiments disclosed relate to foam compositions 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 including placing a foam composition in the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240803

Composition including enzymatic breaker and activator for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including an enzymatic breaker and an activator for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240801

Fracturing fluids containing a viscoelastic surfactant viscosifier

A fracturing fluid comprising: water; a water-soluble salt; and a viscoelastic surfactant, wherein the viscoelastic surfactant: increases the viscosity of the fracturing fluid, wherein the viscosity is increased to at least a sufficient viscosity that proppant are suspended in the fracturing fluid; and is in at least a sufficient concentration such that the viscoelastic surfactant spontaneously forms micelles. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the fracturing fluid into a well, wherein the well penetrates the subterranean formation; and creating one or more fractures within the subterranean formation with the fracturing fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240798

Methods and systems for suppressing corrosion of metal surfaces

Certain metal surfaces are often unable to be effectively contacted with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid due to significant corrosion issues. Titanium and titanium alloy surfaces represent but one example. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240797

Methods and systems for suppressing corrosion of steel surfaces

Certain metal surfaces are often unable to be contacted effectively with fluids containing hydrofluoric acid due to significant corrosion issues. Steel surfaces represent but one example. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240794

Liquid concentrate of a strength retrogression additive

A liquid concentrate for use in a well that penetrates a subterranean formation comprising: a base liquid; and a strength retrogression additive, wherein the strength retrogression additive consists of particles of silicon dioxide containing crystalline regions, wherein the liquid concentrate has an activity of at least 40%. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: providing the liquid concentrate; forming a cement composition by adding a predetermined volume of the liquid concentrate to at least cement and water; and introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240793

Liquid anti-shrinkage agent for cement

The present disclosure relates to a liquid agent that mitigates shrinkage of cement, particularly cement used in a hydrocarbon-producing well. The anti-shrinkage agent includes a slow-setting calcium aluminate cement as well as gypsum and may exhibit shelf-life stability, physical stability, or both. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240791

Curaua fibers as lost-circulation materials and fluid-loss additives in wellbore fluids

A method and wellbore fluid using curaua fiber to prevent or cure loss circulation during well operations. The wellbore fluid includes a base fluid and a plurality of curaua fibers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235011

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

08/17/17 / #20170235007

Drilling noise categorization and analysis

A system includes at least one processing unit and a bottomhole assembly (bha) that includes or communicates with the at least one processing unit. The bha includes at least one drilling component and at least one acoustic transducer to convert drilling noise into one or more electrical signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235006

Noise removal for distributed acoustic sensing data

An example method includes at least partially positioning within a wellbore an optical fiber of a distributed acoustic sensing (das) data collection system. Seismic data from the das data collection system may be received. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234999

Reducing microseismic monitoring uncertainty

Uncertainty of microseismic monitoring results can be reduced to improve hydraulic fracture modeling. A computing device can use a fracture model to determine a predicted geometry of a hydraulic fracture in a subterranean formation based on properties of a fracturing fluid that is introduced into the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234443

Adjustable release pressure relief valve

An adjustable release pressure relief valve including a housing having an inlet and a relief outlet connected by a fluid flow passageway, the inlet fluidly connectible to a work string. A head is sealingly disposed within the passageway between the inlet and relief outlet closing the fluid flow passageway between the inlet and relief outlet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234258

Detecting and preventing two-phase flow to gaseous fueled engines

A system can include a flow measurement device positionable in a flow path for measuring a property of the fuel flowing through the flow path and a shutdown device positionable in the flow path for controlling the fuel flow through the flow path. The system can also include a computing device that is communicatively coupled to the flow measurement device for receiving the fuel flow property and from which the presence of two-phase flow or multiphase flow can be detected. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234125

Devices and methods for digital signal processing in mud pulse telemetry

Systems and methods for digital signal processing are provided. A method includes mapping a symbol in a pulse sequence by using a pulse width and a pulse start in the symbol, reading a message using a symbol value for each symbol in a string of symbols, and modifying a drilling configuration according to the message. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234124

Channel estimation in mud pulse telemetry

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for channel estimation in mud pulse telemetry based on a preamble waveform. A system located at a first location of a wellbore can receive, from a second device located at a second location of the wellbore, a signal including a golay preamble waveform and data symbols. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234122

Hazard avoidance during well re-entry

A system may include a downhole tool conveyable into a wellbore on a conveyance, and a plurality of sensing devices positioned at a distal end of the downhole tool to emit wave energy in an axial direction within the wellbore. At least a portion of the wave energy are reflected by one or more wellbore hazards and received by the plurality of sensing devices. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234113

Completion deflector for intelligent completion of well

A completion system and method for intelligent control of multilateral wells. A completion deflector defines a hollow interior that is fluidly coupled with a uphole tubing and downhole main completion strings. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234112

Wellbore reverse circulation with flow-activated motor

A well system includes a work string extendable into a wellbore, and a pump that pumps a fluid into an annulus defined between the work string and the wellbore. A flow-activated motor is coupled to the work string and has a housing that receives the fluid pumped into the annulus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234081

Releasable locking mechanism for locking a housing to a drilling shaft of a rotary drilling system

Downhole rotary steerable drill including a drilling shaft rotatably supported within a housing, the drilling shaft and housing each having a longitudinal axis. The drill can include a releasable locking mechanism for rotationally locking and releasing the drilling shaft relative to the housing, the releasable locking mechanism transitionable between locked and released configurations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234076

Mechanical-interlocking reinforcing particles for use in metal matrix composite tools

A metal matrix composite tool includes a body having hard composite portion that includes reinforcing particles dispersed in a binder material. At least some of the reinforcing particles comprise a monolithic particle structure including a core having irregular outer surface features integral with the core.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234073

Downhole vibration for improved subterranean drilling

A downhole oscillation tool and method for axially vibrating a drill bit. In some embodiments, modular actuation assemblies may be provided, which may be readily interchanged between a housing and a shaft to axially vibrate the shaft with respect to the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234072

Hybrid downhole motor with adjustable bend angle

An example downhole motor may include a first housing and a second housing with first and second portions characterized by non-parallel longitudinal axes. The second housing may be rotatably coupled to the first housing, and the first portion of the second housing may be arranged in a fixed, non-parallel longitudinal orientation with the first housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233872

Environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors for high temperature applications

Methods of inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces by aqueous acids are described. The methods include combining an effective amount of a corrosion inhibitor composition with an aqueous acid solution to form an inhibited acid solution and contacting a metal surface with the inhibited acid solution. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233643

Biopolymer based cationic surfactant for clay stabilization and prevention of sludging

Methods of stabilizing swellable clays in a subterranean formation and methods of reducing the formation of sludge in a subterranean formation using a biopolymer based cationic surfactant are described. The biopolymer based cationic surfactant in dudes a quaternary ammonium compound having an alkyl polyglucoside backbone and amino alcohol side chains.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233641

Polymeric metal crosslinker for shear tolerant francturing fluid application

A method of treating a subterranean formation includes introducing a viscosified treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid including an aqueous fluid, a gelling agent, and a crosslinker including a copolymer with an interpenetrating monomer and organic bound metal ions. A composition includes an aqueous fluid, a gelling agent; and a crosslinker including a copolymer with an interpenetrating monomer and organic bound metal ions.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233640

Fracturing fluid and method of use

The present disclosure relates to an aqueous fracturing fluid comprising crosslinked cationic cellulose, methods of making the fracturing fluid, and methods of using the fracturing fluid. For example, the fracturing fluid comprises a cationic hydroxyethylcellulose that has been catonized with quaternary ammonium groups and crosslinked with a titanium-triethanolamine crosslinking agent and a proppant. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233638

Use of hexamethylenetetramine intensifier for high temperature emulsified acid system

The invention provides a method, composition, and system for inhibiting corrosion where the composition forms an acid-in-oil emulsion comprising hexamethylenetetramine, a corrosion inhibitor; and at least one emulsifier.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233635

Crack-resistant cement composition

A cement composition for use in a well that penetrates a subterranean formation comprising: cement; water; and an additive comprising zirconium dioxide, wherein at least a portion of the zirconium dioxide is in a metastable tetragonal phase, and wherein some or all of the zirconium dioxide that is in the metastable tetragonal phase transforms to a stable monoclinic phase after a stress is applied to the cement composition. The additive also reduces the dimensions of a crack located within the set cement composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227670

Dark current correction in scintillator detectors for downhole nuclear applications

A radiation logging tool is provided that includes a scintillator detector for use on a wellbore tool string to characterize earth formations. The scintillator detector has a shutter to allow for the collection of data differentiating between incident radiation, such as backscatter signal, and system noise, such as dark current, vibration noise, electronics thermal noise, and electrostatic noise. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227665

Offshore electromagnetic reservoir monitoring

Offshore electromagnetic (em) reservoir monitoring systems and methods, including a system with a light source producing a light beam and an em sensor array deployed at the bottom of a body of water and above one or more subsea regions of interest, the array coupled to the light source with an optical fiber. An em sensor modulates the interrogation light beam in response to an em signal induced into the subsea formation by an em source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227663

Analysis of microseismic supported stimulated reservoir volumes

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of modeling a downhole drilling tool is disclosed. The method may include obtaining microseismic data corresponding to a treatment of a subterranean region, the microseismic data including a microseismic event time for each of a plurality of microseismic events, and a microseismic event location for each of the plurality of microseismic events. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227662

Electronic sensor apparatus, methods, and systems

A down-hole apparatus comprises a unitary seamless section defining a chamber, a clamping section to engage a fiber optic cable, actuator electronics enclosed in the chamber, and an actuator to acoustically couple the actuator electronics to the fiber optic cable. The apparatus can include a temperature sensor, a microphone, or a geophone, enclosed by the chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227145

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

08/10/17 / #20170226849

Optimization of electromagnetic telemetry in non-vertical wells

An electromagnetic telemetry system may include an electrically conductive member, a transmitter coupled to the electrically conductive member, the transmitter configured to induce an alternating current along the electrically conductive member, the alternating current representing encoded information, a first receiver coupled to the electrically conductive member, the first receiver configured to receive electromagnetic waves resulting from the alternating current, a second receiver positioned at a location apart from the first receiver, the second receiver configured to receive the electromagnetic waves resulting from the alternating current, and a receiver processing system communicatively coupled to the first receiver and the second receiver, the receiver processing system configured to process the electromagnetic waves received by the first receiver and the second receiver into a combined signal, and decode the combined signal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226823

Dual torsion springs flapper valve closure mechanism

A flapper valve includes a body having first and second end, and a flapper pivotably coupled to the body and movable between a closed position, where the flapper prevents fluid flow through the body, and an open position, where fluid flow is allowed through the body. A first torsion spring is coupled to the body at the second end and provides a spring arm that engages and urges the flapper to the closed position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226817

Annulus pressure release running tool

A system includes a downhole tool assembly extendable within a wellbore. A running tool axially interposes the downhole tool assembly and the conveyance and includes an elongate body providing an interior and one or more radial protrusions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226814

Flexible smart release tool

A flexible smart release tool enables a control unit at the surface to individually communicate with release tools that are located downhole. The release tools may be individually addressed using a unique logical identifier. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226809

Frictional support of seal bore protector

A seal bore protector for protecting a seal bore of a rotating control device (rcd) is provided. The seal bore protector includes a cylindrical body, a throughbore extending through the cylindrical body, and a sealing element disposed around an external surface of the cylindrical body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226806

Downhole vibration for improved subterranean drilling

A downhole oscillation tool and method for axially vibrating a drill bit. In some embodiments, modular actuation assemblies may be provided, which may be readily interchanged between a housing and a shaft to axially vibrate the shaft with respect to the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226412

Resin and hardener consolidation composition

The invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation, comprising placing a composition comprising proppant particles into the subterranean formation, wherein at least a portion of proppant particles is coated with a hardened resin that is a cured product of a curable composition comprising: (a) a curable resin and (b) a hardening agent.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226405

Fluid efficiency and flow back enhancer

The invention provides formula i compounds, and its compositions, wherein hg, x, l, y, m, and n are defined in the specification, as fluid efficiency and flow back enhancers for use in a method of treating subterranean formations.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226402

Cement compositions having an environmentally-friendly resin

A cement composition for use in a well that penetrates a subterranean formation comprising: cement; water; an environmentally-friendly curable resin having two or more epoxy functional groups; and a curing agent that causes the curable resin to cure when in contact with the curing agent. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and allowing the cement composition to set after introduction.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219736

Downhole sensing using solitons in optical fiber

A downhole sensing method includes modulating light to form a soliton that propagates through an optical fiber acting as a sensing element that measures a downhole parameter. The method further includes obtaining scattered light created as the soliton propagates through the optic-fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218756

Predicting properties of well bore treatment fluids

Methods and systems for predicting properties of well bore treatment fluids are disclosed. An embodiment includes a method of predicting fluid properties comprising: determining an operational window for a well bore fluid system; collecting data at vertices of the operational window; and developing a model comprising predicted properties for a plurality of data points within the operational window, wherein developing the model uses barycentric interpolation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218753

Estimating in situ stress from acoustic emission source parameters

A method can include receiving acoustic emission data for acoustic emissions originating in a formation, performing a moment tensor analysis of the data, thereby yielding acoustic emission source parameters, determining at least one acoustic emission source parameter angle having a highest number of associated acoustic emission events, and calculating an in situ stress parameter, based on the acoustic emission source parameter angle. A system can include multiple sensors that sense acoustic emissions originating in a formation, and a computer including a computer readable medium having instructions that cause a processor to perform a moment tensor analysis of the data and yield acoustic emission source parameters, determine at least one acoustic emission source parameter angle having a highest number of associated acoustic emission events, and calculate an in situ stress parameter, based on the acoustic emission source parameter angle.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218752

Electromagnetic monitoring with formation-matched resonant induction sensors

A method of monitoring electromagnetic properties of a sub-surface formation may include: obtaining a resistivity distribution in the subsurface formation; identifying sensor positions along a borehole; determining an effective resistivity of each region around a sensor position; deriving from the effective resistivities of regions associated with each sensor position an optimum resonance frequency; tuning an array of sensors to provide each sensor with the optimum resonance frequency; deploying the sensor array in the borehole; and collecting electromagnetic field measurements. Each sensor may include: a coil antenna positioned in a subsurface formation having a resistivity, the coil antenna generating a induced voltage signal from an electromagnetic field in the subsurface formation; and a resonant modulation circuit that converts the induced voltage signal into a telemetry signal, the resonant modulation circuit having a resonance frequency optimized for said formation resistivity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218751

Multiple well elevated temperature 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 then heating the filter plate with the solid material and liquid therein to an elevated temperature. 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 and a liquid hydrocarbon, and a heating device that heats the filter plate to an elevated temperature.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218749

Downhole tomographic imaging

A tomographic imaging apparatus utilizes compton backscattering to evaluate cement behind the casing. The imaging apparatus includes a slant-hole or pin-hole collimator coupled to a series of detectors in order to count the number of photons that backscatter off from the cement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218748

Nuclear magnetic resonance sensors embedded in cement

Various embodiments include nuclear magnetic resonance (mr) sensor array systems and methods are disclosed. One such system includes a downhole casing having at least one mr sensor array peripherally coupled to an outside of the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218744

Directional drilling methods and systems employing multiple feedback loops

A directional drilling system includes a bottomhole assembly having a drill bit and a steering tool configured to adjust a drilling direction in real-time. The system also includes a first feedback loop that provides a first steering control signal to the steering tool, and a second feedback loop that provides a second steering control signal to the steering tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218735

Longitudinally offset partial area screens for well assembly

A downhole assembly can include screens along a length of a tubular member. Screens covering differing portions of a cross-sectional area of the tubular and less than an entirety of the cross-sectional area can be offset from one another along a length of the tubular. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218728

Optimizing running operations

A system for optimizing a running operation includes an interface to equipment and sensors for performing the running operation. The interface supplies control signals to the equipment and obtains measurement signals from the sensors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218713

Coatings for a degradable wellbore isolation device

A wellbore isolation device comprising: one or more materials, wherein the one or more materials degrade after contact with a fluid; and a non-metallic coating, wherein the coating covers the one or more materials of the wellbore isolation device, and wherein the coating partially or wholly degrades after contact with a wellbore fluid. A method of removing the wellbore isolation device comprising: degrading the coating via contact with a wellbore fluid; and contacting the portion of the wellbore isolation device with a fluid, wherein the portion of the wellbore isolation device comprises one or more materials that degrade after contact with the fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218263

Silane additives for improved sand strength and conductivity in fracturing applications

The invention provides resin, hardener, and organosilicon compositions for use as coatings on proppant particles in a method of treating subterranean formations.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218262

Fly ash microspheres for use in subterranean formation operations

Treatment fluids including a base fluid; and fly ash microspheres, wherein the fly ash microspheres are of a material selected from the group consisting of class c fly ash, class f fly ash, and any combination thereof, wherein the fly ash microspheres have a diameter in the range of from about 0.1 μηη to about 150 μηη, and wherein the fly ash microspheres are present in the treatment fluid in an amount in the range of from about 0.001 ppg to about 1 ppg of the treatment fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218256

Treatment of subterranean formations with compositions including mycelium

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions including mycelium and methods of treatment of subterranean formations with the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a composition including a mycelium.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218254

Low density oil external emulsion with gelled internal phase as a gravel packing carrier fluid

A subterranean treatment fluid may include an invert emulsion including a clarified diutan-based gelled aqueous internal phase and a mineral oil-based external phase, and an acid composition. The acid composition may include at least one acid selected: formic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and combinations thereof, at least one acid-generating compound selected from: an ester; an aliphatic polyester; an ortho ester; a poly(ortho ester); an ortho ether; a poly(ortho ether); a lactide; a poly(lactide); a glycolide; a poly(glycolide); an ε-caprolactone; a poly(ε-caprolactone); a hydroxybutyrate; a poly(hydroxybutyrate); an anhydride; a poly(anhydride); an aliphatic carbonate; an aliphatic polycarbonate; an amino acid; a poly(amino acid), and combinations thereof, or a combination of the at least one acid and the at least one acid-generating compound. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218251

Polyvinyl alcohol-based shale inhibitor

Shale inhibiting additives for subterranean drilling and/or treatment fluids that include polyvinyl alcohol (pva) are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing a treatment fluid including an aqueous base fluid and a shale inhibiting additive including polyvinyl alcohol; introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation to contact at least a portion of the subterranean formation that comprises shale; and allowing the shale inhibiting additive to interact with the shale in the subterranean formation to at least partially inhibit the shale.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218246

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

08/03/17 / #20170217689

Pneumatic conveying system and method using optical flow characterization data

A method includes optically interacting a flow of bulk material or powder in a pneumatic conveyor with an integrated computational element (“ice”) configured to modify an electromagnetic radiation according to a characteristic of the flow of bulk material or powder. The method includes detecting the modified electromagnetic radiation with a detector, producing an output signal corresponding to the characteristic of the flow, and receiving and processing the output signal with a signal processor to yield a value for the characteristic of the flow. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212274

Borehole acoustic logging receiver quality control and calibration

A method and system of performing quality control for a downhole tool. An acoustic source is employed to generate a stoneley wave, and acoustic receivers generate signals indicative of the stoneley wave. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212270

Signal stabilization and calibration for neutron detection

A neutron detection apparatus, method, and system includes a scintillation device that emits photons in response to received neutron energy incident on the device. A gamma radiation source, coupled to the scintillation device and configured to emit a reference energy, is also detected by the scintillation device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212264

Online active vibration control for a wellbore logging tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for vibration control for a wellbore logging tool is disclosed. The method may include measuring an initial output signal of the wellbore logging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212260

Global inversion based estimation of anisotropy parameters for orthorhombic media

Systems and methods for estimating orthorhombic anisotropy parameters of subsurface rock layers are provided. An initial three-dimensional (3d) model of layers in a subsurface formation is generated. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212026

Actuatable paddle and methods of use

An exemplary paddle includes a central shaft having a first end and a second end. One or more lateral blades extend laterally from the central shaft, and each lateral blade including a geared end positioned adjacent the central shaft and a distal end opposite the geared end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211976

Variable modulation of radiation and components

Various embodiments include systems and methods to provide selectable variable gain to signals in measurements using incident radiation. The selectable variable gain may be used to normalize signals modulated in measurements using incident radiation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211954

Monitoring sensor and actuator health in a mud circulation system

Two control strategies may be implemented to optimize mud circulation in a drilling mud circulation system. In a networked control strategy, the mud circulation system does not involve any centralized controller yet all the local controllers can exchange information in real-time via a central data storage. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211582

Thrust washer and diffuser for use in a downhole electrical submersible pump

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a thrust washer and a diffuser for use in a downhole electrical submersible pump are disclosed. The pump may include a shaft and a motor communicatively coupled to the shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211382

Determining casing fluid capture cross section using gamma count rate ratio

A method, in some embodiments, comprises lowering a neutron wireline tool into a cased borehole containing casing fluid, determining a ratio of inelastic count rate to capture count rate using gammas passing through the casing fluid, and calculating a capture cross section of the casing fluid using the ratio.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211381

Formation density or acoustic impedance logging tool

An illustrative method that includes positioning an acoustic transducer downhole substantially parallel to a borehole wall, thereby creating a fluid layer between the wall and the acoustic transducer, and measuring an acoustic impedance at the surface of the acoustic transducer at a resonance frequency of the fluid layer, thereby determining an acoustic impedance of the formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211376

Systems and methods for downhole telecommunication

An echo communication system has a plurality of triggers disposed within a first distance of each other and a hub separated from the plurality of triggers by at least a second distance that is greater than the first distance. The hub is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal intended for one of the triggers and each of the triggers will re-broadcast the same signal if they are not the intended recipient.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211375

Downhole clock calibration apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive a derived clock signal downhole, the derived clock signal being derived from a surface clock signal (associated with a surface clock), such that the frequency of the derived clock signal is less than the frequency of the surface clock signal. Further activity may include measuring the frequency of the derived clock signal in terms of an uncorrected downhole clock frequency (associated with a downhole clock) to provide a measured frequency equivalent, and correcting time measurements made using the downhole clock, based on the measured frequency equivalent, or based on an actual frequency of the downhole clock determined according to the measured frequency equivalent. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211374

Rare earth alloys as borehole markers

A magnetic marking method includes drilling a borehole and marking a position along an uncased section of the borehole with a magnetic marker comprising a magnetic rare earth alloy. A magnetic marker for open hole use includes an unconsolidated mass of high remanence, magnetized material that comprises a magnetic rare earth alloy. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211372

Automated wellbore trajectory control

The disclosed embodiments include a system, method, or computer-program product configured to performing automated wellbore trajectory control for correcting between an actual wellbore trajectory path and a planned wellbore trajectory path. For example, in one embodiment, a 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 wellbore trajectory control to change the actual wellbore trajectory path to a minimum-incremental wellbore energy correction path using provided correction constraints. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211362

Angled partial strainer plates for well assembly

A downhole assembly can include plates in series along a length of a tubular member. Plates can include particulate-blocking areas and pass-through areas. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211358

Centrifugal particle accumulator and filter

An apparatus can include a first curved blade for use in a centrifuge. The centrifuge can be for collecting debris particles in a fluid flowing through the centrifuge. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211357

Shape-based modeling of interactions between downhole drilling tools and rock formation

A method of designing a downhole drilling tool may include generating a three dimensional (3d) downhole drilling tool model and simulating engagement of the drilling tool model with a 3d model of a borehole bottom. First and second cutting zones of first and second cutting elements may be determined based on areas of the first and second cutting elements that engage the borehole bottom, where the first and second cutting zones respectively have first and second cutting zone shapes. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211353

Activation mode control of oilfield tools

Switching a downhole tool between a first operation mode, a second operation mode, and a third operation mode, operation modes may include a sleep mode in which the downhole tool consumes less energy, a twilight mode in which the downhole tool consumes more energy than in sleep mode and/or may perform limited functions, and an awake mode in which the downhole tool consumes more energy than in the sleep mode or in the twilight mode and may perform additional tool functions.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211346

Reduced friction j-latch device

In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for selectively engaging, raising or lowering, and disengaging downhole equipment via a reduced friction j-latch mechanism is provided. The disclosed j-latch mechanism generally includes a j-latch receptacle including a cylinder having a slot formed therein, the slot having an open end exposed at one end of the cylinder and a truncated slot area at an opposite end of the slot from the open end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210978

Solid acids for acidizing subterranean formations

Methods of acidizing subterranean formations using solid acids are described. The methods include providing a treatment fluid containing a solid acid chelating agent and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210974

Reticulated materials for the formation of proppant-free channels

Compositions and methods for use for hydraulic fracturing and creating high porosity propped fractures in portions of subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods include introducing a fracturing fluid into the well bore at or above a pressure to create or enhance at least one fracture in the subterranean formation; providing a carrier fluid including reticulated materials, wherein the carrier fluid is substantially proppant free; providing a proppant slurry; and introducing the carrier fluid and the proppant slurry into the at least one fracture to form a plurality of proppant aggregates.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210965

Polymer brushes in diverting agents for use in subterranean formations

Diverting agent compositions comprising polymeric diverting agents and surface polymeric brushes, and methods of use in subterranean formations, are provided. In one embodiment, the diverting compositions comprise: a first component comprising polymeric particles; and a second component comprising polymeric particles having a plurality of surface polymeric brushes.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210670

Methods of cementing and lassenite-containing cement compositions

Cement compositions and methods of making the same are provided. The composition comprises cement or lime, water and lassenite, a pozzolanic strength retrogression inhibitor.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205532

Thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry cell and methods for use in subterranean formation operations

. . Apparatus, methods, and systems related to a thin-layer spectroelectrochemistry cell; electrically coupling a second end of a working electrical wire lead, a second end of a counter electrical wire lead, and a second end of a reference electrical wire lead to a potentiostat; introducing a conductive fluid into a cell body in the spectroelectrochemistry cell; introducing a detection species into the cell body; introducing a sample into the cell body; applying a voltage potential across the transparent sample window to drive an electrochemical reaction between the detection species and the sample in the transparent sample window fluid; transmitting electromagnetic radiation into an optical path through the transparent sample window, thereby optically interacting the electromagnetic radiation with the transparent sample window fluid to generate modified electromagnetic radiation; receiving the modified electromagnetic radiation with a detector; and generating an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the sample.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205524

Real-time adaptive minimum phase wavelet generation for downhole tools

An example method may include selecting a proposed pulse. A minimum phase wavelet may be generated based, at least in part, on the proposed pulse. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205523

Active dampening for a wellbore logging tool using iterative learning techniques

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of vibration control for a wellbore logging tool is disclosed. The wellbore logging tool includes an acoustic transmitter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205260

Opto-acoustic flowmeter for use in subterranean wells

An opto-acoustic flowmeter can include an optical waveguide and an emitter that emits acoustic energy in response to flow, the acoustic energy comprising a flow rate dependent parameter. A flow rate measuring method can include configuring an emitter so that flow into or out of a tubular string causes the emitter to emit acoustic energy, arranging an optical line so that the acoustic energy is received by an optical waveguide of the optical line, and detecting optical scatter in the optical waveguide. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204725

Methods and systems for optical links in downhole oil well operations

A system including a transmitter mounted inside a pressure bulkhead of a drill tool transmitting a light at a first wavelength is provided. The system includes a receiver mounted inside the pressure bulkhead to detect a second light at a second wavelength. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204718

Systems and methods for in situ monitoring of cement slurry locations and setting processes thereof

Optical analysis devices may be configured for optically interacting a material of interest with a chemical filter and a detector that together are configured to detect a characteristic of the material of interest, wherein optically interacting the material of interest with the chemical filter comprises absorbing, by the chemical filter, at least a portion of an electromagnetic radiation having optically interacted with the material of interest. Relative to cementing operations, such optical analysis devices may be useful in identifying fluids, analyzing compositions of cement slurries, investigating the status of a reaction occurring in a cement slurry, detecting and/or monitoring corrosion of a set cement, and the like.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204698

Downhole sub with collapsible baffle

A collapsible baffle sub installable within a casing string of a hydrocarbon well. The collapsible baffle sub includes a movable sleeve and a collapsible baffle. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204697

Downhole tools comprising sealing elements composed of elastomer and anhydrous acid particles

Downhole tools, and methods and systems related thereto, comprising a body; and at least one sealing element composed of an elastomer and anhydrous acid particles, and wherein at least a portion of the sealing element hydrolytically degrades in a wellbore environment. The anhydrous acid particles hydrolyze to form an acid that accelerates degradation of the sealing element.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204696

Snorkel tube with debris barrier for electronic gauges placed on sand screens

A sensing system comprises at least one gauge disposed in a wellbore, a sensing link coupled to the at least one gauge, and a debris barrier coupled to the sensing link. The debris barrier comprises a housing coupled to the sensing link, and a barrier element configured to reduce the transport of particulates from the wellbore into the sensing link.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204694

Pulsating jarring tool

A rotary device imposes torque in a first direction for a first period of time causing a screw to exert force in a compression direction, causing a spring to compress. The rotary device does not impose torque for a second period of time, causing the spring to decompress at the beginning of the second period of time, causing the screw to move in a decompression direction opposite the compression direction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204692

Downhole tool anchoring device

A downhole tool includes a tool body and a first anchoring device integrated with the tool body. The first anchoring device includes at least two linear actuators within and non-perpendicular to the tool body, each of the at least two linear actuators configured to move a corresponding contact pad between a retracted position and an anchor position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204691

Sensor optimization for mud circulation systems

Methods and systems for enhancing workflow performance in the oil and gas industry may include modeling preferred sensor locations, sensor types, and sampling frequency for effective and efficient monitoring of a mud circulation system. For example, a method may include circulating a mud through a mud circulation system that includes a plurality of sensors that include at least one of: a pressure sensor, a stroke counter, a flow sensor, a viscosity sensor, or density sensor; and modeling the plurality of sensors using a state reduction approach to determine at least one selected from the group consisting of preferred locations, preferred sensory types, preferred sensor frequency resolution, and a combination thereof that effectively represent or substantially impact conditions of the mud circulation system, thereby providing a preferred sensor scheme.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204690

Downhole pressure sensing device for open-hole operations

A drilling assembly is provided that includes a drillpipe, a drill bit provided at a downhole end of the drillpipe, and a pressure control module positioned proximate to the drill bit, the pressure control module including a pressure sensor that detects pressure conditions at the drill bit and automatically shut-off fluid flow within the drillpipe upon detecting a threshold pressure condition. A processor is provided at the pressure control module that communicates with a computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon, to perform the operations of detecting pressure conditions at the drill bit, automatically shutting-off fluid flow within the drillpipe upon detecting a threshold pressure condition, and switching-on fluid flow within the drillpipe upon detecting an activation pressure condition.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204689

Estimating drilling fluid properties and the uncertainties thereof

During drilling operations various drilling mud properties may be measured and predicted. Uncertainties in the measured or predicted values may also be calculated. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204688

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

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

07/20/17 / #20170204685

Composite centralizer blade

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a centralizer for aligning a tubular in a wellbore includes a stepped centralizer feature. The stepped centralizer feature includes a composite material with a stepped profile. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204679

Low stress rope socket for downhole tool

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a low stress rope socket for a downhole tool is disclosed. The rope socket includes a core, a groove cut in a helix shape on the core, and a rope wrapped around the core and inserted in the groove. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204325

Strength-enhancing resin for proppant

A method of coating proppant comprising: providing a curable resin having three or more epoxy functional groups; providing proppant particles; and coating the curable resin onto at least a portion of the proppant particles to create resin-coated proppant particles, wherein the curable resin does not substantially cure during the coating process. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises: (a) a base fluid; (b) proppant; and (c) the curable resin; and creating or enhancing one or more fractures within the subterranean formation using the fracturing fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204324

Environmentally acceptable, low temperature gel breaking system

Substituted lactam activators; gel breaking systems including at least one source of hydrogen peroxide and the at least one substituted lactam activator; and methods for introducing the gel breaking system into a well bore penetrating a subterranean formation so that the gel breaking system interacts with a synthetic polymer to break the synthetic polymer at low temperatures to release environmentally acceptable side products.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204321

Nanoparticle kinetic gas hydrate inhibitors

Inhibiting gas hydrate formation while transporting hydrocarbon fluids may include providing a kinetic gas hydrate inhibitor, adding the kinetic gas hydrate inhibitor to a fluid capable of producing gas hydrates, and transporting the fluid that comprises the kinetic gas hydrate inhibitor. Generally a kinetic gas hydrate inhibitor may include a heterocyclic compound comprising nitrogen, e.g., polyvinyl pyrrolidone).. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204319

Metalate-based additives for use in subterranean formations

Methods and compositions for the use of treatment fluids comprising metalate-based additives to treat subterranean formations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise providing a treatment fluid comprising a non-aqueous base fluid and at least one metalate-based additive comprising: an anion selected from the group consisting of: a tungstate, a molybdate, a vanadate, a manganate, and any combination thereof, and an organic cation; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204318

Modified hydroxyethyl cellulosic polymers for improved well bore fluids and related uses

Described herein are methods of placing a downhole fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid and a viscosifying agent that comprises a crosslinked borate-mhec complex in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The viscosifying agents disclosed herein include those whereby modified hydroxyethyl cellulose is crosslinked with a borate crosslinking agent to form a complex that has sufficient viscosifying and suspension properties to enable the use of the complex their use in downhole fluids.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170204013

Catalyst material extraction from polycrystalline diamond tables

Catalyst extraction from polycrystalline diamond table may be achieved by treating with a halogen (in the gas phase or dissolved in a nonpolar organic solvent) to convert the catalyzing material to a salt. Then, polar organic solvents may optionally be used to leach the salt from the polycrystalline diamond table. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203325

Electrically conductive pattern printer for downhole tools

A device which prints an electrically conductive pattern on a downhole tool using electrical ink includes a print head assembly and gripper claw assembly to print and manipulate the downhole tool during printing, respectively. The electrically conductive pattern may be an antenna coil, circuit or other desired pattern. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199298

Evaluating and imaging volumetric void space location for cement evaluation

. . Methods including taking a gamma spectrum from a wellbore at a target depth, wherein the wellbore penetrates a subterranean formation and has a completion profile comprising a pipe and an annulus between the pipe and the subterranean formation; determining a cement volumetric void space in the wellbore at the target depth; establishing a cement-void-spatial calibration curve based on obtained gamma spectra representing cement spatial void space locations in the annulus of the completion profile, wherein each cement volumetric void space amount in the wellbore has a characteristic cement-void-spatial calibration curve; comparing the wellbore gamma spectrum and the cement-void-spatial calibration curve; and determining a location of the cement volumetric void space in the wellbore at the target depth.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199295

Acoustic calipering and analysis of annulus materials

An apparatus and method may operate to mount acoustic sensors, azimuthally offset from each other, to the exterior of a casing. After the casing and acoustic sensors are in the borehole, signals are provided to the acoustic sensors to cause the acoustic sensors to emit acoustic signals into the annulus around the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199294

Acoustic device for reducing cable wave induced seismic noises

A distributed acoustic sensing cable including an optical fiber waveguide configured to provide light signal transmission and an acoustic device coupled to the optical fiber waveguide and configured to provide acoustic signal transmission. The acoustic device includes a polymer composite having reinforced fibers embedded therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199283

Energy detection apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method, may operate to transform photons received at a scintillator into scintillation energy at a light yield efficiency of at least 30% at temperatures above 150 c. Further activities may include converting the scintillation energy to electron-hole pairs within a pixelated array of a position-sensitive detector having a bandgap of at least 2 ev. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199109

Automated calcimeter systems

Automated calcimeter systems and methods of using the same are described. An automated calcimeter system may comprise a reaction chamber; a pressure sensor coupled to the reaction chamber and configured to measure pressure in the reaction chamber; a pump coupled to the reaction chamber; piping coupled to the pump, wherein the piping is of sufficient length to store a preselected volume of acid; and a processor configured to instruct the pump to deliver the preselected volume of acid to the reaction chamber while also drawing a volume of gas from the reaction chamber, wherein the volume of gas is equivalent to the preselected volume of acid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199088

High speed distributed temperature sensing with auto correction

A system and method for a higher speed auto-correcting temperature measurement in a system using a fiber optic distributed sensor.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199059

Optical shaft twist angle measurement methods and systems

A system includes a shaft and a light path surface coupled to or integrated with the shaft. The light path surface is displaced as a function of twist angle at a point along the shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198571

System and methods for damping a resonant antenna in an nmr downhole tool

Circuits including a low noise amplifier (lna) configured to receive a radio-frequency (rf) that include an input transistor to receive a waveform control signal at a gate terminal are provided. The circuits include a control transistor configured to receive a gate signal from a source terminal in the input transistor when the waveform control signal is high and to discharge the gate signal into a current sink coupled to ground when the waveform control signal is low at a controlled rate based on a resistor-capacitor (rc) network and a changing gain of the control transistor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198569

Mud pulse telemetry

Mud pulse telemetry. The various embodiments are directed to methods and systems of encoding data in a mud pulse telemetry system, where at least a portion of the data is encoded the time between pressure transitions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198568

Telemetry system with terahertz frequency multiplier

An example telemetry system for downhole operations in a subterranean formation comprises an electromagnetic (em) radiation source and an em radiation detector. A waveguide may be coupled to the em radiation source and the em radiation detector. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198567

Downhole microseismic detection for passive ranging to a target wellbore

A method can include measuring microseismic activity in a relief wellbore, thereby detecting a microseismic event in an earth formation penetrated by the relief wellbore, and determining a location of an influx into a target wellbore, based on the microseismic event detecting. A microseismic ranging system for use with a subterranean well can include at least one microseismic sensor in a relief wellbore that penetrates an earth formation, with the microseismic sensor detecting a micro seismic event in the formation, the microseismic event being caused by an influx into a target wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198564

Magnetometer mounting for isolation and interference reduction

In some embodiments, a magnetometer mounting apparatus and system may reduce noise and magnetic flux interference by mounting the magnetometer inside a cavity in a collar that fits around a tool insert. The cavity may be sealed with a hatch cover/outsert. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198562

Igniting underground energy sources using propellant torch

A system and a method for underground gasification comprising a downhole ignition device. The downhole ignition device may comprise a connection housing at a first end of the downhole ignition device. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198557

Securing layers in a well screen assembly

A well screen assembly includes an elongate base pipe, a shroud layer about the base pipe, and a mesh layer between the shroud layer and the base pipe. A portion of the mesh layer overlaps another portion of the mesh layer to form an area of overlap. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198554

Coordinated control for mud circulation optimization

Two control strategies may be implemented to optimize mud circulation in a drilling mud circulation system. In a networked control strategy, the mud circulation system does not involve any centralized controller yet all the local controllers can exchange information in real-time via a central data storage. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198553

Mud sag monitoring and control

A mud sag monitoring system may be configured for real-time evaluation of sagging potential of a circulating mud. The monitoring system may include both physics-based sagging prediction models and data-driven sagging detection classifiers that allow for predicting the sagging potential. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198547

Analyzing mixability of well cement slurries

Some aspects of what is described here relate to analyzing a well cement slurry. In some aspects, a well cement slurry is mixed in a mixer under a plurality of conditions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198545

Sealing plug and method of removing same from a well

A plug for sealing a well in oil and gas recovery operations, and a method of removing the plug from the well is provided. The method is an erosion method of dislodging the plug from the wellbore, and the plug is designed so as to better be removed through erosion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198539

Isolation device containing a dissolvable anode and electrolytic compound

A wellbore isolation device comprising: a first material, wherein the first material: (a) is a metal or a metal alloy; and (b) partially dissolves when an electrically conductive path exists between the first material and a second material and at least a portion of the first and second materials are in contact with an electrolyte; and an electrolytic compound, wherein the electrolytic compound dissolves in a fluid located within the wellbore to form free ions that are electrically conductive. A method of removing the wellbore isolation device comprises: placing the wellbore isolation device into the wellbore; and allowing at least a portion of the first material to dissolve.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198536

Real-time downhole drilling mud viscosity and density estimations

Methods and systems for enhancing workflow performance in the oil and gas industry may estimate the properties of drilling muds (e.g., density and/or viscosity) located downhole with methods that utilize real-time data, estimated drilling mud properties, and mathematical models. Further, the methods described herein may optionally account for the uncertainties induced by sensor readings and dynamic modeling. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198528

Chemical vapor deposition-modified polycrystalline diamond

The present disclosure related to polycrystalline diamond (pcd) having chemical vapor deposition (cvd) deposits and to pcd elements and drill bits containing such cvd-modified pcd. The present disclosure further relates to method of forming such materials.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198208

Crosslinkable proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including preparing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, and crosslinkable proppant particulates comprising proppant particulates having covalently grafted thereon a boronic acid functional group; crosslinking the crosslinkable proppant particulates with the gelling agent, thereby suspending the crosslinkable proppant particulates in the treatment fluid; introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation having at least one fracture therein; and placing the crosslinkable proppant particulates into the at least one fracture to form a proppant pack therein.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198199

Foamed curable resin fluids

A foamed treatment fluid comprising: an external phase, wherein the external phase comprises: (a) water; (b) a curable resin; and (c) a foaming agent; and an internal phase, wherein the internal phase comprises an inert gas. A method of treating particles of a particle pack located in a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the foam into the subterranean formation; and consolidating the particles of the particle pack after introduction into the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198195

Solid acid scale inhibitors

Methods for inhibiting scale formation in subterranean formations using solid acids are described. The methods include providing a treatment fluid containing a solid acid scale inhibitor and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198190

Diverter composition including rheologically-modified invert emulsion

Various embodiments disclosed relate to diverter compositions including an invert emulsion. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197330

Method of making objects including one or more carbides

Various embodiments relate to methods, apparatuses, and systems for manufacturing objects including at least one carbide. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of manufacturing an object. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194784

Ground fault immune sensor power supply for downhole sensors

A ground fault immune power and data delivery system for downhole sensors is connected to a downhole motor via a three-phase power cable. An ac power supply and sensor data module are electrically connected to one of two conductors (phases) at a time selected from the three conductors (phases) to provide power and data signals to the downhole sensors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192125

Molecular factor computing sensor for intelligent well completion

A molecular factor computing sensor for use in a subterranean well can include a thermal detector, a layer of an electromagnetic energy absorptive composition, and an electromagnetic energy source. The thermal detector is sensitive to electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source and absorbed by the electromagnetic energy absorptive composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191919

Real-time optical flow imaging to determine particle size distribution

An example well system including a drill string extending from a surface location into a wellbore and defining an annulus between the drill string and the wellbore, a fluid circuit extending through the drill string to a bottom of the wellbore and back to the surface location within the annulus, and further extending back to the drill string from the annulus, and one or more flow imaging devices in fluid communication with the fluid circuit to monitor the wellbore fluid and track a real-time particle size distribution (psd) of one or more particulates suspended within the wellbore fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191361

High quality visualization in a corrosion inspection tool for multiple pipes

A method includes conveying a pipe inspection tool including one or more sensors into a wellbore having at least one pipe, transmitting an excitation signal from the pipe inspection tool and measuring response signals with the sensors, and processing the response signals to obtain measured responses. A map of the pipe is then generated based on the measured responses, where the map is divided into pipe ranges extending along the length of the pipe and each pipe range corresponds to a percentage of metal loss in the pipe. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191358

Flow conditioning openings

A flow conditioning opening may be used to manipulate the flow of particulates in a particulate laden fluid in a downhole environment. The particulate flow may be manipulated towards or away from openings downstream of the flow conditioning opening. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191357

Methods and compositions for suppressing bacterial growth in a subterranean environment

It is often desirable to suppress the growth of bacteria when conducting oilfield operations, particularly in the subterranean environment. Methods for suppressing growth of bacteria can comprise: providing a plurality of biocidal proppant particulates, the biocidal proppant particulates comprising a biocidal coating upon proppant particulates, the biocidal coating comprising a plurality of biocidal nanoparticles dispersed within a binder material; introducing the biocidal proppant particulates into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; localizing at least a portion of the biocidal proppant particulates within the subterranean formation; and suppressing growth of one or more types of bacteria with the biocidal nanoparticles in the wellbore or in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191354

Self-sealing perforating apparatus

A perforating apparatus incorporating a selective self-sealing material is disclosed for sealing exit holes in a wall of the apparatus resulting from perforation operations. The perforating apparatus traps debris produced during downhole perforation operations and prevents the debris from entering the wellbore which avoids the need for remedial operations to remove debris from the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191349

Optimization of excitation source placement for downhole ranging and telemetry operations

Methods to accurately plan and optimize clamped source excitation in ranging or telemetry operations approximate a well having a complex pipe structure as a simple solid pipe (“effective model”) with an effective pipe cross-section and resistance. The simple solid pipe is then treated as a thin wire and analyzed using a fast code.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191343

Swellable packer with enhanced operating envelope

A swellable packer can include a base pipe, at least one swellable seal on the base pipe, the seal comprising a swellable material, and at least one other swellable seal on the base pipe, the other swellable seal comprising another swellable material, and the swellable materials being different materials. Another swellable packer can include at least one swellable seal, the seal comprising a swellable material, and at least one other swellable seal, the other swellable seal comprising another swellable material, and wherein one swellable seal displaces the other swellable seal into contact with a well surface, in response to contact between the one swellable seal and an activating agent.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191341

Bridge plug apparatuses containing a magnetorheological fluid and methods for use thereof

Magnetorheological fluids may regulate fluid flow downhole by forming a fluid seal using a bridge plug apparatus. Bridge plug apparatuses employing a magnetorheological fluid may be deployed in a wellbore in a retrievable configuration or in a substantially permanent configuration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191333

Rotating control device

A drilling system, rotating control device, and a method for accessing a wellbore may employ a rotating control device arranged to form a dynamic seal between the housing and an exterior of the string to isolate the wellbore annulus under both a positive and a negative differential pressure across the seal. The rotating control device may including a sleeve rotatively disposed within the housing and rotatively carried near a longitudinal midpoint of the sleeve by a thrust bearing assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191315

Braze joints with a dispersed particulate microstructure

The microstructure of braze joints in polycrystalline diamond compact (pdc) cutters may be tailored to increase the shear strength of the braze joint, for example, by increasing the amount of a dispersed particulate microstructure therein. A method for forming a dispersed particulate microstructure may include brazing a polycrystalline diamond table to a hard composite substrate with a braze alloy at a braze temperature between 5° c. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190962

Plant extracted oil based polyepoxy resin composition for improved performance of natural sand placed in fracture

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

07/06/17 / #20170190961

Hydrophobic surface treatment for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods including preparing a silanization composition comprising an aqueous base fluid and an alkyltrialkoxysilane; coating the silanization composition at least partially onto proppant particulates, thereby forming coated proppant particulates, wherein the silanization composition imparts hydrophobicity to the proppant particulates; and introducing the coated proppant particulates into a subterranean formation. The alkyltrialkoxysilane in the silanization composition may have the formula r1(or2)3si, where r1 is a c8 to c22 alkyl chain and r2 is an alkyl group selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, butyl, tert-butyl, isopropyl, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190960

Enhancing complex fracture networks in subterranean formations

Methods of introducing into a subterranean formation a series of treatment fluids comprising one of micro-proppant particulates, micro-degradable particulates, branch-proppant particulates, branch-degradable particulates, main-proppant particulates, and main-degradable particulates and placing the particulates into portions of microfracture(s), branch fracture(s), and main fracture(s) to increase fracture complexity of a fracture network in the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190959

Methods of forming variable strength proppant packs

A variable strength proppant pack may be useful in maintaining a higher porosity and conductivity of the proppant pack over time. Forming a variable strength proppant pack may involve introducing a fluid having a composition into a subterranean formation having a fracture network therein, wherein the fluid composition changes between a plurality of compositions that comprise: a first proppant-laden fluid comprising first proppant particles, and a second proppant-laden fluid comprising second proppant particles having a crush strength greater than a crush strength of the first proppant particles; and forming a proppant pack in at least a portion of the fracture network, the proppant pack having first proppant portions comprising the first proppant particles and second proppant portions comprising the second proppant particles.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190954

Polymeric ionic liquid clay control agents

Various embodiments disclosed relate to polymeric clay stabilizers including at least one ionic repeating unit for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include obtaining or providing a composition comprising including a polymeric clay stabilizer including at least one ionic repeating unit, wherein the clay stabilizer has a melting point or glass transition temperature that is equal to or less than 100° c. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190946

Systems and methods for analyzing the characteristics and compositions of cement additives

Optical analysis systems and methods may be used for analyzing the characteristics, including compositions, of cement additives, which may be used in formulating a cement slurry. For example, a cement additive may be optically interacting with an integrated computational element (“ice”) configured to detect a characteristic of the cement additive. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187281

Non-synchronous buck converter with software-based bootstrap

An example power converter system may include a non-synchronous buck converter and a controller coupled to the a non-synchronous buck converter to receive a voltage level provided by a power source to the non-synchronous buck converter. The controller may also determine a minimum set point value for the non-synchronous buck converter based, at least in part, on the received voltage level. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186523

Downhole solenoid actuator drive system

An example method for driving a solenoid actuator includes providing at least one solenoid of the solenoid actuator coupled to a power supply through a plurality of switches. The at least one solenoid of the solenoid actuator may be energized by closing at least one switch of the plurality of switches. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184753

Antennas for wellbore logging tools and methods of manufacture

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

06/29/17 / #20170184752

Improved signal detection in semblance methods

Disclosed herein is an approach to processing the waveforms measured by a plurality of receivers in a manner that improves signal-detection performance for multiple simultaneously occurring signals, despite disparate signal and noise levels, by applying an waveform pre-processing scheme prior to computing a semblance map therefrom.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184751

Continuous beamforming while moving: method to reduce spatial aliasing in leak detection

Tools, systems, and methods may be configured for or include detecting one or more underground acoustic sources and localizing them in depth and radial distance from a wellbore using an array of at least three acoustic sensors disposed in the wellbore in conjunction with array-signal-processing that accounts for movement of the acoustic sensors and spatial aliasing by using adaptive time dependent modelled steering vector weights.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184750

Dynamic gain system with azimuthal averaging for downhole logging tools

An example method may include transmitting a first acoustic signal from a downhole tool using a transmitter gain in a transmitter circuit. A first echo signal associated with the first acoustic signal may be received at the downhole tool using a receiver gain in a receiver circuit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184509

Identification of material type and condition in a dry bulk material storage bin

A method includes optically interacting a bulk material or powder stored in a storage bin with an integrated computational element (“ice”) configured to modify an electromagnetic radiation according to a characteristic of the bulk material or powder. The method also includes detecting the modified electromagnetic radiation with a detector, and producing an output signal correlated to a value for the characteristic of the bulk material or powder, and receiving and processing the output signal with a signal processor to yield a value for the characteristic of the bulk material or powder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184508

Identification of material type and condition in a dry bulk material hopper

A method includes optically interacting a bulk material or powder stored in a hopper with an integrated computational element (“ice”) configured to detect a characteristic of the bulk material or powder. The method also includes generating an output signal corresponding to the characteristic of the bulk material or powder, and receiving and processing the output signal with a signal processor to yield a value for the characteristic of the bulk material or powder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183964

Methods for formulating a cement slurry for use in a subterranean salt formation using geometric modeling

Methods including experimentally determining a salt creep profile for a single salt or intercalated salts in a subterranean formation, designing a proposed cement slurry based on the salt creep profile, experimentally determining whether the proposed cement slurry is capable of forming a wellbore load resistant cement sheath based on actual thermal and thermo-mechanical properties of the proposed cement slurry, theoretically determining whether the proposed cement slurry is capable of forming the wellbore load resistant cement sheath by designing an electronic, cross-section geometric model of the subterranean salt formation and simulating a condition of the wellbore loads on the cured proposed cement slurry using the geometric model, establishing a final cement slurry capable of forming the wellbore load resistant cement sheath, and performing a final cementing operation with the final cement slurry in the subterranean salt formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183961

Measuring frequency-dependent acoustic attenuation

Methods and systems for frequency-dependent fluid attenuation measurement are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise: generating one or more reference acoustic signals within a reference fluid; receiving one or more reference acoustic signal reflections; determining a frequency-dependent response function based, at least in part, on the one or more reference acoustic signal reflections; generating one or more sample acoustic signals within a sample fluid; receiving one or more sample acoustic signal reflections; and determining a frequency-dependent attenuation function of the sample fluid based, at least in part, on the one or more sample acoustic signal reflections and the frequency-dependent response function.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183960

Receiver for an acoustic telemetry system

One embodiment includes a method comprising receiving an acoustic signal that is propagated along a drill string. The method also includes correlating the acoustic signal to a first stored acoustic signal representing a first symbol, wherein the first stored acoustic signal is acquired from a propagation along the drill string in an approximately noise free environment.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183959

Distributed sensing systems nad methods with i/q data balancing based on ellipse fitting

A system includes an optical fiber and an interrogator to provide source light to the optical fiber. The system also includes a receiver coupled to the optical fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183958

Micro-structured fiber optic cable for downhole sensing

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for sensing and communicating sensed downhole parameters using a hybrid micro-structured fiber optic cable are provided. The micro-structured fiber optic cable may be used to communicate and/or amplify sensor signals indicative of the sensed downhole parameters. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183938

Valves for regulating downhole fluids using contactless actuation

A contactless valve actuation system includes a conduit, which may be a tubing segment in drill string or production string. The system includes a valve including a sealing member that is movable between an open position and a closed position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183928

Downhole tool with multi-stage anchoring

A downhole tool includes a tool body and an anchoring device integrated with the tool body. The anchoring device includes a contact pad that is at least partially external to the tool body, the contact pad having multiple stages with different thicknesses. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183927

Multistage downhole anchor

The disclosure provides a downhole anchoring apparatus for use in a downhole tool. In an example implementation, a system is provided to anchor downhole tools in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183926

Real time conformance

Methods and systems for identifying and sealing a water zone in a formation employ underbalanced drilling techniques and injection of a conformance fluid into a wellbore drilled thereby. A method includes monitoring a return wellbore fluid in real-time utilizing a fluid analysis system in fluid communication with return wellbore fluids in order to identify the water zone in the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183921

Drag block assembly

Disclosed is a drag block assembly for use with a downhole tool in a subterranean well, such as packers or bridge plugs. The drag block assembly comprises a generally cylindrically shaped sleeve and a block element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183563

Self-suspending proppant particulates using canola protein-based hydrogel

Methods and compositions including self-suspending proppant particulates comprising proppant particulates at least partially coated with a canola protein-based hydrogel, wherein the canola protein-based hydrogel comprises a copolymer of a water-swellable polymeric material grafted onto a hydrolyzed canola protein backbone. In some embodiments, the water-swellable polymeric material further comprises at least one guanidinium ion pendant group.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183562

Crush-resistant proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations

Crush-resistant proppant particulates comprising proppant particulates at least partially coated with a polymeric material and inorganic particles, wherein the polymeric material comprises an organic polymeric material, or an inorganic polymeric material, or a combination thereof, wherein the organic polymeric material is selected from the group consisting of an organosilane, an organophosphonate, a polycarboxylic compound, a triazine, a resin comprising a silane coupling agent, and any combination thereof, wherein the inorganic polymeric material is aluminosilicate compound, and wherein the inorganic particle is between about 1 nm to about 10 μm in diameter and selected from the group consisting of alumina, boron carbide, boron nitride, silicate, glass, silicon carbide, silica, quartz, copper oxide, a microfiber, a nanofiber, core-shell, graphene, sodium silicate, sodium metasilicate, and any combination thereof.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183561

Methods to place fluid loss materials

A method of treating a subterranean formation includes providing a treatment fluid comprising a crosslinkable polymer prepared by a redox reaction with vinyl phosphonic acid monomers or polymers and a polysaccharide, and at least one of a hydrolysable in-situ acid generator and a chelating agent, providing a carrier fluid comprising a brine, providing a metal crosslinker, placing all into a formation, allowing the polymer of to crosslink, and allowing the crosslinked polymer to become uncrosslinked. A wellbore fluid includes a crosslinkable polymer prepared by a redox reaction with vinyl phosphonic acid monomers or polymers and hydroxyethyl cellulose; at least one of a hydrolysable in-situ acid generator, a chelating agent, and mixtures thereof; a carrier fluid comprising a brine; and a metal crosslinker.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183560

Guanidine- or guanidinium-containing compounds for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to guanidine- or guanidinium-containing clay or shale stabilizers for treatment of subterranean formations, in various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation that can include placing a composition including a clay or shale stabilizer including at least one of a substituted guanidine group and a substituted guanidinium group in a subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183558

Cement slurries with salt-tolerant fluid loss additives and methods relating thereto

A cement slurry suitable for use in the presence of high salt concentrations may include a base fluid and dry components that include: a cementitious material, a pozzolanic material, a salt additive, and a salt-tolerant fluid loss additive. The salt-tolerant fluid loss additive may be at least one of the following zwitterionic polymers: (1) a copolymer of at least one anionic monomer and at least one cationic monomer, (2) a copolymer of at least one anionic monomer, at least one cationic monomer, and at least one zwitterionic monomer, (3) a homopolymer of a zwitterionic monomer, or (4) a copolymer of at least one zwitterionic monomer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183557

Alkyl polyglycoside derivative as biodegradable foaming surfactant for cement

A cement composition: (a) a hydraulic cement; (b) water; and (c) an alkyl polyglycoside derivative, wherein the alkyl polyglycoside derivative is selected from the group consisting of: sulfonates, betaines, an inorganic salt of any of the foregoing, and any combination of any of the foregoing. A method comprising the steps of: (a) forming the cement composition; and (b) introducing the cement composition into the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183556

Lithium-containing calcium aluminate phosphate cement admixtures

Lithium-containing cement admixtures including a calcium aluminate phosphate cement; a lithium-ion-containing compound; and an aqueous base fluid and methods of introducing the lithium-containing cement admixtures into a subterranean formation. The lithium-containing cement admixtures may further comprise an aluminosilicate or an additive including a set retarder, a set accelerator, a suspension aid, a density reducing agent, a fluid loss control agent, a defoamer, and any combination thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183484

Improved high temperature mechanical properties of elastomers with semi-crystalline polymers for downhole applications

Compositions and methods for improving the mechanical properties of elastomers for downhole sealing applications are provided. An embodiment is a composition comprising: a base elastomer; a curative agent; and a semi-crystalline polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183269

Systems and methods for analyzing the characteristics and compositions of a dry cement

Optical analysis devices may be configured for optically interacting a material of interest with a chemical filter and a detector that together are configured to detect a characteristic of the material of interest, wherein optically interacting the material of interest with the chemical filter comprises absorbing, by the chemical filter, at least a portion of an electromagnetic radiation having optically interacted with the material of interest. Relative to dry cements, such optical analysis devices may be useful in classifying and/or grading dry cements and determining the composition and/or concentration of cement slurry additives to enhance the implementation efficacy of the dry cement.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183235

Spark plasma sintering-joined polycrystalline diamond

The present disclosure relates to a spark plasma sintering-joined polycrystalline diamond and methods of joining polycrystalline diamond segments by spark plasma sintering. Spark plasma sintering produces plasma from a reactant gas found in the pores in the polycrystalline diamond segments. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176625

Apparatus and method of processing multi-component induction data

A method includes acquiring signals generated from operating a multi-component induction tool in a wellbore. The multi-component induction tool has a plurality of receiver arrays. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176361

Apparatus and method for processing and interpreting nmr logging data

Apparatus, method and system for processing and interpreting nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) data acquired for a formation from within a subterranean wellbore that includes independently obtaining d−t1 and d−t2 from the same set of nmr data using a dual step independent 2d inversion method that provides adequate resolution in all dimensions for t1, t2, and d distributions.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176360

Gradient multi-frequency nuclear magnetic resonance with inter-band interference

Nmr logging of hydrocarbon formations may be performed with a gradient multi-frequency nmr technique using an increased packing density of the sensitive volumes such that the radiofrequency (rf) pluses for adjacent sensitive volumes interfere. An exemplary method may include applying first and second sequences of rf pulses at first and second frequencies, respectively, the second sequence being applied at a time interval following the first sequence; acquiring the nmr relaxation data from first and second sensitive volumes corresponding to the first and second frequencies, respectively; and selecting the first and second frequencies and the time interval to allow for interference between the first sequence of rf pulses and the nmr relaxation data from the second sensitive volume in order to increase a signal-to-noise ratio and a signal-to-noise ratio per square root of time of the nmr relaxation data.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176324

Parallel optical measurement system with broadband angle selective filters

An optical computing device includes a light source that emits electromagnetic radiation into an optical train extending from the light source to a detector. A substance optically interacts with the electromagnetic radiation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176310

Variable diameter viscometer for evaluating well fluids

Some examples of a variable diameter viscometer for evaluating well fluids can be implemented to perform a method. A well fluid including solid well particles is received in a gap formed between a first portion and a second portion of the viscometer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176243

Mud pulse detection using distributed acoustic sensing

An example system for detecting mud pulses may include a distributed acoustic sensing (das) data collection system coupled to a downhole drilling system, and an information handling system communicably coupled to the das data collection system. The information handling system may include a processor and memory coupled to the processor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175526

Formation tester tool assembly and method

An apparatus includes a formation probe assembly that includes a probe piston configured for reciprocal movement between a retracted position and an extended position. The apparatus also includes a draw down assembly in fluid communication with the formation probe assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175514

Casing and cement evaluation tool with reduced transmitter ringing

An example cement and casing evaluation tool includes an amplifier and a filter coupled an output of the amplifier. A transducer may be coupled to the output of the filter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175511

Surface solids system

Systems and methods are provided for monitoring micro-electro-mechanical (“mem”) devices removed from a fluid flow stream from a wellbore by a component of solids control equipment used with a drilling operation. The system can include a first mem reader. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175500

Dissolvable perforating device

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a perforating system for perforating a subterranean formation includes a carrier gun body having a cylindrical sleeve. The perforating system also includes a charge holder disposed in the cylindrical sleeve and a plurality of charges disposed on the charge holder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175497

Perforating gun system with fluid bypass

A method and system for preparing or treating a wellbore in conjunction with a perforating operation. The disclosed perforating gun system includes one or more perforating guns between an uphole flow sub and a downhole flow sub. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175475

Jarring using controllable powered bidirectional mechanical jar

A method for jarring allowing the operator to selectively control the jarring force while the tool is downhole and a powered bidirectional mechanical jar therefor, is disclosed. The jar includes a housing, an anvil fixed within the interior the housing, first and second hammers movably disposed within the housing at obverse sides of the anvil, first and second springs disposed to urge the hammers towards the anvil, and a rod with a radial catch that selectively engages and disengages the hammers so as move the hammers to compress the springs and thereafter release the hammers to be accelerated against the anvil. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175474

High temperature, high pressure back-off shot tool

A back-off shot tool system includes a high-pressure resistant charge housing at least partially containing an explosive material. A booster charge is placed adjacent the explosive material to activate the explosive material upon actuation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175473

Downhole wire retrieval device for metallic and non-metallic wire

Wire retrieval device to cut and recover wire or cable from a well. The wire retrieval device is suited for, among other applications, the retrieval of metallic, non-metallic, or composite wires from a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175469

Downhole service tool employing a tool body with a latching profile and a shifting key with multiple profiles

A method for adjusting position of a downhole flow control device, comprising deploying a service tool downhole, wherein the tool includes a tool body with a first latching profile and a shifting key with a second latching profile and travel profile, locking the service tool to a latch interface, and moving part of the service tool to adjust position of the flow control device while the service tool is locked to the latch interface. A system comprising a downhole flow control device, a latch interface, and a service tool, wherein the service tool includes a tool body with a first latching profile, a shifting key with a second latching profile and travel profile, and an actuator to extend and retract the profiles relative to the tool body, wherein position of the flow control device is adjusted by moving the service tool.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175466

Forming a subsea wellbore

A riserless subsea drilling system includes a tubular drilling string including a drilling bit; a rotating control device including a seal sealed to the drilling string; and a drilling fluid circuit that circulates drilling fluid from a supply line, through an annulus exterior the drilling string and below the rotating control device, through the drilling bit at a downhole end of the drilling string, and through the drilling string toward an uphole end of the drilling string.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175447

Drive shaft actuation using radio frequency identification

A system may include a bearing cylinder that has a bored hole for receiving a drive shaft. The bored hole can correspond to an eccentric inner diameter of the bearing cylinder. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175256

System and method for deposition of integrated computational elements (ice) using a translation stage

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for manufacturing an integrated computational element (ice) core. In one embodiment, the method comprises thermally evaporating a material to deposit the material on a substrate, wherein the material is deposited to establish a shape of the ice core. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174982

Temperature-triggered viscosifier for treatment of a subterranean formation

Various embodiments disclosed related to methods, compositions, and systems for treatment of a subterranean formation. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170565

Tilted antenna bobbins and methods of manufacture

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

06/15/17 / #20170168186

A high-performance dipole acoustic transmitter

A disclosed high-purity dipole transmitter has a longitudinal axis, an oscillation axis, and a side axis, each of the axes being mutually orthogonal. The transmitter includes an outer shell having external surfaces for displacing fluid along the oscillation axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167949

Distributed nondestructive inspection system and method for identifying slickline cable defects and mechanical strength degradation trend

Disclosed embodiments include a distributed nondestructive inspection method and system for slickline cable structural defect and mechanical strength degradation inspection. One method may include transmitting a light pulse along an optical fiber embedded in a slickline cable. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167257

Methods for determining gas extraction efficiency from a drilling fluid

It can sometimes be difficult to determine accurately the in-process degassing efficiency of a drilling fluid, thereby leading to inaccurate feedback from an ongoing drilling operation. Methods for determining degassing efficiency of a drilling fluid can comprise: combining a measured amount of an analysis gas with a drilling fluid sample; transferring the drilling fluid sample and the analysis gas to a degassing unit; withdrawing at least a portion of the analysis gas from the drilling fluid sample in the degassing unit; conveying the withdrawn analysis gas from the degassing unit to a detector with an inert carrier gas; determining an amount of the withdrawn analysis gas with the detector; and calculating an extraction efficiency of the analysis gas from the drilling fluid sample based upon the amount of the withdrawn analysis gas. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167256

Determining water salinity and water-filled porosity of a formation

An illustrative method of determining water-filled porosity of a formation that includes acquiring a downhole temperature, acquiring a total porosity of the formation, acquiring a dielectric measurement of the formation, determining a water salinity based on the temperature, total porosity, and dielectric measurement. The method further includes determining a water-filled porosity of the formation based at least in part on the water salinity.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167255

Formation fluid sampling methods and systems

Disclosed herein are methods and system for formation fluid sampling. In at least some embodiments, the method includes pumping formation fluid from a public flow line of a downhole tool via a private flow line into a detachable sample chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167251

Frequency hopping sounder signal for channel mapping and equalizer initialization

A system for channel sounding and initializing an equalizer using a frequency hopping sounder signal. The system identifies a frequency range for sounding a channel between a first device at a first location within a wellbore and a second device at a second location within the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167250

Downhole power and data transfer using resonators

A downhole system usable with a well string is provided that can include a first resonator positioned on the well string. The system can also include a second resonator positioned to couple with the first resonator by an evanescent field. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167247

Sensor data compression for downhole telemetry applications

A system having a downhole sensor device and a compression device to obtain a sparse representation of data in downhole telemetry applications is described. The downhole sensor device can collect sensor data while the downhole sensor device is within a borehole. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167243

Cement evaluation with neutron-neutron measurement

Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to conduct neutron-neutron measurements and to evaluate quality of cement between a casing and a formation. A tool can include a neutron source, a far detector, and a near detector, where the far detector and the near detector detect neutrons in response to activation of the neutron source. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167235

Active orientation of a reference wellbore isolation device

Methods including introducing a downhole orienting tool into a wellbore comprising: a mandrel having a top end and a bottom end, and rotatable about a longitudinal central axis, a sensor module comprising a motor and a sensor, the sensor module disposed on the mandrel and configured to selectively interfere with the movement of the mandrel along the central axis and actively rotate the mandrel by orienting the sensor to a reference point, and a wellbore isolation device comprising an orientation key directionally aligned with the sensor, the wellbore isolation device removably coupled to the bottom end of the mandrel and configured to rotate about the central axis with the mandrel; actively rotating the mandrel and the wellbore isolation device until the sensor is oriented to the reference point, such that the orientation key is also oriented to the reference point; and setting the wellbore isolation device in the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167231

Methods and systems employing an electrically-powered crossover service tool

A crossover service tool includes a tool body and crossover components integrated with the tool body to control a direction of fluid circulation into and out of the tool body. The crossover service tool also includes an electrically-powered actuator and a latch coupled to the electrically-powered actuator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167227

Electromechanical device for engaging shiftable keys of downhole tool

A well intervention tool for shifting a door structure within a well casing. The well intervention tool has independently shiftable keys which releasably engage with portions of the door structure. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167225

Float valve with resettable auto-fill

A float valve can include a selection mechanism having an open configuration in which flow into and out of the valve is permitted, and a closed configuration in which flow out of the valve is permitted and flow into the valve is prevented. The selection mechanism can be actuated from the closed configuration to the open configuration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166805

Metal-organic frameworks as encapsulating agents

Methods for treating subterranean formations are provided. The method includes contacting the formation with a fluid composition containing a porous metal-organic framework that contains at least one metal ion and an organic ligand. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166797

Controlled swelling of swellable polymers downhole

A method of using a swellable polymer downhole may include introducing a first treatment fluid comprising a first aqueous fluid, a salt with a multivalent cation, and the swellable polymer into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; placing the swellable polymer in a portion of the subterranean formation; contacting the swellable polymer in the portion of the subterranean formation with a second treatment fluid comprising a second aqueous fluid and at least one selected from the group consisting of a precipitating agent, a chelating agent, and a combination thereof; and swelling the swellable polymer in the portion of the subterranean formation, thereby reducing fluid flow through the portion of the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166795

Lost-circulation materials of two different types of fibers

A treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; a plurality of a first type of fiber, wherein the first type of fiber is degradable; a plurality of a second type of fiber; and a third lost-circulation material, wherein the first type of fibers, the second type of fibers, and the third lost-circulation material inhibit or prevent some or all of the treatment fluid from penetrating into a subterranean formation from a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165514

Dry powder fire-fighting composition

Various embodiments disclosed relate to dry powder fire-fighting compositions. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of fighting a fire. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160754

Determination of substance presence, identity and/or level in vessels

A process control system can include a vessel, and at least one heat transfer property sensor that measures a heat transfer property of a substance at the vessel. The process control system can also include a monitoring device that receives an output of the heat transfer property sensor, and a process control device that is adjusted in response to the heat transfer property sensor output. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160503

Hybrid fiber optic and graphene cable

An optical cable can include one or more graphenic elements disposed about one or more optically transmissive fibers. A graphenic element can be a coating of graphene or amorphous graphite, a ribbon of graphene or amorphous graphite, or fibers of graphene or amorphous graphite. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160423

Antennas for wellbore logging tools and methods of manufacture

An antenna assembly includes a bobbin positionable about an outer surface of a tool mandrel and providing an outer bobbin surface. A coil is wrapped about and extends longitudinally along at least a portion of the outer bobbin surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160422

Sensor system for downhole galvanic measurements

A downhole galvanic logging system including a first transmitter electrode configured to convey an exciter current into a formation and a second transmitter electrode configured to receive a return current from the formation. A first transmission line being coupled to the first transmitter electrode and configured to carry the exciter current, and a second transmission line being coupled to the second transmitter electrode and configured to carry the return current. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160324

Probe assembly for performing electromagnetic field mapping around an antenna

A probe assembly for performing electromagnetic (em) field mapping around an antenna, the probe assembly comprising a probe head base and three coils wrapped around the base and oriented in different directions. An em field mapping apparatus to acquire multicomponent em field measurements comprised of a non-metallic/non-magnetic frame, a set of linear motion actuators, a probe, a sensor, and a controller. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159654

Methods and systems for routing pressurized fluid utilizing articulating arms

Systems and methods of routing pressurized fluid from a fluid source are disclosed. The system includes a composite articulating arm. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159428

Acoustic anisotropy using statistical analysis

Acoustic anisotropy of downhole formations is determined using statistical analysis. During operation of a downhole system, acoustic slowness measurements are acquired around a borehole extending along a formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159408

Compression activated bypass valve

A main body housing includes a main body port. An o-ring sleeve is contained in the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159395

Pressurizing rotating control devices

A rotating control device (rcd), for use in drilling a wellbore, includes an rcd body, a sealing element, and a bearing assembly disposed within the rcd body and supporting an inner mandrel to rotate relative to the rcd body. The sealing element is carried by the inner mandrel, and the bearing assembly includes a bearing sealed in an internal bearing fluid chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159375

Enhanced slickline

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a slickline for use in well drilling and hydrocarbon recovery operations includes a cable and an intermediate layer disposed around the cable. The slickline also includes a doped polymeric coating layered around the intermediate layer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159367

Methods of removing shoulder powder from fixed cutter bits

Tools, for example, fixed cutter drill bits, may be manufactured to include hard composite portions having reinforcing particles dispersed in a continuous binder phase and auxiliary portions that are more machinable than the hard composite portions. For example, a tool may include a hard composite portion having a machinability rating 0.2 or less; and an auxiliary portion having a machinability rating of 0.6 or greater in contact with the hard composite portion. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159364

Roller cone drill bit assembly with varying radius bearing surfaces

A roller cone drill bit assembly with a bearing shaft having an outer bearing surface and defining a rotational axis. The outer bearing surface includes a necked portion having a varying radius with respect to the rotational axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159362

Flow control module for a rotary steerable drilling assembly

Directional control of a rotary steerable drilling assembly can be facilitated by a flow control module for maintaining a geostationary position or orientation of components of the assembly. The drilling assembly can include a bit shaft and an offset mandrel for adjusting a longitudinal axis of the bit shaft. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158952

Enhancing conductivity of microfractures

A method of fracturing a subterranean formation and forming a fracture network therein that includes at least one primary fracture and at least one microfracture is provided. A plurality of micro-proppant particulates is mixed with the fracturing fluid and placed in the microfracture, and a plurality of primary proppant particulates are mixed with the fracturing fluid and placed in the primary fracture. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158946

Methods of simultaneously introducing a curable resin and curing agent with delayed curing

A method of treating particles of a particle pack located in a subterranean formation comprising: providing a first emulsion, wherein the first emulsion comprises a curable resin; providing a second emulsion, wherein the second emulsion comprises a curing agent, wherein the curing agent causes the curable resin to cure, wherein both of the first and second emulsions comprise: (a) an internal phase comprising a hydrocarbon liquid; (b) an external phase comprising an aqueous liquid; (c) a stabilizing agent; and (d) a destabilizing agent; introducing the first and second emulsions into the subterranean formation, wherein the first and second emulsions are commingled prior to introduction, and wherein the first and second emulsions are introduced simultaneously; and causing or allowing the curing agent to cure at least some of the curable resin after the step of introducing.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158938

Downhole fluids with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength

The present disclosure relates to a composite fluid including an electrically insulating foundation fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having a dielectric constant and a dielectric strength greater than the dielectric constant and the dielectric strength of the foundation fluid.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158426

Micronized dry barite powder bulk movement

An apparatus includes a superstructure including cylindrical vessel with a conical bottom section and an opening near the base of the cone; an air assisted puffer device near the base of the cone; an air blower attached near the base of the cone, wherein the air blower is configured to produce air velocities of at least about 40 ft/min; a gently sweeping elbow attached after the blower exit; and a hatch fitted to the top of the vessel that allows for a funnel to be connected to the tank thereby allowing bulk barite powder to be loaded into the top of the tank from bulk bags. A barite powder blend including: a blend of barite particles with a size of about 1 micron and barite particles with a size of at least about 325 mesh, wherein the d50 of the blend is not greater than about 325 mesh.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154149

Multilevel force balanced downhole drilling tools and methods

Various downhole drilling tools designed and manufactured at least in part on evaluating respective forces acting on respective groups and sets of cutting elements during simulated engagement with the downhole end of a wellbore and drilling from a first downhole formation into a second downhole formation. Simulating forces acting on each cutting element as the cutting element contacts a downhole formation may be used to force balance downhole drilling tools during transition drilling or non-uniform downhole drilling conditions. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153352

Magnetic resonance systems and methods employing multi-shape pulse sequences for parallel measurements

A magnetic resonance method includes providing a pulse sequence that affects different measurement regions in presence of a magnetic field gradient, the pulse sequence having multiple pulse shapes and multiple characteristic interecho intervals (tes). The method also includes storing echo information resulting from the pulse sequence. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153194

Flash infrared thermography examination - nondestructive testing

A system and method for infrared (ir) thermography examination of a specimen under test are disclosed. One such method comprises one of imparting heat energy to the specimen under test with a heat energy source or removing heat energy from the specimen under test with a heat sink. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152741

Measuring micro stalls and stick slips in mud motors using fiber optic sensors

A fiber optic sensor is disposed in the elastomer of the stator of the mud motor in order to sense elastomer strain while drilling. The frequencies of micro stalls and stick slips are measured from the fiber optic sensor data by classification using thresholds or by converting time-domain measurements from the fiber optic sensor data to frequencies. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152732

Pressure-restrictor plate for a partially loaded perforating gun

As assembly for a pressure-restrictor plate for a partially loaded perforating gun is provided. The assembly can include a charge tube positioned in a loaded-gun section of a partially loaded perforating gun. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152715

Storage and deployment system for a composite slickline

A slickline for use in a wellbore comprising: the slickline, wherein the slickline: comprises a composite material comprising a plurality of carbon fiber strands, and is housed on the inside of a receptacle, wherein the receptacle is hollow and cone-shaped. The slickline can also be made from an anisotropic material; and wherein a first test section of the slickline has a stiffness greater than a second test section having the same dimensions as the first test section but made of steel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152433

Cationic polymers for foam fracturing applications

A method of foam fracturing a subterranean formation includes providing an fracturing foam fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a cationic polymer, optionally a foam surfactant comprising at least one of an amphoteric surfactant, cationic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, and combinations thereof, and sufficient gas to form a foamed fracturing fluid; and fracturing the subterranean formation with the foamed fracturing fluid. Stable fracturing foams include an aqueous base fluid, a cationic polymer, optionally a foam surfactant comprising at least one of an amphoteric surfactant, cationic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, and combinations thereof, and sufficient gas to form a foamed fracturing fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152432

Generating and maintaining conductivity of microfractures in tight formations with inverted microemulsified acid treatment fluids

Methods including (a) introducing an invert microemulsified acid (“ima”) treatment fluid into a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance a fracture in a first treatment interval therein, wherein the ima treatment fluid comprises a surfactant, a non-aqueous external phase, and aqueous dispersed phase droplets, and wherein the non-aqueous external phase further comprises micro-proppant particulates and at least a portion of the aqueous dispersed phase droplets further comprise an acid; (b) destabilizing the ima treatment fluid in the fracture, thereby exposing the acid, wherein the micro-proppant particulates form a proppant pack in the fracture and the acid etches a channel in the fracture and/or adjacent to the fracture.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152431

Compositions and method for treating out hydrogen sulfide and preventing settling of precipitate in an environmentally responsible drilling and packer fluid

An environmentally responsible iron chelating additive and method for removing hydrogen sulfide or sulfide ions from drilling and packer fluids and preventing settling of precipitates. Iron chelating agents selected from the group consisting of ferrous lactate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous bis glycinate, ferrous citrate, ferrous acetate, ferrous fumarate, ferrous succinate, ferrous sacchrate, ferrous tartarate, ferrous glycine sulfate, ferrous glutamate, ferrous ascorbate, ferrous polymaltose, or a combination thereof, may be used. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139077

Optimization of downhole logging tool data resolution

Methods and related systems which coordinate the motion of a logging tool string and the operation of individual logging tools along the string to improve the quality of the logging data for producing more accurate models of the downhole environment, for improving the logging operation efficiency, and for providing the capability to avoid violation of logging related constraints.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139071

Acoustic deblurring for downwell sensors

A distributed acoustic sensor, such as a fiber optic acoustic sensing system, can be used in a wellbore to detect pressure fluctuations indicative of events occurring in the wellbore. Sensed data from the distributed acoustic sensor can be deblurred to enhance spatial resolution. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139066

Identifying an error bound of a stimulated reservoir volume of a subterranean region

In some aspects, a closed boundary is computed based on locations and location-uncertainty domains of microseismic events associated with a stimulation treatment of a subterranean region. The closed boundary encloses the locations and respective location-uncertainty domains of multiple microseismic event data points. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138905

Casing defect determination using eddy current techniques

A system comprises one or more electromagnetic coils configured to generate and direct excitation signals toward a plurality of casings in a wellbore and receive response signals based on the excitation signals. The system further comprises one or more processors configured to receive a first response signal from the one or more electromagnetic coils and determine one or more characteristics of a first defect in the plurality of casings using the first response signal and small defect information.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138871

Estimating subterranean fluid viscosity based on nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) data

Systems, methods, and software for estimating the viscosity of a subterranean fluid based on nmr logging data are described. In some aspects, a viscosity model relates subterranean fluid viscosity to apparent hydrogen index. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138832

In situ evaluation of filter parameters with opticoanalytical devices

A system can include a filter assembly with a filter and a substance in the filter assembly, and at least one optical computing device having an integrated computational element which receives electromagnetic radiation from the substance. A method can include receiving electromagnetic radiation from a substance in a filter assembly, the electromagnetic radiation from the substance being received by at least one optical computing device having an integrated computational element, and the receiving being performed while a filter is positioned in the filter assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138179

Flow sensing in subterranean wells

A flow rate sensing system can include an optical waveguide, an optical interrogator that detects optical scatter in the optical waveguide, and an emitter that produces vibration in response to flow, the optical scatter being influenced by the vibration. A method of measuring flow rate can include detecting optical scattering in an optical waveguide, the optical scattering varying in response to changes in vibration produced by an emitter, and the vibration changing in response to the flow rate changing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138171

Equipment monitoring using enhanced video

Video of an effect on equipment of an event is received. The event is identified using eulerian video magnification of the received video.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138158

Completion system for gravel packing with zonal isolation

A wellbore completion system includes a tubular positioned in the wellbore such that an annulus is created between the tubular and a portion of the wellbore. The system further includes a gravel pack packer, a first packer positioned downhole of the gravel pack packer, and a second packer positioned downhole of the first packer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138155

Efficient way of reporting issues associated with reservoir operations to support team

In some aspects, the present invention comprises a system and method for optimizing by automation the reporting and potential resolution of issues that may arise at a reservoir operation. Such issues typically require manual communication and collection, but with the present invention, the reporting and resolving of such issues can be automated using software that will reduce the non-productive time associated with reservoir operations.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138149

Gas responsive material for swellable packers

Swellable packer assemblies for providing a physical barrier inside a wellbore are provided. In one embodiment, the swellable packer comprises at least one seal element disposed on an outer surface of a tubular body portion which swells when contacted with one or more gases, the seal element comprising a polymer derived from a perfluoro vinyl monomer.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138134

Mobile drilling fluid plant

An example mobile drilling fluid plant includes a plurality of intermodal containers each exhibiting a length, a width, and a height compliant with universal shipping container dimensions and configurations dictated by the international organization for standardization, wherein the plurality of intermodal containers include a plurality of fluid storage containers and one or more fluid mixing containers, one or more pumps in fluid communication with the plurality of fluid storage containers and the one or more fluid mixing containers, and one or more flexible hoses fluidly coupled to the one or more pumps and placing the plurality of fluid storage containers in fluid communication with the one or more fluid mixing containers.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138132

Casing coupler mounted em transducers

An illustrative casing coupler for a permanent electromagnetic (em) monitoring system, the casing coupler includes a tubular body having threaded ends for connecting casing tubulars together, and a wire coil that encircles the tubular body and transmits and/or receives em signals.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138131

Downhole expandable control line connector

Z an example control line connector includes an expandable housing having a helical body that defines one or more windings and a helical shroud disposed about the one or more windings, wherein a helical conduit chamber is defined between the helical body and the helical shroud, a matable connector at least partially disposed within the expandable housing and providing a mating face that faces tangentially with respect to the expandable housing so as to angularly mate with an opposing matable connector, and a splitter block coupled to the expandable housing and conveying one or more communication media into the helical conduit chamber to communicate with the matable connector.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137701

Automatic flow control in mixing fracturing gel

A system for mixing fracturing gel includes a dry gel mixing chamber having a bladed impeller carried to rotate in the mixing chamber. The mixing chamber has a dry gel inlet and hydrating fluid inlet. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137700

Low residue, high salinity fracturing fluids

Low residue, high salinity fracturing fluids may be produced by hydrating a gelling agent comprising carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl guar (cmhpg) in an aqueous fluid having a total dissolved solids concentration of about 30,000 ppm or greater and a ph of about 5 to about 8; adjusting the ph of the aqueous fluid to about 9 to about 10; and then, adding a zirconate crosslinker to the aqueous fluid to yield a crosslinked-cmhpg. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137687

Downhole fluids with a particular impedance

The present disclosure relates to a composite fluid including a foundation fluid having an impedance at a frequency, and an additive combined with the foundation fluid that results in a composite fluid having an impedance different than the impedance of the foundation fluid at the frequency.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136535

Insulation enclosure incorporating rigid insulation materials

An example insulation enclosure includes a support structure having a top end, a top wall provided at the top end, a bottom end, and an opening defined at the bottom end for receiving a mold within an interior of the support structure. Rigid insulation material may be supported by the support structure and extending between the top and bottom ends and across the top end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136391

Filter screen brush assembly

A filter screen brush apparatus includes a circular connecting portion that has an opening substantially centered on a longitudinal axis of the apparatus. At least one extension arm has one end coupled to the circular connecting portion and extends from the circular connecting portion along the longitudinal axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134101

Communicating with a downhole tool

Techniques for communicating with a downhole tool include generating a transmission from a terranean surface through a portion of a well system, where the transmission includes a command to a downhole tool in a first communication type; translating the command from the first communication type to a second communication type different than the first communication type; transmitting the command in the second communication type through another portion of the well system; and performing an operation with the downhole tool based on the command.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133147

Geometrically configurable multi-core inductor and methods for tools having particular space constraints

An inductor, downhole tool, and method for manufacturing thereof, are disclosed. A number of toroidal ferromagnetic cores may be arranged to form a ferromagnetic multi-core array, through which a calculated sequence of wire turns is wound. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133124

Enhanced radial support for wireline and slickline

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a cable system for conveying well servicing equipment into a wellbore includes a core support structure extending longitudinally along an axis of the cable system. The core support structure comprises polymer reinforced with fibers, and the fibers are oriented substantially parallel to the axis of the cable system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131431

Sensing systems and methods with phase unwrapping based on a dynamic phase change model

A system includes distributed sensors and a receiver that receives signals from the distributed sensors and that produces one or more interferometry signals from the received signals. The system also includes a digitizer to digitize each of the one or more interferometry signals. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131430

Optical computing devices comprising rotatable broadband angle-selective filters

An optical computing device comprising a plurality of electromagnetic radiation sources, each at a unique angular displacement about an optical train and each at at least one unique electromagnetic radiation wavelength; an integrated computational element (ice) located in the optical train before or after a sample located in the optical train to generate modified electromagnetic radiation in the optical train; a broadband angle-selective filter (basf) located in the optical train that is rotatable about an axis to a plurality of unique orientations to transmit the electromagnetic radiation and/or the modified electromagnetic radiation in the optical train at a target incident angle corresponding to one of the plurality of electromagnetic radiation sources to generate angle selected-modified electromagnetic radiation (asmr); and a detector to receive the asmr and to generate an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the sample.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131419

Identifying correlations between stimulated reservoir volume parameters and fracture network parameters

In some aspects, a stimulated reservoir volume (srv) parameter for a stimulation treatment applied to a subterranean region is identified. A parameter of a fracture-plane network generated by application of the stimulation treatment is identified. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131239

Energy-optimized eddy current measurement systems and methods

A method for optimizing eddy current measurements includes conveying an electromagnetic tool through a borehole. The method further includes transmitting an excitation signal from the tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131226

Wellbore fluid discrimination using impedance spectra characteristics

An apparatus and method may operate to mount an electrode assembly with the exterior of a casing string to be placed in a borehole in a subterranean formation. The electrode assembly may include electrodes in spaced relation to one another. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130576

Dimensional characteristic determinations of a wellbore

A dimensional characteristic of a borehole is determined from a rotary drilling system having a housing and an anti-rotation device with one or more drag members that engage a borehole wall. A sensor detects a biasing force on the drag members and transmits a signal representative of the force on the drag member to a control unit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130574

Distributed sensing systems and methods with efficient energy spectrum analysis

A system includes an optical fiber and an interrogator to provide source light to the optical fiber. The system also includes a receiver coupled to the optical fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130571

On-the-fly production of materials for treatment of a well

A method can include manufacturing particulate material during an operation at a well, injecting the particulate material into the well during the manufacturing, and changing a dimension of the particulate material during the injecting. Another method can include manufacturing particulate material during an operation at a well, injecting the particulate material and a proppant into the well during the manufacturing, and then the particulate material degrading in the well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130564

Junction-conveyed completion tooling and operations

An assembly and method for completion of lateral wellbores is disclosed. The completion assembly includes a junction fitting with main and lateral legs, and a lateral completion string and anchoring device connected to the downhole end of the lateral leg and the uphole end of the junction fitting, respectively. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130559

Ball valve having dual pistons each individually actuable

Ball valve assembly (100) including a truncated sphere (140) anchored in a two cylindrical retaining members (48, 50) of the ball valve assembly (100), the truncated sphere (140) having a spherical cap sealing face (142). The ball valve assembly (100) also includes a pair of concentrically oriented, tubular sealing pistons (120, 130), each piston (120, 130) exclusively actuable, one relative to the other, into fluid pressured sealing engagement with the spherical cap sealing face (142) in dependence upon whether an experienced fluid pressure at the ball valve assembly (100) is from a top side (102) or an opposite bottom side (104) of the ball valve assembly (100).. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130558

Method and apparatus for magnetic pulse signature actuation

A wellbore servicing tool comprising a housing comprising one or more ports and generally defining a flow passage, an actuator disposed within the housing, a magnetic signature system (mss) comprising a magnetic sensor in signal communication with an electronic circuit disposed within the housing and coupled to the actuator, and a sleeve slidably positioned within the housing and transitional from a first position to a second position, wherein, the sleeve is allowed to transition from the first position to the second position upon actuation of the actuator, and wherein the actuator is actuated upon recognition of a predetermined quantity of predetermined magnetic pulse signatures via the mss.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130544

Downhole fluid flow diverting

A flow-diverter assembly includes a housing having a discharge port, a valve piston located in the housing, and a barrel cam coupled to the valve piston. The valve piston includes a valve body in fluid communication with an internal flow passage of the housing, and is movable axially along a longitudinal axis of the housing between an open position, where a vent of the valve body is fluidly coupled to the discharge port, and a closed position, where the vent of the valve body is substantially sealed from the discharge port.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130543

Detecting and remediating downhole excessive pressure condition

A rotary subterranean drill capable of detecting an excessive downhole pressure condition and automatically remediating the causal condition of the detected excessive pressure condition. A pressure detector coupled to a drill string of the rotary subterranean drill can sense an excessive downhole pressure condition that exceeds a predetermined value. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130537

Wellbore operations using a multi-tube system

A method of completing or stimulating a portion of a wellbore comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and an insoluble particulate, wherein the treatment fluid flows through a first tube or set of tubes of a multi-tube system during introduction, wherein the multi-tube system comprises multiple tubular members rigidly attached to each other along the axial lengths of the members, and wherein the attached tubular members complimentarily create a cross-sectional shape of a generally d- or wedge-shaped portion of a circle; possibly creating one or more fractures in a subterranean formation; depositing at least a portion of the particulate within the wellbore; and returning at least a portion of the base fluid to a wellhead of the wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid flows through a second tube or set of tubes of the multi-tube system during return.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130533

Force self-balanced drill bit

An earth drill bit includes a bit body assembly and a plurality of separately movable cutting elements carried by the bit body assembly. The bit body assembly is arranged around a central bit body axis and includes a hydraulic circuit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130122

Treatment fluids for use in removing acid-soluble materials in subterranean formations

Treatment fluids comprising methane sulfonic acid (msa) and fully protonated n-(phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid (pmida) solubilized in the msa. Methods including introducing the treatment fluids into a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising acid-soluble material at a first treatment interval, and reacting the msa and the pmida in the treatment fluid with the acid-soluble material at a temperature in the range of about 65° c. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130119

Use of synthetic smectite in set-delayed cement compositions comprising pumice

Disclosed herein are cement compositions using set-delayed cement compositions in subterranean formations. The composition may comprise a set-delayed cement composition comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a cement set retarder, a synthetic smectite, and water.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130118

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 well treatment composition comprising a base fluid and a traceable polymeric additive comprising a polymer and a tagging material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130117

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 well treatment composition comprising a base fluid and a traceable polymeric additive comprising a polymer and a tagging material.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123105

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

A gas presence and distance thereof are calculated using pulsed neutron data. A distance of a gas flow path and a velocity of the gas flow therein are calculated using distributed acoustic sensors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123096

Magnetic induction sensor with an electro-optical transducer and related methods and systems

Electromagnetic (em) measurement systems and methods for a downhole environment are described herein. An example system includes an optical fiber, an em source to emit an em field, and a magnetic induction sensor. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123089

Determining a completion design based on seismic data

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

05/04/17 / #20170122332

Downhole electrical submersible pump with upthrust balance

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a electrical submersible pump includes a pump housing, a shaft extending at least partially through the pump housing and adapted to be driven by a submersible motor, an impeller attached to the shaft and having an impeller passage for fluid to flow therethrough, and a diffuser that is stationary relative to the pump housing and having a diffuser passage, wherein the diffuser is disposed corresponding to the impeller to form a pump stage such that fluid can flow between the impeller passage and the diffuser passage. The electrical submersible pump also includes a labyrinth seal formed between the impeller and the diffuser, wherein the labyrinth seal selectively seals the impeller passage from a cavity formed between the impeller and the diffuser to maintain the impeller in a floating condition relative to the diffuser.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122082

Jet cutter having a truncated liner at apex

A method of severing a tubing string of a well system comprising: positioning a jet cutter within the tubing string, wherein the jet cutter comprises: (a) a main explosive load, wherein upon detonation or deflagration of the main explosive load, a jet propagates radially outward in a circle from an apex of the main explosive load; and (b) a liner, wherein the liner is truncated at the apex, and wherein the amount of truncation is selected such that the jet has a greater tip velocity compared to a substantially identical jet cutter without the truncated liner; and causing the main explosive load to detonate or deflagrate, wherein the tubing string of the well system is severed due to the detonation or deflagration.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122062

Cable duct device in a swelling packer

A cable duct device in a swellable packer (1) of the kind in which the packer (1) is adapted to be able of sealing an annulus (3), and in which the swellable packer (1) is provided with at least one opening (6) therethrough adapted to constitute a duct for a cable (12).. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121589

Composition of a degradable diverting agent and a degradable accelerator with tunable degradable rate

Methods and compositions for a treatment fluid composition are disclosed for use within a subterranean formation, comprising: a degradable diverting agent, and a schiff base comprising a degradation accelerator. The treatment fluid may be introduced into a formation and the schiff base allowed to hydrolytically release the degradation accelerator, allowing the degradation accelerator to degrade the degradable diverting agent.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121586

Polymer-based drilling fluids containing non-biodegradable materials 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 with polymer-based drilling fluids can often be inadequate. Drilling methods can comprise: providing a drilling fluid comprising a carrier fluid, a non-crosslinked hydroxyalkylcellulose polymer, and a plurality of non-biodegradable particulates; drilling a borehole in the presence of the drilling fluid; and forming a filter cake within the borehole, the filter cake comprising the non-crosslinked hydroxyalkylcellulose polymer and the non-biodegradable particulates.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121584

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

04/27/17 / #20170115426

Using an array of sensors between two transmitters in an eddy current logging environment

A magnetic imaging tool includes a body including at least two transmitters to transmit signals. The tool further includes an array of sensors coupled to the body to obtain eddy current responses to the signals from downhole tubulars. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115200

Imaging a porous rock sample using a nanoparticle suspension

Some aspects of what is described here relate to analyzing a porous rock sample. A suspension of nanoparticles is injected into a rock sample. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114635

Acoustically coupled transmitter for downhole telemetry

An in-well type acoustic telemetry system includes an elongate tubular housing, an elongate transmitter in the tubular housing, a receiver in the tubular housing, and a spring between the transmitter and the housing biasing the transmitter into acoustic coupling to the housing. The transmitter is adapted to generate an output acoustic signal by linearly fluctuating in response to an electrical signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114628

Slickline deployed casing inspection tools

Methods of lowering a casing inspection tool on a conveyance into a wellbore lined with one or more casings. Measurement data is then obtained from the one or more casings with one or more electromagnetic sensors positioned on the casing inspection tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114627

Methods for evaluating cement bonding

Methods for evaluating cement bonding in a wellbore are provided. An example method for determining cement impedance includes generating one or more acoustic signals within a wellbore comprising a borehole fluid, a casing, and a cement layer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114626

Monitoring cement sheath integrity using acoustic emissions

A system is provided that can include an acoustic emission sensor. The acoustic emission sensor can be positionable for detecting an acoustic emission from a cement sheath in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114621

Well screen with extending filter

A well screen assembly for a wellbore includes a base pipe and a filter assembly carried on the base pipe. The filter assembly has an internal passage in fluid communication with an opening through the base pipe. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114615

Remotely-powered casing-based intelligent completion assembly

A downhole control method for use in a wellbore that includes deploying a stand-alone power source and a stand-alone hydraulic reservoir downhole; powering a downhole controller using the stand-alone power source; measuring a downhole fluid parameter; and actuating an inflow control device, using the stand-alone hydraulic reservoir and the downhole controller, based on the measured downhole fluid parameter. In one aspect, the stand-alone power source is selected from the group consisting of a battery and a downhole power generator. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114611

Maintaining a downhole valve in an open position

A downhole valve system includes a downhole valve positionable in a wellbore and a downhole valve actuator coupled to the downhole valve. An annulus is defined between the downhole valve and the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114609

Downhole flow control assemblies and methods of use

A flow control assembly includes a cylindrical body that defines an interior and openings provided through a wall of the body. An inner sleeve is positioned within the interior of the body and defines recessed pockets on an outer radial surface that coincide with the openings, and sleeve orifices are defined in the inner sleeve at each recessed pocket. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114604

Downhole cable grab assembly and method of use

A cable grab assembly includes a body having a longitudinally extending internal cavity disposed therein. A piston is disposed in the cavity and is axially moveable between a first position and a second position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114602

Mechanically coupling a bearing assembly to a rotating control device

A latching assembly for use in a well system is provided. The latching assembly can include an outer mandrel and a running tool coupling assembly coupled to a first longitudinal end of the outer mandrel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114272

Scale inhibitor and methods of using scale inhibitors

Various embodiments disclosed relate to scale inhibitors and methods of treating a subterranean formation with the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation including obtaining or providing a composition including a scale inhibitor, wherein at least one of a and b is satisfied. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114267

Fluid loss control package for use in subterranean formation operations

Methods and systems including introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid comprises a base fluid and a fluid loss control package (flcp). The flcp comprises rigid non-degradable particulates and pliable degradable particulates. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111112

Optically obtaining gravitational field measurements in a downhole or subsea environment

A gravitational logging method includes optically obtaining gravitational field measurements from one or more downhole or subsea sensor units. The method also includes inverting the gravitational field measurements as a function of position to determine a formation property. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108853

Method for designing a high sensitivity integrated computational element

A system and method to design highly-sensitive integrated computational elements for optical computing devices. A harmonic line shape is defined and used to simulate an optical response function which has a plurality of parameters that are varied until an ideal optical response function is determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108624

Protective coating for optical elements

An optical element devices and method are described herein. An example optical device may include an optical element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108611

Scale identifier

Scale identifier systems and methods for generating a log of scale type and location in subterranean formations, and, more particularly, in wellbore tubing are provided. A method for scale identification may be provided. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108607

Peak analysis of ultrasonic waveforms for cement bond logging

A cement bond log from recorded ultrasonic waveforms, a method for evaluating bonding of cement in a wellbore between a casing and a wellbore wall, and a method for creating a cement bond log from recorded ultrasonic waveforms are disclosed, in which series of points corresponding to maxima and minima of the waveforms are identified. Absolute value amplitudes of the series of points are thereafter identified and a correlation thereof is analyzed to divide each series of points into four or more zones, corresponding to casing arrival data, inner and outer annular data, wellbore wall arrival data, respectively. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108605

Fracture treatment analysis based on a time-sequence of seismic data

Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. In some implementations, a time-sequence of seismic excitations are generated at seismic source locations in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108428

Methods and systems for maintaining optical transparency during particle image acquisition

Fouling of or damage to an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window can preclude one from obtaining satisfactory images with an image acquisition unit, such as a camera. Certain types of environments may be particularly prone toward promoting fouling or damage, and manual cleaning or repair of an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window may be difficult in some circumstances. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107809

Circumferential array borehole evaluation tool

An example apparatus for downhole cement inspection may include a tool body and an acoustic transmitter coupled to the tool body. An acoustic receiver may be coupled to the tool body at a first distance from the acoustic transmitter. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107799

Perforation crack designator

At least one crack designator for a perforating gun, wherein the gun includes a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction, and at least one scallop, wherein each crack designator is capable of redirecting crack growth from the lateral direction to the longitudinal direction of the gun. The designator may be located in one of the scallops, extend from an expected exit hole in the gun to an edge of one of the scallops, and be capable of redirecting crack growth from a lateral direction to a longitudinal direction of the gun. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107796

Methods and systems for determining acidizing fluid injection rates

Methods and systems for determining acidizing fluid injection rates for stimulation of a subterranean formation arc provided. In one embodiment, methods comprise: selecting a first injection rate for injecting an acidizing fluid into a subterranean formation; calculating a first objective function based on the first injection rate; selecting a second injection rate for injecting the acidizing fluid into the subterranean formation; calculating a second objective function based on the second injection rate; comparing the second objective function with the first objective function to determine whether the second objective function is indicative of more effective stimulation, less effective stimulation, or the same stimulation as the first objective function; and selecting a design rate for injecting the acidizing fluid into the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107795

Thermoelectric generator for use with wellbore drilling equipment

The present invention relates generally to electrical power thermoelectric power generation in a wellbore for supplying power and charging downhole loads. A power generation assembly is disclosed including at least one thermoelectric generator disposed in a drill string for supplying power and charging downhole tools, the assembly utilizing the heat energy from the drilling fluid flowing in an annulus of the wellbore to generate a voltage potential across the thermoelectric generator.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107794

Multilateral junction fitting for intelligent completion of well

A completion system and method for intelligent control of multilateral wells. A wye-shaped junction fitting defines a hollow interior that is fluidly coupled with the uphole tubing string and both downhole main and lateral completion strings. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107792

Electromechanical shifting tool

Disclosed are shifting tools for opening and closing shifting sleeves. A disclosed completion system includes a completion string having a shifting sleeve movably arranged therein, a service tool configured to be arranged at least partially within the completion string and including a shifting tool having one or more shifting keys configured to mate with the shifting profile. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107776

Viscous damping systems for hydrostatically set downhole tools

A system for activating a downhole tool may include a mandrel, a first piston disposed about the mandrel and defining a piston chamber therebetween, a flow restrictor positioned in the piston chamber and separating the piston chamber into an upper chamber located uphole of the flow restrictor and a lower chamber located downhole of the flow restrictor, and a second piston disposed in the upper chamber. The flow restrictor may define at least one orifice extending axially therethrough and, a damping fluid may reside in the piston chamber downhole from the second piston.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107773

Bypass flushing for gas extraction systems

A method of operating a gas extraction system includes receiving a drilling fluid sample at a flow meter via a flow meter inlet conduit and discharging the drilling fluid sample into a flow meter outlet conduit. A first inline mud valve positioned in the flow meter inlet conduit and a second inline mud valve positioned in the flow meter outlet conduit are each closed to transition the gas extraction system to a bypass flushing configuration. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107768

Polycrystalline diamond compacts and methods of manufacture

An example polycrystalline diamond compact includes a substrate and a diamond table attached to the substrate. A multilayer joint interposes the substrate and the diamond table and comprises at least two component parts selected from the group consisting of a base layer, one or more intermediate layers, and a braze layer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107766

Alternative materials for mandrel in infiltrated metal-matrix composite drill bits

An infiltrated metal-matrix composite drill bit includes a bit body comprising a reinforced composite material including reinforcing particles infiltrated with a binder material. A plurality of cutting elements is coupled to an exterior of the bit body. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107764

Mesoscale reinforcement of metal matrix composites

A metal matrix composite (mmc) tool includes a mesoscale-reinforced hard composite portion that comprises reinforcing particles and mesoscale reinforcing structures dispersed in a binder material. The mesoscale reinforcing structures are printed using at least one additive manufacturing technique and are larger than an average powder-size distribution of the reinforcing particles.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106438

Segregated multi-material metal-matrix composite tools

A method for fabricating an infiltrated metal-matrix composite (mmc) tool includes positioning at least one boundary form within an infiltration chamber of a mold assembly and thereby segregating the infiltration chamber into at least a first zone and a second zone. Reinforcement materials are deposited into the infiltration chamber and include a first composition loaded into the first zone and a second composition loaded into the second zone. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102475

Method and system for direct slowness determination of dispersive waves in a wellbore environment

A system and method for effective estimation of properties of a formation using acoustic array processing is disclosed. An acoustic tool is directed to a zone of interest in the formation and generates a first signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102320

Pulse width modulation of continuum sources for determination of chemical composition

A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101865

Detecting defects in non-nested tubings and casings using calibrated data and time thresholds

A method of detecting defects in non-nested tubings or a casing includes acquiring a first set of data from an electromagnetic (“em”) tool run inside a first of the non-nested tubings. The method further includes calibrating the data to reduce effects from a second of the non-nested tubings, identifying a location of a defect in the first of the non-nested tubings or the casing, and adjusting the data to compensate for eccentricity if the defect is in the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101825

Bit incorporating ductile inserts

A fixed-cutter drill bit is provided that includes a metal-matrix composite body having at least one metal-matrix composite blade. Cutters are disposed on the blades. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101575

Consolidating composition for treatment of subterranean formations

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions for treatment of subterranean formations and a method of using the same, such as for consolidation treatments. In various embodiments the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101574

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

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

04/13/17 / #20170100771

Mesh reinforcement for metal-matrix composite tools

A mold assembly system includes a mold assembly that defines an infiltration chamber used for forming an infiltrated metal-matrix composite (mmc) tool. Reinforcement materials are deposited within the infiltration chamber, and a binder material is used to infiltrate the reinforcement materials. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097429

Bin constraints for generating a histogram of microseismic data

Systems, methods and software can be used for processing microseismic data from a subterranean region. In some aspects, groupings of data points are identified. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096891

Locating a downhole tool in a wellbore

A downhole cement plug includes a casing collar locator (ccl) operable to generate signals indicative of casing collars on a downhole casing string of a wellbore system; a controller communicably coupled to the ccl to output a plurality of distinct frequency signals based on the signals from the casing collar locator; and a signal generator communicably coupled to the controller to receive the plurality of distinct frequency signals from the controller and transmit the plurality of distinct frequency signals to a terranean surface through a portion of a wellbore system.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096887

Formation characteristics determination apparatus, methods, and systems

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article, may operate to model electromagnetic data to provide modeled electromagnetic data by solving a first set of surface integral equations that include earth model parameters corresponding to an earth model of a geological formation. Additional activity may include publishing at least some of the modeled electromagnetic data in human-readable form, and/or controlling drilling operations in the geological formation based on the earth model when error between the modeled electromagnetic data and measured electromagnetic data is less than a selected threshold. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096870

Cement head system and method for operating a cement head system

A cement head system for wellbores and method for maintaining dynamic fluid flow therethrough, wherein a base station wirelessly drives a control sequence to (1) open cement slurry valves to actuate external visual valve indicators, (2) open upper and lower safety valves, to actuate external visual safety valve indicators, (3) open a lower release chamber to actuate an external chamber visual indicator and to release a plug that triggers an external flipper visual indicator, (4) reset the external flipper visual indicator, (5) open an upper release chamber to actuate an external chamber visual indicator and to release a plug that triggers the external flipper visual indicator; and (6) open and close a release mechanism for each of the upper and lower chamber while pumping a flush fluid through the cement head. Each valve, the release mechanisms and flipper have a controller controlled by the base station.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096598

Self-suspending functionalized proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations

Functionalized proppant particulates including proppant particulates having functional groups chemically deposited thereon, the functional groups selected from the group consisting of an epoxy silane group, an amine silane group, an acrylyl silane group, and any combination thereof, and a swellable material chemically bound to one or more of the functional groups.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096597

Friction reduction enhancement

Various embodiments disclosed relate to compositions for subterranean treatment including a friction-reducing polymer and a surfactant. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method including obtaining or providing a composition including a friction reducing polymer and a surfactant. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096592

Acid soluble flakes as lost circulation material

Compositions and methods for formulating lost circulation materials are provided. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the present disclosure relates to drilling fluids that comprise chitosan flakes as a lost circulation material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093493

Correction of chromatic dispersion in remote distributed sensing

Systems and methods for correcting chromatic dispersion in a remote distributed sensing application are disclosed. A remote distributed sensing system includes an interrogation subsystem configured to transmit an optical pulse and receive a reflection from the optical pulse. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092406

Downhole linear solenoid actuator system

An example apparatus may include a solenoid actuator with a solenoid coil and a corresponding solenoid armature. A plurality of switches may be coupled to the solenoid coil. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090063

Methods and systems for permanent gravitational field sensor arrays

A gravitational logging method includes obtaining gravitational field measurements from a permanent array of downhole or subsea sensor units. The method also includes inverting the gravitational field measurements as a function of position to determine a reservoir property. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090061

Metamaterial-based electromagnetic field measurement device

An electromagnetic field measuring device utilizes metamaterials to manipulate electromagnetic fields. Such a device is useful in a variety of applications including, for example, downhole gradiometric ranging.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090060

Impedance analysis for fluid discrimination and monitoring

An apparatus and method may operate to mount one or more communication assemblies relative to the exterior of a casing being placed in a borehole. Each communication assembly is configured to cause electrodes of a fluid sensing assembly to inject currents into fluids in one or more regions of the annulus surrounding the casing, and to obtain excitation responses from electrodes of the fluid sensing assembly, where the excitation responses vary based on electrical properties of fluids in one or more regions of the annulus surrounding the casing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090059

Galvanic measurement apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus, system, and method may operate to transmit a current from an electrode at a first azimuthal location into a borehole wall in a geological formation, and to receive the first current at a second electrode at a second azimuthal location in the borehole wall. The first and second azimuthal locations are disposed approximately along the same longitudinal location of the borehole wall. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090054

Noise removal for distributed acoustic sensing data

An example system for noise removal in distributed acoustic sensing data may include a distributed acoustic sensing (das) data collection system and an information handling system coupled thereto. The information handling system may receive seismic information from the das data collection system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089854

Downhole flow-profiling tool

A measurement assembly for determining an electrical resistance of a fluid in a wellbore is provided. The measurement assembly can include a non-conductive frame, comprising an excitation electrode and a monitoring electrode coupled to the non-conductive frame. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089846

Gamma analysis of cement

A method and logging tool for evaluating the cement behind casing. In an embodiment, a collimated source emits gamma rays at selectable elevation angles. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089399

Driveshaft retention assembly

A retention apparatus can be used for a driveshaft transmission assembly. The retention apparatus may include a catch mechanism and a resilient member. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089194

Surface communication through a well tool enclosure

A well tool assembly residing outside of a well includes a power source component and a measurement component coupled to the power source component. A transmitter in a housing assembly of the well tool assembly is used to generate a transmission penetrating a wall of the housing assembly to an exterior of the well tool assembly.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089190

Fracture conductivity prediction tool

An example method may include determining one or more characteristics of a proppant, a subterranean formation, and a fracture within the subterranean formation. A void fraction associated with the proppant may be calculated using at least one determined proppant characteristic, at least one determined subterranean formation characteristic, and a model with a known arrangement of the proppant. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089170

Downhole flow control assemblies and methods of use

A flow control assembly includes a cylindrical body defining an interior and one or more openings through a wall of the body, and a composite choke assembly positioned within the body. The composite choke assembly includes an inner sleeve made of a first material and defining choke orifices that coincide with the openings, and an outer sleeve sized to receive the inner sleeve within the outer sleeve and being made of a second material that is more ductile than the first material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089153

Shaker control and optimization

Monitoring drill cuttings suspended within a drilling fluid with one or more cuttings detection devices as the drill cuttings traverse one or more shaker screens of a shaker. Drill cuttings data of the drill cuttings is then generated with the one or more cuttings detection devices. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089150

Collapsible wiring conduit for downhole linear actuator

A collapsible wiring conduit can provide an extendable and retractable wired connection between moving components in a downhole tool, such as components moved relative to one another by a linear actuator. The collapsible wiring conduit can include links, hinges, stoppers, and wiring. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088764

Drilling fluids with high dispersed phase concentration

Increasing the dispersed phase concentration in drilling fluids may decrease sag in the drilling fluids. The dispersed phase of a drilling fluid may be composed of solids (e.g., weighting agents) and emulsion droplets (for emulsified drilling fluids) dispersed in the continuous phase. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088427

Laser-leached polycrystalline diamond and laser-leaching methods and devices

The present disclosure relates to methods of laser-leaching polycrystalline diamond (pcd), devices for performing such methods, and to laser-leached pcd and elements and drill bits containing laser-leached pcd.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087622

Segregated multi-material metal-matrix composite tools

A mold assembly system includes a mold assembly that defines an infiltration chamber used for forming an infiltrated metal-matrix composite (mmc) tool, and at least one boundary form positioned within the infiltration chamber and segregating the infiltration chamber into at least a first zone and a second zone. Reinforcement materials are deposited within the infiltration chamber and include a first composition loaded into the first zone and a second composition loaded into the second zone. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082770

Optical magnetic field sensor units for a downhole environment

A magnetic field sensor unit for a downhole environment includes an optical fiber, a magnetic field sensor, and an optical transducer. The sensor unit also includes a sealed housing that encloses the magnetic field sensor and the optical transducer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082768

Methods and systems for identifying and plugging subterranean conduits

A method includes collecting seismic survey data and processing the seismic survey data to identify subterranean conduit coordinates. The method also includes performing a conduit plugging operations using the identified subterranean conduit coordinates. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082765

Thermal modulated vibrating sensing module for gas molecular weight detection

A downhole formation fluid identification sensing module for measuring averaged gas molecular weight of wellbore formation fluid acquires simultaneous temperature, pressure, and density measurements. The sensing module includes two venturi-type gas sensors that both contain vibrating tubes. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081951

Method of stimulation of brittle rock using a rapid pressure drop

A method and system for inducing secondary orthogonal fractures in an underground formation by introducing a proppant carrying fluid into a hydraulic fracture in an underground formation at high pressure is provided. The pressure of the proppant carrying fluid is lowered at a rate allowing the fluid to exit the formation while the proppant remains in place within the fractures. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081938

Packer setting tool with internal pump

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a setting tool for setting a packer in a wellbore includes a housing defining a hydraulic chamber, a piston disposed in the chamber, a pump coupled to the chamber via a flowline, and a setting sleeve directly or indirectly coupled to the piston. The pump may be used to pump pressurized fluid into the hydraulic chamber for pushing the piston in a direction, and the setting sleeve may be used to apply a compressive force to a packer element of the packer in response to the piston being pushed in that direction. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081922

Methods and drill bit designs for preventing the substrate of a cutting element from contacting a formation

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of designing a drill bit comprises determining placements on a drill bit for a plurality of cutting elements at a plurality of radial coordinates of the drill bit. The method further comprises determining a substrate-based critical depth of cut for a substrate of each cutting element and generating a substrate-based critical depth of cut control curve based on the substrate-based critical depth of cut at each radial coordinate. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081919

Hybrid bit with roller cones and discs

A hybrid drill bit includes a bit body having a central bit body axis, a roller cone at an end of the bit body and rotatably coupled to the bit body about a roller cone axis, and a disc at the end of the bit body and rotatably coupled to the bit body about a disc axis. The roller cone axis extends toward the central bit body axis. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081582

Amido-amine based cationic gemini surfactants for clay inhibition

Methods for stabilizing a formation containing water sensitive materials are described. The methods include forming a composition comprising at least one amido-amine based cationic gemini surfactant and treating the water sensitive materials with an effective amount of the composition.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/23/17 / #20170081580

Organo-clay free invert emulsion fluids

A method of drilling a subterranean formation includes providing an invert emulsion fluid comprising an oleaginous continuous phase; an internal phase comprising water; bentonite; and mixed metal layered hydroxides comprising hydroxide ions associated with at least two metal cations wherein one is divalent and another is trivalent; and drilling the subterranean formation with the drilling fluid. Invert emulsion drilling fluids include an oleaginous continuous phase; an internal phase comprising water; sodium bentonite; and mixed metal layered hydroxides comprising hydroxide ions associated with at least two metal cations.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075023

Correcting for monitoring electrodes current leakage in galvanic tools

An example method may include computing a database for an ideal representation of a galvanic tool, and determining internal coupling impedance between at least one monitor electrode of the galvanic tool and a reference. Voltage and current measurements from the galvanic tool positioned within a formation may be received. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075017

Seismic monitoring below source tool

A sensory assembly and system can be used in a wellbore to detect and characterize the earth strata and formations around the wellbore, where a signal emitting sensory tool is part of a tool string deployed in the wellbore, and where weighted fiber optic cable is deployed in an extended position below the signal emitting sensory tool. The fiber optic cable is also part of wire-line, slickline, or coiled tubing injector head connected to the signal emitting sensory tool, thereby providing fiber optic cable both above and below the signal emitting sensory tool in position to collect backscatter signals from earth strata and formations around the wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075007

Analyzing geomechanical properties of subterranean rock based on seismic data

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

03/16/17 / #20170075006

Fracture treatment analysis based on distributed acoustic sensing

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

03/16/17 / #20170075005

Monitoring subterranean hydrocarbon saturation using distributed acoustic sensing

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

03/16/17 / #20170075004

Analyzing fracture conductivity for reservoir simulation based on seismic data

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

03/16/17 / #20170075003

Identifying wellbore location based on seismic data

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

03/16/17 / #20170075002

Monitoring subterranean fluid movement using distributed acoustic sensing

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

03/16/17 / #20170075001

Fracture treatment analysis based on seismic detection in horizontal and vertical wellbore sections

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

03/16/17 / #20170075000

Using seismic data to determine wellbore location while drilling

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

03/16/17 / #20170074999

Fracture treatment analysis based on seismic reflection data

Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated at a seismic source location in a directional section of a fracture treatment injection wellbore in a subterranean region. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074998

Fracture treatment analysis based on multiple-wellbore seismic detection

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

03/16/17 / #20170074852

Estimating a reserve of a reservoir

A method and apparatus that includes isolating a sample having a known volume and obtained near a reservoir that has a reserve; extracting hydrocarbons from the sample; and identifying data associated with the hydrocarbons. The data may include the volume of the extracted hydrocarbons. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074094

Isotopic analysis from a controlled extractor in communication to a fluid system on a drilling rig

A method for downhole formation evaluation includes extracting a fluid sample from a drilling fluid using a controlled gas separator. The evaluation further includes extracting a plurality of individual chemical species from the fluid sample, wherein the individual chemical species include methane, ethane, propane, and co2 and identifying isotope concentrations in each of the individual chemical species. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074087

Locating multiple wellbores

Methods and systems are described that can be used for locating conductive bodies such as wellbore casing or piping disposed below the earth's surface. An electrical current can be excited in a conductive body in each wellbore in a given area to produce a magnetic field, and the magnetic field can be detected by a ranging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074070

Variable annular valve network for well operations

A method and system for creating a multi-gradient pressure regime within a wellbore annulus. A plurality of valve subs provided along a drill string with each sub including a port for selectively venting supply fluid from the drill string to the annulus. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074069

Subsea mechanism to circulate fluid between a riser and tubing string

A circulation mechanism in a subsea assembly is selectively actuated to allow fluid communication between the riser annulus and tubing string to immediately kill the well using heavy-weight fluid in the riser annulus; perform well control operations by adjusting the weight or other properties of fluid in the tubing string or riser annulus; and/or to circulate the riser of a deep-water well undergoing well testing or intervention.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074062

Constant force downhole anchor tool

A downhole tool anchor is disclosed. In one implementation, a downhole anchor tool may include a housing, an axial drive in the housing, a rack connected to the axial drive, a pinion in the housing, the pinion having teeth that engage teeth on the rack, a gear tube within the pinion, the gear tube having internal threads, a slip rod having external threads that engage the internal threads within the gear tube, and a radial bearing coupled to the gear tube, the radial bearing having a slip rod alignment member that prevents the slip rod from free spinning in the gear tube.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074045

Identification of weak zones in rotary drill bits during off-center rotation

A method of designing a drill bit is disclosed. The method includes determining a location of a bit coordinate system in a wellbore coordinate system and generating a bit profile based on an angular coordinate around a wellbore axis of a wellbore and the location of the bit coordinate system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073575

Dendritic polymers for use as surface modification agents

Methods and compositions for treating proppant and/or formation sand to enhance proppant pack conductivity, control fines migration, and stabilize formation sand during the well production are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises: introducing a fines migration control agent into a fluid comprising a base fluid and a plurality of proppants, wherein the fines migration control agent comprises a core group capable of attaching to the proppant and at least one end group connected to the core group capable of capturing fines; mixing the fines migration control agent with the fluid to form a proppant slurry; and injecting the proppant slurry into a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073574

Methods of producing particles having two different properties

A method of producing particles comprising: (a) providing a plurality of particle cores, wherein the cores have at least a first property; (b) partially or fully coating the outer surface of the cores with a substance, wherein the substance has a second property, and wherein the second property is different from the first property; and (c) reducing the particle size of the coated particles, wherein the core is exposed after the step of reducing. A method of using particles comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into an area to be treated, wherein the treatment fluid comprises: (i) a base fluid; and (ii) the particles.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073573

Fracturing fluid containing a viscosifying agent and curable resin additive

A fracturing fluid comprising: a base fluid, wherein the base fluid comprises water; proppant; and an additive, wherein the additive: (i) is a cross-linkable polymer, wherein the polymer is a polysaccharide comprising a backbone and pendant functional groups, wherein the polysaccharide is derivatized by substituting one or more of the pendant functional groups with furan; (ii) is a viscosifying agent; and (iii) is a curable resin for consolidating the proppant. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation; and creating or enhancing one or more fractures in the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073571

Methods and systems for controllably generating heat and/or nitrogen gas in subterranean and pipeline operations

Methods and systems for generating heat and/or nitrogen gas in subterranean operations, pipelines, and other related operations are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a treatment composition comprising a carrier fluid, a delayed acid generating component, a first reactant, and a second reactant, wherein the first and second reactants are selected for being capable of reacting in an exothermic chemical reaction or a chemical reaction that produces nitrogen gas; and introducing the treatment composition into at least a portion of a conduit, container, or subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073568

Cement compositions and methods utilizing nano-hydraulic cement

An exemplary method includes introducing a treatment fluid comprising nano-hydraulic cement into a subterranean formation. The treatment fluid may include a drilling fluid, a completion fluid, a stimulation fluid, a well clean-up fluid or a cement composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073567

Diutan as a rheological modifier in sorel cements

Systems and methods for modifying rheology of a cement slurry are described. Systems and methods may include a composition including diutan and a sorel cement.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073566

Invert emulsion drilling fluid containing an internal phase of a polyol and salt-water solution

An invert emulsion drilling fluid comprising: an external phase, wherein the external phase comprises a hydrocarbon liquid; an internal phase, wherein the internal phase comprises: (i) a polyol; and (ii) a solution comprising a water-soluble salt and water. A method of using the invert emulsion drilling fluid comprises: introducing the drilling fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073565

Organic water scavenging additives for use in drilling fluids

Methods and compositions for scavenging water in drilling operations involving oil-based or invert emulsion-based drilling muds are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing an oil-based or invert emulsion drilling fluid comprising an organic water scavenging additive; using the drilling fluid to drill at least a portion of a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and allowing at least a portion of the organic water scavenging additive to interact with water in at least a portion of the well bore to consume at least a portion of the water.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073273

Settable compositions and methods of use

Disclosed herein are settable compositions and methods of using settable compositions in a wellbore. In one embodiment a method of introducing a settable composition into a wellbore is described. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072545

Rotatable hammer device

An apparatus for rotating and tightening or loosening a threaded device utilized in connection with threaded members. The apparatus includes a reciprocating anvil which is impacted by a rotating hammer to reciprocate the anvil into a lug to rotate a threaded device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068758

Project management simulator

A processor simulating a project management job receives through a gui a subject matter (sme) selector indicating whether or not an sme has been selected. The processor receiving through the gui a package selection for each of a plurality of package categories. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068016

Fiber optic array apparatus, systems, and methods

In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and article of manufacture, may operate to receive sensor information from a series of sensors coupled to a spiral-shaped optical fiber, wherein the sensor information comprises a signal integrating at least a location of one or more of the sensors along the optical fiber, and a physical parameter measurement. Further activity may include determining a physical property of material in a geological formation based on the physical parameter measurement. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067809

Determining the density and viscosity of a fluid using an electromagnetic force contactless driven densitoviscous sensor

A system is provided that can include a first tube for communicating a fluid through a wellbore. The system can also include a gap between the first tube and a first electromagnetic acoustic transducer (emat). ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067689

Pumping equipment cooling system

A system is disclosed for cooling at least one pump used to supply fluids to subterranean formations in connection with the recovery of hydrocarbons, where the cooling system includes a cooling tower connected to the at least one pump to remove heat from the at least one pump, with a plurality of fans configured in an array and oriented vertically within the cooling tower, wherein each of the plurality of fans comprises an inner flow path having an output end directed towards the cooling tower output end, and an intake end. The cooling system may further include an exhaust pipe axially located within the cooling tower to direct heated air from the exhaust pipe towards the cooling tower output end.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067334

Electric submersible pump efficiency to estimate downhole parameters

Some examples can be implemented to determine electric submersible pump efficiency to estimate downhole parameters. At a computer system, a load signal on an in-well type electric submersible pump to transfer fluid through a wellbore is received. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067321

Forming multilateral wells

In one example of forming multilateral wells in unconventional reservoirs, a subterranean zone is drilled using a drilling rig to form a main wellbore. Using the drilling rig, the subterranean zone is drilled to form a lateral wellbore off the main wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067306

Reaction valve drilling jar system

An apparatus and method for drilling is disclosed, including a drill string with at least one jar and one reaction valve. Drilling fluid flows through the reaction valve. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067301

Energy delivery systems for 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

03/09/17 / #20170067298

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

03/09/17 / #20170066961

Method of breaking metal-crosslinked polymers

A method is provided for improved degradation of metal-crosslinked polymer gels, which are useful in oil and gas treating operations. In this method a polysaccharide having a higher degree of substitution than the polymer in the polymer gel is added to the gel. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066957

Non-reducing stabilization complexant for acidizing compositions and associated methods

Methods for reducing viscosifying tendencies of crude oil in subterranean formations using solid acid chelating agents are described. The methods include combining a solid acid chelating agent and an aqueous acid solution to form a treatment fluid, and introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059740

Band-limited integrated computational elements based on hollow-core fiber

An optical analysis tool includes an integrated computational element (ice). The ice includes a first hollow-core fiber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059406

Optical processing of multiple spectral ranges using integrated computational elements

Systems, tools, and methods are presented for processing a plurality of spectral ranges from an electromagnetic radiation that has been interacted with a fluid. Each spectral range within the plurality corresponds to a property of the fluid or a constituent therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058666

Systems and methods employing cooperative optimization-based dimensionality reduction

Dimensionality reduction systems and methods facilitate visualization, understanding, and interpretation of high-dimensionality data sets, so long as the essential information of the data set is preserved during the dimensionality reduction process. In some of the disclosed embodiments, dimensionality reduction is accomplished using clustering, evolutionary computation of low-dimensionality coordinates for cluster kernels, particle swarm optimization of kernel positions, and training of neural networks based on the kernel mapping. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058653

Ground fault immune power system for downhole sensors

A ground fault immune power and data delivery system for downhole sensors is connected to a downhole motor via a three-phase power cable. An ac power supply and sensor data module are connected to only two of the three phases to provide power and data signals to the sensors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058613

Modeling of interactions between formation and downhole drilling tool with wearflat

A computer-implemented method of designing a downhole drilling tool may include generating a three dimensional (3d) downhole drilling tool model including a plurality of cutting elements on a plurality of blades and simulating engagement of the 3d downhole drilling tool model with a 3d model of a borehole bottom. The method may further include calculating a cutting force of a cutting element of the plurality of cutting elements, calculating a wearflat frictional force of the cutting element, and modeling a drilling efficiency of the 3d downhole drilling tool model based on the cutting force of the cutting element and the wearflat friction force of the cutting element. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058609

Hybrid bit with blades and discs

A hybrid drill bit includes a bit body having a central bit body axis at a center of the bit body, a blade on the bit body extending from an end of the bit body, and a roller disc rotatably coupled to the bit body about the end of the bit body to rotate on a roller disc axis. The roller disc axis extends toward the central bit body axis, and the blade includes a plurality of fixed cutting elements.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058606

Driveshaft catch assembly

A driveshaft transmission assembly may include a catch assembly. The catch assembly may prevent the loss of certain driveshaft transmission assembly components downhole in the event of a failure of the driveshaft transmission due to dynamic loads produced during operation of a drilling system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058182

Stabilizing compound with cationic group and hydrophobic portion for water-swellable minerals

A treatment fluid for treating a portion of a water- sensitive subterranean formation comprising: a base fluid; and a stabilizing compound, wherein the stabilizing compound reduces or eliminates swelling of a water-swellable mineral of the portion of the water-sensitive subterranean formation, and wherein the stabilizing compound comprises: (a) a cationic functional group; and (b) a hydrophobic portion. A method of treating a portion of a water-sensitive subterranean formation comprising: introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation, wherein the portion of the subterranean formation comprises a water-swellable mineral.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058181

Grout fluids for use in a geothermal well loop

A method comprising (a) first, preparing a grout additive fluid comprising a fresh water base fluid and a grout additive control package comprising a primary additive selected from the group consisting of an inhibitor, a dispersant, a thermally conductive material, and any combination thereof, wherein at least about 90% of the dispersant and the inhibitor are dissolved in the fresh water base fluid; (b) second, introducing an aqueous swellable clay into the grout additive fluid, thereby forming a final grout fluid; and (c) third, introducing the final grout fluid into an annulus in a subterranean formation, the annulus formed between an exterior of a geothermal well loop tubular and the subterranean formation.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058098

Composite cables

Disclosed are composite cables suitable for use in conjunction with wellbore tools. One cable may include a polymer composite that includes dopants dispersed in a polymer matrix and continuous fibers extending along an axial length of the cable through the polymer matrix, wherein the cable is characterized by at least one of the following: (1) at least a portion of the cable having a density greater than about 2 g/cm3, wherein at least some of the dopants have a density of about 6 g/cm3 or greater, (2) at least a portion of the cable having a density less than about 2 g/cm3, wherein at least some of the dopants have a density of about 0.9 g/cm3 or less, (3) at least some of the dopants are ferromagnetic, or (4) at least some of the dopants are hydrogen getters.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052280

Drilling fluid property determination

In some embodiments, an apparatus, system, and method may operate to determine the density of drilling fluid associated with photon activity in the drilling fluid using an array of nuclear detectors. Further activity may include determining acoustic impedance of the drilling fluid as a combination of the density and acoustic velocity. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052279

Optical computing devices comprising broadband angle-selective filters

Optical computing devices including an electromagnetic radiation source to emit electromagnetic radiation into an optical train; an integrated computational element (ice) located in the optical train before or after a sample located in the optical train to generate modified electromagnetic radiation in the optical train; a broadband angle-selective filter (basf) located in the optical train to transmit the electromagnetic radiation and/or the modified electromagnetic radiation in the optical train at a target incident angle, thereby generating angle selected-modified electromagnetic radiation (asmr), and to reflect one or more stray radiation reflections at angles that are not coincident with the target incident angle; and a detector to receive the asmr and to generate an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the sample.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052101

Sweep efficiency for hole cleaning

Systems, computer readable medium, program code, and methods are provided for monitoring micro-electro-mechanical (“mem”) devices removed from a wellbore by a fluid flow stream. The system can include a first mem reader and a second mem reader. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052067

Tungsten-halogen electromagnetic radiation optical systems source

A tungsten-halogen electromagnetic radiation source has a sealed transparent aluminum oxynitride envelope defining an interior volume. At least one optical element is integrally formed into the aluminum oxynitride envelope. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052004

Shaped charge having a radial momentum balanced liner

A disclosed example embodiment includes a shaped charge for use in a well perforating system. The shaped charge includes a housing having a discharge end and an initiation end. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051610

Method and apparatus for generating pulses in a fluid column

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for generating fluid pulses in a fluid column, such as within a well. A described example fluid pulse generator has a valve member comprising a piston that is linearly movable within a piston chamber to control flow by selectively obstructing a fluid passage. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051609

Controlling a downhole tool on a downhole cable

Techniques for controlling a downhole tool include deploying a downhole tool on a slickline in a wellbore; receiving a command that includes at least one of data or logic at the downhole tool on the slickline from a controller; actuating the downhole tool, based on the command, with an actuator communicably coupled to the controller on the slickline; and transmitting feedback associated with the actuation of the downhole tool at the controller on the slickline.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051608

High-to-low voltage couplers and coupling methods and sensor-equipped electric submersible pump systems

An electrically powered artificial lift system includes a tubular for conveying a wellbore fluid upward and a downhole pump that urges the wellbore fluid into the tubular. A power cable conveys a three-phase power signal to the pump motor on three conductors. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051604

Determining downhole tool trip parameters

Techniques for determining depth of a downhole tool in a wellbore include running a first downhole tool into a wellbore on a downhole conveyance; generating time-dependent logging data with the first downhole tool in the wellbore, at least one of the depth-dependent logging data or the time-dependent logging data associated with an electric or a magnetic property of a wellbore casing or a geological formation; correlating at the first downhole tool the time-dependent logging data with the depth-dependent logging data; and based on the correlation, determining at least one of a depth of the first downhole tool in the wellbore or a speed of the first downhole tool in the wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051579

Drill bit with electrical power generator

An example drill bit includes a bit body defining at least one pocket, and a support arm attachable to the bit body at the at least one pocket and including a coupling that extends from the support arm. A roller cone defines a cavity for receiving the coupling to rotatably mount the roller cone on the coupling. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051573

Downhole fluid valve

A downhole distributor valve includes a housing that includes a housing fluid port therethrough, a mandrel that defines a bore and is positioned radially within the housing, and a fluid chamber radially defined between the housing and the mandrel and configured to contain a fluid at a particular pressure. The mandrel includes a mandrel fluid port therethrough. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051562

Resettable downhole torque limiter and related methods of use

Disclosed is a torque limiter having driver mandrel and driven axially aligned mandrels, a piston movable into and out of an engaged position wherein the driver and driven mandrels are coupled together to transmit torque there between. Hydraulically locking the movable piston in an engaged position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051415

Corrosion inhibiting aqueous emulsions containing hydrophilic group functionalized silicone polymers

Methods of inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces by aqueous acids are described. The methods include combining a corrosion inhibiting aqueous emulsion with the aqueous acid solution to form a treatment fluid and contacting the metal surface with the treatment fluid. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051196

Viscosifiers and filtration control agents for use in high temperature subterranean operations

Treatment fluids comprising viscosifiers and filtration control agents that may be useful at high temperatures and methods for using the treatment fluids to treat subterranean formations are provided herein. A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising: an aqueous base fluid, a tetrapolymer that comprises at least one monomer, and a graft copolymer that comprises: a backbone comprising a lignite, and at least one monomer; and introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050241

Methods of fabricating ceramic or intermetallic parts

A part includes a three-dimensional porous metallic workpiece printed via an additive manufacturing process and subsequently subjected to a diffusion-based process to convert at least a portion of the porous metallic workpiece to a ceramic workpiece or an intermetallic workpiece.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170047926

Simplified gate driver for power transistors

A pulse-transformer-based isolated gate driver circuit uses a small count of high-temperature-qualified components to drive a power semiconductor switch with asymmetrical voltage biases. A differential driver generates a pulse signal from a pulse-width-modulated signal, which is passed to a charge and lock circuit through a transformer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045641

Correcting log data of array induction tools

A system and method are described, such as for collecting borehole logging induction data with an induction logging tool. It may then be determined if the borehole logging induction data is within operating limitations of the logging tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045640

Standoff determination

In some embodiments, methods, apparatus, and systems may operate to determine downhole tool standoff using a nuclear tool and photon activity, and to correct acoustic measurements using the standoff. Additional apparatus and systems, as well as methods, are disclosed,. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045636

Enhancing reservoir characterization using real-time srv and fracture evolution parameters

In some aspects, reservoir characterizations of subterranean regions can be enhanced by using realtime fracture matching techniques for capturing the time dependent evolution of fracture parameters based on the occurrence of the time microseismic events generated by stimulation treatments. These microseismic events may further be used to determine hydraulic fracture planes, identify areas of concentration of high density microseismic events, identify and analyze complex fracture networks, and use these and other techniques to enhance the reservoir characterization.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045490

Mixing fluids with weighted aqueous phases

Methods of mixing fluids, especially wellbore fluids, without causing wear to the vessel containing the fluid, are disclosed, using weighted aqueous phase for mixing. Also disclosed are methods of mixing and analyzing fluids using weighted phases including scavengers.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044892

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

02/16/17 / #20170044891

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

02/16/17 / #20170044886

Fracture growth monitoring using em sensing

A method and system for using a distributed electromagnetic sensing system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to monitor fracture growth in real time.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044879

Sacrificial screen shroud

A method and apparatus including a screen assembly that includes a screen having a plurality of openings and a sacrificial shroud disposed over a portion of the openings and disposed to erode under flow of formation fluid through the screen. The shroud is configured to erode more quickly than the screen over which it is disposed, thereby altering the erosion zone of the screen over time and prolonging the life of the screen.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044647

Metal-matrix composites reinforced with a refractory metal

A metal matrix composite tool that includes a hard composite portion comprising a reinforcement material infiltrated with a binder material, wherein the reinforcement material comprises a refractory metal component dispersed with reinforcing particles, wherein a surface roughness of the reinforcing particles is at least two times greater than the refractory metal component, wherein the refractory metal component has a failure strain of at least 0.05 and a shear modulus of 200 gpa or less, and wherein the reinforcing particles have a failure strain of 0.01 or less but at least five times less than the failure strain of the refractory metal component, and the reinforcing particles have a shear modulus of greater than 200 gpa and at least two times greater than the shear modulus of the refractory metal component. The reinforcing particles may comprise an intermetallic, a boride, a carbide, a nitride, an oxide, a ceramic, and/or a diamond.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170040994

Simplified gate driver for power transistors

A pulse-transformer-based isolated gate driver circuit uses a small count of high-temperature-qualified components to drive a power semiconductor switch with asymmetrical voltage biases. A differential driver generates a pulse signal from a pulse-width-modulated signal, which is passed to a charge and lock circuit through a transformer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038495

Systems and methods for relative dip correction

Disclosed embodiments include systems and methods of correcting induction logging data for relative dip. Initial induction logging data is measured at a plurality of frequencies. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038493

Casing string monitoring using electromagnetic (em) corrosion detection tool and junction effects correction

A corrosion monitoring method includes obtaining electromagnetic (em) log, data along a casing string. The method also includes processing the em log data to estimate casing thickness of the casing string as a function of position, where the processing includes correcting, for junction effects in the casing string.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038489

Fracture-size-correlated aperture mapping for localized porosity and permeability determination

A geomodeling method embodiment includes: (a) obtaining a model of a subsurface region having a reservoir, the model including a discrete fracture network; (b) determining an aperture map for each fracture in the discrete fracture network, each aperture map having aperture values based at least in part on a lateral dimension of the fracture; (c) for each of a plurality of cells in the model: (c1) identifying a portion of the discrete fracture network contained within the given cell; (c2) deriving a fracture permeability from aperture maps for the identified portion; and (c3) calculating a fracture porosity from aperture maps for the identified portion; and (d) displaying the fracture porosity and fracture permeability as a function of position throughout the sub surface region.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038339

Mud settlement detection technique by non-destructive ultrasonic measurements

Systems and methods of determining settlement characteristics of a drilling mud are disclosed. Conditions under which heavier elements of the drilling mud settle under the influence of gravity can be determined. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038287

Downhole viscosity sensor with smart fluid

A downhole viscosity sensor and related systems and methods are disclosed. The sensor includes a first fluid flow path including a turbine and a velocity sensor, a second fluid flow path including a second turbine and a second velocity sensor, a mechanical or electrical linkage linking the first turbine and second turbine to cause the turbines to rotate in unison. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037980

Hybrid check valve

An assembly is provided that can include check valve. The check valve can include a ball positioned between an inflow line and an outflow line. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037712

Method to control energy inside a perforation gun using an endothermic reaction

A wellbore perforation gun includes a gun housing, a plurality of charges, a first reactive material, and a second reactive material that is reactive with the first reactive material to generate an endothermic chemical reaction to drop the potential energy (in the form of temperature or pressure) of the gun housing. The perforation gun may further include a controller and a release capsule, with the first reactive material being disposed within the release capsule and the second reactive material being disposed within a chamber of the gun housing at a first time. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037710

Gravel pack sealing assembly

A completion method and assembly includes a packer extending along a pipe that is positioned in a wellbore to create an annulus between the pipe and the wellbore, the packer having a sealing element with first and second ends. A shunt tube is positioned adjacent the sealing element and extends from at least the first end to the second end of the sealing element to form a bypass through which a volume of proppant can flow. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037709

Erosion reduction in subterranean wells

A system for use with a subterranean well can include a tubular string with a fluid discharge apparatus, the fluid discharge apparatus including a curved flow path which directs a fluid to flow less toward a structure external to the tubular string. A fluid discharge apparatus can include a generally tubular housing having a longitudinal axis, and at least one curved flow path which directs fluid to flow more parallel to the longitudinal axis from an interior of the housing to an exterior of the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037694

Well apparatus with latch assembly

An apparatus for use with a device used in a well with a wellhead housing includes a sleeve comprising an interior profile that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead housing and an engagement assembly comprising an exterior profile that is configured to engage with the interior profile of the sleeve to prevent axial movement between the engagement assembly and the sleeve. The apparatus further includes a latch assembly coupled to the engagement assembly and configured to latch to the device.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037692

Setting a downhole tool in a wellbore

A downhole tool setting system includes a tubular member that defines a bore therethrough; a downhole tool positioned to ride the tubular member between a partial set position and a final set position; and a locking system coupled to the downhole tool and configured to adjust the downhole tool from the partial set position based on at least a portion of the locking system moveable relative to the tubular member to the final set position based on at least a portion of the locking system affixed to the tubular member.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037685

Tool face control of a downhole tool with reduced drill string friction

A system and method for drilling is disclosed, the system including a drill string with at least one drill pipe, a bottom hole assembly and a drill bit. The bottom hole assembly includes a downhole mud motor for rotating the drill bit, and a steering motor coupled between the mud motor and the drill pipe. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037301

Polymeric surfactant containing a protein head group and lipid tail group

A treatment fluid comprising: a base fluid; and a surfactant, wherein the surfactant: (i) is a polymer; and (ii) comprises a hydrophilic head group and a hydrophobic tail group, wherein the hydrophilic head group comprises a protein, and wherein the hydrophobic tail group comprises a lipid. A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising: introducing the treatment fluid into a well, wherein the well penetrates the subterranean formation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036959

Lost circulation compositions comprising pumice and associated methods

Disclosed are lost circulation treatment fluids and methods of sealing lost circulation zones. Embodiments include a lost circulation treatment fluid comprising pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, and water.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036956

Calcium phosphate cement compositions comprising pumice and/or perlite and associated methods

Methods and compositions are provided that related to cementing operations. Methods and compositions that include pumice and/or perlite as a replacement for fly ash.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032653

In-line integrity checker

Systems, methods and devices for an inline integrity checker are disclosed. The systems, methods and devices may include detection of impedance to a perforating gun disposed in a wellbore using a controller; a built-in impedance device; a shooting safety panel housing at least partially surrounding the built-in impedance device for restricting access to the built-in impedance device; one or more input devices for altering an impedance or resistance threshold level; and one or more alarms for indicating a condition exceeding the impedance or resistance threshold level as determined by the controller.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031047

Coherent noise attenuation using statistical methods

A system for attenuating coherent noise from seismic data comprises one or more sensors configured to sense waves generated by a seismic source and a coherent noise attenuation module communicably coupled to the one or more sensors and comprising a processor and memory. The coherent noise attenuation module is operable to receive a plurality of traces of seismic data from the one or more sensors and apply a first transformation to the plurality of traces, identify one or more outlier waveforms in the transformed traces, attenuate the identified outlier waveforms, and apply a second transformation to the plurality of traces that is the inverse of the first transformation.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030187

Well treatment design based on three-dimensional wellbore shape

One example of well treatment design based on three-dimensional wellbore shape can be implemented as a computer-implemented method. Wellbore data including acoustic logging data that defines an internal shape of a wall of the wellbore at multiple locations around the perimeter of the wellbore can be received. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030186

Fast test application for shock sensing subassemblies using shock modeling software

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method in which a plurality of shock sensing subassemblies are arranged within the tool string to monitor the transient response of formation characteristics to various stimuli, including changes in pressure and temperature of a region of a wellbore that is nearby the formation. The systems and methods involve gathering measurements that reflect the transient response and comparing the measured data to predicted data. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030176

Methods and apparatus for transporting, storing and dispensing oilfield chemicals

A method and system for chemical transportation, storage, and dispensation, which provides a base with iso mounts for enabling a iso tank, van container, screw conveyor, or the like to be carried thereon. The base accommodates either or both of “roll off” or “hooklift hoist” technologies to allow easy loading and unloading. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030159

Pulling tool electromechanical actuated release

A drilling well pulling tool comprising a longitudinal body having an inner cavity. A sleeve is slideably disposed about a portion of the longitudinal body, the sleeve moveable from a first position to a second position. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030150

Composite bow centralizer

A centralizer comprises a first collar, a second collar, a plurality of bow springs coupling the first collar to the second collar, and a plurality of particulates disposed on an outer surface of at least one bow spring. One or more of the first collar, the second collar, and the bow springs comprises a composite material. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030149

In-line tortional vibration mitigation mechanism for oil well drilling assembly

An assembly for inclusion between a drill bit and a drill string, the assembly having an overrunning clutch mechanism that disengages the drill bit from the drill string during the “slip” portion of a stick-slip cycle to allow the drill bit to freely rotate faster than the drill string. The assembly further includes a rotational vibration dampener operatively connected between the overrunning clutch and the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030148

Locking nut with a directional coupling mechanism

A locking nut for installation on a cylinder, including a nut body defining a nut engagement surface and a directional coupling mechanism associated with the nut body, for locking the nut body with the cylinder in response to relative rotation between the nut body and the cylinder in a locking direction. The directional coupling mechanism may include a plurality of recesses, a plurality of rolling members contained within the recesses, and a retaining device for retaining the rolling members in the recesses. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030146

Rotatively mounting cutters on a drill bit

A method and apparatus are disclosed for rotatively mounting cutters on a drill bit. A bore is provided either directly in the drill bit or in a sleeve which is mounted on the drill bit. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029939

Deposition of integrated computational elements (ice) using a translation stage

The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for manufacturing an integrated computational element (ice) core. The method comprises varying a distance between a thermal component relative to a substrate holder that holds at least one substrate during a thin film deposition process to improve uniformity of the ice core. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028437

Selective annealing process for perforation guns

A process for manufacturing a perforation gun casing includes providing a perforation gun housing that has a wall of nominal thickness and at least one scallop. Each scallop is a portion of the wall having a reduced thickness relative to the nominal wall thickness. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023695

Generator for laterolog tool

A method and apparatus for generating a low distortion sinusoidal signal with controllable amplitude for use with downhole tools, such as an array laterolog. In preferred embodiment, a signal-generating digital-to-analog converter is provided to produce a sinusoidal or other waveform at full scale. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023620

Method for multiplexing wheatstone bridge measurements

A system, method, and circuit for determining signals. A bridge output is received from a wheatstone bridge sensing a slow signal and a fast signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023607

Acceleration predictor

An acceleration predictor and method including at least one digital smoothing filter capable of calculating at least one acceleration estimate. In one or more embodiments, the estimator may include an overlay, an acceleration heat map, at least one threshold, wherein each acceleration heat map covers a range of a plurality of tool string components, a scroll bar, visual indications that may be color coded, or a maximum acceleration value.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023066

Determining the optimal radius of a thrust bearing in a well tool

A method and apparatus according to which the optimal radius of a thrust bearing in a well tool is determined. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving inputs representing a plurality of geometric characteristics and material properties of the well tool, the well tool including a housing, a shaft extending within the housing, and the thrust bearing, which includes convex and concave surfaces that define an interface having a radius; determining, based on the inputs, an expected value of the bending moment of the well tool in the vicinity of the thrust bearing; determining, based on the expected value of the bending moment, one or more expected values of the radial reaction force at the interface, which values depend upon the radius of the interface; and selecting, based on the one or more expected values of the radial reaction force, an optimal radius of the interface.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022801

Extendable orienting tool for use in wells

An orienting tool for use in wells can include a flow control device which controls flow between an interior and an exterior of a body of the tool to thereby transmit a signal indicative of an orientation of the body, the flow control device being outwardly extendable relative to the body. A method of orienting a structure in a well can include transmitting at least one signal from an orienting tool, the signal being indicative of an orientation of the orienting tool, and displacing a housing of the tool outward relative to a generally tubular body of the tool. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022778

Time-delay coating for dissolvable wellbore isolation devices

A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprises: introducing the isolation device into the wellbore, wherein at least a portion of the wellbore isolation device comprises: a first material; and a coating, wherein the coating: completely surrounds at least the first material prior to introduction of the isolation device into the wellbore. The coating can be made from: a frangible substance that loses structural integrity after introduction of the isolation device into the wellbore via application of a force; a substance that undergoes a phase transformation at the phase transformation temperature of the substance after a period of time has elapsed since introduction of the isolation device into the wellbore; or at least an anode of a galvanic system comprising the anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte, wherein the anode undergoes galvanic dissolution after introduction of the isolation device into the wellbore.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022769

Flexible tool housing

A flexible reamer housing includes a tubular central portion including a tool bay with an aperture to allow a reamer cutter arm within the tool bay to move radially outward through the aperture, and tubular first and second auxiliary portions arranged toward opposite ends of the central portion. The first and second auxiliary portions each include a first stiffness that is less than a second stiffness of the central portion.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022410

Ceramic particles with controlled pore and/or microsphere placement and/or size and method of making same

The present invention relates to lightweight high strength microsphere containing ceramic particles having controlled microsphere placement and/or size and microsphere morphology, which produces an improved balance of specific gravity and crush strength such that they can be used in applications such as proppants to prop open subterranean formation fractions. Proppant formulations are further disclosed which use one or more microsphere containing ceramic particles of the present invention. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022408

Fluid loss additive for water based drilling fluids with improved thermal stability

A polymer microsphere for use as a fluid loss additive in drilling muds including a hydrophobic core of hydrophobic monomers and a hydrophilic shell of hydrophilic monomers wherein the hydrophilic shell surrounds the hydrophobic core. The polymer microsphere is capable of forming micelles or microgels in water without using surfactants and can be block, graft, and random copolymers. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016319

In-line receiver and transmitter for downhole acoustic telemetry

An in-well type acoustic telemetry system includes an elongate tubular housing, an elongate transmitter in the tubular housing, and a receiver in the tubular housing. The transmitter is adapted to generate an output acoustic signal by linearly fluctuating along a transmitter axis in response to an electrical signal. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016317

Antenna for downhole communication using surface waves

An assembly can include a casing string with an outer surface. The assembly can also include an antenna for wirelessly communicating data by generating a surface wave that propagates along an interface surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016315

Model for one-dimensional temperature distribution calculations for a fluid in a wellbore

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of modeling for one-dimensional temperature distribution calculations in a wellbore is disclosed. The method may include estimating a pressure gradient of a fluid in a wellbore. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016310

Sealing rings for a wire wrapped screen of a sand screen assembly

A method of installing a sealing ring onto a wire wrap screen comprising: providing the sealing ring, wherein the sealing ring has an initial inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of an end of the wire wrap screen; reducing the inner diameter of the sealing ring, wherein the reduced inner diameter of the sealing ring is less than the outer diameter of the end of the wire wrap screen; heating the sealing ring; positioning the heated sealing ring over the end of the wire wrap screen; and allowing the sealing ring to decrease in temperature. Another method comprises positioning at least two sealing rings adjacent to a cut-out section of the wire wrap screen.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016307

Three dimensional modeling of interactions between downhole drilling tools and rock chips

In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of modeling a downhole drilling tool is disclosed. The method may include identifying a location for each of a plurality of cutlets associated with each of a plurality of cutting elements. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016303

Pressure staging for wellhead stack assembly

A wellhead stack assembly is provided that includes pressure restriction devices. The pressure restriction devices are staged such that each pressure restriction device is coupled to another pressure restriction device for cascading pressure differentials across the pressure restriction devices. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016300

Electromagnetic jarring tool

An electromagnetic jarring tool and related systems and methods provide for the use of an electromagnetic system to generate jarring forces within a wellbore. The electromagnetic jarring tool includes a chamber having a first end and a second end, a magnetic hammer disposed within the chamber, and an electromagnet operable to generate an electromagnetic field across at least a portion of the chamber. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016297

Downhole severing tools employing a two-stage energizing material and methods for use thereof

It is sometimes necessary to sever a downhole tubular structure in the course of conducting subterranean operations. Detonation of an explosive material may be used to sever a tubular structure in some instances. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016295

Downhole anchor

The disclosure provides a downhole anchoring apparatus for use in a downhole tool. An example downhole anchoring apparatus may include a housing with a hub provided within the housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016293

Multi-run retrievable battery pack for electronic slickline tools

A downhole tool assembly includes a downhole tool and an anchor. The anchor is positionable at a downhole work site and includes a wet-connect port for engaging a battery pack. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016277

Adjustment mechanisms for 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

01/19/17 / #20170015892

Methods for consolidation treatments in subterranean formations using silicon compounds derived from furfuryl alcohols

Methods of treating a wellbore in a subterranean formation including providing a treatment fluid comprising a consolidating agent, wherein the consolidating agent comprises the reaction product of a furfuryl alcohol or a furfuryl alcohol derivative and a silicon derivative compound selected from the group consisting of a silane; a silanol; a silsesquioxane; any derivative thereof; and any combination thereof; introducing the treatment fluid into the wellbore in the subterranean formation; contacting the consolidating agent with a surface of the wellbore in the subterranean formation; and setting the consolidating agent.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010430

Composite slickline cable having an optical fiber with optimized residual strain

A disclosed example embodiment includes a composite slickline cable having an optical fiber with optimized residual strain. The composite slickline cable includes a fiber reinforced polymer and at least one optical fiber disposed within the fiber reinforced polymer such that axial stress applied to the composite slickline cable is shared by the at least one optical fiber and the fiber reinforced polymer. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010387

Acousto-electromagnetic apparatus and method for acoustic sensing

In some embodiments, an apparatus, method, and a system may operate to include an aem sensor configured to generate an electromagnetic wave into a geologic formation. The aem sensor is further configured to receive a reflected electromagnetic wave from the formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010378

Downhole nuclear magnetic resonance sensor using anisotropic magnetic material

A nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) sensor including a magnet that generates a static magnetic field, a soft magnetic core secured to the magnet, and an antenna extending at least partially about the soft magnetic core and generating a radio frequency (rf) magnetic field. A magnetic permeability of the soft magnetic core in a direction of the static magnetic field is less than the magnetic permeability of the soft magnetic core in a direction of the rf magnetic field.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010221

Systems and methods for analyzing contaminants in flowing bulk powder compositions

Methods including optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with a flowing powder composition and a first integrated computation element (“ice”), the first ice being configured to detect a contaminant in the powder composition; receiving the electromagnetic radiation with a detector; and generating an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the contaminant in the powder composition.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010181

Distributed nondestructive structural defects detection in slickline cables

In some embodiments, a distributed nondestructive inspection method for slickline cable structural defect detection transmits a light pulse along an optical waveguide in the slickline cable. A reflected light signal is 5 received from the optical waveguide in response to the light pulse. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010180

Composite slickline cable integrity testing

A disclosed example embodiment includes a system of testing slickline cable integrity. The system includes a composite slickline cable including a fiber reinforced polymer having at least one optical fiber disposed therein. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010133

Interferometric high fidelity optical phase demodulation

An illustrative interferometric system with high-fidelity optical phase demodulation includes a receiver having a fiberoptic coupler that produces optical interferometry signals having mutual phase separations of 120° and balanced photo-detectors that each produce an electrical difference signal based on a respective pair of said optical interferometry signals. The system further includes circuitry that converts the electrical difference signals into measurements of an interferometric phase.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009574

Fluidic pulser for downhole telemetry

An example method includes providing fluid communication between an internal bore of a drill string and an annulus between the drill string and a borehole through a fluid channel in a side of a collar coupled to the drill string. Fluid may be circulated through the internal bore of the drill string. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009572

Well tools with vibratory telemetry to optical line therein

A well tool can include an outer housing and a vibratory transmitter disposed in the outer housing. The vibratory transmitter transmits a vibratory signal to an optical line disposed in the outer housing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009571

Downhole sensing systems and methods employing squeezed light interferometry

An illustrative downhole sensing system includes a phase-squeezer assembly, an interferometer with a downhole sensor on the sensing path, and a receiver. The phase squeezer assembly provides a phase-squeezed laser beam, preferably with a squeeze parameter greater than 2. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009566

Surface ranging technique with a surface detector

A system for electromagnetic wellbore surface ranging to determine the location of a second wellbore relative to a first wellbore utilizing i) a current source configured to directly inject electrical current into a conductive member disposed in each wellbore and ii) an electromagnetic senor positioned on the surface of a formation, the sensor configured to measure electromagnetic fields at the formation surface emanating from the conductive member within each wellbore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009554

Systems and methods for using cement slurries in hydrajetting tools

Methods including providing a hydrajetting tool comprising a housing having a top end and a bottom end and having a plurality of jetting nozzles disposed thereon, the top end of the housing fluidly coupled to a tool string; positioning the hydrajetting tool adjacent to a substantially solid target; perforating or cutting the substantially solid target using a cement slurry injected through at least one of the plurality of jetting nozzles, thereby forming at least one perforation or cut.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009552

Swab-resistant downhole tools comprising sealing elements composed of shape memory polymers

A swab-resistant downhole tool comprising a body and a sealing element, wherein at least a portion of the sealing element is composed of a shape memory polymer, the shape memory polymer having a glass transition temperature (“tg”), and exhibiting a resilient characteristic above the tg and a rigid characteristic below the tg, and wherein the tg is in the range of about 50° c. To about 150° c.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009543

Elastic pipe control with managed pressure drilling

Disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for improving the accuracy of bottom hole pressure control. One example embodiment includes a torque and drag model that calculates the elasticity of the drill string, which is included in a managed pressure drilling control system. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009532

Perforating gun connectors

A perforating gun string may include a first perforating gun; a second perforating gun axially offset from the first perforating gun; a connector configured to interpose and couple the first and second perforating guns; and a detonation cord that passes axially through a central bore of the connector; and is connected to the first and second perforating guns. In some instances, the connector may have a body with an inner surface that defines the central bore, wherein the body has a ratio of an average diameter of the outer surface to an average diameter of the inner surface of about 1.2 to about 4.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009531

Adjustable bent housings with sacrificial support members

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

01/12/17 / #20170009130

Imidazolinium compounds as dual corrosion inhibitors

A method comprises obtaining or providing a treatment fluid comprising an imidazolinium compound and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation. The imidazolinium compound functions as a viscoelastic surfactant (ves) gelling agent and as a corrosion inhibitor.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009129

Far-field diversion with pulsed proppant in subterranean fracturing operations

Systems and methods that use far-field diverting agents and proppant pulsing to enhance fracture geometries in far field areas of a subterranean formation are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing into a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation alternating stages of a proppant-carrying fracturing fluid comprising a plurality of proppant particulates, and a clean fracturing fluid comprising a lesser concentration of proppant particulates than the proppant-carrying fracturing fluid, wherein the alternating stages of the proppant-carrying fracturing fluid and the clean fracturing fluid are introduced into the well bore at or above a pressure sufficient to create or enhance one or more fractures in the subterranean formation; and introducing a diverting agent into the well bore during one or more of the alternating stages of proppant-carrying fracturing fluid and clean fracturing fluid.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009126

Consolidation compositions comprising multipodal silane coupling agents

Consolidation compositions comprising a multipodal silane coupling agent comprising at least two silane groups and at least one amino group; a curable resin; and a resin hardening agent. The curable resin is selected from the group consisting of an epoxy resin, an aliphatic epoxy resin, a glycidylamine epoxy resin, and combinations thereof.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009124

Stabilizing formation laminae in coal seam wellbores

Methods including introducing a treatment fluid into a wellbore in a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation includes a coal seam gas reservoir, a freshwater reservoir, and formation laminae interposed therebetween, and the wellbore penetrating each, and wherein the treatment fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid and an aqueous curable resin; penetrating at least a portion of the formation laminae with the aqueous curable resin while maintaining the treatment fluid in the wellbore at a pressure sufficient to prevent the flow of freshwater from the freshwater reservoir into the wellbore; curing the aqueous curable resin, thereby stabilizing the formation laminae; creating permeability pathways in the coal seam gas reservoir itself; removing the treatment fluid from the wellbore; recovering gas from the coal seam gas reservoir.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009123

Transportation and delivery of set-delayed cement compositions

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for the transportation and delivery of set-delayed cement compositions to a well site. A method of cementing may comprise preparing a set-delayed cement composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009122

Cementing compositions and methods

Cementing compositions including a di- or poly epoxide resin, and amine hardener, and a di-or polyfunctional alkylphosphonate ester fortifier and methods of using the cementing compositions such as in a subterranean zone penetrated by a well bore.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008085

Forming facsimile formation core samples using three-dimensional printing

Methods including providing an actual formation core sample; determining an internal anatomy of at least a portion of the actual formation core sample; determining a virtual 3d model of the external anatomy of the actual formation core sample in a computer readable format, wherein the virtual 3d model of the external anatomy of the actual formation core sample is represented by successive 2d cross-sectional layers; providing a 3d printer; transmitting the virtual 3d model of the external anatomy of the actual formation core sample to the 3d printer; and printing a facsimile core sample using the 3d printer, thereby replicating at least a portion of the external anatomy of the actual formation core sample.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004235

Model for estimating drilling tool wear

A method for estimating the wear of a drilling tool is disclosed. The method includes selecting a first incremental distance along a length of a formation. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003414

Corkscrew effect reduction on borehole induction measurements

In some embodiments, a multi-array induction method uses user selectable zoning of a borehole to generate an updated look-up table for borehole corrections based on averaged calipers for the borehole. One example method averages caliper data, defines a good zone of the borehole substantially unaffected by corkscrew borehole effect, defines a start depth and an end depth of a zone of the borehole affected by the corkscrew borehole effect, and averages the caliper data for each coil array to generate updated resistivity outputs ro, rt, and rf for further drilling of the borehole.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003210

Column flow testing

System and method for monitoring frac fluid flow through a column bed includes preparing a vessel (112, 440) with a column including a filtering member (120, 420), a column bed (114, 414) simulating a downhole environment, and a frac fluid (116, 416). Frac fluid (116, 416) is flowed through the column bed (114, 414) at an acceleration exceeding gravity for a predetermined period of time. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002650

Transmitting collision alarms to a remote device

A mobile device receives a message wirelessly via a third-party wireless network. The message including an alert that a first well, which is a well being drilled, is in danger of colliding with a second well. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002641

Controlling a bottom-hole assembly in a wellbore

Techniques for controlling a bottom hole assembly (bha) include determining a first candidate bha control signal; generating an input to a bha control, the input comprising a perturbation signal superimposed on the first candidate bha control signal; controlling the bha using the input to the bha control; determining a change in an objective value as a function of the perturbation signal, based on a received downhole sensor measurement; and generating, based on the change in the objective value, a second candidate bha control signal.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002639

Three-dimensional multi-layered visualization for fluid treatment design and analysis

System and methods for fluid treatment design and analysis are provided. Data for treatment parameters associated with a multistage fluid treatment design are obtained, based on at least one design criterion selected from a plurality of design criteria affecting the multistage fluid treatment design. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002627

Fluidic oscillator bypass system

A fluidic oscillator assembly can include at least one fluidic oscillator, and a closure that in one position prevents flow through the oscillator to an exterior of the assembly, and in another position permits flow through the oscillator to the exterior. A method can include flowing fluid longitudinally through a fluidic oscillator assembly in a well, then diverting the fluid to flow outward from the assembly via at least one fluidic oscillator, the fluid being prevented from flowing longitudinally through the assembly. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002624

Method and apparatus for managing annular fluid expansion and pressure within a wellbore

A well, well head, drilling and completion system, and method for relieving pressure buildup between concentric casing annuli. The well head includes casing hangers and a tubing hanger that may include annular pressure relief conduits formed therein, which selectively vent casing annuli to the interior of the production tubing. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002613

Slip ring with a tensioned contact element

One example embodiment is an apparatus including a ring assembly and a contact assembly. The ring assembly includes a conductive ring having a conductive ring engagement surface. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002611

Adjustable bent housings with disintegrable sacrificial support members

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

01/05/17 / #20170002535

Soil and rock grouting using a hydrajetting tool

Methods including providing a hydrajetting tool comprising a housing having a top end and a bottom end and having a plurality of jetting nozzles disposed thereon, the top end of the housing fluidly coupled to a tool string; providing at least one sub-soil-surface cavity adjacent to or in unstable soil, the unstable soil having a plurality of channels therein; introducing the hydrajetting tool into the at least one sub-soil-surface cavity; injecting a cement slurry through at least one of the jetting nozzles and into the sub-soil-surface cavity; permeating the cement slurry into the plurality of channels in the unstable soil; filling the at least one sub-soil-surface cavity with the cement slurry; and curing the cement slurry, thereby forming a stable soil and a cement pillar in the at least one sub-soil-surface cavity.. . ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002257

Passivated cement accelerator

Embodiments relate to cementing operations and, in certain embodiments, to passivated cement accelerators and methods of using passivated cement accelerators in subterranean formations. An embodiment may comprise a method of cementing comprising: providing a cement composition comprising cement, water, and a passivated cement accelerator; and allowing the cement composition to set.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002256

Chitin nanocrystal containing wellbore fluids

The current invention relates to the use of chitin nanocrystals and chitin nanocrystal derivatives. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of chitin nanocrystals and chitin nanocrystals used in oil and gas operations. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001911

Tunable control of pozzolan-lime cement compositions

Disclosed herein are cement compositions and methods of using cement compositions in subterranean formations. An embodiment discloses a method of formulating a cement composition. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001908

High-alumina refractory aluminosilicate pozzolan in well cementing

Methods and compositions are provided that utilize high-alumina refractory aluminosilicate pozzolans in well cementing. An embodiment discloses a method of cementing comprising: introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises; a component selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, portland cement and any combination thereof; a high-alumina refractory aluminosilicate pozzolan; and water; and allowing the cement composition to set.. ... Halliburton Energy Services Inc








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