Haliburton Energy Services, Inc.
|Haliburton Energy Services, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140096957||FLUID CONTROL IN RESERVOIR FLUID SAMPLILNG TOOLS - A pumping system includes a probe to suction a fluid from a fluid reservoir, a pump in fluid communication with the probe, and a sensor for detecting phase changes in said pumping system. The sensor is in fluid communication with the probe or pump and is operable to generate a sensor signal. The pumping system also includes a fluid exit from the pumping system that is in fluid communication with said pump, and a variable force check valve that is located between the probe and fluid exit.||04-10-2014|
|20140048281||Pressure Activated Down Hole Systems and Methods - Systems and methods for activating a down hole tool in a wellbore. A piston is moveable from a first position to a second position for activating the down hole tool. The piston includes a first side exposed to a first chamber, and a second side exposed to a second chamber. A rupture member has a first side exposed to the first chamber and a second side exposed to a third chamber. The rupture member is configured to rupture when a pressure differential between the first chamber and the third chamber reaches a predetermined threshold value, at which point the rupture member allows fluid communication between the first chamber and the third chamber. When the rupture member is intact, the piston is in the first position, and when the rupture member ruptures, the piston moves to the second position and activates the down hole tool.||02-20-2014|
|20130207518||ELECTRICAL CONTACTS TO A RING TRANSDUCER - Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of providing a piezoelectric element having a surface front surface to operate as an active surface of a transducer on which a number of separate electrodes are disposed such that the electrodes on the front surface provide an effectively flat surface to the transducer. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.||08-15-2013|
|20130160990||FLOW-AFFECTING DEVICE - Fluid flow influencer devices in chambers subsequent to vortex assemblies are described. A flow-affecting device can move from a first position to a second position based on a flow path of fluid flowing from the vortex assembly to the chamber. The flow path may depend on an amount of rotation of the fluid from the vortex assembly. The flow-affecting device in the first position can substantially allow fluid to flow through a chamber exit opening. The flow-affecting device in the second position can substantially restrict fluid from flowing through the chamber exit opening.||06-27-2013|
|20130046474||Efficient Inversion Systems and Methods for Directionally-Sensitive Resistivity Logging Tools - Various resistivity logging tools, systems, and methods are disclosed. At least some tool embodiments include transmit and receive antennas that measure the electromagnetic response of the formation, at least one of which is tilted to provide a directional sensitivity. A processor converts the response (measured as a function of the tool's rotation angle) into a set of inversion parameters, which are then used to estimate the anisotropic properties of the formation. The set of inversion parameters includes at least one parameter based on an antipodal sum of the response signal, and may further include parameters based on an antipodal difference and an average of the signal response. Antipodal sum and difference values at different rotational orientations can be included in the set of inversion parameters, and they may be normalized to reduce environmental effects. Some tool embodiments collect the relevant formation measurements using parallel or perpendicular tilted antennas.||02-21-2013|
|20130000913||Methods for Stimulating Oil or Gas Production Using a Viscosified Aqueous Fluid with a Chelating Agent to Remove Calcium Carbonate and Similar Materials from the Matrix of a Formation or a Proppant Pack - Methods for treating a subterranean formation can comprise introducing a treatment fluid comprising dicarboxymethyl glutamic acid (GLDA) or a salt thereof into a subterranean formation, and at least partially removing an iron-containing material in the subterranean formation using the GLDA. Treatment fluids used in the methods may have a pH equal to or greater than about 2.||01-03-2013|
|20120222852||FORMATION FLUID SAMPLING CONTROL - In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate a pump to obtain a formation fluid sample from a formation adjacent to a wellbore disposed within a reservoir, to detect a phase behavior associated with the fluid sample, and to adjust the volumetric pumping rate of the pump while repeating the operating and the detecting to maintain the pumping rate at a maintained rate, above which the phase behavior changes from a substantially single phase fluid flow to a substantially multi-phase flow. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.||09-06-2012|
|20120167692||ENERGY INTENSITY TRANSFORMATION - Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive incident energy within a chamber defining a first part of an interaction volume that attenuates the incident energy as a function of path length to provide attenuated energy. Additional activity may include simultaneously transforming the attenuated energy characterized by a substantially exponential intensity function into resultant energy characterized by a substantially polynomial intensity function. The transformation may be accomplished using an interacted energy transformation element that defines a second part of the interaction volume, the transformation element operating to intercept the attenuated energy along a plurality of path lengths. Other activity may include transmitting the resultant energy to a receiver. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.||07-05-2012|
|20120024600||Method and Apparatus for Resistivity Measurements - An apparatus for measuring a resistivity of a formation comprising an instrumented bit assembly coupled to a bottom end of the apparatus. At least one first electromagnetic wave antenna transmits an electromagnetic wave signal into the formation. At least one second electromagnetic wave antenna located on the instrumented bit assembly and longitudinally spaced apart from the at least one first electromagnetic wave antenna receives the electromagnetic wave signal transmitted through the formation. Electronic circuitry is operably coupled to the at least one second electromagnetic wave antenna to process the received signal to determine a resistivity of the formation proximate the instrumented bit assembly.||02-02-2012|
|20110203796||EPOXY ACID BASED BIODEGRADABLE SET RETARDER FOR A CEMENT COMPOSITION - Compositions and methods according to the invention are directed to a cement composition for use in a subterranean formation. The cement composition comprises: (A) cement; (B) water; and (C) a polymer, wherein the polymer: (i) comprises a monomer or monomers selected from the group consisting of epoxysuccinic acid, a substituted epoxysuccinic acid, and an alkali metal salt, alkaline earth metal salt, or ammonium salt of any of the foregoing, and any combination of any of the foregoing; (ii) has the following characteristics: (a) is water soluble; and (b) is biodegradable; and (iii) is capable of providing: (a) a thickening time of at least 2 hours for a test composition at a temperature of 190° F. and a pressure of 5,160 psi; and (b) an initial setting time of less than 24 hours for the test composition at a temperature of 217° F. and a pressure of 3,000 psi, wherein the test composition consists of 860 grams of Class-H Portland cement, 325 grams of deionized water, and 0.4% by weight of the cement of the polymer. The method comprises the steps of: (A) introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and (B) allowing the cement composition to set after introduction into the subterranean formation.||08-25-2011|
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