US 9,809,737 B2
Compositions containing kiln dust and/or biowaste ash and methods of use
Craig W. Roddy, Duncan, OK (US); Ronnie G. Morgan, Waurika, OK (US); James R. Benkley, Duncan, OK (US); and D. Chad Brenneis, Marlow, OK (US)
Assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Feb. 18, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/769,442.
Application 13/769,442 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/725,833, filed on Dec. 21, 2012, granted, now 8,505,630.
Application 13/725,833 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/535,145, filed on Jun. 27, 2012, granted, now 8,505,629.
Application 13/535,145 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/895,436, filed on Sep. 30, 2010, granted, now 8,522,873.
Application 12/895,436 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/264,010, filed on Nov. 3, 2008, granted, now 8,333,240.
Application 12/264,010 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/223,669, filed on Sep. 9, 2005, granted, now 7,445,669.
Application 12/264,010 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/769,442, filed on Feb. 18, 2013.
Application 13/769,442 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/497,402, filed on Jul. 2, 2009, granted, now 8,733,440.
Prior Publication US 2013/0153214 A1, Jun. 20, 2013
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. C09K 8/42 (2006.01); E21B 33/13 (2006.01); C04B 28/02 (2006.01); C04B 28/04 (2006.01); C09K 8/03 (2006.01); C09K 8/40 (2006.01); C09K 8/46 (2006.01); C09K 8/60 (2006.01); C04B 28/06 (2006.01); C04B 28/08 (2006.01); C04B 28/14 (2006.01); C04B 111/00 (2006.01)
CPC C09K 8/424 (2013.01) [C04B 28/021 (2013.01); C04B 28/04 (2013.01); C04B 28/06 (2013.01); C04B 28/08 (2013.01); C04B 28/14 (2013.01); C09K 8/03 (2013.01); C09K 8/40 (2013.01); C09K 8/46 (2013.01); C09K 8/60 (2013.01); E21B 33/13 (2013.01); C04B 2111/00017 (2013.01); C09K 2208/04 (2013.01); Y02W 30/92 (2015.05); Y02W 30/94 (2015.05); Y02W 30/95 (2015.05)] 25 Claims
 
1. A method of treating a subterranean formation comprising:
identifying a first yield point of a fluid in a wellbore;
providing a treatment fluid comprising a kiln dust, biowaste ash, and water;
adjusting a yield point of the treatment fluid to be greater than the first yield point, wherein adjusting comprises adjusting an amount of kiln dust, biowaste ash, or both included in the treatment fluid;
wherein the biowaste ash comprises plant- or animal-derived waste products, wherein the plant-derived waste products are selected from the group consisting of sugar cane ash, wood ash, tree leave ash, corn cob ash, rice hull ash, grain ash, grain hull ash, grain husk ash, and combinations thereof and wherein the biowaste ash is present in an amount of about 1% to about 65% by weight of the treatment fluid;
introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation; and
wherein the treatment fluid has a transition time to progress from a static gel strength of about 100 lbf/100 ft2 to about 500 lbf/100 ft2 at well bore conditions of about 45 minutes or less.