Radiation-Induced Triggering for Set-On-Command Compositions
Lewis, S. J., Davis, J., Lamvik, M., Badalamenti, A., Myers, D., Gupta, V., ... Rao, V. (2012). IPC No. U.S.Radiation-Induced Triggering for Set-On-Command Compositions (Patent No. 8143198.)
The present invention relates to compositions useful for isolating a portion of a wellbore. In one embodiment, a composition includes a sealant composition containing a wellbore treatment fluid and a set modifier component. The sealant composition can be placed into the wellbore and subjected to ionizing radiation that alters the set modifier component, triggering the setting of the sealant composition.