Radiation-Induced Triggering for Set-On-Command Compositions and Methods of Use
Lewis, S. J., Davis, J., Lamvik, M., Badalamenti, A., Myers, D., Gupta, V., ... Hoertz, P. (2014). IPC No. U.S.Radiation-Induced Triggering for Set-On-Command Compositions and Methods of Use (Patent No. 8651186.)
The present invention relates to methods useful for isolating a portion of a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method includes preparing a sealant composition containing a set modifier component. The sealant composition is placed into the wellbore and is subjected to ionizing radiation that alters the set modifier component, triggering the thickening of the sealant composition.