• Patent

Radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command sealant compositions

Sealant compositions comprising: a wellbore treatment fluid; a set modifier; and, a polymeric component that inhibits release of the set modifier; wherein exposure to ionizing radiation causes degradation of the polymeric component resulting in release of the set modifier and an increase in the mechanical strength of the sealant composition.

Citation

Lewis, S. J., Davis, J. L., Gupta, V., Ostraat, M., Myers, D. F., Lamvik, M., ... Hoertz, P. (2016). Radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command sealant compositions. (Patent No. 9296938).