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Title: Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well

Abstract

The uncontrolled flow of fluid from an oil or gas well may be reduced or stopped by injecting a composition including 2-cyanoacrylate ester monomer into the fluid stream. Injection of the monomer results in a rapid, perhaps instantaneous, polymerization of the monomer within the flow stream of the fluid. This polymerization results in formation of a solid plug that reduces or stops the flow of additional fluid from the well.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1125007
Patent Number(s):
8,651,185
Application Number:
13/103,900
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hermes, Robert E. Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Hermes, Robert E. Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well. United States.
Hermes, Robert E. Tue . "Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1125007.
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