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Disappearing Plug Tracer Indicator Controlled Electrolytic Material Embedded with Tracers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243835D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-19
Document File: 6 page(s) / 1M

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Abstract

Composite plugs are very well known in the industry A new type of plug will be entering the market soon which will disappear after use It is likely that operators will like to know when the plug has disintegrated This can be accomplished by putting tracer material within the plug in such a place and manner that it would be release in the final stages of decomposition of the plug allowing the operator to know when the plug is gone because the tracer has been produced out of the hole This invention would allow some sort of identifier such as a tracer to be blended or encapsulated into disintegrating material that can be run into a well The material could be made into various components such as screws or it could be used to make tools such as plugs Once the well is put on production the components will disintegrate and release the identifier into the production

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Disappearing Plug Tracer Indicator & Controlled Electrolytic Material Embedded with Tracers

Composite plugs are very well known in the industry.  A new type of plug will be entering the market soon which will disappear after use.   It is likely that operators will like to know when the plug has disintegrated.  This can be accomplished by putting tracer material within the plug in such a place and manner that it would be release in the final stages of decomposition of the plug, allowing the operator to know when the plug is gone because the tracer has been produced out of the hole.

This invention would allow some sort of identifier, such as a tracer, to be blended or encapsulated into disintegrating material that can be run into a well.  The material could be made into various components, such as screws, or it could be used to make tools, such as plugs.  Once the well is put on production the components will disintegrate and release the identifier into the production.