Sealant Technology Articles in Industry Magazines

  • SPE 96432
    Use of Pressure Activated Sealants to Cure Leaks in Subsea Wells – A Case Study in Campos Basin
  • SMRI October 2005
    Restoring Wellbore Integrity. A Case Study
  • SPE 91400
    Internal Repair of Pipeline Leaks Using Pressure-Activated Sealant
  • SPE 91399
    Microannulus Leaks Repaired with Pressure-Activated Sealant
  • Pressure-Activated Sealant Technology
    A Cost-Effective Alternative to Conventional Leak Repair Methods.
    “SPE Technical Bulletin, Italian Section – March 2006Maintaining wellbore integrity is an ongoing process within the oil and gas industry. Leaks occur. The conventional method of repair is to mobilize a workover rig, at considerable cost and potential harm to personnel and environment. What is needed is a method of repairing leaking wellbore equipment and control systems in-situ without the need of mobilizing expensive and risky intervention operations. Pressure-activated sealant technology is such a method” …
  • Pressure activated sealant repairs drilling riser leak
    Roustabout Magazine – April 2006
    “The leak was repaired and the client was able to complete drilling operations over the next 30 days with no further riser-related downtime” …
  • Company Finds Cure for Downhole Leaks without Expensive Workover Operations
    Offshore Source – April 2006
    “Barry Ellis, founder and managing director of Seal-Tite® International, worked as a problem-well specialist for one of the world’s major oil companies. During his fieldwork in Libya, Malaysia and the Gulf of Mexico, Ellis saw a need for a method of curing downhole leaks without having to perform expensive workover operations” …
  • Case History #1185 – Tubing Leak
    Roustabout Magazine – August 2006
    “Seal-Tite® was contacted by a major oil company in the German Sector of the North Sea & was informed that diagnostic work determined that a leak existed in the tubing hanger to tubing pup joint Fox thread connection. It was also noted that a slightly abnormal torque curve was seen during make-up of this connection” …
  • Pressure-activated sealants are finding increasing use as a method for curing downhole leaks
    Merchant Oil & Gas Technology – Autumn 2006
    “The technique involves using a pressure-activated fluid additive that polymerises into a flexible solid upon contact with the leak site. The sealants are unique in that a sustained pressure drop through a leak site causes the sealant fluid to polymerise into a flexible solid seal. The sealant remains fluid until exposed to a pressure differential” …
  • SMRI April 2005: “Annulus Communications Eliminated using Pressure-Activated Sealant”
  • SPE 88566
    Subsea Leaks Cured with Pressure-Activated Sealant
  • SPE 64400
    New Workover and Completion Technology Utilized in Bass Strait
  • SPE 59026
    Leak-Sealant in Hydraulic Systems Minimizes Costs in OffShore Wells
  • SPE 55996
    Use of Pressure Activated Sealants to Cure Sources of Casing Pressure