US 11,053,762 B2
Dissolvable thread tape and plugs for wells
Gregory E. Gill, Houston, TX (US); and Charles Colpitt, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Conocophillips Company, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Sep. 20, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/577,509.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/734,191, filed on Sep. 20, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0095840 A1, Mar. 26, 2020
Int. Cl. E21B 29/02 (2006.01); E21B 33/12 (2006.01); E21B 47/117 (2012.01)
CPC E21B 29/02 (2013.01) [E21B 33/12 (2013.01); E21B 47/117 (2020.05)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of temporarily plugging a hydrocarbon well, comprising:
a) providing a section of tubing in a well, said tubing having one or more threaded ports therein, each of said one or more threaded ports having a degradable plug having threads therein, said threads wrapped with a degradable thread tape, said degradable plug and said degradable tape arranged so as to plug each of said one or more ports, thus providing a plugged section of well;
b) performing a downhole activity in said plugged section of well for a period of time; and
c) providing one or more degrading fluid(s) downhole to degrade said degradable plug and to degrade said degradable tape leaving no discernable solids, thereby opening said plugged section of well.