DosDur™ Self-Sealing Solution
Repair Well Integrity and Cement Bonding
DosDur™ Self-Sealing Solution control the crack width in cement. Cracks in the cement sheath are a common phenomenon due to the relatively low tensile strength. Durability of the sheath is impaired by these cracks since they provide an easy path for the transportation of liquids and gasses that potentially harmful substances.
If micro-cracks grow, not only the cement sheath itself may be attacked, but also the leakage and then blowout will occur. Therefore, it is important to control the crack width and provide healing solution.
Effective Cement Sealing
A Novel Bi-functional Product with Self-healing and Elasticity Behavior
Since the costs involved for maintenance and repair of cement structures are significant and high consuming, DOSAS R&D team have come up with an innovative solution to this problem.
We have developed a novel bi-functional product that show self-healing and elasticity behavior; called DosDur™.
Swelling of DosDur™ in Oil
At DOSAS, our research and development (R&D) team provides a new technology called DosDur™ Self-Sealing Solution. All 3 experimental trials show consistent visual swelling of DosDur™ self-sealing particle in oil. The ground DosDur™ particle swells in hydrocarbons to induce the self-sealing of the cracked set-cement matrix.
Self-Sealing of Cracked Set-Cement Matrix with Gas
Hydrocarbon Swelling Tests show excellent average percentage of DosDur™ volume swelling about 20% after 6h upon contact with a reactive gas:
Injected gas through the fracture at a constant rate and resulting differential pressure across the sample was measured.
The left picture shows initial volume of DosDur™ particles and the right pictures is taken after swelling. 20% crack closing at 1000 psi and 50% crack closing at 3000 psi showed excellent efficiency of the auto-sealing cement system.