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1. (WO2018223007) DOPED BIODEGRADABLE ELASTOMER FOR DOWNHOLE APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/223007    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035619
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C09K 8/035
Applicants: THE SECANT GROUP, LLC
CDI ENERGY PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: GABRIELE, Peter D.
SHULL, Dennis
PIPPERT, Fred B.
Title: DOPED BIODEGRADABLE ELASTOMER FOR DOWNHOLE APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
Compositions and methods are provided that are beneficial for use in downhole applications, especially oil and gas well bores. A composition includes an elastomer doped with a dopant. The presence of the dopant increases a rate of microbial degradation of the elastomer by a microbe. A method includes forming an article including a doped polymer. The doped polymer includes an elastomer doped with a dopant. The method also includes placing the article in a service environment. The presence of the dopant in the doped polymer increases a rate of microbial degradation of the elastomer by a microbe in the service environment.