TigerBullets is a new type of plastic-and-wood composite that prevents lost circulation in oil-drilling wells developed by Qinglin Wu of the School of Renewable Natural Resources. The technology was licensed from the LSU AgCenter by the Louisiana startup company Hole Pluggers, LLC. It works by swelling to fill cracks on the sides of drilling wells and preventing seepage of drilling fluid through these cracks. TigerBullets has been used by major oil companies in hundreds of oil wells across the United States and around the world.
August 4, 2009 (LSU AgCenter Article)
LSU AgCenter’s ‘hole-plugging’ technology creates new business, jobs for Louisiana
October 13, 2009
Tiger Bullets offer fix for drilling problem (Video)
January 14, 2013 (LSU AgCenter Article)
TigerBullets and GEOUX HPHT: Fiber-reinforced plastic composites for lost circulation control
To find out more about Tiger Bullets and Hole Pluggers, LLC, visit http://www.holepluggers.com/.Find more LSU AgCenter Office of Intellectual Property Success Stories here.
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