The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has released a new resin coated proppant technology for fracturing service companies and operators in the Canadian oil and gas industry, the company reported in a news release.
Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ Yukon Black™ proppants are a next-generation resin coated sand that bonds at low temperatures. These proppants are ideal for fracture treatments in the low temperature reservoirs in Canada where flowback control is necessary. Low temperature bonding down to 70°F (21°C) bottom-hole static temperature is achieved without the use of a consolidation aid.
Along with these features, the Yukon Black proppant Stress Bond™ technology delivers all the typical advantages of a curable resin coated proppant. This includes proppant flowback control, proppant embedment minimization, and proppant fines reduction, which all lead to enhanced well production. These advanced new proppants are being manufactured in Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ proppant production plant in Sturgeon County near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
“The Company is focused on providing our Canadian customers with advanced proppant technology to offer new solutions for increasing well production,” said Jerry Borges, Senior Vice President, Oilfield Technology Group. “We have always been committed to supplying resin coated proppants to Canada and will continue that effort in the future.”
Resin coated proppants are used in the hydraulic fracturing process to help optimize production from oil and gas wells by maximizing fracture flow capacity from the reservoir to the wellbore. Technological innovations and the Company’s introduction of enhanced materials have expanded the use of resin coated proppants into unconventional reservoirs that feature complex and challenging geological formations. Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ experienced personnel, with their years of hydraulic fracturing knowledge and expertise, continue to bring advanced proppants to the industry.
“The proppant manufacturing plant, sales office, transload facilities, and the technical expertise we offer in Canada, clearly shows the support we have for our Canadian customers. We are supplying hydraulic fracturing companies with the latest innovative proppant technology, which now includes our new Yukon Black resin coated sand,” Borges said.
Source: Oilfield Technology Group, 2013.