The Oilfield Technology Group of Momentive Specialty Chemicals has released a new resin-coated-proppant technology for fracturing-service companies and operators in the Canadian oil and gas industry. 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. 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 low-temperature reservoirs in Canada where flowback control is necessary. Low-temperature bonding to 70°F (21°C) bottomhole static temperature is achieved without the use of a consolidation aid. Along with these features, Yukon Black’s Stress Bond technology delivers the advantages of a curable resin-coated proppant, including proppant-flowback control, proppant-embedment minimization, and proppant-fines reduction, all of which lead to enhanced well production. These new proppants are manufactured in Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ proppant-production plant in Sturgeon County near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
- For additional information, visit www.momentive.com.
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