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Hexion's presentation of "Advanced Proppant Designed to Reduce Formation Water and Improve Hydrocarbon Production" was originally presented at the DUG East Conference in 2017. The presentation discusses how AquaBond proppant works and includes a case study highlighting a 36% production increase per well.
Hexion’s AquaBond™ proppants utilize a unique resin chemistry that reduces the production of formation water while maintaining oil and gas production. This increases the profitability of the well by reducing waste water storage and disposal costs.
Hexion is a leading provider of innovative technologies for the oil and gas industry. We leverage our advanced chemical expertise to create new products that solve oilfield challenges. This includes well stimulation solutions with our advanced resin coated proppants and a variety of performance additives for oilfield applications. Our products also include production chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide scavengers for crude oil and natural gas production.
Hexion has a history of providing new proppant technology spanning over 30 years. Our legacy of innovation includes proppants for HP/HT conditions, low temperatures, enhanced oil flow, formation water reduction, dust reduction, and fracture diagnostics. We continue to provide the industry with advanced products that meet the needs of an ever-changing market.
Hexion's OilPlus™ curable resin coated sand is the first proppant specifically designed for fracturing treatments in oil and liquid-rich reservoirs. Our patent pending resin coating system increases the relative permeability to oil in the proppant pack resulting in higher oil production compared to conventional proppants.
Hexion is a leading provider of innovative technologies for the oil and gas industry. We pioneered resin coated proppant technology over 30 years ago. Our product portfolio has expanded to offer performance additives and production chemicals including hydrogen sulfide scavengers for a variety of oilfield applications.
Hexion manufactures our own resins and leverages the expertise of multiple divisions within the company to provide our customers with leading edge resin coated proppant technology. Black Pro™ proppant utilizes our next-generation resin technology to provide enhanced proppant embedment resistance under cyclic stress. We also focus on continual testing to ensure that the highest quality proppant is received on location.
Fracturing proppant selection is crucial to optimizing well productivity. Besides proppant size, strength and density, there are other important factors to consider.
Hexion's PropTracSM Fracture Diagnostics Service is an environmentally acceptable method for the determination of propped fracture height. Since each proppant has a built-in tagging material in the resin coating, they provide more accurate results compared to conventional methods. This is a simpler, easier, and safer way for operators to optimize fracture treatments and improve treatment results.
Hexion's (formerly Momentive) Oilfield Technology Group presented an educational webinar on several new developments in proppant technology. Among these were the introduction of a new critical proppant selection factor for fracturing treatments and a new generation of curable resin coated proppant with innovative bonding technology. Well production updates from SPE 135502 were also presented.
Hexion's (formerly Momentive) Oilfield Technology Group presented a free educational webinar on the field studies and lab testing documented in SPE 135502. The case histories show how curable resin coated proppants outperform uncoated frac sand and lightweight ceramics in the lab and in the field.
Hexion presented our technical paper, SPE 135502, at the SPE ATCE in Florence, Italy, September 20, 2010. "Proppant Selection and Its Effect on the Results of Fracturing Treatments Performed in Shale Formations" documents extensive laboratory tests and field studies comparing downhole proppant performance in three North American shale plays.
Hexion's curable resin coated proppant technology outperforms uncoated and precured proppants in a variety of shale fracturing applications.