Momentive Contributes to SPE 162792: Factors That Impact the Performance of Resin Coated Proppant in Low Temperature Reservoirs

Recently, strong oil prices have driven the development of relatively shallow tight oil reservoirs within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Due to the low temperatures and closure stress, it is necessary to optimize the fracturing treatments with resin coated proppant that can minimize costs associated with pump replacement, surface equipment repair, workover rigs, downtime, and lost production. Typical costs incurred by the operator can be in excess of $100,000 USD. Have you calculated what sand flowback is costing you?

SPE 162792 “Factors That Impact the Performance of Resin Coated Proppant in Low Temperature Reservoirs”, written in conjunction with Canada-based Lonepine Resources and Calfrac Well Services, was recently released at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference (CURC) in Calgary, Alberta. The paper outlines a case history in which a Momentive resin coated proppant was used in conjunction with an optimized consolidation aid treatment plan to eliminate sand flowback issues. This paper illustrates the research and testing advantages that Momentive’s experienced technology team continues to provide to its customers.

To obtain a copy of the SPE paper, visit www.onepetro.org.