This edition of Fracline announces the combination of Hexion and Momentive. We also highlight SPE 135502, a landmark technical paper presented by Momentive at the SPE ATCE. We are also introducing a new section called FracZone. FracZone will cover timely topics in the industry, the latest trends, myths, and best practices to help you Get the Results You ExpectSM.
Hexion And Momentive Combine to Create One of the World’s Largest Specialty Chemicals and Materials Companies
Hexion and Momentive completed their previously announced combination on October 1. The combined companies will operate under the Momentive name. The new Momentive will provide our customers with an enhanced portfolio of leading technologies, backed by outstanding technical resources and best in class worldwide support.
|FracZone - Where Facts and Application Come Together|
What you see may not be what you get! The rapid increase the last few years in horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has radically changed the North America energy supply equation for many years to come. 4,000,000 lb (1,814 metric ton) frac jobs are now the rule, not the exception, in many areas. With the industry transition to waterfracs, the cost of a hydraulic fracturing treatment today consists primarily of the pumping service and proppant. The spotlight on proppants has never been as important as it is today. Yet unfortunately, there is a lot of misunderstanding around proppants and in particular proppant quality.
SPE 135502 Presented at SPE ATCE in Florence, Italy
Our latest SPE paper was presented to over 250 oil & gas professionals at the SPE ATCE fracturing session on September 20. The paper titled “Proppant Selection and Its Effect on the Results of Fracturing Treatments Performed in Shale Formations” was presented by John Terracina. The presentation was well received and John received numerous compliments on the content and format. This paper cumulates three years of laboratory testing and field studies on fracturing proppant selection in shale reservoirs. This groundbreaking work will also be presented in our December webinar and at numerous industry meetings in North America in 2010 and 2011.
December 7th and 9th Webinars to Highlight SPE 135502
We will be hosting our newest webinars on December 7 and 9 highlighting the field studies and laboratory testing documented in SPE 135502. The case histories clearly show how curable resin coated proppants outperform uncoated frac sand and lightweight ceramics in the lab and in the field in three US shales. The lab studies focused on the factors that impact downhole proppant performance, which were confirmed by well production comparisons in the field studies.
Haynesville Case History Compares Prime Plus 40/70 vs. LWC 40/80
SPE 135502 documents an extensive case history in the Haynesville focusing on several key proppant selection factors and the resulting well production. The results clearly indicate that Prime Plus™ 40/70 performs better in both laboratory tests and well production under the unique HPHT characteristics found in the Haynesville Shale.
Visit Us at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, January 24-26, The Woodlands, Texas
Come by our exhibit to learn more about critical proppant selection factors. You will also learn how our curable resin coated proppants provide significant performance improvements under real-world, downhole conditions versus uncoated sands, uncoated ceramics, and precured resin coated proppants.
New Transload Opens in Fort Stockton, Texas, to Serve Permian Basin
Our new transload in Fort Stockton, Texas, is well positioned to provide resin coated proppants to our customers operating in the Permian Basin. With a total of five manufacturing facilities and thirteen strategically placed transload locations in North America, we work closely with our customers to ensure we have the right proppant available at the right place at the right time.
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