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proppant

[′präp·ənt]
(petroleum engineering)
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In the proppant section, the report states that while increased demand for proppants over the last several years was driven by the growth in hydraulic fracturing, concurrent with the drop in oil prices, proppant demand is projected to drop from 110.
Quarterly ceramic proppant sales volumes increased 24% sequentially.
Over the last year North American proppant and frac sands producers have faced a whole new paradigm with lower oil prices.
The proppant market is expected to register significant growth in the near future due to anticipated increase in global crude oil prices, which is likely to revamp the global shale industry.
If successful, these minerals will be used to manufacture a lightweight product called ceramic proppant, which is used in the gas drilling process in South Australia.
Extremely large volumes of proppant (up to 10 MM lbs.
Galvin's South Dakota Proppant LLC is bidding to advance the proximity of the essential ingredient for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the well stimulation process that is driving the success of the production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and the Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin in Colorado.
North American proppant demand has risen sharply since 2002, rising from $250 million to nearly $5 billion in 2012.
Saudi Aramco was granted US Patent 7,712,525 for "Determination of Well Shut-in Time for Curing Resin Coated Proppant Particles," developed by Hazim Abass, Mohamed Alqam, Mirajuddin Khan and Abdulrahman Mulhem of the Expec Advanced Research Centre (Expec ARC).
The expansion is in response to increased demand for the product in the Fayetteville, Haynesville and Barnett basins, where 40/70 is the preferred proppant to extract gas from shale reservoirs.
Hexion has completed construction of a resin coated proppant production facility at its existing distribution site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The multi-million dollar project, located at Cadre's proppant facility in Voca, Texas, is designed to reduce costs associated with scheduling, transportation and storage of the large volumes of proppant required by companies engaged in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.