proppant


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proppant

(ˈprɒpənt)
n
(in oil extraction) a material used in hydraulic rock fracturing in order to keep the fissures open and thereby aid extraction
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An advocate for the use of ceramics in most fracking jobs, Besler says operators vary greatly in what they use - from 100% ceramic proppant to 100% sand.
North American proppant demand has risen sharply since 2002, rising from $250 million to nearly $5 billion in 2012.
However, the volume of fluid and proppant injected and the extent and apparent orientation of the fracturing is considered most encouraging.
India, May 7 -- China GengSheng Minerals, a China-based industrial materials manufacturer producing heat-resistant, energy-efficient materials for a variety of industrial applications, has announced plans to construct a new fracture proppant manufacturing facility in Gongyi, Henan Province, which will increase the company's annual proppant manufacturing capacity by 60,000 metric tons, to 150,000 tons, including 30,000 tons produced by third parties under OEM agreements.
China GengSheng intends to use the raised funds for working capital, fracture proppant capacity expansion and other general corporate purposes.
Hexion has completed construction of a resin coated proppant production facility at its existing distribution site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
'We are excited to partner with Hexion to provide the Permian Basin with resin-coated proppant,' said Hayden Gillespie, Black Mountain Sand Chief Commercial Officer.
The natural sand proppant division contributed revenue for the fourth quarter of $27.4 million, down 38 percent from $43.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Shale Support will deliver its "best-in-class" proppant to its Southton Rail Yard facility.
Proppant Express Investments announced that on February 14, 2019 the U.S.
Mobile proppant systems supplier Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc (NYSE:SOI) said on Thursday that it has amended its contract with its primary customer at its transloading facility in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (the Kingfisher Facility).