The proppant choice
Published: Wednesday, 21 November 2012
The wrong choice of proppant for hydraulic fracturing wells can hamper production, wasting time and money for oilfield drillers. But what is the right choice and how should the choice be made?
Oil and gas are resources of great economic importance. The
recent advent of horizontal drilling in the US (and the
associated hydraulic fracturing), means that cheaper natural
gas is changing the shape of the market, but much hinges on the
hard round grains known as proppants, so called because