Fairmount proppant technology field trials demonstrate 39% increase in oil production

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 09 November 2015

With oil and gas prices failing to show signs of meaningful recovery, proppant companies such as Fairmount Santrol are continuing to develop new technologies and demonstrate that their products can help to lower costs and improve efficiencies in oil and gas production.

US-based Fairmount Santrol has carried out field trials which indicated a 39% increase in oil production using the company’s Propel SSP proppant transport technology.

Trials were carried out by Enerplus Corp. in the Three Forks and Middle Bakken formations of the Williston basin in North Dakota, where six wells...

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