Preferred Sands: Permanent proppant shifts
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
The downturn in the oil and gas sector has caused a shift away from ceramic proppants as E&P firms look to increase productivity and lower costs. IM spoke to Preferred Sands’ Michael O’Neill, who believes a number of these trends are here to stay.
The proppants sector has seen a number of shifts over the
past few years, with an increasing number of E&P firms
turning to ceramic proppants
– manufactured from kaolin, bauxite or a blend of both
– at the height of the hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
boom in the US.