ChemProp™ Chemical Release Proppant

ChemProp™

ChemProp™ Chemical Release Proppant

ChemProp™ patent-pending proppants based on encapsulation technology utilize tracer molecule or in-situ modifier or catalyst. These proppants release chemical (e.g., rare earth) under controlled conditions (flow, PH, temperature) and can be used for conductivity and flow mapping – fracture width.

A tiny amount of ChemProp™ (1% or less) when mixed with proppant and placed into formation in controlled manner (e.g., each zone, or even portion of the frac with different tracer) traces where proppant went and can diagnose flows from different fracs and zones. ChemProp™ can be pumped or placed into near-bore annulus as zonal tracing/production diagnostic tool.

Advantages:

  • Up to 50 elemental tracers can be added easily
  • Can be used for conductivity and flow mapping – fracture width
  • Traces where proppant went can help diagnose flows from different fracs and zones
  • Nanoparticle additives can be used to provide additional formation chemicals
  • Non-toxic
  • 100% Made in the U.S.A

ChemProp™ is currently under internal testing and should be commercially available shortly. If you have an interest in learning more about this exciting product, please contact us to learn more.

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