Carbo Ceramics


Getting a Better Look at Propped Fractures

JPT, March 2017
Carbo Ceramics is getting a clearer look at where the proppant goes. The ceramic proppant maker showed much-improved images at this year’s conference (SPE 184880) compared with the ones shown last year, as well as a new set of images showing three stages of a Marcellus gas well. The presentation at the start of the conference’s technical sessions drew a large crowd. The method discussed uses metallically coated ceramic proppant that is activated by an electric current run through the reservoir. The new method promises a deep look that is not available using alternatives such as radioactive markers, which are visible only within a couple feet of the wellbore.

Author(s): Stephen Rassenfoss, Emerging Technology Senior Editor

View Article

Get in touch!

About Cookies On This Site

We use cookies to personalize and enhance your user experience on our site and third party sites. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies described in our privacy policy.