CARBOTAG chemically-tagged traceable technology
CARBOTAG chemically-tagged traceable technology is a patented process to add unique chemical markers—called taggants—to any CARBO proppant during manufacturing. The taggants are naturally occurring chemical markers. Since they are nonradioactive, they do not present any unique health hazards, nor any additional handling requirements. The taggants are added in trace concentrations during
the manufacturing process and do not alter the physical properties or performance of the proppant. The taggant can be easily identified with routine chemical analyses of a flowback sample, including x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis.
Uniform distribution of tracer within each proppant grain—not a coating—so cannot be dissolved or washed away
Detected using pulsed neutron logging tools run at standard speeds
- Can be manufactured into any CARBO ceramic proppant and does not affect the physical properties
- Taggants do not degrade over time
Inert, permanant tracer that is safe and environmentally friendly
no special equipment, handling, permits or licenses required
The consistent distribution of the tracer throughout the gravel pack enables a highly accurate evaluation
Does not alter the physical properties or conductivity of the proppant
Identify failed screens and gravel pack completions
Proppant with different taggants are used in each gravel pack or stage, so if any proppant with CARBOTAG technology is found in a common separation facility, the source can be easily determined to trace back to the failed screen or completion.
Gravel Pack Technology Solutions
Improve gravel pack operational efficiency, completion productivity and pack integrity