Carbo Ceramics

FRACTURE EVALUATION

EVALUATE PERFORATION CLUSTER EFFICIENCY & NEAR-WELLBORE CONNECTIVITY

Safely and efficiently evaluate your fractures for the life of the well​

By utilizing fracture evaluation proppant technology, operatos have the ability to gain direct measurement of near-wellbore propped fracture height and width to identify optimal sand or ceramic completion designs.

CARBONRT inert tracer technology animation

See how an inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand or ceramic completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development.

Fracture Evaluation Products

CARBONRT GP

CARBONRT GP

Inert tracer technology for gravel pack applications has been developed to enable a safe, accurate and cost-effective evaluation of gravel pack completed wells.

CARBONRT

CARBONRT

Inert tracer technology enables the high definition evaluation of fractures in ceramic completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development.

CARBONRT ULTRA

CARBONRT ULTRA

Inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development.

Optimize production and field development with high definition fracture measurements


Our CARBONRT product family of inert tracer technologies include CARBONRT for ceramic-based completion designs, CARBONRT ULTRA for sand-based designs, and CARBONRT GP for gravel pack completed wells.  Through evaluation by a neutron logging tool, each permanent tracer can directly measure fracture height at any time throughout the life of the well to:
  • Cost-effectively detect proppant location in vertical or horizontal completed wells (ceramic or sand)
  • Receive high quality measurements and identify proppant coverage (stimulated interval) anytime with standard tools
  • Track the amount of proppant near the wellbore to better understand near-wellbore connectivity and perforation efficiency
Optimize production and field development with high definition fracture measurements

Detectable for the life of the well

A unique feature of CARBONRT technology is an inert, permanently traceable material. Unlike radioactive tracers, there are no shelf life or half-life issues, so evaluation can be performed efficiently at any time during the life of the well.
Detectable for the life of the well

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CARBONRT GP

Inert tracer technology for gravel pack applications has been developed to enable a safe, accurate and cost-effective evaluation of gravel pack completed wells. Learn More

CARBONRT GP
CARBONRT ULTRA

Inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development. Learn More

CARBONRT ULTRA

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Traceable proppant provides fracture height to improve performance in low-permeability reservoir
Putumayo Basin, Colombia

Pilot study uses neutron log detection to identify chemical marker in formation Learn More

Traceable proppant provides fracture height to improve performance in low-permeability reservoir
Safely charting the course for emerging play development: Middle East
Middle East

CARBONRT inert tracer technology validates diversion effectiveness, provides keen insight for future unconventional completions. Learn More

Safely charting the course for emerging play development: Middle East
Study shows avoiding overflushing could hike production 10%: Permian
Permian, West Texas

Sweeping fracture-height analysis with non-radioactive tracer projects 30% higher near-wellbore conductivity. Learn More

Study shows avoiding overflushing could hike production 10%: Permian

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CARBONRT inert tracer technology animation

See how an inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand or ceramic completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development. Learn More

CARBONRT inert tracer technology animation
FRACTUREVISION: Proppant-delivered Fracture Evaluation Services

Learn more about our proppant-delivered fracture evaluation services. Learn More

FRACTUREVISION: Proppant-delivered Fracture Evaluation Services
Recent Advancements in Far-Field Proppant Detection

The combination of multistage hydraulic fracture treatments with horizontal drilling technology has been the primary driver to the successful development of resource plays. Learn More

A New Nuclear Method to Locate Proppant Placement in Induced Fractures

Traditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures utilizes detection of radioactive tracers pumped downhole with the "frac?? slurry. Learn More

Field Application of a New Proppant Detection Technology

Traditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures has utilized detection of radioactive tracers pumped down hole with the proppant. Learn More

A New Method to Identify Proppant Location in Induced Fractures

A new technique is discussed and tested in this work for proppant placement determination. A high thermal neutron capture compound (HTNCC) is inseparably incorporated into a ceramic proppant during manufacturing in sufficiently low concentration that it does not affect proppant properties. Learn More

Field Study Compares Hydraulic Fracture Diagnostic Technologies

raditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures utilize detection of radioactive (R/A) tracers such as iridium 192, scandium 46 and antimony 124, which are manufactured in nuclear reactors, and then shipped to the wellsite and pumped downhole with the frac slurry. Learn More

Field Application of New Proppant Detection Technology - A Case History of the Putumayo Basin of Colombia

Traditional fracture-height and/or proppant-placement evaluation following a hydraulic fracture stimulation treatment has relied on the detection of radioactive (R/A) tracers pumped downhole with the proppant. Learn More

Novel Traceable Proppant Enables Propped Frac Height Measurement While Reducing the Environmental Impact

Fracture height is typically used by fracturing engineers to calibrate propagation models. Having an accurate height measurement reduces the uncertainty and non uniqueness of fracture pressure matching, better determining placed frac length and width, stress profile across the target zone and its boundaries, and fracture containment. Learn More

Traceable Proppant Eliminates Need For Radioactive Detection Material

A new ceramic proppant has made detection possible without placing radioactive material downhole. Learn More

Fracture Optimization Applying a Novel Traceable Proppant and a Refined Mechanical Earth Model in the Congo Onshore

Fracture stimulation has been adopted as an integral part of the completion inthe M'Boundi field given the results achieved in enhancing well productivity,as well as the positive impact realized on field development economics. Learn More

Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Evaluation Using Proppant Detection: Experiences in Saudi Arabia

Accurate determination of the propped fracture geometry compared to the stimulation design can help fine-tune geomechanical models and to optimize future hydraulic fracture treatments. Learn More

A New Nuclear Logging Method to Locate Proppant Placement in Induced Fractures

Traditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures uses detection of radioactive tracers such as iridium-192, scandium-46 and antimony-124, which are manufactured in nuclear reactors and then shipped to the wellsite and pumped downhole with the frac slurry. Learn More

Environmental Stewardship: Global Applications of a Non-Radioactive Method to Identify Proppant Placement and Propped Fracture Height

Accurate assessment of intervals receiving proppant and the determination of near well bore fracture heights are valuable in assessing and optimizing stimulation strategies. Learn More

Application of Integrated Advanced Diagnostics and Modeling To Improve Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Analysis and Optimization

Economic development of unconventional resources relies heavily on the effectiveness of propped hydraulic fracture stimulation treatments (HFS or “fracs”). Learn More

Application of Integrated Advanced Diagnostics and Modeling To Improve Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Analysis and Optimization

Economic development of unconventional resources relies heavily on the effectiveness of propped hydraulic fracture stimulation treatments (HFS or “fracs”). Learn More

Reducing Hydraulic Fracturing HSE Footprint through the Application of a Non-Radioactive Method for Proppant Placement and Propped Fracture Height Assessment

The identification of intervals receiving proppant and accurate assessment of near wellbore fracture height are valuable in evaluating and optimizing stimulation strategies. Learn More

Fracture Optimization Applying a Novel Traceable Proppant and a Refined Mechanical Earth Model in the Congo Onshore

Fracture stimulation has been adopted as an integral part of the completion in the “M” field given the results achieved in enhancing well productivity, as well as the positive impact realized on field development economics. Learn More

Can Proppants Do More Than Hold The Fracture Open?

In the 1940’s experimental fracture treatments were performed without proppant. However in most formations unpropped fractures heal quickly with no sustained benefit, and in 1947 river sand was introduced as proppant. Learn More

Non-Radioactive Detectable Proppant First Applications in Algeria for Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments Optimization

Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Bir Sif Fatima (BSF) fields, operated by Groupement Sonatrach-Agip (GSA, a JV between ENI and Sonatrach), are located in the Berkine basin in north-eastern Algeria. Learn More

A Determination of the Capability of Using Gadolinium Tagged Proppant To Evaluate Propped Fracture Width

The ability of induced fractures to improve well production is dependent upon three primary characteristics of the fracture geometry: fracture height, fracture width, and fracture length. Learn More

Development and Field Testing of a Novel Technology for Evaluating Gravel Packs and Fracture Packs

Many completions require some sort of pack to prevent fines migration associated with the high production rates necessary for economic recovery. Learn More

New Applications of Multidetector Pulsed Neutron Technologies in Gravel Pack Completions

Gravel Pack (GP) and Frac Pack (FP) are common sand control completion designs. There are various well known methods to evaluate effectiveness of gravel placement in the screen - casing annulus, allowing top of pack detection, void location and gross pack quality assurance. Learn More

A Novel Technology for Locating and Evaluating Hydraulic Fractures in Horizontal Wells – Modeling and Field Results

Non-radioactive tracer tagged proppant technology has been used successfully in over 200 vertical wells to obtain fracture height and gravel pack coverage, but had yet to be modeled or tested in horizontal wells, where the borehole and fracture geometry is radically different. Learn More

First Successful Proppant Fracturing Treatment in Cretaceous Carbonate formation in Kuwait – Part II Tuba Reservoir

Proppant fracturing treatments in sandstone formations are routinely executed in Kuwait, however when carbonate formations are the target, acid fracturing is the preferred treatment method. Learn More

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