Carbo Ceramics

ULTRA-CONDUCTIVE CERAMIC PROPPANT

THE MOST CONDUCTIVE PROPPANT FOR HIGH-PRESSURE & HIGH-TEMPERATURE FRACTURE ENVIRONMENTS

Build higher production and an increased ROI into every well

KRYPTOSPHERE ultra-conductive ceramic proppant technology is engineered to maximize hydrocarbon flow rates throughout the life of the well.

The Development of KRYPTOSPHERE Technology

Watch Terry Palisch and Dave Norman discuss the development of KRYPTOSPHERE, the world's strongest proppant technology.

The pinnacle of proppant technology

Engineered for high closure stresses, KRYPTOSPHERE technology is the only proppant suitable for ultra-high closure stress environments.  Our high-density variant of the technology provides a step-change in conductivity, compressive strength and durability, significantly outperforming any other proppant available.

Ultra-conductive Ceramic Technology Products:

CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD

CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD

CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD resin-coated, ultra high-performance ceramic proppant is effective at greater well depths, temperatures and stresses than any comparable ceramic proppant

KRYPTOAIR

KRYPTOAIR

High-performance, ultra-low density ceramic proppant for gravel packs.

KRYPTOSPHERE HD

KRYPTOSPHERE HD

Ultra-conductive, high-density ceramic proppant technology has been specifically engineered for high closure stress and risk environments.

KRYPTOSPHERE LD

KRYPTOSPHERE LD

Ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant technology significantly exceeds the conductivity, compressive strength and durability of existing low-density products.

KRYPTOSPHERE XT

KRYPTOSPHERE XT

Advanced, ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant designed to deliver increased crush resistance in high closure stress conditions.

KRYPTOSPHERE Ultra-conductive Ceramic Proppant Technology

Watch to see how KRYPTOSPHERE ultra-conductive ceramic proppant technology significantly exceeds the conductivity, compressive strength and durability of existing low-density proppant. In addition, KRYPTOSPHERE technology provides comparable and, in many cases, higher conductivity than intermediate-density and bauxite ceramics while delivering improved proppant transport and increased propped fracture volume.

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CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD

CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD resin-coated, ultra high-performance ceramic proppant is effective at greater well depths, temperatures and stresses than any comparable ceramic proppant Learn More

CARBOBOND KRYPTOSPHERE LD
KRYPTOAIR

High-performance, ultra-low density ceramic proppant for gravel packs. Learn More

KRYPTOAIR
KRYPTOSPHERE HD

Ultra-conductive, high-density ceramic proppant technology has been specifically engineered for high closure stress and risk environments. Learn More

KRYPTOSPHERE HD
KRYPTOSPHERE LD

Ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant technology significantly exceeds the conductivity, compressive strength and durability of existing low-density products. Learn More

KRYPTOSPHERE LD
KRYPTOSPHERE XT

Advanced, ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant designed to deliver increased crush resistance in high closure stress conditions. Learn More

KRYPTOSPHERE XT

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New technology sets IP milestone in deep gas well: Pennsylvania
Greene County, PA

KRYPTOSPHERE LD reduces completion costs while delivering among Utica’s highest flow rates Learn More

New technology sets IP milestone in deep gas well: Pennsylvania

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KRYPTOSPHERE Animation

Watch to see how KRYPTOSPHERE LD ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant technology significantly exceeds the conductivity, compressive strength and durability of existing low-density proppant. Learn More

KRYPTOSPHERE Animation
Fracture Technologies

Develop integrated solutions to optimize well performance and optimize returns with CARBO's innovative fracture and proppant technologies.  Learn More

Fracture Technologies
KRYPTOSPHERE Ultra-conductive Ceramic Proppant Technology

Build higher production and increase ROI throughout the life of your well with KRYPTOSPHERE technology. Learn More

KRYPTOSPHERE Ultra-conductive Ceramic Proppant Technology
New Technology Yields Ultra-High Strength Proppant

Nearly all of the proppant available on the market today can be classified into one of three tiers – sand, resin-coated sand and ceramic. The products contained in these three tiers have served the industry well and have typically covered the broad spectrum of applications required by completions engineers. Learn More

Ultra-High Strength Proppant Developed for Deep, Offshore Completions

As the industry has moved to the development of deeper reservoirs, drilling and completion equipment have undergone significant upgrades to allow for the successful exploitation of these higher pressure, higher temperature applications. Learn More

Pioneering a New Method to Prevent Scale in Deep Water, High Pressure Reservoirs - A Gulf of Mexico Case Study

Production of hydrocarbons in deep water reservoirs involves the economical flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir to the point of sale. One important consideration is effectively preventing / handling solid deposits which can be both organic (i.e. paraffin, asphaltenes) and inorganic (i.e. calcite, barite, halite) in nature. Learn More

Ultra-High-Strength Proppant: An Update on Deepwater Applications in the Gulf of Mexico

With the advent of the development of lower Tertiary formations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a gap in proppant technology was identified at the beginning of the decade. No existing conventional proppant could provide the required conductivity at the anticipated 15,000 psi (and higher) prevailing closure stress. To meet these challenges a new proppant was developed, with the goal of achieving twice the baseline conductivity of any conventional proppant at 20,000 psi. Learn More

Hydraulic Fracturing Design to Unlock Light Tight Oil Resources in South Oman

Field "A" produces from a mixed-wet formation comprising of fine grained silicilite. The field is a sour light tight oil reservoir with permeability range from 0.001 – 0.1 mD, the only way to flow the existing vertical wells is through hydraulic fracs. Historically the wells have been fracced using water based frac fluids, which have caused severe negative consequences related to well integrity and reduced productivity. Learn More

Twenty Years, One Fracture and the Future of a North Sea Asset

The Andrew asset is a strategic hub for BP in the Central North Sea and has been producing from the Palaeocene oil reservoir for the past twenty-two years through a small fixed platform. Learn More

Julia Case History of the Stimulation and Lower Completion to Meet the 10kpsi Drawdown Tertiary Challenge

The Lower Tertiary Wilcox Julia field is a large resource with low permeability (average 10 mD) and 20 cP in-situ viscosity oil. In order to achieve optimum production rates and ultimate recovery, ultra-high 10,000 psi drawdown is required from a multi-zone fracture stimulated lower completion. Learn More

Sieve Distribution vs Sand Retention: The Impact of Mono-Sieved Gravel on Sand Control

Traditional sand control sizing has typically been based on "standard", wide-sieve gravel distributions (i.e. 20/40, 16/30, etc). Learn More

New Tools Enable Better Completions

With production performance varying from one well to another on the same pad, and even from one stage to another along a single lateral, optimizing stimulation designs from the toe to the heel can have measurable impacts on a well's completion efficiency, economic performance, and ultimate recovery potential. The American Oil & Gas Reporter, March 2016 Learn More

Advancing shale science

The end game for operators in horizontal resource plays is simple: Maximize the stimulated reservoir volume and keep induced fractures propped open so hydrocarbons keep flowing. Accomplishing those objectives, says Don Conkle, vice president of marketing and sales at CARBO, is leading the industry to pump more proppant per well. The American Oil & Gas Reporter, February 2018 Learn More

Pushing Beyond Propping

An overview of proppant technology capabilities in a range of global oil and gas applications. Oilfield Technology, July 2016 Learn More

Precision-Engineered Proppants

Don Conkle, CARBO, USA, describes the development of a precision-engineered proppant, KRYPTOSPHERE, and reviews its performance. Oilfield Technology, March 2018 Learn More

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