ABSTRACT of Presentation
In response to a demand for an independent research group to study completion theories within the hydraulic fracturing industry, PropTester organized a Proppant Transport Research Council in 2017. This dynamic group of hydraulic fracturing experts, comprised of recognized thought-leaders from Operators, Service Companies and Proppant and Chemical providers, is dedicated to identifying projects and conducting research to successfully test proppant transport behavior for various completion methods utilizing PropTester’s facility and the new Proppant Transport Laboratory.
Last year, the one-year project consisted of over 45 Proppant Transport Tests on 15 different types of proppants (in water) on a single test design. This project studied how proppant distributes in a complex network at higher rates and low viscosity.
The key objectives for the upcoming 2018 study for the Proppant Transport Research Council will be presented. The vision for this project will focus on how proppants behave at low shear in single runs for various viscosified fluids and limited proppants. This testing will use three separate test designs: long linear flow, long linear flow with leak-off, and slot flow testing. Lunch attendees will have the unique opportunity to review the project and speak with the Technical Team prior to launching the project on March 1st.
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