New resin-coated 100 mesh sand reduces proppant flowback, enhances safety ///

Over the last several years, E&P companies throughout North America have sought innovative ways to optimize well performance and lower their cost per boe. They also strive to meet government regulations and company guidelines to protect worker health and safety. Operators have adjusted many completion designs by shifting to slickwater fluid systems and increasing proppant intensity per lateral foot. Large volumes of small-grained, uncoated frac sand (such as 100 mesh) are used in slickwater systems, to stimulate reservoir microfractures and extend propped fracture length. Due to the small particle size of 100 mesh sand, there may be a significant amount of dust produced when the uncoated proppant is transferred on location and pumped downhole.

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