ENSURE GREATER WELL VALUE

Curable resin-coated sand pays off in a big way during the well life cycle. One south Texas operator increased the value of 23 wells by $115,000 per stage or $2.6 million compared with the operator’s 23 other wells in the same field treated only with frac sand. The difference was proppant flowback prevention.

By preventing proppant flowback into the wellbore, the Olmos formation operator:

  • Increased production from less downtime
  • Increased NPV from lower material cost
  • Increased NPV from fewer well failures.
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ENSURE GREATER UPTIME

Proppant flowback, a well life-cycle problem, damages rod pumps and surface production facilities. An operator must stop production to repair the damage. Besides the lost proppant investment, the lost production time cannot be recaptured.

The right curable resin-coated sand with the correct bond strength, or unconfined compressive strength (UCS), prevents proppant flowback. As the proppant cures and bonds, the frac sand is locked into the fractures instead of coming back into the wellbore.

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Fig. 1  This table shows the 23 wells completed with curable resin-coated sand returneda greater economic value of $2.6 million or nearly $115,000 per stage.

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Fig. 2  This graph shows the annual cost saving per curable resin-coated sand well.

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Fig. 3  This table shows the 23 wells completed with curable resin-coated sand had 72%, 83%, and 97% fewer maintenance jobs by specific category.

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