NANOMITE S sand microproppant

Ensure your microfractures contribute to production

Microfractures created within a complex fracture network close shortly after the release of hydraulic pressure and heal sometime thereafter. Unless these fractures are propped open, the production contribution from them will become minimized.

Conventional proppant is too large to fit into these microfractures and its transport characteristics limit how far it travels into the stimulated area, limiting Propped Reservoir Volume™ (PRV™) and ultimately, recovery and return.

NANOMITE S sand microproppant is a fraction of the size of the smallest proppant commonly deployed. Production can be improved if secondary and microfractures are propped open.

Increase your propped reservoir volume for more recovery

NANOMITE S microproppant increases the propped fracture height, width and length maximizing the productive reservoir contact area.

Long-term production gains can be achieved by propping open microfractures in the stimulated areas so that they contribute to hydrocarbon flow, increasing production, estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) and return on investment (ROI).

Wide range of particle sizes to prop the smallest microfractures

NANOMITE S microproppant has a broad range of particle sizes with a mean diameter of 300 mesh (50 μm). As a result, it provides the benefits of 100 mesh proppant, while propping open even the narrowest secondary fractures and microfractures.

Excellent proppant transport characteristics due to wide range of settling velocities

The broad range of particle sizes results in varied settling velocities, ensuring NANOMITE S particles provide benefit in the primary fractures as well as in the furthest tips of the micro fractures.

The average settling rate of 100 mesh sand is over 10 times faster than NANOMITE S particles. The small size and enhanced transport characteristics enable the microproppant to navigate tight angles experienced in complex fracture networks, reaching otherwise untapped microfractures and contributing to increased production.

NANOMITE S particles transport well in slickwater fluids to improve reservoir contact and fracture conductivity. This can be further enhanced by utilizing special fluids which support further penetration.

NANOMITE S sand microporppant settling rates compared to 100 mesh sand in water

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