CARBONRT ULTRA concentrated inert tracer technology for sand completed well evaluation


CARBONRT ULTRA inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development.

The unique tracer technology enables the effective detection and evaluation of near-wellbore proppant location and quantity using our FRACTUREVISION proppant-delivered fracture evaluation service at any time during the life of the well.

Enhanced tracer for effective detection within sand completed wells

CARBONRT ULTRA technology is a proppant that is manufactured with a variant of our unique tracer technology specifically engineered for use in sand completed wells. As the tracer is uniformly distributed throughout each proppant grain and integral to the proppant matrix it cannot be dissolved or washed away.

CARBONRT ULTRA technology is blended at an engineered ratio with the sand prior to or during pumping. The tracer provides effective detection of the traceable proppant within the non-traceable sand proppant.

High quality measurements anytime with standard tools

Our unique technology features an inert traceable material that has a high neutron capture cross section which is detectable with a standard, cost-effective neutron logging tool run. This makes the result a direct measurement of where proppant is located, rather than an interpretation.

Detectable for the life of the well

With field-proven CARBONRT ULTRA technology, there is no half-life deterioration of the detectable properties. Since the tracer is permanently identifiable, an operator has the flexibility of conducting post-fracture logging months or years after fracturing to quickly identify intervals for restimulation.

Operational and environmental advantages

The blend of sand and CARBONRT ULTRA technology is pumped like a standard job and requires no special equipment, handling, training, permits or certifications. That delivers significant cost savings over other evaluation methods. The technology is also safer than particulate radioactive tracers, with no need for special handling considerations.

No impact on proppant performance or physical properties

The tracer is manufactured into the proppant matrix and represents only a small percentage of the proppant chemistry, so the physical properties are almost identical and its downhole performance unaffected.

Fracture and proppant technology matrix

Overview of CARBO fracture and proppant technologies to help you build the optimal solution for your well.

Fracture and proppant technology matrix

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