In addition, KRYPTOSPHERE XT technology provides comparable and, in many cases, higher conductivity than intermediate-density and bauxite ceramics while delivering improved proppant transport and increased propped fracture volume.
The higher flow rates and larger propped volume increases recovery and return on investment, thereby lowering finding and development costs per barrel of oil equivalent.
A step change in performance
KRYPTOSPHERE XT technology creates more space for hydrocarbon flow, which results in the highest levels of production and recovery across the entire range of low- and high-stress conditions. The significantly higher baseline conductivity compared to typical intermediate- and low-density ceramic proppant maintains the highest flow rates and extends the productive life of the frac.
Lower beta factor and pressure drop
The spherical, smooth and uniform size characteristics of KRYPTOSPHERE XT technology creates a frac with more uniform flow paths. The reduced flow path tortuosity minimizes the pressure drop due to non-Darcy flow effects across the fracture, which further enhances overall conductivity, flow rates and ultimate recovery