Directly detect proppant location
The accurate measurements from the service allow the evaluation of perforation cluster efficiency and near-wellbore connectivity, which can be used to maximize estimated ultimate recovery (EUR). A precise understanding of proppant placement also supports the optimization of stage placement and proppant diversion.
Uniform tracer distribution for accurate measurements
CARBONRT technology is a proppant that is manufactured with a proprietary tracer uniformly distributed throughout each proppant grain. This assures consistent distribution of the tracer throughout the near-wellbore fracture zone, enabling more accurate measurement of proppant coverage and propped fracture height. As the tracer is integral to the proppant matrix it cannot be dissolved or washed away.
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 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
Proppant enhanced with CARBONRT technology is pumped like any other 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 less than 1% of the proppant chemistry, so the physical properties are almost identical and its downhole performance unaffected.