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Yukon Black™

Ultra Low Temperature Resin Coated Sand with Stress Bond™ Technology



Yukon Black™ proppants are an innovative curable resin coated fracturing sand available in 16/30 and 20/40 mesh sizes. The Yukon Black resin system is designed specifically for low temperature reservoirs and is applied to high quality frac sand for superior performance. Incorporating Hexion’s newest Stress Bond™ resin technology, the proppant bonds in the fracture with closure stress, providing increased fracture flow capacity and proppant flowback control.


Fracture treatments:    

  • At closure stress up to 55 MPa [8,000 psi]  
  • At bottom-hole static temperatures from 24 - 71°C [75 - 160°F]
  • Where flowback control is necessary in low temperature reservoirs 
  • Low temperature bonding down to 24°C [75°F] bottom-hole static temperature without the use of a low temperature consolidation aid
  • Reduces proppant fines generation and migration
  • Helps prevent proppant flowback
  • Stress Bond technology helps prevent wellbore consolidation
  • Frac fluid and beaker friendly
  • Grain-to-grain contact must occur and closure stress must be applied during the cure period for proper bonding
  • Consolidation of curable product at bottom-hole static temperatures below 24°C [75°F] is achieved by use of our AcTivator™ low temperature consolidation aid

Chemical Properties



resin coated frac sand

Resin Type

thermosetting, curable

Color greenish-black to black

Solubility, weight %


in HCl/HF acid, API RP 19C

≤ 0.3


Fully compatible with most commonly used fracturing fluids, both water and oil-based systems. Testing with fluids prior to pumping is advised.

Physical Properties


API Mesh Size

16/30, 20/40

Physical State

solid granule

Specific Gravity

2.56, 2.58

Bulk Density


g/cm3 [lb/gal]

1.49 [12.4], 1.51 [12.6]

Pipe Fill Factor


cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.671 [0.0806], 0.662 [0.0794]

Absolute Volume  
cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.390 [0.0467], 0.388 [0.0465]

Particle Size Distribution

meets or exceeds API RP 19C

Turbidity, NTU (FTU)

< 250


Long-Term Conductivity

Stim-Lab, Inc. Consortium Long-Term Baseline Procedure

Proppant Concentration: 9.8 kg/m2 [2 lbm/ft2], Temperature: 66°C [150°F] lbm/ft2], Temperature: 66°C [150°F]

 Yukon Black Conductivity Chart     

Contact Information


Oilfield Technology Group

15366 Park Row  

Houston, Texas 77084 USA

+1 281 646 2800

Customer Service 

+1 800 626 2116

Technical Inquiries



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