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Premium Resin Coated Sand with Stress Bond™ Technology



OilPlus™ proppants are an advanced curable resin coated fracturing sand available in 16/30, 20/40, 30/50, and 40/70 mesh sizes. OilPlus proppants are specifically designed for fracturing treatments in oil and liquid-rich reservoirs. Hexion’s unique resin coating system increases the relative permeability to oil in the proppant pack, resulting in higher oil production compared to all conventional proppant types. 


Fracture treatments:     

  • At closure stress up to 8,000 psi [55 MPa] (16/30) and 10,000 psi [69 MPa] (20/40, 30/50, and 40/70)  
  • Where higher oil flow and proppant flowback control are desired


  • Optimized well production for oil and liquid-rich reservoirs
  • Unique technology increases the relative permeability to oil in the proppant pack
  • 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 160°F [71°C] is achieved by use of our AcTivator™ low temperature consolidation aid


Chemical Properties



resin coated frac sand

Resin Type

thermosetting, curable

Color brown

Solubility, weight %


in water, brine & HCl


in HCl/HF acid, API RP 19C

≤ 0.3

in oil



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, 30/50, 40/70

Physical State

solid granule

Specific Gravity

2.61, 2.56, 2.60, 2.59

Bulk Density


g/cm3 [lb/gal]

1.47 [12.3], 1.46 [12.2], 1.45 [12.1], 1.45 [12.1]

Pipe Fill Factor


cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.680 [0.0815], 0.685 [0.0821], 0.690 [0.0827], 0.690 [0.0827]

Absolute Volume  
cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.383 [0.0459], 0.391 [0.0469], 0.385 [0.0461], 0.386 [0.0463] 

Median Particle Diameter (mm) 0.9116, 0.6177, 0.4382, 0.3042

Particle Size Distribution

meets or exceeds API RP 19C

Turbidity, NTU (FTU)

< 250


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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