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XRT Ceramax E Product Photo

 

XRTTM CeramaxTM E

Resin Coated Lightweight Economy Ceramic with Stress BondTM Technology

DESCRIPTION

XRTTM CeramaxTM E proppants are a cost effective solution available in a 20/40 mesh size for use in a broad range of field applications.  Use of the eXtreme Resin Technology (XRT) system to encase an economy ceramic has yielded a proppant with high fracture flow capacity and resistance to cyclic stress. 

 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Fracture treatments:

At closure stress up to 12,000 psi [83 MPa]
  • At bottom-hole static temperatures from 175 - 450°F [79 - 232°C]
  • That require proppant flowback prevention, especially under sever stress cycling
  • When wellbore clean-out is a concern

TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS

  • Higher fracture flow capacity than uncoated ceramics
  • Proppant flowback control even under extreme conditions utilizing Stress BondTM technology
  • Superior cyclic stress resistance
  • Temperature stability for both extended pumping and storage times
  • Increases near wellbore conductivity over uncoated ceramics

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Grain-to-grain contact must occur and closure stress must be applied during the cure period for proper bonding
  • Recommended lower temperature for use is 175°F [79°C]

 

Chemical Properties

Typical

Composition

resin coated ceramic

Resin Type

thermosetting, curable

Color

yellowish-brown

Solubility, weight %

 

in water, brine & HCl

nil

in HCl/HF acid, API RP 19C

≤ 0.3

in oil

nil

Compatibility

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

 

Physical Properties

Typical

API Mesh Size

20/40

Physical State

solid granule

Specific Gravity

2.50

Bulk Density

 

g/cm3 [lb/gal]

1.44 [12.0]

Pipe Fill Factor

 

cm3/g [gal/lb]

0.694 [0.0833]

Specific Volume  
cm3/g [gal/lb] 0.400 [0.0478]

 Particle Size Distribution

meets or exceeds API RP 19C

Turbidity, NTU (FTU)

< 300

7/05

 

Long-Term Conductivity  

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

 Proppant Concentration: 2 lbm/ft2 [9.8 kg/m2], Temperature: 300°F [149°C]

XRT Ceramax E - Conductivity Charts

 

Contact Information

Hexion

Oilfield Technology Group

15366 Park Row  

Houston, Texas 77084 USA

+1 281 646 2800   

www.hexion.com/oilfield

Customer Service 

+1 800 626 2116

otg.customerservice@hexion.com

Technical Inquiries

otg.customerservice@hexion.com

 

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DISCLAIMER

The information provided herein was believed by Hexion Inc. (“Hexion”) to be accurate at the time of preparation or prepared from sources believed to be reliable, but it is the responsibility of the user to investigate and understand other pertinent sources of information, to comply with all laws and procedures applicable to the safe handling and use of the product and to determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. All products supplied by Hexion are subject to Hexion’s terms and conditions of sale. HEXION MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS THEREOF FOR ANY PURPOSE OR CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HEXION, except that the product shall conform to Hexion’s specifications. Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer for the sale of any product.

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