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True North™ Proppants


True North

True North™ proppants are a curable resin coated sand available in 20/40 and 30/50 mesh sizes. This economical product provides all the traditional benefits of curable resin coated sand such as proppant flowback control and proppant fines reduction. Additionally, the resin system reduces dust generation during the pneumatic transfer* and conveying process, which helps improve health and safety on location.

Typical Applications

Fracture treatments:     

  • At closure stress up to 55 MPa [8,000 psi]
  • At bottom-hole static temperatures from 71-191°C [160-375°F]

Technical Advantages and Benefits

  • Helps prevent proppant flowback and rearrangement
  • Reduces proppant fines generation and migration
  • Reduces dust generation*
  • Stress Bond™ technology helps prevent wellbore consolidation

Typical Properties

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Absolute Volume 0.391 [0.0469], 0.389 [0.0466] cm³/g [gal/lb]
API Mesh Size 20/40, 30/50
Bulk Density 1.46 [12.2], 1.44 [12.0] g/cm³ [lb/gal]
Color tan
Compatibility Fully compatible with most commonly used fracturing fluids, both water and oil-based systems. Testing with fluids prior to pumping is advised.
Composition resin coated frac sand
Particle Size Distribution meets or exceeds API RP 19C
Physical State solid granule
Pipe Fill Factor 0.685 [0.0821], 0.694 [0.0832] cm³/g [gal/lb]
Resin Type thermosetting, curable
Solubility in Water, Brine & HCl nil weight %
Solubility in HCl/HF acid, API RP 19C ≤ 3 weight %
Solubility In Oil nil weight %
Specific Gravity 2.56, 2.57
Turbidity < 250 NTU (FTU)

*Compared to uncoated frac sand. Pneumatic transfer pressure not to exceed 5 psi.