Polymers for proppants used in hydraulic fracturing

Katrina D. Pangilinan, Al Christopher C. De Leon, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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Abstract

Fracturing has been the one of the major contributors in increasing the flow of oil or gas from the formation to the wellbore. Polymers have played a major role in the success of the fracturing process. It has been used as viscosity modifier of the drilling fluid and as coating to proppant sands. Coating the proppants with polymer not only improves its mechanical property, but also prevents the proppant flowback, reduces the generated proppant fines, and contains the loose proppant fines, which can reduce the oil or gas conductivity. Currently, there are a number of polymer coating systems available in the market and choosing which one to use can be a very tricky job. This review article aims to provide an overview on the polymer systems (organic, inorganic, and composite) currently used as proppant coating, and discuss the current research efforts and patents on the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Volume145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

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Proppants
Hydraulic fracturing
coating
polymer
Polymers
Coatings
oil
drilling fluid
gas
Fracturing (fossil fuel deposits)
mechanical property
conductivity
viscosity
Drilling fluids
Gases
market
sand
hydraulic fracturing
Sand
Viscosity

Keywords

  • Fracking
  • Fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Polymer
  • Proppant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Polymers for proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. / Pangilinan, Katrina D.; De Leon, Al Christopher C.; Advincula, Rigoberto C.

In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 145, 01.09.2016, p. 154-160.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pangilinan, Katrina D. ; De Leon, Al Christopher C. ; Advincula, Rigoberto C. / Polymers for proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 145. pp. 154-160.
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