The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. (Hexion) announced the release of a new resin coated proppant technology for fracturing service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.
AquaBond proppant, available in 20/40, 30/50, and 40/70 mesh sizes, is a next-generation resin coated sand. This advanced proppant utilizes a resin chemistry that reduces the production of formation water, while maintaining oil and gas production.
Along with this feature, the AquaBond proppant’s Stress Bond technology delivers all the benefits of a curable resin coated proppant. This includes proppant flowback control, reduction of proppant fines generation, minimization of proppant embedment, and enhanced well production.
Resin coated proppants are used in the hydraulic fracturing process to help optimize production from oil and gas wells by maximizing fracture flow capacity from the reservoir to the wellbore. Technological innovations and Hexion’s introduction of enhanced materials have expanded the use of resin coated proppants into unconventional reservoirs that feature complex and challenging geological formations.