CARBO Ceramics Inc. unveiled KRYPTOSPHERE, an ultra-conductive, ultra-high strength proppant technology engineered to maximize and sustain hydrocarbon flow at high closure stresses for the life of the well, at the 2013 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. The product will be introduced by CARBO’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Kolstad.
CARBO Ceramics Inc.
In the hydraulic fracturing process guar gum is a key ingredient in the viscous fluids used to transport proppant, a granular material used to fill the fractures and prop them open once the high-pressure hydraulic pumping stops. Proppant-filled fractures allow hydrocarbons to flow more freely, increasing the productivity of fractured wells.