Comparative Characterization Study of Malaysian Sand as Proppant

Dahlila , Kamat and Mohd Saaid , Ismail and Dzulkarnain, Iskandar (2011) Comparative Characterization Study of Malaysian Sand as Proppant. [Citation Index Journal]

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This paper presents a review on published literature and experimental works on local sands for possible use as proppant, specifically those from Terengganu coastal area. This includes examination on characteristics of sand samples and selection of experiments for proppant testing. Sand samples from identified areas were tested according to particle size distribution, density, roundness and sphericity, turbidity and mineralogy. Results from sand samples were compared against proppant specifications set by API RP 56 and selected commercial proppants. The present study found that the size distribution, sphericity, turbidity and bulk density of Terengganu sands are at par with some of commercial proppants. Nevertheless, Terengganu sand samples do not completely surpass the required roundness for use as proppant. Keywords—Hydraulic fracturing, Malaysia sand, proppant, well stimulation. I

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Academic Subject Two:Geosciences
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
ID Code:6678
Deposited By: Dr Ismail Mohd Saaid
Deposited On:21 Nov 2011 06:29
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 02:40

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