Do You Know Where Your Conductivity Numbers Come From?

Do you know where your proppant test numbers come from? Take a look at Hexion’s new training presentation.

Hexion continues to offer educational training courses to keep the industry up to date on proppant technology and proppant testing. Our experts are available to train at your office or at our laboratory and business office in Houston. The latest offerings take an in-depth look at how the conductivity test is conducted, how cyclic stress can affect the proppant pack, and how the Wet, Hot Crush Test is a more realistic alternative to the API crush test.

Learn About the Limitations of Baseline Conductivity

Baseline conductivity is often used in the oilfield for the selection of proppants.  Join our experts to learn all about the conductivity test including: how the test is prepared, how it is run, and the limitations of the test.

Learn About the Wet, Hot Crush Test 

The API proppant crush test is performed under dry, ambient temperature conditions. In real-world applications, proppants must perform in a wet and hot environment. The Wet, Hot Crush Test, which was developed at the Hexion laboratory, is a better representation of the proppant crushing that takes place downhole.

Learn About How Cyclic Stress Affects the Proppant Pack

Throughout the life of a well, the proppant pack undergoes many changes in applied stress levels. This may be due to maintenance shut-ins, pipeline connections or additional well treatments. This course goes into how cyclic stress can affect the proppant pack and how proppants are tested for these environments.

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