Proppant flowback can be detrimental to the conductivity of a wellbore fracture. Proppant flowback
leads to reduced fracture width and can lead to fracture stimulation failure. Proppant flowback causes
the oil and gas industry millions of dollars every year.
Proppant flowback can occur with resin coated proppants having weak bonding strength.
Maximum wellbore draw down pressures based upon proppant properties.