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Proppant Consortium


Rheology

The Proppant Consortium, founded in 1986 investigates the impact of fracturing fluids upon the conductivity of proppants. Since 1986 the consortium has grown from 18 to 50+ members.

The consortium has four areas of study:

  • Determination of the long-term conductivity of proppants (baseline data)
  • The evaluation of the impact of fracturing fluid leak-off and damage upon proppant conductivity
  • Determination of the impact of non-Darcy and multiphase flow on effective conductivity
  • Evaluation of proppant flowback


Other advantages of Proppant Consortium membership are Predict-K (a production prediction simulator) and INFO Prop (a web-based historical search,) which are only available to members.