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August 28, 2014 Fairmount Santrol Technical Paper Documents the Long-Term Economic Value of Curable Resin-Coated Proppant
OPERATOR INCREASES VALUE OF 23 WELLS BY $115,000 PER STAGE
DENVER, August 28, 2014—Fairmount Santrol presented a technical paper Wednesday proving proppant flowback prevention technology increased the value of 23 wells by $115,000 per stage or $2.6 million. The company presented the paper—The Long-Term Economic Value of Curable Resin-Coated Proppant Tail-In to Prevent Proppant Flowback and Reduce Workover Cost—at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). The paper details a 15-month research project comparing production time and workover expenses following the hydraulic fracturing of 23 curable resin-coated proppant wells and 23, 100% frac sand wells. The 46 single-stage, vertical wells are located in the AWP field, McMullen County, Texas, near the Eagle Ford formation. The well data are from a 10-year time frame during the early 1990s through May 2013. The wells with the curable resin-coated proppant, which prevented proppant flowback into the wellbore,...
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August 18, 2014 New Fairmount Santrol Name Reflects Strength and History of Two Prominent Brands
CHESTERLAND, Ohio (August 18, 2014) – Fairmount Minerals announced today that it is adopting a new name – Fairmount Santrol – that reflects the combined strength and pioneering history of the company’s prominent Fairmount Minerals and Santrol brand names.“As a leading provider of sand-based products and solutions for the oil and gas, and industrial and recreation markets, our company is known through our products that carry the Fairmount Minerals and Santrol brand names,” said Jenniffer Deckard, president and chief executive officer. “The name Fairmount Santrol conveys the full breadth of our company’s market position resulting from the combined strength of our products, technologies and customer-serving capabilities. It also retains the Fairmount name which has, over time, come to represent our heightened commitment to the well-being of our communities and our environment.” About Fairmount Santrol Fairmount Santrol, formerly Fairmount Minerals, is a leading provider of...
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August 8, 2014 Santrol Opens Seventh Proppant Terminal in Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Region
Ada, Oklahoma, terminal increases customers’ proppant transportation efficiency SUGAR LAND, TX, August 8, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the opening of its seventh proppant terminal in the Mid-Continent region. The new Ada, Oklahoma, rail terminal—strategically located in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) with access to State Highway 377—ensures customers have product supply closer to the wellhead for improved logistics. “Our new Ada terminal is near a Santrol resin-coating plant and in an ideal location in the Midcon’s SCOOP so customers can continuously improve how they source proppant for the hydraulic fracturing of their oil and gas wells,” said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. Santrol’s six other terminals in the Midcon, which includes the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, and eastern Kansas, are located in: -Clinton, OK—rail terminal facility with access to State Highway 183, serving the southwestern part of...
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July 9, 2014 Propel SSP™ Proppant Transport Technology Excels in Field Trials
Chesapeake Energy presents summary of seven field trials SUGAR LAND, TX, July 9, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today Chesapeake Energy, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids in the US, described Propel SSP proppant transport technology “a technical success” following seven field trials. Chesapeake Energy presented the conclusion June 10 at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Horizontal Well Completions in North American Unconventionals Workshop. Josh Jackson, manager, Completions Technology for Chesapeake Energy, explained at the workshop Propel SSP technology “performed as advertised” with simplified fluid chemistry. “The suspended proppant, which performed with reduced or eliminated gel and friction reducer, was a technical success,” Jackson said. The seven field trials occurred in the Eagle Ford formation, Marcellus formation, Mississippian Lime, and Utica formation. Marcellus and Utica production results are pending. Four-month Eagle...
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May 21, 2014 Santrol Commercializes Activator-Free Proppant that Sets in Low-Temperature Permian Basin Fractures
CoolSet™ curable resin-coated proppant prevents proppant flowback at reservoir temperature of 100° F FORT WORTH, Texas, May 21, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the commercialization of CoolSet curable resin-coated proppant that sets in fractures to prevent proppant flowback at reservoir temperature of 100° F. This latest product offering is one of the technology differentiators Santrol is presenting at the DUG Permian Basin Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth May 21–22. With robust unconfined compressive strength and enhanced conductivity, 20/40 CoolSet proppant increases hydrocarbon production. The technology, which is frac fluid and breaker friendly, also ensures better crush resistance, minimized proppant embedment, and significantly reduced fines generation. Customers can rely on sourcing this curable proppant from Santrol’s eight Permian Basin terminals that now circle the vital hydrocarbon play, in addition to receiving CoolSet proppant in other...
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May 14, 2014 Santrol Opens Eighth Proppant Terminal in Permian Basin
Carlsbad, New Mexico, terminal continues to improve customers’ proppant transportation efficiency SUGAR LAND, TX, May 14, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Permian Basin as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers’ proppant transportation efficiency. The new Carlsbad, New Mexico, rail terminal is serving the western part of the basin. “Our terminals now circle the Permian Basin, one of the most important oil and gas resources in the US,” said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. “With this strategic location of proppant throughout the basin, our customers can source product closer to the wellhead for improved logistics.” Santrol’s seven other Permian Basin terminals are: -Big Lake, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to Interstate 10 and Interstate 20, serving the southeastern part of the basin -Kermit, Texas—rail terminal facility with access to State Highway...
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April 17, 2014 Santrol Opens Eighth Proppant Terminal in Eagle Ford Formation
Second Gonzales terminal continues to improve proppant transportation efficiency
SUGAR LAND, TX, April 17, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the opening of its eighth proppant terminal in the Eagle Ford formation as part of the continuing strategy to enhance customers’ transportation efficiency with product closer to the wellhead. The new rail terminal, located south of Interstate 10 in Harwood, Texas, and Santrol’s second in Gonzales County, is serving the north central part of the shale play. “We are committed to identifying the locations that will allow customers to pick up and transport proppant as simply and efficiently as possible,” said Tom McCoy, director of Terminal Management for Fairmount Minerals. “This competitive differentiator, combined with better proppant technology, allows us to maintain our industry leadership position.” Santrol’s seven other Eagle Ford formation terminals are: -Alice, Texas I and II—two rail terminals with access to...
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March 18, 2014 Santrol Expands Proppant Briefs Archive
13 technical papers discuss proppant manufacturing best practices and selection criteria
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 18, 2014—Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today its Proppant Briefs archive now includes 13 technical papers that discuss manufacturing best practices and selection criteria. This information is based on Santrol’s 38 years experience since the company launched the resin-coated proppant industry in 1976. The technical papers examine quality control, fracture closure stress, proppant flowback, and proppant pack conductivity. A reputable manufacturer follows quality control guidelines established by API RP 19C / ISO 13503-2, Recommended Practice for Measurement of Properties of Proppants Used in Hydraulic Fracturing and Gravel-packing Operations. The technical papers discuss the five main standards for choosing the right supplier with the right proppant, including acid solubility, crush resistance, sieve analysis, sphericity and roundness, and turbidity....
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January 28, 2014 Fairmount Minerals’ Alpha Resins Recognized with 2013 Sustainability Award
Honor underscores solid commitment to comprehensive sustainable business practices CHESTERLAND, Ohio, January 28, 2014—Fairmount Minerals announced today the company’s  Alpha Resins  was honored with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, Inc. ( SOCMA ) 2013 ChemStewards ®  Sustainability Award. Alpha Resins also received a 2013 Bronze Performance Improvement Award for excellence in environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) practices at the association’s 92nd annual dinner. The ChemStewards Sustainability Award acknowledges a member facility that displays exemplary commitment to sustainability and green chemistry. Alpha Resins, which engineers resins for higher throughput, improved quality, and superior environmental performance, sets annual sustainability goals based on People, Planet, and Prosperity. In 2012, Alpha Resins achieved 107% of these goals. In 2013, the plant’s teams achieved 113% of 15 goals, including safety, industry...
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