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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 important oil and gas regions, such as the Midcon. The company’s distribution network includes more than 50 terminals throughout the US in all of the major conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon basins.

“CoolSet proppant allows the industry to increase hydraulic fracturing efficiency by eliminating the need for activator that, in turn, eliminates wellsite activator handling and regulatory paperwork,” said Nick Johnson, vice president of Marketing for Santrol. “We’re looking forward to working with customers on this better low-temperature proppant.”

Santrol will also be presenting Propel SSP™ proppant transport technology at the DUG exhibition, booth 205. Propel technology increases hydrocarbon production by carrying suspended proppant farther into the fracture for substantially better propped fracture length.

About Santrol
Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, has a diversified proppant line for every conventional and unconventional reservoir application. World-class proppant technology—and one of the industry’s largest terminal networks—delivers proven solutions that respond to customers’ unique needs. Comprehensive R&D and a dedication to industry collaboration underscore a solid commitment to customer performance excellence. Vertical integration is supported by Fairmount Minerals, one of North America’s largest producers of industrial sand with a global network of sand mining, mineral processing, manufacturing, and resin-coating plants. As part of Fairmount Minerals, Santrol has an uncompromising commitment to responsible business practices and sustainability. For more information, please visit

Bruce Goldfaden

Fairmount santrol

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