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Fairmount Santrol Announces The Proven Performance of Propel SSP® is Now Available for use in High Salinity Water


Propel SSP(R) 350 offers an opportunity to reduce water treatment and disposal costs while potentially eliminating the need for fresh water sources

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) announced today an extension to Propel SSP proppant transport technology, which increases hydraulic fracturing efficiency, for plays where operators face high produced water disposal costs and constraints on freshwater availability.

This product line extension, Propel SSP 350, leverages the field-proven characteristics of Propel SSP technology into the realm of high salinity water sources. In addition to enabling delivery of any mesh size proppant, regardless of pump rate or proppant concentration, to the most complicated of fracture networks, Propel SSP 350 now adds flexibility in water sourcing. Propel SSP 350 can use the most operationally convenient water sources to minimize cost and simplify completions. This industry-leading technology provides operators the benefit and versatility of improving proppant transport while removing the need for excess chemicals and water, energized fluids and specialized equipment.

Propel SSP 350 further grows the market for Fairmount Santrol’s self-suspending proppant in high salinity plays such as the Marcellus and the Permian, thus ensuring access to the majority of unconventional resource plays. Rated for 350,000 ppm total dissolved solids and 40,000 ppm water hardness, Propel SSP 350 offers an opportunity to reduce water treatment, logistics and disposal costs while potentially eliminating the need for fresh water sources.

“Thanks to this innovation, operators can now, more than ever, design their completions based on reservoir characteristics rather than operational constraints,” said Brian Goldstein, product director, Propel SSP. “This technology advancement is significant, offering flexibility to use water that is 10 times more salty than sea water.”

With Propel SSP 350, Fairmount Santrol further positions itself as a technology partner to collaborate with E&Ps to maximize the productivity and cost-effectiveness of their oil and gas assets.

The Company is demonstrating the product in booth 615 at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, January 24–26, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. During the trade show, the Propel SSP team will also be discussing the Fairmount Santrol source water testing program, a valuable add-on to the technology that aligns with Company best practices to ensure the right proppant for the right application. For more information, please email:

About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The Company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets. Its expansive logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the Company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate. As one of the nation’s longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to all three pillars of sustainable development, People, Planet and Prosperity. Correspondingly, the Company’s motto and action orientation is: “Do Good. Do Well.” For more information, visit

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