New Whole-Grain Microproppants Offered to Oil and Gas Industries

Press Release Summary:

  • Increases oil well production up to 15 to 30 percent over a 12-month period
  • Allows users to access all of the wells potential and to maximize the reservoir capacities
  • Particles range from -150 mesh to 325 mesh size

Original Press Release:

MS Industries Provides a New Source for Microppropant

MS Industries (“MSI”), is a mining and mineral development company and direct mining source located in Russellville Alabama, is a primary producer of a wide array of industrial silica products along with frac sand and silica flour for the oil and gas industries.  MSI is now offering (>99% SiO2) “Super 100” whole-grain microproppants to the oil and gas industries.  By utilizing Super 100, oil well production and lifespan increases with some recent testing and reports suggesting microproppant addition can increase oil well production up to a 15% -30% over a 12-month period. 

“In recent years, microproppant use has been shown to increase production and provide additional benefits in oil well operations”, says John Christmas, COO of MSI.  “One of the biggest obstacles was where purchasers could find a consistent and quality supplier of whole-grain microproppants, that is, until now”.

It has been known that proppant selection has changed over the years, as the industry has continued to investigate and utilize smaller frac sands to increase well production.  As the oil and gas industry grows and evolves, more companies are looking into methods for increasing production and life of the wells. The introduction of whole-grain microproppants into the fracturing fluids allows the secondary fractures to be stimulated thus allowing the secondary fractures to remain open upon pressure drawdown.  This allows for the user to access all the wells potential and maximize the reservoir capacities.

MSI’s Super 100, carries up to 25% whole-grain microproppant with particles ranging in the -150 mesh to 325 mesh size.  Super 100 is available direct from MS Industries as are all its industrial silica products and silica flour.

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