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Title: Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant

Abstract

Electrically conductive proppants and methods for detecting, locating, and characterizing same are provided. The electrically conductive proppant can include a substantially uniform coating of an electrically conductive material having a thickness of at least 500 nm. The method can include injecting a hydraulic fluid into a wellbore extending into a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to open a fracture therein, injecting into the fracture a fluid containing the electrically conductive proppant, electrically energizing the earth at or near the fracture, and measuring three dimensional (x, y, and z) components of electric and magnetic field responses at a surface of the earth or in an adjacent wellbore.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1167241
Patent Number(s):
8,931,553
Application Number:
14/147,372
Assignee:
CARBO Ceramics Inc. (Houston, TX)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Cannan, Chad, Bartel, Lewis, Palisch, Terrence, and Aldridge, David. Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Cannan, Chad, Bartel, Lewis, Palisch, Terrence, & Aldridge, David. Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant. United States.
Cannan, Chad, Bartel, Lewis, Palisch, Terrence, and Aldridge, David. Tue . "Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1167241.
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