CARBO Ceramics Inc. declared the successful use of KRYPTOSPHERE® LD, its ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant technology, in the Utica for CONSOL Energy. This is the first well to utilize KRYPTOSPHERE LD and joins KRYPTOSPHERE HD as another product in the KRYPTOSPHERE ultra-conductive proppant technology platform to maximize hydrocarbon flow for the life of the well.
In its first application, KRYPTOSPHERE LD was used at a depth of approximately 13,500 feet. Under these stress conditions, this technology was selected for its better economics, strength, improved proppant transport and increased propped fracture volume. KRYPTOSPHERE LD eliminated the need for gel and cross-linked fluids, leading to a reduction in overall completion cost.