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1. (WO2018029457) PROPPANT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PROPPANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/029457    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052329
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C09K 8/80
C03C 12/00
C03C 23/00
Applicants: SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
GLASS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
Inventors: BARRON, Andrew
CORREAS LOPEZ, Covadonga
GOMEZ JIMENEZ, Virginia
IRESON, Robert Gordon
GLENDENNING, Malcolm David
MARSHALL, Martyn William
HOLCROFT, Christopher Paul
Title: PROPPANT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PROPPANT
Abstract:
The present invention concerns a method for manufacturing a proppant for a particular stimulation fluid, or for manufacturing a stimulation fluid for a particular proppant. The present invention also concerns a proppant for hydrocarbon stimulation, wherein the proppant comprises a plurality of amorphous spherical glass particles which have not undergone any further chemical or thermal treatment, a method of preparing the proppant, and uses of the proppant in hydrocarbon stimulation.