Full Name

2009 Small Producer

Creating Fractures Past Damage More Effectively with Less Environmental Damage

Subcontractor: DaniMer Scientific, LLC

Principal Investigator: Steve Wann
Project Number Project Status
09123-20 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
CSI Technologies, Inc.; Texas A&M University; Ampak Oil Company; Burleson Cooke LLP
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
March 18, 2011 September 30, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$815,121.21 $310,688.00 $496,282.00
Project Objectives

The goal of this project is to demonstrate in the field a novel, cost effective and environmentally friendly fracturing process which could apply to a large number of wells where small fracturing treatments, less than 50,000 pounds of proppant, are necessary to fracture past damage.  The process uses a novel residue free fluid that cleans up leaving no permeability plugging residue, uses substantially less fluid than conventional treatments and is designed to deliver optimal proppant pack distribution.  The process is unique in that normal levels of hydraulic horsepower and mixing equipment are not necessary to perform treatment due to modified material placement technique, resulting in a smaller footprint.


File Name File Type Date
RPSEA Backed Fracture Technique Ready Field Trials Article 03/2013