Proppants play a key role in oil well hydraulic fracturing, holding fractures open after the high-pressure injection of fracking fluid into bedrock structures.
Garnet is particularly valuable in this use case, thanks to its inherent resilience and hardness. When leveraging garnet as a fracturing proppant, companies can enable longer extraction times of gas and oil.
Garnet particularly excels at delivering effective flowback control, diminishing or eliminating proppant flowback, and minimizes the migration of fines to improve overall permeability in the long term.
As a proppant, garnet can also minimize chemical leaching that can occur during hydraulic fracturing.