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Deeprop: The Key to Unlocking the Full Production Potential.

After such a difficult period over the last year and a half, we’ve learned a couple of things. Foremost is that bigger isn’t always better and playing IP economics is a risky proposition in the oil and gas industry. Where do we go from here? Well it’s back to the fundamentals of engineering, to identify the challenges we have with producing from unconventional shale plays and designing a solution.

We’re in luck as many have already identified what our challenges are and where we have opportunities. Our biggest challenges are damage mechanisms that occur very rapidly in the low permeability plays that we’re targeting. Our biggest opportunity discovered by the GTI core through experiment, is propping the complex fracture networks that are being generated and dilated during the hydraulic fracturing treatment.

DeepropProduction Enhancement Mechanisms

Charles Wrightson, Completions engineer and advisor to oil and gas


Each dollar of investment returns $24.

3 year results of greater than 30% uplift for oil and gas vs control wells and less steep decline curve using Deeprop.


Operator in the Utica


The EUR of the Deeprop test wells were
18-34% higher at the 120 day mark.

As the Completion Manager for Vitruvian Exploration 2, we implemented the use of Deeprop® in 11 Deep Woodford completions in 2015 and 2016. The initial application of Deeprop® was in an area of the field where an increased number of natural fractures existed. We were at the upper limit of our treating pressures already, based on casing, so we utilized it in the pad to open up natural fractures and prevent a screen out. On each stage where we pumped the material in the pad we saw a decrease in average treating pressure by 500-800 psi. We didn’t screen out so we continued to do additional pairs tests to further vet the material. Not only was the average treating pressure lowered in each well, the EUR was higher on the well that Deeprop® was used in along with a shallower decline curve after 120 days. We continued with several more pairs tests with similar results. The EUR of the Deeprop® test wells were 18-34% higher (normalized by PPF sand pumped) at the 120 day mark. Each pair of wells tested had the same conclusion, the EUR of the Deeprop® test wells were higher than the direct offsets.

Rachael Osmus,


15% uplift and

Capital Payback

in less than 2 months

Major Operator in Permian Basin

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