Ceramic proppants from raw materials of Kazakhstan for oil and gas industry

A. A. Biryukova, T. V. Vakalova, T. D. Dzhienalyev, T. A. Tihonova

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The aim of the worm is to obtain ceramic proppants from aluminosilicate raw materials of Kazakhstan for oil and gas industry. To obtain spherical granules (proppants), the methods of ceramic materials technology are used in the work. Arkalyk refractory clay and krasnooktyabrsk highly ferrous bauxitewere usedas raw materials. The influence of the temperature of preliminary heat treatment of raw materials and additions of mineralizers on the processes of sintering and hardening ofceramic compositions during sintering firing in the interval 1350-1500 °C has been studied. The optimum temperature for preliminary heat treatment of the raw materials equal to 1000 °C has been established. The effect of manganese, magnesium and iron oxides on activation of mullite formation and sintering of aluminosilicate compositions based on natural raw materials of Kazakhstan was studied. The effectiveness of the application of iron oxide additives as mineralizers for the production of aluminosilicateproppants from arkalyk clay with a dense structure and high strength has been revealed. The possibility of usingkrasnooktyabrsk highly ferrous bauxite in proppant technology at the same time as alumina and iron-containing component of the charge is established. Based on arkalyk clay and krasnooktyabrsk bauxite, ceramic proppants were obtained for fracturing on hard-to-recover oil wells with a wide range of compositions and properties. The field of application is oil and gas industryand ceramic enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages8
JournalNews of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Series of Geology and Technical Sciences
Issue number424
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Additives
  • Ceramic proppant
  • Fire clay
  • Highly ferrous bauxite
  • Mineralizers
  • Mullite formation
  • Sintering
  • Strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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