Radio isotope method for rapid determination of proppant concentration in working mixtures used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas containing strata

O. T. Nurgaliev, V. K. Kuleshov, Yu A. Volchenko, M. S. Sukhanov

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    Abstract

    A radio isotope method for rapid determination of proppant concentration and a test measurement unit RIKP-01 constructed on the basis of it provides a relative error in determining proppant concentration of not more than ± 3.5% with a measurement time of 15 sec that is four times better than for the world leader, i.e., the firm Halliburton (USA).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)307-310
    Number of pages4
    JournalMeasurement Techniques
    Volume48
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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    Keywords

    • γ-densitometer
    • Proppant
    • Stratum hydraulic fracturing
    • Volume concentration

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Instrumentation

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