The superiority of ceramics Sand and sand-based materials became the most popular type of proppant due to availability and low cost. However, a study of production rates published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers has shown that the additional strength and uniform size and shape of ceramic proppant provide higher performance than other types of proppant . Wells that have been fractured with ceramic proppant consistently exhibit improved production of oil and gas in a variety of reservoir conditions.
30/50 lightweight bauxite proppant
Bulk Density (g/cm3) 1.58-1.62
Specific Gravity (g/cm3) <=2.80
Acid Solubility (%) <=7.0
Crush Resistance (%)