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Hexion and Black Mountain Sand to create in-basin resin coatings

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The Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) of Hexion Inc. and Black Mountain Sand have announced a partnership created to provide in-basin production of resin-coated proppants. The partnership utilises Hexion’s VoyagerSM mobile resin coating service and substrate from Black Mountain Sand.

Hexion’s Voyager resin-coating service unit will be located at Black Mountain Sand’s El Dorado sand mine in Texas. It will provide logistical efficiencies and cost savings to produce resin-coated sand in the Permian Basin.

In February 2018, the release of the first Voyager service unit provided customers with the first in-basin resin-coated proppant production in the industry. This partnership will use the second-generation Voyager service unit, which has twice the manufacturing capacity. Using advanced chemistries, it also offers an expanded product portfolio and technology to help customers address challenges beyond proppant flowback control. These include improved crush resistance, formation water reduction, and enhanced oil production.

“This partnership brings together the best in-basin sand with our advanced resin chemistries for a total in-basin proppant solution,” said Mohamed Shawky, OTG Commercial Director. “We are pleased to partner with Black Mountain Sand to expand customer access to this unique technology, while leveraging the efficiencies that come with being in-basin.”

“We are excited to partner with Hexion to provide the Permian Basin with resin-coated proppant,” said Hayden Gillespie, Black Mountain Sand Chief Commercial Officer. “By utilising Hexion’s Voyager service unit at the El Dorado facility, we will be able to efficiently coat a percentage of our own Winkler White® sand onsite for inquiring customers. This provides an exciting and unique solution with major cost advantages for the Permian Basin.”

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