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What is Proppant Storage?

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What is Proppant Storage?

One key aspect of oilfield design and operation is including effective proppant storage. In this article, we will provide an overview of proppant storage to tell you more about what it is, how it works, and why you need this infrastructure for your oilfield.

  • What is proppant? To understand what proppant storage is, you first need to know what we mean by the term “proppant.” This term refers to a material used in hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as fracking, which is a mixture of sand, water, and other chemicals to produce the fluid used to break up sedimentary rock and free the oil, natural gas, and other fuels contained within the rocks.
  • What is proppant storage? Proppant storage is the infrastructure used to hold your fracking material of choice until it is needed. As we mentioned, the most common proppant component is sand, but other materials such as ground walnut hulls, ground glass, or resin-coated sand can also be used.

Our team has the right experience to design, build, and install the ideal proppant storage containers for your operation. We’ll make sure you have enough room in your storage tanks to hold more than enough sand for your day-to-day operations, and we’ll make sure the tanks are easy to use, so you can fill and empty them as needed and transport your proppant wherever it needs to go.