Central Guar Hydration Plant
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-28
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Process for a gel hydrating plant that involves pumping process fluids to a hydraulic fracturing job site from a central location.
Central Guar Hydration Plant Abstract: Process for a gel hydrating plant that involves pumping process fluids to a hydraulic fracturing job site from a central location. Description: This system consists of a remote gel processing unit which can be located remotely near water sources, chemical sources, and dry polymer sources. The gel processing unit can mix dry polymers, chemicals, and water and will push the fluid directly to the proppant mixer where proppant is mixed with the gelled fluid. This eliminates the necessity of a suction pump on the slurry processing unit. By combining placement near the fluid sources and a sufficiently sized pump, the gel processing unit will be able to supply fluid to multiple locations on the same or different pads from a remote location given the same gel requirements.
Figure 1: Block Diagram of Typical Hydraulic Fracturing Process
Figure 2: Block Diagram of Process
Figure 3: Additional Space Available by Moving Hydration Unit, Water Storage Tanks, and Chemicals to Remote Location Production and Use: This unit can be produced using the same production techniques that current blending units are produced with. It can be operated in at least the same operating range as current blenders.
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Figure 4: Site Layout On locations where there is limited immediate space for equipment, a gel blender, certain additives, and the water source can be located remotely and pumped onto the immediate...