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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2013’

Technology draws bead on hydraulic fracturing

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Davis and a group of investors bought 400 acres in West Central Texas and set out to prove that the beads, traditionally made from specialized types of clay found in only a few parts of the world, could instead be made from clay found almost anywhere.   Full Story: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Technology-draws-bead-on-hydraulic-fracturing-4187872.php?t=fbf8e409f0

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Brownwood Clay Holdings Tests Naturally Sourced Proppant

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Brownwood Clay Holdings LLC recently announced a development that could expand source minerals from which ceramic proppants can be produced and the locations in which they can be manufactured. http://www.ceramicindustry.com/articles/92999-brownwood-clay-holdings-tests-naturally-sourced-proppant

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Ceramic proppants from more common clay now on the horizon

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Austin-based Brownwood Clay Holdings, LLC, (BCH) is announcing the development of a method for making ceramic proppant out of a type of clay found near many of the top shale formations which, if proven commercially viable, could slash the cost and the delivery time for this type of proppant. http://www.mywesttexas.com/business/oil/article_98200aed-a29a-5863-8cae-65830b6baece.html#.UOG6oZtuwno.email

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