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Terra Viva Proppants

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Camila Fagundes

on 18 September 2013

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Terra Viva Proppants

Why use BIOPROP®?
With its innovative technology, our proppants  hold properties that make them technically a lot more attractive when compared to the products currently used in oil field brazilian companies, such as Sands (in its various forms), bauxites and ceramics;
Pumping it with low viscosity fluids, due to its low density, which enables us to make use of fracturing fluid with low polymer charge by reducing its cost and causing minor damage to its formation;
Better distribution along the fracture, having better conductivities;
It facilitates the flowback of the fracturing fluid from low permeability gas formations, allowing the use of low polymeric loads on fracturing fluids;
It promotes Gravel Pack pumping in extended reach and long horizontal wells, due to its low density, allowing lower pressures and flow rates, considerably increasing the operational  windows for pressuring treatment.
It enables pumping Gravel-Pack with ICD - Inflow Control Device.
Terra Viva Proppants
Terra Viva head office is located in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Our plant is located in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, both in the Southeast of Brazil.

Terra Viva has become the first Brazilian ultralightweight proppants factory. It was founded at the year of 2004, initially centered on research and development of new ultralightweight proppants technologies.

What is Fracking?
It is a term used for hydraulic fracturing, that is the main process of stimulation and filling wells to increase oil and gas extraction and production.
Our Proppant:
The commercial name for Terra Viva’s ultra lightweight proppant is BIOPROP®. .

Terra Viva Proppant
Primary Industrialization
It is estimated that 40% of the wells drilled in the world are stimulated by hydraulic fracturing (“Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing”, SPE).
The U.S. National Petroleum Council estimates that hydraulic fracturing will eventually account for nearly 70% of natural gas development in North America.
Gas production from tight sandstone reservoirs made up 26 percent of US gas production in 2010. Production from shales made up another 23 percent of US gas production, so that massive hydraulic fracturing made possible 49 percent of US gas production in 2010 (US Energy Information Administration, United States Annual Energy Outlook 2012, p.208.)
Mass Equivalency
For a 160 ft fracture length, 100 ft height and 0,12 in width:
Environmental Impact
Highly ecological product, using renewable materials;
What is Proppant?
It is one of the
used in



After some years of research, BIOPROP® (Ultralightweight proppant of high mechanical resistance) was developed with technical support from UNICAMP (Campinas University - Campinas - SP) and CENPES (PETROBRAS Reserch Center), conceived under highly ecological standards. Therefore, this product has as its main diferential the idea of being a damage-free product achieving  a highly operational performance level, since it makes use of renewable raw material.
The year of 2009 was a milestone success for Terra Viva Proppants after starting BIOPROP® industrial scale production.
Encourages medium and small farmers producers.

We are finalizing a project of a braind new
product with a lot more resistance to tempera-
ture and pressure.
Final Product: BIOPROP®
Sand (1.6 Bulk D.): 14,400 kg (31,752 lb)
Ceramics (1.84 Bulk D): 16,560 kg (36,515 lb)
Bauxite (2.0 Bulk D.): 18,000 kg (39,690 lb)
(0.74 Bulk D.): 6.660 kg (14,553 lb)

Business Objective
Having a new plant overseas to produce this new product.

Why USA?
- Due to the strategic market location/ Cutting Edge technological advances in terms of equipments and specialized workforce;

- The strong dependence of oil and gas production on hydraulic fracturing technology.
About 1.7 million fractures have been performed in the oil industry, to the present day.
Hydraulic fracturing has been seen as one of the key methods of extracting unconventional oil and gas resources. According to the International Energy Agency, the remaining technically recoverable resources of shale gas are estimated to amount to 208 trillion cubic meters and tight gas to 76 trillion cubic meters.
In the United States, 45% of domestic natural gas production and 17% of oil production would be lost within 5 years without usage of hydraulic fracturing ( IHS Global Insight, ”Measuring the Economic and Energy Impacts of Proposals to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing”, 2009)
According to the World Bank, as of November 2012, the increased gas production due to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the US had driven US gas prices down to less than one-third of natural gas prices in Europe, and to one-fifth of natural gas prices in Japan.
Words Of Experts
Experts of hydraulic fracturing touted its potential to make the United States the world's largest oil producer and an energy leader, a feat it achieved in November 2012, having already surpassed Russia as the world's leading gas producer (Paul Ames,30 May 2013, "Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?“)
In 2012, the International Energy Agency projected that the United States, now the world's third-largest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia and Russia, will see such an increase in oil from shales that the US will become the world's top oil producer by 2020.
Experts say that hydraulic fracturing would give the United States energy independence (Rich Miller, Asjylyn Loder and Jim Polson, February 7, 2012, "Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer“)

Phones: +55 21 2711-1527 / +55 21 9425-2324
The Product

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