Bed load proppant transport during slickwater hydraulic fracturing: insights from comparisons between published laboratory data and correlations for sediment and pipeline slurry transport

  title={Bed load proppant transport during slickwater hydraulic fracturing: insights from comparisons between published laboratory data and correlations for sediment and pipeline slurry transport},
  author={Mark W. McClure},
  journal={Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering},
  • M. McClure
  • Published 2016
  • Physics, Geology, Chemistry
  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Abstract Bed load transport is the movement of particles along the top of a bed through rolling, saltation, and suspension created by turbulent lift above the bed surface. Based on experimental work, early investigators suggested that bed load transport may be an important mechanism during field scale hydraulic fracturing. However, later studies suggested that bed load transport is much more important in the laboratory than at field scale because the rate of bed load transport does not scale… Expand
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