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16 | August 2018 | hartenergy.com HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: KEY PLAYERS Calfrac Well Services Calfrac Well Services is an independent provider of specialized oilfi eld services, including hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, cementing and other well stimula- tion services. The company offers a non-damaging synthetic friction reducer that exhibits support characteristics for higher proppant concentrations. The com- pany also offers diverter technology, slickwater solutions for fresh and high total dissolved solids brine applications and all traditional industry applications of gel-based, crosslink and energized fracturing needs. Treatment types and additives (such as surfactants, biocides and diverters) can be customized for operational, treatment and production objectives. Calfrac operates in the major basins in the U.S. including in the Bakken, Rockies, Niobrara, Eagle Ford, Permian, Marcellus and Utica. Operations in Canada service the Viking, Cardium, Deep Basin, Montney and Duvernay. Calfrac's HSE program includes procedures to ensure it meets or exceeds all applicable HSE regulations. The company develops and tests technologies that are designed to boost efficiency, reduce water consumption and minimize risk to the environment, according to the company. Additionally, regional laboratories are positioned in locations to ensure direct support is available to customers and at the well site. Calfrac's supply chain, logistics optimization and asset management strategy includes access to sand mines and terminals, long-term leases on private rail cars, barges and trucks, access to unit train facilities and third-party transloads as well as field storage for last-mile product management. CARBO CARBO is a technology and services provider that focuses on integrating technol- ogies to provide engineered solutions that help E&P operators design, build and optimize a fracture. The company's proppants include ultraconductive ceramic proppant, high-transport proppant, microproppant, ceramic proppant, resin-coated proppant and sand proppant. CARBO also offers proppant-delivered production assurance, fl ow enhancement and fracture evaluation as well as biodegradable diversion ball sealers and proppant pack consolidation technology. The company also provides fracture software and fracture consulting services. In 2017 CARBO designed a technology that improves the ability to detect the location of proppants in the reservoir. "QUANTUM quantified propped reser- voir volume imaging offers far-field fracture imaging that shows actual proppant location," according to an article that appeared in E&P magazine in July 2017, at which time the method was still in the field trial phase. "The program also assists in understanding well drainage and spacing, stage and perforation cluster spacing, vertical fracture coverage and the impact of fracture design changes." Covia Holdings Corp. Covia is the result of the June merger between Unimin Corp. and Fairmount Santrol. Covia, a minerals and materials solutions provider, has 36 million tons of proppant capacity, more than 50 million tons of total capacity and more than 1.4 billion of reserves. The company's products range from raw min- erals to highly engineered products like resins, custom blends, resin-coated sands, Propel SSP and DustShield. Propel SSP proppant transport technology "props open the fracture from wellbore to tip, maximizing the fracture surface area to increase hydrocarbon production," according to the company. The technology is designed to "eliminate additives, including guar, crosslinkers and friction reducers for increased hydraulic fracturing efficiency using a simplified fluid system." 16 | August 2018 | hartenergy.com Meritorious Engineering Awards Enter your Product or Technology Today at MEAENTRY.com All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2019 Hart Energy Honors Engineering Excellence Questions? Please contact MEAinfo@hartenergy.com.

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