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Hydraulic Fracturing

LWP has developed a low cost proppant with application for shallow unconventional oil and gas wells.

LWP’s high end ceramic proppants are engineered for unconventional oil and gas wells that are often deeper than two kilometres.

 

Low Cost

The current low oil and gas prices means producers are directing their energy on the reduction of drilling and production costs, even sacrificing maximising production and longevity in some cases.

High Strength

Ceramic proppants are designed to withstand the high pressures and heat of deep oil and gas wells. LWP ceramic proppants are made from fly-ash whereas other manufacturers use bauxite and/or kaolin clay as their primary feedstock.

Proppant Types

Proppants are a sand-like commodity, which are a major input and cost item in the hydraulic fracturing of unconventional oil and gas wells. Proppants are pumped into an oil and gas well under pressure to ‘prop’ open the tiny fractures created in hydrocarbon-bearing shale and conventional rocks during hydraulic fracturing, to allow oil and gas to flow from the fractures.

Traditional ceramic proppants are made from bauxite and/or kaolin clay. LWP Technologies’ ceramic proppants are manufactured primarily from fly-ash, which is a by‐product of coal fired power stations. The Company is of the view that its unique proppant product has the potential to lead the industry due to:

  • the widespread abundant availability of fly-ash;
  • the ultra light weight of fly-ash proppants;
  • the ability to modify the LWP’s technology to compete in multiple markets;
  • LWP proppants feature high conductivity, and are able to withstand very high pressures of deep wells to keep the fractures open and the oil and gas flowing; and
  • LWP Technologies’ proppants have been certified to meet or exceed both the American Petroleum Institute standards and the ISO standards.

Bauxite

Clay

Sand

Fly-Ash

LWP Proppants Test Results

View the LWP Proppants and test results reports validating that LWP proppants meet or exceed the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards and ISO Standards.

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LWP Pilot Plant

Located in Brisbane, Eastern Australia, LWP’s Pilot Plant has a notional production capacity of 3,000 tons/year, which has been purpose built to prove the Company’s technology can be scaled up from lab scale to commercial scale. Construction was completed in May 2015, commissioning completed August 2015 and production of fly ash proppants began in the third quarter of 2015.

By December 2015 improvements in product quality and consistency from internal test results gave management the confidence that the proppants produced in the Pilot Plant were approximately matching results that had previously been achieved under laboratory conditions and were sent for external testing at expert laboratories in the USA.

Test results obtained in January and February 2016 validated that LWP’s technology is able to be scaled up in a production environment.

In fact the results obtained from their testing reports were outstanding with the Stimlab reports showing that their Lightweight Proppants had easily met the requirements of the ISO 13503-2 Standards to be considered a Tier One Ceramic Proppant.

Proppant Market

Manufacturer Primary Feedstock Size Sale Price (Pound) Compressive Strength Bulk density Pounds of proppants Proppant Cost per well $ Savings per well* % Savings per well
U.S Manufactured Light Weight Ceramic Proppant Kaolin Clay 20/40 $0.20 7,500 psi 1.56 6,000,000 $1,200,000 -$692,308 -58%
Chinese Manufactured Immediate Strength Ceramic Proppant Bauxite 20/40 $0.20 10,000 psi 1.88 7,230,769 $1.446.154 -603,077 -42%
U.S Manufactured Intermediate Strength Ceramic Proppant Bauxite 20/40 $0.22 10,000 psi 1.88 7,230,769 $1,590,769 -747,692 -47%
LWP Light Weight High Strength Ceramic Proppant Fly Ash 20/40 $0.16 11,000 psi 1.37 5,269,231 $843,077
LWP Light Weight Mid Strength Ceramic Proppant Fly Ash 20/40 $0.10 7,000 psi 1.32 5,076,923 $507,692

DISCLAIMER: The above estimates are preliminary and based on certain assumptions and projections made on behalf of the company in good faith. They are given here for illustrative purposes and are not to be relied upon for any purpose. While the company's management considers them reasonable, these estimates are subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that these estimates can or will be realised, and the company's actual performance may vary from the estimates and such variations may be material. No representation, warranty, or guarantee of any nature is being given by or on behalf of the company regarding future performance or financial results.

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