05501275 is referenced by 273 patents and cites 16 patents.

The addition of fibrous mixtures in intimate mixtures with particulates for fracturing and gravel packing decreases or eliminates the undesirable flowback of proppant or formation fines while stabilizing the sand pack and lowering the demand for high polymer loadings in the placement fluids. Fibers are useful for forming a porous pack in the subterranean formation. In some cases, channels or fingers of void spaces with reduced concentrations of proppant may be introduced into the proppant pack.

Title
Control of particulate flowback in subterranean wells
Application Number
42978
Publication Number
5501275
Application Date
March 2, 1995
Publication Date
March 26, 1996
Inventor
Vernon G Constien
Sperry
OK, US
Jean Pierre Feraud
Tulsa
OK, US
Paul R Howard
Tulsa
OK, US
Roger J Card
Tulsa
OK, US
Agent
John E Vick Jr
Assignee
Dowell a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/267
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