Permian Pearl™ Sand/Kermit Operations Technical Data

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The Kermit facility has an annual production capacity of 3 million tons of high-quality Permian Pearl frac sand. Sourced from active eolian sand dunes of the Quaternary period, Kermit’s natural proppant is very well sorted with a high quartz content. Constant reworking by West Texas winds have left only the strongest grains.


Established 2017
3.0 Million Ton Capacity
15,000 Ton Silo Storage

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Permian Pearl Primary Proppant Grade

Typical Properties100 M
13503-2/API RP 19C-50+140
Particle Size Distribution, mm
Percent in Size95.1%
Mean Particle Diameter, mm0.189
Median Particle Diameter (MPD), mm0.181
Solubility in 12:3 HCI/HF for 0.5 HR @ 150º F (% Weight Loss)2.9
Turbidity (NTU)115
Bulk Density (g/cm3)1.49
Bulk Density (lb/ft3)92.93
API Crush Analysis (% Fines) 4 lb/ft2 @ 11,000 psi7.9
API Crush Analysis (% Fines) 4 lb/ft2 @ 12,000 psi10.6

Conductivity (md-ft)

Permeability (darcy)

Long-Term Conductivity and Permeability 2% KCL Between Ohio Sandstone at 150°F for 50 hr Per Stress

Zero Pack Width: 0.250 in. Bulk Density: 1.47 g/cm3
Stress (psi) 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000
Conductivity (md-ft) 503 249 104 45 17 7
Zero Pack Width: 0.250 in. Bulk Density: 1.47 g/cm3
Stress (psi) 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000
Permeability (darcy) 26 14 6 3 1 0
Width (in.) 0.229 0.221 0.211 0.203 0.196 0.190

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Silica Sand Danger: This product has been classified following the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals Criteria as a Category 1A Carcinogen, Category 1 Specific Target Organ Toxicity (following repeated exposures), and Category 2B Eye Irritant. For Industrial Use Only. Avoid creating dust when handling, using or storing product. Do not breathe dust. Prolonged exposure to dust may cause delayed lung injury (silicosis). Read Material Safety Data Sheet before using and follow OSHA or other applicable health and safety standards for crystalline silica/quartz.