The Antrim shale in the Michigan Basin has been a horizon of much interest to operators in recent years. However, sand flowback into tubing and casing sometimes impedes well production by plugging artificial lift pumps used to unload water from the Antrim formation. This paper explores a way to control sand flowback in a well during production by placing epoxy-coated sand in the fracture. A stream of catalyzed liquid epoxy resin is added to the blending tub containing surfactant, fracturing sand, and fracturing gel to achieve the processes.

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