Frac Sand to the Rescue in the Race for COVID-19 Vaccine?

Several recent articles regarding the work being done to find a vaccine for COVID-19 have references to a potential bottleneck being a shortage in silica sand, which is used to make medical vials.  Um, I think I know where we can find an abundance of silica sand just sitting there waiting to be used…how about […]

Frac Sand Dryers and Screeners Needed. Mobile and Mini Plants Available

If you have some used dryers and screeners available, please contact Pete Cook (pcook@petroleumconnection.com) to learn more about some opportunities to dispose of those assets.  Along the same lines, if you are in the market for dryers, screeners, mobile processing units, mini plants, and other equipment, please contact Pete for introductions to sellers.

Golf Outing at the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Golf Outing at the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference has been moved to the afternoon of Friday, September 18.  With a shotgun start at 2pm, players will have plenty of time to wrap up at the conference itself before finishing the week with a relaxing […]

Spreading the Word Regarding New Career Opportunities

During this particularly difficult time for the oil & gas sector many of our colleagues are looking for new career opportunities. We’d like to help. If your company has opportunities available anywhere in the frac sand supply chain, please feel free to send me links to those opportunities. I will include a list of opportunities (with links) […]

Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum Postponed

The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum has been postponed from April 17 to July 1, 2020.  Due to the coronavirus complications, travel restrictions, CDC recommendations, and other reasons, we decided that it was in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone it.  The event will be back at […]

Used Mobile Sand Plant Available for Sale

This GH Rapid Set Plant is capable of processing 985,500 tons a year.   The plant was newly built and deployed in 2015. The plant has been maintained extremely well and an equipment maintenance software program has been used to produce periodic maintenance work orders. All recommended manufacturer periodic maintenance has been performed on time over […]

Mobile-Mini Mine Opportunities

Over the past few weeks we have received several inquiries regarding mobile or mini frac sand mine opportunities.  From land deals to equipment design to procurement, there is a lot of interest in this new concept.  If you are involved or interested and would like to touch base on, please shoot me a note and […]

Texas Railroad Commission Announces New Surface Mining Director – an old friend!

It was nice to see that the Texas Railroad Commission has hired Brent Elliott as the new Director of the agency’s Surface Mining & Reclamation Division.  During his time at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Brent was been a longtime attendees and frequent speaker at our frac sand events (and we hope […]