Don’t put all Your Eggs in the ESG Basket

ESG is something we talk about often in the oil and gas space, but is the hype waning?   Articles in the WSJ and Bond Buyer highlighted Utah’s decision about ESG: “Utah’s top elected officials demanded on Thursday that S&P Global Ratings cease applying environmental, social, and governance factors to the state through the use […]

Picture this: The 7th Frac Sand Update

    Imagine your Friday with us… (Register here)   Arriving at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Grabbing a mug of coffee and settling in as Thomas Jacob of Rystad presents on the outlook for North American shale and the frac sand market. After that, Mike Smith of the Permian Road Safety Coalition chats with […]

New sand mines are being built!

At the 7th Annual Frac Sand Update, representatives from new sand mines being added throughout the United States will speak about what they are developing and why they are optimistic about the growth in their focused basin.   Eagle Ford: Todd Dollander, President of Live Oak Silica Sands Permian: Steve Brock, the Chief Commerical Officer […]

WISA Technical Meeting on February 16th

Our readers in the Midwest (and anywhere, really) should take a look at the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association’s upcoming Technical Seminar and Membership Meeting, being held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on February 16th. WISA is a great group which has been representing the frac sand industry (promoting fact-based positive dialogue and environmentally sound practices) for […]

Ron Gusek, president of Liberty Oilfield Services, to speak at Feb 18th Frac Sand Update

In 2021, Liberty Oilfield Services had a busy year…   At the tail end of 2020, Liberty and Schlumberger announced today the completion of the contribution of Schlumberger’s onshore hydraulic fracturing business in the United States and Canada (OneStim) to Liberty, including its pressure pumping, pumpdown perforating, and Permian frac sand businesses, in exchange for […]

First Look: The Agenda for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

While still not complete, take a quick look at what is planned for the agenda at the 7th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update: https://petroleumconnection.com/event/sandupdate7/   After such a crazy Q4 and beginning to the year, we have a lot to catch up on:  sand supply & demand, new mines, wet sand, simul-fracs, M&A, trucking, etc.  […]

Wanna Buy a Wash Plant?

There is a 250 TPH Frac Sand Wash Plant available for purchase in Wisconsin.  Priced to sell (as a package, not looking to sell of individual components). Contact Pete Cook ([email protected]) for an introduction to the seller. Here are some of the specs: One 7’ X 16’ Sizetec high frequency Step Deck Wash screen model […]

What’s up with Frac Sand ’22 Supply & Demand?

Okay, welcome to 2022. We have made it, everyone. But the big question on everyone’s mind is figuring out how 2022 will play out. Since we met up in Grapevine last September, things have shifted in the frac sand world. Especially in Texas, the challenge is securing frac sand supply to meet increasing, steady demand. […]

Are You Ready for 2022?

I must be missing something.  Have you not noticed the news reports and articles recently, talking about the record output for the Permian, the shortage of frac sand, and the real problem this is going to be in 2022?  Just in the past few days we have had this article, this news report, and this […]

Simulfracs and Frac Sand

Simulfracs continue to hold the attention of E&P companies (which means they have the attention of the oilfield service companies and everyone in the supply chain!).   They are not for every well or even every operator, but in those scenarios where they can be done, they can save a lot of money. So what are […]