Big Oil Looking for a Career Change?

A recent article in the Houston Chronicle is entitled “Big Oil Goes Looking for a Career Change“. And earlier this week we had their article “Energy Transition Could Spur $111 Billion in Oil Divestments.” For years we have heard about how “big oil” is shifting to renewables. Most, if not all, of the supermajors have […]

Attend or Not Attend the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference?

Should you register for the largest frac sand conference of the year? Will anyone be there? Will my company allow me to go? Will it be safe? These are all legitimate questions being faced by the frac sand industry right now. With only two months until the largest industry event of the year, the questions […]

Frac Sand Silos and Load-Out Bundle for Sale

There is a used load-out system available for sale in Texas. The package includes two scales, silo structures, and four 200-ton silos. It is being sold as a package, so please do not inquire about buying a portion of it. Contact Pete Cook ( for the price and, if you are interested, an introduction to […]

Marketing to the Frac Sand Industry

Do you have goods or services to sell to the frac sand industry? If you would rather not wait until the November conference to get in front of the industry, or if you would like to do an advertising campaign leading up to the conference, you might consider putting a banner ad in the Frac […]

Remarkable Rystad Energy Report on the “Effect of Sand Type on Well Productivity”

With all of the bankruptcy news, a recent report has received little fanfare in the frac sand industry, but I think the report is worth notice.  Rystad Energy was commissioned by the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association to “perform an objective analysis on the operators that have switched away from NWS to see whether there has […]

Webinar Announcement: Frac Sand Asset Acquisition and Disposition

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce a new webinar.  Join us at 12pm Central time on Thursday, July 23rd as we discuss “Frac Sand Asset Acquisition and Disposition”.   There is a lot of high quality used frac sand equipment becoming available.  This webinar will help buyers ask the right questions regarding which equipment […]

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 ( 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.