Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #153 | February 7, 2018

This Week's News

Key Takeaways From The Petroleum Connection’s 3rd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

Last Friday, we mixed with 150 attendees at the frac sand industry conference hosted by the Petroleum Connection in Houston. The event was oversubscribed – there was a waiting list of 20+ potential attendees...

USGS: Sand Production Up 36 Percent In 2017; Wisconsin Tops In The Nation

Domestic production of industrial sand increased more than 36 percent in 2017 as Wisconsin again led the nation, according to new numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey...

Report: Sand Production Rebounding Across Wisconsin

New data from the U.S. Geological Survey show the country’s production of industrial sand increased more than 36 percent in 2017 as Wisconsin again led the nation...

Time Will Tell If Texan Sand Can Replace Wisconsin For Frac Markets

Sand miners have invested huge amounts in production in the Permian Basin, but Texan 40/70 mesh frac sand still has to prove itself down-well...

BlackGold Provides $150 Mln To Atlas Sand

Atlas Sand Company, a frac sand reserve holder in West Texas, has secured a $150 million credit facility from BlackGold Capital Management LP. The capital will be used to fund a portion of the ongoing construction of Atlas’ Kermit and Monahans frac sand plants and for general company purposes...

As Eagle Materials Hits Their Commercial Production Ceiling, More Northern White Capacity Is In The Cards

Some key takeaways from the first frac sand supplier report this quarter have read through for the broader frac sand market...

Analyst: Everything Is Falling Into Place For Hi-Crush

Hi-Crush Partners LP is sitting pretty with unique competitive advantages and favorable macro-trends pushing the stock up 48% in the last 6 months. Management has made...

Hydraulically Fractured Wells Lead U.S. Drilling

In 2016, hydraulically fractured horizontal wells accounted for 69 percent of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the U.S. and 83 percent of the...

Permian: Getting To Look Like Saudi Arabia

The U.S.'s Permian Basin is looking like Saudi Arabia, with as much as 1 million barrels of spare oil capacity ready to go into production, according to Nansen Saleri, former head of reservoir management at Saudi Aramco, the world's largest crude exporter...

2018 Oilfield Forecast— Excitement Building For US Oil Companies

Overall, US oilfield operations continued to show improvement over the past year, with crude oil production reaching record levels. 2018 should be even better based on current projections...

Ride Along With Infill Thinking On Day One Of Five In The Sandpatch (Photo Journal)

The sand boom is highly visible out in West Texas. From the silos and dry plants going vertical to the long lines at transload to the boxes parked at every truck stop – frac sand is literally everywhere you look...

Superior Industries Manufactures 210 Ft Road-Portable Telescoping Conveyor

Superior Industries Inc has manufactured a 210 ft (64 m) road-portable telescoping radial stacking conveyor. The TeleStacker® Conveyor was designed and built for a frac sand operation in Texas, US, and is the longest one of its kind...

No Result Ready Yet From Auction For Land Promoted For Its Silica Sand In La Salle

More than seven weeks after bids were due, there are no results available yet from an auction on land advertised as holding millions of tons of silica sand in La Salle...

Acid-Proppant Fracturing Used By Gazprom Neft For The First Time At The Eastern Block Of Orenburgskoye Field

Multi-stage acid-proppant fracturing has been used for the first time by Gazprom Neft, at well No. 1522 in the Eastern block of its Orenburgskoye oil and gas-condensate field...

Florida Senate Panel Ignores Petroleum Industry Pleas, Advances Fracking Ban

A Senate panel on Monday launched the effort to ban fracking in Florida and unanimously ignored pleas from the oil lobby to stop the measure...

France 2 TV Filming Documentary Critical Of Sand Mine

Ynes Vasquez, a resident of the Alanna Heights subdivision just north of Poteet, moved to the area thinking it would be the perfect place to retire. He never dreamed that he and his wife would have to battle dust clouds, loud noises and bright lights at night...

In Basin Sand Trend Jumps Plays, Follows An Infill Thinking Reader Survey Prediction

There’s a new local frac sand mine in the works and it’s important because it marks the spread of the in-basin frac sand rush to a new play – a play our survey last year was very likely to attract new entrants...

As State Sen. Carlos Uresti's Fraud Trial Drags On, One Defrauded Investor's Testimony Could Be Key

State Sen. Carlos Uresti's criminal fraud trial has entered its third week. The case could hinge on the testimony of one of Uresti's former legal clients...

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