Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #155 | February 21, 2018

This Week's News

Preferred’s Monahans Frac Sand Plant Is On Track To Open Next Week

A couple weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit the construction site of Preferred Sands Monahans Frac Sand Plant. We met with the company’s president and the Monahans...

Apollo Joins Texas Fracking Sand Rush In Deal For Fort Worth Company

As drillers are getting back to work, sand used for the hydraulic fracturing of wells is growing in demand and attracting a new wave of investments...

CIG Logistics Acquires SANDSTORM® Last Mile/Well Site Storage Solution

CIG Logistics announced today that it has acquired the SANDSTORM product suite from Propell Oilfield Equipment, a TYCROP company...

Badger Mining’s “Plant Of The Future” Is Forming In The Dunes Of West Texas

Last week, we visited the construction site of Badger Mining Corporation’s new Permian Basin frac sand plant.We toured the location with project manager Dan Koxlien to get a feel for the company’s timeline and future plans...

Frac Sand Barge Facility Near Pittsburgh Gets $638K Grant to Expand

While we don’t (yet) have hard numbers for how many shale wells were drilled in the Marcellus/Utica in 2017 versus 2016 and 2015, we’re pretty sure the 2017 number went up–a lot...

Fontaine Introduces Versatile Twist Lock Trailers For Frac Sand Haulers

Fontaine, the leading brand and recognized technology leader in the platform trailer industry, is pleased to announce the release of two new trailers designed to handle the demands of frac sand haulers...

A Perfect Sandstorm Has Started A “Run On The Bank” In The US Completions Supply Chain

Last week, first Schlumberger and then Halliburton issued US onshore profit warnings for their completions businesses. Halliburton explicitly cited the frac sand supply crunch caused by railroad downtime as the primary culprit...

Frack Sand Delays To Hurt Halliburton's First-Quarter Earnings

U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton's first-quarter earnings will be reduced by 10 cents per share due to delays in deliveries of sand used in fracking, Chief Financial Officer Christopher Weber said on Thursday...

Cold Weather Stalls North American Frac Sand Supply

Cold weather has hit frac sand shipments from parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota in the United States, the source of the high-crush-strength northern white sand preferred by drillers...

Emerge Energy Services LP Responds To Industry-Wide Railroad Service Issues

Emerge Energy Services LP today announced that its subsidiary Superior Silica Sands LLC has issued a response to the recent announcements made by leading oilfield service companies regarding railroad service issues. As noted by these leading oilfield service companies, harsh...

Transportation Shortage Derails Canadian Producers’ Grain Shipments

A rail car shortage is leaving grain and oil shipments grounded in the Prairies, resulting in delayed crop payments for farmers and dropping crude oil prices...

Rail Crunch Leaves Oil, Wheat Stranded Out on Canada’s Prairies

Farmers wait months to deliver grain to elevators due to competition for limited rail cars – shortfall comes amid growing demand from other sectors, including frac sand and crude oil...

Anyone Remember Guar? The 1Q18 Sand-By-Rail Crisis Is Kinda Like That…

The guar shortage five years ago provides a useful framework for thinking about the latest completions supply chain crisis...

Select Sands Completes New Private Road From Sandtown Quarry To Federal Highway

Select Sands Corp. is pleased to announce, as part of its plans to improve logistics and create better efficiencies, the company has completed a new private road to gain direct access to a recently rebuilt Federal Highway from its producing Sandtown Quarry in Arkansas...

Smart Sand Is Still In A Holding Pattern On Permian Plant Construction

This week at an investor conference, Smart Sand discussed their latest thoughts on building an in-basin plant in the Permian...

Better Days Ahead, As Industry Sits On Brink Of Recovery

The past year has been marked by rising rig counts, rising oil prices, and rising oil and gas production. The worst of the downturn that struck the E&P sector in 2014 is over...

Silos, Rise! We Happened Upon A Rare Sight In West Texas Last Week…

When back in West Texas, we always make time to drive slowly up and down the I-20 frontage roads between Midland and Odessa...

Drillinginfo's Allen Gilmer Talks Oil Patch Trends

Allen Gilmer, Drillinginfo's co-founder and executive chair, sat down with Hart Energy Video Reporter Jessica Morales at the recent NAPE Summit in downtown Houston to discuss developments for U.S. oil and gas producers...

Infill Thinking’s Hi Crush Conference Call Highlights

This morning we lived blogged the Hi Crush conference call providing Infill Thinking visitors with a real-time bullet point list of takeaways. With the call ended, the live blog is done and here are our final notes from the call...

10 Ways To Play The Oil Patch

Energy stocks fell sharply in the recent market correction and have lagged the general market’s rebound since. Despite a retreat in oil prices, many experts maintain a bullish longer-term view...

ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shales

While the deep freeze that ushered in 2018 across much of the U.S. spiked record gas prices in the Northeast, operators targeting the low-cost Marcellus and Utica shales are more emboldened with the prospect...

BrandAMP: Don’t Settle For A Conventional Well Design

Behind the booming growth in shale production is a conflict felt by every E&P company; extracting more oil and gas from each well is no longer enough as the market demands that production gains be tied to a lower cost per barrel. Industry wide, trend behavior has driven...

Lawyers Make Final Arguments In Uresti Fraud Trial

Prosecutors and defense lawyers today laid out their final arguments in the month long fraud trial of San Antonio State Senator Carlos Uresti, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports...

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