Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #158 | March 14, 2018

This Week's News

Permian Producers Can Halve Sand Costs Through Local Sourcing-Report

Oil producers in the Permian basin could save 40-50 percent on frack sand costs by sourcing it from local basins, market research consultancy Energent said on Thursday...

3 Frac Sand Logistics Quick Hits: People On The Move, Silos Hit The Road, & Another Solution?

The frac sand logistics market is a happening place these days. Here’s a few things we’ve uncovered in the past week or so… Have you seen these yet...

RE-RUN: $3.5 Billion Per Year. That’s How Much Cash Permian Dune Sand Could Save The US E&P Industry

With the transformational impact of in-basin frac sand being written about by some of the mainstream press this week, we figured it’d...

Consultant Firm Sees Seismic Shift In Permian Sand Supply Chain

Not all the frac sand mines proposed for the Permian Basin are online yet, but some operators are already reporting plans to source their sand locally. A study just released by Energent, an energy market research consultancy, supports...

Dramatic Changes To The Supply Of Frac Sand Will Lead To Huge Well Savings In The Permian Basin

Dramatic Changes To the Supply of Frac Sand Will Lead to Huge Well Savings in the Permian Basin...

Plant Construction Updates, A Last Mile Evaluation, A 500 Truck-Per-Day Milestone, And More…

This is our fourth installment of Permian Points – quick notes from our time on the road in West Texas in February...

Frac Sand Market Recovers To Largest Year In History

Proppant demand improved significantly following the two-year decline experienced in 2015-2016. "The significant rebound is a trend we have seen previously, whereby industry downturns are followed by intense demand recovery that often establish new historical...

Drop & Swap Staging, Post-Frac Sweeps, Permian Labs, & “Sandsplants” At The Sand Bar

This is our fifth and final installment of Permian Points (quick notes from the road) from the first of two February trips we made to West Texas to gather on-the-ground market intelligence. Revisit Permian Points 1-4 at the...

America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom

The U.S. is on track to become the world's biggest oil producer, pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly a half century ago. For decades, few expected such a comeback...

Preferred Sands Begins Commercial Operations At Poteet Frac Sand Mine

Preferred Sands begins commercial operations at Poteet frac sand mine...

Solaris Lands Transload Facility Near Kingfisher, OK

Con-struction continues on the first independent, high-speed, unit train-capable transload facility dedicated to large-scale oil plays in central Oklahoma. Solaris Oilfield Infra-structure Inc., of Houston manufactures and provides patented mobile proppant management...

Solaris Pushes The Pedal To The Metal In The Last Mile Arms Race

On Tuesday evening, Solaris reported 4Q17 earnings. On Wednesday morning, we live-blogged our takeaways as we listened to their conference call...

Fairmount Santrol’s Proppant Sales Grew 43.8%

Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol reported the company sold 12.8 million tons of proppants in 2017, Kallanish Energy reports, up 43.8% from 2016, when the company sold 8.9 million tons...

Permian Basin Frac Sand Supply Boom Chiefly Threatens Fine Mesh Prices, Deckard Says

Planned nameplate capacity for sand production exceeds the potential demand for 100 mesh material, but the outlook for coarser grades is seen to be more positive...

The Daily Drilling Report's Oilfield All-Star Portfolio Reviews Several Frac Sand Suppliers For Possible Membership

The frac sand story is pretty well known by now. All over the country huge volumes of sand are being injected into cracks created deep within oil and gas formations to allow hydrocarbons to flow easily into...

Coffee & Capitalism Radio Episode 162: Frac Sand

Small Business USA Interview: Rex Tucker, Compliance Cavalry Tucker describes the frac sand industry and how everyone cut prices over the past three years – everyone but the railraod that is...

USGS Research Indicates Reservoir Sediment Viable For Frac Proppant

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published a recent study suggesting that sediment from the Missouri River Basin could be used a proppant in hydraulic fracturing...

Georgia Fracking Regs Await Governor's Signature, Law On Mining And Drilling Is Set For Its First Update In 40 Years

Legislation setting rules for fracking operations in Georgia is awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal...

Middle-East And Africa Proppants Market Is Expected To Register A CAGR Of 11.52% According To New Research Report

The Middle-East and Africa Proppants Market is Expected to Register a CAGR Of 11.52% By Volume During The Forecast Period, 2018-2023. The market demand for proppants is likely to be driven by the growing industrialization and increased need of energy...

U.S. Shale Production To Climb By 131,000 Barrels A Day This Month, EIA Says

U.S. shale drillers should pump another 131,000 barrels a day from six major plays this month, with the bulk of that coming from Texas' Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, the Energy Department said Monday...

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