Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #171 | June 13, 2018

This Week's News

As Schlumberger’s Permian Mine Opens, Management Pulls Back The Curtain A Bit On Frac Sand Strategy

In a slide deck released this morning, Schlumberger provided some interesting comments on frac sand.

In-Basin Sand Mines Are Sprouting Fast In Texas and Oklahoma

Locally sourced frac sand gets the job done at a discount last week, Alpine Silica, a private supplier of frac sand, announced that it will open two new frac sand...

New Frac Sand Mine Opens To Feed Oil Boom

A Texas sand miner is planning to open a new plant near the small West Texas town of Van Horn near the state's Permian Basin oil field.

Emerge Energy to Build New Facility in the Mid-Continent

Emerge Energy Services LP EMES recently announced plans to expand its in-basin sand operations with a new mining and processing facility, which is located in the Kingfisher County, OK. Superior...

Mapping The Mid-Con – STACK/SCOOP Frac Sand Site Locations

After recent requests from members, we’ve created several different looks at the geographical distribution of Mid-Con frac sand production sites on various maps. Members are welcome to download maps in...

Alpine Silica To Open New Frac Sand Plants In Texas And Oklahoma

Alpine Silica announced two new frac sand projects, one in Van Horn, Texas and the other in Fay, Okla. The company secured nearly 51 million tons of reserves for the...

Huge Sand Mine Expansion Eyed Near Bloomer

Chippewa Sand Co. filed its request in December to expand from its present 176-acre site, which features 142 acres of mining, west of Bloomer in the town of Cooks Valley...

The Haves And Have Nots Of Local Sand

In the wake of the Mid-Con sand rush, we were left wondering just how many US completions will have access to plentiful local sand supply in the years to come.

Carbo Ceramics: A Long Play On U.S. Drilling

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Peru to Make Freight Moves

Peru will pay only $721,903 of a $4.41 million project to overhaul the old railway and reduce truck traffic on Route 251.

Anti-Sand Documentary Features Stories From Hixton, Tomah

Dwight and Ruth Swenson witnessed a bluff disappear next to their property near Hixton in Jackson County. "It feels like an earthquake when they’re blasting," Dwight Swenson said. "The house...

Hi-Crush Contractor Cited After Sand Mine Spill

Federal regulators cited a contractor working at a Trempealeau County frack sand mine after a bulldozer driver was trapped underwater when his vehicle slid into a pond in late May.

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