Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #182 | August 29, 2018

This Week's News

Report: Texas Oil Exploration Driving 'Extreme' Demand for Frac Sand

Domestic drilling for oil and natural gas is expected to drive “extreme” demand for the frac sand prevalent throughout western Wisconsin.

Sponsorships Sold Out for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection today announced that all sponsorships are sold out for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. “We're seeing even more excitement than usual around...

Black Mountain Sand Announces Expansion Into the Mid-Continent; Solidifies Position as Largest In-Basin Frac Sand Provider in the Nation

Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based in-basin frac sand provider, announced today expansion into Western Oklahoma’s Mid-Continent. Construction is now underway on its sixth mine, the first outside Texas. Once fully...

Black Mountain Expanding Frack Sand Operations into Anadarko Basin

Black Mountain Expanding Frack Sand Operations into Anadarko Basin

Private Companies Have Leveraged In-Basin Exposure To Take Frac Sand Market Share

Cross currents could buffet market share positions in the months ahead as NWS cedes share to local sand. In this update, we take a look at year-over-year changes in market...

CST Industries Celebrates 125th Anniversary, Partners With The Petroleum Connection

The Petroleum Connection today announced CST Industries as a platinum sponsor of the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, being held October 23-26, 2018, in San Antonio.

Sandbox Logistics, LLC v. Proppant Express Investments, LLC Et Al

Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor...

CIG Fires The First Shots In A Brand New Last Mile Logistics Dispute… And Gets A Volley Back

We obtained and review new pleadings in the public record with implications for frac sand’s last mile logistics market this morning. We also exclusively received a statement in response from...

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Appoints Yvonne L. Fletcher as Senior Vice President, Finance

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc., a leading independent provider of supply chain management and logistics solutions designed to drive efficiencies and reduce costs for the oil and natural gas industry, today...

Room Block Information for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply and Logistics Conference

The room block for the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference is sold out at the JW Marriott. The Petroleum Connection has set up additional room blocks at...

Whiting Petroleum Says Reducing Proppant in Bakken Wells, Bucking Trend

While increasing the use of proppant during completions has been typical among oil producers over the past several years, Whiting Petroleum CEO Brad Holly says his company has managed to...

ProPetro Is Driving Efficiencies Through Zipper Fracs And Regional Sand Usage

ProPetro is delivering strong earnings and net income, similar in ways seen by peers Mammoth Energy and Keane Group. Yet, PUMP is seeing no major buying activity in its shares,...

New Well Highlights from Bakken, Marcellus, Anadarko, and Wolfcamp

The AUSTIN 154-90-27-22H-1 had an initial production rate of 1073 bbl of oil, 570 MMcf of gas, and 341 bbl of water. Drilled at a depth of 9,420-ft, the 10,509-ft...

La Crosse Company Looking to Build Sand Fracking Mine in Wood Co. Town

A company from the La Crosse area is looking to build a sand fracking mine in the Town of Rock, which is southwest of Marshfield in Wood County.

Zombie Plants, Dual Dials Turning, NWS Concessions, And More Industry Reaction To “Shifting Sands” Questions

Since releasing this list of new questions to ponder in the current frac sand environment a couple days ago, we have had a constructive dialog with many industry contacts regarding...

Moms Miss Out on Oil Boom With Permian Short of Day Care

The West Texas sun is still hours away from rising, and the line at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland is already forming.

Canadian Liberals Promise Status Quo on Fracking Moratorium

New Brunswick's Liberal leader says the party will maintain the status quo on hydraulic fracturing if re-elected next month.

Low-Risk Exploration The Key To Success In The Congo

The Tilapia well will be drilled to an intended total depth of 2,700 meters with completion expected in 64 days. The Well targets multiple horizons including the shallow R1/R2 sands...

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