Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #196 | December 5, 2018

This Week's News

Sand, Water Logistics Shift into High Gear

Other than water, there is very little in the world more boring than sand. Yet, both have captured the attention of the oil and gas industry for their role as...

Permian Local Frac Sand's Triple Double

Throughout 2018, Infill Thinking has regularly surveyed production at local frac sand mines across the Permian mine-by-mine. In this update we show how effective supply has grown this year and...

Callon Petroleum Margins Seen Improving From Local Sand Usage In The Delaware

Callon Petroleum, like many E&Ps, is seeing oil production exceed expectations due to efficiencies being gained. This trend is expected to continue as CPE moves to pad development in the...

Frac Sand Mines Available In Kermit

Those interested in opening a frac sand mine (or existing mines looking for additional capacity) should be aware of two opportunities in Kermit, Texas: 3000 acres for Sale. Just back...

Before Local Sand Started Trending, This Haynesville Producer Established A Beachhead

We recently had an opportunity to tour a local sand mine in Louisiana and learn from a management team who got their start in developing in-basin sand before it became...

Proppant Inventories Swell

Prior to 3Q18 earnings season, we singled out inventory trends for the frac sand producers as an underappreciated financial metric worth keeping an eye on. While many analysts do a...

Analyst: This Company's Bold Claim Shows it is Ready to Dominate the Frac Sand Industry

U.S. Silica is backing up the bona-fides of its business model by guaranteeing its customers on-time deliveries, or U.S. Silica will foot the bill.

Rental Natural Gas Power Systems Speed New Frac Sand Mines To Market

Until recently, the sands of the Permian Basin were considered near-worthless. That was until oil companies found that the more sand they pumped into the well, the higher the production....

EOG Resources Operates Comfortably At $40 Oil

EOG Resources is a best of breed E&P operator that most know as a household name. Delivering net income of $1.2 billion during the third quarter of 2018 is a...

Pounding (lbs.) Sand can Increase Efficiency and Profits

Hydraulic fracturing or "fracing" is the process used to access hydrocarbon deposits in the oil and gas fields across North America. An important material component used in fracing is industrial...

Infill Thinking's 2019 Last Mile Preview: Wet Sand Fracs, Leapfrogging, Micro-Optimization, The 'New New Gen' Solutions, Hauling Inflation, and more...

Infill Thinking previews key themes for 2019 that could influence last mile logistics for completions across the Lower 48. In this piece they share eight more themes with big implications

Infill Thinking's 2019 Last Mile Preview: Compression, Judgement Day, Silica Valley, Replacement Fatigue, Pneumatics, and more...

Previewing key themes for 2019 that will help shape and influence last mile logistics for completions across the Lower 48. In this piece, we address how frac crew efficiency gains...

Corps Looks for Willing Sellers for Dredging Needs

Some 10 or so landowners around Wabasha have received letters with a gentle request: Think about selling, please. The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent...

Drilling Becomes Standardized While Completions Get Customized

Oilfield services look to 2019 with some firm trends in place. Rig operators are consolidating and standardizing their fleets with premium machines now that day rates are covering the cost...

Rystad Shale Analyst Details New Decline Curve Forecast Model

Rystad Energy's Alexandre Ramos-Peon, a senior analyst for the energy analytics firm, has released new input on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in shale well decline curves....

In Full Swing: North America's Crude Prices and Changing Takeaway Capacity

The first half of 2018 saw crude production continuing to rise in North America. US crude exports are also on the rise, but ample production growth and constrained takeaway capacity...

U.S. Silica Donates Over $7,000 to Lamesa Fire Rescue for Emergency Rescue Equipment

U.S. Silica donated $7,315 to Lamesa Fire Rescue for the purchase of a specialty trailer, designed to allow a firefighter to safely enter a confined space and perform a rescue...

Judge: Let DNR Review Case Before Plaintiffs Can Bring Wetlands Lawsuit

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources overstepped its authority by reviewing an administrative law judge's ruling on a permit for a controversial...

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. Enters Into Economic Participation Agreement With Hollow Water First Nation

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an Economic Participation Agreement with Hollow Water First Nation for the Company's Wanipigow Silica Sand Extraction...

UK High Court to Hear Latest Legal Challenge to Fracking in Lancashire

Friends Of The Earth is challenging the Environment Agency's decision to grant Cuadrilla a permit to frack at its Preston New Road site.

Australian PM Morrison's Right Hand Man Lashes Australian Securities And Investments Commission For Going Easy On Suspect Directors Of Proppant Company

Australia's corporate regulator will not take any action against directors linked to alleged undisclosed share placements, stock price manipulation and misleading statements at an ASX-listed company that caused investors to...

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