Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #199 | December 26, 2018

This Week's News

The Top Infill Thinking Updates Of The Year 2018

During a busy 2018, Infill Thinking shipped approximately 100 e-newsletters, issued upwards of 350 research updates, and hosted 7 member meet-ups around the oilfield. Membership on increased 50% in...

2018 Is A Year For The Record Books

In the previous Unconventional Yearbook, Stratas Advisors presented 2018 growth estimates of 18% for U.S. unconventional resources, calling for average production of 16.6 MMboe/d for the year. With 2017 and...

Pictures From The 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Visit to see a selection of pictures from the 7th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. Contact Pete Cook ([email protected]) to request access to a much larger selection...

Interview: DrillingInfo's Allen Gilmer On Sand, Sequencing, Industry Update

Hart Energy: Have we found a "recipe" for sand volumes? Allen Gilmer: I think there's a recipe that people are satisfied with. Is it optimized? Probably not. Are there huge...

If Covia Is Correct That Use Of NWS Results In 16% Higher EUR's What Does It Mean To The Bottom Line?

The downturn in 2016 forced E&Ps to focus more on costs. Rail missteps, delays in building or expanding mines in the Upper Midwest due to permitting and legal issues, and...

U.S. Silica And Liberty Oilfield Services Announce Resolution Of Legal Dispute

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. and Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. announced today that they have a settled an intellectual property lawsuit and related counterclaims involving U.S. Silica's Sandbox Logistics unit...

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Transload Truncation – Devon Squeezes Oklahoma Terminal

We break down the latest renegotiation in the frac sand industry, one of many we believe are either culminating or ongoing as a volatile year winds down...

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Kingfisher Contract Amendment

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. SOI, -1.72% announced today an amendment to the contract with its primary customer at the Company's transloading facility in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The amended contract (1) reduces...

Falling Oil Prices Are Not The Only Thing Bridling Upstream Valuations

Oil prices have taken a tumble the past three months. On December 17th, they fell below $50, corresponding with a larger market downturn. Compared to the S&P 500, valuations of...

One Last DSL Headline Before The Year Is Out: CBD Attacks TCP Lapse

Environmental protection groups are seizing upon a lapse in a legal compromise (a lapse that Infill Thinking broke the news about five weeks ago) in their latest effort to apply...

What Is The Correlation Between EUR's And Conductivity?

It has been long recognized that the best natural sand for use as proppant in hydraulic fracturing is composed of mono-crystalline quartz grains that have undergone millions of years of...

Anadarko Basin Crude Production, Frac Sand & The SCOOP-STACK

In 2017, the Energy Information Administration recognized the Mid-Continent's Anadarko Basin among the top U.S. shale plays––mainly driven by production gains enjoyed in the SCOOP and STACK production areas.

Proposal To Launch New Monthly Frac Sand Prices

Fastmarkets IM launched its first frac sand price in September 2018. This price, for Northern white frac sand, 20/40 mesh, API, EXW Wisconsin, $/short ton, was well received but feedback...

Musings On Frac Sand Hauling From The Cab Of A Small Carrier

It isn't always easy being small in a big space, but in the frac sand trucking business, small isn't always bad, either...

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