Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Pete Cook, Editor

Issue #202 | January 16, 2019

This Week's News

Vista Announces Long-Term Frac Sand Supply Agreement With Chesapeake Energy

Vista Proppants and Logistics, LLC, today announced a long-term agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK, +4.40% whereby the Company will supply the industry leading exploration and production company high crush...

Another Day, Another New Chesapeake Vendor

They’re coming in so fast that it’s hard to keep up… don’t worry, we’ve got it documented, mapped, broken down, and analyzed for you here.

Transition Timeline: The Birth Of An Unbundled E&P Showers Sand Firms With Contracts

If you pay close attention to the sand and logistics space, then you have probably noticed that lots of specialized firms are press releasing contracts with one particular operator lately....

Preferred Sands Announces Commercial Opening Of In-Basin Coating Facility In Monahans

Preferred Proppants, LLC announced today that it has commenced commercial operations at its resin coating facility in Monahans, Texas. True to its reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking industry leader,...

U.S. Silica Buys Millen Facility, Expands Capacity

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. purchased a former ceramic proppant facility located in Millen, GA. The facility will be converted in order to manufacture high-end products for the company's Industrial and...

The Saving Grace For Emerge Energy's Bull Thesis

Emerge Energy has seen its stock price climb back in recent weeks as the overall market, and oil, begins to find its footing again. There hasn't been much to report...

Who Does Smart Sand’s Revenue Come From?

In light of recent contract enforcement news, we constructed this time series on a sand producer’s key customers.

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Hi-Crush Prudently Suspends Dividend, Sees Brighter Future Ahead

Hi-Crush Partners is making headlines again in ways investors typically wouldn't prefer, through suspending their dividend. However, I couldn't help but to see the glass half-full, namely because now they...

Of Spending And Sand

Today, we extend our coverage of the 2019 oilfield outlook by responding to a question readers have recently asked us about the addressable market for frac sand.

IAC Strengthens Commitment To Domestic Sourcing

IAC, the leader in the design and construction management of turnkey Frac Sand Plants continues to enhance its commitment to US based sourcing and production. IAC’s state-of-the-art Frac...

What’s Holding Back Argentina’s Shale Revolution? Sand And Oilfield Crews.

Vaca Muerta, the “Dead Cow” shale formation in Argentina’s west, is believed to be one of the largest shale plays globally, “the Argentine Permian”, and the play that can turn...

5 Things To Think About For The 2019 US Oilfield Service Outlook

WTI at $42 on Christmas Eve was something that that almost no one expected on Halloween. The chief debate that oilfield suppliers are grappling with in early-January is how macro...

Proppant Producers Focusing On Texas Operations As Demand Sinks

Emerge Energy Services LP unit Superior Silica has contracted to supply sand from its in-basin mine in San Antonio for Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s growing fracture/completions program in the Eagle Ford...

Antero Resources Is Tapping On The Brakes In 2019

The slump in oil prices is forcing oil and gas producers to take a cautious approach to capital spending in 2019. While many large oil companies are aiming to match...

Fall In Well Completions Deters Frac Sand Purchases

United States-based frac sand producer Hi-Crush's sales plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to lower levels of fracking. On January 7, Hi-Crush reported sales of just 1.97 million...

Last Mile Yard Driveby Confirms Shingle Swap, Closing The Loop On A Recent Infill Thinking Report

In mid-December, Infill Thinking drew a conclusion based on a sighting of physical evidence we observed in the field. This week, we close the loop on that report with additional...

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.

Athabasca Minerals Inc. Montney In-Basin Project Frac Sand Test Results

Athabasca Minerals Inc.announces initial test results for the Montney In-Basin frac sand project.

Cuadrilla Rebuffed In Plea To Relax Fracking Regulations

Cuadrilla Rebuffed In Plea To Relax Fracking Regulations...

Cheshire, UK Sand Quarry Approved Despite Dust And Fracking Concerns

Plans to quarry for silica sand on farmland in Cheshire have been approved by councillors, despite more than 800 objections. Residents and anti-fracking groups campaigned against Sibelco's plans in Cranage...

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