Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #204 | January 30, 2019

This Week's News

US Shale Oil Production To Rise To Record In February

U.S. oil output from seven major shale forU.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by nearly 63,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in February to a...

Outback Rumors, Polar Vortex, New Boxes?, WTX Toll Road Idea, +1 Unbundled E&P, B-Train Feedback, Blend & Extend, & More…

Eight quick hits crossed our desk early this week that are too important to ignore but didn’t quite warrant a full post. So here’s eight for the price of one!...

Hi-Crush Announces Integrated Agreement For Northern White Frac Sand With CNX Resources

Hi-Crush Partners LP HCLP today announced that it has entered into a new, long-term frac sand supply agreement for the in-basin purchase of Northern White frac sand to support CNX...

Hi-Crush Reopens One Mine, Closes Another; Cites Shifting Demand For Frac Sand

One of Wisconsin’s largest frac sand producers has reopened one mine while idling another. Hi-Crush Partners said Thursday it had resumed operations at its facility in Whitehall, which was idled...

Hi-Crush Switches US Frac Sand Capacity To Better Serve US Northeast Customers

Hi-Crush has resumed operations at its idled facility in Whitehall, Wisconsin, while also shuttering operations at its works in Augusta in the same US state, switching its export capacity toward...

As Frac Sand Earnings Season Begins, Sentiment And Pricing Are Scraping The Bottom

What do you expect during frac sand earnings season? Here’s what we expect…

Optimizing Your Frac Sand Operations Today... Maximize Your Gains Tomorrow

Join us on Tuesday, February 12 for a free webinar designed to help frac sand facility personnel understand how to troubleshoot the bottlenecks preventing them from achieving desired tonnage and...

High Roller Keeps Rolling… Meet The New Old Permian Dune Sand Miner

Construction is in the advanced stages on two new High Roller Sand plants, a story that broke first here back in September. This week, we got the latest scoop on...

Minnesota Supreme Court Arguments Over Frac Sand Ban

All sides have now staked out their arguments in a Minnesota Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of Winona County’s ban on new frac sand mines. The final written arguments...

Oilfield Services Companies Face Another Tough Slog

Weatherford International’s stock is trading below $1 a share. Schlumberger expects growth in its shale business to flatten or decline. General Electric reduced its ownership stake of Baker Hughes. Halliburton’s...

Tunable Technology Improves Operational Efficiency In The Eagle Ford

As the development of unconventional reservoirs in North America has increased, hydraulic fracturing operations have evolved. Today, operators are looking for efficiency gains, not just from equipment, but across the...

Aggressive Dune Sand Adoption Has Practically Carved UP’s Frac Sand Carloads In Half

Big but not surprising. That’s how we’d characterize the UP’s frac sand news this week. We break it down, providing plenty of Infill Thinking context for reference.

Canadian Premium Sand Provides An Operational Update

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. is pleased to provide an operational update of important achievements relating to the development of its Wanipigow Sand Extraction Project north of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well...

Athabasca Minerals Acquires Interest In Duvernay Frac Sand Project

Athabasca Minerals INC. aquires interest in duvernay frac sand project. Athabasca Minerals entered into agreement to aguire ownership of private alberta corp that holds duvernay frac sand project in alberta.

In Other News… People On The Move, Building Spec Frac HHP?? EOG’s Bet Pays Off, The Brady Bunch, & Davos Datapoints…

In addition to the in-depth Infill Thinking research updates published this week, 7 quick hits crossed our desk that we believe are worth a mention. So here are some digestible...

Upbeat Earnings Lifts Energy Sector For A Higher Start

The energy sector is poised for a higher start, supported by strength in the crude complex and U.S. stock index futures. Upbea t earnings lifted market optimism this morning, which...

The Haynesville: A Natural Gas Bellwether

The Texas-Louisiana Salt Basin, and in particular the Haynesville Shale, is a prolific dry natural gas play in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana strategically located near petrochemical complexes and LNG...

Insight: Shales On It In 2019

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on the prior year. Data is fresh and watercooler contests are shaping up. As such, Stratas Advisors decided...

Some Infill Thinking Member Feedback On The Potential Last Mile Bill And An Intriguing B-Train Photo

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Infill Thinking readers are the smartest folks in the industry. Following our exclusive, investigative report earlier this week on draft legislation that...

Frac Water Demand In US Skyrockets

The demand for frac water in the United States is about to skyrocket, according to new research by Rystad Energy. While U.S. shale oil production is hitting record levels, Rystad...

Water Needed For Hydraulic Fracking Has More Than Doubled

The amount of water needed for hydraulic fracturing operations has more than doubled in recent years and is slated to top 6 billion barrels in 2021, the consultancy Rystad Energy...

Joint Venture To Provide Water Services To University Lands In Permian Basin

University Lands has awarded a contract to a Houston-based joint venture to provide water services to oil and natural gas operations on 167,000 acres of state-owned lands in the Permian...

Water Stations, Property, Business Opportunity In Kermit

A Kermit-based water station, plus 38 acres of land and structures are on the market. The property has approximately 38 acres for sale. The buyer would be purchasing the land,...

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