Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #214 | April 10, 2019

This Week's News

Trump Heads To Houston Wednesday To Boost Oil And Gas Sector

President Donald Trump will travel to Houston Wednesday to announce executive orders aimed at speeding up pipeline and other energy projects and expanding oil and natural gas production, a senior...

Live From New York… It’s A Notable Datapoint On South Texas Local Sand Adoption

We learned that an operator had some very nice things to say about local sand to their investors in New York on Tuesday morning… Check out why this is notable...

Of Sand & Water 10 Key Themes In Infill Thinking’s 1Q19 Research Stream

2019 got off to a shaky start in the US onshore oilfield service business (largely due to macro volatility into year end). But as 1Q played out and WTI rallied,...

Wayfinder Begins Commissioning 'Big Molly', The Nearest Frac Sand Facility To The Duvernay

Wayfinder Corp. announced today that the company has started commissioning its new frac sand extraction and processing operation, which is now Alberta's closest regional silica sand facility to the Duvernay...

Hi-Crush Is Preparing For A Breakout

It's do or die time for Hi-Crush Partners LP as its unitholders vote on a C-Corp conversion from a MLP is coming up on April 11, 2019. Regardless of the...

Permian Sandpatch Scattershooting: 5 Market Datapoints That Matter

After a relatively quiet couple of weeks in the frac sand marketplace, chatter in the channels we check has picked back up a bit. Here are five things that matter...

After 70% Crash In Stocks, Some Frack-Sand Miners Are Desperate

For the last six years, Kevin Bowen has made good money selling sand to shale frackers who use it for drilling. It was hard not to. The industry has been...

Frack Sand Miners Feel The Pain As Sand Prices Continue To Sink

The price of West Texas sand is expected to drop nearly 20% to ~$30/ton compared with last year, according to Rystad Energy, as the U.S. frack sand industry is swimming...

Everything Has Changed, Part 3 - The Frac Sand Revolution

A primary focus of E&Ps during the Shale Era has been driving down the cost of drilling and completing wells — doing so lowers producers’ break-even costs and increases their...

The Six Factors That Drive Efficiency And Effectiveness In Frac Sand Sourcing

Our IndustryVoice article gave you some insights about the top four factors to consider when you’re selecting a frac sand supplier, but there are two more factors we think you’ll...

Additional Frac Sand Related Domain Names For Sale

As you may know, having key words within your url helps with online search results. The following frac sand related domain names are available for sale at $1500 per site:

Cabot Rides Industry Shale Trends

US independent Cabot Oil & Gas expects to ride the industry trend toward longer laterals and more proppant in both the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shales plays, chief executive Dan...

‘Really Smart Guys’ Push To Make Biggest Oilfield Even Bigger

Standing at the center of the prolific Permian Basin, Scott Hodges explains how the future of the world’s largest oil field may very well depend on what he calls jokingly...

Eagle Ford Drilling Permits Were Filed At The Fastest Rate In Two Years During 1Q19

In this week’s regular weekly rig count update, we zoom in on a leading indicator for drilling activity in the Eagle Ford shale...

Pressure Pumpers Giddy Up In U.S. Onshore, Increase Horsepower

Ending a sluggish start to the year, pressure pumpers are increasing their horsepower work in Lower 48 formations, particularly in the Haynesville Shale, which may lead to a tighter market...

Expanded Room Block For The 8TH Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce that they have expanded the room block at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort for the 8thAnnual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference...

Appetite For Building Materials Break-Ups Returns Focus To CRH

News of the arrival of Cevian on the share register at CRH broke two months ago and perhaps unsurprisingly has gone quiet ever since. The Swedish activist shareholder is known...

Badger Mining Recognized For Best 401(k) Plan In Nation

Badger Mining Corporation was recognized as the 401(k) Plan Sponsor of the Year at an awards banquet in New York City at the end of March. This national honor, awarded...

Dow Wins Record Five 2019 Edison Awards For Breakthrough Technologies, Including One For Resin-Coated Proppant

Five breakthrough technologies from Dow were recognized with prestigious Edison Awards on April 4, 2019, setting a record for the company. The winners, selected from thousands of nominees, were announced...

Town Of Rock Planning Commission Approves Sand Mine Recommendation

The Town of Rock Planning Commission approved a recommendation for the proposed Coulee Frac Sand mine to be located at the corner of MacArthur Dr. and County Road V North...

19th Century Rule Can't Cover Fracking, Pa. Justices Told

A Pennsylvania family urged the state’s highest court Wednesday to find that the so-called rule of capture, a 150-year-old legal doctrine that shields drillers from liability when a well taps...

Event: Frac Sand Mining Health Research Public Forum

Join Professor Crispin Pierce and UW-Eau Claire student researchers to discuss ongoing research into the air quality effects of frac sand mining. Then, engage with Public Lab and the Sentinel...

In The UK, Fracking Earthquake Rules Should Be Extended To Other Onshore Oil And Gas Operations, MPs Told

The risk of earthquakes from well operations such as acidisation, water reinjection and pressure release should be controlled in the same way as fracking, a parliamentary meeting heard today.

The World’s Biggest Shale Field Is On The Brink Of An M&A Boom

Cowboy boots and turquoise belt buckles are giving way to smart suits and silk ties as the world’s biggest shale oil field prepares for mergers. As oil executives from across...

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