Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #217 | May 1, 2019

This Week's News

Reflecting On A Once-In-A-Lifetime Local Frac Sand Rush

Price is a powerful lever. And falling sand prices have extended payback periods for new greenfield frac sand plants. What does this mean for interest in building new plants? In...

Energy And Optimism - They Still Go Together

I’m not an analyst. I'm not a well-regarded energy expert. I own a pneumatic sand trucking company, and listen politely and clap at the conferences when the speakers refer to...

Upcoming Eagle Ford In-Basin Frac Sand Mine Startups To Watch

What can Eagle Ford frac sand customers and suppliers expect for the rest of 2019 on the local sand greenfield front? We’ve rounded up data on the next round of...

Source Energy Services Path To Profitability

Source Energy Services Ltd. produces, supplies, and distributes Northern White frac sand used primarily in oil and gas exploration and production in Western Canada and the United States. On 31...

EU Proppant Provider Petro Welt Technologies AG Reports Weaker Performance

In 2018 the leading oil companies in the Russian Federation continued to put pressure on prices in oilfield services, especially in fracturing. This trend is similar for the most part...

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...

Analyst: Sell Restructuring Emerge Energy And Buy A Frac Sand Leader In Hi-Crush

Emerge Energy Services LP has had a tough week as it has entered into a debt restructuring settlement with its lenders at the expense of its unitholders after it filed...

Occidental CEO Says She Will Prevail In Bidding War For Sought-After Oil Driller Anadarko. Here’s Why

Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub said Wednesday her company can squeeze the best results out of Anadarko Petroleum’s wells in the top U.S. shale basin, making Occidental a better acquirer...

What Oxy’s Competing Bid Means For The Tight Oil M&A Landscape

When Chevron bid for Anadarko two weeks ago, the first line of Infill Thinking’s newsletter that day underscored the importance of Oxy’s failed bid...

Chevron Posts Earnings Beat On Aggressive Expansion In Permian Basin

Chevron reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 before markets opened on April 26. CVX posted earnings per share of $1.39, beating Wall Street consensus expectations of...

Halliburton: Bumping Along The Bottom, Better Days Lie Ahead

Halliburton's stock has yo-yo'd since striking a multi-year low in Dec. of last year. In spite of recent gains in the oil price that should build confidence in investors, the...

Interested In Buying Or Selling A Frac Sand Mine?

The Petroleum Connection can work on behalf of companies to confidentially reach out to other parties to see if there is an opportunity to pursue a transaction. Those interested in...

Trucks Playing Larger Role In LNG Deliveries From Texas

Not all liquefied natural gas exports leave the United States on giant ships from the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Coast. Some of them get delivered by 18-wheelers to meet...

CN Reports Solid Q1-2019 Financial Results With Strong Top-Line Growth

CN today reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. “I’m pleased that the CN team continued to deliver very solid results during the...

Drilling Down: Boom Times In Texas’ Least Populated County

A drilling boom is under way in the least populated county in Texas. Loving County, population 134, has become a top destination for oil and natural gas drillers. So far...

10 Frac People On The Move

We take a look at some notable comings and goings. The frac talent pool continues to play musical chairs.

Primary Vision Welcomes Energy Analyst Mark Rossano

Today, Primary Vision announced the hiring of Mark Rossano as a Contributing Writer. His role will include writing a monthly piece on the state of U.S. shale. Primary Vision has...

Lifelines For A Frac Designer

If you need a frac design I am happy to provide one. About 25 years ago, during one of the first times I was sitting a frac job, I was...

Interesting MicroProppant Datapoint: Increased Interest In “Blended Hundred Mesh”?

Ultra-fine proppant has been in and out of the news for the past several years without a real inflection in traction in completion design. Will that fact pattern change in...

Clikia Enters Into LOI With Wisconsin Airport, With An Eye Toward Serving Frac Sand Companies

Clikia Corp. announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent with a Wisconsin general aviation airport for the establishment of the company’s planned charter and maintenance headquarters...

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...

UK Fracking Dream Fades Under Regulation

Britain’s quest to tap domestic supplies of shale gas is looking increasingly bleak as the government’s liaison between the industry and local communities resigned after just six months in the...

UK Fracking Company Third Energy Sells Business

Third Energy was given approval to carry out fracking at its site near Kirby Misperton, in Ryedale, in 2016. However, the operation failed to get consent from the government and...

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