Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #235 | September 4, 2019

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Light week for articles on frac sand, but I guess that is because everyone is getting ready for the conference. See you in San Antonio!

This Week's News

What Does The Future Hold For Northern White Sand?

The 8th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference will provide a panel discussion on “What Does the Future Hold for Northern White Sand?”. The panel will include...

Of ‘Quartz’ You Can Pump In-Basin Sand In The Permian (Guest Post)

We first learned that Wood Mackenzie had conducted an independent study on the performance of local sand downhole in a tweet from Robert Clarke, the firm’s...

Monarch Silica Is Ramping In The Eagle Ford (Eagle Ford Stops Along The Road)

Last week during our Eagle Ford market intel gathering trip (see big picture highlights here), we stopped by the Monarch Silica frac sand...

Read The Letter A Big Sand Hauler Sent To Permian Customers Drawing A Line In The Sand This Week

This week, a very large carrier that hauls frac sand sent an important letter to customers. This has big market implications for the frac supply chain. In the letter, the company’s president….

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What's Your Take On The Frac Sand Market?

What's your take on the frac sand market? Peter Cook always puts on a great conference and this should be another one! Look forward to seeing you in San Antonio.

Oil And Gas Bankruptcies Grow As Investors Lose Appetite for Shale

Bankruptcies are rising in the U.S. oil patch as Wall Street’s disaffection with shale companies reverberates through the industry. Twenty-six U.S. oil-and-gas producers including Sanchez...

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Concho Sells Permian Assets To Houston's Spur Energy For $925M

Midland's Concho Resources said Tuesday it will sell its more mature Permian Basin assets in New Mexico for $925 million to the Houston startup Spur Energy Partners. Concho, which has struggled financially of late, will use the funds to cut down on debt and initiate a share buyback program to help...

Frac Sand Plus Water Availability Increase Demand For Quality Control. What Gets Pumped In Your Hole?

Frac sand plus water availability increase demand for quality control. What gets pumped in your hole?


Summary Of Energent Group’s “Ask the Analyst” For July:

Operators in the #Permian have seen the bottleneck situation improve in the 1H 2019 mainly due to two new crude oil pipelines coming into the service: Magellan Midstream Partners’s BridgeTex II expansion (40,000 bbl/d) and Enterprise...

Permian Space Race: Satellites Become Latest Tool For Competitive Shale Play

At least a half dozen energy data firms are offering satellite imaging of the 75,000-square mile oil field to provide intelligence...

VRX Silica BFS Values Arrowsmith North Project At Conservative $242.3 Million

VRX Silica Ltd (ASX:VRX) rocketed 12% in morning trade after releasing a bankable feasibility study (BFS) for one of three of its key silica sand assets, Arrowsmith North. The BFS, which demonstrates exceptional...

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New Proppant-Sized Microchip Technology Could Make Fracking Cheaper, Easier On Environment

Now, University of Kansas researchers have earned a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy in partnership with the Houston-based E&P company EOG Resources and in collaboration...

Interesting Article On Small Scale Silica Sand Mining In Africa

AST Sand Mines’ Van Dykspruit quarry is on the doorstep of Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in Gauteng. Cullinan is currently expanding...

Why The Periodic Table Of Elements Is More Important Than Ever

The inventor Buckminster Fuller once described technological progress as “ephemeralization.” Sunbeams and breezes are replacing coal and oil as energy sources, brands are more important than buildings to corporations, and fiat money...

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