Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #238 | September 25, 2019

This Week's News

The 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update Website is Live!

Registration and sponsorship is now open for the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update. Join us on January 29, 2020 at The Petroleum Club of Houston to hear from, and network with, industry leaders. Learn more and register here:

Sands Shifting As E&P Players Seek Direct Proppant Supplies

Cost-conscious exploration and production companies in the US are expected to continue directly sourcing sand to use as proppant for well completions, a trend that...

A First Look At The New Supersized Sand Revolution Systems

We have learned more about an engineering tweak of large proportions…

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PropX Prevails in Patent Trial and Appeal Board Ruling Resulting in Invalidation of SandBox Logistics Patent Claims

Proppant Express Investments, LLC today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office through the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated patent claims of a SandBox Logistics, LLC patent.

Paying A Visit To A Sand Team That Tends To Fly Under The Radar (Eagle Ford Stops Along The Road)

During our recent field trip to the Eagle Ford, we met with the seasoned management team of a sand company that tends to fly a bit under the radar. Here is what we learned and saw…

Sponsorship is Now Open for the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Reserve your booth space now for the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference! Booth space will be picked in the order which people sign up for the various levels of sponsorship available. Join us at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio on September 23-25, 2020 for the largest frac sand event of the year! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and sign up here:

Recognizing the difficult conditions in the industry, The Petroleum Connection has dropped prices for most sponsorship levels and for registration. Make the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference the key component of your 2020 budget. And contact Pete Cook ([email protected]) to discuss 2020 marketing packages to include sponsorship at the January event, the big conference, advertising in the Frac Sand Weekly News Digest, and our Frac Sand Webinar Series!

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A Comparison Of Northern White Versus In-Basin Sand

Horizontal well designs have become progressively longer and more intense in terms of proppant usage. Virtually the entire industry has switched from high-permeability...

Changing shipping trends at Winona port

Transporting frac sand was big business at the city of Winona’s docks in 2014. Four-hundred and twenty thousands tons of it were loaded onto barges that year — a full 62 percent of the barge terminal’s business. The next year, the tonnage...

Testing a System Where Machines Decide How Much to Pay a Trucker, and Send a Check

About 16 people can end up touching the paperwork required to move a truckload of water from a well in the Bakken to a salt-water disposal site. Rebecca Hofmann hopes to slash that total to zero as chairman of the Oil and Gas Blockchain Consortium...

Aramco’s Repairs Could Take Months Longer Than Company Anticipates, Contractors Say

The Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is in emergency talks with equipment makers and service providers, offering to pay premium rates for parts and repair work as it attempts a speedy recovery from missile attacks on its largest oil-processing facilities...

Which country kept pace with the U.S. shale revolution?

Unconventional hydrocarbon business has gone from revolution to an evolving production machine in North America. It has changed the world order from global import/export pattern, oil price and OPEC strategy...

How did Shale emergence take place and what is the current situation?

How did Shale emergence take place and what is the current situation? 1. Shale emergence until 2014 was fueled by two external (investment and oil price) and two internal (productivity and cost) factors...


Oil & Gas Awards Names Black Mountain Sand as Frac Sand Supplier of the Year

Thank you Oil & Gas Awards for naming us Frac Sand Supplier of the Year! We are incredibly honored. Congratulations to the other Texas 2019 award winners and your outstanding achievements in health & safety, environmental stewardship and...

Halliburton Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Halliburton Company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, including more than 60 years of service in Argentina. Since its operations began in the country in 1956, Halliburton Argentina has led local oil and gas industry development by introducing new...

Democrat Slams Ocasio-Cortez’s Fracking Claim: ‘We Do Ourselves No Favors When We Ignore Science’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested to her millions of Twitter followers that a “fracking” site she visited was releasing toxic emissions, but experts pointed out that the site is not even fracking, and the video she tweeted about caught heat...

Oilfield Water Industry Update - October 4, 2019 - Houston, TX

Democrats ignore rural voters at their peril (This political article references frac sand mines, so we included it!)

Enough jets fly over my family’s farm in Arcadia, Wisconsin, that I sometimes imagine what the passengers are like and where they are going. They might be eating my neighbor’s chicken or returning to a home full of the furniture...

Superior Industries Sending Conveyors to Argentina for Frac Sand Project

Finally! Here is our first Superior Industries Inc conveyors units, they are going to Argentina to convey frac sand. Proud of our great American and Brazilian team working together, thanks everyone for all support!

Guyanan Silica Sand Company CEO Donates Boat so Students Can Get to School

The students of Dora Primary School on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway will now be able to get to school on time following the donation of a new boat, the Department of Public Information said yesterday...

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