Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #289 | September 16, 2020

What this week’s Frac Sand Digest lacks in quantity is more than makes up for in quality!  Take the time to read through every one of our ten articles this week.  Trust me.  You’ll be glad you did!

This Week's News

Frac Sand Bankruptcy Monitor – 2 Notable New Developments

Two new developments crossed the transom in ongoing frac sand restructuring cases that are worth a mention over the past week or so...

In Other News… Going Broke Ain’t Cheap, Dune-Inspired Sand HQ, Watch The Eagle Ford, Schlumberger High-5s, & More…

These 9 quick hits also crossed the Infill Thinking desk and are worthy of a mention…

Attend or Not Attend the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference?

Should you register for the largest frac sand conference of the year? Will anyone be there? Will my company allow me to go? Will it be safe?  Let’s address these concerns...

Citi has a message for oil bulls: $60 oil to return by 2021

“We’re bullish definitely,” Ed Morse, global head of commodities research at Citi, said in an interview. “In our base case, prices go up because the market balances” and gigantic inventories are drawn down, he said...


EIA Raises 2020 Oil Price Forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has raised its Brent and West Texas Intermediate oil price forecasts for 2020, the organization’s latest short-term energy outlook has revealed...

Why The Big 3 Bundling Push Is Not Going to Work

Infill Thinking sense a renewed push to bundle the completions supply chain budding due to changes in the pressure pumping competitive landscape. And as Charlie Crisp expressed his thoughts on...

More Direct Sourcing Debate Reaction – Historical Context & A New Angle To Consider In Frac Procurement Models

Comments submitted by a smart Infill Thinking member who wishes to remain anonymous. Infill Thinking felt his thoughts, sent to them by email last week in reaction to the renewed direct sourcing debate, were too good not to share...

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Fracking in the Shale Fields Slows for the First Time Since 2017

Frackers are blasting less sand into shale wells for the first time in almost three years as oil explorers adjust to lower oil demand and prices amid the coronavirus pandemic...

Joe Biden plan to end federal oil and gas leasing could 'devastate' New Mexico, study says

 A study released Wednesday by the American Petroleum Institute and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reported the proposed ban could cost New Mexico 62,000 jobs by 2021 and more than $1 billion in federal revenue...

Trade shows will help economic recovery

As debate continues about the next phase of coronavirus response legislation, Congress is considering the Business Events Recovery Act, championed by key House and Senate stakeholders, which includes a tax credit to incentivize attendee and exhibitor participation in trade shows...

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