Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #301 | December 9, 2020

Pretty quiet week for frac sand news.  These days, no news is good news!  Have a great rest of the week.
And now, the news…

This Week's News

A Microproppant Mill Lands In The Eagle Ford

Victory Mineral Trading’s new proppant mill arrived on location in the Eagle Ford about a month ago -- the project was over a year in the making...

Hi-Crush Inc. Announces Appointment of New Leadership Team

Hi-Crush announced that its Board of Directors has appointed a new executive team to manage the Company's next phase of growth...

Jeremy Snell from Capital Sand Proppants Named to the Forbes Business Development Council

Forbes Business Development Council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level sales and business development executives...


Chart for Q3 total employee-hours reported to MSHA for frac sand operations in selected sand producing regions

6 sand facilities reported employee-hours in West Texas (Permian), and 29 facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Both regions show significant decreases in hours Y-O-Y...

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Collaboration with Amazon Web Services to Develop Data Analytics and Machine Learning Platform

Amazon Web Services and Solaris to provide its customers greater insights into oilfield data, including materials and storage usage, trend analysis, equipment and performance analytics, and predictive maintenance features...

Boots On The Ground Frac Hauling Thoughts From A Dusty Texas Lease Road

Infill Thinking’s member guest post comes to you directly from a dusty Permian lease road, where our contributor Isaiah Martinez is driving around chasing sand loads this week...

Halliburton to Deploy New Supply Chain Model

Accenture will help Halliburton to accelerate its digital supply chain transformation and support digitalization within its manufacturing function, Halliburton reported...

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Demand signals to drive oil prices

The crude oil market this week will look to data from the EIA to find support for a rally that pushed the international benchmark Brent crude close to $50 per barrel, analysts said...

Just Add Water: Why US Shale’s Next Big Supply-Chain Revolution Is Wet Sand

That might mean mines of the future could be made small enough to follow operators as they sail slowly across their vast acreages...

Oil-field services sector adds 2,665 jobs in November

The oil-field services sector added 2,665 jobs in November, the third-straight month of gains, in a sign that drilling and production activity is rising again...

Demand for Sand

Sand and gravel is being extracted from the Earth at record rates. 335 million tonnes and 330 million tonnes of industrial sand and gravel were dug up in 2018 and 2019, respectively, most of it in the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey...

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