Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #312 | February 24, 2021

We have some great articles in the Frac Sand Weekly News Digest this issue!  From getting Permian sand back online to fracking innovations to fundraising…plenty to read…so let’s get to it!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Texas Sand Crunch – Permian Gas Delivery Is Back, But Big Challenges Remain

Originally expected to be in effect through Tuesday, the gas delivery restrictions to mines were lifted a bit earlier than expected. On Sunday, Permian mines received calls from West Texas Gas greenlighting their dyers.

Strong Predictions Help Boost Crude

Oil rose to near $62 a barrel with investment banks and traders predicting that the market’s rally can go further.

After Loan Default, Jordan Sands Property Could be Sold for $8M

A court-appointed receiver is asking to sell Jordan Sands quarry property for $8 million to help settle the company’s default on a $22 million loan.

TerraPoint Frac Sand Auction

Simul-Frac Buzz Builds – A Simple, Yet Powerful Step Change In Shale

In this report at the start of the year, Infill Thinking wrote that simul-fracs would be the dominant frac efficiency innovation in 2021 (to the point of becoming a disruptive frac innovation).

Freeze Shuts Fracking Down in Biggest U.S. Shale Basins

Fracking in America’s biggest shale basins went dark as 70% of U.S. completion crews waited for an historic freeze to thaw out before they could return to work.

Sand Icicles & Frozen Hoses – Texas Frac Not Thawing Out Yet… (Photos from the Field)

Here are some sent in by Infill Thinking members depicting the depths of this hard freeze in the Permian.

6th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

Miners Find Investment Boost in Crowdfunding for Venture Capital

Crowdfunding is an innovation that is slowly catching up with the mining industry.

VRX Silica Works Toward Signing Asian Customers as Demand for Sand Keeps Rising

As silica sand rapidly gains recognition as a commodity on the move, VRX Silica is preparing to capitalize on the situation.

In the UK, Fracking Moratorium Doesn’t Cover “Proppant Squeeze” Technique

The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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Rosneft Develops Innovative Projects in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Rosneft United Research and Development Center is the flagship institute of the R&D complex of Rosneft, the largest Russian oil company. Developing promising technologies for oil refining and petrochemistry (including developing plymer proppants), the Center's scientists implement strategic projects based on an in-depth analysis of current trends in developing the oil and gas industry.

Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs Make Inroads Into Fracking Operations In Shale Oil And Gas.

But tech-savvy consultants have appeared on the scene, parlaying all sorts of new ideas and processes to improve fracking operations…including microproppants (10 times smaller than 100 mesh!).

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