Nick Cook, Editor
Issue #317 | March 31, 2021
Today is the 6th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update. For the sixth year in a row, we are sold out. We have a great lineup of speakers and topics. We look forward to seeing many of you there. If you were not able to attend, please mark your calendars for the biggest frac sand event of the year: The Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. It will be held September 15-17, 2021 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
And now, the news…
Now it’s time to turn our eyes ahead to 2Q21, and we look forward to starting to do that this week at the in-person frac sand conference in Houston hosted by the Petroleum Connection.
The number of wells drilled worldwide is expected to grow by 12 percent to 54,000 wells this year, compared with 46,000 wells last year. While drilling will fall short of the 73,000 wells drilled in 2019, it’s a “healthy recovery,” according to Rystad, a Norwegian energy research firm. However, oil and gas production growth will not be driven by U.S. shale as it had been over the past decade, Rystad said.
Ever since local sand became a thing, the NWS old guard has pushed the quality argument. The argument has some validity to it, as even local sand mine owners will acknowledge (see Liberty’s latest salvo in the debate).
Halliburton Company announced it successfully delivered real-time control of fracture placement while pumping on a multi-well pad using the SmartFleet™ intelligent fracturing system in the Permian Basin.
A judge has ordered the sale of Jordan Sands quarry properties for $8 million to help settle the company’s default on a $22 million loan.
Collecting field samples is an important aspect of QA/QC at the wellsite.
People living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site have reacted with concern following news that the Health and Safety Executive is facing questions from MPs about its monitoring of silica sand.
The UK’s health and safety watchdog is facing questions from MPs over the way it monitored risks from silica sand at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.
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