Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #320 | April 21, 2021

There is plenty of interesting news for the frac sand industry this week.  And that means there is a lot to keep an eye on…simul-fracs, wet sand, unwashed sand, road safety, etc.  We’re also going to test a “Survey of the Week” concept where readers can provide quick feedback on a topic of interest.  Please provide us your feedback on the general concept and on the specific survey.  If you have a survey question to suggest, please just shoot a note to [email protected] with a suggestion.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Unwashed Frac Sand on Frac sites in Texas!

Crisp Supply Chain Solutions was enlisted by a direct sourcing E&Ps to join a collaborative effort to explore the possibilities of utilizing unwashed frac sand on a historic completions project in Texas for the last 2 weeks.

Graph of Frac Sand Demand

Westwood Energy graph on proppant consumption 2014 – 2023.

New App-Based Sand Hauler to Watch… Plus 6 Other Notable “Research Quick Hits” In The Frac Supply Chain…

Another roundup of some interesting frac sand sector research quick hits for Infill Thinking members. They start off with four last mile developments before moving on to finish with three frac sand points.

Brent Near $67 with Dollar Dipping and India Virus Case Surging

Oil steadied near $67 a barrel as the benefits of a weaker dollar were offset by the sweep of the coronavirus pandemic across key importer India.

Frac Sand Survey of the Day!

Please take this quick, two-question survey about what issues may have the largest impact on your business in the next 12 months.

IAC Opens New Monahans Pffice

Putting E&P Spending Seasonality On Steroids? (Simulfrac Series)

The simulfrac trend is spreading fast in shale, and rightly so given the efficiency gains it promises to deliver.

Pioneer CEO Sheffield Warns of OPEC Price War if U.S. Shale Output Surges

Sheffield predicts overall U.S. production will rise at a 2%-3% annual rate, with most of the increases coming from the Permian Basin - where Pioneer is one of the largest producers - while all other shale fields will decline.

Surging Midland Basin Seismicity Is An Underappreciated Oilfield Trend To Watch

Earthquakes on the Delaware side of the Permian have been widely discussed for years, but Midland Basin seismicity has only just begun to heat up.

10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Looking into The Crystal Ball on Eagle Ford Drilling Trends

Infill Thinking takes a look at the Eagle Ford drilling outlook.

CN Bids $33.7B for Kansas City Southern, Tops $25B Proposal

A bidding war is breaking out for Kansas City Southern, with Canadian National Railway making a $33.7 billion cash-and-stock offer for the railway. The bid trumps a $25 billion cash-and-stock proposal made by Canadian Pacific last month.

Anton Stimulation Group is Hired by Warburg Energy for Frack Job in Shanxi Province, China

This marks the first time for Anton to serve Warburg Energy, a reputable gas company in North China.

The Crude Life Podcast: “Play Hard Work Hard Episode 67: Keep America Beautiful, Frac Sand Emissions, Libra Mind Skipping And Potatoes Of Inclusion”

Hour two of the show talks to someone from Specialized Desanders, and they wrap up with an interview with Ron Gusek from Liberty.

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