Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #327 | June 16, 2021

We have a variety of frac sand related news this week.  Enjoy!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

New Recruiting Platform Aims To Solve Sand Hauling Headaches…

Trucking has been one of the biggest pain points for the frac supply chain in 2021.

Rystad Energy Releases a Frac Sand Routing Dashboard

Analyze truck drive times and distances from sand mines or transloading sites to live DUC and permit locations and calculate potential sand demand from DUCs and well permits.

Offers Now Being Accepted for Whitehall Frac Sand Plant and Equipment

Bids being accepted through July for large assortment of frac sand equipment.

Del. Court Won't Let Frac Sand Buyer Avoid $48M Obligation

U.S. Well Services is bound by a contract to pay more than $48M for frac sand it never took.

Bullish Trends for Oil Should Continue

Crude oil prices are expected to increase this week on the back of continued economic recovery and the accompanying surge in demand, analysts said.

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Tracking Pioneer Natural Resources’ D&C Program In The Permian

While readers that work for or provide services to these big E&Ps (or pay attention to company disclosures) may know the operator’s current rig count or fleet count, building history on their rigs, fleets, completions, and DUCs comparatively provides a good framework for thinking about each operators’ development program. The interplay of these metrics has predictive power when examined over time.

Shell Mulls Sale of Permian Holdings

Royal Dutch Shell is reviewing its holdings in the largest oil field in the U.S., a possible sale that could raise as much as $10 billion, according to Reuters.

Biggest Foreign Buyers of U.S. Fuel about to Step on the Pedal

Brazil and Mexico are beginning to emerge from the pandemic and that’s boosting demand for road fuel in economies that buy more U.S. gasoline and diesel than any other foreign nation.

The 4 Major US Tight Oil Basins - June 2021 Update

In this monthly report, we will analyze the latest developments in the 4 major US tight oil basins, which includes the Permian, Williston, Eagle Ford and the DJ-Niobrara.

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Eagle Materials Earns Last Laugh on Monday Morning Quarterback

Two years ago we saw Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc., slightly reeling from a fracking sand production play, heed an activist investor’s proposal for a Light Materials (wallboard, paperboard) and Heavy Materials (cement, aggregates, concrete) business split.

Pennsylvania's Gas-Well Revenue Down as Price, Drilling Drop

Pennsylvania's counties and municipal governments will see the lowest level of annual fee revenue they get from Marcellus Shale gas wells, as drilling slowed and prices sank during the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Monday.

2021 Guide to Equipment Leasing: The Elephant in the Room Takes Leave

The U.S. economy and its residents clearly are looking forward to the end of the pandemic era and the opening of the economy.

The Pursuit Of Proppant – Unheralded But Significant Ingredient In Fracking Operations

Proppant-sand quietly became a significant and expensive ingredient of fracking recipes in the shale revolution. But new data from shale wells that used smaller proppant-sand has revealed a significant uplift in gas and oil flowrates.

We’ve Heard this Before: Study: World Set to Hit 'Peak Oil' by 2030 as Energy Majors Shift to Renewables

The world's largest oil and gas companies increased investment in clean energy by 34% in 2020, despite a 6% fall in global energy demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

Australia: Perpetual Resources Completes Stage Three Aircore Drilling Targeting Premium White Sand at Beharra

The program targeted the premium, high-value white sand horizon, with results aimed at delineating a reserve classification for the first 10 years of white sand only production.

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