Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #333 | July 28, 2021

There continues to be very positive news from the oilfield services sector.  Someday it will trickle down to the frac sand segment too, and you want to position yourself to be able to take advantage of those opportunities.  Join us at the largest frac sand event of the year to build the relationships you need to succeed!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Oilfield service companies anticipate multi-year recovery from pandemic

Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger reported higher revenues during the second quarter as more economies reopened with the rollout of coronavirus vaccines, buoying demand for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Making the Most of the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

A couple of years ago we recorded a short video to help people get the most out of the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The advice provided in the video is still valid, so we thought we would encourage you to take another look at it to help you make this conference the best one of 2021.

Schlumberger posts $431 million profit in second quarter

Schlumberger turned a profit in the second quarter as drilling activity continued to rebound from the pandemic-driven oil bust.

Oxy’s D&C Trends In Focus (Operator Spotlight)

Infill Thinking spotlights Oxy’s drilling and completions program.

Hotel Room Block Cut-Off Date Approaching

Those attending the 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference should be sure to book their rooms at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center before the room block cut-off date. Our discounted group rate of $219 per night is only guaranteed until August 25, 2021.

Custom Built Frac Sand Drying Systems by Tarmac

Nat Gas Prices Are Ripping. Gas Basin Rig Count Not Moving… Yet.

So in this week’s rig count spotlight, we take a look at gas prices vs. rig counts in the big two US basins – Appalachia and Haynesville.

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico established a new monthly record in June 2021

Natural gas pipeline exports from the U.S. to Mexico surpassed 7 billion cubic feet per day on multiple days during June, the EIA said.

All Eyes On Haynesville & Appalachia Frac Fleet Count As Gas Prices Surge

The key question now, assuming the bullish commodity price backdrop continues, is how the D&C programs of Haynesville and Appalachia E&Ps react.

IAC Frac Sand Support

Limited spots available at this year’s frac sand golf outing!

We have fewer than 40 spots still open for golfers, and because the venue already has several other tournaments going on at the same time, we will be unable to add any golfers beyond our current group size.

An Interesting Will Power Test Emerges For Gassy E&Ps

How long will E&P activity shrug off the commodity price tape? How will shale gas E&Ps spend the cash flow windfall they are getting in this tape?

Select Energy Services Invests In Driver Safety

Select Energy Services, a leading provider of water and chemical solutions, has a fleet of roughly 2,000 trucks nationwide.

CDE Finds Solution for Argentinian Frac Sand Plant

Limited infrastructure and resources meant that La Chola required a highly efficient, modular, and small footprint solution that would help maximize product yield at the lowest possible operational cost.

Update On Vaca Muerta Silos

This week, we learned that a second SandBank is rolling out to go to Argentina.

10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Worker shortage hampers pandemic recovery for North Dakota oil industry

North Dakota's top oil regulator said Tuesday the number of frack crews operating in the state is far below what the industry would expect at current price levels.

North Dakota oil output 'flat as a pancake' amid frack crew shortage

A North Dakota regulator says the state’s oil output is “flat as a pancake” due a lack of crews available to frack wells.

They Patented a Better SandBox — Obviousness IPRs

An analysis of a court’s decision regarding Oren Tech vs. Proppant Express.

Advertiser Space Available

Silica sands is now a thing; here’s why, and what to look for in a producer

Awareness of silica sands amongst Australian investors continues to grow despite being a commodity that is not usually associated with being in high demand or hard to find.

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. Announces Closing of US $1 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

Investment helps finance their turn away from frac sand to producing silica sand for solar panels.

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