Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #334 | August 4, 2021

The frac sand industry seems to be getting back on its feet.  Plenty of positive news from across the industry this week!  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone at the 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in a little over a month.  Please note that the hotel room block is only guaranteed through August 15th!  With GrapeFest in town the same week, hotel rooms might be hard to find, so book your room (and your conference registration) this week!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Smart Sand Announces New Long-Term Proppant Supply Contract

Smart Sand announced that it has entered into a new multi-year Master Product Purchase Agreement with EQT Production Company.

Detmar Logistics Reserves 300 Hyliion Hypertruck ERX Units

With the goal to expand its electrification, the San Antonio-based fleet placed an initial order of 10 Hyliion Hybrid Electric units earlier this spring.

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Permian Sand Mines Heating Up, Figuratively Speaking

Second quarter operating hours are public now in the US mining sector, including for frac sand mines.

Mammoth Energy Services Sees Ramp-Up in Energy Industry

"In our energy businesses, improved commodities pricing is generating some positive industry movement and increased equipment utilization as we are ramping up to put a second hydraulic fracturing fleet to work in mid-August," Chief Executive Officer Arty Straehla said. "We are also beginning to experience increased market activity in our sand business."

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Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Adjusted EBITDA of $6.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Hotel Room Block Cut-Off Date Approaching

If you plan on attending the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, book your room now as rooms might be hard to come by in Grapevine that week!

U.S. Silica Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Settled customer dispute and received $128 million of consideration, including $90 million in cash. Second quarter revenue totaled $317.3 million. Overall volumes increased 15% sequentially with growth in both Industrial & Specialty Products and Oil & Gas Segments.

US Silica’s Latest Frac Sand Market Outlook

US Silica provided their 2Q21 results and guidance for 2H21 this morning. Here is a digestible bullet point summary of the key market intel they shared…

Select Sands Increases Sales Volumes for Second Quarter

The Company is pleased to report that its Q2 2021 frac and industrial sand sales were 85,242 tons, representing a 42% increase from Q1 2021 sales of 59,970 tons and a 61% increase from Q4 2020.

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.

The Most Important Things E&Ps Said Last Week…

E&P earnings season got underway last week. With an eye on takeaways relevant to the drilling and completions market, here’s a quick run down of what we heard, operator-by-operator, from 12 of last week’s calls.

The Most Important Things Pressure Pumpers Said This Week…

Smidcap pressure pumper earnings season is underway. Over the past few days, we’ve heard from RPC, Liberty, Patterson-UTI, and Calfrac.

After short break, gasoline prices resume upward march

After retreating last week, gasoline prices resumed their upward march as the rally in oil markets regained momentum.

The Power Of Going All-In On Simulfracing

This week, Ovintiv reported a significant step up in frac efficiency, and record-high sand volumes pumped, citing as the primary driver their near total adoption of simulfrac in the Permian.

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New Port Of West Virginia Moves Forward

The port will have the capability of offloading breakbulk shipping containers, dry goods, aggregate sand and liquids as well as having its own on-site facilities for frac water and wastewater treatment, he said. It will have 6 million gallons of liquid storage capacity.

Australia the ‘lucky country’ in the silica sand race

“Australia has several quality silica sand projects that are either in production or progressing through the exploration and development process,” he continued.

VRX Silica moves to engineering design stage at Arrowsmith North

The company, in its latest quarterly report, says that the next stage for its Arrowsmith North silica sand project will be to issue tender specifications for processing equipment so that those can be supplied as soon as possible after a decision to mine is made.

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