Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #337 | August 25, 2021

Exciting outlook for fracking world in Texas and developments on the international stage! Rig counts are looking to increase in the Permian and Haynesville, and growth continues in the Vaca Muerta.


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And now, the news…




This Week's News

More Upside Lies Ahead for Permian Drilling Activity

The latest data is that the Permian rig count is likely to continue edging higher into 4Q21 and move higher in 2022 as well.

Haynesville Shale Resurgence – How Long Will It Last?

In 2021 the Haynesville shale in Texas and Louisiana has taken off. A look into what has changed, whether this surge will continue, and for how long.

Reminder about the Frac Sand Asset Showcase

Reminder that the Petroleum Connection will be holding a Frac Sand Asset Showcase on September 15, 2021 at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center.

Three Thought Provoking Things Pressure Pumpers Said About Sand Recently

Catching up on frac sand mentions in recent pressure pumper market commentary, three things stood out as some of the more interesting things pumpers have said.

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Argentina: Neuquén exceeded 200,000 barrels of oil per day

Article in Spanish discussing July’s production reached the highest levels in 17 years in the Vaca Muerta.

Why Sand Pumped Matters More Than Any Thing Else In Shale

Lium Research recently constructed a new database tying real time shale activity to production volumes of oil and gas to show why sand pumped is the number to watch.

ConocoPhillips-backed Solaris readies IPO with sustainability pitch

It has pledged that 60% of the water it provides for fracking will be recycled by 2022, up from 42.1% in 2020.

Another Catalyst for More Belly Dumps In The Sand Patch?

Today, Solaris unveiled in a video update with a bucket elevator loading system for top filling their silos.

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UK: Union Jack Oil and Europa Boosted as Wressle Field Hits Target Rate

The Wressle oil field has produced at its targeted rate of 500 barrels in testing in the UK.

US E&P M&A Cools In 3Q After 2Q Bonanza. Deal Sprint Before Year-End Coming?

2Q21 was the busiest quarter for US E&P deal flow since we started keeping track of significant E&P M&A transactions in 2017.

Argentina: A New Union Era In Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

After almost 40 years at the helm of what is today Argentina’s most influential oil and natural gas workers union, Guillermo Pereyra has decided to hand over the reins to a successor, Marcelo Rucci.

State rejects Aera's appeal on Kern frack jobs

Newsom administration rejected an appeal by Aera Energy to frack wells in western Kern County, CA.

Reality Will Trump Narratives On The Energy Transition Path

Discussion about how transition to renewable energy is not feasible according to the EIA goals.

Chart: Combined Oil and Gas Price and Total US Land Rig Count

Interesting chart from Audis Byrd on LinkedIn.

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