Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #338 | September 1, 2021

Increasing local mine growth, simul-frac discussions, Canadian growth, and more. Continued growth in the frac sand world this week!


AND we are only two weeks away from the 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in Grapevine! If you’re not registered, you still have time using this link.


It’s almost time, so let us know if you plan to bring a spouse or kids. That way we can get them a name badge to take advantage of the 100+ discounts at Grapevine restaurants and stores! See this link for more information.


And now, the news…




This Week's News

Comparing Basin By Basin Local Sand Activity Trends

Permian vs Eagle Ford vs Haynesville vs MidCon. A look at how fast the labor force is growing in each basin.

Simulfracs and Frac Sand

The 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference will have an introduction, presentation, and panel discussion on simul-fracs.

Going Out On A Limb – Eagle Ford Drilling Growth Prediction

Bold prediction: Eagle Ford rig count will push significantly higher into early-2022.

Frac Sand Asset Showcase!

Don’t forget that the Petroleum Connection will be holding a Frac Sand Asset Showcase on September 15, 2021 at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center.

IAC Frac Sand Support

A First Look At 2023 D&C Activity Expectations

Sneak peek ahead at the growth in 2023 base case shale activity expectations for spending, frac, and rigs.

Select Sands Reports Results for Second Quarter 2021

Select Sands reports increased sales volumes for Q2 2021 (42% higher compared to Q1 2021 and 61% higher than Q4 2020) driven by further expansion in customer activities in response to an improved commodity price environment.

ESG Arms Race Drives A Rapid Recapitalization Of The Pressure Pumping Fleet

Aside from the priceless (net) activity recovery in pressure pumping this year, ESG fleet conversion is the sector’s biggest theme.

Shifting sands in the frac sand industry

Great industry perspective on LinkedIn from our friend, Dr. Syverson.

10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Top 10 Busiest Frac Sand Mines In The United States Of America

Mine activity for the first half of 2021 for all mines known to sell frac sand in the USA.

Canada: Victory Nickel Provides Corporate Update

The domestic frac sand market appears to be showing signs of recovery, customers are reporting 20-50% increase in volume of sand pumped during the second quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2020.

Canada: Calima Energy prepares to spud second Leo well at Thorsby in Alberta

“We are drilling near some of our best wells to date and planning to implement a higher frac intensity relative to the previous wells with improved economics expected.” – Jordan Kevol, chief executive CE1

7th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

Sneak peek at what to look forward to for Petroleum Connection’s next event!

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  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
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