Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #340 | September 15, 2021

TODAY IS THE DAY! There is still time to register for the 10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. This afternoon we will have an Introduction to Simulfracs, Frac Sand Asset Showcase, and PRSC Road Safety Forum. Also, there is a reception this evening for all registered attendees.


Lots of news this week, especially with the price of natural gas continuing to skyrocket, oil supply affected by Ida, Canadian growth, and more. How will these growing prices affect the frac sand landscape? Join us this week to find out more.


And now, the news…




This Week's News

Articulating A Vision For The Future Of Frac Sand: Panel Preview

Our friends at Infill Thinking give a preview about what they will cover in their panel for this week’s conference.

Simulfracs and Frac Sand

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

Natural Gas Price Absolutely RIPPING-When Will It Translate To Drilling Gains?

Year-to-date, natural gas prices are up 93% while key gas basin rig count is only up 9%.

IAC Opens New Monahans Pffice

Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing

Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing.

Nat Gas Frac Crews – Where Might They Go In 2022 If Henry Hub Is $6+?

Our industry contacts in the Haynesville seem to be a bit more optimistic about 2022 activity growth than in the Marcellus, but with gas trending towards $5.50 this week we see decent upside for both these plays next year.

World’s Oil Supply Pressured by Hurricane Ida, Other Outages

The impact of Hurricane Ida and other oil supply outages will take a sizable chunk out of global oil production this year, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

US Sand Demand: Nat Gas vs. Crude Oil Split

Chart showing the sand demand as a percentage of all demand for oil plays vs natural gas plays.

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Canada: Angus PSQ Project

Vitreo Minerals, a Canadian industrial minerals company, has announced a new in-basin project near the growing Canadian Montney Basin in NW Alberta/NE BC. Follow this link to open a presentation regarding the opportunity.

STACKing Up Some Gains – MidCon Is A Dark Horse In 2021 Recovery

After taking a huge hit in the 2020 downturn, the MidCon D&C market has climbed slowly, steadily and quietly.

Super hot sand could help us store renewable energy

A new project explores the possibility of using silica sand over and over to trap thermal energy and release it to utilities when needed.

10th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

Canada: Calima spuds third oil well in Canada

ASX-listed Calima Energy spudded its Leo 3 oil well on the 7th of September which is the final well in its Leo drilling campaign at the company’s Thorsby project in Alberta, Canada.

HAL Hot Takes On ESG Frac Fleets

Halliburton’s remarks made some headlines as HAL discussed ESG-frac fleet trends.

UK: Union Jack Oil’s Bramhill buoyed by progress at key projects

“If Wressle is only half as good as we anticipate, then we will be hearing much more about this development for many years to come,” David Brahmill said.

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