Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #360 | February 16, 2022

Friday can’t come soon enough, right?


That’s because this Friday is the frac sand industry update in Houston! It’s the industry’s biggest event of the Spring, and a particularly important one riding the waves of high prices for frac sand. We still have available guest passes, so make sure you secure yours today.


Our timing couldn’t be better to interview Liberty Oilfield Services’ Ron Gusek as their earnings call sparks a lot of this week’s news. Lots of discussion too about the booming production increases and the low sand availability.


Check out the final agenda, and come get the best behind the scenes announcements with us this Friday.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

This Friday In Houston… Frac Sand Panel Preview – A Reversal Of Fortunes

This Friday, Infill Thinking’s Joseph Triepke moderators a live and in person panel of key frac sand players at the Petroleum Connection’s 7th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update Conference. There is still time to grab a last minute pass if you haven’t yet.

As oil prices soar, U.S. drillers scramble to find sand for fracking

With crude prices at their highest levels in years, U.S. oil drillers are trying to boost output fast, but their efforts have been hit by a shortage of sand to use for fracking operations.

Picture this: The 7th Frac Sand Update

This best pairs best with Gene Wilder’s “Pure Imagination”.

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Drill Baby Drill – Biggest Week For Drilling Gains In 4 Years

$90+ oil makes its waves throughout the industry rig counts.

Liberty Oilfield CEO Forecasting Multi-Year Upcycle for Oil, Natural Gas Development

You can read about Liberty here, but you’re better off listening to their President, Ron Gusek, talk about it with us on Friday.

America Takes Pole Position on Oil and Gas

As the domestic oil-and-gas industry continues to rebound from the spring 2020 price collapse caused by the onset of Covid, the U.S. is again the world’s top oil producer—almost 20% above the other two largest producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia—and the world’s top natural-gas producer.

Mini-Mobile Teaser

What’s happening with mini-mobile mines these days?

Haynesville Shale Saw Highest Rise in Natural Gas Rigs in US as WTI Price Recovers

The US’s Haynesville Shale saw a 53% year-on-year (YoY) rise in the number of natural gas rigs in 2021.

Price Hikes Are Indeed Killing E&P Capex

Infill's thesis coming into 2022 was that well cost inflation will surprise to the upside, putting E&Ps between a rock and a hard place.

Natural gas export limits and the Brownsville U-turn

An opinion in response to a push for the government to restrict LNG exports that would result in high domestic prices.

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (LBRT) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

“Liberty's expanded team and technologies with the addition of PropX should drive large improvements in efficiency, safety, and costs.” – Chris Wright, CEO

New & Noteworthy Takeaways From Liberty’s Pumping & Sand Market Commentary

Liberty talked quite a bit about sand and logistics on their earnings conference call this week along with their usual airtime on pumping market fundamentals.

Fracking: UK's only shale gas wells to be sealed and abandoned

The UK's only two shale gas wells are to be abandoned after the industry regulator ordered them to be sealed.

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