Nick Cook, Editor
Issue #373 | May 18, 2022
New sand mines are starting to come online. Many interesting reads throughout the frac sand world this week: mines, trucking, E&Ps, and more!
Pour the coffee, and dig in.
And now, the news…
Sunny Point Aggregates anticipates the project will generate 3 million tons of frac sand a year.
Continued investigation into sand mines coming to southeastern New Mexico.
Now some investors are coming back as energy emerges as the stock market’s best performer—the S&P 500 Energy Sector Index is up 40% so far in 2022—and projections that the world might face shortages in the years ahead suggest continued near-term upside for those willing to bet on fossil-fuel producers.
Ovintiv’s management team highlighted efficiency gains achieved by drilling longer lateral footage per well, and by increased usage of the simultaneous fracturing, aka simul-frac, completions technique.
Small fleet owner Frank Bowman, whose four trucks haul frac sand leased to One More Load Trucking, summed up oilfield work as being like a roller coaster.
"As we have said many times in the past, we believe that bulk commodities belong on rail and the sustainable logistics must include terminals close to our customers' drilling activity."- CEO Chuck Young
U.S. onshore producers may be limiting annual production growth to 5% or less, but don’t tell that to Argentina’s 51% state-owned YPF SA.
EIA's earlier forecast is now seen lower in terms of growth than previously expected because of raw material and equipment inflation, in part driven by shortages of everything from workers to frac sand.
Many of the bigger oil companies -- Shell, BP, Chevron, etc. -- have a vendors list that a carrier has to be on to be able to haul for them. To get on the list, a carrier has to be referred by an engineer.
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