Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #375 | June 1, 2022

Fairly light week following the three-day weekend. Interesting stories about radio-active non-sand proppants and a projection about 2023’s frac sand demand.


The results of last week’s survey are in, and we’ll be hosting a happy hour in Houston later on this summer, so stay tuned for the details once we get that finalized! It’s always a busy time in the frac sand industry, but this year is one of the busiest we’ve had in a long time. It’ll be great to share a few drinks.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

First Look: 2023 Frac Sand Demand If Oil Prices Are $100+

This week, our Lium colleagues updated their quarterly data packet and D&C model with fresh forecasts for 2023 on a $100 oil base case – updated databases include D&C Model, E&P Spending, Rigs, Wells, Frac, Shale Fleets, Frac Sand, and sand prices. In this chart of the day, we share a snippet from the big data release: frac sand demand forecast…

Natural Gas Report: Haynesville, World

In early April, the No. 2 U.S. rig count was the Haynesville’s 77, second only to the mighty Permian Basin, according to Enverus’ count.

Abandoned, radioactive proppant from fracking spreading into Little Muddy River

Since fracking made oil deposits more accessible, it’s no secret that some environmental damage could lie ahead.

Our First Look At The Permian’s Next New Mobile-Mini Mine Site

Civil site work and prep is underway at the Basin’s newest in-field mine.

Tight Frack Sand Supplies Driving Up Costs, Vexing Producers

Frack sand, a vital element for modern gas and oil production, has grown increasingly scarce in key US shale plays, adding inflationary pressures and in some cases hobbling efforts to boost output.

Ukraine War Threatens Transition to Cleaner Energy, Leaders Warn at Davos

While fossil fuel investments may be needed as Europe seeks to reduce Russian supplies, longer investments could derail climate goals, some say.

Frack Sand Shortage Adds to Upstream Headwinds

Frack sand, a vital element for modern oil production, has grown increasingly scarce and expensive in key US shale plays, hobbling efforts to boost output.

Permian Frackers Blame Supply Chain Bottlenecks For Stymied Growth

Rising rig counts, record forecast production from the Delaware Basin, and another forecast for record production for the whole Permian from the EIA are just some of the latest news from the star U.S. shale play.

Covia Releases 2021 ESG Report

The enhanced report introduces the company’s formal ESG strategic plan, Goals that Inspire: ESG 2030.

All Those “Other” Oilfield Materials… Shale’s Industrial Mineral Supply Chain Takeaways From Houston

Admittedly, we pay far less attention to these “other” materials day-to-day in our research than we pay to big ticket items in well AFEs like frac sand, rigs and frac crews. However, we recognize their critical purpose served in oil and gas activity.

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  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


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  • Charging Station $2,500
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  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
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  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
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