Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #376 | June 8, 2022

While YPF is setting records with the help of simul-fracs in Argentina, PDC focuses on continuous pumping on a zipper frac in the DJ.


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And now, the news…

This Week's News

Enter Prometheus – A New Final Mile Solution Purpose-Built For Wet Sand

After talking with the creators behind it, we learned some interesting stuff about the frac sand supply chain’s second wet sand storage system for final mile…

The End of Energy Free Trade

Over the past half-century, oil and natural gas have moved with relative freedom to the markets where they commanded the highest prices around the world. That ended abruptly when Russian tanks rumbled across the Ukraine border on Feb. 24...

Continuous Pumping Touted as Next Efficiency Gain for US Onshore Completions

Though simul-frac is considered the most efficient approach, the technique has limitations as it involves using a larger number of pressure-pumping units to supply enough horsepower to run the dual-well operation.

Vaca Muerta recorded record activity in May

YPF once again bet on the realization of simul fracs, and they led the month for most fractured stages.

Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About The Midland Basin’s Biggest Sand Plant

We just got a massive download on the Lamesa mine owned by U.S. Silica.

Colorado bans PFAS in oil- and gas-extraction products

A measure signed by Gov. Jared Polis on June 3 prohibits the sale or distribution of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, drilling fluids, and proppants—materials injected to keep geologic fractures open—that contain PFAS.

Fuel Prices Aren’t Going Down Soon

We need something we haven’t had for a long time: a comprehensive energy strategy built on realistic premises about supply, technology and politics.

U.S. Rig Count Approaching Cyclical Plateau?

The Lower 48 rig count per Baker Hughes was perfectly flat last week.

Conditions prime for energy boom in Colorado, so what’s the holdup?

Experts, industry looks to supply-chain issues, labor shortages and regulations; state, environmentalists say system is working.

Quick Thoughts On Frac Sand: Seller’s Market But Calm, More Kermit Mines?, Wet Sand Ups & Downs, & more…

All you need to get up to speed on the latest developments in the frac supply chain can be found here.

Quick Thoughts On Pressure Pumping: Small Frac Outfits Rise, Bids Strengthen, Old HHP Recycled, & more…

Some interesting market nuggets in pressure pumping crossed our desk this week.

Oilfield research banker: US producers not willing to lose billions

Company executives compensated for generating returns not production growth.

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