Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #379 | June 29, 2022

Happy hour, re-fracs grow, lawsuits, importance of proppant movement in frac casing, and more! This is a packed digest, so close the door and read all the latest going on in the frac sand world.


Registration, sponsorships, and all the details for our summer frac sand happy hour are now available! It will be a great, casual time for us to get together on a summer afternoon. A perfect, extended time for networking leading up to November’s Conference.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

The Frac Sand Summer Happy Hour

There’s a lot to catch up on, and what better way to do it than over some craft beers?

A shale booster shot: 'Re-fracs' rise as cheap way to lift U.S. oil output

A re-frac can be up to 40% cheaper than a new well, according to experts. More importantly, it can double or triple oil flows from aging wells.

Getting A Better Handle On The Latest Novel, Niche Wet Sand Logistics Innovation

Ovintiv is adopting a fascinating niche/novel approach to wet sand management on the wellsite happening in the Permian right now.

Proppant Movement In Frac Casing Has Been Nailed Down, But How Important Is It Really For Shale Wells?

The critical thing is to get proppant exiting from most of the perf clusters, and into the created fractures.

Energy Secretary Urges Oil Companies to Address High Gasoline Prices

Officials didn’t criticize those executives for profiteering, as President Biden has done in recent days, participants said, leading to more constructive discussions in a meeting that lasted about an hour.

Proppant Loading Trends Around The Lower 48

A look at how proppant intensity is trending in completions around the U.S. shale patch.

ProFrac Gobbles Up U.S. Well Services: High Margin Clean Frac King In The Making

ProFrac is acquiring small cap clean frac company U.S. Well Services in a stock for equity deal with debt assumption.

Survey: Supply Chain, Labor Woes Drag on E&P Growth

Optimism remained high among US oil executives heading into the third quarter of 2022, according to a survey conducted by the Dallas Federal Reserve, although headwinds continue to build due to rising operational costs, ongoing supply chain constraints and significant labor shortages.

Rig Count Up Again, But Permian Leading Indicator Dips…

Continuing off last week's projection, what does the rig count in the Permian look like going forward?

Europe Prepares to Go Cold Turkey on Russian Gas

The odds of Russia cutting off Europe’s gas have changed dramatically. Europe’s energy options haven’t.

MSHA Launches Silica Dust Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched a new enforcement initiative to “better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards resulting from repeated overexposure to respirable crystalline silica.”

New Pressure Pumper vs. Sand Producer Lawsuit #1

The suit seeks monetary relief for over $1mm...

New Pressure Pumper vs. Sand Producer Lawsuit #2

Another issue under breach of contract allegedly costing supplier big bucks...

U.S. Silica Backs Off Alternative Plan for Industrial & Specialty Products

Bryan Shinn, chief executive officer, commented, “Since announcing the strategic review, the macro environment has improved dramatically."

The Landowners’ Voice: Let’s Clean Up Our Legacy Before It Becomes An Albatross Around Our Neck

Ranchers are the original environmentalists and have always been on a path to making sure that what we are doing today is ensuring that the environment will sustain future generations.

Why Fracking Won’t Solve the Global Oil and Gas Squeeze

They are riding the brakes, having changed their business models to focus on generating profits for investors rather than increasing production.

U.S. Gas Sales to China Dry Up as Ukraine War Disrupts Energy Trade

In a redirection of flows, America sells more to Europe, while Russia becomes more dependent on sales to Beijing.

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