Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #405 | January 11, 2023

Interesting article comparing the savings of damp sand vs dry sand in the Permian. Other great stories within!


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This Week's News

Mineral Market Math: How Much Cheaper Is Damp Sand Than Dry Sand?

A question we get from industry contacts from time-to-time is “what’s the price spread between wet and dry Permian sand.”

Reality Check on a Purported Global Sand Shortage Sensationalism Extrapolated From Isolated Occurrences to Global Phenomena

While there is an abundance of articles and stories that purport global sand shortages, there are no scholarly articles or scientific facts reported that relate the isolated sand shortages acknowledged in the stories to the use of industrial sand.

Big New Atlas Sand Trailers Hit The Road…

The latest addition to Fountainhead Logistics.

Gulf Coast Sand Receives NSF Certification

NSF is responsible for the development of public health standards and, separately, certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment.

2023 Off To A Smooth Start – Notes From Our Frac Supply Chain Checks This Week

The start of the year usually means more chaos in the frac sand supply chain, right?

The Permian’s 2nd Local Frac Sand Mine To Open Goes Bankrupt

The closure leaves questions open to the future of the site and its assets.

Solaris' Innovations Help Reduce Completions Downtime

Cutting the time to complete wells has driven innovation throughout the process, and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has turned its inventive engineering focus toward moving, storing and blending sand.

Helios Energy poised for frac job at Presidio Well, Texas

A total of 120,000 barrels of frac water will be used, along with 3,000,000 pounds of frac sand.

Opportunities On EOG’s Assets In 2023

This goes asset by asset to digest the management’s development philosophy and perspective on their different plays.

Using Up America’s Oil Reserve Was Easy. Refilling It Won’t Be.

It took less than a year to draw 180 million barrels of oil out of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Replacing those barrels will likely take a lot longer, if it happens at all.

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