Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #408 | February 1, 2023

Atlas Energy is officially files for IPO. Frac Sand Mine comes on the market. And we’re just getting started.


This is the busiest digest in a while. Pour the coffee, shut the door, and let’s dig in.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

BREAKING NEWS: Atlas Files IPO, +5mmtpa Permian Sand Capacity, $400mm Conveyor Price Tag, Autonomous Wellsite Delivery & more!

The Atlas Energy Solutions filing marks a return of frac sand IPOs after a long hiatus and only two public frac sand companies left after last cycle’s bankruptcy wave.

Can 1.5 Million Pounds of Sand Return Without Choking Back the Well? Yes.

The biggest sand haul ever reported by service provider Enercorp is a reminder that proppant flowback is a mounting challenge for shale producers.

For Sale: Frac Sand Mine

A frac sand mine is coming on the market.

Oilfield Services Firm Atlas Energy Files for IPO

Atlas Energy, based in Austin, Texas, was reported last year to be preparing for a public listing that could value it at between $2 billion and $3 billion, including debt.

In Other News… A + For NWS? A Sudden Frac CEO Change, H2O Buyer Id?, Freeze Fizzles & more…

A variety of interesting shale datapoints and anecdotes popped up in our research this week.

For Sale: Two 5,000-ton Sand Silos

Two 5,000-ton frac sand silos (never built) for sale; drive through with elevator.

Who’s Fracing In Shale Gas? Company-by-Company Analysis…

With concerns growing about a gas fracing slowdown, we analyze fleet composition for the total US and the gas plays in particular.

The Energy Question, Episode 21: Jason Modglin, President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

Co-presenters at last November's frac sand conference reunite in this great podcast update.

For Sale: Two 2,000-ton Sand Silos

Two 2,000-ton storage tanks including dust collection with 2 fully integrated bulk loadout systems.

Matador Snagging More Permian Acreage in $1.6B-Plus Deal to Buy Advance Energy

Matador Resources Co. has bolted on its largest deal yet in the Permian Basin in an agreement to acquire Advance Energy Partners Holdings LLC, with assets in New Mexico and West Texas.

U.S. Sand Driver Shortages Have Mostly Abated, Except In One Particular Basin

In general, our last mile contacts think the chronic truck driver shortages that plagued frac sand supply chains in Texas over the past couple of years are mostly alleviated.

The First Evidence That Natural Gas Activity Is Slowing Down

Widely relied upon public data is causing a false sense of security about the resilience of shale gas activity.

Buyer: Warman Pumps

If you would like to be introduced to the buyer, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you make the connection.

Buyer: Telestacker Conveyor

If you would like to be introduced to the buyer, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you make the connection.

From Boom To Bust: US – And Wyoming’s – Oil Industry Learns From Mistakes

While it may appear the Shale Revolution is done, experts in the industry say what really happened is that the industry has matured.

Buyer: CDE dewatering decks

If you would like to be introduced to the buyer, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you make the connection.

For Sale: Process Water Tank

Tank is 30.77 ft. dia. by 12.95 ft. tall tank will have a capacity of 66,473 gallons based upon 12 in total freeboard.

Buyer: Rotex Mineral Separator

Another buyer looking for Rotex Mineral Separator.

Buyer: Cavex Cyclones

If you would like to be introduced to the buyer, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you make the connection.

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