Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #415 | March 22, 2023

New Permian damp mines coming online, technical analysis comparing the effectiveness of NWS vs in-basin, and Permian sand scarcity is increasing.


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This Week's News

Hi-Crush Inc. Announces Agreement to Deploy its Sixth OnCore In-Field Mine Unit with Pioneer Natural Resources in the Permian Basin

This will be Hi-Crush’s second OnCore deployment with Pioneer following the successful commencement of operations at OnCore #4 in September 2022, and Hi-Crush’s fifth OnCore deployment within the Midland Basin.

Energy Industry Experts Weigh In On Latest Rystad Energy Shale Well Study Indicating Potential Answer For Accelerated Productivity Declines

The study, the second in a series, examines three years of historical data obtained from nearly 900 West Texas Permian Basin shale wells.

New Sand Coming Online in Big Spring

LinkedIn post about some new wet sand...

Permian Sand Mining Activity Hits New Post-Covid Highs

A data-driven look at operating activity trends for the West Texas local frac sand mining industry.

Highlights From ProFrac’s Outlook & Market Commentary Provided With Earnings Today

New datapoints from yesterday's earnings call from ProFrac.

When Fracturing for Geothermal, Is Proppant Really Necessary?

Pressure pumping looks like it will be an essential tool for building geothermal wells in hot rock, but will particles of sand or ceramic be in the fluid mix?

Downside Scenario – What Happens To Frac Sand Demand At $60 Oil ?

Amid recent volatility, analysts stress tested predictive models and share some insights on downside scenarios here.

U.K. Billionaire Bidding for Manchester United Plots a U.S. Expansion

Last month, he made a push into the Texas oil patch, launching a $1.4 billion play on fracking at a moment when the business is under growing pressure.

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