Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #416 | March 29, 2023

Stability is never the name of the game in our industry. As the price of oil and gas has dropped in the past six months and reports of new sand mines coming online, it’s essential to stay up-to-date and ahead of the curve. In Houston on April 21st, we’ll be hosting the 8th Annual Frac Sand Market Update. Join us not only for the latest forecasts, but also for networking with leaders throughout our industry to secure sand contracts, find more logistics options, and asset suppliers to help with upgrades/expansions. Read more here: 8th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update – Petroleum Connection


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Stanford study finds wastewater disposal from oil production triggered major earthquake in Canada

The problems that've been discussed in the Permian are now coming to a head in Canada.

Oil and OCTG continue to grow, though hampered by labor pressures

Demand for line pipe and other oil, gas products has made things very interesting for service centers.

Regional Frac Sand Mine Is Running A Sales Process

Texas regional frac sand plant that is currently being marketed for sale; learn more here.

LinkedIn Post: Ted Cross

Proppant intensity trends by basin by year. Great overall look!

Crash in western ND leaves two injured

North Dakota Patrol says a 35-year old female driving a semi loaded with frac sand was attempting to turn around.

Baker Hughes US Land Rig Count Remains Stubbornly High

Despite price drops for both oil and gas, rig counts are remaining high, but for how long?

Big Oil Eyes New Deals in North Africa Amid Rising Energy Demand

Halliburton and Honeywell in advanced talks to develop oil fields and refineries in Libya; Eni importing more oil and gas from Algeria.

A Look At E&P Breakevens Given Oil Price Volatility & Talk About Inventory Preservation

We discuss how aggressively E&Ps will be as it pertains to developing their tight oil inventory in this piece.

Byers Family Foundation forms in Tyler

Some proceeds from sale of Performance directed towards bettering the community.

Insurer Chubb Demands Energy Producers Cut Methane Emissions for Coverage

Global insurer Chubb Ltd. is tightening its requirements on insurance policies for oil-and- gas producers, demanding that they reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Hi-Crush deploys OnCore mobile sand mining unit for Pioneer

Pioneer Natural Resources is turning to Hi-Crush a second time to provide frac sand for its completions activity in the Midland Basin.

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  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
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  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


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  • Case Study 1 $2,500
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  • Charging Station $2,500
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  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
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  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

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