Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #423 | May 17, 2023

ProFrac highlighted on their earnings call just how well their sand acquisitions have benefited their company this first quarter. Other news includes a long-anticipated drop in rig count as well as some analysis comparing NWS vs in-basin from a technical efficiency standpoint.


Pour the coffee, and let’s read more in this week’s latest frac sand news.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Another Permian E&P Has Adopted Open-Air Wet Sand Stockpiles At The Wellsite

A second E&P has adopted a fascinating novel approach to wellsite sand storage.

Diamondback addresses raw materials

Sand prices have started to see some deflation in the Diamondback books.

Rigs & Frac Crews Operator-By-Operator – 2Q23

Breakdown of all the rigs and basins by operator - awesome to compare the scope and size!

Study on NWS vs In-basin sand from well efficiency perspective

The study compares wells completed using in-basin sand with wells completed with northern white sand.

1Q Frac Sand Mine Trends

How busy are sand mines these day? Very busy!

Smart Sand Earnings Call Transcript

Read the details of one of the frac sand publicly-traded companies.

Shale E&P Capex Shape Curve Skews Front-End Loaded In 2023

Will be very interesting watching how the rest of the year plays out given operator allocations.

ProFrac Holding Corp Earnings Call

Leadership emphasized just how strongly their acquisitions in frac sand have benefited their bottom line.

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

In depth analysis into the takeaways from ProFrac's earnings calls.

Sand shortages push up cost of jam jars and fracking

Sand shortages are not limited to frac sand.

Biggest Weekly Drop In More Than 7 Years…. Baker Hughes Gas Rig Count Finally Rolling Over?

The long-anticipated drop in rig count across the board comes through.

Highpeak Energy Inc Earnings Call

"we continue to service our 2 frac crews with local wet sand, which greatly reduces our emissions and costs." - Michael Hollis, President

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