Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #426 | June 7, 2023

Busy news cycle:

  1. Exxon puts a lot of buzz behind refracs
  2. We are headed to Canada to discuss all things frac sand
  3. Frac sand gets derailed in Oklahoma


And now, the news…

This Week's News

ExxonMobil: New Fracking Technology Can Double Oil Output

Oil major ExxonMobil bets that through technological advances, shale producers can manage to double crude output from their existing wells.

Petroleum Connection goes to Canada

Get your passport ready as we take frac sand over the border for a one-day summit this September 6th, 2023.

Is Exxon About To Shake Up Their Permian Proppant Strategy?

Deeper dive into key data points surrounding Darren Woods' comments related to proppants.

A train derailed in this small Oklahoma town, an emergency it has prepared for

Some of the cars on the Union Pacific line that derailed were carrying flour, frack sand and grain.

A Look At Some Exxon Frac Ingredients As Folks Wonder How They Might Mix It Up

Speculation regarding XTO's teaser on future innovations.

More Oil, Fewer U.S. Rigs: Hey Saudis, Something to See Here

If ExxonMobil’s Woods is right, then U.S. oil may be on the cusp of another revolution in production.

Argentina's Vaca Muerta Shale Play Could Produce 1 Million Bpd In 2030

Rystad Energy’s modeling shows that if production is relatively unimpeded, oil output could realistically grow from 291,000 bpd in February 2023 to more than 1 million bpd in the second half of 2030.

Are RIFs Returning In Frac?

Rumors start to build about potential reduction in force for a segment within the frac supply chain.

Now The Oil Rig Count Tumbles….

Over the past five weeks, the Baker Hughes weekly rig count has corrected at a highly accelerated rate.

Atlas Energy Solutions: Still The Province Of Insiders

In addition to its sand mines, Atlas is building a one-of-kind lengthy proppant conveyor, designed to take sand trucks off west Texas roads.

UK-based company to repurpose electric vehicle batteries in shuttered Chippewa Falls frac sand plant

After Wisconsin sand mining bust, new companies are finding uses for former facilities.

The Uinta Basin Railway environmental concerns, debunked

The approximately 85-mile-long proposed rail line will connect two termini, near Kyune and Leland Bench in eastern Utah.

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