Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #427 | June 14, 2023

NexTier rumored to be acquiring Patterson-UTI (Universal) is the big news in the oilfield services sector this week. Catch up on the rest of the biggest news over the past week.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Oil-Field-Services Companies Hold Merger Talks

NexTier Oilfield Solutions and Patterson-UTI Energy discuss deal that would create bigger player in consolidating industry.

Thoughts On Rumored NexTier / Universal Combination + A Post-Deal Market Share Chart

What would the frac market look like if this deal goes through?

Rig Count Roundup – How The Basins Are Faring On A Relative Basis In 2023

An update after the precipitous drop of the past few weeks.

Completely Unrelated: 5 benefits of drinking water in the morning

Nothing to do with frac sand, but an interesting read from our desk.

Mobile Proppant Coating On-The-Fly May Be Coming To A Well-site Near You

Insights with the team behind an interesting new wellsite innovation in the frac supply chain.

8 Granular Facts About Sand

Just a list of fun facts about the material that keeps us employed here in this industry.

Mind The Gap – Thinking Ahead About 2023 E&P Program Cadence

Based on history and current budgetary spend, what's the outlook for the rest of 2023.

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