Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #432 | July 19, 2023

New mines are the highlight this week with lots of updates in a few different basins.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

New Eagle Ford Frac Sand Mine begins construction

Ground broke early this week on another frac sand mine coming to the Eagle Ford in Beeville.

They’re Multiplying – Mystery Midland Sand Miner Permits A Third Site… Plus A New Clue About Who….

More light on who's attached to this new Permian entity that's ramping up permitting quickly.

US contractor buys drilling player for $370 million — weeks after unveiling $5.4 billion merger

US oilfield services player Patterson-UTI Energy has struck a $370 million deal to acquire privately owned Ulterra Drilling Technologies from affiliates of Blackstone Energy Partners.

New Local Sand Mine In Bakken Is Off To A Strong Start

New Bakken in basin challenger gets solid wins early.

Maximum Extraction: Shale Development Enters a New Era

Digitization, electrification and refined chemistry shape the future of hydraulic fracturing.

In Other News – Sand Leadership Changes, Nameplate Expansion On Track, Belt-Tightening, & Wet Sand Chatter

A bullet point roundup of miscellaneous odds and ends in the frac and water supply chain worlds this week…

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