Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #435 | August 9, 2023

Highlights this week:


  1. Dune Sagebrush Lizard
  2. Atlas Sand’s Bud Brigham
  3. More publics weigh in on frac sand


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Where The Lizard Roams

Map of where the DSL lives.

Texas Tycoon Making a New Fortune Selling Sand to Frackers

Insightful piece into Atlas Sand's founder.

Big Oil’s Talent Crisis: High Salaries Are No Longer Enough

Energy companies scramble to attract engineers as young workers fret over climate and job security.

What Are Public E&Ps Are Saying About Frac Sand?

Analysts scanned the transcripts and presentations for any sand / proppant references out so far and below are the notable quotes that came up.

Smart Sand, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2023 Results

One notable: Smart Sand is officially shipped into the Canadian markets from their Blair mine.

+1 Mini Midland Frac Sand Mine – They’re Popping Up Like Daisies…

There is yet another new name to put on your radar screen if you care about Permian frac sand supply stack.

Q2 2023 ProPetro Holding Corp Earnings Call

ProPetro sheds light on how they leverage frac sand prices in their overall price negotiations.

More Details On U.S. Silica’s New Guardian Frac Fluid Filtration Systems

Following U.S. Silica’s earnings call last week, we highlighted the new Guardian systems they announced to eliminate frac fluid debris.

Chesapeake Energy sees 5% to 7% drop in oilfield service costs in 2024

Chesapeake anticipates a drop in frac sand prices to ease in their costs for 2024.

With Public E&P Capex Cooling Off, Budget Exhaustion Is Back In The Conversation

Specifics following the broader trend among the publics.

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