Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #439 | September 13, 2023

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After last week’s Canadian Frac Sand Summit, there’s a lot of articles to catch up on. Top highlights:

  1. Many assets for sale. Maybe “many” is an understatement.
  2. Permian simul-fracs reach 20%. And as we all know, simul-fracs are a whole new animal.
  3. Will BP tone down the “go green” mantra with its next CEO?


Grab the coffee, take a break, and let’s dig in.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

LinkedIn Post: Petroleum Connection

We had a great time with everyone last week!

Permian Simulfracs Breach The 20% Milestone

With more and more industry contacts talking about the staggering efficiency of some fleets in the Permian, simul-fracs hit a major milestone.

Multiple Transload Facilities for Sale

Three transload facilities for sale or lease in Texas. Contact us to learn more.

LinkedIn: Permian Basin Mines

There are 211 active and intermittent mines in the Permian Basin (Carlsbad Field Office) region employing approximately 3,700 miners.

Buyer: Conveyors 30" x 80'

A colleague contacted us looking for five 30″ x 80′ conveyors for their operation. Are you interested in selling?

With CEO Out, BP Faces Choice of Whether to Abandon Push to Go Green

The sudden end to BP's CEO Bernard Looney’s 32-year career at the British energy giant could free the company to do more of what investors have wanted amid soaring energy prices—pump still more oil and gas.

Live From New York… It’s Shale Outlook Time!

Some takeaways from Barclays energy investor conference.

LinkedIn Post: IAC's Canadian Support

Thanks to Bob for moderating a great discussion!

2450 Wilson Rail Car Transloader / Frac Sand Unloader

This 24″ Unit is a low hour, ready to work unit. 1589hrs and is extremely clean.

The Great Sand Price Debate… What To Make Of Conflicting Datapoints?

7 key points provided by US Silica on sand outlook.

LinkedIn: Pattison Sand

New extended track coming online with CN within the next 60 days.

The Race to Drill America’s Longest Oil and Gas Wells

Range Resources CEO wants to hit 25,000 feet laterals. That's a lot of sand...

Buyer Needs Multiturn Electric Actuators, Truck Scales, Control Rooms, etc.

Lots of pieces of equipment needed. Are you selling?

Large Selection of Smaller Assets

Seller has a large selection of varied assets (loaders, Track Mobiles, trucks, Gators, skid steer, etc.).

Atlas Energy Solutions Inc. Announces Effectiveness of Registration Statement on Form S-4 in Connection with Previously Announced Up-C Simplification

The Up-C Simplification is expected to simplify our current corporate structure into a single class of common stock, reduce overhead expenses and could result in increased demand for our stock from certain indices and asset managers due to the elimination of the dual-class share structure and associated bifurcation of our market capitalization.

Resin Coating Equipment Line Available

Two brand new resin coating equipment lines are available (one with a sand heater and one without).

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