Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #440 | September 20, 2023


  1. Just announced: Frac Sand Happy Hour in Houston in two weeks
  2. LinkedIn users posting data on the shale market
  3. Interesting insights into how much sand quality matters


Grab your coffee and let’s dig in.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Let me buy you a Beer in Houston

On Wednesday October 3rd, I’ll be at St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston for a networking happy hour for all registered Conference attendees.

Hi-Crush Is “Crushing It” With Their Infield Wet Sand Throughput

Hi-Crush shares a strong piece of info about their damp sand production.

LinkedIn Post: Liberty's VP of Engineering, Leen Weijers

"Suppose we increase the proppant quantity by 20%, that would yield an expected production improvement of 8% over 365 producing days."

Probing For Shale Activity Bottom At $90 WTI

While conditions are still challenging for OFS, the oil price surge to its highest level this year is igniting hope that at least things may not be getting much worse from here.

LinkedIn Post: Richard Spears

Comparing SOO sand shipments with Bakken frac markets.

Ohio AG Investigating Public Comments

The Ohio Attorney General is investigating allegations of falsified public comments sent to state regulators urging fracking for natural gas in state parks.

Does Sand Quality Matter? Survey Results Part 1 – Executive Summary

Here’s what a whole bunch of folks in the know think about the importance of sand quality these days.

Does Sand Quality Matter? Survey Results Part 3 – Comments

Lots of great specific comments to chew on from Infill's survey.

LinkedIn Post: Ted Cross

Chart: Without new wells coming online, US production would drop nearly 5 million barrels a day in two years.

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  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Begins 9:00 am
  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Ends 4:00 pm
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception at Frac Sand Equipment Expo 4:00 pm



  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo 20'x40' Space $3,500
  • VIP Dinner on November 19th $7,500
  • Coffee Mugs SOLD
  • Notebook SOLD
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception on November 18th SOLD
  • Conference Mobile App $3,000
  • Day 1 Kick-Off SOLD
  • Day 2 Kick-Off $3,000
  • Lanyard SOLD
  • Networking Lunch on November 19th SOLD
  • Networking Reception Glasses SOLD
  • Day 1 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 1 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Case Study 1 $2,500
  • Case Study 2 $2,500
  • Charging Station $2,500
  • Printed Program $2,500
  • Conference Wifi SOLD
  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
  • Golf: Hats $3,500
  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

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