Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #444 | October 18, 2023

Four weeks out from this year’s frac sand conference, and things are heating up in the frac sand space. We are finalizing our agenda, and there’s a lot of discussions to get excited about. Registrations are pouring in, and we’re adding new sponsors every single day. If you’re needing booth spaces, let me know and I can lock you in for our last 2-3 spots. Join Smart Sand, Sand Revolution, Kase Conveyors, J&H Equipment, ASI Industrial, Superior Belt Filters, Rapat Corp, Terex, Powerscreen Texas, and so many other great companies in helping us put together this year’s show.


Digest highlights:

  1. K2 Sands brand launch (big debut happening with us in November)
  2. Atlas Energy predicted for strong stock growth (chat with them in San Antonio this November)
  3.  Nat Gas volatility vs Oil (topic of conversion in November)


If I was too subtle: you should be registered to join us in San Antonio this November.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Meet K2 Sands – A Chat With The Wellsite Pile Pioneers Now Rolling The New Storage Approach Out At Scale

The Petroleum Connection’s frac sand conference next month will be a formal introduction for many to the K2 Sands brand.

Atlas Energy Solutions: Massive Growth For Permian Basin Sand Leader

There's a lot to like about AESI as a pure play on proppant with its active open-pit sand mines recognized as tier-one assets.

This Is One The Few Times That A Big E&P M&A Deal Has Some Things To Like For OFS

For Exxon and Pioneer suppliers, this has been an anxious week as they ponder what the M&A deal will mean for their relationship / demand / contracts / market share going forward.

Sand Stats – Proppant Usage Context For The Permian MegaDeal

Supply chain data in the XOM / PXD M&A deal.

The Oil Price Has a Safety Valve. Gas Doesn’t.

Even though oil flows are more likely to be disrupted by the tense situation in the Middle East, natural gas prices could be more volatile

XOM / PXD Value = 1/4th Of All Shale E&P Consolidation For Past 6 Years!

A huge consolidation that is the biggest deal in a larger push towards further E&P M&A.

Gas Prices Fueled Summer Inflation. That Is About to Change.

Prices at the pump are tumbling, even as war rages in the Middle East.

Earnings Season Preview: 5 Key OFS Themes To Watch As Reports Begin

Some key things we are listening for this quarter as we digest the latest company result and outlook commentary.

Missouri court rules against company trying to mine silica sand in Ste. Genevieve County

A state appeals court delivered another setback Tuesday to a company seeking to mine silica sand in Ste. Genevieve County.

Small / Private E&P Rig Count Flattening Out

The slowdown for small / private E&Ps has been one of the most important themes of the year in shale.

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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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