Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #445 | October 25, 2023

Preparing for next month’s frac sand conference has our team working hard to get everything set up for the frac sand industry’s biggest gathering. We’ll be adding some exciting new speakers this week (stay tuned!). Our sponsoring companies like Badger Mining, Signal Peak Silica, Guttman Energy, FreighTrax, FEECO, PropFlow, RAM Enterprise, Freedom Proppant, Aggreko, Alston Equipment, and Lobo Logistics are all investing in making this year’s event the best gathering in years. So… are you registered?


This week’s newsletter highlights Chevron’s acquisition of Hess, major OFS outlooks from HAL/Liberty, exec change at major sand operator, and more!


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Frac Sand Asset Marketplace lists investment opportunities and ready ASAP used equipment

Check out the extensive list of frac sand mine opportunities and equipment we have listed through our connections.

Join Us In Houston & The Hill Country For Talk About Water And Sand Over In The Coming Weeks?

Infill Thinking hyping up this year's frac sand conference. Will you be there?

Chevron to Buy Hess for $53 Billion

Deal is the latest sign of consolidation among oil-and-gas companies, highlighting industry’s bet on continued fossil-fuel use

LinkedIn Post: Dakota Energy

If you woke up wondering how many Bakken wells were completed with less than 400 lbs of proppant per lateral foot, we have something in common.

Thinking About OFS Implications In Another E&P Mega Deal

With the ink still drying on Exxon’s Pioneer takeover less than two weeks ago, Chevron announced their own mega-deal on Monday with their $53bn takeover of Hess.

Halliburton’s Frac Outlook

Key takeaway's from HAL's latest earnings call. Some interesting notes on their e-fleets.

Liberty’s “Boring” Frac Outlook

Well, I certainly don't think their industry commentary is boring...

Local industrial minerals company U.S. Silica names interim CFO, Kevin Hough

It's the second new C-suite executive the company has named in recent months.

Pickering Energy Partners Advises ProFrac’s Audit Committee on Terms of Preferred Equity Investment into the Company

The investment optimizes the capital structure of ProFrac as it looks to maximize the value in Alpine Silica, the industry’s largest multi-basin proppant producer.

3Q Sand Plant Activity Data Lines Up Nicely With Our Completions Estimate

Interesting data points to keep an eye on in the near future.

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  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


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