Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #453 | January 10, 2024

This week in the frac sand world, we highlight a last mile player making a big splash, a frac sand mine is acquired, MORE E&P consolidation, and so many other stories.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Piling On In 2024 – New Wellsite Storage Player Is Betting Big On Damp Sand Growth

Highlight story on one of 2023's biggest conference sponsors trying to make waves.

SOLD! Frac Sand Mine

Congratulations to the buyer and the seller, who are both regular attendees at The Petroleum Connection’s events.

Southwestern, Chesapeake Near $17 Billion Merger

Combination of natural-gas producers could come together as soon as this week.

LinkedIn Post: Graph of Potential SWN-CHK Merger

The combined company would be a gas juggernaut, producing over 7 bcf a day net and operating over 11 bcf a day gross.

This West Texas town has a lot of money in the bank. Why can't it pick up its trash?

Like local leaders in many other towns in West Texas, the Kermit City Council spent years saving its tax revenue fearing the energy economy would crash.

LinkedIn Post: Uinta Opportunities

Better geological targeting and *increased frac sand loading* have resulted in consistently strong well production.

APA to Buy Callon Petroleum in $4.5 Billion Deal

APA said the Callon deal adds scale to its operations across the sprawling oil-rich Permian Basin, most notably in the Delaware Basin, and that it expects the combined company’s daily production will exceed 500,000 barrels of oil equivalent.

Turning Dreams into Reality in North Dakota’s Oilfields

Anecdotal stories about how the Bakken is bringing prosperity to industrious folks.

How’d We Do? Scoring Our 2023 Predictions From A Year Ago…

Our friends at Infill Thinking looks back at their predictions from last year.

Atlas constructing 42-mile sand conveyor system

Dune Express is capable of transporting 13 million tons of proppant annually and with over 84,000 tons of dry storage within the system.

Notes From The Road In Permian

Infill shares insights from their road trip.

Hollow Water sand mine snagged by controversy at separate, unrelated project

Canadian sand mine debacle hurts other mines in the eyes of the public.

Exxon Mobil Expects Up to $2.6 Billion in Upstream Impairments

Exxon says the impairments primarily reflect the idling of its Upstream Santa Ynez Unit assets and related facilities

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