Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #457 | February 14, 2024

So many stories in the frac sand world this week.

  • Of course, the behemoth merger between Diamondback and Endeavor
  • New local mine(s!!) in Utah and throughout L48
  • Frac sand assets and equipment sales picking up RAPIDLY based on our intel
  •  Lots of discussions about the changing shale landscape as a result of the continued consolidation in the E&P space
  • Is there a new/old name coming online with wellsite box storage?

20+ stories this week as we catch you up on the latest in the frac sand world. So pour the coffee, shut the door, and read the latest stories and headlines affecting our industry.

And now, the news…

This Week's News

Permian Rivals Reach Deal to Create $50 Billion Oil-and-Gas Behemoth

Diamondback Energy and Autry Stephens’s Endeavor announce merger as torrid dealmaking continues in the oil patch.

Used Portable Frac Sand Plant, 100 Mesh Plant for Sale, and Clarifier

Price is $2MM for the bundle. Open to discussions for full cash offers or individual assets.

E&P M&A Off To A Rip-Roaring Start In 2024

A few things stand out as we look at the evolving shale landscape.

Should investors worry about the Permian Basin’s depletion now?

The flurry of recent activity has raised some eyebrows regarding remaining reserves in the region. Are these concerns justified?

Utah – Get Me Two!

TWO new local sand mines coming online in the Beehive state.

Shale producer Devon Energy in bid to acquire Enerplus

Oil and gas producer Devon Energy has approached Enerplus, a peer with a market value of C$4 billion ($3 billion), with an acquisition offer, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Super Majors Need To Build More Permian DUCs In 2024

How are two of the biggest oil companies in the world thinking about shale development programs this year?

SOLD! Looking for an investor in a sand-related project

We are pleased to report that this sand mine has sold.

South Texas Sandemonium Continues

Today an update on a tough situation for pumpers and E&Ps in the South Texas market…

A Texas Oil Driller Banks a $26 Billion Deal, With Regrets

Autry Stephens, 85, said he is selling the oil driller he founded, Endeavor, sooner than he would have liked.

LinkedIn Post: OMMA Trucking

"Introducing, the SandCan system"...

Oilfield Service Read-Through In The Latest E&P Mega-Merger

The great Permian E&P consolidation spree continues with another big deal… Here are some quick thoughts on OFS implications in the transaction:

BUYER: Rail Served Assets

A buyer is looking for rail-served land on or near sand mines.

Blue Diamond Proppants Report

Detailed update on new sand mine coming online as well as its primary customer.

XCL SandCo Report

Data points covering this E&P backed operation.

Remy: All Oil Everything (Trinidad James Parody)

Remy pushes for a complete ban on petroleum, no matter the cost or the amount of artwork he is forced to splash with soup.

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