Frac Sand Weekly News Digest

Nick Cook, Editor

Issue #464 | April 3, 2024

One week until the 9th Annual Frac Sand Update in Houston! Our agenda topics include:

  • Forecasts for the future of unconventional oil & gas
  • The potential for frac sand usage in geothermal hydraulic fracturing
  • Frac sand demand and pricing outlooks by basin
  • Frac fleet estimates
  • High-level discussion with an E&P, frac sand mine, and last mile strategist
  • M&A/capital markets
  • Multiple 1-1 fireside chats with E&Ps
  • The outlook on Northern White Sand
  • Wet Sand
  • And all the sub-topics in between!


All sponsorships are sold out, but you can still register to attend. There’s no better place to be next Wednesday than with us in Houston. In the meantime, check out all the latest news in this week’s digest.


And now, the news…

This Week's News

Sand Pile Frac Jobs Faced Their Weather Nemesis Head On This Week

As the frac supply chain evolves, new risks manifest in wellsite operations.

U.S. Crude Oil Inventories Rose by 3.2 Million Barrels Last Week

Analysts had predicted crude stockpiles would fall by 1.2 million barrels.

Permian Local Sand Supply Update

Big milestone passed in the Permian basin - read more here!

LinkedIn Post

ProFrac's vendor showing a video of a freshly minted dual electric blender.

A Proppant Producer’s 2nd Damp Sand Plant Appears In State Records

Public record searches make good on a prediction from a couple weeks ago.

SLB to Buy ChampionX in $7.8 Billion Oilfield Services Deal

ChampionX provides chemistry solutions, artificial lift systems and other equipment to help companies drill for and produce oil and gas.

Cracking The Code: Understanding Analyst Reviews For Eagle Materials

Analysts' ratings for Eagle Materials over the last quarter vary from bullish to bearish, as provided by 7 analysts.

Frac Sand Asset Marketplace

Like Facebook Marketplace, but way better.

Canada Had Designs on Being a Hydro Superpower. Now Its Rivers and Lakes Are Drying Up.

Will be very interesting to see how this affects Canadian gas demand.

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