Get A Strong Start In 2017

Just wanted to say a quick word about how pleased I have been with some of the high quality analysis and reporting that has been produced recently regarding frac sand. There have been some great articles (most of them featured in the Frac Sand Weekly News Digest!)

Just last week I took some time to consume Credit Suisse’s update of their “Sandman” report and Headwater’s Oilfield Services Report. Of course, IHS/Markit, Energent Group, and several other groups also regularly produce great information. There have also been some very good recent articles regarding proppant demand and the coming challenge of “last mile” logistics (plus a follow up article related to that one). In addition to proppant-focused items, there have been some interesting reads related to oilfield services in general (spending, rig counts vs. frac spreads vs. frac jobs, and a nice piece from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies on “Unravelling the U.S. Shale Productivity Gains”).

As you try to prepare for 2017 and position your company for success, I hope you are taking the time to read these reports and articles, and think about how you can position yourself for continued success. We try to find the best articles for you and include them in the newsletter, but please don’t hesitate to send us links to other good reads you run across!

I’m looking forward to discussing a lot of these issues at the 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update at The Petroleum Club of Houston on February 27! We only have space for 100 attendees, so don’t wait too long to register!



  • 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 SOLD
  • 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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