Permian Basin Sand Capacity Announcements Continue, and Upcoming Frac Sand Conference has Major Permian Basin Sand Focus

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Sand mine announcements continue unabated in the Permian Basin of Texas. I was out of town visiting UW-Eau Claire geology interns at sand mines around the State of Wisconsin, so I had to catch up on Permian sand mine announcements when I arrived at home.... Recently Badger Mining Corp. and Fairmount Santrol announced mines to be developed in the Permian Basin region. This is in addition to at least twelve other mines announced previously.  read more

Some very interesting frac sand insights from Tudor Pickering Holt’s “Energy Thoughts” email of July 17, 2017

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Elaborating on interesting sand dynamics – Multiple examples of why you can’t paint sand with quite as broad a brush as many folks seem to be doing today (OIH $25) - Operators seem to be increasingly open to the idea of using / testing Permian sand in the Delaware and Midland, but the sand tends to be largely 100-mesh so adoption by some players will take time.  read more

Staying in Front of Clients in the Frac Sand Industry

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It continues to be a very exciting time in the frac sand industry. With major shifts happening across the supply chain it is more and more important to stay up to speed on the issues and to position your company to provide the best solutions to customers and partners.  read more

Positioning Yourself for Success in the Fast-Changing Frac Sand Industry

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The pace of change in the frac sand industry has been remarkable. It has to be a little bit scary for those who have invested a lot of time & money into a frac sand solution (supply, supply chain, logistics, etc.) to see the rapid changes in the supply chain. No one wants to get left behind as major players make big decisions regarding the proppant supply chain. Let’s do a quick review of how we got here  read more

The Petroleum Connection Announces the Frac Sand Equipment Expo!

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Petroleum Connection announced the Frac Sand Equipment Expo will be held on September 27, 2017 at the Baytown Fairgrounds.  Located just 30 minutes east of Houston, and being held the day before the 6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, frac sand professionals will not want to miss this event.  read more

Prep for the 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Just a quick note here to help you prep for The 2nd Annual Frac Sand Industry Update. The event was sold out, but we were able to rearrange the floorplan to accommodate more attendees. We'll keep registration open until we hit 140 registrants (only 15 remain!)  read more

Deep Dive on Frac Sand Last Mile Logistics

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Just a quick posting here to encourage you to read yesterday’s release from Infill Thinking on “A Massive Paradigm Shift In Frac Sand’s Last Mile Is Happening Now”.  read more

Get a Strong Start in 2017

  • Tuesday, January 17, 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.  read more

Last Mile Logistics

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Attendees at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference will recall the great discussions we had regarding “last mile” logistics for proppants and the upcoming challenges related to those. Perry Taylor of Agility Energy explained the challenges we will have with a shortage of qualified truckers, the high volume of sand needed per well combined with lack of storage space at the well site.  read more

Presidential Election Impact on the Frac Sand Industry

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Regardless of what you think of Donald Trump, his election as President can be viewed as good news for the frac sand industry. Trump supported fracking throughout his campaign, though he did vacillate in his attitude toward local fracking bans. However, his recent announcements regarding his transition team provide additional confidence that his administration will strongly support domestic energy production.  read more