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Oct
19

2016 Frac Sand Industry Update Announced

The Petroleum Connection has announced the launch of the 2016 Frac Sand Industry Update. This one-day event will be held at The Houstonian Hotel & Spa in Houston, Texas on March 10, 2016. Based on feedback from the 4th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, The Petroleum...

Sep
11

Industry Leaders Prepare for the 4th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

by Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection With less than two weeks until the most widely attended frac sand related event of the year, The 4th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, industry leaders are scheduling meetings, make travel plans, and shipping materials to...

Aug
31

Positive Oil News

by Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection A couple of recent articles indicate that there are reasons for optimism in regards to the price of oil and the oil & gas market. In addition to crude oil having its best day...

Aug
28

Refracking – Great Expectations for the Second Time Around

by Dava Jennings, Marketing Manager, Industrial Project Solutions   With the upstream oil sector currently facing pricing declines, production efficiency and cost cutting is on everyone’s mind. One of the solutions may be refracking existing wells. The cost of a new well can be more than $8 million, compared...

Aug
26

Keep an Eye on Mexico’s Oil & Gas Sector

by Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection   Energy reform in Mexico was all the talk a year ago. Since then, a lot of work has been done in Mexico and in the U.S. to prepare for, evaluate, and begin the bidding rounds. While the first round of bidding was...

Aug
24

Managed Downtime as a Profit Center

by Robert Ober, CEO & Principal, Robert Ober & Associates, LLC   Preventative maintenance and scheduled-managed-downtime, are terms that the Frac Sand industry hasn't necessarily had time to define for itself during the last few years. While such terminology is commonplace in many production/manufacturing settings, the Frac Sand niche,...