Topic: Frac Sand Supply

Ask-the-Analyst May 2019

Friday 5/31Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and James Jang, M.Sc.. On average, how many days did Permian operators take to file completion reports to TRRC? Find out in the comment section below on Monday! #OilandGas #Energy #shaleIn the Permian, it took about 5 months to report their completion activity. However, Delaware operators took a few more days (8 days).Tuesday 5/28Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and Luke Smith. Which basin had the highest per well proppant usage for horizontal wells? Analyst...

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Ask-the-Analyst April 2019

Tuesday 4/30Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and Luke Smith. What would an acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation by Oxy or Chevron look like for the #Permian basin? #OilandGas #Energy #shaleIf either Oxy or Chevron acquired Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, they would become the second largest proppant user in the Permian basin (based on 2018 data). Pioneer Natural Resources Company would still remain the largest user by 1 billion pounds, but Oxy would become the largest operator by number of fracs.Thursday 4/25Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush,...

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Central Texas Frac Sand Mine Hours Drop 10%

In 2019, Texas will reach over 130 million tons of production per year (MMTPY) of frac sand nameplate capacity, of which 85% will come from Permian and Eagle Ford facilities, as new construction projects wind down and ramp to full utilization. Energent is closely monitoring regional operations in central and south Texas as mines shut down in the first half of 2019.Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and Covia Holdings Corporation (NYSE: CVIA) reported future closures scheduled in the first...

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Permian Traffic Accidents up 17% in 2018

A surge of activity has sprung up with the steady increase in price of WTI since the summer of 2017, most notably a 11.5% (+101 rigs) rise in rig count within the Permian Basin between June 2017 and April 2018. To support such activity, the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDot, has allocated approximately $2 billion towards the Energy Sector in the State of Texas expanding across more than 1,400 projects from 2016-2019.Included in the $2 billion is approximately $180...

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In-Basin Sand Report: New Winkler Mines Change Frac Sand Landscape

New sand mines are changing frac sand pricing and logistics dynamics. The mines are concentrated in and around Winkler county in the heart of the Permian Basin.With 28% growth in Permian rigs, service companies and operators are reducing costs with new sand supply coming online in West Texas. Permian and SCOOP/STACK are leading the rig count growth (see sample page below). Drilling rigs targeting continue to dominate the drilling market.  Will the in-basin frac sand trend continue to other plays? Logistics Hold...

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West Texas inSANDity Continues in the Permian

Last week in Houston at the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, all signs pointed towards more sand per lateral foot, more mines in the Permian, and more trucks to deliver frac sand to the wellsite. Frac sand demand in the Delaware and Midland Basins is expected to increase. E&Ps have increased the proppant per lateral foot by 31% in the last year, with public E&Ps citing the transportation and logistics constraint as a concern, not frac sand supply. Regional replacement? Based on...

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Permian Sand Mines Add 35 Million Tons of Frac Sand By Summer 2018

During the first half of 2017, there were over 15 mines permitted or approved by Texas regulators. The sand rush of 2017 turned investor eyes towards the frac sand business.  Private capital supports many of the new companies entering the West Texas sand market. The Summer of Sand Frac sand companies aggressively leased and acquired positions in the heart of the Permian Basin in (and around) Winkler County Texas.The large public companies, like US Silica, Hi-Crush, and Fairmount Santrol announced mines coming online...

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