Twin Eagle Sand Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Management LLC, has landed its first 130-car frack sand unit train at an industrial rail terminal in Texas at the edge of the Eagle Ford Shale.
Houston-based Twin Eagle said Friday that the frack sand train, one of the largest to ever land in the Eagle Ford, was off-loaded at the Mission Rail Park in Elmendorf, TX, -- which is located along the Union Pacific Railway -- using the company's new 60 million pound frack sand silo system, which the company said was also one of the largest in the nation. According to Twin Eagle, the silo system is scaled to house up to 300 railcars worth of frack sand, and can load a truck in less than two minutes.
"Longer laterals, more stages and closer spacing of wells are increasingly common in today's shale plays, which is why frack sand intensity per well continues its rise" Twin Eagle CEO Griff Jones said. "We believe that world-class terminal infrastructure like what we have developed at Mission Rail is necessary to reduce logistics costs of completing wells and improving our customers' breakeven costs of completion."
Twin Eagle has facilities at the Laredo Terminal in the South Eagle Ford, the Evans Terminal near Evans, CO, which serves the Denver-Julesburg Basin, and the Powder River Basin Terminals in Douglas, WY. A terminal near Big Springs, TX, is under development. According to the company, its current terminals can collectively control more than 900 railcar spaces, with nearly 50,000 tons of storage capacity.