Proppant

Proppant Supplier Covia Seeking Chapter 11 Protection, Citing Pandemic

Proppant Supplier Covia Seeking Chapter 11 Protection, Citing Pandemic

Covia Corp., which provides proppants for oil and gas well operations across North America, on Tuesday said it had filed for bankruptcy, making it the third U.S. energy company in three days to seek Chapter 11 protection.  The petition to reorganize under Chapter 11 was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District…

June 30, 2020
Frack Sand Providers Face Supply Imbalance as E&Ps Dig In on Costs

Frack Sand Providers Face Supply Imbalance as E&Ps Dig In on Costs

Proppant sand providers, which faced headwinds during the first quarter from low prices and conservative spending by their customers, will have to deal with a supply and demand imbalance that could pressure prices into the foreseeable future.

May 24, 2019

Permian In-Basin Fracture Sand On Pace to Surpass Northern White

Permian Basin in-basin sand production by one count has reached more than 60 million tons/year, and in-basin operations are growing in other areas, reducing demand for the ever-popular northern white as companies work to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

March 29, 2019

Proppant Producers Focusing on Texas Operations as Demand Sinks

Emerge Energy Services LP unit Superior Silica has contracted to supply sand from its in-basin mine in San Antonio for Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s growing fracture/completions program in the Eagle Ford Shale under a new agreement, the company said Monday.

January 9, 2019
North Dakota Geologists Dig Into Mysteries of Fracking Sand

North Dakota Geologists Dig Into Mysteries of Fracking Sand

Acknowledging that it is somewhat of a long shot, North Dakota energy and geologic officials are re-evaluating whether sands in the state could be used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which has fueled the oil and natural gas boom in the Bakken Shale.

September 10, 2018
Frack Sand Operators Hiking Capacity, In-Basin Offerings

Frack Sand Operators Hiking Capacity, In-Basin Offerings

With horizontal wells longer than ever and completions requiring more stages, U.S. fracture (frack) sand operators secured more long-term contracts during the second quarter and continue to see support to expand capacity for more in-basin services.

August 10, 2018

Frack Sand Prices Up on Record Demand and Northern White Sold Out, Says Emerge Energy

Emerge Energy Services LP raised prices for contracted and spot sand customers by 3-5% beginning in the second quarter on record market demand for proppant in the U.S. onshore, executives said.

May 9, 2018
Haynesville’s NatGas Rig Count, Proppant Intensity Surging

Haynesville’s NatGas Rig Count, Proppant Intensity Surging

The Haynesville Shale redux continues, with the natural rig count sharply higher from a year ago and proppant intensity surpassing any other onshore play in the United States, according to analysts.

October 17, 2017

U.S. Silica Building Permian Footprint with West Texas Sand Mine, Plant

A state-of-the-art sand mine and plant in West Texas, envisioned for months to serve the voluminous growth in the Permian Basin, is underway, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. said Tuesday.

June 13, 2017
Frack Sand Operators Say U.S. Onshore Outlook Just Beachy

Frack Sand Operators Say U.S. Onshore Outlook Just Beachy

As the oil and natural gas recovery takes hold in North America, proppant operators are seeing better-than-expected demand, which in turn is driving up sand pricing and tightening the transportation market.

March 17, 2017
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