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Permian Frac Sand Mining Activity Surges In 2Q18 [Chart Of The Day & Startup Watch List]

We digest and analyze reported mine activity and headcounts in the Permian Basin. There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary …

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Of Sand And Water [Friday Guest Post]

One of the biggest challenges relative to Permian sand mine infrastructure, which is critical to the successful development of these facilities, is the availability of a viable supply of water for not only sand production, but potable use as well. A significant amount of effort has gone into finding reliable …

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As Schlumberger’s Permian Mine Opens, Management Pulls Back The Curtain A Bit On Frac Sand Strategy

In a slide deck released this morning, Schlumberger provided some interesting comments on frac sand. There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis …

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In The Permian Pipeline Staring Contest, Frac Growth Just Blinked First

We discuss how upstream is reacting to the midstream crisis in the Permian basins. There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and …

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Research Rewind: The Mid-Con Greenfield Frac Sand Rush

This is the second installment in our Research Rewind Series.  Rewinds aggregate our long-shelf life work on hot topics, providing comprehensive and thematic perspective. In our first installment, we looked back at the Permian Basin frac sand trucking situation. This week, we take a look back at the region where the frac sand …

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Offshore vs The Permian [Friday Guest Post]

With Brent trading at almost $80/bbl and Permian constraint friction heating up (pipe, diffs, trucks, etc), it feels like it’s time to start getting more constructive on the offshore recovery theme. But can long-cycle deepwater returns ever compete with short-cycle Permian returns again? An expert weighs in for our first …

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Permit Filed On The E&P-Owned Frac Sand Plant Going Vertical In The Northeastern Eagle Ford Shale

We curate new information in the public record on the newest vertically integrated frac sand project. There’s a lot more to this story… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a subscriber. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Subscribers get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven …

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