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How Many Meshes Do Shale Wells Really Need?

As most Infill Thinking readers know, E&P operators often require their pressure pumpers to use multiple size grades on shale / tight oil wells. In fact, several grades are often used in the same stage. Is that about to change?   Login to see the full update… To read this …

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A Dozen Or So Notable Frac Supply Chain Datapoints

We hear lots of things. Some of them bear repeating… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 4/1/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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How, What, Where, Why, Why Now, & Who? [Simulfrac Series]

This week, we launched a new research series covering the implications of simulfrac adoption across the completions market. The series kicked off with thoughts on why it matters and future thought pieces will trace the trend’s ripples into specific niches of the US shale value chain (like sand and water …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 3/26/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 3/19/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 3/12/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 3/5/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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US Silica’s Latest Frac Sand Market Outlook

In this update, you’ll find key takeaways relevant to the broader frac supply chain marketplace. Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 2/26/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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Tight Oil E&P Capex Creeping Higher Y/Y In 2021 [Chart Of The Day]

Preliminary budgets have risen… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles on stories you’ll only find here …

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Texas Frac Demand Constrained By Frac Sand – A Headline That Was Unimaginable In 2020, But Here We Are!

As of Thursday Feb 25, frac demand is… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles on stories …

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US Onshore Drilling Summary – Week Of 2/19/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has …

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Snovid 2021 – Most Southwestern Frac Activity Still Offline, In For A Rough Restart

An update on the frozen and mostly shutdown southwestern oilfield. Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles …

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Quick Takes On Produced Water Impacts In The Wake Of The Freeze

Proactive steps and production curtailment are both helping to… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and commentary New angles on …

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New Monthly Frac Fleet Data Report [Chart Of The Day]

In partnership with our research affiliate Lium, here are new frac fleet stats… Login to see the full update… To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If your free trial has expired, renew here. (Current members login here.) Members get Exclusive research update newsletters High-caliber, data-driven analysis and …

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Research Recap: Frac Supply Chain Disorder In 2021

As January has turned to February, the dual completions bottlenecks of tight sand supply and tight trucking remain hot topics in the oilfield business. At Infill Thinking, we’ve published 14 updates on the frac friction this situation has caused so far this year (well, 15 updates if you count another …

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