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“Permianflation” & Fleet Tracking Part Two

Following up on two recent pieces of high value research with more datapotins further to the trends. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If you are new to Infill …

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Counting Frac Crews & Rigs By Company

Counting, counting, counting all the crews, one by one they add up! There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If you are new to Infill Thinking, or your membership has …

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10% Upside To Rig Count In 4Q21 E&Ps Say

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be …

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All Eyes On Shale Well Cost Inflationary Trends

One of the biggest questions on our contacts’ minds about 2022 is how supply, freight, and labor cost inflation will factor into the US onshore E&P business. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you …

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US Silica’s Latest Frac Sand Market Outlook

US Silica provided their 2Q21 results and rest of year outlook this morning. Here is a digestible bullet point summary of the key market intel they shared… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you …

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BIG News For The Marcellus Shale Frac Supply Chain

Way back in March 2018, we speculated in this piece that Antero might be looking to vertically integrate sand mining, predicting that their most likely path forward would be building a regional / in-basin 2-2.5mmtpa greenfield mine (read more). It only took 3.5 years, but fast forward to today and …

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Liberty Boxes Up The PropX Platform

What Happened: Yesterday evening, Liberty announced they are buying out PropX for $90mm. Here are our quick thoughts on the deal. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If you …

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Good News Bad News For S TX Sand Buyers

An update on Eagle Ford sandemonium… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be a member. If you are new to Infill Thinking, or your membership has expired, please email us to discuss …

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Paying Off The Tease…

We realize there were several cliff hangers in our research publication earlier this week (specifically in this update). Sorry about that, but when our sources ask us to not share sensitive details we comply to a fault. We said as much as we could earlier, and now we are happy …

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Infill Thinking’s Top Fifteen 3Q21 Updates

With 3Q21 in the books, we are pausing to look back at the most read Infill Thinking research updates of the quarter. The oilfield activity recovery continued, but… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, …

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Rig Count – 10/1/21

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data.. There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be …

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Frac Newco & Market Updates

In light of several recent public announcements and developments at startup frac outfits we’ve been covering this year (plus the public “arrival announcement” of another new entrant), now’s a good time for pressure pumping newco news roundup. Throughout 2021, we’ve kept Infill Thinking members in-the-know early about the several new …

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Rig Market Heats Up

Infill Thinking keeps members abreast of drilling trends with our weekly rig count analysis – unique takes and presentation on otherwise pedestrian rig count data… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and receive our research newsletters, you must be …

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South Texas Frac Supply Chain Roiled By Covid

Last week all the talk in the Eagle Ford frac supply chain market was of a mine closure that rapidly tightened the local proppant marketplace. Here are the details and market impacts… There’s a lot more to this story… Login to see the full update…  To read this update and …

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4 Things We CLARIFIED In Grapevine This Week…

This week, we participated in the 10th Annual Petroleum Connection Frac Supply & Logistics Conference in Grapevine Texas. In a related update this moring, we highlighted some new things we learned at the event. The focus of the following key takeaways is on market observations we thought we knew about …

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5 Things We LEARNED In Grapevine This Week…

This week, Grapevine Texas is the epicenter of the frac sand industry as about 300 completions industry insiders have gathered for the 10th Annual Petroleum Connection Frac Supply & Logistics Conference. They came for the great content and networking. They stayed for the seafood tower (crab claws anyone?), sushi at …

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