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In The News & On The Road…

In The News: Marfa Public Radio Interview Infill Thinking founder Joseph Triepke was recently interviewed by Marfa Public Radio for a feature piece on the West Texas frac sand mining rush. The piece was published on Monday August 14, 2017. Listen below, or check out the full piece here. https://www.infillthinking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FRAC-SAND-feature-generic-final-WEB.mp3 …

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Reader Response To The Latest Permian Mine News

We believe that our readers’ response to news can often be more compelling than the report itself, for our readership comprises some of the industry’s brightest minds, including folks who are working on (or buying from) similar initiatives in the field. See what your fellow Infill Thinkers are saying about …

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Reports Of Shale Investment Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated. Don’t Buy The Fake News Lifting Oil Prices… [Rebuttal]

Contrary to the click bait proliferating on other media platforms, US oil producers are not slashing 2017 tight oil investment programs as a result of recent crude oil price volatility. Anadarko’s US onshore investment revision, which became the poster child for so called shale budget cuts this week, is grossly misunderstood. Not only …

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Badger Mining Joins The Kermit Sand Rush

The latest details on the latest new entrant to the Permian sand mining rush… 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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Halliburton Drops A Sand Bomb, But Is It Signal Or Noise?

It’s a sign of the times. Frac sand controversy on Halliburton’s earnings conference call Monday overshadowed everything else, including some interesting points on pressure pumping dynamics, rig count brake tapping, international service pricing trends, and higher wages. We’ll address Big Red’s “non-sand” comments in a separate update later today. These …

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