March 19, 2018

Bakken frack sand provider expands through $15M acquisition

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based Smart Sand Inc. is expanding in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil play. After announcing the processing capacity expansion of its Oakdale, Wisconsin frack sand mine early this year, Smart Sand will spend $15 million in the Bakken. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Oil and gas customer satisfaction leads to increased sales

BY Staff For oil and gas businesses that want to increase sales during times of higher oil prices, improving customer satisfaction could be the key. The 2017 Energy Benchmark Study found that looking beyond technical solutions can be profitable. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Hourglass plans first Colorado frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHallador Energy Co. is turning its coal mining expertise towards the frack sand industry. The Denver-based coal mining company that operates in Indiana and was formerly an E&P, is looking to turn $4 million into an in-basin frack sand operation. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Frack sand data shows looming trend in Permian

BY Staff Energent, a global energy market research consultancy, has put together a new report highlighting the in-basin sand trend happening in the Permian. The report says operators looking to expand this year will turn to in-basin sand. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Dallas Federal Reserve establishes Energy Advisory Council

BY Dallas Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has formed an Energy Advisory Council to provide guidance on emerging trends and issues affecting the energy industry. Industry executives from Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will serve on the council. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Preferred Sands opens facilities to serve Eagle Ford shale play

BY Patrick C. Miller Pennsylvania-based proppant manufacturer Preferred Sands began operation of a frack sand mine and loading facility in Atascosa County, Texas, to serve operators in the Eagle Ford. The company will soon open another facility to serve the Permian. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

New Permian crude refiner to sell diesel back to drillers

BY Luke GeiverThe developer of a Permian Basin-based refinery is going full-circle with its shale-oil produced crude. Through a deal with Pilot Thomas Logistics, MMEX Resources will provide the diesel back to drilling rig operations in the region. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Crude logistics experts target Permian with $400M in new capital

BY Luke GeiverMike Prince knows the nuts and bolts of the midstream oil business. After working in all aspects of the crude asset business and leading business development teams initiating more than $2 billion in projects, Prince and a new team have started Lotus. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

New shale tech: mobile resin coated proppant plant in Permian

BY Luke GeiverThe oilfield technology group of Hexion Inc. has great timing. The oil and gas arm of the greater chemical product developer recently unveiled a mobile resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility for the Permian. READ MORE