Mr. Sandmen: Black Mountain talks Permian sand mining

Reprinted from 4-traders 7/30/2017 | 11:48 am EDT

Having claimed interest in some 26,000 acres 10 miles outside of Kermit in rural West Texas, Black Mountain Sand out of Fort Worth has announced the biggest frac sand mining project in the Permian Basin. Testing and analysis has indicated 40/70 and 100 mesh sands meeting frac sand standards which will now be produced by two frac sand mines pumping out an estimated 8 million tons per year.

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Mammoth Reports Growth in Pressure Pumping, Frac Sand Production, Directional Drilling

Energent Group

Published online June 11, 2017 9:12 PM by Brandon Waiter

Mammoth Energy Service’s quarterly earnings call gives great insight into the fracing side of the oil and gas industry. Highlights include significant year-over-year frac stage count increases yielding growing frac sand deliveries and a projected rise in frac sand production through its Muskie, Taylor and Chieftain (to be renamed “Piranha”) facilities.

Pullback in US Fracking Sand Use Pressures Producers

With a slight decline in crude prices, Halliburton reports a slight decline in frac sand usage per foot of a well. It is expected that over time as fracing operations are optimized frac sand volumes pumped per foot will fall dramatically. Time will tell how the frac sand market fairs as multiple companies announce new mines as new sand reserves test up to standards.