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Unimin Announces Development of West Texas Sand Plant

July 7, 2017

Unimin Corporation (“Unimin”) announced today plans to construct a sand processing plant in West Texas. The new facility will be capable of producing up to 5 million tons of regional sand per year and will serve as another channel by which the Company will fully and efficiently service the evolving dynamics of the Oil and Read More >

New Pipeline Infrastructure to Accommodate Rise in Permian Oil Production: EIA. By WorldOil.

May 9, 2017

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As crude oil production in the Permian basin of western Texas and eastern New Mexico has increased, pipeline infrastructure has also increased to deliver this crude oil to demand centers on the U.S. Gulf Coast. One indicator of a potential shortfall in available takeaway capacity in the Permian is a negative Read More >

Oil Set for Longest Gain This Year. By Mark Shenk and Grand Smith, World Oil.

April 10, 2017

NEW YORK and LONDON (Bloomberg) — Crude headed for its longest run of gains this year as Libya’s biggest oil field suffered another outage while Russia signaled it’s weighing an extension of OPEC-led production cuts. Futures gained for a fifth day in New York, adding to last week’s 3.2% gain following a U.S. military strike Read More >

Trends in US Shale Breakeven Prices. By Corey Boettiger, BTU Analytics

March 9, 2017

Given the current commodity price environment, there has been a recent focus on the economics of US shale production. Understanding the value of acreage in different parts of the country, and determining the price at which producing from a given well economically makes sense, are some of the market’s big questions. In the E&P Positioning Report, Read More >

DUCs Are Done, But PUCs On Horizon? By Kathryn Downey Miller, BTU Analytics

February 22, 2017

Over the past two years BTU Analytics has written extensively about DUCs or drilled but uncompleted wells, with our first energy market commentary on the topic posted all the way back in January of 2015. But over the past several months, we’ve been telling our clients that the market impact of DUCs is essentially done, and the Read More >

So Long, DUCs; PUCs Are The Future as Drilling Pace in Permian May Not Be Sustainable. By Leticia Gonzales, NGI

February 21, 2017

The pace of drilling activity in the Permian Basin cannot be sustained as a lack of takeaway capacity will inevitably lead to a backlog of drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells in the Permian Basin (PUC), some analysts say. As of Feb. 17, there were 303 rigs operating in the Permian Basin, up just two from Read More >

Proppant Demand on the Rise. By Jason Slingsby, BTU Analytics

December 12, 2016

PROPPANT DEMAND ON THE RISE December 12th, 2016 | Jason Slingsby As producers strive towards maximizing overall recovery, one significant trend seen over the last few years is an increase in the amount of proppant used per well. In 2014 and 2015 low sand prices helped build proppant demand, and ultimate recovery rates materially benefited from the Read More >

Fly, Fight & Win: Unimin’s Junction City Plant Participates in Air Force Fundraiser

November 7, 2016

Former Staff Sgt. Tino Uli found it hard to put into words what he experienced during his three tours in Iraq. He didn’t have to. The way the brawny ex-security forces airman apologetically paused, blinked back tears, and forced out a simple, “Stuff happened there,” told the story of his first deployment 11 years ago. Every Read More >

OPEC Agrees to First Oil Output Cut in Eight Years. By Grant Smith, Bloomberg

September 28, 2016

OPEC agreed to the outline of a deal that will cut production for the first time in eight years, surprising traders who had expected a continuation of the pump-at-will policy the group adopted in 2014 at the instigation of Saudi Arabia. Oil jumped more than 5 percent in New York after ministers said the group Read More >

Ensuring Well Success. By Natalie Eglinton, Unimin

September 1, 2016

With safety and environmental compliance assured, the financial success of a well is measured in terms of high IP rates and excellent EURs. Lateral length, stage size and proppant volumes are all credited with producing a great well. However, the resin-coated sand that was pumped at the end of each stage to help control sand Read More >