All Blog Posts about ‘Frac Sand’

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

Once heavily reliant on imports, the US is now the world’s undisputed leader in oil and gas production, according to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Faith Birol in a recent statement. The title comes as the result of advancements that have allowed drillers to Continue reading →

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Advances Increase Recovery While Reducing Environmental Impact

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Hydraulic fracturing advances increase recovery while reducing environmental impact - refracking

The US is well on its way to energy independence as mining unconventional shale resources via hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly advanced, allowing producers to reduce costs and recover more from shale formations. A growing trend has been seeing increased adoption in recent years, “re-revolutionizing” Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Drying Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryers: Rotary vs. Fluid Bed

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for industrial drying systems, particularly as companies look Continue reading →

 

In-Basin Frac Sand Sweeping the Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In-basin Frac Sand Trend

The frac sand industry continues to experience rising demand as drillers pump more of the proppant sand down wells than ever before. Where that sand is coming from, however, is changing; hydraulic frackers are looking to localized supplies of frac sand in an effort to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer

Our photo this week highlights a frac sand dryer. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the drum shell for easy Continue reading →

 

The Ongoing Battle Between US Frac Sand Supply and Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Ongoing Battle Between US Frac Sand Supply and Demand

Not unlike other boom and bust industries, the frac sand industry has been a turbulent one in recent years, with oil prices crashing and recovering, but industry experts are anticipating the continuation of a positive trend for the upcoming years. A new study by the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for a frac sand dryer. The frac sand industry is again booming as drillers pump more of the silica sand down wells than ever before. Drying is an integral step in preparing mined sand for use as Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Expands into Canada

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Demand for Frac Sand Expands into Canada

The frac sand boom continues to gain traction in the Southern United States, where drillers are pumping more sand than ever down wells in an effort to boost crude oil and natural gas production. Drilling is ramping up North of the border as well, as Continue reading →