Exploration and production companies (E&Ps) have always looked for ways to drive down the cost of drilling and completing wells. Part of that strategy includes not only reducing the cost of frac sand but also optimizing the logistics of sand delivery and management at the well site.
In parts 1 and 2 of this article, written for RBN Energy, we shared specific information about local sand sourcing in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford, SCOOP/STACK and the Haynesville. We also reviewed the effect of oversupply on sand cost.
Now, in the final articles in this series, we consider:
- How deeply E&Ps should be involved in the frac sand supply chain
- Alternatives for E&P direct sand sourcing
- What is new in last-mile logistics for U.S. hydrocarbon producers
For more about oil and gas (O&G) last mile logistics, you may be interested in our presentation “North American Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Supply Chain: Latest Impact to Rail.”
PLG’s expert consultants have hands-on experience in improving efficiency throughout the O&G supply chain. Let PLG speed up your direct sourcing process and deliver savings to your bottom line. We can provide a direct sourcing assessment and implementation plan in as few as six weeks.
In addition, our expertise supports investors and developers, helping them invest wisely and mitigate risk.
Contact us and see if direct sourcing is right for you.