Tag: proppant

Eagle Ford continues to gush despite rapid well declines

Although Eagle Ford wells tend to drop in production by 60 to 70 percent in the first year, the shale has seen significant surges in crude oil production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report released Monday.  More »

Eagle Ford oil transforming Corpus Christi port (photos)

The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in construction projects at the Port of Corpus Christi, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch, and to coastal terminals and refineries.  More »

Hi-Crush Partners completes $125 million deal

Hi-Crush Partners Tuesday announced that it has completed the acquisition of a Pennsylvania sand company, extending its geographic reach.  More »

Technology draws bead on hydraulic fracturing

Companies are rushing to stay on the leading edge of developing ceramic proppant, as research shows that the tiny beads provide a better boost for oil flow than conventional sand when used in hydraulic fracturing.  More »