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Are you using local Texas sand? You aren’t alone! The shale boom has put massive pressure on sand supply for fracturing treatments. Rail bottlenecks experienced when shipping the typical Northern White sand from Wisconsin to Texas has led operators to explore using local “in-basin” sand sources now more than ever. It is estimated that as much as 50% of the sand used for fracturing in West Texas will be sourced locally next year as opposed to railing sand across the continent.

ChemTerra has developed cost effective chemical solutions to both upgrade the crush and conductivity of frac sand and to significantly reduce the dust. These coatings can easily be added to the sand at mine sites or local transload facilities. Visit our website for more information on UpSil.