San Antonio Business Journal is reporting:
Houston-based Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has debuted a portable 12-silo frac sand system, which it says promises to drive down costs on the drilling pad.
The announcement comes amid six-year low crude oil prices and at a time when companies are looking at innovative technology to increase efficiency and reduce the production cost per barrel.
With a total storage capacity of 5 million pounds, the system can deliver sand at an average rate of nearly 23,000 pounds per minute into two blenders simultaneously.The new 12-silo system was recently used to successfully complete a “zipper” frac of two wells on a drilling pad in the Permian Basin.Delivering sand at an average rate of nearly 23,000 pounds per minute into two blenders simultaneously, the new system was used to complete 34 frac stages and deliver 30 million pounds of sand during the four-day completion of both wells.
Company figures show that the 12-silo system was used to deliver nearly 9 million pounds of sand to the wells during one single 24-hour period alone.
The 12-silo system enabled 22 frac sand trucks to simultaneously unload sand at the well site, resulting in an effective truck offload rate of approximately 1.65 million pounds per hour and eliminating truck demurrage on site.
The AP is reporting:
Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest.
If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.
The Kennedys are already looking forward to their first ski trip in New Hampshire later this year. Perhaps as early as Halloween.Otherwise, look for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.