Flash back for frac sand
Published: Friday, 09 June 2017
Improvements in oil and gas drilling activity in North America have paved the way for recovery in demand for oilfield minerals such as frac sand, barite and bentonite, but as Kasia Patel, IM Correspondent, reports, the rebound has tested suppliers’ ability to respond.
Since the end of last year, improving rig counts,
particularly in North America, have prompted industrial mineral
suppliers to the oil and gas sector to cautiously suggest that
market recovery is imminent. Although the uptick in exploration
and production (E&P) activity since 2016 has so far not
translated into increases...