FOCUS: Downbeat start to year for frac sand demand, better picture for barite

By William Clarke
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2020

Data from oilfield service company Baker Hughes has shown that onshore oilfield activity in the United States slowed through 2019, while global offshore drilling picked up.

The progress of the figures in the Baker Hughes rig count painted a gloomy picture for frac sand demand in the United States over 2019, but the situation for high-grade barite was more positive.

The Baker Hughes rig count, produced weekly for the US by one of the largest oilfield...

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