Since you have asked for what I have, and sound like you're
in a hurry, I am sending the current state of my research. I have
not received callbacks from many of the sources, but you will
probably get them much faster than I, since you can give your company
name. You can also provide better incentives that I can for a positive
However, I don't feel I've fully satisfied my responsibility here. I will
be happy to do further calling and searching at your direction, (at no
extra charge) if you just hit the "Clarify Answer" button. It may be that
you will want me to search for Brady sand or some other kind, and that will
be fine. This is a really tough time to get Ottawa sand, supplies are
apparently almost all committed.
I contacted all the top 10 producers of industrial sand in the U.S.,
and ruled out a few that told me they don't have frac sand or Ottawa
sand. The first three below are the "Big Three" in frac sand, as you
Badger Mining Corp
Berlin Wisconsin. Brian Olmen, 920-361-2388, ext. 133
He says the market is extremely tight, but he'll be happy to talk
with you. He only provides directly to service companies, and
can give you the info you need.
Unimin, Steve Frateroli, Corporate Sales, 1-800-223-2236
I left message Monday, no call back
Also left message for Allison Lamb 800-223-2236
Oglebay Norton, Cleveland, OH, Corporate office
216-861-3300, left message at vendor number, no response.
A Sales Manager for Oglebay, Norton in California sells a lot of frac
sand, but it is not Ottawa sand. It is tan, and does meet your size
requirements. For this sand you can contact: Jim Martin, in
at 916-708-6214. He also said he could be your contact for the company as a whole.
U.S. Silica, Corporate, Bob Morrow, 800-243-7500 He called me back and
said they're "sold out" of Ottawa sand, and 99% committed for some time
to come. Maybe you can negotiate with him...He did say that Brady sand,
brown sand, has been used in California for frac sand with some success.
Santrol, division of Fairmount Mineral
800-338-4686, I left message Monday, no call back yet
Sil Industrial Minerals
The above company came up on a search for "frac sand" on
Oil and Gas Online, at:
I e-mailed them, but have received no response. If you haven't already
used Oil and Gas Online, you might want to try it.
According to the IOGA News., in an article called "Frac Sand Supply
Update." p. 15, the demand for Ottawa sand will far exceed the supply
this spring. The article suggests a comparison of Ottawa sand to Brady
others, so that users can decide which of the "second or third tier"
sands to use instead of the desirable white sand.
"To compare various replacement sand options you need to find out
what the permeability and conductivity is at the downhole conditions
in your wells. Your service company can provide you with permeability
and conductivity data at 2,000 psi, 4,000 psi, and perhaps even 6,000
psi closure stress.
If you want the best quality possible in your frac sand, I suggest
you to dig deeper into the API test data of your service provider?s frac
sand. Just because it sieves out on your location at 20/40 mesh
according to an API test (must be 90% between the 20 and 40 mesh
screens) does not mean it meets any other API specification. The
frac sand shortage is now so widespread that many previously
never used, inferior sands are being offered up to replace API Ottawa
and Brady sands (Brady sand is on allocation, too). Some of these
replacement sands may be severely lacking in important tests like
percentage of fines in API crush tests, and the basic physical
properties, roundness and sphericity. If you have no other options
but to pump them or not frac at all, a good strategy may be to
pump the best one available if you can?t wait."
If you are willing to go with something other than Ottawa sand, RMC-Cemex
has sand which meets your size requirements, but is not white. They have
20/40 and 30/70. They also can mix sand to meet the 40/70 size. The sand
comes from the beach at Monterey, CA, and is washed and dried by RMC Cemex.
You can contact Byron Slavin, at 925-285-1180.
Vassar , MI , 989-823-1166 Brad Feathers is the manager there.
Juniata is a new operation of the Sargent Companies (Sargent Sand was one
of the Top Ten Industrial Sand Producers, but closed down.)
Feathers isn't familiar with Ottawa sand. He has a natural grayish
sand that is round and does come in the 20/40 size. It has silica
in it. He's very eager to work with you since they're just gearing
Oil and Gas online:
I sent e-mails to several suppliers on this site, no response.
This is a Canadian on-line procurement service. They don't have
anyone who supplies frac sand in their group, but they are putting
some feelers out. They also supply procurement software programs
for purchasing agents like you.
Lobos Services also came up on my search for "frac sand' on
Oil and Gas online. Apparently Lobos publishes a directory
of suppliers for the petrochemical industry, and has a specific
directory for Texas that you might be interested in.
16016 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
This is it so far. Please give me further direction if you want to!
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