Pronghorn recently received the opportunity to discuss how the advent of in-basin in sand in the MidCon will disrupt supply chains and identified key questions operators must consider when thinking through the supply chain implications.
Today’s piece was co-authored by Dirk Hallen, Stephen White, and Joe Marsh from Pronghorn Logistics, a turnkey frac sand service company based in Denver. Pronghorn was founded by Dirk Hallen and Stephen White who worked in senior roles across corporate development, operations, and logistics while at RockPile Energy Services up until they sold the company to Keane Group last July.
Pronghorn will turn one year old this summer, and their first year has been busy. Approaching frac sand procurement and logistics as a service, Pronghorn offers proppant optimization to E&P and pressure pumping customers. The company is actively operating in the Bakken, Green River and MidCon with a central dispatch team, well-site teams, and DOT licensed truckers pulling their custom chassis around the oilfield 24/7.
The customizable Pronghorn service envelope is capable of handling sand from the mine (traditional or in-basin) or transload all the way to the blender. The firm’s proprietary shipping channel and procurement optimization strategies are employed along sand’s path, endeavoring to culminate in the lowest cost tons at the blender for a given quality specified by the customer.
As an industry observer, it’s been exciting for me to watch Pronghorn’s circle of influence grow since their inception. This team is part of a small band of experts that I’ve dubbed “the last mile ninjas.” After reading their analysis of MidCon sand logistics below, I think you’ll agree that they’ve earned the nickname.
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