The Pronghorn management team unveiled their updated strategic vision for execution in sand’s last mile this week, calling last mile logistics an “emerging oilfield service category” – a category they argue is just as important for E&P supply chain pros to be well versed in as wireline, or pumping, or anything else. The “Pronghorn 2.0” vision layers in an enhanced focus on truck resource planning (check out the full vision in this slide). Pronghorn argues that the conventional method of allocating trucking resources on a “number of trucks per shift” basis with little regard for dynamic demand at wellsite should be replaced with a new approach. Their “Pronghorn 2.0” strategy for truck resource planning entails actively managing truck cycle times to ensure the asset base is efficient and flex resources are added as required. The old method over-resources the trucking function and decreases utilization and efficiency in their view.
Click here to see full presentation given by Dirk Hallen at the DUG Sand on April 15th, 2019