New federal regulations are here for the entire hydraulic fracturing industry. OSHA’s new, stricter standards reduce the permissible exposure levels (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica on a wellsite by 50%. But you can’t stop there.
The regulations also require:
Comprehensive Exposure Control Plan
Exposure Assessment / Objective Data
Engineering and Work Practice Controls
Medical Surveillance and Record Keeping
Regulated Areas and PPE
Communication of Hazards
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Over time, inhaling these sharp particles can cause silicosis — scarring on the lungs — and can lead to kidney disease, chronic bronchitis and even lung cancer. Ensuring the safety of everyone on your wellsite is a first-step in achieving a harm-free wellsite.
Frac sand supply to increase by 10% in 2019
Demand for sand to be used by the oil and gas industry in hydraulic fracturing operations in the US is set to grow by 10% in 2019 and 17% in 2020, said a report.
According to Rystad Energy, frac sand supply, on the other hand, is forecast to increase by 10% in 2019 and then decrease by 2% in 2020 as more Northern White Sand will come off the market.
The Eagle Ford Basin in South Texas could play a pivotal role for sand price developments going forward, said Rystad Energy, the independent energy research and consultancy headquartered in Norway with offices across the globe, does not expect in-basin sand prices in the Permian to increase in the forecast period as incremental capacity additions at these mines are not as capital-intensive as at new greenfield mines.
Frac sand demand is forecast to reach 181 million tons in 2024, representing 8% annual growth from 2019 to 2024 (compound annual growth rate, CAGR). The Permian is expected to grow from 55 to 85 million tons in the same time period.
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The Frack sand Glut Means 19% Drop in Prices
West Texas sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process will drop 19 percent this year to about $30 a ton compared to 2018, according to industry consultant Rystad Energy AS. Sand pricing is a key financial input for oil explorers because fracking is the most expensive phase in drilling an oil well. – Bloomberg