Arrows Up LLC, the bulk-material-transport affiliate of OmniTRAX Inc., announced an agreement with SamSand, a mining operation in Garland City, Ariz. The companies are building what they call “a unique mine-to-well/hub-and-spoke network that will move frac sand to several oil and gas operators in Northern Louisiana faster and at a lower cost.”
“The Arrows Up solution delivers new operational efficiencies to frac sand supply as compared with the old way of transporting sand from mines to well heads. The network we’re establishing with SamSand will feature several innovations that eliminate the need for pneumatic tankers and other costly transportation and conveyance systems currently used in the industry,” said John Allegretti, founder and CEO of Arrows Up.
Benefits from the Arrows Up mine-to-well solution include lower costs for users, greater production consistency for the mine, improved supply chain and material handling performance, reduced dust and loss, decreased capital expenditure and enhanced sustainability. Allegretti added that the system is standardized, resulting in decreased risk and improved coordination and collaboration between trading partners.
“This is a great opportunity for us to work with our customers and optimize the movement of sand between our mine and their operations. Arrows Up is helping us accomplish this while providing their expertise to drive additional performance,” said Brock Brockinton, president of SamSand.
Pierre-Luc Mathieu, president of OmniTRAX Energy Solutions, added, “The SamSand-Arrows Up collaboration will deliver benefits throughout the frac sand supply chain. We see this as a model for other sand mines and oil and gas operators throughout all of the major basins.”