Gen6 Proppants, a frac sand solutions provider, revealed its plans to develop a new frac sand mine to serve the Haynesville Shale region, with the acquisition of approximately 1,000 acres in Red River Parish in northern Louisiana.
Permitting and procurement has begun on the new Louisiana mine and construction is expected to begin this year. Once fully commissioned, the mine is expected to produce 1.5 million tpy of frac sand.
Gen6 anticipates delivering its first commercial tons by mid-2019. Located in the core of the Haynesville, the new Gen6 mine has an estimated reserve of more than 75 million tons and will have the capability to deliver local 40/70 and 100 mesh sand to area producers, providing significant time and cost savings on transport and logistics.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in June 2018 natural gas production in the Haynesville averaged 6.4 billion cu. ft. per day, accounting for 8.5 percent of all U.S. dry natural gas production and the highest production from this region since September 2012.
“The growing need for a more local frac sand source has become paramount to our customers as drilling in the Haynesville continues to increase,” said Brant Baird, president of Gen6. “The new Gen6 mine will be the closest frac sand mine to the 10 top producers in the Haynesville. With more than 1,200 truckloads of sand going to the average two-well Haynesville pad, our location allows us to significantly reduce transportation and logistics costs. Our goal is to provide the most cost-effective, timely and dependable service so that our customers can maximize their production values.”
Based in Houston, Gen6 Proppants is a frac sand solutions provider focused in the Haynesville Shale region of northern Louisiana and east Texas.