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A broad array of sand and stone products for hydraulic fracking operations and building contractors.
Coming from the mining industry, the founders of Pontotoc Sand and Stone got started in the market during the upswing of 2014, supplying satellite dryers from a small pit in southern Missouri. As the downturn of 2016 hit, a search for high-quality tier 1 proppant in-basin began. Starting with our mine in Oklahoma, Pontotoc Sand Company embarked on a nationwide search for the highest-quality sand with in-basin pricing. The result was our high-tech Oklahoma facility that surpasses all industry standards for efficiency, sustainability, and safety.
What makes our services different?
Our team goes above and beyond federal and state guidelines to conduct our operations well within expected parameters. Through these sustainable mining practices, we provide our clients with peace of mind knowing their resources come from green, sustainable processes.
Frac sand is a crucial ingredient to hydraulic fracture mining or “fracking.” This method of oil and gas extraction mines resources from low-permeability shale reserves like the Marcellus Shale, Bakken Shale, and Haynesville Shale, which are all known to contain vast reserves of oil and gas. Fracking is not a new method, and early in the oil rush of the 1800s, oil producers found they could increase yield with explosives.
To understand how frac sand is used, here is an overview of the fracking process.
Shale oil reserves are deep underground and fracking combines vertical and horizontal drilling methods to reach the shale using an L-shaped drilling shaft. The horizontal portion may stretch up to two miles underground. Shale is impermeable, so once a shaft is drilled through the layer, small perforations are made in the shale using a mix of water, frac sand (or proppant), and chemicals at high pressure. Once the water is removed, these fissures will close so proppant holds the fissures open while providing a conduit to allow gas and oil to come to the surface.
The proppant is the part that Pontotoc plays. High-quality frac sand has a tough job:
Silica proppants are a highly specialized product, and modern producers like Pontotoc Sand and Stone are always refining the process to deliver a pure silica product that performs better under extreme circumstances.
Suppliers are more than products. They are people that seek to add value to every unit they deliver. Quality frac sand is no different. When you purchase industrial sand, crushed limestone, or Tier 1 frac sand from Pontotoc, you are purchasing quality building materials and oil and gas extraction tools. If you are looking for a reliable source of sand or stone, give us a call today.