Houston’s Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure unveils innovative 12-silo frac sand system

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston’s Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has unveiled an innovative new portable 12-silo frac sand system that will drive down costs on the drilling pad.

With a sand delivery rate of nearly 23,000 pounds per minute in two blenders concurrently, the system boasts a total storage capacity of 5 million pounds. At the unveiling, the new system successfully completed a “zipper” frac of two wells in the Permian Basin.

Despite the ongoing oil price slump, Solaris has grown its mobile fleet by utilizing innovative technology to reduce silica dust at well sites. The company has 18 six-silo systems  in the Eagle Ford south of San Antonio but is looking to expand its fleet by putting more six-silo and 12-silo systems in other shale plays across the U.S.

Source: San Antonio Business Journal

 

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