A new frac sand production facility was recently opened by Atlas Sand Company LLC in Kermit, TX that will serve oil extraction customers in the Permian Basin, the Austin, TX-based firm announced in a recent press release.
Slated to begin commercial operations later this year, the facility is expected to scale up to a capacity of 4 million tn/yr over the next several weeks. The facility fulfilled its first orders on July 29.
“Since the formation of the company in April of last year, we’ve been working hard towards our vision of building the best-in-class, built to last frac sand production facilities. With Atlas Kermit now operational, we’re very pleased to be able to reliably provide our customers with the high quality local Permian frac sand they need,” said the founder and chairman of Atlas Sand, Ben M. “Bud” Brigham, in a statement.
The site’s load-out capabilities include seven silos that offer a combined 35,000 tn of dry storage capacity.
“With our best-in-class load-out design (including seven lanes and approximately 225 truckloads of dry storage per lane), we expect to efficiently and dependably cycle upwards of 500 trucks through the facility daily,” the firm’s chief operating officer, Hunter Wallace, said in the release.
Atlas Sand controls the largest sand reserves in west Texas, according to the company’s website.