Hi-Crush owns and operates four frac sand production facilities in Wisconsin and two in-basin sand production facilities in West Texas. Our frac sand is sold primarily to exploration and production companies who are the asset owners and ultimate end users of the product, and also pressure pumping services companies.
Our Northern White sand production facilities in Wisconsin are designed to accommodate unit train logistics, enabling preferred delivery to all major U.S. shale basins and differentiating us from other frac sand producers that may ship using manifest trains or transport their products by truck or barge.
Our Permian Pearl™ in-basin sand production facilities in West Texas allow proppant to be trucked to the wellsite rather than transported by rail, significantly reducing costs and logistical complexities for E&P and service company customers.
Our processing equipment meets or exceeds all industry and regulatory standards, and our compliance program is a top priority among the management team’s responsibilities. Best industry practices and procedures are used throughout the operation as a result of our commitment to safe and environmentally sound sand operations.
In addition to supplying frac sand, we also provide a variety of transload services including terminal storage and railcar storage and handling. We provide customers with a complete solution through a suite of services from the mine to the transload terminal.
Frac Sand Sales
Hi-Crush is a leading supplier of premium frac sand and logistics services to E&P companies (IOCs and independent producers), integrated service companies and pressure pumping companies, on contract and spot basis. We strive to maintain adequate supply and flexibility to meet customer needs, with multiple grades of high-quality frac sand (Northern White and Permian in-basin), an extensive owned and operated terminal network, and an innovative last mile proppant logistics service.
We provide the handling and management of frac sand once it reaches the destination terminal. Through a network of strategically-located destination terminals, we are able to service customers on short notice, while reducing logistics costs and minimizing trucking detention fees.
Terminal and Storage Services
We employ a silo storage system, which is a unique service that maintains frac sand quality and is more efficient than conventional methods. On-site quality control services are also provided with corrective action procedures, pre-sampling of silo bound materials, and inventory management. Silo storage is essential for the unloading of unit trains and provides for efficient, high velocity loading of frac sand into customer trucks.
Railcar Storage and Handling
In addition to providing transload and terminal storage services, we manage our customers’ railcars dedicated to our production facilities and used at our destination terminals. Through an extensive network of Class I and short-line track space at our terminals, we have the capacity to substantially reduce customer demurrage fees.
Our innovative PropStream® proppant logistics solution is the industry's only fully integrated last mile service with both silo and container systems. Purpose-built technology lets our customers customize last mile proppant supply to their specific wellsite requirements. PropStream helps eliminate supply risk and improve efficiency with unrivaled flexibility, while providing industry-leading efficiency and HSE performance.