“It’s not been fully appreciated that there are big differences in the quality of frac sands and how it affects production,” said Bud Brigham, chairman of Atlas Sand Co. and its parent company Brigham Exploration, during the Executive Oil Conference held recently in Midland, Texas.

Brigham Exploration’s background in the southern Permian Basin began in 2006 when it began buying acreage. The company is still active in the play and made additional Permian Basin acquisitions in 2018.

Atlas Sand, which was formed by Brigham in 2018, gets its sand from the Giant Open Dunes Sand Pit that is north-northeast of Monahans, Texas. According to Bud Brigham, the company has the highest quality sand for Permian Basin operators.

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