natural sand proppant
Mammoth | Energy
Experienced, Diversified & Trusted
Our superior Jordan Substrate and Wonewoc Sandstone exhibits the physical properties necessary to withstand the challenges of modern day competitions in unconventional reservoirs.
◈ Three of our facilities are located in Wisconsin with access to all major Class One railroads. We possess the ability to produce a wide variety of products based on the needs of our customers. Our normal production runs provide natural sand proppant in the following ISO/API 13503-2 size specifications:
The highest quality raw sand from our Northern White deposits exhibits the highest crush resistance of natural substrates. The chemical composition exhibits over 99% monocrystalline quartz. The shape (sphericity and roundness) and strength result in downhole durability and high conductivity. Our hard, rounded grains also reduce wear on pumping equipment that minimizes down-time and completion costs. Simply put, in returns focused environment, we can provide the proppant to meet our customers goals.
Quality is critical to the performance of natural sand proppant. We continuously look for ways to monitor and improve the quality of our products. Our highly automated plant, standard operating procedures , and low staff turnover contribute substantially to the quality and consistency of our products. Our highly automated plant, standard operating procedures, and low staff turnover contribute substantially to the quality and consistency of our products.
Our on-site laboratory is staffed full time to perform quality tests of our productions runs. Our technicians complete routine testing through the manufacturing process to promote the highest level of quality and consistency in our products. As quality assurance for our customers, we collect and analyze samples from every shipment that leaves our plant (representing every 25 tons of productions).
- We confirm the quality of our products through the following testing program:
- Run of mine tested multiple times a day
- Product gradation tested every hour entering the storage silo
- Gradation sampling, testing and confirmation from every truckload leaving the plant
- Conductivity testing completed annually
We own or have access to origin transloads with unit train capabilities on the following Class One railroads:
- Canadian National
- Railway Company (CN)
- Union Pacific (UP)
- Burlington Northern
- Santa Fe (BNSF)
- The Canadian Pacific (CP)
The location of our mines and origin transloads gives us low cost transportation options into all of the major basins in the United States and Canada. We also own or control destination transloads in several basins with unit train capabilities. With more than 2,200 rail cars under lease coupled with our last-mile capabilities, we are able to deliver sand directly from our mines to the well head eliminating the need for any third-party coordination, providing savings for our customers. In an environment with many logistical challenges, we have the ability to solve our customers’ toughest issues.
Taylor Frac produces and delivers high quality Jordan Substrate silica sand, which is used as a preferred proppant in unconventional oil and gas wells.
◈ Taylor Frac’s facilities include a wet and dry plant located on 393 acres in Taylor, Wisconsin. The Taylor Frac facility encompasses a sand mine and processing plant with high quality Northern White Jordan Substrate reserves. The Northern White Jordan frac sand meets or exceeds API standards including, roundness, sphericity and crush resistance. Approximately 75% of the reserves are higher demand fine grades of 40/70, and 100 mesh. Taylor has unit train capabilities on the Canadian National (CN) Railway providing a low cost option for transportation into the Appalachian Basin (Utica, Marcellus) and Western Canada. Taylor Frac’s effective processing capacity is 1.75 Mmtpa.
Piranha Proppant produces and delivers superior quality Wonewoc substrate silica sand, which is used as a preferred proppant in unconventional oil and gas wells.
◈ The Piranha facilities include a wet and dry plant located on approximately 600 acres in New Auburn, WI. The Northern White Wonewoc frac sand meets or exceeds API standards including, roundness, sphericity and crush resistance. Fine grade sands represent approximately 70% of the reserves in place. Piranha’s Wisconsin plant is located on the Union Pacific railway (UP) with unit train capabilities onsite. Piranha proppant’s effective processing capacity 1.9 Mmtpa.