Black Mountain Sand


Having identified the market opportunity for in-basin sand in Winter 2016, Black Mountain moved quickly, forming Black Mountain Sand in early 2017 and securing nearly 30,000 acres in the heart of the Permian Basin in West Texas. Less than two years later, the company’s first truckload of Winkler White®, its flagship regional frac sand product, left the gate of the first of two state-of-the-art frac sand mines. With annual production capacity at 19 million tons, and soon to serve three distinct hydrocarbon-producing regions, Black Mountain Sand is now the largest in-basin sand supplier in the nation. Our two flagship facilities, Vest and El Dorado, boast a combined 12 million annual tons of nameplate capacity in the Permian Basin alone.

Serving three shale basins
+ Million
Annual Tons of Production Capacity

West Texas Permian Basin  |  South Texas Eagle Ford Shale
Western Oklahoma SCOOP/STACK

  • Permian Basin Frac Sand
  • Eagle Ford Shale Frac Sand
  • Mid-Continent Frac Sand
  • Last Mile Logistics Solutions

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Why In-Basin Frac Sand

When oil prices plummeted in mid-2014, production companies across the U.S. set their sights on uncovering new methods of extracting oil, cheaper and more efficiently. The adoption of in-basin frac sand is a product of this drive for innovation, delivering cost savings by significantly reducing shipping expenses which can account for 65 percent of frac sand costs. Current estimates indicate using in-basin sand will reduce the total cost of drilling and completing a well upwards of 5 to 10 percent.

With domestic energy production surging, frac sand demand is expected to climb accordingly, increasing to 115 tons in 2019, up from 76 million tons in 2017. Black Mountain Sand is positioned to help meet this demand with a combined annual production capacity equalling 16.5 percent of the market.