Arrows Up, SamSand to launch bulk material transport network for oil & gas operators

Sept. 6, 2017

Arrows Up LLC, the bulk material transport solution affiliate of OmniTRAX Inc announced an agreement with SamSand, a mining operation in Garland City AR. The companies are building a unique mine-to-well/hub and spoke network that will move frac sand to several oil and gas operators in Northern Louisiana faster and at a lower cost.

“The Arrows Up solution delivers new operational efficiencies to frac sand supply as compared with the old way of transporting sand from mines to well heads,” said John Allegretti, founder and chief executive officer of Arrows Up. “The network we’re establishing with SamSand will feature several innovations that eliminate the need for pneumatic tankers and other costly transportation and conveyance systems currently used in the industry,”

Benefits from the Arrows Up mine-to-well solution include lower costs for users, greater production consistency for the mine, improved supply chain and material handling performance, reduced dust and loss, decreased capital expenditure, and enhanced sustainability. Allegretti adds that the system is standardized, resulting in decreased risk and improved coordination and collaboration between trading partners.

“This is a great opportunity for us to work with our customers and optimize the movement of sand between our mine and their operations,” said Brock Brockinton, president of SamSand. “Arrows Up is helping us accomplish this while providing their expertise to drive additional performance,”

Pierre-Luc Mathieu, president of OmniTRAX Energy Solutions, added: “The SamSand-Arrows Up collaboration will deliver benefits throughout the frac sand supply chain. We see this as a model for other sand mines and oil and gas operators throughout all of the major basins.”