PropTester, Inc. and KELRIK LLC Announce PMR Release Date, Proppant Market Exceeds 100 Billion LBS in 2015

PropTester, Inc. and KELRIK LLC will release the 2015 Proppant Market Report March 1, 2016. The Proppant Market Report is a detailed overview of the global proppant market in relation to prior years. The report will be available to subscribers at

Producers of frac sand, ceramic proppants and resin-coated proppants indicate that approximately 110 billion pounds (55 million tons) was supplied in 2015. Despite significantly reduced rig count activity and depressed energy prices, 2015 will be the second largest year in terms of total proppant volumes supplied to industry.

Whereas all proppant types experienced constriction compared to the 135 billion pounds supplied in 2014, frac sand was the least impacted. High proppant intensity completions and product substitution toward lower cost natural proppants benefitted sand producers. Sand alone accounted for over 100 billion pounds of the 2015 market, whereas ceramic proppant and resin-coated proppant volumes both declined significantly to levels not seen since 2010. All proppant types have and continue to feel the impact of excess capacity and pricing weakness. Additional detail regarding idled and postponed capacity has been added to the report.

The Proppant Market Report is produced by PropTester, Inc. and KELRIK, LLC. The contributing authors have over 100 years of direct experience in the production, testing, sale and use of all types of proppants. All Proppant Market Report subscribers will have access to the website at no additional cost. For further information, please contact Michelle Stribling or Amanda Chavey at (888)-756-2112.