Join Our Wisconsin Team! – Job Fairs August 23 & 30, 2023

We are looking for highly talented people to join our teams in Wisconsin. Join us at our Job Fairs this month in Blair and Sumner to find out more about what working at Source Energy Services is all about. Benefits include:

  • Entry Level Utility/General Laborer Roles start at $20.00/hr!
  • $3.00/hour Night Shift Differential
  • $2,500 Signing Bonus
  • FREE Health Insurance*
  • Boot Reimbursement
  • 2/2/3 Schedule
  • 401(k) Matching Program
  • Holiday & Vacation Pay
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Strong HSE Culture

*Other health insurance options available

Our team is what makes us great! Open roles we are currently hiring for include:


  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Plant Utility Workers / General Laborers
  • Maintenance Technicians


  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Plant Operators
  • Rail Operators
  • Plant Utility Workers / General Laborers

Job Fair Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, August 23

  • 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Source Energy Services Sumner Location
    2565 State Highway 8
    Cameron, WI 54822

Wednesday, August 30

  • 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Source Energy Services Blair Location
    N33005 Helmers Rd,
    Blair, WI 54616

To find out more about the roles mentioned about, or if you have any questions about the Job Fairs, reach out to

Source in the News: Leader-Telegram

Source was featured in an article on the state of the Wisconsin frac sand industry in the Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley’s leading news source since 1881. Here is an excerpt from the article:

After more than a decade of alternating boom-and-bust cycles, the regional frac sand industry appears to be stabilizing — at least for now.

That’s the assessment of UW-Eau Claire geology professor Kent Syverson, who also serves as a consultant for the frac sand industry. “It’s adjusted now to a different base level. Now it’s kind of in equilibrium I would say,” Syverson said.

While he doesn’t expect the industry ever to go back to the way it was from 2011 to 2014 when new mines and processing plants were popping up like dandelions across west-central Wisconsin to take advantage of the region’s silica sand reserves, Syverson said the surviving facilities seem to have found reliable markets for their sand ,including some that shifted to producing for other industries such as glassmaking.

To read the full article ‘Analysts: Wisconsin’s volatile frac sand industry has stabilized’ click here.

Source Energy Services Has Moved

Source Energy Services Calgary has moved! As of October 18, 2021 our new corporate head office address is 500, 1060 – 7th Street SW Calgary, AB, Canada, T2R 0C4.

This move is part of an ongoing strategy at Source to transform the traditional work model and continue to break boundaries to help shape the future of our oil and gas industry.

If you are a vendor or supplier who requires further assistance, please reach out to the appropriate representative at Source – they would be happy to help!

If you have any questions or inquiries, please reach out to:

Meghan Somers
Communications Advisor
(403) 262-1312 (ext. 295)

Oil & Gas Industry’s Recovery Coming a Lot Sooner Than Expected

Eric Nuttall, Senior Portfolio Manager at Ninepoint Partners, in a recent interview with the Financial Post had some good news for the beleaguered Oil & Gas Industry: “Oil demand will recover a lot faster than people believe.”

In a year where the market has been quite slow because of lockdowns, rail blockades, and other unforeseen circumstances, this is great to hear. But, how can it be? He says it has been proven true by the fact that in areas recovered from COVID-19 lockdowns, oil demand has rebounded. For example, in Japan, it is just 4% below where it was pre-COVID, and in China demand exceeds where it was pre-COVID.

Other factors that lead to Mr. Nutall’s prediction include the fact that when COVID Is all said and done some time in 2021/2022, there will be a lot of pent-up demand to meet once things return to normal (ex. for things like travel, or single-use vehicles as people avoid mass transit).

He also mentions that we need to consider the fact that soon the world will be adding non-OECD countries to the hydrocarbon consumption market as they begin to achieve the standard of living that we already experience in the developed world. They will not immediately jump to unproven green energy markets, they will want to go with tried and tested options available to them, which will drive the demand for oil up.

Finally, he focuses on the fact that Canada is where energy investors should pay close attention to as the world comes out of COVID-19 in 2021/2022. There are three main reasons for this. One, the country will be adding massive capacity through new pipelines – 1 Million barrels per day. Two, Canadian energy companies have proven low corporate decline rates. Finally, three, Canadian energy companies also have long-life reserves.

To see the full interview with Mr. Nutall in the Financial post, click here.

CASE STUDY: Source Energy Services’ Last Mile Supply Chain Optimization Solution Ensures Continuous, Orderly, Repeatable, and Cost-Efficient Well Completion Activities in the Pipestone Area

The Project: 

Over the past five years, proppant intensity in the Montney formation has increased exponentially – especially in the prolific Pipestone Area west of Grande Prairie, AB. To maximize efficiency and reduce Drilling and Completions costs, the trend at recent well sites in the Pipestone Area is to pump up to 6,000 MT of proppant per day at a single location with two pressure pumping crews. This poses a significant supply chain challenge as proppant and last mile logistics can account for 25% to 30% of the entire Drilling and Completions costs in this area, equivalent to roughly $1 MM per day. The purpose of our Pipestone Area project with our junior E&P customer and trucking partners was to utilize our Last Mile Proppant Supply Chain Optimization Solution in order to ensure continuous, orderly, repeatable, and cost-efficient well completion activities.

The Approach:

Source’s Last Mile Proppant Supply Chain Optimization Solution capitalizes on the company’s large storage and throughput capacity, as well as our cutting-edge technology, to accelerate and optimize the logistics involved in loading and transporting proppant the last mile by truck to the well pad.

For the Pipestone Area project, Source delivered 45,000 MT of Northern White proppant from our Wembley terminal to the Pipestone area well site. Source’s Wembley terminal has the largest storage (90,000 MT) and throughput capacity (15,000 MT/day) of any single proppant terminal in Western Canada. The terminal also features 4 truck load outs, which enables Source to have a truck loaded and, on the road, every 4 minutes.

In addition, Source used our proprietary Advanced Logistics Performance System (ALPS) throughout the project. The ALPS technology enabled us to ensure the trucks adhered to the correct, pre-established route from our Wembley terminal to the Pipestone well site, as well as monitor truck velocity ensuring they stayed within the speed limit. Realtime management of trucks with our proprietary ALPS technology also enabled zero standby costs, which meant we were able to keep the project within budget and project scope. We also had a record high delivery day of proppant – 5,100 MT – to the well pad during this project. Source is investing in making 4,000 MT plus per crew per day commonplace for all our customers, so this will be commonplace as we move forward with our Last Mile Proppant Supply Chain Optimization Solution. In the end, the ALPS technology ultimately optimized the last mile proppant supply chain so that the proppant arrived at the well pad safely, without incident, and in an almost on-demand manner.

The Results:

This project proved that, like the majors, junior E&Ps can unlock the efficiency of self-sourcing proppant. The Source logistics system worked together to deliver record volumes while optimizing the supply chain. Source’s technology and systems reduced the total number of trucks on the road and drivers benefitted as their capacity to work was maximized. In addition, The Pipestone area well site project came within 1% of our project initial plan. Industry expectations have within ~3% considered to be a success, so we were thrilled with this outcome.

Download ‘Last Mile Supply Chain Optimization Solution’ Case Study PDF

Learn more about this solution by contacting:

Source Energy Services is a logistics company that focuses on the supply and distribution of high quality Northern White frac sand. Source provides its customers with a full end-to-end solution supported by its Wisconsin mines and processing facilities, its Western Canadian terminal network and its last mile logistics capabilities. In addition to its industry leading frac sand transload terminal network and in-basin frac sand storage capabilities, Source also provides storage and logistics services for other bulk oil and gas well completion materials that aren’t produced by Source. Source has also developed Sahara, a proprietary well site mobile sand storage and handling system.

Source’s full-service approach allows customers to rely on its logistics capabilities to increase reliability of supply and to ensure the timely delivery of their requirements for frac sand and other bulk completion materials at the well site.

Source in the News: Daily Oil Bulletin

​​​​​Source and our Last Mile Proppant Supply Chain Optimization Solution were​ featured in the Daily Oil Bulletin, the most trusted source of exclusive news, data, and analysis for Canada’s oil and gas industry. The article outlines how Source capitalizes on its large storage and throughput capacity, as well as cutting edge technology, to accelerate and optimize the logistics involved in loading and transporting proppant the “last mile” by truck. Here is an excerpt from the article:

You’d think Source Energy Services Ltd., Canada’s largest frac sand provider, would have enough of a logistics challenge transporting its northern white sand about 2,100 kilometres by rail from the three mines it owns in Wisconsin.

But it turns out that, even though the company leases over 2,000 rail cars, which must transport the unique Wisconsin-based sand all that way to terminals it owns inAlberta, in a sector where profit
margins are as thin as some of that sand, it needed to do more to help its customers trim their costs.

And that’s where Source’s last mile proppant supply chain approach enters the picture.

To read the full article ‘Last Mile Frac Sand Delivery Solution Cuts Costs And Emissions, Increases Safety’ click here.

Source Energy Services COVID-19 Response

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been navigating uncharted territory. Effective Friday March 13, 2020 Source Energy Services closed our Calgary, Eau Claire, and Grande Prairie offices and required our employees in corporate offices to work from home. In addition to our office closures we introduced new protocols across our operations which are designed to identify and manage the risk to our employees in the field, at our terminals, and at our production facilities. These protocols include maintaining safe distance between coworkers, increasing cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout our facilities, and cancelling all non-essential work travel.

With regards to our Wisconsin operations and the March 24, 2020 state mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses, the energy industry and its supply chain has been deemed as Critical Infrastructure and thus an Essential Business and Source will be continuing to operate.

We are taking these measures not out of panic and fear, but out of a duty to ensure we are doing our part in the community to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are confident that the measures introduced will allow us to continue to operate safely and effectively with minimal to our employees, customers, and stakeholders.

If you have any questions regarding Source Energy Services continuing our operations or our COVID-19 response, please contact us for more information.

Midland, TX – The Sahara is Waiting for You

The Sahara Unit is Source Energy Services’ industry-leading wellsite proppant storage solution. With the smallest footprint in the industry at 40” x 88”, and a large capacity with nearly 4 Million points of storage in 12 separate bins, the Sahara sports a compact and dynamic design. This translates into giving operators the ability to have on-demand proppant at the wellsite, reducing wait times for delivery, and continuous operations.

Other features of the Sahara include:

  • A flexible loading capability that gives users the ability to load from a variety of trailer configurations.
  • 24 high powered LED lights to enhance wellsite safety and reduce customers’ overall lighting costs.
  • Inventory monitoring directly at the wellsite, as well as remotely.

Interested in finding out more? Our Sahara unit is fully-assembled and ready for tours at our yard in Midland, TX! Located at just off the I20, on south Midkiff. Stop in or book your tour through!

Source in the News: Daily Oil Bulletin

Source was recently featured in the Daily Oil Bulletin, the most trusted source of exclusive news, data, and analysis for Canada’s oil and gas industry. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Source Energy Services Ltd. has approved a 2020 capital spending budget of $5.6 million, which is substantially comprised of sustaining capital.

“Source’s modest capital budget for 2020 is possible because of the investment made in processing assets and logistics infrastructure in prior years,” Brad Thomson, chief executive officer, stated in a news release this morning. “This allows us to operate at current levels and to substantially grow when the basin returns to more normal operating level, without the expenditure of substantial capital.”

To read the full article ‘Source Approves $5.6 Million 2020 Capex Budget; Renews Contract With 7G’ click here.

Revaluing our Natural Resource Industries

Rex Murphy is one of Canada’s greatest orators and defenders of its energy industry. During the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, he made a passionate speech about the historical and economic importance of Canada’s resource industries. Underlying his argument was the need to reappreciate our resource industries and acknowledge its importance to Canada’s economic well-being.

Overlooked in the polarized debate about Canada’s energy industry is its contribution to our economic foundation. Canadians were pioneers at creating the technology, innovations and infrastructure necessary to develop and transport natural resources. Now, the very industries that supply today’s wealth and modern way of life are unfairly regulated and scrutinized. In recent years we have lost the ability to embrace our resource industries and recognize the immense contributions they have made to Canada’s prosperity.

Without our energy industry, we would not have the modern resources, technology and fundamentals of a prosperous society. As oil and gas pioneers we have experience and history that enables us to evolve and discover more efficient and sustainable methods of exploration and production. In doing so, we produce oil and gas under some of the highest safety, labour and environmental standards in the world (Tertzakian, 2018). Yet, the industries that support energy consumption and operate under these standards are constrained under intense criticism by policy makers and special interest groups.

There is no other industry in Canada more heavily regulated and scrutinized than our energy industry. Mr. Murphy said it best: “the very industries that helped us build Canada are now the only ones under a microscope, that have no friends, that policies work to repress.” A movement led by special interest groups has been successful at controlling a message about Canada’s energy industry with the goal to dissuade investment and landlock our resources. These groups have forgotten how this country was built and Canada’s role in the larger energy industry. Decisions made at the political level place regulatory burdens that restrain growth and takeaway capacity. It’s time that we revert to sensible regulations and appreciation of our energy industry that supports employment and contributes to Canada’s economic prosperity.


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Tertzakian, Peter (June 12, 2018). Finally, a thumbs-up for Canadian oil — but will anybody notice? Financial Post. Retrieved from: