Calgary, Alberta (July 7, 2021) TSX:SHLE
Source Energy Services Ltd. (“Source”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new contract with Pipestone Energy Corp. (“Pipestone”) and has extended and expanded its relationship with a major Montney Producer. These contracts include proppant supply, as well as logistics and well site services.
“As the leading supplier of proppant in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (“WCSB”), we are proud to partner with these valued customers as they ramp-up their completions programmes,” said Brad Thomson, Chief Executive Officer of Source. “Our ability to provide certainty of both supply and logistics to their well sites means we are able to ensure smooth, continuous operations.
MAJOR PRODUCER EXTENDS CONTRACT UNTIL 2024
The major Montney Producer has extended its relationship with Source by entering into a new contract commencing on January 1, 2022. The agreement will see Source provide proppant and related logistics services, as well as field solutions for this Producer’s Montney assets in Northeast British Columbia and Northwest Alberta. The revised agreement will continue until May 2024.
“By the end of this contract extension, Source and this Producer will have been working together to set a new standard of completion efficiency in the WCSB for over a decade,” commented Scott Melbourn, Chief Operating Officer of Source. “We are excited to continue this partnership and drive the next level of completion efficiency.”
NEW PIPESTONE CONTRACT
Source is excited to enter into a new contract with Pipestone that will see Source supplying proppant, logistics services, and field solutions using Source’s industry-leading Sahara well site proppant storage unit. The contract runs until the end of 2022.
Due to the proximity of Pipestone’s well sites to Source’s Wembley terminal, Source can ensure short cycle times and a reduced number of trucks on the road, resulting in numerous ESG benefits for Pipestone’s completion program.
“We are thrilled that two of the leading operators in the WCSB have trusted Source for their proppant and related services,” commented Mr. Thomson. “These contracts are once again a testament to Source’s unmatched service offering in the Montney. The Montney continues to be Canada’s leading development region and will see increasing activity levels in 2022 and beyond.”
ABOUT SOURCE ENERGY SERVICES
Source is a 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. For more information about Source, please visit www.sourceenergyservices.com.
ABOUT PIPESTONE ENERGY CORP.
Pipestone is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on developing its large contiguous and condensate-rich Montney asset base in the Pipestone area near Grande Prairie. Pipestone shares trade under the symbol PIPE on the TSX. For more information about Pipestone, visit www.pipestonecorp.com.
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