ABOUT

ABOUT

Company Overview

Vista Proppants and Logistics (“VISTA”) is a leading pure-play, in-basin provider of frac sand solutions in prolific producing regions in Texas and Oklahoma including the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and SCOOP/STACK. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, VISTA offers leading E&P and oilfield service companies high-quality, fine grade sand with the cost advantages of a regional provider. Through our vertically integrated logistics network of transload terminals and fleet of “last mile” transport vehicles, VISTA’s customers further benefit from our mine-to-wellhead frac sand supply chain solutions and assured security of supply.

We produce high-quality, fine-grade 40/70, and 100 mesh sand. Marketed as “Texas Premium White,” our sand compares favorably to that mined in Wisconsin and Illinois and meets applicable industry specifications and customer requirements for a large addressable market of wells. We believe the low overburden, homogenous geology, and strategic location of our mines near major rail lines and large water and power sources provide us with a cost advantage over other Texas-based sand mines. At the same time, the proximity of our mines to active oil and gas plays enables significantly lower logistics costs as compared to northern white sand providers. Our rail infrastructure offers access to all major rail carriers in North America, which provides the logistical flexibility our customers require. We believe these advantages, along with our proprietary transload network, not only assure lower cost, but also increase security of supply from mine-to-wellhead.

Competitive Advantages
  • Leading pure-play, in-basin provider of frac sand solutions
  • Operating in Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and SCOOP/STACK regions
  • High-quality, fine grade 40/70, and 100 mesh sand
  • Vertically integrated logistics network of transload terminals
  • Over 100 “last mile” transport vehicles
  • Mines strategically located near major rail lines and large water and power sources
  • Access to all major rail carriers in North America through VISTA rail infrastructure

Our Locations

Mining

Icons_Mining

Transloading

Icons_Transloading_2

Trucking

Icons_Trucking_2

A Brief History

Trucking entity established

Transloading entity created

Mining under current ownership began at Granbury, TX plant

Added rail service with Fort Worth and Western Railroad

Began supplying silica sand to the Eagle Ford, Permian, and MidCon Basins

First shipment to the DJ Basin

Raised minority equity capital through equity partner, First Reserve

Vista Proppants and Logistics, LTD. formed

Opened 2nd mine in Tolar, TX

Obtained mining rights at 3rd mine in Monahans, TX

Trucking entity established

Transloading entity created

Mining under current ownership began at Granbury, TX plant

Added rail service with Fort Worth and Western Railroad

Began supplying silica sand to the Eagle Ford, Permian, and MidCon Basins

First shipment to the DJ Basin

Raised minority equity capital through equity partner, First Reserve

Vista Proppants and Logistics, LTD. formed

Opened 2nd mine in Tolar, TX

Obtained mining rights at 3rd mine in Monahans, TX

Safety Statement

A Total Safety Culture

Safety is a top priority at Vista Proppants and Logistics, and ownership promotes and rewards stewardship towards health, safety, and the environment. Our goal is to not only comply with applicable laws and industry regulations, but also create a company-wide culture that revolves around safety. The comprehensive environmental and safety initiatives instituted at Vista are second to none, and are practiced and promoted by our employees at work and in their home lives.

Commitment to a Safe Work Environment

Vista Proppants and Logistics is dedicated to personal and process safety, and committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees. We promote a culture of safety by recognizing excellence in safety performance while aggressively addressing opportunities for improvement. In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable laws and regulations, Vista Proppants and Logistics has developed detailed procedures for the safe use of company equipment and provides extensive training to company employees regarding best practices to ensure that their work environment remains safe for themselves, their co-workers, and the community at large. Vista Proppants and Logistics employees also play an important role ensuring that each worker returns home safely at the end of the day; every worker, regardless of title or work responsibilities, has the full authority and responsibility to stop any unsafe work activity.

Vista’s efforts to create and maintain a Total Safety Culture:
  • New employee safety orientations
  • Smith System driver training program
  • Monthly and quarterly safety meetings
  • On-going computer-based safety training
  • For vendor safety, we utilize:
    • Contractor Safety Management
    • Contractor Risk Management Program
  • Utilization of advanced accident prevention technology:
    • Fleetmatics tracking and safety management solutions
    • Bendix Wingman: Collision mitigation system
    • Bendix Rollover Control: Electronic stability technology
    • Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I on all trailers

DOT FMCSA Compliance

Vista Proppants and Logistics strives to meet or exceed the expectations of all federal and state regulations associated with DOT Compliance using the latest technologies and processes:

  • Electronic Driver Qualification Files accessible 24/7/365
  • Utilization of EOBR / ELD and Electronic Logbook Technology
  • Advanced Drug and Alcohol screening 24/7/365
  • DOT-Compliant Driver Safety Training