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OmniTRAX, 1845 Oil Field Services form joint venture


OmniTRAX Inc. and truck-freight provider 1845 Oil Field Services have formed ShaleTECH Transport to expand last-mile transportation and energy logistics offerings to oil and gas producers.

The joint venture will extend the service offering of OmniTRAX affiliate OmniTRAX Energy Solutions (OES), which provides frac sand storage and transload services and a last-mile containerized bin-to-blender proppant delivery solutions. When fully implemented, ShaleTECH will deliver scalable capacity, drivers and other support personnel, logistics management expertise and product visibility aimed at reducing demurrage and non-productive time at wellheads, OmniTRAX officials said in a press release.

"1845 is one of the largest transport providers servicing the industry today and their well pad logistics experience and management combined with our last-mile delivery technology will create new operating efficiencies for the supply chain," said OmniTRAX Chief Executive Officer Kevin Shuba.

ShaleTECH Transport pairs decades of expertise with new technologies unrivaled in the oil and gas industry to create a uniquely positioned fully integrated independent logistics organization that will give customers certainty from mine to wellhead," he said.

Robbie Ballard, president and chief operating officer of 1845 Oil Field Services, has been named president of ShaleTECH. The joint venture's headquarters is in Weatherford, Texas.

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