About Vista

Your Mine-to-Wellhead Solutions Leader

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.


Producing 40/70, 100 mesh, 200 mesh & UFR sand

Competitive Advantages

We produce high-quality, fine-grade sand. 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.

Access to all major rail carriers in North America through VISTA rail infrastructure


A Brief History


Trucking entity established


Transloading entity created


Mining under current ownership began at Granbury, TX plant


Added Rail Service / Began Supplying Silica

  • 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


Capital/VISTA, LTD./Opened 2nd Mine

  • Raised minority equity capital through equity partner, First Reserve
  • Vista Proppants and Logistics, LTD. Formed
  • Opened 2nd mine in Tolar, TX
  • Obtained mining rights for 3rd mine in Monahans, TX

Opened 3rd Mine/Announced 4th Mine

  • Opened 3rd mine in West Texas
  • Announced 4th mine location in Fay, OK


Vista is proud to partner with organizations that improve our communities in which our customers and employees work and live.

Ronald McDonald House

Vista is a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth from providing and serving monthly meals to the families to participating in cook-off competitions.

Oklahoma Youth Expo

As a sponsor of the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Vista is proud to support the growth of the future leaders in Oklahoma. We believe leadership skills make all the difference in developing a successful career for students to support their local communities. Vista is happy to be supporting the region and the future leaders of Oklahoma.