World leading silica sand producer, Unimin Corp., is to present at the upcoming IM Roundtable: Oilfield Minerals Outlook, 19-21 June 2012 in Houston (www.indmin.com/IMRTOilfield).
The hydraulic fracturing (fracking) market is enjoying a continuing boom period which is creating demand growth for frac sand and ceramic proppants.
But in North America fracking is under fire from two angles: an acute rise in silica sand mine development, and perceptions from certain quarters of the process of fracking as a cause of pollution and earth tremors.
IMs Frac Sand Forum takes place during the second day of the Roundtable, and includes presentations on frac sand exploration and development, logistics, Chinese proppants, and processing.
Unimins paper is entitled: Value beyond minerals: sustainability and environmental stewardship for silica sand mining and is co-authored by David Frattaroli,...