Last week IM hosted its inaugural Roundtable, Oilfield Minerals Outlook, in Houston, Texas.
Over the course of two days over 200 delegates from all aspects of the oilfield minerals supply chain came together to meet and listen to a panel of industry experts. The latest oilfield trends in frac sand, barytes, bentonite, hectorite, gilsonite, Chinese proppants, logistics, and processing were all discussed.
Houston sky at night, by sarahmworthy
Below, global head of research for IM, Mike ODriscoll, outlines interesting points from papers delivered.
Fracking and shale gas development is going global: Everyone is learning about fracking and horizontal drilling from the US. China may soon become the third largest shale gas producer.
These were just some of the exciting observations provided by Aloulou Fawzi, senior analyst at the US Energy Information Administration, in his well received keynote paper Shale gas development &...