Oilfield minerals: Year in Review 2015
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015
A roundup of the year's main events in the global oilfield minerals industries.
2015 was a tough year for oilfield minerals as declining oil
prices forced exploration and production companies to rein in
spending and cut projects. Silica (frac) sand, barite
(barytes), bentonite, kaolin and bauxite associated with oil
and gas extraction all saw a consumption decline in oilfield
applications as a result...