Oilfield Minerals: Year in Review 2016

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A roundup of the year’s main events in the global oilfield minerals industry.

The downturn in the worldwide oil and gas sector in the last few years has been more pronounced than expected and 2016 was difficult for oilfield mineral suppliers. Rig counts for onshore drilling, a major end market for silica (frac) sand, barite (barytes), bentonite and proppant minerals, continued to drop...

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