Oilfield Minerals Outlook Houston 2013


Industrial Minerals is pleased to announce Oilfield Minerals Outlook 2013, focusing on the sourcing, supply, processing, logistics, and consumption of industrial minerals for the global oilfield markets.


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The changes ahead in the oil and gas services sector: impact on pressure pumping, cementing, and drilling fluids
John Newcaster, Vice President Distribution and Logistics, Baker Hughes, USA

Forecast trends and activity in oil and gas exploration and production

Kurt Abraham, Executive Editor, World Oil, USA

World outlook for tight oil and shale gas development
Aloulou Fawzi, Project Manager, World Tight Oil and Shale Gas Resources and Activities, US Energy Information Administration , USA

US and world overview of current and projected hydraulic fracturing market
Ray Will, Director, IHS Chemical, USA

Leading practices for the proppant supply chain
Pierre Mawet, Managing Director, Accenture Management Consulting – Resources, USA

Frac sand logistics
Jerry McGee, Chief Executive Officer, Cadre Proppants, USA

Oilfield mineral logistics and the US railroad system
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA

Shipping minerals to the Gulf of Mexico oilfield market
George Cody, Managing Director, TBS Global Transportation Services, TBS Shipping Houston Inc., USA

Exploring the North American oil and gas distribution network
TJ Doyle, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Preferred Sands, USA

Exploration and evaluation of frac sand deposits in North America
Mark Zdunczyk, industrial minerals consultant, USA

Moratorium madness: A legal and practical perspective on the political and regulatory climate for industrial sand mines
John Robert Behling & Anders Helquist, Attorneys,Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, SC , USA

Understanding frac sand mining opposition
John Davies, CEO, Davies Public Affairs, USA

The ceramic proppant market: challenges and opportunities
Don A. Anschutz, Vice President Sales, Marketing, Innovation & Distribution, Imerys Oilfield Solutions, USA

China’s ceramic proppants industry
Wanli Ceramic Proppant, China

Critical aspects of silica sand-based proppants manufacturing and handling
Fabian Ros, President &CEO, Industrial Project Solutions, USA

Optimisation of existing roller mill grinding systems: a focus on typical grinding systems for bentonite, barite and calcium carbonate
Andreas Henssen, Sales Manager, Neuman & Esser GmbH Mahl- und Sichtsysteme, Germany

Supply and demand trends for barite in the oilfield market
Brian O’Connell, Senior Category Manager of Mined Products, Baroid Supply, Halliburton Energy Services, USA

Anaconda Barite: meeting the demand from oilfield barite from Mexico
Jose Antonio Valdes, CEO, Anaconda Barite, Mexico

The technological evolution of bentonite and its impact on the oilfield sector
Steve Gray, Managing Director, Mineral Resource Development, Halliburton Energy Services, USA

Indian bentonite supply and demand for the oilfield market
Geetha Nerurkar, CEO Bentonite, Ashapura Minechem Ltd, India

The use of calcium carbonate as a drilling fluid additive
David Berg, Marketing Manager, Milled Limestone, Carmeuse Lime & Stone , USA

Calcium chloride supply and demand in oilfield applications
Erik Elting, Sales Manager, Nedmag Industries Mining & Manufacturing BV, the Netherlands 

Graphite and carbon in oilfield applications
Gerry Hand, Vice President of Marketing & Frank Wawrzos, Product Manager of Drilling
Materials, Superior Graphite Co., USA

Zeolites for compressive strength and harsh environments in downhole cementing
Ningning Li, Western Business Development Manager, GoFrac LLC, USA, and Dan Eyde, CTO & President, St Cloud Mining Co., USA

Port of Houston Harbour Cruise

The Port of Houston would like to invite delegates to enjoy a harbor cruise with full dinner and bar service on the evening of Day 2, departing from the Hilton Post Oak at 5:30pm by coach, and returning at approximately 8:30pm. Limited places are available so please confirm your attendance upon booking. All delegates wishing to register for the tour will need to provide us with passport details with their registration.


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Presentation enquiries:
Mike O’Driscoll
Global Head of Research
Email: modriscoll@indmin.com 
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6444

Sponsorship & Registration enquiries:
Ismene Clarke
Advertisement Manager
Email: iclarke@indmin.com
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 5252