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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

8:00AM Registration desk opens and welcome coffee
8:55AM Opening address from Industrial Minerals Events

David Monaghan, Managing Director, Industrial Minerals Events

Session I: Embracing the new frac sand landscape

9:00AM Black Mountain Sand: insights from a leading producer
  • How are producers keeping up with innovation in frac sand grain size and grade?
  • What factors are influencing 2019 strategy planning?
  • How is the outlook of frac sand different by state in the short term? Will differences persist in the long term?

Moderator: Samir Nangia, Director, Energy Consulting, IHS Markit

Rhett Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Black Mountain Sand
9:30AM What is frac sand’s current landscape?
  • How much is in basin sand going to be adopted by operators?
  • Can current supply continue to meet growing demand for frac sand? 
  • What are some evolving market trends and dynamics?

Moderator: Samir Nangia, Director, Energy Consulting, IHS Markit

Joel Schneyer, Managing Director, Capstone Headwaters
10:00AM Joint Session Audience Q&A

Session II: Drilling deeper into pricing pressures

10:15AM Frac sand pricing: Industrial Minerals insights
  • How has the price developed over the last year?
  • What are the profit margins between regional and Northern white sand?
  • Who stands to gain and who stands to face challenges?

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Industrial Minerals Events

William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals
10:40AM Audience Q&A
10:45AM Networking coffee break
11:15AM In-Basin Sand: Latest update and model replication in other plays
  • Demand, supply & pricing trends, by play
  • In-basin sand model replication in other plays
  • How will frac sand pricing trend next year?
  • How stretched is the last mile trucking market? How can we alleviate this issue?

Moderator: William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals

Thomas Jacob, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy
11:40AM Audience Q&A
11:45AM Tarmac International: paving the way for better bulk material drying
  • What are Tarmac’s latest developments in dryers and their production rates?
  • Three business plans to consider when looking to improve your operations.
  • What the salesman may not want you to ask about Dryers and Baghouses.
     

Moderator: William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals

12:10PM Audience Q&A

Session III: Regional insights within the frac sand industry

12:15PM Northern white vs regional sands: what are the benefits?
  • Is the use of regional sands in oil drilling a false economy?
  • Growth in regional sand usage in the Permian, Midcon and Eagle ford, where is the DJ regional sand?
  • Is slip stream production from existing sand and gravel quarries in DJ possible?

Moderator: William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals

Scott Sustacek, Ceo, Jordan Sands
12:40PM Audience Q&A
12:45PM Networking lunch
2:00PM Completion trends
  • Number of stages, lateral lengths, drilling times and costs, what are the current DJ and industry metrics?
  • Does lower quality sand lead to lower EURs?
  • Should we expect more use of curable resin coated tails as we continue to use lower quality regional sand?
  • Have we passed peak sand intensity, what are we measuring anyway?

Moderator: Joel Schneyer, Managing Director, Capstone Headwater

Samir Nangia, Director, Energy Consulting, IHS Markit
2:25PM Audience Q&A
2:30PM Quality control: regional sand under the microscope
  • How low can you go on spec size: can sand below 30/50 spec still sell?
  • Does lower quality sand lead to inefficiencies?
  • Are there concerns about the grade quality?
  • What are the implications of the 100 mesh overhang and shortage of 40/70?

Moderator: Thomas Jacob, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy

Hayden Gillespie, Chief Commercial Officer, Black Mountain Sand
Tony Little, President And Chief Executive Officer, Fortress Proppants Ltd
3:15PM Networking coffee break

Session IV: The latest developments driving innovation

3:45PM Innovation and technology spotlight: Rotary Dryers vs. Fluidized Bed Dryers
  • Exploring differences between fluidized bed dryer & rotary dryer as well as the advantages & disadvantages of each design.
  • Analyzing  the difference between different rotary dryer designs & as well as the advantages & disadvantages specifically of rotary dryers.
  • An introduction into IAC’s newly patented dryer design that utilizes the advantages of fluid bed dryer cooling zones, incorporating those advantages into a rotary dryer.

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Industrial Minerals Events

Don Shinn, System Sales And Project Manager, Industrial Accesories Company
4:15PM Considerations for opening a frac sand mine
  • So where are the rigs? Where is the sand? 
  • What are the logistical and environmental considerations for opening a mine?
  • Which is more important: processing costs or transportation costs?

Moderator: Matthew Welch, Conference Producer, Industrial Minerals Events

Michelle Lee, Senior Geologist, Westward Environmental, Inc
4:45PM Joint Session Audience Q&A
5:00PM End of Day One and Drinks Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

8:30AM Registration desk opens
9:10AM Opening address from Industrial Minerals Events

Session V: Innovation and last mile solutions

9:15AM Understanding end-users in the frac sand industry
  • Will the change in dynamic between Northern white and regional sand impact well optimisation?
  • What technical challenges are likely to dominate in the future?
  • Purchasing concerns with regional sands: what to expect in 2019?

Moderator: Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting

Bill Melton, Northern Region Pe Manager, Halliburton
Miguel Gastellum, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management, FTS International
Aaron Davis, Director, Marathon Oil Company
10:15AM Networking coffee break
10:45AM Rethinking logistics: last mile solutions
  • Panel observations of various delivery methods from mine/transload to wellsite -pneumatics, boxes, bottom dump.
  • Current trucking challenges and the impact on last mile transportation.
  • A discussion of the merits and benefits of different wellsite storage solution options - conventional, boxes, mobile silos.
  • How are last mile logistics being optimized through the deployment of digital technology?

Moderator: William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals

Stephen White, Chief Operating Officer, Pronghorn Logistics
Tim Townhill, Chief Commercial Officer, CIG Logistics, LLC
Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting
11:45AM Getting back on track: the issue of transportation
  • Rail competitiveness versus local regional trucked sand- is it simply a case of distance?
  • Winter rail bottlenecks and shipping disruptions, can this be planned around?
  • Assessing short lines, dual service rail and overall competitiveness in the regionally driven new normal sand market.
  • Understanding the future relevance of rail as a transport option and how it can better serve the frac sand market.

Moderator: William Clarke, Reporter, Industrial Minerals

Curt Bud Mushlitz, President – Rail Services and Facilities, Omaha Track
12:10PM Audience Q&A
12:15PM Networking lunch and close of conference