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Richard Zieike, VP Technology, Unimin, USA
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Jim Vernon, Director of Supply Chain Drilling & Completion Fluids, Baker Hughes, USA
Find out about
Drilling technology and its impact on mineral selection and volumes
Global shale gas development, utilisation, and outlook
Proppant demand forecast by volume and type
The strategy behind groups providing an oilfield mineral portfolio
How oilfield service companies source and use oilfield minerals
The latest logistics and processing innovations to help cut costs
Supply/demand trends for barytes, bentonite, frac sand, and other oilfield minerals
Emerging proppant players and markets
Supply chain managers
Processing technology providers
Industrial minerals vital to oil and gas market
It’s true that times are tough right now for the oil and gas market with falling prices prompting a cut-back in activity. But world demand for fossil fuel energy remains high and oil and gas supply needs to be maintained. Oil prices will recover, and drilling activity will rebound.
Exploration and production for oil and gas cannot be conducted without using a range of carefully selected oilfield minerals and additives. Many of these are industrial minerals or products derived from industrial minerals.
Supply sources for some of these oilfield minerals are quite limited, which test the sourcing abilities of the consumers, while grade specifications for oilfield applications also challenge mineral developers and producers.
Logistics also plays a huge part in the oilfield mineral supply chain, particularly when transporting large volumes of relatively low cost material, such as frac sand, or handling high density weighting agents such as barytes.
Advances in mineral processing technology has also contributed to improving oilfield mineral utilisation, such as in grinding, sorting, and calcination.
All the latest trends and developments regarding oilfield mineral supply and demand will be examined and discussed by a panel of experts at Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum Houston 2017.
The networking and knowledge benefits to be gained by attending this Forum will be invaluable.