Provisional Programme*

SUNDAY 21 MAY 2017

17.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception

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MONDAY 22 MAY 2017

OVERVIEWS
07.30 Registration
08.45 Opening Remarks
Ismene Clarke, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Introduction
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
09.00 Outlook for oil and gas supply and demand
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC, USA
09.30 Boom, bust and beyond: oilfield chemicals & minerals
Ray Will, Director, IHS Markit Specialty and Inorganic Chemical Consulting, USA

10.00 Coffee

DRILLING FLUIDS | CALCIUM CARBONATE | BENTONITE
11.00 Essential minerals for drilling fluids
JJ Miller, Snr. Global Product Manager, Baroid Global Technical Services, Halliburton, USA
11.30 Calcium carbonate for oilfield applications
Jarrod Massam, Manager Innovation & Technical Marketing Water & Energy, Omya International AG, Switzerland
12.00 US bentonite production and its supply to the drilling market
Bill Miles, Miles Industrial Mineral Research, USA

12.30 Lunch

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PROPPANTS
14.00 Frac sand supply chain: challenges and opportunities
Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting, USA
14.30 The frac sand industry new normal
Joel Schneyer, Managing Director , Minerals Capital & Advisory Practice, Headwaters MB, USA
15.00 Why silica sand successfully substitutes bauxite in some shale fracs
Pickard Trepess, Managing Director, FRAC PT FZE, UAE
15.30 Screening the facts: the 40/70 & 100 mesh frac sand boom and its impact on silica sand supply and markets
David Frattaroli, Executive Advisor, USA

16.00 Coffee

PROCESSING
16.30 Unlocking diverse market opportunities through mineral processing
Joe Roettle, Global Sales Manager, Ecutec Barcelona SL, Spain
17.00 Processing barite for the oilfield drilling market
Frank Hrach, Vice President, Process Engineering, ST Equipment & Technology LLC, USA

17.30 Close of Conference Day 1

Rockin’ Rodeo Reception

TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017

08.30 Registration

BARITE: WORLD | NORTH AMERICA
09.00 World barite supply and demand
Peter Huxtable, Director, The Barytes Association,
09.30 North American barite consumption trends and outlook
John Newcaster, Director Southwest Region, The Cumberland Group Inc., USA

10.00 Coffee

BARITE: MEXICO | CHINA | INDIA
11.00 Mexican barite deposits and operations in Sonora, Baja California, and Jalisco
Ken Santini, Santini Associates Inc., USA
11.30 Chinese barite production and outlook
Liao Ying, Managing Director, Baribright International Inc., China
12.00 India’s barite resources, production, and trade
Venkaiah Chowdary, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, APMDC, India

12.30 Lunch & Close of Conference

* subject to change

Followed by
24th General Assembly of the Barytes Association
Tuesday evening 23 May
Wednesday 24 May
Thursday 25 May

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