Programme*

SUNDAY 21 MAY 2017

17.00 Registration
18.00 Welcome Reception

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MONDAY 22 MAY 2017

07.30 Registration

OVERVIEWS
08.30 Opening Remarks
Ismene Clarke, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Introduction
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
08.45 Outlook for oil and gas supply and demand
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC, USA
09.15 Boom, bust and beyond: oilfield chemicals & minerals
Ray Will, Director, IHS Markit Specialty and Inorganic Chemical Consulting, USA
09.45 Essential minerals for drilling fluids
JJ Miller, Snr. Global Product Manager, Baroid Global Technical Services, Halliburton, USA

10.15 Coffee 

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BENTONITE | CALCIUM CARBONATE
11.00 US bentonite production and its supply to the drilling market
Bill Miles, Miles Industrial Mineral Research, USA
11.30 Calcium carbonate for oilfield applications
Jarrod Massam, Manager Innovation & Technical Marketing Water & Energy, Omya International AG, Switzerland
12.00 Calcium carbonate resources of Jamaica and their suitability for application in the oilfield market
Dr Oral Rainford, Principal Director, Ministry of Transport & Mining, Jamaica

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 Coffee

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16.00 Why silica sand successfully substitutes bauxite in some shale fracs
Pickard Trepess, Managing Director, FRAC PT FZE, UAE
16.30 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
17.00 Unlocking diverse market opportunities through mineral processing
Joe Roettle, Global Sales Manager, Ecutec Barcelona SL, Spain

17.30 Close of Conference Day 1

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TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017

08.00 Registration

BARITE: WORLD | NORTH AMERICA | SHIPPING
08.30 World barite supply and demand
Peter Huxtable, Director, The Barytes Association,
09.00 North American barite consumption trends and outlook
John Newcaster, Director Southwest Region, The Cumberland Group Inc., USA
09.30 Shipping market: trends & outlook
Jesper Hoppe, Managing Director, Viking Shipping Co. A/S, Norway & Morten Petersen, Managing Director, Viking Shipping Co.(Hong Kong) Ltd, Singapore

10.00 Coffee

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BARITE: MEXICO | CHINA | PROCESSING
11.00 Mexican barite deposits and operations in Sonora, Baja California, and Jalisco
Ken Santini, Santini Associates Inc., USA
11.30 China’s barite market
Guizhou Saboman Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd, China
12.00 China barite industry status in big data era
Liao Ying, Managing Director, Baribright Co. Ltd, China
12.30 Processing barite for the oilfield drilling market
Frank Hrach, Vice President, Process Engineering, ST Equipment & Technology LLC, USA

13.00 Lunch & Close of Conference

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

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