Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum Houston 2019 will cover all the key issues and topics influencing global oilfield mineral supply and demand, including sourcing, mining, processing, logistics and end use applications.

Confirmed Speakers

North American proppant market outlook
Samir Nangia, Director, Energy Consulting, IHS Markit, USA

Oilfield mineral demand from an end user’s perspective
Leading E&P company, USA

Global barite market overview
John Newcaster, Director South West, The Cumberland Group, USA

Barite supply from Pakistan and Afghanistan
Arhum Qureshi, Managing Director, Anzer Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Pakistan

Mexican barite supply and demand
Diego Bringas Cortina, Perfobar, Mexico

Barite project developments
Paloma Ruiz Maté, Director General, CIMBAR Performance Minerals, USA

Indian ceramic proppants production and markets
Ajay Kumar Dasgupta, Managing Director, Hallmark Minerals (I) Pvt Ltd, India

Impact on barite and bentonite shippers from changes in North American truck and rail
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA

Oilfield mineral processing developments
Andreas Henssen, Area Sales Manager Mills and Classifiers, Neuman & Esser Process Technology GmbH, Germany

Mobile processing units for oilfield minerals
Jean-François Maréchal, Managing Director, Poittemill, France


  • Take your after-lunch coffee in a relaxed, informal networking and discussion session, share and gain insightful knowledge among your peers
  • Hosted roundtables with themes
  • Flexibility to change tables
  • At Registration Desk pre-assign yourself to a table

1. Mineral Exploration/Evaluation
Ken Santini, Managing Director, Santini & Associates Inc.
2. Logistics
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA
3. Barite Market
John Newcaster, Director Southwest, The Cumberland Group Inc.

More themed Roundtables to be confirmed shortly

Programme Outline

Monday 10 June 2019
Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Presentations & Discussion

* subject to change