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

Outlook for oil and gas supply and demand
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics Inc., USA

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, Principal, IMPACT Minerals LLC, representing The Barytes Association, USA

Barite processing developments in South America
Santiago Carassale, Baroid Grinding Plant Manager, Halliburton, Argentina

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

Mexican barite and oil & gas markets overview
Paloma Ruiz Maté, Director General, CIMBAR Mexico & Latin America, Mexico

Barite as by-product from the polymetallic Palmer Mine Project, Alaska – a potential new, price competitive US source
Darwin Green, Vice President Exploration, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd, USA

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

Shipowners’ unexpected slow start of 2019, will it recover? And what impact will IMO2020 have on freight rates?
Erik Myklebust, Chartering Manager & Jesper Hoppe, Managing Director, Viking Shipping Co. AS, Norway

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

Water-free electrostatic processing of oilfield minerals
Kyle Flynn, Director, Business Development, ST Equipment & Technology LLC, USA

New grinding technology for ultrafine oilfield minerals & mobile system
Joe Roettle, Managing Director, ECUTEC Barcelona, Spain


  • 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
Rock n Roll reception

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Tuesday 11 June 2019
Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Presentations & Discussion

* subject to change