Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum Houston 2021 ONLINE will cover all the key issues and topics influencing global oilfield mineral supply and demand, including sourcing, mining, processing, logistics and end use applications.

PLEASE NOTE: we are aiming to retain as much as possible the original and excellent programme of the postponed Oilfield Minerals Forum 2020 as shown below – we shall update with any amendments as/when. Interested in speaking? Please contact Mike

Confirmed speakers

Oilfield market outlook: where’s it heading?
Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC, USA

Bentonite: a general overview & applicability in the oil fields
Michael Barr, Mineral Resource Coordinator, Bentonite Performance Minerals-Halliburton, USA

Bulk buying barite: an independent perspective
Joe Gocke, Consultant, USA

The global barite market: 2019 in review and outlook for 2020
John Newcaster, Director, IMPACT Minerals LLC, USA

Barite processing: Extending life of assets through equipment wear reduction
Santiago Carassale, Category Manager – Mined Products, Halliburton, USA

Chinese barite supply developments
Rita Hu, General Manager, Guizhou Saboman Imp. & Exp. Co., China

India’s barite production trends and outlook
APMDC Ltd, India

Laos barite supply & future projects
Calvin Loa, Managing Director, Mekong Minerals Co. Ltd, USA

Gilsonite used in oilfield applications
Craig Mueller, Chief Commercial Officer, American Gilsonite Co., USA

Supply & demand for leonardite in drilling
Leonardite Products LLC, USA

Resilient graphite as lost circulation material
Rijo Jacob Robin, Technical Product Manager, Superior Graphite, USA

Pollucite and cesium formate fluids in oilfield drilling: supply, processing & demand
Siv Howard, R&D Manager, Sinomine Specialty Fluids, USA

Quicksand: the shift to lower quality in basin frac sand coupled with massive industry overinvestment
Joel Schneyer, Managing Director, Capstone Headwaters, USA

Dry bulk ocean shipping: key issues & outlook
William Ross, Manager, Energy Procurement, Hudson Shipping Lines Inc., USA

Inland logistics for oilfield minerals market: trends & developments
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA

Stevedoring and barging oilfield commodities on the US Gulf Coast
Todd Fuller, President, Associated Terminals, USA

Key topics to include: 

  • Mineral supply trends

  • Logistics systems

  • Processing developments

  • New projects

  • Oilfield market demand

  • Evolving technologies

Plus our Roundtable Networking Session with hosted tables on a range of themes including:

  • Exploration & Evaluation

  • Barite

  • Processing

  • Logistics

  • Drilling Fluids


Programme Outline

Wednesday 26 May 2021
Presentations & Discussion

Thursday 27 May 2021
Presentations & Discussion

* subject to change