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IMFORMED is delighted to announce its Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum 2022, Hilton Post Oak Hotel, Houston 23-25 May 2022.

Yet again we shall be delivering a topical programme with expert speakers covering the key issues and outlook insights for the supply and demand of industrial minerals used in the oilfield market.

In its seventh year, our unique Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum consistently brings together under one roof the major players across the global supply chain, from mineral producers, processors, and traders to logisticians, financiers, and end use consumers.

Confirmed speakers*

Oilfield market outlook: where’s it heading?
Panuswee Dwivedi, Analyst, ADI Analytics LLC, USA

The Biden Administration’s view on oil and mining: a reality check
Chris Greissing, President, Industrial Minerals Association – North America, USA

The minerals supply chain from an oilfield service company perspective
Schlumberger Ltd, USA

Oilfield Barite: The definition of Insanity
Albert Wilson, COO, CIMBAR Performance Minerals, USA

Barite global overview
John Newcaster, Principal, IMPACT Minerals, USA

Barite supply developments in China & Mexico
Liao Ying, General Manager, Baribright International Inc., China

Morocco barite developments & outlook
Youssef Laghzali, Sales Manager, Broychim, Morocco

US frac sand market trends & forecast
Joseph Triepke, Founder & Principal Research Analyst, Infill Thinking LLC, USA

New source of high grade bauxite ceramic proppants
John Karson, VP Sales & Marketing, First Bauxite LLC, USA

Leonardite and its use in the oilfield market
Hugh Parker, Sales Manager, Leonardite Products LLC

North American logistics for oilfield minerals
Richard Dodd, President, RDC Logistics, USA

A global shipping storm: Covid and its ramifications
Jesper Hoppe, Managing Director & Sebastian Syran, Chartering Manager, Viking Shipping Company AS, Norway

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Hear what our delegates had to say:

“This was my first year attending the conference and I can’t begin to tell how much information and gifted knowledge I was able to bring back with me.”
Jennifer Benefield, Sr. Category Specialist, Halliburton, USA

“Well thought out and valuable programme, and well organised. I’m a believer in consistent improvement, but can’t think of anything to improve, everything was great!”
Serra Sarp, General Manager, Barit Maden Turk AS, Turkey

“Great programme content with knowledgeable presenters, comfortable venue with ability to hold meetings, app a very good idea.”
Jason Lilly, USA Supply Chain Manager, Qmax, USA


Monday 23 May 2022
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Tuesday 24 May 2022
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 25 May 2022
09:00-12:00 Presentations & Discussion

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Find out about

  • Drilling technology and its impact on mineral selection and volumes

  • Global shale gas development, utilisation, and outlook

  • Proppant demand forecast by volume and type

  • The strategy behind groups providing an oilfield mineral portfolio

  • How oilfield service companies source and use oilfield minerals

  • The latest logistics and processing innovations to help cut costs

  • Supply/demand trends for barytes, bentonite, frac sand, and other oilfield minerals

  • Emerging proppant players and markets

Network with

  • Producers

  • Processors

  • Traders

  • Buyers

  • Supply chain managers

  • Processing technology providers

  • Economists

  • Data analysts

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The networking and knowledge benefits to be gained by attending this Forum will be invaluable.