IMFORMED is delighted to announce

Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum 2023

Hilton Post Oak Hotel, Houston

9-11 May 2023

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 eighth 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.

Topics to include:

  • Oil & gas outlook

  • Regional mineral supply updates

  • New & alternative mineral sources

  • Oilfield mineral recycling

  • Market demand trends

  • Oilfield mineral applications

  • Drilling fluid developments

  • Proppants outlook

  • Logistics challenges

  • Processing solutions




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


Programme Outline

Tuesday 9 May 2023
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Wednesday 10 May 2023
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Thursday 11 May 2023
09:00-12:00 Presentations & Discussion

Sponsorship, Exhibition, Registration Enquiries

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T:+44 (0)208 224 0425

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Programme, Speaker Enquiries

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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.