Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum Middle East 2018 will cover all the key issues and topics influencing oilfield mineral supply and demand in the Middle East and Central Asia.


Contact: Mike O’Driscoll

Programme Outline

Monday 5 February 2018
Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday 6 February 2018
Presentations & Discussion
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Presentations & Discussion

Confirmed speakers

Barite supply from Turkey and Middle East markets
Fatma Akgun, Deputy General Manager – Business Development, Ado Mining, Turkey

Natural pozzolanic material and its application is oil well cementing
Dionysios Kotinis, General Manager, Imerys Minerals Arabia LLC, Saudi Arabia

A new force in speciality additives used in oil based drilling fluids
Delmon Co. Ltd, Saudi Arabia, & RheoMinerals Inc., USA

Iran’s drilling grade bentonite: resources & production
Dr Alireza Ganji, Islamic AZAD University, Iran

Proppant utilisation and outlook in the Middle East
Pickard Trepess, Managing Director, FRAC PT FZE, UAE

Iranian Gilsonite supply and application in oilfield markets
H. Nezam Zadeh, Managing Director, Payapa Setak Inc., Iran

Topics to include:

  • Middle East oilfield market outlook for minerals

  • Unconventional resource development and its impact on proppant demand

  • Processing developments for oilfield minerals

  • Logistics considerations in supplying the Middle East

  • Exploration for oilfield minerals in demand

  • Supply and demand trends for:

  • Barite

  • Bentonite

  • Proppants

  • LCMs

  • Well cements

  • Other oilfield minerals