Programme*

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.

MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018

18.00 Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Guizhou Saboman Imp & Exp. Co. Ltd

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

INTRODUCTION | OVERVIEWS
09.00 Introduction & Market Overview
Ismene Clarke, Director & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

09.30 The complexity and functionality of oil based drilling fluids and their mineral additives
Frank B. Wright, President & CEO, RheoMinerals, USA

10.00 COFFEE

BARITE
11.00 Sustainability in drilling barite specifications
John Newcaster, Director, The Cumberland Group Southwest, USA

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

12.00 LUNCH

PROCESSING
14.00 A revolutionary new concept in barite and bentonite processing: Mobility and Modularity
Jean-Francois Maréchal, Managing Director, Poittemill, France

14.30 Processing developments for oilfield minerals
Herve Guicherd, Director Business Development Minerals, ST Equipment & Technologies, France

15.00 COFFEE

BENTONITE
15.30 Bentonite: an evergreen product for the drilling industry
Avijit Mukherjee, President Marketing and Operations, Ashapura Group, India

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

16.30 CLOSE OF DAY 1

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2018

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

09.30 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of ceramic proppant manufacturers in China
Viviana Trevino, Director Sales & Marketing, Changqing Ceramic Proppant, China

10.00 COFFEE

POZZOLAN | GILSONITE
11.00 Natural pozzolanic material and its application in oil well cementing
Dionysios Kotinis, General Manager, Imerys Minerals Arabia LLC, Saudi Arabia

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

12.00 LUNCH & CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

* subject to change