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.

Confirmed speakers

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

Bentonite from a supplier’s perspective: overview & bringing a source on-stream for the oilfield market
Michael Barr, Mineral Resource Coordinator, Bentonite Performance Minerals-Halliburton, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pollucite and cesium formate fluids in oilfield drilling: supply, processing & demand
Siv Howard, R&D Manager, Sinomine Specialty Fluids, 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
12:00-18:00 BST | 06:00-12:00 CDT | 19:00-01:00 SGT
Presentations & Discussion

* subject to change