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IMFORMED is delighted to announce

Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum 2024

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston Galleria

5-7 June 2024

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 ninth 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.

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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

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What our delegates had to say on the 2023 Forum:

“Enjoying some good discussions around barite, supply chain, and oilfield chemicals outlook at the IMFORMED Forum in Houston. Really appreciate sharing the subject info and presentations. Please keep me updated on any future events.”
Justin Gauthier, US Business Strategist, AES Drilling Fluids, USA

“I want to thank you so much for sharing this information and for the great organisation of the Forum.”
Pablo Seijo, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Mineralia, Spain

“This was my first experience to visit this conference: much information and a nice gathering, meeting in one place and interacting, thank you for the nice management.”
Shankar Lal Daruka, Managing Director, Daruka & Company (Mica) Pvt Ltd, India

“Thanks for hosting a great event and I look forward to attending in the future.”
Eric Battersby, Trade Development Manager, Port of Corpus Christi, USA

“Thank you and appreciate you guys putting on the conference. Had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Zach Blocker, Customer Service Manager, M/G Transport Services LLC, USA


Programme Outline

Wednesday 5 June 2024
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
Thursday 6 June 2024
09:00-17:00 Presentations & Discussion
Friday 7 June 2024
09:00-12:00 Presentations & Discussion

Sponsorship, Exhibition, Registration Enquiries

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T:+44 (0)208 224 0425

M:+44 (0)7905 771 494

Programme, Speaker Enquiries

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T:+44 (0)1372 450 679

M:+44 (0)7985 986 255

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.