Frac Sand Supply & Logistics


3rd Annual Conference

August 21-22, 2014 | San Antonio, TX



Frac Sand Supply & Logistics 3
August 21-22, 2014 | San Antonio, TX



The 3rd Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference addressed the supply constraints and logistical challenges brought on by the growing demand for silica sand and proppants. Numerous networking opportunities, presentations by industry leaders, roundtable discussions, a golf outing and the beautiful venue continued to make this one of our most sought-after conferences!


JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

The Venue


Attendees enjoyed the hospitality and amenities of the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas, including the 36 hole TPC San Antonio Golf Course.



Conference Agenda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Peter Cook, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am Energizing America: Facts for Addressing Energy Policy Description
Dr. John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute
9:30 am Frac Sand Supply & Demand
Samir Nangia, PacWest Consulting
10:00 am Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
10:30 am Roundtable Discussion Session

Sand Management - Important decision criteria utilized to evaluate service providers to meet operator expectations
Moderator: Vincent Palmisano, Shell

Proppant Size Analysis
Moderator: Terry Reckert, OSBLLC & W.S. Tyler

Innovations & Technology in the Proppants Industry
Moderators: Ralph Foxworthy & Chad Wallace, Baker Hughes

Ensuring/Controlling Quality From Source to Well
Moderator: Britt Mitchell, Southwestern Energy

Moving Sand by Barge
Moderator: Steve Alley, Ingram Barge Company

Real-time Solids Flow Measurement using Microwave Technology for Sand, Proppants, Guar, etc.
Moderator: Robert Harrison, Global Technology Systems

OSHA AND MSHA: Regulations & Compliance
Moderators: Nicholas W. Scala, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.

Frac Sand Logistics
Moderator: Enrique Castillo, Capital Logistics

Business Strategies for a Changing Frac Sand Market
Moderator: Jen Casebeir, DownHoleTrader.com

Sand Storage
Moderators: Rick Weideman & Jay Anzelmo, CST Industries, Inc.

The Future of Sand Storage
Moderator: Jack Kardow, Trican Well Services

The Optimal Metrics of Moving Sand from Mine to Market through Rail, Truck & Barge
Moderator: OmniTRAX

Transload of Bulk Bag Ceramic Proppant and Dry Gel Powders
Moderators: Bill McCanse, DoverMEI & Kevin Griffin, Gulf Winds International
12:00 pm Networking Lunch with time for visits to the Exhibit Area
1:15 pm Transload Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ryan Smith, GE Transportation
1:45 pm Frac Sand Terminal Expansion Considerations
Robert Ober, Plant Architects
2:00 pm Silicosis Prevention
Bob Glenn, Glenn Consulting Group
2:30 pm Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
2:45 pm Remarks by Ryan Sitton, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Introduced by: Weston Martinez, Texas Real Estate Commission & Global Frac LLC
3:00 pm A Case Study in Proppant Procurement and Forecasting
Sharon Hicks, FTS International
3:15 pm Proppant Use Trends
Todd Bush, Energent Group
3:45 pm Remarks by George P. Bush, Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner
4:00 - 5:30 pm Networking Reception

Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Jeffrey Presberg, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am The Impact of Logistics on the Frac Sand Market
Jennifer Casebier, Down Hole Trader
9:15 am Panel Discussion: Innovations & Issues in Frac Sand Logistics
Moderator: Richard McClure, ARC Strategic Advisors Group
Panelist: Steve McGill, Union Pacific
Panelist: David Lakin, Weatherford
Panelist: Dennis Ward, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
Panelist: George Piccioni, AEP River Operations
10:15 am Networking Break in Exhibit Area
10:45 am Safety Comments
Randy Gallaway, Gallaway Safety Solutions
11:00 am International Opportunities Panel
Moderator: Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection
Panelist: Sam Pick, MPC3
Panelist: Carlos Marron, ProMexico (invited speaker)
Panelist: Tim Spencer, Proppants Worldwide (Australia)
11:30 am Proppant Supply & Demand Moving Forward
Brian Olmen, Kelrik & Ian Renkes, PropTester
12:00 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection

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