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3rd Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

August 21-22, 2014 | JW Marriott Hill Country Resort - 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!



  • Thursday - August 21, 2014
    • Energizing America: Facts for Addressing Energy Policy Description
      - Dr. John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute
    • Frac Sand Supply & Demand
      - Samir Nangia, PacWest Consulting
    • Networking Break
    • Roundtable Discussions
      See below
    • Networking Lunch
    • Transload Panel Discussion
      - Ryan Smith, GE Transportation
      - Sharon Hicks, FTS International
      - Troy Wilson, Imerys Oilfield Solutions
    • Frac Sand Terminal Expansion Considerations
      - Robert Ober, Plant Architects
    • Silicosis Prevention
      - Bob Glenn, Glenn Consulting Group
    • Networking Break
    • Remarks by Ryan Sitton, Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
      - Introduced by: Weston Martinez, Texas Real Estate Commission & Global Frac LLC
    • A Case Study in Proppant Procurement and Forecasting
      - Sharon Hicks, FTS International
    • Proppant Use Trends
      - Todd Bush, Energent Group
    • Remarks by George P. Bush, Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner
    • Networking Reception
  • Friday - August 22, 2014
    • The Impact of Logistics on the Frac Sand Market
      - Jennifer Casebier, Down Hole Trader
    • Panel Discussion: Innovations & Issues in Frac Sand Logistics
      - Richard McClure, ARC Strategic Advisors Group
      - Steve McGill, Union Pacific
      - David Lakin, Weatherford
      - Dennis Ward, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
      - George Piccioni, AEP River Operations
    • Networking Break
    • Safety Comments
      - Randy Gallaway, Gallaway Safety Solutions
    • International Opportunities Panel
      - Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection
      - Sam Pick, MPC3
      - Carlos Marron, ProMexico
      - Tim Spencer, Proppants Worldwide (Australia)
    • Proppant Supply & Demand Moving Forward
      - Brian Olmen, Kelrik
      - Ian Renkes, PropTester

Roundtable Discussions


  • Sand Management - Important Decision Criteria Utilized to Evaluate Service Providers to Meet Operator Expectations
    - Vincent Palmisano, Shell
  • Proppant Size Analysis
    - Terry Reckert, OSBLLC & W.S. Tyler
  • Innovations & Technology in the Proppants Industry
    - Ralph Foxworthy & Chad Wallace, Baker Hughes
  • Ensuring/Controlling Quality From Source to Well
    - Britt Mitchell, Southwestern Energy
  • Moving Sand by Barge
    - Steve Alley, Ingram Barge Company
  • Real-time Solids Flow Measurement using Microwave Technology for Sand, Proppants, Guar, etc.
    - Robert Harrison, Global Technology Systems
  • OSHA AND MSHA: Regulations & Compliance
    - Nicholas W. Scala, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
  • Frac Sand Logistics
    - Enrique Castillo, Capital Logistics
  • Business Strategies for a Changing Frac Sand Market
    - Jen Casebeir,
  • Sand Storage
    - Rick Weideman & Jay Anzelmo, CST Industries, Inc.
  • The Future of Sand Storage
    - Jack Kardow, Trican Well Services
  • The Optimal Metrics of Moving Sand from Mine to Market through Rail, Truck & Barge
    - OmniTRAX
  • Transload of Bulk Bag Ceramic Proppant and Dry Gel Powders
    - Bill McCanse, DoverMEI & Kevin Griffin, Gulf Winds International
Platinum Sponsors

Camfil Air Pollution Control
Golf Sponsors

Capital Logistics
Gold Sponsors

CRU Logistics Gulf Winds KASE Conveyors McCourt & Sons Equipment Mencar LLC Native Oilfield Services OmniTRAX Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters
Silver Sponsors

Adele L. Abrams P.C. Arreff Terminals Bailey-Parks Urethane Briggs Equipment CAI Rail Diamond Proppant Donaldson Torit Dover MEI Down Hole Trader Energy Innovations, Inc. Epic Ceramic Proppants FB Industries FineWay Ceramics Fleetmatics GE Transportation Global Technology Systems Holland Industrial Accessories Company Industrial Project Solutions Ingram Louisville Dryer Company Marquette Transportation Company Material Processing Systems Menardi-Filtex Filter Elements NARSTCO Newmark Studios Putzmeister RailWorks Raymond James RPI Rubber & Plastics SCAFCO Aggregate & Frac Sand Solutions Starkaire Industrial Drying Systems Transwide
Media Partners

American Oil & Gas Reporter Argus Media Natural Gas Intelligence Oil & Gas Journal Oil & Gas Monthly OilVoice Petroleum News Pit & Quarry Powder & Bulk Solids Shale Markets Unconventional Oil & Gas Report
Supporting Organizations

Consumer Energy Alliance STEER (South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable)