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6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

September 28-29, 2017 | Marriott Marquis Houston - Houston, TX

A thought-provoking experience that allowed participants to engage one-on-one with industry experts while enjoying one of Houston’s most beautiful downtown locations — perfect for visiting oil & gas clients before and after the conference!



  • Thursday - September 28, 2017
    • Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    • Welcoming Remarks
      - Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection
    • Outlook for North American Onshore Production
      - Reed Olmstead, Manager, North American Onshore, IHS Markit
    • Outlook for Frac Sand Supply & Demand
      - Ryan Carbrey, Director, Onshore Research, IHS Markit
    • Morning Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
    • The State of Frac Sand
      - Todd Bush, Principal, Energent Group
    • Panel: A Look Inside Permian Basin Sand Mining
      - Joseph Tripke, Founder, Infill Thinking
      - Michelle Lee, Senior Geologist, Westward Environmental
      - Rhett Bennett, CEO, Black Mountain Sand
      - Dave Frattaroli, EVP of Business Development, High Roller Sand
      - Laura Fulton, CFO, Hi-Crush Proppants
    • Networking Lunch
    • Wall Street's Love-Hate Relationship with Sand
      - James Wicklund, Managing Director, Equity Research, Credit Suisse
      - Jake Lundberg, Equity Research, Oilfield Services, Credit Suisse
    • Afternoon Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
    • Panel: Capital Markets in the Frac Sand Supply Chain
      - Chris Haymons, Co-Founder/Partner, Industria Partners
      - Houston Simmons, CFO, Black Mountain Sands
      - Laura Fulton, CFO, Hi-Crush Proppants
      - Greg Lanham, CEO, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
      - Ryan Maierson, Partner, Latham & Watkins
    • Roundtable Discussion Sessions
    • Evening Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday - September 29, 2017
    • Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    • Welcoming Remarks
      Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection
    • Panel: Evolving Frac Sand Supply Chain and Logistics Trends
      - Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting
      - Dagoberto Zalapa, Global Well Operations Supply Chain, Conoco Phillips
      - Jay Anzelmo, Director, Dry Bulk Sales, CST Industries
      - Justin Renfro, SVP Business Development, OmniTRAX Energy Solutions
    • Frac Sand Volume: A View from the Rails
      - George O'Leary, Director, Oil Services Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
    • Morning Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
    • Comparison of Northern White Sand and Texas Sand
      - Kent Syverson, Prof. & Chair, Dept. of Geology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
      - Brent Elliott, Economic Geologist, Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin
    • Panel: Opportunities in Areas NOT Called the Permian Basin
      - Shawn Arthur, Director, Business Development, Superior Silica Sands
      - Tim Wigley, President, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
      - Ben Broussard, Director, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
    • Closing Remarks
      Pete Cook, President, Petroleum Connection

Roundtable Discussions


  • A Checklist for Designing a Frac Sand Processing Facility
    - Hosted by ASI Industrial
  • Choosing the Right Equipment for Your Sand Plant
    - Hosted by Industrial Project Solutions
  • Dust Emission Control
    - Hosted by Industrial Accessories Company
  • Engineered Dust Control Solutions at Frac Sites
    - Hosted by National Oilwell Varco
  • First to Last: The Whole Mile
    - Hosted by ArrowsUp LLC
  • Frac Sand Demand in the 'Other' Plays
    - Hosted by Unimin
  • Frac Sand: Raw Material or Fungible Commodity?
    - Hosted by PanXchange
  • Helping Elevate Your Business
    - Hosted by Sweet Manufacturing Company
  • Higher Production & Air Pollution Controls
    - Hosted by Tarmac International
  • Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing Sand Boom on Industrial Silica Supply & Demand
    - Hosted by High Roller Sand
  • Industry Trends at $50 Oil
    - Hosted by Black Mountain Sand
  • Key Elements to the Design of a Transload Facility
    - Hosted by The Mouat Company
  • Permian Local Sand Boom Impact on Last Mile Logistics
    - Hosted by Pronghorn Logistics
  • Raising Capital
    - Hosted by Latham & Watkins
  • Rapid Turn-Key Storage Solutions
    - Hosted by Legacy Building Solutions
  • Terminal Through-Put Capacities
    - Hosted by Anchor Industrial
  • The Last Word in Last Mile Logistics
    - Hosted by PropX
  • Trucking Capacity Constraints; Mine to Wellhead
    - Hosted by Vista Proppant & Logistics
  • Trucking Mine to Wellhead: Thinking Outside the Box
    - Hosted by Bobeaux Trucking & Logistics
  • Wet Plant Designs and Slurry Pipelines
    - Hosted by Process Engineers & Equipment Corp.
Platinum Sponsors

CST Industrial
Gold Sponsors

American Bin and Conveyor Anchor Industrial Arrows Up ASI Industrial Black Mountain Sand Bobeaux Trucking CDE Global Derrick Detmar Logistics FB Industries FEECO International Hexion High Roller Sand Industrial Accessories Company Industrial Project Solutions KASE Conveyors Latham & Watkins LLP Legacy Building Solutions McCourt & Sons Equipment Meridian Manufacturing Mouat Company NOV APPCO OmniTRAX Process Engineers & Equipment Corp PropX Rail Logix Sweet Manufacturing Co Tarmac International Vista Proppants & Logistics
Silver Sponsors

Airis Wellsite Services Allgaier Process Technology Awesome Media Productions BGRS Inc BNSF Railway Camfil Air Pollution Control Chase Recruiting DCL Donaldson Torit Dragon Products ExtenData GeoForce GeoSolutions Hi-Crush Industria Partners LNG Lotz Trucking Louisville Dryer Company Nelson Equipment PanXchange Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters Pronghorn Logistics Rapat Corporation Ryder SCAFCO Aggregate & Frac Sand Solutions SGS Shackelford Construction & Hauling Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Sprung Structures Stabilis Energy Stim-Lab, Inc Superior Industries SWECO Tensar TNT Sales TrackVac Services LLC Twin Eagle Unimin Union Pacific Railroad WS Tyler
Media Partners

Energy Intelligence Frac Sand Weekly News Digest InfillThinking Shale Oil & Gas Business Magazine
Supporting Organizations

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire