Frac Sand to the Rescue in the Race for COVID-19 Vaccine?

Several recent articles regarding the work being done to find a vaccine for COVID-19 have references to a potential bottleneck being a shortage in silica sand, which is used to make medical vials.  Um, I think I know where we can find an abundance of silica sand just sitting there waiting to be used…how about […]

Golf Outing at the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Golf Outing at the 9th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference has been moved to the afternoon of Friday, September 18.  With a shotgun start at 2pm, players will have plenty of time to wrap up at the conference itself before finishing the week with a relaxing […]

Spreading the Word Regarding New Career Opportunities

During this particularly difficult time for the oil & gas sector many of our colleagues are looking for new career opportunities. We’d like to help. If your company has opportunities available anywhere in the frac sand supply chain, please feel free to send me links to those opportunities. I will include a list of opportunities (with links) […]

Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum Postponed

The Petroleum Connection has announced that the Mobile-Mini Frac Sand Mine Forum has been postponed from April 17 to July 1, 2020.  Due to the coronavirus complications, travel restrictions, CDC recommendations, and other reasons, we decided that it was in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone it.  The event will be back at […]

Mobile-Mini Mine Opportunities

Over the past few weeks we have received several inquiries regarding mobile or mini frac sand mine opportunities.  From land deals to equipment design to procurement, there is a lot of interest in this new concept.  If you are involved or interested and would like to touch base on, please shoot me a note and […]

Texas Railroad Commission Announces New Surface Mining Director – an old friend!

It was nice to see that the Texas Railroad Commission has hired Brent Elliott as the new Director of the agency’s Surface Mining & Reclamation Division.  During his time at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Brent was been a longtime attendees and frequent speaker at our frac sand events (and we hope […]

Are Mini-Mines the Next Big Thing in Frac Sand?

The Petroleum Connection is pleased to announce we will have a presentation about Mini-Mines at the 5th Annual Frac Sand Industry Update, at The Petroleum Club on January 29.  Come here Chase Krupa (Senior Project Manager for Trident Structures) and Tommy Mathews (President at Westward Environmental) discuss a wide range of issues related to the […]


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Begins 9:00 am
  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Ends 4:00 pm
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception at Frac Sand Equipment Expo 4:00 pm



  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo 20'x40' Space $3,500
  • VIP Dinner on November 19th $7,500
  • Coffee Mugs SOLD
  • Notebook SOLD
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception on November 18th SOLD
  • Conference Mobile App $3,000
  • Day 1 Kick-Off SOLD
  • Day 2 Kick-Off $3,000
  • Lanyard SOLD
  • Networking Lunch on November 19th SOLD
  • Networking Reception Glasses SOLD
  • Day 1 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 1 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Case Study 1 $2,500
  • Case Study 2 $2,500
  • Charging Station $2,500
  • Printed Program $2,500
  • Conference Wifi SOLD
  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
  • Golf: Hats $3,500
  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

The Frac Sand
Summer Happy Hour

Event Registration – $25