5th Annual
Frac Sand Industry Update

January 29, 2020

The Petroleum Club of Houston | Houston, TX
The Petroleum Club of Houston

Get the latest frac sand forecasts, trends, research & regulatory updates at this one-day event, while engaging with industry experts and expanding your network at Houston's beautiful Petroleum Club!

A new feature at this year’s event will be a poster display of various frac sand assets (plants, mines, equipment, etc.) which are available for purchase, as well as posters showcasing frac sand projects looking for investors and other partners. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out some bargains and great opportunities!

Location: 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor, Houston, TX, 77002

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Agenda Overview
** preliminary agenda subject to change **

9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
• Pete Cook, President, The Petroleum Connection
9:15 am
Panel Discussion: The Future of Frac Sand – Finding a Footing
• Michael Mesrobian, Director of Business Development, Pronghorn Energy Services
• Ron Gusek, President, Liberty Oilfield Services
• Joseph Triepke, Founder & Principal Research Analyst, Infill Thinking - MODERATOR
• Brad Goebel, Manager, Supply Chain Operations, Chesapeake Energy
• David Frattaroli, Executive Vice President Business Development, High Roller Sand
10:15 am
Outlook for North American Onshore
• Reed Olmstead, Director, North American Onshore Research, IHS
10:45 am
Morning Break
11:15 am
Frac Sand Supply & Demand Forecast
• Thomas Jacob, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy
11:45 am
What to Look for in U.S. Oil and Gas in 2020
• David Blackmon, President, DBEnergy Advisors
12:15 pm
Networking Lunch
1:30 pm
Making Lemonade Panel: Diversification & Adaptation in a Down Cycle
• John Watson, Vice President, Oil Service Research, Simmons & Company - MODERATOR
• Bob Carter, President, Industrial Accessories Company
• Zig Vitols, President & CEO, Select Sands
2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Canada & Argentina
• Ryan Carbrey, Senior Vice President, Rystad Energy
• Feisal Somji, President & CEO, Canwhite Sands Corp.
• William Hitters, Principal, Luxmath Consulting
2:45 pm
Afternoon Break
3:15 pm
Mini Mines: Concept to Execution
• Chase Krupa, Senior Project Manager, Trident Structures
• Tommy Mathews, PG, REM, President, Westward Environmental
3:45 pm
Topic to be Announced
4:15 am
Impromptu Panel: What We Learned Today
• Pete Cook, President, The Petroleum Connection
4:30 pm
Networking Reception
6:00 pm
Conference Adjourns

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$495 /per person


Attendees of this event will be industry decision-makers, but only a few companies will be able to reach them by sponsoring this event.

Event Lodging

Hyatt Regency Houston

Stay right across the street from the Petroleum Club and use the Houston Tunnel Walkway to get from your hotel to the conference!

$205 /per night

1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 654-1234