1st Annual Frac Sand Industry Update

March 10, 2016 | Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa, Houston, TX

This one-day event was designed to provide important forecasts, trends, research, & regulatory updates for the frac sand industry.


  • The Outlook for North American Onshore Production
    - Reed Olmstead, Manager, North American Onshore, IHS/PFC Energy
  • Outlook for Frac Sand Supply & Demand
    - Samir Nangia, IHS/PacWest Consulting Partners
  • Networking Break
  • Panel Discussion: Trends in Frac Sand
    - Chad Wallace, Frac Sand Independent Consultant
    - Erik Freitag, Primary Vision
    - Richard Zielke, Unimin Corporation
    - Scott Prince, EP Energy
  • Networking Lunch
  • Continued Political, Regulatory and Activist Opposition to Frac Sand Mining Despite Changes in the Market
    - Mark Krumenacher, Senior Vice President, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
    - Isaac Orr, Research Fellow, The Heartland Institute
  • Will New OSHA Silica Rules Send Fracking to the Dust Bin?
    - Charles V. Sweeney, Partner, Axley Brynelson, LLP
    - Mitch R. Olson, Partner, Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • Networking Break
  • Employment Law Issues in Down Times and Wisconsin Legislative Update
    - Anders Helquist, Attorney, Weld Riley, S.C.
    - Ben Jones, Attorney, Weld Riley, S.C.
  • Networking Reception
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Event Registration – $25