9th Annual Frac Sand

Industry Update

This one-day event was designed as an update on forecasts, trends, research, & regulatory updates for the frac sand industry. It will brought together the frac sand and proppant suppliers, exploration companies, oil & gas companies, well completion companies, producers, rail companies, truckers, barge operators, and those who provide technology solutions to help develop a more efficient supply chain.

The Petroleum Club of Houston | Houston, TX

Agenda Overview

The agenda focused on forecasts regarding North American oil & gas production, proppant use trends, frac sand supply & demand, infrastructure and supply chain challenges, the latest research on frac sand impact (economic, environmental, etc.), and other topics of interest.

9:00 amOpening Remarks
• Nick Cook, Petroleum Connection
Hosted by
9:15 amEvolving Patterns of Energy Consumption and the Future of Unconventional Oil and Gas
• Tim McMahon, UT – Bureau of Economic Geology
9:45 amShale Outlook Presentation
• Thomas Jacob, Rystad Energy
10:30 amMorning Break in the Exhibit Area
11:00 amIndustry Leadership Panel
• Joseph Triepke, Infill Thinking [M]
• Dave Frattaroli, High Roller Sand
• Sam Reynolds, Marathon Oil
• Jose Sagaseta, Vorto/5F
11:45 amFireside Chat: Terry Padden
• Victoria Beard, Piper Sandler [M]
• Terry Padden, Piper Sandler
12:15 pmNetworking Lunch
Hosted by
1:30 pmThe State of Northern White Sand
• Bob Carter, IAC [M]
• Adam Katz, Badger Mining Corp
• John Young, Smart Sand
2:00pmAlternative Energy for Frac Sand: Geothermal Fracking
• Rohan Irvin, ResFrac
2:30 pmAfternoon Networking Break
3:00 pmE&P Panel
• Nick Cook, Petroleum Connection [M]
• Paul Sheperd, BPX
• Brian Clement, Marathon Oil
3:30 pmWet Sand Trends
• Joseph Triepke, Infill Thinking [M]
• Greg Lanham, Sand Revolution
• Dane Walker, Aqua Prop
• Matt Oehler, PropX
• Charlie Crisp, Crisp Supply Chain Solutions
4:15 pmClosing Remarks
• Nick Cook, Petroleum Connection
4:30 pmNetworking Reception
Hosted by
6:00 pmDay Ends

The Petroleum Club of Houston

1201 Louisiana St, 37th Floor
Houston, TX 77002


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Victoria Beard
Director of Energy & Power Marketing and Business Development
Piper Sandler
Bob Carter
Senior Vice President
Brian Clement
Category Manager
Marathon Oil
Nick Cook
Managing Partner
Petroleum Connection
Pete Cook
Petroleum Connection
Charlie Crisp
Crisp Supply Chain Solutions
Dave Frattaroli
Executive Vice President of Business Development
High Roller Sand
Rohan Irvin
Senior Resevoir & Completions Engineer
Thomas Jacob
Vice President of Shale Research
Rystad Energy
Adam Katz
Badger Mining Corp
Greg Lanham
Sand Revolution
Tim McMahon
TORA Principal Investigator
UT – Bureau of Economic Geology
Matt Oehler
Director of Business Development
Terry Padden
Managing Director, Energy & Power
Piper Sandler
Sam Reynolds
Supply Chain Manager
Marathon Oil
Jose Sagaseta
Director of Strategy
Sanjiv Shah
Global Co-Head of Energy
Piper Sandler
Paul Sheperd
Commodities Manager
Joseph Triepke
Infill Thinking
Dane Walker
John Young
Smart Sand
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Lanyard Sponsor
Midland Manufacturing Limited logo
Kick-Off Sponsor
Water Bottle Sponsor
Reception Sponsor
Industrial Accessories Company logo
Lunch Sponsor
Timpte logo
Coffee Sponsor
Tarmac International
Event Sponsor
Sovereign Mining Co
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Rystad Energy
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Marathon Oil
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McCourt Equipment
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Infill Thinking logo
Media Partner
Frac Sand Weekly News Digest logo
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Petroleum Connection logo
Supporting Organization
Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown

Conference Lodging | Hyatt Regency Houston

We have a block of rooms reserved for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Houston which is directly adjacent to the Petroleum Club. Reservations can be made by calling (713) 654-1234 and asking for The Petroleum Connection room block.

Discounted Room Rate



  • 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