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Canadian Frac Sand and Proppant Logistics

Solve Logistical Problems, Get Project and Market Updates, and Build Relationships with Stakeholders

March 3 - 4, 2015  ·  Calgary, Alberta
 
   
 
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday March 4, 2015
   
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Chris Gall, Vice-President, Global Supply Chain, Calfrac Well Services
 
9:10 - 9:50
Infrastructure and Capacity Update from CN
Rossana Cárcamo, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing - Industrial Products, CN
  • Capacity developments over the past year
  • Strategies for accommodating frac sand demand on congested lines
  • Plans for new lines and destinations
  • Loading and unloading points
  • Plans for preventing bottlenecks
 
9:50 - 10:20
E&P Demands and Logistical Challenges
  • Trends in sand and proppant demands
  • Balancing well engineer demands with cost and availability of sand and proppant
  • End-user perspective on logistical problems
  • Forecasting sand demands
  • Factors that influence well engineer demands
 
10:20 - 10:50        Networking Break
 
10:50 - 11:30
Synthetic Proppant Supply and Developments in Proppant Technology
Tony Little, President and CEO, Fortress Proppants
  • New proppant technologies
  • Supply of ceramics and resin coated proppants
  • Availability in the Canadian market
  • Proppant specifications for different scenarios
  • Balancing proppant requirements and favourability with availability and cost
 
11:30 - 12:10
Case Study
Innovations in Dust Control Technology
Scott Moros, Manager, Regional Sales, Preferred Sands
  • Importance of dust control in the frac sand supply chain
  • Advantages of reducing dust
  • Current solutions and associated costs
  • Recent developments in dust control technologies
  • Implementing dust control solutions
 
12:10 - 1:20        Luncheon Break
 
1:20 - 2:20
Panel Discussion
Challenges and Status of Emerging Frac Sand Projects
MODERATOR: Charles Gryba, CEO, Claim Post Resources
  • Status updates on projects
  • Timeline for when projects are expected to start shipping sand
  • Overcoming regulatory hurdles
  • Strategies for establishing profitability
  • Infrastructure issues and integrating with the frac sand supply chain
 
2:20 - 3:10
Railcar Market Dynamics and Strategies for Railcar Procurement
Jerry Charaska, Director, Field Services, Alltranstek
  • Supply and demand dynamics for rail cars
  • Effects the surging demand on the overall fleet
  • Fleet forecasts: rail car costs, production rates, backlogs, etc.
  • Strategies for purchasing and leasing rail cars
  • Manufacturer schedules and wait times
 
3:10 - 3:40        Networking Break
 
3:40 - 4:30
Strategies for Maintaining Sand and Proppant Quality Through the Entire Supply Chain
  • Well engineer expectations for quality of frac sand
  • Solutions for testing and monitoring quality
  • Coordinating with each link in the supply chain
  • Establishing a record of integrity
  • Ensuring proper storage conditions
 
4:30        End of Day Two
 
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Demand for frac sand in Canada has continued to skyrocket through 2014. By 2016, analysts are expecting demand to increase by another 300%. Despite this dramatic increase in demand, frac sand supply and shipping infrastructure has been unable to keep up. In order for the supply and infrastructure to meet the demand, Canada's frac sand industry needs to radically rethink how it deals with frac sand logistics.

INFONEX Energy's Canadian Frac Sand and Proppant Logistics 2015 will be the forum for the frac sand industry to accomplish this. This will be the opportunity for stakeholders in the industry to build relationships and find solutions. The conference will bring together players from every link in the frac sand supply chain to discuss their logistical challenges. Our faculty of industry leaders will also look at how the market is evolving, and review new projects and infrastructure developments.

End-users will discuss their frac sand preferences and requirements. Industry experts examine Canadian shale plays and forecast the market's future demands. Frac sand suppliers and proppant manufacturers will provide production forecasts. They'll also discuss what they're doing to keep up with Canadian demand. You'll hear from logistics providers, railway operators, transloaders, and storage facility operators who will give you a clear picture of the supply chain and new developments.

The goal of this conference is to change the way that the industry talks about frac sand logistics. Join us in Calgary and build relationships with stakeholders from across the industry to solve supply and logistical challenges. Register today!

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