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Frac Sand Insider Conference – Successful Strategies for Producers


If you are a sand producer, you can’t afford to miss the world of opportunity at the Frac Sand Insider Conference – June 6-7, 2013 – at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Early Bird Registration ends May 10th.

Register here. Click on Register Today and enter the promo code “VIPAttendee” for a $100 savings on your registration.

The Frac Sand Insider Conference 2013 is a dynamic 2-day conference and the only show devoted solely to sharing operational insights and solutions for the frac sand producer.

Special Events at Frac Sand Insider Conference
Special events, receptions, and great networking opportunities are an important part of the Frac Sand Insider program.

Exclusive Heyl & Patterson Plant Tour
Whether your company is adding new equipment, applying new processes or simply trying to assess efficiency, Heyl & Patterson’s testing lab can help determine the best available technologies and equipment for your operations. Experience lab personnel, working in conjunction with chemical process engineers and clients, can accurately produce scalable results.

Conference Highlights
The Frac Sand Insider program is designed for sand producers and the specific opportunities available with frac sand. We’ll also cover important production topics such as:

Economic Analysis of Industrial Sand Operations; Economic Benefits and Costs to State and Local Communities
Presented by: Mark Krumenacher, principal/senior vice president, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Mark Krumenacher is a principal/senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and is a professional geologist with licensure nationally and in several states. Krumenacher has provided testimony in support of nonmetallic mining before municipal, township and county units of government as well as NGOs, local environmental groups and community advisory councils to help address concerns of residents. He is actively involved with the several mining associations, including the National Industrial Sand Association, Industrial Minerals Association – North America, Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration.

Hydraulic Frac Sand – Exploration and Evaluation Deposits
Presented by:
Mark J. Zdunczyk, CPG, Consulting Geologist
Mark J. Zdunczyk is a consulting geologist with nearly 40 years’ experience in the exploration/evaluation of industrial mineral deposits including permitting, appraisals, quality and quantity issues, expert testimony, market analyses and acquisition due diligence.

Overcome NIMBY Opposition: Managing the Politics of Permitting
Presented by:
Darden Copeland, managing partner, Calvert Street Group
Darden Copeland is the managing partner of Calvert Street Group, a consulting firm focused on managing and winning political and corporate campaigns. Copeland specializes in land-use, grassroots advocacy, lobbying and strategic communication, and has managed over 200 land use engagements across 28 states and Canada. Copeland double-majored in political science and leadership studies with a minor in communication at the University of Richmond.

Understanding Frac Sand Requirements – How To Get There From Here
Presented by:
Alan Bennetts, senior process engineer, Weir Minerals Linatex
Alan Bennetts graduated in 1996 from Montana Tech with a BS degree in metallurgical engineering. He worked as an operational process engineer, specializing in process design, trouble shooting and systems management for the copper, minerals sand, platinum and garret industries.

Conveyor Systems – Essentials To Maintenance and Avoiding Catostrophic Failure
Presented by:
Laura Hoggan, sales manager, Rubber & Plastics, Inc. (RPI)
Laura Hoggen is sales manager of Rubber & Plastics, Inc. (RPI), a value-add manufacturer of custom heavy duty cleated and sidewall rubber conveyor belts, rubber parts, PVC and urethane conveyor belts. Hoggen has a BS in general science from Portland State University, a bachelors of business from Marylhurst University and a masters of business administration from the University of Oregon.

Conveyor Systems – Essentials To Maintenance and Avoiding Catastrophic Failure
Presented by:
Rodney Roalsen, president, Rubber & Plastics, Inc. (RPI)
Rodney Roalsen is president of Rubber & Plastics, Inc. (RPI), a value-add manufacturer of custom heavy duty cleated and sidewall rubber conveyor belts, rubber parts, PVC and urethane conveyor belts. Roalsen has 20 years of belting industry experience, helping customers solve a wide range of problems with innovative new designs, ideas and approaches to a staid industry.

Design Build of Transload Facilities – Transportation Logistics
Presented by:
Fabian Ros, president, Industrial Project Solutions, Inc.
Fabian Ros, president of Industrial Project Solutions, Inc., has constantly worked on improving his design build processes. Ros’ focus on quality and efficiency has helped him developed new methods. In fact, Ros has numerous patents pending claims involving, inter alia, heat recovery systems, temperature feedback control and flow control system.

Overcoming Challenges Obtaining Special Use Permits for Industrial Sand Mining
Presented by: Mark Krumenacher, principal/senior vice president, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Mark Krumenacher is a principal/senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and is a professional geologist with licensure nationally and in several states. Krumenacher has provided testimony in support of nonmetallic mining before municipal, township and county units of government as well as NGOs, local environmental groups and community advisory councils to help address concerns of residents. He is actively involved with the several mining associations, including the National Industrial Sand Association, Industrial Minerals Association – North America, Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers and Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration.

Making Product in Spec
Presented by: John Getty, instructor and lab director, Petroleum Engineering Department, Montana Tech
John Getty is an instructor and lab director in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech in Butte, Mont. The Proppant Research Division (PRD) focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art in fracture stimulation technologies and assisting with the initial evaluation of material. He has earned a BS in applied physics from Colorado State University, and a MS in science education from Montana State University.

PLUS: a legal update on shale issues, hydraulic fracturing and frac sand production; and health and safety issues, including preventing silicosis in the workplace.