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Rock Products Releases Frac Sand Insider Webinar


Frac sand plants are currently being operated by everyone from giant corporations with extensive resources and high-tech equipment, all the way down to wildcat producers with a small deposit and mobile equipment. Should you break into the frac sand market?

Rock Products has released a free webinar that will give you information that you need to make an informed decision. The magazine convened an all-star panel, moderated by Editor Mark S. Kuhar, which discusses permitting, the legal and regulatory climate, setting up a plant and making product in spec.

The panelists are:

Bryan Esch

Bryan Esch is an attorney with the Wisconsin-based law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Bryan represents businesses and individuals in matters involving business law, mergers, acquisitions, contracts and licensing, real estate, family business and succession planning, agri-business, mining, frac sand, financing, and estate planning and probate. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin and B.A., summa cum laude, from Marquette University.

Jon Paglio

Jon Paglio, along with Ron Vaughn and Frank DeMilta, is one of the founders of Southern Ohio Sand in Beaver, Ohio. His knowledge of hydraulic fracturing, water filtration, foundry processes and steel processes has helped turn Southern Ohio Sand into a first-class frac sand producer that also offers a wide spectrum of high-purity silica products.

John Getty

John Getty is an Instructor and Lab Director in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. 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 B.S. in Applied Physics from Colorado State University, and a M.S. in Science Education from Montana State.

Webinar sponsors are McLanahan Corp., Midwestern Industries, Tecweigh and Weir Minerals.

To listen to the free webinar, click here.