The Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA) is holding its 2022 Annual Technical Seminar and Membership Meeting on Feb. 16 in Eau Claire, Wis.
The schedule is as follows:
8:00 – 8:30 – Introduction – Thomas Young, Smart Sand, WISA president
- Introduce WISA board.
- Introduce Agenda and Speakers.
- Wisconsin Industrial Sand: Post-Covid, re-emergence, restructuring, optimism, caution in 2022.
8:30 – 9:00 – Political and Legislative Update – Tony Langenohl, senior vice president, Capitol Consultants Inc.
- Review of Legislative Session.
- Wisconsin Political/Business Climate.
- 2022 Election Outlook.
9:00 – 9:30 – Legal Update – Chuck Palmer, partner, Michael Best
- Best Practice re: COVID-19.
- Clarification of Vaccination Requirements.
- Legal Perspectives and Limitations.
- Technical Perspectives and Limitations.
9:30 – 10:00 – Break: Exhibitors and Student Posters.
10:00 – 11:00 – Northern White Sand Wells Compared to In-Basin Sands Research Study – Cody Wickersheim, CEO, Badger Mining Corp.
- Fundamentals of proppant conductivity.
- Proppant changes over the past decade.
- Initial study findings from Rystad Energy’s Independent Study comparing NWS and IBS wells.
- Next Steps.
11:00 – 12:00 – Energy Market Intelligence – Brian Habacivch, principal, Constellation, Commodities Management Group (CMG)
- Arc of the Shale Revolution
- Past, Present and Future of U.S. Shale
- Market – Driving Forces
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch: Exhibitors and Student Posters.
1:00 – 1:30 – Misconceptions within the Energy Sector – Isaac Orr, Center for American Experiment
1:30 – 2:15 – Lessons Learned: Review of MSHA Fatal Accident Trends and Accident Investigation Management – Nicholas Scala, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
- A review of recent MSHA fatal accidents trends and areas to focus on at your mine site.
- Best practices for implementing proactively addressing potential hazards.
- Strategy for responding to serious accidents and protecting personnel and the company.
2:15 – 2:45 – National Trends Impacting the Northern White Sand Industry – Dr. Kent Syverson, professor of geology, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
- Bakken update.
- Marcellus update.
- Eagle Ford update.
- Texas Last mile updates.
- Logistics and transloads.
- Wet sand.
- Mini mines and permitting.
2:45 – 3:15 – Break: Exhibitors and Student Posters.
3:15 – 3:45 – Update on Regional Surface Water and Groundwater Studies in Western Wisconsin: Implications for Industry – Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, Sarah Vitale and Laurel McEllistrem, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
3:45 – 4:15 – Mine Safety (Speaker from MSHA TBD)
4:15 – 4:30 – Closing Thoughts, Mark Krumenacher P.G., senior vice president, GZA
4:30 – 6:30 – Social Hour – Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails