Optimize Frac Sand Logistics Strategies

Examine optimal locations and capacity of rail infrastructure and storage facilities across North America.

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A closer look at the frac sand supply chain

Monitor proppant supply in the market. A new look at developments in proppant technology and quality control.

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E&P production expectations determine frac sand demand

Detailed well-by-well production expectations for the Duvernay, Montney, Bakken, and Horn River shale plays.

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • Adam Borden
    Gulf Winds International
  • Jeff Kralowetz
    Argus Media Inc
  • Todd Bush
    Energent Group
  • Tony Little
    Fortress Proppants
  • Tim Leshchyshyn
    Frac Knowledge
  • David Boardman
    Stockpile Reports
  • Tim Sheehan
    Eriez Flotation
  • Chris Favors 
    Maalt LP
  • Walter Knight
    PCC Logistics
  • John Metts
  • M. Dimah
    PEC Consulting Group
  • Alex Schwaner
    ASI Industrial Inc
  • Gerry Glynn
    ShipXpress Inc
  • Steve Sashihara
    Princeton Consultants
  • John Allegretti
    Arrows Up, Inc
  • Brandon Hodges
    TMW Systems Inc
  • John Hinesley
    Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems LLC
  • Steve Robinson
    Pressure Systems International
  • Mike Flinn
    Solaris Oilfield

Past Attendees

  • Hexion Energy
  • Brother Inc
  • Tradequip International
  • Twin Eagle
  • Gulf Winds International, Inc
  • Energent Group
  • Mining Media International
  • Servco Oil
  • BNSF Railway
  • Marquette Transportation
  • Maalt, LP
  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
  • PEC Consulting
  • ShipXpress Inc
  • FTS International
  • Meritor
  • TMW Systems
  • IHS Energy
  • PCC Logistics
  • Meritor
  • Argus Media
  • Brother
  • Gulf Winds International, Inc
  • Frac Knowledge
  • Bayer Material Science, LLC
  • Anton Energy Services
  • Fortress Proppants Ltd
  • TMT Solutions
  • Panasonic
  • TMW Systems, Inc
  • Maalt, LP
  • Target Products Ltd
  • Sand Products Corp
  • TMT Solutions
  • Pacwest Consulting
  • Superior Silica Sands
  • ShaleMarkets, LLC
  • BNSF Railway
  • Dillman Equipment
  • PLG Consulting
  • ASI Industrial, Inc
  • Meritor
  • Total Group
  • CPMG
  • Energent Group
  • Sargent Sand
  • Twin Eagle
  • ShipXpress Inc
  • Chieftain Sand
  • Chevron

Who should attend

  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Rail Operations
  • Canadian Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Terminal Operations
  • Industrial Products
  • Transloading and offloading
  • Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory and Legal Counsel
  • Project and Risk Management
  • Plant Management
  • Terminal Owners and Contractors
  • Quality Control and Testing
  • Procurement and Sourcing
  • Inventory Management
  • Materials Sourcing
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Completions
  • Health and Safety

Why Attend

Canadian Frac Sand 2021 will deliver the most up-to-date market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest from the frac sand market and transportation network...

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Bringing together frac-sand buyers, sellers, and service companies

The frac sand industry is adjusting to the current market as shale gas and tight oil operations stabilize across the continent. For the year ahead, how will the current environment impact the market for proppants? Will the negative impact be absorbed by a rise in the volume of frac sand being used per well? The supply chain is under pressure to adopt cost-cutting strategies and navigating through the market has become increasingly complex.

In addition to market constraints, the logistics and delivery of frac sand to Canadian shale plays such as the Duvernay, Montney, Bakken, and Horn River continue to be a challenging issue. Canadian transportation currently lacks the sustainable rail infrastructure, storage points, and transloading facilities required to support the ever-increasing demand for frac sand. Leading transportation companies together with rail and transloading facilities need to find practical solutions for responding to a low-price regime. The existing US and Canadian transportation networks need to focus on efficiencies in order to economically serve a market actively looking to cut costs.

The overall market supply and logistical challenges are leading to market tightness and price volatilities, which are further aggravated by the added pressures on existing railroad facilities and from the overall shortages in storage capacity; furthermore, any adverse weather-related events will only exacerbate the situation due to a lack of sufficient in-play storage facilities.

The objective of the Canadian Frac Sand 2021 Exhibition and Conference will be to bring the North American frac sand supply chain industry together to evaluate solutions for overcoming the market and logistical challenges of supplying frac sand to Canadian well sites, and for the E&P industry to provide clarity on the volumes and types of frac sand that will be required for the Canadian plays.

This conference will provide a forum for stakeholders at every stage of the supply chain, from suppliers and proppant manufacturers to railroad operators, well-servicing companies, and E&Ps, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest developments in the proppant market and logistics infrastructure across North America.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Frac sand market supply and demand forecasts
  • New rail loading, offloading, and transloading developments
  • Reducing transportation costs and pricing dynamics
  • Optimizing on existing rail infrastructure, storage points, and capacity
  • Trucking and last-mile transportation strategies
  • End users case studies and proppant quality requirements

The Exhibition

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Key topics for 2021:

  • Frac sand market supply and demand forecasts
    Understand the key market drivers and supply forecasts with an update on volumes and specifications of frac sand required in key Canadian plays on a well-by-well basis.
  • New rail loading, offloading, and transloading developments
    Optimize on the latest developments in transloading facilities and identify new offloading points to maximize operational efficiencies and profit margins across the frac sand supply chain.
  • Reducing transportation costs and pricing dynamics
    Learn how to minimize overall transportation costs and find work-around solutions to price differentials. How are others in the industry managing price volatilities?
  • Rail infrastructure, storage points, and capacity
    Examine optimal locations and capacity of rail infrastructure and storage facilities across North America to provide efficient proppant supplies. When is it economical to store frac sand?
  • Trucking and last-mile transportation strategies
    Evaluate the available options of trucking frac sand directly to wellsite and overcome last-mile logistical challenges with cost reduction in mind.
  • Multiple end-user case studies and specification requirements
    Hear end-users discuss their proppant quality requirements and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to manage constraints.


  • A good solid conference with good presentations, participation, and networking. Tony Little (Fortress Proppants Ltd)
  • Provided an excellent forum to cover many opportunities and emerging solutions for frac sand. Gregory Ferraro (OmniTRAX)
  • Extremely informative, good presentations, well organized, it permitted us to learn and get good connections within the industry. Camilo Garcia Benitez (Garcia Silica Inc.)
  • A great way to make contact with people in the industry. Topics on logistics were particularly interesting. Gerald Bouchard (Arne's Welding Ltd.)
  • Excellent exhibition and conference, great subjects and networking opportunities. Jason Flatla (Ridgeline Canadaa Inc.)
  • I loved the show! Very informative conference and a great group of people. Andrew Over (TMT Solutions)
  • Provided a great learning opportunity and served as a very good networking event. Lisa Boone (Heartland Barge)
  • Excellent insight into supply chain & market from a vendor perspective. Luke Duke (Laredo Petroleum)
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