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DUG Sand 2019 - Seeing a World in a Grain of Sand
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10:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:05 AM
Opening Keynote: Trainloads of Sand
Noted market observer shares perspective on the economics of sand and how structural changes are impacting the industry.
James Wicklund, Managing Director, Energy Group, Stephens Inc.
10:25 AM
Panel: Sand – The National Perspective
Two national sand providers share their unique perspectives on rapidly changing dynamics involving proppant demand and how the industry is adjusting to changes in the supply demand balance for northern white sand and in-basin supplies.   
Erik Nystrom, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Covia Corporation
Laura Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, Hi-Crush Partners LP
11:05 AM
Panel: The Regional Perspective
The growth of in-basin sand became a disruptive event in proppant markets during 2018. Two regional sand providers provide perspective on how the in-basin market is evolving in 2019, and thereafter.
Hunter Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Sand Company LLC
Rhett Bennett, Founder & CEO, Black Mountain Sand
11:45 AM
Spotlight: Leaving Footprints In The Sand
Trends in proppant usage and how they impact well productivity and reserves.
12:10 PM
Networking Luncheon
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1:25 PM
Panel: Last Mile Perspectives
Labor shortages, regulatory issues, and capital efficiency call for new solutions in proppant delivery. Two experts discuss the specifics of evolving technology in last mile delivery.
Kevin Fisher, CEO, PropX
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Speaker TBA
2:05 PM
Panel: Built On A Foundation Of Sand
Panelists address innovative solutions surrounding sourcing and delivering proppant on a customer-specific basis, and on labor-related bottlenecks in proppant transportation.
Dirk Hallen, CEO, Pronghorn Logistics
Kevin Shuba, CEO, OmniTRAX
2:45 PM
Spotlight: E&P Case Study
A prominent E&P discusses trends in proppant use, its impact on short- and long-term well productivity, and offers perspective on self-sourcing versus third-party suppliers, and for in-basin vs northern white sand.
Jason Pigott, Executive Vice President- Operations and Technical Services, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
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3:10 PM
Networking Break
3:40 PM
Spotlight: E&P Case Study #2
An E&P discusses proppant use in a case-study setting. What has it experienced in well productivity results? What does it see in the costs and challenges of self-sourcing versus third-party suppliers? And, does it prefer in-basin or northern white for its operations? 
4:05 PM
Spotlight: Proppant Permutations
Longer laterals and greater proppant loading require innovative solutions to place proppant downhole. An industry expert offers a view of recent developments in proppant and proppant delivery.
Nicole Hoffman, Executive Sales and Marketing Lead, SUN Specialty Products Corp.
4:30 PM
Frac Sand Revolution: A Battle In The Sand
An industry consultant shares unique, research-driven national perspective on how the proppant market is evolving from sourcing to downhole delivery.
Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting
4:55 PM
Western Themed Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hors d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor. Wear your cowboy boots, hats and western clothing!