The rapid development of shale gas & tight oil operations in Canadian plays such as the Duvernay, Montney, Canadian Bakken and Horn River is leading to unprecedented demand for frac sand in Alberta & British Columbia. Whilst across the border in the U.S. frac sand demand is increasingly being met, Canada now represents the fastest growing global market for high grade proppant.
However, Canada currently lacks the rail, storage and transloading infrastructure necessary to meet the booming demand for frac sand, which is causing severe bottlenecks in getting the product from mines to Canadian wellsites. Moreover, there is a lack of clarity on the volumes and types of frac sand that will be required to meet the specific demands of Canadian well servicing companies and E&Ps.
The mission of the Canadian Frac Sand Logistics & Market Forecast Summit 2014 therefore, will be to bring the entire Canadian frac sand supply chain together for the first time to evaluate solutions for overcoming the logistical challenges of supplying frac sand to Canadian wellsites and to provide clarity on the volumes and types of frac sand that will be required in the key Canadian plays. Speakers at the event will quantify the volume, location and k-value of current and projected frac sand demand in Canada and break down the latest solutions for establishing optimal rail, transloading and storage infrastructure to overcome logistical bottlenecks. Together they will clarify the scope of the market opportunity for frac sand in Canada and explain how stakeholders at every stage of the supply chain from frac sand suppliers, to railroad operators, well servicing companies and E&Ps can take advantage of the latest developments in frac sand logistical infrastructure across the nation.