The oil sector is in crisis but where there is disruption there is opportunity. Proppants and frac-sand are a key cost of any drilling. Find out how the drive to reduce costs is opening the door to new and cheaper proppant technologies.



Speaker Bios

Alison SaxbyAlison SaxbyDirector & Manager, Roskill
Alison Saxby has 30 years' experience of researching industrial mineral markets and supply developments. She graduated from Leeds University with B.Eng (Hons) and is a Member of the IMMM. Alison previously worked on the leading trade publication, Industrial Minerals, and in business development for a large mineral trading and processing company, as well as operating as an independent consultant for ten years.

Alison is Director of Roskill Information Ltd and Manager of Industrial Minerals Research. She has edited and written reports, features and articles on many aspects of the industry such as bauxite & alumina, silica, fluorspar, and magnesia, as well as end-use industries including energy, refractories, ceramics, pigments, fertilisers and cement. She is a regular speaker at international conferences on various aspects of the industry minerals industry.

In the last year she has edited multi-client reports on the North American Proppants markets and the Non-metallurgical Bauxite and Alumina industry.

siegfried-koenigSiegfried KoenigExecutive Chairman, LWP Technologies
Siegfried is the co-founder of LWP Technologies. He has 30 years' experience in business management and has successful listed three start-up companies on the ASX. He has global relationships in capital markets & public company sector. Siegfried is an early stage investor with experience in building companies from startup to IPO.

david-hensonDavid HensonCEO, LWP Technologies - Americas
David is CEO of LWP's American operations. He is based in Houston and was previously CEO of Siemens Conceptual Engineering Services, and project manager of a US$3-billion gas-to-liquids facility. David has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and over 15 years of experience in process engineering, project management and business development.