Argentina to replicate the U.S shale boom

New potential for shale projects as Vaca Muerta shale play develops.

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Low-cost proppant logistics to improve efficiencies

Learn from our industry expert’s new cost-effective solutions to enable operations.

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New Argentina shale case studies and the latest results

Detailed well-by-well analysis on the latest in proppant supply and logistics across Argentinian shale plays.

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • 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
  • Adam Borden
    Gulf Winds International
  • Jeff Kralowetz
    Argus Media Inc
  • Todd Bush
    Energent Group
  • Tony Little
    Fortress Proppants
  • Tim Leshchyshyn
    Frac Knowledge

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
  • Argentinian 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

The Argentina Frac Sand 2021 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest from the frac sand market and transportation network for the upcoming Argentinian shale industry...

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

Welcome to the Argentina Frac Sand Logistics 2021 Exhibition and Conference where shale operators and service companies will meet with leading proppant experts in Buenos Aires, Argentina to explore new cost-effective frac sand supply and logistics solutions for the fast-developing Argentinian shale industry.

Argentina is on course to becoming a global shale oil and gas producer. The challenge is how to exploit these large shale reserves across in the Neuquén, Austral, San Jorge and Cuyana shale plays, at low costs to enable commercial production. The main challenge for Argentinian producers is to import and deliver proppant cost-effectively and to transport frac sand used for shale operations to remote deserts. The supply of proppants will therefore play a critical role in the development of the Vaca Muerta, the D-129, and the other unconventional plays within Argentina's shale basins.

How will the current market for proppants impact supplies to Argentina? Will the Argentinian operators be able to absorb the costs associated with frac-sand transportation and compete with the U.S. market? The supply chain across North America is already under pressure to adopt cost-cutting strategies and navigating through the market has become increasingly complex.

In addition to market constraints, logistics and transportation companies, together with rail and transloading facilities need to find practical solutions to enable Argentinian operators to compete. Existing Argentinian transportation networks need to focus on efficiencies in order to keep costs low for shale operations to be commercially viable.

The objective of the Argentina Frac Sand Logistics 2021 conference will be to bring the frac-sand supply chain industry together with upcoming Argentinian shale operators to evaluate new solutions for overcoming the market and logistical challenges of supplying proppant to shale wells across Argentina.

Following the huge success of our previous Frac Sand conferences across North America, this year’s event in Argentina will provide a forum for all stakeholders from proppant experts and suppliers, to railroad operators, well servicing companies and E&Ps, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest developments in proppant logistics for the Argentinian shale industry.

Our agenda will include:

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

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com with the subject heading “Call for Presentations – Argentina Frac Sand 2021”.

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To secure your place at Argentina Frac Sand Logistics 2021 conference or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.

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 Argentinian shale plays.
  • New rail loading, offloading and transloading developments
    Optimise on the latest developments in transloading facilities and identify new offloading points to maximise efficiencies and profit margins across the supply chain.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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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IQ Hub is committed to running this event responsibly. We believe in the power of live events and are determined to provide the most content-rich agenda and enhanced networking opportunities for our attendees.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have monitored guidance from health officials and governments for best practices. We have consulted with other event industry professionals to enhance the safety of our registration, exhibition, and conference areas.

From check-in to session rooms, exhibit halls, meals and networking, we have taken specific steps to help you feel secure and to ensure your own safety. All new procedures are designed to help prevent transmission and to maintain physical distancing during the event.

  • All attendees will be requested to wear face masks

  • Temperature checks using non-contact thermometers

  • Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the event area

  • Gloves provided for anyone who would like to wear them

  • Seating plan with fewer attendees per table to ensure distance

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