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 water and 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 water sourcing and proppant logistics across Argentinian shale plays.

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Who Should Attend

  • Shale Operations
  • Proppant Industries
  • Rail and Terminal Operations
  • Shale Water Management
  • Business Development
  • Completions Engineering
  • Water Recycling and Reuse
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Well Site Facilities Development
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Research and Development
  • Produced Water Disposal
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Corrosion and Scale Experts
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Site and Asset Management
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Past Attendees

  • Hexion Energy
  • Brother Inc
  • PEC Consulting
  • 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

Why Attend

The Argentina Shale Water Management and Frac Sand 2018 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in water sourcing, transportation, and proppant logistics for the upcoming Argentinian shale industry...

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Bringing together shale water management and frac sand experts in Argentina

Welcome to the Argentina Shale Water Management & Frac Sand Logistics 2018 Exhibition and Conference where shale operators and service companies will meet with leading water management and proppant experts in Buenos Aires, Argentina to explore new cost-effective water sourcing and frac sand supply 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 water used for shale operations to remote deserts. The supply of proppants and water management 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.

Session I: Shale Water Management

Will Argentinian shale operators meet the challenges of keeping water transportation costs down to a minimum? Are shale operators ready take on new and innovative solutions to recycle and re-use produced water similar to their U.S competitors? Shale operators and service companies will meet with leading water management experts to explore new and cost-effective water sourcing, treatment, disposal and storage solutions for the upcoming Argentinian shale plays.

With developments in treatment technologies and strategic know-how, recent innovations in shale water management offer new hope for Argentinian shale operators looking to cut costs under challenging market conditions and to better manage their wastewater to improve operational efficiencies and to achieve profitability for new operations.

Session II: Frac Sand Supply and Logistics

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 Shale Water Management & Frac Sand Logistics 2018 conference will be to bring the shale water management and frac-sand supply chain industry together with upcoming Argentinian shale operators to evaluate new solutions for overcoming the market and logistical challenges of supplying water and frac sand to shale wells across Argentina.

Thank you to all of our supporters and participants from previous events, here’s a short clip below.

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

Our agenda will include:

  • Shale water strategies and frac-sand market supplies
  • New rail loading, offloading, and transloading developments
  • Looking for low-cost solutions for shale water sourcing and treatment
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for shale water and proppants
  • Water management, proppant logistics, and last-mile transportation strategies
  • Case studies and trials for sourcing water and proppants to remote well sites

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading "Call for Presentations – WFS 2018".

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To secure your place at Argentina Shale Water & Frac Sand 2018 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.



Key topics for 2018:

  • Shale water strategies and frac sand market supplies
    Understand the key market drivers for shale water and proppants with an update on volumes and deliveries across key Argentinian 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.
  • Looking for low-cost solutions for shale water sourcing and treatment
    Ensure a low-cost project is maintained throughout the water management process in light of the current oil price market.
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for shale water and proppants
    Hear from key regulators and environmental bodies to ensure water management and proppant supplies meets with new regulations and industry standards.
  • Water management, frac sand logistics, and last-mile transportation strategies
    Evaluate the options of water transportation, frac sand by rail logistics, and trucking directly to wellsite to overcome logistical challenges with cost reduction in mind.
  • Case studies and trials for sourcing water and proppants to remote well sites
    Gain insight from shale plays across Argentina and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure successful operations.


  • The conference provides value to the industry. Alex Schwaner (ASI Industrial)
  • Very informative- New to the industry and now have a much better understanding. Ed Gill (CIMC Intermodal Equipment)
  • 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)
  • Found the event very beneficial for my understanding of the frac sand market. Great, quality speakers covering a variety of key topics in this space. Ben Vaughn (Ascend Performance Materials)
  • Excellent insight into supply chain & market from a vendor perspective. Luke Duke (Laredo Petroleum)
  • Useful symposium for better understanding technology and potential solutions in the waste water market. Alan Mitchell (CDEnviro)
  • The event was very well organized and had a good line up of speakers. An event to learn end to end about shale water management. Nithya Giridhar (BHP)
  • This was a well-run and informative conference. Jeff Pinkowski (A.R.I. USA)
  • The event was a good view into the current state of the industry. It also had uniform mix of various types of players. Amit Prakash (Wipro)
  • Great conference, great presentations, great networking opportunities, great conference facility. Melinda Ammons (Safbon Water Technology)
  • Very informative and a broad scope of water challenges and solutions. Adam McConnell (Murphy Oil)
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the topics and discussions. It was a great variety of aspects related to water. Tabitha Tindle (BHP Billion)
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