2022 Annual Technical Seminar and Membership Meeting 

February 16, 2022

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Technical Seminar and Membership Meeting – Agenda

 

February 16, 2022

Holiday Inn Eau Claire South

4751 Owen Ayres Court

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701

(715) 830-9889

 

8:00 – 8:30 – Introduction – Thomas Young, Smart Sand, WISA President

  • Introduce WISA BOD
  • Introduce Agenda and Speakers
  • Wisconsin Industrial Sand: Post-Covid, re-emergence, restructuring, optimism, caution in 2022.

8:30 – 9:00 – Political and Legislative Update – Tony Langenohl, Senior Vice President, Capitol Consultants, Inc.

  • Review of Legislative Session
  • Wisconsin Political/Business Climate
  • 2022 Election Outlook

9:00 – 9:30 – COVID-19 – One Step Beyond – Charles B. Palmer, Partner, Michael Best

  • Update on COVID-19 Regulations by the Federal Government after Supreme Court Decision
  • Requirements of Payment for Test Kits by Health Plans
  • COVID/Vaccine/Testing Time off and Whistleblower Concerns

 9:30 – 10:00 – BREAK     EXHIBITORS AND STUDENT POSTERS

 10:00 – 11:00 – Northern White Sand Wells Compared to In-Basin Sands Research Study – Cody Wickersheim, CEO, Badger Mining Corporation

  • Fundamentals of Proppant Conductivity
  • Proppant Changes Over the Past Decade
  • Initial Study Findings from Rystad Energy’s Independent Study Comparing NWS and IBS Wells
  • Next Steps

11:00 – 12:00 – Energy Market Intelligence – Brian Habacivch, Principal, Constellation, Commodities Management Group (CMG)

  • Arc of the Shale Revolution
  • Past, Present and Future of US Shale
  • Market – Driving Forces

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH       EXHIBITORS AND STUDENT POSTERS

1:00 – 1:30 – Global Energy Market & the Policies that Influence Them – Isaac Orr, Center of the American Experiment

  • Opportunities & Challenges for Shale Producers
  • Lessons Policymakers May Learn from Global Energy Crisis

1:30 – 2:15 – Lessons Learned: Review of MSHA Fatal Accident Trends and Accident Investigation Management – Nicholas Scala, Conn Maciel Carey LLP 

  • A review of recent MSHA fatal accidents trends and areas to focus on at your mine site
  • Best practices for implementing proactively addressing potential hazards
  • Strategy for responding to serious accidents, and protecting personnel and the company

2:15 – 2:45 – National Trends Impacting the Northern White Sand Industry – Dr. Kent Syverson, Professor of Geology, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

  • Bakken update
  • Marcellus update
  • Eagle Ford update
  • Texas Last mile updates
    • Logistics & Transloads
    • Wet sand
    • Mini mines & permitting

2:45 – 3:15 – BREAK        EXHIBITORS AND STUDENT POSTERS

3:15 – 3:45 – Update on Regional Surface Water and Groundwater Studies in Western Wisconsin: Implications for Industry – Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, Sarah Vitale and Laurel Mc Ellistrem – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

  • Update on Regional Surface Water and Groundwater Study
  • Source to Sink Phosphorus Study
  • Phosphorus and Lake Eutrophication

3:45 – 4:15 – Mine Safety (Speaker from MSHA TBD)

4:15 – 4:30 – Closing Thoughts, Mark Krumenacher P.G., Senior Vice President, GZA

4:30 – 6:30 – SOCIAL HOUR – Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails

 

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