In The News & On The Road…

In The News: Infill Thinking Insight Featured In Nationwide NPR Marketplace Broadcast

Infill Thinking founder Joseph Triepke was interviewed this week by NPR’s Marketplace for a feature piece on Permian E&P growth.

The piece aired from coast to coast on Wednesday January 31, 2018. We invite you to take a listen below.

On The Road: A Very Productive Reader Networking Event In Houston

Another Infill Thinking reader meet-up is in the books, our biggest yet. On Thursday morning, Infill Thinking readers flooded into the Houston Galleria Starbucks for several hours of networking and knowledge sharing.

About 30 subscribers battled construction traffic on Post Oak Blvd. to attend. Most were local Houstonians or folks in town for the frac sand conference this Friday, but some attendees came from as far away as Fort Worth and College Station to attend the meet up.

A diverse blend of thinkers mixed and mingled including: sand mineral rights owners, sand producers, frac companies, Wall Street analysts, investors, data providers, consultants and accountants, logistics service providers, LNG solution providers, and technologists focused on solving big oilfield problems.

Conversations were wide ranging hitting on topics including:

  • in-basin sand and its future, challenges, and implications
  • drilling markets and the ongoing recovery onshore and eventual recovery offshore
  • logistics constraints and solutions
  • tight oil E&P sustainability and bottlenecks
  • the impact of tax changes on the oilfield industry
  • the outlook for commodity prices and production

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and shared their perspective at the event.

Events like this one remind us why we started Infill Thinking in the first place. Knowledge seeking and sharing in this dynamic industry we all serve is extremely rewarding, and it’s a real pleasure to interact with and learn from our plugged-in readership in person.

Unfortunately, we didn’t turn the camera on until late in the event, so if you were early we missed you in the photo opp. Here are a few candid shots (special thanks to Infill Thinking subscriber Ken Kelso of Military Express Logistics for the photography).

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Pictured: Bill Crow, Priyesh Ranjan, Mark Dzeda, and Evan Tikka

Pictured: Stephen Beck, Brad Hewitt, Greg Moores, Joseph Triepke, Jeff Reed

Pictured: Brad Hewitt, Joseph Triepke, Jeff Reed, Stephen Beck, and Greg Moores

Pictured: Joseph Triepke, John Van Leeuwen, Greg Moores, Stephen Beck
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Next Stop: Permian Basin

Next week, we are spending the entire week in West Texas where we will go behind the gates of five in-basin mines, meet with area officials, and visit multiple oilfield service firms. We will also be traversing the territory gathering boots on the ground insights on highway traffic and mine construction progress.

We’ll be reporting from the road, so please bear with us on newsletter and update timing – send-outs may diverge from our regular programming next week.

Along the way, we’ll be hosting readers again in Odessa for a mid-week coffee break. If you’ll be in the basin, we hope to see you in Odessa next week. More details>

Midland skyline feature photo credit: Blair Wells, LLC

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