Beating the decline through refracturing

Shale well-refracturing activities increase as operators learn how to optimize the process.

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Low-cost techniques to boost production

Learn from our industry experts’ new cost-effective ways to enhance recovery rates.

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New refracturing case studies and the latest results

Detailed well-by-well analysis of the latest refracturing initiatives across North American shale plays.

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • Alexandru Dragomir
  • Chantsalmaa Dalkhaa
    University of North Dakota
  • Tom Swanson
    Locus Bio-Energy Solutions
  • Kinleigh Fatheree
  • Shahab Mohaghegh
    Intelligent Solutions, Inc.
  • Steve Fitzel
    Downhole Testing
  • Tim LaGrange
    Owen Oil Tools
  • Rick Reeves
  • Alex Goodwin
    Vertice Oil Tools
  • Angela Vande
    Vande Consulting Services, Ltd.

Who should attend

  • Shale Well Operations
  • Refracturing Technologies
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Well Completions
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Drilling Technologies
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Fracture Modelling
  • Shale Well Services
  • Reservoir Planning
  • Microseismic Monitoring
  • Friction Reduction
  • Energized Fracturing Fluids
  • Legal & Compliance Work
  • Shale Well Engineering
  • Post Refracturing Diagnostics
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Unconventional Oil & Gas
  • Chemical & Mechanical Divergents
  • News Reporting & Journalism
  • Shale Well Operators
  • Isolated Refracturing Specialists
  • Oil & Gas Professionals
  • Well Service Companies
  • Real-Time Monitoring Specialists
  • Associations & Alliances
  • Global E&P Companies
  • Post Refracturing Diagnostics
  • Government Bodies
  • Re/Fracturing Consultants
  • Friction Reduction Specialists
  • Research & Development
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Packer Systems & Suppliers
  • Public Consultation Groups
  • Cement & Proppant Suppliers
  • Shale Well Engineering
  • Legal & Compliance Services
  • Fracture Modelling Companies
  • Microseismic Services
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Drilling Technology Companies
  • Environmental Services
  • Other Professional Services
  • Integrated Completion Services
  • Fracturing Fluid Suppliers
  • News Reporters & Journalists

Past attendees:

  • Torxen
  • Enercorp
  • Didbely Ventures
  • Shackleton Exploration Ltd.
  • Hunting
  • Kobold Completions
  • NCS Multistage
  • Confluence Resources
  • DarkVision
  • Owen Oil Tools
  • Coretrax
  • Vertice Oil Tools
  • Vande Consulting Services, Ltd.
  • Locus Bio-Energy Solutions

Why Attend

The REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 Exhibition & Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest refracturing techniques and new technological advancements for improving efficiencies and success rates …

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The premier forum for refracturing existing wells across Canada

Welcome to the REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 Exhibition & Conference, where Canadian shale operators and upstream service companies will meet with refracturing experts and technology providers in Calgary, Alberta, to share the latest results and explore new methods for refracturing wells.

New developments and techniques have prompted a movement toward refracturing depleted or low-producing wells to combat production challenges in the North American shale market. Producers are now looking at techniques already used in tight rock and vertical wells to revive many existing shale wells with lower production costs.

Over time most horizontal wells will produce at a fraction of their initial rates, and large volumes of oil and gas will remain trapped within the rocks, which could now be extracted through a refracturing process. While the total cost of developing a horizontal well could reach as much as $8 million, a refracturing project could be as low as 25% at around $2 million. In principle, the technique appears logical; however, as operators face challenges of keeping well production up and operating costs down, this conference will have a unique and timely emphasis on de-risking refracturing operations with overall cost-reduction in mind.

With developments in technical know-how, refracturing methods offer new hope for shale operators looking to optimize production. This year’s REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 conference is set to become North America’s leading event exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore the opportunities in refracturing existing wells to accelerate production and enhance ultimate recovery. 

The key focus for this year’s conference will be “sharing results for a shale revolution.” The objective will be to bring shale operators and service companies together with leading industry experts, including new technology providers, government representatives, and policy think tanks, to collaborate and examine new refracturing opportunities and to address the key challenges in reviving shale wells across Canada.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Making an economic assessment for refracturing low-producing wells
  • Developing a well selection criterion and identifying suitable wells to refracture
  • How to de-risk refracturing projects from initial investment through to completions
  • Cost reduction strategies in oilfield operations to optimize production
  • New technologies and technical know-how for a successful refracture
  • Operational case studies and post-refracturing diagnostics data

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders, from shale operators and upstream service providers to leading industry experts and drilling technology companies, to network and build cross-market relationships and discuss the latest results in shale refracturing initiatives for the Canadian shale sector.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com with the subject “Call for Papers – REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024

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To secure your place at REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com


Key topics for 2024:

  • Making an economic assessment for refracturing low-producing wells
    Understand the economic fundamentals and make the business case for refracturing existing wells to boost production
  • Developing well selection criteria and identifying suitable wells to refracture
    Build take-home solutions for identifying suitable wells for refracturing to optimize recovery. What makes a suitable well for refracturing?
  • How to de-risk refracturing projects from initial investment through to completions
    Avoid the pitfalls and learn from recent results from refracturing efforts to build a low-risk operational plan
  • Cost reduction strategies in oilfield operations to optimize production
    Ensure a low-cost project is maintained throughout the refracturing process
  • New technologies and technical know-how for a successful refracture
    Explore the latest advances in refracture technologies and the tools available to improve on efficiencies and success rates of refracture operations
  • Operational case studies and post-refracturing diagnostics data
    Gain insights from multiple refracture case studies and implement strategies that others in the industry use to ensure a successful refracture


  • My perspective on horizontal stimulation has expanded and I learned a lot at the conference.
    Greg Hodgson (Shackleton Exploration Ltd.)
  • The speakers were informative, and I learned some new issues about hydraulic fracturing.
    Steve Fitzel (Pursuit Technologies)
  • I enjoyed getting a variety of perspectives on the Canadian refracturing market.
    Kinleigh Fatheree, Seismos, Inc.
  • Presentations highlighting the selection of Re-Frac candidates, technology, and case studies were excellent.
    James Furukawa, NCS Multistage
  • Multiple disciplines were brought together to learn and collaborate on cutting-edge solutions at this valuable event.
    Ton Swanson, Locus Bio-energy
  • Sharing valuable knowledge with other experts at the conference was a delight
    Alexandru Dragomir, OMV Petrom
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