Calling all Speakers

The REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 conference is seeking presentations that broadly focus on the following key topics:

  • 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

The ability to refracture low-producing shale wells offers new hope in reversing operations. While, over time, the production curve of a mature well approaches its decline stage, as most horizontal wells will only produce at a fraction of their initial rates, large volumes of unrecovered reserves remain within the rock. The trapped resources could be released through refracturing, allowing operators to maximize production from existing assets without drilling and completing new wells. If the output is declining in an oil or gas well, and initial fracturing has already shown sizeable production, then repeating the process through a refracturing process could boost production and an enhanced recovery rate.

The technique is further supported by the fact that many first and second-generation wells were initially drilled with fewer stages and much less proppant than is used today. Now with a higher density of perforation clusters and larger volumes of proppant, it is conceivable that these older wells would see a significant boost in production at a much lower investment. However, stimulating new rock by refracturing is challenging, particularly for today’s long horizontal wells with multi-stage completions.

For 2024, shale industry experts expect a new round of positive results, technical know-how, and technological advancements to support a new wave of activities from shale operators. Refracturing projects in the Montney & Duvernay have proven to be successful in wells with inefficient completions, while new opportunities exist for further development of refracturing techniques.

Be a part of our multi-disciplined agenda...

The REFRAC WELLS CANADA 2024 Exhibition & Conference will allow professionals engaged in relevant disciplines to report on their accomplishments and exchange views. The conference will uniquely emphasize networking and building new relationships, including generating dialogue in technical know-how and finding new solutions for a challenging market. There will also be an opportunity to integrate with allied industries and to demonstrate an insight into new refracturing initiatives for mutual benefit.

Presentations that focus on the latest results and experiences in refracturing operations, particularly well-by-well case studies with new market data from past and current refracturing projects, are of particular interest for this conference, along with other relevant topics of timely interest.

Please consider participating in what is certain to be a highly productive experience with an opportunity to collaborate with leading industry experts from across the shale industry.

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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