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The North American REFRAC WELLS 2017 conference is seeking presentations that are broadly focused on the following key topics:

  • Making an economic assessment for refracturing low-producing wells
  • Developing a well selection criteria and identifying suitable wells to refracture
  • How to de-risk refracturing projects from initial investment through to completions
  • Looking at cost reduction strategies for operations in a low-price environment
  • 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 turning around a rapid decline of operations in the current low-price environment. While over time the production curve of a mature well approach’s its decline stage, as most horizontal wells will only produce at a fraction of their initial rates, large volumes of unrecovered reserves still remain within the rock. The trapped reserves could be released through a process of refracturing which allows operators to maximize production from existing assets without having to drill and complete new wells. If output is declining in an oil or gas well, and initial fracturing has already shown sizeable production, then repeating the process again through a refracturing process could provide a boost in production and an enhanced rate of recovery.


The technique is further supported by the fact that many of the first and second generation wells were initially drilled with fewer stages, and with 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, and at a much lower investment. However, stimulating new rock by refracturing is not without its challenges, particularly for today’s long horizontal wells with multi-stage completions.


For 2017, shale industry experts are expecting a new round of positive results, technical know-how, and technological advancements to support a new wave of activities from shale operators. Refracturing in the Bakken and Montana has already 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 2017 Exhibition & Conference will be an opportunity for professionals engaged in relevant disciplines to report on their accomplishments and to exchange views. The conference will have a unique emphasis on networking and building new relationships, including generating dialogue in technical know-how and to find 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 which focus on the latest results and experiences in refracturing operations, in particular, 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 heading “REFRAC WELLS 2017”.

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