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 expert’s new cost effective ways to enhance rates of recovery.

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New refracturing case studies and the latest results

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

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • Ryan Colter
    Thru Tubing Solutions
  • Ed Siebrits
    Flotek Industries
  • Reinaldo Navareete
    Fritz Industries
  • Noel McKim
    Meyer Oilfield Services
  • Tony Little
    Fortress Proppants
  • Vadim Akhmadikin
    GR Energy Services LLC
  • Bruce Randall
    Coiled Tubing Specialties LLC
  • Wei Yu
    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Andy Mook
    Magnum OIl Tools International
  • Jim Valentine
    NatureWorks LLC
  • Dale G Larsen
    New Well Tech
  • Lia Sedillos
  • Xincheng Wan
    University of North Dakota
  • Kevin Gentry
    MadMackenzie Solutions
  • Rocky Seale
    Baker Hughes
  • Brad Todd
    Completion Science LLC
  • Matt Meiners
    Enventure Global Technology
  • Travis Latz
    Mohawk Energy
  • Scottie McDonald
  • Tony Torquato
    Torquato Drilling Accesories, Inc.
  • Tim Leshchyshyn

Who should attend

  • Shale Well Operators
  • Well Service Companies
  • Global E&P Companies
  • Re/Fracturing Consultants
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Cement & Proppant Suppliers
  • Fracture Modelling Companies
  • Drilling Technology Companies
  • Integrated Completion Services
  • Isolated Refracturing Specialists
  • Real Time Monitoring Specialists
  • Post Refracturing Diagnostics
  • Friction Reduction Specialists
  • Packer Systems & Suppliers
  • Shale Well Engineering
  • Microseismic Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Fracturing Fluid Suppliers
  • Oil & Gas Professionals
  • Associations & Alliances
  • Government Bodies
  • Research & Development
  • Public Consultation Groups
  • Legal & Compliance Services
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Other Professional Services
  • News Reporters & Journalists

Why Attend

The North American REFRAC WELLS 2021 Exhibition & Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in refracturing techniques and new technological advancements for improving efficiencies and success rates...

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Past attendees:

  • Microseismic
  • WellDog, Unconventional Resources
  • Arsenal Resources
  • ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
  • Schlumberger
  • Integrated Energy Services Inc.
  • GRM Corporation
  • KLX Energy Services
  • Hunting Intl
  • A.Schulman
  • Enventure Global Technology
  • Canyon Technical Services Ltd.
  • Baker Hughes
  • Shell US
  • Double L Energy
  • Department of Energy EIA
  • Halliburton
  • TAM International
  • Drillinginfo Inc
  • Thru Tubing Solutions
  • Aterra Exploration
  • Terves Inc
  • Opal Resources
  • Kuraray America
  • Hunting Intl
  • FracKnowledge
  • KLX Energy Services
  • HG Energy LLC
  • Halliburton
  • Halliburton
  • Primary Vision
  • ProTechnics
  • FracKnowledge
  • Stingray Pressure Pumping
  • Drillinginfo Inc
  • Integrated Energy Companies
  • Covestro LLC
  • Itasca IMaGE
  • Sundance Energy
  • Freemyer Industrial Pressure
  • Tech-Flo Consulting LLC
  • A.Schulman
  • Kuraray America, Inc.
  • Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
  • Bechtel
  • Canyon Technical Services Ltd
  • Miller Energy Company
  • Stage Completions
  • Praxair
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas
  • Soarus LLC
  • Accenture
  • Halliburton
  • Thru Tubing Solutions
  • Impact Fluid Solutions
  • Halliburton
  • Halliburton
  • Drillinginfo Inc
  • RockPile Energy Services
  • geoLOGIC systems
  • IHS Markit
  • KLX Energy Services
  • Weatherford
  • StrataGen
  • RockPile Energy
  • Weatherford
  • Thru Tubing Solutions
  • KLX Energy Services
  • Kureha America Inc
  • EOG Resources
  • Thru Tubing Solutions
  • Enventure Global Technology
  • Enventure Global Technology
  • Performance Sciences Inc
  • Oasis petroleum
  • Magnesium Elektron
  • Universal Pressure Pumping
  • Gala Industries, Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • Covestro LLC

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The premier forum for refracturing existing wells in North America

Welcome to the North American REFRAC WELLS 2021 Exhibition & Conference where shale operators and upstream service companies will meet with refracturing experts and technology providers in Houston to share the latest results and explore new methods for refracturing wells.

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

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, the cost of a refracturing project could be as low as 25% of this at around $2 million. In principle the technique appears to be logical, however as low oil prices have presented the 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 maintain economic margins in the current low-price environment. This year’s REFRAC WELLS 2021 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” and 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 North America.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • 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

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 to discuss the latest results in shale refracturing initiatives for the North American 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 heading “REFRAC WELLS 2021”.

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To secure your place at REFRAC WELLS 2021 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com



Key topics for 2021:

  • 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 a 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
  • Looking at cost reduction strategies for operations in a low-price environment
    Ensure a low cost operation is maintained throughout the refracturing process in light of the current low oil price market
  • 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 insight from multiple refracture case studies and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure a successful refracture


  • Excellent timing and speaker line up. Showcasing the science and results from across the industry.
    Tim Leshchyshyn, Frac Knowledge
  • Excellent assembly of industry experts with a broad spectrum of valuable options and insight into understanding Refracs.
    Charlie Tomblin, Aterra Exploration
  • A very well organised event and very interesting sessions exclusively on Refracs.
    Pavlin Entchev, Exxon Mobile
  • Refracturing Wells 2016 has provided me with an overview of Refracturing methods for the US shale plays.
    Peter Jones, Ineos
  • It's fascinating to me to realize from these presentations, that after 60 years of hydraulic fracturing, the industry still has so much to learn about Optimization.
    Robert Estes, Baker Hughes
  • Great spread of presentations and mix of new technologies, case studies and Refracturing candidate selection.
    Michael McShane, Oasis Petroleum
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Refracturing Wells 2021 is now co-located with
Artificial Lift 2021 and Liquids-Rich 2021 Workshop