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International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement Conference & Expo
May 11 – May 13 all-day
5th Annual REFRAC Wells 2021
May 12 – May 13 all-day

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.

Women in Manufacturing
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

May 13, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

Women have comprised 29 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing workforce for the past 40 years – but representation is gradually increasing as key industry players lead the change on gender equity.

Inspired by their ongoing efforts to dismantle the barriers that prevent or discourage women from entering the industry, and to facilitate conversations about advancing women into leadership positions, Annex Business Media’s Manufacturing Group is teaming up to host a new virtual summit called Women in Manufacturing, as well as launch an accompanying website:

Featuring some of the biggest influencers in the Canadian manufacturing sector, as well as women who have trailblazed in their careers, the Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit offers a live panel discussion, presentations and on-demand sessions where speakers will explore the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, share career advice and real-life experiences, recommend actions companies can take to recruit women and advance them to leadership positions, and much more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with industry experts and thought leaders whose shared goal is to promote gender equity, diversity and inclusion in Canadian manufacturing.

We are working on finalizing speakers for this event, but if you have a proposal for a speaker, please email Kristina Urquhart at

Register Now


1:00pm- 1:10pm
Opening Remarks

1:10pm- 1:40pm

1:40pm- 2:30pm
Attracting women to manufacturing: Recruitment strategies that work

Women account for nearly half of the Canadian workforce, but for the past 40 years have comprised only 29 per cent of the manufacturing industry. In the skilled trades, only four per cent of jobs are occupied by women. >>Read More

2:30pm- 2:45pm

2:45pm- 4:30pm
Advancing women in manufacturing: New approaches to leadership

In this panel discussion, industry leaders discuss how traditional approaches to cultivating leadership in manufacturing must evolve to accommodate the strengths women bring to the decision-making table. >>Read More

Agenda and Speakers subject to change.

BCWW 2021 Virtual Conference & Trade Show
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Our Virtual Conference and Trade Show is the event of the year for the B.C. and Yukon water sector to come together to connect, engage, learn and share.


Postponed Wood Products Safety Summit 2021
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been postponed – new dates to be announced in the spring.

Canadian Digital Oilfields 2021
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition & Conference
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

The 2021 May event moved back to August.

dmg::events have made the decision to postpone the event to late August following federal and provincial safety guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

“To ensure the safety of all participants, the event will be hosted in a hybrid format, enabling exhibitors and delegates from around the world to participate in both live and virtual experiences.”

Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference, originally scheduled for May 11-13, 2021 at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be hosted now in August 23-25, 2021 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The event will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 10-12, 2022 for the 9th edition of the show.