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Mar 8 – Mar 11 all-day
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.

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

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, together with Canadian Forest IndustriesCanadian Biomass, and Pulp & Paper Canada, will be hosting this year’s Wood Products Safety Summit in June 2021 (specific date TBA)

The Wood Products Safety Summit is targeted at all forestry manufacturing sectors including lumber, OSB, pellets, and pulp. The program will benefit production personnel, maintenance staff, management and senior executives.

Topics include:
• Improving safety culture
• Best practices in managing Combustible gas
• Combustible gas and confined space entry
• Human computer interaction (HCI) and use of alarms
• Dust explosion protection
• Overview of ISO safety standards for solid biofuel
• Process safety management
• Job competencies for a safer forest industry
• Policy and occupational health and safety regulation
• And more

Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

Due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty and travel restrictions, EventWorx Corporation has made the difficult decision to reschedule the Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show to June 2-3, 2021.

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.

Global Energy Show 2021
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

The June event has now been moved to September 2021.